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Cool Kimber Pic

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Commander Guineapig, Oct 22, 2007.

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  1. Commander Guineapig

    Commander Guineapig Member

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    a few months back we went shooting with my wife's family...
    in laws with lots of guns are cool. :D
    Anyway, my wife was shooting my brother-in-law's Kimber .45 Raptor
    and we had a little fun with it. The following shot was taken with a
    Canon Rebel XT with a IS lens, EFS 17-85, at 1/1600 of a sec.
    For this one shot, there are about 60 others that sucked and
    have been since deleted. Thought yall would like it.
    Enjoy!
    [​IMG]

    GP

    PS: go easy on the grip there...she was shooting fast...as was I. :)
     
  2. George Hill

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    Nicely done.

    *golf claps*
     
  3. Average Guy

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    Is it tea time already? ;)

    Nice catch.
     
  4. Commander Guineapig

    Commander Guineapig Member

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    what I'd REALLY like to do is freeze the bullet itself (cleanly), but
    I have no idea what the shutter speed requirements would be
    for a 9mm or (as pictured) a .45
    I think I'd need more light to go to 1/4000th of a sec.... :p
     
  5. varoadking

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    You married to one of "Charlie's Angles?" :D
     
  6. Commander Guineapig

    Commander Guineapig Member

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    LOL, just about! :D
     
  7. FullEffect1911

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    Neat pic, thank you for sharing.
     
  8. CountGlockula

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    Sweet pic. Great timing!

    Also, I'd recommend your wife holding the Kimber FULLY with the weak hand. Bad habits are contagious.
     
  9. Commander Guineapig

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    hey Glockula...

    what would be the correct way to hold a pistol?
    What is she doing wrong? I'll make sure she holds it right
    if I know the right way. She likes to shoot, so that helps.
    thanks!

    GP
     
  10. strangelittleman

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    Great pic! There are some really talented photograghers here.
     
  11. Lonestar49

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    In the Heat of the moment.. lol

    ...

    :eek: nice shot/pic of the little lady in ~ heat ~


    Ls ;)
     
  12. Zundfolge

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    What you do is set up your camera so that the shutter is open, then set up the shot in a completely dark room and set up a strobe with some sort of audio trigger so the sound of the gun makes it flash.

    Thats how they do the way cool frozen bullet photos like these http://web.mit.edu/Edgerton/6.51s/2005/
     
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    Don't get me wrong friend, women shooters are the best!!!

    Here you go buddy: http://www.theboxotruth.com/docs/edu12.htm

    The way she's holding it in the original picture, shows very little support or security of the handgun.

    Correct way:
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Commander Guineapig

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    awesome pix! thanks for those and the tips...
    I'll make sure she holds it right next time we go kill frozen apples
    or milk jugs. :D
    I think a Bersa .380 thunder would fit her hands better..
    she complains my Glock 19 is too bulky. :(
    GP
     
  16. ugaarguy

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    Commander, if you look at the last pic on the first page that Count linked that's how's how I hold all my handguns. I'm hopelessly addicted to 1911s and S&W Revolvers. The grip TX1911 shows is great for autos, but it will get your support hand hit with hot powder & gases exiting the cylinder/barrel gap on a revolver. Taking that last pic on the BOT website and applying it to 1911s my strong hand thumb rides the thumb safety with support hand thumb over it. It's much like the BOT pic, just much higher on the gun since you can do that with 1911s.

    Also, the way your wife is holding that 1911 isn't wrong. It looks very much like the so-called "cup and saucer" method that some instructors in the US Military once taught (may still teach). There are more supportive methods (already discussed), but her form doesn't look that bad from what I can see - especially considering her small hands and that you took this pic in the middle of a rapid fire string. If she's comfortable and she's accurate with the current grip it doesn't necessarily need to be fixed.
     
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    Great picture.
     
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    Hi, just one small . . . but important nit-pick . . .

    Although the grip is correct in the quoted photo (also inserted just below) there's still one thing I fault with this grip . . . the right hand is too low on the revolver.

    [​IMG]

    For better recoil control, better recoil absorption through the entire body and arm and faster followup shots, the correct grip would be with the top of the web of the right hand as high as possible on the backstrap . . . meaning, in this case, a grip about 3/4" higher up the backstrap.

    This is a common flaw I see in a lot of novice shooters.

    T.
     
  20. CountGlockula

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    Good call S&Wfan!
     
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