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Old 12-22-2012, 04:36 PM   #81
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I know a guy who drives like a '79 Dodge pickup and decries any newer vehicles (regrdless of dependability and mileage). 'swears by it but the reason is he competes for jobs against illegal immigrants and can't afford anything else. He's in his mid-fifties and has always lived with his Mom except for a stint in the Navy. He would never know how to turn on a PC and jumps at the chance to tell people exactly how proud he is of that. Everything he says is about some "good old days."

But lend him a DVD and he'll watch it in a second. He has food from his Mom's refrigerator. Try to take away the indoor plumbing his absentee father put in and he'd be very upset. But give him a free 2013 Doge Ram Quad-Cab 4x4 and I know he'd be like a pig in poop although he'd refuse to learn to use the built in satellite navigator in it.

In other words, he's like, and as full of carp as, the "cheapskate" snobs I defined at the start of this thread.

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Old 12-22-2012, 05:38 PM   #82
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What's that old saying... opinions are like...? And there's more than enough of both in this world so let sleeping dogs lie and close this worthless thread.
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Old 12-22-2012, 05:57 PM   #83
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I won't spend $500 on a .22 handgun. That makes no sense to me, yet Ruger offers the LCR in .22 at a price tag that makes my eyes bug out. Someone is buying it.
Yeah...I'll 'fess up - me. I've been wanting something to replace the Colt Woodsman Match Target I had to sell 25 years ago, and I finally broke down and got a Ruger Mark III Hunter. Still not the Colt, but I can live with it.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:11 PM   #84
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then there are the cheap snobs who try and justify their cheap guns by ridiculing those who can afford more expensive and higher quality guns.
Which is wasted energy. I love .22 autos but all of them are going to choke eventually. So I've put mine through it's paces. I have a good idea of what feeds nearly perfectly and what it just seems to not like.

I think everyone should do this whether they own an HK or a Hi-Point. Honestly, when people ask me about stuff that I love I'm willing to give them the good and the bad. I love my Baby Eagle, I wish it was two rounds hotter, I don't like the safety switch, and it's a bugger to get the slide release pin out for field stripping. Yet it has one of the best triggers I've ever laid a finger on, is accurate, and reliable as my old Ruger P89. It's a great gun, but it's not a perfect gun.

It really is another fallacy. "Mine is best because it's mine".

I used to drive a Ford Escort. I could still appreciate a Ferrari. I do know people who smack talk Corvettes largely because they'll never afford one.
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