VICE looks into it:

I actually didn’t realize the military had so much to do with the birth and early innovation of video games.

6:25 – DOOM was so legendary.

Bravemind looks interesting, and definitely seems like a good idea to have something like that.  Even though the graphics aren’t very modern looking, it’s amazing how after playing something for a few minutes your brain just forgets it doesn’t look ultra real, and deals with it.

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From VICE Season 3:

2:00 – VICE actually took the video offline because they edited the auto of him shooting, to make it sounds like the rate of fire was quicker. People called them out on it, so they fixed it and reupped the video above.

I feel like I’ve seen this before.. no new info to be reported (in these clips anyways).  It’s obvious VICE just loves the topic though, because it’s controversial and drives clicks and comments.  The Middleton Made guy definitely comes across as a good spokesperson.   I’ll have to see if I can find the full episode on one of the handful of streaming services we subscribe to.



VICE took a look at the hobby:

Looks like fun.  Are the airsoft handguns even slightly accurate at any sort of range?  Seems like a smooth barrel that short with minimal velocity and a lightweight projectile would be next to useless.

2:35 – 86 people killed in two years by police, who thought their airsoft guns were real.  Yikes.. NOT ideal.  Shitty situation for everyone involved.. its not like law enforcement could trust the presence of an orange tip, even if the guns had them though.

4:34 – Cool, that girl follows me on IG and I recognize her from the comments section of some of my posts.  She goes by thetacticalunicorn.  Actually I did some poking around her page and found her husband, and he follows me too – theedesertfox.

6:01 – haha briefly tense father-son moment.

8:29 – I like MilsimWest’s style.  Keep it non-political, and don’t be a dick.

Thoughts?  I remember airsoft getting so much flack from real steel gun guys like myself like a decade ago.  It’s definitely embraced more widely now though, mostly I’d say due to the fact that top companies like Magpul and Glock etc.. are doing the whole licensing thing so the familiarity when switching from real to airsoft is there.

On a side but related note.. I can’t believe how excessively monetized some of these YouTube videos are now.  I had to skip so many ads while trying to watch this vid.. almost makes me want to get that premium subscription.


VICE did another vid about guns and gun culture etc..

I won’t bother commenting on timestamps in this vid, but I’ll just say that the VICE correspondent did a good job.  He came at it all with an open mind, and really enjoyed himself too which is always nice to see.

I’m glad NFA Review got a lot of airtime.  Definitely an underrated YouTube channel / person.



I wonder if any of the most popular gun people have experienced anything like this?

Before I get into it… this guy in the YouTube vid still and at 0:12 is giving me Lucas from T-REX Arms vibes.  There’s more of him towards the end of the video..  this doppelgänger goes by Social Repose.

Judging by the comments I see on the YouTube videos, the audience on the videos of some of the more “low hanging fruit / cringe for views as content” gun guys.. their fanbase definitely seems to skew young.  I really wouldn’t be surprised if some of those parents are driving their kids to some of YouTubers we know in person.  That’s cool as long as its not done in a stalker way.  Showing up at someone’s house is absolutely batshit crazy.

While watching the video, I was thinking.. you know what, the homie Brandon (the AKGuy) was actually doing a hypehouse type thing for a while with BrassValley.  That was obviously a TON of work to pull off in the fashion he did, and thankfully the guys he picked were actually not children.  It would be cool if there was a full time gun content hype house, with adults.  I realize that logistically a bunch of dudes in their late 20s – 40s probably are not going to want to live together though.. so the next best thing would be like a “hype Co-working space”.  After typing that out, it actually seems like what some of the guys in Texas have going on.  Everyone always featuring everyone local in their videos.  I’m not mad at it, however you fellas know I have my favorites.  It pains my heart when a non-cringe YouTuber and a cringe YouTuber collab.

Holy, when some of that hypehouse content started rolling at around the 2:00 mark in the video I had to almost turn away. 😬 grim.

2:44 – A huge mob rolling up on the house of this Megan Zelly girl that has only 102,000 on instagram?  Wow.. I didn’t think that was a follower count people had to worry about stalkers at.



LOL Vice actually did a segment on them:

0:35 – I know I bring this up from time to time, but I still don’t get the “WE WON’T COMPROMISE” type bravado, when in fact all these guys do on a daily basis is compromise.  The guy directly across from him literally has a what I’m assuming is a semi automatic with a brace on it.

1:37 – I bet there’s a lot of arthritis, high blood pressure and 1911s in that crowd.

1:41 – He said Unorganized Militia 😏 .. a part of history which I also made into a micro-brand and made a cool logo for a long time ago.

2:09 – Like clockwork, yet another brace.

2:51 – “Clean’er up a lil bit” hahaha

4:11 – Fudd gets up on the mic and puts his 90ft long flitlock under his chin as he’s talking.  Nice…

6:19 – He definitely has “big FORD energy”