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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hornadylnl, Dec 16, 2006.

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  1. hornadylnl

    hornadylnl Member

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    1. Someone posts "should I get the Savage that I can afford now or save for another 3 months to get the Ruger", you respond with "both of those are junk. I wouldn't get anything less than a Weatherby Mark 5

    2. You use a $2000 over and under to go rabbit hunting.

    3. When someone asks should they get x or y product, you always recommend something at least 50% more expensive.

    4. Your sole purpose in trap or skeet shooting is to try to have the most expensive shotgun at the range.

    5. You respond to a post solely to bash another posters grammar, spelling, etc. without adding a single thing to the thread topic.

    6. Making it a sport of bashing "mall ninjas, wannabes, etc" is your favorite past time on THR.

    7. You'd rather not carry at all than carry a Kel-tec P3AT. (A Kel-tec in the hand is worth a 1000 kimbers at the gun store when you really need it.)

    8. You'd rather throw rocks at your assailant than shoot Wolf ammo in your $2000 AR15.
     
  2. JohnBT

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    "2. You use a $2000 over and under to go rabbit hunting."

    I have, but it's a 28 ga. so I'm forgiven, right? ;)

    I don't think I could hit a dead rabbit with my P-32 unless I could get really, really close.

    John
     
  3. Chipperman

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    You go into the gun shop just to make comments about the choices of other people looking to buy.
     
  4. Mr White

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    You're a gun snob if...
    You laugh at the guys whose 1911s only cost $1000.
    Your truck gun is a Steyr AUG.
    Your truck has the name Eddie Bauer on it.
    You can't imagine how anyone could shoot a gun when not wearing a $200 shooting vest.
    You believe that gun control is a good idea because, "No one needs an AK47 to shoot skeet"
    You think that any AR that isn't a Colt is junk.
    You own a hat with either the Kolar or Krieghoff emblems on them.
    You can't imagine why anyone would want to own one of those 'commie pieces of crap".
    You consider a Browning A-Bolt to be a decent, low-end rifle.
     
  5. Essex County

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    I have considered myself a real down to earth type guy.........But sometimes my truck gun IS a mark V and yes, it more valuable than the truck. I wasn't aware I had a problem until I stumbled upon this thread... Essex
     
  6. Gbro

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    From VOL 14, N0 3 title; Sringtime in the Rockys.

    The late Col. Cooper wrote, "My father thought I should cultivate the shotgun, since by doing so I would be inclined to associate with a higher class of people. This may be true, but I became first attached to the rifle as a hunting arm".....

    This is still true to some degree at the trap club. We however don't see it as much on the rifle range.

    I will "Thank You Please" continue to be a "Red Neck". And this is not the Jeff Foxwothy definition of Red-Neck., No sir i connect much more with the Cable Man.

    Gbro
     
  7. Ben Shepherd

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    You don't own an *out of the box* gun-

    3 upgrades with the lastest wizz-bang do dads are required before that gun ever goes out in public.

    And as mentioned above- The tweed and high pockets crowd.
     
  8. A.Fischer

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    Essex, that's not being a gun snob. It just shows that you have your priorities set right.
     
  9. Ohio Rifleman

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    You'd rather use a pointy stick against an attacker than a Hi-Point.
    You wouldn't be caught dead with a "beater" gun.
    You think Smith and Wesson makes good "middle of the road" revolvers.

    Sorry, not very good, I know. I do my best. :neener:
     
  10. Outlaws

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    I am officially a gun snob then because I would just assume carry a $100 knife than anything that says Kel-Tec. :D :D :D
     
  11. hossdaniels

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    HOLY %&^#. I only do #2 because I cant afford a $3500 side by side to take rabbit hunting.:evil:
     
  12. JohnBT

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    "You own a hat with either the Kolar or Krieghoff emblems on them."

    I have a Cooper Arms t-shirt, does that count?


    "You consider a Browning A-Bolt to be a decent, low-end rifle."

    Yep, just overpriced. :)

    John
     
  13. Zen21Tao

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    If you go into gun stores just to tell them how much cheaper you can get guns and ammo online and/or from Wal Mart.

    You dress like you're kicking doors down in down town Fallujah when in fact you are just shooting at your local indoor range.

    At the local range, you look around at people in neighboring lanes to see if they notice the $3000 worth of new gadgects you added to your gun of choice. Then when you do shot, your target looks like a shotgun pattern at 10 yards.

    (In line with above) If you would rather spend $3000 on gun gadgets and shoot poorly than spend a few hundred dollars on quality instruction.
     
  14. browningguy

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    You own or like any firearm that cost over $200.:banghead:

    Why don't you guys like people that shoot, and can afford, nice things. Seems a bit of reverse snobbery going on here. Since my best gun is a Winchester Defender pump I'm better than you? Doesn't make much sense to me.

    I'm a snob, here's one I actually hunt with. Gr. IV BAR in .270, customized with blued action and gold filled game engraving. It's got some dings in the wood, and a few marks on the blueing, but still looks and shoots nice.

    270BAR.jpg
     
  15. steelhead

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    I thought a Hi-Point was a pointy stick:D .
     
  16. BobMcG

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    How about a different twist?

    You may come off as a gun snob if...

    1) You feel your gun collection is better than so & so's and you aren't afraid to mention it, often.

    2) You can't talk about your collection without pointing out all the expensive pieces and just how expensive they are and make of point of doing so, often.

    3) You often go to the range with one of your "finer" pieces and look down your nose at others around you with "lesser" pieces. (And without even knowing what they may own that you know nothing about.)

    4) Nobody knows more about firearms than you and you're not afraid to let it be known, often.

    5) Anyone?
     
  17. Zen21Tao

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    It isn't simply having expensive toys that makes someone a snob. IMHO, it is how that person views others that don't have expensive toys and how that person expects others to view them for their toys that makes a person a snob.

    I have seen people at the local range with expensive guns outfitted with pricey upgrades who are humble as can be. They are just there shooting what they like. On the other hand, also see people at the range with high dollar guns and expensive after market parts that act very arrogant wanting everyone to notice they have the "best" gun there. They spend more time walking around trying to be noticed than actually shooting.
     
  18. Mr White

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    You know, Browningguy, you're right. I know some of my reasons poked fun at particular types of guns and that wasn't right. The reason I mentioned Kolar and Krieghoff is that my cousin worked for Krieghoff and is now a master gunsmith at Kolar. I know those 2 companies to be makers of very high end shotguns. I shouldn't have implied that merely owning one of their hats mayes someone a gun snob.

    Being a gun snob has nothing to do with owning quality guns. Hell, I wish I was in a position to drop 4 figures on a gun but I'm not. It has everything to do with looking down on and berating another gun owner for NOT owning or shooting an expensive gun. I love to hear the stories of the guys who come to the range with some cheap gun, hear the snide comments by the Weatherby/Browning/Kimber/Custom/... snobs, (again, the snobbery comes from the snide comments, not from owning a Weatherby/Browning/Kimber or custom made gun) and then proceed to shut them all up with a lot of broken clays or tiny little groups.
     
  19. Ohio Rifleman

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    Yikes, I guess I'm a gun snob because MSRP for my Ruger 10/22 is over $200. Fortunately, I haven't really encountered any gun snobs yet, though my dad frequently accuses me of showing interest in certain firearms "just because they're cheap."
     
  20. Justin

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    One of the trends on this board that I find terribly bothersome is the assumption that someone must be an incompetent shot simply because they've spent a lot of money on equipment.

    Among those with highly customized gear that I've shot with, I'd be hard pressed to name even one who is anywhere near incompetent.

    This is not to say that gear makes the man; but there is a definite fetishizing of equipment on this board that borders on the pathological. And it goes both ways with some members talking about how if they only had X, Y, or Z bit of gear they'd be a better shooter, and those disparaging anyone at all who owns X, Y, or Z.

    Quite frankly, the whole thing is just a tad bit silly.
     
  21. john1911

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    I aspire to own those high-end guns. I'm happy for the guys that can afford it now. I enjoy shooting the cheaper guns I already own.
    Why is someone always trying to cause a rift between gun-owners? It would benefit us all if we would just try to get along.:confused:
     
  22. Mr White

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    You have to admit that it goes both ways, Justin. There are the serious shooters who are at the top of their game and have expensive equipment because they are at a point where they can outperform lesser quality equipment. Then there are the guys with more dollars than sense who believe that a $2000 gun will completely compensate for poor shooting. I know several of both types. The real shooters who shoot good guns tend to be down to earth and helpful of those at a lower level of the sport. The 'equipment snobs' tend to be scornful of anyone who doesn't shoot the best guns or use the best ammo and gadgets.

    You see very little of this in the high power shooting community. It seems to be much more prevalent with shotgunners and pistol shooters. Not sure why.

    I went to my first high power match with a MN M44, a pair of binoculars, and a piece of carpet for a mat. Before we started shooting, guys had lent me a spotting scope and a shooting mat and would have lent me a shooting coat 'cept that I'm left handed. One guy offered to let me shoot his spare AR. I declined because I wouldn't feel right since I didn't know the guy. Throughout the match, I had no shortage of advice and tips on how to shoot better. Two of the guys there were high masters and top competitors at Perry. I continue to shoot service rifle matches at that club to this day.

    The only time I shot skeet, I took an old JC Higgins 12 ga pump, the only shotgun I own. I never felt so unwelcome anywhere I've ever gone. Nobody talked to me, I got a lot of strange looks. When I asked about the rules and the course of fire, I grudgingly got an answer...after being told that I should have done my homework before coming to shoot. I'll never go back there. I don't know how good or bad these guys were at skeet shooting. I know they all had real nice looking guns and that some of them broke a lot more birds than others, but that's as far as I got.

    No. Snobbery isn't about what you shoot. Its about how you represent your sport to other people. And with the uphill battle that our sport is faced with every day, we can really do without the snobs.
     
  23. win71

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    I want to hunt with browningguy

    Just being in the same pick-up with that rifle would make me feel good !!! Seriously, I have on occassion taken a family hand-me-down hunting. A Mannlicher Schoenauer full length stocked double set trigger in 30-06. Not often, but just for old time sake.
     
  24. ArfinGreebly

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    I'm Not Worthy

    I have my own kind of snobbery.

    Y'all may have more equipment, more savvy, more skill, and more money than I do.

    That ain't nuthin'.

    I have more to learn than y'all do.

    So there.
     
  25. Glockfan.45

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    I would rather throw rocks at my assailant than shoot Wolf ammo in my $500.00 AR15. Now I have no problem running Wolf through my WASR10, but I invite you to burn up a few hundred rounds of steel cased laquer coated Wolf through your $2,000.00 AR and see how the gun likes it. I own expensive guns, I own cheap guns, and I own guns that are in between. Now I will agree that the snobs at the skeet range with $10k shotguns who look down their nose at any commoner who would have the nerve to show up with an old 870 are a buzzkill, most of them could care less what you think of their gun they just buy them because they like them and they can.
     
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