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Posted: 4/5/2006 11:33:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:34:11 AM EDT by triburst1]
Every hobby as diverse as the shooting sports has a group that are the "nerds."

Which are the nerds of shooting?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:34:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:36:08 AM EDT by geerhed]
Benchrest.

ETA: maybe Cowboy Action

ETA: perhaps Black Rifle Fanatics

ETA: naw, just them Fudds


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:35:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By geerhed:
Benchrest.






That is just what I was going to say
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:35:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By geerhed:

Benchrest.





+1 - Pocket protector types, worrying about millimeters
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:35:58 AM EDT
Pink pistols, but that's okay.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:37:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Taipan01:
Pink pistols, but that's okay.


...not that there's anything wrong with that...
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:40:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:40:26 AM EDT by roboman]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By geerhed:

Benchrest.





+1 - Pocket protector types, worrying about millimeters



Yep. Pissing and moaning when their group size has massively increased by .003".
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:40:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By geerhed:

Benchrest.





+1 - Pocket protector types, worrying about millimeters



+2
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:41:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HardShell:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:

Originally Posted By geerhed:

Benchrest.





+1 - Pocket protector types, worrying about millimeters



+2



+ Yup
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:42:14 AM EDT
If the shooting world were a high school:

the "Fudds" would be the jocks: big, dumb, not good for much, but popular.

the "Clays" would be the yuppie, preppy, tennis and summers in the Hamptons rich kids.

the "Period Military" would be the theatre/thespian/school musical types.

the "Cowboys" would be like the farm kids.

and the "Benchresters" are definitely the nerds.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:44:17 AM EDT
Interesting question...

Yeah, I can see the BR crowd as being percieved as nerdy.
If you think of scientists, experimenters, etc as nerds.
I can see that.

But a different group of folks that could be called nerds are
the "I like shiney things" crowd. The guys that get excited
for months because version 6.0.2 of Windows Jammer is
coming out. With that in mind, when I read the thread title,
I "knew" my answer was going to be the KTOG gang. Years
ago I too had a Kel-Tec, and went to the Kel-Tec Owners Group
for tips on how to get it to work. And I remember thinking to
myself at the time, "these guys like shiney things".

DanM
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:51:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:51:43 AM EDT by Sturmwehr]
Blackpowder or reloaders, I'd say.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:53:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:54:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:57:08 AM EDT by triburst1]

Originally Posted By Paul:
What's a Fudd?



The John Kerry type hunters. As in Elmer Fudd. Funny hats, designer hunting attire, $20,000 shotgun they shoot once a year, see no use for "evil looking guns."
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:54:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:54:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Beleg:
If the shooting world were a high school:

the "Fudds" would be the jocks: big, dumb, not good for much, but popular.

the "Clays" would be the yuppie, preppy, tennis and summers in the Hamptons rich kids.

the "Period Military" would be the theatre/thespian/school musical types.

the "Cowboys" would be like the farm kids.

and the "Benchresters" are definitely the nerds.



Not bad.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:55:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:56:23 AM EDT
"What's a Fudd?"


An elmer is a hunter that comes out before hunting seasons, fires 2 or 3 rounds and deems himself and his zeroing..A1.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:57:28 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:01:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:09:39 PM EDT by DienBienPhu54]
the 350 pound guys wearing tactical gear, mall ninja types, they always have the most expensive gear, and usually set up a sun shade and hog the range all day, mr. know it all types.



Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:03:27 PM EDT
+1 for Benchrest shooters aka Marksmanship masturbators.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:03:28 PM EDT
I nominate the "duck hunters" for the dorks.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:04:23 PM EDT
I've got this one for sure. It's small bore competitive shooters. They are the most anal of all shooters. Last year one shooter was given a "range allibi" because a spectator somewhere behind him was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and he claimed the smell upset him to the point he complained and was given a re-fire!!!! What a bunch of wussies.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:05:52 PM EDT
Benchrest guys for sure.......5 whole shots in one hour...wow you're really burning up the ammo!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:08:03 PM EDT
Go straight to the source and ask there......


www.nerdswithguns.com


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:08:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
the 350 pound guys wearing tactical gear, body armor, SWAT black bdu's, mall ninja types, they always have the most expensive gear, and usually set up a sun shade and hog the range all day, mr. know it all types.



Those guys are the "Dorks" in my book.

I most resemble the dorks.

60% dork
20% fudd
20% period military
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:09:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:10:43 PM EDT by rob78]
those voting for the benchresters I can understand.

HOWEVER,
the geeks that play dress-up and take on different personas complete with names, etc. are in a league by themselves. (cowboy action shooters to be specific)

Having met some of them, I can safely say that not a bigger group of mega-dorks exists.



edited for dork specification
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:14:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:15:22 PM EDT
I voted Fudd's, but I'm wrong, it's Benchrest.
Dork-o-rama
I reload to shoot more, not to get within millimetters
boring!!!!!!
clays is awesome, reactive MOVING targets and you only have to be close
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:17:53 PM EDT
cowboy shooters practicing "quick draw" like they think they are "Josey Wales" or something?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:20:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
Go straight to the source and ask there......


www.nerdswithguns.com





lol...that's not exactly a bee hive of activity over there.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:22:03 PM EDT
After watching the Eotech vs Aimpoint debate. The ACOG vs. every other scope debate. The ASP sling vs. the every other sling debate. The SPR vs. the SAM-R debate.............and on, and on, and on....................



I would say it's us!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:22:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
cowboy shooters practicing "quick draw" like they think they are "Josey Wales" or something?



some probably do think so.

When they were "in character" you had to call them by their cowboy alias

they took offense otherwise...


needless to say, I don't go to the range when they're there.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:29:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:30:06 PM EDT by NonConformist]

Originally Posted By Beleg:
If the shooting world were a high school:

the "Fudds" would be the jocks: big, dumb, not good for much, but popular.

the "Clays" would be the yuppie, preppy, tennis and summers in the Hamptons rich kids.

the "Period Military" would be the theatre/thespian/school musical types.

the "Cowboys" would be like the farm kids.

and the "Benchresters" are definitely the nerds.




So us EBR types would be the silent kids in the back of class

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:33:10 PM EDT
Would the AK kids be the stony faced immigrant children?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:39:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Accountant30339:
After watching the Eotech vs Aimpoint debate. The ACOG vs. every other scope debate. The ASP sling vs. the every other sling debate. The SPR vs. the SAM-R debate.............and on, and on, and on....................



I would say it's us!



No were jocks, we have all the ammo and evil black guns and go around thinking we can beat anybody, including the US government, the Chinese and the Mexicans all at the same time.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:41:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:43:14 PM EDT by thedoctors308]
Anybody who plays dress up (this applies to wanna-be commandos, cowboy action shooters, benchresters, and the skeet crowd.)

A better question would be - who isn't the nerd of the shooting community.
I like shooting, but man, I am ashamed to be associated with most people I see at the range.
So many losers it blows my mind.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:42:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:43:04 PM EDT by triburst1]
I think we are the Fonzies of the shooting community. The rebellious bad boys in the black leather jackets who the chicks dig and the jocks are afraid of.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:44:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Anybody who plays dress up (this applies to wanna-be commandos, cowboy action shooters, benchresters, and the skeet crowd.)

A better question would be - who isn't the nerd of the shooting community.
I like shooting, but man, I am ashamed to be associated with most people I see at the range.
So many losers it blows my mind.



Hmmm, and how do you know they aren't all looking at you and thinking "What a loser"?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:45:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Anybody who plays dress up (this applies to wanna-be commandos, cowboy action shooters, benchresters, and the skeet crowd.)

A better question would be - who isn't the nerd of the shooting community.
I like shooting, but man, I am ashamed to be associated with most people I see at the range.
So many losers it blows my mind.



I concur...


of course, it could be the range?


Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:47:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 12:48:07 PM EDT by thedoctors308]

Originally Posted By pzjgr:

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:
Anybody who plays dress up (this applies to wanna-be commandos, cowboy action shooters, benchresters, and the skeet crowd.)

A better question would be - who isn't the nerd of the shooting community.
I like shooting, but man, I am ashamed to be associated with most people I see at the range.
So many losers it blows my mind.



Hmmm, and how do you know they aren't all looking at you and thinking "What a loser"?



Touche.
Actually, what they are thinking is "how can I get girls to come with me to the range?"

I think it might just be the rifle range I go to.
Lotsa fatasses with tricked out SKS, gang bangers, couch commandos, and fudds.
Never been muzzle swept or told "you don't need one of them" so many times in my life.

The pistol range I go to is far more upscale - mostly caters to serious users.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:52:12 PM EDT
anyone that wears digital camo to the range
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:52:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rob78:
those voting for the benchresters I can understand.

HOWEVER,
the geeks that play dress-up and take on different personas complete with names, etc. are in a league by themselves. (cowboy action shooters to be specific)

Having met some of them, I can safely say that not a bigger group of mega-dorks exists.



edited for dork specification



Yep, they are the LARP nerds of the shooting world.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:54:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By photokirk:

Originally Posted By rob78:
those voting for the benchresters I can understand.

HOWEVER,
the geeks that play dress-up and take on different personas complete with names, etc. are in a league by themselves. (cowboy action shooters to be specific)

Having met some of them, I can safely say that not a bigger group of mega-dorks exists.



edited for dork specification



Yep, they are the LARP nerds of the shooting world.




ROFL!!

Where's that video of the LARP-ing, Magik playing, almost homos when you need it?

"scared of girls" was the title or something
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:57:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I think we are the Fonzies of the shooting community. The rebellious bad boys in the black leather jackets who the chicks dig and the jocks are afraid of.



<-----------
That works for me!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:19:56 PM EDT
The true Nerds are the bolt action/obscure handgun milsurp collectors.

If you are familiar with all 117 variations of the Mosin-Nagant, you are a Gun Nerd.

If you can spot the outline of Carcani, Enfields, Mausers, Arisakas, MAS, and Steyr straight pulls through the pawn shop window while driving past, you are a Gun Nerd.

If you go to a gun show just so see the lastest shipments of 125-year-old weapons' technology and end up talking about barrel band variations of the Yugoslavian Mausers, you are a Gun Nerd.

Nerds are smart but to most people, terminally uncool.

I am guilty of all the above charges.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:22:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 1:23:43 PM EDT by JackBurton]

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
the 350 pound guys wearing tactical gear, mall ninja types, they always have the most expensive gear, and usually set up a sun shade and hog the range all day, mr. know it all types.






Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:26:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 1:27:23 PM EDT by LoginName]
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:35:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By geerhed:
Benchrest.




Yup.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:41:05 PM EDT
Well, when I saw the thread title, what immediately came to my mind was "Airsoft," but I guess they're a rung below all the others listed because they don't use actual firearms. Even cowboy shooters and benchrest shooters use real guns, regardless of how nerdy they may act.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:43:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NonConformist:

Originally Posted By Beleg:
If the shooting world were a high school:

the "Fudds" would be the jocks: big, dumb, not good for much, but popular.

the "Clays" would be the yuppie, preppy, tennis and summers in the Hamptons rich kids.

the "Period Military" would be the theatre/thespian/school musical types.

the "Cowboys" would be like the farm kids.

and the "Benchresters" are definitely the nerds.




So us EBR types would be the silent kids in the back of class





....dressed in black who might go off at any given moment.
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