YouTube is about more than just goofy videos and makeup tutorials. For many, the streaming service is a replacement for cable in the same way that Hulu and Netflix are. And yes — this includes gun lovers.
Did you know that there are a variety of really informative and entertaining channels that are all about guns? It’s true. A ton of great content can be found on channels that come from experts in the industry, amateur gun enthusiasts, and firearms manufacturers ready to show off their latest and greatest gear. It sure beats watching reruns of “Friends” all the time on television.
Let’s look at some of the best offerings in YouTube channels that feature a variety of cool content on firearms galore.
Demolition Ranch has been around since 2011, and with 9 million subscribers, they have clearly found their audience. The channel is run by Matt Carriker with the tagline, “not your average gun channel.” Most of the videos test out various shooting techniques and styles, all the while hitting things that aren’t your average targets. The videos are high-octane entertainment that you’ll love to scroll through to get you fired up to go to the shooting range. He even sells Demolition Ranch t-shirts if you decide that you’re a really big fan of the show.
Hickok45 is a channel that features a father and son doing all kinds of shooting videos. This one has been around since 2007, making it the longest running channel on this list. They just recently published a video on the Colt 2021 Anaconda. With almost 6 million subscribers, this is a channel that is very family-friendly with host Greg Kinman, a retired sheriffs officer from Tennessee. One of the coolest videos to watch features Kinman shooting a 460 Magnum at a bunch of watermelons at close-range.
Military Arms Channel
The Military Arms Channel is the perfect one to watch if you love historical firearms. They have 1.1 million subscribers and have been around since 2008. The channel was created by a veteran who was in the Marines as Special Forces. Some of these best videos feature “handgun reliability tests” and firing the best of the best.
If you follow the pro shooting circuit, you’re probably familiar with Jerry Miculek. He is easily considered by many in the world as the best competitive shooter of all time. With almost two million subscribers, it’s clear that many people agree. His channel is mostly fast shooting demonstrations with some target shooting that is just out-of-this-world accurate. It doesn’t get any cooler than Jerry Miculek — who at 66-years-old holds 11 world records, and over 100 national and world titles in shooting.
The Mrgunsngear Channel is made by a graduate of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Training Center. His reviews of all types of guns and gear are super in-depth and technical. As an Army vet, the man definitely knows his stuff. There’s a really fun video where he goes up against a burglar with an AR-15. Of course, it’s staged, but the guy is engaging and has a fun sense of humor. Although, he only gives out his first name Mike to the audience, but feel free to call him Mike Mrgunsngear.