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Old 11-28-2019, 08:34 AM   #1
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Are we an "older group" here?

One of the things I like about this forum is that if we are having problems with anything, several members will jump in with suggestions and end with a good laugh. I got used to that.

I did try to branch out, I joined another forum for additional information, and then regretted it. I wondered if "age" had anything to do with how forums run. It was not a happy place.

What do you think is our "forum mean age" here? I'm 69 and I will turn 70 next April.
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:12 AM   #2
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I don't know Tourist,
Not sure about you young guys. Try to stay in line.
I'm 82 and don't think you'll catch up.
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Old 11-28-2019, 09:33 AM   #3
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LOL, Trident! I'm hoping most of the members here are of an advanced age.

I've found (the hard way) that forums with an older demographic are very quick to help fellow members. I can even tell if I made a mistake in joining a new forum, the ranting and piling on is obvious.

If a guy had a knife problem, I would ask the member for some background and walk him through the repair procedure. It's a hobbyist forum, and we're all going to have problems over time.
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I don't know Tourist,

Not sure about you young guys. Try to stay in line.

I'm 82 and don't think you'll catch up.


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@bhunted, I couldn't get your video to run, but I can imagine their patter. I used to watch their show when they were still on TV. I think their humor derived from Abbott's talent as their straight-man.
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Worked for me, those guys are classic when humor was still humor.

I would guess the demographic here is on the "mature" side. Kimber is best known for 1911s and 1911 guys tend to be a bit older.

I'm 55.
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Old 11-28-2019, 10:13 AM   #7
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@KCJeep, I agree, and my favorite automatics are a Kimber 1911 in 3-inch, and a SIG P238.

The conventional wisdom of the day was that the farther you got away from an automatic's original design the more stubborn it became. I bought the 3-inch in spite of the rumors. My example worked from the first.
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I'm older... than I was. Just turned 42 a week ago. Or was it two? I can't keep track of this crap these days. Oh well. We all used to be things we aren't anymore. I suppose there are two ways to look at that, and there's definite arguments for both the half-full and the half-empty camps.
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Seems to me this forum leans to the 40 plus side. With age comes wisdom and less “I know everything syndrome” and more passing on experience. I’m 60


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Old 11-28-2019, 10:49 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Albert.Cairns View Post
Seems to me this forum leans to the 40 plus side. With age comes wisdom and less “I know everything syndrome” and more passing on experience. I’m 60.
This is the reason I can guess if a forum is comprised of older guys. They want to help, and they don't make snarky comments if you ask them how your pistol takes down. Everyone is/was a rookie at some point.

I can sharpen a knife, but I don't know much about computers. I would sign on here, explain a problem the real geeks know by heart, and get a solid answer. That makes me want to help them.
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