FPS Russia Takes on Watermelons with .458 SOCOM

Assuming you take his accent with a grain of salt, FPSRussia continues to entertain. Latest up is a .458 SOCOM AR, a round that continues to gain popularity as an intermediate-sized big-bore round. Equipped with Lehigh Defense rounds, the usual decimation of paint cans and other objects ensues.

Adding to his “testing”, FPS is now shooting ballistics gel, which the .458 SOCOM excels, assuming “excells” includes standing a ballistics gel block vertical by itself.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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  • BattleshipGrey

    I haven’t watched his stuff for a while, but that was pretty entertaining. He likes to stand a bit too close to his explosive targets though.

    • dshield55

      I don’t think he’s been very active for a while. This was his first video in 5 months. And I noticed the very end said it was filmed and edited by IraqVeteran8888. That’s pretty cool they teamed up to help him make new content, by I’m surprised they still let him get close to his explosions considering his last producer got fragged and hospitalized in the tannerite/fridge mishap.

      • BattleshipGrey

        Whoa, never heard about that one. I’ll have to read up.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    This guy is pretty stupid.

    • iksnilol

      It will be useful in the future. When the robots find out that toilets stop 5.56 and 7.62.

      Trust me on this one.

      EDIT: I thought you meant the gun.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        I meant that its stupid to stand 20 feet away from an exploding propane tank wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
        Dudes lucky he wasnt perforated.

        • iksnilol

          Oh come on, shrapnel is a myth.

          Worst thing that can happen is you get a cool scar.

        • All the Raindrops

          At least it wasn’t a car door going 200 mph

    • Vitsaus

      I actually thought his 15 minutes were over a few years ago, but I guess as long as new COD kids keep turning 18 every year, he’ll have a following.

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Hey, I like COD but when you blow sh-t up in real life…..stand back.

  • thedonn007

    I cannot stand the fake accent.

    • ostiariusalpha

      A lot of guys kvetch about Kyle’s pseudo-Slavic accent (as though that’s what should put you off about him), but then they wander over to AK Operators Union and complain about Rob Ski’s “fake” accent. People are hilariously stupid.

      • iksnilol

        And the people with the real accent don’t make youtube films. Mainly because we sound like a villain from Die Hard or something.

        • Phil Hsueh

          You mean you speak with a British/English accent?

          • ostiariusalpha

            No, he speaks like a British guy pretending to be German.

          • iksnilol

            HAHAHAAHA, if it was only so easy. My natural accent is a stereotypical Cold War Russian one. My less natural one is a Scottish one (which earned me brownie points when I worked with a Scottish guy).

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    I hate to be one of those guys but stuff like that is what makes people who are maybe on the fence about guns think we are all nuts. if this site is promoting responsible gun ownership and safety I don’t get why he is on here.

    • Edeco

      Pfft, I say let the fence sitters think we’re lunatics with no more decency than dogs humping in the street.

      • TheNotoriousIUD


    • BigR

      I agree!

  • ca

    What kind of Rifle is he holding?

    • Blake

      It’s the DRD Paratus-18. It’s an 18″ barreled 7.62 rifle that breaks down without tools and fits in a custom case about the size of a briefcase. Pretty nifty gun actually.

  • Edeco

    Woah, near miss with a turlet shard O.O

    I’m not saying standing that close is a good idea or that he knows what he’s doing and it’s somehow safe*. But are we sure the close pieces of shrap weren’t edited in? Like to make it look more shocking?

    *I’m kind of not too concerned. I mean it’s not stuff I’d do myself, if FPSR asked me I’d advise him not to. I don’t want to see anyone hurt. But he’s an adult, takes risks, gets the views he wants. Makes sense to me.

    • jcitizen

      Oh Well! One of these days soon, we’ll read about him in the obits. “Russian faker killed by his own production.”

  • BigR

    This guy is a total idiot! He make’s the shooting community look like rabid dogs! I wish he’d just go away! I can’t believe the firearm blog puts this dummy on. He’s a disgrace to the shooting community. I’m just about to drop the firearm blog from my list just because of him.

  • jcitizen

    You beat me to it! HA!