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psymmonds 12-16-2012 12:48 AM

Older shooters
 
Why is it that when ever I go to the gun range that there's always an older shooter that thinks that their way of handling a pistol is the best and only way. Don't get me wrong I like getting good advice. It's just annoying when each of them has told me something different. I take what I think is the best of the advice. But I was just wondering if any body had an idea of why they think their way is the right way compared to others?

trip286 12-16-2012 12:54 AM

Who cares? Where the hell did you get those magazines?!?!?!

Gone_South 12-16-2012 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by psymmonds
Why is it that when ever I go to the gun range that there's always an older shooter that thinks that their way of handling a pistol is the best and only way. Don't get me wrong I like getting good advice. It's just annoying when each of them has told me something different. I take what I think is the best of the advice. But I was just wondering if any body had an idea of why they think their way is the right way compared to others?

Old timers can be set in their ways in just about everything in life including firearms. I actually respect that even if I feel differently. Hell they made this far so it must work for them.

I normally just thank them for their advice & wisdom and usually the story ends.

Usually not always.

rhyno13 12-16-2012 12:59 AM

If the advice is constructive, I will take note but if they are just being bossy about it I will tell them to get the hell away from me and mind their own business.

Gone_South 12-16-2012 12:59 AM

And depending on how old you are I may be an old timer.

25-5 12-16-2012 01:15 AM

I will try and help someone with suggestions. And I listen too. There is a lot of new stuff that was not around when I started. I only get persnickity about safety.

Bob Wright 12-16-2012 01:17 AM

Tellin folks what to do and how to do it just comes with age. When I was younger, old folks tried to tell me what to do. Sort of a progression of practices, I reckon.

Not that I'm old.........

Bob Wright

psymmonds 12-16-2012 01:35 AM

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Originally Posted by trip286
Who cares? Where the hell did you get those magazines?!?!?!

I bought them off of midwesthuntersoutlet.com. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. The mags constantly jam. I had to tinker around with the spring to get them to work right. Plus it took over 3 months for me to get them. It was ridiculous, and a terrible experience.... But once I fixed them they were fun to shoot and they look cool. Plus they take down on time having to constantly reload my 7 rnd mags. I would recommend any of these sites.
http://m.sportsmansguide.com/Product.aspx?a=407996&tab=1
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/prod/1911_15_Round_Magazine
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/293494/promag-magazine-1911-government-commander-45-acp-15-round-steel-blue

buckhorn_cortez 12-16-2012 01:41 AM

I never tell anybody how they should do anything. I've come to realize that young people know everything and are much smarter than me. I fully recognize that as I get older - I keep finding out more and more about what I don't know.

trip286 12-16-2012 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by psymmonds (Post 1053120)
I bought them off of midwesthuntersoutlet.com. DO NOT BUY FROM THEM. The mags constantly jam. I had to tinker around with the spring to get them to work right. Plus it took over 3 months for me to get them. It was ridiculous, and a terrible experience.... But once I fixed them they were fun to shoot and they look cool. Plus they take down on time having to constantly reload my 7 rnd mags. I would recommend any of these sites.
http://m.sportsmansguide.com/Product.aspx?a=407996&tab=1
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/prod/1911_15_Round_Magazine
http://www.midwayusa.com/product/293494/promag-magazine-1911-government-commander-45-acp-15-round-steel-blue

Well thanks for the heads up.


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