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    School me please..........

    Why, when people take a picture of their handgun, are they always poking something thru the trigger guard, to prop it up? Most of the time what ever they have handy doesnt do anymore that if it were laying flat. I'm just wondering why!

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    I don't know why they do that either, kinda makes me cringe even though I know it most likely doesn't hurt the gun

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    It's just one of those things that never seem to make sense and take forever to go away.

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    If something is viewed or photographed while lying flat, it is necessary for the viewer or photographer to be directly over the object. If the item is tilted, viewing or photographing is enhanced; especially if it is one of several. Many things, like guns, babies, and bicycles will naturally assume a lying flat position unless something is used to wedge or prop them up. Placing a pencil or shotgun shell through the trigger guard is a cheap and time proven way of making the guns assume something other than a gravity dictated position. Itís sort of like a kickstand on a bicycle. Other methods could be used, but care should be taken that center of gravity and center of mass do not create a slip and slide situation that could turn into a costly domino effect on the other bicycles or guns on display.
    Donít ask me about babies.

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    Tilting the gun, or subject of the photograph, allows more light to reflect off of the background. That provides more contrast, lessens unwanted reflections, and is much more pleasing to the eye. (my opinion) I don't use anything through the trigger guard, I use short 3/16" dowels to prop up the gun.

    Tilted....



    Flat


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    Nice Talon....tilted or not.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by berettabone View Post
    Nice Talon....tilted or not.....
    Thanks, but it's a Dan Wesson VBOB....

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    Sorry, mine eyes aren't what they used to be...still nice....

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    No sweat... if that's the worst problem you have tonight, you'll be in good shape.

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    I personally lkie the flat shot better. Maybe its the background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barrelslime View Post
    I personally lkie the flat shot better. Maybe its the background.

    Depending on lighting angles, sometimes a "tilted" subject poses less reflection issues.

    As with most all forms of "art", personal preference rules... as it should.

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    School me please..........

    Quote Originally Posted by usmcj View Post
    Thanks, but it's a Dan Wesson VBOB....
    And it is sharp! I like the black trigger. What kind is it? I just got a CCO, and adding a black trigger is the only thing I plan to do to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdeere9750 View Post
    And it is sharp! I like the black trigger. What kind is it? I just got a CCO, and adding a black trigger is the only thing I plan to do to it.
    Thank you sir...

    It's an STI trigger.... got it from Midway for $23...

    STI Trigger 1911 Long Polymer Black

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