YOUR SUITS SHOULD COST AS MUCH AS YOUR GUNS: Price Parallels Between Guns & Suits. Cost vs. Quality

This was originally filmed in 2022, before I was aware of Taurus’ increase in QC and production methods. As such, I no longer view them as a bottom-tier firearm.

Understanding the Rule When Buying Guns & Suits

There’s all sorts of buying rules:

Live on X% of your income.

The ring should cost two month’s salary.

Spend as much on the scope as you do on the rifle.

Every hobby has its guidelines on how people should spend their money.

I found that clothing is one arena where people don’t necessarily understand WHY certain things cost more or less. Most of the time, you hear the excuse, “Well you’re just paying for the label”

Sometimes that’s true. ESPECIALLY with well-known fashion brands that people want to show off. I’m looking at you, Gucci, Prada, YSL, and Armani.

With that said, there’s differences in material and build quality between cheap department store suits & a well made garment from a tailor just the same way as there’s differences between Hi Point and Heckler & Koch.

I break it down into a few simple categories, to try and contextualize what you’re really getting for your money, and keep things relevant and relatable.

The Suited Shootist
Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation's top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others. Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between "best practices" in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations. "I've never carried a gun professionally. I'm just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle. Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I've discovered that a lot of the "requirements" and norms of gun carriers at large aren't necessarily compatible with that professional environment. I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership. This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial. This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle."