Hickok45 joined YouTube on January 6th, 2007 and has been making shooting videos ever since. His son John generally is the one holding the camera and their "compound" is located in Tennessee.
In October 2010, a video of him shooting pumpkin to form a face with the bullet holes was featured on Fox News.
In his "FAQ - 5" video, he states that he does not have military experience, and was a reserve deputy in his county of residence for 10 years. He also alludes to his past as a competitive shooter in several videos.