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Stupid gun things in movies and TV

Discussion in 'Guns in Cinema' started by SDProf, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. Jonnyuma

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    Not quite on topic, but news to me.. Joe Montegna has a new show coming out on the Outdoor Channel called Hollywood Guns. They will be reenacting famous movie and TV gunplay scenes to either prove their viability or call BS.

    Montegna is a 2A supporter and gun-guy. He says he tries to keep a lid on the stupid stuff in Criminal Minds because A) it's stupid. And B) they're portraying a real agency (FBI) so he wants to get it right*. His character carries a 1911.

    *I'm pretty sure I have an entry in this thread regarding this show. Not sure, they all look alike to me, even fellow good-guy Gary Sinese's show. My GF likes em so I sometimes watch w her and TRY to keep quiet.
     
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    And as often as not with electrical tape grips and a rusted out barrel.
     
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    Dang auto correct that was supposed to say "There's no way"
     
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    Not a gun thing, but a police thing across many TV shows and movies.

    Police are looking for a bad guy and the see him a block and a half away, so of course they yell his name and freeze as soon as they see him. I think I'd try to get a little bit closer before spooking my prey.
     
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    But then you wouldn't have the suspenseful chase scene through town with people shoved out of the way. Especially when the bad guy does it rudely so you are aure he is in fact a bad guy.
     
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    When the detective finally wearing his ballistic vest outside of his dress shirt, kicks in the door. Ahead of the tactical unit with the level three shields and covers.
     
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  7. SDProf

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    More H-5-0 fun.

    Guys is free diving (not scuba, as the synopsis says), finds a revolver on the ocean floor. We will learn that it's been down there 6 weeks or so, you can see some coral formation on it already, and then there's the salt water. The gun falls from the diver's collection bag, falls about 2-3 feet and fires when it strikes a coral growth. The gun just happens to be pointed at the guy, and the bullet which traverses five feet or more make a lethal hit in his chest.

    Oh, when found, the gun was cocked, but the trigger is pretty far rearward. And it wasn't necessarily an old gun, it had been bought by a young guy running a range and sold under the table to a bad guy. You know, a "strawman" purchase.

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    Pilot episode of the Walking Dead when they're setting up a roadblock. Rick tells a deputy, who just pulled out his Glock, to remember to take the safety off. The guy then looks down at the gun and off screen you hear a "click".

    First god damn episode.
     
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    How about "lock and load" used to sound menacing when the "lock" portion of that essentially means to make the weapon safe from an unintentional discharge while you are loading it.
     
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    Further adventures in Hawaii 5 0.

    Kono shoots a guy using a 12 ga pistol grip shotgun, at very close range, from the hip. Guy goes flying backwards about 10 feet, she just stands there, holding the gun.

    Not gun related, but still stupid - again Kono, wants a guy in the back seat to stay in the car. Cuffs him to the headrest support of the front seat. Maybe it's different in the little car she drives, but I've never met a headrest that didn't easily pop all the way off in about 1.5 seconds.
     
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    Why is it in police shows, the partner always has a little pea shooter?

    Crockett carried a Bren10, Tubbs had a micro revolver.

    Hunter had a .45 and the chick had a little .380 or something.

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    At least in Gotham, Gordon carries a Sig or a 1911
     
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    You forgot the classic one that is still referenced quite often... He carried an unloaded gun and one round in his pocket...:D
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    yea, small town, cant happen here mindset.
     
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    Cuz the big star is compensating.
     
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    I was watching an episode of American Rifleman with a segment on the Winchester Rimfire Ammunition plant and one of the employees working at the plant described the rimfire firing process like so "the firing pin strikes the rim which creates friction, which causes a spark, which ignites the primer, which ignites the powder" seems to me that he's got two extra steps in there and it was my understanding that the primer compound is directly invited by the crushing force of the rim being crushed by the firing pin and that friction has nothing to do with it - and it there was an actual spark being generated directly by the firing pin that the priming compound would not even be necessary. Unless he thinks that the primer can be set off by a spark and the powder cannot. Sure it might be possible to have one flammable material which is easier to ignite with a small momentary spark than another. But I am not sure where he thinks there is sufficient material on material movement to generate enough friction to set off a spark. Especially considering that the only metal on metal contact is outside the case since the primer sits inside the rim and would not allow much if any metal to metal contact inside the rim. Even if you were to have a spark inside the case, don't you need an air gap for the spark to go anywhere, and again the priming compound is essentially a solid, and likely not electrically conductive. So current generated within the metal wouldn't help and isn't a spark.
     

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