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Old March 2, 2013, 06:24 PM   #1
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Firearm reviews question

Do writers and gun magazine editors ever give negative reviews?
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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Not really, or at least in my opinion. Many of them will not outright lie about a gun...rather, they tend to skirt around the known issues of a particular model. IMO
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:33 PM   #3
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I've been reading http://www.gunblast.com/ and it seems like they've got good things to say about every firearm they test. Granted, I've only read 15 or 20 articles/tests but it got me to wondering.
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Old March 2, 2013, 06:36 PM   #4
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Try Chuck Hawks. I think he's pretty honest.

http://www.chuckhawks.com/
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Old March 2, 2013, 09:21 PM   #5
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I've written two really bad reviews, and a few others that were "Meh" at best.
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Old March 2, 2013, 11:07 PM   #6
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Gun Tests is often brutally honest.
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Old March 3, 2013, 06:58 AM   #7
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Gun Tests is also often just plain wrong. It's not unusual for their "brutally honest" opinion to be completely unsupported by their own test results. Plus, they have been proven to lie in their claim that they buy every test gun at retail.

I put zero credence in anything they write.
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Old March 3, 2013, 11:00 AM   #8
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Tom Givens wrote a pretty straightforward and not positive review of the Judge for SWAT.

There have been others, from time to time.
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Old March 3, 2013, 01:24 PM   #9
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I suppose it was due, been at least a couple months.

Editors & publishers are not interested in hatchet pieces.
Space is limited, the gunmags are NOT there to tell you what NOT to buy, and you won't see a total POS review.
You WILL see the occasional wart mentioned, but if a particular gun is just too bad overall to bother with, it won't make print.

When you read the mags, if you do, you take what you can get out of them, as you do any other source of information.
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Old March 3, 2013, 01:39 PM   #10
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Usually just positive or neutral reviews because the gun makers are paying to advertise in the magazines and the wrighters don't want to bite the hand that feeds them.
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