Community Culture and Moderation

This page is about this community’s culture, and what new people can expect from it.

Since starting this site, our YouTube channel, Facebook page, and Instagram account we’ve encountered two types of growth:

  1. slow growth via word of mouth from people who are repeat visitors
  2. bursts of growth thanks to mentions / referring links from Web sites, YouTube personalities, etc.

The first group seldom gives us problems. People who understand what we’re about and keep coming back will refer like-minded people.

The second group is where we spend most of our time moderating the community.

No matter how you got here, we are grateful that you are taking part in learning about the ownership, training, and deployment of SBR and PDW by civilians.

A few observations to keep us all moving forward as we learn:

  • This is a site about gun ownership and training. If you don’t like guns, we aren’t going to change each others’s minds. This is not the right place for you.
  • We encourage, and expect, difference of opinion. We are learning as we go along, and there’s going to be a lot of trial and error. It’s okay to disagree, even with us.
  • We expect your disagreements to be handled in a kind, respectful manner. We are a community of people trying to improve ourselves. If you wouldn’t say something to someone’s face, don’t type it out on your keyboard.
  • If you don’t like equal rights, this is not the site for you.
  • We will quickly, and often without warning, delete hostile comments that do not fit the tone of this community. We will also ban users who make these kinds of comments.
  • We take fight-focused training from many different entities and instructors. We encourage you to do the same. If you are a student, instructor, or staff member from one school, please keep shit talking/ gossip about other schools out of our community. There are other places to discuss these kinds of things.
  • I swear, both in print and on video. If this offends you, I apologize.
  • We will disclose when we get a product for free or as part of a testing and evaluation (T&E) program. The vast majority of the stuff we review is purchased with our own funds.
  • We are not lawyers, we are not your lawyers, and nothing on this site should be construed as legal advice. We have community members from different states and different countries. Laws vary wildly. It’s on you to stay legal.