I've been seeing some questionable advice being given lately, and there is a common factor behind this advice. The problem starts with the question being asked. Many of the questions I'm seeing are so vague there is no way helpful advice can be given. With that in mind I decided to post some hints on how to ask a question. Let me start with some exaggerated examples of bad questions. What kind of holster should I use? I don't know. What are you going to use it for? What are you going to carry in it? Is it for concealed use or open carry? Do you have a preference about what the holster is made out of? Do you want a shoulder rig, strong side outside the waistband, strong side inside waistband, or cross draw? What kind of gun should I get? I don't know. What do you intend to use it for? Are you recoil sensitive? How are you planning to carry it? Do you plan to carry it? What environmental conditions will it be exposed to? What's the best ammo? For what? What gun? What circumstances? Is it for a home defense shotgun or an ankle carry derringer? What caliber? Pistol or revolver? Are we seeing a trend here? Be specific. Most of the time someone asks a question there are already certain factors that can't or won't be changed. In the holster example I would be willing to bet that the person asking the question already owns the firearm the holster will be used with. Why not tell us what you have and how you want to carry it? At least give us a starting point to work from. Ammo. Be specific. What do you want to use it for, and more importantly, what do you want to use it in? Even telling us you want to use it in a S&W .357 is not enough information. The ammo recommendations for a 6 inch S&W Mod 27 used for hog hunting are going to be a lot different than a personal defense ammo in a S&W Mod 60, and the wrong ammo in a S&W 360PD can lock up your gun and get you killed. We have some great people here, many with decades of experience, that just want to help out their fellow shooters. I have yet to see one single word of malicious advice, but I have seen some advice that could have been a lot better. The problem was with the original question. Help us to help you. Be as specific as you can be when you ask a question. If we know exactly what you want we can give you much better answers.