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Has fanboy behavior ever turned you off a gun or accessory?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by wojownik, Oct 1, 2012.

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  1. jrdolall

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    A few years ago I was perusing the handguns at a LGS and one of the guys came over to ask if I needed help. I was looking at some plinkers and his attitude definitely let me know that he was not interested in selling me what I wanted. He actually said, "If it ain't a Glock it's a block".

    To this day I do not own a Glock.
     
  2. History.Doc

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    I'll answer with a probably maybe. If the enthusiasm seems warranted, I'll listen but if the fan doesn't make any good points I'll often think to myself, "Oh, this gun is for morons with bad taste, not me." I think fandom is sometimes good. I'll leave brands out of it but I own quite a few guns. There is one brand that I have literally never had a problem with. They deserve my fandom. Another brand has great customer service. Yet another used to be great and now they are bad. We all believe in sharing our experiences or we wouldn't be posting on message boards. I generally like hearing from fans. The quality of the commentary varies greatly though. I try to take it for what it's worth.
     
  3. Titusdrake

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    Glocks and AR-15s...so sick of hearing how i NEED to buy a Glock and an AR-15 because they would be the best to have for a "gun battle"
     
  4. EddieNFL

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    Nope.

    I was sold until I saw that. ;)
     
  5. jimmyraythomason

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    That's good advice. I just wish the AR fanboys would do that instead of highjacking Mini-14 or AK threads.
     
  6. EddieNFL

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    Some seek validation where ever they can.
     
  7. 56hawk

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    I have been turned off of two fanboy guns. The first is Glock. There are a lot of legitimate things I don't like about Glocks, but the main reason I still don't have one in my collection is because of the fanboys.

    1911s are the one gun that I really liked before I joined this forum. Now because of all the fanboys here I'm pretty much anti 1911.
     
  8. Bladesmith2000

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    I buy guns because of how I feel about them, not because of how others feel about them.
     
  9. EddieNFL

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    Hang around firearm forums and you'll be gunless.
     
  10. tarosean

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    Are you trying to be cute or is this exhibit A?
     
  11. armarsh

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    I just ignore the fanboys. I skip threads, not guns.

    There are plenty of people that think the best aspect of a gun is the fact that they own one.
     
  12. IdahoSkies

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    +1 on the Glock.

    However, when I wanted a hiking weapon and my needs pointed me toward something in a 10mm, I found myself with a Glock 29. I bought it because it fit my needs, but it took me months to swallow my bile and buy the sucker. I like it, I use it, but I almost didn't, and I wouldn't have if I had found a comparable weapon by another brand.
     
  13. 1-1 Banger

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    I refuse to buy anything endorsed by certain "tactical gurus" because I can't stand their overcompensating, egotistical, meat headed attitudes. I got called an idiot enough starting off in the infantry, I don't need to be called one because I don't use a particular piece of equipment or reload my weapon a certain way. That being said, I love my Glock, but I bought it when I was 15 so there's no way I'd ever part ways with it
     
  14. lobo9er

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    yep NRA. Question NRA in anyway and fanboy pops up right quick. Led me to JPFO and GOA. *I did not disparage NRA in anyway in that quote.
     
  15. DavidMS

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    Not specificaly

    They just don't help me make choices. What I don't like about fanboys is that they think that they have the one true religion. No fanboy has turned me off of a product completely. They have tended to nudge me to look elsewhere first.
     
  16. ForumSurfer

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    Yes, it has. Then I broke down and tried that particular brand...which now occupies my daily carry spot.

    Every thing has fanboys. Here's proof:

    www.hipointfirearmsforums.com/forum/
     
  17. David E

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    What questions have you asked of JPFO and GOA?

    What were the responses?
     
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    Nope - anyone who can think critically understands the value of fanboy's opinion.
     
  19. lobo9er

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    not going to hi-jack this thread, It wasnt what I asked the NRA, it was questions about the NRA.
     
  20. Red Tornado

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    Thanks Twinny, that's a perfect example of a video game commando fanboy response that keeps me off of arf.com. :D Love it!!!
    RT
     
  21. mberoose

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    Oh man, that twisted panty diatribe has me feelin goooood.

    ALL HAIL INFALLIBLE AR-15!!!
     
  22. Tallbald

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    I got so tired of hearing about Seinfeld the series, and Friends, that I avoided them at all costs. Then I found out when they stopped making them, they were really pretty good shows. But I too avoid running to the "latest greatest" things. Still have a plain cell phone without internet, and don't care a bit about the fancy ones..... Still don't even own an AR15 type black rifle.Don
     
  23. lobo9er

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    not sure having one or not having one is a bragging point. Both sound goofy to me.
     
  24. ApplePie

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    If you refuse to buy a gun because you don't like certain people who own and love that gun, that's not really thinking for yourself, is it? That is being influenced by other people and ignoring the intrinsic qualities of that gun.
     
  25. mokin

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    Funny thread.

    I'm not sure where I stand on the issue. There is one certain firearm I'd pick up if not for the fanboys and the thought that I'd be associated with them. Plus, I have plenty of guns that are more than adequate for the role. On the other hand, there is a certain fanboy of said above firearm that is way more into shooting than hitting the target and consequently blames the gun.

    Just sayin'
     
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