It’s a strange thing. All of my life I have heard people gripe and complain bout the slick gun rags on the racks at the local Piggly Wiggly and how the writers in them never give an honest review or their honest opinion. “they never tested a gun they didn’t love”, “Then two pages over is a two page advertisement spread!” How many times have you heard that or read that on forums? A million times I’m sure. I’d bet you have heard, read or said some version of that yourself.
Once Howard and Myself started this website we said we would be completely 100 percent honest in our opinions. Our. Opinions. No matter how unpopular they end up being. We also said we would not recommend something we didn’t have confidence in. It didn’t take long to see that a lot of people don’t want your honest opinion though. Especially if it doesn’t jive with their own emotional attachment to their favorite product. Nope, Then they get mad as hell at you and tell you how your opinion is stupid and you’re ugly and no one cares what you say and no one has heard of you anyways and your dog even knows how dumb you are. Followed by the inevitable proclamation that they will never read your website again because grown men can’t have a different opinion.
With that in mind, let’s look at some hate mail today over me not thinking PSA is the greatest thing to ever happen to the history of the universe.
first up we have one from xtphreak
For the working class buyer, PSA produces reliable, reasonably priced MSRs.
Just a question, if a PSA is proven reliable (doesn’t jam, FTF, or otherwise not run and run) and shoots within mil-spec accuracy or better, exactly what does a $2000 MSR offer?
Besides bragging rights?
Having and shooting some of both, I’ll just say you lost a reader.
Let’s ignore the strawman. I have never said that you have to have a $2,000 dollar rifle. I have never paid over about 900 for a base 556mm AR15. He may be confusing me with Howard. He is the elitist that owns Larue and KAC guns.
When I was in my early 20s I was between jobs and needed some new tires for my Jeep Wrangler really bad. I started a new job but still didn’t quite have enough yet for the tires I wanted. The local tire shop guy showed me these awesome looking tires that he swore were as good as michelin tires. They were wide with an aggressive looking off road tread. And they cost about 40 bucks each. I can’t describe how cool they looked. He showed me all kinds of brochures about them and all their specs and guarantees of quality. I drove about 4 miles to and from work a day and they seemed great for a few months Then I had to make a few trips that lasted a couple hundred miles one way.
Those tires were decidedly not “just as good as..” And it wasn’t a fluke. Replacements held up about as well.
Before that I worked at a pawn shop chain /gun store that sold watches. The owner got some watch brand or another that was supposed to be made from the same tooling and factory as some other much more expensive watch brand but was of course a fraction of the price though it looked nearly identical except for the brand name. One of my co workers bought one instead of the higher end watches it was copying. Guess what? The bezel and cover popped off one day for no reason while he was standing beside me talking. A replacement just decided to stop working one day. But I admit they looked snazzy when they were just sitting int he display case not being moved or wound.
Stories unrelated. I digress.
Next up is this bit of feedback from Koby
Wow dude your a dick. Guilty.
Way to not only be a brand snob, but then avoid his legitimate question.
Not liking PSA. makes me a brand snob? Ok I guess. I didn’t answer his question because he said he was never coming back . Besides that I don’t owe him an explanation for my opinion.
You are a fraud. A true second amendment supporter would see that psa is arming people who wouldn’t otherwise be armed and there is nothing wrong with that. The more guns the better. But no your far to high and mighty to see it like that.
“I don’t like your opinion on a gun company that I buy stuff from so that means you are a fraud and meanie that hates freedom”
I also don’t like Pepsi, Chevy or football. Guess I am a equal to Joe Stalin.
Guess I won’t read here any further either. Better find the pieces of your shattered life so you can continue to be overly dramatic on a low traffic obscure internet blog
I doubt you read or planned on reading anything here besides the article you commented on anyway. I’d bet you saw it linked to on some gun forum or social media were some one else was asshurt and you came to comment because you are equally asshurt that I dared not reinforce your emotional attachment to a gun company that cuts corners and in my opinion, exploits its customers.
Obscure and low traffic? Oh I’m not so sure about that. Here are the numbers so far this year using the most aggressive filter we have access to.
A quick googles search shows us to be the second listing with most below us referring to us.
This is an opinion website. We give our opinion when it comes to reviews and products. If you don’t agree that’s fine. We have never said you had to. If you don’t like those opinions then I don’t know what to tell you other than “see ya.” The content is free for everyone to read so no one here owes you an answer for anything. I certainly don’t owe an answer to people who have never commented or interacted with us in any way except to pop up and tell us how mean we are and how they are never reading again.
Other than the Old M14 Boys Club and a few people who don’t understand that some people have different opinions, we have the best commenters and comment section on the internet in my opinion and we love having you guys.