On 2001-06-10 12:56, Dane Burns wrote:
With 4500+ hits I think the consensus is devided on the "gun review" issue. But I do think we need more of them.
The more you the customer knows the better of the custom makers are. The more critical the eye the more the ALL makers learn from the comments.
I think frank discussions on value and quality is a good thing for all of us.
I also think we should be defining what value is. What is expected on a $500 gun? On a $1000 gun, a $2000 gun and on the $3000 and up price range.
With all due respect while I think the concept is good, that`s not a good idea in the past open type format. Re: The Vicker`s Thread.
That started with good intentions by DD, and ended up both devisive and partisan, with folks I like and respect like David DiFabio and Richard Heinie expressing their unhappiness with the whole thread.
Perhaps that`s the nature of an Internet forum, perhaps not, but it sure seems to end up there. Witness 1911.com
I do not think that Pistolsmith.Com should be a vehicle for that stuff.
An open Thread invites any nitwit with a keyboard and/or an agenda, or too many Sixpacks to slam the work, and therefore the livelihood, of serious professionals with a national reputation.
What do I care what JoeBlowe in Dubuque thinks of Dane Burns work ? However
I would care immensely if Richard Heinie would comment in detail on Dane Burns work, or vice-versa.
Do you get my drift here Pard :grin:
How about a closed posting ,by invitatition only, Pistolsmiths thread that is open for viewing ??
Smiths could comeby, post pics and explain what & why they did what they did and
their peers could comment.o ( or not )
It harks back to your original concept for this Forum, which IMHO was a good one.
As my Dear Wife, who gave 30 years of her life to an Inner City School in NYC said after reviewing some of the recent threads here.." sometimes a little structure is a GOOD thing "
Addenda: well looks like as usual you beat me to the Draw....
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