The guy who wrote that original piece knows how to take unfair shots but knows nothing about the MK23 and how and why it was developed, nor how extensively it was tested. While it is true the gun is larger and heavier than it needs to be and its ergonomics not as good as they could be he fails to contribute its configuration to those who drove it in that way - the SOCOM developers, the end users to include a highly decorated Navy Cross winner and the final SOCOM Joint Spec around which the gun was developed. HK had to design and build the OHWS in strict accordance with detailed specifications devised by a joint panel of SOF operators from all services. Those specs drove its size, weight and in large part the ergonomics. In fact and as a result HK was basically cornered into what the eventual gun ended up as. User and developers were involved in every design stage of the OHWS/MK23 and countless meetings where they drove the show. They accepted it as it was built.
..holeAfter watching just over 90 seconds of video featuring "Caleb", I'm wondering why I should take anything he says seriously...even if he had his facts straight, which he doesn't.
But all is not lost, apparently he is infused with "HK awesomeness." Straight from the website:
President, Boss Man Extraordinaire
Caleb first started shooting under his dad’s supervision at the age of 8. In fact, the first handgun he ever fired (that he remembers) was an HK P7, which explains in part why he’s so awesome. The operator molecules from the HK fused with Caleb, developing him into the pistol-shooting ninja that he is today. Caleb can be reached at [email protected] or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/caleb.giddings.
What an ass
He should stick to writing about subjects that he has some experience on. The www is full of guys like him that have internet access and a blog, no experience and still become experts in all matters as a result.I don't think Caleb is all that bad. I admit he sounds like an asshat in the description he wrote above, but he was clearly just trying to have fun and not take himself too seriously. But overall, I think his blog is generally good stuff, even if he is young and somewhat narrow minded and focused primarily on competition shooting. I enjoy their Power Factor Show (sometimes, depending on the topic) videos. You have to take all gun blog opines with a grain of salt, since everyone's experiences and opinions are different.
Although the MK23 is obviously bad ass, it seems a bit hypocritical to judge the entirety of a man based on one post that you disagree with. IMHO.
Agreed. He was/is misinformed on the MK23, and it really had no relation to the Colt Walker he was enamored with, but still... calling him out as an ******* from a post 4+ years ago seems harsh.He should stick to writing about subjects that he has some experience on. The www is full of guys like him that have internet access and a blog, no experience and still become experts in all matters as a result.
His current work is no different. I've been a [email protected] for pretty much my whole life...personality traits like that don't disappear in a few, short years. JVM, it's not on you to defend his "honor" or to validate your reading choices. Opinions are what they are. In regards to gun writers in general, I leave you with the words of Jeff Cooper:Agreed. He was/is misinformed on the MK23, and it really had no relation to the Colt Walker he was enamored with, but still... calling him out as an ******* from a post 4+ years ago seems harsh.
I guess I just still don't get the hatred or "malevolence" directed at him. Little freak? Really? I'm not here to defend his "honor" or stick up for his lack of expertise, writing ability, or tit sucklings abilities, but why not just get on with your own life and let him have fun writing about his experiences in competition? Not like he's hurting anything or himself or doing stupid sh*t like Vigilante Spectre. He's putting a lot more rounds downrange than me (and probably a lot of us)! I don't know why I'm getting worked up here, I just wish people would focus on their own life instead of snap judging everything and everyone.Delusional, wannabe, still living in mom's basement and sucking at her tit. All this comes to mind when you read his ramblings.
So...you're judging us for judging Caleb's judgements. I think the hippies would find that to be "trippy" or "cosmic."