Originally Posted by axxe55
my personal viewpoint is that those that are more knowledgeable about firearms should correct the newbie's mistakes so they learn the correct terms and nomenclature for the firearm and it's parts, but in a friendly and unbiased way. if they are truly here to learn and gain understanding, they won't get bent out of shape or take offence. many of them are just new to firearms and don't know the correct terms for parts of the firearms and do want to learn. using the correct terms and names helps us to help them when they are having a problem.
There is a time and a place for everything. If someone is trying to order parts, I agree help them out! Tell them the proper names so there is no confusion on the phone.
Newbie training can be confusing. Most people are close to being overwhelmed by just trying to line up the sights to hit a can or target at the range. The range it's self is overwhelming for new shooters. You want to turn someone off from going to a range, overwhelm them with information. The idea is to let them have fun and become regular shooters.
I know people that can't point out a charging handle that can fix a gun in their sleep. Knowing the proper name of parts has nothing to do with experience. Knowing the proper names of parts means you have spent a lot of time reading about guns. I have seen people walk into a gun shop with a Browning lever action all tore down. They walk up to the counter and say I need this here thingamabob. They stick the thingamabob back in the action and show the gunsmith how it's broke and the gunsmith orders a part. This guy puts the Browning lever action back together on the counter and goes home.
I would guesstimate that 75% of trained armorers can't disassemble and reassemble a Browning lever action.