Firearms Expert Reacts To Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s Guns

Jonathan Ferguson, a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms \u0026 Artillery at the Royal Armouries, breaks down the insane weaponry of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, including the XM8 assault rifle, the AEK-971 assault rifle, and the iconic Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle.

In the latest video in the Firearm Expert Reacts series, Jonathan Ferguson--a weapons expert and Keeper of Firearms \u0026 Artillery at the Royal Armouries--breaks down the guns of Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and compares them to their real-life counterparts.

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  1. Ibraheem Khalil

    Ibraheem KhalilПре сат

    Check out bioshock and bioshock infinite

  2. Mike Hopkins

    Mike HopkinsПре 15 сати

    Sniper Elite

  3. DD Sharknads

    DD SharknadsПре 15 сати

    I miss this game. This is what battlefield needs to return to IMO

  4. I won’t watch 15 sec ads

    I won’t watch 15 sec adsПре 17 сати

    9:11 remember, switching to your side arm is faster than reloading.

  5. bakerfresh

    bakerfreshПре 19 сати

    Bf:BC2 was my first intro the Battlefield and my favorite. Actually the Vietnam DLC and then the base game. I loved the destruction and think it's better than most of the following games. Especially when it came to taking out vehicles There also was a way I liked World at War more than other CODs with its sniper progression and breath holding along with taking out tanks with a grenade so they didn't have to stay on the map the whole game as you use your trusty survival knife to slice the tank belt treads to no avail.

  6. Modelobong

    ModelobongПре 23 сата

    Do GTA

  7. Clay3613

    Clay3613Пре дан

    It's about time, this is the best Battlefield game ever! Played this game for 8 years!

  8. Skystalker

    SkystalkerПре дан

    Carl G is still in service in the Canadian Forces too

  9. AlphaLeader772

    AlphaLeader772Пре дан

    In the original game, there are animations for pulling the bolt and having empty and mid reloads, yet in the second game they removed it for some weird reason. Big bummer IMO.

  10. Randy Lahey

    Randy LaheyПре дан

    Bad co 2 was the most fun I've ever had on a games multiplayer honestly

  11. The Dumb Dog

    The Dumb DogПре дан


  12. Gian Urwiler

    Gian UrwilerПре дан

    Nice Video thank you Guys

  13. Andy Black

    Andy BlackПре дан

    I love me some BF bad company.

  14. pelon7 Cortez

    pelon7 CortezПре дан

    sTILL this game is alive and well thanks to its awesome multiplayer

  15. aethertech

    aethertechПре дан

    [P]ersonal [K]illing [M]achine and Rex players represent!

  16. Sableagle

    SableagleПре дан

    10:01 that one guy getting hit with 7.62 x 51 mm NATO ammunition full auto: "Ow! Ow! Ow! Yikes! Ow! Hey! That really itches!"

  17. Sableagle

    SableagleПре дан

    "Not much room for pistol calibre." Do you think there's scope for the "small calibre, high velocity" concept to spread out more, with .25 Magnum (whatever that would be), 7 x 25 mm (.45 ACP necked down to .2756 calibre) 500 J, .457 x 34 mm (.18 calibre, inch-and-a-third case) 1000 J or something like that for pistols and in the SMG role and/or something like 6g (92.6 gr) 5.7 x 63 mm (.30-06 necked down to .224 calibre) for long reach and barrier defeat, or would the high pressures needed make them too heavy / too expensive?

  18. sab3r

    sab3rПре 2 дана

    A rainbow six siege video would be cool

  19. MoskvaMorten

    MoskvaMortenПре 2 дана

    I'll have to correct you on the statement about the G3. AG3 as it was and is called in Norway, was indeed fired at F from the shoulder. I have even done so myself, while aiming without any scope - just ironsights, and hit at fair distance. Although it is obviously not something you do as a standard, single shots are always more sensible, it is absolutely doable. It is even also one of the drills when either advancing or retreating towards or away from known threat when in patrol.

  20. Levi

    LeviПре 2 дана

    I literally can't stand seeing these pop up in my recommended. Just dropping in to say this, also a game that's over 10 years old? Come on.

  21. aaahhhchew

    aaahhhchewПре 2 дана

    SQUAD is where it's at.

  22. Frost Elf

    Frost ElfПре 2 дана

    I loved using the anti tank mines on objectives worked great lol.

  23. fitzy43cd

    fitzy43cdПре 2 дана

    I would suggest Squad as one to review. Mixture of modern factions with a wide range of weapons including potent anti tank stuff

  24. Steven Perez

    Steven PerezПре 2 дана

    What about the VSS

  25. Mauren

    MaurenПре 2 дана

    halo weapons please!

  26. L Dc

    L DcПре 2 дана

    Bf is a complete terd of a game

  27. Noxian

    NoxianПре 2 дана

    I'd love to see Project Reality, which is a free standalone mod of Battlefield 2 (that's still in active development).

  28. Lewis Wright

    Lewis WrightПре 2 дана

    Weapons of Squad

  29. Spartanmk2

    Spartanmk2Пре 3 дана

    Ahhh good old BFBC2 and Alter Bridge!! :)

  30. Mr TomWaffles

    Mr TomWafflesПре 3 дана

    Do ARMA 3

  31. Neo Occisor

    Neo OccisorПре 3 дана

    Please do the guns from CSGO

  32. TheRealRaz

    TheRealRazПре 3 дана

    ahh yes to go back to the days of running around with a Carl Gustav nuking people lmfao

  33. Holden McKroin

    Holden McKroinПре 3 дана

    Love how the PKM ejects to the right in this game.

  34. Collin Murphy

    Collin MurphyПре 3 дана

    Do halo next

  35. Elvirth24

    Elvirth24Пре 3 дана

    First gun sounded like it was bursting because the player was probably burst firing to keep accuracy up.

  36. Mixter Muxter

    Mixter MuxterПре 3 дана

    BF6 Trailer react

  37. White Fang

    White FangПре 3 дана

    Something like STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl or FarCry 2 would be amazing

  38. Daniel Edmonsond

    Daniel EdmonsondПре 3 дана

    Weren't the German G3s primarily designed to fire low-power ammo with the same dimensions as 7.62 Nato? I think those were more controllable. And there was a second, stiffer bolt they used with standard NATO ammo. A lot of that low-power 7.62 ammo got sold off on the civilian market here in the states, and it wasn't very popular. Cheap, but worthless if you were trying to hit anything.

  39. Tommy Hellberg

    Tommy HellbergПре 3 дана

    And yes, it's people with no insight in weapons that want to make it "look good". From the horses mouth.

  40. Quitthebulshchief

    QuitthebulshchiefПре 3 дана

    Seeing Jonathan holding an RPG with a big shit eating grin is one of my small pleasures in life

  41. Raked T

    Raked TПре 3 дана

    Do the guns from CRYSIS!

  42. Luis Ismailji

    Luis IsmailjiПре 3 дана

    Reaction video to the upcoming gameplay reveal of Battlefield 2042?

  43. BobBigWheels

    BobBigWheelsПре 3 дана

    Please do "Zach's Gun Rants" from the RSclub channel mikeburnfire. Zach has strong opinions on guns and it would be cool to see his take on the rants.

  44. Chris L

    Chris LПре 3 дана

    When I was in the Army I was stationed in Mannheim, Germany for 4 years and we did some training with the German Army. One of the soldiers there let me fire his H&K G36, which I thought was actually a pretty good rifle. I liked the integrated sights as well as the semi-transparent magazine that allowed you to see how many rounds you had. That soldier also asked if he could trade me one of his German issue Uniforms for one of my ACU Uniforms, which my 1st LT allowed me to do, so I have a German issue military uniform hanging in my closet right now, which I always thought was pretty cool and something to talk

  45. Chris L

    Chris LПре 3 дана

    In regards to the "noob tube", i can't remember if it does in battlefield games or not, but in some games the Devs did program in the arming time and even if your up close, hitting someone with a grenade from a launcher will STILL kill them EVEN if it doesn't explode. You'd just get that "thoomp" sound and they'd fall over with no explosion. Which when I first saw that I thought it was the coolest thing ever.

  46. SleepingGood

    SleepingGoodПре 3 дана

    Subtitles please

  47. Mark Donaldson

    Mark DonaldsonПре 3 дана

    Late to the party! Your knowledge is absolutely amazing, thank you sir 🤙👍🔫💣

  48. Zachary Reed

    Zachary ReedПре 3 дана

    Syndicate! Review Syndicate!

  49. -Keo-

    -Keo-Пре 3 дана

    "Battle rifle" is not a meaningful term but "assault rifle" is? Eh?

  50. dave

    daveПре 3 дана

    Assaultrifle has a real background, originating with the Aussaultrifle 44, that leads to other selectfire riflecaliber systems called that way. Battlerifle doesnt have that background, neither does the word makes sense.

  51. nanorai

    nanoraiПре 3 дана

    dang.. how about enlisted

  52. Tom Wardman

    Tom WardmanПре 3 дана

    I’d love to see Jonathan react to guns in the James Bond games. Last time I visited, the Royal Armouries had a display on Bond guns, so this would be a nice synergy.

  53. Dany Henriquez

    Dany HenriquezПре 3 дана

    I wonder if it’s really that easy to load the shells for that last weapon with one hand? They’re probably too heavy to carry the AT weapon with one hand and insert a shell with the other?

  54. Jayno Van Keulen

    Jayno Van KeulenПре 3 дана

    battlefield 5 also ia verry good on the powerful anti tank capabilities

  55. n0la

    n0laПре 3 дана

    I'd love to see S.T.A.L.K.E.R. I am pretty sure Jonathan would make a good stalker.

  56. andrex1999

    andrex1999Пре 3 дана

    The CG really looks to be rocket propelled in game which is really annoying. A satisfying *THUMP* would be great

  57. Artyom Bleeker

    Artyom BleekerПре 3 дана

    Didn't know Johnathan was an AB fan. 😉

  58. Matej Velican

    Matej VelicanПре 3 дана

    scarL has such a shitty stock sight

  59. fireeye2209

    fireeye2209Пре 3 дана

    Do Apex Legends :D

  60. mr shab

    mr shabПре 3 дана

    So basically he's as much of an expert as those self defence bullshido experts who tell you how to fight but never been in a fight themselves 🤣

  61. mr shab

    mr shabПре дан

    @Dave Baton should be a firearms design expert then lol

  62. Dave Baton

    Dave BatonПре 3 дана

    You are confusing two areas of expertise. A firearms expert is not an expert on the usage of guns but is an expert on the design of guns. An analogy: A structural engineer does the structural calculations but they don't actually put up the building.

  63. Alec Cross

    Alec CrossПре 4 дана

    The M93R in BC2 does indeed shoot in 3-round bursts. However there is no fire cap or some sort that shooting a burst fire here will make it seem to be fully automatic with how fast you can click. That includes the M16A4 and AN-94

  64. Drop

    DropПре 4 дана

    'battle rifle' is perfectly reasonable. Inbetween AR and DMR in terms of purpose and/or calibre.

  65. Drop

    DropПре 4 дана

    BF5 sucked shit. BF2042 looks like shit. BC2 remake when.

  66. Josef Kadlec

    Josef KadlecПре 4 дана

    would love to see his thoughts on apex legends weapons since there was TF2 already

  67. hifibryant

    hifibryantПре 4 дана

    5:30 no, it's not for that reason. The trend was started with Counter-Strike and the default left-handed models it had. The devs mirrored those models and other game devs further down the line took their lead. Stupid trend.

  68. Maverick Zero

    Maverick ZeroПре 4 дана

    Should definitely take a look at some of the near-future weapons designs from ArmA 3. Most, if not all of them, are somewhat based off existing or prototyped designs.

  69. Aquxur Jade

    Aquxur JadeПре 4 дана

    Do some guns in the far cry games if you haven't covered all of them yet

  70. Consequence No. 62

    Consequence No. 62Пре 4 дана

    I vote for Squad or Apex Legends.

  71. RoleWeird

    RoleWeirdПре 4 дана

    Titanfall universe/Apex Legends PauseChamp

  72. JGX

    JGXПре 4 дана

    Only 11 years late. Good job GameSpot!!! Next have them react to the weapons in Maze War. You know, stay nice and relevant like you're doing.

  73. Cloaker 451

    Cloaker 451Пре 4 дана

    He has a fucking rocket launcher

  74. DeLiXx

    DeLiXxПре 4 дана

    2:45 casual T-Pose

  75. UltimateFusion

    UltimateFusionПре 4 дана

    +rep for that Alter Bridge shirt!

  76. Greg Muniz

    Greg MunizПре 4 дана

    As a left handed person, I can only hope that a lead developer on the project was also left handed and decided to fuck with the rest of his coworkers and fans by showing the DOMINANT dominant hand.

  77. ZombieATAT

    ZombieATATПре 4 дана

    I think Jonathan should watch: Threatty - Full Metal 2

  78. Jonathan

    JonathanПре 4 дана

    I'd love to see you talk through the weapons of Arma 3!

  79. Vitaboy2kHD DATME

    Vitaboy2kHD DATMEПре 4 дана

    You guys should definitely do Battlefield 4

  80. Vivi

    ViviПре 4 дана

    Aw man I was hoping the Neostead would be brought up. That was my main gun that thing is so weeeeeeird lol

  81. DREEZ

    DREEZПре 4 дана

    Are you running out of ideas so you keep bringing this quack on

  82. Arc2301

    Arc2301Пре 4 дана

    The day he stops making videos for Gamespot, the channel is as good as dead

  83. Ian Rieske

    Ian RieskeПре 4 дана

    I want to see the guns of Metal Gear Solid, Particularly 4.

  84. SickClown

    SickClownПре 4 дана

    Enlisted next!

  85. Mario maldonado romera

    Mario maldonado romeraПре 4 дана

    i will not stop until killing floor 2 video

  86. Nachtauge

    NachtaugeПре 4 дана

    WRONG: The MG3 does not eject to the right, it ejects down to the ground.

  87. Roberson

    RobersonПре 4 дана

    that t-pose on 2:49

  88. Tommy Griffin

    Tommy GriffinПре 4 дана

    please do apex legends! i'd love to see what parallels he could make to what the guns are based off of

  89. Sergey Chernyshov

    Sergey ChernyshovПре 4 дана

    Strange that he didn't make any comment about CG reload process.

  90. Jose

    JoseПре 4 дана

    I’d love to see Jonathan comment on Killzone weapons.

  91. Mike116

    Mike116Пре 4 дана

    1:14 is he talking about the guy that’s just burst shooting? Because I remember the type 88 being full auto

  92. El Duderino

    El DuderinoПре 4 дана

    I still play BC 2 online! :)

  93. Robert Harris

    Robert HarrisПре 5 дана

    Wait. He knows bad company is based in the 80s right?

  94. gradient602

    gradient602Пре 5 дана

    I'm convinced, Jonathan Ferguson hates the HK416. I was hoping to see him cover it in the BF4 weapons, where it was probably rendered best in the series, but to not see it at least covered here I'm disappointed! the HK416/M416 has been a staple in the Battlefield series since Bad Company, being campaign weapons in most of the games and was extremely well liked in BF3 and BF4. I thought it would be a great way to explain to people the differences between it and a typical AR pattern rifle in regards to the gas system. Well hopefully they will do another BF4 episode because BF4 has ALOT of amazing guns!! and hopefully he can show the HK416 some love! and Jonathon you can borrow my civilian HK416 if you guys don't have one at the museum :-D

  95. Panda God

    Panda GodПре 5 дана

    Shoots noob tube RSclub AD: Okay, STOP EVERYTHING. RAID SHADOW LEGENDS

  96. Mighty Pac-Man

    Mighty Pac-ManПре 5 дана

    Please do rainbow six siege



    You have to do another video on hunt Showdown they added new guns and there are still some pretty cool guns to look at

  98. Witt Sullivan

    Witt SullivanПре 5 дана

    You completely forgot to mention that the USAS-12 is ambidextrous with an ejection port on both sides of the receiver. It was designed by Daewoo (yes, the Korean car and heavy equipment manufacturer). They made it for the US market. For some reason they thought Americans were left handed, so the first models were left side ejecting. They corrected that by adding the ejection port and ejection port cover on both sides of the shotgun. They did sell semi-auto only versions, but they and the "street sweeper" style revolving shotguns were classified by Congress as Destructive Devices, like a grenade launcher or artillery piece. Since then, there's been several semi-auto shotguns that function identically to the USAS-12, like the Saiga, but they're not DD's. The USAS-12 and Streetsweepers would still be hobbled by the US '89 Imported gun law. :(

  99. Witt Sullivan

    Witt SullivanПре 5 дана

    White Phosphorous grenades are used for smoke, scuttling gear, and antipersonnel because phosphorous burns in contact with oxygen and won't stop burning.

  100. Boom Dude

    Boom DudeПре 5 дана

    Warframe plz

  101. Mark Miller

    Mark MillerПре 5 дана

    Seeing his reaction to the UNSC weapons of Halo: Combat Evolved would be cool!

  102. Mike Smith

    Mike SmithПре 5 дана

    Real gun experts reaction to video game guns is completely retardant and pointless.

  103. Pixxy

    PixxyПре 4 дана

    @Mike Smith shut up bud

  104. Mike Smith

    Mike SmithПре 4 дана

    @Pixxy included are you

  105. Pixxy

    PixxyПре 4 дана

    Shut up bud

  106. Laughing Man

    Laughing ManПре 5 дана

    You get kobra sights made for pic rails, they're in Tarkov

  107. Twilight Noir

    Twilight NoirПре 5 дана

    Any chance on Frontlines: Fuel of War guns?