Beware The Gun Nerds

While Freeze and I were out checking deer stands this past weekend, we had the opportunity to talk about the state of the gun community in the U.S.

We address a wide range of topics, but we also keep it real. My advice has always been the same since day one: If you have specific needs and the gun nerds can help you, get your info and move on. I.e. Load data. Technical information. Perhaps looking for a hard to find part or component?

But resist the temptation to get sucked into various gun forums and outlets. If you spend more time perusing these sites than shooting, I’m willing to bet you are not a fulfilled gun owner or shooter.

Maybe my definition of a, “gun guy” is different than yours? I’ll never know. But look deep inside of yourself and ask, are you really a, “gun guy” or just a pretender who nerds out on the computer all day?

 

Marky
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Marky Mark

Marky Mark

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Writer for john1911.com. Co-Host of the John1911 Podcast. Video content provider for John1911-TV.

Areas of focus: Defense and National Security, Modern Light Weapons, Analysis of the Geo-political / Military Relationship in the Context of Strategic Goals.
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  • Not trying to be ugly. Just being observant. If you disagree with me, or feel that you are happy doing what I described then rock on with your bad self. I’ll be on the range or training, or otherwise heating up or cooling down barrels.

    Marky

  • Mikial

    Lot’s of experts out there, mostly guys who spend most of their time banging a keyboard providing expert opinions on everything from . . . . well, everything. I’m not a very sophisticated gun guy. Hell, I still carry the same Glock I bought in 1999 so I’m not an expert on anything. But I’m still breathing after all the trips to the garden spots of the world, so I guess it’s just pure dumb luck. 😉

    • Isn’t it funny when your old and tired firearm becomes desirable and collectible by the same kids who poo-pooed it as not being the latest and greatest to begin with?

      😉

      Marky

      • Mikial

        Very well put.

    • I will add this even though I probably shouldn’t. I will never, ever, ever, ever let the comment section of this website get to the point that the rule, “Never read the comments” applies here.

      Not gonna happen.

      We don’t need the traffic. It’s about bringing people along with us on our shooting guns and having fun journey. We have already banned some pretty prominent people since they were more concerned with virtue signaling or pea-cocking in front of other commentators than actually being constructive.

      Marky

      • Mikial

        Marky, those of us who follow your posts appreciate that fact. Too many sites are nothing but forums for guys who act like they’re 14 year olds at a middle school dance.