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Why Do Rappers Hold Their Guns Sideways?

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posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 07:46 AM
reply to post by Lillydale

Coke is very high in its PH levels, making it terrible for your teeth. Pepsi is not quite as bad. If your shadow person tasted like coke though, you might want to head to the hospital as it sounds like it might have been past its expiration date, and will probably make you extremely ill. One of the first symptoms is an interest in cryptids.

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 07:47 AM
reply to post by Seiko

The sideways gun originates from China back in the very early 20th Century, i believe it's to limit the recoil and to quickly reload.

It's funny but rappers took the Gun technique from the chinese and rapping from the Scottish clans!

as my very traditional scottish grandad says
"those wee bastards need a good piece of dicispline defiling our traditions like that!"

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 08:36 AM
A better question IMO would be why is it that in 90% of these street trash crime stories the perpetrator is always "an aspiring rapper."

Sort of like how 90% of the hookers, porn stars and waitresses in CA are "aspiring actresses."

And I love shadow people. The bubbles are their psychokinetic energy. The spirit rage tickles my nose.

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posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 10:39 AM

Originally posted by Lillydale
This thread makes me sad for ATS. Have we really run out of so many genuinely interesting things to discuss/share/argue about that we have an entire thread dedicated to rappers holding guns sideways?

Hey, proper firearm use and safety precautions is a serious topic!

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 10:44 AM
Its so they can curve the bullet around pig corpses suspended by meat hooks.

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 10:54 AM
Mainly it's because they want to break their wrist.


posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 11:34 AM
reply to post by Seiko

I would say most of these morons pick up a gun without any knowledge of how it works, other than you pull the trigger and pop in a new magazine when it stops going bang. They see the films and rappers holding the gun sideways and have no clue as to how it will effect the trajectory of the bullet. I somehow doubt they understand that guns have groves cut into the barrel to spin the bullet and stabalize it.

It's just plain old ignorance.

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 12:26 PM

Originally posted by Ausar
if youve ever shot a gun; a powerful handgun:there is much kick, the idea is to straighten the arm fully locking the joints in the elbow before shooting sideways so the shot has less recoil.

Actually, this is not correct. Few shows on TV ever hold or fire handguns correctly. I too was misguided about shooting, until some older folk help straighten me out at the range.

With semi autos, you never straighten your arms out or lock your joints. Keep your arms bent, at about 110-115 deg inside angle and bring the firearm up to eye level, don't cock your neck like your looking through a tube.

You do not turn the firearm to the left (sideways) on a right hand shooter this only ensures that the hot ejected cartridge will spin directly into your face. You also do not hold one hand under the butt of the handle where the clip ejects, but wrap it gently around the fingers of your other hand helping support the weapons weight.

In the event of a misfire the force of the misfire will go straight down through the clip into your hand if you have your hand in the hollywood stance. Make sure the hand that is ready to squeeze the trigger is not too high on the shoulder of the handle, or the slide will tear into your hand. Lastly do not pull the trigger, you squeeze it like you are squeezing a lemon wedge, when the weapon fires, it should "be surprising", not come as a surprise since you are holding and pointing a firearm, but unless you fire a bzillion rounds it will startle you. (this doesn't effect aim, as the projectile has already left the barrel by the time you react by being startled.) Don't worry about the kick of the weapon so much, with semi autos much of that force is taken up by the slide to chamber the next round.

In ALL cases holding a firearm sideways is absolutely inane. If there were any real advantage to doing so, Beretta would have come up with it in the past 400 years of firearm manufacture.

The only person I have seen on tv actually hold a firearm correctly of late is the red haired guy on csi miami. In the latter episodes. I don't actually watch the show, but sometimes you'll see it in a commercial. If you watch his hands and arms, I suspect he took some lessons.


posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 01:15 PM
Just to add my 10 Dollars to this convo....may I suggest that rappers
use their blingo moolah (money!) to combine a number of technologies
to make their gun-slingin ways a bit more "Cool" and accurate

I highly recommend combining these three technologies:

Million round a Minute Stacked Firing Weapons:

Mult-axis 3D gyroscopically stabilized mount with long range camera:

multi-object, high frame rate per second multi-CPU-core software-based
fully automatic and ACCURATE Target Aquisition, Recognition, Aiming
and Firing system with embedded Image and sub-object recognition:

and SHRINK IT down to something the size of a say the following
which can be mounted upon one's arm and THEN you have super-super
weapon's system:

And of course bling it up into something resembling this:

and Whooooooaaaa!!!! you would have some SERIOUS firepower
that STILL looks COOL for that MUTHAF******* GANGASTA
who has everything....

I hope this helps.....

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 01:21 PM
What we need to do is start a rumor that the new “cool” gang way to hold them is backwards… That would save a lot of time, energy, and state resources.

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 02:31 PM

Originally posted by defcon5
What we need to do is start a rumor that the new “cool” gang way to hold them is backwards… That would save a lot of time, energy, and state resources.

I would like to contribute to this campaign, maybe we can also teach them to hold knives at the sharp end. It's a worthy cause

posted on Dec, 19 2009 @ 02:43 PM
reply to post by Doc Velocity

I agree, thats why some do it, but mostly cuz they think its cool. I personally wouldnt "one hand" a handgun anyway, and would use a brass catcher if i didnt want casings all over.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 06:21 PM
reply to post by JayinAR

She was shooting an air rifle. No black eye, fortunately.

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 08:28 PM
reply to post by Seiko

Thanks for teaching me something!

The C96 (i believe) was capable of full auto. Turning the weapon sideways to "spray and pray" would be a logical situation in this case.

Toggle action pistols imho, are vile to shoot due to the recoil. I've even shot a stoeger "luger" in 22lr and it wasnt accurate for crap even then.

Give me a "slab sided" .45 any day....and no, i dont hold it "gansta" style LOL!

posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 09:05 PM

Go to time index 1:55 and you see why rappers shoot sideways.

posted on Dec, 21 2009 @ 08:57 AM
Simple - it's the laziest way to gold a gun, your palm is essentially flat to the ground i.e. at its natural angle. Rotating it through 90 degrees requires effort.

Rappers/bangers are THAT lazy - ever seen one sit up straight in a chair?

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 10:56 AM
reply to post by Seiko

This is a good thread. I lived in California where thugs always wanna be gangster and tote pistols sideways. The ones that I asked why they do this is so that its more concealable, but I hardly agree.
Edit: $&F for keeping it real with the gun use.

[edit on 24-12-2009 by Stop-loss!]

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:37 AM
They do it to match their hats. Fashion is really important on the tough streets.

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:46 AM
Why? because they are not trained in the proper use of a firearm - that's why!

Let me clear a few things up - first, it does not reduce recoil. Using less grains reduces recoil but increases the propensity for the slide to stovepipe the ejecting casing. Secondly, it does not improve aim, in fact, it drastically reduces it as there is no clear way to align the barrel with the target. Third, it does not reduce shot recovery. In fact, its likely to INCREASE recovery as the grip is unnatural, requires more muscles and again, the aiming thing.

Had any of these wanna-be bad-boys been trained in the correct grip, stance and firing of a handgun, they wouldn't look so ridiculous. To wit, these guys are normally gunned down by the cops when engaged in a fire-fight. Anyone want to take a guess as to why that might be???

posted on Dec, 24 2009 @ 11:58 AM
I think the whole premise is wrong.

Gangsters arent emulating hollywood and rappers, its the other way around.

Art imitating life.

Why? No one really knows. Probably some urban legend that spread in someones "hood" that eventually went nationwide.

The outright ignorance and veiled racism in this thread is astounding.

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