Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Michael Bane

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.

Rock Island’s Super Gun!

It’s the first TRIGGERED for 2023, and we open with a bang — Rock Island Armory’s first ever made-in-the USA 5.0 ST, a 9mm supergun that has all the potential of being a serious contender in competition.

Rock Island Armory’s Amazing New 5.0!

While the overall theme of SHOT 2023 may be the rise of precision rifles, Rock Island Armory has delivered a complete surprise — a new 9mm with a new “operating system” and ergonomics among the best pistols ever. Meet the 5.0!

Rock Island Armory’s Groundbreaking 5.0ST

It is fair to say that I own and routinely handle more guns than most people, since it's my day job! Over this past...

New Year; New Guns!

Happy New Year Pod People! As we head into the hellscape that will be 2023, it’s time to talk guns. First off, the Beast, the FNP-45 is home from the milling shop, and it’s perfect. Also, The Recover Tactical Glock gets reassembled and its own Form 1!

The Buffalo

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Revolver Competition Fun!

In our last podcast for 2022, Michael starts gearing up for a season of revolver competition and assorted mayhem for the new year.

Stock Options, AR-15 Style!

This week Michael looks at a couple of unique options in AR stocks — the Bilson rotating stock and the Stern Defense rapid release system for take-down ARs. Also, a look at the “forgotten” 9mms from Kahr Arms.

Kahr Carries On!

Kahr Arms initially defined the single stack 9mm concealed carry pistol. But in a world where every company has at least one gun in the micro-9mm carry niche, how does the venerable Kahr compare?

FN’s Beast of a .45!

The FNP-45 was originally designed for a military project that never materialized. But the double-stack, hammer-fired .45 and its lookalike successor, the FNX-45, are still state-of-the-art for heavyweight handguns. Also, the Taurus GX4-XL comes back fitted for the Trij RMRcc.

Is the Glock G19 Still the Uber-Gun?

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?