WC sentinel, NH Thunder ranch, DW Valor , EB KC9,NH Counselor
First of all welcome to the forum.“I've seen plenty on this forum who love making sure everyone else knows they have multiple $3K+ pistols. High dollar items, whether they be 1911s, cars, watches, jewelry, etc. can definitely represent nicer, high quality items. But lots of folks buy them to flaunt their ability to spend more on items than lesser fortunate folks. I've seen signatures here that include a list of pistols totaling over $50K. Why do you think that is?”
when I raised my children a told them from the time they could comprehend that life was not fair. I told them they needed to work to get what they wanted. I have 4 industrious children that never cry foul when someone else accomplishes something. They know they need to work hard to accomplish their dreams. They received participation trophies when they were younger and I told them it was fine but the best players need special attention.
I do not advocate flaunting anything. Quiet success is best. Not sure why people do it. Maybe they are insecure. However no one else needs to get their underwear in a bundle. Just go get it and do what it takes. That is the dream my parents gave me.
be happy someone reached their goals and they will be happy for you.
Secondly I think that a lot of people tend to think if someone has a lot of money or lots of toys they do it to seek approval or attention of others . It falls into the “that guy drives a Porsche because he is making up for shortcoming elsewhere “ mentality . I do not subscribe to this idea and it is far too easy of an explanation . In reality that person probably doesnt give two sh$ts what someone else thinks of them and may have an appreciation for german engineering and what the best tool for the task at hand.
This can be applied to watches, firearms , knives etc.
I think most of the members of this forum have an appreciation for fine craftsmanship of higher end well fit mechanical objects - namely 1911s .
I dont think anyone is trying to flaunt anything here it is just that we all appreciate the pistols and love pics and fine details of something we all enjoy.
I just think some of us are fancy animals is all 😁