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Wallpaper (S&W640 ejection process)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Oleg Volk, Mar 30, 2004.

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  1. Oleg Volk

    Oleg Volk Moderator Emeritus

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    oleg,
    very nice and detailed photo, do you mind me asking what camera you are using and if it is digital? film camera? and is it slr? i am getting ready to buy a camera and have been looking at the canon g5, i really like it but i want one to take very good photo quality pictures, i will be printing up to 19" at times,
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  3. Kharn

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    Great photo. How about another version with a caption along the lines of "Sometimes attackers come in groups. Got a reload?"?

    Kharn
    [Edit: Woot! 2000th post!]
     
  4. kernal_panic

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    neat photo but the reload technique is was wrong.

    after you fire the last round hit the cylnder latch using your weak hand push the cycler open from the right side by curling your fingers under the gun. now with one smooth motion rotate the muzzle to 90 degrees up and hit the ejector rod as smarty as possable. this allows gravity to assist your expolsion of cases. with your left hand use a sweeping motion on the cylinder downward to clear any hung up cases. with the left hand grab the speedloader from its pouch and align the rounds into the cylinder. free tip don't use SWCS or wad cutters they can get hung up entering the cylnder. relase of rounds into cylnder from her on out varies with speedloader used. with HKS i use my 2 bottom fingers to hold the cylnder and my middle finger to steady the speedloader ,my thumb and index finger operate the knob.
     
  5. Tamara

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    Gee, Mr. Volk, that sure is a sharp-looking gun! :D

    (How'd them reloads shoot? :confused: )
     
  6. Oleg Volk

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    Tam,

    Reloads shot fine. This gun is pretty accurate and has largely replaced P32 as the backup whenever practical. Very comfy to fire.

    Technique? The picture was moreof a "pretty view" than of a training guide.

    Photo set up: 100mm macro lens, 1/125s at f16 with two flashes. Because the duration of studio flashes at full power is so long (1/400-1/450s), the empties and the finger over the ejector actually got blurred. The camera was Canon 10D. G5 would work but have more noise in the image. I would recommend Digital Rebel over the G5.

    You are right on the stuck case.
     
  7. Bart Noir

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    A very nice pic, and it shows a common problem with smallish wheelguns and the .38 Special. (or are those .357's? I can't remember the specs for this model) Notice that one case seems to be jammed against the left grip and isn't falling free. I've modified a few grips over the years to eliminate this reloading slow down.

    Bart Noir
     
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