This week I respond to some listener voice mails and emails, regarding SIG P320 RX pistols, Kahr CM9 pistols, indexing through the draw stroke and more.
Introducing my single stack 9mm challenge and an analysis of a slippery slope caused by the Supreme Court.
Single stack, slim 9mm pistols that are pocketable seem to be the most popular self defense pistols on the market today. I own 2 very nice guns, the Kahr PM9 and the Shield 9mm. Both are superb. But Jon Payne and I have a difference of opinion as to which is best. So we analyze both of these little guns and also talk about open carry.
Links and show notes:
Jon Payne’s class schedule at Suarez International
Recently I went to range for a practice session. I shot several different guns and about 450 rounds of practice. So this episode is about my experiences during that practice session. Also, a listener called in about appendix carry.
The Walther PPQ is an up and coming striker fired pistol. With all of the striker fired guns out there, this one seems to have one of the best triggers. This episode contains a review of the Walther PPQ and more discussion on triggers.
Subcompact guns are extremely popular for concealed carry. So this episode is about the advantages and disadvantages of small semi automatics, revolvers and other guns called subcompact guns. We analyzed Kahr PM9, Glock 26 and J frame revolvers and small .380 autos. Jon Payne also joins me for an interview about subcompact handguns. Thanks for downloading and listening. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast.
This episode, Ben and Bob discuss their experience at an IDPA classifier and further discuss the subject of vehicle carry. Also, some listeners called in some voice mails regarding appendix carry, Kahr’s recommendation of using the slide release to chamber a new round and concealed carry on campus. Links can be found on the GRRN forum. Thanks for downloading and listening. Bob Mayne, Ben Branam, HandgunWorld Podcast.
A recent shooting at a college in California has sparked more controversy about whether students at universities should be able to carry concealed handguns for self defense. I think they should be allowed to. So this episode is based on an excellent article in Guns and Ammo magazine about the subject of concealed carry on campus. I will of course provide a link to that article on the GRRN forum. The first half of this episode is about listener voice mails on open carry, Kahr pistols, IDPA and Ben Branam’s international incident that almost happened. Thanks for downloading and listening, Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast
I need to correct some statements I’ve made in previous podcasts about the Trayvon Martin case and selecting a handgun. Also, a couple of listeners called in some voice mails and I want to congratulate the first winner in my SCP contest. So this is a short episode, not really a full podcast episode, but nonetheless, some worthwhile content. Thanks for downloading and listening. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast
Sometimes I have a couple of pieces of gun related material that I can’t make a complete podcast episode out of, but I want to put it out there. This is one of those times. So this isn’t a real episode, but rather a bonus podcast. Don’t expect this every week though, OK? It starts with a lunchtime discusion with a couple shooting buddies, then turns into a response to a listener email and a book that was sent to me. Primarily, it’s about how gun owners tend to let emotions rule their decision making when buying or evaluating a gun. Warning! This is NOT politically correct. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast, Gun Rights Radio Network.
Too much discussion takes place about guns and shooting equipment that really doesn’t matter too much. What I mean by that is that it doesn’t help your ability to shoot and defend yourself too much. My guest, Jon Hodoway, on this show really makes this point quite nicely. He also recently won the Central Florida Tactical Conference shooting match. He’s also a firearms trainer for the Massad Ayoob Group. Among other topics such as Glocks that sometimes jam, range rental guns, how to test a gun, and the Ron Avery drill, we spend quite a bit of time talking about the less than important stuff that internet ninja’s and internet commandos spend a lot of time on. You may find yourself asking the question, what should I really do to improve my defensive shooting skills? I think you will find that answer in this podcast. – Bob Mayne, Handgun World Show
Jon Hodoway is my guest on this show. He agreed to be interviewed due to some challenges I had with some of his comments and quotes of me a few weeks ago. We had a very good civil discussion on concealed carry, caliber, choice of gun, training, stopping power and why he doesn’t like the .380acp! So download and listen as soon as you can. I found this to be very informative and while we don’t see eye to eye on everything, that’s a good thing. Jon does a good job of backing up his arguments and he makes some very convincing points. I like the fact that he used evidence that he’s found and not just pie in the sky theories. We also discussed some expensive 1911’s and a couple of revolvers.
Thanks for listening,
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Most of this show is listener feedback but I also give a summary of The Real World Gun match I’ll be shooting this Thanksgiving weekend. So stay tuned next week for the results of what happened. However, I do explain the differences between Real World Gun and IDPA. I also answer listener’s questions about holsters, throwing yogurt at vehicles, arm extension, carrying a Kahr, carrying a Taurus, tuckable holsters, practice techniques and more. Please remember to join me at the Gun Rights Radio Network Forum, YouTube, Facebook and Shooters Legion. Be thankful you live in an area where you can own and carry a gun to defend yourself (if you do) this Thanksgiving Holiday and have a great weekend!
Interview after a recent IDPA Back Up Gun Match, with my shooting buddy James K, it was the first time I have every shot a BUG match. Lots of fun, in segment one we talk about it. Then went to a Gun Show in Friso on Saturday and saw some interesting pistols. Also, ever heard of Lance Thomas? Watch the video and tune into the podcast for more on his self defense with a gun.
- Kahr P380, Sig P238 at Back up gun match.
- Crappy reliability of Sig P238.
- Shooting Pit Bulls.
- James’ favorite stage.
- Frisco (Fort Worth) Gun Show.
- Marlin 336.
- Freedom Raffle.
- Listener questions.
- Carrying a gun into a restroom.
- How often should you change magazine springs?
- SAF Challenges CCW Permit Review Board in Maryland.
- Accidental Discharge at IDPA match.
Review of 2 Kahr Arms Pistols: Kahr PM9 and Kahr P380.
- Advantages such as no manual thumb safety, accurate, very thin, simple, smooth faced trigger
- Disadvantages such as double action trigger ( is it really a disadvantage?) Capacity
- What ammo too shoot out of it
- How the 9mm and 380 compare
- Brief range report
- How the true double action trigger works
- Steel magazines
- Differences in the K,T,P,C series of Kahr Pistols
- Why I own 2 Kahrs
- Why the PM9 has not become my primary carry (EDC)
- What did I mean by thin is sexy?
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