Handgun Photos - Kickstand On The Trigger

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    Handgun Photos - Kickstand On The Trigger

    I'm sure (OK, I hope) most people clear their weapons before taking photos of them, at least when they use a knife, flashlight, lighter, etc to act as a kickstand.

    Right?

    Every time I see a photo like this I ask my self -why? There are so many better options that don't disturb the flow of the gun (or risk a potential ND if you're an idiot).

    Just curious why it's so commonplace, to me it's a distraction and for the wrong people, a bad thread at minimum waiting to happen.
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    I clear my guns, and I don't use any "trigger" kick stand when photographing them. I usually take an extra round, or the one that came out of the chamber when I cleared it, and I place it behind the gun, the back side of the slide (opposite camera) sits on top of the round, back toward rear of the slide (in the slide serrations). Mine don't show in the photographs.

    I "hate" that kickstand look.
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    I do the same tkruf, works quite well and doesn't hose up my photos :)

    Either that or I use a prop...


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    Awww...Busted. Sorry.
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    Apparently ping pong paddles aren't cool either
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    Quote Originally Posted by wmhawth View Post
    Awww...Busted. Sorry.
    Yep, and loaded firearms to boot... lovely. Granted the 'kickstands' can't hold a candle to that pink bath towel.

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    So everytime you take apart your kahr in your avatar and have to pull the trigger aren't you risking an ND if you are an idiot? Do you ask yourself why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    Yep, and loaded firearms to boot... lovely. Granted the 'kickstands' can't hold a candle to that pink bath towel.
    Just a minute now. I can take some heat for the kickstands but picking on my pink bath towel might be a bridge too far.
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    Sorry I crossed the line there. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    So everytime you take apart your kahr in your avatar and have to pull the trigger aren't you risking an ND if you are an idiot? Do you ask yourself why?
    No, I make sure it's lot loaded. I'm actually kind of anal/paranoid about it so I check more than once before pulling the trigger. Seeing guns loaded with something resting on the trigger bugs me, defend it if you feel the need - just don't do it around me or other people in the vicinity, k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    No, I make sure it's lot loaded. I'm actually kind of anal/paranoid about it so I check more than once before pulling the trigger. Seeing guns loaded with something resting on the trigger bugs me, defend it if you feel the need - just don't do it around me or other people in the vicinity, k?
    Not once did I see in your OP a mention to a loaded weapon. So don't get so defensive, k?

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    What an odd thing to get all wound up about. It is only a matter of opinion. Nothing more. It's a better idea to save dithering for something important.

    Besides, it isn't as if a negligent discharge is going to come through the posted photo and get you.

    I've enjoyed admiring forum photos both with and without props ... and even with pink towels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azchevy View Post
    Not once did I see in your OP a mention to a loaded weapon. So don't get so defensive, k?
    Thought you were responding to the post above yours. ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post

    What an odd thing to get all wound up about. It is only a matter of opinion. Nothing more. It's a better idea to save dithering for something important.

    Besides, it isn't as if a negligent discharge is going to come through the posted photo and get you.

    I've enjoyed admiring forum photos both with and without props ... and even with pink towels.
    Matter of opinion? Sure, but so is "don't put your finger on the trigger unless you're ready to shoot".
    But hey, it's just an opinion - nothing to get wound up about.

    How anyone could say this is OK but get all bent about a finger on a trigger is beyond me.

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    "But hey, it's just an opinion - nothing to get wound up about."

    Now you're getting it.
    “No possible rapidity of fire can atone for habitual carelessness of aim with the first shot.”

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