Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by elChupacabra!, Oct 1, 2008.
Damn, I sure did!
As many of you note - a mall ninja collects the gear and talks too much the walk, but can't perform.
Gecko45 was so good at it because his selection of gear was so 2d rate, not because he used the latest-greatest. Unfortunately, the average suburbanite goldchainer (who hasn't got the correct mindset himself) now calls any milgear equipped user a mall ninja. They are in fact, the diametric and equal opposite. Fudds and mall ninjas are two sides of the same coin.
There is nothing wrong with using blue steel and wood, wearing brown leather, etc. Nor is there anything wrong shooting HAIII black anodized and synthetic wearing black cordura. If anything, the latter is far more durable and lasts longer while looking newer, through horrible conditions. One is for dress, the other for hard use. Anybody who's picked up an older gun used extensively knows how to describe it - "the valued patina of age," not "a rusty crapped out shooter." If you've done that, you know you were just glossing over the reality. Blue steel is for show, not go. Look in any armory.
Me, I started deer hunting with an HK91 and 1Gen Aimpoint in the '70's. It worked well when I did my job right scouting, and never gave me a complaint in the field - unlike my buddies, who burned the elevation reticle out of an expensive Redfield on a 8MM Magnum 700, or couldn't get their '94 Winchester to lever up more ammo without jamming. But it was a heavy sucker. I eventually sold it - and bought a 700 and a '94. Mine work just fine. I'm happy with them. The '94 has that valued patina of age. The 700 is stainless and synthetic. My boys use them, I'm really enjoying a cheap blackpowder rifle I picked up.
Point being - don't burn your bridges in the shooting sports, you hang around long enough, you might come full circle.
I personally have the firearms of a mall ninja but have not worn the clothing yet. I just have fun with it and do not take myself too seriously while shooting.
In my opinion, it was like playing army man in the local woods with friends during your childhood, except now we are adults and can afford real firearms instead of plastic ones.
Nothing wrong with it, it only becomes a problem when you actually think black choppers are following you around or that Chuck Norris is trying to recruit you for the Super Secret Sniper Squad.
Aw shucks, you mean he isn't?
If it's one thing I've learned here, it's mindset is everything.
If you think an item is "too cool" then it is. If you think the same item is really useful and USE it, it probably is.
Most of my guns are "plastic", but i dont have to condition the wood, they dont warp or swell, and i dont have to re-blue every few years like before.
To balance that I hunt in an old red checked Woolrich game coat (Elmer Fudd) but hey, it's warm and has a huge game pocket.
My point, do what works for you. When someone at the range gives you heck, show them that nice tight grooping you've been working on and
I would like to relate an experience I had on another website and ask your advice.
I had signed off a reply I had made to another member’s question using
“Oscar Unicorn Tango” and was admonished by yet another member who claimed that I should have typed Uniform instead of Unicorn.
What a dolt!
Obviously he hadn’t received any Communications, Response And Protocol notice from the Directorate. I figured if he hadn’t received any CRAP, he therefore cannot be an Assigned Security Serviceman, whole or part-time.
I want to tune this clod up but I don’t wish to tip my hand.
Withholding my anger is killing me. I can’t tell you how many Cinnibuns I’ve had since then.
Chuck Norris packs a Snubbie!
Women don’t complain because it’s a big bore.
Instead of using O-U-T, when leaving it is customary to use Oscar Mike.
Separate names with a comma.