Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tag: Michael Bane Podcast

Turkish Delights (Bad Pun!)

This week we head to GUNSITE to shoot the newest from Military Armament Company, a new “retro-oriented” brand from SDS Imports. Included is a super 1911, the JSOC, and two of the best value, best shooting semiauto shotguns available, the MAC M2 and the Mac 1014! Also, how about a Re-Declaration of Independence?

Dialing in the Long Ranger

This week Michael shifts over from the .405 1895 to start dialing in the Henry Long Ranger in 6.5 Creedmoor. Also, it’s time to get back to work with the Taurus Raging Hunter in .460 S&W Magnum.

Are You a Victim of Normalcy Bias?

Sometimes your mind can play tricks on you, and some of those tricks can put you and your family at risk. Michael has some thoughts. Also, why are cities and states challenging the Supreme Court?

Run or Fight? Well, It Depends…

There are no easy answers in self-defense — each violent encounter is unique, fluid, responding to factors that you as the defender can’t know and chocked full of hidden “surprises.” So what is a smart defender to do? Pay attention…it’s all on you!

More Dangerous? Nonsense!

This week we take a look at the proposed ATF regulations on pistol braces and the nonsensical claim that SBR (or SBS or AOW for that matter) are intrinsically or inherently more dangerous than their longer-barreled brethren…or, a pistol of the same caliber! Plus, Steven Hunter’s THE BULLET GARDEN…buy it quick!

The Rules of Gun Fight!

Sure, there are tons of Gunfight Rules on the Internet, but Michael breaks them all down into four simple statements (with, of course, a little bit of help from his friends)!

The Avidity PD-10 Delivers!

The Avidity Arms PD-10, long considered to be “vaporware,” has arrived, and Michael takes it to the range…and loves it. “Superb grip!” he says. And it shoots as good as it looks!

Is the LPVO the Be-All and End-All for Optics?

Good question, and Michael addresses it this week. Depending on the uses you have in mind for your rifle, even an LPVO — low powered variable optic — may be overkill. Also, a rave review for Stephen Hunter’s newest, THE BULLET GARDEN.

Is the 5.7 Renaissance Real?

This week Michael discusses whether the growing 5.7 X 28 renaissance, as represented at SHOT 2023 by S&W’s new M&P 5.7 and new 5.7s from Kel-Tec, is really going to take hold this time. Also, some thoughts about arguing…


It’s time for the wrap-up of SHOT 2023, and Michael gives it a shot through his SHOT SHOW CRUD-ravaged voice. It was a strange and quirky year!