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Suggestions for social media teaching moments

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FlSwampRat, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. FlSwampRat

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    As I have said before, I am a pawnbroker in a shop that sells firearms. I am in charge of the social media for our location and I've started dropping small "lessons", maybe a hundred words or so, to expose some people to some basic firearms information while they were reading about the latest tools, fishing gear or whatever else was on the page.
    I did a short comparison of 9mm vs 45, how to check if a gun is unloaded, etc.
    Anyone have any ideas about some "intro" sorts of short posts I might make.
    I'm trying to not be confrontational to someone's viewpoints who might be looking to see pictures of the latest guitars that came out of pawn. I'm trying more to erode their preconceptions by gentle streams of real information.
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    1. Differences between semi-auto and revolver, DA, SA, DA/SA, Decocker
    2. How a semi-auto can fire without a magazine in it (other than magazine disconnect firearms)
    3. Difference between ammo types FMJ, SP, HP, JHP, Tipped, etc
    4. Different safety mechanisms: grip safety, manual safety, firing pin block, trigger safety, drop safety, hammer half-cock, transfer bar, etc.
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  3. Wisco

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    Well, 100 words is too long by about double.

    If it’s too long for Twitter it’s too long, regarding factoids and tips anyway. You can always link to longer material.

    firearms history and trivia is good, famous/historical gun people with an emphasis on women and minorities is a good bet for outreach to traditionally non gun people.

    safety and responsibility are good too.

    Accuracy, propriety, brevity are key in social media posts.
     
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    Summary of laws about buying, selling and pawning firearms.
     
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    You're lucky. I do the social media for the Walmart vision center I work in, and I couldn't even mention hunting in my posts. Well, orange is a Halloween color, too.........

    Odd. Our guidelines are 100 word minimum, 200 maximum. This is for Facebook and Instagram.

    How about rotating tips on buying used guitars, tools, jewelry, and guns? (and whatever else you take in there in Fl, Popiel Gator Skinners, etc.)
     
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  6. Wisco

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    Depends on what you’re saying, but in general, optimal facebook posts are around 50 characters. Not even words, characters. Engagement plummets after that and goes off a cliff around 100.
     
  7. FlSwampRat

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    I did a few of those, but thanks for more great ideas
     
  8. FlSwampRat

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    I just have to worry about fb geting crazy about gun posts.

    Can't really communicate a story in less than 100
     
  9. Wisco

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    Then social media is the wrong platform/medium for disseminating that story.
     
  10. entropy

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    It took you 78 charcters just to say that. There's a difference between concise and terse.
     
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  11. Wisco

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    True story.
     
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    What to look for when buying a used firearm.
     
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