There are two constant arguments in gunnie circles that just leave me cold–the incessant caliber wars and the elitist turd burglars who just love to run down the owners of inexpensive handguns. We’re going to talk about the turd burglars.
There are a number of reasons I quit actively participating in gun fora, one of them being elitist types who would consistently opine that if you didn’t own a $750/$1000/$2500 pistol that you weren’t serious about self defense and that you would/deserved to die in your first real self defense encounter. I fully suspect these folks have never had to actually make decisions such as “Do I take the car to a mechanic for repairs or do I do it in the parking lot in the rain myself so I can eat this week?” or “It’s the last week of the month, is it more important to put my last $20 into the gas tank or my belly?”
They should try it sometime. It gives you a rather different perspective on a lot of things, affordability of handguns being only one of them. My self defense gun during this period was a borrowed .22 bolt action rifle. No pistol, I could’t afford one of those.
So trolling through the Book of Fail today, I came across a post shared from Greg Ellifritz. Greg was at the range recently, and ran into someone with a Jimenez and a story. It’s quite a tale; I think you’d do well to read it.
You may not look at inexpensive guns quite the same way again.