Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Preacherman, Sep 15, 2004.
Reads just like the cover feature article of every issue of "Handguns."
That was better than a Lawdog story...
Ow. My face hurts from laughing so much.
Only one thing missing
For real authenticity, the gun would be chambered for 45 ACP, function like a Colt 1911, and cost at least $3100!
American Handgunner. That's why I mostly just read the magazines for the ads, to know what's out there atm. Come to think of it, most of the articles essentially are ads.
While there is some seriously bad information on forums, idiot posters, massive BS, myths, lies, and downright exaggerations...there's also some 100% truth and expert advice from 1st hand experience.
The key is, learning to separate the bull from the good stuff. I think I do a pretty good job of that when I am researching what to buy. It is more of an art, than a science. You can tell who's a fan boy of a brand, who's regurgitating inexperienced info, who's really into something or just throwing around $0.02 just from the tone of some posts or the posting habits of some people. You can also gain an idea from the general concensus of opinions.
You can't do that from a magazine. It is whatever you think/analyze vs. what the gun writer spoon feeds you. Without a doubt, most articles are far too favorable due to the manufacturer advertising or paying for a postive article. This is a conflict of interest. Gun rags are pretty much only good for being gun porn. Look at pictures, skip the articles. Heck, some picture threads on the net are far superior to what's in a gun magazine.
I admit, when going to a new forum, or researching something I have little knowledge of, it can be VERY difficult early on figuring out what's up. But that beats just being told how great/wonderful something is from an advertisement article.
And perhaps all too true.
That is the line were I went from amused to ROFL.
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