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      Well, it's people. You get some people who just want everyone's approval. You get some people who just want to look tough/cool/tacti-cool, whatever. And then there are the people who walk into a gun shop and say "What gun should I buy?" As a person, I say whatever works best for you. As a sales person I say, "Have a look at this $2300 Wilson Combat..."

      Personally, I think when you use, carry, shoot, work on, etc. a weapon for a long enough time you develop a connection. They become your partner. It has nothing to do with looks or kicking butt in competitions. It has to do with it becoming your partner. In a way, it is like a person. You develop a relationship and trust is earned, not given, and that trust can be lost. Take my guns, for instance. After several years of trusting my life to that Sig, it became almost a friend, and I did refer to her as my work partner. I trusted that gun to never fail. And the day I opened her up and found all those burs and gashes I almost cried. I dealt day in and day out with people making fun of my choice in weapon and my response was always, "I can't speak for every Sig, but my Sig is a wonderful weapon." And now with my Glock, same thing. I won't ever speak for every Glock, but my Glock is becoming my partner very slowly but surely (note, I've also gone nowhere without it since I bought it).

      Depends on the person and their thought process. Some don't feel this way about their guns. But I've noticed the ones I built a relationship with I work best with.

      P.S. With the exception of a few, I have found ugly guns work the best. I tend to stay clear of pretty guns.

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      That's the beauty of guns...

      There are three types, in my mind:
      1) Functional Combat Tools
      2) Pieces of art that go bang... usually
      3) And the uncommon example of BOTH, a functional piece of art.

      Like a Glock? You'll like a Hummer H2.

      Like a Ruger Old Army with ivory grips and delicate engraving? You'll like a vintage Jaguar.

      It's all about personal taste... My guns are all flat black. I drive a V8 American made SUV... I'll buy a stainless 1911 some day... but not as a carry gun. For the same reason I'd buy a classic Corvette. Is a stainless 1911 the best self-defense weapon availible today? No. Any new sports-sedan will whip a classic Corvette at the track, but it won't make people turn their heads as you drive by... That gorgeous 1911 with the expensive hand-checkered wood grips will turn lots of heads at the range...

      I love them all, for their utility, and their artistry...

      Except maybe for CZ's... lol
      Damn, they're ugly!

      Jeff

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post
      I think alot people take forums way too serious. And then there's some that's seem to like to play some sort of grab ass, suck~up game...

      Forum member A. "Your cool & have cool stuff"

      Forum member B. " No, Your cooler than me & so's your stuff"

      Forum member A. "Does this gun make me look fat ?"

      Forum member C. "Your both really super cool & I'll chat with you later"

      Forum member A. "You hang up 1st"

      Forum member C. "No, you hang up 1st"

      Forum member B. " Let's all hang up together on Three, really ? "

      Good god, get a frickin' room !!! Just speak your own mind & stand your ground .

      I just come in here for some downtime and shoot the breeze with everybody, maybe even learn something or get a laugh or two. Sometimes I like to have a beer or a cigar or maybe even both and watch Todd & TOF start sh*t


      Ok, I "MAY HAVE" stired a pot or two from time to time but those two boys have been known to burn down the whole damn kitchen ....

      OK Lowdrift, you better watch your back now. Todd and I will get even. I promise. Gees a couple of mild mannered guy's like us guilty of those things.

      By the way regarding that list you made up:

      Yes, I am cool and all my guns are cool. My recording thermometer say's it was 14 degrees a couple of nights back and you cant accomplish that in Florida so there.
      No, Nobody's stuff is cooler than mine. You'r talking about someone else there.
      Yes my gun makes me look fat. Hell yes cause I am fat and you had to point it out.
      Yes, Damn right I'll hang up first. No one gets ahead of me.

      Todd, I have to go Elk hunting now so you will have to keep that guy under control for a day or two.


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      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      Todd, I have to go Elk hunting now so you will have to keep that guy under control for a day or two.

      Can do! If he gets out of control, I'll go all Mall Ninja on him!

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      Question huh ?

      Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
      OK Lowdrift, you better watch your back now. Todd and I will get even. I promise. Gees a couple of mild mannered guy's like us guilty of those things.

      By the way regarding that list you made up
      Hey T,

      ummmmmmm, I think ya mis~read my post. The made~up forum member conversation was not about you, It's how I view the some of the "hug~fests" I see on gun forums these days.

      But now that ya mention it ... you are justa bright ray of sunshine, spreading joy & happiness through out the forum with each post you make.



      ....

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      Question ok ...

      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      Can do! If he gets out of control, I'll go all Mall Ninja on him!

      ~ what cha gonna do ? hit me with your man purse ... ?










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      Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post


      That's crunchenticker, but it applies to DA/SA pistols, not Glocks. I stole the word from Colonel Cooper, by the way. It's because on one of those pistols, the first shot goes cruuuuuuuuuuuuunch, then the gun reverts to SA and goes tick, tick, tick for subsequent shots. I hate that.

      Glocks, XDs, P7s, and other more modern designs have consistent triggers, which I much prefer to crunchentickers.

      I do agree that Glock is probably the ugliest modern pistol. But hey, we mainly carry them concealed. If I want pretty I can look at my wife.
      Right on there! I married way, way up. I'm like that well worn Glock and my wife is like that new shinny Wilson 1911.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post
      ~ what cha gonna do ? hit me with your man purse ... ?
      Todd carries a purse...?
      "bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post
      ~ what cha gonna do ? hit me with your man purse ... ?


      Yup!

      Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
      Todd carries a purse...?
      Here's my "purse" and what I carry in it. OK, the AR doesn't fit and the mags don't come with me, but everything else can.

      Comes in handy with two munchkins usually in tow.


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      Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
      Todd carries a purse...?
      He who carries a man bag is a real man and ain't afraid to show it. Todd what heals did you wear with that onsombo?

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      Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
      Todd carries a purse...?


      ~ Now being offered @ HGF.


      The class: Forum discussion techniques

      The instructor: Professor JS

      The subject: Subtle Pot~stirring 101



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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      Yup! Here's my "purse" and what I carry in it.


      ~ well, now that I think about it ... gettin' hit with a fair~sized canvas bag full of metal, up side the knoggin would probably not be a good thing.

      I will stand down now, so that you may continue you your patrol Mr. Mall Ninja.




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      He is packing Altoids breath mints... It is a requirement to have flesh minty breath when encountering a bad guy.
      "bing bang boom! hair out...hamburger time" - William Murderface

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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
      He who carries a man bag is a real man and ain't afraid to show it. Todd what heals did you wear with that onsombo?
      No heels for me. I'm 6'5" already. I stick with flats.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post
      ~ well, now that I think about it ... gettin' hit with a fair~sized canvas bag full of metal, up side the knoggin would probably not be a good thing.

      I will stand down now, so that you may continue you your patrol Mr. Mall Ninja.


      You're getting smarter in your old age. That bag is heavy, especially with a full 32 oz water bottle. I will now resume my patrol.

      Quote Originally Posted by js View Post
      He is packing Altoids breath mints... It is a requirement to have flesh minty breath when encountering a bad guy.
      Damn straight!
      Last edited by Todd; 11-30-2007 at 10:49 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post
      ~ Now being offered @ HGF.


      The class: Forum discussion techniques

      The instructor: Professor JS

      The subject: Subtle Pot~stirring 101


      Also being offered:
      • How to start a pissing contest 101. Instructor: Lowdrift.
      • How to tell people off 101 in subtle (and not so subtle) ways. Instructor:TOF
      • Advanced Pot Stirring 301 (prerequisite Pot Stirring 101). Instructors: Todd, Lowdrift, and TOF.
      • How to start the 9mm vs. .45 debate for the 1 millionth time 101: Instructors: Half the new members
      • How to ask "Which gun should I buy?" 101. Instructors: The other half of the new members.
      • How to build a kick-ass AR while working at McDonald's 101. Instructor: None. You sit in class until you realize it's an impossibility.
      • How to start a thread, get challenged by the other members for what you said, and not have the guts to stand up for yourself or back what you said 101. Instructor: Surprise rotating guest instructors.
      • How to close a thread 101 (for mods only). Instructors :js and Mike Barham
      Hurry! Class space is limited. Only $19.95 per class. All proceeds go to HandGunForum.net and RifleForum.net
      Last edited by Todd; 11-30-2007 at 10:53 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      You're getting smarter in your old age.


      LAUGH IT UP there, Chuckles.

      Father Time plays no favorites & has no friends ... and he's after you too my friend and you'll never even see him coming.


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      Quote Originally Posted by Todd View Post
      Also being offered:
      • How to start a pissing contest 101. Instructor: Lowdrift.
      • How to tell people off 101 in subtle (and not so subtle) ways. Instructor:TOF
      • Advanced Pot Stirring 301 (prerequisite Pot Stirring 101). Instructors: Todd, Lowdrift, and TOF.
      • How to start the 9mm vs. .45 debate for the 1 millionth time 101: Instructors: Half the new members
      • How to ask "Which gun should I buy?" 101. Instructors: The other half of the new members.
      • How to build a kick-ass AR while working at McDonald's 101. Instructor: None. You sit in class until you realize it's an impossibility.
      • How to start a thread, get challenged by the other members for what you said, and not have the guts to stand up for yourself or back what you said 101. Instructor: Surprise rotating guest instructors.
      • How to close a thread 101 (for mods only). Instructors :js and Mike Barham
      Hurry! Class space is limited. Only $19.95 per class. All proceeds go to HandGunForum.net and RifleForum.net




      I like everything except that last line ... my services are not free. I am however very flexible on my fee's and I will axxept the following but not limited to:
      * Hoyo's
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      * Sam Adams
      * Morgans Reserve


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      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post




      I like everything except that last line ... my services are not free. I am however very flexible on my fee's and I will axxept the following but not limited to:
      * Hoyo's
      * Upmanns
      * Sam Adams
      * Morgans Reserve

      All the free ball bustin' this forum lets you participate in and you can't teach a class for free.

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      Quote Originally Posted by spacedoggy View Post
      He who carries a man bag is a real man and ain't afraid to show it. Todd what heals did you wear with that onsombo?
      Quote Originally Posted by Lowdrift View Post
      ... I am however very flexible on my fee's and I will axxept the following but not limited to:
      ...
      Maybe a course titled "More Effective Pot Stirring", Instructor: The Spellchecker


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