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Posted: 7/27/2012 11:23:07 AM EST
I got a chance this week to hangout with Hickok45 at his place. Here's a video that includes Hickok45, Big John (his son), TNOutdoors9, FateofDestinee and 22Plinkster doing a bit of a round table discussion about how we got started doing videos.

It's also worth mention that I took my Arsenal SGL31-94 with me and had Hickok45 shoot it and offer some feedback. I have it configured with a RMR LED sight, MI rails, US PALM grip and AFG. He was hitting steel with it easily and he loved it, as did others there - some of whom had never fired a AK74 before. FateofDestinee moved a 74 up to the top spot on her "must buy" list.


Link Posted: 7/27/2012 11:39:14 AM EST
Hows the youtube thing working out for you? Is it what you do for a living now, or just a little side paying hobby? Seems like your channel took off really quick after you got started with it.
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 11:41:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2012 11:54:16 AM EST by Finslayer83]
He taught me English in 7th grade. (1997)

Mr. Kxxxxx is a cool dude.

Mt. Pleasant is a nice place. In fact we used to have "Gun Club" where he would bring in a cool historical firearm and we would learn about it.

Don't see that anymore I'd bet.



Mr. K, if you happen to see this thread (courtesy of FAC) I'm in the class below

Link Posted: 7/27/2012 12:03:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
He taught me English in 7th grade. (1997)

Mr. Kxxxxx is a cool dude.

Mt. Pleasant is a nice place. In fact we used to have "Gun Club" where he would bring in a cool historical firearm and we would learn about it.

Don't see that anymore I'd bet.

http://i.imgur.com/k6oxy.jpg

Mr. K, if you happen to see this thread (courtesy of FAC) I'm in the class below

<a href="http://imgur.com/O3jsg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/O3jsg.jpg</a>



So which one are you?

A. Guy with white shirt staring at the girl up front?
B. Guy staring at the wall?
C. Guy with the yellow shirt?

Link Posted: 7/27/2012 12:05:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By CGP2:
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
He taught me English in 7th grade. (1997)

Mr. Kxxxxx is a cool dude.

Mt. Pleasant is a nice place. In fact we used to have "Gun Club" where he would bring in a cool historical firearm and we would learn about it.

Don't see that anymore I'd bet.

http://i.imgur.com/k6oxy.jpg

Mr. K, if you happen to see this thread (courtesy of FAC) I'm in the class below

<a href="http://imgur.com/O3jsg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/O3jsg.jpg</a>



So which one are you?

A. Guy with white shirt staring at the girl up front?
B. Guy staring at the wall?
C. Guy with the yellow shirt?



I'm the arm in the lower right.

The guy in the blue and red stripped shirt is my best man in my upcoming wedding.
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 12:29:51 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/27/2012 12:39:13 PM EST by Zeppelin3k]
Originally Posted By dskeet:
Hows the youtube thing working out for you? Is it what you do for a living now, or just a little side paying hobby? Seems like your channel took off really quick after you got started with it.


in the video he mentions that he has a day job

ETA: your missing FPSRussia.
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 12:55:21 PM EST
Good stuff. I guess we'll be seeing more SGL31 reviews soon from them eh? When 74's become more popular from them and the ammo doubles in price from the demand, be sure to blame Sturmgewehre for it.

Did you guys get video afterwards of shooting or was that more of a casual event?
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 1:06:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By maxxmojo:
Good stuff. I guess we'll be seeing more SGL31 reviews soon from them eh? When 74's become more popular from them and the ammo doubles in price from the demand, be sure to blame Sturmgewehre for it.

Did you guys get video afterwards of shooting or was that more of a casual event?


By that time hope we get Wolf, Brown Bear, and Tula 5.45x39 to help off set the cost.
The only 5.45x39 I ever see for sale near me is surplus. Can't get the stuff everywhere(WalMarts, etc.) like you can 7.62x39.
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 3:11:00 PM EST
FPSRussia kicks ass.
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 4:26:35 PM EST

Originally Posted By dskeet:
Hows the youtube thing working out for you? Is it what you do for a living now, or just a little side paying hobby? Seems like your channel took off really quick after you got started with it.

It is just starting to support itself. By that I mean it covers the expenses of running it. Ammo, guns, travel expenses for shows, things like that. It has a LONG way to go before I quit my day job. I guess it could be done, but even Hickok still works a day job and his channel is considerably more popular than mine.


Link Posted: 7/27/2012 4:27:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
He taught me English in 7th grade. (1997)

Mr. Kxxxxx is a cool dude.

Mt. Pleasant is a nice place. In fact we used to have "Gun Club" where he would bring in a cool historical firearm and we would learn about it.

Don't see that anymore I'd bet.

http://i.imgur.com/k6oxy.jpg

Mr. K, if you happen to see this thread (courtesy of FAC) I'm in the class below

http://i.imgur.com/O3jsg.jpg

Wow, that's outstanding.

Link Posted: 7/27/2012 4:29:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By maxxmojo:
Good stuff. I guess we'll be seeing more SGL31 reviews soon from them eh? When 74's become more popular from them and the ammo doubles in price from the demand, be sure to blame Sturmgewehre for it.

Did you guys get video afterwards of shooting or was that more of a casual event?

There should be another video posted of us doing a little shooting, but it was a very casual event. We BS'ed most of the time, shot some, ate some pizza, played some basketball... I'll post the shooting video to this thread when it goes up.
Link Posted: 7/27/2012 5:26:20 PM EST

ETA: your missing FPSRussia.




Link Posted: 7/27/2012 5:37:47 PM EST
I watch all of you guys n gals stuff. Very kewl! And yeah I like the Fpsrussia... like my games too! Nice video!
Link Posted: 7/28/2012 5:21:40 PM EST
Thanks FAC I enjoy your channel and a reviews. Hickock 45 is such a joy to watch. I would love to shoot with you guys someday
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 8:06:35 AM EST
I figured he was a teacher of some kind. The ability to stand in front of a bunch of people and give thoughtful, accurate information is a skill usually honed by standing and talking in front of a group for a living.
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 8:52:27 AM EST
It's good to know you and Hickok45 are friends. Now I won't feel so guilty 'cheating' on you when I watch his channel too.
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 9:21:38 AM EST
That kicks ass.

I should have figured he was a teacher.
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 2:06:51 PM EST
you've to got to be in the 100,XXX views to live off youtube

ie. sxephil, shaytards, jennamarbles

they hit 500,000 - 2,000,000 views per vid
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 3:23:37 PM EST
Here's video number 2 –– the shooting vid.


Link Posted: 7/29/2012 5:08:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2012 5:10:05 PM EST by TX-Zen]
Great vid

Hickok45 is my favorite u tube guy to watch, especially when he's using Glock past 200 yards.





Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
Originally Posted By CGP2:
Originally Posted By Finslayer83:
He taught me English in 7th grade. (1997)

Mr. Kxxxxx is a cool dude.

Mt. Pleasant is a nice place. In fact we used to have "Gun Club" where he would bring in a cool historical firearm and we would learn about it.

Don't see that anymore I'd bet.

http://i.imgur.com/k6oxy.jpg

Mr. K, if you happen to see this thread (courtesy of FAC) I'm in the class below

<a href="http://imgur.com/O3jsg" target="_blank">http://i.imgur.com/O3jsg.jpg</a>



So which one are you?

A. Guy with white shirt staring at the girl up front?
B. Guy staring at the wall?
C. Guy with the yellow shirt?



I'm the arm in the lower right.

The guy in the blue and red stripped shirt is my best man in my upcoming wedding.



He was your teacher? That's awesome
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 5:38:19 PM EST
Where was Nutnfancy?
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 5:51:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 7/29/2012 5:51:39 PM EST by jacuzz1]
Thats great, you and falinphotography do the best gun reviews and I enjoy hickock45 as well for his approach to the sport.
Link Posted: 7/29/2012 5:55:14 PM EST
Originally Posted By hellmann9655:
Where was Nutnfancy?


Thankfully not there.
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