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James Yeager is a smart guy

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

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    I dunno, tattoos and schmedium Affliction shirts make you pretty tough I hear.....
  2. jpa

    jpa CLM

    May 28, 2001
    Las Vegas NV
    you forgot hair gel and Oakley shades....

  3. HollowHead

    HollowHead Firm member

    May 16, 2005
    Where the buffalo roam
    It was years ago. I think his name over in "Tactics and Training " was either Yeager or Mindset. Maybe a search? I'm doing this from memory. HH
  4. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

    White Oakleys.
  5. The guy likes to make a fuss about things. I do not mind watching his videos. After finally getting a Glock 19, I agree that it is an excellent handgun.

    Dealing with the ambush in Iraq has many thinking it is conclusive evidence James Yeager is fearful. When I have been shot at, I was also somewhat fearful. The difference was that I was facing it as a trained soldier. Police tactics have a place, but it is easy to come up short in a war zone. Another issue is that the group with Yeager seemed to be unaware how to deal with the situation.

    Civilians in combat makes for some unpredictable results. Still, if you do not have your combat drills to fall back on, you are just some guy with a gun.

    Maybe Yeager was expecting to capture video of combat and his effectiveness in dealing with it. Personally, I know that dealing with incoming small arms fire in a city is not easy, especially when you are in an unfamiliar unarmored rental car.

    Also, sitting in an unarmored car that is stopped in very dangerous. When I was in an unarmored vehicle that had to stop, we would get out and assume a fighting position until ready to move on. Of course, you have to be careful approaching a checkpoint. You do not want to look too aggressive approaching, however, the bad guys look for that lessened readiness as one approaches checkpoints or secured compounds.

    You can do it all correctly and still fail. It can happen with the best among us. Where in the order of things does one find pride?
  6. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    I dislike the guy but good points by you.

    You think he took out the rental insurance on that rental car? I bet he wishes he had if not :supergrin:
  7. TactiCool


    Feb 1, 2012
    Southeast LA.
    Found something interesting, esp. the threat he makes towards the end (20:20):

    2ETA: Paul Howe's thoughts:

    And this:

    [ame=""]2009-6-19 FIREARMS TRAINING SAFETY: Tactical Response's owner, James Yeager's Response - YouTube[/ame]

    ETA: Downrange cameraman in action:

    [ame=""]Shooting drill at Tactical Response - YouTube[/ame]
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  8. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

    Dec 18, 2005
    Sweet Home Alabama
    He talks about things in a way to get people riled up. It is obviously working out for him.

    "1911's Suck"
    ".40's Suck"

    Perfect way to boost your YouTube view ratings by saying things in a controversial way.
  9. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    I must agree with the OP. He has to be smart. James Yeager apparently has less real-world relevant experience than me and a bad reputation from the one time he actually went to war, yet he manages to make a living off his warrior image and selling training and he even got on a TV reality show doing it, at least once.

    It's like your little sister finally got a driver's license after 6 tries, then wrecked the family car, and then decided to make a living teaching people to drive.

    You have to be pretty smart to get away with that.
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2012
  10. Toyman


    May 6, 2003
    West Michigan
    For those that aren't in the know, this pic is not of James Yeager, it's a pic of a tranny. "He" has lady parts down under. :rofl:

    Don't ask how I know this. LOL
  11. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    He sure has one puffed up resume. I saw a listing where he apparently did a few brief UC deals with guys from my agency, while he was assigned to a very small LE dept., and that got listed on his resume as making it look like he worked for us as some kind of super duper undercover agent.

    I love guys like him who have listed every single school or training or joint operation they ever went to or on, in a "how great I am" resume.

    You have to be impervious to being called out as BSer by the guys who know, and apparently, he is that in spades.
  12. Bren

    Bren NRA Life Member

    Jan 16, 2005
    That explains it - I figured those tattoos would have hurt too much for Yeager.
  13. Averageman


    Oct 22, 2011
    Guys like this are a hoot in the airport too.
    Nothing like watching them sit in the bar looking like a catalog for 511 gear, way too loud, way too happy to tell everyone just how cool they are.
    Meanwhile, the real deal is sitting there reading a magazine, eating almonds and hoping when he gets where he is going he wont work with that jerk.
  14. OctoberRust

    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

    Jun 15, 2011
    Wait, what?......

    Pics or it didn't ....... Oh god, never mind , I can't do that and keep a straight face
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
  16. raven11


    Jan 27, 2009
    you didn't go to Thailand with Eurodriver?:rofl:
  17. Roger1079


    Mar 22, 2008
    South FL
  18. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    It's amazing how many of these "experts" with little experience have marketed themselves into the head of their own little cults.

    The video of photographers down range on a hot range is simply jaw dropping.

    Where do guys like Yeager think that kind of stuff up?
  19. Ruggles


    Jun 13, 2005
    That guys is fidgety to say the least. Too much viagra?
  20. gemeinschaft

    gemeinschaft AKA Fluffy316

    Feb 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Yeager is a marketing genius.

    That said, I wouldn't take him to an Easter Egg Hunt.

    I can understand seeking cover while being fired upon, but becoming an ostrich is not going to help your team nor is blaming the rest of your team for a failure. The scenario that occurred with Edinburgh Risk was a Charlie Foxtrot of major proportions and I agree it was not limited to Yeager's failures alone, but he contributed to overall failure of the team.

    Anyone with real world experience can admit that bad things happen and things don't always go the way you want them to, but you have to be quick to make decisions to turn the outcome in your favor, not tuck your head into the sand.

    In the end, this is something that Yeager is going to have to live with and I am sure if he could go back, he would have changed his actions that day. If he is teaching his students how to operate so that they don't regret something the rest of their lives, then I could give a nod to that.

    I would have respected him if he came forward and admitted his faults as part of the team.

    I have worked with Brits who have a special hatred for that man.