Popular with the Discriminating Consumer?
I've been pondering for a while... aren't there an awful lot of guns that the kind of people who frequent a gun forum consider to be popular, yet they really aren't?
I shall endeavor to explain. You guys all know what an AR15 is, what a CZ 75B is, what a Benelli Nova is, etc. etc. Maybe you don't have one maybe you do but you know what it is and it seems like a fair number of people have them because they talk about them all the time.
And yet, even if your collection is small, if you were to list off your babies to a less interested party, odds are pretty good you've got something a lot of people just haven't heard about.
I think a lot of things that are popular with the "gun culture" are not that big outside of it. For instance the XD pistols. Sure a couple of chain shops have picked them up and it seems like they fly off the shelves, but compare the number of XDs sold next to the Beretta 92 or just one model of Glock.
And the thing about it is, I'm not really talking about hard to get or even very expensive guns here per se. Honestly, how many people in the general public drool over say the K31?
We could extend this further to just about any platform imaginable for any job imaginable I think. What's something you can think of that only the more discriminating consumers seem to appreciate?