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With gun ownership under attack almost constantly, some like myself do our best to avoid the manufactured drama that the online gun community seems to breed. Sometimes that drama takes form as vicious, sometimes libelous statements in chatrooms or comment threads. Other times it’s higher profile, such as a recent video in which The Yankee Marshal falsely accused Mrgunsngear of stolen valor. It was tailor-made content intent on driving a wedge between gun-owning fans of each personality.

The initial video has been unlisted, but is still viewable if you have the link. As much as it pains me to post this, there isn’t another way to view David of The Yankee Marshal at his “finest” and it’s only fair to present what he said in its original form (NSFW language warning).

I generally dismiss most of what The Yankee Marshal has to say about almost anything. Rarely do I click on one of his videos and come away with information that I feel betters my understanding of a topic, rather than betters my understanding of gun forum lore. That isn’t to say that The Yankee Marshal is always wrong, just that I’ve found that he often is.

Here’s the accusation in the above video should you want to avoid subjecting yourself to The Yankee Marshal:

I’ve gotten some information from a few reliable sources, it’s not verifiable information and I am not presenting this as fact here. No one out there think I am presenting this as fact, but I’ve gotten some reliable information that you are a fucking valor thief. So [chuckles], if you want to talk about that, let me know. But, uh, came from some pretty reliable sources.

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Lately, The Yankee Marshal is becoming the closest the gun community has to a “Karen,” on a constant quest to speak with the manager. When another channel isn’t interested in spending time to defendd themselves, David screams louder about how the accused are cowards and not man enough to address it head-on.

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Mike (A.K.A. Mrgunsngear) intentionally makes little mention of his military service in his videos beyond a small comment here and there, which is a tactic that he and I agree on. While I know more details of Mike’s service, it isn’t my place to out him, but rest assured that he not only served his country with honor, but has a pretty damned impressive resume as well.

I want to stress that I respect his decision to keep his content focused on the products being reviewed rather than taking every chance to interject aspects of his impressive service record.

yankee marshal accuses mrgunsngear stolen valor
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I am sure that some of you will scream in the comments about my decision to leave the details of Mike’s service out, but some things aren’t for me to tell.

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Reluctantly, Mike was forced to make a video responding to the stolen valor charge. He again understates his time in the military, but provided more than enough information to disprove The Yankee Marshal’s wild accusations.

I reached out to Mike ( Mrgunsngear) and asked him if he wanted to make a statement for this article beyond what was included in the video. His response was about as honorable as they come. He told me that he said his piece in the video, refuted the charge, and has no more time for baseless accusations.

yankee marshal accuses mrgunsngear stolen valor
Who in their right mind wears a road guard vest? (Courtesy Mrgunsngear

I mentioned earlier that Mike and I see eye to eye on the topic of how relevant military service is to reviewing products, a topic that we have had more than one conversation about. When reviewing products for civilian users, the lessons learned in the military — be it in garrison or in theatre — aren’t applicable to the review process.

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After Mike’s response, The Yankee Marshal posted an “apology” going on for seven minutes and sixteen seconds, managing to continue to downplay Mike’s service and attacking the way that Mike produces his channel’s content.

The original video contained a quote that I thought was interesting:

If you wanna defend people that are too big a pussy to actually defend themselves, go right ahead that says a lot about you and them both.

Good…I really hope that it does, David.

I would rather stand with Mike than listen to you continue to gin up drama and polarize the gun community with videos built on rumors that have no other aim than to drive up views and rile up the online gun community.

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  1. YM: “Use reliable sources”

    Mr. G&G: *Dunks with 10 photos and 3 DD-214s*

    You love to see it.

    • And yet the rainbow fairy basically said in his video that it’s easy to forge those documents. Basically he said that Mr G&G is still stealing people’s valor, but because he can’t prove it he can’t keep saying it.

      • Yeah, but even YM has to admit that — for a guy who was never in the military — Mr. G&G sure has a lot of pictures of himself in uniform with other dudes in uniform on military bases and equipment . . . It’s almost like he actually served.

        • MADDMAX makes a good point. Resumes and proof are worthless on the internet, because everything can be faked. The arguments for against something should be compelling by their content and its relevance to the audience.

          On the other hand, cheap shots and trolling are also a hallmark of internet interaction.

          So, its not very interesting when one guy would lean on his resume (which *clould* be fake) to give weight to his point and a troll would take cheap shots at him to undermine that point. If you find this shocking, then you need to spend more time on the internet…. on second thought, you’re probably a better human being, if you haven’t spent that much time on the internet.

        • This is just another symptom of how our society has turned to an “Accuse now, prove later” mentality, away from the “Innocent until proven guilty” method our Society says it is based off of.
          MADMAXX and California Richard mention to possibility to photo shop the Federal Documentation DR.G&G presented. Of course anyone, with the right motive and time could alter anything to appear like anything. The ultimate problem is, who gives anyone the right to speculate on this?
          TYM continues to go off on tirades condemning people of actions based on allegations he even admits cannot be verified. No wonder why he isn’t in Law Enforcement anymore!
          Commonplace courtesy is gone. Gone are the days where people just show others respect. Now, everyone feels entitled to their own shitty opinions, and requires proof just to stop talking. It is sad that Mr. G&G had to stoop down to the level TYM is at just to entertain his dribble.

          • The ultimate problem is, who gives anyone the right to speculate on this?

            I wasn’t accusing anyone of anything I don’t know the guy and I really don’t care IF he served in the military or in whatever capacity he served if he did… I merely offered a supposition in contrast to a definitive statement that said in light of a couple of pictures that the evidence was basically incontrovertible without considering other possibilities.. I simply pointed out one alternative possibility of many in an age where “they” can literally put words in your mouth and sync lip movements and facial expressions to make it appear that you are actually speaking the words…. So in answer to your query, I guess I gave me the right (remember that pesky old 1st amendment) to “speculate” on this, just like you did not require anyone’s permission to “speculate” on whether or not I had the right to offer an alternative to the supposition of OmnivorousBeorn: “Innocent until proven guilty” requires an examination of all evidence and the exploration of all possibilities…

        • For the sake of clarification: I believe Mr.G&G was in the Army. I don’t care. If he renders an articulate, well informed, and compelling opinion on something, then that is worth more than any secret squirrel Delta Force 6 credentials he throws down. I respect him more for down playing the Army angle.

          As for TYM. I saw one of that guy’s videos. I’m not a fan. This only reinforces my opinion of him.

    • Proof of king chairs?

      That’s the talk to text translation of who the f… cares.

      • Proof of king chairs?
        That’s the talk to text translation of who the f… cares.

        Sounds more like “who fuking cares”…..

    • The photo of the TF-9J Cougar with the VT-4 Squadron ID could be from one of the training ranges at Eglin AIr Force Base, Florida, but, I don’t think so because the woods there are more jungle like and have more pine trees. VT-4 retired the last F-9s out of Sherman Field, Naval Station Pensacola around 1974. I know because I was a Plane Captain on one of the last ones to fly off. Got my picture in the paper. Great to see they are still being used in service.
      The Service tape over Guns and Gear left pocket reads US Air Force and his rank is Airman First Class, E-3, two stripes. The APC and the Forrest BDUs are turn of the century. All of the photos are more than likely post boot camp prior to unit assignment training or reserve training. In the loafing picture before or after jogging, the guy to his right is wearing an Army vest. Looks like joint training. The woods is what throws me. I thought Mr Guns and Gear was an air force PJ. If that is the case then I put him as SAR school or SERE school at Fairchild Air Force Base Spokane, Washington. I was USN later assigned to HCS-5 Special Support Squadron, Combat SAR. The SAR/Combat SAR/SERE school at Spokane trains and conducts multi service exercises. We participated in an exercise. The uniforms are genuine and the buildings are very military looking. Not photo shopped!

      • One other problem with the picture of Guns and Gear with the TF-9J.
        His Flag patch is “bright” and not subdued (black&OD,olive drab). In real world training or exercise or in theatre the flag would be subdued. Also his helmet is AFU. Looks like an old GI pot top. Definitely before NVGs.
        My guess is that picture is staged. Doesn’t make it or him a fake. GIs are always staging pictures at events, at schools whatever. Iraqvereran8888 and his buddy have a few out there themselves.
        There you have it. Vets are humble folks, to know one is to be one. Mr Guns and Gear is a brother. All you other idiots are not, just idiots. Sad, useless Americans. Who are you to question a vet?

        • Pork Rind below nailed the location as a navigation range at Fort Benning, GA.

    • The one comment I would make is that Mr G&G just proves to be another example of retired or separated military personnel who milk the system – he claims to be 100% disabled, yet watch a few videos and tell me what how he is disabled; exactly what jobs is he limited from doing? If you ever wonder WHY our nation is in such financial dire straights, it’s not just the politicians and leftist thieves, it’s the self-righteous claimed conservatives who also legally “steal” just because they meet a requirement! And by the way, I served 22 years in Special Forces, ’75-’97, and I’ve seen it all. Fake PTSD, fake back problems, etc. just to squirm another dollar out of the system.

      • I don’t pretend to be an expert into the military benefits or medical but couldn’t that be explained by a well done pain management plan? I know a guy on 100% VA disability and some days he’ll be doing tons of work but on a bad day his spine injuries make him just stay inside all day to find a bit of relief.Purely anecdotal but does provide some food for thought. Anyways thank you for your service and have great day.

      • I understand hearing loss of a certain level can get you full disability. I may be wrong, but I have seen it talked about on the news a few times.

      • I served honorably for 10 years. When I got out I went through the VA to document a few issues in case they came back to haunt me later. I didnt lie, exaggerate, just told that I occasionally had pain and that it had been happening since xx/xx/xx. A X-Rays and MRI’s later I was rated as 60% disabled. The system is weird. Im a normal guy with bum knees, but I wouldnt consider myself disabled.

    • Over the past several years, Mrgunsandgear has become less and less truthful and trustworthy. I originally thought Yankee Marshall crossed the line with his accusations, but I’m less certain in view of MrG&G becoming more of a paid sponsor and has shown a serious disrespect for the truth. I try not to jump to conclusions, but lack of honesty by MrG&G in many other videos makes me leery to trust his potentially doctored photographs.

  2. There seems to be something rattling in my keyboard , I think it’s chips or a fingernail……….

  3. I watched one of Yankee M’s videos once. His intro ends with him saying that he is a “Grown A– Man”. Whatever dude.

    • After watching one of his videos all I could remember was his tagline, I could only ask in response: Are you sure about that?

        • I made it a couple of minutes and realized he was a world class idiot. I kind of get tired of the “You live in your parent’s basement” line because it is used so often, but this guy fits that profile 100%. Once upon a time, it could’ve been handled with a meeting like this asshole suggested, followed by him getting his teeth punched out his ass and deservedly so.

    • I watched one of YM’s vids a couple of years ago only because YouTube “suggested” it on the sidebar while I was watching The Daily Shooter. Or was it War Poet?…I don’t recall exactly. But I do remember being mildly entertained due to YM’s expressions that reminded me of a “People of Walmart” slice of society.

      Then I watched another one of his vids a few months later. The luster had worn off, and I was not impressed by the hicksville theater. One last vid another few months later, and that was enough for me. No curiosity to visit his channel ever since.

      Frankly, I’m surprised that the author here even bothered with mentioning YM at all. While I’m familiar with Mr.G&G, I don’t think he needs anyone to provide a defense for him. He seems to be capable of ignoring YM all on his own. I’ll ignore him, too.

      (Hail, this is where you tell everyone it’s the best advice ever…)

      • that reminded me of a “People of Walmart” slice of society.

        And just what IS a “People of Walmart” slice of society? Can you SMELL the Walmart dripping off of them? Or do you have to be a big time FBI Agent to detect that particular odor?

      • Review these never rambling and understand that this is the best advice ever given by the incomparable ‘I Haz A Question’.

      • The best advice ever! I start my day by checking the weather, the news headlines, and whatever gems of wisdom posted by Haz. You should, too.

  4. Best art of this article is the ad for the K6S 4″ DASA Combat. Yankee needs to take a chill pill. I think he’s lost his audience with his ravings. Maybe he isn’t making the money he used to and its starting to hurt?

  5. Call me old fashioned but I’ll stick with Hickok45 and Demo ranch…. I don’t like Yankee’s voice and he whines a lot. If he reads this he can make a 25 minute video of me, because this is me telling him to shut his yap.

    • Even demo ranch got old… Good guy and a lot of good causes, but testing plates on a lawn chair? Not really that entertaining. Back when he used his own house as an indoor range, now that was entertaining.

    • To be fair to YM, at least he shows up in Olympia when WA state tries to pull legislative BS. That’s more than a lot of people here can say.

      That said, he would never say in 2 minutes which he could beat about and draw out into 25 with the inclusion of some whiny voices, ad hominems, and straw men. The bit here he went CHAZ to show how peaceful and loving it was and got himself beat for it WAS pretty funny.

      • That’s because he doesn’t work. Yankee gets his money from the Youtube superchat money and Patreon that he claims to donate to charities and such, but when he tries to prove he made the payment he has “technical difficulties.”

        I think he’s a fraud and I feel bad for the people he’s got hoodwinked into giving him money every month so he can drive up to CHAZ and get a handy inside some 19 year old twink’s tent.

      • Casey says: “To be fair to YM, at least he shows up in Olympia when WA state tries to pull legislative BS. That’s more than a lot of people here can say.”

        To be fair… This may be true of many here, but on topic, MrGunsgear went to Richmond, VA and remains active in countering the local and federal government’s human rights violations and infringements.

    • H45 is cool. I like Honest Outlaw, he demos a lot of firearms I’m interested in. He doesn’t repeat things 10 times over, so his videos are a not 20 minutes too long for no good reason.

  6. Like a bunch of other people I’ve seen comment, I used to watch TYM videos. But then he got so deep with youtube drama that I just stopped checking. Seems like his feed was full of rants instead of actually talking about guns or, god forbid, doing any actual shooting. He seems like he’s just a youtube guy that talks about guns instead of a gun guy that has a youtube channel.

    The go-to now for me is Paul Harrell. He doesn’t do a lot of gun reviews but he does a lot of practical demonstrations and ammo comparisons with a ‘meat target’ which is nice to see for its differences to ballistic gel. And even if I skip through the chronograph sections, they’re there for a reason- he shows his work. Instead of spending most videos ranting in a basement about other Youtubers.

    • Hi. We’re out on the range today, so please bear with gunfire you might hear in the background.

      So how’d we do? You be the judge.

      • My favorite is his armed vs unarmed video… when he runs over and kicks a watermelon. Funniest shit I have ever seen aside from old PH with mutton chops.

      • “That’s a difference. But is it enough to make a difference?”

        He did make a YT drama video but I only remember one.

        • Yea the only one worth watching too. He calmly and casually destroyed that twerp.

    • Paul is my favorite. Love his style and content. His “not enough tattoos and facial hair” comment is pretty good too…although after 25 years on active duty, I have shaved about 10 days in the last 6 years for funerals when the family asked that I show up in uniform.

      I was embarrassed for the guy he did the long rebuttal. Buddy of mine went to a meeting one time that we knew was going to be bad. His description of the meeting was that he was “verbally sodomized.” That’s about what Paul did to that clown. I feel particularly bad since that clown and I wore the same uniform at one time.

      I’ll save at least one idiot the time to make the “chair force…a hu, a hu, a hu (Goofy)” remark. I have the utmost respect for anyone that serves and treated everyone that way. If my service in the Air Force is not up to someone’s standards, I have a Bronze Star somewhere in the attic that they are welcome to shove up their…

      I do like Eric and Chad at IV8888 too. The “top five redneck guns” is a riot. I watch that about once a month when I need a break from the world we live in today.

    • I’m with you Neil … “moved on” has my vote.

      While it’s true that the Yankee Marshall has made a few “entertaining” videos, he also made it clear he isn’t meant to be taken seriously. So I took his advice and stopped watching long ago, and haven’t heard anything related to him since.

      But he did happen to show up in my YouTube timeline a while back because I subscribe to Paul Harrell’s channel. Paul recorded a response to the YM for a video entitled “F#@K YOU PAUL HARRELL.” And if you’re taking notes, this was during the same time period where YM did another video called, “F#@K IraqVeteran8888, TGC & the NRA.” But I digress.

      If for no other reason than than this one rant about Harrell, any reasonable person who has even casual interest in firearms should avoid YM like the plague. Integrity and character don’t appear to be qualities that are in his wheelhouse. I don’t hate the guy, just have zero respect for him.

      One final thought on that integrity issue … for extra credit we could actually throw in his beatdown on MrGunsNGear for his “Stolen Valor” video, but that’s a story for another day.

      • Some additional videos by The Yankee Marshall may provide insight into his gun preferences, his politics and how he views his fellow man (in the gun community and elsewhere).

        ✅ For Anyone Unaware The Yankee Marshall is a Dumbass (O.K., probably parody, but not a title I’d use for myself)
        ✅ Trump Sticking his Giant Draft-Dodging Nose into Military Affairs
        ✅ US Rep. Dan Crenshaw is just another DISHONEST PIECE OF S#!T Politician (Part two)
        ✅ The Toxic Marshal says FUCK Sportsman’s Warehouse
        ✅ The Yankee Marshall becoming more like HICUCK 45 every day
        ✅ Burn Down the NRA and DANCE IN THE ASHES
        ✅ Beto O’Rourke is NOT COMING FOR YOUR GUNS
        ✅ Crenshaw Shows His TRUE ANTI-FREEDOM COLORS, Neil DeGrasse Tyson is right
        ✅ 9mm 1911s are for PUSSIES
        ✅ TYM is setting Twang-N-Bang Straight … speaking out of ignorance
        ✅ Hickok 45 No longer shilling for the NRA, at least not until the money comes back
        ✅ ANTI-FREEDOM TRUMP and his FUDD sons, worse than Hillary?
        ✅ The People in the Firearms Community SUCK!!!
        ✅ Why I think GLOCKS are TOTALLY USELESS?
        ✅ Mostest GAYEST GUN GUY T-Shirt!
        ✅ F#@K TRIGGRCON! A polite message to the organizers (really?)
        ✅ Why I think Memorial Day is a ridiculous holiday

        ➡️ I think you get my drift. Prior to 2016, TYM was experiencing some serious viewership with many presentations racking up over 100K views. Also noticed that there were fewer rants against other gun-related YouTubers during that time … I could only find three instances where TYM had recorded critical rants of this nature.

        Over the past three years the views have been tracking downward and I suspect the rise in “controversial” videos is the Marshall’s marketing mind telling him that “profits are down, time to get funky.” After all, this IS his full time job and he’s got 342K subscriber/advertiser eyeballs.

        • Dennis, thanks for a great summary of the fall of TYM. Nice list. I missed some (many) of those videos, as I unsubscribed his channel many years ago.

        • 1. The guy doesn’t accept advertisers.
          2. He is retired, and doesn’t do youtube as a business.
          3. Everything he makes off of youtube and patreon go to the pistol project, 2a charities, veteran charities, and animal charities. He has proven this on many occasions.

          While you may not agree with him on his view, and not like the things he does, you can’t deny that he does more charitable things than virtually any other guntuber.

    • I use to be a mod during Yankees live chats back in 2018. Then he banned me from his channel after I criticized him for saying racist things about White people and being adamant that Brett Kavanaugh is a rapist. There’s a reason he constantly attacks others, it’s because he doesn’t want to be on the defensive himself because he projects who he is on to others.

      Yankee is a valor thief, he signed up for the military for the benefits, not because he wanted to serve and in one of his chats he complained about having to do whatever job he had while in the Army during Desert Shield/Storm. I don’t think Yankee was ever deployed to the MidEast, but we know MrG&G was, yet he’s never complained about it.

      I think that goes to show the two people we’re dealing with.

    • “This one fits my hand better than this one.”

      I am a big fan of Paul. Love his content and demeanor.

      I’d think about buying an “action figure” if he’d sell some. 🙂

  7. The Yankee Marshal is entertainment. Nothing more. That’s his thing. I don’t think I would have takin things in that direction but this changes nothing for me either way.

    It’s an interesting way to breakup some of the craziness going on.

  8. Hate to say this but I quit watching and caring about what Yankee Marshal thinks and says anyway. I tend to watch those who give actual reviews, don’t cuss as much, and give information that actually can help people. But what do I know, I’m just a old retired deplorable livin’ in fly-over country.

  9. Always consider the source.

    Can the libitards get wind of YM and start in on him?
    That way it’s a win-win. Both can run their mouths incessantly with little regard for truth or sense AND they can both be happy!

  10. Also, it’s a good idea to get a mirror of a video when doing an article like this because I bet he’ll memory-hole the video on his own channel.

    • He is not that smart. First minute of this video he states “I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong” but never admits to shit and continues to throw people under the imaginary bus he is driving. The short bus. He lost the back half a couple beefs back. Like, only the front axle left on it, and he’s about to start a fire and be trapped inside.

  11. The same “reliable sources” that NYT’s uses?

    I am uninterested in TYM’s opinion on anything.

  12. its public pissing matches like this that seriously turn me off from the gun community

    • This fucking guy is NOT a representation of any sound minded person who owns a gun, let alone carries one daily. Nobody likes him. If this guy turns you off from “the gun community” whatever the fuck that actually is, then you need to stop watching YT and stay off social media. Go to local shoots and events.

      • If no one liked him, he would not have so many people watching his channel. Clearly there are some that do. I couldn’t say for sure exactly how many but he made it all the way to TTAG. Most Youtube channels never get that.

        • He was liked, and it’s been diminishing over time. Now, his dislikes are killing him. He won’t last long. None of them do once that happens.

        • The only reason he made it to TTAG is because I was annoyed enough to write about it. He isn’t newsworthy, he just needed calling out for being a Karen.

    • Indy, YM is not representative of anyone but himself. He’s widely known as a loser who throws incessant temper tantrums.

      And when you think about it, just about every “community” or culture has a few guys like this.

    • This kind of thing happens in ALL online communities. Social media is an exchange market where you trade baseless insults, mindless cruelty, and flamboyant degeneracy for hits of sweet, sweet dopamine.

    • The thing is, no one tries to outpiss TYM……..hes the only one doing that and it usually ends up dribbling down his leg…..

  13. The Yankee Marshal is a bad person. Remember his smearing of Iraqveteran8888? It was the dumbest stuff.

    He is going to get sued sooner or later. Idk how anyone can watch him at all.

  14. What a fucking tool. Yankee Marshall is a snowflake. Never liked him. Hope he loses everything for his click bait drama bullshit and his lack of discipline. Finally starting to see the thumbs down in the thousands far outweighing the couple hundred likes on every video. Good. Bye Felicia. Maybe the failed state of chaz is hiring “security”, punks like him would fit right in, and give us good targets.

        • …as I look out and see such rhetoric in response to him

          Here and everywhere else

          This is nothing sir. So relax. The Yankee Marshal is a small thing in a big world and way too many people are ‘sensitive and butt hurt’ over this. This thread is an example of making mountains out of mole hills.

        • It’s one thread… not a months long discussion… The only people who think like you do, are also snowflakes. Try not to dwell on it.

      • Yes it does. He got triggered, badly. Not a good person. Worst apology ever, for a very serious offense. Just on a quick view with this story (I don’t follow either one of these guys, though I have stumbled on some informative reviews from the GNG dude), it’s obvious to me that GNG is a far superior person. The other asshole goes on and on about being “manly,” sounds like he’s insecure in his manhood.

  15. A pissy bitches argument…..That’s what were down to listening to?
    I couldn’t give two shits, I don’t watch or listen to any of them!

  16. TYM did not “falsely” accuse anything. The video, and the quoted text makes plain that TYM disavows the idea that he has evidence of stolen valor, only that TYM has what he considers reliable information. THEN, TYM asks Mrgunsandgear to engage in dialog about that and other subjects.

    BTW, the aircraft Mrgunsandgear is approaching with his combat gear is not a frontline Navy combat aircraft. It is an ancient trainer, the T-2 Buckeye. Not sure the intent of the wrecked jet photo, but since it is definitely not representing a combat mission/engagement, on must then wonder the intent of being photographed in the passenger/cargo compartment of what looks like a UH-1 Huey.

    Serving in uniform is not valor. Being photographed around military gear and locations is not valor. I do not know Mrgunsandgear’s alleged valorous acts, nor have I read about them anywhere. In the same light, TYM is not being speciic about what/which valor Mrgunsandgear is supposed to have stolen.

    In the end, this post is a true Nothingburger; much ado about so little.

    Oh….I do understand that people who disapprove of Trump’s style will not like TYM.

    • I heard from a reliable source that you’re a twat. I checked with a source that my reliable source says is a reliable source, and they also said you’re a twat. Now I am not at all claiming you’re a twat in any capacity, I am just letting everyone know that some people somewhere at some time who are inherently reliable have informed me you’re a twat. Would you like to take the time to prove that you are in fact not a twat with me, a person you don’t know and have no reason to talk to?

      Get it? I feel like that’s what TYM did. What about that seems reasonable to you exactly?

    • “……the intent of being photographed in the passenger/cargo compartment of what looks like a UH-1 Huey….”

      What UH-1H are you looking at? I don’t see a Huey anywhere. I see some flavor of BFV though.
      I see guys dressed in PT gear and the mandatory road guard vest we were forced to wear. I see a picture of old style BDUs with what looks like the old ‘Elvis’ collar. I have a set in a closet along with a pickle suit, jungle green slanted pocket uniform (only worn at Hood during early 80s) about 5 different uniforms I wore including the chocolate chips and the final digital camo weirdness.

      • Looks like the ass end of some version of the 113. Only about a hunnert thousand of the damed stinky things.

    • I’m trying to decide if this post is some of the best sarc you’ve ever posted or not.

      Either way, saying “No one out there think I am presenting this as fact, but I’ve gotten some reliable information that you are a fucking valor thief.” is essentially the same thing as saying “I’m not saying that you’re a coward but I’ve heard that you are”.

      That’s some passive aggressive bullshit right there. If you didn’t want to make the accusation you wouldn’t repeat it in public, you certainly wouldn’t put the repetition of the charge out on YouTube with the specific diction of “fucking valor thief”.

      Either YM is being an asshole or he’s too stupid to understand that such a charge, once made public, doesn’t need to be true to do serious damage.

      If he was the actual adult he claims to be and he had the concern he’d have gone to Mrgunsngear privately and told Mrgunsngear about said scuttlebutt, gotten a response and then either NOT addressed it or addressed it with the note that he had contacted the accused and presented BOTH SIDES of the argument. He didn’t do that.

      I’m not saying that YM is a fat twatwaffle but he sure is fat and he’s acting suspiciously like a twatwaffle. Again, I’m NOT saying that he’s a total and complete fat fuck twatwaffle, I’m just pointing out that he’s acting like one.

      • That was in no way sarcasm. He’s dead ass. Looks like we found one of the 300 thumbs up still remaining on YM’s clickbaits.

        • I don’t jump to that conclusion. Sam’s damn good with the sarc and misleading posts that then lead to another point he’s trying to make.

          He got me really good with it last year even though I’ve watched him do this for years.

      • “Either YM is being an asshole or he’s too stupid to understand that such a charge, once made public, doesn’t need to be true to do serious damage.”

        Either way, it’s a strange thing for someone who proclaims quite loudly he’s “a grown-ass man” to do in the hyper-public sphere of ‘Ewe-Tube” (and social media in general).

        Then again, I discovered years ago here in the redneck-infested freak-fest backwaters of central Florida that how loudly someone proclaims that they “are a Christian” is a fair indication that they will try and screw you, and not in a pleasant (or even kinky) sense.

        Now when I hear it, I consider it a fair warning of what may be coming and adjust my expectations accordingly…

        *snicker* 😉

      • “…the specific diction of…” *smile* One of my favorite distinctions.

        I watched one of YM’s productions out of curiosity a couple years ago. I had to choke it down, and a word came to mind. Pissant.

    • Huh? If you want to ask someone about something, posting a public youtube video saying you have ‘reliable sources’ that they are stealing valor is not the way to do it. Especially if you can’t or won’t produce them. TYM is providing no evidence to refute and yet pretends like the onus is on the aggrieved party to defend himself.

      “TYM is not being speciic about what/which valor Mrgunsandgear is supposed to have stolen…”
      – you say that as if it exculpates him? If you falsely accuse someone of something wrong you don’t get to defend yourself by saying “well, I wasn’t being specific…” as if that helps. Your non-specificity is YOUR problem, not an excuse. Again, how is someone supposed to defend themselves against such vague (but serious) claims?

      I’m not sure why you try and drag politics into this, either. I guess you’re suggesting that someone who shoots their mouth off all the time without knowing what they’re talking about (and not bothering to find out) is like Trump? Ok.

    • As a former Huey mechanic I can confirm that is not a Huey. As a person with average eyesight and moderate intelligence I can easily see that picture is not any type of helicopter because it has tracks like a tank or apc.

      Oh and TYM is an a-hole.

    • The picture with him by the aircraft was probably just a cool thing that they came upon while training stateside. I would take a picture too.

      That’s clearly not intended to be a picture of frontline service unless someone is time traveling to the Korean War.

      • That’s funny you would defend this guy, but not other veterans? I seem to remember you asking me for proof, I showed it, and you refuted it. Hypocrite.

        • You know, I’m genuinely, personally, enjoying how much you are trashing YM. Keep at it. Hell, do it on his YouTube page and enrage him even more.

    • The plane wreckage is located in the Malone Land Navigation course in Fort Benning. GA. Mr Gunsngear probably had a picture taken because it’s kind of cool to stumble upon when you’re in training. I am surprised you were able to identify a long retired trainer jet but mistook the dismount area of a M3 Bradley CFV for a Huey…you can see the tracks in the lower left corner of the photo.
      Here’s a tip: You can discern things from photos with a bit of research or; in lieu of that, life experience.

      • Yes, the T2 Buckeye wreckage is the most interesting thing I’ve seen in this article.

        It is amazingly intact, most fast-mover AC crashes don’t leave much for recovery.

        I’ve spent some time doing SAR and it’s usually more of a scrap metal collecting job, scattered over a couple hundred yards.

        Reading up on the T2, very interesting, it was in service over 40 years. That’s a heck of a record.

      • Pork Rind, thanks for pointing out where that aircraft is located. It is a TF-9 J Cougar with the squadron ID of VT-4 that’s Fixed Wing Training Four from Sherman Field, Naval Station Pensacola, FL. I was a Plane Captain on them in VT-4. We retired them in 1974. On the final fly off we had a ceremony for them, lots of aviators came out. I was also a plane captain for the show.
        I commented earlier that I thought the location was either Eglin AFB, FL or Fairchild AFB, WA. Thanks for straightening me out. Good to see one still providing a service.

    • Lying about serving is stolen valor. Lying about medals , being in combat is stolen valor.

      I don’t think MGAG has really talked much about his device other than maybe saying he was a veteran of the war and had been deployed in combat. Not exactly outrageous claims.

      He may have awake he’s a disabled vet. He proved that in the video.

      I think Yankee ( who I am a fan of ) is full of shit.

      First off saying somebody is stolen valor WITHOUT details as to WHAT they are allegedly lying about is chickenshit.

      Secondly you don’t make that claim unless you KNOW it’s true.

  17. YM is a dingleberry. What he did reveals a lot about his character (not good). Most of his videos seem to consist of a lot of attention-whoring stunts and rants. I think he’s a very small man trying to seem important and they only way he can do that (as with most small men) is to constantly tear down real men.

  18. Pretty much down to Colion Noir and Paul Harrell at this point. But that’s ok. I’d rather come on here and talk with y’all anyway.

    • Flannel Daddy, Brandon Herrera, TFB, Fieldcraft survival, Thunder Ranch, Tactical Toolbox, Haley Strategic, Vigilante Elite, Hell even Donut Operator and T-Rex Arms sometimes… there are many more.

      • I rag on T-Rex but I have to admit that their recent forays into longer-form detailed explanations of things are a vast improvement over their previous “buy shit and give us upthumbs because we shoot so fast” videos, which IMHO, were garbage.

        • Farmcraft 101 is pretty good, but infrequent video channel…

        • I agree about T-Rex, I watched him years ago for the “cool factor” of his videos, and that got old real quick. What turned me back on to him was his single handed effore in the repeal of an ammo tax. That whole group is a little odd, and one of those very sheltered communities where the wives have like 15 kids, plus very religious from my understanding, but their effort in all things pro second amendment amounts to more than the NRA has done in the past 30 years. That’s enough to get my respect, and IMHO, should from anyone else even remotely involved in organizing and training (larping) with locals.

      • I’ll check those out Montana, thank you for sharing! Never heard of any of them actually.

        • Put your big boy panties on for Thunder Ranch and prepare to fall in love with another man. Clint Smith is a god amongst men and I’d have his babies any day.

        • Be aware that Flannel Daddy = a YouTuber actually called “GarandThumb”.

          God knows what you’ll get if you actually go looking for “Flannel Daddy”. But, hey, if you find good shit make sure you have a “reaction video” lol.

  19. I used to like Yankee Marshal’s channel when he did reviews and talked about guns. His gun collection is truly impressive and I could listen to him talk about it for a long time. He even splashed in some self-depricating humor on occasion. Now all he does is rant and talk about other people. I don’t know if his stroke is responsible for the change or not, but it’s unfortunate. Lately I mostly just feel sorry for him.

    • He had a stroke? I’ve seen severe personality changes and loss of “filter” result from brain injuries.

      • Stroke is a wide spectrum of what it can do.

        I have seen *maybe* 2 of his videos in past years, his ‘style’ grates on me.

        EDIT – Speaking of stroke, 83 year-old Charlie Daniels had one a few days back, and died this morning. R.I.P…

    • Depending on if and how long ago his stroke was, he may not also be cleared to use and handle firearms by his doctors yet. When my brother had his stroke, he was not allowed to handle guns for at least a year. The mandate was rigidly enforced by my sister-in-law. Between depression for being potentially crippled and potential personality chages, I can’t blame them.

      • I feel like I should add that my brother made about a 90-95% recovery, and bagged a buck last rifle season. Also, he is still the same old guy he was before the stroke.

        • Good to hear he mostly recovered.

          And at least guns are a personal responsibility thing. When my buddy took a bullet to the brainbox he couldn’t drive for a year because they yanked his license. The penalties if he got caught driving were, IMHO, a bit over the top in severity. Like worse than a repeat DUI offender.

        • Prk & S9,
          Thanks for sharing about your friends and relatives, I hope they continue to improve.

          TBI, and other brain injuries are another reasonable justification for red flag laws.

          The reality is, whether congenital, traumatic or infectious, sometimes adult humans can become mentally irresponsible and/or erratic and society needs to limit the negative impact.

          At the same time, maintaining our rights and liberties is important.

          Perhaps a citizen review board, selected from eligible voters just like a jury pool, could review the red flag decisions before implementation of any particular restrictions on any particular individual.

  20. I stopped watching that blabber-mouth (YM) years ago, and won’t even click on that video posted above to here whatever it is. I do regularly watch mrgunsngear and appreciate his informative info.

  21. Wow….I made it to 8:32….What the ****?

    If you accuse someone, whether you hide behind weasel words or not, you had better have substantiated proof. That is some low down, snake in the grass stuff.

    “Innuendo and reliable sources” is what the MSM does every day and not right for them to do it either.

    • You made it that far? I wouldn’t even go beyond the mark that counts it for a view lol.

  22. Why do people pull this crap? If Mike has served in uniform, this accusation is so easily refuted that it’s not even worth making.
    Yankee Marshall has set himself up to look like the idiot progressive he’s always been.

    • It is possible to be engaging in stolen valor if you have served. Some fry cook who never got outside the wire claiming to be a Purple Heart and Distinguished Service Cross “winner” still applies. But if you’re gonna accuse someone you need to present evidence or AT LEAST be specific in your claims…

      • In all honesty tho, if YM is calling you out, nobody is going to care lol. They’d just tell him to shut up and ignore the new “Rick Duncan”. Then they’d tell YM he’s a childish prick who needs to find better use of his time.

          • Buttplug… Pete Buttplug.. The little short gay-married guy that thought he could compete in the real world because he was mayor of the 27th largest city in Indiana or some shit…. tried the O’bozo approach “hell yeah we’re gonna take your ARs and AK-47s” worked just as well for him as it did for Francis.. Wound up being called a liar by his brother on national TV and hated by his own police department….

  23. Right up there with that young person (I do not care to honor by naming) who made similar comments about Paul Harrell. Any article or video by him is a link I will not click.

    • He’s like the Eric Cartman of left leaning gun owners. His mom lives in the upstairs section of the Duplex he rents.

  24. If anyone watches Yankee Marshall for more than laughs, you are on your own.

    Imhave seen many of his videos and he usually makes me laugh. Almost no technical content should tell folks about his schtick.

    That said, this is pretty damned stupid on his part.

    I like Mr G&G. He looked military to me, but it matters little. Not why I watched him.

    I also enjoy watching Paul Harrell.. Most well-done videos on the interweb IMO. He too, recently had some other YouTube dipshit makes accusations about him.

    Life is too damned short. These YouTube monkeys are just trying to get some clicks.
    If people arent watching your videos, there is probably a reason. Get some decent content and present it well ….. or just hush. At least get a life.

  25. This is the 3rd gun blogger YM has gone after that I can recall. There is a reason I no longer watch him.

    He doesn’t take guns seriously enough.

    How about letting Mike continue to post videos where he or in some cases new shooters give their opinions on guns and gear instead of being the sole expert.

    Dare I admit for 3 months I subscribed to TheYankeeMarshall? Meh. I moved on.

  26. I miss FPS Russia. Now those were some funny gun videos.
    The rest of these cats I’ve not seen ever. Sounds like I’m not missing much as far as Yank Me , Marshall is concerned.

    I served in the military. I didn’t do all that gun ho shooter stuff in foreign lands but I had my share of time in boots and tents. I still marvel how the USG taught a 17 YO punk like me how to shoot a full auto machine gun and a pistol then turn around and tell me i should not own the same thing.

    • If you enjoyed FPS, you should check out the Kalashnikov Group: Gunbusters videos. Or, well, any Kalashnikov Group video for that matter. They just put out an RPK video…

    • “I miss FPS Russia.”

      There is news in that department, he has served his Federal sentence and has some stories to tell.

      One of the thing he claims he was convicted for was obliterating the serial number on an NFA device. His story is that he had an NFA device Cerekoted by a professional shop, but the Cerekote material partially filled-in the serial number on it.

      Of course, he never would have had that problem had he not have pot in his possession, but anyways.

      It’s all in the video :

      • I have seen that and heard all about it. Dude was set up. Pot is legal in so many states now, they just found some bullshit or planted it. Knowing police and their motives to raid someone like him because some brass was pressed politically, planted it. If there was ever anyone deserving help from a large organization that is pro 2A due to the fuckery of such a setup, it was him. Yet he got crickets and compiled. Glad he is out of it now, but most people who own that many guns during a no knock raid would not just throw their hands up and comply. Whole lotta fuckery going on, and I think his larping got the best of him and exposed him for who he really was. Had I been him, it would have either been death or if somehow they managed to take me peacefully, I would have spent every dime and then some fighting that shit. I suspect they froze his assets too, which is not uncommon. I dunno man… just annoys me that they were allowed to get away with it all.

  27. The truth about guns needs to put an expose on how Yankee Marshall downgraded and degraded police officers and one of his videos…Thank you Marshall basically blame police for everything that’s going on in society now..And downgraded the blue lives matter flag too..After watching that video I quit watching him..

  28. The one video I ever saw from Yankee Marshal inspired me to ignore him for the rest of my life.

    I do pay attention to Mixup98, Paul Harrell, and Clay Martin.

  29. Drama? I really have no time for it. I only read this post because it’s TTAG, and thought it might be relevant. Looks like Mike has some pretty good photos of himself. He’s probably the real thing – as real as me, or any of my shipmates. Phhhhttttt – Yankee Marshal? Is Marshal his name, or his profession? I would expect a real marshal to get his facts straight before running at the mouth.

    Oh well, I’m outta here, until the next interesting title . . .

  30. Well, looks like a pissing contest in one way. Too bad that false accusations don’t lead to an ass whupping these days. Now- that would be manly thing.

  31. To downgrade service, outside of a little inter service ribbing, is a punk move. We all had our role. He served. The end.

  32. Does anyone remember Allthingsdestinee and faliaphotography? whatever happened to them? both seemed to disappear without any trace. kinda odd.

  33. YM is doing a live right now and just accused GNG of getting discharged for being a homosexual. What a GD scumbag.

  34. I got tired of TYM long ago and unsubbed, he clearly hasn’t changed. Mr. G&G puts out interesting and informative content and I am still subscribed. Neither situation is likely to change based on the qualitity of what they both put out there.

  35. During this current time on Earth, I have watched a total of one (1) entire gun review video. It was Hickok45’s Colt Python review, and I needed to watch it to complete my review. I’ve tried to watch a few YT reviewers, but they are all full of yammering fluff and so little actual information. Crap like this makes me glad I haven’t been wasting my time.
    I’m doing my own videos for my site, and I hope they have more value. However, I’m absolutely positive they will be incredibly boring and all of 3 people will watch them. Then again, commercial suicide is all the rage these days, so who knows.

    • “Then again, commercial suicide is all the rage these days, so who knows.”

      Easy-peasy, just criticize BLM… 🙂

    • Hey JWT, what’s your site? Go ahead and give yourself a free plug. I’ve always enjoyed your reviews and hunting stories.

        • Well please let us know. I adore your reviews and hunting stories. That .480 Ruger (which I also intend to hunt with this year) Red Deer story is bookmarked. Good luck buddy, I really hope you can get it launched and meet with success!

        • I’m always looking for good gun information. I will check you out. When you start posting.

  36. Huh.. never heard of TYM, and never watched the other 2 he mentions
    But he sure swings his purse pretty well.

  37. The kids who invented “Karen”, Ihaz, and the rest of that bunch who live with their parents learned how to wank reading Yankee.

      • Damn straight.

        He contributes to the conversation, while you do *not*… 😉

    • You, my friend, don’t seem to be in a cheery mood. I start my day by checking the weather, the news headlines, and whatever gems of wisdom posted by Haz. You should, too. You’ll feel much better for it. Have a great day!

  38. Good on Mr. GunsNGear for shooting YankeeMarshall down with class. YankeeMarshall regularly tries to stir up drama with bigger channels for views and he deserves to get dunked on.

    That Cav Scout Brad though… Disgusting.

  39. Well Mrgunsngear is a favorite. Paul Harrell too. I have watched Yankee idiot but usually because it was on SootchOO 640 some “favorite” yt list. After Yankee went to Chaz he got deleted. Watched Mrgunsngear defense. He’s NEVER boasted about his military service. Kinda like my son(also Army-I wonder if he knows him?). YM is a flaming turd. He thought the black “militia” harrassing white folks at gunpoint was “swell”). He needs to lose his channel…

    • That is the crazy thing. He’s not John Kerry, reminding everybody of his military service every ten minutes. Who cares?

  40. I know it was wrong, but I snickered a little when TYM got smacked in his CHOP tour video. Karma for Drama I suppose.
    I primarily watch videos for education not entertainment (with the exception being Matt over at Demolition Ranch) so TYM is not on my watch list.

    • Lol
      How much of that is all over the place? Caliber wars? Only one gun? Hillary Clinton?

  41. That “Yankee Marshall” guy’s rants are whiny, pissy, adolescent crap. Even his “apology” was a “non-apoology-apology” where he tries to spin it right back around. You accuse a veteran of being a Valor Thief and you think you just dance around an apology and think you win? After going deep into “Valor Thief” nothing else he has to say carries any more weight than a shovel full of manure.

  42. Yankee Marshal?…Never heard of this clown…Was only able to stomach thirty seconds of this moron…..People actually follow this clown show?…..Why?…Literally offers nothing…

    • KelTec looks too much like children’s toys to me.

      Chiappa, well…..I think people are simply not too sure of what to make of their Rhino’s but they make some interesting shotguns.

      • To be honest I’m interested in them and they got my attention because I used to watch TYM’s videos. But I’m not so sure the lower bore axis is worth having the forcing cone closer to me.

  43. The bust of George Washington needs taken off of the Purple Heart after all he was a slave owner, can’t have that. And what’s with the American flag, Red and White stripes representing the first colonies, slave owners some, can’t have that. I think the American flag should be more similar to the Ugandan flag, a nice safe place for all and an exemplar country for BLM.

  44. TYM is pure cringe. I feel sorry for his family that has to suffer through holidays with him.

  45. Funny how this post doesn’t address the reason why Yankee is making these videos. It started with the CHAZ situation and free mongering about a racist black communist take over of America. Then it got more personal when people refused to speak to their social media postings outside of their safe spaces.

    So, instead of talk about the gun community dividing itself into white militia versus black militia, people thought it best to argue about military service and how patriotic they are.

    All this white on white drama does is make black lives matter people think Republicans are white supremacists because they can’t speak to the issues going on in society and make things about them. Of course Youtubers do it for the views, the followers and the money.

    I guess people didn’t see how the black militia and the white militia groups joined together to protest gun control in Virginia the other day. They even linked arms and chanted, “white supremacy sucks!” We can’t pay attention to unity among Americans when it’s against the government. We should just worship soldiers and cops because that’s what a good tax payer is supposed to do.