A warning about shills


About a year ago I saw a scammer make eighty thousand dollars in about 3 hours. Oh boy was I jealous. I’m in the wrong line of work. Sadly my ethics won’t allow me to do what he did.

I grew up reading gun magazines. Those were always fun to read. But I never saw a bad review of an item.

A review of an Auto Ordnance 1911 mentioned having so much metal shave off inside the action that it jammed the gun. The reviewer still said that it would be a good choice for a new shooter. That is just plain ethically wrong to promote unreliable junk that someone’s life might end up depending on. But I suppose those big bucks of being a gun writer just are more important.

One of the NRA magazines had a list of the top 10 pistols and they left Beretta off the list. Beretta threatened to pull their advertising, so the NRA dedicated the following magazine to Beretta products.

Those are just a couple of quick example that pop up from memory. I saw a new one today about IraqVeteran8888 (IV8888). Forged From Freedom showed how IV8888 was paid $6000 per video for four videos ($24,000 total) to promote Olight products. IV8888 did so while claiming to be impartial.

Picture from ForgedFromFreedom.

ForgedFromFreedom has come out showing this only because IV8888 shorted them the cash they felt they deserved. The were perfectly fine with what IV8888 was doing when they thought they would be paid to help.

You see can ForgedFromFreedom’s side of the story here:


Remember, this is the same IV8888 that after he claimed he was never paid to review a product, Yankee Marshall showed his price sheet where IV8888 charges up to $4000 for a positive gun review.

As always, don’t just believe what you see online. Do some research for your self. Unless it is posted on LooseRounds.com, then you know you can trust it. And Olight, have one of your reps use our contact form, we could use some money too.


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