While the issue of guns can be polarizing, there’s a growing batch of charismatic YouTube stars who offer a window onto what many consider a more mainstream type of gun culture – safety-conscious but at the same time enjoying firearms and shooting in the same way that gearheads love cars and driving.
I have the best fans and supporters in the world, but every once in a while, one fan will take it a little too far. It’s 3am and i’m dropping Stephen Pineau of M3 Strategies off at his hotel after a late shoot. While at the light, a black Chevy Tahoe pulls up and this crazed fan starts harassing Stephen and I.
For all intents and purposes his channel should be boring as hell, but to this day when I watch a Hickok45 video I am overcome with feelings of nostalgia. These feelings aren’t attached to any particular memory, but the feeling is definitely there. I get all this from a 15-30min video of a guy shooting at steel with handguns from ungodly distances, who I shouldn’t be able to relate to. This is what makes Hickok45 youtube channel so great.
Remember that rich kid from high school you hated? He had a brand new car his freshman year, had all the girls, and everyone liked him. You couldn’t stand him, not because he was rich, had a new car and all the girls wanted him, you hated him because, well, you liked him too. You tried, you really did, but no matter how hard you tried you couldn’t help but like him (how do you fail at being a hater?). READ MORE