Dear Gunnie Internet
Or Uncle does a flame-bait post just before stepping away from the internets.
Look, I like you people. I really do. But you say some really dumb things some times. Or at least things you’ve not thought through. I do it too. There are only about two handfuls of people whose opinions on guns I take seriously. Odds are, you’re not one of them. Too many years reading arfcom, I guess. This is not a complete list.
See, you tell me things like In a gun fight, having a laser or light on your gun is going to give away your position. I’m not a tacticool operator covertly operating in operations in some place ending in -stan. So if I’m in a gun fight, I’m not worried about giving away my position because I’m in a fucking gun fight. On the off chance I’m in a gun fight, my enemies will know my position since it will be the place the bullets are coming from.
Guns break. Guns malfunction. It’s how it is. I have had malfunctions out of every gun I own except one. And that is the M&P9. It’s only not malfunctioned because I haven’t shot it enough. I will note that after many thousands of rounds, I can no longer say my Glock 30 hasn’t had any malfunctions. Had it’s first in August when it struck a primer too light. It was when I had a visitor.
And stop about magazine springs and keeping them loaded. Compression cycles do more to damage springs than keeping them compressed. I’ve never had a magazine that I’ve stored loaded go Tango Uniform because the spring wore out. I view magazines as perishable/disposable items anyway. And springs are cheap. If it makes you feel better, buy springs in bulk and change them every couple years.
I know pocket carry sucks. But it’s how you carry a gun when you can’t carry a gun.
Unless you’re willing to shoot yourself to prove the point, please stop telling me the 9mm/.380/5.56/40/SacredCow sucks. I don’t want to get shot with any of them. And you don’t either. We carry handguns because they’re easier to lug around than something effective at stopping people, like rifles or pet rhinos.
Guns are personal things. And I’m happy you like your 1911/Glock/Sig/S&W. But that doesn’t mean my 1911/Glock/Sig/S&W sucks. If you want to say one is better, great. But realize it’s likely preference that decides what you carry anyway.
Despite the last paragraph, some guns do actually suck. And despite what you read in a magazine that gets ad revenue, not every gun is the greatest thing ever.
Yeah, I know a silencer doesn’t completely silence a gun. But the guy who invented the things called them silencers. He gets dibs. And you don’t.
No matter how awesome you tell me gun classes with “Big Boy” rules are, I’ll never set foot in one. I like to start and end days with the same number of holes in me as I started with.
No, I don’t really think there’s going to come a time when we have to go into the woods with our guns and gear and MREs and fight zombies. But anyone who didn’t learn a thing or two from Katrina won’t be ready when a flood hits. This whole zombie apocalypse, face-eating monkeys, robot Joe Biden army nonsense is a euphemism for general preparedness. And if you’re ready for the zombie apocalypse, a hurricane is just a storm.
And I don’t mean you, I mean the other guy.
Update: Oh and, thank you, I know my proofreading sucks. Because I don’t do any.