Front End View of 45 Colt in Action


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kwhi43@kc.rr.com
March 7, 2010, 09:43 PM
This is how it would look like from 15 yds. with a 45 Colt
Black Power load

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AdmiralB
March 7, 2010, 09:51 PM
http://www.smiley-faces.org/smiley-faces/smiley-face-popcorn.gif

Pulp
March 7, 2010, 10:17 PM
That would be a good time to duck!:)

AdmiralB
March 8, 2010, 12:36 AM
a 45 Colt Black Power load

Black Power load? Izzat like this?

http://www.lib.unc.edu/mss/exhibits/protests/images/black_power.jpg

Oyeboten
March 8, 2010, 03:47 AM
http://inlinethumb49.webshots.com/44592/2619926330067835264S600x600Q85.jpg (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2619926330067835264BHVvfX)

Tommygunn
March 8, 2010, 01:39 PM
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Calibre44
March 8, 2010, 05:07 PM
Where is this thread going?:scrutiny:

Pulp
March 8, 2010, 05:42 PM
Here's the wrong end of a Walker: I sorta got in trouble for posting this awhile back, so let me state clearly that the camera was on a tripod and operating by remote control. (me pushing the start button, walking around to the target, then walking back and stopping it.)

photo deleted

Calibre44
March 8, 2010, 06:17 PM
Heay Pulp - why did you get into trouble. Was someone stupid enough to believe that someone would hold a camera infront of you then duck after you pulled the trigger!?

RyanM
March 8, 2010, 06:31 PM
People here just seem to be touchy about that kinda thing. I've seen people get yelled at just for posting pictures of a gun looking down the bore, when it wasn't even being held in hand, or capped, or cocked, or anything.

mykeal
March 8, 2010, 08:07 PM
There are people who have had the very disturbing experience of being shot at close range. They have lived through the experience of seeing that picture for real. For those people it's very disturbing, bringing back memories that can be debilitating. To post such pictures is insensitive and inconsiderate of those people. It wasn't their fault they were shot, and it's not their fault that the picture reminds them of the terror of that incident. If you feel that you must post such a picture, for reasons I personally don't understand, the least that you could do is warn people so that they don't come across it unexpectedly. This thread was titled in such a way as to provide that warning; this message is not intended to chastise either Pohill or kwhi43@kc.rr.com, but rather simply to answer the question of why it's an issue with some people.

The terror of looking down a gun barrel and seeing it fire a bullet that strikes you is beyond description. Yes, it's just a picture, but we know only too well the effect such experiences have had on our troops and how those experiences never, ever go away. Please have some consideration. Please.

PRM
March 8, 2010, 08:29 PM
Good points - but, if I was bothered by that, I wouldn't go to a gun forum and open a thread titled "Front End View of 45 Colt in Action." Just a thought. By the way its good to be back home, I missed my muzzle loaders in Afghanistan. Glad the forum is still lively.

scrat
March 8, 2010, 08:31 PM
Thread failure

barneyrw
March 8, 2010, 11:36 PM
<<"The terror of looking down a gun barrel and seeing it fire a bullet that strikes you is beyond description.">>
You should clarify that you are speaking for yourself and not the rest of us. You certainly don't speak for me. I spent part of 1968 and most of 1969 in Vietnam as a Marine Corps grunt and looked down the barrels of many AK47's on almost a daily basis. I never experienced any terror beyond description or had any nightmares or any Post Traumadic Stress Syndrom. Certainly I was scared at times but no terror, in fact we would laugh and joke about it afterwards. I know it's "politically correct" now a days to be screwed up mentally after combat but for the vast majority of us, then and now, that just isn't the case.

SixShootinSam
March 8, 2010, 11:48 PM
And again, people feel they are walking on eggshells, because there are supposedly folks around here that will go in a state of terror as soon as they see the front end of a barrel. I'm sorry, but if that's an issue to someone, they should know better than to frequent a gun forum. The majority always seems to pay for the minority, because we 'could' offend that one person.
Why dont we just put a sticky on all the forums with a warning that gun victims COULD be traumatized by viewing images posted on this forum? (sarcasm).
I don't like snakes myself, in fact, im terrified of them. That's why you'll never see me on a snake forum.

mykeal
March 9, 2010, 12:19 AM
Or, perhaps we could have some compassion.

pohill
March 9, 2010, 12:39 AM
I can be compassionate but I haven't heard any victims of gun violence complain about the pics. Anyone out there bothered, truly bothered, by such pics?
But, I will say that, after 30 years of marriage, I have a hard time watching The Bachelor.

mykeal
March 9, 2010, 01:03 AM
Yes.

JCT
March 9, 2010, 01:49 AM
I can understand that there are people, who certain images will terrify and upset..... and that should of course be avoided..... but someone frequenting this particular site and being terrified about a front view picture of a gun in action is like a tragic car crash victim visiting the demolition derby forum and watching accidents....I sure wouldn't think it would be rational for that victim to tell the demolition derby enthusiasts that their pictures were upsetting and offensive....
Of course I hope people only enjoy the site, keep in mind that pictures such as the one posted are not of guns being fired at other people.....Guns shoot bullets....if that's a disturbing fact, than you're at the wrong place and you have the wrong hobby...

black_powder_Rob
March 9, 2010, 02:05 AM
i still have not seen the photo. That kind of upsets me.

Arkansas Paul
March 9, 2010, 02:46 AM
I'm kind of bummed I didn't get to see it too.
If you don't want to see it, don't look.

Oyeboten
March 9, 2010, 07:17 AM
How does one get to see the photo if there is no photo in the Post, and no 'Link'?

If you use a Link, no one need see it unless they want to...


Wait a minute...'Link'...wasn't he the black guy in 'Mod Squad'?

madcratebuilder
March 9, 2010, 07:45 AM
Good points - but, if I was bothered by that, I wouldn't go to a gun forum and open a thread titled "Front End View of 45 Colt in Action." Just a thought. By the way its good to be back home, I missed my muzzle loaders in Afghanistan. Glad the forum is still lively.
Welcome home.

I agree, it's a photo, it can not hurt you.

IMHO this photo of the front end of a fire arm is just more PC BS. If a photo of a gun is disturbing don't look at it.

mykeal
March 9, 2010, 08:25 AM
It's utterly amazing how so many people can't read and understand simple English.

The issue is very, very simple, gentlemen.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com apparently posted a picture which showed a gun being fired at the camera. I say apparently because I haven't seen it either. It was taken down early, by whom I don't know. Pohill then apparently then posted a similar picture he'd posted previously. I'm the individual who complained about Pohill's original post. The reason I complained, and he agreed with me, was that in that case there was no warning, so that someone who was traumatized by such things would come upon it unexpectedly and could be injured. Mentally injured, but injured nonetheless; apparently many in this forum see mental illness and injury as either nonexistant or not worthy of their compassion and concern.

My reason for posting here was to explain why I originally complained about Pohill's initial posting; that such posts should be clear up front that a picture showing a gun firing at the camera was included so they can be avoided by people who don't want to see it. I stated very clearly that this thread was so marked and that I was not chastising either kwhi43@kc.rr.com or Pohill in this case.

Many of you are reacting as if a photo of a gun being fired at a camera is an everyday occurrence that we all should be used to by now. I can state with great assurance that's not the case. Pohill's original post was several months ago, and no such photo has been shown on this forum since then. It is a very rare event.

I completely agree that anyone who is disturbed by such photos shouldn't be looking for them. Believe me, they won't be. But I also think that they shouldn't be asked to set aside their pursuit of things they enjoy, which in some cases may have taken years of pain to accomplish, because they might be surprised by some insensitive individual who has contempt for their handicap. Would you tell someone in a wheel chair to stay home because the local strip mall won't put in a handicap parking spot?

Look, all I'm asking for is that you be aware that there are people who are sensitive so such things, and by surprising them you're causing them pain. Just display a little warning, as this thread did. Just have a little compassion. Why is that so much to ask?

Ditchtiger
March 9, 2010, 08:43 AM
How about posting a secound warning that there is no picture to be seen for those of us who may be traumatized by such things as not seeing a picture in a post that starts out stating there are pictures to be seen.

sundance44s
March 9, 2010, 09:21 AM
Whats scarey to me is driveing down a 2 lane hwy doing 70 and meeting a Greyhound bus doing 70 ...much more damage than a 45 could ever inflect .
but I still drive and never complain .
When you clean a Colt 45 revolver ...how do you know you did a good job without looking down the muzzle ?
This is a Gun forum isn`t it .

pohill
March 9, 2010, 10:16 AM
What pic did I post?

Pulp
March 9, 2010, 11:28 AM
pohill, I think he may be referring to me.

I went ahead and deleted my photo. It's kinda like if I know someone is deathly afraid of snakes, I'm not gonna throw a snake at them.

I think all Mykeal is saying is give a warning first. Instead of posting a direct img link where the photo or video pops up when the thread is opened, just post a website link. That way the reader can choose to open the link or not.

Like this:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/BlackPowderPulp/WrongendofaWalker_0001.jpg

or this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6uzjUVQ9Aw

We're all different. I can't explain why I'm not afraid of snakes and some folks are. But I can respect that person's fear. I can't explain why some folks don't like the photos we're talking about, but from now on I can respect that feeling.

Apologies to any I offended. Lesson learned. Let's move on.

pohill
March 9, 2010, 11:53 AM
OK. But when someone posts...
It's utterly amazing how so many people can't read and understand simple English.
...they should learn to read and get their facts straight.
Now that's simple English.

oldpuppymax
March 9, 2010, 12:18 PM
Good God.....50 years of LIBERALISM and POLITICAL CORRECTNESS have turned us into a society of whiners, hyper-sensitive pi$$ ants and "oh I just can't bear it" limp-wrists. Get a grip! Go to a lib love-in, hold hands and weep if you must, but don't infest EVERY friggin' web site in the nation with DRIVEL!!!

NCWanderer
March 9, 2010, 12:44 PM
hear hear

Pulp
March 9, 2010, 12:57 PM
I think a person can be civil without being a pansy or a whiner.

Most folks don't have a problem with photos like I posted. A few folks find the photos somewhat uncomfortable. A very few folks, for whatever reason,
are very disturbed by the photos. I'm not a psychologist so I can't even pretend to understand why we are different, but we are. Just because I don't understand the differences doesn't mean I can't respect them.

Now that we know, and it's taken me twice to learn it, is it that much more trouble to post a web link as opposed to a direct img link?

doubleh
March 9, 2010, 01:03 PM
I am by posts on the internet like I am about programs on TV. If you don't like it, don't look at it. I followed both the links. Pretty interesting and I didn't suffer any mind meltdown.

SOUTHPAW
March 9, 2010, 01:08 PM
So if a picture of a bullet coming at the camera is traumatic to anyone on this forum, whether they've been shot or not:

A) I'd imaging firing a gun or being at a range would be worse.

B) Why the hell are you on a gun forum?

I don't know. I guess I'm just confused as to why a picture like that would be deleted... From a firearms forum no less.

Dazen
March 9, 2010, 01:26 PM
I cant get over the fact that this can be an issue. So let me see if i have this right cause i didn't get the chance to see this OMG photo. A picture was taken of a firearm firing at the camera it's self? And someone on a gun form spazzed out. If this is true I'm without words.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
March 9, 2010, 01:38 PM
I'll tell you what we can do. I will put the picture of a 45 Colt Black Powder
load being shot at a camera on a tri-pod for 5 min. only tonight at 7:00 CST
Then I will take it down. If it offends anyone, DON'T look.
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mykeal
March 9, 2010, 02:08 PM
It's truly amazing that people are whining, name calling, complaining, whatever adjective you'd care to use, because someone asked them to have a little compassion.

Pulp is correct; it's his post I originally complained about. And he's once again demonstrated that he's a class act, like he did in that first instance. I apologize to Pohill for mistakenly attributing the original post to him.

kwhi43@kc.rr.com
March 9, 2010, 04:12 PM
Sorry, didn't mean to offend anybody. Here is a U-Tube link to the picture.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMe2xbH6zrU

pohill
March 9, 2010, 04:16 PM
Oh well, it happens. In fact, someone mistook me for a Redwings fan this week.:mad:

Oyeboten
March 9, 2010, 06:02 PM
These Videos are merely creative, charming and innoffensive for me.


I believe the Thread Title gave all the 'warning' anyone could want, anyway, if one wished to avoid experiencing the deleted image...

dwave
March 9, 2010, 11:00 PM
Just throwing in my couple of pennies, I think the title says the warning. I clicked it because I wanted to see the "Front View in ACTION" If I found it offensive, I would not have checked a thread with that title.

JCT
March 10, 2010, 12:10 AM
I think we're all compassionate here.....now if we were to post pics of guns in a gunshot victims forum....well, different story....but yes this is a firearms forum. I suppose we should hold back on pictures of lead balls too seeing how so many have suffered from lead poisoning and the pics would only be a horrific reminder.....
Then too, keep your range target pics off here too....somewhere there must be someone who got a paper cut, had a bad infection and lost a limb...let's not take chances...

FuzzyBunny
March 10, 2010, 06:50 PM
I like to watch from the side and back and all directions.

Don't want to see it shot at me from the front end in real life but on camera its fine. Speaking of which, how many movies and TV shows show it from the front end half a dozen times a day.

ClickClickD'oh
March 10, 2010, 07:01 PM
It's kinda like if I know someone is deathly afraid of snakes, I'm not gonna throw a snake at them.

One would also suppose that if a person were deathly afraid of snakes they probably wouldn't hang out on an internet forum dedicated to snakes.

777-ann
March 10, 2010, 08:32 PM
The only problem with this video is that the zoom was not used. Would love
to see it closer, a lot closer.

Oyeboten
March 10, 2010, 10:02 PM
Last couple seconds of -


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoHfflaDaR0&feature=related


A .455 Webley Fosberry right atcha...

SixShootinSam
March 10, 2010, 10:27 PM
Oyeboten, show some compassion!

j/k of course. That was quite entertaining.

oh, and here's a possibly traumatizing image seen by millions of people.
http://www.38lemon.com/dailyjournal/Gun%20Barrel.jpg

WARNING the following image could be considered traumatizing for old timers!
http://www.cvbt.org/images/Cannon%20barrel%20muzzle%20cvbt%20art%20for%20web.jpg

ontarget
March 10, 2010, 10:47 PM
Isn't the love of the smoke and fire the reason we shoot BP? It has got to be seen to feed our addiction!!!!!!!!! But come on guys the lib's love to see us argue so lets all hug and be friends.(lol) Seriously gents we are all on the same team....even Mykeal.

Beerme
March 11, 2010, 10:19 AM
Good God.....50 years of LIBERALISM and POLITICAL CORRECTNESS have turned us into a society of whiners, hyper-sensitive pi$$ ants and "oh I just can't bear it" limp-wrists. Get a grip! Go to a lib love-in, hold hands and weep if you must, but don't infest EVERY friggin' web site in the nation with DRIVEL!!!
amen sir
amen
and for good measure
http://www.blackpowder-shooter.com/images/Double%20Barreled%20Pistol4.jpg

hogshead
March 11, 2010, 10:34 AM
Much ado about nothing.

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