Saturday steaming bowl of Skeet (Updated)

| February 2, 2013

WH skeet photo

Old Trooper sent this photo from a link at Weekly Standard which says that the White House released this photo this morning. Is it just me, or is that a LOT of smoke coming out of the muzzle? And I’ve never seen a barrel ported that far back, or in that direction and the smoke coming out of the port doesn’t seem to correspond to the smoke coming out of the muzzle. He seems to be shooting a little low for a target that should be in the air, like a bird, not on the ground like Pauxatauny Phil.

But then someone sent us a picture that might explain it;


I’ve never shot a shotgun that cost a few thousand dollars or one that was designed for skeet shooting – all of mine were tools made for doing a job. So, I’m asking.

UPDATE: Here’s a screen shot of a guy shooting at target with the Browning Citori, the same weapon the president is using;

browning citori

I took it from this video – I don’t see the amount of smoke pouring out of the muzzle like the President’s. I also see some recoil in the video that I don’t see in the picture of the President. So, either the picture of the President is photo shopped or he’s using blanks. In my considered opinion.

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden

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  1. SJ says:

    If Dear Leader was shooting some skeets, wouldn’t He have a shell pouch so He could reload? I still wave the BS flag on all the smoke. Wonder if the Camp David armorer set Him up with some smoke rounds?

  2. ROS says:

    I wonder if he cleans and eats all of the skeet he shoots.

  3. Jim Shawley says:

    Regarding your update video:

    The other thing is that the gas blowing out the rib vents fans out vertically both above and below the barrel, and out both sides of the barrel–unlike the skeeter-in-chief’s shot. Further, the smoke is not nearly as dense.

    So the skeeter-in-chief’s photo is most assuredly not fake. Thus spake Carney…

  4. Poetrooper says:

    The White House threatens the world not to Photoshop the pic or what?

    The world responds, “Molon labe, you clueless pussies.”

  5. greg m says:

    why hasn’t anyone mentioned that the gun only has one choke tube. It looks like the top barrel has a choke tube and the
    lower barrel doe not. a double barrel is always used in skeet
    if not a semi-automatic or pump. So why no choke tube in the
    lower barrel?

  6. sadashell says:

    Shhh…don’t bring up the Photoshop thingy. That will end up on the list of regulated items. We’ll have to register our copies and they may get confiscated.

  7. Old Trooper says:

    The “official” WH photo has some problems i.e. stance, stock placement on the should instead of in the shoulder when firing, the ported barrel appears to have smoke coming out of only one side and the amount of smoke in general.

    So, what I think happened is that they took a picture of Obama with the shotgun up and then added the smoke later to make it appear that he was in the middle of shooting. Unfortunately, whomever added the smoke to the picture knows as much about shooting as Obama does.

  8. Scotty says:

    He only has to convince those who believe anything he says, so to 50% of ignorant America, if he says he was skeet shooting, then this picture is all the proof they will ever need, and we are all just conspiracy nuts.

  9. RobK3187 says:

    I wonder if the skeets feel their rights were violated by this radical gun nut?

  10. SJ says:

    Do you need a license to shoot skeets? Can you shoot the females and males? Is there a skeet season?

  11. brolin1911a1 says:

    Maybe they should have posed him with Michael Dukakis in his tank turret giving Obama instructions on how to shoot skeet.

    What’s next, the publishing of some of Michelle Obama’s favorite White House skeet recipes?

  12. Green Thumb says:

    He is attempting to man up…

  13. Dunno if this was answered previously… some such shotguns are “ported” (vented) to as to lessen the recoil to better maintain target picture.

    I had to look this up after seeing the photo… otherwise I know nothing about skeet shooting.

  14. UpNorth says:

    @62, yeah, as someone mentioned upthread, we’ve seen him throw a baseball and ride a bike. It’ll take more than photoshop to help him man up.

  15. ObamaGirl says:

    At least he didn’t shoot a Texas attorney in the face and blame it on the person he shot. Funny how that was never mentioned.

  16. ObamaGirl says:

    there is no point for the white house to post photos like this anyway, unless the president can figure out a way to change his skin color none you will change your opinion of him, now matter how many great things he continues to do for this country.

  17. 68W58 says:

    Yeah-it’s straight up racism, remember that no matter what we say we also hate Allen West, Tim Scott, Clarence Thomas and Thomas Sowell just because they’re black.


  18. Ex-PH2 says:

    What OBG does not get is that nothing would change our opinions of Obama even if he were white. We still wouldn’t like him.

  19. SJ says:

    66: I also despise Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, John F’ing Kerry, etc. I’m an equal opportunity despiser.

  20. Braden Lynch says:

    OBG, you voted for him because of his skin tone, I bet. That makes you the racist! Joke is on you though, he’s bi-racial.

    He’s not black and he’s not white; actually he’s pink, as in America-hating, pinko-commie. That’s why we dislike him.

  21. Redacted1775 says:

    OG’s incaapable of thinking on her own. You’re wasting your time fellas.

  22. ditchdoctor says:

    What is he using for sights? He appears to be attempting to look down the BORE of the shotgun, instead of the sights on top of the barrel! It’s riding awful high on his shoulder too.

  23. Redacted1775 says:

    It’s a novelty teakettle!

  24. Ex-PH2 says:

    Too high on the shoulder — yeah, if he actually fired that thing, wouldn’t it throw itself right past his shoulder on the recoil? That’s scary.

  25. Joe Williams says:

    The angle of the shotgun might work on the sub-species of Skeet. Trap shooting is what I am thinking. The stupid of these pictures is amazing. I am sure we can play “find the 10 thimgs wrong with this picture. OG , what unit and time of tour,you know month and year. Also,what base or bases were assigned to? Joe

  26. A Proud Infidel says:

    My ribs are still aching from where I’ve read the White House’s statement on other site that that pic IS NOT to be photoshopped….
    Maser Media is having a photoshop contest with that pic, and folks are having a ball elsewhere, I like the one where B. Hussein Øbama has the shotgun backward, much like Joe Biden would!!

  27. Joe Doakes says:

    The other hole is so he can do two things at once.


  28. Anonymous says:

    Bogus to one who skeet shoots regularly. Probably made from the same photoshop program that produced his Birth Cert and Selective Service registration. He needs a new forger. Really bad documents.

  29. Anonymous says:

    I he says he was skeet shooting it would be among the first times in his life he has told the truth.

  30. Ex-PH2 says:

    I think all the skeets ran away and hid. I know I would.

  31. Curt says:

    Maybe O-gurl would volunteer to hold the skeet for Duh-one…


  32. Ronny445 says:

    His elbow is also too low so he wouldn’t hit the broad side of a barn if he was standing in it. Shoots like a girl.

  33. Anonymous says:

    Let’s have a an impartial dentist check to see how much damage he sustained to the left side of his jaw. A

  34. Anonymous says:

    What a great hunter!! Let’s have a an impartial dentist check to see how much damage he sustained to the left side of his jaw from the recoil. And if he shot on August 4 last year, there should be some pics of discoloration and swelling.

  35. Steve O says:

    I don’t see why he couldn’t be shooting skeet. Even though they may be higher, by the time President Teleprompter makes a decision the target would be almost on the ground.

    Or on the ground.

    The reason you see a lot of smoke is because he’s using a special “Presidential” load.

  36. squidqueen says:

    I’ve only shot a shotgun a few times in my life, and not for a LONG time. So I’m far from an expert. Even less expert on golf. To me, the photo of BHO trying to prove ” we do skeet shooting all the tone” looks a lot like O.J. Simpson playing golf. As a novice, I think I could do just s well. The shotgun I shot would have knock him on his scrawny butt.

  37. CWill says: link of photoshopped pix from comment #77 has been taken down. It was up last night.