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Old July 22, 2014, 07:20 PM   #26
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Irks me too....

When gun shops/pawn or gun show displays have firearms with nickel or after market coatings & are called: stainless steel.

That's just insulting to the customer.

I'd add quickly that shops or booths with poorly trained staff or places where sales clerks have no real grasp of the shooting sports industry annoy me too.
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Old July 22, 2014, 07:45 PM   #27
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Well, there certainly are a lot of them...

Handguns:
"Answer in search of a question"
"What's your life worth"
"Better judged by 12 than..."
"Superior quality and design" (with no specifics to follow)
"If they could just make it a completely different firearm, then I might be interested in the design"
"If they could just make it perfect in every way, I might be interested"
"Why does it cost more than the cheapest available option?"
"Bad idea; there aren't replacement parts all over the place"
"When it has a track record longer than I will live to see, then I might be interested"
Browning/SIG clones passed off as original or innovative

Rifles (in addition to the above):
"Why does it not take AR/AK mags?" (anything that is not an AR/AK clone)
"Why doesn't it take all my AR/AK accessories?"
"Why does it cost more than an AK built from parts?"
"Why is it not an AR/AK?"
"Why isn't it mil spec?"
"Why aren't the controls exactly like my AR/AK (simultaneously)?"
AR/AK clones passed off as original/innovative (bonus points for 223/7.62-based chamberings claiming the same)

And feel free to substitute any fan-boy-ed model of weapon for those mentioned...
"Why doesn't my apple taste like an orange? And can I get it painted orange, too? Oranges are cheaper, so why not sell it for less?" Because it's not an orange; deal with it or move on

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Old July 22, 2014, 10:47 PM   #28
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Retirees in my area who have grouped up to keep 95% of the 22 ammo bought up in my county then set up at the quarterly gun show and ask outrageous Prices.

Overpriced used guns

Folks who neglect quality firearms.
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Old July 23, 2014, 12:47 AM   #29
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45tex said: "I look at a gun as functional Art. I enjoy the lines and curves of even the most common gun. And the way the parts work together to do what they do. So yes sometimes I am bothered by the abuse of a gun that is not mine."

Thank you 45. That is exactly my point.
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Old July 23, 2014, 12:59 AM   #30
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Lots of good answers here. I also agree with those who talk about the extreme prices of ammo and firearms at gun shows.
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Old July 23, 2014, 01:11 AM   #31
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Price whiners.
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Old July 23, 2014, 01:26 AM   #32
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Rusty, I know what you mean. The last gun show I attended there was a FEG DA/SA pistol sitting on this guy's table. He begins to tell me it's a Hi Power through and through. I said no, it only looks like the Hi Power. The insides are designed after one of the Smith & Wesson models, the model 59 I believe.

He looked at me with a "what the <removed> do you know about this pistol" look, followed by a "who the <removed> are you telling me about what I'm selling" look. It really bugs them when a guy off the street knows more about a firearm than they do.

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Old July 23, 2014, 01:49 AM   #33
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Rabid gun owners of combat tupperware...."these are the best guns ever"

Resale of Bubba modified guns trying to get more than retail prices, because of all the crap modifications
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Old July 23, 2014, 02:09 AM   #34
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Short of recklessness and negligence, I don't care what people do with their guns. Want to pretend they're donuts and cover em in maple glaze, fine by me. Want to fill the barrel of your mint condition 1776 flintlock with concrete "so a burglar doesn't get his hands on a gun" and use it as an ornament above your fireplace, where it will inevitably be neglected and collect dust and soot, you go right ahead and do it.

This is America; you could make a full-time job of hearing about idiots and getting mad at the things they do. And heck, you'd probably have to hire some help so you get time off once in a while.
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Old July 23, 2014, 10:09 AM   #35
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This is America; you could make a full-time job of hearing about idiots and getting mad at the things they do. And heck, you'd probably have to hire some help so you get time off once in a while.
I have always wondered about folks that have nuttin' better to do than to concern themselves over some of the trivial things other folks do. I often wonder...... where did they take these observations before the internet?
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Old July 23, 2014, 11:06 AM   #36
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2 things really bother me with firearms. Abuse and carelessness. Some people such as a college buddy of mine look at guns as tools and only tools. On multiple occasions I saw him using his SKS as a crowbar, hammer, etc. I don't mind him destroying his own property but something just isn't right about taking a weapon and intentionally doing things to damage it. The other item is carelessness. I have heard plenty bullets zinging around the woods in deer season, have been peppered with shot several times in dove fields, and have seen a few NDs with handguns while they are being stored, holstered, and cleanded.

There is no excuse for either of these items because they can cause death or injury to the user or bystanders. Blowing up an sks barrel would be a good thing in some peoples eyes but blowing up a person never is.
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Old July 23, 2014, 05:34 PM   #37
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Grinds my gears? Folks who mishandle firearms in public....finger on trigger, pointing at other folks, etc. Not caring for a fine gun - no oil, improper storage, laying it carelessly away without wiping or any attempt at conserving it.

Folks who perpetrate the Caliber War in a way that denigrates someone else's abilities and personal choices.

Folks on Gun Boards whose only contribution to a discussion is "We already talked about it 50 times - use the search function" If they don't wanna talk about it, don't talk about it. Don't discourage folks from asking 'cause some of us like to discuss things (even again and again...) on discussion forums.

Grinds my gears.

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Old July 23, 2014, 06:20 PM   #38
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Folks who hate on Taurus for no reason besides it isn't a Smith (like THAT is worth something)

Safety nazis

People asking what I paid for a gun, or giving a price for a similar gun seen, in front of my wife
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Old July 23, 2014, 07:48 PM   #39
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Minor gripe....

It's a minor gripe but worth bringing up....
When armed citizens or officers are discussing guns & someone pulls out a firearm without any warning .
That usually starts like; "here let me show you" or "this is what I carry"
I never draw my sidearm unless I'm clearing it or I'm in a private office, out of public view.
I've worked with sworn LE officers & soldiers who do that too.
Like small children many people like to: see, touch & feel things.

Guns aren't toys or props. That's a good way to get seriously hurt or killed.

A few years ago, a police officer in San Diego CA was killed in a ND incident. His older patrol partner wanted to teach him a new firearms related method. They went to a private area behind a group of warehouses. The older officer drew his duty pistol & fired a round off in the patrol car, striking the young cop in the upper torso. The officer died at the scene because of this mistake.
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Old July 23, 2014, 08:39 PM   #40
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"KEEP YOUR BOOGER HOOK OFF THE BANG SWITCH I had an older well respected gentleman yell this at me and a female friend I had just took to the range and she said "that's disgusting what does he think I pick my nose" She followed that up with it is that kind of attitude that makes new shooters not want to come shoot we didn't even have a gun in our hands I mean to a noon shooter that sounds horrible IMHO No 2 ignorance to the point of just not listening to common sense "5.56 is more powerful than 308 because the army adopted it and doesn't use the 308 as much"
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Old July 24, 2014, 12:23 AM   #41
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People ruining collectible guns through poor storage.

I have a friend who is a really great guy. Nicest guy you could ever hope to meet. He makes me nuts though. He collects antique firearms. He has a ton of Civil War era through late 1800's rifles. Collectors are cool right? And old rifles are cool, right?

Problem is, he gets his wife to make him cotton gun socks. he sticks a rifle in the cotton sock and then has them stacked like cord wood in a nook in his closet. So they are all laying on top of each other, and all sitting wrapped in a cloth that absorbs and hangs onto moisture. He has pulled out several Krags, Winchester 1887, Martini Henry, etc.. that he bought in phenomenal condition and every one of them has little red freckles of active rust. It could probably be cleaned off with some motor oil and a toothbrush, but some of it would likely leave light pitting or at least finish wear. He loves to buy them, but doesn't keep them well, never mind the fact that not one of them is locked in an actual safe.
It KILLS me.
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Old July 24, 2014, 12:44 AM   #42
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I cant figure out why someone would pay $1000 for a good production 1911, but buy a cheap holster for it. Its like having maypops on a 'Vette.

I can't stand for a norinco to be carried so the Les Baer stays pretty. Its like driving an escort and making payments on a Lincoln that sits in the garage.

It really gets under my skin when folks give me a hard time about not cleaning my guns every time I shoot them. I think that's like changing the oil every time I drive.

I hate it when someone sees the my scuffed, scratched, lightly polished, maybe dinged and dented firearms that have finish worn through and/or flaking off and accuse me of abuse. They get a little banged up with use, I'm not gonna treat them like glass to keep them pretty. That's like being careful not to scratch the tractor.
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Old July 24, 2014, 01:40 AM   #43
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It's a minor gripe but worth bringing up....
When armed citizens or officers are discussing guns & someone pulls out a firearm without any warning .
That usually starts like; "here let me show you" or "this is what I carry"
I never draw my sidearm unless I'm clearing it or I'm in a private office, out of public view.
I've worked with sworn LE officers & soldiers who do that too.
Like small children many people like to: see, touch & feel things.

Guns aren't toys or props. That's a good way to get seriously hurt or killed.

A few years ago, a police officer in San Diego CA was killed in a ND incident. His older patrol partner wanted to teach him a new firearms related method. They went to a private area behind a group of warehouses. The older officer drew his duty pistol & fired a round off in the patrol car, striking the young cop in the upper torso. The officer died at the scene because of this mistake.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=34879

Rusty,

Do you have a link to this? The only Blue On Blue in San Diego that I'm aware if was of Bill Jordan shooting Officer John Rector, but that was in 1956 and it was Border Patrol. See above.

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Old July 24, 2014, 04:54 AM   #44
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I dont' like A-holes at the range.

Like when we're all at the rifle range waiting for it to go hot and I ask the guy next to me what kind of rifle he is shooting and he barks "308" and then turns his back to me. Or when somebody comes up to tell me that I am doing something the wrong way and is just an ass about it.

If it's a safely issue, then by all means holler away or tell the RO. For everything else, please try not to be a miserable person to be around. It's cute and all that you are a LEO or were in the military, but it's no reason to be a A-hole. You might know alot about guns, but it's no reason to be a A-hole.
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Old July 24, 2014, 09:19 AM   #45
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Another thread reminded me of another "grind my firearm gears".

Not being able to conceal carry at a gun range or at a gunshow. If you're responsible enough to carry a loaded gun, you're probably not gonna cause trouble at either of these two places.

Having said that, . . . I totally understand the insurance legalities, so it really only grinds them a little.
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Old July 24, 2014, 03:19 PM   #46
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Baron66,

Not wanting to tell a stranger what I am shooting is not rude. A stranger comes up to me and asks what I am shooting my reply is "9mm, .308, etc." and I am not showing or letting him handle my guns.

If the stranger approaches and makes small talk for a while I may tell him what I am shooting after I feel comfortable with him but he still isn't going to handle my guns.
I do agree that telling someone what they are doing wrong (non safety issue) is rude.
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Old July 24, 2014, 03:37 PM   #47
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Stainless barrel bushings on blued or parkerized 1911s. Don't know why. Just irritate me.
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Old July 24, 2014, 03:43 PM   #48
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Old July 24, 2014, 03:59 PM   #49
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I can't stand when someone sees one of my guns and says "I was going to get one of those but...

I couldn't justify the cost

such and such brand was better

ammo is too expensive

my buddy had one and it was a clunker

etc, etc, etc."

If you don't have anything nice to say, keep your trap shut (or at least wait for me to be out of ear shot!)!
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Old July 24, 2014, 04:14 PM   #50
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What gets me are the AR and Glock people at stores and on the range. Yes they are good guns and yes not all of their owners are oblivious to the world but to the majority of that crowd it's scary what they think. Anything else is junk to them and their close range target shooting is equal to anything else. I've literally seen someone unload a Glock pistol about 2 yards from their target. I've seen AR guys, with scopes mind you, brag about their awesome shooting at 40 yards.
Plus the magnum crowd. Bigger is always better, whatever you have is too small. I have a friend who deer hunts with a .300 short mag. I hunt with a .243 and sometimes I feel it's overkill.

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