EXCLUSIVE: Full30 Mobile App In Development

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Firearms Not Politics, remember? So I will start off by saying that the Internet is a big place. Some of these places share our passion for firearms. Others do not. There, all done. Full30.com is a safe, judgement-free zone where all of your favorite reviewers, entertainers, personalities and demolition experts hang out. Every one of them has a trigger virtually glued to a finger (or two), all-the-while making quality shooting videos.

But I was shocked to find out that a fairly low percentage of shooters, gun owners and outdoorsmen/women actually know that Full30.com exists. Seriously, in just a little over a year, they now have hundreds of videos available for streaming – and as of last week, all in 1080P.

I had a chance to talk with Full30.com’s managing partner Tim Harmsen about the past, present and future of the burgeoning media outlet. And, as the owner/host of the Military Arms Channel (MAC), I guess you could say he’s somewhat of a subject matter expert in the online video business. So, why not stick with YouTube?

“One day YouTube is going to decide they don’t want our channels anymore,” said Harmsen. “Not only that, but content-producers get treated poorly – and not just those that are in the firearms industry.” Harmsen explained that channels are not allowed to be sponsored, post links outside of YouTube and they are restricted on certain types of advertisements . For example, MAC works closely with OpticsPlanet.com, but since the Adsense terms of service bars advertisers that sell knives, it is also blocked on YouTube.

About four years ago Harmsen was sitting around and hanging out with fellow shooter-personalities Hickok45 and 22Plinkster talking about ‘what-ifs’. Like ‘what-if YouTube decided to pull the plug’ on firearms content on their site. And the Full30 ball was off and rolling. When Hickok45’s channel was dumped not once but twice a few days last year, it was all the evidence Harmsen and crew needed to show that Full30 had a place on the Internet.

One of the best parts: Full30 doesn’t license or rent a single piece of code or physical technology – they own everything. This allows the company to maintain full control of both their content and advertising.

Yes, Full30 has ads. But they are gun ads! Instead of getting hit in the face with a Huggies or Hot-Pocket commercial and just waiting to hit the skip button, you can actually watch a Daniel Defense or Griffin Armament spot – and not race to fast forward. “Our ad click-through percentages are very high compared to traditional banners,” said Harmsen. And if you think about it, the platform is probably the best consumer/vendor relationship in the firearm business – every viewer loves firearms, and every advertiser sells guns and/or accessories.

For everyone waiting for a Full30 App, it’s coming. To be clear, there is no anticipated release date yet, but it’s definitely in development and will eventually be available on both the iOS and Android App stores.

Full30.com Mobile App preview.

Full30.com Mobile App preview.

 

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Full30.com Mobile App preview.

So, now that you know they exist, grab an ammo can, a box of mags and start jamming 30-rounders while Full30 entertains you one night. More importantly, share links to Full30 rather than YouTube whenever possible.

I’m not going to list all of their channels here, but I’ve included a few of my favorites.

Full channel listing: https://www.full30.com/channels/all

NFA REVIEW (My boy Adam gets top billing)


MILITARY ARMS CHANNEL


THE AK GUY


THE PATTERN ROOM


AK OPERATORS UNION


SOOTCH00


22PLINKSTER


TWANGNBANG


IRAQVETERAN8888


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Full30 https://www.full30.com/



Pete

LE – Science – OSINT.
On a mission to make all of my guns as quiet as possible.
Pete.M@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • bull

    yeah. it would be nice if the site actually worked…

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      It’s always worked for me.

  • T

    Why hasn’t TFB TV made it to full30 yet?

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      I’m just a lowly keyboard jockey. I don’t have any insight into TFB business or operations.

    • Sasquatch

      What this man said!

  • wetcorps

    Full30 is still young. It’s still a bit less user-friendly than youtube, and most people are reluctant to move over completely since youtube has everything (not just gun channels). Less people also mean smaller comment sections.
    They will when they are forced to.

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      Agreed. The time is coming.

  • Paul O.

    One feature that YouTube has that Full30.com doesn’t is its adaptability to lower speed internet connections. YouTube just works better for me because we have boondocks internet speed. Hopefully, the Full30 app will have that feature.

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      I believe that feature went live last week. I’ll check.

  • Roy G Bunting

    Anyone else having all the videos autoplay on loading?

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      I’ll edit the post if needed. Doesn’t auto play for me.

      • Roy G Bunting

        Must have been a Feedly thing.

  • I already have the YouTube app… and subscript to those channels…
    So… What’s the point?

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      Someday you won’t have those channels. And for now, YouTube hates guns.

  • Rick O’Shay

    My primary request is that you either caption videos or make transcripts available, within the app. A lot of us shooters have hearing problems. It’s frustrating to watch a video and have no idea what the speaker is saying, especially if you’re staring at the back of their head as they’re about to shoot.

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      Rick, if the Full30 guys don’t stop by today to comment, I’ll relay your request.

  • Maybe once Youtube actually bans gun channels I will become interested in it. But until then Youtube is a much better place to visit as I don’t watch gun videos alone, in fact I rarely watch gun videos unless I am looking for a specific piece of information.

  • Sasquatch

    I am really excited for this! Can’t wait!

  • mouse

    I would love to never go on youtube again. I tried Full30 but the video controls suck.

  • Zachary marrs

    I hate how the progress bar doesn’t dissappear after a few seconds like it does on YouTube.

    That and general user un-friendliness…

  • SmithTech22

    Just don’t forget Amazon Fire TV…..

  • Mattblum

    Site worked for me. Content looks interesting. I wasn’t too pleased that I couldn’t view the vids until I created an account, but I can live with it. Having resources is a good thing in my mind.

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      Strange, I can watch videos without logging in.

  • randomswede

    Full30 is great, I have subscriptions both on youtube and Full30 but watch the videos on full30.
    I wish (and have submitted as a suggestion) that they use Disqus, keeping track of conversations takes some effort as is.

    • Pete M. – TFB Writer

      I’m pretty sure they want to fully independent.

  • Steve

    Is there any work being done toward a Roku app? I’d much rather support Full30 than YouTube, but watching on my TV is preferable to the computer/device.

  • Pete M. – TFB Writer

    Ha.

    Admittedly I was being sarcastic.