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Has your gun ever been ridiculed? let's hear it

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by rozziboy18, Oct 9, 2010.

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  1. rozziboy18

    rozziboy18 Member

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    ok lets re-word this.

    1.has someone every trashed the gun you were holding.

    2.have you ever had a run in with a "crowd"? aka glock guys, kimber guys ect..



    i wont post my story because i and retarted and my village dident raise me.
    sorry to ruffle the grammer gods feathers.
     
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  2. Rail Driver

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    I'm sorry, I got about halfway through your post and couldn't continue to puzzle it out.

    To answer the question, I've owned a hi-point, a Davis, and a Sigma at different times, and those guns were ridiculed, though I found nothing functionally wrong with them.
     
  3. ljnowell

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    Seems to me that you came here to validate your own disdain for glocks. Whats worse, someone who defends thier own, or someone who attacks others?
     
  4. bigfatdave

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    mo bettah engkeks, plz

    I had my choice of pistol laughed at by some chump at the same CC class I was at.
    His "far more appropriate" brand-new unfired Taurus .45acp "jammed" and he ended up renting the same thing I was shooting, a Ruger .22

    My score was far better than his, and I actually shoot to improve my skills, rather than leaving the CC course as the only training I'll ever get.
     
  5. lwknight

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    I'm used to it.
    I have a Ruger P-95
    I think its a great gun but , man what a lot if dissin it gets.
     
  6. rozziboy18

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    i acually have a close friend who shot the same thing. sometimes your own words can bite you in the ass....case inpoint.
     
  7. Snowdog

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    I'm sure I've caught flak for my Marlin M60 and Norinco SKS in the past, but only friendly jabs from buddies.

    I've adopted the philosophy from the backwoods-folk of Western NC: you don't make fun of a man's girl, gun or dog. Seriously, this really isn't a bad idea.
     
  8. The Wiry Irishman

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    Quite a bit, as most of my handguns are far heavier than most people like. Lots of "why would you want this brick?" and the like. Also there's my semi-custom 1911 that's had 5 parts breakages in less than 15,000 rounds, but its earned it.
     
  9. CapnMac

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    The Berretta .25acp has been maligned; but usually the near-to-hand 1911 limits just how much.
     
  10. stickhauler

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    Damn, this is a tough room! Rozzi, I got what you meant, so don't let them get you down.

    Somehow I'd think "high road" would signify at least a common level of decency to others, regardless of whether they expressed themselves as an English professor or someone with poor grammar and spelling. I guess not?
     
  11. azyogi

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    My NAA mini revolvers and laserlyte combo was amusing to some. My Zastava 9mm is maligned for safety problems it doesn't have. My AMT 25/.22 [ruger 10/22 clone] gets short changed, though it was made with all custom upgrades built in and out of stainless as well. I was told my ROA was overpriced and underbuilt, then the 80's got here. Some folk need to laugh at what they don't understand, or tear down everything else so they feel better about what they have. Ignore them, they have their uses if only as an example of uselessness.
     
  12. rskent

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    I used to get a bit of crap about carrying a Lady Smith. It was a fine revolver and a good shooter. I wish I hadn’t of sold it. O well.
    Steve
     
  13. highlander 5

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    I've been given grief for my love of single shot rifles mainly my Sharps and Browning. it's "why don't you join the 21 century and get an AR" or some other semi. That goes away when I put a 520 gr cast bullet 14'' into an 18" long log and that's just a '73 Springfield load.
     
  14. Nokin3D

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    "Those cheap things", is what my Ruger P95 typically recieved by my buddies and family who never shot one. But once they did, then their replies changed to "That's a great shooting, cheap gun."
     
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    I get smack talk about my LCP. My friends hate it because they can not hit anything beyond 15 ft with it. It must be the gun and that crappy trigger. Although I agree with them the trigger is LONG, I have learned to shoot well with it.
     
  16. mustang_steve

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    Oh yeah, heck even my own dad gives me a hard time over my love for "busted old relics" (antique firearms, heck I even use an antique for CC, it's almost 60 years old and still fires every single time). Given, his beliefs on calibers and what firearms are worth using are almost fanatical (understandable but still fanatical).

    I also get some comments from some range fellows yesterday firing my Astra Cub (1956 produciton based on SN), I got some comments like "is this back to the future day?"....my response was to ask them if they could group like I did with their firearm, if not keep practicing as there's no excuse if new tech is that much better (with a huge smile of course)...some of them shut up at that point :)


    I'm starting to dish the smacktalk back, I found sometimes these guys aren't trying to be agitating, they just think smacktalk is fun.
     
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    Several years ago I posted a photo of a gun with a stock that I had painted. Someone alerted me to another forum site where my gun and I were the subject of discussion.

    Someone had copied the photo and pasted it on the the other forum and a bunch of guys were criticizing the gun's appearance and deriding me as a "Bubba," an idiot, and worse. I joined the forum and posted my response to their comments, noting it was MY gun and not THEIRS and I invited them to mind their own damn business and shut the Hell up. I informed them that I did NOT appreciate the insulting remarks from a bunch of keyboard commandos and I invited them to meet me anywhere they chose to discuss this matter in person in case any of them had the balls to say to my face what they were saying in the forum.

    Apparently none of them did. There were no further comments on my rifle.
     
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    Not to ridicule or anything.....but to be an antique it would have to be made before 1898, at sixty yours is known as 'vintage', a mere pup! I love those old guns too, my oldest shooter is from the late 1700s, & my newest from the 1950s!
     
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    My Century rechambered MAS-49/56 in 308. These things are the ultimate example of the drunken monkeys handiwork, and have a uniform reputation for poor reliability.

    The touble is, mine runs like a swiss watch and is one of the handiest, fun shooting, and reliable 30 cal battle rifles I have ever had the pleasure of shooting
     
  20. bubbaturbo

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    Seems kind of odd to think you could post a picture on the internet and then
    expect people to mind their own business and not talk about it, even if the picture was copied.

    Also, you had to join their forum in order to tell them to mind their own
    business and to shut up?

    And you think you scared them THROUGH the internet? :rolleyes:
     
  21. mljdeckard

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    Mostly just in here, by the guys who hate Kimber.

    Come to think of it, the ONLY guys I have ever heard trash Kimber were in here.
     
  22. EddieNFL

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    Yep. Bushmaster, Ruger and Nighthawk. Maybe others I can't recall.
     
  23. EddieNFL

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    Broaden your horizons.
     
  24. Vector

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    :scrutiny: I agree.

    As to the question, I had a Star PD .45 which to my thinking was reliable, compact, and accurate. I had someone berate it as an inferior weapon at a range one day. I told the guy all the above, but he was skeptical. So we had a friendly shooting competition/pissing contest. When he saw my grouping he said it was because I was a "good shot", and while thanking him for the compliment, I said if the gun was inaccurate it wouldn't matter how good a shooter I was.
    He still didn't concede that it was a good gun, but I think he came away with a little more respect for it afterward.
     
  25. Smokey Joe

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    Manners...

    Or horse. Or car. Or clothes.

    I think the Navy has the right idea: They train their officers and NCO's to "praise in public, criticize in private." The concept dates back to John Paul Jones, I think.
     
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