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Check out this unsafe gun handling....

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Brian in Oregon, Jun 5, 2012.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That's the pregnant Malaysian Olympic shooter.

    Nice chin rest.

    Doh!
     
  2. yakimaman

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    I rest them on my foot, put my hand over the muzzle, look down the muzzle, even push rags through the muzzle - what's unsafe in the picture? An unloaded gun is just a piece of pipe.
     
  3. gdbabin

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    Cringe...
     
  4. Tron

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    Why do Malaysians always seem to dress in such bright colors?
     
  5. Auctioneer

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    That is either a 22 rifle or a air rifle.
     
  6. gdbabin

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    That is more accurately described as a firearm trained directly at the chin.
     
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    You just can't fix stupid.
     
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    I'm surprised she wasn't DQ'ed by ISSF or whoever the governing body of the shoot she was participating in was.
     
  10. skeet_man

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    even better...
     
  11. Chango2

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    You guys missed it; staged shot of soft porn for her boyfriend who is in the stands.
     
  12. yakimaman

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    Must be a lot of one-eyed folks here. None of the guns in either picture are pointed at anyone. Hello, it's called "depth perception".
     
  13. bowhunting11

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    So is some one stupid for getting ur gun fit and pointing it at yout
    R instructors eye.?
     
  14. wireguy

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    What yakimaman said.
     
  15. gdbabin

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    Depth perception; probably yes, at least in the second photo. A shining example of best practices--no.


    You see many old photos of trap shooters posing with their M12s and 870s butt down muzzle up barrel resting against the belly/chest.


    While they are not pointed at someone in most cases, it's not the way I'd teach a new shooter how to manage the muzzle of a firearm.


    I'll also point out that we are generally more carefull with the muzzle ends of handguns, except in stupid old cowboy movies wher some actor blows the smoke from the barrel after shooting down some hapless interloper.



    Guy B
     
  16. skeet_man

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    I'm guessing both barrels were pointed at that guys head moments before the pic was taken, judging by the "playful" look in both women's faces, the less than playful look in his, and the fact that he's pushing both away from himself.
     
  17. trapshootin hippie

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    Is an unloaded empty shotgun a danger to anyone?

    What is the danger of sweeping ones self with a gun barrel that is clear? Seems that some of ya never get out of your car and walk in front of it, or to the rear of it. After all, it could accidently start the engine, shift itself into gear and run over ya, splattering ur insides all over the driveway.

    Yeah, bout the same chance as getting shot by a open and empty shotgun that you are holding.

    GneJ
     
  18. RemingtonReloader

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    75% of firearms related accidents come from "unloaded" guns. I don't care how many times you've checked it, treat EVERY gun as if it were loaded, be it a Perazzi, a Kolar, a Red Ryder, or a .50 BMG, it's all the same. -Aaron Schneider
     
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    "So is some one stupid for getting ur gun fit and pointing it at yout R instructors eye.?"

    No, but butchering the English Language like that is.
     
  20. 9point3

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    The rules of thumbs that are taught about gun handling are too broad for real life

    Examples are "don't point your gun at anything you dont want to destroy" and " treat every gun as if it were loaded"

    Too many exeptions in real life for either one to be a rule
     
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