Nasty utubers

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by 11Handicap, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. 11Handicap

    11Handicap New Member

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    Since i am new to firearms i dont have alot of sources for information. I stopped asking questions about safety issues becuase people freak out and really attack u. I watched a video of someone short stroking a sr9c to demonstrate trigger pull with a loaded magazine in the weapon. He than turned the loaded pistiol and pointed it a the center of his chest so the camera could see the striker style trigger engageing. It about scared me too death. Should i just not watch these? They are not a very good source, but i dont know of another video style place to view. And why qre people so damn meen? Is this the cool thing to do? Blast on rockies?

    Hope everyone is doing well
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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  3. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Scott listed probably the three best Youtube channels out there regarding shooting. Two of my favorite pet peeves are keep a straight finger until you're ready to shoot, and the ultimate saftey is between your ears.
     
  4. 11Handicap

    11Handicap New Member

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    Thank u gentlemen i will check them out
     
  5. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Just curious.........were you treated mean here on FTF?

    And those Hickok45 videos are awesome!!
     
  6. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    The only comment I would make is that I wouldn't put too much stock in what you see on Youtube. There are a lot of idiots out there who like to show off their dumb stunts with the rest of the world. Sure, there are lots of good videos available on Youtube made by people who know what they are talking about, but overall videos are posted for entertainment and not educational purposes. It is not hard to get a video posted on Youtube.
     
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  7. ninjatoth

    ninjatoth New Member

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    Youtube goes both ways,I have seen so many videos where someone showing a gun upclose says"i'm performing a safety check to make sure it's unloaded",but it's not a genuine check,you can tell it's just to apease an audience of gun haters or something.I think it all comes down to if you grew up with guns or not,if you learned from a young age I think you're safer instinctivly.
     
  8. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    I agree that it goes both ways, youtube is open for anyone to use so your always gonna have these "self imposed expert" idiots make their own "firearms proficency" videos thinking that they are "real" experts. Its obnoxious to say the least.the scary thing is,is that theres other idiots just like them out there that will watch these videos and start using the same idiotic shooting behavior
     
  9. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    That dont apply for every youtube channel. I have and still do get great knowledge from there. Try armorychannel, humans4targets2, hickok45, nuthinfancy, just to name few who respect the game and can be very informative. If its a vid and no safety precautions are exercised, i would not bother.
     
  10. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Ironically I'm a subscriber to each of the channels you mentioned ;).
     
  11. USMC-03

    USMC-03 New Member

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    Check out Brandon401401 on YouTube...I like his videos and he's a pretty dang good shot.
     
  12. sagenodland

    sagenodland New Member

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    Those are my favorites too! Hickok and nutnfancy are an even #1 but gunwebsites is a close second.
     
  13. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    11Handicap, as a teacher of mine used to drill into us, "Consider the source."

    YouTube is a social site with NO qualifications for posting. They have rules on what can and can't be posted, but anyone with a cell phone camera and a desire to be seen can post a video. So the answer is "No, not everyone is that mean" and try to stick to the independently-respected channels, listed above, for information to trust. If in doubt, stop by here and ask - we won't treat you badly. :)
     
  14. 11Handicap

    11Handicap New Member

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    Winds of change, everyone here has been very kind to me. Even knowing i am a newbie. This place is my best source by far. I believe life is to short. I allways try to help people in general. This is what i preach to my kids
     
  15. Strike_Hard_Gear

    Strike_Hard_Gear New Member

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    Actually you are doing pretty good. Spotting unsafe acts like that tell me you have a good sense for what is go/no go. While you want to always model safe handling, sometimes you got to watch those crappy videos for the "don't do this" side of the story.
     
  16. bub72ck

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    I didn't grow up around guns much at all but I have a healthy respect for them. It's about common sense and judgement more than anything else. Guns are not toys so don't act like a child when using them. :)

    I second the OP about this board. Everyone here is very nice and has been very helpful.
     
  17. SmokyMtnHiker

    SmokyMtnHiker New Member

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    As the 2nd posted stated I too like Nutnfancy another good source, I feel, is hickok45. Both seem well versed and educated.

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