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Old June 24, 2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Shell through the trigger guard?

What's with the shotgun shell through the trigger guard on a lot of handgun pictures?
Is that just a handy way to pose it for the picture?
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Old June 24, 2009, 12:15 PM   #2
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Yup. Holds the gun at an angle for the camera, since photos of guns that aren't propped up generally have too many shadows.

Why a shotgun shell instead of something else, I dunno. I guess everyone has one around, and they're about the right size.

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Old June 24, 2009, 12:29 PM   #3
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Is that just a handy way to pose it for the picture?
Oh no, no, no no. It USED TO BE a handy way to pose. Nowadays, it's part of the forum rules. The first picture you post which contains a handgun MUST have said gun propped with a shotgun shell.

The mods will ban you for life if you do not comply.
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Old June 24, 2009, 01:29 PM   #4
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Hmmm...I was wondering if I lacked knowledge about a safety rule:

"Stargazer, rule #5, everybody knows you don't leave a handgun laying around without a shotgun shell through the trigger guard! It's not safe!"

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How do I pose my shotgun?
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Old June 24, 2009, 02:01 PM   #5
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How do I pose my shotgun?
You have to find a pistol which has a barrel that fits in the trigger guard!
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Old June 25, 2009, 09:24 AM   #6
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"You have to find a pistol which has a barrel that fits in the trigger guard!"

OK, that's funny right there...
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Old June 25, 2009, 10:43 AM   #7
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Drat, that's going to limit my choices when I pick a handgun. Maybe a Browning Buck Mark or Ruger Mark III. I've been saving up for a High Point for 10 years, and I know they don't make one that fits so that's out.
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Old June 25, 2009, 11:29 AM   #8
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A .50 BMG round is an approved alternate for long guns.
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Old July 4, 2009, 10:57 AM   #9
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Use small pieces of rubber hose behind it if you want to prop it up.
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Old July 4, 2009, 12:06 PM   #10
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Naked, on a bearskin, of course.
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