This week on TGC News, Zevtech mind melds with Sig, Smith & wesson has 2 new pistols and an award for influencers that you guys control!
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.
Before we get into things today, I want to bring you guys up to date on the Barrett thing I announced last week. If you guys click the secret affiliate link in the description of this video 50,000 times total before Christmas, that’s december 25th, 2020 I’ll give away a Barrett 50BMG. As of today you have 11days and as of the filming of this video we are just under half way there. Get to it!
Let’s kick things off this week with some new pistols, shall we? First is the Z365 from Zevtech. Essentially this is a Sig Sauer P365 that has been dipped in Zevtech cladding. The main changes are the Zevtech Octane slide with optic cut, the Zevtech Pro barrel, Zev’s own fiber optic sights and a zev laser engraved stippling job. Other than that its got a standard trigger and comes with 2 10 round mags. The price for all that? 1199. Considering the regular 365 goes for about 500 bucks.. That means you’re paying about 700 for the upgrades. Now, if you went straight to zev, the slide and barrel alone are over 600 so its not that crazy of a bump and I suspect this type of thing is for a very specific customer. Gotta be honest, I kinda want one haha. I’m a bit bougie sometimes.
Also in new pistol news, Smith & wesson has 2 new ones from their M&P line up.
First up, the M&P 15-22 pistol, which is sort of a revamp of their old brace-less version, comes in 22 long rifle of course. It also has an 8 inch barrel, 25 round mags, MLOK handguard, and out back is the SBA3 brace. Really its a great compact package for the MSRP of 504 bucks. They also have a new 5.56 pistol with a 7.5 inch barrel, mlok handguard, blast diverter muzzle device, SBA3 brace, a flat face trigger which is rad, and the most interesting thing is that it comes with what is essentially a standard M&P pistol grip. It even has the interchangable backstraps. Its strange but I kinda love it. MSRP on that is 896. I’m curious to know what you guys think here. Is that Z365 something you would grab? Which of the M&P 15 pistols would you prefer with ammo being as silly as it is currently? Sound off in the comments and lets talk about it.
I also want to tell you guys about something a bit different this week. Its called the Gundie Awards and the basics are pretty simple. There are 15 different categories in which you can vote for your favorite influencers or creators. According to them This is about coming together to strengthen our community, no matter who your favorite influencer is. I’ll run through the categories and then explain my thoughts on it. You have breakout creator of the year, influencer of the year, most influential female and male of the year, and youtuber of the year. All of those fall under the Influence Categories. Tthen under the Content Creation Categories you have best crossover creator, best gun reviewer, most creative content of the year and most entertaining content of the year. After that, the fun categories include Best Outdoorsman, Best Gun Range or Shop, Best Shooter, Influencer Turned Entreprenuer, Most Innovative brand of the year and most likely to survive the apocalypse. I bet you’re already thinking of who you want to vote for in each of those. We are actually up for 2 categories this year, Influencer of the Year and YouTuber of the Year. However, I really want you guys to go vote for my fiance’, Genevieve, because shes actually up for 2 herself, Most Influential Female and Most Entertaining Content of the year. If you’ve seen her instagram reels you’ll know how good she is. I really would appreciate if you guys voted for her. Now, the way the voting works is actually pretty cool. You can vote once a day until December 31st. Each vote is actually an entry to win a specific prize for each category. So its fun for you guys to pick who you like the best and maybe win something AND its also really fun for us creators to see who makes it to the top. I’ll be sure to put a link to their website below so you guys can check it out.
We have a couple more things I want to share with you guys this week. Rock Island Auction recently sold one of the most interesting firearms to every cross their bench. It was Teddy Rosevelts Single Action Army Colt Revolver with factory engraving. How much did it sell for? A whopping 1.4 million dollars. An absolutely astonishing amount of money. If you ask me, this is something that would be a once in a lifetime thing to own and I think its really cool just to be able to see it. Theres actually a video of the sale on their channel if you want to see the excitement. My question to you guys, if you owned this, would you shoot it? I would!
And rounding us out is a tool that aims to take the load of your fingers when loading your mags. Its called the Bullet Blaster and its pretty simple. Its a 3D printed piece that you slide a finger or thumb into and using the protrusion to hold down the rounds in the mag whilst loading. For the price of 12.99 a piece, it doesn’t seem like a bad option if it works. However, in their own promo video you can see the thing hanging up and getting caught a bit while loading. Sure it might save your fingers but if it annoys you in the process, it may not be worth it. Not only that but this is not the only product like this ever made. I’ve seen one that is basically a thumb ring with a very similar core concept. I’ll let you guys tell me in the comments what you think of products like this.
Guntuber of the Week continues this week. If you don’t know, GunTuber of the Week is a segment where I share a gun related channel that by our standards, which are admittedly really high, puts out high quality, entertaining, informative content on a regular basis.
That being said, our GunTuber of the Week this time is 715 Tactical. Austins channel is young but very well put together. The B-roll he captures is some of my favorite and reminds me of channels with hundreds of thousands of subscribers. The presentations are straightforward and just good. Here’s a clip.
If you’re into that type of content, go find the link to his channel in the description and get subscribed. Be sure to tell him TGC sent you.
After you click the like button, be sure to hit the secret affiliate link down in the description, that would be a massive help for us and of course don’t forget to get subscribed for more gun news every week and as always, thank you all for watching, we’ll see you soon!
LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE:
Zev Z365- https://bit.ly/2WpWcf4
S&W M&P 15 pistols- https://bit.ly/3p6mb7w
– TGC gundies profile- https://thegundies.com/profile/5fbc3626f45e7a0017e15d1f
– Genevieve’s Gundies Profile – https://thegundies.com/profile/5fbd6bc1f85a9800178582b0
RIA revolver- https://www.rockislandauction.com/news/teddy-roosevelts-revolver-brings-1-4-million
Thumb loader- https://bit.ly/2LvclOe
Guntuber of the week- https://www.youtube.com/c/715Tactical – show some b-roll from 2-3 different videos