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August 1, 2011 6:50 AM   Subscribe

My new favourite internet celebrity Dmitri panders to every gun-nut's fantasy and demonstrates various firearms with humour, spectacle and cool Russian accent :) I give you: FPS Russia.
posted by 00dimitri00 (36 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Every idiot with a set of "truck ballz" is going to want that glock magazine. It really rounds out, so to speak, the obvious compensation metaphor.
posted by DU at 6:53 AM on August 1, 2011


Also, a guy I work with has a similar accent. One day he got up to give a talk and said: "Moose and squirrel. And now, the talk."
posted by DU at 6:55 AM on August 1, 2011 [17 favorites]


So, you named yourself after him?
posted by b1tr0t at 7:01 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yeah, the username/account age can't help but make one wonder. :/
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:01 AM on August 1, 2011


you know what. I really wouldnt even care if its a self-link. That shit is AWE-SOME!

"caught on fire a little bit...nothing to worry"
posted by ShawnString at 7:09 AM on August 1, 2011


Yup.

Boys, toys, etc.

Now, where is the link showing the Japanese Otaku scene that fetishizes Russian gun culture?
posted by clvrmnky at 7:15 AM on August 1, 2011


Been following these for a while. My favorite is the shooting while pepper sprayed (well, trying to).
posted by Dr.Enormous at 7:15 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Did a dude with 20 million Youtube hits just self-link on Metafilter?
posted by parmanparman at 7:17 AM on August 1, 2011


Honestly I think if that was really Kyle (his real name, no he's not Russian) who posted this he would have much more than merely linking to his channel. He's self-promotey but I don't think sites like MeFi are on his radar. I like the AA-12 and the unusual shotgun loads [skip to dragon's breath] videos, and I love the look on his face at the beginning of this one as the gun rotates around, like, "WHAT."

He's a gamer from, iirc, Georgia (USA) who plays/played one of those X-of-Y military shooters and always mugged that fake accent and somehow parleyed that into some sort of bet with a gun shop owner and FFL3 holder, who provides him with the weapons he uses in the videos. Something like that.
posted by BeerFilter at 7:21 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


That seems pretty unlikely. In fact, this guy is so internet-famous that I'm surprised there's anyone here who hasn't heard of him. P.S. he's not russian.
posted by RustyBrooks at 7:22 AM on August 1, 2011


Eyebrow-raising nickname collision aside, no, doesn't appear to be a self-link. Carry on.

I've seen the FPSRussia stuff linked around a couple times and found it sort of amusing but had no idea there was a big pile of is-he-or-isn't-he-oh-yep-he-is controversy over the whole FPSKyle = FPSRussia thing. Paging through forum arguments about it is a combination of charming and soul-sucking.
posted by cortex at 7:24 AM on August 1, 2011


Not a self-link, guys .... just coincidence :)
posted by 00dimitri00 at 7:26 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Oh, I forgot to mention the thing that I don't like about him. I've seen several times him doing some borderline-cyber bullying stuff on his twitter feed where he'll post someone's personal info and ask people to call them. I called him on it and his defense was roughly "Gosh, can't someone play a little joke on a waitress?" Admittedly I was not there and don't know, but it just skeeves me out to see that kind of behavior. If you have 20 billion twitter followers I think you need to execute better judgement.

As far as gun vloggers, FPSRussia is like a Michael Bay-type, flashy with not much substance. I much prefer spending 20 minutes at a stretch with Hickok45, who takes the time to talk about the history of what he's shooting, explain things, go off on tangents, etc, and still have a good time shooting. "Sweet, sweet gun."
posted by BeerFilter at 7:30 AM on August 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Eh, his videos are all right. One of the stranger ones on Youtube are uploaded by user Kafkanishian. It's a series of under 2 minute clips in Japanese that showcase different weapons. The strange part isn't that they're in Japanese, but that they're playing this smooth jazz music and showing scenes of the gun firing from multiple angles and in slow motion. The Youtube comments are actually apt when describing it as "gun porn".
posted by FJT at 7:36 AM on August 1, 2011


Note: not Russian at all. That's a terrible fake accent.
posted by introp at 7:37 AM on August 1, 2011


This is like Top Gear with guns. I'm not into guns or cars, particularly, but I find both shows hilarious.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 7:45 AM on August 1, 2011


So far my favorite is the 40mm machine gun, which is essentially a fully auto cannon.
posted by MikeWarot at 7:46 AM on August 1, 2011


who takes the time to talk about the history of what he's shooting, explain things, go off on tangents, etc, and still have a good time shooting. "Sweet, sweet gun."

As I've gotten further and further from the shooting scene, I find that the people still in it who I most want to listen to are the ones interested in the history and the anecdotes.

I'm always open to seeing the operation, layout, design, and function of new firearms, but if you really want to keep me riveted, explain to me how the firing mechanism isn't based on the lockup that John Browning designed for the 1911, but instead some obscure variant of the Luger or something.

I guess at the end of the day, the underlying engineering is still the neatest part of guns to me.
posted by quin at 7:48 AM on August 1, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yeah ok my first instinct when it started was 'what?? that is the dumbest fake russian accent ever'. Glad I wasn't hallucinating.
posted by spicynuts at 7:58 AM on August 1, 2011


So, you named yourself after him?

Yeah, the username/account age can't help but make one wonder. :/

Oh yeah, Dimitri is just such a rare name, it must be the same person!

(I know it's already been cleared up, but come on. It'd be like suspecting a James posting about a James or a Zhang posting about a Zhang.)
posted by kmz at 8:04 AM on August 1, 2011


What about a Wang posting about a wang?
posted by spicynuts at 8:07 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Eek. I need to go reread All Quiet on the Western Front to recover from that.
posted by Net Prophet at 8:15 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


Tee hee, he is sucking his thumb at the beginning of the flame thrower video...
posted by pmcp at 8:16 AM on August 1, 2011


Ill Mitch has a worse fake Russian accent.

I thought this was Ill Mitch at first.
posted by Pecinpah at 8:29 AM on August 1, 2011


While we're here doing gun videos: the most tactical AR-15 ever, and sequel.
posted by BeerFilter at 8:36 AM on August 1, 2011 [6 favorites]


What about a Wang posting about a wang?

Let's see it.
posted by Mister Fabulous at 9:06 AM on August 1, 2011


Isn't it widely assumed that "Dmitri" is actually a Canadian gunsmith doing a very bad Russian accent? Just saying, popular YouTube channels are more like shorter attention span versions G4, MTV, or Spike than legitimate successors to television.
posted by Bachsir at 9:09 AM on August 1, 2011


Most of what he's showing would be impossible to own legally in Canada. I'm hardly an expert on Canadian gun laws, anything fully automatic is on the 'Prohibited' list here.
posted by bonehead at 9:30 AM on August 1, 2011


Anything that glamorizes or extolls the virtues of any weapons other than a standard hunting rifle or shotgun--no revolvers, handguns, automatic (semi) weapons, cannons, flamethrowers etc-is outside of my scope of interest, appropriateness and I wish legality. At age 70 I have seem to much pain, destruction, violence and intimidation caused by weapons to have any appreciation for them other than for regulated hunting. They are no different than bombs, mines, poisons and lethal drugs. Even when I hunted and shot competitively (48 years ago) I recognized that weapons like these are intended only for killing people.
posted by rmhsinc at 10:15 AM on August 1, 2011 [5 favorites]


Just how can that little Glock barrel take all that heat? It ought to be close to melting/warping after emptying one of those mags.
posted by oxidizer at 11:21 AM on August 1, 2011 [1 favorite]


I have no greater ambition than to be a complete beach.
posted by srboisvert at 1:14 PM on August 1, 2011


Yeah, I am as a rule not a fan of cult-of-the-gun cartridge-worship stuff but I watched all of these FPS Russia episodes a while back and it's pretty fun.
posted by tumid dahlia at 3:32 PM on August 1, 2011


Just how can that little Glock barrel take all that heat? It ought to be close to melting/warping after emptying one of those mags.

Nah, that's not nearly long enough sustained fire to warp the barrel. And even in a machine gun, what goes is the rifling.

Glock barrels aren't traditionally rifled. Instead, they have a polygonal bore which twists.

As a result, they continue to function happily much, much longer than a land-and-groove rifled barrel when hot.
posted by Netzapper at 3:39 PM on August 1, 2011


FPS Russia guests on an Epic Meal Time episode
posted by jonnyploy at 5:09 PM on August 1, 2011


Yeah, hickok45 does an insanely interesting show; I like these older guys who cares about their hobby and obviously loves showing and educating.

The Box of Truth guy is also really cool; what got him started on the path to internet fame is his home-made ballistic gelatin substitute but he now does a lot of "education" pieces on historic or otherwise interesting firearms, but mostly with a hunting/"self-defense" bent.

This FPS Russia, on the other hand, is awesome because of his access to a lot of absolutely redonkulous firearms.

Guns and ammo, especially some of the stranger stuff, is pretty expensive. I guess being an armourer will give you a discount, but still, this is an expensive hobby. I wonder how FPSRussia funds the channel?
posted by porpoise at 6:58 PM on August 1, 2011


I like in the "Russian Sniper" video where he's shooting over a giant propane tank. What could go wrong with that?
posted by Locobot at 11:48 AM on August 2, 2011


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