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ripcurlksm
December 31, 2006, 05:16 AM
My friend came over tonight to watch the UFC fight and I asked him to bring over his camera to get some high-res shots of my
newest guns. All firearms are unloaded. Here are the cuts:

Here are some shots of me (My Finger is not directly on the trigger, it is rested on the inside/front of the trigger guard and it is unloaded with the hammer down!):
http://psylicyde.com/kevin-eclipse.jpg

http://psylicyde.com/kevin-franchi.jpg

This is the only action my bed has gotten lately:
http://psylicyde.com/guns-all.jpg

My beloved Kimber Eclipse. Nothing beats the beautiful 1911! Who can argue?!
Also, got some sick new VZ grips..love it? very sexy...
http://psylicyde.com/guns-all2.jpg

Mmmmm!!! Good! :D
http://psylicyde.com/eclipse-front.jpg

http://psylicyde.com/eclipse-back.jpg

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Hemicuda
December 31, 2006, 05:32 AM
Nice... in the first pic, your finger apopears to be ON THE FLIPPIN' TRIGGER... a definite violation of rule 3...

I'd like to see you fire that 12 Ga shotgun with the arm fully extended... should be good for a laugh...

and the line "all the guns are unloaded"... umm... rule 1 anybody?

ripcurlksm
December 31, 2006, 05:48 AM
Technically my finger is inside the trigger guard with my fingernail resting forward on the guard inside the frame- my finger was not rested on the trigger (plus the hammer wasn't cocked and its not loaded :neener: ). So technically its not actually ON the trigger, although its inside the trigger guard, Ill bite. Eitherway for this photo i dont care. its unloaded and double checked, yep still unloaded. I posed for the picture :p

Deathrider1579
December 31, 2006, 05:53 AM
Great pictures! Very nice weapons! And way to go on the finger thing I think the whole 3 (or is it 4) rule picture Nazi thing is stupid! and I am glad to see others are with me :neener:

Is that last pic your daily carry or just a sweet pic?

-DR

Vairochana
December 31, 2006, 05:53 AM
How did I know the first post would be about the finger?

yongxingfreesty
December 31, 2006, 05:54 AM
nice pics, i break the rules sometimes too when im at home. :eek: :eek:

ripcurlksm
December 31, 2006, 05:56 AM
I dont have a CCW yet, I am going to apply soon after taking some training classes.

Vairochana
December 31, 2006, 05:59 AM
Oh yeah- nice toys.
I would get a CCW but my Govt doesn't trust me.

Steelharp
December 31, 2006, 08:39 AM
I have to put my finger in the guard to practice twirling it...

(THAT'S SARCASM, in case you started wondering...) :neener:

Alexfubar
December 31, 2006, 10:34 AM
You can't get shot from a gun photo on your computer I think ... Here's one that annoyed my wife to no end , she was not amused to see our daughter learning about AK'S. Even though she is an archer and not bad with the .22 :

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c275/alexfubar/DCP_3099.jpg

Sisco
December 31, 2006, 11:12 AM
I've posed for these kind of pics myself but one has to wonder if you were involved in a shooting, no matter how justified, if one of these self portraits wold somehow find its way into the hands of the media or the prosecuter and be used to portray one as some kind of psycho killer gun nut.
Not saying anyone here is a potential assassin but probably one of the most well known photos of Lee Harvey Oswald is the one of him holding his rifle. Just food for thought.

Alexfubar
December 31, 2006, 12:08 PM
Daisy was a nice kid. Quiet , good neighbor.... not at all the kind of kid you'd think would ....

Moondancer
December 31, 2006, 06:09 PM
Just a quick question about the rules: how do you all dry-fire at home without violating them?? Or do you have some sort of safe backstop you always point the gun at?

I'm a firm believer in the rules, but after double or triple checking the weapon, and pulling the trigger the first time while pointing it at something safe, I guess I don't worry about it again during that particular session.

Just me, YMMV

Nortonics
December 31, 2006, 06:32 PM
Get both those eyes open when shotgunning damn it! ;)

Gotta' agree with the post about future possibilities of potentially incriminating media - just ask Tommy and Pamela... :p

ArfinGreebly
December 31, 2006, 06:40 PM
Some sexy stuff ya got there.

I'm startin' to think I'm glad to see ya . . .

The Deer Hunter
December 31, 2006, 06:50 PM
I like your cop-killa bullets there ;)

ripcurlksm
December 31, 2006, 08:53 PM
Thanks guys, some other forums are flaming me for the trigger thing, but whatever, I know the rules and my buddy who is a marine insisted on me doing so. Hes a nut. Good thoughts on the whole picture thing to, but its cool.

Moondance, you can get dummy rounds for your gun so that you can dry fire. they act to cushion the firing pin. I have a set of these for every gun I own, also its great to have for when you are showing someone how to load and use a weapon. They are made my A-ZOOM. Here is their website: http://www.lymanproducts.com/azoom/index.htm

http://www.lymanproducts.com/azoom/Images/snaps.jpg

michiganfan
December 31, 2006, 09:03 PM
Nice pics my man.

Bart Noir
December 31, 2006, 09:19 PM
ripcurlingsarcasm (or whatever the abbreviation is :) ), is the second from the left cartridge a 45-70? It looks a little long, maybe you shoot a .45-90:what:

And the third from the left, it has very sharp shoulders. What cartridge is that one?

Bart Noir

ripcurlksm
December 31, 2006, 09:32 PM
Hey those are all .45 ACP Federal HydraShocks. If it looks off it may be from the quilt making them uneven. They are all 45 for sure.

gak
January 1, 2007, 07:49 AM
Hemicuda>I'd like to see you fire that 12 Ga shotgun with the arm fully extended... should be good for a laugh...

<--- New to shotguns, what is he doing wrong ?

ripcurlksm
January 1, 2007, 08:02 AM
I had a photo holding/aiming a shotgun with one hand...I took it down as its silly and not really appropriate gun handling. ;)

Glockfan.45
January 1, 2007, 08:56 AM
There are a few types of post that need not be submited as they contibute nothing and only make the poster come off as a pompus ***. The main negative post comes from the spelling nazis, and then in a close second are the finger police. Anybody who tells you they have never put their finger on the trigger before being ready to fire is very likely a liar. A gun is loaded till it is checked in a proper manner, after that is is safe to consider unloaded ( but I still wouldnt point it at anyone). When I handle a gun I always double check the chamber both visually and with my finger then dry fire in a safe direction. After that its ok to consider unloaded.........and touch the trigger all you want.

ripcurlksm
January 1, 2007, 09:16 AM
There are a few types of post that need not be submited as they contibute nothing and only make the poster come off as a pompus ***. The main negative post comes from the spelling nazis, and then in a close second are the finger police. Anybody who tells you they have never put their finger on the trigger before being ready to fire is very likely a liar. A gun is loaded till it is checked in a proper manner, after that is is safe to consider unloaded ( but I still wouldnt point it at anyone). When I handle a gun I always double check the chamber both visually and with my finger then dry fire in a safe direction. After that its ok to consider unloaded.........and touch the trigger all you want.

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner! Also, the firearms were never directly pointed at the photographer, the lens has a slight zoom on it and it is a little misleading. :fire:

whm1974
January 1, 2007, 04:40 PM
ou can't get shot from a gun photo on your computer I think ... Here's one that annoyed my wife to no end , she was not amused to see our daughter learning about AK'S. Even though she is an archer and not bad with the .22 :

How old is your daughter? I can assume your wife doesn't have a problem(or not as much) with her daughter shooting a .22, but just with shooting AK's?

To me a gun is a gun, although I have agrued with other gunowers about this before. Myself I can't see why your wife wouldn't have problem with a .22, but freaks out seeing her daughter with an EBR.

-Bill

JAMES77257
January 1, 2007, 04:50 PM
I only carry Glocks, but that Kimber is saweeeeeet!


Don't mind the critics, they are just jealous.:D

ripcurlksm
January 1, 2007, 06:36 PM
Don't mind the critics, they are just jealous.

Delicious isnt it?
http://psylicyde.com/eclipse-back.jpg

Alexfubar
January 1, 2007, 07:10 PM
How old is your daughter? I can assume your wife doesn't have a problem(or not as much) with her daughter shooting a .22, but just with shooting AK's?

She's 10. Wife's dismay was lessoned after a bit. Our kid has a good healthy respect for firearms & zero interest in " playing " with them - the same as she doesn't play with a table saw or boiling water. Girls may be different than boys in that regard - or maybe kids raised to be safe with guns are different than ones's which aren't.

In fact I was chastised by her a half hour ago because my Winchester was leaning on the cabinet where the printer paper is and she needed some. ( no , it's not loaded - the only firearm ever loaded in the house is the one I am wearing. I've been swapping scope rings around this weekend and didn't get everything locked away yet ).

BTW - Ripcurl , hope you don't mind me piggybacking your thread .

rugerdude
January 1, 2007, 07:26 PM
Actually, firing a shotgun 1 handed isn't that bad with target loads (8 shot). However, a PG helps a lot and it isn't comfortable or accurate, but it can be done.

uhhh......anyway, nice pics, I may post some later in another thread to show off my Xmas gifts.

ripcurlksm
January 1, 2007, 10:02 PM
no worries, hijack away.... as long as your not yelling at me about my darn trigger finger :D

Legionnaire
January 1, 2007, 10:32 PM
Nice pics; I especially like the first one.

And rule #3 is "Keep your finger off the trigger until your sights are on the target." If the second clause obtains, I'd have no problem if your finger was on the trigger ... especially if rules 2 and 4 are being followed.

TX1911fan
January 2, 2007, 01:15 PM
I have a problem with some people's interpretation of Rule 1. Or maybe I am wrong. The way I state it, and teach my kids, is that we ASSUME a gun is always loaded, UNTIL we confirm it is not. Some state that the rule is that a gun is ALWAYS loaded. Well, I have six guns on my desk right now, and not a one of them are loaded. How can you have RULE that is wrong MOST of the time? It's not a rule then, just a suggestion, and I don't want to teach my kids a suggestion. The rule I teach is that until they KNOW a gun is unloaded, they assume it is loaded.

So, in this case, Rip followed the rule by double and triple checking to confirm the gun was not loaded.

Fosbery
January 2, 2007, 01:25 PM
TX1911 is right. Guns are always loaded until they have been proved. Preferably, this proof should be continuous e.g. open action, but if you're the only person about then there's no problem with opening and checking the action, checking there is no magazine in, and then closing the action to prove an unloaded gun.

Baphomet
January 2, 2007, 04:40 PM
... we ASSUME a gun is always loaded, UNTIL we confirm it is not.

Thank you for that injection of applied common sense.

In my house, where my 12 YO daughter is just learning to shoot, the rule is to assume that a gun is always loaded, until *I* confirm it is not.
That may change in time, but for now, that's Rule 1.

Soulrider
January 2, 2007, 11:38 PM
My daughter and son in law with the new 22/45's I got them for christmas, they don't look to disgusted with firearms.:)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g3/ennairem/xmasgift.jpg

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