Which youtube channel has had the biggest influence on firearms collecting among zoomers?

Is forgotten weapons to blame for milsurp firearms costing 300% of what they cost only 5 years ago?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    go to a boomer gun shop they have used rifles for sale. they are cheap.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    FPSRussia, the OG

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I forgot that he killed his accountant.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That was the Sons of Guns guy
        FPSrussia got ATF'd for having a tiny amount of weed, did some jail time and had all his funz taken away
        Hopefully he'll get his rights back at least if zaza becomes legal

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >be popular guntuber amongst normalfag zoomers
          >suddenly the feds find a bit of pot in your mailbox
          The most blatant setup ever idk how the fuck they got away with it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            [...]
            It wasn't even actual weed IIRC. It was like a CBD extract or something.

            this is just GA law being gay

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            400k worth of guns. I would kamikaze.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >be popular guntuber amongst normalfag zoomers
          >suddenly the feds find a bit of pot in your mailbox
          The most blatant setup ever idk how the fuck they got away with it.

          It wasn't even actual weed IIRC. It was like a CBD extract or something.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            it was hash oil and according to kyle the state charges didn't stick because their probable cause for searching him was that he was "wearing shorts"

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Well Hash Oil is certainly stronger than CBD. How did the Fed charges stick then? Trafficking through USPS?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Not sure but they raided him and hit him with tons of federal weapons charges like defacing a serial number with cerakote that would have been decades in prison if he didn't plead to the weed charge.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              It was addressed to his gf and in his mailbox

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I guess they didn't pick him up right away but used camera footage of him picking up the package from the post office? He said something like they had to drop the state charges because the state warrant to search his home because he was "wearing shorts" was bad but the feds were able to search regardless because of the guns.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          his producer was executed though, still unsolved

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Hopefully he'll get his rights back at least if zaza becomes legal
          lol

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That was the Sons of Guns guy
      FPSrussia got ATF'd for having a tiny amount of weed, did some jail time and had all his funz taken away
      Hopefully he'll get his rights back at least if zaza becomes legal

      it was hash oil and according to kyle the state charges didn't stick because their probable cause for searching him was that he was "wearing shorts"

      >be popular guntuber amongst normalfag zoomers
      >suddenly the feds find a bit of pot in your mailbox
      The most blatant setup ever idk how the fuck they got away with it.

      FSP Russia was literally popular only because he was practically the first guntuber. His videos don't hold up to todays standards, they're boring as fuck.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        nutnfancy is still around and still retarded and autistic

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I disagree completely. FPSRussia videos are still very cheerful and wholesome. By comparison, nowadays it's just an endless number of mindless corporate shills and cringe worthy tryhards.
        The only guntuber who comes close to that sort of informative yet fun approach is Demolition Ranch, who has been around for just as long and somehow keeps making simple and entertaining videos.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >FPSRussia
      >Zoomers

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Love them or hate them demolition ranch and associates like Herrera are the answer
    I hate them but I appreciate what they do to get young people into guns

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Demo ranch is perfect gun content for a 11 year old. I wish it was there when I was a kid

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's great clickbait content like those 1000 degrees knife videos and i always fall for it because of course i want to see what happens when you shoot guns at an aquarium full of anal beads

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Demo ranch for sure, but Brandon seems more like the "hello fellow zoomers" -type. I'm not sure how many young people actually watch him, it propably feels like watching a talkshow host trying to warm up to millenials. I'm not entirely sure tho, I'm not a zoomer and can really feel the generational gap already.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I think Brandon Herrera sucks but he's quite popular among the zoomer crowd, plus he has a whole gun fails series. You could end up watching a video on buying an AK rifle simply from watching gun funnies.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Demo ranch is perfect gun content for a 11 year old. I wish it was there when I was a kid

      Old demo ranch was better before he put on the stupid ass act and tv host HYPE AND LOUD ALL THE TIME speaking style. Shit like testing out """""""""body armor"""""""""" on shitty as-seen-on-tv internet marketplaces and seeing a "bulletproof" vest bested by a .22lr is fun, but "I bought 300 pounds of butter just to shoot it XD" is just trash.

      I guess they didn't pick him up right away but used camera footage of him picking up the package from the post office? He said something like they had to drop the state charges because the state warrant to search his home because he was "wearing shorts" was bad but the feds were able to search regardless because of the guns.

      It was addressed to his gf and in his mailbox

      >go to post office and pick up a package
      >no guarantee you even know what it is, people mail gifts all the time, etc.
      >get raided by the ATF, have one of your friends and coworkers summarily executed, lose all your guns, fame, income, and rights
      >all because he made goofy videos shooting targets with a fake accent

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        all those sponsored cringelords like Demo and Donut are trash-tier guntubers, I genuinely hope Demo blows his fuckin hands off playing with tannerite one day

        also

        >I wuz a cop for like 5 minutes and now I manage a skateboard shop
        >let me tell you EVERYTHING about law enforcement and critique every cop on earth

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >>let me tell you EVERYTHING about law enforcement and critique every cop on earth

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Agreed. Old demo ranch had dumb stunts but at least they were dumb stunts that we could learn things from. Doing stuff like shooting at a block of butter or whatever is just pointless.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vidya streamers unironically

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    shit was gonna dry up eventually
    inflation is also a thing people seem to forget exists

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >another k anon on the mosin board

    only room for 1 autismo there anon.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >those fucking youtube boomers making all the guns expensive

    They definitely have an effect, but that's just how a market works for old items with a limited supply. They're cheap when they first drop, or there are a lot of them, and then the supply ends and people buy the available stock. Before Youtube it was chatter on gun forums, before gun forums it was magazines and shooting clubs. I was a teen in the '90s when Mosins first came in for $29 for an original 1891.By the time I got into owning guns around 2010 they'd quadrupled in price, and I don't know anyone following guntubers then. Or even recently something like those ONG 870s hit the market cheap and all of the sudden everyone wants and none are left for sale so now they cost a fortune.

    I think you see the Youtube effect strongest on guns that're completely unknown and have been common for a long time, and then some personality does a video pointing out how amazing they are. With Forgottenweapons that'd be French guns. You didn't hear shit about those until he popularized them.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      FW certainly has an effect on the market, as do other big youtubers. If any of the people with a few million subs mention some gun then there will be a temporary price spike on auction sites, for example. I've noticed it with IV8888 and Demo Ranch too. But most of the guns that FW covers are too obscure or too expensive to have zoomers flocking to them. I think an awful lot of it comes from games.

      And don't forget that media has always driven gun sales. Boomers pay sky-high prices for old Colts because that's what the Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers, etc, had in the old B&W TV westerns they saw on TV growing up. When the movie Dirty Harry came out in 1971 the S&W model 29 went from relatively obscure to unobtanium overnight. This persisted for three years, if you could even find a 29 for sale it was 2 or 3 times normal price. And they're still well known today. Everybody knows what the MP5 looks like because of news footage of the SAS raid on the Iranian embassy siege, not to mention countless 90's action movies, etc. Tons of people buying guns today are influenced by the video games they grew up playing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >But most of the guns that FW covers are too obscure or too expensive to have zoomers flocking to them.
        The limited supply IS what makes forgotten weapons price shilling jump up so high
        Compared to other youtubers promoting the latest new s&w or colt, the manufacturer will keep making new copies so the price will eventually settle back down to msrp

        But for milsurp, when there are only ever 5 or 6 on gunbroker at a time, a jump of 10 new interested buyers effectibely doubles the short-term demand. And then those millenials/zoomers will refuse to sell lower than their purchase price because the "b-b-but i never overpaid i only bought too early" meme, thus forever inflating prices

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >The limited supply IS what makes forgotten weapons price shilling jump up so high
          C&Rsenal is even worse, because his main audience are Gen X / Millenial who think watching a 1 hour rambling youtube video makes them instant experts.
          Plus they have the disposable income to jack up the prices on the uncommon but yet affordable guns

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Gen X / Millenial who think watching a 1 hour rambling youtube video makes them instant experts.

            don't even pretend like you're any better, anon.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Or people wanting to buy Barrets thanks to COD 4 MW, shit is whack. Didn't the sales of barret go up like 300% after the release of it? In the end we're all just consumers.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, same thing. There's tons of examples, and it's nothing new. People buying a cool gun today because of a video game or youtube video is little different from someone buying a gun decades ago because of a movie or an article in Guns & Ammo magazine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >With Forgottenweapons that'd be French guns. You didn't hear shit about those until he popularized them.
      He's still pretty much the ONLY place I hear about French guns, with only two real exceptions: PrepHole constantly memeing about muh Famas, and recent discussion of the MR73 revolver. However, Ian was just one of many who started talking about MR73s in recently years, and he was far from the first. As far as mainstream gun media goes TFB covered the MR73 log before Forgotten Weapons did. At least as far as Youtube videos go Ian was late to that party.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/TEnlxZG.png

      Forgotten Weapons literally supported Azov before it was cool tho.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Poor IAN, he was only a couple weeks off with his book translation. He should try again.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >he supports well dressed skin heads so he's cool
        azov gays are nazis in name only, they fight for a garden gnome who wants to legalize gay marriage.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Nope. They fight for blood and soil.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Nope

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Shit like this makes me want to buy a griffin can

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      meds, now

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I blame inflation and people coming to their senses. Realistically a good 7mm Mauser should be worth $3000 easily. Money is worthless but a good Mauser is worth something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      In no way should some shitty 1800s steel quality Mauser be $3k.
      Its worse than something you could pick up for a few hundred at Cabelas in every way. Including in action strength.
      And they were made in numbers beyond millions. So there is no scarcity or rarity making them unique or collectible outside of random short production runs for shit like "Drenthe Elite Bicycle Police" where 30 were made and then never fired in anger ever.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        no the Mauser was made by real human beings it is nearly priceless. you can't make that anymore
        and the market prices rising reflects that reality

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          There are literally new Mausers being manufactured on limited-runs you absolute retard.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >no the Mauser was made by real human beings it is nearly priceless. you can't make that anymore
          poorfags gonna poor

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No tactical advantage whatsoever.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I would say a fair part of it is a) increased interest in firearms due to all of the political happenings in America in the last decade and b) people who were already interested in guns expanding their horizons into milsurp via the iinternet providing them more outlets to discover it in that decade, including youtube channels, but also easier ability to buy guns online vs going to store

    All the milsurp was gonna dry up and get pricey eventually, it's just dumb the way and time it happened. I'm happy enough I got an early Sino Soviet SKS for $350, a very nice Makarov for $270, a stupid garbage Mosin that I hate for $137, and a converted Saiga that I bought for $750 JUST before their importation was banned. I wanted an Enfield and Mauser too, but now I don't want them enough to pay what they go for

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Sweaty Ben

    “If your rifle comes with a sling, you’ll get a sling. If your rifle doesn’t come with a sling you won’t get a sling.”

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, boomers that know what they got and don't want no lowballers are to blame for garbage rods being $600 minimum now

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Twang n' Bang

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      lmao what is that channel
      does he shill for any surplus bows?

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dugan Ashley made me buy an Ak. I like holding it.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Blame the federal government for being dicks about additional imports. People blaming Youtubers for rising surp costs are fighting over scraps.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For me it was good ole hickok45

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The guy in the image is correct when it comes to CO, sadly. Every store here outside of Denver has a majority modern shit.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Guy in the image sounds like a retard, how the fuck is it possible that he's been watching FW and somehow missed out on RIA and Morphy's?
      Finding stuff locally is nice if you are lucky enough to have a local source, but this is the age of the internet. You can buy anything from anywhere, local doesn't matter. Want milsurp? Cool. Gunbroker, Gunsinternational, Simpson Ltd, Collector's firearms. Done.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Doesn't Ian buy random guns just to make a vid of them and sell them for a profit to the gullible fans that come looking?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yep.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Doesn't Ian buy random guns just to make a vid of them and sell them for a profit to the gullible fans that come looking?
      Isn't that the reason he was banned from rock island auction and no longer does sponsored videos with them?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >Doesn't Ian buy random guns just to make a vid of them and sell them for a profit to the gullible fans that come looking?
      they even look forward to it

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No, import bans are. The last shipment of serviceable surp we've gotten were carcanos from the carabineri 3 years ago. Before that it was what? A 10 year drought? I'm not counting the garbage that RTI brought in from Ethiopia.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Just how much more surp do you think is out there, anon? The good stuff dried up before Youtube even existed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Russia is sitting on massive warehouses of old Winchesters anon...hell, the Koreans are sitting on enough m1 garands and carbines to completely crash the market if they were allowed back in. That's just the first two sources off the top of my head.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Everything in limited supply, consumable and or intrinsically useful and easy to sell costs 300% more than 5 years ago. Welcome to the ongoing economic collapse.

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Zoomers should not legally be allowed to own firearms.

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