Photo of the Day - Las Vegas Gun Store

This shot was taken at the Gun Store in Las Vegas, NV. Heather and I are not big fans of guns, but we were curious when we stopped in to see what all the fuss was about (we had multiple recommendations for this place from friends). Well as much as I hate to say it: guns are really cool. At least when they're not being used to hurt people. The precision, and raw power of each firearm was unbelievable. To get this shot with the muzzle flash coming form the gun, Heather stood behind, using the high speed setting on her dSLR and held down the shutter just before I pulled the trigger. She probably took about 10 exposures, and this one turned out to be the best. ISO: 200, Exp: 0.167 sec (1/6), Aperture: f/5, Focal length: 38mm. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, visit The Gun Store at 2900E Tropicana in Las Vegas. Ph. 454-1110

Photo of the Day

I'm not a fan of guns. I just don't think the risk factor is low enough to own one. Still, when Heather and I stopped into The Gun Store in Las Vegas, Nevada and fired some of their weapons of destruction, I have to admit, I was pretty excited. It's hard describe the feeling: The sudden and VERY loud bang after the pin hit shells, the sound of the gun shell "tinking" off the ground, the smell of metal and gunpowder... the raw and accurate power of holding something so small and destructive. The folks at The Gun Store were SUPER friendly and helpful. Our guide (Eddie, on right) gave us a personal session and explained everything to us, without the condescending attitude I was expecting. The entire experience was very positive. At $1 per bullet, (we spent $200) and shooting several guns (Uzi, M1, Gloch, M16) I'm glad we stopped in for the experience. My only regret is knowing the crime and pain that exists in the world because of the evil people that wield these weapons. I now understand the ease with which one could pull out their weapon and hurt somebody in a moment of anger. It's a bit scary. To get this photo, I had my 40D set to high speed shooting, with a Canon 17-85 IS lens. I took about 10 photos, hoping to capture the muzzle flash and as you can see above, I was successful. The Gun Store is located at 2900 E Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121. They're open 9am to 6:30pm 7 days a week and their phone number is 702.454.1110. Ask for Eddie. :) Shoot Safe!