Get On Target (Point of the Gun)
This is the show where you get to find out all about The Hub's Gun Shop and Gun Range. Hosted by Rob "Birdman" Hephner and Bruce Owen
In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Springfield 911, Point of the Gun; Concealed Carry Option.
 
 
Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929
 
 
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Direct download: SHOUT080219podcast.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 2:09pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman discuss Snub Nose Revolvers; .357 vs .38, Point of the Gun.


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Direct download: Snub_Nose.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 12:02pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Springfield XDM 9mm; Point of the Gun.

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

 

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Direct download: 061219_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:02pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Ruger Blackhawk Convertible Gun; Point of the Gun.

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

 

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Direct download: 060519_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:01pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Walther CCP; Point of the Gun.

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

 

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Direct download: 052919_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 12:29pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the new 2019 Colt King Cobra; Point of the Gun.

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Direct download: 050919_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:11am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the M30, Full Conceal; Point of the Gun.

Video @ https://youtu.be/2jPntTd8nMc

 

Why all the extreme views on this conversion?!

If there was ever a special purpose gun designed for a specific need, this is it. There are plenty of other special purpose handguns and they also get extreme views.

Step back and try to understand other views.

M30 Based on Glock 19   499-699

M35 Based on Glock 43   499-699

High capacity need VS Carry options

 

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Direct download: 050119_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 1:25pm MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Sig P225 A1; Point of the Gun.

Video @ https://youtu.be/r69RPK1fUEk

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Recorded in the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

Direct download: 010919_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Smith & Wesson M&P .380 EZ, Point of the Gun.

Video @ https://youtu.be/LHUgd0qFSjw

 


Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Direct download: 121918_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:12am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman do a follow up on the new Springfield XDm 10mm; Point of the Gun, Part 2.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/rYKL3kIPlb4

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Recorded in the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

Direct download: 120518_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 11:32am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Smith & Wesson 637, Point of the Used Gun.

To laser or not to laser, that is the question.

Video @ https://youtu.be/X9eN7EKQQ3o

 


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Direct download: 112818_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman unbox and review the brand new Springfield XDm 10mm; Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/svhoSVueHOs

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Recorded in the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

Direct download: 111418_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Taylor Comanchero 1873 Rifle, Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/rUZ080Rwu8E

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Recorded in the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

Direct download: 092718_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studios, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Walther PPS M2 RMSC, Point of the Gun.

Video @ https://youtu.be/h6BS2LFpEV8

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Direct download: 062018_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the new Sig Sauer SP2022, Point of the Gun.

Point of the Gun and Point of the Used Gun will be rated in a more similar way with newly added rating factors.

Video @ https://youtu.be/Bp6oNqOt6RM

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929

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Direct download: 053018_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:16am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Performance Center, Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/PIckouy76es

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

Visit The Hub @  https://thehubaz.com/

Direct download: 042518_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman review the Springfield XDE-45, Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/HpUcbMuUXjI

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 041818_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about the Colt Cobra, Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/EGFM5gTCZ4A

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 040418_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman talk about the SIG P365, Point of the Gun.

 

Video @ https://youtu.be/JD7ydDIN-Hs

 

Stop by The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

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Direct download: 032118_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the Birdman Media Studio, located next to The Hub.

This is the 200th episode!

 

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the Glock 19X, Point of the Gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/sCTukUcMoJE

 

What a Glock was before Gen5: reliable semi-automatic handgun, with defensive accuracy proven  like no other

What Gen 5 changes bring to the product: increased grip fitment means better control, increased accuracy meaning extended range hits

 

Glock 19x Rants & Raves:


First factory colored pistol made
Second factory colored box
Based on Gen 5 pistol
Full size frame/ Mid size slide with new crowned marksman bbl, 3" at 50 yd/ ransom
NPVD coating on slide
2/17rd +2 magazines and 1/17 round
lanyard plug, removable

 

 

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The Hub located @ 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

Direct download: 020818_GOT.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

Recorded in the new Birdman Media Studio, located right outside The Hub.

In this episode Bruce and Birdman announce the release of the new book, Point of the Gun: The Definitive Straight-Shooting Guide to Choosing Firearms for Self Defense.

Video @ https://youtu.be/eMeyvA8Exqc

 

Available on Amazon @ https://www.amazon.com/Point-Gun-Definitive-Straight-Shooting-Choosing/dp/1504390458/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1513919913&sr=8-4&keywords=point+of+the+gun

 or you can pick it up at The Hub, located 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Lakeside, AZ 85929 

Visit The Hub @ https://thehubaz.com/

 

Direct download: 122117_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

This month marks 3 years for the Get On Target Show!

 

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the FN 5.7, Point of the Gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/fzZdbGVEy-0

 

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The Hub located @ 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929

Direct download: 092017_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

A new topic for Get On Target!

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Point of the CUSTOM gun, the Harley Quinn Chiappa Rhino.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/2r3meQRaKn8

This is such a unique gun! A real working model, design from the DC film, Suicide Squad made by Neveda Cerakote. A gift for the beautiful Allison from her husband, the Birdman.


*The Hub Fest will be Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd at The Hub: 5208 W White Mountain Blvd, Pinetop-Lakeside, AZ 85929. Neveda Cerakote and many other vendors and manufacturers will be there.

Direct download: 081617_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the new Springfield XDe.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/Tof6wIkwovc

Direct download: 062817_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about Shooting Modular.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/dKiqfGI5iBI

Direct download: 050417_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the point of the gun.

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/YkkjuI3luzM

Direct download: 041217_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

In this episode Bruce and Birdman chat about "Keeping' it Simple"

Full Video @ https://youtu.be/m5FEETytSL8

Direct download: 032217_GOT_Episode_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:00am MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman chat about the Safety Harbor Firearms KEG-12.  

This Safety Harbor Firearms KEG-12 is a pump action 12-gauge shotgun. It has a parkerized finish and a 7-1/2" barrel. This brand new shotgun is built on a Remington 870 Express Magnum receiver. It has a folding vertical grip on the forearm. All NFA rules apply.

http://www.safetyharborfirearms.com/products/shotguns

 

Full Video Version - https://youtu.be/Aw_h6yRUB7Y

 

Direct download: 020917_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 11:00am MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman take a look at the newest sub-compact carry gun the Ruger LCP II, while Bruce feels they may have done too much with this gun, Birdman thinks it might be just right.

Take a look at the YouTube version of this episode @ https://youtu.be/1RIDTOK_-Y8

 

From http://www.ruger.com/products/lcpII/models.html

BEST-IN-CLASS LIGHTWEIGHT COMPACT PISTOL

  • Short, crisp, single-action trigger pull.

  • Compact at just 5.17" long and 3.71"tall, the LCP® II is designed to fit a variety of holsters and provide concealed carry options.

  • Rugged construction with through-hardened steel slide and black, one-piece, high-performance, glass-filled nylon grip frame.

  • Textured grip frame provides a secure and comfortable grip. Larger grip frame surface provides better distribution of recoil forces.

  • Includes finger grip extension floorplate that can be added to the magazine for comfort and grip.

  • Improved sights for superior visibility. Fixed front and rear sights are integral to the slide, while the hammer is recessed within the slide.

  • Easy-to-rack slide designed to hold open after last round ejection.

  • Blued, alloy steel barrel.

  • Also includes a pocket holster and one 6-round magazine.

  • Note: Six-round LCP® magazines are compatible with the LCP® II, but will not activate the last round hold-open feature of the LCP® II. Seven-round LCP® magazines are NOT compatible with the LCP® II.

 

Direct download: 123016_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:00am MST

In Episode 138 - Bruce and Birdman chat about a very hard to find gun and why that is the case.

 

The Key-Tec Sub-2000 was good, but take a listen and hear all about the upgrade made on Gun 2

 

Take a look at the Video Overview @ https://youtu.be/bRej6KTKcU8

Direct download: 102716_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

This Episode Bruce and Birdman go over the finer details of "The Point of The Gun" since a lot of new listeners have been asking what it is all about.

They also touch upon a Used Guns and their slight differences in "The Point of The Gun."

Direct download: 093016_GOT_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00pm MST

Bruce and Birdman chat about the most common questions about The Hub's Training programs.

Some are obviously, but when it comes to 1 on 1 training versus group, there seems to be confusion.

After this episode you should find it easy to understand.

 

Video Overview - https://youtu.be/U3C7c0AltUc

Direct download: 081016_TheHub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 12:00pm MST

The T/C Encore Pro Hunter is available in .243, .30-06, or .308 as a complete rifle or chambered in .223 or .308 as a pistol. The interchangeable firearm system is fully supported with accessory stocks and barrels ranging from .204 to .500 S&W Magnum along with additional shotgun, slug and muzzleloader barrels.

 

Click for Website

 

Link for Video Overview - Click Here

 

Direct download: 030116-HubTC_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:34pm MST

We talked about this gun before and gave an overview as well.

 

This time we run it through a full Point of The Gun and even shoot to on the range.

 

Video for Shooting Overview Link - Click for Video

Video for Gun Overview Link - Click for Video

 

 

Direct download: 030116-HubTagE_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 11:30am MST

Bruce and Birdman review this very awesome combo of 22 target pistol and suppressor.

 

Classic Feel, Modern Design. No other 22 LR pistol provides the feel of the classic 1911 pistol with the proven reliability and value of the Ruger® 22/45™ pistols. The perfect trainer, it allows for low-cost practice and provides shooters with the familiar and preferred grip shape and feel of the famous 1911 45 caliber pistol.

In addition to the identical grip angles, the 22/45 features the same fire control locations (manual safeties, magazine releases and bolt hold-opens) as the 1911, making them perfect for 45 caliber shooters looking for an affordable way to train. Also perfect for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting, the 22/45 is available in a variety of configurations and barrel lengths, each with the same trusted reliability that Ruger has delivered since 1949.

Direct download: 111815_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 8:00am MST

Bruce shows off his favorite concealed wheel gun.

 

Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke Wyatt Deep Cover .38SPL

Lightweight Personal Defense. The Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke is a traditional double action revolver that reduces weight by way of an aluminum alloy frame. Chambered for the .38 Special cartridge, it has a five shot cylinder and barrel liner that are constructed out of stainless steel. It is rated for +P ammunition, which makes it a handful when shooting more than a cylinder or two.

But there’s no reason to shoot lots of hot, duty-type ammo through this small revolver. The gun's purpose is simple- it was designed to save your life in an emergency. It is specifically geared toward the concealed carry market, an area where it has served with distinction for several decades.

The 637 is lightweight, compact, easy to carry, easy to draw, easy to use and enjoys an excellent power-to-weight ratio. The Smith & Wesson Airweight is celebrated for its reliability, while remaining one of the best carry revolvers ever made.

For those that question the practicality of a revolver, keep in mind they don't jam- up, stovepipe, fail to feed or extract. Compared to semi-autos, revolvers are not only more reliable mechanically, but they are also more forgiving with operator error, and are much simpler to operate under stress.

With revolvers, there’s no chance of limp-wristing or creating a stoppage. There's no magazine to accidentally release and no slide movement to impair the action (if blocked, if ejected shells bounce back into the ejection port, etc.).

Loading and unloading are much easier, and accomplished by using gravity to drop rounds directly into the cylinder, versus the wrestling match new shooter's often experience attempting to push rounds into a magazine under spring tension. In addition, revolvers aren't picky about the types of ammo they fire.

When encountering misfires, rather than highly skilled clearance drills required to get a semi- auto back on line, revolvers only require that an operator squeeze the trigger again. More importantly, revolvers are capable of firing while remaining completely concealed.

Auto's require sufficient distance from objects like clothing to cycle properly. Yes, basic gun handling skills prevent some of the operator-induced mistakes that can cripple a semi-auto. However, these type of errors are practically non- existent on revolvers.

The Smith & Wesson 637 Airweight is outfitted with a 1.875" barrel and weighs in at just under 1- pound. Notwithstanding its snub- nose barrel, this revolver shoots remarkably straight. It has been hand fit to precise tolerances and sports a pair of Smith & Wesson holster grips.

The hammer has been bobbed to provide a snag- free profile and "Gunsmoke: Wyatt Deep Cover" has been custom etched on the side of the gun. Although the Airweight sports a heavy double action trigger, it remains safe in all concealed carry conditions.

Overall, the Smith & Wesson 637 Gunsmoke is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a custom self- defense handgun.

Direct download: 100715_E61_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Possibly the most popular deep concealment personal protection gun, the Ruger LCP.

Bruce and Birdman discuss this gun, the drawbacks and why they are OK. Remember that sometimes you need something small, versus going without.

Click for Website

Direct download: 093015_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce puts this gun in the Large CCW class. Birdman isn't so sure, but since FN calls this gun a "Distinct Advantage" who is he to argue?

Click for Gun Webpage

 

FNX™-45

SLIDE
Stainless steel construction
External extractor with loaded chamber indicator
Front and rear cocking serrations
BARREL
Cold hammer-forged stainless steel
Polished chamber and feed ramp
FRAME
Polymer construction with replaceable steel frame/slide rails
Two interchangeable backstraps with lanyard eyelets
MIL-STD 1913 accessory mounting rail
Serrated trigger guard
OPERATING CONTROLS
Fully-ambidextrous decocking/safety lever, slide stop lever and magazine release
MAGAZINE
Polished nickel coated steel body
Low-friction follower
Polymer base pad
SIGHTS
Fixed 3-dot

Direct download: 092315_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman chat about the FN-SLP, if you haven't viewed it yet check out the companion post which gives you a quick view of the actual gun we discuss.

 

FN-SLP Webpage

 

A Versatile Partner for Police Officers

 

The Self-Loading Police Shotgun guarantees soft recoil and reliability of a gas-operated autoloading action. This shotgun has also the exclusive speed loading feature made popular by John M. Browning's famous Auto-5.

Target Acquisition

 

The ghost-type sights with tritium inserts allow a better and quicker acquisition of the target.        

 

They are mounted on a Picatinny rail, allowing the installation of other types of sights should the mission require it.    

Accurate Shooting Patterns

 

The shotgun features an Invector® choke for accurate shooting patterns.

Reduced Weapon Signature

 

A reduced weapon signature is guaranteed by a black composite buttstock and forearm.

Greater Shooting Comfort

 

The shotgun also features a ventilated rubber recoil pad for greater shooting comfort.

This podcast features Rob "Birdman" Hephner and Bruce Owen.

Direct download: 090915_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00am MST

As you'll notice in this episode we will talk about video. We are still looking at decreasing the file size to accomidate these files, but wanted to deliver this show regarless.

 

No worries, video is coming!

Direct download: 082715_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:10pm MST

S&W 625

 

• Deep Cut Broached Rifling
• Chamfered Charge Holes
• PC Custom Tear Drop Hammer
• PC Trigger with Stop
• PC Tuned Action

Performance Center guns originate from standard designs or are created from the ground up. From hand-cutting and fitting to fine tuning for precision, these firearms are top performers. Products from the
Performance Center are the ultimate expression of old-world craftsmanship blended with modern technology. 

 

 

Click for more details

Direct download: 081215_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:30am MST

Bruce and Birdman discuss a few different topics. 

Why Initial and Continuing Training is important, what things you should consider as you shop for guns.

Where to get advice and how to place that advice on a scale of worth once you get it. Why independant shops are better for getting the right gun.

Then they both discuss "Gun Studies" and how they can easy be skewed when you look at what is really being studied.

Direct download: 080515_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Yes, we love guns and this is usre to be a favorite of both old and new.

 

Precision.  Accuracy.  Performance.  With a remarkable selection of SW1911's, Smith & Wesson continues its tradition of innovation and its commitment to bringing shooters the finest quality high performance firearms.  Smith & Wesson's variations of John Moses Browning's extremely popular 1911 design can be seen in the production, Pro Series, Champion Series and Performance Center line of SW1911 pistols. These 1911's are manufactured with a wide variety of materials, finishes and unique features and are favorites in any collection. 

 

Click for 1911 E-Series Detail Page

Direct download: 072915_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce talks about the options for traiing with the Glock platform.

We discuss both the Advantage Arms and Tactical Solutions 22 conversion kit and even give a nod to the SIRT Laser Training Gun.

 

Direct download: 072215_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Using Ruger LCR 22 and 38 Snub Nose Revolvers, Bruce talks about how how the combo can be an affodable and effective way to train.

We also talk about the fact that the 22 is avaible as a rental in the range, so you don't even have to buy another gun to train if you don't want to do that.

Direct download: 071515_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

The Marlin Lever Action 444 can only be found used, which makes it quite a cool gun to talk about.

Bruce talks about the effectiveness of this rifle as a Woods Defense and Hunting Gun.

Make sure to check out the bonus files and give us some feedback.

Direct download: 062415_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman talk about The Hub and this week's point of the gun, the Ruger LCRX 3-inch.

Features:

Patent pending polymer fire control housing holds all the fire control components in their proper dimensional relationships, reduces weight significantly, and helps reduce recoil.

Patented friction reducing cam is the next generation design in fire control systems with an optimized cam that results in a smooth, non-stacking trigger pull.

High-Strength stainless steel cylinder is extensively fluted (reducing weight) and features an Ionbond Diamondblack™ finish for excellent durability.

Grip Peg allows a variety of grip styles to be installed, leaving ample room for recoil cushioning. Standard model has a Hogue® Tamer™ grip, which is highly effective at reducing felt recoil.

Features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.

Monolithic frame which supports cylinder and barrel, is made from aerospace grade, 7000 series aluminum in 22 LR, 22 WMR and 38 Special models.

Also includes soft case.

LCRx 3-Inch Page

The Hub Website

 

Direct download: 061715_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:00am MST

Bruce and Birdman discuss a very cool rifle, that gets even cooler when a supressor gets added to it.

Listen and find out why 22 Rifles can be a lot of fun.

Click for Ruger Info

 

The 100% American-made Ruger American Rimfire® bolt-action rifle builds on the enormous success of the centerfire Ruger American Rifle®. With many of the standard Ruger American Rifle® features, this new line also combines several design innovations from the popular 10/22® rimfire rifle. This combination, along with the rifle's adaptability, appeals to bolt-action enthusiasts - whether young or old, novice or experienced.

The Ruger American Rimfire® bolt-action rifle is available in both standard (22.00" barrel/13.75" length of pull) and compact models (18.00" barrel/12.50" length of pull), each in either .22 LR, .22 Magnum, and now .17 HMR.

 

Threaded Barrel models now available in both Standard and Compact variations.

Direct download: 061015_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 6:00am MST

Bruce loves his wheel guns.

 

The original Dan Wesson revolver improved on the accuracy and service life of the traditional double action revolver design in a few ways. The tensioned barrel of the DW interchangeable barrel system enhances accuracy, pulling the barrel tight like a guitar string, enabling it to vibrate at the same frequency every time. The forward crane latch, located in front of the cylinder and paired with a rear ball detent helps to ensure proper cylinder/barrel alignment during firing. Superior to the rear locking designs of other revolvers, it adds to the accuracy of the 715.

While the tensioned barrel definitely improves accuracy above other revolvers, it’s the consistent cylinder/barrel alignment that contributes most to the accuracy of the design.

Additionally, the clockwise-rotating cylinder reduces stress on the crane, since it turns in the same direction the crane locks, prolonging service life and keeping everything tight. The 715’s frame is robust, built to handle the heaviest of factory loads.

Each revolver is shipped in a custom Dan Wesson hard case. Patterned after the ever-popular Pistol Pack, each case has compartments for three additional barrel assemblies and factory-supplied barrel wrench kit.

Dan Wesson - CZ

Direct download: 051315-Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00am MST

In the Lower 48 Woods category the S&W 329 PD scores a 100. Listen and learn all about this very cool gun.

Smith & Wesson combined a Scandium alloy frame with a Titanium cylinder to build the strongest and lightest weight .44 Magnum revolver made. The result...maximum power in a small, lightweight, easy-to-carry package.   Smith & Wesson's large frame revolvers are a favorite choice among handgun hunters, competitive shooters and revolver enthusiasts. These revolvers are available from production, Night Guard, M&P, Classics, Champion Series and Performance Center in a variety of chamberings in .357 Magnum®, .44 Magnum® and .45 ACP. Offered in several different barrel lengths, Smith & Wesson provides the user plenty of options for a variety of shooting applications. 

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:30am MST

Bruce talks all about the point of owning a suppressor. Despite what movies promote, they do have a very practical purpose.

 

Suppressors in The Hub Store

 

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:30am MST

Point of the Gun for the Smith and Wesson M&P 15-22 Rifle

Bruce picks this as one of his two favorite guns from the 2015 SHOT Show

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M&P15-22

The M&P15 rifle line has expanded to now include the new M&P15-22. Chambered in .22LR, the M&P15-22 rifle is built with high strength polymer upper and lower receivers. This creates a reduced weight rifle that retains the looks and operating features of the standard M&P rifle.

 

1.6 Position Collapsible Stock

2.Functioning Charging Handle

3.Adjustable Rear and Front Sights

4.Two-Position Receiver Mounted Safety Selector

5.Cartridge Case Deflector

6.Bolt Catch

7.Recessed Magazine Release Button

8.High Strength Polymer Magazine

9.Light Weight, High Strength Polymer Quad Rail Handguard

 

Direct download: 040815_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:00am MST

Point of the Gun for the Ruger LCR 9mm

Bruce picks this as one of his two favorite guns from the 2015 SHOT Show

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Ruger LCR - 9mm Page

Features:

Patent pending polymer fire control housing holds all the fire control components in their proper dimensional relationships, reduces weight significantly, and helps reduce recoil.

Patented friction reducing cam is the next generation design in fire control systems with an optimized cam that results in a smooth, non-stacking trigger pull.

Monolithic frame which supports cylinder and barrel, is made from aerospace grade, 7000 series aluminum in 22 LR, 22 WMR and 38 Special models. The powerful LCR-357™ and 9mm Luger models are made from blackened 400 series stainless steel.

Grip Peg allows a variety of grip styles to be installed, leaving ample room for recoil cushioning. Standard model has a Hogue® Tamer™ grip, which is highly effective at reducing felt recoil - LCR also available with Crimson Trace® Lasergrips®.

High-Strength stainless steel cylinder is extensively fluted (reducing weight) and features an Ionbond Diamondblack™ finish for excellent durability.

LCRx™ models feature an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode.

LCR® in 9mm Luger model comes with three moon clips.

Crimson Trace® models allow for fast and positive target acquisition, and offer the advantage of a laser sighting system in a more compact grip. Note: Some speed loaders may not be compatible with Crimson Trace® models.

Also includes soft case.

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 2:30am MST

Bruce shows off his AR-15, one with a pretty cool history, listen and you're sure to learn at least one new thing.

 

Windham Website

 

The AR-15 is a lightweight, intermediate cartridge magazine-fed, air-cooled rifle with a rotating lock bolt, actuated by direct impingement gas operation or long/short stroke piston operation. It has been produced in many different versions, including numerous semi-automatic and select fire variants. It is manufactured with extensive use of aluminum alloys and synthetic materials.

 

The AR-15 was first built in 1959 by ArmaLite as a small arms rifle for the United States armed forces. Because of financial problems, ArmaLite sold the design to Colt. After modifications, the redesigned rifle was adopted as the M16 rifle. In 1963, Colt started selling the semi-automatic version of the rifle for civilians as the Colt AR-15 and the term has been used to refer to semiautomatic-only versions of the rifle since then. Although the name "AR-15" remains a Colt registered trademark, variants of the firearm are made, modified, and sold under various names by multiple manufacturers.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 2:30am MST

Bruce shows Birdman possibly the coolest wheel gun going.

 

• Most Powerful Production Revolver in the World Today
• Massive .500 S&W Magnum® Cartridge 2600 ft/lb. Muzzle Energy
• A Hunting Handgun For Any Game Animal Walking
• Recoil Tamed with Effective Muzzle Compensator
• Internal Lock
• Ultimate Defensive Carry and Dangerous Game Backup Handgun
• Easily Removeable Muzzle Compensator for Different Recoil Reduction Effects and to Accomodate Different Types of Ammunition
• Comes with 2 Compensators; 1 for Lead Bullet and 1 for Jacketed Bullet Ammunition
• Muzzle Energy Capability in Excess of 2000 ft/lb. in a 56 oz. Package

In 2003 the gunsmiths and engineers at Smith & Wesson wanted to deliver maximum power for serious handgun hunters. The power they sought required an entirely new frame, the massive "X-Frame™," and was the basis for the new Model S&W500™, the most powerful production revolver in the world.  This ushered in the era of the "big gun" and was only the beginning.   For ultimate power and velocity there's nothing even close to an X-Frame model handgun. 

Current Model S&W 500

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 2:30am MST

The Remington 870 is a standard in the home defense realm and finding a used one is always a great deal, Find out what to look for in other used shotguns and a little about how different ammo work in them as well.

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 4:12pm MST

Birdman and Bruce Owen chat a bit about the attitudes one needs to carry safely ad effectivley. Mostly from a mental aspect.

Then Bruce reviews the FN 5.7 in the CCW-Hiking category and explains why this is an incredibaly cool and effective gun.

 

Click for FN 5.7 Website

 

Combined with the 5.7x28mm ammunition, the FN Five-seveN® MK2 pistol is adapted to different types of close quarter defensive and training scenarios. Optimized to be used in any condition the operator may encounter.

Highly Accurate

The accuray and flat trajectory of the 5.7x28mm cartridge gives a high hit probability up to 50m.

Extremely low recoil results in quick and accurate firing.

High Capacity Magazine

The FN Five-seveN® MK2 pistol can accept up to 20 rounds in the magazine.

Extremely Light and Ergonomic

The light weight of the slide and barrel, made possible by the 5.7mm calibre, and the reduced weight of the cartridge make the loaded weapon much lighter than traditional handguns.

Well-balanced, with smooth contours and no protruding parts, the FN Five-seveN® MK2 pistol will instinctively be handled correctly and is extremely easy to use.

Fully Safe

The FN Five-seveN® MK2 pistol features an ambidextrous manual safety that blocks the trigger mechanism and avoids any accidental firing.

Direct download: 030715_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:22pm MST

Bruce reviews the HK P30 in the CCW-Home Hybrid category and explains why this is the perfect Home Defense Gun.

A recent HK pistol design, the P30 is a modern police and security pistol that combines function and safety. Ergonomic features include a special grip frame with interchangeable backstrap inserts and lateral plates, allowing the pistol to be individually adapted to any user. Ambidextrous controls include dual slide releases and magazine release levers.

 

Variants with a conventional double-action/single action trigger have a serrated decocking button located on the rear of the frame. Variants with HK’s enhanced double action only Law Enforcement Modification* (LEM) trigger have no external decocking controls.

 

The HK Law Enforcement Modification (LEM) trigger system combines the advantages of a cocked striker component (constant level of trigger pull from first to last round fired) with a double-action hammer system. Using such an enhanced trigger system consolidates ease of use and safety into a convenient, innovative trigger operation—one that reduces the chance of unintended firing. And in case of an ammunition-related failure to fire, all that is needed is an additional second or third squeeze of the trigger without the need of first pulling the slide back to re-cock the pistol. The enhanced LEM trigger system combines the reliability of a double action revolver trigger with the crisp trigger of a single action pistol.

 

P30S models have an ambidextrous safety lever mounted on both sides of the frame. S models are available in conventional double-action/single action trigger mode and with HK’s enhanced double action only Law Enforcement Modification trigger

 

A Picatinny rail molded into the front of the frame makes mounting lights, laser aimers, or other accessories easy and convenient. The extractor doubles as a loaded chamber indicator providing a subtle tactile and visual reminder of a loaded chamber.

 

Extensively tested, the P30 has already been adopted by several European police agencies. Excellent weight and balance make the P30 naturally pointable, easy to control, and accurate to shoot. An open notch rear sight with luminous (non-radioactive) contrast points allows for fast and accurate target acquisition, even under poor lighting conditions.

 

During a recent (2009-2010) endurance test, a P30 test pistol fired more than 91,000 rounds without any major component failures.

 

P30 and P30S models available in 9 mm and .40 S&W.

 

 

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:49pm MST

This weeks episode is all about the gun that changed everything.

See how the Glock 17 rates in the CCW-Hybrid category.

Direct download: 12-24-14Point_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 5:56pm MST

In the Handgun Hunting Category the Super Blackhawk Ruger Hunter is a standout, listen and find out why.

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 7:05pm MST

Bruce talks to Birdman about The Point of The Gun for the Ruger 22/45 Lite an awesome target gun that has a cool twist. That's why it falls into the Target - Hybrid category.

Direct download: 121114_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 10:23pm MST

Bruce tells Birdman all about the Ruger Alaskan, how this gun fts into the Woods Protection catagory and some suprizing facts about its accuracy.

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 2:06pm MST

Bruce and Birdman discuss the Glock 42 and how it scores as a CCW

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Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 3:49pm MST

Birdman and Bruce Owen introduce "The Point of The Gun" a series that talks about guns as they were intended to be used.

Each specific model is categorized and then judged based upon its merits within that category.

Direct download: 111914_Hub_Final.mp3
Category:Point of the Gun -- posted at: 9:01pm MST

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