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xplosv8u 05-15-2013 02:10 PM

Peoples perception of various makes and brand names
 
No individual should have the right to criticise owners of Firearm brands that each chooses for a what ever reason. One thong's for certain though, it's physically impossible for EVERYBODY on the planet to agree on a specific Brand or make of gun.
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johnr1943 05-15-2013 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by xplosv8u (Post 1247499)
No individual should have the right to criticise owners of Firearm brands that each chooses for a what ever reason. One thong's for certain though, it's physically impossible for EVERYBODY on the planet to agree on a specific Brand or make of gun.
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I'm guessing you mean "...One thing's for certain..." not "thong's. It's really not "a right" we're talking about but view or opinion. Difference of opinion is what makes horse racing a big business. Anyway, my $.02 FWIW. :D

bigjim 05-15-2013 03:43 PM

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No individual should have the right to criticize owners of Firearm brands that each chooses for a what ever reason.
Not what the title of your thread indicates, but a reasonable preamble to the discussion.

I can not claim to know what everyone else's reasoning is in their choices, but for me the first step is to decide what type of handgun I feel I need or want. They general service a specific purpose (HD, target shooting, IDPA matches, etc..) and then choose the caliber I feel will best suit my purpose. As an example, for SD/HD I like 45 ACP's, for IDPA 9mm, for target shooting at the range 22 LR or 9mm.

Once that choice is made, I look at what is available for that purpose and narrow it down to about 3 or 4 pistols. I then go out to a local gun store (usually Cabela's) and actually see how they feel in the hand and how well made or poorly made each one is. The next criteria is price, not being rich or having a lot of extra cash, it is important that they are in a range I can afford. Upon narrowing it down to 2 guns, I then look at the features of each and what I require or feel best that they have. It must have a hammer (no striker fire pistols, although I did by one a Taurus PT-140), it must have a barrel over 3 inches long (have sold off all my short barrel pistols, just do not like them) and it must a have a crisp trigger with no over travel or creep.

As to brand, I am not that tied to one or another manufacturer but how each model works for MY needs and likes, yes some brands have better reviews than others, but any manufacturer can have a lemon in their line of pistols and most do. I try to stay away from those that are perceived as lemons, but it usually is one model in any manufacturers line of pistols.

I don't know if this helps or not, but it is how I make my choice.
Jim

txpossum 05-15-2013 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by xplosv8u (Post 1247499)
No individual should have the right to criticise owners of Firearm brands that each chooses for a what ever reason. One thong's for certain though, it's physically impossible for EVERYBODY on the planet to agree on a specific Brand or make of gun.
therefore

I am not sure what you mean by "criticize"; however if you mean offering my opinion of the quality of manufacture and the suitability of a particular firearm for a particular purpose, then, yes, I believe I have that right. Otherwise what are old guys like me good for?

rickster 05-15-2013 04:13 PM

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I am not sure what you mean by "criticize"; however if you mean offering my opinion of the quality of manufacture and the suitability of a particular firearm for a particular purpose, then, yes, I believe I have that right. Otherwise what are old guys like me good for?

Amen.

Furthermore, thongs crawl up my &$@.

rifleman1 05-15-2013 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by xplosv8u (Post 1247499)
No individual should have the right to criticise owners of Firearm brands that each chooses for a what ever reason. One thong's for certain though, it's physically impossible for EVERYBODY on the planet to agree on a specific Brand or make of gun.
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danm that freedom of speech.

AIKIJUTSU 05-15-2013 04:30 PM

A lively discussion concerning pro's and con's of various makes and models can be very useful if done in a civil manner. The stuff that gets to be painful is when people get started bad-mouthing or ridiculing each other if somebody doesn't agree with what somebody else says. Also, each person's opinion of a particular make or model is often based upon his/her personal experience with a sample of that gun. Sometimes, though, people will spew out a tirade against a particular type of gun when they have no experience with it, so you have to be careful about considering the source as well as the opinion presented.

eatmydust 05-15-2013 04:34 PM

Yo xplo..., do you really think people are not going to criticize a decision another has made, when people are ridiculously judgemental about features that others have no control over, like race, height, gender, etc.? C'mon man! This is the internet, not a church pew.

Jagermeister 05-15-2013 05:21 PM

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I do not think it is the brand of thong, but the person wearing the thong.

AIKIJUTSU 05-15-2013 05:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Jagermeister (Post 1247672)
I do not think it is the brand of thong, but the person wearing the thong.

Is that Barbara Boxer in that picture? :cool:


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