Recently a well known tactical trainer dude posted something on Facebook about having an XD pistol malfunction in his classes, and went on to talk about how he’s seen a lot of malfunctions from the XD pistols in his classes. (I don’t doubt his experience, at all)
Of course, a bunch of folks came out of the woodwork defending the XD pistols, and other folks came into the comment thread bashing XDs, and even others came into the thread defending their pistol de jour while calling themselves a “Glock guy” or “Sig guy” or “1911 guy” or whatever.
I’m less grumpy about someone taking a class and breaking a gun than I am about the folks who identify themselves as a “whatever guy” because they’re pigeonholing themselves into one brand, when chances are at some point in time, you’re going to want a feature that your gun de jour doesn’t have. Especially if you practice a bunch.
It’s like screwdriver. I carry an expensive one every day at work, because I use a screwdriver A LOT. To most folks, a screwdriver is just a screwdriver, but once you use one all the time, you start to appreciate the little things in a quality piece of equipment that you overlook when you don’t know what you don’t know.
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