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Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by whatnickname, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Robbins290

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    Alot of stuff just makes me laugh. But a few really tic me off. I don't watch cop drama shows, but I caught a glimpse of CSI Miami. And the lead guy there "cocked" his P229 all dramatic like after entering a perps house. Any LEO would not have walked into a house where they were expecting resistance like that.
     
  2. Old Dog

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    Don't even mention the egregiously stupid CSI shows -- where a tech runs ballistics on a bullet from evidence, and immediately, up on the computer monitor's screen, pops a photo of the gun owner (always mentioning the exact gun "registered" to the owner, even though in Nevada and Florida, the state doesn't have gun registration).
     
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  3. Trunk Monkey

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    Dr. Saroyan was constantly referring to the National Firearms Registery on Bones.
     
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    El Dorado is not a gun safety psa - it's a western movie - and a good one at that!
    It was called "The Wild West" , right?
     
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    The Dirty Harry series would not have lasted very long if , the first time Callahan discharged his S&W 29 indoors , he screamed , dropped the gun and clasped his hands over his ears.
    How much realism do we want in a movie? What's a western if you can't fan a sa revolver?
     
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  6. Old Dog

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    So I'm flipping through channels after getting home from work late, whaddaya know, Walker, Texas Ranger is on (some channel called "Inspiration" on DirectTV) No wonder Walker or Trivette never get shot -- look at the bad guy's grip and trigger finger ...
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    One of the main ones I SMH at is mainly in Westerns, but it covers most genres. It’s when the guy on the roof with a rifle can’t hit the guy in the middle of the street, but the guy in the street can do a quick shot with a pistol and kill the rifleman.
     
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  8. Old Dog

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    Yeah, and the guy in the street is shooting from the hip after quickly turning around ... Must be a rule in Westerns.
     
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    The Hallmark Channel has a series, "The Gourmet Detective" with actress Brooke Burns as one of the main characters playing a police detective.

    In a scene in one of the episodes, she is searching a house with her Springfield XD duty weapon (no comment) drawn. The gun is obviously out of battery during the the whole scene.
     
  10. Trunk Monkey

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    As long as we're going here, why didn't Rooster just shoot Lucky Ned with his rifle from the stationary position on his horse?

    "What are your intentions Rooster? Do you think BLAM.... Damn. Ned's dead.
     
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    I just watched the 1936 H.G. Wells movie Things to Come (OK, this is British movie, not Hollywood) with Raymond Massey. The big climax in the story is in 2036 when the Engineers of Wings of the World send a couple to circle the moon. The launch system is the Space Gun, a huge vertical cannon. A funny detail: the gun has a huge front sight on it! Nope, no rear sight for a sight picture.
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  12. shafter

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    SEAL Team on CBS has some of the best gun handling I've seen in awhile. Perhaps the producer being a former Delta operator has something to do with that.
     
  13. Old Dog

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    And a former SEAL as a member of the cast.

    As I noted earlier in the thread, there are a few network shows that have hired on full-time weapons and tactics advisors/consultants and work to get stuff right. Some of you might be surprised how many vets are infiltrating Hollywood as some producers are realizing the value of accuracy (finally, most of us would say) in depicting guns and gun action.
     
  14. Armybrat

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    Yep, he could have followed Tuco’s advice and gotten it over without making his hoss get lathered up.
     
  15. Trunk Monkey

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    He didn't get the horse lathered up he got the horse shot
     
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    My nephew is a TV show editor (he worked on CSI Miami) and I always give him grief about the way every gun that’s raised makes a safety-off click, even when there’s no manual safety. He’s from Maryland and knows zero about guns, but that doesn’t matter. Directors insist that sound be dubbed in, just as they insist that every police car that stops has a brake squeal dubbed in.

    We watched a Swedish cop show recently where only one of the cops (a woman) knew how to hold a gun. She was really good, but her boss spent most of his time pointing his SIG at other cops.

    It’s just pretend.
     
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    It's not like being correct would be all that difficult and it would make their shows a lot more involving instead of a chunk of your audience saying "Oh, come on....."
    Most realistic thing I ever saw re: guns on tv was from an episode of Miami Vice, Crocket and Tubbs assaulting a house and there's some gunfire exchanged before Sonny got inside. As soon as he cleared the room he was in he swapped his partial mag for a full one. Good job!
     
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  18. Armybrat

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    Well yeah.
     
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    The one thing that's always confused me, other than the obvious fact it would make for very short movies, why do people shoot into a locked room at chest height knowing that those in the room will automatically hit the deck. Okay, the first few shots might hit someone but continuing to blaze away when anyone with a brain would know the "targets" are more likely to hit someone at 6" off the ground rather than 3' higher.
     
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    Because point shooting from the waist looks so cool, and a lot of splintering holes in the door give a great visual for the special effects guy to rig. Even better if the cowboy draws two guns and bangs away with both hands.
     
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    This may not be a movie Mistake?? This may be what happens time to time even with professionionals.

    One example the drive by shooting at the Hawthorne Hotel in 1926 Cicero Ill. 200 to 1000 rounds shot at Al Capone in a drive by with professional gunmen from Hymie Ross. And only one lady was hit in the leg.

    http://www.myalcaponemuseum.com/id222.htm

    To pick another example look at the Shootout of the McSween house Between Billy the Kids, gang and the Other Sheriff type Gang with the army. Perhaps 2000 rounds fired and no one hit till the end when the McSween house is burnt down.

    http://www.angelfire.com/mi2/billythekid/fiveday.html

    So it can happen... even with the worst of them..
     
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    To be frank, I don't watch television shows or Hollywood movies anymore (last movie I saw in the theaters was War Horse and my wife rented 1917). I would rather watch reruns of Adam 12, NYPD Blue, The Rifleman and Have Gun, Will Travel. I feel the actors and actresses of yesteryear were less political than today. I don't feel like giving my hard earned money to a bunch of proselytizing leftists who want to take away my freedoms while they make violent movies and then blame gun ownership for society's ills.
     
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    This is one of my biggest pet peeves. I raise HELL every time I see it.

    Did no one in the Old West know how to open an OBVIOUSLY double hung window?
     
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    I watched War Horse one time
     
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    Me too; only at the theater. Didn't care for it.
     
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