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Old 04-29-2017, 08:19 AM   #1
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It's just a carry gun... no big deal.

I plucked the below highlighted quote from another thread on KT because I think the poster makes a valid observation of this Forum, and MUCH more than I see on other forums.

"I find it disheartening how so many on this forum think a malfunctioning or defective weapon is so acceptable."
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Old 04-29-2017, 08:30 AM   #2
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Do you think it's brand loyalty? Justifying the dollars spent?
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No, it's not acceptable, especially for a carry gun.

1. Anything made by man will have a percentage of malfunctioning/defective products.

2. Does no good to rant and rave on internet forums trying to beat down a manufacturer because you are not happy with your particular product.

3. If you consider a manufacturer to be substandard, dump the one you have and get something you perceive to be better.


As I have told my kids .... Get over it and move on.
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One last thought on this ...

Ever taken a defensive shooting class or watched defensive training videos?

Ever wonder why they teach you to clear a malfunction? (regardless of the firearm)
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Originally Posted by Insta-Gator View Post
No, it's not acceptable, especially for a carry gun.

1. Anything made by man will have a percentage of malfunctioning/defective products.

2. Does no good to rant and rave on internet forums trying to beat down a manufacturer because you are not happy with your particular product.

3. If you consider a manufacturer to be substandard, dump the one you have and get something you perceive to be better.


As I have told my kids .... Get over it and move on.
I agree. In fact, the thread I refer to is a guy who said he was gong to do that, move on to another manufacturer. Yet the lashing out at the guy continued with comments like this.

"You are being narrow minded and petty signing off on Kimber for you small issues." With a dozen "Likes".

But getting back to the carry gun apologists... it's often lead by the moderator here. In fact, the moderator in the same thread commenting on a Kimber carry gun with parts falling off.

"They still put erasers on the end of pencils for a reason"

The cavalier attitude toward carry guns that don't work...
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Maybe you should follow suit and move on too? Just a suggestion. It's because of that same moderator you're even still here. Other sites would have banned you months ago
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One last thought on this ...

Ever taken a defensive shooting class or watched defensive training videos?

Ever wonder why they teach you to clear a malfunction? (regardless of the firearm)
Do they teach how to reinstall a front sight that falls off in a defensive situation? That was the guy's issue.
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Do you think it's brand loyalty? Justifying the dollars spent?
There's lots of brand loyalty among gun owners, wether it be Colt or Sig or whatever.... so don't think that would explain it.
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Do they teach how to reinstall a front sight that falls off in a defensive situation? That was the guy's issue.
I've had the front sight move or fall off of two of my Kimbers. Makes a huge difference when shooting at a paper bullseye. In a defensive situation, inside 10 yards, I'm quite confident I can hit a full size person without using the sight, if necessary. (still no excuse for shoddy workmanship)
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Do they teach how to reinstall a front sight that falls off in a defensive situation? That was the guy's issue.
You don't have to have a front sight in your defensive situation. Lack of a sight won't make your pistol not function.

I can hit the target with this without a "sight". RCP Ultra
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