Cheap, quick and dirty

No, that is NOT the answer to “How does Exurbankevin like his women!”

Pervs.

I digress.

Caleb kicked over a hornet’s nest talking about his dislike of cheap guns. Me, I’m ok with them. Sorta.

  1. Yes, sometimes, a cheap gun is all you can afford. At the first Arizona Bloggershoot a few years ago, the benches to the south of us were occupied with a bunch of locals who were havin’ a grand ol’ time shootin’ things up with a half-dozen Mosins, a few HiPoints, a Mossberg Maverick and a Taurus PT145.
    They were being safe, so who am I to tell them not to have a good time just because their guns were cheap?
  2. Cheap guns are the gateway drug to expensive guns. Someone who shoots a cheap gun regularly will soon have it break on them, and that’ll be the end of cheap guns for them. Should they have bought an expensive gun in the first place? Probably, but maybe if they did, they wouldn’t have the money on ammo to make their cheap gun break: They’d have bought an expensive gun and never shot it. Which leads me to…
  3. Cheap guns allows for more training, and a good training regime can break cheap guns into little bitty pieces (ask Todd G about that). Given a choice between a newcomer buying a $300 Kel-tec, $100 of ammo and a $100 NRA Basic Pistol class versus a guy who buys a $450 Glock and shoots it only once a year, gimme the trained newbie with a cheap gun any day of the week.

There is a place for cheap guns, just like there’s a place for beater cars and cheap cameras.

If nothing else, a cheap gun is a life’s way of telling you that somethings are worth what you pay for them.