1/2 of the duo I referred to as “the gun store guys” is no longer with us:

Iraqveteran8888-Barry

My thoughts go out to Eric, the rest of the Iraqveteran888 YouTube guys, and everyone else who was close to Barry.  I got the news this morning at a donut shop, when I checked my email and realized a lot of people had seen a sad announcement on Facebook.  Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” was playing in the background, a fitting song seeing as the gun community lost a valuable asset.  It was impossible not to learn from Barry, and laugh at his jokes / various shenanigans which played out in the videos.  Just the other day I was thinking about how hilarious The Exploits of Sir Arthur HiPoint were, the education and comical complaining found in the gun gripes series of videos, and all the various other educational videos Barry put out such as the lost art of cut shells etc…  Lots of you probably didn’t even know that Barry and Eric even had a TV show on Destination America called Prepper Hillbillies.  Sadly I never got to blog about it before today.

Barry accomplished a lot online over the past few years I’ve have had the pleasure of enjoying and posting his channel’s videos.  The great thing about the internet is that through the vast amount of content he put out, he and his knowledge will live forever.

Rest in Peace Barry.  Thank-you for everything.

Hat tip: Lots of people

Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell

To donate to the family see the Barry Elliot Memorial Fund.

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04-14-2014

*Eyebrow raise*

So high speed… so little drag.  If you don’t understand, then I guess you’re not an operator.  WELCOME TO THE DARK SIDE.

0:17 – WHY THE HELL DON’T I HAVE PEOPLE RUNNING INTERFERENCE WITH WINDOW WASHING POLES when I shoot?  Damn it… I need to step my game up.

1:07 – I also realize I need someone on tactical spritzer duty, to operationally spray me in the face with salt water before I run Mozambique drills.

1:25 – Ice water drills?  Argh this dude trains for it all.  I hope he has a one-hand-in-hot-water-while-im-taking-a-nap drill to train to not pee himself while he’s napping and an attacker is creepin’.

Instructor-Zero1:49 – Borrows his girl’s MAC mirror to take out an insurgent.

1:54 – Warning shots at the feet!  Warning shots at the feet!  Don’t even question the utility of that or I’ll slap your IP on a ban list LOL jk.

They call him instructor zero because that’s actually the precise Tier of his operations, and the amount of fucks he gives about what you think about his methods. Thoughts?

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04-14-2014

Target market – enthusiastic skater tweens:

Hasbro owns NERF (which you’ve obviously heard of)… it only makes sense that the competition Mattel wants a piece of that action.  I think they have a pretty good shot considering their vast distribution network which is already in place.  

As you can see the BoomCo line contains a lot of bright colors, similar to NERF’s own.  Obvious reasons for that of course.  I’d definitely be tempted to break out the matte black rattlecan if I were to buy one.  Gotta watch where you play with that kind of thing outside though.  Probably even with fluorescent guns now too *ahem* oops I mean “blasters”.

I’m assuming Mattel had to carefully skirt a lot of NERF patents to make this happen.

BoomCo-Mattel-LogoComing summer 2014… you can check out the BoomCo website for more info.

Thoughts?

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04-14-2014

Proof of concept:

So scientific, I love the use of clamps and a vice.  As I was watching the video it got me thinking if anyone ever tried liquid propellants… some interesting talk about that on various websites.

From the TSA website:

NOT ALLOWED: Strike-anywhere Matches - One book of safety (non-strike anywhere) matches are permitted as carry-on items, but all matches are prohibited in checked baggage.

Christian-Bale-Pointing-MemeBan in 3….2…..1 hahah.  Also cue someone telling me “people like you and the guy who made the video are our own worst enemies” *eye roll*

Thoughts?

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04-14-2014

Mattv2099 with a compilation and some footage we have never seen:

Mattv2099-Run-Guns-ENDO-Apparelhaha that’s a lot of messes to clean up.  A scientist such as Matt doesn’t complain about messes though.  Small things to a giant.

It’s always nice to see Matt stays in a wide range of ENDO Apparel t-shirts and hats.

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04-13-2014

TheRealTrippleB explains:

FOX’s Dana Loesch on the incident:

Dana Loesch speaks the truth with this:

If these cattle were people and they were here illegally.. the department of justice would be running guns to them and the department of homeland security would be driving by with free government phones and EBT carts, but now that they’re cattle they are actually rounding them up and killing them.

AHHAHHA nice one.

I’m sure Dana is a really sweet girl, but I can’t help but think of this Bitchy Resting Face video every time I see her haha.

Deal-With-ItI don’t know enough about this incident to have an opinion.  All I know is I had never heard of the “Bureau of Land Management” before this incident.  Honestly anyone could just pull a bureau name out of your ass at this point like “Mike, the Bureau of Internet Science And Trolling Management now wants monthly dues from you” and I’d probably google it to make sure.

Thoughts?

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04-13-2014