This is the beginning of a five-part series of my favorite YouTube channels broken down into five categories: firearms and training, gear reviews, homesteading, prepping and survival, and bushcraft. Today’s post covers my personal favorite channels that deal with firearms and training. Let me know what your favorites are in the comments, and I’ll be sure to check them out.
Nutnfancy: Before I purchase guns, I look first to Nutnfancy’s YouTube channel to see if he’s already reviewed it. His channel is mostly gear reviews, but the “Run and Gun” features are my favorite. He puts the gun he’s reviewing through a good workout. If a firearm doesn’t cut the mustard, he’s honest about it. His “Run and Gun” exercises also provide good ideas for training, that is, if you can find and afford the ammo. He is well spoken and entertaining. He is a family man and retired from the military. His videos occasionally dabble into politics and other topics, but they’re almost always interesting. If you haven’t looked at his channel before, I highly recommend it.
Team Zero or Funker Tactical: This guy and his group are pretty entertaining to watch. They offer tons of training ideas and scenarios. I don’t know much about the lead instructor that calls himself “Instructor Zero,” but he could be the most accurate tactical shooter I have ever seen. As accurate as he is, he is just as fast. In addition to shooting demonstrations, he offers training ideas and shooting tips. The team does gear reviews, too, but most of the content is shooting, shooting, shooting. Be careful though–if you start a video, you’ll lose track of time, and before you know it, three hours have passed.
James Yeager Tactical Response: Yeager doesn’t shy away from controversy. He is entertaining, but more importantly, he knows his stuff. He runs a training school in Tennessee and travels the United States holding classes and training sessions each month. He is a former law enforcement officer and has worked as a contractor overseas. In other words, he has walked the walk. He has great ideas on gear, weapons systems and being prepared for any situation.
PersonalDefenseNet: This channel creates quality productions on firearm and firearms training and covers all aspects of defense for you and your family. They offer some of the most detailed training videos and tips on the internet. They have a paid membership as well if you’d like to check that out.
Haley Strategic: Haley Strategic is owned and operated by Travis Haley, who has ties to Magpul. Haley Strategic offers gear as well as training advice. Travis is former military and has worked as a contractor overseas. My former sergeant introduced me to his videos on YouTube, and I have watched them ever since. He does a great job explaining his drills. In fact, some of his drills have found their way to our range days.
What are your favorite YouTube channels for shooting tips and gun reviews?