How to sign shoot in American Sign Language

Sign #1 (1 of 2)

Definition:

Discharge firearm

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of you with your thumb pointing up and your index finger pointing away from yourself. Then, move your hand slightly forward and down, while bending your thumb forward, mimicking shooting a gun.

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Sequential Breakdown of shoot

Beginning and End Frames

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End of Sign

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Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shoot
Extend your thumb and index finger to form an 'L' shape, with the other fingers curled in.

Sign #2 (2 of 2)

Definition:

Fire gun

Sign Instructions:

Place your hand in front of you with your thumb pointing up and your index and middle fingers pointing away from yourself. Then, move your hand slightly forward and down, while bending your thumb forward, mimicking shooting a gun.

Videos

Example Video

Tutorial Video

Sequential Image Breakdown

Sequential Breakdown of shoot

Beginning and End Frames

Beginning of Sign

First Frame of shoot

End of Sign

Final Frame of shoot

Dominant Handshapes for this sign

Dominant Handshape for shoot
Extend your index and middle fingers while keeping them together, with your thumb sticking out. Fold the other fingers into your palm.

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