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    Default A puzzle for you to solve if you can!

    First of all, I want to point out that absolutely no fighting, arguing, denigrating, insulting, or condescending is welcome on this thread. I'm just throwing this out there for a little fun brainstorming. A puzzle to try and solve. All friendly posts & opinions are welcome.

    Look at this picture. I shot it about a decade ago of my wife shooting her Variant 1 USP Compact 9mm. The moment captured is right at ignition and just before recoil. You can see that the trigger is pressed all the way to the rear. Here is the question:

    Why is the hammer back?

    In a later post, I'll present my theory on a possibility. I have shown this picture to a number of "experts" and also many regular smart people over the years. . . What say you?

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    You had the prototype smart chip and it anticipated the next shot! ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bystok View Post
    You had the prototype smart chip and it anticipated the next shot! ;)
    Photoshop?
    JK

    Long exposure time?

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    Is that your wife shooting or Billy Idol?
    Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3two8 View Post
    Photoshop?
    JK
    Long exposure time?
    Nope. Just a genuine, honest, no tricks photo. . . shot with a Nikon D70 set to auto at around dusk on a chilly day.

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    Gas or heat leaving the barrel captured on film, not visible to the naked eye Pryor to her follow up shot.
    Last edited by Wild Bill; 01-18-2017 at 04:04 PM. Reason: Adding info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Bill View Post
    Gas or heat leaving the barrel captured on film, not visible to the naked eye Pryor to her follow up shot.
    Why is the hammer back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by orfeo View Post
    Nope. Just a genuine, honest, no tricks photo. . . shot with a Nikon D70 set to auto at around dusk on a chilly day.
    Do you have the exif data on exposure/shutter speed and aperture?
    The picture looks pretty sharp/in focus, but maybe you captured the hammer a little bit longer in the cocked than fired position (although there is no blur around the hammer).
    That, or a case of serious hammer rebound...

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    Quote Originally Posted by orfeo View Post
    Why is the hammer back?
    Captured slightly before the trigger break, the heat, gas is residue from the Pryor shot. That's my best guess that's a great shot I might add.

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    It's NOT the "moment of ignition". The bullet is downrange, the fireball is extant, and the weapon has already cycled, hence, hammer back. Your wife has not yet reset the sear for the next round.
    Last edited by diesel1959; 01-18-2017 at 04:18 PM.
    Sparkplugs are irrelevant.
    Plenty of HK's and clones.

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