New Report Highlights Best Gun Channels On YouTube, Did You Make The Cut?

Top Youtube Gun Channels 2017-2018
Top Youtube Gun Channels 2017-2018

United Kingdom – The hunt makes a great TV narrative. It has drama, excitement – even comedy – and a great ending.

Although abandoned by mainstream TV channels over the last 60 years, it is a story that has been told and retold for not thousands but tens of thousands of years. Cave paintings of hunting scenes are an early version of Outdoor Channel.

A new report covers multiple aspects of the broadcast industry, where it can be useful to companies, organizations and brands in the shooting sports industry, from the largest networks to the solo operators who can create a good-looking brand channel. The new report provides a snapshot of broadcast at a moment in time. Television can take of at any moment. A cable channel can find the next Duck Commanders – but a YouTube channel can upload the next viral hit. We undertook the research at the end of December 2017 and the beginning of January 2018

Which companies dominate shooting sports and hunting TV? A new report lists the winners.

Firearms Brand Youtube Ranking 2017-2108 Best to Worst
Firearms Brand Youtube Ranking 2017-2108 Best to Worst

Among the firearms manufacturers, Ruger has the biggest YouTube channel, pushing Beretta's two YouTube channels into second place and Sig Sauer into third.

The report shows the changing face of TV, with YouTube audiences exceeding traditional cable and satellite TV audiences many times over.

Federal has the top channel among the ammunition companies and Hoyt has little competition as the master of bowhunting content on YouTube. Brownells takes the prize for retailers and Aimpoint in the world of optics.

The two companies that dominate YouTube are Cold Steel and Realtree. Cold Steel’s well-set, well-lit demonstration videos have built it the largest YouTube audience of any brand in the industry. It has nearly half a million subscribers. Realtree toyed with a hunting streaming service on its own server but has now sensibly moved to YouTube, where it has earned an incredible 130,000 subscribers.

You can see the complete report online here: http://bit.ly/huntingtv2018

Gun and Hunting TV Channels and the Shooting Sports Industry 2018 by Charlie Jacoby on Scribd

If you feel a channel has been left off the list, please contact us for consideration in the 2019 survey.

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Teno
Teno
2 years ago

DEMOLITION RANCH!!!!!

Ace
Ace
2 years ago

I would love to see a complete list of the Gun Channels you looked into for my company. Would you send me an email? Thanks!

Mike Ross
Mike Ross
2 years ago

Demolition Ranch!

Cam Dom
Cam Dom
2 years ago

DEMOLITION RANCH definitely should have been on the list.

andy yee
andy yee
2 years ago

You forgot the best one Demolition Ranch.

PASTOR GLOCK
PASTOR GLOCK
2 years ago

For entertaining hog hunting check out Lone Star Boars. The guy is awesome when it comes to killin hogs. AR platform in all calibers, night vision, thermal vision, suppresors. Not only does he hunt but he also does excellent reviews and equipment testing on his channel. His channel should definitely be on a list of guys to watch.

PASTOR GLOCK
PASTOR GLOCK
2 years ago

Yeah you guys left out Demolition Ranch. He has almost 4.5million subscribers and over 600million views since 2011. Not to mention his other channel Off the Ranch. That has over 1.5million subscribers and 180+ million views. Not a pure firearm channel but does firearm related content probably every other episode.

TimmC
TimmC
2 years ago

Damn can’t believe how Hickok just dominated the #1 ranking. Good for him! Funny though I never make it to the end of his videos.

pieslapper
pieslapper
2 years ago

Where’s Royal Nonesuch?

Charlie Jacoby
Charlie Jacoby
2 years ago
Reply to  pieslapper

Hi – thanks for this. The report is about channels that attract sponsorship from the gun trade. Royal Nonesuch does an excellent job but we could not see a way it could be sponsored by a shooting sports company. However, as the market matures, we may see gun companies widening their sponsorship base.

KGM
KGM
2 years ago

Yankee Marshal?
The guy is a clown! If you dare to disagree with IT, he’ll slam, shame and use words that will make your mom blush on ya. The boy don’t even shoot. He just buys guns (using money YOU gave him, and his wife’s) sticks crap on them to look purdy. WTF?

Kenneth G Maiden
Kenneth G Maiden
2 years ago

Yankee Marshal?
The guy is a clown! If you dare to disagree with IT, he’ll slam, shame and use words that will make your mom blush on ya. The boy don’t even shoot. He just buys guns (using money YOU gave him, and his wife’s) sticks crap on them to look purdy. WTF?

Brandon
Brandon
2 years ago

The irony of Forgotten Weapons not being on this is not lost on me

Charlie Jacoby
Charlie Jacoby
2 years ago
Reply to  Brandon

Hi – thanks for this – amusing point. The report is about channels that attract sponsorship from the gun trade. Therefore, we decided not to include Forgotten Weapons

Mike Tenny
Mike Tenny
2 years ago

Forgotten Weapons is not on the list??? That is the one I watch the most.

Charlie Jacoby
Charlie Jacoby
2 years ago
Reply to  Mike Tenny

Hi Mike – thanks for your comment. The report is about channels that can or do attract sponsorship from the gun trade. Therefore we decided not include Forgotten Weapons

JDL
JDL
2 years ago

Not surprised to see Hickok45 at the top. Best variety, completely honest, and most entertaining.

George S.
George S.
2 years ago

I thought the Quinn brothers of Gunblast.com were from Tennessee not Texas.

Charlie Jacoby
Charlie Jacoby
2 years ago
Reply to  George S.

Hi – thanks for this comment. You are right – our mistake. We will correct it in next year’s survey

TrueBornSonofLiberty
TrueBornSonofLiberty
2 years ago

Lol
AK operators Union
Forgotten Weapons
GY6 vids
Nutnfancy (the channel listed above is the B channel)
Paul Harrell
Reid Henrichs
Tactical Rifleman
The late Boy Scout
The Gun Collective
Tiborasaurusrex

MB
MB
2 years ago

And Thunder Ranch….you listed some of the best, sadly missed in the article. Also James Yeagar is back , love him or hate him, he does defend all of us.

Charlie Jacoby
Charlie Jacoby
2 years ago

Thanks very much for this. We have updated the document to include the omissions.

Duff
Duff
2 years ago

FPS Russia?????

Dave in Fairfax
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Dave in Fairfax
2 years ago
Reply to  Duff

FB & YT are both over a year old. Remember, he got caught being terminally stupid by the Feds.

SaJ
SaJ
2 years ago

Surprised that Demolition Ranch wasn’t listed.

Jack VanSchoyck
Jack VanSchoyck
2 years ago

I think you forgot Demolition Ranch.