| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Go large! USA gun shops – watch and weep

[Music] At 150,000 sq feet this place is three times
the space of an out of town British supermarket. We’re back in Las Vegas and this shop is
humungo fantasmagorically enormous it’s a Bass Pro one of three big chains which dominates
hunting and shooting shopping Opinion is divided on whether Cabelas, Gander
Mountain or Bass Pro is the best shop. They are certainly popular. The Cabelas in both
Kansas and Minnesota rank amongst the top tourist destinations in both those states
and they are twice as big as the one in Las Vegas. Bass Pro’s shop in Missouri is a
third of a million square feet, that is the same size of 6 football pitches or the whole
of the Grand Bizaar in Istanbul. British gun shops are traditionally poky little
things stuck down back streets, but this is America. I am off to see a gun shop owner who I met
hunting driven wild sheep in Germany. He runs a gun shop which is small compared to Bass
Pro, but offers a warmer and more friendly service and it is still twice the size of
any UK gun shop. Nice to see you. Nice to see you again. So you call this a
bit of a tiddler. It’s a fair size, fair size for round here.
We’re pretty big here, but there are bigger stores. Can you show me around. Yes, sure, come on. Louisiana is hurricane country and when hurricane
Katrina hit nearby New Orleans it caused both spectacular devastation and billions of dollars
of damage. It was however, a bonanza for Jim. So Jim, Hurricane Katrina was a relatively
exciting time for you here in Louisiana? Oh indeed, indeed, lots of unrest and very,
very busy for us, it was very crazy time. When you say very crazy time, what was the
shop like. Before you could buy your fire arm and leave
it was about anything from 6 to 8 hours for 3 days. Six-to-eight hour queue for three days? Exactly. How many guns did you sell in that time? Hundreds and hundreds literally we had one
person doing nothing but calling in background checks, we had distributors coming in with
literally truck loads of ammunition. And why did everyone want these guns? It was a time of unrest, people were fearful
and looking for security, also a lot of military police fire department lost a lot their guns
under water so not only do you have civilians coming in, but you also have your local police
departments things like that buying guns, ammunition, holsters, cleaning supplies, just
everything went under water so quickly. So you’ve also got some fun stuff here haven’t
you? Oh yes we have got something really unique
which I am sure a lot of people would like to see. It’s a .410 revolver. So can we have a look? So Jim what precisely
is that? Basically these are two Taurus .410 revolvers
and this one right here will shoot the .410 and the .45 long colt and what is very popular
here is for a snake gun for fish farmers and things like that deer hunters during the summer
to maintain their land, they like this to despatch snakes. Snakes, what sort of snakes do you get here? Let’s say it is a big water moccasin. Big water moccasin, I hate those. And you want two hands on this one. Yeah, that almost came out of your hand. I’ve managed to hit snakes in a kind of
4 foot radius. Well that’s it, you didn’t miss and you
put some right in the X ring. Yeah, look at that, 4 in the middle, 4 pellets
in the middle and quite a lot on the outside as well. Well, it’s a big snake. Well yes, exactly disguised as a man. Of course all the staff hunt. I dove hunt, squirrel hunt, deer hunt, coyote
sometimes, I’ve hog hunted, I think that is about it. That’s pretty well more animals than we
have in the UK. Yeah, that’s just about everything. Did you grow up doing this? Ever since I was about ten. And is this normal for a Louisiana girl? It’s somewhat normal. Have you ever shot a gator? No I have not, I have caught one though. Caught one with your bare hands? I was fishing one day and I was reeling in
my spinner bate and it snapped my line and I reeled it in and I caught it. It was about
5 foot long. Fantastic. Self defence is a major theme of American
gunshops. In the UK, we have all but forgotten about sidearms following the restrictions
which came in 15 years ago. Jim gives me a refresher course. Watch that thumb – don’t want to get it
cut. Nine, eight, those must be mine there. Not too bad. Not too bad. I mean it’s down. It’s the first time in a long time. Exactly, 15 years, exactly, he’s crawling
away. I think it was rather a rabbit target, but still. With the London Olympics coming up and Britain
in with a chance for shooting medals, with handgun crime rising massively in the wake
of the handgun laws, surely now is the time for the British government to start relaxing
restrictions on handgun ownership in the UK. [Music]


shishira cre

Jan 1, 2019, 12:17 pm Reply

Sales girl ohh she is Beautiful.. she can kill any man without gun…


Jan 1, 2019, 12:23 am Reply

The main reason I would like to live in the USA one day is the second amendment.

Alex Mitchell

Jan 1, 2019, 2:50 pm Reply

Of all things he could have picked up and show off he picks up THE JUDGE!!! that gun is a joke

anshuman jha

Jan 1, 2019, 7:18 pm Reply

Brits do you have unique teeth.

Servant of God

Feb 2, 2019, 4:01 am Reply


Manogaran Sithiravelu

Feb 2, 2019, 8:25 am Reply

Whereas this location …pls

Napoleon Bonaparte

Feb 2, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

This isss Americaaaa


Feb 2, 2019, 8:29 pm Reply

410 pistol lol!! junk

gary K

Feb 2, 2019, 10:45 pm Reply

My favorite local gun shop has more than 7000 guns in stock! I think they have more than most gun shows!


Feb 2, 2019, 3:01 pm Reply

Good man with gun…

Stan Smith

Feb 2, 2019, 8:37 am Reply

If only columbine high school banned guns.

Bill Peirce

Feb 2, 2019, 7:28 am Reply

Bass Pro Ownes Cabelas

Eric Harris

Feb 2, 2019, 7:35 am Reply

there's no reason British people should not be allowed to own guns…well…except for the part about the last time they were allowed to have guns they split off and created the USA.

bruce mcclendon

Feb 2, 2019, 7:19 pm Reply

I hate english and british accents.


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Mar 3, 2019, 10:09 pm Reply

If a guy grabs a semi truck (Lorry for Brits) and enters a crowd and kills 30 people…do we ban the truck? By the current logic of the UK and other governments it looks like so.

Robin Lessard

Mar 3, 2019, 12:45 am Reply

Man !! I'd let her cock my pistol !

David Cisco

Mar 3, 2019, 11:23 am Reply

The ultimate objective of gun control is to control an unarmed people by an armed oppressor.

Robert McCoin

Mar 3, 2019, 5:58 am Reply

We will always prefer the dangerous freedom of owning firearms over the
"Safe Slavery" of giving up our weapons. The 2nd Amendment shall not be infringed. God Bless America.


Mar 3, 2019, 1:37 am Reply

i hope you get your gun rights back some day and get stores like this for yourself. nobody free should be split from their gun rights


Mar 3, 2019, 1:21 pm Reply

enough guns in one shop to invade a small country 😀

S Duck

Mar 3, 2019, 8:09 pm Reply

It is possible to buy the female at 1:22 ? While a gun of course


Mar 3, 2019, 6:27 pm Reply

Welcome to America Baby!

Nick Nivaud

Mar 3, 2019, 3:07 am Reply

RIP Gander Mountain

Emperor Of Mankind

Mar 3, 2019, 6:42 am Reply

You heard it first here folks: British man confirms an increase in handgun crime AFTER the strict rule changes.


Mar 3, 2019, 2:08 am Reply

GOD bless America

Vladislavs Dovgalecs

Mar 3, 2019, 6:48 am Reply

Now you get why it is SO important to not give up rights to bear arms and to oppose any so called "common sense" gun control, poorly disguised as confiscation? Once you get the laws, it is very very difficult to relax those! America, don't give up your guns!

Robert Plzák

Mar 3, 2019, 6:12 pm Reply

In the UK, arms shops will only sell teaspoons.

Tom Cahill

Mar 3, 2019, 1:59 am Reply

gun ownership protects citizens from liberal laws

Emilizeas Pessoa

Mar 3, 2019, 12:02 am Reply

Mizerable's you not be speak english certain I be listen this not and news ….


Apr 4, 2019, 9:01 am Reply

Redhead behind the counter can wrestle my gator any day!

Rebekah Seibert

Apr 4, 2019, 2:34 am Reply


Rachid Rifai

Apr 4, 2019, 7:09 pm Reply

When zombies attack
I know where to go

Abhijeet Kundu

Apr 4, 2019, 2:06 am Reply

This gun shop belongs in Texas.

tony perkis

Apr 4, 2019, 9:07 pm Reply

Bass pro shop in the Memphis pyramid biggest in the world

Bilal Ayub

Apr 4, 2019, 8:26 pm Reply

guns arent bad, the people are bad and bad people can use knives too

Julian Chavez

May 5, 2019, 4:40 am Reply

Yeehaahh I wanna go shoot sum shit!

Edwin Gallardo

May 5, 2019, 12:42 pm Reply

president wow beautiful rifle firearms and pistols for American hunters is good sports fantastic great shooter's shooting range perfict awesome pretty good beautiful self defense fantastic great hunting perfect excellent alot fun shooting there great excited everyshoot perfict fantastic have nice day"

Gordon James edward

May 5, 2019, 4:06 pm Reply

Go large usa go shooting ppl in schools!! ??


May 5, 2019, 2:58 am Reply

I find it amazing how Poms envy this and talk about it when they too can do the same thing. Poms sux!. Yanks are cool as they think big and do things without talking about it.


May 5, 2019, 4:06 am Reply

We welcome our British Cousins to share our love for guns…… Fight England for your rights my cousins

must thopa nova

May 5, 2019, 9:21 am Reply

Ready to player uknown battleground

Life Is Good

May 5, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

Well yes, but how come bass pro has archery and other ranges inside the store but no firearms range ?

Barry Lynne

May 5, 2019, 11:26 pm Reply

UK relax gun laws?…………Bwahahhahaahahahahahhahahahha

Fatih Keskin

May 5, 2019, 9:49 am Reply

Oiaiiaiaaoaooaaooa oaoaoaooa

Kenneth Bailey

May 5, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

I like Scheels even better than Cabelas, Gander Mountain and Bass Pro Shops.

Gurudarshan Bhandary

Jun 6, 2019, 4:52 pm Reply

Am in love ?


Jun 6, 2019, 11:00 am Reply

What a place, I could live in there.

jordan jeffries

Jun 6, 2019, 2:19 am Reply


Phillip Chetta

Jun 6, 2019, 10:12 am Reply

A beautiful redhead who loves to hunt. Definately my kind of gal! ?

Francisco Washington

Jun 6, 2019, 11:26 am Reply

Muito bom.????

Lynn Beccue

Jun 6, 2019, 12:40 pm Reply

Obviously outdated as they list Gander Mountain which has gone under years ago now.

captain edwardo

Jun 6, 2019, 2:22 am Reply

Lol there is no divide Cabelas is the best but only fools buy guns from big box stores. You will pay way less at a small shop.

Carlos De Francesco

Jun 6, 2019, 8:34 pm Reply

Mass shoting


Jun 6, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

Devestating hirricane hits, people line up for hours to have their background checks ran, and wait for their approval to buy a gun.
Democrats: GuNs aRe eAsIeR tO bUy THaN BoOkS!!!!!!!

girish kapse

Jul 7, 2019, 10:13 am Reply

I need super pistol

Charlie sebbage

Jul 7, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

Feel sorry for any people living in a country where if a hurricane comes you feel you gota queue up for hours to buy a gun! I hunt & target shoot but sure hope gun shops never become like this in the uk!

isskamm 41

Jul 7, 2019, 4:44 am Reply

i do not understand shooting shopping


Jul 7, 2019, 4:04 am Reply

This is AMERICA !!!
Great and Freedom !

Shahriar Shahriary

Jul 7, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

Where is this big super shop?????

Trevor .Raggy

Jul 7, 2019, 4:09 pm Reply

Somptueux vive les usa

bogdan Remington

Jul 7, 2019, 11:46 am Reply

Cudny sklep w zjebanejGB poddani krolowej takich niemaja

Snack Daddy

Jul 7, 2019, 6:02 am Reply

God.guns and guts. A country(or person) can't survive without all three!

Albert Andrews

Jul 7, 2019, 12:05 am Reply

What do we have that they don't have? The Bill of Rights!


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Sathyam Sathyam

Aug 8, 2019, 4:55 am Reply

Order please


Aug 8, 2019, 5:32 pm Reply

"weapons bring more safety… and bullshit, if there were no guns avaivable in usa, there were no school shootings and the gang violence were different

Ivan Volkov

Aug 8, 2019, 1:38 pm Reply

Burn it down

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Rkkawlni Rinkima

Aug 8, 2019, 2:55 pm Reply

How much 315 rifle…?

jake w

Aug 8, 2019, 1:29 pm Reply

Y'all should come down to America more often and visit us

Tank Malone

Aug 8, 2019, 11:56 pm Reply

Welcome to America pal home of the free land of the brave

C Lofing

Sep 9, 2019, 2:21 pm Reply

No footage of a wall of AR-15s and AKs?


Oct 10, 2019, 12:31 am Reply

I like this guy?

Arrowed Albatross

Oct 10, 2019, 7:44 am Reply

"Lost their guns underwater."

Yep. Totally.

Ernest Walden

Oct 10, 2019, 7:59 pm Reply

God Bless America breaks my heart that some Americans are not with the Second Amendment and are trying to take our God given rights away from tru American patriots like us. So sad ???

dante dante

Oct 10, 2019, 10:14 am Reply


Just Me

Oct 10, 2019, 6:02 pm Reply

"Handgun crime rising massively in the wake of the handgun laws." Gee, who could have seen that coming?

Dondi Dykes

Oct 10, 2019, 6:53 am Reply

Everything that gets taken away will cause more crime

Krishna Mohan

Oct 10, 2019, 11:21 am Reply


Laldinmawia Pautu

Oct 10, 2019, 11:55 am Reply

Can I buy it from India through online

Jim Mitchell

Oct 10, 2019, 4:24 pm Reply

The British people have destroyed their country and their freedoms with their pussy politics and lack of border protection and letting outsiders destroy their culture!!!! Most Americans would prefer it if all Brits would not come over here for any reason and don’t do any documentaries on anything! It was clear the Brit in this video is a Pussy! We don’t need outside help to destroy our gun rights like you British People have done in your country!!!! What a bunch of dumbasses!! Stay the fuck home!!!


Oct 10, 2019, 7:07 pm Reply

Gun control is tailor made legislation for a tyrant.  In a gun free society, nothing will be there to stop the government from telling you which God to worship….. if and when to worship….. what words can come out of your mouth.  With the way the Democrats have gotten with their Marxist-Leninist ways, all these nightmares could become a reality if our guns are taken.

Mr Paul Grimm

Oct 10, 2019, 11:40 pm Reply

When society brakes down. The gun rules! I was in Katrina

Sarath To

Oct 10, 2019, 5:28 am Reply

Get rid of police and law…we want old wild west.

Sarath To

Oct 10, 2019, 5:45 am Reply

Its a shame that mass shooting and gun Violence's are too low in europe….you open newspaper on a fine day and all you read is climate policy and rise of EVs ? Whats the fun in that?

Marty Wheeler

Oct 10, 2019, 9:08 am Reply

Join the NRA! shàlom??

Marty Wheeler

Oct 10, 2019, 9:13 am Reply

I carry a bonds arm! Two shots and ten hole's! Carrying a police officer is to heavy! Shàlom??

Phil Hall

Oct 10, 2019, 1:35 am Reply

Stay armed America and Texans period
Hell NO to communist party leaders

Thomas Heath

Oct 10, 2019, 11:13 pm Reply

Get rid of the NFA and the Hughes Amendment

Orlos The Druid

Oct 10, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

You can laugh all you want…. but I tell you what, your dumb ass goes out walking, and a cottonmouth the size of a damn mans arm starts slithering your way, you will wish that .410 was a 12 ga.

I shit you not, Ive seen snakes in those bayous that were every bit of 6-8 feet long and big around as my wifes leg. Make you shit yourself!


Oct 10, 2019, 2:44 pm Reply

Funny how a European thinks this is all Hollywood macho stuff with the .410 revolver. Your very life could depend on that .410 revolver in the wilderness and even then you'd wish you had more.
Some people have no choice but to work in remote areas. Engineers, surveyors, timber, etc.

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