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.

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    DIB

    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.

    American Patriot
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    American Patriot

    BYE………..!

    Patrick Roberts
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    Patrick Roberts

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

    Whit Philbrick
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    Whit Philbrick

    “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… Read more »

    Patrick Roberts
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    Patrick Roberts

    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… Read more »

    Whit
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    Whit

    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

    Patrick Roberts
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    Patrick Roberts

    Thanks Whit!

    Gee Whiz
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    Gee Whiz

    I will follow the leprechaun anywhere. Who knows, he may actually lead me to a pot of gold!

    Patrick Roberts
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    Patrick Roberts

    LOL! Thanks!

    James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon
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    James Brigham (Bigg) Bunyon

    Why not support full30.com?

    Patrick Roberts
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    Patrick Roberts

    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.