R.I.P Iraqveteran8888 Barry

1/2 of the duo I referred to as “the gun store guys” is no longer with us:


My thoughts go out to Eric, the rest of the Iraqveteran888 YouTube guys, and everyone else who was close to Barry.  I got the news this morning at a donut shop, when I checked my email and realized a lot of people had seen a sad announcement on Facebook.  Johnny Cash’s “Hurt” was playing in the background, a fitting song seeing as the gun community lost a valuable asset.  It was impossible not to learn from Barry, and laugh at his jokes / various shenanigans which played out in the videos.  Just the other day I was thinking about how hilarious The Exploits of Sir Arthur HiPoint were, the education and comical complaining found in the gun gripes series of videos, and all the various other educational videos Barry put out such as the lost art of cut shells etc…  Lots of you probably didn’t even know that Barry and Eric even had a TV show on Destination America called Prepper Hillbillies.  Sadly I never got to blog about it before today.

Barry accomplished a lot online over the past few years I’ve have had the pleasure of enjoying and posting his channel’s videos.  The great thing about the internet is that through the vast amount of content he put out, he and his knowledge will live forever.

Rest in Peace Barry.  Thank-you for everything.

Hat tip: Lots of people

Gun Gripes Episode 85: Final Farewell

To donate to the family see the Barry Elliot Memorial Fund.



Taofledermaus April 14, 2014 at 08:24 pm

That’s very sad news. He really rounded-out the IV channel. RIP Barry.


jerry April 14, 2014 at 09:14 pm

Our condolences to those who really knew him.


Dr Kranknstein April 14, 2014 at 09:42 pm

Very sad news indeed. Barry Elliot was great voice in the 2nd Amendment community and just all around good guy. His family has setup a donations site for anyone wishing to help. iraqveteran8888 has all the info on his site.


Tito April 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm

That is too bad. I liked watching his vids and their show. Condolences.


Denver Chris April 14, 2014 at 10:37 pm

How sad, I really liked his contributions to the channel and the gun community as a whole.


Smooth Operator April 14, 2014 at 10:52 pm

Barry was one of the best on youtube. Had hope in my heart he would be able to straighten everything out that happened in the last few months. This is awful news.


JRKey April 15, 2014 at 03:36 am

We lost a great one for the cause gentleman.


TheBear April 15, 2014 at 06:16 am

Very very sad and that Cash link blew my mind. Amazing cover/video.


Bill April 15, 2014 at 06:48 am

Barry was a different breed. He seemed like a real gentleman and a good guy, I’m very sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace, I’ll say a prayer for his family.


AJ187 April 15, 2014 at 10:15 am

Yep, a great human left us. He was a huge asset to the civil rights community and our species.


jpcmt April 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

Took a while to warm up to him after they youtube channel got started but I really started appreciating both of them. Going to miss that guy and all that he brought to the table.


Karina April 16, 2014 at 05:05 pm

I will be honest, I cried when I read this. I couldn’t believe it at first but when it hit me, it did like a sledgehammer would.

Rest in peace Barry. I’m probably not alone when I say I’ll miss him a lot.


SupahRookie June 7, 2017 at 08:00 pm

why is this in the humour category…


ENDO-Mike June 8, 2017 at 08:22 am

Did you ever watch gun gripes, or Barry’s stuff in general? It was funny…


SupahRookie June 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

this isn’t about Barry’s stuff in general, it’s about him passing.


ENDO-Mike June 12, 2017 at 09:32 am

The post will remain in the humor category because that’s what Barry represented. I’m not creating a RIP category because you’re triggered.


SupahRookie June 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

this isn’t about what Barry did in general, it’s about him passing.



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