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Old 12-25-2014, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Now, this is an idea of a new topic that can either fail big time, or get quite interesting/funny.
But nothing in between those two extremes.

It is about (live action) television (and movies) showing dangerously stupid gun-handling, or very, very obvious mistakes.

Most recently, a german tv-show that acts as a dating show for farmers (yes, that kind of show exists in germany) tried to sell a guy in his early thirties as an experienced hunter.
Within a five minute sequence they showed him looking down the barrel of an (apparently real) rifle (from the muzzle), only to show him later, in the woods, pulling the trigger, while "6mm bb" could be read on the reciever.

So, did you notice any real failures in tv or movies in recent times?
Or is this topic a bad idea?


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Old 12-25-2014, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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You hear about drunk people mishandling guns all the time on the news. Often with disastrous results. Like someone dropping the magazine out of the gun and sticking it to their head and pulling the trigger. They weren't familiar enough with their weapon to know that there was one in the chamber and it would still fire without the magazine (some but not all guns have magazine safeties). Most of the time they don't get a second chance.
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Old 12-25-2014, 05:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know that kind of people.
It's called applying for a Darwin Award.
I was aiming for instances from (reality-) tv, general tv and/or movies, not the news.

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There was an episode of "Only in America" with Larry the Cable Guy. He was nutria hunting with some guys in Louisianna. He (Larry) displayed some of the worst gun handling safety I have ever seen. He was constantly having his finger on the trigger, not controlling his muzzle. At a few instances, he even fired very close to the other hunters and camera men.

I usually find that show funny, but that one was down right scary.

Of course, then there is the ubiquitous, click, click, click of an empty semi-automatic firearm or machine gun that seems to be in every movie gunfight.
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Where to start. That is a LONG list.

It always amazes me how the bad guys with machine guns can miss so badly at close range but the hero can run, dive, roll, and shoot over his shoulder and hit someone 50 yards away with a pistol.

Then, there is person who flies backwards after shot with a shotgun.

...or drops dead instantly after being shot with a pistol.

The 17 shot semiautomatic single action revolver is always a classic.

The silenced REVOLVER that is whisper quiet.

The list of things Hollywierd screws up is nearly endless.
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Oh don't forget the 30 round magazine that lasts long enough on full auto to fire 400 rounds or so.
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Have you ever heard the brass hitting the floor after each shot when the character is shooting a revolver?
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Just watch The Walking Dead for amazing feats of marksmanship and super capacity, recoilless guns.
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Originally Posted by priell3 View Post
Just watch The Walking Dead for amazing feats of marksmanship and super capacity, recoilless guns.
I want Herschel's shotgun.
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In the famous "gearing up" sequence of "Independence Day", when the armies are shown teaming up, there is an eastern european (or western asian) soldier shown holding his pistol during a briefing with the finger on the trigger, aiming at his superior.
I think in real life he'd have lost his job.

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