So as many of you know, I am all over the place on social media. Helps me stay on top of what’s new, who’s new, and how the overlords are trying to take stuff away.
Another shooter posted a safety detent that was destroyed after much use. He asked if anyone else carried spares or if they had failed.
I commented that no, I have not had one fail but I have had plenty of customers who have.
You see, I like my safety to be just a certain way… not to hard, quiet but positive… I achieve this by running basically only one brand of safety on my ARs and one type of detent… then I work some magic (polishing and lightening of the spring) Cerakote… and I have “My” perfect safety.
I do this a lot… and have done this a lot. No doubt others do not and can have issues.
I totally agree one should keep spare parts!
But on the other hand… setup in the first place helps prevent oops from happening. No, not everyone can run out and buy expensive parts or know how to adjust their weapons in the first place. I 100% understand this!
The issue I have is his responce to me… “so your guns never break down on you on the range or in the field? Cool story bro.”
What did I do to him to make him butthurt? Have no idea… he is a “professional” shooter I guess, has a cool enough page. While you can never get along with everyone, there does need to be a level of professionalism especially when you do not know who you are talking to.
I see it here a bit too… and that’s why I am bring it up actually. Someone takes something out if context or… miss reads something… OR thinks they know every possible situation that ever has or will exist.
I have had clients bring stuff in to my shop that I have to really control myself about not laughing or reaching over the counter and bitch slapping them.
But hey, I get it… we all want to be heard.
One would think if someone takes the time in this fast paced world to post a reply, even a short one… that maybe you can take the time to read it for what it is. Good or bad. Sure, there are the trolls and everything else out there too.
But we are under attack from all directions! So why attack each other?
I certainly do not know everything, or have seen everything…
So I learn, teach, and make an effort to understand. But sometimes when the dog snaps at you it is easier to just walk away.
I hope that never happens here.