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The Gun Cranks Podcast

Every week, join GUNS Magazine Editor Brent Wheat, American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale and other equally-not-so-esteemed guests from the world of guns and shooting.

Tracks

What's Old is New | Episode 227
Watching the old become new again is a constant in life. We see it with clothing trends, music, and yes, even guns. Two recent examples come to mind: The resurgence of leverguns and how new, younger shooters are "discovering" revolvers. In this episode of Gun Cranks, Brent T. Wheat and Roy Huntington share another example — the return of the M16A2-style rifle. But, does new and updated mean better? 0:00 - Welcome 01:10 - News & Views 10:16 - Mailbag 19:48 - "Hold My Beer" Awards -- Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsle...) to get it delivered straight to your inbox. -- You can find past Gun Cranks episodes in their former home: https://www.youtube.com/@GunCranks
32:08 4/18/24
Hi-Power Reimagined: Dumb or Brilliant? | Episode 226
The Browning Hi-Power is one of the most revered pistols of all time, and for good reason. But that fact alone apparently isn't enough to stop American Handgunner Editor Tom McHale from committing heresy, prompting the Gun Cranks to dive into the changes and innovations seen in modern high-power firearms and challenging the notion that classics should remain untouched. Also in this episode, learn how you can find out exactly how old your Buck knife is and see the "Hold My Beer" Award video that left the Cranks begging producer Ashley to hit the stop button. Related Links: • Girsan MCP35 LW OPS, https://americanhandgunner.com/discover/first-look/girsan-mcp35-lw-ops/ • Date Your Buck Knife, https://www.buckknives.com/about/behind-the-blade/how-old-is-my-knife/ -- Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsle...) to get it delivered straight to your inbox. -- You can find past Gun Cranks episodes in their former home: https://www.youtube.com/@GunCranks
38:10 4/4/24
Bump Stock Ban?!? | Episode 225
From a new American-made 9mm and an established brand's first foray into the handgun market to an update on Garland v. Cargill — the Supreme Court case regarding bump stocks — the Gun Cranks share their views on the latest industry news. Plus, viewer letters and the ever-popular "Hey, hold my beer!" segment. 00:00 - Welcome 02:20 - News & Views 29:50 - Mailbag 44:50 - "Hold My Beer" Awards -- RELATED LINKS • Rost Martin, https://www.rostmartin.com • Daniel Defense, https://danieldefense.com • Garland v. Cargill (case no. 20-51016), https://www.supremecourt.gov/docket/docketfiles/html/public/22-976.html • Jack Link's Cup, https://quailcreeksportingranch.com/jacklinkscup/ • Lipsey’s Exclusive Smith & Wesson Ultimate Carry J-Frame, https://americanhandgunner.com/discover/lipseys-smith-wesson-ultimate-carry-j-frame/ • S&W Ultimate Carry J-Frame Ballistic Testing, https://americanhandgunner.com/our-experts/sw-ultimate-carry-ballistic-testing/ -- EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Prepare for the ‘just-in-case’ with delicious and long-lasting emergency food kits from 4Patriots. These survival meals will give your family the energy they need to get through an emergency. Our survival food kits infuse a combination of taste and shelf-life, making them perfect for any situation. Visit www.4Patriots.com/GUNMAG for free shipping and to check out today’s great deals! -- Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsle...) to get it delivered straight to your inbox. -- You can find past Gun Cranks episodes in their former home: https://www.youtube.com/@GunCranks
54:26 3/21/24
Return of the Gun Cranks | Episode 224
The Gun Cranks are back! Yes ... for real this time. After a brief hiatus and a little reformatting, the Three Stooges of the gun world return to dish on the latest news, weigh in on controversial issues, and share what's in their mailbags. And make sure you stick around until the end to find out what rendered all three Cranks nearly speechless. 00:00 - Welcome 02:20 - News & Views 15:13 - Mailbag 28:17 - "Hold My Beer" Awards -- EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Prepare for the ‘just-in-case’ with delicious and long-lasting emergency food kits from 4Patriots. These survival meals will give your family the energy they need to get through an emergency. Our survival food kits infuse a combination of taste and shelf-life, making them perfect for any situation. Visit www.4Patriots.com/GUNMAG for free shipping and to check out today’s great deals! -- Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsle...) to get it delivered straight to your inbox. -- You can find past Gun Cranks episodes in their former home: https://www.youtube.com/@GunCranks
41:48 3/8/24
Be Prepared! Water for the Next Emergency | Episode 223
There's one thing more essential to survival than food, and that's water. It makes up about 50% to 70% of your body weight afterall. This week, the Gun Cranks continue their series on emergency preparedness. How much water should you store per person in your household? Where else can you find potable water if you're really in need? What filtration/purification gear do the Cranks keep in their kits? We dive into these questions and more.  Hit the subscribe button to get notified when part three of our six-part series — "Be Prepared: Power/Electricity for the Next Emergency" — is live. Better yet, subscribe to our free Guncrank Chronicles newsletter to get it delivered straight to your inbox: https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters EPISODE SPONSOR The GUNS Magazine Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. When things go sideways, will you be prepared? 4Patriots has you covered with preparedness products you can use NOW … and that could save your life later. Their NEW solar generator, the Patriot Power Generator 2000X, uses the endless free power of the sun to power lights, your TV, medical equipment, and even run your fridge. Plus, it’s expandable and comes with a free solar panel. Or pick up one of 4Patriots’ best-selling survival food kits. Delicious-tasting and designed to last for 25 years. They even have kits with real meat. And if the power’s out, no worries. Just boil water over a fire, simmer, and serve. You’ll enjoy a hot meal and stay safe in a crisis. Visit 4Patriots.com/GUNMAG to view this week’s discounts and deals.
15:26 12/7/23
Be Prepared! Food For the Next Emergency | Episode 222
The Cranks are back! This time, for a multi-part series on emergency preparedness. Let's kick things off by talking about food. How much land does one person need to produce enough food to survive year-round? Is canning food underrated? How much backstock should the average person keep in case of emergency? We dive into these questions and more.  Hit the subscribe button to get notified when part two of our six-part series — "Be Prepared: Water for the Next Emergency" — is live. Better yet, subscribe to our free Guncrank Chronicles newsletter to get it delivered straight to your inbox: https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters EPISODE SPONSOR The GUNS Magazine Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. When things go sideways, will you be prepared? 4Patriots has you covered with preparedness products you can use NOW … and that could save your life later. Their NEW solar generator, the Patriot Power Generator 2000X, uses the endless free power of the sun to power lights, your TV, medical equipment, and even run your fridge. Plus, it’s expandable and comes with a free solar panel. Or pick up one of 4Patriots’ best-selling survival food kits. Delicious-tasting and designed to last for 25 years. They even have kits with real meat. And if the power’s out, no worries. Just boil water over a fire, simmer, and serve. You’ll enjoy a hot meal and stay safe in a crisis. Visit 4Patriots.com/GUNMAG to view this week’s discounts and deals.
24:56 12/1/23
Should You Customize Your CCW? | Episode 221
How custom should your carry gun be? This week, the Cranks tackle yet another controversial topic — this time, at the suggestion of Roy Huntington.  Where do you fall on the spectrum: factory gun, fully custom or somewhere in between? Let us know in the comments. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. Create your own stockpile of the best-selling 4Patriots Survival Food Kits. Handpacked in the U.S.A. They have different delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Right now, go to 4Patriots.com and use code GUNMAG to get 10% off your first purchase. Start building your own stockpile today! — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
30:54 9/27/23
Alarm in Albuquerque | Episode 220
What the heck is happening in Albuquerque? The Governor of New Mexico just outlawed carrying guns despite the U.S. and State Constitution, along with countless instances of case law. Has she lost her mind, or is this the precursor of things to come? The Gun Cranks dissect the end game of this unbelievable move. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. Create your own stockpile of the best-selling 4Patriots Survival Food Kits. Handpacked in the U.S.A. They have different delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Right now, go to 4Patriots.com and use code GUNMAG to get 10% off your first purchase. Start building your own stockpile today! — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
31:22 9/15/23
Will a Laser Get You Killed? | Episode 14
Our resident Gun Cranks — Roy Huntington, Tom McHale, and Brent T. Wheat — take on one of the most contentious self-defense topics: Are laser sights a good or bad thing? Hear what the guys have to say about these high-tech shooting tools that, depending on who you ask, are the best things since sliced bread or a quick way to end up in a pine box! EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. Create your own stockpile of the best-selling 4Patriots Survival Food Kits. Handpacked in the U.S.A. They have different delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Right now, go to 4Patriots.com and use code GUNMAG to get 10% off your first purchase. Start building your own stockpile today! — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
36:32 9/6/23
The Cranks Burn Climate Change | Episode 219
Everybody is talking about climate change. Everybody's got an opinion, and some folks even believe it's the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it. As usual, the Gun Cranks have unique insights on the topic and ask some pointed questions that need to be discussed. Don't miss this sure-to-aggravate episode as The Cranks cuss and discuss whether climate change will get us all in the end! Add your two cents in the comments or email guncrank@fmghq.com. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
30:04 8/31/23
We've Got Listener Mail! | Episode 218
The Gun Cranks are back this week to respond to comments and answer real questions from real readers/listeners. All topics are on the table. Want to add your two cents? Leave us a comment or email guncranks@fmghq.com. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
42:58 8/25/23
The M1 Carbine: Still A Thing! | Episode 217
The M1 carbine is arguably one of the most iconic firearms in U.S. history. With over six million made during World War II, the M1 remains popular today. Light, easy to handle, and low-recoil. What’s not to love? The Gun Cranks explore the pros, and maybe cons, of this little rifle. Love it or hate it? Let us know! EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
27:30 8/4/23
What To Do With Your Guns When You Die | Episode 216
In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "Nothing is certain except death and taxes." And while no one really wants to dwell on their own mortality, it's important to have a plan for what to do with your guns when you inevitably meet your demise. In this must-watch episode for all gun owners, the Gun Cranks share tips on making a plan for your firearms, including downsizing, documentation, and potential challenges to consider. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
26:30 7/27/23
MotoSchützen: Motorcycles and Shooting | Episode 215
What do motorcycles have to do with shooting? Plenty, if you take part in Motoschützen — an invitation-only shooting industry event. This year non-biker GUNS Editor Brent T. Wheat joined the group for a sidecar ride. In this episode of the 'Cranks, he reports back about the guns, the gear and what it's like to cling like a Zebra mussel to a hurtling death-bike! EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
32:24 7/19/23
Stupid Potato Launcher Stunts | Episode 214
Potato Guns! The mere mention brings shudders of fear to the unwashed masses. But fear not, the Gun Cranks demystify the secrets, challenges and those ner-do-wells who populate the potato gun crowd. Did you know potato guns are illegal in some states?! Yikes! Tune in … and wear your seat belt! Warning: We don’t recommend anyone try anything we talk about in this video. We’re “experts,” so got away with it ... mostly. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator.  — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
30:38 7/12/23
Machine Guns: Fun or Fearsome? | Episode 213
The Gun Cranks share their varying experiences from the full-auto machinegun world. Fun or fearsome? They are legal — sort of… assuming you’re OK with spending tens of thousands of dollars and a lifetime’s worth of government regulation. We answer the big questions… What’s the best full-auto fun gun? Will these outrageously expensive pieces of hardware become worthless with some bureaucrat’s stroke of the pen? Is there enough ammo on planet earth to feed them, and can you even afford the care and feeding bill?   EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
31:18 7/5/23
VR Simulations: Useful … Or Useless? | Episode 211
Virtual reality isn’t just for gamers anymore. Loaded with real-life scenarios, dynamic targets, and interactive drills, the technology is being adopted by shooting ranges and law enforcement agencies across the country. In this week’s episode, the Gun Cranks weigh in on whether VR simulations are useful or useless for weapons training. Have you ever trained using VR simulations? Let us know what you think in the comments. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
31:11 6/26/23
Gifting Guns: Don't Be Cheap! | Episode 210
Guys can be pretty persnickety about gifts. Whether it's for Father's Day, a birthday or whatever other gift-giving occasion, skip the socks and ties and opt for one of these suggestions from the Gun Cranks instead. Tune in for Brent, Tom and Roy's picks on the best guns, gear and accessories to gift. What would you add to the list? Or what gift would you like to receive? Let us know in the comments. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator.  — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
29:24 6/15/23
Bigfoot — A Triggering Discussion | Episode 209
The guys get wild and talk about Big Foot, Sasquatch, Skunk Apes and all the other cryptozoological hominids allegedly frolicking in the wilderness. What kind of gun should you use if confronted, and what kind of gun would Big Foot carry? Find out answers to these questions and more, plus see what happens to Brent, in this weird and wooly episode. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
19:47 6/8/23
Got A Pistol Brace? Congrats, You're Now A Felon! | Episode 208
Unscripted and unedited, the Gun Cranks sound off on the ATF's new pistol brace regulations — which, at the stroke of midnight on June 1, turned who knows how many law-abiding citizens into felons instantly. Penalties for owning an unregistered short-barrel rifle (SBR) could result in up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. But the real kicker ... Congress didn't have a lick to do with it! So, how can they be illegal if no law was actually passed? Share your thoughts in the comments. RELATED LINKS  • https://www.atf.gov/rules-and-regulations/factoring-criteria-firearms-attached-stabilizing-braces EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Hurricane season is here, and the time to prepare is NOW. The Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator can help you can keep your family safe during a power outage. Harness the power of the sun to keep your critical devices charged in an emergency and stay connected to family, important news and first responders. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Sidekick mini generator.  — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
25:53 6/2/23
Black Powder for Self Defense? | Episode 207
Steam locomotives were a cool thing, and they're still around to some extent as tourist attractions, but there are better ways to move trains. GUNS Magazine Editor Brent T. Wheat argues the same is true of black powder and handguns. Tune in to this episode of Gun Cranks to find out if Tom McHale and Roy Huntington agree. Share your thoughts in the comments about using black powder for self-defense. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to 4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% OFF your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
22:23 5/24/23
Guns vs. Italians | Episode 206
Italian gunmakers of the Gardone region export hundreds of thousands of firearms to the U.S. Having built guns for half a millennium, they’re quite good at it. Special Projects Editor Roy just returned from a visit to the big boot, and you just know he pestered everyone he met to talk about … guns. So, how do the Italians feel about gun culture? Can one even own a gun in Italy? What about cutting spaghetti with a fork? Is that a capital offense in the land of primo pasta? Tune into this episode of Gun Cranks for the answers to these and other important questions. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
19:32 5/17/23
Don't Be A Range Karen! | Episode 205
Back by popular demand, Suzi Huntington rejoins the Gun Cranks for a spirited discussion on how to not be a range Karen. Have you encountered a "Karen" at the range?   EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
19:41 5/4/23
Tactical Twaddle: Speed Reholstering | Episode 204
We can’t figure out why Erick Gelhaus, Gunsite Academy Rangemaster, hates speed reholstering… After all, all the cool kids are moving to it, and it’s all over YouTube, so what could possibly go wrong? The Gun Cranks discuss the merits of high-speed, low-drag gun shoving into the belt. Is it a tactical advantage for… something? Or are you just going to shoot your, well, you know… off? Listen in and find out! EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
22:12 4/26/23
The Gun Industry Needs To Be More Woke
Companies are tripping over themselves to be more woke in a misguided effort to appeal to zero point zero zero zero percent of the market. Bud Light recently imploded after hiring trans-wokie Dylan Mulvaney to represent one of America’s favorite blue-collar beers. Ummm, it’s not going well. Can you guys just … make beer? The Gun Cranks discuss the pros and cons of the shooting industry going woke. Should the gun cranks start identifying as women, or maybe turnips? Warning: this episode of Gun Cranks may cause progressive implosion. Hey, we warned you. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
19:34 4/21/23
Ported or Un-Ported: Does It Really Matter? | Episode 202
Proponents argue a ported barrel is effective at reducing recoil and muzzle rise, but is porting fashion over function? Brent Wheat and Erick Gelhaus join Roy Huntington as he shares the surprising results of a recent experiment, and discuss various situations in which a ported barrel may or may not be preferred. Let us know in the comments — do you prefer ported or un-ported guns? EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
26:03 4/12/23
He Said, She Said:Why Women Are Better Shooting Students Than Men | Episode 201
Let's play a little game of he said, she said. Oftentimes, what men assume women want and need is vastly different than what women actually want and need. This can be especially true when it comes to choosing a firearm. From the mouths of men themselves, The Gun Cranks rant about why so many of them get it wrong when recommending guns for their female loved ones, training students or customers. Plus, they share the reason why women are better shooting students than men. Do you agree or disagree? Sound off in the comments. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. The Patriot Power Generator is a NEW generation of portable, safe, silent and 100% fume-free generators. It’s as quiet as a laptop, lightweight, and can safely be used inside. Plus, it’s powerful enough for your phones, medical devices, or even your fridge. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase — including the Patriot Power Generator. — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
26:23 4/5/23
Worst Training Experiences Ever | Episode 200
From giant whirling fan blades of death to the good ol' instructor bait-and-switch, the Gun Cranks share their worst firearms training experiences ever. And, for possibly the first time ever, Brent Wheat is rendered speechless — watch to find out why! Have a training experience you think could top ours? We'd love to hear it. Leave us a comment or email guncrank@fmghq.com. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Create your own stockpile of the best-selling 4Patriots Survival Food Kits. Handpacked in the U.S.A. They have different delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase. Start building your own stockpile today! — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
25:21 3/29/23
Best Shot Ever | Episode 199
The current world record for the longest pistol shot ever made is 2,010 yards with a 10mm by former ICE agent Victor Avila in 2020. In this episode, the Gun Cranks share the best shots each of them has ever made. While none were record-breaking, they were impressive nonetheless. What's the best shot you've ever made? With witnesses, or it never happened. Let us know in the comments. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Create your own stockpile of the best-selling 4Patriots Survival Food Kits. Handpacked in the U.S.A. They have different delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase. Start building your own stockpile today! — Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
20:42 3/23/23
Gun Cleaning ... Why Bother? | Episode 198
Too much of a good thing is still too much. The same can be true when it comes to gun cleaning. In this episode of the Gun Cranks, things get dirty as Brent Wheat, Tom McHale, Erick Gelhaus, and Roy Huntington share how often they clean their guns, a few embarrassing anecdotes, and their must-have gun-cleaning products.  Are you guilty of cleaning your guns too much or not enough? Let us know in the comments. EPISODE SPONSOR The Gun Cranks Podcast is presented by 4Patriots. Create your own stockpile of the best-selling 4Patriots Survival Food Kits. Handpacked in the U.S.A. They have different delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Right now, go to https://4patriots.com and use code GUNCRANKS to get 10% off your first purchase. Start building your own stockpile today! -- Hit the subscribe button to be notified when the next Gun Cranks episode is live, or sign up for the Guncrank Chronicles weekly email newsletter (https://americanhandgunner.com/newsletters) to get it delivered straight to your inbox.
23:31 3/16/23