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250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

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250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Ugly thumbnails + milking same idea forever
    geez I wonder why

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He was always going to get through all the coolest and most unusual guns eventually and get older. There are finite numbers of forgotten weapons. No shame in eventually hanging up the hat, he showed some good stuff.

      I think if you're treating it as constant consistent entertainment it'd get old real quick. I always treated it more as creating a light historical record and only watched once in a long while for things that specifically interested me, so it never "got old" despite being the same format. On the contrary same format was appreciated, always could see the basic tear down, shooting and so on.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's an archive you stupid shits, not jingling keys clickbait for gen a rotbrains.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It doesn't have nearly enough bright colors or red circles. Ian needs to start basedfacing in every thumbnail or he will lose subscriber.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good bait

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ian is an antifa homosexual anyway, just look at him.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      okay karl. Now go back to nursing your dead channel and cuck fetish

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Cuckoldry is the thinking man’s fetish.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >the zoomer's bimonthly fw hate thread
    He's stated multiple times that as the pool of truly unusual and "forgotten weapons" dries up his ultimate goal is to make content on "all of the guns" which tracks considering the free online firearms database he's been trying to build for years. Sorry it's not a channel for shooting gelatin mannequins with the latest& greatest polymer wonder every week; but the dry informational videos are still valuable contributions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What's that in pic related? Looks neat.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Puckle gun
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puckle_gun

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >while the second, intended for use against Muslim Turks, fired unconventional square bullets. The square bullets were considered to be more painful and would cause greater severe wounding. They would, according to the patent, "convince the Turks of the benefits of Christian civilization".
          Unfathomably based

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    His channel has been floundering ever since he lost whatever back room deal he had with RIA

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he lost whatever back room deal he had with RIA

      the real reason is, he's not allowed to do videos at RIA, who usually has all the cool forgotten weapons, because he kept trying to buy shit from under them and kept breaking shit

      >he's not allowed to do videos at RIA

      When that happen?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like 6 months ago iirc, Ian said on one of his accounts that "he had a disagreement with Rock Island Auction’s boss and that he probably won’t do a video there again" and there was a bunch of other political shit that happened in a big mix with Karl, Ian, Sinesteral, Brownells, arfcom, and it all sounded like a big fricking mess of drama and /misc/shit and business backstabbing shit when /k/ talked about it so I promptly ignored it. PrepHole is hardly the pinnacle of reasoned internet discourse but god damn every time I go look at a lot of typical big forums and their endless drama bullshit do I remember why we came here from SA in the first place.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Karl is a big gay
          Imagine my shock

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean, you shouldn't be, one thing that was moronic (amongst many) is that people acted all shocked. The dude flat out told everyone all along, he even fricking put "no gods no masters" at the end of videos, he was always left libertarian and radical "2A For All" and then people acted like he suddenly "turned political". He was never not political, and always had a drama aspect. Which isn't what I'm after personally so not into his shit but not like he was dishonest about it either, and the gays he was arguing with were shitheads as well. To me it was just a situation where everyone managed to look bad which isn't really something I'm into as I've gotten older so whatever to it.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >2A For All
              he's a gay but he's right

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >>2A For All
                >he's a gay but he's right
                I mean, sure, I certainly agree with it too. But as you say someone can be right and still be a raging shithead about it, that actively turns people off from whatever they're arguing for even. Expressions along the lines of "If you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas" or "wrestle with a pig and you make the pig happy and end up covered in shit" have been around forever but some people still can't resist jumping into a cesspit. I wouldn't blame him for just stating his case in a decent way then disengaging, never gonna convince the turdie /misc/schizos but any rando finding the thread can read a single clear pro-2A post then compare vs troony ranting and come to their own conclusions. But continuing on beyond that is dumb particularly if you're doing it with your real name (or something clearly linked to it everyone knows).

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                if they’re going to use the rights to take away yours they don’t deserve them in the first place and this /misc/ boogey man needs to die with you redditards

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Interesting, I never heard about the RIA drama before. I just assumed their disassociation was related to youtube messing with the channel monetization. I haven't really been following fw closely since Ian started really selling out and doing more paid promotion videos (e.g. new hi power, VHS). I think Ian just got too comfortable with being able to fly around the world looking at interesting collections, and the channel quality has suffered while trying to fund his new lifestyle.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        A while back.
        Around the same time RIA started uploading lots of vids to their own YT channel, so it is likely they intended to compel Ian to upload his content to their channel and he didn't bite.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >A while back.
          3rd quarter of 2020 is when Ian's RIA videos stopped. He had content from the mid-year auctions, but not the big one in December.

          [...]
          There has never been any evidence that RIA was mad about Ian 'buying guns out from under them'.

          I haven't seen any evidence either. That said I haven't seen evidence of any theory, all we can see is that it happened.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >His channel has been floundering ever since he lost whatever back room deal he had with RIA
      Bingo. And whatever happened did so at a really inopportune time too. RIA's December 2020 auction alone had a very long list of really unique, special, stuff. Like both of these, for example. When RIA sent out the hardcopy catalogs for that auction they called it "the auction of the century". When I saw that I thought it was marketing wank, but when I actually looked at the lot listings that was no bullshit. That visit alone would have made two dozen very high quality videos.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'll say, holy shit.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I'll say, holy shit.
          Look through the catalog. It's honestly insane what he could have done vids on:
          Original gatling gun
          Several rare variations of old west rifles & handguns
          Tiffany revolvers
          A pair of gilded 10-gauge Howdah pistols made for a Maharaja
          Multiple Confederate production revolvers
          A Charles Lancaster 4-barrel turnover rifle with two actions
          WA2000
          Jap type 5 automatic rifle
          Paradox gun
          Rising-Bite action double rifle by Rigby
          Collier Flintlock revolving rifle (which he was just writing books about...)
          Colt Buntline revolver
          ....it's just nuts.
          https://www.rockislandauction.com/catalog/81/

          And there were others since then, but missing that one was a massive timing frickup.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            obviously without having any idea wtf happened and it would be great if he went to RIA, half of those you mentioned were already covered by him

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, and I forgot to mention the other fact that make the timing of their falling-out so terrible: A couple years ago Headstamp announced their "Clockwork Basilisk" book about flintlock revolvers. Right around the same time RIA had several of them on hand. That would have been a perfect opportunity for them to cross-promote the book and advertise the guns as well.

        Like 6 months ago iirc, Ian said on one of his accounts that "he had a disagreement with Rock Island Auction’s boss and that he probably won’t do a video there again" and there was a bunch of other political shit that happened in a big mix with Karl, Ian, Sinesteral, Brownells, arfcom, and it all sounded like a big fricking mess of drama and /misc/shit and business backstabbing shit when /k/ talked about it so I promptly ignored it. PrepHole is hardly the pinnacle of reasoned internet discourse but god damn every time I go look at a lot of typical big forums and their endless drama bullshit do I remember why we came here from SA in the first place.

        I do not know the facts personally, but an anon has explained on here a few times that apparently Ian tried to buy something out from under RIA by trying to contact the seller directly instead of trying to buy it at auction, RIA wasn't having this and sacked him. I don't know if that is true or not but it sounds plausible. There absolutely were other Ian drama incidents, one had to do with he & Karl's falling out, the other was the later thing with Brownells. AFAIK they are unrelated. I remember him doing many RIA videos after the Karl thing so I don't think those were related. And he stopped doing RIA videos well before the Brownell's thing.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What was the Brownell's thing?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I don't know anything about it other than that it was a thing.

            Interesting, I never heard about the RIA drama before. I just assumed their disassociation was related to youtube messing with the channel monetization. I haven't really been following fw closely since Ian started really selling out and doing more paid promotion videos (e.g. new hi power, VHS). I think Ian just got too comfortable with being able to fly around the world looking at interesting collections, and the channel quality has suffered while trying to fund his new lifestyle.

            It definitely wasn't Youtube. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure they have been hassling him, but he has done multiple videos from Morphy Auctions since the RIA incident so various theories like it was youtube or he couldn't travel because of the pandemic were right out.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Honestly I couldn't be bothered to keep the drama straight, so thanks for the details. Kind of all mixes together though, seemed like a general big flameout of many things in succession so maybe they fed each other on some level (imploding in one area led to stress in other relationships etc).

          What was the Brownell's thing?

          Again iirc and like 3rd hand/glancing at anons screenshots because frick barfcom, but Brownells owns ar15.com, and somehow in some politics thing on there trans stuff came up and Karl said that 2A should protect them having guns too, except of course he said it in a more butthole way. He's always an absolutist on that and has gotten screechier. Of course the oldest highest post forum gays are also the biggest weirdo autismos and extremists so this was met with tons of /misc/tier TRANNIES shit and then calling him a pedo and groomer or enabler or something. The Karl did the mature thing and didn't engage wi-HAHAHAHA no of course he instead just descended to their level with a few of his own followers and it turned into a big toxic flamewar making everyone mad. Brownells then not only terminated his contract but put a pile of discount codes on all the remaining ke stock making the codes things like "TRIGGERED" and "LIBKEK" and the like. Ian made statements trying to back away from it all, no idea if he wanted to preserve Brownells deals, or be political neutral, just plain didn't want to be involved in a shitty flame fest where literally everyone looked bad regardless of stance, or some combo, but regardless that soured Karl further I guess.

          Dunno exact details and don't care "who started it" or whatever, regardless of how someone feels about the issues there was no calm discussion of issues or professional business behavior or anything just a bunch of monkeys flinging internet poop around.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I will say also that Brownells looked shitty in it too, and for whatever reason has gone downhill for me so I've stopped buying from them. Shipping got worse and worse and sketchier and sketchier. Final thing I ordered was a simple electronic level, which they said was in-stock, I ordered it, day later sent me an email "shipped!" and charged my credit card... except USPS said "pre-shipment, usps awaiting item" and that's how it stayed for over two weeks. Opticsplanet-tier drop shipper behavior but everyone knows with opticsplanet you're playing games and harassing them to get a very good price when they finally ship like 6 months later, but that's not what I was after ordering from Brownells so now I don't. Other anons say it still does ok for them though.

            Can't wait for /k/ some 5 years after Ian calls it quits
            >WOAH there was this hecking based boomer making videos of literally every gun out there

            >making videos of literally every gun out there
            >literally every gun out there
            Not after he wrecked his RIA relationship I'm afraid

            https://i.imgur.com/79Rh5Ip.jpeg

            >His channel has been floundering ever since he lost whatever back room deal he had with RIA
            Bingo. And whatever happened did so at a really inopportune time too. RIA's December 2020 auction alone had a very long list of really unique, special, stuff. Like both of these, for example. When RIA sent out the hardcopy catalogs for that auction they called it "the auction of the century". When I saw that I thought it was marketing wank, but when I actually looked at the lot listings that was no bullshit. That visit alone would have made two dozen very high quality videos.

            mores the pity since nobody else did with them either.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Right around the same time RIA had several of them on hand.
          RIA was selling old man Wanenmacher's collection. You know, the same Wanenmacher family that's been putting on famous gun shows in Tulsa for decades? Yeah, the guy who ran those shows personal collection was up for sale. They spread it over at least two auctions. He had several revolving flintlocks, other kinds of flintlock repeaters, among all kinds of other really unique stuff.

          https://www.rockislandauction.com/riac-blog/joe-wanenmacher-gun-collection

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That’s what I read too, nice coincidence around the same time Brownells guys are now doing videos at RIA. I miss the days when you could see the final sale price update in the video info.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >an anon has explained on here a few times that apparently Ian tried to buy something out from under RIA
          Seems made up by one of the many Ian hater spergs. Literally any proof?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >that apparently Ian tried to buy something out from under RIA

          I thought it was because RIA tried to extort him for a cut of his ad revenue.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just looked at the numbers and it seems pretty healthy, slight dip after the pandemic but that was all channels.
      Pretty sure this is an arfcom/brownlets raid by Mexican American dprorwarf greasers

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the real reason is, he's not allowed to do videos at RIA, who usually has all the cool forgotten weapons, because he kept trying to buy shit from under them and kept breaking shit

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >and kept breaking shit
      I always wondered about this myself. I definitely wouldn't want some moron fricking around and clumsily disassembling valuable pieces up for auction.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Oh, and I forgot to mention the other fact that make the timing of their falling-out so terrible: A couple years ago Headstamp announced their "Clockwork Basilisk" book about flintlock revolvers. Right around the same time RIA had several of them on hand. That would have been a perfect opportunity for them to cross-promote the book and advertise the guns as well.

      [...]
      I do not know the facts personally, but an anon has explained on here a few times that apparently Ian tried to buy something out from under RIA by trying to contact the seller directly instead of trying to buy it at auction, RIA wasn't having this and sacked him. I don't know if that is true or not but it sounds plausible. There absolutely were other Ian drama incidents, one had to do with he & Karl's falling out, the other was the later thing with Brownells. AFAIK they are unrelated. I remember him doing many RIA videos after the Karl thing so I don't think those were related. And he stopped doing RIA videos well before the Brownell's thing.

      There has never been any evidence that RIA was mad about Ian 'buying guns out from under them'.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    how are his and other Headstamp books? They are 2x more expensive than what I consider expensive books (eg Hunnicutt) and its just bunch of cool photos

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Collier's revolvers are pretty good but that isn't by Ian McCuckem

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        too old, I taste in younger material

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I wouldnt know, who the frick wants an over priced coffee table book on french firearms?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >who the frick wants an over priced coffee table book on french firearms?

        > 6,076 backers pledged $800,256

        And then there's the sales thru other channels. Think they did pretty okay.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Small press Military reference works are rather collectable. Limited First Editions like the kickstarters even more so. If the subject interests you, their a safe buy that should hold value.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Can't wait for /k/ some 5 years after Ian calls it quits
    >WOAH there was this hecking based boomer making videos of literally every gun out there

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those posts are going to be made by the same people posting in this thread.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What mentally broken moron keeps making these obsessed threads?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't care. I'm 25 and I still enjoy watching the old episodes of him finger fricking some old weird guns like the Mars Auto, and wierd shit like the AN-94

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope you gossiping homosexuals realize you're acting like actual women

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >he said, posting the PrepHole version of a subtweet, actively engaging in female-level b***hy gossip

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    /vt/ behavior
    Anyway dude got completely fricked by youtube's ad revenue "policies", the only ways he can still get money doing this also degrade his content.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    we really need to bring back the poster count feature

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Holy frick, how long has it been gone?

    • 3 weeks ago
      andy sixx

      Grow up.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can thank Ukraine& Russia shills for that

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/forgottenweapons

    He just gained another 30,000 subscribers in the last 2 weeks alone, I don't think his channel is dead or even close to dying.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I want him to do videos of every single gun. I absolutely will not tolerate those fricking YouTube personality frickheads like herra and garand thumb, get fricked with your memes and personality and give me information

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what about c&rsenal?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Moron complains about not getting enough views and not growing his channel, and blames the algorithm for it and not spending weeks making a video about some irrelevant 1854 revolver or obscure Martini-Henry pattern that could have had all of its notable material summarized in 10 minutes.
        I respect the dedication to covering firearms that otherwise have very little material about them out there. And I'm sure that if Youtube doesn't go scorched Earth on firearms that one day someone might find a video about Nepalese Martini-Henrys an invaluable resource that can't be beat.
        But I don't want it combined with headscratching about why the channel isn't more commercially successful when a majority of its content is about firearms that have nothing interesting to say about them.
        Especially when more and more of the runtimes on episodes are taken up by him and his wife rambling back and forth about how this obscure revolver from a time before light bulbs were a thing, has kinda shitty ergonomics.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I agree, I tend to not watch C&R's 19th century revolver videos.
          >Mae portions of episodes
          I like Mae, I talked to her in their Discord when I was still in there. Super nice. But I am in agreement with you about that section of their episodes also. I think since I started watching C&Rsenal in like 2017 maybe I have only ever sat through their ergonomics and 'how it feels' section of their videos at most two times. Usually when that section comes up I just close the video out since I learned everything I wanted to know. Mainly since like 99% of what they cover has gone up so much in price I'll never own them anyway, so why the hell do I care how it shoots?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I like him, I super appreciat the long form videos where he pounds out all the info, he got good facts and he presents pretty well, i zone out a bit when the woman is talking though.

        This.
        Just give me the fricking deets, I don't care that you know how to turn the aperture ring on your camera or that you work out, just tell me what you know.

        Found the Cap & Ball channel recently, with the hungarian fellow, 10/10
        Also a guy called "Old Ranger", if you're interested in tuning Pietta 1858s

        You got it anon, just the facts plain and simple and the guns that's what im here for, Ian i great for that he is informative and interesting enough without getting into his personal life or poltiics which is incredible, proper history presentation. I will check out those suggestions anon, thank you.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This.
      Just give me the fricking deets, I don't care that you know how to turn the aperture ring on your camera or that you work out, just tell me what you know.

      Found the Cap & Ball channel recently, with the hungarian fellow, 10/10
      Also a guy called "Old Ranger", if you're interested in tuning Pietta 1858s

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Cap & Ball
        extremely good channel, 100% seconding that rec

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Its not in a good way, I probably only watch half the vids sometimes and unless there's a really unique piece of historical stuff then I just can't be fricked watching the gun-matches or other rubbish. Like most of the tubers they probably got a big stick across he arse and he knows he's on tenterhooks with them and off to throw his hat into some other pay-pig website of the month/year that will host weapons content.
    And like fairly much everyone else, frick paying to see a gun on full auto

    The really sad thing is, as busted and broken as FW is, its still one of the very few gun channels I'll watch because most of the other's are either insufferable c**ts, millennial grifters, clueless never-served homosexuals or need to suck start a shotgun.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    yep, 10 minute "buy an ad" videos are the staple now

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I yearn for the day the BioFire fails

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    he was gonna run out of guns to review sooner or later. also why are people so keen on character assassinating him?

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's a leftist patiently infiltrating an institution.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    there's only so many forgotten weapons and now he's just comfily talking about all types of weaponry and renaming the channel to something else would be moronic, sir

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