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June 28th, 2007 02:17 PM
"Its no secret that I feel that lasers and other like gizmos are a crutch. To me, those with them on their defensive pistol need more range time.
I know, I know... I just opened up a can of worms. Remember that this thread is about our perceptions."
I'll agree with SIXTO on this one. It's my perception as well.
June 28th, 2007 02:26 PM
LOL on the gay men's choice in cars sub-topic. My gay friends back in CA tended to drive sports cars (Porsches or BMWs). Not a minivan among them.
My taste in cars tends to be as diverse as my taste in guns.
Cars: mustangs, jeeps, SUVs, and even a Jetta.
Firearms: 1911s, USPs, P7M8, BHP, Marlin carbines, AR15s, FALs, Sigs, and a Steyr scout (I miss that rifle).
Personally, I'd love to some day be in the position to rotate concealed carry handguns. That's how we keep the holster-makers in business, right?
June 28th, 2007 02:44 PM
Pretty guns are like new cars. some times you are afraid to use them to their full potential because you are afraid you might get a ding or scrach in it. The Glock isn't pretty and is like an old work truck that runs forever.
June 28th, 2007 03:01 PM
Originally Posted by FIREARMZ
If I'm wrong then so are you, 'cause I agree with you. You just took what I said a step further.
June 28th, 2007 03:31 PM
Well, im a little late but I'll throw in my 0.02
My vehicle and firearm choices are kind of the same, I prefer big and slow (kinda), to small and fast.
Big ole' (like before I was born old) pick-up (heck it even still has a carb), and a 1911 guy. (Not saying anything bad about the 1911, but the bullet is bigger and slower compared to others). Yeah, I'm 22 and love my 1911's (and old sixguns for that matter.)
As far as long gun's, its fun to tacti-cool out my Mossy 500 or AK (and I have added things to them), but my Stoeger Coachgun and Marlin .30-30, with their classic styling and nice wood furniture with blued steel are the one that I am always drawn to first when I open the gun safe.
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Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
NRA Pistol/Rifle/Shotgun/Reloading Instructor, RSO, Ohio CHL Instructor
June 28th, 2007 03:44 PM
Now on reflection i have to confess to being somewhat a " gun snob " even tho i own and use cheap guns such as kel-tec and taurus . I do delight in collecting and carrying fine brand firearms .. from my sig 220, kimber , colts , kahrs , hk , walther .. well you get the idea , i like fine tools and since it just costs the grandsons toys that they have enough of anyway i do indulge myself lol . Some days it is great to realise just what it means to be a young grandpa so i can still enjoy big boy toys lol .
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June 28th, 2007 03:57 PM
Man, it gets on my nerves when they actually expect you to work around here.
I'd much rather surf the gun boards!
FIREARMZ: I live in beautiful, rainy Heidelberg, Germany.
SIXTO: I'm not German, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. (Ok, a bad joke.) I'm Hispanic by birth, American by the grace of God.
June 28th, 2007 04:00 PM
I lived in Stuttgart (Boeblingen/Sindelfingen) area for 6 years and Pirmasens for 3.
Originally Posted by ForeignDude
June 29th, 2007 02:57 AM
Does gun snobbery play a role in this? I dunno. My snobbery is more from my own experiances and not about money or brand fixation.
For example, I dont like HK products or the company in general. I know they build some fantastic products but I just dont care for them. Others think if it aint HK it just isnt.
I'm a Sig guy because they work for me. I'm a Glock guy because I love the fact I can abuse it and still expect it to function properly.
I like quality 1911's because they are hard to beat at any task.
I despise a lot of the low end guns, but others I really do like for what they are. Is that gun snobbery?
June 29th, 2007 03:05 AM
June 29th, 2007 07:58 AM
No, that's wisdom from experience. Big, big difference.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
I also have an appreciation and respect for what works for me. Doesn't mean it'll work for anyone else in exactly the same way, but it does mean it's a good fit for me.
June 29th, 2007 09:47 AM
I've got the "bling bling" type stuff....BUT I also have the older.. wheelies and semi auto pistols as well.....I've shot and caried both types... from the $3K ASP (chopped custom S&W model 39 that I paid 550.00 for) to the 150.00 OMC backup 380 (early version of the AMT Backup) which this one NEVER Fails me, and never jams. to everything in between..HK, Glock, Colt, Sig etc
I see people come into the store and they see 1500.00 1911 types, and also look at the older Ruger P series pistols... To them.yes the big ticketitems are nice, BUT they look at the money they have in their pocket, and buy accoringly based on what they can afford/ or what feels best in their hands..
BTW..I'm currently picking up an older Smith model 19..2 1/2 inch blueed pinned and recessed made around 1972 a bit of surface rust/pit...$212.00. but it will shoot/ carry as well as the 1500.00 gun..
Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll
June 29th, 2007 12:33 PM
Your AMT reference brings me back a bit. My first handgun was an AMT Automag II (22mag). That was a great little pistol.
I would say we all have our prejudices and predilections about firearms, from the AR15-haters to the HK kool-aid drinkers. Personally, I've never cared for the entire Ruger P-series; their grip, trigger, and handling characteristics simply don't agree with me. That said, I know a good number of people who love them. I've never been able to warm up to the Glock trigger, but I still greatly respect the line of handguns for their durability and ease of use.
Does that make me a snob?
My wife says yes.
June 30th, 2007 12:55 AM
Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll
June 30th, 2007 01:12 AM
Originally Posted by Pete
If a company can survive for 500 years they must be doing something right...
From what I've seen, most Beretta owners are gun fans in general and are open to trying new or different types of pistols and usually have a lot of different brands and types of pistols from different eras and we're pretty eclectic people.
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