November 26th 2016 Show

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Got some calls, had some fun, all in all a good show today!

We Talked about Big Bore AR’s in 450 BushMaster450-bm

Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to participate in the “Pure Michigan Hunt”

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November 19th 2016 Show:

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November TriggerTalk Article – Sometimes New is Better!

Whenever teaching a CPL class one of the first things I do is check out what people are shooting. Which gun people brought to class is very informative and provides insight into the students motivation and experience level.

If someone asks we often tell students not to purchase their carry gun until after they have taken the class so they will have some idea of the configurations and features they may find helpful. Some of the guns I see are brand new, picked up in the past few weeks and may not have even been shot yet.  The selection may have been based on an article or on-line forum that states the latest opinion in combat techniques.

Sometimes the gun is wholly unsuited to the person and /or to the purpose. If the gun is too large or too small, I know the person did not go to a range to shoot it before they bought it. The proper fit in the hand will make a huge difference in developing a natural consistent point of aim that will be helpful in an emergency / self-defense situation.

Likewise showing up with a single action revolver (think Cowboy gun) with a loading gate and six inch barrel, my  first reaction is that someone lent this person a gun they are likely unfamiliar with and may even be attending at someone else’s suggestion or insistence.

A Spouse, Parent or Grandparent may be well intentioned and hope they are assisting their loved one to learn to defend themselves, but starting them out with the wrong tools can slow or stop the process.

There is nothing wrong with using a well broken in firearm that has seen decades of use and proper maintenance. Many firearms available from a family member or from the used market are still as effective, easy to shoot and carry as the day they were made.  If the gun you plan to use for your class and carry fall into that category, Great!

Many of today’s guns have features and designs that were not available in years past. Even some relatively new guns have newer versions that make upgrading the right thing to do.

A newer model may add features that turn a good gun into a great one. In 2008 the Ruger LCP set the world on fire with it’s new .380acp Pocket Pistol. Setting a new trend it is likely responsible for the immediate shortage of .380 ammo.  I own one and although I carry it often, it is not an easy to shoot gun. In particular it had a very long trigger pull, poor sights, and is pretty darn “Snappy” (technical term) in your hand. Ruger just announced the LCP II which is a remarkable improvement over its predecessor.

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The new LCP II is the same size and weighs 1 oz. more (10.6)  The grip is widened almost ¼ inch with a deep stipple pattern that spreads out felt recoil making it more comfortable to hold and shoot. The sights are taller and more useful but still rounded to prevent snagging on your clothes and a last shot hold open feature has been added to the mag. The best change is a vastly improved trigger that feels like striker fired gun. When compared to the very long trigger pull of the prior model this trigger makes the gun far easier to shoot.

Sometimes subsequent versions of a gun merely build on an already good foundation, a good reason to buy a new gun!

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November 12th 2016 Show

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Fun Show today, I am pumped for the start of Firearms Deer Season!

Have a safe and productive Hunt,  See you on the airwaves next week!

Dick

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November 5th 2016

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October 29th 2016 Show

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October 22nd Show

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Fun Show Today!

The Democrats are at it again!

Bill to ban assault weapons proposed by Michigan Democrats

A traffic stop in the 600 block of Lincoln Avenue in Flint resulted in the seizure of a 7.62×39 assault rifle. The weapon was fully loaded with a drum magazine and had one round in the chamber from the backseat of the vehicle. The man in possession of the assault rifle was arrested. (Courtesy Photo | Michigan State Police)

A draft version of the bill defines “assault weapon” as a semiautomatic pistol or semiautomatic or pump-action rifle capable of accepting a detachable magazine, that has at least one feature including a pistol grip behind the trigger on a rifle, a shoulder stock on a pistol, a barrel shroud, a muzzle break or compensator, or a protruding grip not held by the trigger hand.

The definition also includes a pistol capable of accepting a detachable magazine in a location outside of the pistol grip, a semiautomatic pistol or “center-fire rifle” with a fixed magazine that can carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition, and a shotgun with a revolving cylinder.

The bill would also make it illegal to possess at the same time a semiautomatic or pump-action rifle, or a semiautomatic pistol capable of accepting a detachable magazine, and a magazine capable of use with that firearm that contains more than 10 ammo rounds.

Robert Wittenberg (D – Oak Park)  was not available for questions Wednesday about the bill, according to a staff member.

The draft version of the bill contains some exceptions and sets requirements for people owning assault weapons before the proposed law’s effective date, including registering the weapon with the Michigan State Police.

The bill would also empower the agency to conduct annual inspections of the gun to ensure safe storage. Once registered, the owner would have to update their registration every year and could only possess it in working order at shooting ranges or their own property, with the transport to and from being unloaded and in a secured container.

A person in violation of the proposed legislation would be guilty of a felony punishable by up to 4 years in prison, a $2,100 fine, or both.

Kalamazoo resident Mike Warren, 33, a member of the Michigan Gun Rights group, said he opposes the bill targeting assault weapons, partly because he believes it would impact law-abiding gun owners more than criminals.

“It’s like a solution looking for a problem,” Warren said. “We don’t have a problem with people killing people with rifles.”

In Michigan, according to 2015 FBI statistics, there were 389 murders with a gun used. Of those, 10 were rifles, the FBI data shows. Another 10 were shotguns, 148 were handguns, and 221 were “unknown” type.

Other bills in the package introduced Oct. 19 would:

  • Require the reporting of stolen or lost ammunition, in a bill sponsored by Rep. Stephanie Chang, D-Detroit.
  • Require the provision of ballistic identification to police before certain sales of handguns, in legislation sponsored by Rep. Townsend.
  • Prohibit and increase penalties for brandishing of an imitation firearm, sponsored by Rep. Wittenberg.
  • Prohibit and provide penalties for altering a firearm or an imitation firearm, sponsored by Rep. Wittenberg.
  • Prohibit and provide penalties for purchasing or attempting to purchase a firearm with the intent to furnish it to a minor or another individual prohibited from having a firearm, in legislation sponsored by Rep. Jon Hoadley, D-Kalamazoo.

Warren said he could support the idea of the bill meant to stop straw purchases for people who aren’t supposed to have a gun, but noted he did not know further details of that bill. He said he could see merit in requiting reporting of stolen or lost ammo, too.

“None of these bills would keep firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens who desire to have them,” Wittenberg said. “However, these proposals will help keep deadly weapons out of the hands of children and others who should never have them, and will help law enforcement resolve cases involving gun violence.”

The bills were introduced on the Day of National Concern — the day that students across the country were to take the Student Pledge Against Gun Violence, according to a news release from the lawmakers.

Listener Bruce requested information on .380 acp selection for Winter usage.

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October 15th Show

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We talked about several things this morning, Most importantly two new Rugers that are dramatic changes from the original versions. I brought into the Station a brand new LCP II that Ruger just announced this week. Most significantly was the new trigger, but the new sights, last shot hold open, and wider grip all added up to this gun coming home with me on Friday.

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Secondly was the Ruger Mark IV Hunter, A fan of this gun for years I have two Mark II Target 678 and love them, but the new take down procedure is a game cahnger on anyone how like to shoot these pistols.

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We talked about the way guns are represented in Movies and started a list of Realistic and Unrealistic depictions of Firearms in the Movies.

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When I get together with other gun friends we often talk about our favorite war movies, or detective shows as well as things we enjoyed that remind us us fun times in our lives.  I get a lot of fun comments from listeners about the content of the shows and listeners often continue during the week to send me their guesses of which shows the music I played was from if it was not correctly identified during the live broadcast.

This week I did receive one e-mail from a listener that this we have strayed to far from the gun topic. I can understand that and respect his opinion. If you have topics you want to hear about please let me know in advance or call in to the show at 734-822-1600.

You can hit the contact button on the page or e-mail me at dick@triggertalkradio.com

 

Lastly this week I also brought in some return TV Theme songs just for fun,

#1 Dallas Theme

#2 Love Boat

#3 Cannon

See you next week!

Dick

 

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October 8th 2016 Show

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October 1st 2016 Show:

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We had several callers and talked about Wildcat Rounds, Politics and Ignorant restaurant

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Mike from Macomb County called in to talk about his latest AR15 build in .277 Wolverine. An aptly named cartridge for those of us living in Michigan. I am talking about the animal not the Football Team! I am a Boilermaker!

.277 Wolverine offers a new opportunity to get some performance out of you AR with only a barrel change. Utilizing 5.56 brass as the parent cartridge you can upgrade to the .277 Wolverine without a bolt or magazine change.

.277 Wolverine (Shown nest to a 5.56 base cartridge)

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Speaking of Wildcat Rounds, I have a new favorite:

Behold the .22 Eargesplitten Loudenboomer! (note comparison to a 30-06)

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