There’s a lot of experience and good common sense residing in the 1.3 million Cheaper Than Dirt! subscribers who receive the Chronicle e-newsletter, and sometimes, our readers share their wisdom in the comment section of various articles in the Shooter’s Log and in the Forums. Here are some recent comments that caught our eye because of their timeliness, technical depth, attitude, or insight. If you’ve got something to add, please jump into the comment string and expand the discussion.
Comment (1) by mach37: I’ll say it again: emphasizing rapid-fire capabilities of the AR-15 does not create good press for the NRA or Cheaper Than Dirt!. Rapid fire is exactly what anti-gunners are claiming for “assault weapons,” likening them to machine guns. You guys need to cool it with pushing “shoot fast.”
Comment (12) by Andrew: This guy is really talented and I found this video very fun to watch. For you guys criticizing the fact that he does some rapid fire demos, if the liberals think this guy, who is basically a professional shooter/hobbyist, is going to go on a mass shooting, they are even more idiotic than I already thought they were.
Comment (7) by Mike: Smokeless powder is not an explosive, it’s classified as a propellant. Black powder is an explosive. This bill is nothing but more hogwash coming from the Liberal side. So now the pack of bottle rockets that I buy the kids for the 4th of July will require a background check. Just another roadblock for law-abiding citizens to purchase legal items.
Comment (8) by Dan: The only way this gun makes sense to me is if you are recoil-sensitive and can’t handle .45 ACP in such a small package. Otherwise, why choose a handgun that’s the exact same size and has the same ammunition capacity in 9mm?? Would you rather have 5+1 in .45 ACP or 5+1 in 9mm?
Comment (20) by Surly: It would be wonderful if the polymer Springfields were built in the USA. Many of us would have more respect for the brand than we already do. However, if you put the Croatia thing aside for a minute you realize that the best-selling polymer handgun in this country is also foreign-made, and Springfield has absolutely blown it out of the water. Flashback: with minor interest in the XD 45 Tactical, I wrote off the whole XD line as a Glock clone. But with the XDM, Springfield took everything that was wrong with the Glock and made it right. Most companies would have stopped there and let the money roll in, but Springfield went on to develop the perfect CC pistol: the XDS. I’ve held one and can vouch for the fact that it’s unbelievably thin for the caliber, and even someone with large hands will find it comfortable to grip. So before complaining that it isn’t made in the USA, first consider your options, then consider the design and quality of these pistols (which you can’t fully appreciate until you hold one in your hand and compare it to the competition). My only complaint is that they aren’t making them fast enough. The demand for polymer framed CC handguns in this country is insatiable, and Springfield should seriously consider opening another factory or two. I’ll own an XDS someday, it’ll be the perfect counterpart to my XDM40 (which shoots like a SA with a PRP trigger installed BTW). Have a blessed day.
Comment (33) by Dave Hammond: What Springfield really needs to do, is to convince another manufacturer to produce an AR platform in 9, .40 & .45 that accepts XD magazines. I’m sticking with my Glocks because of the offerings from Just Right Carbines.
Comment(29) by Bud Springer: Just as you said, “ask 10 gun store folks what is the best concealed carry gun and you will likely get 10 different answers”, the same holds for all we readers. Fat, thin, tall, short, heavy clothing, little clothing – it all matters as to what weapon size and shape works for each of us…and as some point out, seasonal changes and day -v- night place us in different carry outlooks. The perfect answer is obvious: There IS NO perfect answer. What works for you is what is best for you, although the caliber argument could go on forever.
Comment (522) by HammerOfCrom: All the people who care bout the Constitution and the companies that support it or depend on it are being forced south, save the ones with big FEDERAL contracts. The country is starting to be forcibly divided along roughly northern and southern lines again, with some notable holdouts such as New Hampshire. It doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility that there will be a fracture between states that support the Constitution, and states that want to rewrite it.
Comment (972) by Queendvrs: “A million armed freemen, possessed of the means of war, can never be conquered” – Andrew Jackson
Comment (1) by horselips: The opportunities for further restrictions and abuses existing within these “common-sense reforms” is terrifying. Apparently, Governor Christie has abandoned all hope of ever receiving the GOP nomination for the presidency. I’m glad we were able to see this RINO for what he is, before it was too late.The mission of Cheaper Than Dirt!’s blog, “The Shooter’s Log,” is to provide information—not opinions—to our customers and the shooting community. We want you, our readers, to be able to make informed decisions. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt!