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Cimarron's Model 94 in 30-30

Michael Bane reviews Cimarron's Model 1984, talks about the history of Cimarron Firearms and the various 30-30 cartridges available today.

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The Revival of the Snub-Nose Revolvers aka the Roscoes

In this episode, Michael Bane asks the following question: Why would snub-nose revolvers come back into vogue?

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Lifestyles of the Armed and Famished

In this episode, Chef Mike is cocked and locked and ready for some cooking, but finds time for some gun stuff and shows you the challenges of buying guns in the Philippines.

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The Pulse of the Firearms Industry

Michael Bane sits down with Jim Shepherd who is considered one of the top experts when it comes to state of our industry.

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The Yellow Gun

Michael Bane talks about what he considers the ideal gun for National Rifle League .22 Long Range Rifle Competitions.

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Report from the 2019 Rimfire World Championship in Arkansas

Over 220 shooters competed in the 2nd World Championship organized by the Rimfire Challenge Shooting Association.

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A Remington Custom Shop Model 700

Michael Bane went to Texas to shoot one of the new custom bolt action rifles from Remington Custom Shop.

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SIG's New 365 SAS

The Sig P365 SAS is a "dehorned" deep concealment gun designed for close up use.

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New Weapon Lights and Flashlights from Streamlight

Michael Bane stops by Streamlight during his Shooting Gallery road trip back east and looks at some of their new products.

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The Para Light Double Action System

Michael Bane talks about PARA's Light Double Action (LDA) system which delivers 1911 performance from a double action fire control. James Tarr and Michael talk about the latest handgun innovations from Sig Sauer.

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Michael's 2nd Generation Ruger Competition 10/22

Michael Bane is at his range prepping for a NRL.22 Match using his second generation Ruger Competition 10/22 with its latest upgrades.

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Revolution Targets and The Trijicon SRO

Michael Bane shows off a new target from Revolution Targets. He also talks about the newly arrived Trijicon SRO and compare it with other handgun optics.

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The SIG P365 SAS

Michael Bane and SIG Sauer's Phil Strader talk about the new SIG P365 SAS which has a Flush Mounted FT Bullseye Sight embedded into the slide. Bane also shows of the guns he brings to the Rimfire Challenge World Championship.

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Ruger Hawkeye Long-Range Hunter in 6.5 PRC

In this episode Michael talks about the Ruger Hawkeye Long Range Hunter chambered in 6.5 PRC. He also have a chat with Ruger's Paul Pluff and Patrick Sweeney.

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Rock Island's New 3.10 Mini 1911

This week, Michael Bane introduces you to a little 1911 in .45 ACP. The Rock Island's Mini 1911 which will be released in late September 2019. We also look at Aimpoint's CompM5s.

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Optics and Accessories for Lever Action Rifles

Which gun will Michael grab if he has to "run out of the house"? In this episode he will show you a couple of his picks and the accessories that goes with them.

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Taurus TX22

In this SGO, we talk about .22 conversion units and the new rimfire pistol from Taurus.

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Mossberg MC1sc

Mossberg has jumped into the handgun market with a small frame single stack 9mm and Michael shares his first impression of the MC1sc.

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Crimson Trace CTL-3420 Riflescope and Stoeger STR-9

Michael Bane shows off his long range .22 rifle with the 4-20 Crimson Trace scope. He also brings you back to the OSG Roundtable to talk about the Stoeger STR-9.

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From a Metal Art Gun Cabinet to Glocks to Holsters

It's a catch up day at the Secret Hidden Bunker and interesting products are stacking up. He is also revisiting an ongoing Glock project after shooting a match.

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A .22 Rifle for the National Rifle League

The NRL .22 has become a very popular division in the National Rifle League and Michael Bane shows off his dedicated rifle for this shooting competition.

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Shooting the Marlin 336 Dark in 30-30 Win.

This is another addition to Michael Bane's growing selection of Lever Action rifles and he explains why Marlin has done everything right with their new Dark Series.

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The Charter Arms Professional and the Benelli 828u Sport

In this episode we take a look at the new Charter Arms Professional, a steel framed, 7-shot, 3-inch barrel, .32 H&R Magnum revolver. We also look at the Benelli 828u which Michael Bane has on his shopping list for Sporting Clays.

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The Rock Island Armory VR80

The VR80 12GA shotgun is a gas-operated semi-automatic with AR-15 ergonomics and control. Michael Bane took it for a spin in a 3-gun match and also decided to replace the stock and grip.

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Found at the Concealed Carry Expo

Michael Bane visited USCCA's Concealed Carry Expo in Pittsburgh and found some very interesting products.

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Ruger American Ranch Rifle in .350 Legend

Michael Bane has once again fallen in love with another gun. This time it is the new Ruger American Ranch Rifle in .350 Legend.

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NRA Show Report Part 2

This is the second report from the 2019 NRA Show and what products caught Michael Bane's attention in Indianapolis.

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Stephen Hunter on his latest book Game of Snipers

Michael Bane sits down with Stephen Hunter to talk about the latest Bob Lee Swagger adventure called "Game of Snipers". The book was released on July 30th, 2019.

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NRA Show Report Part 1

This is the first report from the 2019 NRA Show and what products caught Michael Bane's attention in Indianapolis.

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Survival Rifles

This week Michael Bane talks about Survival Rifles, from its original use by pilots during WWII to the the demand for these firearms today by civilians. He also shows you 2 examples of this category, the Henry US Survival Rifle and the Ruger 10/22 Takedown Lite.

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Taurus Guns And Puppies

This week Michael Bane talks about the latest from Taurus, shows off a new product from Streamlight, reintroduces you to Ernie Hill Speed Leather and lets you enjoy some puppies.

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Firearms Safety Rules

We don't need a long bullet list of safety rules. Here are the four important rules that make you safe.

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The 1885 Winchester High Wall

Michael Bane is considering going old school this year shooting long range rifles.

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Affordable Handguns

Michael Bane looks at affordable handguns from Honor Defense, Stoeger and SCCY.

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The Ruger Super GP100 Competition Revolver

Michael Bane reviews the 8-round, Ruger Custom Shop Super GP100 competition revolver chambered in .357 Magnum. He also shows you one of his custom GP100 from Lipsey's worked on by Cylinder & Slide.

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The MechTech CCU

Michael Bane introduces you to the Carbine Conversion Unit from MechTech Systems – an upper receiver which can be attached to a pistol “lower” such as a Glock 17, 1911s and the Springfield XD.

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DRTV weekly: The Guns of Rimfire Challenge World Championship

Michael Bane talks about the guns used by the competitors at this year's Rimfire World Championship in Missouri and Ruger's new 10/22 Competition Rifle

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DRTV weekly: From New School to Old School

Michael Bane is in catch up mode on products and news ' but he also goes back in time to show you his first battle rifle

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DRTV weekly: The Functions of 12 Gauge Firearms

This week Michael brings you up to date on firearms such as the 'Tac-14, the Mossberg Shockwave type guns that really rocked the industry 2 years ago.

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DRTV weekly: Having Fun at the OSG Roundtable

This week Michael shares some of his findings at last week's editorial roundtable where the firearms industry meets magazine editors and show producers.

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DRTV weekly: 1911 Treasures

This week Michael shows off some of his favorite 1911s.

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DRTV weekly: Glock Summer Projects

This week Michael Bane talks about some of his summer projects which is all about Glocks.

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DRTV weekly: Guns & Gear Q&A

Michael Bane talks about some of the guns & gear he's using in shooting competition, for home defense and concealed carry.'

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DRTV weekly: Busy With the New Season of 'The Best Defense'

Michael talks about the new season of the 'The Best Defense' which is now in full production, his Glock 19 project and his latest rimfire shooting competition

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DRTV weekly: Turnbull Restoration

Michael talks about an exciting giveaway at the Rimfire Challenge World Championship from Doug Turnbull and the return of the Concealed Carry Tips segment 'in the upcoming season of The Best Defense.

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DRTV weekly: Shooting Lever Action Rifles at Gunsite

Michael Bane returns from the Gunsite Academy after filming an episode of Shooting Gallery focusing on lever action rifles for self defense.

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DRTV weekly: In the Hot Seat: Mike Seeklander

This week Michael Bane talks with Mike Seeklander who last week won the Enhanced Service Pistol Class in'the International Defensive Pistol Association's (IDPA) National Championship.

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DRTV weekly: The Ruger Charger Project

This week Michael Bane reports to you from his shop where the Ruger Charger gets upgraded with a new chassis system.

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DRTV Weekly: EOTech is Back!

EOTech is back stronger than ever with new military contracts and new offerings of holographic sights and a brand new line of rifle scopes.

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DRTV Weekly: Ireland Trip and New Products from Crimson Trace

Michael reports from his trip to Ireland and shows off a couple of new products from Crimson Trace.

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Browning Buck Mark Field Target Model

Michael returns to .22 topics with some updates on 10/22 parts and a first look at the suppressor ready Browning Buck Mark Field Target pistol.

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Prepping for the Hog Hunt

Before Michael Bane travelled to Texas to shoot hogs with his 10 mm Ruger Redhawk, he had to make it ready. The prep almost "derailed" him.

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Big Horn Armory Model 89 Carbine in .500 S&W

Michael has a new grail gun.'The Big Horn Armory Model 89 lever-action rifle in .500 S&W Magnum continues the rich legacy of American firearms design and development.

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Working with the SIG P365

Michael has been shooting the SIG P365, a compact 9mm which recently won the 2018 Guns & Ammo Handgun & Innovation of the Year Award.

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DRTV Weekly 120518 Crimson Trace Lasersaddle Mossberg Shockwave

Michael Bane has received a laser specifically made for the Mossberg Shockwave. He also shows off the North American Arms Ranger II with some cool accessories.

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Tactical Solution Pac-Lite IV

This week Michael shows off his Pac-Lite IV for the Ruger Mark IV, a 5 inch Ruger/Lipseys GP100 in 10mm and Sightmark Red Dot sights.

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The Gun That Wouldn't Die

Just in the last couple of years, the small frame snub-nose revolvers have had a huge renaissance. Michael Bane gives you the reason.

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Concealed Carry and Responsibilities

Meet Dr. William Aprill, one of our experts on The Best Defense which premieres with a new season in January 2019. Aprill talks about the mindset and "who you really are" when you walk out the door with a concealed firearm.

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2 New Glocks: G43X and G48

It's a new year and what is the best way to start an new year with the launch of the Glock 43X and Glock 48. Michael Bane shows them off in detail.

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Beauty and the Beast

Michael has received a couple of guns that fit under the category "Beauty and the Beast". The Beauty is a custom Ruger Mark IV from Doug Turnbull. The Beast is a utilitarian version of the Desert Eagle.

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Tools of the Trade

Michael Bane talks about the tools you can use to improve your handgun skills from the comfort of your home.

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Cecil Burch

Cecil talks about how defensive firearms training has changed over the last few years and why we are more focused on a wide variety of elements besides regular square range shooting practices.

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New products from Streamlight

We stop by the Streamlight booth to learn about all their new products for 2019.

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Ruger Firearms - SHOT Show 2019

Michael Bane visits the Ruger booth to talk about Ruger Precision Rifles.

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Kahr Arms

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Wrapping up SHOT Show 2019

In their usual fashion Michael Bane and James Tarr wrap up this year's SHOT Show.

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More from SHOT Show 2019

Michael Bane talks about some products he found at SHOT which is now on his shopping list.

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A Lever Action in .458 SOCOM?

A little roundup of new products from Streamlight and Lucid Optics plus an interesting lever action rifle from Bishop Ammunition & Firearms.

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A World Class AK-47

Michael Bane shows you a one-off production of an AK-47 made by D&L Sports in Arizona.

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A Mini Gun Story - The Detonics Combat Master

In this episode, Michael Bane take you back to the 80s and talks about how Survivalist author Jerry Ahern made a special 1911 a top seller.

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Let's Review the Taurus Raging Hunter

This revolver is designed from the ground up as a .44 Magnum revolver for hunting. Michael Bane takes you through the specifics.

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Crimson Trace Red Dot on a Glock 19X

Michael Bane looks at Red Dot Sights for handguns and shows off his latest project on a G19X.

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Review: Kimber K6 TLE

Michael Bane finally got his hands on the Kimber K6 which is an evolutionary step forward for revolvers.

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A Beautified Winchester '94

Michael Bane sent his Pre-64 Winchester Model 94 to Tyler Gun Works for a "facelift" and here's what came back.

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