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Hickok45 (Greg Kinman)

Hickok45 (Greg Kinman)

Hickok45's real name is Greg Kinman (born July 1950).

He is probably best known for his firearm related videos on YouTube. He lives in the Pleasant View, Tennessee area and is a retired English Teacher from Franklin Road Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. He has a huge shooting range and compound in his backyard, which is frequently shown in his YouTube videos. On January 6 2016, the channel was briefly banned by YouTube for "policy violations", but was reactivated later that day. In a YouTube video after the incident, he explains that he still does not know what caused them to reinstate the account. He postulates that support from other YouTube channels like IraqVeteran8888 and tnoutdoors9, as well as all of his viewers, may have been the deciding factor.

He started the YouTube channel in January 6, 2007, with his son John doing most of the filming. He was inspired to create it after teaching the Western novel Shane to his middle-school classroom. Most of his early videos were done wearing cowboy outfits and shooting Wild West era weaponry. ⁣Hickok45 quotes that "YouTube puts me in touch with new shooters, young people and just anybody, to educate them a little bit about gun safety". ⁣The video that got him viral was his carving of a pumpkin with a.40 cal Glock. His 'shooting compound' where most of his videos take places is located at 1241 Old Clarksville Pike, Pleasant View, TN 37146.

Greg has turned down multiple offers from YouTube and other networks to monetize his videos, but has generally declined them out of principle and the fact that he wants to remain independent. He has nearly 1000 videos as of Dec 2015.

Greg is a former Tennessee reserve deputy, but has no military experience.


Citation Linknashvillescene.comA Nashville Scene article about him, as well as fellow YouTubestars CinemaSins and Megan and Liz.The clip that they showcase in the article is with a S&W 500 revolver vs a watermelon.
Nov 27, 2015, 9:33 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comVideo of Hickok45's 1911 made by Tisas (a Turkish company).This particular model is the G.I. configuration.He notes that while the gun is a little bit unrefined compared to higher end 1911's it is decent and accurate enough for the money.He does not particularly like the sights or the trigger, but they are good for a budget 1911 like this one.
Nov 27, 2015, 9:35 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comHis YouTubechannel.A huge amount of HD videos with gun reviews and demonstrations.Some of these can be over 1/2 hr for just a single firearm.Reviews range from pocket pistols to full auto LMGs.His property in Tennessee has a sweet target range.
Oct 28, 2015, 2:11 AM
Citation Linklinkedin.comHickok45's LinkedInprofile. He lives in Pleasant View, Tennessee.His real name is Greg Kinman.He lists his occupation as E-Learning and "Genius"
Oct 28, 2015, 2:14 AM
Citation Linkinstagram.comHis profile on Instagram.He mentions that he won't have that much time to focus on this page, instead, one should visit his YouTubeor Facebookpage.
Oct 28, 2015, 2:20 AM
Citation Linkywqaugeunhowzrcj.public.blob.vercel-storage.comHickok committing a drive-by shooting on a bicycle.
Dec 17, 2015, 11:42 PM
Citation Linkwideopenspaces.comHickok45's first rifle was a.22 Wards Western Field Rifle.
Dec 1, 2015, 8:43 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comA video of him on Fox Newscarving a pumpkin with what appears to be a Glock.
Nov 13, 2015, 5:10 AM
Citation Linknashvillescene.comAn interview of Hickok45 done by Nashville Scene .
Dec 3, 2015, 4:33 PM
Citation Linkpeoplebyname.comA people search result for him.
Nov 10, 2015, 5:37 PM
Citation Linkfacebook.comHickok45's Facebook page.
Oct 28, 2015, 2:09 AM
Citation Linktwitter.comHickok45's Twitterpage.He likes to ride a Harley when he is not shooting guns.
Oct 28, 2015, 2:11 AM
Citation Linkratemyteachers.comReviews of his (day job) teaching position.He is a middle school English teacher.
Oct 28, 2015, 2:13 AM
Citation Linkbizapedia.comBizapedia entry for his company, HICKOK 45, LLC.It was formed on March 17, 2011 and has a Tennessee file number of 000653924.
Oct 28, 2015, 2:15 AM
Citation Linkwideopenspaces.comAn article about him on wideopenspaces.com
Oct 28, 2015, 2:21 AM
Citation Linkvine.coVinevideos tagged with #hickok45
Nov 22, 2015, 7:51 AM
Citation Linkyoutube.comHickok45 named himself based on Wild Bill Hickok, and.45 ACP is his favorite caliber.
Dec 6, 2015, 4:13 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comKinman compares the Springfield XDs 9mm vs the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm concealed carry pistols.He notes that the pistols are both comparable in price and size, but notes that the Shield feels a little thinner on the front part of the grip than the XDs.He notes that this can simply be a preference/ergonomics issue however.
Dec 2, 2015, 11:13 PM
Citation Linkfacebook.comFacebookpage for his Hickok45 persona.The page has over 300,000 likes as of November 2015.There is currently (December 2015) no Wikipediaarticle for the company.
Nov 13, 2015, 5:01 AM
Citation Linkurbandictionary.comAn urbandictionary.com definition of him.
Nov 13, 2015, 5:03 AM