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  • So today's video is going to be a little different and slightly more serious.

  • There have been a lot of talk in the news lately about something called a bump stock.

  • Now where I live in Utah, shooting guns is a fairly recreational activity.

  • I would say Texas, Utah, and Idaho have plenty of guns distributed between the general population.

  • And it's kind of like a hobby thing.

  • People go out to shoot guns and it's even a great date idea.

  • And I've owned plenty of guns in my life, and my family, and it's just kind of like

  • part of the custom and part of the culture.

  • But lately there's been something in the news called a bump stock and how it attaches to

  • a semi-automatic rifle.

  • Now, I've never used a bump stock before, but I am curious as to how easy it is to install,

  • what it's made of, and what it can actually do.

  • So yesterday I went out and bought an AR-15.

  • This particular setup is about $1,500.

  • I walked into a local sports store and picked out the gun I wanted.

  • They did a background check and I walked out of there.

  • So the thing about an AR-15 is that it's pretty customize-able.

  • You can swap out the barrels, you can swap out the lowers.

  • You can put scopes on the rails.

  • You can swap out the back stock.

  • And this stock part is what we're going to be talking about today because the bump stock

  • replaces the handle of the gun and the stock of the gun and allows you to fire at an automatic

  • rate with a semi-automatic weapon.

  • I'll explain what those mean in a second.

  • So while I'm pretty familiar with guns, I am not a gun expert by any means.

  • I literally just bought this gun yesterday and this video is purely to just see what

  • a bump stock is capable of doing.

  • After major tragedies like the one in Las Vegas or the one in Texas, people call for

  • stricter legislation on guns in general, and in particular, these bump stocks.

  • But only by learning about them and knowing what they're capable of can we make the most

  • educated decision.

  • I was able to purchase a bump stock of my own.

  • These are available online from multiple websites and local classifieds.

  • This one cost me about $400.

  • So we're going to install it on the AR-15 right now and see what it can do.

  • So right now we're going to shoot this several times.

  • Right now the bump stock is not in place and we're going to see how many rounds we can

  • get off without the help of a bump stock.

  • So this gun is semi-automatic, so every time I pull the trigger there's going to be a bullet

  • leaving out the end of the chamber.

  • So I'm going to cock back the gun.

  • That puts a bullet into the chamber.

  • The safety is now off and I'm ready to fire.

  • [Shooting sounds]

  • That was relatively quick.

  • So this is a 40 round clip and so every time I pull the trigger 40 times, I can lose all

  • the ammo inside of that clip, and that was pretty fast.

  • You can get a lot of shots off in a pretty short amount of time.

  • So now let's install the bump stock, and as a newb, I've never shot with a bump stock before.

  • We'll see if it's possible to shoot faster than it is with just a straight trigger.

  • So how the bump stock works is actually incredibly simple.

  • The gun slides around inside of the stock and uses the recoil of the gun to shoot more bullets.

  • This piece is pretty important.

  • I'm a right-handed shooter so I use my right hand to pull the trigger.

  • And so I'm going to take this piece of plastic, slide it onto the gun, and it blocks the trigger on one side.

  • So when I grab the gun, I rest my finger on that piece of plastic on the far side.

  • And then using the gun, I can pull forward with this hand, my finger connects with the

  • trigger, pulls it, and then the gun will bounce back and forth.

  • And each time it hits my finger, it will shoot another round.

  • And since the gun is doing it all automatically, it can pull the trigger faster than I can

  • pull the trigger.

  • Hence the full auto function of the bump stock.

  • So these are the bullets right here.

  • We have a five five six and it's just a whole box of these things.

  • These things are about 40 cents a piece.

  • So I also got these clips.

  • These clips hold 40 rounds.

  • They are about $20 each, and I can take little bullets and just pop them into the top.

  • And then the whole clip just slides into the gun when you're ready to shoot.

  • This is my first time shooting with the bump stock so we'll see how it goes.

  • I got the clip in place.

  • The stock is functional.

  • Safety is off.

  • We're loaded, and let's see how this works.

  • [Shooting sounds]

  • Okay, that was faster than I expected.

  • [Shooting sounds]

  • So that shot much faster than I anticipated, obviously.

  • And each time I shoot one of these clips by the way, it's about 16 American dollars – 16 US dollars.

  • So it's a lot of ammo going very very quickly.

  • What we're going to do right now is I'm going to do it one more time, but this time we're

  • going to shoot it in slow motion using a Galaxy S8, and you can pay attention to the stock

  • and the trigger and watch how the gun is recoiling inside of the bump stock so we can get a better

  • idea of how it works.

  • So watch here as my hand pulls forward on the barrel of the gun.

  • This brings the trigger up to my stationary trigger finger.

  • My finger never moves, but still connects with the trigger due to the forward motion

  • of the gun.

  • The gunman fires and the recoil brings the gun back to my stationary finger over and

  • over, causing the trigger to be pulled again and again very quickly, until I run out of ammo.

  • Accuracy is severely compromised, but accuracy isn't really the point of full auto.

  • Here's the semi-auto firing rate one more time.

  • [Shooting sounds]

  • My finger was pulling the trigger manually.

  • And here it is again with the currently fully legal bump stock installed on the AR-15.

  • [Shooting sounds]

  • I'll be pretty honest.

  • I'm pretty blown away with how well the bump stock works and how much ammo it can throw

  • out of the gun as fast as it did.

  • I was not expecting that.

  • Now as far as all the controversy goes, I'm not going to jump into that on this channel.

  • Personally, I think that guns are a great hobby, but not everyone in the world is sane

  • and they can turn something good and fun into something absolutely terrible

  • not just with guns, but with cars, vehicles, anything can be turned into something bad.

  • Like always, you're more than welcome to comment about this stuff in the comment sections right below this video,

  • but make sure to keep it a conversation and not an argument.

  • Let's keep in constructive and productive.

  • So even though this video was quite a bit different then what I usually do on this channel,

  • I think it was interesting and useful.

  • Knowledge is power and now we know what bump stocks are capable of and what they can do.

  • And we can make more educated decisions on whether they should be banned or just kept

  • in existence.

  • Let me know what you think down in the comments, and keep it constructive and not destructive.

  • We're here for the conversation.

  • Thanks a ton for watching and I'll see you around.

So today's video is going to be a little different and slightly more serious.

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