TFBTV: Halloween Special “Guns vs. Pumpkins” Feat. Count TACula

In this episode of TFBTV, we’re evaluating the effectiveness of several modern firearms against some organic seasonal gourds in the spirit of Halloween. Our guest host for the day will use some of our fall favorites against a squad of pumpkins, including:

  • The Heckler & Koch MP5 (SBR);
  • The FN M4 (14.5″);
  • The Remington 11-87 Police;
  • The Remington 870 Police (SBS);
  • The Chiappa Triple Threat Shotgun, and;
  • A special guest appearance from a West German SIG P226 in 9mm.

While we don’t want to spoil the video, the results were ghoulish (even though the host kind of sucks).

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James Reeves

• NRA-licensed concealed weapons instructor, 2012-present
Maxim Magazine’s MAXIMum Warrior, 2011
• “Co-Director” [air quotes] of TFBTV
• Former Regional Sales Rep, Interstate Arms Corp., MA
• Champion, Key West Cinco De Mayo Taco Eating Competition
• GLOCK® Certified Pistol Operator, 2017-2022
• Lawyer
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  • Anonymoose

    Awesome video, but it didn’t pop up in the article. I found it on the sidebar instead.

    • TheNotoriousIUD


      • James Reeves

        Thanks, guys. Will you refresh the page and let me know if it is gtg now? Looks like an ed made it a photo post instead of video.

        • TheNotoriousIUD

          Youre good, its up now.

  • Hgffg

    Aw man! I want that as my alias.
    Count TACula!

  • SP mclaughlin

    Who needs rear sights anyway?

  • Dougscamo

    Been waiting for this to come up to comment on TFB….don’t like commenting on YouTube….struck me as a Tacticool Liberace….with an overbite…sorry, James….iksnilol will sign on soon to defend your honor……

    • TheNotoriousIUD

      I thought he was Tactical Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.

      • iksnilol

        Nah, just standard lawyer. They’re ghoulish like that.

    • James Reeves


    • Tassiebush

      Iksnilol will be driven wild by the sight of James dressed up all East European!

      • iksnilol

        I see no Adidas or Slav-Squat.

        • Tassiebush

          Yet your pulse quickens and you loosen your collar you hussy!

          • iksnilol

            In anticipation of this, I wore no collar 😉 gotta save time, baby!

          • Tassiebush

            Haha and you’ve been avoiding garlic for the last fortnight. I bet you even shaved your neck!

          • iksnilol

            Heck no, gotta have that garlic bread.

          • Tassiebush

            Jeez I hope you’ve told him that! A vampire is entitled to know these things before going bear snack!

          • iksnilol

            Well, excuse me for liking garlic bread. Stuff’s better than cocaine.

          • James Reeves

            bahahaha this is too good

          • Tassiebush

            I can’t argue with that because by every measure it is! It’s extremely enjoyable and it doesn’t come with side effects like huge amounts of murder and destabilising nations as a byproduct of it’s distribution process. Ultimately garlic bread really gets the thumbs up as a guilt free indulgence!

          • iksnilol

            I know, right?

            But yeah, if could afford it I’d definitely do both. Garlic mayo and cocaine sandwiches, y’know? That’d be the dream.

            We gotta vacay in Colombia, at least once with a private plane.

  • ZMD

    “Dark Lord of Black Ops” killed me dead. I am dead. RIP.

  • AndyHasky

    The fanny pack full of 12 gauge really sealed the deal for me. 10/10 would operate with.

    • QuadGMoto

      Exactly! Up until that point, I thought the molle vest was the funniest part of the costume.

  • GaryOlson

    He just pales in comparison to Kristen.
    He’s just another stiff.

    • John Yossarian

      Stiff… Kirsten… There’s a joke somewhere in there.

      • Dougscamo


        • John Yossarian

          Kirsten Joy Weiss – Look her up on YouTube, and risk becoming “just another stiff”.

          • Dougscamo

            Just did….and “stiff” I am!….

    • iksnilol

      Realistically speaking, Kirsten is more likely to pale if she saw him.

  • codfilet

    What round for pumpkin? 12 ga, obviously.

    • Dougscamo

      Looked like 4’s or 6’s….clearly undergunned….I’d recommend nothing smaller than #4 buck for maximum “stopping” power….these are descendants of the Great Pumpkin…..

      • Evan

        I’d advise nothing less than 120mm canister shot.

        • Dougscamo

          Wouldn’t a HEAP round be more appropriate?….

      • iksnilol

        You Americans, always so irresponsible.

        I mean, for hunting pumpkin I’da gone with some kind of punt gun… or canister shot like @Evan mentioned.

  • Joel

    2:12 Full Sabrina!

  • CavScout

    Thinking of boycotting TFB until the election is over at the very least. No politics? This is a time for politics for anyone that loves guns, and to not use what voice you have is abandoning the 2A, the only reason we still have any guns.

    • UWOTM8

      Not making any guarantees, but I doubt you’ll be missed…there are other sites for political hysteria.

    • James Reeves

      NRA ILA does a great job at that. Just buy a membership and enjoy some gun vids.

    • Sgt. Stedenko

      So TFB should abandon their motto because of some farcical (s)election that gets your panties in a knot?

    • iksnilol


      TFB should abandon its motto because “muh feelings”.

  • Edeco

    Cute having the armor like a waistcoat. Also GJ gently flipping the Triple Threat closed; cool but not cartoonish. Should have ironed the cape 😛

  • LumberJaq

    Great video James! Thanks for this one.

  • Michigunner

    Got me at 2:13, LOL for sure. That was a Dractacular scan for threats. Funny and entertaining, great video. Thanks for the laughs!

  • Don Ward

    James has kind of a white Blacula thing going on…

  • Tassiebush

    I loved the constant application of sunscreen and the spooky floating pumpkins

    • iksnilol

      I liked the shotgun suddenly tipping over in the beginning. During the camera panning over the pumpkins.

  • Iblis

    Fill the pumpkins with water and they blow up ‘real good’!!

  • Bob

    did he hit it?? GRIN

  • Pete – TFB Writer

    Fckn Awesome.

  • BrandonAKsALot

    As if I didn’t like James enough. Now if you can get Jerry Miculek to play Frankenstein’s monster in a sequel to this video with you… no, that would be too much for my heart to handle.