5 Guns You Didn’t Know Existed with Iraqveteran8888

If you’re like me and enjoy expanding your firearms repertoire at random, you should enjoy this video from Iraqveteran8888. Eric and his team make some fantastic videos and this is just one example of the results of their combined skill and knowledge. The group of guns featured in this video are indeed unique and well worth learning about. Take a look at the video below to learn about a few new-yet-old guns.

A list of various firearm-related YouTube personalities was recently compiled by a fairly high-profile publication, and although the list did include a few good ones it seemed to me quite a few were missing. YouTubers like Iraqveteran8888 are great because they don’t just do shooting tricks or babble rather incoherently. Eric and those like him impart solid information about firearms using a platform that’s become increasingly popular in recent years. And while some people may not understand the point of learning about five unique guns – there are many reasons to learn these things, by the way – those who are serious about firearms do see the value in gaining knowledge.

Whether you prefer to learn about firearm history or want to research various shooting stances, there’s information out there for you (just make sure you get said information from a reliable source). It’s up to you to go get it.

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  • JumpIf NotZero

    So now we’re on to the hidden lists type of posts…. “The #3 will shock you!!” Can’t be far off.

    • Jack

      remington model 8, semi auto big caliber., 75 sahara h and r, open bolt 22, short barrel p 38 (used on “I Spy”), astra 400 , and 9mm styer hammer.

      • JumpIf NotZero

        You’re the hero!

      • Rick O’Shay

        Six guns? Someone on that video production crew needs to relearn how to count.

    • Vitsaus

      “Glock HATES him! See why this high schooler’s home made gun is taking the internet by storm!”

      • DaveP.

        “A Mom’s One Weird Trick To Tighten Your Group Size and Make Your Draw Faster!”

  • A bearded being from beyond ti

    5 guns you didn’t knew existed unless you watch Forgotten Weapons.

  • Miguel Raton

    How about putting the guns in the video in the keywords list so nobody has to waste time clicking thru on a video that doesn’t actually have anything in it they don’t already know about?

    • A bearded being from beyond ti

      But then they won’t get the views!

    • Angry_Dad

      Stop and smell the cordite.

  • The4thMusketeer

    Does this site get a kick back from these youtubers? They sure seem to advertise almost every video IV8888 and MAC produce. I would think they would take the opportunity to shed a light on lesser known youtubers. Not create a link to every single video made by two of the biggest names in gun videos on YouTube. Thier are other people who produce non bias quality content on YouTube. The smaller channels also don’t suffer from having to BS product placement filled reviews out of fear of losing the freebies.

    • 6.5x55Swedish

      They have had a lot of videos from C&Rsenal and Bloke on the ranke, those are quite small YouTubers.

  • Sermon 7.62

    Posted 3 hours ago in AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK

  • Don Ward

    IraqVetAteAteAteAte doesn’t babble incoherently?


    Oh wait… Katie A is serious?

  • gunsandrockets

    Actually those unusual .22 rifles got me thinking.

    No doubt it has been done, but the notion of a super simple single-shot open-bolt firing .22 handgun intrigues me.

    • Kivaari

      They were called “ZIP guns” in the 1950s.

  • Kivaari

    Isn’t the Styer pistol a M12 that was made in 1918?

  • Kivaari

    Isn’t the Astra M400 the M21 in Spanish service?

  • Dickie

    Why does everyone hate on almost every post. Take it for what it is.

    • alexinocean

      Those who spend most of their time engaging in self abuse can’t help but pass it around.

  • Anonymoose

    I want that P38!

    • Kivaari

      I had the next iteration of the Walther, it was priced like a fine German shotgun and through pattern like a modified choke. Over machined and over-priced at $1289. A used P1 will be a better gun, since it wont cost $1000.

  • Vhyrus

    Um… I count 6 guns on that table.

    • Swarf

      Something something wildcard.

  • Boogur T. Wang

    Thanks Guys.

  • J. gM

    The Astra made regular appearances on the early episodes of the original Mission:Impossible series. It was unusual in that it could work with many 9 mm calibers, not just the Largo. And they were not used just in Spain – mine is marked with the word Chile. Finally, when the spring is removed, moving the slide over the frame almost feels like the proverbial glass-oil-glass smoothness.

    The open bolt design allowed using slightly under powered ammo that could push the bolt back far enough to eject the spent case but stop just a wee bit shy of reaching the sear thus slamming forward with enough force to feed and fire again – instant runaway full auto with a semi-auto gun in perfect working condition, no worn part or broken part – even if the trigger was released, Most likely the major reason the ATF was not amused. In Canada, the owners of registered semi-auto open bolt gun in Ontario had to demonstrate that the ammo they used was sufficiently powerful to prevent run-away full auto – verboten in Canada. Still in Canada, in Quebec the provincial police tried to elicit proposals from commercial cartridge reloaders for under-powered ammo to establish that such ammo was readily available thus justifying the goal of confiscating such registered open bolt semi-autos. Finally, the impact of the open bolt design on accuracy is that instead of a small firing pin moving after the trigger is pressed, the considerably more massive bolt was slamming forward and moving the entire gun out off the target – PRACTICAL accuracy.

    And on that last one, the safety lever is strikingly similar to the one used on the AK-47 …

    Godd video, keep ’em comin’.