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This may not apply to the older generation of members here but does anyone else get annoyed with people who think they know everything about guns because they play games like call of duty?
I was just talking to a guy and he started talking about the ACR. He went on and on about how amazing it is and finally I asked him what caliber it is chambered for (it comes with a barrel for 5.56 and a barrel to swap out to 6.8), he didn't even understand the question. So I asked him what size ammo he would buy for it and his answer was "755" .
I run into these kinds of people more and more and it gets so annoying. Has anyone else noticed this?
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These would be the same people who would either wet their pants if they saw a real gun, or hurt themselves (or those nearby) if shooting a real gun.
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They are for the most part the same people that will fondle the Desert Eagle if they ever walk into a gun shop.
Heh, yeah I know the type. I help run an online gaming community actually so I'm quite familiar with them. They amuse me to no end.
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Absolutely. It's funny to watch my son give the verbal smack down to his friends when they display this attitude... Since he's been around real guns his whole life and at least knows the basics of the most common firearms, he's light years ahead of his CoD playing peers.
A man fires a rifle for many years, and he goes to war. And afterward he turns the rifle in at the armory, and he believes he's finished with the rifle. But no matter what else he might do with his hands - love a woman, build a house, change his son's diaper - his hands remember the rifle.
Yeah, I do always find it funny. As an aside though, I know that COD is huge among the Marine Corps infantry. I don't know why, but it is. Its funny to get a team of us who really know what we are doing with those weapons and smack down some people.
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Another example: I was looking at cheytac's website the other day and one of the guy's from my shop looked at my screen and said "they got that from COD, it always kills with one shot", yes according to him cheytac got their rifle design from a video game
ummm, i learned how to shoot from COD,
seriously though, umm i do resemble the remark about fondling a Desert Eagle, their just so beautiful
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Yep. My son plays COD online with his college buddies.
My son also owns some of the weapons used, and has shot most of them at one time or another. Occasionally he has to interject some reality to those that think they know what they are talking about when it comes to guns.
I once got in an amusing discussion online about .50 BMG rifles. It became apparent to me that several involved only knew what they knew from online games, none of them had ever shot one. It was interesting to watch them argue with me, since I own two and have shot many hundreds of rounds through them.
The video game commandos, they know everything,even when they dont.
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Curious, did you enlighten him as to what he was actually talking about?
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The only gun video games I would ever play would be in an arcade in which I would be replicating the shooting of a gun, not some push button controls on some Playstation or some other video game. The only value a gun video game for an arcade is for developing reflexes, hand-eye coordination and judgemental shooting skillsets. It can also desensitize you toward violence, which is a good thing for mature people but bad for those who don't know right from wrong. Perhaps, there is also a video game, "Police 911" where you do some movement such as ducking and squatting to replicate use of cover/concealment, which also raises the heart rate. As for any gun-related arcade station I always handle the plastic guns as if I am shooting a real gun. Other than that, video games at the arcade are just recreation that I do once in a while.
2 of my friends are exactly that. It gets annoying quickly.
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