What you don't know

What you don't know

This is a discussion on What you don't know within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; I just wanted to post some thoughts as it relates to some of the statements that seem to come up quite often on sites like ...

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    What you don't know

    I just wanted to post some thoughts as it relates to some of the statements that seem to come up quite often on sites like these. The statements are things like “don’t buy this gun or this caliber is no good and things like that. Understandably everyone has an opinion and no one is right or wrong. It’s important to rely on respectable sources when gathering information but ultimately you have to rely on your own experiences. I too have my opinions and am happy to share them.
    First off is one caliber better than another? I guess so depending on what you are trying to accomplish. But regardless of the caliber I wouldn’t want to get shot, even with a .22lr. The fact is a .22lr is going to hurt like a son of a gun and is still very capable of lethal force if shot placement is right. At the same token if you shoot someone with a .45 it may not kill and if you don’t hit what you were trying to hit due to recoil or lack of training why bother carrying it? I have to agree with some that have more training and experience than I do that shot placement is everything.
    Second- which gun is best? The one that can make a cartridge go bang when you need it to. The one that feels best in your hand or in your waist band and the one that you practice with and know how to use. Some say that Kimber is hit or miss on quality I tend to agree but I also agree with that statement as it relates to every brand on the market. There is going to be problems here or there because nothing is perfect. I have had a bad Sig Sauer and they are hailed as superb pistols. I had it replaced and am in love with it. I’m sure there are many situations like that to happen to people every day.
    I guess what I’m trying to convey is that you should get as much information as you can and take it all in and then rely on yourself to get the best solution for you and you alone. What you think is great may not be great for someone else and vice versa. Regardless always look to gain experience, practice and be safe. Fear the person who only has one gun instead of many because chances are they know how to use it.


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    Preachin' to the chior, here.

    I think most of us here are pretty open to the things you just stated. Other sites may not be. I don't know how much you've read on DC, but that has always been my impression.

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    Welcome. I think you'll find your post reflects the thinking on this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanshark View Post
    I just wanted to post some thoughts as it relates to some of the statements that seem to come up quite often on sites like these. The statements are things like ďdonít buy this gun or this caliber is no good and things like that. Understandably everyone has an opinion and no one is right or wrong. Itís important to rely on respectable sources when gathering information but ultimately you have to rely on your own experiences. I too have my opinions and am happy to share them.
    First off is one caliber better than another? I guess so depending on what you are trying to accomplish. But regardless of the caliber I wouldnít want to get shot, even with a .22lr. The fact is a .22lr is going to hurt like a son of a gun and is still very capable of lethal force if shot placement is right. At the same token if you shoot someone with a .45 it may not kill and if you donít hit what you were trying to hit due to recoil or lack of training why bother carrying it? I have to agree with some that have more training and experience than I do that shot placement is everything.
    Second- which gun is best? The one that can make a cartridge go bang when you need it to. The one that feels best in your hand or in your waist band and the one that you practice with and know how to use. Some say that Kimber is hit or miss on quality I tend to agree but I also agree with that statement as it relates to every brand on the market. There is going to be problems here or there because nothing is perfect. I have had a bad Sig Sauer and they are hailed as superb pistols. I had it replaced and am in love with it. Iím sure there are many situations like that to happen to people every day.
    I guess what Iím trying to convey is that you should get as much information as you can and take it all in and then rely on yourself to get the best solution for you and you alone. What you think is great may not be great for someone else and vice versa. Regardless always look to gain experience, practice and be safe. Fear the person who only has one gun instead of many because chances are they know how to use it.
    I was on another site about a week ago and one guy was just bashing on a product that he had heard from "the Guys At The Range"was junk. I am a firm believer that if you dont have first hand knowledge of something then dont comment on it. If you want to suggest someone try something else that you have tried then go for it , but dont bash something that you have never used.
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    What you don't know
    Actually, we did know.
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    To make your post easier to read you may want to go back and use some paragraphs. It's hard to read a wall of text. As for your post, I agree with what has been said already so I won't repeat it.
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    Sorry if my paragraphs were not properly in place as it was not my intention to make my post hard to read.

    As for the thinking on this forum, it's great that most are on the same wave length. My post was not meant to convey any type of negativity to the folks on the DC forum or to "preach to the choir" and as Atctimmy stated if you did know, then my mistake.


    Thanks for making a first time poster feel welcome

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    Quote Originally Posted by loanshark View Post
    Sorry if my paragraphs were not properly in place as it was not my intention to make my post hard to read.

    As for the thinking on this forum, it's great that most are on the same wave length. My post was not meant to convey any type of negativity to the folks on the DC forum or to "preach to the choir" and as Atctimmy stated if you did know, then my mistake.


    Thanks for making a first time poster feel welcome
    Your very welcome here my friend. You won't find a better group of folks, sure we have our differences, heck who doesn't, but the one thing we do agree on is that we like our weapons and they are all good.

    We have our preferences of course, but we like them all. Welcome aboard and enjoy.
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