Rest in Peace Barry


I got word earlier today that Barry of Iraqveteran8888, one of the best gun-related YouTube channels out there has passed away. I always enjoyed watching videos where he taught young ones like me about things like the lost art of cut shotgun shells, or when he recited a poem about his time working for RPB building select fire M10 submachine guns.



Rest in peace Barry, and my best wishes go out to his friends and family.


  • SD3

    Good Lord. I hoped it was a joke in poor taste. A good man taken far too soon.
    Condolences to all.

    • Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      No way we would ever do something like that!

      • iksnilol

        Sadly TFB is a way too classy establishment and it ain’t April the 1st.

        My condolences, he taught us all some cool things(cut shells for instance).

  • Inquiring minds

    Anybody know the cause of death? Very sad news…. loved watching him on the tube.

  • Bye Mr. Barry

    Well damn that sucks. I always enjoyed Barry’s videos and his low soothing voice and his quirky laugh. Thanks for the memories.

    • Missing Barry

      … not to mention a kick ass beard, a patriot, and a fellow who will be impossible to replace. Thank you Barry.

    • John

      Thanks for the memories indeed. I was visiting iraqveteran8888 hoping to see him return but it just didn’t happen…

      I really feel bad for him…. his life seemed to just spiral the last few months.

    • skusmc

      Guy was a firearms sage. Like an uncle you never had. My favorite comment was when he made an off hand about .22 lethality (and I’m paraphrasing);

      “Basically, if you’ve got a hole in you, that you weren’t born with, you’re probably going to die from it”.

  • ColaBox

    Excellent, a new gun related Utube channel to enjoy. RIP Barry.

  • j

    He looked like he had many years left in him

  • Nathan S. ” Staff Writer, TFB”

    A real loss. Enjoyed his videos. Absolutely binge watching worthy.

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  • Mike

    No! I’ve been watching Eric’s channel since its earliest, pre-Barry days, and that bearded man made 1000x more entertaining. I loved most of allt heir torture test videos. I truly believe overall quality of the channel has gone down since Barry’s departure, and now that he’s gone….well it just sucks. I heard some things like the root of all his problems with the law, drinking, etc, was 1 woman. I hope she understands what she has done to an entire internet community today

  • h311r47

    That’s a damn shame. Always enjoyed him in the videos.

  • Dan

    Wow, a shocker indeed. I thoroughly enjoy Barry’s lectures on guns in YouTube. His passing will be a major loss for the YouTube gun community.

  • LongTimeListener

    Sad to hear that :(

    Rest in peace, bearded man. I enjoyed your videos and your dry humor!

  • derek817

    I miss Barry he was kind hearted,polite, hard-working,disciplined,and deeply indoctrinated as good of a person as you can find I enjoyed his videos ALWAYS. Rest in paradise you have earned it.

  • Will

    I went into their store, Moss pawn and gun….. with a friend a few months back. I was very nice and courteous the whole time. I spoke with him briefly and and mentioned how much i loved their show, And to my shock he was very rude and disrespectful. Might i add that i am a solid person and there was absolutely no excuse for his behavior. I never watched the damn show again….always kinda made me mad. Although i would not wish death on anyone. I shed no tears knowing first hand that he was not a nice guy. :(

    • Risky

      Glad to know you’ve never had a single lousy, up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed day in your life where you were a jerk to somebody. I know I have had more than one. Don’t write off a person’s whole life based on a single encounter.

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    My heartfelt condolences go out to Barry’s family and friends. He was always a quiet, unassuming kind of person whose under-stated demeanor belied an enormous fund of firearms knowledge that will be very hard to replace. Barry was a great example of a master of his craft — dedicated to hard truths and facts, and not to personal aggrandizement or ego boosting.

    He was also a proponent of the Mosin-Nagant rifle, and the M-N community here will keenly feel his passing.

  • Michael R. Zupcak

    The MAC-10 poem!!! That’s one of the only videos I’ve seen of this guy, and I’ll always remember him for it.

  • Aaron

    My condolences to his family. I always enjoyed watching him in his videos. He seemed like a good guy and really helped spread important knowledge and understanding about firearms.

  • John C. Henry

    Rest in peace Barry. You will be missed, but not forgotten!

  • Vikingnamvet

    This really saddens me, i love his youtube channel, just found out about his show, now this.

  • Airman596

    My wife and I have met him in person several times at Moss Pawn. He was one of the few salesmen my wife is comfortable asking to see a gun behind the counter or talking to. Most salesmen intimidate her as she’s still new to firearms. It’s a shame Barry passed away. He was a good guy and very approachable. I enjoyed the YouTube channel. Thanks for the conversations and good memories Barry!

  • MrBobBarker

    I’m sad :(