Fidget Spinner Fever Infects YouTube Gun Channels

Fidget spinners are becoming more and more popular. Looks like now it is impossible to visit your social media pages and not see a post or two about them. While having a hard time to properly describe these things, I went searching some sort of definition of the fidget spinner and I found that Wikipedia defines it as “a type of stress-relieving toy”. Anyway, considering the enormously growing popularity of this toy, it was a matter of time until it found its way into the firearms community.

One of the first who was infected by this fever was 22Plinkster. He posted a video, where he splits a playing card attached to one of the spinning wings of the fidget spinner.

Then Kristen Joy Weiss made a video where she spins the fidget spinner by shooting it with a .22 LR rifle from a 25 yards distance.

Then a channel called DEUCE AND GUNS shot it with an AR-15.

So who do you think is going to be next? I am guessing that the Demolition Ranch will be next with some sort of crazy video involving guns and fidget spinners.

The fever didn’t affect only the YouTube channels but spread into other areas. There are even people making gun-themed spinners like this:

…or like this one:

Others still resist the fever and say the following:

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  • Raptor Fred

    Dang she is so hot! I wanna take her out to Fidget Dinner and a movie.

    • Dougscamo

      Roger that! Came across her the other day while watching YouTube and started watching several of her videos….then it dawned on me she was shooting guns….hadn’t noticed it previously….

      • Art out West

        You guys seem kind of pitiful, and your comments say a lot about the horrendous state of young women in our present culture.
        Yes, she is a fairly attractive young woman, and she seems likable.
        She is thin, isn’t covered in vile tattoos, and doesn’t have pink or purple hair. That puts her far ahead of many girls out there today.
        In addition, she likes guns, shoots well, and seems to have a pleasant, interesting, and bubbly personality.
        That’s all great.
        Still, on the pure “hotness scale of 1-10”, I’d score her around a 7.5-8.
        Attractive, and likely worthy of pursuing a relationship with, but not quite in the category of “so hot”.
        Note that her gun skills/hobby may well raise her overall “mate potential score”, but don’t necessarily raise her “hotness score”.
        Basically, I think your drooling level is not quite warranted.

        • Dougscamo

          Suum cuique….

          • Art out West

            Well said, and please don’t misunderstand me. I think KJW is great.

        • Blake

          “she shoots well” is a bit of an understatement:

          Kirsten Joy Weiss, Pro Shooter, Team Member & Sponsored Shooter, Team Lapua

          I started my professional shooting career in 2010 (my competition shooting career started 2003). I competed and achieved success across the country and the globe, including the Olympic Short-list and National NRA Women’s Champion. More is listed on my Team Lapua Bio. I’ve worked as a consultant for product design and testing for various firearm companies. I also appear on TV shows and I’ve created a successful and growing Youtube Channel as well as other social media outlets promoting the positive reality of guns. The fun, challenge and joy of shooting. I share this through performance shots, trick shooting, shooting games, and more. I also enjoy working on Hollywood movie sets as a shooter and shooting consultant. (Example: Manglehorn directly with Al Pacino, director David Green & the movie Wasteland)

          • Art out West

            I’m certainly not knocking her shooting ability, her general likability, or even the fact that she is attractive. She is a darn excellent shooter. She is light years ahead of where I will ever be.
            The comment I responded to was about the subject of her “hotness”. I’m just saying that she isn’t “so hot”, but rather just “highly attractive”.
            Frankly, “highly attractive” is better than “so hot” anyway. Women that are “so hot” are often crazy.

  • USMC03Vet

    Well I’m officially old balls now. I don’t understand this nonsense. Time to buy some velcro shoes and get ready to yell at kids getting too close to my lawn.

    • Anonymoose

      Back in my day my school banned MTG and Gameboys. We had toys that made us go out to socialize with our classmates…

      • USMC03Vet

        Trading cards was the best. So much schoolyard bartering!

      • ProLiberty82

        We had POG’s that made us go outside and gamble with a game of chance that always broke out into fights due to “improper and illegal techniques”, should have probably let us keep those Gameboys now that I think of it.

    • Ronaldo Olive

      Thanks, TFB, for letting this old timer know that Fidget Spinners exist! Is there any other practical use to them other than being shot at? When will that extraordinary contrivance be available here in Brazil?

    • Major Tom

      I still haven’t quite figured out what they are or how to “play” with one.

      I guess I’ll stick to the old school method of dealing with boredom: Zoning out or playing with multi-tools, knives, key carabiners, etc.

  • Anonymoose

    I was thinking these would make good shotgun targets…

  • Phillip Cooper

    I use these things the same way I use spinning wheels on cars.

    It lets me know there’s a f***ing moron in my area.

  • RH

    And I thought tech decks were dumb…

  • adverse4

    If I get that bored, I can play with myself.

  • Darren Hruska

    Fiddy Cal VS Eleventeen Fidget Spinners: The Results Will Blow Your Mind!

  • GhostTrain81

    I am prototyping this idea for a new fidget toy and just wanted to throw it out there to see what you what you guys think.

    So I’m cutting out a sphere made from plastic or some other synthetic material (leather maybe?), you can fill it with air at which point it takes a spherical shape. When you throw it, you can your millenial off the ouch, off the playstation, and grab it and return it to you. You can then throw it again.

  • drglide

    First “pet rock” of the 21st Century

  • Hrachya H

    VSO Gun Channel tries to kill them too!

  • Hrachya H

    Another one by 22Plinkster: