How could I mount a small camera to my pistol slide, or in front of the barrel?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by jeremiahjw, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    I'm wanting to mount a small camera I have to the slide of my Springfield XD-45 ACP, and to the front of it.

    Here is the camera

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    Here is a video I did where I mounted it to an arrow
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3GhWbrGikI]YouTube - Wide Angle View From Camera Mounted to Flying Arrow[/ame]

    For the front mount, I'm trying to do something like in this video.
    [ame=http://vimeo.com/10779256]guncam on Vimeo[/ame]

    For the slide mount, well, I want to put it on top of the slide, without it falling off or damaging the surface of the gun. I thought of Velcro, but I wouldn't want to mar the surface when I rip the sticky part off.
     
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  2. Jpyle

    Jpyle New Member

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    Not sure what you are trying to do but it sounds a little dangerous. The guys in the video you linked are using Airsoft guns...they are not real firearms! Anything attached to the slide of a 45 caliber handgun will most likely break and detach when the gun is fired...putting something in front of the muzzle while you are firing is also dangerous and unwise. Just my opinion...
     

  3. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    Right, I wouldn't be putting it in the path of the bullet, but to the side. However, if you all think it's dangerous I'll abandon the idea.
     
  4. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Think about just how much force is involved with the slide of a firearm flying back.

    If you wanted to put it on the slide I would make sure the slide is Stainless steel as the sticky stuff may affect bluing or paint on coatings.

    It would be a better idea to get a sigma, glock, xd with a rail and attach a camera to the rail.

    Take a look at this site they have neat cameras.

    GoPro Official Store: Wearable Digital Cameras for Sports
     
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  5. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    I'm familiar with the GoPro, however this camera is much smaller, it weighs about 2 ounces. I'm guessing the force of the slider is in the same area as the force of the arrow I mounted the camera to.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    The ACCELERATION of the slide is much greater than the acceleration of an arrow. Also, adding weight to the slide can affect the cycling of the gun.
     
  7. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    Ok, so is the danger here to me/the gun, or the camera? If it's the camera, I don't mind, it only cost about $12.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Do you really think someone is going to say "SURE GO FOR IT MAN"? No do you want to know why?

    Because by someone saying that there is not danger. That is opening them up to liability when your dumbass attaches the camera to your gun and proceds to shoot it and you end up int he ER with one less eye and not able to ever shoot or drive again. Then you get the AAAA HA moment and say well Tango said it was not dangerous and it was. So I am going to sue him for lying to me. Oh you will say I wouldn't sue you or anyone else on here. But I don't know you from the pedophile 3 streets over. So to me your a lying SOB just out looking for a payday at my expense.

    So do what you want to do and don't look to us to OK it so you can then blame up and Keith (NOTDKU) the owner of the board.
     
  9. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    LOL, I guess you answered my question then. Again, I wasn't worried about the camera, just the gun and myself.

    I'm not the person who goes around suing people because of my actions. I happened to know that people have mounted other things on the slider...

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    So I thought it would be worth asking. Plus, just because something sounds stupid doesn't mean one should do it. I mean, imagine how much we all would have missed out if "that guy" never took his chance on eating a tomato or pineapple. Seriously, whoever thought eating a pineapple was a good idea? Those things look like inanimate hedgehogs.

    Now you know more about me than the pedophile 3 streets over. ;-)
     
  10. Poink88

    Poink88 New Member

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    What Tango means is he/we do not know you and your word is worth nothing to us (as of now). Maybe in time.. ;)
     
  11. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What happened to that pistol?????:eek: Good lord.
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I was going to suggest doing what the pros do, but after seeing that handgun.....
     
  13. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    OH HOLY EFFING Mother of Nemo.

    it is a SLIDE. SLIDE

    NOT SLIDER SLIDE.... ​


    A Slider is a small bite sized hamburger or cheese burger.
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I didn't know Ron Jeremy was in to archery!
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  15. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    And I can vouch for their deliciousness! :)
     
  16. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    SLIDE!!

    (Just bought the pistol, it's my first one, so, not 100% familiar with the names of all the parts)

    Why does everone think I look like him in that shot? I don't look anything like him...
     
  17. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    jeremiah, you might get more acquainted with your new pistol, or pistols in general, before you start on such a project. Just a friendly word of advice. :)
     
  18. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    That sir, is the reason we are not endorsing your action. A good firearms safety course will help you identify the parts and how to safely handle your firearm.

    Please schedule yourself for one soon.
     
  19. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Did you even read the owners manual? I am sure they didn't call it a slider in that did they?

    You should have read the owners manual before you even chambered a round in your XD-45.

    Visit NRA.org look for some training classes in your area.
     
  20. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    No, I haven't as it isn't in my possession yet.

    I've shot XD-45's that others owned.