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    Purdy new grips!

    Put rosewood grips on my SIG P226 last night. Before and after:


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    Beautimus!

    Suggestion - keep a gum eraser around on which to elevate/angle your gun for pictures when using a hard surface for the background. There is then no chance of depressing the trigger.

    Also a fleece blanket or throw will over a nice contrast of textures w/o reflecting light - lay it flat or fluff it up - try it, you'll like it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Beautimus!

    Suggestion - keep a gum eraser around on which to elevate/angle your gun for pictures when using a hard surface for the background. There is then no chance of depressing the trigger.

    Also a fleece blanket or throw will over a nice contrast of textures w/o reflecting light - lay it flat or fluff it up - try it, you'll like it.
    Why would anyone be concerned about 'depressing' the trigger on a gun they are photographing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notalawyer View Post
    Why would anyone be concerned about 'depressing' the trigger on a gun they are photographing?
    Thanks, it was not loaded, cleared and double checked there was nothing in the chamber. I didn't have time to set up a nicer photo session.


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    Quote Originally Posted by notalawyer View Post
    Why would anyone be concerned about 'depressing' the trigger on a gun they are photographing?
    Let me shorten your question:

    Why would anyone be concerned about 'depressing' the trigger on a gun they are photographing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCP1984 View Post
    Thanks, it was not loaded, cleared and double checked there was nothing in the chamber. I didn't have time to set up a nicer photo session.


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    No intent to criticize - only to suggest.

    Still think it is purdy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Let me shorten your question:

    Why would anyone be concerned about 'depressing' the trigger on a gun they are photographing?
    My question is perfectly valid.

    You, on the other hand seem to imply that it is never safe to 'depress' the trigger on a firearm. Ever dry fire? Ever take down a Glock (or other such firearm)?

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    I'm sorry it was not my intention to start an argument and took no offense to your suggestions.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TCP1984 View Post
    I'm sorry it was not my intention to start an argument and took no offense to your suggestions.


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    Welcome to OCDO!
    Nice looking grips! Love the look of Rosewood grips.

    Don't sweat the trollish behaviors that pop up here and there on the forums. It's mostly harmless.

    The advice given by Grapeshot was sound, IMHO. Most folks I know, that I have had discussion about this subject, have been taught to keep you fingers, and anything else, away from the trigger until ready to fire. But I have to admit, I don't always practice what I preach when photographing firearms. I have stuck a small maglight through the trigger guard on several occasions when I needed a better angle to get better lighting and I was too lazy to move my lights or camera around.
    I am going to take Grape's advice and keep a few rubber erasers around my studio just for this purpose. It will make a nicer picture than a shot of a rifle with a bore light or maglight sticking through the trigger guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBrinson View Post
    Welcome to OCDO!
    Nice looking grips! Love the look of Rosewood grips.

    Don't sweat the trollish behaviors that pop up here and there on the forums. It's mostly harmless.

    The advice given by Grapeshot was sound, IMHO. Most folks I know, that I have had discussion about this subject, have been taught to keep you fingers, and anything else, away from the trigger until ready to fire. But I have to admit, I don't always practice what I preach when photographing firearms. I have stuck a small maglight through the trigger guard on several occasions when I needed a better angle to get better lighting and I was too lazy to move my lights or camera around.
    I am going to take Grape's advice and keep a few rubber erasers around my studio just for this purpose. It will make a nicer picture than a shot of a rifle with a bore light or maglight sticking through the trigger guard.
    The universal 'safety' rules are directed at brain-dead morons and since several of these so-called 'safety' rules must be violated at certain times based on the situation. Making them basically worthless.

    The best 'rule' is simply "Do not shoot anything you do not intend to." If someone cannot figure how to accomplish this under any condition should not be permitted to possess firearms!


    Another annoying/unwelcome issue that is common on forums is the offering of unsolicited advise/suggestions. If the OP did not ask for an opinion/advise, so keep your pie hole shut!

    This rule does not require violation is ANY circumstances! Is very simple to understand

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    Quote Originally Posted by notalawyer View Post
    The universal 'safety' rules are directed at brain-dead morons and since several of these so-called 'safety' rules must be violated at certain times based on the situation. Making them basically worthless.

    The best 'rule' is simply "Do not shoot anything you do not intend to." If someone cannot figure how to accomplish this under any condition should not be permitted to possess firearms!


    Another annoying/unwelcome issue that is common on forums is the offering of unsolicited advise/suggestions. If the OP did not ask for an opinion/advise, so keep your pie hole shut!

    This rule does not require violation is ANY circumstances! Is very simple to understand
    Lighten' up, Francis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FBrinson View Post
    Lighten' up, Francis.
    Just offering a differing opinion. Even though one was not requested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notalawyer View Post
    The universal 'safety' rules are directed at brain-dead morons and since several of these so-called 'safety' rules must be violated at certain times based on the situation. Making them basically worthless.

    The best 'rule' is simply "Do not shoot anything you do not intend to." If someone cannot figure how to accomplish this under any condition should not be permitted to possess firearms!

    Another annoying/unwelcome issue that is common on forums is the offering of unsolicited advise/suggestions. If the OP did not ask for an opinion/advise, so keep your pie hole shut!

    This rule does not require violation is ANY circumstances! Is very simple to understand
    Quote Originally Posted by notalawyer View Post
    Just offering a differing opinion. Even though one was not requested.
    Actually "unsolicited advise/suggestions" has always been very much encouraged on OCDO - even dissenting ones. The important factor is remaining polite/courteous.

    To my knowledge, that was not changed - unless someone authorized you to do so while I was at lunch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCP1984 View Post
    I'm sorry it was not my intention to start an argument and took no offense to your suggestions.


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    No need to apologize, nice grips BTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Actually "unsolicited advise/suggestions" has always been very much encouraged on OCDO - even dissenting ones. The important factor is remaining polite/courteous.

    To my knowledge, that was not changed - unless someone authorized you to do so while I was at lunch.

    "unsolicited advise/suggestions" has always been very much encouraged on OCDO
    One of the problems, IMHO.

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    yet your advice is to be heeded w/o question as Gospel and obeyed!

    oh, and i did like your advice which i know was also solicited by the OP on, oh, how did you put it: quote The best 'rule' is simply "Do not shoot anything you do not intend to." If someone cannot figure how to accomplish this under any condition should not be permitted to possess firearms!

    which agency is going after those who violate your edict? especially when the nice police 'accidentally' shot themselves, such as the deputy chief in Fayettviille in Dec 12 or the recent one, the chief, in the Hoosier state??

    said with the utmost courtesy...

    btw op, welcome and nice grips...where did you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post

    said with the utmost courtesy...

    btw op, welcome and nice grips...where did you get them?

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    Well, seein's how you asked (although not me) I'll give ya' a shortcut to a guy who does some Real NICE work & reasonably priced to boot.

    link;> http://timsworkshop.blogspot.com/

    "I make wood grips for the Ruger Bisley, Bisley Super Blackhawk, Bisley Old Vaquero, Old/New Model Blackhawk, Single Six, Vaquero and 4-5/8 & 5-1/2 Super Blackhawks with the XRN-3RED or XR3-RED grip frames, New Vaquero, Old Model XR3 grip frame and the Ruger Super Blackhawk "Dragoon". I also make wood GRIP PANELS for the Ruger Super Redhawk, Ruger SP101, GP100 compact, GP100 full-size, and government model full-size 1911 and the Yugoslavian M57 Tokarev. Ruger medallions are available for installation on all my Ruger grips for an extra $10.00. (They are the silver bird with a black background). I install the hardware before I ship the grips which is why my grips are not usually pictured with hardware. I ship USPS and if you have a problem with my grips please notify me and I will replace the grips or give you a full refund
    (only if grips have not been altered in any way)."

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    hear ye, hear ye, , grapeshot, and a few others who shall remain nameless, the ranks of gentlemen and scholars have increased by one...cuz scott58dh has become worthy...

    thanks i will ping him as i have a couple of my firearms which could use 'sprucing' up if you will. would love to see if the S & W 28 - 2 could be fitted w/new new grips...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    yet your advice is to be heeded w/o question as Gospel and obeyed!

    oh, and i did like your advice which i know was also solicited by the OP on, oh, how did you put it: quote The best 'rule' is simply "Do not shoot anything you do not intend to." If someone cannot figure how to accomplish this under any condition should not be permitted to possess firearms!

    which agency is going after those who violate your edict? especially when the nice police 'accidentally' shot themselves, such as the deputy chief in Fayettviille in Dec 12 or the recent one, the chief, in the Hoosier state??

    said with the utmost courtesy...

    btw op, welcome and nice grips...where did you get them?

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    yet your advice is to be heeded w/o question as Gospel and obeyed!
    Well, yes. Why waste time arguing with the truth?

    oh, and i did like your advice which i know was also solicited by the OP on, oh, how did you put it: quote The best 'rule' is simply "Do not shoot anything you do not intend to." If someone cannot figure how to accomplish this under any condition should not be permitted to possess firearms!
    Actually that was in reply to a Chicken Little reply of the 'dangers' of occupying space near the trigger of an unloaded firearm!

    which agency is going after those who violate your edict?
    Well a wise person would realize he is a moron and would voluntarily forfeit their right in this regard. Including moron cops that shoot themselves or others they did not intend to shoot.

    Said with the utmost humility...
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    Purdy new grips!

    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post

    btw op, welcome and nice grips...where did you get them?
    Purchased them from a Sigtalk forum member! "Malicious Compliance". Good to do business with a fellow Signess sufferer!



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    OP by my count you've got 5 comments on your grips out of 19, haven't studied other threads but this is about a 75% noise ratio - not bad for a non-legal thread.

    Grips do look very nice.

    Reminds me of the Gibson Guitar kerfluffle when the Feds seized several million $ of wood citing the Lacey act. Just returned it to them and they've been making the Government series guitars with that wood.
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    Anyone can put a trigger lock on their gun .. I don't care. But it cannot be mandated.

    The grips? I think they are OK ... maybe get a set of ivory ones too ..

    http://www.hoguestore.com/bmz_cache/...ge.300x200.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    Anyone can put a trigger lock on their gun .. I don't care. But it cannot be mandated.

    The grips? I think they are OK ... maybe get a set of ivory ones too ..

    http://www.hoguestore.com/bmz_cache/...ge.300x200.jpg
    I would love a set of plain scrimshaw grips but I can't find anyone that makes them for this pistol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TCP1984 View Post
    I would love a set of plain scrimshaw grips but I can't find anyone that makes them for this pistol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Nice!!!


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