Friday, December 2, 2022

Michael Bane

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Michael Bane defies stereotypes. He has leveraged a career as a journalist, author, professional adventurer and acknowledged expert on firearms into some of the most innovative — and successful — shooting sports programming in the world.

Is the Glock G19 Still the Uber-Gun?

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This week Michael talks prepper guns, in answer to a Pod Person’s question. Is the Glock 19 still the perfect handgun for a prepper’s SHTF firearm?

The FNP-45 — Beast-Mode Perfection?

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The FNP/FNX .45 ACP hammer-fired, 15-round semiauto was developed for the military trials that never happened. After 15 years, it remains a masterpiece of engineering and maybe the finest .45 ACP in the world.

The Ruger SFAR .308 Is Superb!

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The Ruger Small Frame Autoloading Rifle (SFAR) has done a magnificent job of filling a niche for an AR-15 sized .308, with both reduced recoil and a price people can afford. It’s fun to shoot, too! Also, the Shield-sighted Tisas Stingray lightweight Commander 1911.

Texas Hogs…And Concealed Carry!

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This week Michael heads to Texas with the SDS Imports/Tisas 10mm giveaway pistol to wring it out on big hogs. Afterwards, it's the USCCA Convention in Ft Worth.

Return to The Basement Tapes

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On the last day of SHOT Show 2020--before the world got COVID, Michael Bane went down to the basement looking for innovation. And he found it.

Michael Returns to the 1911…Maybe!

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Will the Tisas Stingray 1911 LW Commander 9mm end up in Michael’s EDC holster? It’s looking more likely every day! The Stingray, with a Shield RMSc red dot milled into the frame, cries out to be carried.

The Best Backcountry Bear Protection!

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This week Michael takes a look at “Piglet,” the Commander-length, 10mm 1911 from Rock Island Armory. With 8-round 10mm mags, Piglet may be the best backcountry safety device ever. Also a look at the new Bushnell RX micro series red dot sights.

The Truly Modern Lever Gun!

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Michael visits the NASGW trade show to see what’s in store for the SHOT Show in January. Fightlite’s new blend of an AR-15 with a traditional lever gun caught his eye!

The Best Way To Practice for the Hunt!

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This week, a “golden oldie” from 2018 where Michael outlines his own practice regimen for hunting season.

Little Bitty Bushnells on Little Bitty Kahrs

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This week Michael mounts the new Bushnell mini red dot sight on an old Kahr CW9 single stack mini-9mm and ends up with a pretty good little gun. And a little discussion on the right scope for the Ruger SFAR.