What If We Made Rifles More Convenient To Carry

The beard is definitely Mugatu approved.  

0:10 – “So I got to thinking.  What if we made rifles more convenient to carry… smaller… lighter…”.  Oh you got to thinking that?  What a thought trailblazer… this will revolutionize the firearms industry.  Up until now no short rifles exist!

SHUT UP! Enough already, Ballstein! Who cares about Travis Haley anyway? The man has only one look, for Christ’s sake! Blue Steel? Gun Metal? Tacti-ligra? They’re the same face! Doesn’t anybody notice this? I feel like I’m taking crazy pills! I invented the Short Barreled Rifle, I invented it! What have you done? You’ve done nothing! NOTHIIIING! And I will be a monkey’s uncle if I let you ruin this for me, because if you can’t get the job done, then I will!

0:20 – I can just picture the conversation in the IT boss’ office.  “Uhhh so Steve when you were gone at lunch Reggie here was looking for a USB cable and I told him just grab one from your computer bag and he found THIS.  Frankly we think it’s pretty cool, but Monica shit a brick and immediately called HR in an effort to get you canned.”

0:28 – Is that a thing?  Punching out on every shot?  Or is it another one of those “I saw it in a Magpul video, but got the message wrong” type thing?

Short-Barreled-Shepherd0:46 – Dude calls himself “A SHORT BARRELED SHEPHERD” <– AAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHA

Despite the short barreled shepherd thing I actually checked out a few of his other videos, and they are well done.  Coincidentally he does go by “Shortbarrel Shepherd” On YouTube.

Thoughts?  Ever consider getting one of these short barreled rifles he invented?

Hat tip: Isaac



davan March 22, 2014 at 02:47 am

unleveled eyes are unleveled


Daniel March 22, 2014 at 05:44 am

In case anyone is interested he has another website called “Gibberish Is My Native Language” where he also does reviews of everyday items, food, games and other fun stuff.


Short Barrel Shepherd March 26, 2014 at 08:17 pm

Thanks Daniel — I don’t write so much for the other blog any more due to time. I hope you’ll read my firearm-specific one.


jim bob March 22, 2014 at 07:58 am

Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shortbarrelshepherds the weak through the valley of the darkness, for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.


Jayson March 23, 2014 at 04:34 am

LOL at the punchouts. and major un-thanks to davan, now i can never un-see the unlevel


Short Barrel Shepherd March 23, 2014 at 08:51 am

Try looking in the mirror every day and that’s all I can see — it’s terrifying :(


Jayson March 23, 2014 at 03:18 pm

just for clarification, I only felt comfortable commenting about your asymmetry only because I am one odd looking son of a bitch. no disrespect intended towards you SBS.


Short Barrel Shepherd March 23, 2014 at 03:40 pm

No problem :) I didn’t take it that way. People can’t last on the Internet long if they take everything personally.


Jayson March 23, 2014 at 03:46 pm

Class :) right on


Hank March 23, 2014 at 08:49 am

“So you too can become… one of the gun frootz”


Short Barrel Shepherd March 23, 2014 at 08:51 am

You have discovered my crooked eye weakness! I don’t know what’s more weird; my off-centered eyes or trying to tilt my neck so they look even ><

Sorry if my video gave you the impression that I think I invented SBRs or PDWs, or even bag carry of them. I have been doing the carry part more than just about any civilian in the US, and I after answering the same questions over and over again I thought I would blog about them.

You mention the "punch out" at the 0:28 mark. We're practicing the headshot drill here. It's a 2 round burst on this drill. Normally we shoot four rounds with a pistol and move again. I just did the drill twice on him. :)

I also share your concern about people going through my bag, check out this post: http://www.shortbarrelshepherd.com/keeping-your-sbr-locked-up-in-public/

Thanks for the link,

the guy formerly known as Short Barrel Shepherd and now known as the "guy with the beard and a backpack." ;)


Mountain March 23, 2014 at 10:14 am

My butthurt detector is only reading at normal background levels… it must be off calibration.


… nope, it just spiked. It’s calibrated fine.

I personally see a pistol as the right tool for the job in regard to daily personal protection (until I can figure out how to make an armed drone) but who am I to judge another man’s preferred safe carry method?


Daniel March 25, 2014 at 11:51 am

Glad to see you’re still doing stuff on the Interwebz Dr. Faulken. I remember when you were doing reviews of motorcycle gear and your Rock Island Armory 1911 back here in the Commonwealth. Keep up the awesome work.


Short Barrel Shepherd March 26, 2014 at 08:16 pm

Thanks! I don’t ride as much as I used to because of the snow and ice out here, but I still ditch the car 4 – 5 months out of the year. I still have one of my RI 1911s and break it out when people want to “shoot a 45.” Thanks for reading the old blog.


hydepark March 23, 2014 at 06:58 pm

That has got to be the stupidest patch of facial anything I’ve seen in forever. It’s like white supremacist meets Khan from Star Trek. Like, the old lame version.

But yeah, sbr’s are tight. I think everyone got that memo long ago.


Isaac March 26, 2014 at 02:49 pm

Nice screen grab of his face. That’s actually pretty much exactly what my drivers license picture looks like, without the ball tickler beard. And I agree, so far I like his other videos. But this one was some royal WTFery.



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