Heck, I'm in the military, and I hear stupid advice all the time.
"Watch that weapon, Sergeant. You'll have an ND and bring down the whole airplane."
"Load nothing but tracers in the bottom half of your mag."
NRA Life Member
Big Sister: "You should be sponsored by Allen"
Me: "If you can't shoot good, at least look good walking to the firing line."
Big Sister: "Can you not afford a Pelican? Then buy an Allen gun bag."