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Post By
David Medinnus

In Reply To
Brand Echh

Subj: Re: Handling a gun.
Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 at 01:53:03 am EDT
Reply Subj: Handling a gun.
Posted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 at 12:15:09 pm EDT

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Soldiers and police officers carry guns all the time. They have to. But they don't run charging forward with a pistol aimed blindly and their fingers on the trigger. That is no way for a professionally trained soldier or officer to act.

First off, whenever the gun is out, the index finger should be extended. No matter how well trained (or brainwashed) a person may be, accidents can happen. To avoid that, proper training suggests they keep their fingers off the trigger until they actually plan to fire.

Second, running with a handgun is kind of silly. Even if you were Hawkeye, handguns are meant for short range defense or aimed offense, not shotting wildly while running. An assault rifle, maybe. That's why those types of guns were invented, but a handgun? It just looks sloppy.

Someone running like that looks more like a gangsta than a trained soldier.

My two cents.

> My two cents.

I'll reserve judgement until I see the comic, but in general, I agree with you; I'd like to see Cap, if he draws, use a gun correctly, and use the knife correctly as well... a little research goes a long way.

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