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THE COLT PYTHON IS BACK! – TGC News!


This week on TGC News, Sig gets crossed, Ruger
craps on FN and Colt resurrects the
big snake. 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. Holy crap its 2020. I hope everyone had a very happy gunsgiving,
merry gunmas, and a very happy gunnikah oh and because i’ll probably forget to force
this joke next week, happy gun year! LOL im an idiot. How about some news? We have a ton of stuff to cover so let’s get
to it. First up this week, Sig Sauer has introduced
a new bolt action rifle called the Cross. It looks a buttload like the Fix from Q, which
is weird because the head of Q used to work for Sig. Let’s leave that drama for the comment section
and talk about the gun. At its core, the gun will be available in
3 different calibers. 308, 6.5 creedmoor and the new .277 Sig Fury. I’ll get to that in a second. You can select from either a 16 inch barrel
in the 308 and 277 or an 18 inch in the 6.5. All of the guns have a fully adjustable folding
stock, MLOK rails out front and they all take AI mags. They call it the cross because they say that
its a rifle that you can take hunting because its weighs in at just over 6.5 pounds or you
could use in a precision match, because they say it’s up to that task as well. The trigger, is a 2 stage unit and according
to some promo videos I’ve seen floating around, the pull is extremely lightweight. The 277 fury that I mentioned earlier is a
sort of trickle down from the next generation weapons trials that the US military was fueling. 277 is equivalent to 6.8 and they have a high
pressure version of this round that has a steel backend on the case to handle higher
pressures and rocket the 140 gr bullet down the pipe at over 3000 feet per second. Even though you can in theory get one of these
rifles chambered for that new caliber, I haven’t been able to find any info on ammo availability
or pricing, which we will likely see at SHOT show. Either way, the Q Fix by Sig Sauer looks promising
with an estimated street price of under 1600 bucks which is about HALF of the price of
the actual fix rifle. What do you guys think? Is this new Sig going to be the bees knees
or is it wet bread? Sound off in the comments and let’s talk about
it. Next up this week, a legend returns. Since I got into guns about a decade ago,
whenever the topic of revolvers came up, the one that always got a mention for being incredible
was the Colt Python. It was iconic. And for some reason was taken out of production
around the year 2000 with a few custom guns trickling out until 2005. Because of that, the collector value of the
guns increased to the point where they bring 2 and 3 thousand dollars each depending on
condition. Finding a like new version of the gun was
tough. Until now. Colt has resurrected the python. The 2020 pythons will still be chambered in
357 magnum, they’ll be available with a 4.25 or 6 inch barrel and they are all going to
be stainless steel, at least at first. The new gun does also bring some changes. The biggest thing is the overarching thing
of making the gun stronger with better materials and slight tweaks to the design that make
the frame more robust. The sights have been updated as well, so you’ll
be able to swap the front sight out with sights from the Cobra and King Cobra a bit more easily
and the rear sight is an adjustable target unit. And on top of that the action as been completely
redesigned and now has 14 less parts. They’re claiming the trigger pull is something
you need to feel for yourself. I suppose we will have to see what that actually
means. The reality of this new python is that it
signals colt’s further attempts for relevancy based on old designs. The question that I can’t get out of my head,
will that be enough to keep them out of yet another bankruptcy? We shall see. Izzy, fire it up. You know what time it is. There are a bunch more products to cover this
week. First up, Ruger has released a new version
of the Gp100 from their custom shop. Its chambered in 9mm, and looks fantastic. Except for the weird gap in the middle because
they’re using a short cylinder and extended forcing cone to keep things accurate. Pricing on that is 1549. Ruger has also announced that they will be
shitting all over FN this year with the new Ruger 57 chambered in 5.7×28. Long story short, this is Ruger taking a stab
at making an interesting caliber a little bit more affordable to shoot. The FN 5 7 pistol has an MSRP of 1435 while
the ruger comes in at 799 with the same 20 round mag capacity and arguably a better feature
set for the money. I’m excited about that one. Kriss USA has also announced a new one. They’ve taken the much loved Kriss Vector
and chambered it in 22 long rifle. They have 6 different variants, 3 colors in
both pistol and rifle versions and the price tag is 649 MSRP. Thats gonna be a fun one to shoot im sure. Mossberg has announced a new Miculek signature
shotgun called the 940 JM Pro. I’ll tell you what it is dripping in competition
features. Sure, it’s got adjustable length of pull,
a nice extended charging handle, and enlarged bolt release. That’s expected, but it also has an improved
gas system, briley chokes, as well as a loading gate set up for quad loads. And the promo video watching Jerry and Lena
run the crap out of it doesn’t hurt either. MSRP on that is 1015 bucks. And rounding us out, Savage has released their
first ever semi auto shotgun. It’s called the Renegauge. It will come in a few different flavors and
barrel lengths from 24 to 28 inch, and the core of the gun is the new DRIV self regulating
gas system which claims to cycle any load easily with minimal impact to the gun or shooter. The furniture on the gun is a sort of squinted
eye version of the magpul stuff mixed with the accufit from savage and doesn’t look half
bad. The all black gun is priced at 1449 and the
camo version is 100 bucks more. 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 little bad boy is a Life Card. I’m sure if you haven’t lived under a rock
you may have seen one of these. It’s meant to be a credit card-sized gun. That’s a very very large credit card, it’s
about the same size this way but thickness-wise little bit different. Either way, it’s a single shot 22, kind of
opens up like that, and you got your little trigger-dingus there, you can open the barrel,
yada yada, it’s got a little snap cap in there now, you cock it as such. And this is how you shoot it. I mean, there’s no sights, there are no sites
on this thing. It is not accurate at all but it is a really
neat gun. This is one of those things that is a novelty,
and may be relevant in the future but for me this was one of those guns I was like,
yeah I’d love to have one of those, that’s pretty neat! If you guys enjoyed this little look at my
guns, and want to see more, let me know in the comments. Instead of friendly fire this week, I’m gonna
switch it up a little bit. We are rolling into a new year and there is
a LOT of stuff going on. First up, I want you guys to feel free in
the comments on this video to ask us anything. I am going to be watching the comments for
the really good questions. Think of something decent, because we are
going to answer them while we are on tour. Yep. SHOT show is coming up in a couple weeks and
this year instead of flying, we are driving from eastern Pennsylvania to Las Vegas. It’s around a 5000 mile round trip I believe? It’s going to be me, Genevieve, her service
dog Felix and also her dad, rolling across the US. We haven’t exactly figured out our route just
yet BUT if you have someplace you think we should stop on the way, LET US KNOW! We are going to be vlogging the entire trip
and I know it’s going to be awesome. All that to say, post your questions, we will
answer them in our upcoming TGC tour series. Also, I want to tell you all that as we roll
into our 5th anniversary in the middle of this year, I am extremely thankful for you
all. We are going to be trying lots of new types
of content and ideas here on TGC and I hope you all are willing to be right there with
us as we try to continue evolving and making the best content we know how. 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.

100 thoughts on “THE COLT PYTHON IS BACK! – TGC News!

  1. Hey all! Be sure to use the code TGCBAG at http://www.tacpack.com ,also, the MX Rail is awesome with code TGC10 over at http://www.kineticdg.com !

  2. It's not on the way to Vegas, so maybe on your way home you can go the long way around through Wyoming. If you can then take 2 or 3 days to go through the Cody museum. You will not regret the time spent.

  3. What do you think of the new 350 Legend? Im thinking about building a pistol chambered in it and was curious what you guys think about it.

  4. If you can get to Dayton, Ohio. Then the "NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE™" is a must. Just seeing the North American XB-70 Valkyrie is worth the visit.

  5. You guys should swing by the world's largest truck stop in Iowa. It's pretty cool. And if you care about cell service, avoid at all costs going through Wyoming. The I80 might save time but it is fucking boring!

  6. That JM 940 is looking pretty awesome and the price will end up between $825-$900, worth it IMHO and then some, that thing was gorgeous.

  7. ask DMPS/ Panther arms when the will bring back the rapid ex. Windage kbob for the Ar 15 A1 series of rifles. The retro rifle trend is growing. and the egg heads took the part out of production. I NEED AT LEAST 6. TO FINISH a
    RETRO rifle block build i am doing.

  8. What is up with people overly emphasizing gimmicky training and/or gear lately. Are people thinking they're prepping for the big igloo, or are they trying to push off gimmicky things they learned of in a class they took to feel superior?

  9. that card sized 22 is more for a "liberator" type role.. keep it hidden until you can stick it in the bad guys eye

  10. What ever happened to the new 9mm from Hi Point? They were all about it at Shot Show 2019 and then any news on it all went dark. There was that whole Yeet Cannon thing but then nothing.

  11. Really happy to see another 5.7 gun out. Looks like a great deal. But I think we can all agree, that Python is really what trips the trigger!!

  12. Will you be covering all the unconstitutional BS going on in Virginia. The American People need to know.. 80% of ppl I talk to have no clue anything is going on in Virginia

  13. You need to stop off at Whitakers guns in Owensboro, KY. Also do we know when ruger will be releasing the 57. I looked but couldn't find anything on it

  14. Do see Bloomberg's bid for POTUS having a major effect on the future of gun rights. Personally I feel his run will have a similar effect of the Democratic candidate as the 'Nader Traders' did in 2000.

  15. Hey TGC, not a question, more of a request. Please try to make it to all of the new guns that come out, even the very obscure/gimmicky ones. They never see good coverage and I discover some of them by the time they are sold out or years later..

  16. What was the biggest setback TGC faced in 2019? How did yall as a company rebound from it, and how do you plan to not face that again?

  17. Question that I have never seen the answer to… Where do you store the equipment associated with your firearms? The guns go in the safe, but where do the extra magazines go? And where do you store the gun cases when not in use, including the rifle cases? What are the solutions that you have found to these issues?

  18. I really want to know what are you most excited to go play with on Range day but what is your biggest pet peeve. I hate that word with the Firearms industry or Firearms owners

  19. What is the most under-rated modern caliber (I vote any 6.5/6.8 based round) ? Talking about the newer high ballistic coefficiency and amazing fps for case size calibers we're seeing in this new generation of rounds. Also, what caliber is most made obsolete because of these (I'd vote .308) ?

  20. Yall should stop in fort Leavenworth near Kansas City. It would be cool to see y’all. Also great place for bbq

  21. Will nemesis arms ANSR rifle have any competition at a cheaper more affordable price for long range shooting in the future and are there any other companies doing anything similar to this rifle platform system

  22. "sees cool guns news sees colt python stuff skip skip skip" next up they will be selling their navy dragoon model in 22lr. colt has hollowed it'self out. they have nothing new to offer and i doubt anyone thinks they still have the stranglehold on superior quality they once had.

  23. Jon, There is a great range called North Shore Sports Club in Lake Forest, Illinois. If you do happen to take 80 west and don't mind a quick detour, they have a ferrari and a harley in the showroom. I'd be happy to take time off work to come meet you guys there! Cleanest and nicest range in the area as far as I am concerned. Super cool staff as well!

  24. https://www.sportsmensalliance.org/news/georgia-legislation-bans-common-hunting-clay-bird-shooting-guns/?fbclid=IwAR30chb_Dk6kGr4klK0gP9fnXSpdPdKINmmkW0S0J1-8rnsx6CGtlIaCbWs

  25. The PRS will become the hottest segment in the bolt action world. Sig has the right idea of making the CROSS customizable, light, foldable and accurate. Previously Remington had the monopoly on mil grade chassis rifles. Thanks to Ruger & Sig for bringing them to the masses.

  26. As a Clevelander, (Steelers SUCK) you must hit Tony Packos in Toledo for a classic Hungarian Hotdog as well killer pickles. 2 minutes off highway and every president has autographed the homemade buns since Carter

  27. Guns are getting stupid. Hk sp5’s selling for $3500. Colt pythons already selling for $3100. Ak’s now $800.

    I’m getting priced out fellas.

  28. Try runza, there a fast food joint in Nebraska. The one I usually stop at is in Sydney Nebraska in front of Walmart. Also that's the cabela's company headquarters, but one of the smallest stores they have, go figure lol

  29. Hey it looks like you will probably come through southern Utah. Trust me, visit Zions National Park, snow canyon state park, and if you can Bryce Canyon. Truly stunning and beautiful parks. I’ll gladly be your tour guide. I have never heard of a single person regret visiting these places.

  30. Be safe on that long drive. Just fyi I think its safe to say we want to see yours and your friends guns and know what made you get them.

  31. Park that RV @ the Clark County shooting Complex when you come to town. Plenty of spots and an amazing view of the strip.

  32. The Struggle Bus: Inter Ordinance ( IO ) just sent me back my still defective AK rifle after sitting on it for 3 years and they were a nightmare to work with. Is it just me or is this a more widespread problem with IO these days?

  33. Super Pumped for all these guns!!! The Cross is sick and under $2k! Love the Ruger 5.7- would love for that cartridge to get popular and affordable- it's a superior pistol cartridge! Everything seems amazing to me!

  34. If driving I80 you will be within 300 feet of Brownells. You could arrange to video your visit to this awesome facility. Easy off and on to the interstate. Good overnight stop with decent food and motels.

  35. Not sure if you'll get this far south of I-80, but check out The Log Cabin Shoppe in Lodi, OH. Lots of really unique firearms and related stuff in there

  36. As of January 6th 2020 Indiana bill 203 that Sen. Greg Taylor introduced banning firearms and magazines. Your thoughts on this?

  37. Question about concealed carry: I have trouble when standing at a urinal when carrying. No I'm not a 2 streamer… My pants obviously sag and I feel really awkward basically holding my piece in one hand and my holster with the other. Any advice for when a stall isn't available so I can avoid unwanted attention?

  38. If you're a fan of FPS Russia and appreciate the content he put out back in the day, please consider signing the petition to pardon him in order to regain his second amendment rights. http://chng.it/LjTTvQCX

  39. It's out of your way a little but if you pass through Salt Lake check out the indoor clay pigeon shotgun range at TNT Gun Range. I'm pretty sure TGC has covered it in the past. Cheers!

  40. I love the fact that Colt kept the circular trigger guard on the Python, (unlike their new cobra), a little worried about the trigger update, as the DA trigger on the original python was the standard by which all other pistols DA (both revolvers 7 semi's) were judged by.

  41. went to my local gun store, Vance Outdoors to pick up my pre-orde 6" Python today, it was checking out very well, AND THEN…..flashed the bore light from the forcing cone end and the last 1/4" was just totally nicked to hell on the lands and grooves as well as the unfinished recessed crown, which had not been deburred, chamfered or lapped. I handed the Python back to the counter guy and said "are you f$%king kidding me? From Colt? Like this!!" He was a somewhat younger guy but the kind that I could tell was attention to detail oriented, like me. His jaw dropped, the gun, other than the unfinished and heavily tool marked crown checked out perfect, timing, finish, trigger smooth as glass, lock up great, BUT, that damned ugly ass crown that looked like someone tried to clean the end of the barrel with a hollow ground screwdriver instead of a cleaning rod. The recessed crown had been cut, but it almosed looked like a pilot arbor had gone horribly off center or something as well as a total lack of post crown chamfer or lapping. He took it back to show the rest of the sales guys, who proceeded to all walk out to my section of counter and "OMG" and such which got the attention of the next customer( I was ticket # 443, he was #447) who, amazingly enough was also there to pick up his pre-order Python. He looked at the muzzle and you could see the lights start to dim in his eyes as he fairly loudly said, " well F#$K, now I'm worried what to expect from mine"!

  42. Oh John I have a question, since glock recently released a 22lr pistol which has been in the rumor mill forever do you think 2020 will be the year they release or venture towards a long gun release and have you heard any new rumors or gossip about glock?

  43. Take i70. Drop south to reloaders meca sedalia MO. Visit Sierra bullets, then litteraly cross the street and go to starline brass!

  44. Just figured I’d share this as much as possible since VA is getting all the attention. This is happening to us here in WA. A state that allows SBR’s and suppressors has come 180 and is now doin this… http://lawfilesext.leg.wa.gov/biennium/2019-20/Pdf/Bills/House%20Bills/2241.pdf

  45. If you are making a road trip you absolutely have to go to the Firearms Museum in Cody, WY https://centerofthewest.org/explore/firearms/ You will not be disappointed and more younger shooters need to be aware of it. Please stop and do a segment on it.

  46. Great video. You guys sure flew past that Ruger-57, I like both guns but personally I think it's a far more exciting announcement than the new python.

  47. You better go to arches national Park and canyon lands national Park in Utah, it looks like you're driving right past it and it really is a place you don't want to miss.

  48. The video was great, thank you. Great content and quality, as always. Regarding my opinion, won't waste time on that, companies don't listen to their customers, they listen to their accountants. Cheers and enjoy your trip!

  49. Who the fuck writes your scripts?
    Also is that question how many guns have you designed still valid?
    Also fuck you again. Fucking American action Jackson's will steal pretty much anything from a science project down to a fucking gun. Hope you choke saying Kalashnikov. That's why the bitch put his name on it. It's getting so fucking bad they put Tsar Bomba inside Trump's head. Welcome to the workshop guys. But I do want to know how ultra-National this year's SHOT show is going to be versus the last year's.?

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