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Old 03-27-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Display Prop Rods.

Went to a gun show a couple of months back and found these.
Anyone seen these before? The only ones I've seen before these were Smith & Wesson blue prop rods.
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I am not looking to trade these Ruger prop rods, I only have 2 left from the original 6.
The other 4 were traded a month after I bought them. I will keep an eye out for the vendor I bought them from to see if he has anymore.
The next show is in a couple of weeks. If I find more I will contact those who asked about trading for them.

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Ditto, I'd do you a trade also, if you are interested.
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And here I thought nobody wanted any of them Red Ones...
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I would love to purchase one of those.... Red or blue, doesn't matter what color. Is anyone willing to sell one?

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They look evil.
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Around here the Smith rods are the most common by far.

"Never throw anything away" fits well here.
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My prop rods have a dual purpose.



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Shoo boy makes some great ones too...
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I guess I'm an oddball... but I don't get the whole prop rod thing.

To me it distracts from the appearance of the gun in a photograph or otherwise.

If I'm going to shoot a photo and I want an tilted position on the gun, I prop it from underneath with a brandy cork where it is out of sight.

Worse case, if I wanted to use a "prop rod"... I'd want a clear glass one that was the least visible as possible.

Is there something that I'm missing?
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As a rule, I don't like to use prop rods; I agree with some that they do tend to distract from the gun itself. Occasionally, I'll use one to get the proper angle. I have two, one of the blue S&W types, and a clear acrylic job that is more generic. I think its use is not quite as distracting. Here's an example:

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Another dual Purpose Rod

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I guess I'm an oddball... but I don't get the whole prop rod thing.

Is there something that I'm missing?
They were for dealers to display handguns. You can put more propped up guns in less space in the display cabinet.
I also do not like them in a photograph of a gun. For gun photographs I use hidden props or the gun is leaning against something in the backgound.

But I do have red ones, blue ones, and homemade ones.


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I will not even consider looking at a picture of a gun on this forum without a proper prop rod.
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I will not even consider looking at a picture of a gun on this forum without a proper prop rod.
Sip is not allowed to look at these pictures because I use Q-tips wedged between the cylinder and the frame that is well hidden behind the gun or a white hunk of foam that blends into the white background. The S&W prop rods obscure too much of the gun in the pictures.



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I would be happy to trade some of these for some of yours!
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I did not see Smith357s pictures...and the above piece of wood is just plain sad....
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Very cool Misty...
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Very cool Misty...
Sip, do you have a prop rod pic you'd like to share?
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Sure...works great but not sure what it is...found it in my wife's sock draw...

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Sure...works great but not sure what it is...found it in my wife's sock draw...
Funny stuff Sip.
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Sure...works great but not sure what it is...found it in my wife's sock draw...

A shaver? ..............
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I like the Flair and Substance that a "Shoorod" brings to the image.



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