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  1. Funderb

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    silvanus, that was a jam, you can clearly see that the brass is jammed between the slide and the barrel of the glock.
     
  2. jpsimms

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    In Last Man Standing where Bruce Willis shoots the guy like 5 or 6 times with the 1911s and he flies back about 15 feet out into the street
     
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    Here's a screenshot that I took from an episode of 24: :D
     

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    i like how in many tv shows and movies people are somehow able to fire a 12 gauge shotgun from the hip with almost no recoil
     
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    And, for a supposed "gun guy", he always has his finger on the trigger in the DVD cover photo.
     
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    In all the movies i've seen of steven segal, the only "safe" manner of firearms is to have all the bullets downrange as fast as possible. keeping the finger off the trigger while you sleep is certain death!
     
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    OK< I watched the Steven Seagal movie where he is the cop who was in a coma for 11 years last night.

    TOwards the end the last bad cop draws his service revolver from his leatehr holster with a very audible "Ker-Click" sound... What? Then he proceeds to cock the revolver with a long drawn out series of -click-clack-click-chunk kind of noises.. again, What?

    Terminator 2: Judgement Day:
    The scene where young John Connor and T-1000 are just getting off the motorcycle behind the gas station- the surfer-looking dude comes over to "save" John from the Terminator- there is the argument on if killing is good or bad- as the scene cuts from John Connor to Terminator, you see the hammer on Ahhnold's 1911 go from cocked - to uncocked - to cocked - to uncocked - back to cocked...


    The Matrix Reloaded:

    The scene in The Merovingian's parlor, after freeing The Keymaker, when The Merovingian and his henchmen burst in from the restaurant-
    Neo: I'll handle them.
    Merovingian: Handle us? You'll handle us? You're predecessors had much more respect!

    Then Merovingian motions for his crew of henchmen to all open up full auto on Neo, who wills all the bullets to stop in midair. Now, we have several HKs, an AR variant or two, a Thompson, etc. and yet ALL of the guns are firing the same, what looks like 9mm Parabellum bullets, and all the bullets are virginal, no land/groove marks, etc. when they all drop to the floor harmlessly.
     
  8. Sans Authoritas

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    In Enemy at the Gates, it drove me nuts that Zaitsev didn't shoot right through the cast iron stove that Koenig was hiding behind. A 7.62x54 would likely have decimated it.

    In Saving Private Ryan, did I see the sniper (Jackson) slap a different scope on his 1903 immediately before engaging the belltower sniper? If not, what was he doing? If so, what was he thinking?

    Not entirely related, but there's a scene in the hill battle scene in the Thin Red Line where, for just a glimpse, you can see about 4 crewmembers, some dressed in white, with a camera.

    -Sans Authoritas
     
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    It was vasily behind the stove. and a sniper does not shoot unless they are sure of a hit. shooting at a cast iron stove, i don't know if you've ever actually looked at one like that, would likely end up with a no-hit, and a serious deflections. (there are lots of angled plates on the inside)

    SPR, it's possible to put a second, high power scope onto a rifle, pre-zeroed and score a hit. I do that with my mauser when i switch from 100 to 200 yard shots.
     
  10. Feud

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    To me stupid mistakes are usually funny, such as the classic "jammed/slide locked" while the person keeps shooting.

    My two favorite examples of this are in S.W.A.T. during the competition, and Red Dawn when the Colonel is on the tank.
     
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    I like to put DVD movies on my computer and freeze frame parts. In every movie I have found, where Clint Eastwood is firing a gun, he closes his eyes.
     
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    You mean the firefight where the FBI agents are returning fire at the girl with the Barrett in the building 500 yards away with pistols and shotguns?
     
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    at least they didn't show the pistol rounds and shot slamming into the room all around her.
     
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    I want one of those .38 special sniper snubs that Jack Lord would pick off the bad guy from across a field.

    There was a John Wayne movie, I think it was Big Jake, where he shoots a man on a tower while his muzzle is oriented toward the ground.
     
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    In regard to things in flicks and teeveee not being what they would be in real life, here's another one you probably have never noticed.

    Remember in the hundreds of flicks and teeveee shows you've seen where some beautiful damsel is in distress, being attacked by some cretinous criminal(s) or ogre(s) or zombie(s), etc.? Or when she falls from a building or a cliff, or is drowning, or the alligators are about to eat her, or some other life threatening situation... and she SCREAMS!!! this godawful, bloodcurddling, horrifying SCREAM????

    Well, it ain't that particualr actress who is screaming. That is a scream that is dubbed onto the sound track in a sound lab over her mouthing of the "scream."

    Years ago, there was a little known actress in Hollywood who actually could SCREAM such as you hear when some actress screams. She was recorded and re-recorded, etc., doing several "types" of horrifying screams. Her recorded scream is used by all the studios sound editors when an actress has to scream in an horrifying manner.

    It's my understanding she did that scream for a specific flat fee, years ago. Too bad. If she'd had a royalty on it, she'd be a gazillionaire today! :banghead:

    Again, it's all make believe, and entertainment, no matter what level of "entertainment" we might consider it to be. ;)

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    On the up side. 3:10 to Yuma was surprisingly accurate (at least enough that I didn't catch any obvious mistakes watching it for the first time). The wheel guns and the coach gun generally fired no more rounds than there capacity, reloads were shown frequently, and actors consistently cocked their single action pistols. I almost went into shock at how right it was compared to other cowboy flicks...
     
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    Gun goofs in movies

    OK folks, here is my list of additional goofs and impossible stuff:

    1. Pistol shots blowing up cars with HUGE fireballs afterwards.
    2. Manually working the slide on an auto pistol for each shot (1911, Beretta).
    3. In many, many westerns, the ambushers each cock their Winchester lever guns one at a time as the camera slowly pans the rooftops.
    4. In Saving Private Ryan, one obvious error I saw was that a soldier thumbed the en-block clip into his Garand and then slapped the operating rod handle forward to load the first round. Garands close on loading the clip.
    5. The remake of Stagecoach had realistic recoil on all their guns. But they did call all rifles "Winchester".
    6. Bullet holes blowing tatters and debris TOWARD the shooter.
    7. BG cannot sweep his full auto weapon fast enough to catch the good guy running across a room or building and diving for cover.
    8 And about the car tires, any car, even a brand new luxury one, will squeek its brakes just before it stops.
    9. About "throwing" the shot, Andy Devine in all his western side-kick roles would just flip the six-shooter down and toward the target. Looked cool. So did Pancho in The Cisco Kid. And why did Snuffy St. James always have such a beat up old gun and belt rig? He always looked like a bum.
     
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    I don't blame the actor, the actor may well know how a gun works, but still does what the director says. (plus the actor may not want to let the director konw he is a gun guy or he will get blackballed)

    I try not to watch too closely for gun mistakes. I often try and say 'Oh, they are showing us the same bit of time from two different angles' to explain 12 shot revolvers (this is actually true lots of the time, bad guy fires one shot to kill the good guy's wife at the beginning of the movie, then cut to the good guy looking angry and then you hear bang and he tries to rush forward looking heart broken...)

    Still sometimes it is so bad that it detracts from the movie. As bad as if the good guy was driving and his sidekick was passenger, cut to another angle, cut back, now sidekick is driving, good guy is passenger, Or another one i hate is when a motorcycle fails to easily outrun a car, or when the badguy excapes on a motorcycle, so the good guy jumps on a horse and is able to catch up....

    As far as mistakes, I hate it when full auto guns, when they run out of ammo go BANGBANGBANGBANGclickclickclickclick until the good guy finally releases the trigger
     
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    Pulp Fiction:at the end of the movie, jules is holding a 1911 pointed at pumpkin and says it's a 9mm...although I guess they do make them in 9mm? Just figured it was a standard .45acp 1911.
     
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    He's using a Star Model B. 9mm is correct.
     
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    ok... sniper 2, in the basement of dear departed reststance fighter grandads gun room... dude picks up a "german" sniper rifle, best ever made he says, looks alot like a 91/30 mosin nagant, which is .....russian.
     
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    That's not mistake, that's a sense of style!
    It's my understanding that in combat you did slap it forward to ensure it closed. Step 12 I may be wrong though, me and my rock and roll music speaking beyond my experience...
     
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    Yes, Colt Firearms Co. did indeed, make the Colt 1911 Govt. Model in 9mm. (Also .38 Super.) They made the Colt Lightweight Commander, and the Combat Commander in 9mm, too.

    FWIW.

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    I really liked the scene in Lethal Weapon when Mel Gibson emptied his Beretta at the helicopter, reloaded, emptied it again, reloaded again, and shoved it inside his pants. Must have been wearing asbestos boxers.
     
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    Oh man, in Death to Smoochy, which is otherwise a fun movie, Smoochy points his revolver at Danny DeVito, pulls the trigger and it clicks. DeVito takes it from him and says, "if you're gonna point a gun at someone, you've gotta cock" or whatnot. The revolver is something compact that couldn't possibly be a single action, and this is almost *the* climax of the movie.

    There is a shootout scene in the otherwise classic Stanley Kubrick film "the Killing" in which one pistol shot and one shotgun blast go off, killing the two people on one side of the room and the 3+ on the other. The shotgun appeared to be an 1897.

    Then comes every pump-action shotgun ever put to celluloid.
     
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