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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 10:18 AM

How a Utah gun control advocate changed her mind and launched a pro-gun group (Pink Pistols)

https://www.deseret.com/utah/2020/11/27/21515321/pink-pistols-salt-lake-city-lgbtq-pro-gun-2nd-amendment-trans-deaths-hate-crime-southern-poverty-law

SALT LAKE CITY — Ermiya Fanaeian looks down the barrel of her AR-15, sighting the pink paper target hanging about a dozen yards in front of her.

She fires off five rounds, exhaling each time before she pulls the trigger and the bone-rattling crack of the gunshot rips through the indoor shooting range. Keeping the rifle pointed forward, she slides the safety lever up and disconnects the banana-shaped magazine, placing them both on the counter before her. Then, she presses a button to her left, sending the target, fixed to a track on the ceiling, rocketing back toward her booth.

The first time Fanaeian shot a gun was three months ago.

“I’ve definitely gotten better,” she says as she inspects the target. One bullet hole sits a few inches above the white X in the center of the target, another slightly to the right.

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Reply How a Utah gun control advocate changed her mind and launched a pro-gun group (Pink Pistols) (Original post)
Dial H For Hero Nov 2020 OP
Throck Nov 2020 #1
Dial H For Hero Nov 2020 #2
Throck Nov 2020 #3
friendly_iconoclast Nov 2020 #5
Kaleva Nov 2020 #4
krispos42 Nov 2020 #6
Kaleva Nov 2020 #8
krispos42 Nov 2020 #9
krispos42 Nov 2020 #7
discntnt_irny_srcsm Nov 2020 #11
USALiberal Nov 2020 #10

Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 01:03 PM

1. Look at the pictures in the article?

How does one aim a rifle with no sights?

I'm for 100% equality and stand behind her without hesitation. The photo boggles my mind and don't pass the smell test.

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Response to Throck (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 01:19 PM

2. Modern rilfes are often sold without iron sights. Perhaps she was posing for the photos with a

rifle that the gun store associated with the shooting range had for sale? Just guessing....

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 01:44 PM

3. Staged photos undermine the story.

Same goes for photoshopping. There's an important story about this person.

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Response to Throck (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:56 PM

5. Or maybe she's just that good at point shooting

 

It's quite possible- the article states that her target was 12 yards away

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Response to Throck (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 06:39 PM

4. Maybe the same way i don't use the sights on my revolver. I point shoot.

But I'm not trying to hit a target beyond 21 feet.

I decided long ago that there's no way I'll be able to put in the training to instinctively use the sights when dealing with a meth head hell bent on mayhem who has broken into my house. Faced with such an antagonist, instinct will most likely take over and I'll be blind to everything but the antagonist.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:07 AM

6. I've got a flashlight/laser combo on my home-defense pistols

Same idea. My place is small so my longest shot is less than 30 feet or so, if I fire down the hallway from one room to another.

The laser sight lines up with the sights at about 20 feet, so within my home the bullet will impact an inch above or below the dot.

I still have sights, Tru-Glo sights, because shit happens.

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 12:03 PM

8. I think a thread discussing the pros and cons of point shooting would be quite interesting.

My house is good size but the rooms aren't that big. The only place I would ever be shooting over 20 feet would be if I stood against one wall of the dining room and looking past the foyer at the opposite wall in the living room about 25 feet away or vice versa and it wouldn't even be that big of an area.

That's the main reason I see no purpose in having a rifle or carbine for home defense.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #8)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 02:06 PM

9. Well, you can easily start one...




I guess it would really depend on how the situation plays out. Are you surprised, or doing the surprising? How many are there to deal with? What if you're charged? What if they suddenly move left or right to take cover or disappear into a bedroom or hallway? What if there's a standoff? What if they throw something at you to distract you?

It can get really fuzzy really fast.

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Response to Throck (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 11:11 AM

7. The accessory rail on the top of the gun can be used...

...similar to a shotgun.

I guess that would work at close range, but yeah, I'd put sights on it. Probably a red-dot sight.

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Response to Throck (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 06:40 PM

11. The target from the same article...

...is probably hanging in a 25 yard lane which wouldn't really require much in way of aiming. I was never an expert shot but I could place a shot within a 2 cm circle using iron sights on an M-1 Garand at 100 ft. AR-15s have an accurate range over 10 times that distance. Hitting a silhouette where the 2 visible shots in the third picture appear wouldn't require any sights. The target looks to be hanging at 7 yards in the first picture. At that range I would think a first time shooter could hit the black (or pink as the case may be) with no sights wearing mittens.

I suspect this photo session was planned for indoors because it sometimes snows in SLC in November. I infer that since the article was published on the 27th, the interview was a week or 2 ahead. The range may have been closed by arrangement for this interview.

TNT is next to the Utah Highway Patrol and has a few options for lanes including 100 yard lanes. These pictures were taken in a 25 yard booth. Looks like a really nice range.



Smell test: maybe staged YMMV

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Response to Dial H For Hero (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 04:06 PM

10. LOL! Nt

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