Gun Talk 2024

Gun Talk 2024

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Gun Talk 2024
  • Need Load Data? The New Hodgdon Website

    Aaron Oelger of Hodgdon Powder Company joins Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin to discuss Hodgdon’s new website. Whether you’re loading pistol ammo, rifle ammo or shotshells, you’ll the data you need at hodgdonpowderco.com

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  • Magnum-Optimized Ramshot Grand Powder

    Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham is joined by Aaron Oelger of Hodgdon Powder Company to discuss Ramshot Grand powder. This slow burning magnum powder is optimized for modern magnums like 7mm PRC, but excels across a broad spectrum of cartridges from the 243 Winchester all the way up to the 338 Lapua Ma...

  • Historical Guns: S&W Clark Custom Model 10

    Smith & Wesson Historian Mike Helms joins Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham in the studio to check out a very unique gun - a Jim Clark Custom Smith & Wesson Model 10. Check this one out to see what Clark did to make this revolver so special.

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  • Hodgdon Powder’s 2024 Annual Manual

    Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham is joined by Aaron Oelger of Hodgdon Powder Company to discuss the Hodgdon Annual Manual. Published every year in collaboration with Shooting Times magazine, the Annual Manual offers data on over 6000 loads as well as interesting features, information on new loads and m...

  • Historical Guns: Smith & Wesson .357 Registered Magnum

    Smith & Wesson Historian Mike Helms joins Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham in the studio to check out the Smith & Wesson .357 Registered Magnum. A unique piece of history, the Registered Magnum - from 1936 - was a true artisan’s gun and an excellent example of made-to-order custom gunsmithing.

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  • Should You Size New Primed Brass?

    Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin and Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company discuss whether you should size brand new primed brass. You could probably guess that the answer is ‘yes’ - but if you’re a reloader, you’ll want to know why.

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  • The Rules of Reloading

    Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin and Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company discuss the most important factors of reloading. These tips are paramount not only for maximum performance - but for safety as well.

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  • Historical Guns: Smith & Wesson Model 39

    Smith & Wesson Historian Mike Helms joins Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham in the studio to check out the Smith & Wesson Model 39. The first 9mm semi-auto pistol made in the United States, the Model 39 was originally known as the “9mm Automatic” when released in 1955, and its design ushered in a host o...

  • What’s the Best Powder for the 6mm GT?

    Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin and Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company discuss the 6mm GT, and the best options for powder when it comes to reloading this hot cartridge.

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  • Who Gets Into Reloading?

    Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin and Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company discuss which type of person is drawn to the reloading hobby and why that is.

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  • Historical Guns: Smith & Wesson .38 M&P

    Smith & Wesson Historian Mike Helms joins Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham in the studio to check out the Smith & Wesson .38 Military and Police (M&P) revolver. Originally released in 1899, this gun not only introduced the K-Frame and the M&P line, but was the first .38 Special revolver as well.

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  • How To Select Powder for the 6mm GT

    Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company and Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin discuss determining powder selection for the 6mm GT cartridge. Then, join KJ on the range to see how his ammo turned out.

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  • Historical Guns: Smith & Wesson Model 1

    Smith & Wesson Historian Mike Helms joins Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham in the studio to check out the Smith & Wesson Model 1. This is the gun that put Smith & Wesson on the map, and if you’re interested in firearm history, this is one you don’t want to miss.

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  • Bad Brass? What to Look For

    How do you know if your brass is bad and shouldn’t be reloaded? Beyond the obvious things to look for, Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company and Guns & Gear’s Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin dive into the topic.

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  • Historical Guns: Smith & Wesson ‘Baby Russian’

    Smith & Wesson Historian MIke Helms joins Guns & Gear’s Ryan Gresham in the studio to check out the Smith & Wesson .38 Single-Action, better known as the “Baby Russian”. This top-break revolver from 1875 is chambered in .38 S&W and Mike and Ryan go through its unique history and design, as well a...

  • Developing a Custom Load

    As a reloader developing a custom cartridge, finding your rifling and determining your seating depth is critical. In this Guns & Gear Bonus Tip, Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin visits with Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company to discuss the “old school way” of getting it right.

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  • Hard-Hitting DoubleTap Ammo for Revolvers

    Gun Talk’s Chris Cerino provides a quick overview of DoubleTap Ammo’s premium choices for defensive rounds for revolvers. Captured during a Range Ready Studios event promoting the new Smith & Wesson Ultimate Carry J-Frame, a Lipsey’s exclusive.

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  • How Long Will Magnum Brass Last?

    As a reloader, how do you know when your brass shouldn’t be reused? In this Guns & Gear Bonus Tip, Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin visits with Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company to determine the answer to this question, and more.

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  • Revolutionizing the J-Frame Revolver

    How do you improve an icon? Smith & Wesson and Lipsey’s have teamed up to release the Ultimate Carry J-Frame and Lipsey’s Jason Cloessner joined Gun Talk’s Ryan Gresham on the range at Range Ready Studios to check it out.

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  • 7mm PRC: Balancing Velocity & Accuracy

    In reloading the 7mm PRC, how do you determine case fill to achieve good velocity, but without a sacrifice in accuracy? In this Guns & Gear Bonus Tip, Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin visits with Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company to determine the answer to this question, and more.

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  • The Shoot SIG Match at Range Ready

    Shoot SIG recently made a stop at Gun Talk’s Range Ready Studios in Robert, Louisiana, and SIG’s Phil Strader (along with Max Michel) walks through what makes these events a ton of fun. Plus, you can win some really great prizes from SIG SAUER.

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  • 7mm PRC: Picking the Right Powder

    So you’re wanting to load 7mm PRC, but don’t know where to begin when it comes to powder? In this Guns & Gear Bonus Tip, Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin visits with Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company to determine the answer to this question, and more.

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  • Smith & Wesson Ultimate Carry J-Frame

    Smith & Wesson and Lipsey’s have teamed up to release the Ultimate Carry J-Frame and S&W’s Andrew Gore joined Gun Talk’s Ryan Gresham on the range at Range Ready Studios to walk through all of the features of this hot new wheelgun series.

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  • Researching Load Data

    As a reloader, when researching load data for a new caliber or hard-to-find chambering, how do you get the right information? In this Guns & Gear Bonus Tip, Kevin “KJ” Jarnagin visits with Kent Sakamoto of Hodgdon Powder Company to determine the answer to this question, and more.

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