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Or so he claimed.....

This fellow was in a LGS that I visit every now and then. I'd put his age around 60 years old give or take one or two years. He was spouting off to the dealer about how knowledgeable he was about firearms in general and European handguns in particular.

I am always interested in learning something new about firearms so I just stood there silently and listened to what this guy had to say. It didn't take me very long to realize that this self described "expert" was basically full of shit. He knew just enough to be dangerous if you know what I mean. He would and almost certainly has fooled those whose knowledge of firearms is basically nonexistent.

After he walked out of the shop I asked the owner if he knew this guy. The answer was no. He and I agreed that this guy was a fraud of the worst kind. Like a quack doctor, his so called knowledge and advice could get someone in trouble.

Ever meet anyone like this in the firearms world? I have but it was in the distant past.

And so it goes.


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I know a lot about guns because i have a lot of guns. Most everything. I however do not go to gun stores and spout my knowledge unless asked. I notice there are a lot of the blowhards I don't even try to talk to because they only want you to listen to them talk..
I don't see to many because i don't go to the few gun stores in my town very often.

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