Tori Nonaka trigger discipline (courtesy

Tori Nonaka continues her winning ways. In a competition designed for kids learning to identify all 57 states—the 2013 Buckeye Freedom Blast at the Miami Rifle and Pistol Club in Cincinnati, Ohio—the Team GLOCK shooter scooped High Lady and High B Class honors. Deploying her “soft shooting” .40 GLOCK 24 pistol, Nonaka finished in tenth place overall in the Limited division’s field of 80-plus competitors. To paraphrase the Sinatras, and then she goes it and blows it all and says I love you. To the trigger. OK, it’s a bit of an over-reaction. Photographers love to show trigger indiscipline. It adds tension and drama to the shot. The People of the Gun, however, love nothing more than a perfectly proportioned index finger lovingly placed along the side of a gun’s frame. Four rules be damned. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.

66 Responses to Incendiary Image of the Day: Torrid Tori Edition

  1. Ya I”m going to have dreams about her fondling my broomstick tonight. But we can’t be hippocrites. If Bloombergs MAIG makes a commercial featuring a “hunter” with his finger on the trigger and every gun organization criticizes it for unsafe gun handling, then a professional shooter needs to have the same responsibility. Normally I wouldn’t care but that just gives the “slavers” something to gripe and bitch about. But she does look damn fine like that.

  2. Who?

    They couldn’t even get her to put on something other than her goofy-looking silk Glock racewear for a photo?

    Oh yeah, sponsored sports. The Nascar of the gun world.

  3. Looks like the mag well is empty, so at least there’s that.

    Now I want a G24, and I don’t even really like .40! No, not because a hot woman is holding it. I just didn’t know it existed, and it’s even longer than my friend’s 35! Hmmm, wonder if I can get a compensator on my compensator…

  4. If we are going to stave off regulation we have to standardize and normalize training and safe behavior so that people “just do it” without a governmental mandate. If we are going to accomplish that goal those who represent the firearms industry and culture MUST be consistent and follow the agreed upon rules, finger off the trigger for example, at ALL times.

    Anyone who fails to do so may help sales in the short run, but are hurting ALL of us in the long run.

    That’s my opinion and I’m sticking to it. (and my communications to Ammoland and Glock are already on the way)

    • Suggestion for the unimaginative ad copy photo guys: Just have her curl her trigger finger as if to say “come hither.” Still photogenic. No finger on the trigger.

  5. She may have shot a G24 in the competition but I don’t believe that’s what she has in her hands in the picture. The slide isn’t long enough. Looks more like a 34/35.

    • I am fairly sure it is a G34. I saw her shoot at a GSSF competition and that is what she was used and used in other competition.

  6. “Photographers love to show trigger indiscipline. It adds tension and drama to the shot.”

    Really? Does it? I am a armature photographer and work as second assistant to a pro. I don’t see the tension, I see an old *yawn*, been there done that before shot.

    • Armature photographer? That’s shocking?! Oh wait that’s just my engineering nerdiness acting up.

  7. That’s it. I’ve had it. I’m going to go get nuts. I’m going to the safe room, taking out one of my pistols, triple checking that it is unloaded, and PUTTING MY FINGER ON THE TRIGGER!!!!!!! Oh the horror, bitchez.

  8. I have shot and done some work at Miami Gun Club……
    No one was there that looked like that when I was there shooting or working.

    It is in the hills, the longe range requires you to put up the chain across the road then take your shot. It is a wierd setup but has been there for years.

    • I won’t even consider going to that club with their absurd rules for membership. Especially the “you cannot be opposed to anything the government does” rule. Eff that.

    • Well, in the photo in question, it’s more about the cheekbones. You could BASE jump off those things. And I mean that in a good way.

      • No, boobs is actually the correct answer. The picture could be of her feet and boobs would be the correct answer.

  9. As a photographer, the only incendiary aspect of this image is that the photography didn’t have the stylist pull the trigger on some hairspray to control all of Tori’s fly always.

    • Without disagreeing with your premise (and without getting into the whole “sexuality is a light switched flipped on the 18th birthday” argument), I would point out that I’m pretty sure she’s 18 now. She joined Team GLOCK in 2011 at 15, and I remember reading a story not long after that about her winning a competition “just days after her sixteenth birthday.”

      As a matter of fact, a quick check of the Googles found a story dated May 2012 that refers to her as 16, and one dated June 2012 that refers to her as 17… So you might want to wish her Happy Birthday, as it may have happened just in the last couple weeks.

  10. Wait…she’s holding a gun? Oh, yea, look at that. Her finger is on the trigger? I would not want it any other way.

  11. I just realized something. Her finger is on the trigger as a warning, because she saw all you old dirty bastards coming!

    • Whether or not this dirty old bastard is coming is irrelevent, Matt. She’s got her finger on the trigger because of your creeping.

      • Heh, no, I draw the line at the birthday thing. And even then, it wasn’t even reading the articles. It was hitting Google and reading the headlines that popped up. I retain my non-creeper status.

  12. Fer cryin’ out loud, it’s a damn staged photo shoot. Everyone drop trou and de-constrict yer panties.

  13. Her finger is on the trigger, but that G34 is not cocked nor chambered, you can tell by the trigger being all the way to the rear, so its akin to putting your finger on the trigger of a 1911 with the hammer down.

  14. Meh.

    Is it pointed in a safe direction? Seems so. Is it safety-checked x100? Probably, yes. Is dry-firing in those conditions permissible? Yes. How about dry-firing while having your picture taken? Also yes. Okay, how about something less than dry-firing, like, I dunno, giving the trigger a little caress with the ole fingertip? QED

    Triggers are designed to interface with trigger fingers.

  15. Why is it OK to practice and to help break in a new gun by dry firing , that is actually pulling the trigger, but some people go ape sh*t when someone puts their finger in a trigger guard of an unloaded gun pointed in a safe direction.
    Sorry, I guess I said the exact same thing as Pro-Liberty

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