FPS Russia’s Manager Keith Ratliff Found Dead

This is shady:

Investigators determined Ratliff had died of a single gunshot to the head and that his body been there for some time. Thomas said investigators found numerous guns in the area where Ratliff’s body was found.

(Source)

FPS-RussiaThe article says police are treating the death as a homicide, but who knows maybe it will turn out to be a suicide?  Not that either one has a happy ending.

I didn’t think I knew who the guy was until I saw his twitter account, and then remembered posting a video on Maglite suppressors he did.

32 years old only… R.I.P. Keith.

Keith-Ratliff-FPS-Russia-ManagerThoughts?

Thanks a lot to everyone that sent the story in…. too many to list.

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blackbear January 8, 2013 at 01:57 am

it is rather strange to say the least considering the popularity of FPS Russia. these things usually happen in 3′s, so if one more death occurs to someone related to the gun community…conspiracy!

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dave w January 8, 2013 at 09:49 am

<|:) Feinstein's goons did it. <|:)

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Adam January 8, 2013 at 12:45 pm

That’s not very funny.

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Curtis LeMay February 1, 2013 at 01:34 am

I don’t think it’s funny either.
Those scum are capable of anything.

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Quint Young January 9, 2013 at 06:59 pm

Here’s my completely baseless theory, someone decided to break into his house after seeing the guns featured on the FPSRussia channel and deciding that they, as a criminal, needed one of these. They encountered Mr.Ratliff and shot him, quickly leaving after having fired a shot, knowing it would attract attention.

Or Kyle (FPS Russia himself) did it

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Curtis LeMay February 1, 2013 at 01:35 am

They tied him to a chair & shot him in the back of the head. Also stole no guns.

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Church January 8, 2013 at 02:25 am

Damn, that’s a crazy story. I wonder how it will pan out.

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H8teraid January 8, 2013 at 04:44 am

Take this with a grain of salt, but rumor is Keith Ratliff was sort of known as a shady businessman around those parts. Its just conjecture, but there is the possibility he crossed the wrong man at some point.

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Cory07ink January 8, 2013 at 10:18 am

Bull Shit. No he wasn’t. He was known all over the firearm community as a great dude. Always had a smile on his face and made everyone always feel welcome. He loved everything firearms and was a big supporter of the 2nd Amendment. There wasn’t to many guys in the gun industry that didn’t know him.

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derpmaster January 8, 2013 at 08:21 am

Why the hell does FPS Russia need a manager? Does he actually need management and planning to run around a farm shooting Tannerite from 10 yards away with no ear or eye protection?

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H8teraid January 8, 2013 at 09:30 am

He isn’t actually a manager. He just supplied some of the harder to find weapons and had some other business dealings with FPSRussia.

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Sayvandelay January 14, 2013 at 06:28 pm

He was definitely a founder. The building he was in when he was killed was FPS Russia industries. A gunsmithing shop that he owned. He IS FPS Russia. Kyle is basically just the host

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Sayvandelay January 14, 2013 at 06:26 pm

He was the one who actually procured and/or owned the weapons. Without him FPS Russia would just be another shooting channel.

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TheUnicorn January 8, 2013 at 09:10 am

“It was reported that he was found tied to a chair and shot in the back of the head” [http://www.topix.com/forum/city/frankfort-ky/TF7BSLPVVF7EIFRV6]

CRAZY SH!T

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H8teraid January 8, 2013 at 09:31 am

There is no evidence of that other than some random person on a BBS saying it.

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TheUnicorn January 8, 2013 at 10:02 am

…yes, hence why I posted the LINK!

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H8teraid January 8, 2013 at 10:13 am

topix is a bbs. Its not a news site.

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Sayvandelay January 14, 2013 at 06:29 pm

They’ve confirmed he was not tied up.

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BubbaHotep January 8, 2013 at 10:12 am

Sounds like a suicide. But I’d in a more typical suicide scenario I’d expect more gunshot wounds, most likely form multiple angles at the same time.

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denver Chris January 8, 2013 at 02:56 pm

I don’t know if I’m misunderstanding, but are you saying in a “typical suicide scenario” you’d expect to find multiple GSWs in the person who committed suicide’s (suicidee? *shrug*) body/head?

I think that if someone were to commit suicide via a firearm, it would be through the head, and that would either take 1 shot to do it right, or after one shot, they’d be too horribly incapacitated if they did it wrong to take a second

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Steve D. January 11, 2013 at 04:13 am

BubbaHoTep was being sarcastic… as in, that’s the normal story given for these suspicious deaths that involve someone speaking out against the government and then turning up dead.

I believe it was an Executive Order hit, either to make an example of what happens for speaking out, or to suppress his rallying cries to support the Second Amendment. I could be wrong though – maybe one of Bloomberg’s mafia goons did it.

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Saxon January 8, 2013 at 01:38 pm

I wouldnt be surprised if FPS Russia himself didnt accidentally kill the man via stupid weapons handling antics. (Note: not saying that he did this, but he has put others in danger before)

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MosinMango January 8, 2013 at 01:55 pm

Yeah man, did you see that truck door almost hit him in the recent video?

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Saxon January 8, 2013 at 02:29 pm

Just saw it, the Grim Reaper must be on vacation.

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Matt N. January 8, 2013 at 02:32 pm

ya, that was nuts

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CopaMundial January 9, 2013 at 12:12 am

Note the date on that exploding truck video: DRD Paratus-18 (Suit Case Gun) Published on Jan 3, 2013.

From the 921wlhr new report:
“According to Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas, the body of 32-year old Keith Ratliff of Frankfort, Kentucky was found about 5:45p Thursday evening.”

So by “Thursday evening” they mean Jan 3rd… just hours after FPSRussia uploaded that video where he blew up the truck.

I hope to god that’s a coincidence.

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H8teraid January 9, 2013 at 06:46 am

Do you really think they film that shit and publish it the same day? Shooting is done days before, then edited, then released.

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Steve In Delray January 9, 2013 at 02:48 am

FPSRussia is still a twat.

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Steven January 9, 2013 at 07:17 am

It is funny to speculate about this, because no one knows what all Mr. Ratliff had going on in his life. There are so many reasons people take their own lifes. More importantly we should send out our Thoughts and Prayers to his family and friends.

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Burp January 9, 2013 at 07:23 am

If its a murder, I hope that others associated with the channel are not being targeted next :(

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MosinMango January 9, 2013 at 09:22 am

Not just FPS russia either…Iraqveteran8888, gunwebsites, and military arms channel are all also associated with this guy I believe.

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Leroy January 9, 2013 at 09:20 am

Maybe after “shooting” the video he had too much vodka and really got “shot”. Its a tragedy none the less and I hope they find the murderer. One of the suspects though will definitely be FPS!

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Adam January 9, 2013 at 04:22 pm

They are killing gun leaders within the culture in advance of banning guns.

The shootings are staged – the Batman movie references both Aurora and Sandy Hook, what are the chances?

If you think this is impossible I suggest you visit http://www.CrisisActors.org

Watch your backs!!!!

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Lance January 9, 2013 at 08:19 pm

I literally just talked to Keith about 2 weeks ago. Wow.

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Name January 10, 2013 at 03:26 pm

What? I read from another source that his car drove off a rode and that he flew through the windshield, nothing about a gun.

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Ted N January 11, 2013 at 05:10 pm

Pretty sure you’re talking about Noveski. Two tragedies too soon together.

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bob February 3, 2013 at 08:41 am

now 3

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bob February 3, 2013 at 08:41 am

Chris Kyle: Ex-US Navy Seal Sniper Shot Dead

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dave w February 3, 2013 at 11:05 am

4,or mike has taken another day off :(

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