This week on TGC News, Sig fancies up a classic,
Wilson Combat fancies up a Sig, theres a new netflix for 3d printed guns and we sold enough
guns in march to arm an entire city! 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.
Another week of CoronaVirus and another week of news. I hope that you guys are staying
healthy. I do need one big favor from you guys, if you’ve bought a gun in the last 10
years, I need you to hit the like button on this video. it’s super important that you
guys do that. Thank you big much for all of your support!
Now, how about some news? Shout out to all the guys that are sick and tired of Gucci
glocks because Wilson Combat has a new one and it’s not a glock. It’s a Sig P320, sort
of. It’s called the WCP 320 and it was created in partnership with Sig. Starting from the
top down, they take an unfinished 320 slide and machine it with Wilson’s XTac pattern
on the front and rear sides, as well as on the top. They’ve also swapped out the sights
for their own battle sights with a fiber optic front. The fire control group actually has
a special serial number starting with WC and the trigger is Sig’s own X Full unit with
a flat blade. It’s a great factory trigger actually. They have an option to upgrade to
the grey guns stuff if you choose to go that way. And the fire control group rests inside
Wilson Combat’s own 320 grip module which has their signature grip texture all over,
and a beveled magwell. Besides that, it has a 4.7 inch barrel and comes with 2 17-round
mags. All in all, it seems like a solid option for a tuned up 320. And I’m sure you guys
are sitting there going, JON HOW MUCH IS IT? Thats a good question. The base price for
the WCP 320 is 1195 dollars. Not cheap but certainly not the most expensive Wilson available.
If you want to compare that to the Sig X5 Legion, which is their sort of top of the
line version of the 320, this wilson comes in about 200 bucks higher in pricing. What
do you guys think of this? Is the juice worth the squeeze? Are you relieved to see a 320
instead of another glock? Did someone just cough in the other room? Sound off in the
comments and let’s talk about it! Speaking of Sig performance guns. They’ve
expanded their Legion line of guns with the new P220 10MM SAO. I’ll break it down real
quick, they’ve taken the P220 in 10mm and added a little bit of fanciness. The legion
treatment on this single action only variant of the gun nets it a lighter trigger pull,
sigs XRAY3 day/night sights, a specific gray coating on the frame, different g10 grips,
and that’s about it. They say this is putting a modern twist on a Sig classic. To me, this
is churching-up an obsolete gun. Even with the horsepower offerings from the 10mm, I
find it hard to wrap my brain around why someone would grab this. Short of being a Sig enthusiast,
I just don’t see the reasoning. But hey, i’m just a guy on the internet. 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 something,
I don’t know if I’ve shown this on the show before, but this is something that’s really
really cool. This my 6.5 Creedmoor build that Ben helped me with. This is my 1000-yard gun.
It’s got a Ballistic Advantage 24-inch barrel, Zrodelta brake, this is an atlas bipod, Lancer
handguard in carbon fiber, right now it’s rocking a Nightforce shv optic, the Magpul
stock out back. Sharp’s Brothers / Spikes Tactical AR 10 receivers, it’s got a lancer
mag in there, it has a geissele national match 2-stage trigger in it and of course a Zrodelta
mount on the optic. This is a BA gun, it shoots fantastic, I’m really proud of this thing
and it’s my favorite long-range gun in my collection right now. So there you have it,
the 6.5 Creedmoor this thing does not have a name, I don’t have a name for that build.
If you guys want to see more of my guns let me know down in the comments hope you enjoyed
that. How about a little industry news to spice
things up? You guys remember Defense Distributed? They’re one of the key companies behind the
3D Printed Gun movement and it seems they have a new plan to get the files out to the
public. A few years back their site called Defcad was shut down by the Obama administration
citing violations of ITAR or the international traffic in arms regulations. Adam did a legal
brief on ITAR a while back if you want to understand that more. Under the trump admin,
Defcad was allowed to start sharing files once again, but they’ve been sued by a few
states and are constantly under attack for distributing freedom files. What they are
trying to do now is a sort of Netflix for guns. The plan is to charge an annual fee
of 50 bucks for access to the Defcad website and thus insulate them from ITAR regulations.
Moving to a paywall or membership model allows them to regulate or control the locations
from which their users hail. They plan to use geolocation and other undisclosed methods
to determine whether folks are based in the US or not. Honestly I have no idea whether
or not this actually insulates them or not BUT I find it very interesting nonetheless.
3D printing guns is fantastic. And I think it’s very interesting watching the US and
State governments trying to control the blueprint files because once something is on the internet,
it’s nearly impossible to erase, just ask Beyonce. There’s no intel yet on when this
service would launch BUT I’m excited to see what the future holds.
Also in industry news, it seems that we have set another massive record. The FBI stats
for the National Instant Check System are in and wow. Every month this year has been
a new record. January had 2.7 million background checks. February has 2.8 million. Both the
highest for those months in our history. In the month of March in 2020, there were 3.7
million background checks. Last month we set the record for the most background checks
EVER. This number is so staggering I’ve got to give you some more data. In the
first 3 months of this year, we have had more rough population of the US is about 330 million
people. We bought enough guns in march to arm 10 percent of the entire US.
You could arm the entire city of philadelphia twice with that many guns. AND that’s assuming
that folks only bought one, which we all know is highly unlikely. If you drink, grab a beer
and drink one for freedom, if you don’t drink, grab a beer and have one for freedom. That
is amazing. To be honest with you, I have no idea
what I will do with it. I hate that it even exists so it’s gonna be a struggle for me.
However, that Wilson Combat 320 looks pretty sweet and costs about 1200 bucks haha. Look for local gun shops that are open and have a range. I’m not sure
if they will all be in operation but they may be your only option. ALSO, dry firing
is a decent way to improve. You could also look into getting a SIRT pistol if you want
to ramp up from there. Yes and no. Keep in mind that gun businesses in large part remain open so the challenge is
less about quarantine and more about the limitations of less people at work and very likely a huge
surge in orders over the last month. Most brands, especially the smaller ones, will
be focusing on meeting current demand rather than innovating. I’m sure the things that
were set to launch at NRAAM will come out across the year but there’s certainly a lot
less pressure to do that when the dollars are pouring in. If you want to ask a friendly fire question, jump over to Subscribestar and support us there! Before we go, I want to make sure that I include
a farewell to someone very important to the gun world. Edward Avila, the founder of AR15.com
passed away at the end of March and we are super sad to see him go. Apparently he had
been battling cancer for some time and lost that fight. His impact on the gun world through
Arfcom was massive and he will be missed. A sad note to end on but That is it for this
week’s show. I would love it if you guys hit the like button to show your support and if
you think we’ve earned it, get subscribed as well. As always, thank you all for watching.
We’ll see you soon.