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I mean, tit for tat there is almost a direct parallel between these two 'hobbyist'.

Sorry just my daily rant.
 

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Did you mean this....
 

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Form vs function?

Where you going with this?
 

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Form vs function?

Where you going with this?
Probably a little bit of everything rolled into one.

Things that have actual function, but function that will never get used.

Big old racing wings actually do have a function. On Billy Bob's rice rocket he uses to go to Kroger? Probably not.

More specifically I belong to a CZ Evo forum and since the gun is relatively new you have some users who absolutely have to buy every single new product that comes to market and slap it on their gun.

Of course the AR's have been getting "riced" out for a while now to be fair. Can't scuff that $200 cerakote job. lol =;

This is probably the most recent offender in fads:





At the end of the day its their money, but I still get to have an opinion. I also say this as someone who use to be like the people I am now shaking my head at. /shrug
 

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I've noticed it as well.

I try to ignore it and withhold judgment. The silver lining is more people are attracted to firearms as a hobby when there's more personalization.

Even if I go over the top on a gun, I won't be afraid to get it dirty or scratched. That's the best part. But I'm pretty basic really. I like things stock.
 

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Of course the AR's have been getting "riced" out for a while now to be fair. Can't scuff that $200 cerakote job. lol =;

This is probably the most recent offender in fads:
No, that honor has to fall to those companies offering those "battle-worn" finishes. You know, so you can pretend you just survived the zombie apocalypse with your gun none-the-worse for wear.
 

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Well... those AR parts you show have a place... in the competitive world. Lightweight is fast. Perfect for gun gaming.

So I ain't mad at the industry. There's obviously some demand.

The problem would be the folks using parts like that on something they look to as a weapon. Sounds like the same folks yoh take issue with on the Scorpion groups.
 

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Well... those AR parts you show have a place... in the competitive world. Lightweight is fast. Perfect for gun gaming.

So I ain't mad at the industry. There's obviously some demand.

The problem would be the folks using parts like that on something they look to as a weapon. Sounds like the same folks yoh take issue with on the Scorpion groups.
I'm probably just starting to turn into a crotchy old man. :|

 

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No, that honor has to fall to those companies offering those "battle-worn" finishes. You know, so you can pretend you just survived the zombie apocalypse with your gun none-the-worse for wear.
Wait, that's a thing? You can buy guns with "battle-worn" finishes?

What? Why wouldn't you want to get your own wear and tear on it over the years?
 

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I'm probably just starting to turn into a crotchy old man. :|
Welcome to the gang. The longer you're in, the more fun it becomes! :cheers:
 

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Wait, that's a thing? You can buy guns with "battle-worn" finishes?
Absolutely. I know there's at least one builder selling the whole gun this way.

Parts vendor
https://308ar.com/aero-precision-battleworn-orange-grey-ar15-builder-set-appg100025/

Do It Yourself
https://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_19/..._how_to_or_DIY_with_cerakote_help.html&page=1

Have someone do it for you
http://blowndeadline.net/gallery/

What? Why wouldn't you want to get your own wear and tear on it over the years?
Because that would entail actually taking the gun out of the safe and using it. Lots of potential for causing "wear & tear" doing that. #-o
 

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If you look carefully at the UtiPoss photo, you can see good trigger discipline.
They did have that. But they did not have any tats. Although the lesser half of his post, still in theinitial post.

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Yep, know plenty that spend $1400 on an AR-15, or $1,000 on a handgun, never bought any training, never had any training, probably never fired a weapon truth be known, have terrible handling and safety methods, couldn't hit a target 600 yards away with a rifle scope or iron sights, and have a $600 optic in the AR-15. Don't even know how to properly shoot with iron sights. No muzzle or trigger discipline.

Probably should have taken half of that, bought some training or ammo to burn and learn, just anything. Just going out with a trained buddy and shooting would be better than nothing.

Then they act like they are ready for anything. Probably barely know how to load them and how they function.

It is nice to live in a country that is this rich where people just have money to burn line this and buy the gun they saw in that movie or thought looked cool over the internet or in a magazine while they were waiting to check out.
 

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I am good here although I don't own a plastic gun. Is this a problem?
 

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I must admit, despite my strong aversion to plastic fantastic junk, I do own one. But it is a Hi Point which is near indestructible, lifetime guarantee and a plain old war horse of a handgun. Besides its ugly enough to just scare people away on that part alone.

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Plastic is great stuff.

Though I did recently sell off a long carried CZ P-07 to go to an all metal P-01.

That and of course my EVO is basically 90% plastic and that is probably the most awesome gun I have ever owned.

Have to admit, not much of a wheel gun person. I have a 4" EAA Windicator .357 in my bug out bag, but I don't think I'd ever carry one.
 
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