New Ruger & Remington stuff, Proof Switch and Headache Relief?! – TGC News!
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This week on TGC News, Ruger and Remington
drop new stuff, Proof hits the Switch and headache relief you probably aren’t expecting! 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.
First up this week is a product that is bound to be a forehead slapper. Why didn’t I think
of that? Well here it is: Sightlines by Noisefighters. The hearing protection cushions that work
WITH your eye protection and don’t give you a headache after extended use. So what is
it? Essentially its a set of cushions that have a small channel cut out on the top to
allow the side bars of your eyewear to fit comfortably against your head. In theory this
would cut down on headaches and pain in general on your head caused by typical ear pro pushing
the sidebars into your head with a good amount of force. On the surface, they appear to be
decent quality, all made in the USA. It’s impossible to truly tell if they will be comfortable
or not, but this is definitely a great idea. My only concern is the height of the channel
on the cushion. My personal preference is to bury my eyewear against the top of my ear.
These things kind of force the sides to rest higher and off the ear to get a good seal
and control the sound levels that come in. I get it but I will have to try it out to
see if it works for me. I mentioned this to Neal Brace, the creator of the product and
he sent me this cell phone image to show that it does fit correctly for him. As far as cost
goes, in order to get a set of these you have to back the Kickstarter for 25 bucks which
almost doubles the cost of your ear pro in certain cases, but I suppose the comfort could
be worth it. If you have more expensive ear pro this is a no brainer. They have a list
on the website of a whole mess of ear pro that these will function with. I mean my biggest
complaint about the earpro that I use a lot, the Howard Leight Impact Sports is that the
cushions suck. They have some of the best sound quality, so imagine if they had great
cushions AND good sound quality. Would be pretty cool right? The long and short of this
is that it’s a crowdfunding campaign and you are not guaranteed to get the product in hand
so play at your own risk. I also think that because this is NOT gun specific, we most
likely won’t see it get shut down like we did with the Automatic Mag-loader we talked
about a while back. Time will tell if the Sightlines get off the ground. And if you
want to check out their kickstarter campaign, there is a link in the description. And in precision rifle news, Proof Research,
best known for their super high quality carbon fiber wrapped barrels, has just released a
new Rifle system called Switch. Now the concept of swapping calibers and barrels isn’t exactly
new, however, this is certainly one of the more complete and simple versions out there.
The gun as a whole weighs in at just over 7 lbs so it can be used for anything from
varminting to big game hunting and then if you want you can take the same rifle and go
shoot a precision rifle match. It’s a neat system for sure. The way Proof describes it
is like having a safe full of custom rifles rolled into one. I’ll try and break it down
the best I can. The core of the rifle is the Big Horn Arms action and floating bolt head.
This allows the end user to swap the bolt face for the various calibers in just a matter
of minutes. And although it’s a little more complex than an AR15, it’s still a relatively
easy process to swap calibers. Once you’re down to the bare action, you screw in the
barrel, check headspace, then tighten down the barrel nut and cap it off, and then you
re-check the headspace once more to confirm. From there it’s just a matter of reinstalling
the bolt, stock and bottom metal, and of course, using the appropriate magazine. Proof has
a really good tutorial video if you want to see an in depth look at how its done. The
thing that I think is special about this system is that not only are you going to have barrels
available from the get go, unlike with certain semi auto attempts at multi caliber systems
but you have them available from one of the best barrel manufacturers on the planet. Off
the bat, you will be able to get this in 8 different calibers including everyones favorites
223, 308, 6.5 creedmoor and a few others in both carbon fiber and steel offerings. How
much is it Jon? I can hear you asking from here. Yes this is going to hurt. The base
rifle is $3,999. The barrels are not listed on the website for sale yet BUT going from
their other offerings, the carbon barrels will go for about a grand and the steel ones
for about 500 bucks. And that is not including the optic or any other accessories. This is
not cheap. But that was never the idea with anything proof research makes. I would LOVE
to see some independent accuracy testing to see just how good these things are when you
swap from barrel to barrel. They guarantee ½ MOA groups I’m curious to see if that will
hold up. I’m also curious to see what you guys think of a multi caliber bolt action
system. Would you get into something like this over buying multiple rifles? Jamming more in this week the Big R is trying
to stay afloat with a new gun. Dubbed the R1 Limited, this new double stack 1911 is
exactly what it looks like, a competition ready 1911. The basics are fairly simple chambered
in 9mm, 19 round mags, huge magwell, aggressive VZ G10 grips, 5 inch barrel, fiber optic front
sight, adjustable rear, ambi safety, and PVD coating. All for the MSRP of 1250 dollars.
Ruger, in an attempt to get into every week of TGC news, has released some more incremental
additions to their line up, in regards to wheel guns, the SP101 can now be had in .327
Federal, the Gp100 can now be had in a 7 shot version in the 2.5, 4, and 6 inch versions
and the Redhawk can now be had with a sleeved barrel which is said to increase accuracy,
unknown about that. Beyond that, they’ve update the Ruger Number 1 to be available in 450
Marlin and they’ve added 2 new versions of the 10/22. One with a scope and case and one
that’s meant to be a competition/target type rifle with a fancy wood laminate stock and
lightweight tension barrel. It seriously seems like they are adding new stuff every week.
I don’t hate it because it gives us new stuff to talk about AND it seems like they have
their finger on the pulse of what their customers want. Its very rare for you guys to get upset
with a new product from Ruger. Our friendly fire question this week comes
from the TGC Nation facebook group. Andrew Wasserman asks, Should non military and first
responders be able to own body armor? The simple answer is Yes. Everyone should be able
to own it. We should also be able to own armor piercing ammo across the board.
Let’s take another one. John Skov asks what is a good amount of ammo to keep on hand?
How many different calibers do you keep stocked up? I’m a bit of a different case because
of what I do for a living. Right now I have about 25 different calibers on hand and of
those I have good quantities of probably 10-15 of them. I would say for the non-ridiculous
gun guy, having at least a thousand rounds of any main caliber you’re shooting is a solid
way to do things. Obviously when you get into more expensive rounds like 300 win mag and
things like that, it becomes a lot more difficult to invest several thousands of dollars into
keeping that quantity on hand, but you get what I’m saying.
My question to you guys this week, what is the best gun related product that you’ve bought
this year? Sound off in the comments below and if you want your question answered here
on TGC News, you can send that to me over on theguncollective.com.
And that is it for this week’s show, if you enjoyed the show, hit that like button and
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you soon!

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