The Gun Videos Of Michael Barnes

This guy knows how to film a gun being fired:

Make sure to check out his YouTube channel.  He’s got several more videos, and they are all as good of quality.

I’m guessing he’s recording sound separately because the quality of it is damn good as well.

If you don’t watch the vids in 1080p with your system cranked to 11 you are doing yourself a disservice.

Even his mag changes are Operator as &@#* (for the most part.. bit of a fumble after that surefire one).



jpcmt January 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

See the barrel turning red as the surefire mag finishes up then with that 30 rounder firing? Swwwweeeeet!


jpcmt January 6, 2012 at 12:39 am

gas tube, not barrel.


Rock Ravn January 6, 2012 at 01:50 am

Did you see that first mag?! Was that a quad stack?


ENDO-Mike January 6, 2012 at 01:53 am
Frank January 6, 2012 at 02:11 am

An A grade video indeed! Great quality and sound.


Jeep January 6, 2012 at 05:45 am

Top notch video.
However, I’ve never seen someone holding his rifle (or his Glock, cf 2nd vid.) this way before. Is this a tip to keep some accuracy while shooting full auto? Is it just him trying to be the Björn Borg of shooters?
Sorry it the question is silly…


pj January 6, 2012 at 07:48 am

maybe only in dozen of hours of Magpul dynamics vids… :)


032125 January 6, 2012 at 04:48 pm

Though it’s important to note that Magpul didn’t invent it, and didn’t claim to. It’s been around a while. SSDSurf explains the history on it:

He’s inarticulate, but damn he knows his shit.


Cameron January 6, 2012 at 11:29 am

The rifle is called thumb over bore. It’s used to keep the gun controlled under full auto. As for the pistol I’ve never seen that grip before…it looks painful.


Calm Gun January 6, 2012 at 06:43 am

Great video.


Jeff Manzr January 6, 2012 at 07:48 am

The dude can film a gun being shot, but can he shoot accurately in combat? Who is he? What’s his back ground? Looking good only goes so far.


Jusuchin (Military Otaku) January 6, 2012 at 08:48 am

Been looking at his videos, and from the looks of it, he does shoot competition. See his earlier ones. I’m guessing the magdump was for our amusement.

And by Lord it amuses me so.


Rich January 6, 2012 at 09:41 am

What is that sideways twist he gives the gun before he drops the mags?


ZBalentine January 6, 2012 at 09:50 am

Chamber observation to ensure that the weapon was indeed empty and not malfunctioning. Also helps to “sling” the magazine out of the magazine well.


ZBalentine January 6, 2012 at 09:59 am

All shooty-shooty, no talky-talky…and he runs the gun like a boss. I approve.


Aielo J January 6, 2012 at 10:42 am

Very Magpul-esque good quality audio and video. Just shows the techniques used work pretty well in terms of recoil management don’t really need anything too fancy to shot well. However I’d like to see the results after the shooting has stopped.


Dave January 6, 2012 at 04:10 pm

That grip on the glock, how is he not touching the slide as it cycles? I understand the concept of gripping high on the frame, but he can’t possibly be applying any pressure with those thumbs. Oh well, as longs as the bullets go where they are supposed to go, that’s all that matters.


Jusuchin (Military Otaku) January 6, 2012 at 07:01 pm

He explains it in the uploader comments. It just doesn’t bite him iirc.


Brice January 6, 2012 at 05:03 pm

I’d love to know who this guy is. With that kind technique, I’m betting he’s a top competitor somewhere.


jpcmt January 6, 2012 at 08:07 pm

He’s a skinny Travis Haley in appearance and weapons manipulation for the most part.


Church January 7, 2012 at 02:53 pm

Awesome vid!


Jwhite January 7, 2012 at 06:05 pm

Just cranked it up at home… Pretty sure the neighbors felt it!

This guy is good. Is he the same guy who did the vids for Magpul?


Legacy January 7, 2012 at 08:38 pm


Been subscribed to this guy for a while now, and he NEVER dissapoints.


There’s one vid he has that opens with a .50 cal going off. I unknowingly watched that video with my speakers at full blast…nearly blew my house away, but dear god, was it epic.


Critter January 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

Rule #1 of Tactical: Look Cool.



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