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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by howelljeffrey, Mar 2, 2010.

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  1. howelljeffrey

    howelljeffrey Member

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    I can't figure it out. Why do people stick something through the trigger guard whenever they take a picture of their gun? Like a pencil, stick, loaded round, etc.? Thanks.
     
  2. Jorg Nysgerrig

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    It lifts the gun to a better angle to take a photo.
     
  3. lions

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    Because about half the time a gun is laying flat on the floor for a picture, the photographer gets his hairy toes in the picture.
     
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    Angle

    +1 on previous post

    The angle reduces flash glare to give a better pic.
     
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    I call 'em tactical toes. Some wear ghillie suits to try and blend in with the carpet.

    +1 on the better angle.
     
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    ^ ^ ^ That comment made my night better, Thanks, Tactial Toes...
     
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    Har, har, :D (chokes on his hot chocolate! :cuss:)
     
  8. Elvishead

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    I really don't know why, but it gives a 3D dimensions I guess.
     
  9. Justin

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    It's the easiest way to tilt the gun up to give a more advantageous angle.

    Its not a look that I care for, though as I think it detracts from the image.
     
  10. Justin

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    It's the easiest way to tilt the gun up to give a more advantageous angle.

    Its not a look that I care for, though as I think it detracts from the image.
     
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    I have hairy toes and knuckles.
     
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    Justin, what about if a round of ammo is used instead? I agree, the pencil does take away, but it seems the best way to produce the angle. But, I am without a doubt the worlds worst photographer. Strike that, picture taker. I should not even use the P word when describing my ability to take pictures.
     
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    Hairy toes? Why, they are part of my Bigfoot costume... It helps that I have size 13 feet.
     
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    I agree, I prefer to see the gun propped with something braced on the back side of the slide where nobody can see it.
     
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    I've used .50 BMG cartridges for this purpose a number of times.
     
  16. lions

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    I tried that too, something just didn't look right in the picture of my LCP though.:neener:
     
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