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FPS Russia does a Mattv2099 style trollture test:

FPS-RussiaNot one of FPS Russia’s most interesting videos, but still decent for some laughs.  I hope Matv2099 gets back into trollture testing because he did it better.

FPS Russia today is a far cry from the “go big or go home” FPS Russia from back in the day. An AK-47, although a Russian icon was a pretty basic choice.

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40 ATF agents v.s. one fake Russian:

Federal agents, accompanied by Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and deputies with the sheriff’s offices in Franklin and Hart counties, raided the Royston residence of Myers. Authorities also raided on Tuesday the 60-acre farm of Lamar Myers, Kyle’s father, in Lavonia.

A person is required to obtain a federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale, distribution or for their own business, Coes said.

The ATF believed that Myers was violating this law.

“The claim is that he was using explosives and getting paid for it via YouTube,” Coes said.

Source – OnlineAthens

You can check out the ATF’s regulations on manufacturing binary explosives:

Mixing binary components together consti¬tutes manufacturing explosives. Persons manufacturing explosives for their own personal, non-business use only (e.g., personal target practice) are not required to have a Federal explosives license or permit. However, individuals or companies must obtain a Federal explosives manufacturing license if they intend to engage in the business of manufacturing explosives for sale or distribution, or for their own business use. Such business uses include manufacturing for use in commercial blasting applications, removing obstacles such as trees or rocks during construction, theatrical special effects, and for demonstration or product testing purposes. (Source)

I really hope nothing happens to him on this… but according to the “theatrical special effects” stipulation above, to me it seems he is in violation if he infact goes not have the proper Federal explosives license or permit.  As I mentioned before my specialty is bird law, so take that assessment with a grain of salt.

The one thing I hate about “the law” is that sometimes the whole game plan seems to be to try and catch people slipping like this.  If FPS knew about the requirement for a permit but ignored it, then fine throw the book at him.  If he didn’t know, maybe a friendly phonecall or email from the ATF tell him “buddy we see a lot of permits and licenses here with your company name on it, but not an explosives one.  Apply for one within the next __ days or else you will be in violation of federal law.”  In a perfect world that would have been nice to just get a heads up from a bro.

FPS-RussiaMattv2099 gets that youtube money when he straps the binary on on Bieber and puts finger to trigger … is he on the chopping block?  What about Richard Ryan?… actually from talking to Richard I’m pretty sure he has permits and licences for things that haven’t even been invented yet.

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Move over FPS America, There’s a new REAL Russian in YouTube gun town:

Wow that vid is legit AF.

Behind the scenes:

Russian-VS-SnowmanDude actually has Russian blood according to the behind the scenes… 2:50 “My mother’s from Russia. My father’s from Mexico”.  Maybe a third purebred Russian Spetznaz shooting badass challenger will appear to put even this guy to shame?

FPS Russia should be very afraid.  This dude is going to snatch up major views if the ridiculousness continues.  Never mind, it’s not like a bajillion teenage cowwadoody boys only have enough time to watch ONE shooting video with a Russian. haha

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1 out of 3 shotguns works properly… not bad right? hahah :|

Hickok45 did a long review on this shotgun a while back, and it just looks overly complicated.

FPS-RussiaLucky for the manufacturer, most of FPS Russia’s viewers are teenage Cawad00dy nerds, so I’m sure this embarassment will just get swept under the rug for the most part.

Thoughts? Running out to buy a UTS-15?

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This is shady:

Investigators determined Ratliff had died of a single gunshot to the head and that his body been there for some time. Thomas said investigators found numerous guns in the area where Ratliff’s body was found.

(Source)

FPS-RussiaThe article says police are treating the death as a homicide, but who knows maybe it will turn out to be a suicide?  Not that either one has a happy ending.

I didn’t think I knew who the guy was until I saw his twitter account, and then remembered posting a video on Maglite suppressors he did.

32 years old only… R.I.P. Keith.

Keith-Ratliff-FPS-Russia-ManagerThoughts?

Thanks a lot to everyone that sent the story in…. too many to list.

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Should stand for stupidity or shrapnel.  Skip to 3:25 to see:

No ear protection, no eye protection… no brains.  Shooting a binary explosive from what? 20 yards away?  I wouldn’t do that WITH ear and eye pro on, even out in the open.  He goes and fills a truck up with it and shoots it? *smh*

He’s had some close calls before, and his camera man even took some shrapnel.  This in particular, could have been a LOT worse.

FPS-RussiaI played it back and forth a few times hoping I would end up deciding it was put in post production to troll us… doesn’t look like it though.

The rifle is pretty cool.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kevin, PhoenixNFA

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