Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Starbuck440, Oct 26, 2014.
People who don't like a particular firearm and therefore have to refer to those that like it as "fanboys" in an attempt to discredit the opinion of those who like it. Possibly also an attempt to make up for having a small weiner.
(Post #98 ) The Remington r51 was already in the south... Made in Charlotte. It went further south to be made over properly
And there you go Sam1911 - making sense again. (Post #92)
People who sweep me at the range or at gun shows. Point the damn thing in a safe direction.
People who OC their tacticoolery at the local coffee shop and sweep me, and or bump my over-priced coffee. Point the damn thing away from me and my triple-shot caramel machiatto latte (or pumpkin spice latte for the season).
People who denigrate other firearms, in favor of their own favorite brand/model, regardless of any facts or social niceties. That's fanboy-ism.
Lime green or neon green furniture.
Bubba-izing collectable/valuable firearms
People who use bacon grease to lube their firearms. Just makes me hungry in the next lane at the range.
People who post misogynistic videos about women and firearms on YouTube. You know who you are.
YouTube personalities with bad fake Russian accents. You know who you are.
People who poke fun at my Bushmaster AR-15. Yeah, your's is probably better, but this one is mine, sonny. And I've had it likely since you were still in elementary school, getting pegged by dodge balls. So there.
People who scoop up my brass at the range while I'm still firing. Including that strange little dude who crawled behind me and reached between my legs for brass on the floor while I was swapping mags. You know who you are.
Wow. I would have accidentally dropped a brick on his head. Not really but I would have felt like doing it.
A new peeve I was just reminded of....
The trend of custom/high end holster & gear makers to put their names or logos all over the leather/holster.
We get it. You made the holster. The customer or CCW holder knows that.
They may of paid $100-150.00 USD or waited 6-8 months.
Quality & craftsmanship will be well known and respected.
The newer holsters remind me of the "designer" jeans trend in the US; 1970s/1980s.
Older styles like Milt Sparks or the late Bruce Nelson(a CA narc who invented the Summer Special) did not need to sprawl their names all over the gear.
The complete lack of fanboys arguing 6.5G vs .300BO.
Brand Logos in large script with oversized icons.
Guns in black, only.
Propping up self esteem by prominently displaying The Brand.
Wearing tacticool pants, a vest, hat, expensive low hikers, and obviously trying to compete with my superior version and it's nuance.
Young men with flat abs.
The hypocrisy of Corporate ladder climbers negatively motivating their subordinates to accomplish what they worked very hard to get away from.
Younger guys who think the old geezers have lost it while carrying and doing the exact same things that injured and broke down their bodies.
The notion that if you trash talk those more experienced and knowledgeable and they don't immediately pound you into the ground, that you are somehow superior.
If you take up the lane next to me with a rifle that has a muzzle brake on it, please let me know before you fire it. Even a 5.56 with a brake feels like a kick to the chest when you're not ready for it, to say nothing of a 300 RUM or 30-378 Weatherby. If I know it's coming, I'm fine. If you send the first round at the same time as me, it takes about 20 minutes and a dozen rounds to get over the flinch caused by me thinking my gun just exploded.
I don't care to have a gun pointed at me at any time, much less at the range. It has happened and I politely said to point it in a safe direction or leave.
Please don't steal my brass while I am shooting, I WILL step on your fingers and watch you flinch if you reach by my legs.
Please don't tell me your gear is better than my gear because it costs more or is more accurate. I have a couple of rifles that hold special meaning and are fun to shoot, I don't care if they are sub-moa.
Please don't do a mag dump right beside me and shower me with hot brass.
If there are more than two people on the range please yell "range cold/hot" loud enough for EVERYONE to hear. If there are only two of us you can yell it or come up to me and tell me.
Please wait for a lull in firing to call range cold, and wait for everyone to be ready for range hot. Nothing is more aggravating than getting ready to post a new target/check target/etc. and hearing someone close a bolt on a firearm, especially when I am downrange.
1911 owners (what, you don't own a 1911, you're beneath me)
AR owners (my AR-15 will shoot 1/2" groups at 250 yards with iron sights)
Gun snobs (look at my Sig, my H&K, my $3000 Wilson Combat)
Wannabe GI Joes (I only buy my guns in all black as I don't want my position given away by the moonlight glinting off the slide)
If you're not shooting 45ACP out of a 1911, then you just don't count.
Gun lubricant snobs (I ONLY use Ballistol and Millitec on my guns)
Ammo snobs (I only shoot match grade or uber hand loads out of my guns)
Optics snobs (If you didn't spend at least $1500 on your optic, you're beneath me)
Black powder people that take 20 minutes between shots.
Fixed it for ya.
Working up beyond max is probably less-stupid than starting out right at max.
Not that either one is worth doing.
This really happens?
Snob? Or informed consumer?....
I wouldn't "humble-brag" or strut around with logo theme clothing or gear but I would go & buy the best holsters & gear I can.
If that makes me a "snob" or snotty, that's fine with me.
I didn't know there was a war on about 6.8SPC & .300aac blackout.
To me, the .300aac blackout is far better for several reasons but if a gun owner/match shooter/hunter wants a 6.8SPC or a 5.56mm that's there choice.
The 7.62mm or 5.56mmx45mm will be around for decades. They are so engrained in US military, LE & hunting they won't be scraped any time soon.
If a shooter or gun owner or a armed officer/deputy picks a weapon or wears a certain brand then Id hope it's based on being a informer consumer or knowing what product/design meets their needs, not mine.
Its not a 'war' betwen 6.8 and 300blk, but more of a lively debate (if you know what I mean). Both calibers have its merits so it comes down to your POU and budget.
6.8spc only shines in longer engagements over 200yards. For anything closer than that 300BLK is the way to go. I've owned a 300blk AR before, but I have no use for 6.8 since I don't shoot past 200yards, and I own rifles in larger calibers (.30cal).
The 7.62x39 vs 5.56 debate will go on, I agree. That is a matter of perspective and preference.
Number two are the folks who blame the gun for tragedies and not the person
Perfect answer and I'm in complete agreement.
(and yes I consider the...types of people...who give novices including women overly powerful guns and laugh at the results to be safety violations)
I agree: post #142....
I agree with post #142.
I think it's important to understand the background of how/why the 6.8SPC(6.8x40mm), .300AAC-Blackout, .458SOCOM etc were set up.
Tier 1 spec ops & USSOCOM needed more powerful calibers that fit or had the logistics(spare parts, ammunition, scopes-optics, etc) of the M4/M16 5.46x45mm. This is what led to the SCAR rifle too but that's another topic.
Some regular combat troops(USMC/US Army/USAF special tactics) complained too that many threats(targets) were past 300m in the rough terrain of SW Asia.
This point & the issue of marksmanship was written about in a great 2011 NRA American Rifleman item.
The troops(not the procurement or supply officers) wanted rounds with better down range ballistics.
The .300AAC-Blackout round would meet most of my needs. I see both M&P rifles & Stag Arms, www.Stagarms.com have .300AAC-Blackout ARs now. Stag Arms offers left hand models too.
Cosmo Magazine calls it the S&W spot
Sorry, not sure what has gotten in to me. I'll try to behave now..
But while I'm at it:
The religious 1911 uber alles contingent:
Yes, it's a thing of beauty
Yes, it feels great in the hand
Yes, John Browning was a legitimate genius up there with H. Ford, S. Job and T. Edison
But the design is a 100 years old and design and manufacturing has moved on
It's hand made because it has to be. Today machines are just better at turning out perfectly shaped parts for lower cost
Cocked and locked is an accident waiting to happen. The response is always, 'more training!'
They are less reliable, harder to dismantle and harder to service than many modern designs
I'm pleased for people who enjoy them as much as they do and some day I might buy one for all of the 'good' reasons I cited. But is it 'better'? C'mon.
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