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Old 04-23-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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So i had this question and i wanted to see what the gun-nuts thought...

So do any of you think it's unprofessional or silly to like a rifle for it's look more than the spec's of it?

I guess the specs would only be important if it where for a specific purpose such as hunting though.
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Old 04-23-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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Gun nuts? Where? I don't see any gun nuts. But, no it is perfectly acceptable to purchase a firearm for looks alone. Hell, Commiforia bans them on looks alone.


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That is why just about every company in the business has a special buttstock to fit an AR-15. Nobody wants a plain one. People will take a perfectly good Ruger 10/22 that they spent $250 on, and change the stock as soon as they get home.

Now, I would never buy a piece of crap just because it looked cool.
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There's nothing at all wrong with it, just look how many people buy a car based purely on looks

Well designed form can take the place of function anyway, anyone seen the Mazda Furai?

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I base my purchasing decision on a couple of different factors,

but a nice looking design is a major issue for me.

That's why I don't own Glocks, or anything that looks like one.

Is the gun primarily for target shooting?
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I'll chime here again to say that while I don't really buy guns for looks, I have NOT bought guns because of looks. For example (not trying to start a war just using an example) I'm told that Glocks are great guns, they have a HUGE following, and while I don't prefer plastic guns, I do own some plastic guns.

However, I won't bother buying a Glock because I think they are IMHO big, ugly, boxy guns.

I think a bigger criteria for buying a gun for me is simply if I have one or not. If I don't have a AR that means I NEED one, if I don't have a 1911 that means I NEED one, if I don't have a Glock I'll pass because the looks just don't call to me like other guns do.
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So i had this question and i wanted to see what the gun-nuts thought...

So do any of you think it's unprofessional or silly to like a rifle for it's look more than the spec's of it?

I guess the specs would only be important if it where for a specific purpose such as hunting though.
I need both, function and easthetics. I won't buy a gun that I consider ugly. I have a Glock 21 in my safe and I take it to the range every once in a while. It is a heck of a gun but it is a long term baby sitting job. I won't buy one. Funny cause I own a few HKs and everyone says THOSE are ugly.
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I am insulted. I am not a gun nut. I am a firearms aficionado.


I'm just crazy about guns, that's all.
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A looooooong time ago I was in a gun shop when a man was taking delivery of a very fancy and very expensive Weatherby rifle. He asked the clerk if it was his now. When the clerk said yes he pulled out his keys and gouged the stock. He turned to the horrified clerk and said now I can go hunting with it.
I find that the fancier the gun the less I want to take it out and abuse it. My CZ527 has a very nice maple stock.
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