YouTuber Spotlight: Bloke on the Range

    The big name YouTube channels, like Hickok45 and Forgotten Weapons have gotten large followings for a reason, but from time to time I come across smaller channels with just a few followers that really deserve more attention. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been watching one of these channels, called Bloke on the Range. What makes BotR a channel worth looking at is the Bloke himself’s attention to the detail, and good sense of humor. To see what I’m talking about, take a look at two of his videos below: One on the Lee-Enfield and why it’s a faster action than other bolt guns, and another on some of the tall-tales surrounding the M1 Garand:

    As you can tell by the accent, Bloke himself is English (although it doesn’t look like he lives in England – the scenery and AIA Enfield he’s using suggest Canada to me), and he seems to have fully embraced the birthright of sardonic humor that comes with that. On a warm, sunny day in the mountains while filming one of his videos, he quips: “can you think of anything better to do on a beautiful day like today than to spend it in a basement shooting range? I can’t.”

    His channel is very new, only a couple of weeks old, but give it a look!

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]