Time For Gun Owners To Start Shooting And Stop Accessorizing
One of the consistent dilemmas that I've encountered as long as I've had an online presence, has been so many gun owners obsessing over accessories they 'have to' add on to their guns to make them just right.
Anything wrong with adding accessories to your gun?
Of course not.
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Unless it becomes such an obsession that it keeps the gun owner from shooting their gun for extended periods of time, waiting for some kind of add-on somebody told them they "had to have".
After market triggers, red dot sights, lasers, flashlights, mag extentions, new iron sights. Then, after waiting a month to shoot their gun to get those add-ons, they realize now they can't find a holster to fit their newly modified pistol.
That list goes on and on and ..........
So the new obsession begins. Still not shooting. Still not carrying. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.
Asking more social media questions.
Where they get dozens of answers that disagree with each other.
Causing confusion and more obsession, all while the gun sits dormant on a table or in a drawer, waiting for that 'just right' add-on, that will ensure that it works so perfectly, the shooter will never have to look at the target to hit the bulls eye.
In relation to that, people distressed, asking open ended questions online about 'how' to do something to a gun, including something as simple as adjusting a sight.
On social media. Of. All. Places.
More disagreeing answers.
It's amazing how many people will end up at a gunsmith to have a windage adjustable sight adjusted, when they could do it at home in 5 minutes.
Without a special sight tool.
The original Smith and Wesson Shield .45ACP below, is an example of a gun for which there are countless aftermarket accessories. And an example that does not need any to operate the way it was intended.
Why you don't have to worry:
Here's the cure
How To Use Social Media When You're Really Ready To Add That Accessory
NEVER ask an open ended question on a Facebook status update, group or page, or any public thread on social media.
Determine who you personally know, that absolutely has the knowledge and experience to dependably answer your question. Or to put you on the right path to getting exactly what you need. Send them a private message to ask your question(s).
The grief you'll save yourself from not picking through dozens of conflicting answers will add years to your life. (That's not from a clinical study, but I'm pretty sure it's right.)
Go have a great time shooting that gun that's ready to go. ~Mark Rogers