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Front End View of 45 Colt in Action

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by kwhi43@kc.rr.com, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. kwhi43@kc.rr.com

    kwhi43@kc.rr.com Well-Known Member

    This is how it would look like from 15 yds. with a 45 Colt
    Black Power load
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2010
  2. AdmiralB

    AdmiralB Well-Known Member

  3. Pulp

    Pulp Well-Known Member

    That would be a good time to duck!:)
  4. AdmiralB

    AdmiralB Well-Known Member

    Black Power load? Izzat like this?

  5. Oyeboten

    Oyeboten Well-Known Member

  6. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn Well-Known Member

  7. Calibre44

    Calibre44 Well-Known Member

    Where is this thread going?:scrutiny:
  8. Pulp

    Pulp Well-Known Member

    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
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2010
  9. Calibre44

    Calibre44 Well-Known Member

    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!?
  10. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    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.
  11. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. PRM

    PRM Well-Known Member

    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.
  13. scrat

    scrat Well-Known Member

    Thread failure
  14. barneyrw

    barneyrw Well-Known Member

    <<"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.
  15. SixShootinSam

    SixShootinSam member

    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.
  16. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

    Or, perhaps we could have some compassion.
  17. pohill

    pohill Well-Known Member

    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.
  18. mykeal

    mykeal Well-Known Member

  19. JCT

    JCT Well-Known Member

    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...
  20. black_powder_Rob

    black_powder_Rob Well-Known Member

    i still have not seen the photo. That kind of upsets me.

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