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Why do they do this... ?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Ryan in the House, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. Ryan in the House

    Ryan in the House Well-Known Member

    In many auctions for handguns that I see on GunBroker.com, there is an object placed in the ring around the trigger - I don't know the technical name for it... but here is an example:


    In this case, it looks like a screwdriver. In other cases, it's a shotgun shell. Is there a particular reason that they do this?
  2. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Well-Known Member

    It's the best way to prop the gun up for a good picture, allowing natural looking lighting. That's the only reason. All the gun shops around here do the same thing with their hanguns in the cabinets.
  3. Third_Rail

    Third_Rail Well-Known Member

    It's called a triggerguard, and they simply do that for best photo quality.

    Happy to help.
  4. jefnvk

    jefnvk Well-Known Member

    Yep, just props it up. I see it with handguns, rifles at gunshows, auction pictures, etc. Have even used it myself in a few pics.

  5. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    If you have ever tried to take a picture from directly above a gun with the light not hitting it correctly, you would quickly understand why you would want to prop it up. But, I like to use things you can't see, not a nasty ol' screwdriver!
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Quickest and easiest, yes. Best, no.
  7. AlienSoul

    AlienSoul Member

    I have seen some that use 12G shotgun shells. I thought it looked pretty kewl.

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