Skip to comments.This Is What a Gun Looks Like When It's Pointing Straight At You
Posted on 04/02/2014 9:31:39 AM PDT by VanShuyten
The brainchild of Canada-based photographer Peter Andrew and Creative Directors Simon Duffy and Derek Blais, The Point Blank project shoots handguns in close-up, portrait-style, and straight down the barrel. In doing so, the project creates large-scale, extremely detailed, and uncomfortably in-your-face frontal photographs. The images have a jarring beauty in the symmetry of design, the depth-of-field, and the level of detailall the more powerful for their implicit violence. These subjects have, quite literally, the power to kill.
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In my experience the muzzle looks exceedingly larger than that.
In my experience the muzzle looks exceedingly larger than that.
I never saw the RPG that shot at me.
No hand. No power.
I’d be way more impressed if he’d show a picture of it with a bullet coming out.
I’ll never do that again.
The few times I’ve been shot at I didn’t see the shooter. The time I saw the muzzle was a 12ga held by security in a use of deadly force authorized area. He hadn’t received the all clear yet from downstairs that the nuclear codes were indeed secure. I saw a muzzle and a twitching trigger finger.
The other time was a really pretty North Korean spy but I don’t think that counts.
Like a frickin' sewer pipe!
There is generally only three reasons anyone, anywhere should ever see that: You are a criminal, you are an enemy, or you are being attacked.
“I look for trouble and I found it son
Straight down the barrel of a lawman’s gun
I tried to run but I don’t think I can
You make one move and you’re a dead man friend
Ain’t living long like this
Can’t live at all like this, can I baby?”
~ Waylon Jennings
Nope doesn’t look like those pictures at all.
Those are just pictures of guns nothing bad or scary at all.
Kind of like seeing a picture of a women and saying one is going to have sex with her.
Might be nice to look at but the act is impossible.
It is really a lot different looking down the muzzle of a real gun being held by a real person pointing it at you.
And a Lot worse if that person it trying to shoot and kill you.
This photographer has no clue.
The Uzi is the only one aimed at the camera. Everybody else is shooting high with no rear sight showing.
I was thoroughly unimpressed. In the hand of a bad person, guns are scary. In the hand of a good person, guns are soothing. As inanimate objects without a person to hold them, guns are simply works of high- or low-quality craftsmanship, neither "uncomfortable" nor "violent".
Anyone looking at the gun and getting that writer’s cliche vision of a giant barrel view, probably shouldn’t be living a lifestyle that gets guns pointed at them, it is the human who is holding the gun that is what matters, and depending on the situation has to be placated or overcome, or outsmarted.
Well the crowd cleared away and I began to pray
And the water fell on the floor
And I’m telling you, son, well it ain’t no fun
Staring straight down a forty-four
For true shock value, the photo should have a hand holding it.
**As a group, we’ve always been fascinated by pistols and what they represent; ultimate power and personal protection**
These images are artsy-fartsy.....nothing wrong with that.
Without a hand holding them.....I dunno...but by themselves more art/form/design than anything else.
The photographer could do the same thing with a nose.....or door to a house.
[Crimson Trace is the WTG]
In my experience the HUGE BLACK HOLE muzzles look exceedingly larger than 6 squad cars coz been ther done that.
It`ll traumatize you unless you already been shot a couple a times by 7.62`s; by then yer kinda used to it.
I missed the Browning Hi-Power.
They’re propaganda and meant to reinforce the liberal belief that common people should fear guns.
Cept it’s empty.
hear, hear! and i know exactly what that looks like...
If the photos had a hand holding the weapon in them, it might remind people that firearms are inanimate objects, and can only be misused by people. That does not toe the Party line of “Guns are Evil”.
You see a sight like that, and the next thing you know, you will be meeting with the Old Timers at Murphy’s Chapel.
In other words, you are dead. A quick, merciful death.
Just proves what I’ve read before: Shiny guns are scarier to the bad guys! :) (My 7 shot SS .357 looks my intimidating than any of those, I think)
I like the look of the .44 caliber hollowpoints from mine. They cause “loose bowel syndrome” in the pointee.
U.S. President Barack Obama signing The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010
True story. I was 18 and just arrived at my unit in Ft Benning Ga. I had already been in the army a year, but things happen and by luck of the numbers I was transferred to a new unit from my old one.
I was put in a room with three black guys. They were your typical boastful young blacks, who tried their best to intimidate me. They were learning that I was not impressed. As much I was friendly, they continued their intimidation antics.
Then one Friday evening I was taking a shower. I planed on spending the night painting the town. Now the showers were like five feet away from the CQs desk was.
I was facing the wall as i rinsed off a head full of shampoo. I heard the door open and close, but never thought anything about it. That is until I heard someone clear their throat right behind me.
I turned around to see the barrel of a revolver pointing right at my face. I could see the barrel of the gun and it had bullets in it, behind the gun was a black guy about my size looking at me with a big grin.
Almost immediately I reasoned in my head that five feet away from the door was a CQ who would be in the shower quicker than I could hit the floor if he pulled the trigger.
I also reasoned in my head that it was but another form or intimidation to get me to show fear. I called the guys bluff and turned around to finish rinsing the shampoo out of my hair. The next thing I heard was the shower door open and close.
I gave it a moment and turned around and the brother was gone. I said a prayer and pissed on the wall under the shower head. Finished my shower, wrapped my towel around my waist and headed back to me room. The whole incident lasted maybe a minute, if that long, and not a word was said .
From that day forward, my roommates stopped trying to intimidating me, and just about every black guy in the platoon began treating me like one of their own.
Never had a problem with anyone after that night. If anything, it seemed like they treated me with more respect than they did each other.
To this day though, I still know what it feels like to have a barrel pointed at my face.
hey there mister I didn’t mean to kiss her,
I got no trouble with chew.
And if you want to know what a gun looks like with a gang banger pointing one at you - turn the picture sideways.
No “Kill-O-Zap Gun.” I’m disappointed.
For those of you who never read “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:”
Kill-O-Zap is a deadly silver brand of handheld weaponry. The designer was clearly not instructed to beat about the bush. Make it evil, theyve been told. Make it totally clear that this gun has a right end and a wrong end. Make it totally clear to anyone standing at the wrong end that things are going badly for them. If that means sticking all sorts of spikes and prongs and blackened bits all over it then so be it. This is not a gun for hanging over the fireplace or sticking in the umbrella stand, this is a gun for going out and making people miserable with.
I am sure they didn’t mean for it to be pleasing but that is some great gun porn
Yep. A mere .22 muzzle looks like the Holland Tunnel.
Yep...they look a LOT bigger
Just getting the libs ready ...
I’ve always thought that the S&W N frames, from the Triple Lock to the early post-war (WWII) guns were some the finest looking guns ever made.
I have had a gun pointed at me and the barrel looked like a howitzer. Its a strange kind of scary. LOL!
Well, those of us who follow the basic runs of gun safety never have seen our weapon system this way.
John Wilkes Booth's Derringer
The picture, if 1:1 perspective, is of 2 things in my opinion:
1. Liberal's last vision (deer in the headlights)
2. A dead shooter (if it were pointed at me or anyone I know...and I mean from their own weapon)
The Point Blank project shoots handguns in close-up, portrait-style, and straight down the barrel.
What a horrible use of language and pathetic waste of time.
I’ve looked down the barrel of so many guns, I can’t even imagine where I would begin to count. In other words, big hairy deal!
But have you looked down one when someone else is holding it and you know there are bullets in the gun?