Buck Yeager Ups The DERP Ante On Combat Pawn

Everything goes swimmingly until 1:20 *facepalm*

You serious?  Resting the folding stock on your forehead while shooting an UZI upside down?  Wow…. so impressive *eye roll*. I’m surprised he didn’t send that camera man down range, seeing as it’s so safe.

I’ve never watched an episode of this show, because after seeing and making fun of the trailer I assumed my time was better spent doing pretty much anything else.  Looks like I was right.

Interesting that his token shoulder roll seemed to be absent.  Maybe he doesn’t get as nervous when the camera attention isn’t 100% on him?

Trolling definitely is the way to get some good free publicity in any industry.


Hat tip: Austin



Taylor August 29, 2012 at 12:17 am

Mike, I dont know if youve seen this video of Yeagar but

I cannot stand the youtube safety nazis and so the Danger Check was fucking excellent. Had to do a double take to confirm that it just happened.

I dont know if the stock is rested on his forehead or its just a funky camera angle. I cant imagine shooting from a less stable, uncomfortable ass position could be improved by some forehead leverage haha.


ENDO-Mike August 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

Yea I watched that video you linked earlier today, it was useless. The stock definitely is against his forehead if you watch the clip.


Taylor August 29, 2012 at 01:13 am

Hah after 3 or so more viewings, It sure does look like he sets it right on that noggin for a little bit. Talk about takin it to the dome har har. Some of the videos are entertaining and then some are purely comical ridiculousness.


dave w August 29, 2012 at 12:30 am

Anything on trutv is garbage. That is one of the few things i know for sure in life.
Also the danger check was AWESOME, i expect everyone to do this from now on, f**king youtube safety nazis.


Bilbo August 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

Maybe he is trying to counterbalance all the balls to his chin… LOL


Jesse August 29, 2012 at 12:56 am

Buck Yeager, can’t get enough of it.


Ian August 29, 2012 at 01:14 am

You can see James run and hide in a ditch at about the 00:30 mark. Anything taught by this type of coward is bullshit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-fjrRB7WPQ


NikonMikon August 29, 2012 at 05:08 am

I think you should read the top rated comment on that video


Ian August 29, 2012 at 01:16 am

00:20, sorry.


Jrygrim August 29, 2012 at 02:52 am

Hey Ian, you weren’t there. Have you read the AAR on that incident? There’s about 3 of them floating around the internet. I’ve read James’s and one of his squadmates. Also what he did wasn’t cowardice it was training. You have to survive to save your squadmates later, you can’t engage when you’re taking fire while you’re trying to help your best friends. It sucks but that’s how you win. You do triage and 1staid when you can, you resolve the situation at hand first.

I’m not a fan of Yeager he is a little too arrogant for me. But blatant statements like that show a lack of knowledge in team based tactics.


NikonMikon August 29, 2012 at 05:08 am



Dilhack August 29, 2012 at 06:53 pm

How do you know he wasn’t trying to find cover to fire back from? I don’t know the whole story any more than you do, but if a situation went FUBAR like that and I was in the middle of the road with no cover – I would be trying to find cover first, then fire back. The ditch/roadside would be an obvious choice for a starting point. Staying in place may have just gotten him killed with the others – what good would he have been doing then?

I may not care for some of the guy’s training methods (he actually does have a lot of good stuff despite some derp), but I won’t criticize his service (PMC or otherwise) – especially without ever being in a similar situation myself unless he showed obvious cowardice (driving away and leaving his team with no cover or something).


elephantrider August 29, 2012 at 03:51 am

“I hadn’t seen James in 10 years”

Well if you had gotten a “reality” TV show that he could use to promote himself sooner, then you would have seen him a lot sooner.

Did Yeager just walk out with that suppresssed Uzi at the end? I’m pretty sure the Wait time for SBR and suppressor paperwork is a little longer than 5mins. Does Yaeger have a special license that allows a quick SBR and suppressor purchase, or is this just more TRU TV BS?

Can’t stand Yeager’s creepy pubic hair goatee.


Chipsa August 29, 2012 at 02:10 pm

Yeah, for normal people it would have a wait time. His company has an FFL holder with a class 2 or 3 SOT. So he could get it transferred to that FFL, and have it “sit” there while the paperwork goes through, getting to play with it whenever he wants to. See his company’s FAQ: http://www.tacticalresponse.com/d/faq They sell guns, including machine guns. It’s like how fake Russian manages to get his guns. There’s no transfer tax or wait time, because he works for a FFL, and the FFL doesn’t mind helping the Youtube channel.


N703 August 29, 2012 at 11:21 pm

That’s just one of the things that pisses me off with these gun related reality shows. The employee might in fact be telling the customer everything about the wait times and prices for the appropriate stamps, but the dipshit editors are more than happy to make it appear to those ignorant of the process, that you can just walk on out of the store with an SBR and suppressor.


Jeep August 29, 2012 at 03:54 am

Why Bucky, why do you do this to me ??
I had great hopes, great projects for you and me, and now I see this…

Everything went smoothly until you decided to shoot the Australian way (well, they have to shoot this way because they are on the other side of the planet, walking upside down, so it makes sense!). You even showed off very good skills at shooting an unknown gun, grouping bulllets into the target…

And don’t forget you have no hair, nothing to make a buffer between the stock and your head, you’ll end up hurting yourself when you’ll try shooting this way with a 12gauge or a Barrett…


Tierlieb August 29, 2012 at 04:47 am

This technique is commonly shown by trainers all over the world. The point they make is there is no magic to shooting. You can hold the gun any way you want, pull the trigger any way you want, it works if you follow the basics and apply them consistently (acquiring sight picture & trigger pull). It is also a nice way of demonstrating the offset (or lack thereof if you are shooting at the distance where it is zeroed) of a gun.

Yep, sorry for not going derp-derp on Yeager.


overkill556x45 August 29, 2012 at 05:44 am

I shot a real mini-uzi at a 2A rally last weekend. I’m hooked on them now.

I don’t care for Yeager as a trainer, but anyone who calls him a coward hasn’t been in combat. When your team takes 50% casualties in 5 seconds, you get to cover and then shoot back. I read a British write-up of the event. There was some negligence on their part (didn’t take any heavy weapons–just small, comfy to carry stuff), but when your only armored vehicle is shredded by a PKM, and half of your team just died, you gotta get out of the kill zone. Period.


NikonMikon August 29, 2012 at 06:44 am

This. 1000x this.


Al T. August 29, 2012 at 12:38 pm

Me too. I intensely dislike Yeager’s public persona and training TTPs, but having traversed the BIAP road/Route Irish area many times, it’s a terrible place to get hit. I won’t criticize him for that.


fxhummel1 August 29, 2012 at 06:57 am

I actually thought the shooting off the head thing was kindof cool. (brace for internet comment backlash)


Al T. August 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I do it all the time when teaching new folks the AR platform. I do use an add-on rubber butt plate though. :)


Crunkleross August 29, 2012 at 07:57 am

Shooting a handgun, rifle, shotgun, upside down using the pinky to pull the trigger is nothing new. I worked a an instructor in the 1980’s and we did it in classes and I doubt if it was new then. One of the purposes was to show the students that good hits can be achieved from any position etc,, if you control the trigger. If we had a student who was jerking his pistol trigger we might set him up like this or pull the trigger for him, which is something else purported as a new earth shattering technique and was used way back then. There is nothing much new in the firearms training bizz other than tacticool words and renamed techniques.

Live fire with people downrange is not new either, in my personal opinion it should stay in the places (not available to the public no matter what your COD rating is) that originated and still do that type of training.


James M&P August 29, 2012 at 08:50 am

Buck Yeager strikes again.


Church August 29, 2012 at 02:43 pm

bad show just got worse.


Enfieldem2 August 29, 2012 at 03:04 pm

I remember hearing a story from a veitnam veteran that he was told that the recoil from an m16 on full auto was so mild you could shoot it off your forehead. So he did just that, wound up looking very silly with a splitting headache.

This is one of the stupidest things I have ever seen, the suppressor seemed really quiet though.


GLAWK August 29, 2012 at 04:41 pm



Doctorscorry August 29, 2012 at 04:49 pm

yeah, shooting upside down is nothing new. I remember taking a uspsa class from Manny Bragg and he shot his pistol upside down to show that all that is needed is proper sight alignment and trigger control to hit the target. I am kind of fed up with the whole tactical-tacticool thing as it is, Yeager and others like him don’t help much with my fed uppitynes.


paul kimble August 29, 2012 at 06:07 pm

only a tranny would drop $2300 on a semi vector UZI with a garbage aac avenger.


so. much. fail.


PPGMD August 29, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Both are old cans, but honestly they were about even when they were released. The only difference is that Gemtech occasionally does runs of their old cans.

And honestly this is TruTV based on their past history, chances are James didn’t actually spend a dime as it is all scripted.


elephantrider August 29, 2012 at 06:38 pm

Maybe James can give those guys a class on how to better clear their parking lot each morning? That way he can really showcase his taining skills on TV.



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