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    Website idea

    Looking for some feedback. While I was on the hunt for my new gun I looked everywhere for reviews on particular brands and models of guns. I could never really find anything from real people. I read stuff in magazines, but thats kind of like taking a movie critics advice on a movie.

    What I really wanted was a good website that had real reviews submitted by people who actually shoot their guns on a regular basis. What I was wondering is if any of you have had similar experiences, and if you think such a website could be useful?

    My next question is if any one here would be willing to give useful reviews on the firearms they currently own. (Not asking for that now, but maybe in the future).

    I would like to create a content based website that is easy to navigate where people like me and those who are reletivly new to firearms can get real information about guns they may be interested in.

    Oh, there wont be a forum because I could never compete with this one.

    Any opinions would be appriciated.


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    i would review the Taurus I currently own, the Bersa that was the bane of my existence and the MP9 that I should not have let go!
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    Good and bad reviews are what I would be looking for. Like I said, I would like real life reviews. Good, bad and the ugly.

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    I can see that being useful. It'd be nice if comments are divided by pro and con categories. Also, delete all posts claiming the XD isn't freaking awesome, because those opinions are all wrong.

    I'd chip in, and otI'm sure you wont have trouble finding other opinionated people here.
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    Sounds like a good idea, I don't care for some of the reviews the magazines have either, are they really going to post a negative review and lose an advertiser in the process?
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    A big problem with a lot of reviews I've read is they are from people who haven't really shot a variety of guns, so they have nothing to compare it to. Would be kinda cool to have something that would let them list similar guns they have shot, with links to their reviews of those also if they have reviewed them.
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    great ideas, keep them coming?

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    What are you looking for?

    There isn't a make or model of gun that I can think of that at least one of our fellow members can't review. Ramrod can give you chapter and verse on Glocks, Sixto can easily cover Sigs and SWAT type weapons, JD and Lima can answer just about any 1911 questions, I am too tired to rember all of the other screen names that repersent the wealth of freely shared and very qualified information I have come to count on here at DC. If you can't get the information you seek in the rifles & shotgun or general firearms sections I would be willing to bet that our members could get you pointed in the right direction. If the Moderators have the time and tools available to set up a new section dedicated to reviews members have posted or wanted to post; however the search feature should yeild sufficent results. There is always the Gunblast site too. Like I said in my title tell us what reviews you are looking for, if one of the members dosn't post something useful I will help you hunt it down!




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    Right now at the moment I'm just more or less brain storming the whole idea. I'm not needing any reviews right now, but in the future I would like to pick some brains for info.

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    If you are willing to go for a magazine subscription, this is the "Consumer Reports" of guns:
    Gun tests the consumer resource for the serious shooter.

    As for a website, pretty much all handguns have been reviewed here. Just takes a small amount of time with the search feature to find the threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    for some reason this page wont load.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daveyj View Post
    for some reason this page wont load.
    Finally loaded after about ten minutes. Yeah, thats what I've been looking for. I'm surprised I've never come acrossed it in my searches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cupcake View Post
    I can see that being useful. It'd be nice if comments are divided by pro and con categories. Also, delete all posts claiming the XD isn't freaking awesome, because those opinions are all wrong.

    I'd chip in, and otI'm sure you wont have trouble finding other opinionated people here.

    Nah, just save time and delete anything not 1911 related. (just kidding)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecbaatz View Post
    Nah, just save time and delete anything not Glock related. (just kidding)

    emphasis mine

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