How Many Dumb Guns Do You Own? – TGC News!


This week on TGC News, Smith & Wesson resurrects
a magnum, Federal Gets Shorty, and tracking gun recoil on your phone is
now a thing! Welcome back to another episode of TGC News,
the only gun news show that covers things you actually care about, my name is Jon Patton. Shoutout to Izzy the Editor. I appreciate you more than you know. Now, the news, first up this week, a resurrected
classic from smith and wesson. The 648 was originally introduced back in
1989 and from what I could find, production was halted somewhere around 2005 2006. How about some specs? Its a 6 inch barrel, 22 magnum made of stainless
steel. Unlike the old version of the gun which only
held 6 rounds, the new ones hold 8. Side note for some of the newer gun guys out
there, if you see a number 6 at the front of a smith and wesson revolver model number,
that indicates that its a stainless gun instead of blued. The sights on the new 648 are pretty standard,
adjustable rear and black front. Rubber grips, double action single action. Blah blah blah, very similar to other smith
wheel guns. The thing that comes to mind when I see them
reintroducing this gun is the type of customer asking for it. The gun market is weird right now. You can’t go into any gun store without tripping
over AR’s and it seems everyone is focused on the next concealed carry gun, with or without
optic cut. You also have another subsection all about
precision bolt actions. My point is that it takes a special kind of
person to say, you know what I want a 22 caliber projectile BUT i want to pay more for the
ammo. Sure, you get more velocity and better bullet
designs but is anyone really hunting with these. And then I start to think of the reason that
gun culture is so wonderful to begin with. It’s not always about market share and the
things that are economically intelligent. I mean, I own a bunch of stupid guns on purpose. And I think this 648 falls into the category
of, I just want that for some folks. The price for the new 22 magnum 648 comes
in at 749 MSRP. I want to know what you guys think. Are you the kind of shooter to buy guns just
because or do they have to have a purpose for you to pull the trigger? Pun intended. Sound off in the comments and let’s talk about
it. Next up this week, Federal has released a
new shotgun shell line. And now that you’ve let out a collective sigh,
I’ll tell you that these are actually pretty cool. They’re called Shorty Shells and they are
adorable little, 12 gauge shells in a few varieties. Number 4 buck, which has a velocity of 1200
feet per second, A 1 ounce rifled slug going 1200 fps, and then number 8 shot going 1145
feet per second. 2 things come to mind after running through
those specifications. All of those, even though they are a full
inch shorter, have the same performance as a standard length shell. And then i start to think about the uses for
such a product. In theory, you can fit WAY more shells into
the tube of a pump shotgun if they take up less space and if they perform the same, then
you win. However, its a theory because shotguns like
the Mossberg’s and Remingtons have trouble feeding the shorter shells. Can you imagine how nice it would be to have
a Shockwave with something like 9 rounds in the tube instead of 5. I dunno if that’s the actual amount I’m just
making a point. It would be cool if that worked. Maybe more tiny shotgun shells being available
will make the shotgun brands come up with a way to make them cycle properly and then
everyone wins. Innovation? Wow! Let’s try it! The downside? The slug and buck cost about a dollar 20 per
round and the 8-shot, which normally is around 25 cents per shot, comes out to be about 60
cents per shot. So a quite bit more expensive. Let’s get into some rapid fire. A company you might be familiar with called
Mantis has come out with one of the most interesting training tools I’ve seen in a long time. It’s called the X10 and its the latest version
of their gun tracking system. The long and short of this is that you attach
a sensor to your gun and using telemetry and magic, you will get a graphical readout of
how you are performing. It measures things like movement under trigger
pull, how fast you are moving and now it measures recoil and holster draw. I’ve tried the older versions and really enjoyed
them so I have high expectations for this new version. Pricing is set at 249.99 and if it actually
helps that might be worth it. American Tactical Imports also known as ATI
has introduced a new AR style shotgun to the market. It’s called the MilSport 410 shotgun. Long story short, its chambered in 410, has
a 5 round mag and looks just like an AR15. You may be familiar with their Omni shotgun
and this is essentially the same thing but with forged receivers and a higher price tag. Going from polymer to forged receivers will
cost you an extra hundred bucks with an MSRP landing at 719.95. Sig Sauer has introduced a new line of ammo
called Elite Hunter Tipped ammunition. The name pretty much gives away its intent. Its available in 8 different calibers including
243, 308, 300 win mag, the creedmoors and a few others. The idea here is that the tip much like every
other tipped bullet, helps with flight stability as well as chambering consistency and most
importantly consistent expansion upon entering a flesh target. Pricing starts at 36.95 per box. Raise your hand if you want to see us test
that stuff. And now, as you guys requested, Patton’s Armory. This is a segment where I grab one of my personal
guns and tell you guys about it. This is lovingly known as the Chaos Carbine,
this is the 2ns AR that I ever assembled. It holds a special place in my heart because
I shot it a ton. I think he’s probably got 12-13,000 rounds
through rounds through the barrel. Lemme run through the parts real quick, it’s
got a vg6 brake with their kind of bird cage thing, a Daniel Defense Barrel, A2 sight this
is an AB arms forend. Despite the weird looks it’s actually really
comfortable, I kind of grab it around the frontend right like that super nice I actually
like that. It’s actually a piston gun it has an osprey
defense piston system in here which I love is never given me a problem, I think this
is a DPMS upper I’m not sure it’s slick side just something I decided to go with. It’s got a polymer lower from a company called
Plum Crazy, you never see them around because they don’t exist anymore. This is a funny story the original Hammer
broke one time and I was dry firing it because it was made out of plastic and I replaced
it with a Geissele Super Dynamic 3 Gun, talk about going from zero to hero, this is a really
really fast trigger, one of my favorites. I don’t know what charging handle this is
no longer existing companies rear sight that goes like vertical to 45° both ways. it’s got a Magpul stock out back, it’s got
a Fab defense grip because I like finger grooves and that’s it, this thing has been with me
for a long time been through a lot of life with me and still keeps on ticking/ It weighs-in
at, I think, 6.2 pounds, so it’s a lightweight piston gun and it runs really really well
and I absolutely love it. And that is it for this week’s show. Guys if you disliked this video, hit that
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