James Yeager Gets Krinky

When it comes to choosing, modifying and manipulating their gear, most tacticool guys totally over-think it. Then again, maybe I’m over-thinking thinking about them thinking about their gear. After all, messing about with gear is fun! It’s . . . krinky! Which is almost as good a word as twerk but not quite. I’d love to see Miley Cyrus at a James Yeager training course, what with her new hair and all. Not to mention her sudden aversion to clothing. Where was I? Right. Making sure that TTAG isn’t sexist or pervy so we don’t put-off female readers. Yeah well, that didn’t go well. But Yeager’s sight mod—complete with bore-sighted laser—looks like a winner. As to why The Big Lebowski is pointing an RPG at Jimmy Boy, if you have to ask it’s way too late to wonder. Just sayin’ . . .


  1. avatar Venator Magnus says:

    Call me ignorant, but I’d never heard of laser bore sighting until today. Very cool.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Not only cool, but what you spend on a reasonable laser boresighting system you may save on ammo when sighting-in, especially of you change optics or buy new guns from time to time.

  2. avatar JaredFromTampa says:

    Aghhh, nails on a chalk board much? 10 seconds of filing down that rear sight was too much for me.

    +1 for the Miley Cyrus getting krinky with a Krinkov image though.

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      Haha that made me cringe as well! Could have done w/out the horrific screeching.

    2. avatar gyrfalcon says:

      It could have been worse. If he had been given a dremel the barrel would have probably been cut off.

      That U notch will be great when you’re shooting from a rocking raft on the ocean.

      1. avatar PPGMD says:

        The U notch is increasingly more common. And it works well for all but bullseye shooting.

        I’ve opened up rear sight notches on pistols, the only difference being that I cleaned it up with come cold blue.

  3. avatar John Boch says:

    James Yeager.

    Is that the douche from Tennessee who lost his carry permit for running his mouth?

    Is he the rocket scientist who thinks it’s good safety to go downrange to snap pictures during live fire exercises?

    I thought so.

    C’mon RF, this guy is a douche of the highest order. While he may be a decent instructor, his antics outside of class (and indeed in class doing reckless things like going downrange to take pictures) marginalize him as trouble.

    There’s *nothing* he teaches that you can’t get from other schools who don’t employ reckless antics like Yeager’s.


    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Please to tell us not what you dislike about Yeager, but what in the clip offended thee? This is where you tell me, “nothing”.

      In clips posted on TTAG, how hath he offended thee? Don’t be shy.

      This is where you should just open up and reveal that you intensely dislike Southern Culture and Good Ol’ Boys.

      1. avatar TheBear says:

        I don’t think you know anything about JY.

        The dude was challenging haters online to duels to the death and even creating duel contracts… 😛

        He also likes to give death threats and act like an enormous douche.

        This has nothing to do with “southern culture” and everything to do with avoiding people in the gun culture who may give the antis ammunition if (god forbid) you ever have to go to court.

    2. avatar Rab says:

      I have taken lots of classes from many of the top names in the business. Yeager’s training beats them all for both fun and training.

      1. Did he get krinky with you?

    3. avatar Henry Bowman says:

      Because, we all know that in the real world, all the good people who shouldn’t be shot are in a nice straight line, with all the bad people who should be shot standing safely “downrange.”

  4. I wonder if the State of Tennessee has had a hearing on his Handgun Carry Permit yet? Per the agreed order on June 26, 2013 there was supposed to be a hearing to determine if he should have a permit or not. I have not heard anything…


      1. After he got his “carry permit” reinstated, The Tennessee Department of Homeland Security pulled his carry permit again. – http://www.wbbjtv.com/news/local/Yeager-Wont-Give-Up-Fight-for-Gun-Permit-204794581.html

  5. avatar AlphaGeek says:

    Surely, with California gun owners in the fight of our lives right now, you don’t need to post linkbait like stories about Yeager?

    TTAG is usually my news source of choice when shit gets ugly, but this week I’ve been reduced to reading a zillion posts on the CalGuns forums to keep track of what’s going on in anything close to real time.

    I bet you don’t even know how some of the most hated and feared bills have died for the year, while others are headed for the Governor’s desk (cough SB374 cough) and calls/emails/faxes asking for a veto are desperately needed.

    TTAG, I am disappoint.

    1. avatar Dave357 says:

      Er, with no detachable rifle magazines allowed and with the erosion of State preemption, both headed for the Governor’s desk, just which of the bills that had died could be considered worse?

      1. avatar AlphaGeek says:

        Not “worse”, just bad… SB-396 is dead, and I really had my hate on for that one.

        On the other hand, AB-48 is still moving along, which is nearly as bad.

        Gov Brown is a lawyer, career politician and a gun owner himself. It’s worth contacting him to urge vetos, as he knows from being AG that some of these will NOT stand up in court and we have lawyers ready to file for injunctions about 30 seconds after he signs.

        1. avatar CA.Ben says:

          AB-48 is just a stepping stone to 396. Gun control is all about death by a thousand cuts. This year, 396 was just a bridge too far. Next year, after they can point to the “success” of 48, 396 will rise from it’s shallow grave. It’ll be back.

  6. avatar gyrfalcon says:

    Dear god, get a smaller file. Knowing Yeager I guess we should just be glad he didn’t use a wood file.

    1. avatar William Burke says:

      Are you saying the one he used didn’t work? Or is it the noise? You know how to mute sound on YT, right?

      Or are you Snap-On Tools Terry?

      1. avatar TheBear says:

        Stop being a white knight for JY.

    2. avatar ChuckN says:

      Looks like it worked pretty slick to me.

  7. That article is dated April 13, 2013. The State of Tennessee appealed the general session court decision to the Benton County Circuit Court. On June 26, 2013 (as stated above), there was an agreed order for a TN Department of Safety and Homeland security hearing to determine Yeager’s carry permit. To my knowledge that hearing has not taken place. If you want details anyone may call the Benton County Circuit Court Clerk, ask about case #13-cv-18.

  8. avatar DisThunder says:

    That’s a lot of filing for a little gain. Shoulda just switched dust covers for one with the SAM7 turret-style peep sight. You could see that tritium from the end of the table with one of those.

  9. avatar Sixpack70 says:

    I want to get Krinky with a Krinkov. Too bad there is that annoying NFA tax stamp thing.

  10. avatar Tod says:

    I used to stick up for this guy, until his arrogance just got to be too much. I don’t doubt he’s a decent instructor, I just can’t take his attitude.

  11. avatar Philip says:

    Whenever I see JY the only thing I can think of is “stupid people, stupid places, stupid things.”

  12. avatar paultmccain says:

    I had a chance a couple weeks ago to talk to a gent who had taken a class with him. He said that when they went hot on the line he was getting ready to fire and noticed a guy laying down on the ground in front of the targets, so he yelled out, “Cease Fire!”

    Yeager came over and asked him what was wrong. He said, “There’s a guy right in front of the targets.”

    Yeager said, “Oh, don’t worry he knows what he is doing, he is taking pictures.”

    The man relaying that story said that he packed up and left and got a refund, swearing never to train again with Yeager the Idiot.

  13. avatar benny says:

    James Yeager.
    every village has an idiot. his village has one too. i say one because he would’ve been the second had they not asked him to take his shenanigans elsewhere. i just cant take the guy seriously after he completely made an ass out of himself multiple times.

  14. avatar Paul McCain says:

    I’ve been trying to figure out why RF so often relays videos made by JY. At first I was concerned it was a man-crush thing, but now I’ve come to realize why. JY is like watching a train wreck, or perhaps better, an airplane crash. It is so horrible but you just can not stop watching.

    Whenever I watch a Yeager production I have deeply conflicted feelings.

    One definition of conflicted feelings is watching your mother-in-law drive your brand new Ford F150 Lariat off a cliff.

  15. avatar Not So 1337 says:

    Quick question. Why do we call it a krinkov?

  16. avatar Nancy says:

    There are a lot of us non-ebonics speaking readers of TTAG. How about leaving ebonics out of your articles? Krinky, twerk, gat… it’s all feral ghetto dweller speak.

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