For most of my life I have listened to people who "bitched" that they could not hit anything with the M1911A1 .45 caliber US automatic pistol. I always shot "expert" with that gun. So many people "bitched" about the .45 that the military got rid of it and replaced it at considerable expense with a fancy-dancy Italian designed Beretta 9 mm. I don't know, but I would bet that the same kind of people can't hit anything with that either. Now, commercial manufacturers across the world are making all kinds of variants of the M1911A1 .45. People who can shoot love them. The picture, "Knocking out the Moros" is about the "birth" of the Army .45.
For most of my life I have listened to people "bitch" about the M16 rifle and now its lineal descendant the M4. It's a "toy," it jams, it breaks, etc. Guess what. You have to clean it. A soldier in combat who has not cleaned his rifle today is a slacker. I always shot "expert" with the M16 also.
What's next? Laser rifles? The same kind of people will "bitch" about them. Some people just can't shoot and they are not all in the Air Force.
That reminds me. I need to buy another gun just to make myself feel good. pl