InRange TV is creating The best firearms video content
5,204

patrons

What is InRange TV?


InRange is a regular weekly online video program that examines guns, shooting, and gun culture through a lens of historic perspective. Are you tired of seeing video after video after video on some new style of AR15 rail system or Glock grip plug? If that has gotten old and boring, then InRange might be the show for you. InRange TV will introduce you to gear that is different and interesting, and will tell you if it's actually worth a hoot or not. We will do real testing on real products. We will dispel the myths, promote the good stuff that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, and tell you when the latest thing on glossy magazine covers is actually crap. Does that sound better than yet another review of a Century AK?

Who are you, anyway?


Karl is a lifelong shooter who has excelled in a wide variety of shooting disciplines. His credentials include:
  • 10 years of NRA High Power and related rifle matches (including multiple trips to Camp Perry and 28 accumulated leg points)
  • 3 years second-place in Arizona Cowboy Action shooting (Frontier Cartridge Duelist)
  • 10 years organizing and running the Tucson 2-Gun Action Challenge Match
  • Too many tactical training class certifications to list
In addition, Karl has a deep interest in historical firearms use, and merges this with practical shooting to understand firsthand just what it was like to use various firearms during their heydays.

Ian is a hopeless gun nerd best known for his work editing and curating the Forgotten Weapons web site and video channels. If you have heard of a gun, chances are pretty good that he knows how it works and can tell you anything you want to know about it. Ian's shooting foundation is in smallbore bullseye pistol, but what he enjoys most is running obscure and long-obsolete firearms in practical competition settings. 

How is InRange TV Better?


InRange is better because of both what it does have and what it doesn't have. For example, we do NOT have:
  • BS product shilling - if we say it's good, it's because we genuinely think so, and not because they paid us.
  • Dumb exploding targets - we have all seen binary explosives inside watermelons or whatever, and we're tired of it.
  • Zombies - although it seems like the zombie craze is pretty much over now, thank goodness.
  • Drama - cable TV gun programs all seem to thrive on obnoxious fake drama that we hate.

And what DO we have to take up the void?
  • Honest, non-nonsense reviews. No strings and no artificial loyalties.
  • Deep knowledge of our subject matter. If some new product is actually a rehash of something from the a hundred years ago, we will notice.
  • A willingness to butcher sacred cows. So many myths have been perpetuated by the gun media over the decades, and we revel in the opportunity to break them wide open.

Why is InRange Worth Supporting?

In order to run this program right, we need to maintain our freedom from gun industry financing. We can't be dependent on corporate sponsorship or maintaining corporate goodwill to ensure a supply of demo guns. Instead, we have to be able to buy things ourselves to properly and honestly wring them out - and that takes money.

We have been running InRange TV for a year now, and experimented with a couple different financing methods, all of which have turned out a bit lackluster. We tried a paywall, and we tried online video advertising. We hope that a micropayment model like Patreon will prove to be the secret ingredient that allows the program to flourish. And if it does, we will feed the benefits right back to you, our supporters!
Tiers
The Backbone
$1 or more per month
For just a buck a month you will be entered into a raffle each quarter to receive something from the show - gun, accessory, or other interesting product. (When the giveaway item is a gun or gun part, this is limited to people in the US who are legally allowed to own whatever we happen to be giving away - non-US folks are eligible for the non-gun items. Sorry, but we cannot legally ship guns or gun parts outside of the US)


We are also now providing MP3 audio versions of some of our content so you can listen podcast style on the road.


This benefit will be available to ALL patrons, $1 and up!

Buyer's Club
$3 or more per month
This club is everything already included at the $1 level but it also includes discount codes or benefits from trusted vendors we've worked with as a way to thank our Patreons. 


We'll be constantly working to add new benefits or codes, so the vendors included or benefits specifically will vary from time to time, but it's an ongoing endeavor!


So at this level your benefits would be:

Entry into the monthly giveaways!

Access to Buyer's Club special discount codes and benefits!

Our gracious thanks for your support!



The Muscle
$5 or more per month
You can submit questions for us to cover in a monthly Q&A video. Any subject you like, although the most interesting ones will get priority. Plus you get into the quarterly raffle.


Additional Q&A opportunities for my side project, Know Future.


In addition to Q&A access, you will have access to our private InRangeTV Discord server to collaborate with other InRangeTV Patreon supporters!


Access to Buyer's Club special discount codes and benefits!


We are also now providing MP3 audio versions of some of our content so you can listen podcast style on the road.


This benefit will be available to ALL patrons, $1 and up!

Includes Discord rewards
The Starchamber
$10 or more per month
Hang out with us in meat space!

We will post locations when time permits either local to us, or in other places when we are traveling (like Vegas during SHOT or DEFCON, for example). You can join us and we'll shoot the bull about guns.


In addition to Q&A access, you will have access to our private InRangeTV Discord server to collaborate with other InRangeTV Patreon supporters!


Karl is present on the InRange Discord server regularly and joins in on the fun as much as possible.


Access to Buyer's Club special discount codes and benefits!


We are also now providing MP3 audio versions of some of our content so you can listen podcast style on the road.


This benefit will be available to ALL patrons, $1 and up!

Includes Discord rewards
Old West Explorers
$50 or more per month
This tier gets all the perks associated with every other lower tier along with one BIG one:

Once a year Karl will setup a fully guided 2 day historical tour of Tombstone, AZ and some of the surrounding area.


You'll still be responsible for getting there, and for your lodging, food, etc...we can't cover that, but what you will get is an unparalleled no BS, factual historical tour of what was one of the most important "old west" towns in the USA.


You will see and hear stories about:


Forgotten cemeteries, ruins, gunfights, mines, food, architecture, firearms, and much more!


We will coordinate dates with all Patreon supporters at this level to make sure attendance is viable (as best we can) for everyone involved.





Includes Discord rewards
Goals
5204 of 7500 patrons
We want to increase the volume, quality and diversity of content on InRangeTV.

Hitting this new goal should enable us to provide you, the viewers, with 1 Old West Vignette and/or in-depth historical segment per month (and not just from Arizona), as well as increasing the production to 4 more videos per month!

So:
4 more videos per month
1 historical (OWV or otherwise) video per month
More research into deep topics
Greater quality and diversity of topics

If you like InRange already, please consider joining us in this endeavor of making InRange a firearms and cultural channel that is unique and different on the internet.   

Thank you!
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What is InRange TV?


InRange is a regular weekly online video program that examines guns, shooting, and gun culture through a lens of historic perspective. Are you tired of seeing video after video after video on some new style of AR15 rail system or Glock grip plug? If that has gotten old and boring, then InRange might be the show for you. InRange TV will introduce you to gear that is different and interesting, and will tell you if it's actually worth a hoot or not. We will do real testing on real products. We will dispel the myths, promote the good stuff that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves, and tell you when the latest thing on glossy magazine covers is actually crap. Does that sound better than yet another review of a Century AK?

Who are you, anyway?


Karl is a lifelong shooter who has excelled in a wide variety of shooting disciplines. His credentials include:
  • 10 years of NRA High Power and related rifle matches (including multiple trips to Camp Perry and 28 accumulated leg points)
  • 3 years second-place in Arizona Cowboy Action shooting (Frontier Cartridge Duelist)
  • 10 years organizing and running the Tucson 2-Gun Action Challenge Match
  • Too many tactical training class certifications to list
In addition, Karl has a deep interest in historical firearms use, and merges this with practical shooting to understand firsthand just what it was like to use various firearms during their heydays.

Ian is a hopeless gun nerd best known for his work editing and curating the Forgotten Weapons web site and video channels. If you have heard of a gun, chances are pretty good that he knows how it works and can tell you anything you want to know about it. Ian's shooting foundation is in smallbore bullseye pistol, but what he enjoys most is running obscure and long-obsolete firearms in practical competition settings. 

How is InRange TV Better?


InRange is better because of both what it does have and what it doesn't have. For example, we do NOT have:
  • BS product shilling - if we say it's good, it's because we genuinely think so, and not because they paid us.
  • Dumb exploding targets - we have all seen binary explosives inside watermelons or whatever, and we're tired of it.
  • Zombies - although it seems like the zombie craze is pretty much over now, thank goodness.
  • Drama - cable TV gun programs all seem to thrive on obnoxious fake drama that we hate.

And what DO we have to take up the void?
  • Honest, non-nonsense reviews. No strings and no artificial loyalties.
  • Deep knowledge of our subject matter. If some new product is actually a rehash of something from the a hundred years ago, we will notice.
  • A willingness to butcher sacred cows. So many myths have been perpetuated by the gun media over the decades, and we revel in the opportunity to break them wide open.

Why is InRange Worth Supporting?

In order to run this program right, we need to maintain our freedom from gun industry financing. We can't be dependent on corporate sponsorship or maintaining corporate goodwill to ensure a supply of demo guns. Instead, we have to be able to buy things ourselves to properly and honestly wring them out - and that takes money.

We have been running InRange TV for a year now, and experimented with a couple different financing methods, all of which have turned out a bit lackluster. We tried a paywall, and we tried online video advertising. We hope that a micropayment model like Patreon will prove to be the secret ingredient that allows the program to flourish. And if it does, we will feed the benefits right back to you, our supporters!

Recent posts by InRange TV

Tiers
The Backbone
$1 or more per month
For just a buck a month you will be entered into a raffle each quarter to receive something from the show - gun, accessory, or other interesting product. (When the giveaway item is a gun or gun part, this is limited to people in the US who are legally allowed to own whatever we happen to be giving away - non-US folks are eligible for the non-gun items. Sorry, but we cannot legally ship guns or gun parts outside of the US)


We are also now providing MP3 audio versions of some of our content so you can listen podcast style on the road.


This benefit will be available to ALL patrons, $1 and up!

Buyer's Club
$3 or more per month
This club is everything already included at the $1 level but it also includes discount codes or benefits from trusted vendors we've worked with as a way to thank our Patreons. 


We'll be constantly working to add new benefits or codes, so the vendors included or benefits specifically will vary from time to time, but it's an ongoing endeavor!


So at this level your benefits would be:

Entry into the monthly giveaways!

Access to Buyer's Club special discount codes and benefits!

Our gracious thanks for your support!



The Muscle
$5 or more per month
You can submit questions for us to cover in a monthly Q&A video. Any subject you like, although the most interesting ones will get priority. Plus you get into the quarterly raffle.


Additional Q&A opportunities for my side project, Know Future.


In addition to Q&A access, you will have access to our private InRangeTV Discord server to collaborate with other InRangeTV Patreon supporters!


Access to Buyer's Club special discount codes and benefits!


We are also now providing MP3 audio versions of some of our content so you can listen podcast style on the road.


This benefit will be available to ALL patrons, $1 and up!

Includes Discord rewards
The Starchamber
$10 or more per month
Hang out with us in meat space!

We will post locations when time permits either local to us, or in other places when we are traveling (like Vegas during SHOT or DEFCON, for example). You can join us and we'll shoot the bull about guns.


In addition to Q&A access, you will have access to our private InRangeTV Discord server to collaborate with other InRangeTV Patreon supporters!


Karl is present on the InRange Discord server regularly and joins in on the fun as much as possible.


Access to Buyer's Club special discount codes and benefits!


We are also now providing MP3 audio versions of some of our content so you can listen podcast style on the road.


This benefit will be available to ALL patrons, $1 and up!

Includes Discord rewards
Old West Explorers
$50 or more per month
This tier gets all the perks associated with every other lower tier along with one BIG one:

Once a year Karl will setup a fully guided 2 day historical tour of Tombstone, AZ and some of the surrounding area.


You'll still be responsible for getting there, and for your lodging, food, etc...we can't cover that, but what you will get is an unparalleled no BS, factual historical tour of what was one of the most important "old west" towns in the USA.


You will see and hear stories about:


Forgotten cemeteries, ruins, gunfights, mines, food, architecture, firearms, and much more!


We will coordinate dates with all Patreon supporters at this level to make sure attendance is viable (as best we can) for everyone involved.





Includes Discord rewards