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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by jimmyraythomason, Apr 25, 2008.

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  1. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Member

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    I joined THR in December of 2006. I enjoy reading a lot of the posts (some more than others). The one biggest thing I have learned here is don't ask anyone's opinion of ,you name it, brand/model firearm or ammo. This will only foster confusion. No matter what you ask about, someone will say it is a big POS while someone else will claim it is the best thing since sliced bread. My own experience has determined what I buy and shoot. I will still read the opinions but as far as asking advice...well.
     
  2. Sniper X

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    I don't blame you. In my opinion, I have yet to find a gun I wouldn't like to own. I love all guns. The only ones I wouldn't feel comfortable shooting are the ultra low quality ones like the Jennings or other seemingly pot metal wonders that ALL break. Other then those, I can usually find good in any gun and have personally never posted a hate thread or commentary to any gun post.
     
  3. Funderb

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    My opinions are the best, and always the most accurate, when provided.
    always listen to me.:evil:





    Oh, by the way, sniper X, I have a jennings that works fine, even after 1000.
    :p
     
  4. dewage83

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    you said it best... I also agree with that whole-heartedly
     
  5. NGIB

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    If someone asks for an opinion of I gun I actually own and shoot (own is important as range guns don't count), I'll try to share what I know.

    The folks that jump in completely off topic and push one brand or another, or call something junk, don't add much in my view. I avoid threads with "best" and "versus" in the title as well as most polls...
     
  6. Picknlittle

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    Well,...I know a lot about a little, ....a little about a lot,..and what I don't know, I have have an opinion on,...and you're welcomed to it!
     
  7. bogie

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    Well, in Texas, opinions are bigger and tougher.
     
  8. Flopsy

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    ....are like firearms, everybody has one and everybody thinks theirs is the best. :)
     
  9. dewage83

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    +1 perfect
     
  10. Pat-inCO

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    You forgot to mention one other item on opinions: Many opinions, from others, are worth just what you paid for them.

    I must agree that the total inconsistency on any given subject is, or can be, quite funny. The only problem with that is some people are asking their question from less than total knowledge and that leaves them wondering just "what the ........?" (I'll let you finish the thought). :D

    I also agree that it would be more helpful if those posting were speaking from personal experience rather than "I heard.....".

    That's the nice part about opinions, every one has one, and some are quite good.
     
  11. Biker

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    Aaaaannnnd...the number one rule in a gunfight?:

    Use enough balls.

    Biker;)
     
  12. Bazooka Joe71

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    Jimmy, I totally agree with you, but there is an exception to every rule:

    CZ (75B in particular). Everyone has the same opinion.
     
  13. McCall911

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    Sometimes, if you talk to ten people here, you will get eleven different opinions. :D

    But you'll find that some opinions here are as good as gold and given freely. (I haven't been widely known for such opinions, but some others have. ;) )
     
  14. MIL-DOT

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    To paraphrase George Orwell, " some opions are more equal than others". If i come on here and say Leupold makes the best scopes, based on the ONE that I own, that clearly has limited value. But if one of the forum gurus, that has been shooting since before i was born, and has used and owned Schmidt & Benders,Swarovski,Kahles, Zeiss,Nikon,Leupold,etc. then comes on here and gives his views on them, you can't just dimiss that with a blanket statement,"well, opinions are like *******'s, everybody has one, and they all stink",( that's the entire expression).
    Also, some things are called "opinion" that are NOT opinion, but would more accurately be termed "talking out of ones ass". If i say i think Strawberry ice cream tastes better than vanilla, that's my opinion, and that's fair enough. But if were to declare strawberry ice cream is the very best,superior to all other ice creams, i'm no longer stateing an "opinion", but making statements about subjective issues that can't be proven or disproven,and i would be just another idiot blowing sunshine.
     
  15. El Tejon

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    The subjective is objective in the gun culture.:D
     
  16. Thernlund

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    I love hearing others opinions and being involved in the debate that arises. Good stuff, and very often it's a learning experience in some fashion.

    That said, I think for myself. I'm open to new ideas, but I generally don't change my mind without some strong reason behind doing so.


    -T.
     
  17. glockman19

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    What actually led me to THR is looking for opinion.

    So...

    Just take it for what it's worth, gather as much info from as many sources as you can and make your own decision.

    And...

    I want to thank everyone who has shared their opinion. It is great to be able to come together and share pros vs. cons of all types of firearms. It has certianly helped me decide what to buy and what to add in the future to my collection.
     
  18. romma

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    This thread needs more cowbell.... That's what I say! ;)
     
  19. Steve N

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    Opinions are like a$$holes. Everyone has one, and most of them stink.

    Copyright by me, do not use without payment and permission.
     
  20. JCMAG

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    I get some pretty good information from these opinions here.

    That said, when there is a stiff divide and everyone is disagreeing with one another, it's time to either do some independent research or just assume its a coin flip.

    Now, the people seeking opinions might better serve the community at large if they asked more detailed, specific questions, and if they thought long and hard about the suitability of most firearms as being totally subject to personal preference.

    Overall, there are a lot of fine, knowledgeable gents roaming these boards, and I often enjoy and value their insights.





    Especially my own :D

    *Disclaimer: JCMAG doesn't actually know anything.
     
  21. Bartkowski

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    But mine are the best.;)
     
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    When I ask an opinion or need anecdotal info on a particular gun, I really want to hear stories about cracked frames, FTF's, kabooms, accuracy problems, lockups, etc. I want to wade thru the totality of responses to see if there is a trend toward certain problems. Threads with lots of responses can give you a pretty good sense about a topic (unless it's a caliber thread).
     
  24. Sir Aardvark

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    Actually, I couldn't disagree with you more.

    This is a Forum, so you've gotta expect people to give their opinions, I mean, that's pretty much a given - and as far as forums go, THR is really quite tame - go check out GlockTalk if you don't know what I mean.

    I find it quite easy to separate out the bunk from the good stuff here, and there are lots of people who frequent this forum who's opinions I value due to their experience and knowledge on all things related to firearms.

    I would be hard pressed to list all of the knowledge I have gained since frequenting this forum.

    So... if there happens to be a little bit of "entertainment" thrown in while you peruse the opinions of those who post here, just consider it as the price you gotta pay.
     
  25. Lupinus

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    Naturally, it is inevitable that no matter what you asked, and how much you laid out it's the only option/s.

    Someone will undoubtedly tell you there is another option and it's better. Again, regardless if you have already ruled it out.
     
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