reply to post by thisguyrighthere
the baggy pants are todays young mans vesion of the hope chest. I call them hope crotches.
the rest of this is for the girl who posted the original thread
As far as holding a firearm sideways:
The sights are on the top of the firearm.
If you are aiming then hold the weapon upright.
Here is how to properly aim a pistol.
Empty handed, point your index finger at an object across the room.
Now, put a pistol in your hand and point again. Pull the trigger and you would hit a human center mass in the chest at a distance across a room.
The guys who hold the firearm are confused. It used to be called a side arm and they being of lineal concrete thinking suppose that means hold the
side are sideways.
Second reason holding a firearm sideways has to do with recoil.
A himan target is predominately and literally, the kill zone is a vertical picture. Holding a firearm upright will allow the first shot, even though
it might be a little high or low to enter the vertical kill zone.
The recoil from the first shot will lift the barrel relative to the target kill zone upwards. Once the momentum is expended gravity will bring the
barrel back down in preparation for the second shot. And on and on till the firearm is empty.
Holding the firearm sideways after the first shot, the weapon will behave unpredictably, it will tend to cause the barrel to move to one side of the
killzone in a horizontal movement. The user them must reaim the weapon and bring it back into alignment with the kill zone.
I say let the gankstas and hoods shoot like that, it will cive their opponents untold advantage and in the xareer life of a criminal, nothing wrong
with introducing the chance of on the job injury or death.
[edit on 30-8-2010 by slugger9787]