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Dumb question about weapon pics and something in the trigger guard...

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Big_Grumpy, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    Why do folks put a pen or bullet or whatever in the trigger guard when taking a picture? Is it to prop up the weapon, or is it supposed to be safe or something?

    I'd think with a trigger safety only on some weapons, that'd be the last place you'd want to put something for a pic... :dunno:
     
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  2. AZ Husker

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    Shadows in the photo.
     

  3. 18jms

    18jms I love Guns

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    Prop gun up and to show scale of the trigger guard to determine if your fingers can fit inside comfortably.
     
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    I think this is one of the funniest things ever. I really don't get why people do it either. I just take photogs of guns laying on the floor.

    It's safe if the gun is not loaded.
     
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  5. ronin.45

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    I don't see why anyone would think it unsafe. The gun should be unloaded for photography anyway. The main reason for the object inside the trigger guard is to prop the gun up for pics. I don't do it but my pics are terrible so I definitely won't knock it.
     
  6. BEER

    BEER bad example

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    one of my greatest sources of amusement is irony, and this particular phenomenon is a gold mine.

    if you pay close attention to the guys that do the prop thing you'll notice they're usually the exact same people in other threads giving grief to people in pictures for pointing guns at the camera or posing with their finger on the trigger. lol
     
  7. Big_Grumpy

    Big_Grumpy Go Cheese!

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    I guess I'm only seeing 2D then because if you take a pic on an end table or something similar, the results are the same.
     
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    you will shoot your eye out doing that
     
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    Some of us here don't have pretty rugs.:supergrin:
     
  10. bigj480

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    It's safe as long as the pistol is unloaded. That said, if one were to accidentally have one on the chamber bad things could happen. Personally, I prefer pics taken without using that retarded method. I only want to see a gun and a background, use the floor or prop it up against a wall. Not that I would ever complain about gun pictures.
     
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    Gun picture looks better when it's "propped".

    When flat on the ground/table, you get unbalance light reflects.
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    When propped, it gives a better 3D looks, and even out the lights.
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    It looks like the first picture was taken on a shiny surface with a stainless gun looking straight down with the flash on. It's almost as if the photographer was trying to take the worst picture possible. The second pic is fine. Look at some of bac's pictures for decent non-propped pictures. I have nothing against propped up guns, I just think it ruins a picture to have a marker sticking through the trigger guard.
     
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  13. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

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    It's always loaded!!!!!! :fred:


    :rofl:

    Man, people get sooooooooo pissed if you post a picture with your finger on the trigger.

    They all talk about how zero tolerence policies are retarded and we need to get back to using common sense, but that doesn't go for somoene that wants to take an "action" pic with a firearm and triple checks to be sure it's unloaded. "Those renegades are playing russian roulette with the safety of themselves and everyone in their community!"
    I wonder how many of them drive to the gun range and pay the fee to go in an pull the trigger while pointing downrange so they can strip and clean their Glock. :supergrin:
     
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    Why do people take pictures of weapons with magazines loaded backwards?:whistling:


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  15. DeltaNu1142

    DeltaNu1142 Glock talker

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    Ha ha ha... do people actually do this?!? I haven't caught this one... Another "safety" precaution, I guess.

    ...and another laugh about paying a range fee to dry fire!! BAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAA...
     
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    You load them that way to shoot over your shoulder.
     
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    BEER bad example

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    is that the new h&g. heckler&glock? lmao
     
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    I do it because it (I think...I'm not a pro though) allows a person to see more lines and different depths in the picture.
     
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    I do it because it shows the handgun off better. And I've never given anyone crap about "muzzle discipline" in a pic. Then again I've been known to wear a horizontal shoulder holster and don't give a damn what anyone thinks about it.