he is definitely over the top in most of the videos I've seen (haven't seen many). Those are the newer videos though. Some of his older videos, he isn't so in your face, and just tries to give info and his opinion on things without the whole "I'm right, and if u don't agree with me you will die" feel to it
Whatever that guy has done in the past from asinine comments about kicking peoples asses at the NRA show to his not understanding how to drive a car in combat and getting his buddies killed has been done ad nauseam on here. The search engine is your friend.
It has been my experience that, anytime someone is surrounded in significant controversy in this industry, it is usually not without reason. In most if not all of those cases, they're probably people you want to avoid.
Plenty of good quality, legit, vetted, and respected people in this industry. Anyone with some skill and a bit of common sense can teach a person how to "run" a handgun, or heck even a carbine, in a fairly competent manner. They don't necessarily have to have been a former "cool guy" with hundreds of CQB room entries to their name either. It's not rocket science, especially when we're talking closer ranges and basic stuff. Nothing special there, at least not these days with the sheer variety of schools and instructors out there and the degree that training quality has progressed in the past decade alone. The point I'm getting at is, I would be more concerned with spending those hard earned dollars on someone that's reputable, that's vetted, and who is generally of good quality character.
I can learn from anyone. I can learn more from some than others.
Yeager makes some good points but his ridiculous ego and attitude get in the way of most of them. Unlike on these gun forums, controversy is productive on YT in terms of views and ad dollars.
Ive watched the firefight in Iraq multiple times. Its really gut wrenching. Some use it as attack on him. I wasnt there. I dont know all of what happened. What i can say is HE shouldnt have been there. If a person survives something like that, especially something where they should have done things better and some people might be alive today...if you make it out of that, most people who are well adjusted and introspective would be humbled and not arrogant in the rest of their life.