I just remembered an early foot-in-mouth moment.
My father in law took me out to shoot at an outdoor range and brought a friend of his who was also an older more experienced shooter. He's a real patriot and keeps up to date with politics and buys American products when he can. He opened a case and took out a two-toned pistol with a stainless slide. Up to that point the only two-toned pistols I had seen were made by Taurus.
So of course I said, "IS THAT A TAURUS? IT LOOKS LIKE A TAURUS" - yelling with my hearing protection in place.
Fortunately he was very patient and explained that it's a Ruger. (from their older P-series. Taurus is made in Brazil)