The Firearm Rack – Patrick R. Quit TFBTV (For Real)

Ammoland Shooting SportsU.S.A.-(Ammoland.com)- I never thought that I would be walking away from a YouTube channel with over 300k subscribers, but here we are.

I have resigned my position on TFBTV because their needs as a news organization no longer aligned with what I saw as useful to the end user. Keeping true to my beliefs has led me to create the Firearm Rack YouTube channel as well as FirearmRack.com.

The Firearm Blog and TFBTV have both become more and more focused on getting information out as quickly as possible to gather the traffic associated with being first to press. I, on the other hand, would much rather be a few months late but have a clear understanding of how a product performs once you use it for a while. When it comes down to it, that is what matters. Even when I presented an overview of a product on TFBTV, it was often perceived as a review. By starting a new channel, I can not only give products the attention they deserve but also clearly convey when a video is merely an introduction to a product or a cursory overview.

It made me a little sick to my stomach to know that people were using my overviews of things to make purchasing decisions when I knew that they might not be the best buy out there. I am intent on fixing that with my new venture as well as partnering with some key publications to get information that I believe in out to those that want it.

Hopefully, you choose to join me on this journey; I think that we are all going to learn a lot as well as come away from it as stronger shooters and more informed consumers.

Check out my new site – http://www.firearmrack.com/

Patrick R.
Patrick R. – http://www.firearmrack.com/

About Patrick R.

Patrick is a firearms enthusiast that values the quest for not only the best possible gear setup, but also pragmatic ways to improve his shooting skills across a wide range of disciplines. He values truthful, honest information above all else and had committed to cutting through marketing fluff to deliver the truth. You can find the rest of his work on FirearmRack.com as well as on the YouTube channel Firearm Rack or Instagram at @thepatrickroberts.

  • 11 thoughts on “The Firearm Rack – Patrick R. Quit TFBTV (For Real)

    1. You sir are a gem. A man with integrity to be honest at all cost. People should not chasten you but be grateful and follow your example. So many “trusted” yousuck channels have stooped to some unsavory lows. Subscribing.

      1. I’m not going anywhere pumpkin, just want to be free and not under the thumb of the Canadian TorStar corporation that owns TFB.

    2. “It made me a little sick to my stomach to know that people were using my overviews of things to make purchasing decisions when I knew that they might not be the best buy out there.”

      Really? It didn’t occur to you that someone thinking about buying “X” would look on a popular firearms centric channel to see what they thought about it?” I bought a MAS 36 because of the positive run and gun done on your channel (not by you). Btw, very happy with it.

      I’m not trying to be harsh it just seems like given the effort and quality and titles of your episodes “Five Best Milsurps under $500….” that you might have spent some time thinking about the ramifications of your actions.

      And why not go Full30? Join Ian and Karl and tell YouTube to suck it….

      Just my $.02 and I enjoyed every episode you put out.

      1. Whit,

        Yes, that is why I resigned. You have to understand, this was a full-time job for me and was how I fed my family. The decision to walk away from a paycheck was not an easy one. I spent MONTHS and MONTHS pleading with the editors but sadly my pleads fell on deaf ears.

        I had a bunch of things I tried to implement to stop TFBTV from sliding down the Buzzfeed hole but was blocked again and again.

        My videos really fell off because of how limited I was and how burnt out I became. Reshoot after reshoot using ammo that I would have to pay for because someone didn’t like what was said or how something performed. Videos pulled because someone didn’t like what was said or I got some small fact wrong. The list goes on.

        Anyhow, the new content I am putting out will be because I want to put it out, not because I was assigned the content.

        As for Full30? The last I heard they don’t take just anyone, you have to be invited. YouTube wasn’t the problem on any front other than the monetization front and my new channel wouldn’t make enough to pay for itself for a year or more. I am going to have to be creative for a bit I think.

        – Patrick

        1. Well I hope Full30 does make you an offer, I think they would be foolish not to.

          And I’m sorry you had to go through what you did at TFBTV, sounds similar to a few experiences I had in corporate America.

          Hang in there and when you land on your feet somewhere let us know!

          Whit

      1. I will be uploading on several sites. Full30.com is one of those if they will have me. Sadly you couldn’t just sign up last I checked.

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