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Posted: 9/1/2005 10:26:39 AM EDT
I have noticed a trend in several movies lately. It may be more common than the ubiquitous shotgun rack. Watch how many times the slide locks back on pistols. Two examples are Hollywood Homicide, and The Game, just to name a couple. The thing that irks me, is that after the slide locks back, the actor keeps shooting. I know its probably a safety thing, but it bugs me, and now I see it more and more. In the grand scheme of life, I know that its not important, but it just bugs me.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:30:09 AM EDT
Yea. I know what you mean. BTW, what kind of gun did they use in HEAT?

R.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:31:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 10:31:59 AM EDT by GhostRing]
I think it would be more interesting to see what movie does get their gun handling right!

In fact, the best handling I seen lately is in Japanime movies!!
Watch Appleseed and you'll see some suprising attention to detail...
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:36:04 AM EDT
What is likely happening is that the scene was shot multiple times, and the gun was not reloaded after each take. Since the actors are rarely allowed to load their own weapons, an armorer would need to run onto the set, reload, and run off again after each take.

It is the same sort of thing that happens if an actor has a lit cigarette in a long scene--they typically don't light a new one each time, so when the movie is edited from different takes of the different scenes, the cigarette length will jump around.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:39:06 AM EDT
One of the few movies I've seen with excellent weapon handling was The Way of The Gun.

Excellent movie and great handling from Del Toro and Philippe.

Anyone know what kind of 1911s they were using?? I heard the were Les Baer Thunder Ranch editions.

I need to go watch that movie again.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:40:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 10:41:58 AM EDT by DuBri]
Hehehe, the shit that makes me laugh the hardest is when people go to discharging firearms inside bathrooms, cars, or other tight spaces. Especially in a bathroom with tile floors and walls and shit. BAM BAM BAM BAM ! RATTATTATATATAtA! BOOOOOM(shotgun blasts go BOOOOOOM). They shrug off gunfire in enclosed spaces like its nothing

for some reason i think in real life the winner is either the guy who has ear protection or the guy who can recover his senses and make a well placed shot first.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:42:42 AM EDT
The one I thought the funniest was the 30 rnd magazine plugged into an M16 BACKWARDS, curving back toward the grip.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:47:40 AM EDT
Caught a snafu on CSI just last night. Revolver in the center console of a car. Guy in drivers seat was burned up. Fire supposedly cooked off the one round in it, and shot him.

Problem was, the primer was dented. Oops.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:50:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
The one I thought the funniest was the 30 rnd magazine plugged into an M16 BACKWARDS, curving back toward the grip.



Which movie?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:51:12 AM EDT
One thing I have noticed is how every time someone with a gun (handgun or shotgun) is about to enter a building where there could be trouble, they ALWAYS rack the slide!

Do people usually go around carrying guns without a round in the chamber?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 10:57:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 10:58:05 AM EDT by FunYun1983]

Originally Posted By hajami:
One thing I have noticed is how every time someone with a gun (handgun or shotgun) is about to enter a building where there could be trouble, they ALWAYS rack the slide!

Do people usually go around carrying guns without a round in the chamber?



Yes, it strikes fear into your enemy
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:05:08 AM EDT

Since the actors are rarely allowed to load their own weapons, an armorer would need to run onto the set, reload, and run off again after each take.


They can't even handle changing a mag? Man, these actors probably pay others to wipe their asses for them.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:05:09 AM EDT
My favorite common error is the autopistol which apparently doesn't have a slidestop...BANG BANG BANG click click click.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:07:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By freemanesq:
Yea. I know what you mean. BTW, what kind of gun did they use in HEAT?

R.



Wasn't that a Sig 550?
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:07:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 11:07:34 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
The AR-15 Al Pacino used in HEAT did not have a charging handle, and the sight was from a completely different gun.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:07:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chooper:

Since the actors are rarely allowed to load their own weapons, an armorer would need to run onto the set, reload, and run off again after each take.


They can't even handle changing a mag? Man, these actors probably pay others to wipe their asses for them.



Actually, it probably has something to do with insurance and liability. Even blanked guns can cause damage with the discharge of hot gases at extremely close range, and this makes them dangerous. Dangerous equipment means that usually there's a specialist on hand to operate the equipment and reduce the potential for damage.

That's my theory, anyway.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:12:01 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 11:13:02 AM EDT by MadProfessor]

Originally Posted By Goback:
One of the few movies I've seen with excellent weapon handling was The Way of The Gun.

Excellent movie and great handling from Del Toro and Philippe.

Anyone know what kind of 1911s they were using?? I heard the were Les Baer Thunder Ranch editions.

I need to go watch that movie again.





Look like plain jane Colts to me.

You get a good look of it when Philippe is shooting from the fountain in the courtyard during the last shootout.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:37:06 AM EDT
oooooooooo.. I always piss the wifey off watching movies because I go on a rant anytime someone pulls a Glock out and you here the click of a hammer cock. I just can't stand the stupidity!!!
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:48:54 AM EDT
the click of ahammer on anything, it does not matter what they pull out, hell half the time it clicks when they point it at soemone, then if they move it it clicks when they point it at them again.


Or racking the shotgun to go in, not firing it at all, then racking it again and no shell coming out.....


Seein g a revolver from the fron and seeing that there are no cartridges in it, then watching it fire (in old westerns sometimes many more than 6 times


there are so many mistakes
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 11:55:45 AM EDT
In "Tombstone" when the gunfight at the OK Corral starts, Doc (Val Kilmer) fires 3 shots from double barrel (side by side) shotgun before tossing it aside. (one shot in the air to get the horse to move, and then 2 shots to kill bad guys.)

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:05:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hajami:
One thing I have noticed is how every time someone with a gun (handgun or shotgun) is about to enter a building where there could be trouble, they ALWAYS rack the slide!

Do people usually go around carrying guns without a round in the chamber?



Ya but thats done more for effect then it is as an actual SNAFU. Its even quoted in the movie PhoneBooth about how its one of the scareiest sounds and always used in movies.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:34:02 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/1/2005 12:34:46 PM EDT by Greenhorn]
In the audio commentary of the SImpsons episode "Homie the Clown", they comment that they put in a joke that is very hard to notice and no one ever got. In the last scene, each time Homer and Krusty do something that the old Italian stereotype dislikes, he pulls the hammer of his revolver back a little more, about four times total. That was a good joke. Too bad it didn't work.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:44:59 PM EDT
I like when a character runs out of ammo with an auto, and then there is a click, followed by clickclickclick.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:49:04 PM EDT
there's a thread in the movie forum for this
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:51:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 12:58:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
The one I thought the funniest was the 30 rnd magazine plugged into an M16 BACKWARDS, curving back toward the grip.
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Which movie?


I don't remember the title, but it was some cheesy movie about some college age students that were going to rescue a friend being held in prison in some South American $#!+hole.

I don't think there were any major actors... wait a minute, I think Gary Busey was in it.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:37:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lon_Moer:
I like when a character runs out of ammo with an auto, and then there is a click, followed by clickclickclick.



It's a battery operated airsoft.

I really enjoyed Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon, so many wrong things to mention, but this is my favorite.

He wakes up, pulls the gun out from under his pillow where he kept it while sleeping. Drops the mag looks at it and puts it back in the Beretta 92. He then pulls the slide and viola, the slide locks back. He then hits the slide release lever and puts the weapon in his pants completely confident that his weapon is cleared of any rounds and goes to work. On the way in he racks the slide again, but this time it chambers a round instead of sitting at slide lock.


Link Posted: 9/1/2005 4:36:39 PM EDT
There is a movie forum? Oops.
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