PNWguy Posted July 12, 2018 Share Posted July 12, 2018 One of the biggest annoyances I have encountered in real life and on internet forums are people who have no concept of quality vs. crappy. These are the people who continued to buy American cars in the 90's because they were oblivious to fit and finish. They seemed blind to body panels with huge gaps, rattles, squeaks, and other annoyances that drive me crazy. And it's not the fact that they are ignorant of such differences, but that they are so insistent on remaining ignorant and attacking those who aren't. So many knock down, drag out fights on the internet over the years regarding the glaringly obvious superiority in quality of some vehicles over others. I was originally going to post this in the Arms Room in reference to folks picking up two different firearms vastly different in fit and finish and declaring them equal because they lack the perception to discern differences in machining, quality of parts, tolerances, and overall "tightness" of the firearm. I don't understand how someone can pick up a $300 Ruger Security 9 and declare it equal to an XDM or 226. I ordered my $200 Taurus sight unseen based on glowing reviews online. It arrived and I was impressed by the quality. The tolerances and overall feel is impressive and the quality of materials is apparent. Of course there are some issues. The slide finish is weak and scratches easily. The internal action parts are a bit rough. Sights are cheap plastic. Trigger feel is awful. I would never say it is equal to a Glock, or XD, or Sig. But I would say it is superior to a Ruger; All of the cheap Rugers just "feel" cheap. You can see the machining marks and the grain structure in the slides. Shooting a Ruger semi-auto is akin to driving a `91 Olds Cutlass; you can feel the lack of quality and refinement. But they work and people like them. Fine. It's like me and wine. I can't discern the difference between a $300 bottle and a $10 bottle when it comes to taste. But I would never argue to the point of insults that the $10 bottle of wine is equal to the $300 bottle just because I am ignorant to the subtle differences. Rant off... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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