James Yeager’s Basement Team Room Lair

So Yeager has a 4000 sq. ft. house.  Ballin!  Not my style of decor, but very nice of him to let people stay at his place when they enroll in classes.  He must have a very accommodating wife.

The door should read: “Shoulder Roll All Ye Who Enter Here”

The dinner with the students thing is definitely interesting too.  I like that idea considering if you’re out of town you’re going to need to eat somewhere anyway.

James Yeager is actually starting to kind of grow on me.  When hes not threatening to break someones back or other macho shit he seems like a likable guy.




Sol May 2, 2012 at 01:09 am

i’m really diggin his stuff. i just started subscribing to his vids and they’ve been informative. i don’t know the guys history but he seems solid to me.

Kyle May 2, 2012 at 01:12 am

He rubs a lot of people the wrong way but his hospitality and drive to help people in the shooting community more than make up for it in my opinion.

Ryan C May 2, 2012 at 01:43 am

Nipple rings?

SqDb May 2, 2012 at 01:18 pm

New tattoos…

dave w May 2, 2012 at 01:43 am

His video on the ruger takedown 22 was pretty normal, maybe mike has just been showing us his worst videos and hes an ok guy afterall

Alex R May 2, 2012 at 03:39 am

I’ve met him once, and he’s an abrasive ass, but mostly in a playful way.

He’s also quite accommodating. He offered to let me use one of his guns at a match when it seemed like my gear would be a hinderance (it was a pistol only stage, and all I had were ten round mags (I used to live in California.)) He also offered me a free Fighting Pistol class, but I didn’t have the means to make it out to Tennessee.

Sol May 2, 2012 at 04:40 am

maybe its just me but i like abrasive. tell me whats on your mind without pussyfooting around. just get to it without taking all day.

but one thing he touched on in his vid that has me training to schedule summer vacation around one of his class dates is the not talking down to people during his class. i’ve been through boot camp and played plenty of reindeer games in the Corps. don’t need that now…and although i won’t be wanting a stay in the team room that kinda talk makes me dig his stuff even more.

NotWagner May 2, 2012 at 07:13 am

Because of where his place is, there’s very few places to stay or eat without a pretty decent drive anyway, if any. I knew some folks with a little hunting camp up that way. There were no hotels, one restaurant in town and a Walmart that closed at 10. I doubt much has changed in nearly fifteen years as it’s very rural.

Al T. May 2, 2012 at 08:46 am

“i don’t know the guys history but he seems solid to me.” Fail. (sarcasm mode on) Wouldn’t it be nice if you had access to a lot of computers and servers hooked up globally so you could just type a phrase in and get information? Yeager is a guy who had some small town cop experience, took a few classes, opened a school and over the last couple of years started making crap up and drinking his own urine.

Sol May 2, 2012 at 09:13 am

why don’t you broadcast your experience base cowboy. I said what i said because i’ve watched some of his vids and they seem spot on. you’re giving me some half baked analysis which is basically a big glass of hateraid with nothing to back it up. you didn’t say “i met him and he said this that or the other thing” no, you’re talking about a fucking internet search.

you’re a poser. i usually give the benefit of the doubt but i can smell a bull shitter a mile away and its coming off you and a pasture ain’t no where around.

Al T. May 2, 2012 at 09:30 am

“you’re talking about a fucking internet search.” BINGO! Who says you can’t fix stupid?

Go read some AARs for Yeager’s slide into silliness.

“i can smell”

And quit sniffing my jock-strap.

Sol May 2, 2012 at 09:41 am

you’re just another jackass wanting to be what you ain’t. a real man. go back to the comic books boy. and the only faggot is you…”sniffing jock straps” what the fuck kinda comment is that???? we’re not talking about your favorite past times son. oh and if you ever decide you want to get real. let me know. i can guarantee i’ve been there and done that you son of a bitch.

and with your comments this ain’t about Yeager this is about you. if you’re talking about some of his vids with the photographer potentially in the line of fire…then i say…i disagree with that but you’re on a whole different level. what did the guy do…fuck your wife? just from this conversation you’re probably mad cause she’s been whispering in your ear that Yeager has a bigger dick than you. if its anything less than that then you need to check yourself. cause you’re broke in ways that might not be fixable.

NikonMikon May 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I agree with you Sol.

Tam August 5, 2012 at 09:19 pm

I know Al T. More importantly, I know his resume.

I was tickled that he is entirely too classy to respond to your “comic book” jive.

Suffice it to say, kid, that you have successfully beclowned yourself.

I said what i said because i’ve watched some of his vids…

Well la-ti-fuckin’-da, you YouTube stud, you! :D

NikonMikon May 2, 2012 at 12:36 pm

You seriously think you can learn everything from the internet? Don’t be a fucking dumbass. Unless you were there you don’t know.

DeskJockey May 2, 2012 at 09:43 am

Whats with the heavy breathing in the background?

Jason May 2, 2012 at 09:44 am

I’ve never met James but I do know that he is going out to Thunder Ranch to teach Fighting Rifle at the end of November. I would hope everyone at least knows Thunder Ranch’s reputation well enough to consider that if Clint and Heidi are willing to have him out to teach a class, maybe he’s really a pretty damn good instructor.

Al T. May 2, 2012 at 09:58 am

LOL. Go do your research. Wait, I’ll do one just for you, so you can quit whining like a little beach.


What you will consistently find is that folks who gain a broad range of training find Yeager’s lackadaisical approach to training to be unsat.

dave w May 2, 2012 at 12:51 pm

everyone on that link seemed to like it…. :/

NikonMikon May 2, 2012 at 12:59 pm

lol i know right?

Al T. May 2, 2012 at 08:04 pm

Reading comprehension FAIL. Folks who have been to school, know the difference:

“And although my initial impression was favorable it was simply because I hadn’t been exposed to truly great training yet. Having done so, I now see it now as mostly sub-par.”

Sol May 2, 2012 at 01:12 pm

i smell pussy and its coming off you.

i can do an internet search and pull up whatever comments support my case about anything in the world. i love my Glocks, they work everytime but ya know what? i can do an internet search that says they’re pieces of shit.

but ya know that’s the difference between real and memorex. real deal people can form opinions for themselves, fakers-posers-wanna be’ers depend on internet searches.

little bitches like you make me want to punch walls. go home befoe mommy gets mad.

Sol May 2, 2012 at 01:12 pm

that last is intended for AL T.

Al T. May 2, 2012 at 08:06 pm

“make me want to punch walls”

Your mommy will get really, really mad and make you spackle it. Don’t eff up the basement Junior.

And quit sniffing my underwear.

Bear May 2, 2012 at 02:41 pm

C’mon hoss, let it be, just go somewhere else.

lb May 2, 2012 at 09:59 am

Ok, enough of the beefcake photo…don’t you want us to read your blog at work?

Frank May 2, 2012 at 01:00 pm

Don’t get rid of the “James Yeager” approved photo!
That shit is hilarious!

ENDO-Mike May 2, 2012 at 01:21 pm

Do you work at a daycare? It’s just Buck Yeager with his shirt off!

Thor May 2, 2012 at 10:56 am

The dinner thing is great technique but he is not the first or only training provider that does this.

The “Babes with Bullets” program has been doing this since their inception. While the instructors do not open up their homes to the students, they do arrange for lodging arrangements at each class which provides very similar student bonding. My wife has a great time attending their classes, and making new friends as a result.

Tekno May 2, 2012 at 12:35 pm

1st rule of Fight Club:
2nd rule of Fight Club:

s30 May 2, 2012 at 02:27 pm

He is growing on me, seems like a nice guy when he isnt eating 120mm arty rounds and shitting Bradleys.

Al T. May 2, 2012 at 08:09 pm

“He is growing on me, seems like a nice guy when he isnt eating 120mm arty rounds and shitting Bradleys.”

Fungus and roid rage grows too. Be advised, Jimmy has never served his country, even SOL has claims better than Yeagers claims. Yeager is a clown.

dave w May 2, 2012 at 09:58 pm

i think i would vote for him if he ran for president

Dr. Overkill Phd May 3, 2012 at 03:33 am

1. I personally know people (multiple) who watched a student get shot at one of his classes.

2. the two things that he says set him apart from other schools was started by Paul Howe while Yeager was still leaving teammates to die in Iraq.

3. Tactical Response is the “Misfit toys” of the shooting world because nobody wants to be associated with their poor quality of training, horrendous safety record, or reputation for literally being the worst option.

Yeager doesn’t run a school, he runs a cult.

ENDO-Mike May 3, 2012 at 02:26 pm

Holy, so someone actually got shot? What were the circumstances? Do you have any more info on this?

Sol May 3, 2012 at 07:51 pm

i keep hearing stories from people that know people but no one with first hand experience.

we had a saying. IF YOU WEREN’T THERE THEN YOU DON’T KNOW. i’m hearing alot of people passing judgment that weren’t there.

i have a website and there’s a guy that trolls for no reason. never did a thing to him but the little bastard keeps coming back and spouting off. i can really see Yeager getting the same treatment cause of the world we live in.

seems to me like if someone got shot at one of his classes you’d have investigations going on, police reports that kind of thing. the guy also probably wouldn’t be in business.

so seriously. post something that can be verified or else shut this down.

NikonMikon May 3, 2012 at 07:54 pm

“i keep hearing stories from people that know people but no one with first hand experience.”

oh that’s because people are retards. it probably never happened.

Jessie May 3, 2012 at 07:45 pm

I call BS unless you can post some evidence. I’m a new shooter and want to take his class!

Phil May 3, 2012 at 10:52 am

He seems like an ok guy but I will never use grease on my AR like he does. I have ex special forces buddies who agree that using grease is retarded as well.

ENDO-Mike May 3, 2012 at 02:26 pm

Yea grease collects dust and debris too much for my liking. But *shrug* what do I know.

Bubba October 17, 2012 at 02:17 pm

I have changed my mind about Yeager too many times to count. In the end he’s an alright dude that does most things right. He does get some crap wrong that he teaches, but then again so does every other instructor- and I’m sure I would as well if I were to teach.

Just don’t let him drive if you think you may get carjacked and everything should be OK.

nikonmikon October 17, 2012 at 02:19 pm

low blow

Michael October 17, 2012 at 02:24 pm

Truth is harsh

nikonmikon October 17, 2012 at 02:28 pm

I’m sure you are more than qualified to speak on what happened that day.

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