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What are the dumbest gun handling skills you've seen in hollywood movies?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Capstick1, Apr 28, 2007.

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  1. Capstick1

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    I love picking on hollywood movies when it comes to this subject. Some well known examples I can think of would be the classic stupid side angle hold with handguns that you see people using in these african american "Gangsta" type movies. Another one I can think of would be the scene in "First Blood 2" when Rambo was sitting in the cockpit of a helicopter with these rescued POW's sitting directly behind him. A Russian HIND helicopter flys in front of him to try and take him out. Before they get a chance to do it, our hero "Rambo" pulls out this LAW rocket tube with the backblast area directly facing the POW's behind him and shoots the Russian helicopter down. Miraculously the rescued POW's weren't hurt. Amazing.
     
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    Then again it was a Comedy and Don Knots [RIP] was just perfect the lead role.
     
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    On Fergie's most recent music video Glamorous she's holding a Tommy gun with her finger on the trigger. Bad form.
     
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    Well, to be fair, it's at least as possible to fire a pistol held sideways out in front of you and hit your target as it is fire it from the hip or mid-chest level - moreso, really, as you can sight down the right side of the slide, however crudely. So, in a movie gunfight between 50 Cent and Humphrey Bogart, my money's on 50 Cent. Especially as GLOCKs appear to cycle blanks more reliably than 1911s. :D
     
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  6. Gustav

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    Hollywood is 90% B.S.

    Too many dumb moments to list all of them here every thing from dumb safety violations to urban legends and myths posing as facts.
    Movies often seek to entertain not to educate or uplift.
    Some people seem addicted to more and more violence for whatever reason.
    I only wish some of the movie makers would have to live a year in a crime filled neighborhood in a city with a three digit annual homicide rate, not being able to leave for the whole year it might convert or change a few minds as to some of the crap they put out.
    Young minds are often influenced by what they see in the media and they often act out what the electronic babysitter has taught them.
    YMMV but I have seen enough!:cuss:
     
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    The old TV Westerns that many of us loved as kids were pretty unrealistic. Bonanza, Wagon Train, The Rifleman, Gunsmoke, Roy Rogers, Wild Wild West, are the first few to come to mind. Seems like they always pulled the gun from the holster, fired from the hip and the bad guy dropped. :neener: I wish the cable channels would bring a few more of these back!
     
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    Yes, it is frightening how some young people I meet are so entertainment media drenched.
    I'm thinking go out and do something, like fishing, building something, getting involved in a organization. You are much better off.

    I watch extremely few movies. When I was younger, it was different. But now I am ultra-selective in what I think might be worth sitting for two or so hours.
    Read a book. You are better off.
     
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    "What are the dumbest gun handling skills you've seen in hollywood movies?"

    Some idiot making a point in general conversation by pointing a submachine gun at another person (pointing with the gun instead of their finger).

    The general facial closeup with a handgun held next to the face is pretty silly too.
     
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    Just watched Hondo with John Wayne. Bad gun handling and one awful knife fight.
     
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    I crack up at the old westerns when they "sling" the gun to let off a revolver shot. No aiming. Also bouncing up and down on a galloping horse or from a stagecoach and shooting with uncanny accuracy. Sometimes I feel like the caveman in those Geico commercials. Awwww, come on! :rolleyes:
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    Anything connected with "The Quick and the Dead". :barf:
     
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    I have seen several old westerns where the hero demonstrated his gun skills by shooting the hat off the head of a friend. Now, I could have understood it if it was a bad guy, but ruining a friend's hat? Cringed when I saw those.
    In many cases, the old westerns have careless gun handling, pointing supposedly loaded guns at people in jest, etc.
    I love to watch them, but we can only hope that no one is learning gun handling from them.
     
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    I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned "The rifleman". Why would anyone take a lever action and fling the thing around in a complete circle (at one point in the arc - it's pointing directly at himself) just to put a cartridge into the chamber??!? In 1/10th the time, he could......... ah, let me think. What's the word that I'm lookin' for? Oh, yeah, LEVER a cartridge into the chamber.
    but "That's Hollyweird"!
     
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    What about when they throw the revolver away when they run out of ammo? What, they'll never find any more ammo as long as they live? And they don't think the revolver might come in handy as a club in case they end up fighting hand-to-hand?
     
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    It's to distract the bad guy, who will stop shooting to admire the dazzling display of gun handling.
     
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    saw Blade Trinity the other day. Thought shooting backwards was pretty dumb..... A) You can't aim at all.... and B) How do you know didn't just shoot some old lady crossing the street instead?

    Might as well just shoot blindfolded while you're at it.
     
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    so maybe it doesn't qualify as gun "handling" exactly, but it really bothers me when the hero uses a pistol to kill a bunch of BGs with AKs or ARs, then refuses to use one of their rifles instead of the handgun!

    yeah dude, your little 9mm is really the best possible choice to fulfill the remainder of your mission...
     
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    Whenever the movie cops enter a building with the old "hold the gun vertically under your chin."

    Then they always sweep the room with the MP5's etc. and always sweep right across their fellow officers' bodies.

    Drives me CRAZY!

    And I'm not even a police officer, yet.

    (fingers crossed)
     
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    I just watched part of Kevin Costner's "The Untouchables" for the sixtieth time.

    Kevin Costner holds his loaded 1911 pointed at his daughter's head as he hugs her, finger on the trigger.

    Sean Connery points a loaded shotgun at the chest of another treasury agent.

    In fact, there were few times in the entire movie where the actors didn't have fingers on the trigger, and guns pointed in unsafe directions.
     
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    My favorite...

    in various movies is: The good guy/gal is moving through a structure of some type, armed, looking for a bad guy/gal. The music builds to an apex, the good g/g rounds a corner to confront another good guy/gal. The encounter ends with the good g/g point his handgun right at the face of the other good guy/gal. Recognition is made and the armed good guy/gal puts his thumb on the hammer, pulls the trigger to decock the handgun while it is still pointing directly at the face of the other good guy.

    gotta love the nonchalance of that move...

    migoi
     
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    I enjoyed the movie and watch it all the time, but only because its a great action flick, but proper gun handling skills it does not have. But this is true with most movies, excluding of course movies like The Way Of The Gun and HEAT, those break free of the Hollywood trend very nicely.
     
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    Just watched a movie called The Last Days of Planet Earth. They make a huge point of the good guys trying to get guns and only being able to buy machetes in San Francisco because of the mandatory waiting period. (Which is a good point. Can't hold off the alien invasion if ya can't buy your guns without a waiting period. :evil: ) During the whole thing, they kill numerous aliens who look like cops, but never take one of their guns! Good guy winds up with three rounds left in what looks like a Walther PPK to stand off the whole alien insect horde. :rolleyes:
     
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    You can't believe in anything you watch...especially in the movies.

    I try to keep an eye out on movies that are pretty close.
     
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    Cup and saucer shooting of handguns. It :fire: :cuss: :banghead: me!
     
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