Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hi-impact, Oct 1, 2016.
Back before the internet, Sketer Skelton entertained us with his writing.
Maybe that is why I enjoy Hichcock45.
helv nice day.
Got into watching Mrgunsandgear recently when searching for red dot scopes. A lot of good reviews but sometimes he mouth is ahead of his brain, stating something at is corrected with annotations on screen.
tnoutdoors9 was/is my go to guy for ammo and gun reviews. He gave you the facts and nothing but the facts, short and to the point without pulling punches. Too bad he had health issues and I wish him well.
I got kind of turned off by hickock45 lately. He is certainly entertaining if that's what you want but IMO way too long of vids with a lot of stuff I didn't need to know. I'll only watch if what he's reviewing is of interest to me. Good guy though and I'd definitely would like to hang out with him.
Last but not least, Jeff Quinn at Gunblast. Knows his stuff, keeps it short, and can turn a phrase that's ultra quotable.
Even though I'm older than him, watching his show is like hanging out with my favorite uncle used to be.
Best entertainer now that FPSRussia imploded is Matt over at Demolition Ranch.
Demolition Ranch is slowly overtaking Hickok45 as the favorite gun channel following FPSRussia who has floundered ever since his produced was capped.
Read magazine reviews?
Ill watch some of them when they review something interesting. TiborasaurusRex for when I want to learn something.
Another recent favorite is MachinegunMike. He is about my age, obviously wealthy or well connected but not snobbish about it. After watching his videos, I feel like he just shared his expensive toys with me, and was happy to do so.
As a general rule, I've found most of the gun channels pretty boring or they engage in insanely stupid behavior in some cases.
he goes on forever though. if something can be said in a ten minute blurb he will drag it out to half an hour.
Nutnfancy is generally solid, but his infatuation with taking 40 minutes to impart 10 minutes of info, has gotten to be too much to swallow.
Hickock45 is admitedly a knowledgeable,cool guy, and an amazing shot, but he gets judged on these facts more than the actual quality of the reviews. His reviews are generally just rambling, superficial observations, like:
"well, it feels pretty nice in-hand, not too heavy....it's got this little dealie over here, seems to work ok......sights ain't too bad......comes with 3 magazines, that's a nice touch.......trigger could be a little lighter for my taste......overall it's a pretty nifty little gun". Most of what he says is stuff you can see by looking at a photo of it, or just reading the company's stat sheet. I respect his knowledge and experience, so I'll often check his reviews on something I'm considering, but it's mostly just to find out if he's found something seriously negative about it.
I will second this. I can't watch Nutnfancy videos anymore due to the rambling.
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