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  • JSStryker

    OMG Naomi is a left handed shooter like me! I’m in love too bad she is already taken. 🙁

  • Merle

    Pink is good!

  • JackDeth 72

    Decent grouping.

    • Old Codger

      Depending on the distance it could be a GREAT grouping.

      • JackDeth 72

        Considering Naomi’s Standing Stance. Could be even tighter when shooting prone and off a bag,

        • Looks like an NRA SR target. SR for “short range”. Typically shot standing slow fire at 200 yards in high power rifle competitions. That would be an outstanding group at that range and position. It’s exceedingly rare for someone to clean that part of the course. I’ve seen it done once in my twelve years of shooting that sport.

          The rest of the course goes out to 600 yards prone with just a sling.

  • John T. Block

    Beautiful woman. Using a high quality rifle, well.
    I’ve got wood….

    • Old Codger

      I remember a Mythbusters episode with one scene where Kari Byron (AKA the Geek GODDESS) in the prone position firing one of Ronnie Barrett’s toys. Wood? Uh, uh. MAHOGANY!

      • JackDeth 72

        Or Kari using a pop up .223 Vulcan Mini Gun to chop down Joshua Trees.

  • Too Tall

    1. Rule 308
    2. Only southpaws are in their right minds

    A twofer!

    • WayneM

      Too Tall, I’m not normally contrary-minded with the good regulars of DBD but I’m going to object in this case. My ex-wife was a leftie and she was bat-shit crazy.

      • Pamela

        Political leanings or sanity has nothing to do with whether a person is able shoot or not.

  • Pete231

    Three Rules of Combat : 1) Look Cool. 2) Know What You’re Doing. 3) If Rule #2 Doesn’t Apply, Refer Back To Rule #1 . Naomi knows.

  • cz93x62

    My kind of range site. Lovely.

  • Fox2!

    She should come down a click on her sights.

  • Shooting is a form of yoga. It is zen, it is focus. It applies.

  • Halley

    Being a lefty means you always feel, at some subconscious level, like a member of an oppressed minority, linking you to the “left” side, a dreadful stigma no human should have to endure. But is it genetic or is it a choice? Why no protests and demonstrations for our human rights?

    Is that a really low navel?

    • Old Codger

      Halley, we southpaws are the most discriminated against minority in the world. Tools and everyday items are made for right-handers. Even our very atoms have a right-handed spin. In all the languages I have researched, there is the same right = correct, left = wrong/awkward/improper thing going on.

      I shoot right handed mostly that was how I learned by watching people on TV and the Movies shoot. Fortunately, I am nearly ambidextrous so it is not a problem. Plus, there’s the whole brass in your face bit.

      • John D. Egbert

        O/C: Take a close look at COL Colt’s revolvers, particularly the Model P (otherwise known as the Model 1873 or Single Action Army), paying particular attention to loading/clearing/reloading. Most definitely a left handed and left hander’s gun. Perhaps the fact that he was a southpaw had something to do with it. ‘Tis said that a good gun hand could get his sixth shot off less than three seconds after the fifth. Would that I could be that good . . .

        • eon

          Back then, the revolver was considered mainly a cavalry weapon, but the cavalry’s main weapon was still considered to be the saber, used in the right hand. Therefore the revolver was designed to be used in the left hand, which also held he reins.

          If you check out U.S. and other countries’ cavalry accoutrements of the era, the revolver holster was a “crossdraw” carried on the left side, butt forward, and was actually used with a left-handed “twist” draw. (Back of hand against ribcage, draw weapon inverted, rotate wrist 180 degrees to bring it upright at extension.) Western movies almost always get this part wrong.

          The saber was attached to the left side of the saddle, hilt forward, scabbard at about a 45 degree angle downward and back (under the rider’s leg), true edge down, for a right-handed draw. The carbine was on a sling or in a saddle bucket attached to the right side in roughly the same position, inverted so it could be drawn and swung up to the right shoulder in one motion.

          Nothing on a cavalryman’s tack was positioned by accident.

          cheers

          eon

          • John D. Egbert

            It’s also why John M. Browning designed the M1911 without a full-length guide rod for the recoil spring: so the slide could be racked by using the top edge of the holster to push against single handed.

    • Deplorable B Woodman

      I’m left handed, and right eye dominant. So I shoot right handed. Plus, I grew up in a time and place where the whole “forced to be right handed” was not enforced in school.

      • Pamela

        I had to shoot left handed for months while my right hand healed from dislocating a few bones. Made me realize I need both eyes done.

    • armedandsafe

      Most lefties are ambidextrous. Most by training in a right handed world. Some by choice. My third grade teacher tried to force me to be only right handed. I chose left handed.
      I shoot rifle right handed, pistol left handed, shotgun either.
      I’ve since made similar choices using the same attitude in my life. 😉

      • JSStryker

        I do a lot of things left handed, I can shoot right or left handed but left handed just feel “right” to me plus I an left eye dominant, I shoot a bow left handed, play guitar left handed and fish left handed but I write and throw a ball right handed and I bat right handed.

  • Deplorable B Woodman

    To have enough acreage to be able to have my own private shooting range……..(sigh)……

    • Randy

      I second that longing! Oh and not to be trapped in the not-so-great State of Newyorkistan 🙁

      • There’s plenty of room and opportunities in Texas. Come on down! We need a few conservative imports to offset the rush of Cali-Commies.

      • Old Codger

        You’re not trapped. Last I looked you are free to leave Newyorkistan for a red state any time you want. I was smart enough to have been born in Texas 😉 and to have come back as I was getting out of the USAF.

      • Walt Snedeker

        It took me decades to get there, but I can walk out into my back yard with my AK-47 and blast away to my heart’s content. You are correct, Randy — IT IS FUN!!

      • John D. Egbert

        Tennessee welcomes you!

  • Wood

    It holds on target. 458 socom?

    • Wood

      BIG HOLES on target… damned phone keyboard…

  • Rocky

    When I went through survival schools before ‘Nam, I was told “learn to shoot with both hands, either hand, either eye, long guns or hand guns”. You cannot know what injuries you will have. Compensate for as many as you can. So I have done so now for almost 50 years. Naomi is doing the same.

    • eon

      And now armies are rushing to buy bullpup rifles that basically cannot be fired off the left shoulder.

      Being a southpaw myself, I long ago learned to shoot either way, although I mainly shoot right-handed because my right eye is the dominant one. Besides, most small arms are intended for right-handed people. (Single-action revolvers on the Colt and Remington pattern and lever-action rifles are conspicuous exceptions to this rule.)

      There are some non-bullpups (and not just bolt-actions) that are impractical to fire off the left shoulder, like the Ruger Mini-14, which tends to throw its brass right in your face if you try it.

      But why any army would adopt a rifle that cannot be fired around a “right-hand” corner in MOBUA without exposing yourself to enemy fire has never made any sense to me. The SA-80 series being a case in point. (That being just one of its faults.)

      I often wonder if the command level in a lot of our forces really understand anything about actual…war.

      clear ether

      eon

      • John

        One of the best, and rather subtle, approaches to adapting a weapon to either hand was demonstrated to me waaay back when I was straight-leg infantry in the Canal Zone.
        One of the contractors for the M16A1 tweaked the shell ejector to throw the casings out and _forward_ away from the shooter.
        When we discovered this we made sure our Lefties got issued these rifles and the armorer made note of it in case someone needed a reissue.

      • JSStryker

        I’ve owned a Mini-14 for 35 years and I have never had it throw the brass in my face.

  • Milo Mindbe der

    6 shots 7 holes, I need one of then thar super special rifles. Just picking nits.

    • Tom Z.

      At 1:00 it looks like there might be a three shot hole. Making a total of 8 hits.

  • GWB

    I love the … form-fitting top on Jan. Is it cold there?

    • MasterDiver

      Night in the desert can get VERY cold. Early morning can be chilly until the sun gets some altitude, long sleeves are a definite plus. I notice Naomi’s leotard has long sleeves, too.

      Zar Belk!

      • PaulS

        Leotard?! Damn, my brain put her in nothing but a tiny string bikini bottom. Now I see sleeves. 🙁

    • eon

      Still, there’s serious money in teaching yoga. And most students are female, and want a female teacher, whether they are snowflakes or not.

      Just saying.

      clear ether

      eon

  • rickn8or

    ELEGANT solution to the “hot brass down the blouse” problem!

    • Pamela

      I hate it when that happens.

      • Too Tall

        No fun practicing your pole dancing on the range?

    • Jay Maynard

      Actually, no, it’s cut far too low for that…and depending on what’s blended with the spandex, the leotard might be damaged by hot brass down the cleavage, if it gets low enough.

  • JTC

    Yoga and shooting are not at ALL mutually exclusive disciplines, quite the opposite.

    And her outfit is a new take on “tacticool” that I can get behind. Or would like to. 🙂

    • WayneM

      Agreed, JTC… the breathing discipline is identical.

    • Pamela

      Who is in her class that causes her to go shooting?
      Hey Naomi, take one of the Dawgs.

    • JTC

      Focus, calm, breathing and other mind/muscle control…

      What they call “zen” in yoga we call “in the zone” in shooting.

      Same principles without the whole eastern mysticism thing, which these days kind of sticks in my craw. I’m weird like that.

      Don’t mind watching Naomi practice it though. 😉

  • RegT

    Yes, Chris, her navel is sitting right over her bladder. Just an oversight, I’m sure. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1898941-overview#a2

    BTW, it took me a while to notice that fact. I was more concerned with looking at the – er- the position of her elbows. Yes, that’s right, her elbows. Important when you are shooting off-hand like that.

    • eon

      Um, actually a leotard like that rarely shows the navel. That’s more likely the top of a “camel toe” you’re seeing.

      clear ether

      eon

  • Delilah T.

    What is this I see going on?

    “Zen and the Art of Gunfire?”

  • RegT

    It’s a wee bit high for a camel toe, Eon. Trust a former RN, although I was familiar with female anatomy long before that last of several careers.

    More likely it was just a mark or shading that wasn’t meant to indicate an umbilicus.