Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Starbuck440, Oct 26, 2014.
Sometimes it's not the hunter, but the age of the eyeballs.
Wholeheartedly agree -- When I hit 45 to 50 my close up vision has gone south and accuracy with open sights is not what it use to be.
Things that kill me
-- People not being safe with their weapons
-- People who fiddle with their guns while a cease fire has been called
-- People who shoot at my targets because they forgot to bring theirs
-- Brass scroungers, who do not ask
I like the term "Brass Vultures". More fitting.
Once, I told this guy, I reload and it is my brass. So, he goes to the next lane and is picking up brass as a father is teaching his son how to shoot. Really boils the blood.
Jeff Cooper bothered me because he was utterly incapable of accepting an opinion other than his own (a permutation of the same problem expressed above). I know this opinion will likely bring a crapstorm my way but I never really thought Cooper was a net plus for the firearms community, at least in his later years.
Anything other than a scope, sling or flash hider mounted on an AR.
Pistol grip (only) shotguns.
Guys who might have been in the military, but are all past members of whatever elite unit their branch of service had. There must have been millions of SF and Seals, because I'm sure I've met half of them.
People who load their weapons up with so much "tactical" equipment, it could never be used, or carried for that matter.
Guys so out of shape, but who insist they're still covert operators as they regale you with war stories while wearing their camouflage Crocks.
Hearing the word "tactical" applied to anything, ever again.
No wiser words have ever been spoken..
What a reasonable sounding fellow-what are you doing on a gun board???
#1: People who don't know what I am doing trying to criticize or control me. This includes the know-it-all at the range who criticizes my group sizes (I had a guy tell me that my 8"@7 yard group -firing for speed with each shot from low ready- was too small for real world shooting; his group was 20" @3y) the ATF employee who decides a bullpup does not have a "sporting purpose" and bans import, or the legislator who votes for the infringement du jour.
#2: Myself, when I miss a shot I should be able to hit.
Willful safety violators (e.g. people who point guns at people and say, "it's not loaded") get something beyond mere annoyance.
I don't drink beer and think it is a horribly unhealthy and gross choice... But it doesn't become a pet peeve that others enjoy it.
1. People who think that they should be able to control what others own. It would seem to me that is the core of why we choose to own weaponry.
Also the thread is a somewhat negative perspective of ourselves or others who support firearm ownership, tho I feel we can better identify areas to change in the firearm community by having a comvorsation about it.
Quit harsing my buzz dude! Don't blow out my candle!
In a way I can understand this. Not the zombie part, but his reluctance to shoot a valuable gun, with expensive ammunition. He's proud of it, so he showed it to you. But you can't expect him to shoot it, for your sake but with his ammunition and his labor in cleaning the gun afterwards. Did you at least offer to pay for the ammo? Or for the inevitable wear and tear on the gun?
I'll bet that the zombie part was just his tactful way of telling you the above without getting personal.
From this, you can probably tell that, as a machine gun owner, one of my top ten annoyances is people wanting to shoot my guns. In the past, every time I have let them do it, I have regretted it.
The only time I got miffed at a range was when I was just about to touch off a round and a guy beside me decided to walk up range while rapid firing his 9mm auto.
So, I guess that's my one and only pet peeve. People who move forward of the firing line.
Yup, that more than a little upsetting.
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