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James Yeager Wants You To Help Him Launch YeagerTUBE

As many of you may know, James Yeager has been banned by YouTube. To be sure, Yeager is a controversial figure in the firearms business. Some consider his banning is a blow to free speech while others feel that he brought it on himself. Regardless, we have to acknowledge that YouTube and other major social media platforms have become central to modern communications. Not many alternatives exist. Yeager recognized this and has developed a plan to create his own video hosting platform which he initially called YeagerTUBE, noting, “I am looking to build a free speech oasis in a sea of left wing censorship.”


The project has been renamed LiberTV with the project described as “WE are going to build a place where our freedom loving culture can share photos, articles, videos and podcasts. A place that doesn’t muzzle the voices of freedom and that cherishes our heritage.”

To make it a reality, he’s launched a Kickstarter campaign.

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141 Responses to “James Yeager Wants You To Help Him Launch YeagerTUBE”

  1. Q says:

    Great idea, the next step is building web hosting sources that dont cave and cut you off when the snowflakes have a meltdown.

  2. Adam says:

    Lol…Yeager talking about a “free speech oasis”. He has been well known for censorship on his GOTX forum and other mediums.

    • Joe says:

      Not a fan of Yeager, but you can hardly compare Yeagers blocking of shitposters in his comment section, or his blog, with a video hosting service blocking him. It’s not as if Yeager prevented anyone from creating their own YT channel, starting their own forum.

      • H says:

        Actually, you can compare it. Both venues are private endeavors. Both are run by their owners, according to their own standards.

        Don’t feel welcome? Don’t like it? Nobody is making you stay there, so you can take your butthurt feelings some other place and make your own forum or video channel, provided you can pay for it, but here’s the kicker: advertisers won’t support you if their products are placed next to stuff they don’t want to be associated with.

        • Dragon says:

          Google was bankrolled by NSF, DARPA and NASA in the 1990’s … maybe you should do some research on the Digital Libraries Initiative (DLI) Projects 1994-1999 and the Stanford Digital Library Project … Google is in bed with the government and always has been, but yeah … other than that no difference at all!! LMMFAO

  3. SamHill says:

    The firearms community needs something like this. Youtube has shut down a number of non left friendly views, not just gun guys. I think they are shutting them down one by one to keep the uproar at a minimum.

    • PPGMD says:

      I agree, we need a photo and video upload site that doesn’t bow to pressure like Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook.

      OTOH I am not sure Yeager is the one to build it. The person leading this should be less controversial, and should ideally have some experience building and supporting websites on a larger scale.

    • LGonSoldierSystems says:

      What about Full30’s endeavor into 2A video hosting?

      • PPGMD says:

        Full30 isn’t Youtube, it is Youtube Red. It is a curated collection of pro-gun videos, so you have to be invited, and abide by their very strict creator policies to make the content advertiser and family friendly.

  4. William says:

    what about full30?

    • rj says:

      Full30 only accepts new channels by invitation. There are already other alternatives to YouTube that are committed to free speech though, such as BitChute, so I am not sure why he feels a need to start yet another website for that purpose.

    • PPGMD says:

      To add on to what rj said, in addition Full30 is not very free speech either. They require all content to be family and advertiser friendly. Since they aren’t an open project like Youtube they don’t publish their rules, but content producers that have been invited report that among their rules they prohibit swearing.

  5. mike says:

    I like the idea, but didn’t James do getoffthex.com, which is notorious for deleting posts and banning people who disagreed with James or his buddies. Seems funny he wants to start a free speech site when he in the past has been all about censoring those who disagree with him. So will this site be the same, must James agree with it for it to stay up? I mean he owns it so he can do what he likes, but he’s complaining about youtube doing on their site the same thing he does on his.

    Hi pot, meet kettle

    • Canuck says:

      He did.

      • mike says:

        I just watched the kickstarter video. James says it himself, “somewhere I can, I can control the content.”

        So much for a free speech oasis

        • Joe says:

          Someone asked him this in a FAQ on KickStarter.

          Q: Are you going to ban people that don’t agree with you?

          A: I hear this all the time and it is a lie. I ban people that are RUDE and CAUSTIC. Disagree with me like a gentleman and we can debate. Insult me and be gone.

          I guess someone is caustic if they disagree, because I was banned for saying that shotguns are probably the worst class of firearms invented over the last 150 years. Yeager said that they were still a very viable weapons that patrol officers should have. I pointed out that the issues of ammo capacity, ammo weight, weapon weight, precision, penetration, recoil, and followup shots. He said said “shotguns are the most utilitarian weapon on the planet since you can use birdshot for hunting, buckshot for home defense, and slugs for hunting.” I reminded him that he was trying to make the case for why police—not private citizens—should use shotguns. His response: “Go to hell” and then he banned me.

  6. Gerard says:

    I hope this works, we need an alternative. I like Yeager’s videos, and have learned a lot from them. Yeager is outspoken but has a right to be heard.

    • Joe says:

      How have you learned a lot from his videos? He doesn’t know much about anything since he was only in one firefight which lasted approximately one minute twelve years ago. He actions in that incident led to three of his teammates getting killed.

  7. Mudd says:


  8. Luke says:

    I think their is a space in the market for this, but I think a less controversial figure has to be at the helm or it will bisect an already niche market.

  9. SGT Heintz says:

    I don’t care for Yeager and find him abrasive and arrogant. None the less, the idea has significant merit. Still, I an not support him or anything related to him on principle. He just rubs me wrong.

  10. Poo says:

    Yeager is a belligerent, nointegriy, blowhard. I can’t think of a worse way to start a freedom channel

  11. CapnTroy says:

    Uh…how about no…

  12. Ben says:

    I like this idea

  13. Karissa St. John says:

    I swear some of the fuckers on the comments section are the ones who filed complaints in the first place to get Yeager banned from YouTube and now they’re following him around hoping to watch him fail. Except he’s just going to succeed and move on to better and greater things and it’s pissing off the snowflake reporting rejects. I love it.

    • Matt says:

      And I bet the Gov satellites are reading his thoughts to you both better get your tinfoil hats on. But your comment may have some validity to them. Unfortunately if you shit on enough people they will eventually comeback and CRUSH YOU (#DomRaso) now there’s a quality dude.

  14. Will says:

    That’s the guy who bans people from his online forum for disagreeing with him, right?

  15. Ray says:

    I’m gonna make this page known. Good for you. I have a feeling YouTube is gonna start banning a lot more of you guys. It’s bound to happen. Anyone who doesn’t agree with their narrative will be gone.

    • SamHill says:

      Youtube has already banned a few right leaning content creators that I used to check out.

      I’m not going to get too into politics, but someone saying maybe we shouldn’t invite millions of economic migrants into the West gets banned, but a rap video where a rapper hangs a little white boy is still up, presumably making money. They have an agenda, and eventually anyone who is not a leftist will be gone from youtube.

  16. Matt says:

    So a Kickstarter to fund it huh. Isn’t Tactical Response doing well enough to fund his endeavors? Hmmmmm Just Saying.

  17. LaVista says:

    Ironic that James has censored thousands of people from his own web community, but doesn’t like it when it happens to him.

    James Yeager should organize a three day high risk training course on gross hypocracy and keyboard commandoism

  18. Canuck says:

    He deserves everything that comes at him. I wouldn’t put it above him to have reported his own content and intentionally provoked YouTube staff just so he could play the victim.

    The man has no moral values, is renowned for lying and censoring where he can.

    Backing him just because he’s a “gun guy” is a terrible idea. Promote people that show the gun community in a good light, not those that are “part” of us but hurt us out of some distorted tribal mentality.

    • Sprady says:

      The gun community is a bunch of ignorant twats.
      Those of us in the gun culture support what james is doing. Shouldn’t you be cleaning your 1911?

  19. martinmartinus says:

    Great idea. I will support James!

  20. Thulsa Doom says:

    Ooh, a channel featuring rants, juvenilia, and threats against elected officials?

  21. jellydonut says:

    That’s a no from me dawg.

  22. Jon says:

    Youtube- is not a public street corner, it is a business and they can censor/block people if the deem necessary. Youtube is not a right, it’s a service. He would do better to create videos and post them to his own page instead of trying to create his own video streaming company (that would be saturated in minutes with cat videos and other crap just like youtube).

  23. Mike says:

    I wonder how many of these pro-Yeager comments are from fake/schilling accounts.

    • john willis says:

      I guess all those fake/shill accounts are not the same people that pledges over $17,000 the 1st day its been up? And its been up for what? Right about 24 hours? This is headed Viral. think about it SS just posted it. Was he sent this as a press release? And the guys that will make it go viral are always though that don’t like it. Look at all the guys that commented against it? They cant stop it? All the comments about we need this but Yeager’s not the guy to do it? Why didn’t they do it then? The difference between Yeager and those guys is Yeager did something. Yeager started it. Yeager wont run it. And I would imagine for it to work anyone will be allowed to have an account. And Like youtube the owner of the individual page will be able to block those they don’t like or agree with and still make there own videos like the way youtube use to be.

      • Jester says:

        We get it John. Yeager is all around a great guy and anyone who dares not to like him or exercise their freedom of speech in a manner that is contrary to him and his fan boys has to be a loser. Sure thing buddy.

        Keep it up. Everyone loves a white knight.

      • PPGMD says:

        My opinion has nothing to do with my personal opinion of Yeager, in fact I’ve been outspoken in saying that his banning is a bad sign for our industry’s future on Youtube.

        It has to do with lack of experience in this level of projects. I’ve lead a number of IT projects, and even when I built a simple iPhone app I had more in my project proposal than I see on this kickstarter. I see no mentions of who would be building it, no solid plans for the equipment purchases, cololocation costs. And for a project of this magnitude that can be quite massive. Not to mention salaries for engineers to build the software.

      • Mike says:

        Willis, that cocaine really screwed your head up.

        • john willis says:

          I have never used cocaine dumbass. And you little bitched that blab about cocaine over and over remember you know about it because I put it out there. And I was 17. I am 46 now. I’m sure it chaps you ass that a felon and a guy who literally lost everything a decade ago has managed to do what none of you shit talkers can do even without being a felon.

          • Not Mike says:

            On the other hand, at least most of us can write coherent and complete sentences.

          • Mike says:

            Like I said, cocaine really screwed your head up.

            • Keto Punk says:

              If doing cocaine will make me as driven, rich, and successful as John Willis I’m selling my house tomorrow and buying as much of it as I can.

          • Eric says:

            And I don’t imagine Yeagers money for that old Carhart factory you got set up in has anything do do with your comments either right?

            • john willis says:

              are you really that dumb? Carhart is still open dumbass. Yeager and a dozen other guys got together and sent me 2500 dollars as a down payment on gear. 6 weeks later I sent them a bunch of patrol subloads in payment. I worked for 8 years in an old dirty meth lab apartment we converted to our offices. 3 years ago I bought an old abandoned building on 10 acres. a year later and 500k later we moved in after adding a 6000 foot loft into a 10000 foot building. I have daily pictures and video of the last 8 years of my life. There are pictures of anything I said I did. Its all on facebook and youtube. You little bitches that talk shit do so anonymously. I posted all my shit for everyone to see. Amazingly you guys spend a lot of time watching something they don’t like.I am able to do what I do because if you guys talking shit. It make this shit go viral. While traffic is elevated I run discount codes and use your names as a discount code.I literally make millions a year extra because of you guys. I literally pay more weekly in taxes than you make all year and I owe it all to guys just like Eric. I’m not in the carhart facorty its still open. I built my own shop. It’s very very nice, You should come to a party. !000 people come from all over the world. All are welcome. You are welcome. Again there is video of all that also. You guys should spend that time and energy bettering yourself and family’s. All you hate drive me. All you hate drive clients to me. For everyone of you commenting here there are thousands reading this.

              • Mike says:

                If you and Jamie are making so much money, then why start a Kickstarter campaign? Why not just fund this from the millions you already have?

                It’s ok, I’ll wait for an answer.

                • john willis says:

                  This is James starting this, not myself nor my company. My guess would be James doesn’t want to run it. I would guess it will be a separate entity and managed by guys capable of doing so. I have not spoken to him about it. Our shops are less than 10 miles apart but I see James more out of town at shows than in town. I had not been in Jameses shop in over a year when I was there this weeks to record the podcast. We are both busy doing different things. There have been dozens of channels locked over the last 2 years. Chanel’s much larger than James’ Chanel and every time there are thousand of guys saying something new needs to be made. In the last 2 years this has been happening no one has done anything more than talk. If this was someone anonymous you guys wouldn’t even be talking about it. Only reason you are commenting is you don’t like James. Ok, I get it. someone likes him or the idea of what he is doing since there is 22 grand pledged right now. I bet you couldn’t run a kickstarter for a surgery that would save your life. If you don’t like this then do something yourself.

              • Joe says:

                “I worked for 8 years in an old dirty meth lab apartment we converted to our offices.”

                Were you selling meth too? I knew about the coke, but meth will mess a guy up.

  24. Nelson says:

    Is a place where gun videos, training videos etc can be seen without censorship necessary? YES

    Is Yeager the right person to be leading that charge? ABSOLUTELY NOT

    • Sprady says:

      Why is yeager not the right person?

      • Joe says:

        Yeager doesn’t have the best record with free speech. He banned a LOT of people from YouTube, FaceBook, and GetOffTheX for disagreeing with him.

  25. Unimog says:

    This is why we can’t have nice things..

  26. Jack says:

    “This is a commercially operated website. You have no freedom of speech here nor any other Constitutionally protected rights. You are our guest here as long as we allow it. We do not charge for the use of this board and we will suspend you at will. You may not conduct business on this board openly or privately without permission.”

    That’s the log-in page at getoffthex.com.

  27. Horshack says:

    My TL and ATL both would subscibe to liberty tv and so would I! Its about time a war hero and guy as knowlged as Yeager gets his own cable tv show! We utilize many of his tactics and every April when we train we see results. Thanks James Yager for all you do and for your service!

    • Jeremy says:

      I missed the part where he became a war hero.

      • Horshack says:

        My ATL met him once and he was very humble he said. True quite professional just like all spec ops guys. hes seen his fare share of action bro!

        • Joe says:

          Bro, calm down on the Yeager tits. He was a contractor in a war zone, not an Airman, Soldier, Sailor, or Marine.

        • Sean says:

          This is the first time I’ve heard yeager referred to as humble or a “quiet professional” in a non-sarcastic manner

          • Eric B says:

            I think Horshack is more satire than sarcasm, but still funny. “War hero”, hahaha.

          • Horshack says:

            bro, my team watches his videos before we roll out and crash doors. My ATL says we need a guy like Yager during breach ops to keep everybodies blood pressure down! Having a legend like him on are team would be so cool! He and my TL could tell war storys and we could all just sip a few beers and listen! Our VFW hall would love to have him guest speaker at our Christmas gala.

        • Jeremy says:

          Went over my head the first time. Well played good sir, you win 1 internets.

        • Joe says:

          Dude. He was in a single firefight that lasted sixty seconds. His performance cost three of his teammates their lives, and his company fired him immediately thereafter. He hasn’t seen or done anything.

          • Horshack says:

            Spec ops is dangerous bro. My ATL was supposed to go to buds but his GPA on the ASVAB wasn’t high enough. He would have made it, he’s a tough guy.

    • Dellis says:

      Oh crap….had me going there! I was positive this “HORSHACK” was in reality the infamous “GECKO45”!!

  28. Ex11A says:

    Anyone who thinks Yeager is a war hero or should represent the shooting community in any shape, form or fashion needs to pay more attention and/or grow up.

    • Keto Punk says:

      If Yeager has paying students that come back over and over and take his classes who the fuck are you to tell him he doesn’t represent the shooting community? You sound as butthurt as those purple haired feminists screaming, “Not my president” about Trump. If a mother fucker wins at something your feelings and opinions don’t move the needle at all in comparison. If they do, tell me who the fuck are you because I’ve never heard of you.

    • Joe says:

      As a fellow ex-11A, I concur.

  29. txJM says:

    I wonder if this will go the way of his previous Kickstarter, “Ammonation”, which turned $40k in donations into a handful of boring interviews…?

    • Joe says:

      Yeager did that just so he could buy more film equipment. He wasn’t going to use his own money when he could con a bunch of stooges.

      The real shyster is HossUSMC. He got almost $11,000 for his KickStarter and dodges every question about it.

  30. SamHill says:

    I watched a Yeager video one time that I did not agree with. I’m kind of glad youtube shut him down. Serves him right. I won’t support this based on my principals. Someone that I agree with should create additional youtube competition with THEIR own money. I have my 20th gun and McDonalds to pay for anyway.

    – A basic as fuck, beta male patterning, gun owner, 2017

  31. LowSpeed says:

    “I am looking to build a free speech oasis in a sea of left wing censorship.”

    I’m willing to bet tree fiddy and a soda that the platform will over time be taken over by neo-nazi types, Anarcho Capitalist, ethnic supremacists, and militia folks who fantasize about and relish the break down of the America.

    I’ve seen this sentiment too many times on other platforms lead to an oasis of people who cryptically or overtly foster an environment that is antithetical to the American way of life and institutions.

    • Keto Punk says:

      Did you just assume all that because of Yeager’s appearance? Do you think that’s the type Yeager’s school attracts?

    • Joe says:

      He’s going to be the only person on the website. That begs the question of why he doesn’t just overhaul his own GetOffTheX forum.

  32. Mike Nomad says:

    Hold on to your money for now. Yeager is approaching a potential brick wall in February: That thing people are calling “Net Neutrality.”

    With the FCC dropping Title II status re: Internet Service Providers (ISPs), starting in February ISPs can “shape” traffic however they choose (block, throttle, inject, etc.). At least until they get slapped down by the Federal Trade Commission (Good Luck with that).

    While I am not a Yeager fan, this thing he’s trying to do may be genuine. On the other hand, the timing gives me pause. What may play out is, “Sorry about your money, Gun Bros. I tried, but I couldn’t get the Internet Gestapo Boot off my neck.”

    • PPGMD says:

      The internet ran fine before Obama’s FCC codified the net neutrality rules in 2015, and it will likely run fine without them.

      • Mike Nomad says:

        You’re going to have to do better than that. In brief:

        2005: Comcast is caught blocking file-sharing without first telling customers.

        2005: Vonage customers have their service blocked by ISP Madison River Communications.

        2005: Telus (very large, Canadian telecommunications company) caught blocking access to a server hosting a website for people on strike against the company.

        2007 – 2009: AT&T has Apple block Skype and other VOIP applications, along with Google Voice.

        2010: Windstream caught highjacking search results when people used Google search bar with Firefox browser.

        2011: Paxfire, a vendor working with 7 smaller ISPs hijacked search requests and routed them to Bing & Yahoo exclusively so the ISPs could collect referral fees.

        2011- 2013: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon blocked Google Wallet, as it competed with a similar product the three telco’s were involved with developing (Isis. No, not ISIS).

        2012: FCC catches Verizon blocking people trying to use tethering applications, in violation of their (Verizon’s) Net Neutrality pledge as part of the airwaves auction in 2008.

        2012: AT&T blocks video-calling apps on iPhones, unless customers upgrade to a more expensive plan.

        The reason we got broadband providers reclassified as common carriers in 2015?

        2013: During oral arguments in Verizon v. FCC, when Verizon was asked if they would favor some preferred content, sites, or services over others if the court ruled in their favor, Verizon’s counsel said, “I’m authorized to state from my client today that but for these rules we would be exploring those types of arrangements” five different times.

        Meanwhile, on the other side of The Puddle…

        2012: EU report finds that 1 in 5 users in Europe experienced blocked or slowed connections to email, gaming, peer-to-peer, and VOIP services are common.

        • PPGMD says:

          So in 30 years you have a dozen incidents. Most of those reversed.

          • Mike Nomad says:

            Nice try on attempt to minimize the actual harm of millions of people, who received no adequate compensation.

            And… 2005 – 2017 = 12 years. There are plenty more incidents, I simply got tired of typing. Like now.

          • Joe says:

            30 years? You know that 95% of data transfers over the internet happened after 2006, right? It makes perfect sense that the majority of examples are taken from that time.

    • Not Mike says:

      You realize there were laws on the books *BEFORE * Title II that prevented the internet from turning all fascist on us, right? Those laws are still in effect.

      • Mike Nomad says:

        Yes, there were laws on the books. And they were found to be inadequate as ISPs, et al continued attempts “evolved” to circumvent those laws. Which is why ISPs were changed to Title II.

  33. john willis says:

    Post a link to the youtube like website where you have witnessed “taken over by neo-nazi types, Anarcho Capitalist, ethnic supremacists, and militia folks who fantasize about and relish the break down of the America.

    I’ve seen this sentiment too many times on other platforms lead to an oasis of people who cryptically or overtly foster an environment that is antithetical to the American way of life and institutions.”

  34. Donkey Lips says:

    I applaud the motivation and effort. This needs to happen. Youtube is too heavy-handed against conservative/libertarian views to be the only big video upload/viewing site.

    That being said, I wish it wasn’t JY spearheading this. Makes the effort sorta bittersweet.

  35. Mark says:

    $50k or even five times that number won’t create this type of platform. It’s a seven figure project.

    • PPGMD says:

      I would put the start up costs at around $250-500k depending on how much initial usage you want to plan for. But yeah a project like this will be a SAN and server farm. Youtube is estimated to use somewhere over 300 extabytes (300 billion TB) of storage.

      And Youtube was nothing more than a hole to throw money into for quite a while.

  36. Craig says:

    Why is this news?

    • SSD says:

      Why isn’t it?

      • AGL Bob says:

        I think you posted it to see how many comments you would get. But yes, it is news.

        • Invictus says:

          Personally, I’m hoping he posted it just so he could IP ban the Yeager ball-garglers, but SSD is a standup kinda guy, so I doubt it.

    • Darkhorse says:

      Given that Eric has posted pretty much everything that James Yeager has or currently is working on, I’d say it’s completely on track with news in the tactical community.

      Of course it will get a lot of comments, it’s about a divisive character. Personally, I’m loving the comments section today.

  37. Stefan S. says:

    Despise this Neanderthal (No offense to Neanderthals) but youtube, facebook etc. banning free speech is just wrong.

  38. YBH says:

    Curious is this free speech oasis will be different that Get Off The X (www.getoffthex.com)… which states emphatically: ‘This is a commercially operated website. You have no freedom of speech here nor any other Constitutionally protected rights. You are our guest as long as we allow it. We do not charge for the use of this board and we will suspend you at will. You may not conduct business on this board openly or privately without permission…’

    Furthermore coming from someone who frequently bans people for the most
    of frivolous reasons, not sure I care to partake in this oasis of Yeager-Speech…

  39. Harry says:

    You mean like Full30.com

    Kinda funny hearing Free Speech coming from a guy who bans anyone who disagrees with him…

  40. Lisa Argoe says:

    Thanks for spreading the word

  41. Kips says:

    So any of you complaining mark ass bitches have a better solution? You don’t because than it would already be out there and this would be non issue. Oh but, Yeager bans people from his sight. Read that again. His sight, his house, his rules. Yes YouTube is the same, but if you can’t see there’s something bigger at play with this ban, go turn all your shit in at your nearest gun buy back.

  42. Chris Elliott says:

    I support Yeager all the way!! Any of you guys complaining about him being the wrong person to do it I have a question. Who is the right person? As far as I can tell James stepped up to the plate so that makes him the right person!!!

  43. HeathShipman says:

    I would love to know how many of these guys talking shit about get off the x policies have been banned or know anyone that has been banned for a general disagreement. I’m going to bet none.

    • john willis says:

      I bet some have. Its been what? 13 or 14 years now? All forums ban guys. Hell I have been banned from arfcom and they came to me asking if I would post there. There are several pinned posts at the top of the forums about me that have been there for years. The deleted hundreds of comments that were in my favor and only left the negative ones. Hell they have even added to those threads and re-locked them. Its all about making it look how they want it to look. The joker guy posting here is a moderator there and just posted on a thread two days ago about me saying I stole a bunch of military property and went to jail for it and on and on when in reality he knows I was never charged with that yet he has repeated it dozens of times over a decade. I was banned from light fighter and I started the tactical gear sub forum. Yeager owned or started that page. Ill bet James is banned there as well.

  44. Hobbs says:

    Full30.com already exists, if I’m not mistaken, though I’m always down for more options.

    • Joe says:

      Full30 is controlled by Tim from Military Arms Channel. He and his partners are very exclusive with who they allow to upload to the site. There are very strict rules such as no foul language (which, by extension, means there is no free speech there). But even beyond that, the platform is too small to accommodate a large group of uploaders. YouTube has never made a dime because video hosting is EXCEPTIONALLY expensive. I’d conservatively estimate that it costs $40mil per year to host all of the gun related videos that are currently on YouTube.

  45. Rod says:

    He’s a dipshit, and I’ve noticed the people who dont seem to see that, they are usually dipshits too. As a gun loving American, I can think of a couple dozen other people who would be better suited to take on this endeavor, pick any one of the people featured on this blog. Intelligent trainers who ACTUALLY know what they’re doing. It’s petty, impulsive, ADHD rednecks like Yeager that make the whole community look bad.

    Did he deserve to get booted from YouTube, probably not…but when I saw that post was I surprised? And did I kind of laugh…

    • john willis says:

      all you guys talking shit use a fake or partial name. As for other better suited to do it………tell them to do it.

      • Unimog says:

        Mookie is that you????? How are the old ST-1 teammates? Wait oops you have none.. Tell James hi.

        • Unimog says:

          Nope wait it’s John the BBB “F” rated company owner and felon who brought such tacticool items to market such as the combat cock..

          But you don’t care your cool like that… hmm anyone else notice the people James associates with? The list is long and distinguished.

          • john willis says:

            The Combat cock that allows myself and freinds to afford brand new unimogs? The combat cock which is this industries modern day beanie baby? The combat cock which allows us to train new people to sew and utilize what use to be scrap and waste? Felon? Ya man and when New York times did a piece on me just this year that was a part of it. I have a story. A story that more and more every day I get asked and interviewed about. Rather than blabber and regurgitate why not ask real questions man?

    • SamHill says:

      Rod, everyone probably can think of someone who they would prefer to lead some youtube competition thing. The entire point is NO ONE else stepped up and created it. Yeager is the only one stepping up to accomplish something and that counts for a lot more than well wishes, hopes and dreams.

  46. SSD says:

    I know everyone is passionate about this subject, but please, be civil toward one another.

    • john willis says:

      Why would they man? Its the internet. You and I have talked many times face to face and had great conversations. You and I have stood in my booth several times with James yeager. Anyone not being civil uses a fake name here. Many of these guys are int he same room with the guys they speak ill of and never so much as speak a word in person.

  47. Rrl says:

    Nice idea, just ANYONE other than Yeager! There are soooo many other instructors out there with better creds and real world experience. So NO!

    • SamHill says:

      We understand that there are instructors that you prefer to James Yeager. Please list the ones trying to create a competing platform for youtube and a link to the kickstarter campaign.

  48. Rick Igercich says:

    Just made a donation to James. These haters are their own worst enemy. I never met James Yeager or John Willis. But I appreciate the fact that they say it like it is, that goes a long way in my world. If someone is offended stay off their sites its that simple.

  49. Ted says:

    So let me get this straight, we are supposed to help fund Yeagers new social media outlet? Which he needs because he acted like a half wit uneducated redneck. Sorry, but I seem to remember only using his; forum, social media, etc to enrich himself. Plus more important to him gain him the attention he craves. Other ideas, techniques, organizations were crushed, attacked by Yeager himself and his mob, banned, and deleted. Why would I give me good money to help prop up another outlet?

    • SamHill says:

      Because our current youth’s main exposure to guns is rap culture and hollywood. Competition is good for the consumer and monopolies are bad for the consumer. Will Yeager’s new idea be perfect? No. But his may help the next one, and the next to get better and better and when youtube has some decent competition they will have to get better or lose business.

      We are fortunate to have plenty of options for pocket knives, flashlights, ammo, beer, bottled water, vehicles, all types of things. There is no direct competition for youtube. I believe youtube is slowly testing the waters of shutting out anything not leftist-friendly. Them demonetizing anyone on “the right” but rap videos are bringing in big money should be clear evidence, for anyone paying attention, that a competing platform is needed because they are shutting out the other side.