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    I just watched FlashFoward's The Garden of Forking Paths, and noticed an FBI agent, no less, struggling with a semi-auto pistolrigged with external device for pulling the trigger. It was aimed at his partner, and he was struggling with figuring out a way to keep the gun from going off.

    I thought, "manually decock the trigger."

    Perhaps it didn't occur to the writers, but as I have a CZ 85 B, which does not have a decocking lever, wheneverI load it, I must always manually decock it, as I keep one in the chamber.

    Amazingly, the pistol belonged to the FBI agent who was attempting to keep it from firing.

    I mean, really! What officer/agent doesn'tdoesn't know their weapon well enough to keep it from firing? At the very least, all he had to do was stick his finger in front of the hammer.
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    Yeah, we had to laugh about that one ... a quarter out of his pocket would have worked!


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    Have you ever noticed that no matter who, what, when or where... if someone draws a gun you hear the slide action like they just racked a round into the chamber?

    And strangely all weapons tend to make the same sound...

    Or that even semi-auto pistols make a DA-revolver like "click" when they run out of ammo..?

    The only one they tend to get right is the shotgun.

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    daddy4count wrote:
    The only one they tend to get right is the shotgun.
    Good thing, too. I wish they would use the shotgun one for every gun.
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    I get irritated every time I see a M4 or M16A2 in Vietnam era movies.

    Probably just me.
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    daddy4count wrote:
    The only one they tend to get right is the shotgun.
    I can't remember which movie it was, but there was a movie that I saw where the main character "cocked" the shotgun 4 times before actually firing it... Like, when he got the shotgun he racked one, when he got out of the car he racked one, when he was walking he racked one, right before he shot the guy he racked one... Of course, no shells came out when he racked it...

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    and of course the obligatory 46 rounds fired between reloads...

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    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...mer-glock.html

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    YoZUpZ wrote:
    daddy4count wrote:
    The only one they tend to get right is the shotgun.
    I can't remember which movie it was, but there was a movie that I saw where the main character "cocked" the shotgun 4 times before actually firing it... Like, when he got the shotgun he racked one, when he got out of the car he racked one, when he was walking he racked one, right before he shot the guy he racked one... Of course, no shells came out when he racked it...
    Well, maybe it was an air gun? Had to pump it up you know. LOL



    My favorite is in "Army of Darkness" where Ash (Bruce Cambel) shoots like 30 times with a lever action. Of course, that's meant to be funny.

    In just about all of the TV shows and movies the actors are constantly sweeping each other with their muzzles.... gotta love that...:?
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    Too many to mention... but one that sticks out is an episode of CSI:Miami (which I stopped watching long ago as it just got too stupid) where the blond chickie determined the make and model of the gun by the sound of the hammer cocking.

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    Next time you get a chance to watch some sort of cartoon involving a double-barreled shotgun (our favorite rabbit hunter is a good one), take a note of how many times they fire and then pump the action to chamber a new round.

    Personally, I don't care. Reality is boring and most people aren't going to know how certain firearms operate. Besides, it can be a very effective device to smash some liberal agenda if "they're" getting their info about firearm operation from Hollywood. :P

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    Brass Magnet wrote:
    YoZUpZ wrote:
    daddy4count wrote:
    The only one they tend to get right is the shotgun.
    I can't remember which movie it was, but there was a movie that I saw where the main character "cocked" the shotgun 4 times before actually firing it... Like, when he got the shotgun he racked one, when he got out of the car he racked one, when he was walking he racked one, right before he shot the guy he racked one... Of course, no shells came out when he racked it...
    Well, maybe it was an air gun? Had to pump it up you know. LOL

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    zoom6zoom wrote:
    Too many to mention... but one that sticks out is an episode of CSI:Miami (which I stopped watching long ago as it just got too stupid) where the blond chickie determined the make and model of the gun by the sound of the hammer cocking.
    LOL

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    I always like how someone produces a .380 or .25 semi-auto and people in a room or facing them freak out with, "OMG, he's/she's GOT A GUN!". This seems to happen a lot with women but even the men in a lot of the European movies make incredible one-shot kills and25 yard off-hand shots with little 3.5" Walther/Sig/Jennings clones.

    Don't get me wrong, I have a Bersa .380 and a Sig P-230 which I trust and occasionally use for a BUG or CC, but they are hardly so fearsome as Hollywood makes them out.

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    I recently spent a day home in bed sick, watching bad movies on TV. There was one where every time the bad guy pulled out his gun,( a fairly large 45)he racked the slide.

    In one scene, the hero has what looked to me like a Ruger MkII .22 semi-auto. He shoots one of the bad guys who then flies backward through the air several feet with a huge, bloody wound.

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    One that always gets me, is when they examine a bullet and say, "It's a .357 magnum". Of course, it could also be a .38, but they never say that. Even a 9mm fires nearly the same diameter bullet, but in that case, there are some differences unlike the .357/38 thing.
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    Or when the forensics expert/coroner sees a wound channel the size of a railroad tunnel and says "it must have been an assault rifle."

    I really like NCIS, but why do they leave their sidearms in desk drawers?

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    One time I was watching car chase & action movie clips on YouTube, and I came across one that made me laugh, because it was so over-the-top. A car had come to rest upside down, and there was a gunfight with the car between the two sides. The impact of the handgun bullets made the car spin around.

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    NCIS is a kickass show... but they scew up as often as the rest of them...

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    How about all those 1 shot to COM knockdowns with 9mm's? Are the shooters all that good that they always hit the spine? Are they using some special +P+P+ load and hitting the heart? An lastly, whats with all the general LEOS ( not feds) having such high hit ratios? LOL

    Or the dark blood that starts pooling out ? So does this mean everyone who is shot on TV and in movies is a zombie? And if they are zombies, how do they bleed like that if they have no heartbeat since they are dead? Surely those squibs can be made smaller...and use a bright fake blood. They also need to get chest hits=less blood, abdominal=more blood, and head shots= lots of blood.

    I also wish that some producers would do shows featuring armed citizens, and showing them in a positive light. How about some open carry in OC states? In the nonfictional realm, why not a series about armed citizens where what happened is recreated, and the good guy can opt to be interveiwed as well? You've got reality cop series, series about drug addict interventions, a series about people surviving awful things ( which seldom deals with armed citizens), series about hoarders, shows dealing with psychics on murder cases, and 1 showcalled "Call 911". Why not armed citizens? There is no shortage of true stories. It has even been toned down and mostly ignored on those shows with CCTV footage.

    A while back there was a series based on the books " Women's Murder Club" or something like that. I never saw it, butI asked my mother since she loves reading murder mystery and detective novels. She said the women carry concealed, often illegally ( like in CA), and the plot line is something about women getting revenge on those who killed their loved ones ( vigilantes of some sort). The show flopped.

    "Jericho" was the only recent series I know of showing armed citizens more positively, but it was set in a post apocolypse USA. The only other shows I can think of related would be the original "V" series, and the "War of the Worlds" series.

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    In a sixties episode of Dragnet, Friday and his partner go to the scene of a bank robbery. One of the witnesses says the bad guys were armed with a Remington 870 pump in 12 gauge and a 6" Colt Python. One of the cops ridicules the civilian saying"what would he know about guns"? "Well I'm a NRA firearms instructor, competitive shooter and ex-marine"! He also gives a very good description of the two thugs which leads to their capture.

    This is the only positive gun related comment I've ever seen attributed to a civilian in a movie or TV program.

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    even better are the ten minute shootouts where nobody gets shot!

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    Well, considering some of the actualgunfights that have happened, that's not quite as far-fetched as the others!

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    Gotta love some of the shows wher someone is wearing avest and they take a shotgun blast at point blank range and just stand there like it was a water gun...

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    steveinNEPA wrote:
    Gotta love some of the shows wher someone is wearing avest and they take a shotgun blast at point blank range and just stand there like it was a water gun...
    One of the funniest things I've ever seen on tv was when a reporter was showing the effectiveness ofa vest. He obviously believed what he had seen on tv (what Steve is talking about) and was "prepared" to take a hit from a 22 at a range of about 3 feet. As soon as the shot was fired he let out a yell, cursing and doubling over, clutching his chest where he had been hit. I guess he was expecting armor plate, not a fabric vest.

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