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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DMK, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

  2. El Tejon

    El Tejon Well-Known Member

    Well, we know why it's a ghost town. Everyone died off from sloppy gun handling.:D

    Always a bad thing when you go play dress up and then discover that the photo shows in a less than flattering light.:banghead:
  3. ClickClickD'oh

    ClickClickD'oh Well-Known Member

    Well, if you want to be historically accurate.... the four rules didn't exist in the wild west. :scrutiny:
  4. 40SW

    40SW Well-Known Member

    The number one rule of safe gun handling is HUMILITY and ADMITING when you are wrong. Hopefully this guy will do so and adopt the right attitude.
  5. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    BTW, is that a Chinese double barrel shotgun you think?

    Looks just like the ones I've seen at gunshows and in the Century Arms catalogs.
  6. highfive

    highfive Well-Known Member

    no 4 rules in that era.....
  7. kframe357

    kframe357 Well-Known Member

    "Well, if you want to be historically accurate.... the four rules didn't exist in the wild west."

    Well, to be historically accurate....Ashville, NC was NEVER the Wild West. :neener:
  8. Regolith

    Regolith Well-Known Member

    It was during the 17th century. :neener:

    But then, double barrel breach loading shotguns didn't exist then, either.
  9. CountGlockula

    CountGlockula Well-Known Member

    There are two types of gun guys: The ones that know and live by the safety rules and the ones that don't.

    How can we make up for the latter?
  10. SamTuckerMTNMAN

    SamTuckerMTNMAN Well-Known Member

    no excuse for sloppiness...but do be aware the ghost town is certainly and bang and shoot em up tourist attraction where people get swept....and....well.....shot all the time, from rooftops, trains, and other places like windows.

    I saw this today too....heh....nice to have another THR'r around.

    Good luck to the ghost town. So many local people struggle with the rise in taxes and taste of permanent tourists who are taking over our mountains, cutting the trees, clearning the forest, building mansions and private gated golf courses. The housing bust does nothing bad for those of us up in the hills

  11. Flak_Jakett

    Flak_Jakett Well-Known Member

    Maybe he so scared of ghosts that he always has his finger on the trigger ready to engage at any time. It is a ghost town right?

    Okay that was stupid, but so is taking a picture for a newspaper with your finger on the trigger while the shotgun rests on your shoulder.
  12. Dr. Peter Venkman

    Dr. Peter Venkman Well-Known Member

    "Fingers should not be on the triggers of guns used in movies and TV shows because you never know whether they are loaded or not." :rolleyes:
  13. RTFM

    RTFM member

  14. RyanM

    RyanM Well-Known Member

    At least the hammers are down. I'm pretty sure that historically, in the old west, you'd always keep your finger on the trigger. Rather than only placing your finger on the trigger when ready to fire, you would only cock the hammer when ready to fire.

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