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2013-02-02 11:45:55 AM  
Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.
 
2013-02-02 11:46:19 AM  

The_Sponge: Southpaws are the devil!


I remember reading somewhere that it's almost certain that a lefty will win an election against a rightie.

And that the majority of nominees have been lefties, at least since we stopped trying to "fix" them.
 
2013-02-02 11:47:20 AM  

The Smails Kid: amquelbettamin: Actually very good skeet form. He has had lessons clearly.

Wat.

(What "very good skeet form" really looks like)


Pressed cheek on bone, high hold, weight forward
 
2013-02-02 11:48:00 AM  

Wise_Guy: [i.imgur.com image 850x531]


You win Saturday.

Also, no Chappelle comments yet?

/skeet, skeet, skeet
 
2013-02-02 11:48:39 AM  
I'm sure he can produce his mental health background check on demand - just like he's calling for everyone else - right liberals? Yeah, we didn't think so. Maybe he got a prescription for anti-anxiety drugs at some point in his life, like say after the death of a parent. No gun rights for you citizen. Maybe he was prescribed wellbutrin for his smoking cessation, which is also used to treat depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has said that his father suffered from alcoholism and depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has publicly admitted to using illegal drugs, that horrible destroyer of lives, marijuana. No gun rights for you citizen. Surely he's practicing for himself what he's preaching to the rest of us, right liberals?
 
2013-02-02 11:49:23 AM  

Frank N Stein: Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.


I was thinking the same thing, but he might be around the high point with the land down range sloping down in elevation. It seems a bit odd to do, but I've seen a few ranges like that before. Especially ones that weren't landscaped specifically for just shooting.
 
2013-02-02 11:50:06 AM  
I'll be more impressed if he visits Camp Perry during the national matches this summer. Popcorn when he tries to sell his ideas on an "assault weapons" ban there.
 
2013-02-02 11:50:25 AM  

neversummer: What can't he do?


Create a budget.
 
2013-02-02 11:50:27 AM  
MOM JEANS!
 
2013-02-02 11:50:32 AM  
I wonder why they didn't release this when the NRA endorsed Romney.
 
2013-02-02 11:50:48 AM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2013-02-02 11:51:31 AM  

MmmmBacon: Frank N Stein: Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.

I was thinking the same thing, but he might be around the high point with the land down range sloping down in elevation. It seems a bit odd to do, but I've seen a few ranges like that before. Especially ones that weren't landscaped specifically for just shooting.


Or shooting rabbits on sporting clays
 
2013-02-02 11:52:05 AM  

Ow! That was my feelings!: CBob: So, the old argument of the skeet shooters being willing to sell out the rest of the shooting community still holds water?

/I *really* wish that was a troll


Nope.  Most of the gun 'community' is united against the current prohibitionist push.  The Fudds are a small minority.


No, they' really aren't.
 
2013-02-02 11:52:56 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: I'm sure he can produce his mental health on demand - just like he's calling for everyone else - right liberals? Yeah, we didn't think so. Maybe he got a prescription for anti-anxiety drugs at some point in his life, like say after the death of a parent. No gun rights for you citizen. Maybe he was prescribed wellbutrin for his smoking cessation, which is also used to treat depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has said that his father suffered from alcoholism and depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has publicly admitted to using illegal drugs, that horrible destroyer of lives, marijuana. No gun rights for you citizen. Surely he's practicing for himself what he's preaching to the rest of us, right liberals?


Excuse me, but I'm not entirely convinced that admitting you've smoked weed in the past would stop anyone from selling you a gun, provided you didn't get a felony over it. Anyway, he's smart. I'm more ok with him having a weapon than Billy Ray Jimbob down by the river.
 
2013-02-02 11:54:15 AM  
WHAR FACE?!?!  CANT SEE FACE!!!!!

NOT FARTBONGO!!!
 
2013-02-02 11:54:25 AM  
Nice try, propaganda machine, but that picture is fake. Let's count the ways: 1- target is level to the ground, not in the air as a skeet target would be; 2- shotguns do not emit a plume of smoke from the side of the barrel end; 3- shooter's straight up and down stance... shooting a shotgun demands a aggressive stance, leaning forward into the shot to brace for recoil- Obama is not THAT MUCH of a badass to fire without leaning forward; with his physical size he would end up falling backward with that upright stance after he fired; 4- no sign of any recoil movement at all.
 
2013-02-02 11:54:40 AM  

Emracool the Aeons Hip: Excuse me, but I'm not entirely convinced that admitting you've smoked weed in the past would stop anyone from selling you a gun, provided you didn't get a felony over it. Anyway, he's smart. I'm more ok with him having a weapon than Billy Ray Jimbob down by the river.


Why? What did Billy Ray Jimbob down by the river ever do  to demonstrate that he shouldn't have his 2A rights?
 
2013-02-02 11:54:48 AM  

Gecko Gingrich: amquelbettamin: Still is a douche for trying to ban specific types of guns he happens not to like

Conservatives, want to think of the children when it comes to banning cartoons, but screw them when it comes to guns.


Crap, I'm in another gun thread. I really should quit....

But, just for good measure: you, sir, are a pussy
 
2013-02-02 11:55:11 AM  
This confirms it. Obama is a lefty.
 
2013-02-02 11:55:53 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: Ow! That was my feelings!: CBob: So, the old argument of the skeet shooters being willing to sell out the rest of the shooting community still holds water?

/I *really* wish that was a troll


Nope.  Most of the gun 'community' is united against the current prohibitionist push.  The Fudds are a small minority.

No, they' really aren't.



Well, I guess that would depend on location and experience.  Out this way, they are a minority.
 
2013-02-02 11:56:13 AM  

amquelbettamin: Actually very good skeet form. He has had lessons clearly.


I know everyone on Fark is an expert, but you're way off here. I've shot competitive skeet for decades... His form is atrocious.

1) He's leaning back (or at least not leaning forward... can't drive with the legs the way he's standing).
2) His legs are straight upright. As a lefty, his right leg should bear 80% of the weight and the left leg locked.
3) Gun is too high on his shoulder.
4) Gun is far outside of the shoulder pocket. He'd have a horrible bruise on his left shoulder and bicep if he shot more than a few rounds like this.
5) Right hand too far forward-- no ability to control the gun this way.
6) Right hand too far underneath gun-- should be out the the side.
7) Left elbow should be parallel with shoulder, not hunched down like that.
8) Draw a line from the eye forward-- all he can see is the back of the receiver.

Someone with a single skeet lesson from a qualified instructor would have much better form. Someone who "shoots skeet all the time" wouldn't make most of those mistakes.
 
2013-02-02 11:56:27 AM  

amquelbettamin: Gecko Gingrich: amquelbettamin: Still is a douche for trying to ban specific types of guns he happens not to like

Conservatives, want to think of the children when it comes to banning cartoons, but screw them when it comes to guns.

Crap, I'm in another gun thread. I really should quit....

But, just for good measure: you, sir, are a pussy


THEY'RE TAKIN MUH LITTLE PONIEZ
 
2013-02-02 11:57:30 AM  

Swoop1809: Every time a man tucks a shirt into his jeans I die a little bit on the inside


How the hell else are you supposed to show off your big ass belt buckle? Tell me that smartass.
 
2013-02-02 11:57:36 AM  
Not outraged but what the hell is he supposed to be shooting?  He has the gun almost level.  Their is no way he could hit a clay pigeon at eye level.  That would mean shooting it just before it hit the ground.  I'm not saying he's incompetent at skeet shooting.  I'm saying he had some photos made up last week to cover up the whopper he was telling in the first place.  Then his staff thought this pic was the coolest of all the posed pictures so they went with it.
 
2013-02-02 11:57:44 AM  

amquelbettamin: Actually very good skeet form. He has had lessons clearly.


Yeah, Staff Seargent just now showed him how to hold it.

I dunno what it was he was shooting, but it wasn't clays. And if was clays, he missed.

1. Cheek weld indicates "sighting". Don't do that firing shot at a target in flight.
2. Waited WAY too long to fire, barrel is horizontal with the ground.
3. Muzzle brake...feh.
 
2013-02-02 11:57:46 AM  

Frank N Stein: Why? What did Billy Ray Jimbob down by the river ever do to demonstrate that he shouldn't have his 2A rights?


Well, the fact that he listens to Glenn Beck, has a passing interest in joining a "Militia", drinks a twelver of bud every night, yells at his wife, is a terrible father and runs a lab in his closet that hasn't exploded yet are a few reasons...
 
2013-02-02 11:58:33 AM  

WhoopAssWayne: I'm sure he can produce his mental health background check on demand - just like he's calling for everyone else - right liberals? Yeah, we didn't think so. Maybe he got a prescription for anti-anxiety drugs at some point in his life, like say after the death of a parent. No gun rights for you citizen. Maybe he was prescribed wellbutrin for his smoking cessation, which is also used to treat depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has said that his father suffered from alcoholism and depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has publicly admitted to using illegal drugs, that horrible destroyer of lives, marijuana. No gun rights for you citizen. Surely he's practicing for himself what he's preaching to the rest of us, right liberals?


Do you feel good about that post? You shoudn't. You're assuming he owns the gun. That he had to go out and purchase a fire, which as POTUS probably didn't happen.

As for background checks, I'm sure the FBI, CIA, NSA, and DHS have NEVER done a background check on the president. Nor would any of his opponents during any of the political races he has ever been through.

The POTUS is probably the most checked out person in society and here you are taking 'pot' shots at him like the 4th grader at the back of the bus telling his friends about how poorly the driver does, just because you spent $.75 playing Cruisin USA.

You're an unmitigated moron who makes your side of the control debate look stupider by your mere support. Go home.
 
2013-02-02 11:59:05 AM  

3StratMan: 2- shotguns do not emit a plume of smoke from the side of the barrel end;

Ported barrel. That's normal...

 
2013-02-02 11:59:19 AM  

3StratMan: Nice try, propaganda machine, but that picture is fake. Let's count the ways: 1- target is level to the ground, not in the air as a skeet target would be; 2- shotguns do not emit a plume of smoke from the side of the barrel end; 3- shooter's straight up and down stance... shooting a shotgun demands a aggressive stance, leaning forward into the shot to brace for recoil- Obama is not THAT MUCH of a badass to fire without leaning forward; with his physical size he would end up falling backward with that upright stance after he fired; 4- no sign of any recoil movement at all.


2/10
 
2013-02-02 11:59:52 AM  

Emracool the Aeons Hip: Frank N Stein: Why? What did Billy Ray Jimbob down by the river ever do to demonstrate that he shouldn't have his 2A rights?

Well, the fact that he listens to Glenn Beck, has a passing interest in joining a "Militia", drinks a twelver of bud every night, yells at his wife, is a terrible father and runs a lab in his closet that hasn't exploded yet are a few reasons...


The fact that he has a meth lab should be the only reason he shouldn't be aloud the have 2A rights. The other stuff is legal.
 
2013-02-02 12:00:02 PM  

bigbaddoc: 1) He's leaning back (or at least not leaning forward... can't drive with the legs the way he's standing).


Ok.......suppose he was leaning forward and due to his light weight the recoil of the gun pushed him back into the vertical just as the photographer captured the shot thus giving us the impression of him not leaning forward. Back an to the left.
 
2013-02-02 12:00:51 PM  

Frank N Stein: Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.


Never shot at rabbit trap? Or a low/high setup?

Rabbit trap is pretty challenging. It basically rolls a target along the ground which then bounces occasionally. It simulates the movement of a rabbit. I have a buddy with a skeet shooting course that had setups to simulate all kinds of animals.
 
2013-02-02 12:02:27 PM  

JohnnyC: Never shot at rabbit trap? Or a low/high setup?


Never have shot rabbit trap. I've done some high and low setups, but never enough to have the barrel parallel to the ground.
 
2013-02-02 12:03:13 PM  
Why is he skeet shooting at such a flat angle.

Looks like they got a shotgun and told him to shoot it so they caould take some pictures to prove his claim.
 
2013-02-02 12:03:49 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: bigbaddoc: 1) He's leaning back (or at least not leaning forward... can't drive with the legs the way he's standing).

Ok.......suppose he was leaning forward and due to his light weight the recoil of the gun pushed him back into the vertical just as the photographer captured the shot thus giving us the impression of him not leaning forward. Back an to the left.


That was my favorite part about his post. For his criticisms to be accurate, the photo would have had to be taken at at least 3 different times.
 
2013-02-02 12:03:53 PM  

The Martian Manhandler: I'm not a racist, but it makes me a little bit afraid to see pictures of black men firing guns.


While wearing Dr. Dre headphones.  What a waste of taxpayer dollars!
 
2013-02-02 12:04:09 PM  

Frank N Stein: The fact that he has a meth lab should be the only reason he shouldn't be aloud the have 2A rights. The other stuff is legal.


Technically, you are correct. Thwarted again, Founding Fathers!
 
2013-02-02 12:04:28 PM  

Giltric: Why is he skeet shooting at such a flat angle.

Looks like they got a shotgun and told him to shoot it so they caould take some pictures to prove his claim.


....in August.

OH DEAR GOD HE REALLY DOES HAVE A TIME MACHINE
 
2013-02-02 12:04:50 PM  
Another moron who is clearly faking it because he's aiming too low

www.olympic.org

I mean, how stupid do they think we are???

FARTBONGO NO SHOOT!!!
 
2013-02-02 12:05:12 PM  

Red Shirt Blues: bigbaddoc: 1) He's leaning back (or at least not leaning forward... can't drive with the legs the way he's standing).

Ok.......suppose he was leaning forward and due to his light weight the recoil of the gun pushed him back into the vertical just as the photographer captured the shot thus giving us the impression of him not leaning forward. Back an to the left.


Little kids with proper form can lean forward and not get knocked backwards. The only people who get knocked backwards are those who either start too vertically or are leaning back trying to balance the gun because they are too weak to hold it up (and he's not doing that... his back is straight, not bowed).
 
2013-02-02 12:07:06 PM  
cameroncrazy1984:
That was my favorite part about his post. For his criticisms to be accurate, the photo would have had to be taken at at least 3 different times.


You've never shot skeet, have you?
 
2013-02-02 12:07:15 PM  
My God, you know how we Americans look on at how people in Europe go all atwitter over what X royal was seen eating on her toast that morning?

THIS IS THE SAME THING.

Really, who the f cares?
 
2013-02-02 12:07:33 PM  

lordjupiter: Another moron who is clearly faking it because he's aiming too low

[www.olympic.org image 630x350]

I mean, how stupid do they think we are???

FARTBONGO NO SHOOT!!!


You seem upset.
 
2013-02-02 12:08:17 PM  

Emracool the Aeons Hip: WhoopAssWayne: I'm sure he can produce his mental health on demand - just like he's calling for everyone else - right liberals? Yeah, we didn't think so. Maybe he got a prescription for anti-anxiety drugs at some point in his life, like say after the death of a parent. No gun rights for you citizen. Maybe he was prescribed wellbutrin for his smoking cessation, which is also used to treat depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has said that his father suffered from alcoholism and depression. No gun rights for you citizen. He has publicly admitted to using illegal drugs, that horrible destroyer of lives, marijuana. No gun rights for you citizen. Surely he's practicing for himself what he's preaching to the rest of us, right liberals?

Excuse me, but I'm not entirely convinced that admitting you've smoked weed in the past would stop anyone from selling you a gun, provided you didn't get a felony over it. Anyway, he's smart. I'm more ok with him having a weapon than Billy Ray Jimbob down by the river.


11 e......lieing on a 4473 is a felony


www.ocshooters.com
 
2013-02-02 12:08:19 PM  

Frank N Stein: Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.


Clay pigeons are easier to hit before they are launched.
 
2013-02-02 12:08:29 PM  

JohnnyC: Frank N Stein: Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.

Never shot at rabbit trap? Or a low/high setup?

Rabbit trap is pretty challenging. It basically rolls a target along the ground which then bounces occasionally. It simulates the movement of a rabbit. I have a buddy with a skeet shooting course that had setups to simulate all kinds of animals.


That's not skeet though. You're describing 5-stand or sporting clays. Camp David has a skeet field, but I've never seen a report than indicated that there was anything other than a proper skeet field there.
 
2013-02-02 12:08:35 PM  

bigbaddoc: cameroncrazy1984:
That was my favorite part about his post. For his criticisms to be accurate, the photo would have had to be taken at at least 3 different times.


You've never shot skeet, have you?


Your criticisms are about pre-shot form and post-shot muzzle-blast. You can't see his pre-shot form in a photo clearly taken after the shot was fired.

Time, how does it work?
 
2013-02-02 12:08:37 PM  
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2013-02-02 12:08:43 PM  

JohnnyC: Frank N Stein: Aiming pretty low to be shooting skeet.

Never shot at rabbit trap? Or a low/high setup?

Rabbit trap is pretty challenging. It basically rolls a target along the ground which then bounces occasionally. It simulates the movement of a rabbit. I have a buddy with a skeet shooting course that had setups to simulate all kinds of animals.



I was just about to make the same point.  Also, in my experience, noob shooters tend to follow the target until they reach a point of 'having to take a shot'.  I could see him, like many inexperienced shooters, following the clay along its entire arc and taking the shot a the 'last second'.  Indecision on when to take the shot is very common to inexperienced shooters.
 
2013-02-02 12:08:51 PM  
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ANGLE TOO LOW!!! FORM BAD!!!  NO SHOOT!!

ME EXPERT, YOU SHEEPLE!!!!!!1
 
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