Episode 02: Gun Talk

Typical ad at the general store

Lest you think that “liberalism” is all there is to the Liberal’s Gun Corner, think again!  This time, we’re talking ’bout the other half–GUNS, doggone it!  Straight up!  Specifically, we’re talking guns that I think are very cool and very handy.  Oh, and pretty darn affordable, since I haven’t yet been elected to Congress yet.  🙂  We’re going to talk about the following categories:

1.)  Leverguns, represented by the relatively modern 96/44 in .44 Magnum,
2.)  Revolvers, by the Redhawk, also in .44 Magnum,
3.)  Old military surplus rifles, by the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 in 7.62x54R, and
4.)  Semi-automatic pistols, by the SR9 in 9mm.

There are other cool guns, too.  We’ll be getting to them as well, as time goes on.  I wanted to work a shotgun in there, too, but there’s only so much time we have in a single podcast.  The representative models here are simply ones to which I happen to have ready access.

Gotta love them smokewagons!

I’m especially hopped up about the concept of leverguns and revolvers chambered for the same cartridge.  It was a great idea 150 years ago, and it remains one today.

5 thoughts on “Episode 02: Gun Talk

  1. AWESOME!!! This is podcast I always wanted to do but didn’t have the time. I, too, have used the dictionary to illustrate what liberalism is truly about. As a history major and former school teacher, I’ve never understood why people are so dismayed about how gun rights and liberalism go together. I listened to your podcast today with my drive between Alabama and West Virginia and had almost lost control of the car when I felt like applauding. If there is anything I can do to help… A gun review, write on liberalism or gun history, etc… Just let me know. WAY TO GO!!

  2. good podcast. what ammo are you using for your mosin? it comes in a lot of different years and countries. is bulgarian better then russian or polish or someone else? is 1943 better or worse the 1976? how is a new mosin owner supposed to know?

    • Any of the milsurp rounds will be fine through it. Just remember to flush the barrel with water soon as you can, since that milsurp stuff’s corrosive. The age of the ammo doesn’t seem to matter as long as it’s in good condition, which most is. I’ve tried ammo from 1946 all the way to the 1970’s. It all went bang every time, and it all shot pretty well. One rifle might like the 182gr “heavy ball” a bit more than the 148gr “light ball”. Another rifle might be just the opposite. But all of it should shoot to no worse than 3 MOA, more typically 2 MOA.

      For the new Mosin owner, I’d get a tin of each and try ’em out in your specific rifle. Also, consider handloading if you aren’t already. For handloaders, I recommend Prvi Partizan ammo for its reloadability.

  3. Ah, it sounds like you’ve got the true “cowboy” combination! 🙂 And that Ruger P95 is built like a tank–durable as all heck. For those with medium-sized or larger hands, it’s a good fit in the palm.

    I’m still looking for a good deal on a Marlin 94 in .357M. But they’re kinda hard to come by…understandably.

  4. Downloading it now. I’m looking forward to it since I have a Marlin 94 and Heritage Big Bore in .357, a Mosin M38 carbine, and a Ruger P95.

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