“Skeet/trap good. Giving N00bs Shotguns Without Proper Safety Lessons? Bad.” Training & Technique by Robert Farago | Jul 05, 2012 | 37 comments facebook twitter linkedin email [h/t to DrBiggly for headline and link] comments adam says: July 5, 2012 at 16:11 way to put the dead in deadmau5! Reply Sanchanim says: July 5, 2012 at 16:14 OMG Tigger!!! TRIGGER!!!!!!!! Ok go that out of my system… whew… Reply Wiebelhaus says: July 5, 2012 at 16:16 I could not handle this drama, I’m serious, after I verbally assaulted them, I’d either disarm them or leave depending on relation to me, this is just too much for me to handle. Reply MotoJB says: July 5, 2012 at 16:16 That makes me want to put on some overalls and a wife-beater, then back-hand her for intense stupidity! 😉 Reply IndyEric says: July 5, 2012 at 16:18 I actually winced when I saw that picture. Reply John Fritz says: July 5, 2012 at 20:49 Yeah. Me too. Sucked my breath in hard enough to hear it. Reply Mr Bob says: July 5, 2012 at 16:21 Holy crap on a cracker! Reply brigo50 says: July 5, 2012 at 16:33 Incendiary image of the day!!! Reply matt says: July 5, 2012 at 16:54 Someone should have let the girl on the left shoot the shotgun with the butt up so high so she would learn to respect guns. Reply jwm says: July 5, 2012 at 17:12 first time i’ve ever agreed with matt. it’s a mistake she’ll only make once. Reply Sanchanim says: July 5, 2012 at 17:24 Well there is always a first time lol Reply Aharon says: July 5, 2012 at 18:18 not always Reply Tommy Knocker says: July 5, 2012 at 17:29 Well I don’t think that it is that bad actually…yes the finger on the trigger is bad BUT if you look, I believe the young ladies are “trying” not to actually put their finger aggressively on that trigger. There were a couple of neurons firing somewhere that was cautioning them both. And the girl on the left is getting caught up in the 2D photo perspective thing. I would bet that that shotgun is NOT pointing at her companion. I see it as pointing IN FRONT of her BFF. Look at the muzzle and you will see how much of both barrels are visible to the camera. That is why I believe it is angled more towards the camera than you might think. Anyway, someone needs to instruct kids so they know better. Wouldn’t it have been nice if they had been exposed to Scholastic Clays program in school? In that case I would bet my breakfast tomorrow that they would not have engaged in such a photo. Reply Bob says: July 5, 2012 at 17:37 I see the perspective thing that you’re talking about now. I think it is pointed a foot or so in front of the friend. Still a bad idea. The friend would get a nasty powder burn and serious hearing damage if the gun went off. Reply Nathan says: July 5, 2012 at 17:54 Yeah after my initial face palm, I saw the same thing. But I would put the wad as going like 6 inches in front of her face, not a foot. Either way, I’m counting 3 (or possibly 4) out of 4 rules violations in the picture. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Reply Bob says: July 5, 2012 at 17:33 I would take the gun away from her immediately. I don’t care if she is related to me or a complete stranger. If she complained, I would tell her “You just committed assault with a deadly weapon. If you don’t like that I took the gun away, call the police. I’ll explain to them why I did it, and you will go to jail. In fact, I think I will call the police.” That would get her attention! She would start begging me to not call the police, and then we could start educating her about the severity of what she just did. No matter what, I would not give the gun back to her. Reply Leon says: July 5, 2012 at 17:33 This is what happens when the ” Jersey Shore” is left unsupervised with guns. Heaven help us. Reply Garynyer says: July 6, 2012 at 01:10 Shouldn’t that be encouraged? Reply Ken says: July 5, 2012 at 17:35 TK beat me to it. As a serious amateur photog I agree as to the spatial perspective thing. Trigger fingers? Bad girls! Reply Not Too Eloquent says: July 5, 2012 at 17:50 You guys even get your safety panties in a wad over a Photoshop. Good Grief! Reply Robert Farago says: July 5, 2012 at 18:05 That did occur to me. How do you know? Reply Kevin says: July 5, 2012 at 18:19 The shotgun pointed at the lady is photoshopped. It looks a little pixilated and brighter than the rest of the pic. Reply Bob says: July 5, 2012 at 18:41 I think Kevin is correct. We should legislate some common-sense photoshop control. matt says: July 5, 2012 at 22:32 It looks a little pixilated Its a JPEG, it uses lossy compression. It was saved at 90% quality according to the EXIF data. and brighter than the rest of the pic. Difference finishes. If you check the EXIF data, it also uses Facebook’s TINYsRGB profile which has 24 points for the tone response curve compared to 1024 for the standard sRGB profile. Michael says: July 5, 2012 at 20:15 The gap between the barrels, for one. It is solid on every O/U I’ve handled (that I remember), but the person doing the ‘shop didn’t know any better and filled in the grass they assumed you would see. Reply matt says: July 5, 2012 at 22:23 The Ithaca below has a gap between the barrels, Beretta 682s have a gap too. And if it is shopped, they did a decent job, look at her hair against the trees. http://ithacagun.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=1696&g2_serialNumber=1 http://www.great-lakes.org/graphics-2/Beretta/Beretta-682-Trap-Combo.jpg matt says: July 5, 2012 at 22:17 http://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/thumb/5/5d/Shopped.jpg/500px-Shopped.jpg Reply Totenglocke says: July 5, 2012 at 18:56 It looks like the barrel is about 6 inches in front of the other girls face – it’s just an optical illusion. Reply matt says: July 5, 2012 at 22:14 It might not blow her head off, but i’m sure the muzzle blast can’t be good for her eyes. Reply Ralph says: July 5, 2012 at 20:32 PULL! Reply Greg Camp says: July 6, 2012 at 00:26 Are we even sure that the two girls are anywhere near each other? They appear to be inserted into the picture by Photoshop. The lighting on the two doesn’t appear to be from the same source, and if there are two different artificial lights, why doesn’t the one that is brightening up the left side of the pink hoodie cast a beam on the black coat as well? Reply bontai Joe says: July 7, 2012 at 20:30 That was my first thought as well, “Pink hoodie” isn’t lit the same and also seems to be a different sharpness if image than the other girl. Still a VERY badly composed photo. Ah, resolution was the word I was looking for. Reply jwm says: July 6, 2012 at 00:38 geebus, it must have been the shooter on the grassy knoll. Reply JuanCudz says: July 6, 2012 at 03:27 The lighting (and the whole setup) doesn’t feel right to me, I’m calling Photoshop. Reply Jericho941 says: July 6, 2012 at 04:16 I don’t have anything useful to contribute to the discussion other than my seething hatred of dubstep. (If you don’t understand why I brought that up, youtube search deadmau5) Reply g says: July 6, 2012 at 06:59 Looks like some Dick Cheney action is about to go down. To dead mau5’s so-so “music.” And yeah, looks a bit Photo’chop’d. Reply g says: July 6, 2012 at 07:07 “Girls with guns on LSD Self-infraction, mass destruction Programmed for the final function Lab Rat King, Rescue team Save me from the anarchy Gimme the sound, to see Another world outside that’s full of All the broken things that I made” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehJvwuJgpJs Kids these days with their goofy lyrics and dub-step. HA! (/end grumpy old man mode) Reply Write a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. 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