We tend to give a lot of credit to the Call of Duty franchise, but the now-ubiquitous YouTube has probably done a lot more for Gun Culture 2.0 than any video game ever did. Even abcnews.com has taken notice of this phenomenon, and published a nicely well-balanced article last week profiling the demigods of the YouTube Gunny pantheon . . .
Among the greats listed by abcnews.com: Nutnfancy, Hickock45, FPSRussia and Military Arms Channel’s Tim Harmsen. Curiously not listed? Gunblast’s Jeff Quinn. Or NRA spokesman Mr. Colion Noir. Or any women. (We gotta work on that part, I think.)
Perhaps against the wishes of its Google overlords, YouTube has brought some of the joys of shooting to literally hundreds of millions of viewers all over the world. And it goes without saying that we all owe a big debt of gratitude to all of these candidates, with the possible exception of our old friend FPSRussia for his at-times wildly unsafe gun handling.
So let’s hear from the Armed Intelligentsia: which one is your favorite YouTube gunny, and why? We at TTAG have some good friends in the You-Tube-o-sphere, but we don’t have any particular dog in this fight. With the exception of Kirsten and Nick, we tend to be a bit camera-shy. Most of us are blessed with radio-star good looks and all the cinematic flair of 1970s Soviet Union public television.
Hickock? Kyle? Tim? Nutnfancy? Jeff? Colion? Cast your vote and make your case.