Vigilant Spectre Approves Biden’s Advice To Buy A Shotgun

I was holding off on a new shotgun purchase until Vigilant Spectre weighed in:

VigilantSpectre-YouTube-DERPThe intro vid was face paced, informative, and entertaining enough.  Hopefully the series they are doing will be worth watching.  They really have come a long way by any measure from back in the old days… that said I know a lot of people still aren’t interested in taking advice from guys that aren’t actual former operators in operations.  Hell I even hear a lot of shit talking about Chris Costa solely because he was in the Coast Guard (Note: I make fun of Costa for shark jumping… The man can shoot and I think anyone can learn a lot from him).

Thoughts?  Will you be tuning into this Vigilant Spectre series?  I’ll watch them, but keeping it real I honestly won’t post them unless I can poke fun at safety violations, derp and what not.



fxhummel1 April 23, 2013 at 02:57 am

the flames were a nice touch.

2Wheels April 23, 2013 at 07:00 am

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

I’ve got no issue with these guys running around the woods shooting stuff up, heck I might join them if I could.

My issue is them acting like they know what they talk about, which they clearly do not, and spreading their crap around the internet as serious training/advice. None of them have any real world experience (ok, ONE was allegedly in the Navy…), or even have any professional training under their belts.

So to V.S. I say… Shut up, stop making stupid youtube vids, and just have fun in the woods with your friends.

Roman Scott April 23, 2013 at 04:10 pm


What is with removing the shotgun to pump it? Talk about building bad habits.

Am I the only one who noticed he hit the steel target only 3 times out of 24 -25 shots?


KiloEchoSierra April 24, 2013 at 06:58 pm

I read the comments specifically to bitch about those two things. You beat me to it.

1 With A Bullet April 23, 2013 at 07:00 am

Clever bit; particularly the comment about waiting for AR parts.

[I wonder if teaching how to use the ‘weapon system’ will include how to remove it from your shoulder between each shot…]

Taylor TX April 23, 2013 at 11:50 am

Seriously though, anyone trying to teach me how to “utilize” a weapon, better sure as shit be able to shoot it well and in the correct fashion. Maybe it was some special derp for the camera about removing it from his shoulder but who knows. I wonder what would happen if he shot an over under shotgun.

Taylor TX April 23, 2013 at 11:51 am

Although, I cant hate on the Dragons Breath rounds, that looked like fun.

Tracer April 23, 2013 at 07:39 am

It seems like OP likes to first shit on and make fun of people, and then do a complete 180 of opinion for some unexplained reason. This certainly isn’t the first time you’ve done this. Either stick to your guns or don’t poke fun at them in the first place. Do these people pay you to give them favorable tidbits in your articles or something?

ENDO-Mike April 23, 2013 at 07:46 am

an unexplained reason? They went from almost killing each other on a daily basis to actually putting out videos that are not too bad. Ha thanks for the advice, I think I’ll continue giving my honest opinion though.

Regulus April 23, 2013 at 08:19 am

LOL sometimes i make fun of myself. But then sometimes i’m like damn i want to fuck myself. so your point sucks! you can make fun of people and praise them later. no BIG DEAL! quit being a cry baby! waaaa waaaaaa suckle me mommy me suckle me

Regulus April 23, 2013 at 08:21 am

oh and my comment was directed at “TRACER”. Tracer the cry baby

elephantrider April 23, 2013 at 10:00 am


So once an opinion is formed, it can never be changed?

Cory April 23, 2013 at 06:27 pm

You ever give thought that Mike’s style of public humiliation might actually alter the bad habits of YouTube assclowns and turn them into tactically-sound (and slightly more responsible) weapons wranglers?

Kevin April 23, 2013 at 08:22 am

While I agree with their message; I’d rather not listen to people who have no combat experience or real training tell me “how to utilize a weapon system”.

jpcmt April 23, 2013 at 09:40 am

Nice video, for a change!

pointblank4445 April 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

So the guy who needs to bring the gun off his shoulder EVERY time to run the action is going to teaching folks how to “utilize that weapon system”? His shotgun handling is about on par with his AR works (empty chamber, several missed shots at close range).

SittingDown April 23, 2013 at 11:53 am

This could be the shortest video VS ever made.

Spectre April 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I wanted to include more slow motion, but I got the “eh, it messes with the flow” line. The buckshot blew a bunch of splinters off the logs and it was kind of cool to play back in 1080 really slow. I designed the whole video around slow mo but in the end only kept one shot.

So if you don’t take the weapon off the shoulder how do you produce that nice, vertical, end over end rotation I the shell as it ejects there big boy? Physics… Didn’t do so well did ya? Hat tip, Taylor TX

pointblank4445 April 23, 2013 at 03:53 pm

I don’t think you get it. See how this gentleman (no affiliation) runs the gun without taking it off his shoulder:

Nice try, “big boy”

Spectre April 24, 2013 at 08:06 am

I promised not to feed the trolls but, I think your point is valid as related to technically sound practices, there are artistic and entertainment components that I think you don’t really get.

You will see similar speed, while actually hitting targets, in a few weeks. Not to be a spoiler but especially in the secondary transition and Run and Gun sequences.

Ross April 23, 2013 at 04:43 pm

In a video where you’re being informative on a shotgun, then tell people you’re going to be extolling and imparting knowledge on how to use the weapon… I think you might want to care more about having proper technique and being, oh I don’t know, SOMEWHAT credible? You know, instead of caring about “that nice, vertical, end over end rotation [of] the shell as it ejects”.

Video shoot didn’t go as planned? Do another take. Instead you come out looking a fool.

I hope you’re not going to try and teach people with that same stance and hold, either.

Will April 24, 2013 at 12:34 am

Words are best backed by action, so…
I get the line about stunning visuals, after all this is a promo vid. A bit of a miss with this gun-savvy crowd, but I’m guessing the target audience are those who are not so good with a shotgun and could use some advice. They’d never spot that.

As long as it’s done right in the upcoming series, I don’t really care what was in that promo vid.

… oh, and that dragon breath was cool as always :D

Church April 23, 2013 at 12:55 pm

The best video they’ve made so far(I only see the ones posted on here)… But I still won’t be listening to their advice.

dave w April 23, 2013 at 12:58 pm

Anyone who sees something one youtube and takes it as gospel is a moron, no matter who puts it out. These guys have fun and i dont care if they are seals or fry cooks in their day job, just as long as none of them start wearing camel toe shorts to boost views.

Regulus April 23, 2013 at 05:16 pm

this is how u handle a shot gun! gimme the bitch “training day”

Rick April 25, 2013 at 06:24 pm

Can someone ethnically cleanse their village already …Only a matter of time before they shoot someone , or each other …

Chuck April 26, 2013 at 01:53 am

Just another set of Teir 1 Youtube operators, these guys are a freaking joke.

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