Gun Cranks Podcast
Will A Laser Get You Killed? | Episode 14

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!
The Cranks Burn Climate Change | Episode 219

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!
We've Got Listener Mail! | Episode 218

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.
The M1 Carbine: Still A Thing! | Episode 217

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?
What To Do With Your Guns When You Die | Episode 216

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.
MotoSchutzen: Motorcycles and Shooting | Episode 215

MotoSchutzen: Motorcycles and Shooting | Episode 215

What do motorcycles have to do with shooting? Plenty, if you take part in Motoschutzen — 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!
Stupid Potato Launcher Stunts | Episode 214

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.
Machine Guns: Fun or Fearsome? | Episode 213

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?
Introducing The "Hold My Beer" Awards | Episode 212

Introducing The “Hold My Beer” Awards | Episode 212

We've all heard them uttered. Those famous last words right before someone does something dumb or dangerous, or in most cases, both ... "Hold my beer!" This week, the Gun Cranks scoured the internet (and yes, got paid to do so) in order to bring you the first-ever "Hold My Beer" Awards. Do you agree with who won?