Why do people think it's cool to shoot their gun sideways?

Why do people think it's cool to shoot their gun sideways?

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    Why do people think it's cool to shoot their gun sideways?

    Why do people think it's cool to shoot their gun sideways?
    trying to be all gansta and what not?


    I have been wondering about this for quite some time and want to hear from other people what they think?


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    IMO it's stupid. Have you ever tried to shoot your gun like that?

    Give it a try. You can't hit anything you aim at.

    As far as I'm concerned, let them keep shooting like that. It lessens the risk we have to face if we encounter one of these Hollywierd Bozo's.
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    no i have never tried it, but my friend tried it once at an indoor shooting range once, and seconds later it ended in intense laughter when a big chunk of white ceiling fell on to the floor, he was just lucky the indoor range workers didn't see that, but it was pretty funny, haha, what a dumb ass i thought to my self!

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    It's because some people are just idiots. It's that simple.
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    It's stupid, gangsters do it, because it looks so cool. Try it some time, good luck hitting the target.
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    I'm sure this isn't it, but its worth a shot -
    Play and Combat game on a computer and shoot your (virtual) weapon, how is your hand holding the mouse? sideways!

    Actually there has to be an instance where sombody appeared for the first time doing this on MTV or in some horrible movie - any historians?
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    Some people saw it on TV or in a movie.

    These same people like to emulate what they see on TV or in movies.

    These people get lucky and hit their target every once and awhile.

    I have not and will not shoot a firearm this way.

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    Because some idiot thought it was cool, and the rest of the ignorant followed!?
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    yoshi/rstickle are probably right. Somebody did it on TV and it caught on. Can't say as I've ever actually tried it, but considering the comments from those who have, I guess I don't feel the need to... OK, maybe once, though, just to say I tried it.

    Anyone else remember the "Birdman weapons systems" from a couple years back? The spoof on just this topic. The website's gone, but I kept one of the pictures because I thought it was funny.
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    I'm not going to complain, as long as those idiots shoot like that I am less likely to get hit if they shoot at me.
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    The result of holding your gun sideways:

    Another neighbor, who asked not to be identified, said it was tragic how gunmen like the ones who struck yesterday ''hit these little girls, but never hit who they want to."

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/mas...ts_wound_five/

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    For the same reason they wear their pants below their butts.

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    I have seen some speculation that this trend is Isreal's fault and it somewhat makes sense to me . Now for an explination of that statement ... Way back when Isreal was young the idf and police forces were armed with a hodge podge of pistols ranging from high powers thro p38s ect.. therefore they carryed condition 0 ( hammer down on an empty chamber mag loaded ) and tought thier forces to draw , rotate the firearm sideways in order to have a better grasp racking the slide, then rotate it upright if time and distance permitted . Now lets say a former israilie so trained turned up in hollyweird as a consultant to a movie ... well as they say when some director saw this eye catching and unorthidox thing .. the rest is history LOL

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    CJM is right, it's only to your advantage that your opponent is incompetent. There was an article published a 3 years ago or so that stated that gang-shooting deaths in the Los Angeles area had noticeably dropped the more the "gangstas" imitated the movies. The trend was a move away from sideways shooting to shooting holding the gun upside down using the pinky finger on the trigger, yes, 180 degrees as opposed to a 90 degree sideways hold. The gangstas thought it was just as important to look "bad ass" while shooting as it was to actually hit the target. Ah, stupidity at it's finest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acparmed
    As far as I'm concerned, let them keep shooting like that. It lessens the risk we have to face if we encounter one of these Hollywierd Bozo's.
    +1 on that!

    B.

    P.S. That pants below the butt thing shows how stupid they are; Neil Bortz said it originated in an ATL prison, to show male-male availability! There's something you definitely want to emulate. (After watching a LA chase scene where the BG ends up running on foot trying to hold his pants up, I really have to wonder; Is there a pandemic of the disease "cranial vacuosis")?
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