TTAG Commentator Aaron:
It occurred to me how much contempt the gun community expresses against some of its members. “Tacticool,” “OFWG,” “Fake Operator,” “Wannabe,” “Gun class junkie,” “Gear Queer,” and on, and on… We seem so ready to sling mud at people we don’t even know. So let me turn it around. What earns true, universal or nearly universal respect? Aside from world class competitive shooters like Jerry Miculek, Rob Leatham, instructors at the top of their game like Rob Pincus and Mas Ayoob, and those serving in law enforcement or military with some distinction (as opposed to ticket writing or KP duty at the battalion commissary), what qualities do fellow “gunnies” exhibit that makes them shine a bit brighter and avoid the grime and the muck?