Buzzfeed Millennials Train to Shoot Like John Wick

I love watching newbies discover guns. Chances are if they’re open-minded, intelligent and fun-loving they’ll walk away from the experience with a real appreciation and enthusiasm for exercising their 2A rights.

Case in point, the video above from Buzzfeed features two of its contributors learning the basics of 3 Gun in an effort to shoot like John Wick, the fictional character played by (IMO, one of the most underrated action stars of our time) Keanu Reeves.

Both of the contributors seemed to walk away from the training with indelible smiles on their faces.

“I think I did better than I thought I would at this point, so I’m feeling pumped right now,” said the girl.

“This experience was intimidating yet exciting,” she added. “It really does get your blood pumping, it’s kind of out of body.”

The guy meanwhile offered this assessment, “Easily one of the coolest things I have ever gotten to do.”

This video really illustrates how easy it is for us to win hearts and minds.  A day at the range, some cool guns, some awesome instructors, and a great course is pretty much all you need to convert the uninitiated.

Oh, for those that don’t know, Buzzfeed is a quasi-news, quasi-entertainment destination with all sorts of click-bait-type content.  It’s a millennial magnet.  So, hopefully, more youngsters see this and take the plunge either by reaching out to a friend that owns guns or by visiting their local range.

About the author: S.H. Blannelberry is the News Editor of GunsAmerica.

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  • Chris April 10, 2017, 1:26 pm

    Watch closely both transitioned from the first station to the second station with their finger on the trigger. BAD NO NO. just a thought.

  • DaveGinOly April 7, 2017, 6:27 pm

    “This video really illustrates how easy it is for us to win hearts and minds. A day at the range, some cool guns, some awesome instructors, and a great course is pretty much all you need to convert the uninitiated.”

    Except in some states (like my own Washington State), sharing a firearm at the range is considered an “illegal transfer.”

  • Steve Hughes April 7, 2017, 11:17 am

    While I have no doubt as to the truth of this article (I’ve seen many newby shooters…), BuzzFeed has a widespread reputation for LIES. It is perhaps THE FAKE NEWS SOURCE on the Internet today.

  • Retrocon April 7, 2017, 10:28 am

    “Shoot guns like John Wick.”

    While that strikes me as funny, the reality is, higher budget movies, and a few TV shows are hiring real trainers for the actors… hence, “like John Wick,” just means generally good tactical gun handling.

    Now, I’ll go watch the video and see if I am being redundant 😉

  • Dianne Daniels April 7, 2017, 6:35 am

    Total side note: I LOVE Sherial’s hair!!! I have locs as well (not as long as hers) and she’s gorgeous! Now back to business…this was a terrific video! I liked watching how serious you all were with regard to the skill set you were developing and all the safety checks and measures incorporated. I’m a beginning shooter – not this much experience – but you’ve definitely de-mystified the experience and made me feel that with enough training, I might be able to accomplish something similar. I’ve got a new goal!

  • Ryan March 31, 2017, 2:50 pm

    Did you watch the video, Tommy? They don’t seem like ignorant morons to me. Just a couple of younger people that watched a movie and thought it would be fun to learn something about firearms. Your attitude toward a couple people wanting to learn about firearms probably does more harm for pro 2A efforts than an anti gun Buzzfeed article

  • Tommy Barrios March 31, 2017, 12:44 pm

    IF taking any of these IGNORANT MORONS out for a day of shooting, changes their minds even a little bit about the 2nd Amendment, then I’ll help pay for the ammo!
    God only knows we need something like this to wake up the anti-gun whiners, most of whom, have listened to the gun hate and cowardice from Moron Media outlets like BuzzFeed and others!

    • Jmh April 3, 2017, 7:41 am

      Tommy apparently made a statement because he thought people would like it.
      Tommy doesn’t realize that by supporting these two, and others like them, we begin to make progress against liberal misinformation.
      Tommy apparently just wants some “likes”.
      Call me apparently didn’t watch the video he just thought he would use a few buzzwords to make people think it was cool.
      Tommy apparently doesn’t realize that he’s actually hurting our argument with this particular group of people.
      Tommy is apparently 12 years old and lives in his mother’s basement

    • Trevor_Phillips April 7, 2017, 3:59 am

      Tommy you’re the moron

    • VJR April 8, 2017, 9:12 am

      Tommy ( please stop )
      It is better to not say nothing
      And have people think your a moron,
      Than to speak and remove all

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