Question of the Day: Should Models Keep Their Finger Off the Trigger?


  1. avatar Buuurr says:

    The new comment feature of this site sucks. You write something and it says slow down even though it is your first comment of the week. Ironically this will post and this will be my post.

    1. avatar International Jeff says:

      Ditto – stopped my first comment too.

      1. avatar JOE MATAFOME says:

        Double ditto cuz I suck at typing and it told me to slow down, and I really want to edit feature back because I suck at typing and I need to fix my mistakes.

        1. avatar Ron says:

          “… I suck at typing and it told it told me to slow down….”
          Damm Joe, I can’t stop laughing and my sides are killing me!

    2. We know. And we’re working on it. Trying to get back to the old system where you could easily add and edit your comments. Thanks for your patience in the mean time.

      1. avatar International Jeff says:

        No worries – it’s a good site and it doesn’t seem to affect subsequent comments.

    3. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Sorry. We’re working on it.

  2. avatar International Jeff says:

    No – and nothing is more obnoxious than when safety queens on the internet scream about pictures with people having their fingers on the trigger or YouTube videos where the first 8 minutes aren’t spent safety checking the gun, re-safety checking then gun, and then avoiding pointing the gun at the camera (everyone knows that Inception rules apply to YouTube videos – if they point the gun at the camera and shoot, the bullet goes through the lens and out your monitor into you).

  3. avatar Skyler says:

    They have no pretensions of being paragons of safety, and no one really thinks they can even fire a weapon without bruising themselves. They are quite literally nothing but posers and their only goal is to look pretty, not promote your rules.

  4. avatar outdoorrat says:

    Trick question… πŸ™‚

  5. avatar dbmedic says:

    She has fingers?

  6. avatar great unknown says:

    Can’t help but wondering what kind of damage would be done if the gun was loaded and the young lady actually pulled the trigger.

    1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

      There’s a gun in that picture? I call B.S.

      1. avatar Derek says:

        Pics or it didn’t happen!

  7. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    A gal who has features like that can do whatever she wants when she is topless (and she knows it!).

    It’s enough to make me wish I were the gun.

    P.S. I tried posting this once and encountered an error. I apologize if this appears twice.

  8. avatar Totenglocke says:

    No, and it’s annoying as hell to hear people whine about it.

    On a side note, I vote that girl becomes the new TTAG mascot…

    1. avatar Sanchanim says:

      Hey we should push for a TTAG girl of the month, or guy, you know for the ladies out there on TTAG lol

      1. avatar James says:

        Yeah, I’m sure they’re lining up to hop in on this sausage fest.

  9. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    ……………what was the question again ? ……………….

  10. avatar DinTex says:

    Yes. It shows that they have brains and not only boobs. And not only babes are photographed with guns, there are plenty of other occasions, where the every day civilian would have a chance to observe a good and safe habit. It sure does not reduce the visual appeal if a finger would be visible. See as well “”

  11. avatar Ralph says:

    Should models keep their finger off the trigger? Absolutely not. There are certain people who should be kept in a constant state of annoyance until their heads explode, and safety Nazis are among that elite group. The photo above has the extra added special benefit of annoying gun grabbers, radical feminists who think that all women should be dumpy and have a moustache, New Yorkers and mikey. So you go, girl, and keep that finger right where it is.

    1. avatar Lemming says:

      I’m from NY and not annoyed! Seriously though, you’re 100% on target.

      Some day I’m going to write a post about how Clint shouldn’t have had his finger on the trigger during the “make my day” speech, because he was lasering the camera. See if anybody would agree with that sort of nuttiness.

      1. avatar CarlosT says:


        I have to say Ralph, your cavalier attitude about trigger discipline colors my perceptions of NRA instructors, and not in a good way. Why shouldn’t models and actors, etc. generally demonstrate good gun handling practices in the context of the scenarios represented? What possible benefit is there to trivalizing or being dismissive of gun safety?

        1. avatar Second Amendment says:

          Why? Uh, maybe ’cause this is a modeling photo and not a gun safety demonstration. In fact, since we don’t even know the purpose of the photo, perhaps the photog and model were doing a shoot to demonstrate unsafe gun practices…but I don’t think so. Besides, I guarantee that most heterosexual males aren’t looking at this and thinking about trigger safety. At all. If they are, there’s something seriously wrong with them.

  12. avatar brigo50 says:

    cant comment wont let me

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      The comments fix is in the works. Meanwhile, sorry about that chief!

  13. avatar Silver says:

    I don’t think the average person notices one way or the other.

  14. avatar Right! says:

    That is one of the most desireable women I have ever seen. When you have those attributes no one in thier right mind is looking at your fingers!
    “Can’t help but wondering what kind of damage would be done if the gun was loaded and the young lady actually pulled the trigger.”
    Yeah, let’s all make up hypotheticals, the FACT is the gun wasn’t, it didn’t, so that post is specious.
    In this case my ‘hypothetical’ has nothing to do with firearms, and yes I realize that “snowball’s chance in heck” is the operative term.

  15. avatar Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says:

    Not to be a safety Commie, but I can think of much better places for her fingers to go..

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      I was thinkin’ she could wrap her fingers around my trigger any day!

  16. avatar Bill says:

    It does not hurt to give a proper example to those that don’t know any better. Has anyone here ever handed a weapon to someone that doesn’t know how to shoot and NOT have them immediately put their finger on the trigger. They’re just copying the behavior they see in the media.

    BTW, there’s a large black object obscuring my view of the model.

  17. avatar Aharon says:

    Thats not a model holding a gun. That’s a gun pushing up against a model.

    1. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

      damn lucky gun………

  18. avatar MotoJB says:

    Absolutely – photographers and models are responsible for showcasing proper trigger control! It tickes me off when I see models with fingers on the trigger! It also tickes me off when the gun/rifle is covering her special parts! πŸ˜‰

  19. avatar Mike2588 says:

    I wasn’t looking at her trigger finger.

  20. avatar Derek says:


    *wipes drool* huh?

  21. avatar ST says:

    Well, the principles of the 4 rules……..

    I was saying something? Oh,yeah, the concepts of firearm…………

    ANYWAYS, gun safety isn’t about topless modeling, butttt….

    Never mind.

    1. avatar rosignol says:

      Slightly more pertinent: Should gunbloggers who find an excuse to run a picture of a shirtless hottie put the picture below-the-fold for those of us who like to discreetly browse his site while on break?

      I wouldn’t get in any trouble for it (the topless hottie or the gun), but I daresay there are parts of corporate America where these things would be considered cause for a friendly chat with HR.

      1. avatar Robert Farago says:

        Everything goes below the fold eventually.

        1. avatar Mikeb302000 says:

          Robert, Your New Year’s resolution which only lasted a week or so was a good idea. You should get back to it.

          The 4 Rules of Gun Safety are for everyone, there’s no excuse to deviate.

      2. avatar Totenglocke says:

        If you work in a company with rules like that, odds are even visiting a site called The Truth About Guns will get you in trouble.

        1. avatar pastubbs says:

          +1 In most work places the topless model is not the problem its the visiting of a gun site that’s going to get you in trouble.

  22. avatar sam says:

    Yes. I make my 7 year old son keep his finger off the trigger of his Nerf gun. Rules are rules for a reason

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      And sadly, it seems your son probably has a better grasp on the difference between fantasy and reality than you do.

      It’s a toy, not a gun.

  23. avatar Sanchanim says:

    Well you know.. uhm well….
    Is she holding a gun I keep getting distracted lmao!
    Yes proper gun safety is proper gun safety. wait ok distracted again..

  24. avatar Rob G says:

    It’s art. Enjoy it!

  25. avatar JeffD says:

    I’m don’t see a trigger πŸ˜‰

  26. avatar LeftShooter says:

    “Should Models Keep Their Finger Off the Trigger?”

    It depends. Which part of her is the trigger?

  27. avatar Riley says:

    Perhaps her target is a two-liter soda bottle placed in front of an armored plate high above her head and she doesn’t want to get the resulting sticky explosion on her face. If that is not the case, she should not have her finger on the trigger.

  28. avatar great unknown says:

    After downloading and enhancing the image, I’m not certain her finger is on the trigger. Certainly not curled around it.

    1. avatar Sanchanim says:

      I bet you had to study that one hard for a while…

      1. avatar great unknown says:

        It was easier after enlarging it to a 17.5 x 21 size, de-aliasing it, and printing it. All in the interests of science, of course.

  29. avatar Mr. Lion says:

    Seeing as nobody in their right mind is ever going to give a model a live weapon, sure, no problem.

    Though I’d rather they just got rid of that ugly AK all together.

    1. avatar Totenglocke says:

      And replace it with what, an AR with a ridiculously hideous T6 stock? Those things make a Glock look like the pinnacle of elegance.

      1. avatar pastubbs says:

        No I believe in a case like this he’ll go all anti-gun on us and just leave here exposed.


  30. avatar Joel says:

    wait… Isn’t her nip pushed up against the metal receiver of the gun? that’s cold…

  31. avatar Tom says:

    I am posting comments too quickly. Yeah, right! Anyway…
    Yes, girls can be taught to handle a firearm correctly and safely. Quit giving the photo crew and models a free pass.
    My daughters would dress more conservatively, but at least they are for real with a gun.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Wait. She’s dressed?

  32. avatar Frank says:

    What trigger? Theres a gun in the picture??

  33. avatar Randolphus Maximus says:

    I guess she doesn’t have to worry about hot brass going down her shirt…

  34. avatar Mark Horning says:

    Unless actually shooting or demonstrating proper trigger finger position, YES.

  35. A majority of folk get their information from media. Posing with guns like the actors and models they see in their favourite shows and posters. This is one of the few ways we can convey the responsibility of gun owners to liberals (who I would say are moving towards liberalising gun control [that being the actual meaning of liberal {more open, less constraining}]). By making a fuss about unsafe practices wherever we find them we can show the world that we aren’t just a bunch of crazy gangster wannabees, or retarded rednecks, but responsible people who are concerned for the safety of others. Sure it’s a tiny thing, but subtly shifting the attitude towards gun owners and ownership is easy to do, and over time, important.

  36. avatar Paul says:

    Maybe models should have hearing and eye protection as well? You can never be too safe!

  37. avatar 07duallydog says:

    Nope , they should always put their hands on the trigger !

  38. avatar 07duallydog says:

    Ohhhh! Finger ! Ooops , my bad .

  39. avatar Philthegardner says:

    I think she should keep her trigger off the finger and keep the firearm lowered to “condition ready”… you know, point it at the ground…

  40. avatar JWhite says:

    I say yes, because nothing is more frightening than a woman who doesn’t know how to operate a firearm safely while wearing heels and posing in some ridiculously uncomfortable shooting positon.

  41. avatar virtualjohn says:

    The question can only be answered by a question; Whose trigger?

  42. avatar bontai Joe says:

    she made my stock thingie go up

  43. avatar Jay Wolf says:

    What trigger?

  44. avatar Ironsite says:

    There’s a gun in this photo?

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