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Old 02-06-2011, 11:46 PM   #21
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Shooting someone else's does not really get you acquainted with your firearm. User manuals can be downloaded from the internet (and I suggest you do that before doing anything else).

There are items in there you should read (like safety rules).

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Let me guess it is your first computer as well.

http://www.the-m-factor.com/html/images/download/XDmSAFTEYMANUAL.pdf

Sorry if I am coming off as harsh. We just don't need another idiot in the news because he some how shot himself in the face with a camera. You say your a new owner who doesn't even have the pistol in hand. You already want to try and attach a camera to the slide. Just stop and think.

If you want one get one that attaches to the rail.

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If you want one get one that attaches to the rail.
What's a "rail?"
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Like Tango said get one that attaches to the accessory rail.
Shot Cam

I did a similar thing with an R/C Heli.


Now that was fun. Also put it on an R/C car.
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User manuals can be downloaded from the internet (and I suggest you do that before doing anything else).
No worries, it comes with.

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Sorry if I am coming off as harsh. We just don't need another idiot in the news because he some how shot himself in the face with a camera. You say your a new owner who doesn't even have the pistol in hand. You already want to try and attach a camera to the slide. Just stop and think.
Again, all I wanted to know is if this was safe, which is why I asked before I did it. I get paranoid when people point toy pistols at me, I don't want to do it if it isn't smart.

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If you want one get one that attaches to the rail.
I was wanting to get a unique view, hence the camera on the slider (which I've now abandoned).
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What's a "rail?"
It's where you attach a bayonet to your pistol.
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Jeremiah- not intended as a slam, but sharing information-

When you fire a handgun, the slide will BRISKLY be driven to the rear by recoil. However, it was designed so that a given WEIGHT of parts is recoiling. Start changing that, and you may or may not affect the funtioning of the pistol.

Second point- the gasses that drive the bullet are set free at the muzzle- and exit the muzzle at several thousand PSI. They do not just go straight ahead- they also go out to the sides of the muzzle. Anything in the path of those gasses will not only be destroyed, but probably turned into a projectile.

Please- before you start adding this and that- take the time to learn about the basic machine you are buying. The suggestion to download the owner''s manual ahead of time was a very good one- gives you a chance to figure out what questions you still have after reading them.

Also, if you have not yet acquired them- you should not shoot without eye protection, and hearing protection. Unless you want to be like us old farts that have irreversible hearing loss, and spend a lot of time saying "What?". If you don't already have some, and if money is tight, find a Harbor Freight store. Yellow tinted safety glasses are a couple of bucks, ear muff type hearing protectors about $5. Every issue of Popular Science and The American Rifleman has a coupon for 20% off one item in the store. Go get some.

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When you fire a handgun, the slide will BRISKLY be driven to the rear by recoil. However, it was designed so that a given WEIGHT of parts is recoiling. Start changing that, and you may or may not affect the funtioning of the pistol.

Second point- the gasses that drive the bullet are set free at the muzzle- and exit the muzzle at several thousand PSI. They do not just go straight ahead- they also go out to the sides of the muzzle. Anything in the path of those gasses will not only be destroyed, but probably turned into a projectile.
Ok, I see why it would be a bad idea now. Thanks for answering my question. :-)

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Also, if you have not yet acquired them- you should not shoot without eye protection, and hearing protection.
I have really sensitive ears, so I alway shoot with headphones on. Also got a pair of glasses for pistol shooting. :-)
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