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Annoying trend.

This is a discussion on Annoying trend. within the Forum News, Feedback, Problems & Comments forums, part of the DefensiveCarry.com Forum Office category; I will confess to not directly answering a question at times, because I sometimes try to get the OP to see the larger picture. So, ...

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    I will confess to not directly answering a question at times, because I sometimes try to get the OP to see the larger picture. So, if the OP posts something like, "I already have X gun, what gun should I buy next?" my answer might be "a training class." Again, not trying to highjack anyone's thread, but sometimes it helps to have others take a step back and look at the bigger issues.
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    If OP asks for advice, OP should take advice and not argue it. They asked.

    Also, if OP asks for suggestions on XYZ weapon and what to buy, the best and only answer that can be given should be "go shoot as many as you can and pick what fits you best.". That's it. Thread over.

    If OP asks for opinion, OP better strap on the jock and take it like a man.

    If OP asks for statistical data, OP needs to make sure they did their own due diligence first.

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    Trend? Naaaa. Tradition maybe.
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    Buy a Glock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    Buy a Glock.
    But its summer time and I wear ankle socks and sandles only this time of year. The Glock is too big to fit in my socks. I really don't care about caliber, I just need something that I can conceal in my sandle. My right foot is a little bigger than my left. so if anyone else dresses like me and and has experience in concealing a handgun in their right sock or sandle, opinions would be appreciated.

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    I hate posts like these...... IMO The OPer has to have a brain to start with, or get ready for it.
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    Just read in between the bad posts and you will find what you are looking for. Some people just are pleased with their setup and sometimes they try to push it on to others.
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    well thats fine and dandy, but when an OP asks a specific question about something, we shouldn't do anything but give answers to that specific question
    when OP asks for opinions or everyone's recommendations....then everyone have at it
    I see the two situations as distinctly different and try to treat them as such

    Its kind of like the Bing search engine commercials at times...someone asks something specific and gets returns on every tangent known to man relating to the original word/question
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    Why did you start a thread if you don't want a Glock 19????????


    Many times I get stuck into a thread that's "I want to accomplish goal Z should I get A or B?" Well if the logical answer is C, then I'm going to say so, but what I will do when I say so is quantify my answer. I won't profess to know everything (or often times anything depend upon who you ask) but I've got a blank slate in the post box and if I'm going to break the mold I'll be courteous enough to say why I'm breaking the mold, then it's up to the OP to decide if they want to consider option C or not; I tend to assume OP has a brain and can reason. It's not always about giving the easy answer and it can be a disservice to the OP to limit our answers sometimes.

    I've been on the flip side of the conversation as well, and in a recent thread that's still going seeking holster advice, I listed off a few makes and models to give a general idea, and started asking for any brand that fits the desired goal, so long as people where willing to step in and backup their answers so I could understand the reasons and not just "buy xyz" and not confining my responses has opened my eyes to a few companies and models I hadn't yet seen reviews on. So as long as folks are willing to put the extra communication in then it's really an all around win win for the members and the community.

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    I think everyone should have a G29 instead of a 19. One extra millimeter DOES matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadguy View Post
    I think everyone should have a G29 instead of a 19. One extra millimeter DOES matter
    Who says the metric system never caught on in the US?
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    I have no problem with people giving their opinions on matters as long as they ALSO at least attempt to answer the original question. For instance, if someone asks for a gun that is chambered in 9mm I will certainly list all that I know, but I might also add, if you want to look at this as well, feel free and list some others.. I don't do it very often but if I think it applies I will.

    If someone asks for good self defense .22 ammo I will tell them but I will also give my logical reasons as to why I think it's not the best option. I've attempted to answer the question but also provided a "bigger picture."

    Now, as stated, if someone just asks for opinions such as, "What do you think of warning shots or carrying unchambered or the color of my bedroom wall?" Well, I'm going to give them my opinion... they asked for it. If they wanted to hear only opinions that supported their way of thinking they should have gone somewhere else.

    Also, if someone posts a big long rant about a particular topic they should not be surprised when they get differing ideas or opinions.

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    I'm honestly fine with diverse feedback, even if it is out of bounds from what the OP asked for. It's all just ideas and stirs the pot.

    What I do find to be nearly useless is when the OP qualifies their statement along the lines of "if you don't agree with me, don't reply".

    Plus, I like buying Glocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ianator View Post
    I agree with you also.

    Another favorite of mine is when a "Interesting thought on carrying unchambered" thread turns into a "You are an ignorant jerk because you don't chamber a round" thread.
    I can think of another topic that brings this kind of response, and one member in particular who is very vehement in his assertions that anyone who does this thing is an idiot, and his way is the only right way. In fact, this person has a five-page (as of this posting) thread going where every one of his posts boils down to that exact statement.

    Not to name any names...

    To be perfectly honest, I'm not even a practitioner of the topic, but even I am offended by most of what he says...

    Anyway, back on topic...

    I agree that when someone asks how to do something, the answer shouldn't be "do something else" unless what they're asking makes them a danger to others. (i.e. best way to lower a hammer on a live round)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    Anyway, back on topic...
    see, can't even stay on topic in a thread about staying on topic..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeejib View Post
    Buy a Glock.
    I thought the OP was asking about .22 ammo?

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    Just don't tell me that I'm stupid for rocking a CCW sash and badge, while OC'ing an unloaded Hi-Point that's been converted to 22 caliber and the ammo is at home in the safe. It's safest that way.
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