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  1. 38-45 Special

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    Often times certain things are associated with certain types of people. Much like the owner/driver of a Prius being labeled "a green freak" or "a hippie", and/or the driver of the Audi TT being labeled "a self-centered person who can't drive". In a similar way, what do you guys think are some stereotypes of certain firearms, manufacturers, and/or calibers? Just for fun

    One that comes to mind immediately for me is:

    .454 Casull, .460 S&W, 500 S&W, .50 AE, etc.: Guy at the range that wants EVERYONE to know that he's there.
     
  2. Buzznrose

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    Guys who hunt with a 30-30, 30-40, 303, 30-06, or any other old school gun passed down from his dad/grand dad:

    This is the basic, middle aged or older dude who takes a few days off from his blue collar job or working an agricultural gig to harvest a deer or two for the family freezer. He hunts in blue jeans and work boots, with flannel and an orange vest. Brings a ancient Stanley thermos of home brewed coffee to the hunt. Kills his deer, butchers it himself and puts it up in the freezer. And at the end of the day, thanks the Creator for the opportunity to enjoy the bounties provided.
     
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    Flintlock muzzleloaders. Most are long in the tooth and worried the sport might die out. They love history, are fine shots with primitive open sights and like to get real close to game. They're satisfied with one shot because there ain't no such thing as a fast second shot with one. Often it's been years since they've last hunted with a "smokeless powder rifle". They differ from the modern, inline shooters who consider these modern guns something to lengthen the season and pick up a scoped cartridge rifle soon as the primitive season closes. They are generally younger and include up to middle age but don't care that much for historical accuracy of their equipment.
     
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    I am an old guy, I am an Army veteran, I am retired, I like the .308. I enjoy the field, not the killing. I wear camo overalls (orange vest and hat - I do not own work boots) and drink bottled water and snack on energy bars. I love the quiet and the natural sounds. I do not care if I harvest a deer. I fish as much as I can, hunt most game when I can. I always leave a place as I found it. That is what I do and what I have learned. I am sure there are others like me so I am stereotypical and I do not mind at all.
     
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    I am so "that guy". I hunt with a 30-30 or 308. I carry hot coffee in a thermos, cook on a Coleman, 2 burner camp stove, and constantly wish for a bigger boat. I suppose I fit the stereotype.
     
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    Brother, I have and had a lot of great friends who are “this guy”! Stay safe and strong!
     
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    I want to be that guy when I grow up. I've got a sporterized .303 and a Stanley. I'm always happy to get time to spend outdoors. When I take a .410 out for a walk it's about getting out. Not what I bring home.
     
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    What no hunter aspires to be......Floyd R Turbo. This why I cringe whenever I see those red plaid hunting coats

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    Anyone who uses a caliber that begins with a 4 is compensating for something.

    9mm will just make them mad.

    I happen to use both of these quite frequently.....
     
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    I thought that was BMW. . .

    A .300 WM (Weatherby, etc) wearing a $100 WalMart scope: an ignorant doofus who figured he wouldn't have lost that gutshot deer last year if he'd used a howitzer.

    A $5000+ custom 1911 on a towel on the bench next to a single box of 230 Win white box: way more dollars than cents.

    The mid-20s guy with a .44 Mag and a flinch that puckers his eyeballs shut like twin sphincters: Dirty Harry fan.

    The dude walking onto the range with his underdressed girlfriend and the biggest cannon he could find (see .44 Mag above): compensating for something.
     
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    I resemble that remark. Except I am in my early 30's.

    If you tell me you carry a 1911 because it's the best hanging made. You probably do these things.
    1) carry out of waistband.
    2) tuck your shirt behind the pistol
    3) be sure to broadcast to everyone you are carrying.
    4) carry cocked and locked
     
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    If you can't use a 9 or something that starts with a 4, what can you use?
    I like a 40. It splits the difference between round count and overkill.
     
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    "Best hanging made?"
    I'm not sure I understand this entire post. This is what you think, or this is what you think is a stereotype of someone who carries a 1911? If the latter, I sure haven't heard this stereotype before, and I've only been in the firearms community for fifty years or so ...
     
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    "...it'll blow your head clean off ..." [.44 magnum stereotype as perpetuated in the first Dirty Harry movie]
     
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    It's what I've learned to expect from people who carry a 1911. Usually the people do at least 3 of the 4 things I listed.
     
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    Old Dog asks:

    Took me a couple of times, but I figured out he's letting his device do his talking, and meant "handgun." ;)
     
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    Still not thinking this is a stereotype. Carrying OWB is in fact the most effective way of carrying a pistol. And the gun is designed to be carried cocked and locked. As far as (2) and (3), maybe you're hanging out with the wrong sort of crowd. Guys who pack 1911s in my experience tend to be seasoned pistoleros for the most part, who believe "concealed is concealed" and don't tend to broadcast to anyone that they're packin' ...
     
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    Old Dog writes:

    Well, let's add that to the list, then. ;)
     
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    I like the stereotypes that dont add up.

    45 ACP+P is anemic on game but 45 colt at same power is fine for hogs.

    A 44-40 rifle is anemic on game but same power from 44 mag handgun is fine for bears.

    Legal headshooting game with rimfires is unethical, but launching arrows from a bow with no sights is hunting at its purest.

    Modern semi-autos are unethical but a shotgun cloud of pellets has been fine for 400 years.

    Lever actions are only 125 yard guns, anything we shot past that range must have died of fright.

    We admit to crashing cars, falling off bikes, having accidents at work, but no one on the internet ever wounds game and loses it.
     
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    6.5cm shoots lasers so accurately that you could hit a deer from a mile away without even trying.
     
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    380 and below being "good enough" for self defense, .... yet no (one example doesn't count) uniform USA cops carry it.
     
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    I'm sure there's a stereotype for those who think the .38/.357 is appropriate to use, just shove me in it and think what you will. I carry dad's sporterized 03A3 in the deer woods too.
     
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    So if I admit here to carrying a 1911, cocked and locked, I must be part of that the crowd referenced above? Mine's IWB, concealed under my shirt, and only gonna be hanging out for the world to see if I have a major wardrobe malfunction. In which case, that won't be all that's hanging out.
     
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    Jeez you pussies. Grab a spear or **** off. :rofl:
     
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