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Had a funny moment today

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Shienhausser, Jul 21, 2011.

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  1. Shienhausser

    Shienhausser Member

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    I was cleaning an old grill with my step-dad today using a spray bottle full of simple green.

    (He's a gun owner as well)

    As I was picking the spray bottle up he turns to me and says "ya know, maybe you've been shooting too much". I said "what do you mean?" He points to my hand and not realizing it I had my index finger straight out, not on the "trigger" while gripping the bottle, not on the spray trigger until I was ready to clean. We laughed quite a bit at that.

    Guess I have the muscle memory part down eh?
     
  2. kva47

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    I do that with spray bottles all the time without even thinking about it. I find it reassuring that it's an ingrained habit.
     
  3. Oathkeeper1775

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    Won't be long

    Before long, you will need a sprayer's safety class/card and a way to lock
    up the spray bottle when not in use.

    Can you get a match trigger or night sights for it?

    :D
     
  4. Davey Wavey

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    I find myself doing that as well with the Mr. Scrubbing Bubbles power sprayer and other chemicals.
     
  5. Deus Machina

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    I do that, too, with everything with a trigger.

    An older customer even pointed it out at work, while I was using a tape gun.
     
  6. Danb1215

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    Not only do I practice excellent trigger control with a squirt bottle while watering plants, but my muzzle direction is equally impressive. I also always treat the bottle as if it were full of water at all times.
     
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    HAHAHA, this cheers me up and makes me self conscious about weather I do the same thing. I have not caught myself yet though.
     
  8. ol' scratch

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    I do that too. It makes my wife laugh. I didn't even notice it until she brought it up.
     
  9. Clifford

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    Same here. I find myself doing that with my air impact guns at work. A co worker (who is a shooter himself) pointed that out to me a couple years ago. I had never even noticed that I did it, but its a good habit to have. He also pointed out that when I attach and disconnect the air lines to my impact guns I hold them in the same manner as I hold my match pistol while reloading.
     
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    LOL It is a ingrained habit with me too!
     
  11. JoeMal

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    Haha this is a great thread. I'm glad I'm not the only one :eek: :p
     
  12. youngda9

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    I caught myself doing it with nail guns a while back while building a house.
     
  13. dagger dog

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    That is a malady is known as TACTICOOL finger.
    After a few years you won't be able to use that index finger and you'll have to learn to shoot weak hand.:D
     
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    I know what you mean. I find myself stopping after 6 pulls often out of habit also.:D
     
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    Once in a while, I'll have trouble getting the battery out of a cordless drill at work because I'm trying to release it using the reverse button that happens to be on the grip in the same place my mag relases are.
     
  16. CapnMac

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    LoL--been there for cordless drills, too.
    Have my hand out to catch the battery, too.
    Then, I realize I've reached up to snatch the "stuck" battery about the time I realize I need to press the release catches.
    I've not yet grabbed a new battery and tried to sweep it in.
    Yet.
     
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    As a licensed pest control professional, i'm careful not to point my sprayer at anything i don't want pesticided. Every sprayer is always loaded.....
     
  18. CharlesT

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    You guys... lol
     
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    Clifford - I do the same thing with pneumatic drills and rivet guns, haha.
     
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    My wife busted me for doing the same thing with my Makita a number of years ago. Thought I was the only one.

    Loved the post about "muzzle discipline" with the squirt bottle. Now I'll be checking myself for that too. :)
     
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    Four rules!!!

    1. All water bottles are always full!

    2. Never point the muzzle of a water bottle at anything you don't want to get wet.

    3. Never put your finger on the trigger unless you are ready to spray!

    4. Always be aware of your backstop so that you don't get the cat wet by accident! ( Cats don't like that )

    :evil:
     
  22. Shienhausser

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    Haha, nice guys. I feel a little better now.

    Anyone have ideas of what we can call it, this syndrome of ours?

    Post Traumatic Finger Syndrome?
     
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    Weak hand pressed to your stomach as you raise the bottle? :D
     
  24. Shienhausser

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    BTW, Windex is right hand left eye closed.

    Something like Soft Scrub, way more powerful, left hand (southpaw here) both eyes open.
     
  25. Clifford

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    I have laughed out loud a few times already.
     
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