Pete's random thoughts

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beware of "experts" on the internet

I've noticed a new phenomenon. It seems like every 20 year old with access to his Mom's video camera is now a pseudo-journalist.

There is one jackass in particular who has me annoyed today, a kid from Texas who has posted a couple of hundred videos on youtube in which he tries to portray himself as some kind of firearms expert. He is posting really unsafe things, like "tap loading" a Brown Bess, firing blanks indoors with cartridges made of 4F priming powder, using the wrong granulation of powder in guns behind a round ball, and using loads two and three times a standard charge.

Please, every gun that you buy from anyone should have come with an owner's manual. If it didn't contact the manufacturer or importer. It is imperative that proper loading instructions and load data be followed or sooner or later somebody is going to get hurt. We provide a detailed owner's manual and suggested load data with every gun we sell. When it comes to "experts" telling you ho to load your gun, believe nothing that you hear, half of what you read, and maybe 5% of what you see on youtube.