GUNS Magazine Podcast

GUNS Magazine Podcast

America's oldest newsstand gun magazine brings you entertaining interviews with the most interesting people in the firearms, hunting and outdoor industries.

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June 18, 2021 40 min

We've all tried it sometime, or at least thought about it. DIY gunstock refinishing is one of those things that seems really simple but the end result is often lacking.

To help the next time you want to breathe new life into an old gun, Host Brent T. Wheat talks with Roy Huntington for his insider tips on the best tools, materials and techniques for refinishing old stocks and grips.

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Have you ever wondered if your congressional representatives actually listen to you?  In this episode, we talk to Shooting Industry Magazine Editor Jade Moldae about his recent experiences at the NSSF Congressional Fly-in and whether he believes 'they' actually listen to gun owners.  We also get Jade's take on the ammo shortage and price increases.

 

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Are you a fan of the small-frame revolver, aka "Snubby?"  If so, today's episode is for you as we talk to Roy Huntington about his love of — passion for, actually — for small-frame revolvers.

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May 28, 2021 28 min

Join the Gun Cranks - Roy Huntington, Tom McHale and Brent T. Wheat - during some of their favorite segments of their wildly popular YouTube Gun Cranks channel.

The GUNS Magazine Podcast is presented by Boyds Gunstocks and supported by Hodgdon. Experience the better fit and incredible beauty of Boyds Gunstocks at boydsgunstocks.com and shop Hodgdon Powder Company's smokeless, blackpowder and blackpowder substitute propellants a...

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May 21, 2021 41 min

Firearms manufacturer Randy Luth has written an open letter to the gun industry which starts, "Wayne LaPierre - Go Away!"

Luth is calling on gun owners and the firearms industry to encourage LaPierre and the upper management team to leave the NRA by withholding their donations. As a long-time supporter of the NRA, Luth has reached his limit of tolerance with the alleged management shenanigans in Fairfax and is hoping to eff...

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Have you ever wondered about the somewhat mysterious world of traditional rifle competitions such as Palma and Service Rifle?  If so, our chat with the newest member of the FMG Editorial Team Serena Juchnowski will help fill in the gaps.

Serena, at the ripe old age of 22, has already earned the Distinguished Rifleman's Badge, the highest honor for marksmanship commissioned by the U.S. government. Serena's active in a variet...

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Most shooters nowadays have some familiarity with the emergency treatment of gunshot wounds (GSW). Going further, Host Brent T. Wheat talks with Emergency Physician Larken Ware about general principles of GSW treatment, what happens when EMS arrives on the scene, how you'll be treated at the hospital and even what happens in surgery.

Learn more about Stop The Bleed and how to get trained at stopthebleed.org.

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As usual, the end of the month convenes with another meeting of your favorite trio, the Gun Cranks — Podcast Host and GUNS Magazine Editor Brent T. Wheat, American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale and now-retired Special Assignments Editor Roy Huntington.

The guys talk about their new Gun Cranks YouTube channel, including new video segments you'll love and what separates them from other "guntubers" — plus, why using BB guns...

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The controversial Derek Chauvin case concluded this week in Minnesota, resulting in a guilty verdict for the former police officer in the death of George Floyd. However, among unbiased observers, lingering questions remain about whether or not Chauvin received a fair trial.

Host Brent T. Wheat speaks with in-house use-of-force expert Massad Ayoob about the trial, what it means for police and private citizens, and tips for surviving...

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April 16, 2021 46 min

The National Rifle Association's bankruptcy hearing in Texas started this week and all the organizational 'dirt' you've heard in the media before now has actually been tendered under oath.

Publisher of The Outdoor Wire, Jim Shepherd and host Brent T. Wheat discuss some of the things revealed in court thus far, including Wayne LaPierre's safari and yacht "security retreats" — plus numerous reasons why eve...

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April 9, 2021 35 min

One of the toughest decisions gun collectors face is the decision of whether or not to have a gun professionally restored. To help gun owners make those tough decisions, we asked one of the best-known firearm restoration gurus in the country, Doug Turnbull of Turnbull Restoration Co., about the delicate art.

During the conversation with Host Brent T. Wheat, Doug discusses how to make the tough decision, explains the cost of restora...

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Not only has the ammo shortage impacted shooters, but it's also affected firearm instructors and how training institutions, like the renowned Gunsite Academy, operate.

To learn more about how these academies are handling the ammo crisis, Host Brent T. Wheat spoke with friend and Gunsite CEO Ken Campbell about what changes they've made to keep students shooting.

Ken also shares exciting exclusive news with the GUNS Magazine ...

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March 26, 2021 47 min

A familiar task among gun owners, gun cleaning is often an enjoyed or dreaded exercise. But are you doing it right?

Back with the Guncranks, Host Brent T. Wheat, Tom McHale and Roy Huntington do a deep-dive into the right and wrong ways to clean your firearms, including using margarine on your pistol, the secret ingredient in Hoppe's #9 and where not to store your sunflower seeds.

A longtime gunsmith, Roy also explains why he b...

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Many believe right now is the most turbulent and politically-endangered moment in history for the firearms industry and the Second Amendment in general. But is it as bad as it seems?

To answer this question, host Brent T. Wheat speaks with longtime industry insider and former Leupold Optics VP of Sales & Marketing, Ray Oeltjen. With 50 years in the industry, Ray shares his perspective on weathering the political drama, famine, ...

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We know you love military surplus, so we called on one of the industry's leading experts in military collectibles and reproductions, Mark Petricevic of World War Supply, to learn more.

A leading supplier of authentic and reproduction militaria with a specialty in weapons, host Brent T. Wheat speaks with Mark about where surplus comes from, the current market for militaria, why you probably can't fit into Grandpa's WWII ...

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While red dots are all the rage, nearly all firearms still come standard with iron sights. But for those unsatisfied with the factory offering, aftermarket sights are a simple upgrade to get better performance out of your firearm.

Host Brent T. Wheat speaks with XS Sights Production Manager Monte Long about different types of sights, common misconceptions about tritium, the advantages of XS Big Dot Express Sights, and how to instal...

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February 26, 2021 43 min

If President Joe Biden gets his way, there's a good chance the federal government will soon do something to make AR-style rifle — or indeed, any "assault rifle" — ownership difficult, if not outright impossible. But if such a thing happens, the Gun Cranks discuss a few possible alternatives for your beloved black rifle.

Get your print or digital copy of American Handgunner's DIY Guns Special Edition at fmgpubs.com/s...

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February 19, 2021 32 min

Newton's third law of motion states, "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." In the context of firearms, that reaction is called recoil. Yet, seldom discussed, it's a dirty little secret recoil affects nearly all shooters. And though we're loath to admit it, 'kick' affects accuracy and our ability to hit targets consistently. 

Known for their proprietary low-recoil rifle ammo, Host B...

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February 12, 2021 45 min

Changing the stock on your long gun is enormously rewarding, but can also be a daunting challenge, as what type of stock, what material, how to bed the action and countless other questions must be answered before getting started.

Host Brent T. Wheat goes straight to the expert, Boyds Gunstocks General Manager Dustin Knutson, to get the answers — and more — about DIY gunstocks.

Learn more about and shop Boyds Gunstocks at boydsgunst...

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February 5, 2021 57 min

If you want a deep-dive into the esoteric world of long-range shooting, grab a pencil and get ready to take notes as host Brent T. Wheat goes back to school speaking with ballistic experts Bryan Litz and Emil Praslick of Berger Bullets.

Litz is considered one of the brightest ballistic minds in the world, while Praslik has 20 championships under his belt as a shooting coach. Together, there isn't much the duo doesn't know a...

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