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James Yeager is a smart guy

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by ditto1958, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. James Yeager is a smart guy. Yes, I said it, and it's true. Do you allow yourself to get hacked off at stuff he says that you disagree with? If yes, James Yeager loves you. He's running a business, and he has stuff to sell. By being controversial, he gets his name out there, keeps it out there, and keeps interest in his products high.

    Do 1911's really suck? Of course they don't, and James Yeager doesn't really believe that. But how many people do you think come and spend a pile money to bring their 1911's to his classes to try to prove him wrong? Probably more than you might think.

    Should all guns really be Glock 19's? No, and James Yeager knows that. But by recommending the Glock 19, he is helping his classes to be successful. Glock 19's are ubiquitous. So are holsters, magazines, parts, just about anything you might need for a Glock 19 is probably available almost anywhere that guns are sold.

    This means he won't lose customers at the gun store. If he recommended something else. Oh, say a Walther PPQ or a Sig 226, they may or may not have it. The customer goes in and asks for it, and the salesman says sorry, we don't have it. How about this M&P instead? No, says the customer, I HAVE to have the xxxx for this class I'm going to.

    Why are you wasting so much money on that class, says the salesman? James Yeager is an idiot. We have a class right here that will teach you the same stuff for $100. In fact, one is meeting this Saturday morning....

    If they go in and ask for a G19... that will almost never happen. "Well, sir, I don't have one today, but I can get you one from our other store."

    When the customer gets to the class with his G19, he will have the same gun as a whole bunch of his classmates, and that will make him feel secure.

    Chances are, his new G19 will run just fine and take him through the entire course with no problems. On the off chance that something does go wrong- maybe he forgot to bring his extra magazines, or something- it's likely that ether other classmates, or even Yeager's company, will have spares. If his gun breaks, spare parts will be readily available.

    The customer will have a good experience and will come back again, and may even recommend it to his friends.

    Meanwhile, some other guy who spends twice as much money on a new 1911 and .45 ACP ammo, but doesn't take the time to break it in, may find that his gun won't work right. He will be ridiculed by his Glock fan classmates, and be forced to finish the course with a borrowed G19. He not only will not come back, but will tell his friends to stay away.

    Oh, and what about 1911 guy who wants to show Yeager up? Well, since his gun is probably well broken in, and he's fired it so much it's like an extension of his hand, his gun probably will run through the class with flying colors. He will have a great experience there and will go home and brag about it. Score another one for Yeager.

    Personally? I think Yeager is pretty entertaining, and I respect his ability to sell his company. But I'd rather put my time and energy to much better use- like debating about 9mm vs. 45, or AR vs. Ak.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  2. fusegsp


    Jan 5, 2009
    For some reason, that guy looks like he has BO. Never met him, he just looks stinky.

  3. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005

    I agree with the OP, without the stupid comments he makes I certainly would not know his name.
  4. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

    Mar 20, 2009
    Out There
    "Runaway Yeager" is da man :upeyes:
  5. I don't hate him,but how is he anymore qualified to give advice on self defense more than anyone else with a similar background?

    He's been a LEO in a small Tennessee town,instructor and contractor.There's a cop in my town that worked as a contractor in Iraq,but he's by no means a gun guy.

    Why should I take advice from James Yeagar?
  6. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003

    Who are you, and why do we need a thread on this dude?
  7. ancient_serpent


    Jun 6, 2008
    Would sooner take driving lessons from Yeager than ones about firearms.

    *edit* Maj: love the sig line!
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  8. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

    May 16, 2005
    Where the buffalo roam
    Isn't he the guy who ran away and his clients got murdered as a result? HH
  9. ancient_serpent


    Jun 6, 2008
    Almost: he's the guy that screwed up driving forward, then ran away and left a teammate to bleed out.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2012
  10. Yes,it was his brothers in arms that he got killed I believe.
  11. Wil Ufgood

    Wil Ufgood GTDS #88 CLM

    Mar 20, 2009
    Out There
    Maybe it's his brother. :rofl:
  12. Gallium

    Gallium CLM

    Mar 26, 2003

    Well, if what you say is true, at least he got home safe that night. :tbo:

  13. raven11


    Jan 27, 2009
    and to add insult to injury he blames his dead teammates for getting themselves killed in the After Action report
  14. 427


    Nov 23, 2009
    Is this a sales pitch or something?
  15. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

    Apr 30, 2005
    Looks like Yeagers press agent.

  16. *ASH*


    Jan 12, 2008
    what the **** is this thread about ?? seriously
  17. BEER

    BEER bad example

    May 2, 2006
    Dayton, Texas
    why the hell would i want to train with a guy that's already proven he can't handle lead flying back at him? from the video i saw he needs to train himself before training others.
  18. camelotkid

    camelotkid non-believer

    Apr 27, 2009
    Oak Ridge, TN
    hey MAJ he has a challenge for you on his youtube lol