Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Howland937, Mar 29, 2020.
Oh, yeah, that's a good one. I miss Dave.
Could not have said it better myself. @Lennyjoe, from one old guy to another, cheers!
* I have learned a great deal about reloading cartridges. I have plenty of experience with shotgun shells, but not so much with pistol and rifle ammo.
That there are gun people just like me...
I finally learned which caliber was superior, 9 or 45!!
Not to mention which gun was best for bear
I’ve learned a LOT on this forum. Mainly about reloading. That was my initial interest on THR. Read the reloading section back several years. Questions were answered that I didn’t even have yet. When I finally posted questions they were answered patiently and thoroughly.
Many reloaders here that I just enjoy reading their post. RC was a fun one to watch. When certain questions popped up you just knew he was coming and what his answer was going to be. Blunt and to the point. Got a real kick out of his style and answers.
There seems to be a lot of new reloaders of late. Many on the Facebook reloading pages. It’s literally the blind leading the blind over there. I try to steer them in this direction.
Don't believe everything you read
I'll piggy back off @1KPerDay comment, I still keep this one tagged and use it for new round development, about half way down thread.
On the other side there's been too many others that have helped me out with projects (Garand) or issues and hats off to those people and finally a shout out to @Dudedog for bullets sent and suggestions for new ones (RMR MPR).
I've learned quite a bit. One, leave my ego at the log-in page. Two, the world still has some nice, decent, good people in it. Three. How much I really don't know.
That a .25 ACP is the best bear gun, and there are a lot of people here I'd like to tour the country to meet.
This! I’ve really wanted to do this! Or, a meetup somewhere?
There are a lot of selfless THR members that go out of their way to share with anyone at all who has a real interest in firearms and reloading. I'm much better for the input I have received here.
I've learned that:
THR is a reasonable place to get firearms related questions answered.
The average THR'er is not an average gun owner. They are at least an enthusiast.
If a great deal is posted on here, the OP absolutely bought a truckload and is trying to justify the purchase
People have the same questions over and over and over again. Whether it's reloading basics, powder for a 223, firearm/barrel break in, cleaning regimen, crimping (or not) and why, carry considerations, caliber discussion, bear defense with a gun because OC spray is an unacceptable answer, judge my load workup based on this hilariously small amount of information, "Get off my lawn" complaints about _____, the good old days were better, blue and wood vs nitride and polymer, I can't believe people _____, which polymer framed striker fired 9mm, or my personal favorite, "I'm the last person on earth to hear about this thing called an AR-15. Can anybody tell me what's a good one?"...etc.
Finally, some will misquote on purpose to create a zinger, trying to draw a response. It's the internet. Digital ink costs virtually nothing, keyboard commandos abound, Mr and Miss(information) is everywhere, Trolls come out of the woodwork over some keyword, and most people have an opinion and desire to appear knowledgeable, even if it is parroted from someone else. All these kinds of things drive traffic, logins, clicks, viewership, and sponsorship in a digital age that is increasingly fighting for a sliver of your attention.
I've learned there isn't a stupid question. You might get some guff off of a few. But in general we want to help and keep folks safe.
The most important thing I have learned on THR is I like it here, for many of the above reasons!
My answer has already been covered.
But I would like to add that I joined this forum when I was getting into more traditional black powder guns. That was over 10 years ago. I learned a lot over there. Then my interests moved more in the direction of bolt action rifles. I learned a lot over there too. The last couple of years I have been shooting and accumulating nothing but revolvers. I have learned so much from THR members that even though none of you know me and I have never met any of you I feel like coming here every day is like hanging out with old friends.
We all know who is going to comment on which posts and can usually predict what they will say.
For the record I still think @Driftwood Johnson should publish a book with lots of pictures and history of his revolver collection.
That not all gun owners hate the Libs. I feel like I have a community.
Now you done it. Someone had to bring up politics. LOL.
That's one of the best things about THR. There have been several instances where after reading posts from members for years I find out that they aren't exactly what the media would lead us to believe is a text book gun owner.
Here, regardless of politics, race, religion, etc. we can disagree and do it robustly, but at the end of the day we are all on the same team.
It's been said, but I'll say it again. I've learned there are many good people in the world who share an interest in firearms with me. That this forum is an excellent source of information, usually spiced with a bit of humor. I've learned a LOT about reloading and am thankful for it. Also, I need way more practice...
I've learned that THR is not a forum that respects the 1st Amendment. I don't know that I've ever been a member of a forum with mods so trigger happy to close threads.
It goes against the spirit of the internet and open discussion.
Easy to learn alot about guns around here. But the number one thing I've learned is that it really is possible, in this age of loud mouths made bold by the impersonal interface of the internet, to have a civil conversation with like minded people without dealing with the crap. Didn't think it was possible on the net. I for one appreciate the environment that attentive moderation of the forum creates. If I want to exercise my first amendment rights, there are plenty of places to get into a shouting match. Thankfully, not here.
My brother is a liberal. He has almost as many guns as I do. "Anti gun" isn't a party, it is a mindset.
I jumped as a lurker right after the shutdown of Old firing line. Joining as a member later, what I've learned will be a long post.
Let me put my 2 cents, we've have so many great members that will share years of experience with no questions.
Mostly, we strive for safety, we honor the value of a community as a country, we respect others opinions.
We welcome to anyone wherever you might come, just post with respect and be humble, we don't care if you have $80.000 BB gun, $125.000 Lorcin, Hitler PPk underwear or 652 rifles we have seen almost all.
If you think you are a good shooter be ready to be second on the ranking we have great shooters too.
To sum up, I learned to listen, take the other experiences sometimes as a valid lesson, and dare to ask as my mentor in college told me once.
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