Fads in the firearms industry.What do you scoff at? What have you learned to love?

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  • breakingcontact

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    So I posted this thread after reading this article: Chasing the Fad | The Bang Switch

    What fads or perceived fads have proven to be lasting and to have been substantiated through real evidence over time?

    What are the most ridiculous fads you've seen come and go?

    What are the current fads and how do you see them playing out?
     

    benenglish

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    Zombie stuff. Everything zombie. The zombie marketing shtick is aggressively stupid and I can't wait to see this fad die a quick (and hopefully painful) death.
     

    Acera

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    I see that idea of having the powder, bullet, and primer all included in one single unit not lasting. Before we could easily inspect our powder, make sure the ball was just as round as we like them and then make sure the cap was properly seated on the nipple. Yes, I know we were anal about our equipment and precision making sure all was in working order before taking that single important shot. Now days everyone has ADHD and wants to be able to fire more than 3 rounds a minute and not learn the basics, kids................smh.
     

    jjminch

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    Zombie stuff. Everything zombie. The zombie marketing shtick is aggressively stupid and I can't wait to see this fad die a quick (and hopefully painful) death.

    This.

    Also shotgun pistols like the judge. And Mossberg has a lame 500 called the chainsaw or something with like a weed wackier handle on it.
     

    Dawico

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    One fad that I hate that will never die: developing a new round that sends a bullet 100 fps and claiming that it is the best ever. Every other round that shoots the same bullet just a tad slower is now obsolete.

    I smile when that new round fades and disappears almost completely.

    Apparently many people agree. I still see many new 30.06 rifles on the shelves.

    I do love innovation though. Do not confuse the two.
     

    SIG_Fiend

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    The most annoying fad of all (to me at least) is that of people thinking they can buy their success with gear, as opposed to hard work. Probably applies to a lot of industries. Good gear is great, but it's nothing without putting in the work and developing the skill. This one will never die though. It will forever be there for us to make fun of and troll people with.

    That particular article from MAC has a lot of bad/inaccurate info in it, mainly in regards to some of the firearm techniques.
     

    Shotgun Jeremy

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    I kinda get tired of seeing all the operator clothing. You know-tan or black cargo pants-pressed flat. Then, usually a black or tan collared shirt to go with it. Don't forget the tactical combat boots. It REALLY drives me nuts when I see them in groups. I don't understand the uniform. You're not blending in by wearing that. I can't see it really having a tactical advantage. I don't get it.
     

    Orbie

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    Zombie stuff. Everything zombie. The zombie marketing shtick is aggressively stupid and I can't wait to see this fad die a quick (and hopefully painful) death.

    Nailed it! What's the deal with the "Zombie Stopper" Eotech with the biohazard reticle? Or the Hornady Zmax ammo? No advantages to the consumer, simply companies playing the Zombie market and making a killing off of it.
     
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