what happens when you give a USPSA grand master a movie role

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  1. atek3

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    The actor is Jim Zubienna, He was a past member of the US Team to the IPSC World shoot, as I recall. He shot the Bianchi Cup and Steel Challenge matches as well. He also consulted for a movie, and got a bit role as an assassin. Check it out:

    http://blog.joehuffman.org/2006/10/20/A+Real+Shooter+On+TV.aspx
     
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    If that's not edited, that's truly amazing speed. I can imagine how the crew would be standing around with their jaws dropped. I've got to ocassionally work with TV crews, and I know the type. (Guns are bad, for movies only, you don't need a gun unless your making a movie, etc...)
     
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    It's from a very old episode of Miami Vice... the one where they kill off the first lieutenant (Lou) and bring in lt. castillo (the hard-ass guy w/ the mustache). The shooter plays a hit man.

    Edit: Sorry, I just read the caption under the movie. I guess you all could have figured out it was from Miami Vice on your own.
     
  4. Tom C.

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    I remember seeing it on TV the first time it was on. When I saw him draw and shoot, it was obvious he really knew what he was doing. I then kept looking for details of the guy. Finally found them. This article expands things slightly.
     
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    Come on, now, the guy's probably been trying to hide the evidence of that hairstyle for two decades, plus. You're embarassing him. Have you no shame? :D
     
  6. atek3

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    don't hate on him just because you envy his "do"

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    No, it's the sweet moonboots that I envy. But he definitely has better reflexes than Kip.:)
     
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    Wow, that's fast.
     
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    Yea, I remember seeing that, I just figured a professional assassin would be that fast, never realized he was a champion. Now why is it that gangsters are always Italian? That's discrimination man, I'm writing George W. and lodging a protest. We're not ALL gangsters! Ok, maybe a couple of my cousins are, but we don'tnow that for sure. :p

    :D
     
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    That's just insane. Did he fire 2 shots or 4? :eek:
     
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    4 shots, methinks. Daeeemn.
     
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    Holy crap. Napoleon has some great skills after all. :eek:
     
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    Two-handed draw. He cleared his shirt out of the way first. Amazing.
     
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    Looks like 3 to me. Mozambique.


    Also, contrary to what the text on the page says, it doesn't look like he had a stovepipe jam at all. You can see that the gun's in battery, and you can also see him drop the mag right before he racks the slide. It's not a jam, that's just his "unload and show clear." :cool:

    Nice to see some real gunhandling coming out of Hollywood for a change.
     
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    See, that's what I thought at first, as well. But, if you listen to the report, there are 4 distinct sounds--so it is either 4 shots, or bad echoes from 2. And there seems to only be 2 muzzle blasts, but then again, cameras from back then weren't exactly all that hi-tech.
     
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    Jim had to do about ten takes or so to get it right as the gloves he was wearing for the scene were hampering his draw. He did the "unload and show clear" out of habit(from competition). Michael Mann liked it so much he left this move in the final cut.(And yes he was that fast.)

    He was an active top ranked IPSC competitor (I shot a few Nationals with him)and a nice guy to boot.

    He's still alive but no longer competing and still living in California.
     
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    Actually, I think he was just too fast for the sound guys. Or rather, the canned gunshot sound they used was too long to put in for each shot, so they only put it on his first and third shots. But it echoes a bit, so it sounds like four shots.

    There's two big muzzle blasts on the first 2 shots, and no flash, but some sparks on the third. And you can see the slide cycle 3 times. The film cuts to the cop falling down in the middle of the second gunshot sound, which is actually from the third shot. (still with me? :p )

    Then, if you're real quick, you can see that there actually is a fourth shot.
     

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    I dunno, it looks like the sound and video are synched reasonably well. Looks like he fires a double tap, then a third, then the cop fires a 4th right at the cut.
     
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    What was with the overhand grip on the SPAS-12 shotgun he used? Very weird.
     
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    Perhaps, but it would control muzzle flip, which I hear is considerable when not using the buttstock.
     
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    Wow. :eek:
     
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    I miss that show.
    Not the movie , but the show

    AFS
     
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    It seems Mann has been good for dissection worthy scenes for awhile.
     
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    There are lots of guys that fast now, 10-15 years ago things were a little different.
     
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