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by Soccerdad1995
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What’s with the gun community
Replies: 16
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Re: What’s with the gun community

I think it's human nature to advocate for what you have chosen, whether it be your choice of vehicle, or golf clubs, or grills, or even your parenting style. Guns are no different. IANAP (I Am Not A Psychologist) but I suspect it might have something to do with seeking validation and worrying that people think you are a fool. The flip side of this is getting more upset than we should when people criticize our choices. And we then are frequently guilty of doing the same thing we are complaining about. Something like this - "Hey you should carry a full size 1911, not that stupid little plastic gun" (unreasonable criticism of your choice for a small plastic gun). To which one might respond with, "well my 'little plastic gun' won't jam every other round like your 1911 and it doesn't feel like I am carrying a small child on my gosh darn hip" (natural instinct to respond with criticism in response to the criticism you are complaining about).

I agree with the other posters that as a group, the members of this site are better than most at respecting the decisions of our fellow LTC holders. We do get a bit testy about OC vs CC, with most of the negative language coming from the anti-OC side, IMHO. But for the most part, I think the "Glock perfection" and "Real men carry a 1911" stuff is said (typed) in a joking manner.

Personally, I can't stand to have my choices criticized, so my carry rotation includes (in no particular order) a Kel-Tec P3AT, a Kahr CM9, Shield 9mm, Shield 45, Walther PPS, Glock 19, 21, 34, and 42, J frame with an exposed hammer, and one with a shrouded hammer, a DW CCO, a Nighthawk Talon 2, an STI Trojan, a Walther PPQ in 9mm and 45, a Sig P938, P226 MK25, P227, Sphinx SDP (compact and sub-compact), CZ SDP, 75, and Shadow, and a few others. I dare anyone to not approve of at least one of my carry guns. But just in case there is someone who doesn't like any of these guns, I also have a bunch of rifles and shotguns. Oh and I make sure to both CC and OC.

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