TFBTV: Farewell Alex, We Wish You the Best

    It is with incredible sadness we have to say farewell to Alex C. 

    Alex is a man of many passions, one of which is automobiles, which he wants to pursue in a much greater way than his involvement with TFB has allowed.  We wish him the best of luck and thank him for all his hard work and dedication these past two years. 

    Alex first became part of TFB four years ago, writing about historical and unusual firearms. About two years ago Alex emailed me to ask why we were not making Youtube videos. By happy coincidence, I had been wondering the same thing. We formed TFBTV and it has been an incredible success. Alex has put an exceptional amount of time and effort into the channel and should be proud of what he has accomplished. 

    Alex’s spirit will live on in TFBTV and he may publish an occasional video on TFBTV in the future, if his busy schedule allows. 

    Going forward on TFBTV, James, Miles and Ed will be joined by some new faces. I will announce our new line-up during the next couple of weeks. 

    Alex writes …

    Hello all, first I want to say thanks you for watching TFBTV over the years. It was fun to help build a channel, learn how to capture and edit together video, and interact with some very interesting people. The channel has only had a few basic rules:

    1. Firearms, not politics.

     No paid reviews, or “freebies” (we will not accept a free gun as payment for a review).

    The channel is about firearms, not the people firing them (It was always my hope that this rule would allow for the easy implementation of new faces). 

    I felt that these rules helped us grow, and it is my hope that leaving the channel does not negatively impact it. James, Miles, Ed, and the new folks are more than capable of delivering top quality, enjoyable content for everyone to watch and I for one look forward to seeing it myself.

    TFBTV helped me give back to a community that has given me so much. I have been watching online gun material for so long, and it felt nice and fruitful to be able to publish content that people watched and enjoyed. But the show will go on, and this channel will keep moving in the right direction with the same honesty, integrity, and values that TFB represents as a whole. I can say with sincerity that the saddest part about leaving is knowing that opportunities to interact with the team that I have come to know and care about will present themselves less and less.

    Here are a few of my favorite Alex C. videos …

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!