Whilst taking in the splendor of the SCI Convention, I was treated to three insightful quotes. Here they are.
"You know what the trouble with some of these gun companies is? They're run by yuppies who don't know anything about guns. They've all got MBAs and they draw up a business plan and when it doesn't work they still stick with it because it's The Plan and they don't know enough to do anything else."--S.C., a grim and grizzled gun writer.*
"The biggest problem fine-gun makers have is, when parts come off the CNC machine, they're about 90 percent done, but to do the last 10 percent, to get them to fit together right, you have to find someone who can work with his hands, and there's hardly anyone like that around anymore. No one knows how to use a file."--a Beretta gunsmith who does know how to use a file