Note to FPSRussia’s many young fans: TTAG is not a link whore. We’re not jealous of your main man’s staggering traffic. We really, honestly, truly believe that the Georgian (as in the state next to Alabama) is an irresponsible gun owner. Let’s set aside the image above scraped from Kyle’s Facebook page for a moment. As an inspiration to millions of testosterone-crazed YouTubers, the self-described “entertainer” has an obligation to WEAR EYES AND EARS . . .
In the video above, Kyle’s latest ballistic opus, the Internet idol dons eyes and ear for the LAW rocket and M20. Why not in the clip before? I reckon it’s ’cause FPSRussia only wears protection when he’s scared.
To be clear: gun safety—which includes your sight and hearing—is not situational dependent. It’s gun dependent. If there’s a gun, you need to be safe. How far away is that second, more explosive target anyway?
OK, so, gun safety rule number somethingorother (but definitely top five): always know your target and what’s beyond it. This you cannot do when you’re sitting on your gun facing the opposite direction.
At the risk of inviting more FPS fanboy abuse, what a putz. The man is firing live rounds. LARGE live rounds. Until and unless I see a satellite map of this shooting range—extending five miles in all directions—I have to think that bouncing rounds off water and firing blindly is a bad, bad thing. And probably even then.
Click here for a look at how carefully the owner of the M20 shoots the weapon. And then ask yourself a question: why would he let FPSRussia shoot his M20 whilst sitting on it backwards? Money? Fame? Ignorance?
Truth be told, FPSRussia is already going deaf. His claim that he can magically “close his ears” and his supporters’ assertion that shooters don’t need ear protection outdoors are incredible. FPSRussia is already partially deaf and a single firearm report outdoors can damage unprotected ears. Permanently.
More generally, FPSRussia is an accident waiting to happen. Anyone who lets this man use their gun for fun and profit is running the very real risk of enabling tragedy. Don’t do it.