You take it one step further. You give people the impression that you are an expert.
"Giving the impression I am an expert" is entirely subjective. I teach concealed carry and have been shooting for a while. I feel I have enough information to give advice, which is all I am doing. It's YouTube, anyway... Finding "expert" advice is slim pickings.
The OB has heard the same threads numerous times so I figured I would gather my thoughts and put them into videos since I already had a YouTube channel.
Now some poor sap might go watch this video, thinking he is getting expert advise and blow his money on something that you suggested without even having the capability of presenting or discussing a wide range of fireamrs.
I made most of these videos in college and did not have the money to purchase a bunch of firearms.
The ones I put on the table in front of me are mainly there for demonstration purposes to give an idea of size and caliber differences.
It is up to the "poor sap" to choose his own firearm. Again, it is only YouTube and I am no expert. I feel I have enough information to give advice and teach others about firearms.
I love the sport of shooting and love getting more people involved. Sure, I have my biases as most people do. I can't stand Glocks and will poke fun at people for buying them. But for me to say a Glock is a bad choice for everyone is ignorant. What doesn't work for me may work for someone else. Different strokes for different folks...