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?
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's 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.
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.
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?
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!
Bang! You’re Woke! Does the Gun Industry Need to Go There? | Episode 203
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.
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?
He Said, She Said: How Men Get in the Way of Women’s Shooting | 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.
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!