06 January, 2010

Gun Snobbery

Maybe it should be just snobbery in general, but why is it that some people must talk ill of what someone chooses to do with their money? If I want to buy the two grand sub 1" moa tactiblaster, that's my choice. If I want to buy a less costly gun that is in my budget, then who are you to degrade my choice? Then again, maybe everyone ought to take a LOT closer look at what they are getting for their money. If you claim to be a believer in the free market, then leave the other guy the hell alone and let him be 'free' in his market choice.


Bob S. said...

Thank You !

I see this a bit. I purchased a Taurus Millennium Pro PT -145 -- the way some people talk you would assume that I was buying an already broken down Yugo from the side of the road.

The PT145 has gone bang every time I've pulled the trigger, I'm getting the shots where they need to be (it's me that is the problem, not the gun).

I have reasons for purchasing the PT-145, price being one of them. I want to buy at least 2 more firearms (for the wife and daughter) so I can't afford a $1,000+ carry piece.

Thanks again.

Top of the Chain said...

Bob S.,

You're welcome

Old NFO said...

Good point TOTC, the sad part is, some of us poke in fun, others- well they really are that hung up on their 'toys'... To whit the 1911 crowd, and the SAA crowd.

It's the same with shotgunners- the clay/trap people vs. the hunters... I've seen trap shooters with $25k shotguns get beaten by guys shooting Model 1100's too :-)

Taupe of the Chain said...

Interesting post. Kind of surprising that you post this not too long after you claimed your phantom AR is far superior to my crummy Mini-14.

Bob S.
I have had people insult my Ruger SR9, but zero problems after over 1000 rounds shot through it. A good investment for $430.

Old NFO.
Agreed, it is usually the rule that the more $$$ you spend the better the firearm. There is such a thing as over spending as well.

Jay G said...

I guess I'm like the Unitarian Church of gun owners, then.

I love Glocks and 1911s.

Smith & Wesson and Colt revolvers.

ARs and bolt-action rifles.

Hi-Points and Hi-Powers.

That said, I'll admit I'm a little guilty of doing this. Mostly it's when someone wants to buy a Charter Arms revolver over a S&W to save a hundred bucks.

I've got no problem with picking up a cheap gun for S&Gs, or "just because", or "because I wanted to see if they were as bad as everyone says".

It's when someone wants to buy a gun for self-defense - a gun that they are going to bet their life on - that I think a few extra dollars spent for quality are dollars well-spent...

Old NFO said...

Excellent point Jay :-) Except for the part about Smiths... :-)