Brandon Herrera

Initially I assumed this was a sponsored video from Brandon.  😂  a couple minutes in, and I’m 100% sure it’s not:

Oh lawd Heizer Defense… I realize this is totally a “because we could” type gun.. but yea 7.62x39mm out of a barrel that’s not even a few inches long just screams pointless.

1:20 – Yikes.. having to pull the trigger a handful of times before it actually fired is not ideal.

1:24 – Not being able to open it up by hand, so he resorts to hitting the slide with a hammer gets awarded one more “yike” from me.  I’ll throw in a bonus yike for having to ram out the spent casing.

2:44 – Brandon calls out the weird blade bois during the knife sponsored segment.

4:50 – ahaha the go/ no go / field gauge shenanigans had me rolling.

6:28 – This gun just keeps getting worse and worse.

9:18 – Oh wow, it fired on the first trigger pull.  Too bad he couldn’t open it.

The Heizer logo just screams “lower back tattoo”.  It’s definitely one of my litmus tests for evaluating a logo.  If I see lower back tattoo potential, then it goes in the bad pile.  I’m not talking bad meaning good either… I’m talking bad meaning BAD.

Heizer.. Scheisse 😏.  Any thoughts fellas?


You know how thirsty I am for new AK-50 content:

1:10 – Is that Costa tape on Brandon’s arm?  Bold.

1:32 – The AK-50 is looking BEEFY. I like it.

6:25 – Oh man, seeing that round eject.  That must have been amazing for them.  You love to see it. 😊🇺🇸

The trials and tribulations of a gun builder.



The homie Brandon.  Haha damn there are a lot of nice guns in the vid:

An integrally suppressed MP5 is definitely a grail for me.

3:14 – this grease gun looking thing is epic.

4:40 – Back to back to back.. now he’s on the belt fed!  God I wish that were me.  I love the sound of the links hitting the roof.  That whole section is like ASMR.

8:29 – The vintage machine guns will always be cool.  Miniguns are just a whole other league… looking like they came straight off a CNC, built with like 0.000000000001 tolerance.

9:14 – Someone’s house is missing the dryer vent tube right now.

I’m looking forward to that AK-50 test fire video.



We the people keep badgering Brandon to finish the AK-50.. so he gives us updates.  The circle of life:

Really cool to hear about the changes.  “Building in public” has become popular over the past few years with software, but Brandon is still the only guy (that I know of) working on such an ambitious project in the gun community whose talking about the steps a long the way.  I wish more people would take his lead.  If you know of any others let me know so I can take a look.

Oh yea if you like the t-shirt Brandon is wearing, it’s the Pro-Second Amendment t-shirt from ENDO 😊.  You can’t see the back in the video but it says If you can’t handle me at my “well regulated militia” you don’t deserve me at my “shall not be infringed”.

Thoughts?  I realize my posting is quite sporadic nowadays, but I’m trying to work on keeping a regular schedule again.  I have a big backlog of videos to watch.

Holy, Brandon is getting VERY close to 1M followers 👀


Always awesome to see this thing in action:

1:39 – hahah .50 BMG is so epic.  The energy in that round literally never gets old.

3:12 – wtf.. the bruthers have been body shaming Brandon in the comments?  You hate to see it.

7:54 – The off-brand carbonated sugar water in the fridge was epic.

8:42 – So interesting that he’s going to a stamped receiver.  Yea definitely a lot cheaper than CNC’ing out such a huge piece of metal over and over again.


A living legend interviewed by TFBTV:

6:40 – Those dual springs are really cool.  Interesting way to solve that problem they ran into also.

8:49 – Holy, that is a beefy rear trunnion and recoil spring.

I’m really excited for Brandon to finish it someday and start selling them.  Good to hear he’s still working on it for sport / passion project.  Once you start taking pre-orders and people’s money, that would really suck the fun out of it.

Thoughts?  I’m assuming if you read this blog you already follow Brandon’s shenanigans on YouTube.. but if not his channel is at the link.