Good gun handling skills of movie stars.

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  1. Blue .45

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    anything directed by michael Mann .

    I think his first movie was "thief" . He has done it right from the start
     
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    I just watched Casino Royale last month for the first time, and now I get your screenname, Le Chiffre.
     
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    ^ Collateral isn't sped up.
     
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    Most of the firearms training for "HEAT" took place at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's range at their multiple ranges at Castic, under the supervision of the LASD Firearms Instructors.

    FWIW.

    L.W.
     
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    Ok scifi dork alert

    I always thought Amanda Tapping looked pretty well versed and provided great contrast to Richard Dean Anderson's piss poor handling of firearms.
    Stargate SG1:cool:
     
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    Tom Selleck does pretty well with his 1911 in his Jesse Stone movies. Better, I think, than Steven Seagal.

    I can't remember which movie, but Tom Selleck is coaching one of his officers and he says something about concentrating on the front sight. The officer asks him how he got so good and I believe the answer was essentially, "Practice."
     
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    the collateral gif is most certainly sped up. i have the movie and it def is.
     
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    It runs the same speed as the movie.
     
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    Winchester 73 with Jimmy Stewart

    In the scene where he puts a bullet through the hole of a thrown washer, they didn't fake it, but brought in Herb Parsons to make the actual shot.

    I also like the way he foils Dan Duryea's quick draw in the saloon and the final shoot out in the boulders.
     
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    i know the guy that played "Gamble" In "SWAT" went to and attended a Tactical Response Course.
     
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    I seem to recall an old movie entitled something like TO HELL AND BACK, starring a guy named Audie Murphy.
    He looked pretty convincing. I wonder where he learned to handle guns? ;)
     
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    On the job training? :)

    A real American Hero, for sure.
     
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    Clint Eastwood in The Outlaw Josie Wales. When the two trappers get the drop on him in the traders cabin and he acts as if to hand over his pistol , then swings it around to blast the guy... then of course, Dirty Harry when the girl puts sugar in his coffee... "Me and Smith&Wesson..." MG
     
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    John Cusack I think did pretty well handling guns in Grosse Pointe Blank.
     
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    I don't know if Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie handled their weapons well in Mr and Mrs Smith but I do remember seeing a behind the scenes or something where they went through some pretty extensive training. I saw them practicing building entries and target acquisition, etc.
     
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    Any movie Tom Selleck makes. He is a good gun advocate and he handles his guns correctly
     
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    Movie stars? Here's Sammy Davis Jr. on stage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0acMU9nOFzo

    Now where are the clips of Jerry Lewis and Sammy, two of the fastest in Hollywood?

    www.westernshows.netfirms.com/fastdraw.htm

    "Soon the event spread to Hollywood celebrities and western movie stars. Surprisingly, the fastest guns in Hollywood in the early 60's were 1st = Jerry Lewis, 2nd = Sammy Davis Jr. and 3rd = Dean Martin. Dean and Sammy both did some western films, while Jerry didn't really use guns on camera. The 1960s National Fast Draw Championships were held annually in Las Vegas, Nevada and were sponsored by Colt firearms and the Sahara Hotel and Casino."

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    Steve McQueen

    Not because he is calm and collected,
    but because he appears nervous and scared.

    And he summons the courage to carry on with the fight.

    One scene that comes to mind is the final shoot out scene in
    The Sand Pebbles.
     
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    Not so much gun handling, but in the movie Shooter, Mark Wahlberg was trained by a USMC scout sniper in tactics and well as extreme distance shooting. Thought it was pretty cool they'd put an actor through that kind of stuff.
     
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    yep that's it
     
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    Steve McQueen is the best gun handler I have seen in the movies.
    He was especially good in The Getaway.
     
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    The "fastest gun in the west" was Gene Wilder in Blazing Saddles. He was so fast the only thing you saw was him holstering the Colts after he was done.:D

    I think the Gun handling in 24 is excellent. I also thought Blackhawk Down was very impressive for a movie.
     
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    My gun trainer was a consultant for "Heat". He's a veteran SWAT Entry Team leader with approx. 5000 high-risk entries to his career. He knows what he's doing.

    That is a lot! Even at one a week with two weeks per year for vacations, 5,000 high-risk entries is about a hundred years of experience.

    What else does this guy do?
     
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