many of us here take these words very serious and to heart. this forum is like a second home to me in some ways. many members here i respect and trust their comments, because they have proven to me that i can trust what they say. they have integrity and crediblity in their posts. we owe that to those new to guns and looking for information. those people need as factual information as we can provide them so they can make informed decisions about such things. what they don't need is misinformation, myths and rumors, and information that has no bearing on the subject at hand. too many times i see some people posting outright lies, or only half the story, or information they got from a friend of a friend or their brother in law! unless a person has first hand experiance with something, then how can they give an accurate report of how good or bad something is? simple, they can't. another one that irks me is those who get upset, simply because you ask for some proof or facts to support or verify their comments. well, simple fact is, unless someone has supporting evidence that backs up their statements, those statements are nothing more than an opinion, not fact by a long shot. if a person doesn't want their statements to be challenged, then simply say it's your opinion and nothing more, or post some links or sources that substantiate your statements. andif being challenged on your comments upsets you, maybe you need to grow up and act like an adult. i take the posts i put on this forum seriously on serious subjects and try and to be as factual and as accurate as i can. just because in many ways this forum is still anonymous in nature, and that most of us will never see one another in real life is no excuse, or reason to not be truthful, credible and trustworthy in our posts. rant off for the night!