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Old 01-24-2013, 10:16 PM   #41
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You and me both. Try to help a new guy out and you get smart@$$ lip. I just might give up trying to convince people to use some common sense for a while. I might turn lurker for a while.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:57 PM   #42
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You and me both. Try to help a new guy out and you get smart@$$ lip. I just might give up trying to convince people to use some common sense for a while. I might turn lurker for a while.
You got that right. The OP seems to have a chip on his shoulder....
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:03 PM   #43
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You got that right. The OP seems to have a chip on his shoulder....
Nope jist trying to get some info didn't want to hear how the guy was an idiot or how dumb that is. Just wanted ti figure out what reason if any you would do that. But thanks for your 2 cents. Always good from a "new guy" as they put it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:16 AM   #44
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Nope jist trying to get some info didn't want to hear how the guy was an idiot or how dumb that is. Just wanted ti figure out what reason if any you would do that. But thanks for your 2 cents. Always good from a "new guy" as they put it.
Bullseye, the guy in the gun store is an idiot. the world is full of them. what he spouts off as "knowledge" might impress those who have no knowledge of firearms.

think about it this way. how can you damage something when it does it everytime it's fired?
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Lots of spoor getting dumped on some anonymous clerk! Yes, what he said was incorrect (probably something he got from some other source) and the OP was wise enough to check here to make sure of his personal knowledge. I think we sometimes assume that everybody who works at a gun shop or shooting range has a vast amount of firearms knowledge resting between their ears and that just isn't the reality of things. Heck, I once had a clerk at a Cabela's gun counter who didn't know the difference between single and double action (a trainee, I think/hope). This fellow was obviously ignorant but ignorance is curable with knowledge; but as Ron White points out, "There ain't no cure for stupid!"

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Watch some of the Wilson Combat videos on 1911 maintenance and you will often see the gunsmith cock the hammer back before cycling the slide to the rear and lining up the disassembly notch. I would assume that a gunsmith that works for Wilson Combat knows more about 1911's than the counter jockey at the local gun store and would not demonstrate a method that was detrimental to the pistol as part of a gun maintenance video.

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Reality, the clerk knew not of what he spoke (short form: BS).

I work in a LGS and I know what I know and more importantly, I know what I don't know. If I don't know the answer to a question I check with one of the other guys in the shop that has that info running around his brain pan.

Too many folks THINK they are experts and insist they know everything. We have one of those. Nothing like mis-information to mess with a customer's mind. They walk away with what they thought was gospel and spread it further when it should only be spread on a field.

Sorry for the rant, but it hit a sore point, ignorance is fixable, stupidity in the face of fact is not and with some folks that are convinced of their infallibility, they just can't be taught.

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