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  00:15:25  15 December 2010
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Ivanov
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Not really, because since anyone can edit the articles. There is a chance that some person will put false information in there. Or opinions.

BTW. Words can have more than one meaning.
  00:20:05  15 December 2010
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Taffy
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Not really, because since anyone can edit the articles. There is a chance that some person will put false information in there. Or opinions.
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That was sarcasm...you know?
  00:50:59  15 December 2010
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RoboMook
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Also, Wikipedia isn't just an open text document that anyone can edit in real-time. There's a process for approving edits, and also hyperlinking citations to back-up any supporting evidence. There's plenty of inaccuracies to be found in articles, but you won't see a whole made-up article (not for very long, at any rate).
  01:37:36  15 December 2010
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BobBQ
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All very true, but beside the point - the point being that 'iron sights' is a widely used and immediately recognizable term regardless of the fact that the sights (and, for that matter, pretty much every other component of a modern firearm) are not literally made of pure Fe.
  01:43:07  15 December 2010
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angrydog
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Also, Wikipedia isn't just an open text document that anyone can edit in real-time. There's a process for approving edits, and also hyperlinking citations to back-up any supporting evidence. There's plenty of inaccuracies to be found in articles, but you won't see a whole made-up article (not for very long, at any rate).
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agreed, wikipedia is a perfectly good general reference enclyopeidia. its come a long way from the early days when people would just make shit up. the fact that it is open to anyone (even Joseph) is more often a strength rather than a weakness. read this to understand more about the editing process:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About#Contributing_to_Wikipedia

btw - that was a excellent page on "iron sights" +1 to BobBQ
  02:14:03  15 December 2010
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...I don't care...
...Does it really matter?...
  04:19:58  15 December 2010
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mattthekingreborn
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...I don't care...
...Does it really matter?...
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haha i was waiting for someone to say that
  08:50:43  15 December 2010
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Maiman
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Beretta -> Ironsights -> Fixed Sights -> Ironsights -> Wikipedia -> Sarcasm -> Wikipedia -> Open Editing -> I don't Care -> Maiman making a pointless chart on the conversation direction!

Wow, just wow

(and to think that was just 2 pages )
  19:05:32  15 December 2010
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Taffy
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@Maiman I know! I'm so proud of all of this.
And to think, I contributed with sarcasm. I actually contributed!
  22:01:16  15 December 2010
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Joseph
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Not really, because since anyone can edit the articles. There is a chance that some person will put false information in there. Or opinions.

BTW. Words can have more than one meaning.
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Another term is "hard sights" That's military lingo. In the U.S military Everyone in my family as well as every rep from Colt, S&W, benelli and Beretta know the term hard sights, because many of them were in the military at one time.

Here's a bit of sarcasm for you. The people who manufacturer, distribute and represent firearms know less than you do. You're all experts because you know some 1950's slang.

Why is it so hard to believe I worked in gun distribution? I worked there for about six years. Law enforcments distribution contracts. Limited commercial sales. Private complex located within an industrical avenue only know to government employees. My grandfather use to be one of the gunsmiths and I was one of the armorers as well as sale reps.

Wikipedia's information is about as reliable as a slingshot during a tornado. Misdirection. It's really full of nothing but generic information that is closer to myth than fact. But if you're naive... as far as you know... it's true.

Here's another one. Many smooth bores don't have post to post sights. They just have a bead made out of aluminum, plastic or brass. So it's called a bead sight. Why just a bead? Because a smooth bore that's purposed to fire nothing but shot doesn't apertures. But I'm sure many of you would call it an iron sight oppossed to a bead sight.

Maybe it's just an Ohio thing or a gun industry specific thing, because only novices call the sights iron sights. I've never used guns with or around ametures. I've only used them with in around military, ex-military, police and professionals who exposition guns for the manufacturers to their potential customers.

I just notice some of you LOVE to say "iron sight" in every topic like you know something someone else doesn't. As if it's actually necessary for someone to use that term to refer to the "open/hard" sights But it's just nothing other than old slang that's literal, because at one time they were literally iron.

Hell I have some Sith & Wesson revolvers that were made in the 1960's, they belonged to my mother. Both have open adjustable sight that are made of hard plastic. The old model 10 I had DID have iron sights. The barrel was blued iron and the sight was a simple open sight that wasn't even fixed, it was forged into the barrel. So it was an "irion sight"
 
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