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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Treo, Apr 4, 2008.

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  1. Treo

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    Let me preface this by saying I know that most Hollyweed types have ZERO interest in guns, and really don't know jack about them.

    That said one of the most annoying (& repeated) bloopers I see is some clown trying to fire a 1911 DA. I saw it two or three times on "K-Ville", the white cop would throw down on somebody W/ his Kimber & in the wide angle shot you could see that it wasn't cocked. I also saw the same mistake made at least four times in "Wind Talkers" & on one ocassion the hero is trying to shoot someone, you can see the slide is locked to the rear & you can still hear the click,click ,click of repeated dry fires.

    The thing that bugs me is how could actor not know the gun IN HIS HAND will not fire DA? surely they realize this if only because of the scenes where they've had to fire blanks.

    Ok rant off anybody else care to post an incredibly stupid gun mistake from a movie?
     
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    Die Hard 2 and the Glock 7 porcelain handgun that costs more than the police chief's salary and is invisible to x-rays.

    Lethal Weapon, when Mel Gibson explains he keeps a special suicide round and that it's a hollow point so it'll "blow the back of my head out", showing an obvious FMJ.

    This is such a fertile topic...no shortage of examples :)
     
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    Watched an old cowboy movie yesterday and the Indian was shooing a 6 shooter, you know how they throw the gun and it fires? He was throwing the gun and not pulling the hammer back, I LMAO :D
     
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    I think it's been more in cartoons I watched as a kid, but it may have been in a few movies too: where someone fires a gun and the bullet AND case go flying out the barrel.

    Another personal favorite is Reservoir Dogs, the scene where Steve Buscemi unloads about 30 something rounds through his S&W, without reloading.
     
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    Smokin' Aces isn't too bad. Nice firefight at the end, especially with the big Barrett hammering away.

    Just don't count the shots when the Barret does some rapid-fire stuff. :) Shame on me.. I did.
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    that youtube video was pretty funny!
     
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    aye, its very funny indeed :D
     
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    I remember watching Passenger 57 with Wesley Snipes and in one scene a guy on the plane gets shot in the head. Too bad his blood was all over the window and wall of the plane before the BG pulled the trigger.
     
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    QUOTE: " You know how they throw the gun and it fires? He was throwing the gun and not pulling the hammer back,"

    If he had the hammer down on a live chamber that might not be a mistake.

    I loved the part in courage under fire ( no caps deliberate) when the saw gunner shoots the pilot and only hits her twice ( W/ a SAW at point blank range) I also like the part where none of the soldiers knew that the SAW fired 5.56 mm just like the M-16. other than that it was the most pathetic movie I have ever seen
     
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    Just about every western I've seen, one hand shooting SA long colts, with absolutly no recoil:D
     
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    you didn't know that men back in those days could crush skulls and bend railroad tracks with wrist strength?
     
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    My son and I always get a big laugh out of Moe, in The Simpsons, when he pulls out, and pumps, his double barrel shotgun.
     
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    watch it again. the same scene is cut from two angles into a single scene... as shown, Mr. Pink fired 14 rounds from his S&W 5906. The mag capacity is 15.



    The worst has to be the lobby scene in the Matrix, where Neo is firing Chech Scorpion machine pistols, and they offer a close up of... .223 brass hitting the floor.
     
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    :)

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    A few come to mind:

    In A Few Good Men, when talking about an officer who committed suicide, they say he, "...pulled a nickel-plated .45 from his holster and shot himself..." when they show the actual event, it's a nickel-plated Beretta 92. Sorry, I don't remember Beretta chambering a 92 in .45...

    In Kill Bill when Bill shoots "the Bride" point-blank with his single-action revolver, they show a slow-motion shot of a bullet coming out of the barrel. But it is not twisting. It just looks like a lump of lead pushing it's way out a tube.
     
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    I like when they have Ar-15 and when they run out of Ammo the hammer still hits as if it where still cycling Rounds off.
     
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    I was watching Die Hard with a Vengence the other day and when the bad guys go down in the federal reserve bank vault there is the lone security guard yelling "stay back!" while firing his shotgun. I counted and he fired 16 rounds IIRC out of that sucker with a 7 or 8 shot mag tube and cocked it to fire again when the evil chick went to work on him with a knife.
     
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    yeah xD

    boom,boom,boom,klick,klick,klick
     
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    i thought it was funny....
     
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    Granted, this one is totally fanciful, but all the same:

    In Aliens the Marines' pulse rifles are said to fire 10mm light armor piercing, explosive tipped caseless rounds, but you can clearly see cases ejecting in several scenes. Fun Fact of the Day: the prop guns were built around Thompson SMGs. Likewise in Star Wars you can see casings eject in a few scenes -- the Stormtrooper blaster props were built around Sterling SMGs.
     
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    My faveorites are when the badguys keep missing with scoped rifles and the good guys pick them off with their snub-nose 38, and of course the cooking of a glock's hammer, (I didn't know they had external hammers.)
     
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    Rule #1 of Action movie gun fights: man with a pistol always wins.
     
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    Are the entire cast and crew so ideologically inbred that real gun experts aren't permitted within 1000 feet of the set....like a school 'safety' zone.

    I find it hard to believe that everyone on the set is completely ignorant of operations for common fire arms. You'd think at least the stunt crew would clue them in.
     
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