The right way to gun-control.


Oleg Volk
October 24, 2005, 01:29 PM

Mike's daughter Morrigan, again:

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October 24, 2005, 01:33 PM
great pics


October 24, 2005, 01:35 PM
Is the pic broken? I see nothing...

October 24, 2005, 01:37 PM
There's that frelling pink Barbie AR15 again. I guess it's okay in her hands.

But, no eye protection, ear protection and bare-foot. I know that she's not really shooting, but...

Other than that, I like it.


Oleg Volk
October 24, 2005, 01:49 PM
She's _practicing_ controlling the gun, not firing. And, yes, I will re-make it.

Visibility of the image will be intermittent while my site is moving to another server (problems with the hardware in the original)

October 24, 2005, 01:52 PM
Oleg, if you need to host some images during your move, let me know. I've got space and bandwidth.

Oleg Volk
October 24, 2005, 01:54 PM
Thank you. The issue should be resolved by evening.

October 24, 2005, 02:33 PM
Hmm, another picture of the cute little redheaded girl with an AR...

Watch out, Charlie Brown!

October 24, 2005, 02:40 PM
not to nitpick, but dont we always preach how if we are going to 'practice' (assuming you mean dryfire) to do it in a room that has no loaded mags or live ammo whatsoever?

Oleg Volk
October 24, 2005, 03:09 PM
Good point. I will re-make the image as soon as Mike brings his pride of lion cubs over.

October 24, 2005, 03:28 PM
What is the world coming to that a man would feel the need to give his daughter a rifle like that?

He should give her something much more appropriate for her age: an AR with iron sights. Once she's got the fundamentals down then he can put a red dot on the rifle. :)

October 24, 2005, 05:17 PM
Love it. Reminds me of my own little redhead... gotta get her one of those too!

Hmm, her favorite color's pink too... :p :D

October 24, 2005, 05:49 PM
When my daughter is old enough, I hope she will want one with pink stocks on it. :D She's 10 mos now. What a long wait.:eek: But I want one with either pink or purple now! :neener:

Oleg Volk
October 24, 2005, 06:28 PM
Since the photo was taken, her father turned down the barrel to improve the balance and added BUIS to the rifle. She started with a iron-sighted bolt .22, now has that and the AR.

October 24, 2005, 06:50 PM
Have you tried something with a less flat lighting technique? A little direction from a large softbox -I use chimeras-- with a bit of fill will add some drama to your photography. I'm not talking so much ratio as to become chiarascuro, but just enough to keep it from being so catalog-like.

Oleg Volk
October 24, 2005, 09:04 PM
I use less flat light on products sometimes, might use it on people next. It was a matter of speed that day.

She hits a sheet of typing paper at 100m, so I guess she cants the rifle less when on a real range. Good kid, very respectful of other people's boundaries.

October 25, 2005, 10:09 AM

She's fine with iron sights. The AR is still on the useable but large size for her. And the lighter barrel makes it easier to control but recoil more. She only fired a few shots before defaulting back to .22.

But she outshot two of the adults with our group. We had two lanes of the range, and once she was set up I pretty much left her alone to shoot. Her safety and control is good, and her form is not bad at all, as you can see.

I think the main problem in the studio was exactly that--a studio with no range around it to give her something to focus on.

And this was just silly, but someone's going to freak when they see it:

October 25, 2005, 10:13 AM
And this was just silly, but someone's going to freak when they see it:

Whoa! That thing's taller than she is!


October 25, 2005, 10:16 AM
Oh, you can see Pinky in the bottom edge of that first pic, along with the 1928 Stevens 311 .410 I restored for her but she isn't big enough to shoot yet. It arrived here with desoldered barrels. It now shoots offhand 6" slug groups at 50 yards, slightly high and right. I'll need to put a bead on. It doesn't have one.

October 25, 2005, 10:18 AM
Whoa! That thing's taller than she is!


With the stock retracted, no less.:)

Yup. Useless. But impressive.

October 25, 2005, 10:20 AM
My five year old son is on my lap, looking at the pictures,(LOVE that bayonet!), and he wants a 22 single shot - had no interest in the AR...hmmm.

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