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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19   #41
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In real life, he'd be lucky if the birdshot didn't ricochet off of the door back at him.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:19   #42
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I agree, but these things aren't even noticed by the novice gun people. Just by us gun junkies. I see this stuff in movies/tv and point it out to my girlfriend and she just shakes her head and says, " only you would notice something like that". Yep.
This is true. And it's pretty much the same for every niche movie. Some people actually believe "The Fast and the Furious" is how real car enthusiasts act. If they depicted that movie accurately, it would be boring as hell to everyone but the true enthusiasts. Same reason Glocks "click" every time they are drawn in movies. A realistic quiet draw is far less fun and suspenseful to the average viewer.

Personally, I enjoy realism in movies. Though it's not very easy to find.
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:25   #43
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In some of the old western shows when they shoot, they would jab the gun forward like throwing a punch.
The worst offender for that was Jingles Jones on the old Wild Bill Hickock series. I swore he was going to throw the thing instead of shoot it...
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:29   #44
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The worst offender for that was Jingles Jones on the old Wild Bill Hickock series. I swore he was going to throw the thing instead of shoot it...
It make the bullet go faster when you thrust the gun while shooting
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:29   #45
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There was the one episode of Justified where Raylan jacks a live cartridge out of his Glock and drops it on a guy's chest and says... "Next one's coming a lot faster".


Raylan is absolutely the coolest dude on TV
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:52   #46
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Not movies but in novels where the writer should know better, I've frequently read their lead character "takes the safety off" of a revolver. Really?? Same thing with Glocks. Come on now, revolvers with safeties. Don
Stephen King was the one writer I used to read who was worst about that - I finally quit reading anything he writes and I now read Dean Koontz, who is both pro-gun and knowledgeable about them.

Sadly, the movies made from dean Koontz's books are as far of the mark as the ones made from Stephen Kings books (Watchers turned a retired Navy SEAL lead character into...15-year-old Corey Haim, just to add to the realism of taking on government assassins and a genetically engineered super predator, all at the same time)
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:04   #47
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Watching the trailer (in which they showed that scene) almost kept me from tuning into the series. Almost...

Since then, TWD seems intent on including at least one WTF? firearm moment in every episode - the most recent being a clearly bent rifle barrel. I swear they're doing it on purpose.

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Old 11-27-2012, 10:06   #48
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The best is when they have a Glock and they make the clicking sound as if they cocked a hammer
That is the most annoying thing ever in shows and movies. I never watched the show lost and my g/f and I started watching it over the holidays on net flix. In one episode they found a g-19, they "cocked" it two different times then the third the actor actually used his thumb like cocking a hammer back and it made the click... She was not happy with my yelling at the TV. Couldn't take it any longer
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:12   #49
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Stephen King was the one writer I used to read who was worst about that - I finally quit reading anything he writes and I now read Dean Koontz, who is both pro-gun and knowledgeable about them.

Sadly, the movies made from dean Koontz's books are as far of the mark as the ones made from Stephen Kings books (Watchers turned a retired Navy SEAL lead character into...15-year-old Corey Haim, just to add to the realism of taking on government assassins and a genetically engineered super predator, all at the same time)
I've actually seen the whole gun thing over-thought also. In the post-apocalyptic novel Wolf and Iron, author Gordon R. Dickson has the protagonist meet up with a community of survivors. The protagonist is armed by the community's "weapons expert" with what is clearly a S&W Model 40 (described as a small double-action snub-nosed revolver with a totally enclosed internal hammer). The "expert" advises the protagonist that normally, he would carry the revolver with an empty chamber under the hammer. But because that revolver only has 5 shots, he should accept the risk of accidentally setting it off and keep it with every chamber loaded.

That was a moment of an author trying to sound like a "gun expert" and going too far...


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Old 11-27-2012, 10:33   #50
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How has no one mentioned this Hollywood staple: the Glock that continues to click when the trigger is pulled and the slide is locked back?
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:01   #51
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Movies that feature a time before the 1890's and they are all shooting model 94 Winchesters.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:07   #52
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In a Michael Pare' crime thriller, he enters an abandoned amusement park with a Glock 17L. When he enters the first tent, it's turned into a Glock 34. He then enters another room, now it's a Glock 17. Second tent, Glock 19. When he finally finds the bad guy, you guessed it, a Glock 26.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:15   #53
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In the recent movie "End of Watch" with Jake Gyllenhal, they are running across a courtyard under a storm of gunfire from 3 fully auto AKs and not one bullet makes contact
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:20   #54
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Not movies but in novels where the writer should know better, I've frequently read their lead character "takes the safety off" of a revolver. Really?? Same thing with Glocks. Come on now, revolvers with safeties. Don
I thought that as well. Then found sure-enough revolvers with real safeties. Don't recall brands and models offhand but the ones I've run across we're European... Maybe British... Found an "automatic revolver" also...


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Old 11-27-2012, 11:25   #55
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How has no one mentioned this Hollywood staple: the Glock that continues to click when the trigger is pulled and the slide is locked back?

Heh -- that must be a trait of all semiautos in movies... I've seen 1911's do the same thing...


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Old 11-27-2012, 11:31   #56
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Revolvers with safeties and semi-automatic revolver...

http://www.thegunzone.com/webley-fosbery.html

Odds are that the movie hero/villain mumbling about his/her revolver safety or automatic revolver won't be shown with one of these...


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Old 11-27-2012, 11:35   #57
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Personally, I love it when the slide is clearly locked back and yet is still able to fire another shot!
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:05   #58
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i hate it when someone's M16 runs out of ammo and while the trigger is still being squeezed, you hear "clickclickclickclickclickclick"

its also annoying during a gun fight how rounds seriously miss their mark but as soon as someone hides around a corner, all the rounds coming their way misses their head by a few inches
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:45   #59
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It increases the velocity
Yes by 2 FPS
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Old 11-27-2012, 13:10   #60
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Bullets being stopped by drywall, garbage cans, body of dead BG used as cover, etc.
I've lost count of how many times a guy survives a hail of machine gun and rifle fire buy hiding behind the BG he manged to circle parry and put between him and the shooters....very clever.
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