VigilantSpectre makes an “Official Statement”:

Our official stance toward the endo blog is that its author knows little about firearms. He is a safety nazi drone that probably stores his weapons locked and unloaded. He craves attention and receives it by perpetuating falsehoods on the material that he fails to understand. He does not grasp reality, is a poster child for the brady campaign, and as far as we are concerned is not to be paid attention. We also consider the trolls that frequent that blog to be lumped in with the author.

That was from the comments on their latest youtube video.  Priceless…

Keep DERP alive in the gun community guys…. keep it alive…

I believe with VigilantSpectre we stumbled upon one of those rare cases of a group that is so dumb, they actually think they are smart.

Hopefully one day i’ll be able to understand the point of your videos.  That’s what you’re all about right?  Education?

Now if you’ll excuse me I have a lot of work ahead of me drafting some new Assault Weapons Ban verbiage for upcoming Brady Campaign speeches.  Oh shit, that slipped out…


Hat tip: Eric, Church, JWhite


VigilantSpectre’s Marksmanship Qualification:

From the description:

  • Every member of the team must pass both a primary and secondary weapons qual for multiple reasons, Here is a short snippet of the primary qual.
  • Two positions: one at 150 yards and the other at 250.
  • Shooters start at 150 yrds. They shoot 10 rounds from standing offhand, followed by 10 rounds kneeling and 5 prone.
  • The shooter then moves to 250 yards and repeats this sequence but is allowed to rest.
  • Shooters are given 50 rounds in 3 randomly loaded magazines.
  • 3 minute time limit on each stage with no rollover

I love the “for multiple reasons” vagueness in the description.  You just know these guys sit around at night in multicam panties, drinking and salivating over SHTF scenarios.

Those distances are fine and all, but they failed to say what counts as a pass.  My guess is these guys just have to “shoot” at targets at those ranges, and hits don’t really matter. Might as well throw some targets 1000+ yards downrange too if that’s the case.

Oh yea and one more thing, did Spectre introduce the shooter as “Anus Patriot” at 0:16?  It sure sounds like it, and I really wouldn’t be surprised.



Busting some Glock myths:

Everything was safe enough up until 4:53… “Tactical Bacon” pushes him in the water, no big deal I thought that was funny… but then what happens next blew my mind…


OMG my head just exploded… These guys were made for each other.

Thoughts?  Hopefully Vigilant Spectre doesn’t file another police report on me for this post. ;)


I really don’t have time for a 42 minute derp analysis, but maybe some of you do:

After a cursory skim through the video I can see they are in full OPSEC mode in typical Vigilant Spectre greyman fashion.  Like I said, I don’t have the time or the energy to critique 42 minutes of them, but on quick glance there seems to be remarkably less derp (when it comes to safety anyway.. although there is far more talking than shooting).  I’m not a fan of the camera man’s position at 27:52… i’ll say that, but a lot of you probably will disagree.  17:40 – Spraying Rem-oil on all their barrels because it helps cooling by “creating a layer that directly heat-exchanges with the atmosphere around the barrel”.  Sounds like messy redneck science to me.. plus they are just shooting semi-auto.  There we a couple other “tips” I heard that I know were incorrect, but it was nothing that would hurt anyone so that doesn’t concern me as much as some of the stuff in the previous videos.

They connect with the target multiple times at 400-650 yards toward the end of the video… that is pretty good by my standards.

See, I’m fair!  Like I said in the comments of the posts I criticized them on… come out with some good stuff and i’ll praise it, but if you put out unsafe instructional derp vids i’ll call you out and burn you until my hands hurt from typing so much.

The whole “I filed a police report listing Mike and EverydayNoDaysOff in it” threat was just plain retarded.  I consider that water under the bridge now… but seriously why even make such a ridiculous threat when that was all information you made public?  What did you think would happen?

Hopefully this is the start of safer, less derpy videos. Once you guys realize you can edit out some of the misinformation you spout when you’re nervous, and the occasional safety slip up you’ll probably find your youtube comments and other feedback is a lot more pleasant.



An email I received just before 9pm on Tuesday from VigilantSpectre:

Good day,

I have been featured on your blog (VigilantSpectre) . I think it is hilarious first off. What I am really contacting you about is this: I have undertaken much effort to conceal the identities of myself and those that appear in my videos. This is done because of the controversial nature of the content in my videos. Everything to that respect has been going well until lately. A select group has been trying to expose this sensitive information and distribute it. They are using forums like yours to solicit this information from posts made in discussion. It has gotten to the point where I have begun to receive threats to myself, property, family and friends propagated by your discussion board. It is beginning to feel unsafe. I do not wish to compel you to remove your posts about my channel, I find them constructive, perhaps a little biased and less informed about the actual processes than I would prefer, but constructive none the less. What I would like to request is that you remove the comments about my channel on your post and lock it down to disrupt the aforementioned collective effort.

Thank you

I look forward to your future correspondence.

That was in response to my two recent posts: Weapons Preparedness Training for the DERPocalypse and DERPnamic Secondary Presentation.


Oh where to begin… where to begin.  First of all let me just say that probably the most rewarding thing about blogging is when people get pissed off enough to email me, or forgo that all together and remove their video(s) from YouTube, or other content from a different website that is being criticized.  In my crusade against DERP, I consider that a huge victory, and it generally just makes my day.  It’s even funnier when someone backs up the video (or other content) and can continue to share the laughter with the internet for years to come.

My public reply to VigilantSpectre:

So you think the posts I wrote are hilarious?  Well that’s good I suppose… but it seems to me that your initial goal at least was to provide training to your friends (or as you call them “the wolf pack”) and to educate the internet on how to properly train an prepare.  Am I not correct in assuming that?  Hardly something I think should be taken lightly.

You say you have taken much effort to conceal the identities of you and your friends.  What? How do you figure that? Not only do your videos expose all of your faces but you also run a facebook page plastered with pictures of you and your girlfriend.  You’re hardly some internet greyman.  With < 5 minutes worth of research I was able to pin you down as [REDACTED]. Normally i’d be pretty impressed with myself, but this one was just too easy.  [REDACTED], I know I insulted your intelligence based on what I saw in the videos, but I see you studied (graduated?) Biological Sciences at Ohio University.  It perplexes me even more as to how someone smart enough to graduate high school and get accepted to a post secondary institution, would think that the VigilantSpectre Project is a good idea.

I nearly shit my pants with laughter when I saw your brother (Mr. Tactical Bacon) Kyle Hallstrom “worked at US Navy”.  I’ve never served, and I normally appreciate and support those that have… but if he feels safe training (and I use that term loosely) with you and your “wolf pack” and trying to educate the rest of the internet through the VigilantSpectre Project, it kind of reflects bad on what they may or may not have taught him in the Navy.  I’m sure there are plenty of active duty and Navy veterans following the blog that hopefully will chime in to help maintain my faith in the organization.  Now that I think of it, I’m hoping “worked at US Navy” could even mean he had some administrative job where he didn’t train on weapons… but I’m still assuming he would have still had to go through the same basic training.  Is that correct?

Last of all [REDACTED], in case you’re wondering, i’m not some kind of hacker.  You left all this information sitting around in plain sight on facebook, and I just took a couple minutes to connect the dots.

Best of luck with the VigilantSpectre project, and your future endeavors.  If you’re going to keep coming out with videos, please try not to hurt yourself or anyone else.  If I were you i’d forget firearms ever existed and try and land yourself a good job in the Biology field.  You’ll thank me some day.



I had to post another one by VigilantSpectre:

All their videos are just so bad, I can hardly believe it.  The camera man is ahead of the line of fire most of the time in this one too.

They all appear to be either using Blackhawk Serpa holsters or the kind that have snap closures they could easily go inside a trigger guard on a quick re-holster.  I wouldn’t recommend either type for guys like this.  In fact I would really prefer they weren’t even allowed to handle firearms, because frankly I don’t think they are intelligent enough to handle the responsibility.

Probably the funniest part is that all the guys hang onto every word that comes out of boonie hat derp’s mouth.  At points in this video it’s obvious he gets flustered because he hardly even knows wtf he is saying.  Starting at 11:05 is a real good example.

Bonus Hilariousness seen on their youtube page, and at the end of some of their videos:

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So you mean to tell me that East Ohio Firearms Sales is sponsoring this train wreck?  I feel like just calling there and laughing at whoever picks up the phone over and over again all day.