This week I talk with Ben Branam from the Modern Self Protection podcast about various guns, gear and building a PDW.
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.
I interviewed 3 guys from a local shooting range called A Place To Shoot, a range here near San Antonio. We discussed what’s involved in running a shooting range, shared some war stories about what has happened at their range recently and even talked about some gunsmithing.
This episode is all about 1911 type pistols. Jon Hodoway of Nighthawk Custom Training joins me to follow up the 1911 podcast we did several months ago. This time we get into great detail about the positives of the 1911 pistol platform. We discussed the advantages of the 1911 and some good 1911 guns to purchase in different price ranges. For those of you who regularly carry and shoot the 1911 pistol, you’ll enjoy this show quite a bit.
Ben Branam reviews his newly purchased Ruger LCR revolver. Ben is the host of the Modern Self Protection podcast and my co-host here on the HandgunWorld Podcast.
Several listeners called in some excellent voice mails on topics such as point shooting, short triggers, the rules of engagement and training classes. Also, this episode starts with a detailed announcement of my new position with Suarez International. This is a middle of the week podcast, which is not normal for me, but when I get a backlog of voice mails, I think it’s important to get them on the air and addressed. Thanks for downloading and listening, Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast
If you are a new shooter or new to concealed carry or even if you’re teaching new shooters, this episode is for you. Ben Branam and I discuss what to practice, using snap caps, dry firing, trigger finger discipline, types of guns for new shooters, 4 round qualification courses, and how to teach new shooters. Also, at the request of a listener, Ben and I address the issue of military personnel having to disarm in the presence of dignitaries. Thanks for downloading and listening, Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast
Ben Branam joins me again for our once a month discussion about concealed carry and gun related stuff. We discussed buying handguns, shotguns (again) , Glock triggers, an experience he had as an armored car guard, 1911’s, and an upcoming carbine match. Also, Jerry from St. Louis submitted an audio clip review of one of my podcasts. Thanks for downloading and listening. Links can be found on the GRRN forum under the HandgunWorld section of the forum, for this episode. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Podcast
A little over a week ago I took Suarez International’s Close Range Gunfighting course in Dallas. Many listeners were there to train with me. It was intense and taught us about the defensive mindset and how to safely and efficiently use our gun to stop the situation if it ever got to that point. So I decided to record a little bit of what happened at the course. I interviewed other students and also had a chance to record our instructor discuss the significant points of the class. Short of actually being there, this recording should help you share the experience. Please try to get to one of these classes. I think it’s a wise investment if you carry a gun and plan to use it as a defensive tool. We cover after action assessments, SUL, shooting with both hands and a lot more. Thanks for listening. I will post links related to this show on the Gun Rights Radio Network Forum. Thanks for listening. Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show.
This week I address the long backlog of listener feedback and questions. Some of the topics are the 1,000 round trigger job, IDPA, gun ownership and mental health issues, Glock triggers, magazine capacity, training and even a few disagreements with some of the points made on a few of my recent shows. I think that’s a good thing because there are a lot of ways to defend yourself with a handgun and differences of opinion are healthy. This was recorded about a week in advance so if you’ve sent me a questions or comment within the last week, I will get to it on next week’s show. Thanks for your comments! Please feel free to join the Gun Rights Radio Network Forum and make more comments there if you wish. Thanks for downloading and listening, Bob Mayne, HandgunWorld Show.
Indoor IDPA is a different experience than outdoor matches. This episode is a recap of a match I shot last Thursday. I also answer a couple of listener questions about Mili-Tec lubricant and slide play on a Glock. Then I will give you a before and after summary of some stages. I made some mistakes, also achieved some victories. I shot left handed and discussed lots of well designed stages for an indoor match. Shooting on the move, weak hand only shooting, interchanged ammo and shooting a modified Glock 19 in ESP category are subjects I discussed in the “before” segment. Segment 2 is about the results and what happened. I got some malfunction clearance practice and I even shot a magazine of carry ammo on one stage! I’ll tell you all about it. You’ll also hear a preview of next week’s episode with Steve Zopfi again as we discuss Brian Enos’ book Practical Shooting Beyond Fundamentals.
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Eric Shelton from the Handgun Podcast joins me this week to discuss our podcasts, how they came about, why we do this and how we are similar, yet different in a few ways. We discuss ideas about concealed carry guns, holster, sights, lights on guns, revolvers, sights, trigger pulls and more. We agree on some things and differ on others but I have to let you know that Eric’s show has certainly been an inspiration to me and one of the influences that made me start this podcast. Eric and I also discuss why we like to carry a Glock 19 and how I started shooting 1911’s in IDPA. For those of you that don’t know, Eric’s show is also part of the Gun Rights Radio Network. Last Friday I was on his podcast, so you may want to listen to that first, because this is sort of a “Part 2” of that episode. Both interviews were recorded at the same time.
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Revolvers are a good choice for a self defense handgun. They are not my first choice, but at the request of a listener, I did this show on my experience shooting 2 particular revolvers. James Kimmerle and I went to a range, rented 2 .357 magnum revolvers and we give you our straight talk review on them.
- Simplicity of the revolver, good or bad?
- Firing a revolver from a pocket.
- Capacity of a self defense revolver.
- Reliability pros and cons.
- Revolver myth busting.
- Is 5-6 round capacity enough?
- Every time you pull the trigger?
- Cost vs. features.
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Calling your shots is an advanced shooting skill. On this show, I bring back Steve Z again for another interview. He was on episode 79 if you recall. We talk about “calling your shots.” I have to admit, I’m still not sure if I do it, or how to do it, but if you really want to be good at competitive shooting and in my opinion, defensive shooting, I think it would be good for you to get to the level of being able to call your shots. We also talk about Brian Enos’ book, Practical Shooting, Beyond Fundamentals and forum. In the first segment I share some more listener feedback that continues to roll in. Also remember there’s only one week left to the “Freedom Raffle” so quit procrastinating and support my show, the Gun Rights Radio Network and the Second Amendment Foundation. Just click Freedom Raffle at the top of this page and follow the instructions.
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The Texas State IDPA match was last Saturday June 12th. Tune in and I’ll talk about the events leading up to it…my plan…and the results! I also discuss some of the stages, their difficulty, the challenges and the push to become a better shooter. It’s was a lot of fun. I achieved a couple goals and fell short on a couple. More to work on….
Below are the 2 holsters I purchased at the match. Greg Garrett from Comp-Tac is a superb guy and runs a great business. I’m glad I got to meet him.
This is the Minotaur Neutral Cant I will use to appendix carry my G19.
The Gladiator I’ll use to OWB carry my G19.
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