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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    Say what you want about youtube, but there is a lot of firearm experts on it. At the same time it has just as many if not more arm-chair commandos who think they are members of seal team 6 just because they own a glock.
    We call those types sheepdogs on this forum.

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  3. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    It's amazing how twisted things can get over the internet without immediately being able to retort with words. I guess you woulda just had to have been there. This whole elitist thing makes me lol, I'm anti everything. I can't stand the hoops we need to jump through and state regulation is retarded. I simply looked over at a grown man twisting a pistol around and pictured a 13 year old playing with his dads gun and he ends up blowing his face off. I'm glad he bought a gun, he looks like the type of guy who would shoot a crack head for coming on his lawn but in the interest of self preservation he should have forked out the 35 bucks and went to the same class I did
    I didn't intend to imply that you were anti-anything. I was merely reminding you that the 2nd Amendment applies to everyone - even the apparent bozos. A prudent man will buy a pistol when he's able. A *smart* man will learn to use said pistol safely and appropriately. In the absence of amplifying information, we must then assume the man is at least prudent.

    I happen to agree with some of the others that there is some good info available on the internet regarding safety, and usage for pretty much any firearm you might care to mention. We can only hope that, at the very least, he seeks out this info, or better, consults a qualified firearms instructor.

    In my own case, I was a relatively good shot, and then I found a couple of videos on youtube that helped me to improve my technique to the point that I can more-often-than-not make a double-tap head shot as far away as 25 yards with my 1911. I'd say that's a pretty decent ROI on youtube.

  4. #23
    Quote Originally Posted by jsimmons:228724
    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    Wow you're right. Thinking someone who obviously can't safety handle a hand cannon shouldn't own one without proper training is just like socialism! I need to keep my eliteism in check, sorry bros and gals. I wonder when they next thread with a link of some idiot hurting himself with a firearm can be posted so the exact same people here can go post the exact same thing I just said and you argued
    Until I joined the Navy, I'd never held a 1911. Does that mean I should never have been given the chance? If the guy's a citizen, and he can otherwise legally possess the weapon, I say more power too him. Sure, I (and everyone else here) hope he gets some training, but training isn't a prerequisite to keep and bear arms, at least it's not specified in the copy of the Constitution that I'm looking at right now.

    Look at it this way - at least he bought a manly pistol, and not some limp-wrist 9mm... :)
    Ouch, stop, you're bending my wrist too much!!
    I hope he learns safe handling before loading the gun.

  5. #24
    I handled my first real gun when I was 17. The seargent did a pretty good job of making sure that I didn't do anything too stupid. Of course, we were only issued rifles, not being officers and all.
    Fast forward to when I was about 24 and decided to get my first handgun. I went to the library, checked out some books (Big things made of tree products with lots of instant pictures and words. Amazing things!), and read everything I could about handguns. I spent about a year researching and finally bought a Ruger Security-six. I asked the salesman to show me all he could, then I proceeded the woods to teach myself to shoot.
    Well, 35 years later I'm still shooting. Haven't killed or maimed anyone, or myself. Have taught many others to shoot. And am still learning new things about guns and shooting.
    I guess the moral is-don't be too hard on others-remember, you had to take that first shot at one time too.
    "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." T. Jefferson

  6. Maybe he is buying the gun for a class.

  7. I've lived in this old world for so many years I sometimes forget. I've been using revolvers for at least the last 50 or maybe 60 years. I decided to try the new flat guns and went to the gun shop the other day and asked to see four different pistols I looked up on the internet. The clerk placed them on the counter after first going thru the checking process. I watched what he did but I'm a little slow. I picked up a Glock 27 and just stood there looking at it trying to figure how to close the slide. Now that makes me pretty stupid doesn't it. I don't reckon I have the skills to own or use a handgun cause I didn't right away know how to release the slide of that particular pistol. And as it turned out, after two hours in the range with my adult daughter I bought two of those flat guns; a Ruger .380 and that Glock 27 I had trouble with. Maybe I'm a threat to society cause I didn't know how to release the slide when I first looked at it.
    I learned long ago never to judge a man without walking in his shoes. I may have been there when that tramp walked in and bought that Corvette cause that's what my client did just to piss off the salesmen at the Chevy dealership. My friend decided to try a flat gun and walked in and bought a 1911 45 in about the same manner as this customer did. My friend holds title as the best with a handgun (revolvers)for several years.
    How about we ease off and let live and not criticize the other guy until we walk in his shoes. JMHO

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    Sounds a bit like a guy who went into an auto dealers yard and couldn't figure out how to start the car he was interested in. Once the salesman showed him how he was away. It seems to me that guns and cars are just examples of tools. I can't say that I've known how to operate every tool before I bought it - that doesn't mean I shouldn't get it though!

  9. Hey codger, if it makes you feel any better, given the chance I'd take your drivers license too.

  10. Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    It's amazing how twisted things can get over the internet without immediately being able to retort with words. I guess you woulda just had to have been there. This whole elitist thing makes me lol, I'm anti everything. I can't stand the hoops we need to jump through and state regulation is retarded. I simply looked over at a grown man twisting a pistol around and pictured a 13 year old playing with his dads gun and he ends up blowing his face off. I'm glad he bought a gun, he looks like the type of guy who would shoot a crack head for coming on his lawn but in the interest of self preservation he should have forked out the 35 bucks and went to the same class I did
    Who are you? And what did you do with the Cotillion who posted this?:

    Quote Originally Posted by Cotillion View Post
    Flame me all you want but I strongly believe everyone should have to do a minimum 4 hour class, preferably 8+ though. If you can't find the slide release you don't need to own a gun
    You posted two conflicting statements. I think your just prejudiced against big 'ole .45s....
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by defender829 View Post
    Ouch, stop, you're bending my wrist too much!!
    I hope he learns safe handling before loading the gun.
    I'm still trying to figure out what the gun buyer did that was unsafe?
    Anyone who says, "I support the 2nd amendment, BUT"... doesn't. Element of Surprise: a mythical element that many believe has the same affect upon criminals that Kryptonite has upon Superman.

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