I'm starting to get up there a bit in age. Let's just say that milk was delivered to our door and the doctor made house calls when I was growing up. Anyway, after getting back in to shooting for almost a year now, there are a few things I just can't seem to relate to. 1. Tactical. Well, at least pretty much of it. To be honest, if all this craziness had not happened, I'm pretty sure I would own an AR-15 now. I kinda get it. I mean, yeah, it's cool stuff and all, and in some cases, it really is practical, useful stuff. Much of the time, though, it's just a style thing, I think. I suspect that a very large percentage of tactical stuff is purchased by people who have no way to use it, and probably are likely to never ever use the stuff. Do people who want tacti-cool guns and gear need to justify it? No. Do I support their right to buy the stuff and have it if they want? Yes, of course. 100%. I'm just a really traditional guy, though, who really appreciates beautiful walnut stocked rifles, and 1911's with rosewood grips, and, well, just really classy stuff that also serves a purpose. That sort of brings me into the next pet peeve: 2. Buying stuff you can't use. I am somewhat of a YouTube gun channel addict, and I can't help but notice that some of the folks on the channels I enjoy make some purchases that really puzzle me. On one channel I enjoy, the guy bought a really nice AK, spent a whole bunch of money on aftermarket parts to get it all "tacti-cool," and then took it out to a range. (He apparently lives in an urban area, and normally shoots at an indoor range where only handguns are allowed. The closest outdoor range is pretty far away). At the outdoor range, he was actually indoors, shooting at paper through a smallish window. Well, he set the rifle on the table, possibly on a sandbag, and shot at the targets with it. This looked awkward as all get out, what with the 30 round banana mags and all. I don't see how that could have been at all enjoyable. I dunno... if the only outdoors shooting you can do is from a benchrest at paper targets, why not spend your money on rifles that are good for that? 3. Shooting groups/obsessing over accuracy of guns and ammo. I just don't get it. Modern firearms are really accurate. Modern factory ammo is really, really good. Reloads when done right are also really, really good. Why worry so much about the firearms and the ammunition when the human element involved is the one that really needs the most work? When you watch a really talented shooter cut a moving length of dental floss with an upside down .22 pistol, its not the gun or the ammo that's the weak point, is it. Can a better trigger, or a target barrel, or better optics help? Yes, of course they can. I know, though, that between me, the hardware and the ammo, I"m the one who has the most room for improvement. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!