I prefer brand X, you prefer brand Y...


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10-Ring
January 2, 2003, 02:01 AM
We both shoot our guns well, but for some reason, I'm an a-hole for not liking your brand of guns...WHY? :banghead:
I've tried many a gun over the years and I know what I like & don't like and I'm pretty sure many other shooters have done the same thing. So, why is it important to win over so many converts?

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Skunkabilly
January 2, 2003, 02:02 AM
They're just jealous you have more HKs than they do!!

PATH
January 2, 2003, 02:04 AM
Are you sure youi don't want a Glock?:D :D

Mike Irwin
January 2, 2003, 02:08 AM
What is best in life?

To crush your competitors, to see their market share drop to nothing, and to hear the lamentation of their marketing representatives.

sm
January 2, 2003, 02:14 AM
Very well said.

As for the question ...some of us just use another choice, or never changed...don't mind what the masses say.

Blackhawk
January 2, 2003, 02:14 AM
IMO, it's a manifestation of "buyer's remorse."

If I buy something I'm not wholly convinced is the best and right choice, I'm going to be insecure about it. If I can get you to buy one, it makes me more secure about my choice. Sort of like "If I'm dumb, so are you!"

You can also liken it to the manner of dress of teens. They all want to express their individuality, right? They why do they all dress alike? The "non-conformists" of the '60s looked like they came out of a cookie cutter.

After I bought and modified my P-11, I was so tickled with it that I told a friend I've never been shooting with, but we're both Vietnam Vets, both carry, amd we run into each other about every week. One day, he said "look at this," and it was a new P-11 he bought the day before. It made me feel a bit strange, like it was a validation of MY choice of a P-11 a year before.

If I had a $6,000 turbosupercharged 1911 plinker, I'd feel much better if somebody else had one to validate my "this is dumb" fear of my choice.

Tamara
January 2, 2003, 02:14 AM
Because some folks feel the desperate need to belong to tribes.

Frequently the most rabid ones are the ones who own one or two guns; once you've owned a whole bunch, you figure out that most of the name-brand ones work just fine, thanks, and which you like best pretty much just comes down to personal preference.

sonny
January 2, 2003, 02:30 AM
Sometimes I let them decide for themselves,when they shoot something new and their group size decreases all the sudden they change their opinions.....I have
I don't tend to take someone's word that brand x is better than brand z unless I can physically prove it by shooting it and the brand we are talking about has to have a track record of reliability.

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