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James Yeager's latest .40 sucks video.

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by stchman, Sep 5, 2017.

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  1. Kevinq6

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    Keep the hate up everyone, I am thinking of buying a .40 conversion barrel for my Glock 40 to save money :)
     
  2. Sam1911

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    Something pointed out in a video I saw recently:

    ANY interaction is good for a YouTube-er. Hit like? Hit dislike? As far as YouTube is concerned, those are exactly identical as they both indicate an interaction. Dislikes and likes both push a video higher in the rankings and get more people to see it.

    The only way to negatively impact a YouTuber is to not watch at all.
     
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    Yep, they get paid by the hit. The opinion or impression of the person creating the hit is irrelevant.
     
  4. Varminterror

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    It's not quite so cut and dried - "any attention is good attention" is only partially true, because there are other critical metrics which sponsors analyze in who they keep and who they don't. Our culture does love a good villain, but that's not the whole story. A guy has to turn good quality, "agreeable" content just often enough to let them get away with their "controversial content" meant to stir the pot.

    Which is common - we've all worked with that one guy who's a pain in the butt, period, but he didn't last long. We've also worked with that one guy who has some hair brained ideas about certain things, maybe has a few soapboxes, but overall, the dude is really solid - so he's always around and reliable as the good Dr. Jeckle, but every now and then their Mr. Hyde reveals himself. A channel can't ONLY make videos to rile people up, but that tends to be where more level headed folks get so annoyed by folks like James Yeager - when someone is legitimate enough to build a "believer base," aka, subscribership, when facts fade into fantasies or favoritisms, some subscribers/believers are easily mislead. And some of them want to be. And some folks go on youtube with their mags loaded and watch videos like his just to have a target at which to shoot...

    The common metrics for youtube monetization are pretty straight forward:

    • Number of subscribers - pretty self explanatory, how much exposure do you bring for your sponsors? The bad news - these folks kinda have to LIKE you to subscribe.

    • New Subscriber Growth/turnover - if you want money to keep flowing, your new exposure opportunities have to keep flowing. Can't pick up a million in 2yrs then stop drawing new viewers and expect to keep drawing checks.

    • Number of views - same as subscriber volume, how much exposure do sponsors gain? I bold and underline this one because it doesn't matter WHY someone watches, as long as they watch. If they watch because the agree or disagree, like or dislike, it doesn't matter.

    • Viewer Actions - Same as number of views, any attention is good attention. If people post a lot of disagreeing comments (as long as it's not "your video/audio quality sucks"), it's still active comments and exposure for the brand.
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    So details aside, the best thing anyone can do is totally ignore YouTube fools.
     
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  6. GGF

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    Here in the mid-west law enforcement trade ins have made the 40 cal an attractive deal.
    I had no interest in them 'til I saw a Glock 40 in the used section of my little gun store for $279 with an extra mag.
    So now I'm a owner of a high cap Glock and at my house, it's far from a dead caliber!
     
  7. Sig Bill

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    A Glock 40 cal or a Glock model 40?
     
  8. GGF

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    40 caliber, model 23.

    Sorry - shoulda' clarified.
     
  9. Sig Bill

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    Damn, can you imagine getting a Glock G40 for $279? :confused:
     
  10. Jeff22

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    I took two classes from Tactical Response years ago -- Fighting Pistol and Fighting Rifle. James Yeager did not teach either one.

    The classes were okay. I've taken similar intro level classes from a variety of instructors over the years and what Tactical Response taught was fine. Not too dissimilar from what everybody else is teaching EXCEPT they advocate a 360 degree scan of the environment to check for additional threats and to eliminate tunnel vision. That is probably applicable in some circumstances and not indicated in others.

    I'm issued a .40 cal Glock 22 at work. I also own a Glock 35 and I was previously issued a Sig 226R-DAK in .40 cal (and I have one of those too). And I have a Smith & Wesson M&P in .40.

    From a ballistics standpoint, the advantage of .40 over 9mm is that the .40 makes a slightly bigger hole and generally uses a slightly heavier projectile, which means it might have better performance in intermediate barriers like heavy clothing or laminated auto glass. .40 S&W may not be as intrinsically accurate as some other calibers, and it does have a sharp & snappy recoil impulse and some shooters don't like it for that reason. .40 can be a handful in a small platform like a Glock 27. (I have big hands and I am not particularly recoil sensitive and I can shoot .40 in a full size gun all day every day but I don't care to shoot it that much in a smaller gun)

    I usually shoot commercial reloads from Freedom Munitions and they cost me about $225 a case.

    I do have drop in 9mm conversion barrels for all of my .40 cal guns -- the ones for the Glocks came from Lone Wolf, the one for the Sig is a Barsto and the one for the Smith and Wesson is a Storm Lake. All those guns function fine with the conversion barrels and 9mm magazines. I bought the conversion barrels to be able to take advantage of sales of 9mm ammo -- I haven't used them that much.

    So far as the "Police don't use .40s anymore" rumor goes -- as a cop for almost 37 years I'm always fascinated when somebody who is not a cop and has never been a cop wants to tell me all about law enforcement . . . (do NOT presume anything you read in "Guns & Ammo" to necessarily be factually valid) . . . I suspect it's a regional thing. Some agencies have gone back to 9mm for a variety of valid reasons and many have not. In some places in the country cops are issued their sidearms and in some places they buy their own off the approved list (most common where I am). The Glock 22 is still the single most common police side arm in America and I suspect it will be for quite a while.

    There are lots of .40 cal guns around and they will be in use for years and years, even if all the cops quit using them tomorrow (which has NOT happened and isn't going to happen).

    Only you can decide if .40 cal is appropriate for your applications. I carry 9mm off duty.
     
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  11. JR24

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    Drool. :thumbup:
     
  12. UKWildcatFan

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    This guy is a tool. Arrogant prick.
     
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  13. Sig Bill

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    Yeah, me too. :confused:
     
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    James yeager has been banned from youtube
     
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    Yep. The guy is a tool but he should be allowed to speak his mind, like everyone else. YouTube is getting to be a joke. YouTube, but.... well... not YOU!
     
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  16. Sig Bill

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    We have freedom of speech so he had to be banned for other reasons.
     
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    He threatened people or something. Idk all hearsay
     
  18. 1KPerDay

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    youtube bans you now if you "advocate or demonstrate the use of deadly weapons" or some crap.
     
  19. Sig Bill

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    So much for the freedom of speech. :oops:
     
  20. 460Shooter

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    It's not really a freedom of speech thing. He's using YouTube's platform. Their house, their rules. He can say whatever he likes on his own website.

    YouTube's rules are ridiculous and overly restrictive, but I have no sympathy for that jackass.
     
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  21. If1HitU

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    The video doesn't work anymore.
     
  22. Lloyd Smale

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    he can say what he wants but a 40 hits harder then a 9 using comparable bullets and a 45 hits harder then a 40. If the 40 dies theres going to be millions of owners looking for ammo and ill be a rich man selling reloads.
     
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    There still seems to be other channels still functional. So it must not be all about anti firearm.
     
  24. Sig Bill

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    I really doubt that a 40 will die because the 10mm is making a comeback and they are capable of shooting the 40 also. I shoot 40 for targets while carrying 10mm but I have a 40 barrel for it.
     
  25. Ratshooter

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    When this thread was first posted I tried to watch the video. I think I made it 30 seconds in and then turned it off. I don't own a 40S&W but if I found a deal like the above poster I would buy it. But I am so invested in 9mm I see no reason to buy another caliber in a semi-auto. Plus I have a Marlin Camp Carbine in 9mm that I really like and get a kick out of shooting.

    The only 9mm I carry around with me is a S&W SD9VE that stays in my truck with an extra magazine. As far as I can tell its about as close as you can get to a perfect truck gun. I don't get hung up on calibers too much. They all work and they have all failed at one time or another. Calibers don't kill or stop people. Bullets do. And the world is full of excellent bullet designs for just about any caliber you care to own.

    My 38/357 revolvers are still my top choice in handguns.
     
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