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Wizards vs guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ZeSpectre, May 1, 2008.

  1. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

  2. Zedicus

    Zedicus Well-Known Member

    ROFL! Nice one!
  3. Sheldon J

    Sheldon J Well-Known Member

    Now that's funny I don't care who you are...
  4. mbt2001

    mbt2001 Well-Known Member


    I have thought about that too. The Centaurs and Hagrid both have bows and crossbows that they use... If those work, I also think a gun would. I mean, momentum is momentum. I am sure that "magic" can alter the laws of physics some, but not change them entirely.

    That is a mighty short time to think of a spell.
  5. bogie

    bogie Well-Known Member

    Sluggy Rawks.

    I need to include this in the Really Bad Book I'm writing...
  6. geim druth

    geim druth Well-Known Member

    Good one!

    Couldn't a wizard have a magic gun? Hexed ammo?
  7. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    Reminded me of "The Devils' Tower" by Mark Sumner.
    It's a "wild west n' magic" book that's pretty well written and in it the town sheriff is usually the one with the most "talent" (various forms of magic) as well as some ability with a "shootin iron".

    One of the early quotes from the book runs something like... "The <man> pulled out a colt and shot the Sheriff. The sheriff smiled and dropped the spent and useless lead bullet from his hand. A man who couldn't figure out some sort of spell to stop a bullet generally didn't stay Sheriff for long. The formalities finished the two men settled in for some serious fighting.

    Still in the books gunplay does tend to wind up being a deciding factor at least as often as "magic".

    Fun reading.
  8. mbt2001

    mbt2001 Well-Known Member

    I think so...

    In the 7th book, I was pretty po'd at Harry for only having a wand. If I were in his position, I would have had a BUW, a charmed knife, a sword, a 9mm with high cap mags and real SILVER TIP (hehhe) ammo.

    Bring em...

    I am prolly to old to be talking this much about Harry Potter, but hey :p
  9. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    saved to HDD
  10. .cheese.

    .cheese. Well-Known Member

    yeah, but wasn't it dumbledore's wand?

    not that I read the Harry Potter books as a full grown adult. :uhoh:
  11. General Geoff

    General Geoff Well-Known Member

    Two words: Caster Gun. :D
  12. mbt2001

    mbt2001 Well-Known Member


    That wand played a part in it...

    Actually, his wand (harry's) broke.... So for awhile he was disarmed...

    That is why he needed a BUW, 10 knives, 2 swords and a .9mm or .45 Charmed to never run out of bullets...
  13. theotherwaldo

    theotherwaldo Well-Known Member

    Didn't know y'all were a bunch of Sluggites!

    I've been a fan since Riff was spamming Satan!
  14. Bones11b

    Bones11b Well-Known Member

    My favorite "occult" firearm is the shotgun John Blaze weilds in the Ghost Rider comic book series. Since hellfire only harms those who are "evil" you can blast away with it without worying about harming any "innocents". Here's a quote from the Marvel site.
    Best occult melding with modern firearms I have seen in fiction work.
  15. Regen

    Regen Well-Known Member

    I thought that this was going to be about the Dresden Files. The main character is a hard-boiled detective / wizard. Packs both a gun (first a .357, then .44 Mag, then finally a 12ga Shotty) and a wand.
  16. ZeSpectre

    ZeSpectre Well-Known Member

    Can't be about Harry Dresden. We're online and you bring him near a computer and FZZZZZZT.

    (One premise of the "Dresden files" books is that technology and magic don't mix and Harry is particularly hard on delicate electronics like computers and digital cameras).

    Pretty good series as well, nice mix of Dashiell Hammett and Lord of the Rings with a side of Ghostbusters for flavor. The author Jim Butcher also seems to try for accuracy when referring to firearms as well as various marshal arts.
  17. GEM

    GEM Well-Known Member

    Yes, but Dresden can drive a old VW Bug, use a dial phone and certainly shoots all kinds of human and supernatural folks.

    They have had massive gun fights in his books.
  18. Hazel

    Hazel Active Member

    Heh, that was great. Reminds me of the old Trouble at Hogwarts cartoon from Potter Puppet Pals.
  19. Gunnerpalace

    Gunnerpalace Well-Known Member

    "The Remington" since "The Colt" in supernatural is out of ammo.
  20. Nolo

    Nolo Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've been reading that strip. I love Sluggy! Bun-Bun is the greatest.

    And from PPP:
    "Okay guys, shoot him!"

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