"Inception" shooting method - curious?

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    "Inception" shooting method - curious?

    Was re-watching Inception, the Christopher Nolan film recently and noticed something strange. In the first scene when Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is firing, he keeps taking his support hand and cupping it over his ejection port. I've heard before that DiCaprio is known for training in firearms before his roles (witness Blood Diamond so I'm kind of curious where this shooting style came from. Is he trying to catch his ejected shells so they don't hit the floor? Is that even possible?
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    Don't know sounds interesting I'll be sure to keep an eye out for that if i decide to watch this movie later today. If he is trying to catch the brass in theory its possible but you'd think he'd either 1. burn his hand if he did catch the brass and/or 2. get hit with rising gun under recoil

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    Or 3. Cause a stoppage. I've seen it at IDPA matches, where the shooter has the ejection port close to an object like a wall or barricade. The brass is prevented from ejecting, and the gun stops.

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    There are very few shooting "styles" that come out of hollywood that I'm inclined to emulate...... To each his/her own, of course.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Risque007 View Post
    Was re-watching Inception, the Christopher Nolan film recently and noticed something strange. In the first scene when Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) is firing, he keeps taking his support hand and cupping it over his ejection port. I've heard before that DiCaprio is known for training in firearms before his roles (witness Blood Diamond so I'm kind of curious where this shooting style came from. Is he trying to catch his ejected shells so they don't hit the floor? Is that even possible?
    he was suppressing his muzzle, sneaking around, and catching his brass...notice you don't see it eject or hear it hit the ground
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevyguy85 View Post
    Don't know sounds interesting I'll be sure to keep an eye out for that if i decide to watch this movie later today. If he is trying to catch the brass in theory its possible but you'd think he'd either 1. burn his hand if he did catch the brass and/or 2. get hit with rising gun under recoil
    he was wearing gloves, and if he has good muzzle control he won't have to worry about it. as for 3. his hand was far enough away from it for the brass to clear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    he was wearing gloves, and if he has good muzzle control he won't have to worry about it. as for 3. his hand was far enough away from it for the brass to clear.
    just watched that part a little bit ago. Didn't notice the gloves but the rest seemed plausible I guess. Either way nice trick, or that's how I see it as it holds no real world value to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctsketch View Post
    he was suppressing his muzzle, sneaking around, and catching his brass...notice you don't see it eject or hear it hit the ground
    Whatever happened to zip tying a plastic bag around your gun and hand, ala "Mr Brooks"?
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    so what is the idea of catching your brass?...are we assuming the suppression is effectively quiet enough that the brass hitting the floor is louder than the shot?....or is he trying to keep the brass off of someone else who might get burned?...

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    Well the brass would hit as a separate sound no? could he also have been covering his tracks? so no one sees the casings on the floor? (not as likely...as the dead bodies are a give away)
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    I wouldn't rely on Hollywood for any shooting methods or techniques....it's entertainment--nothing more.
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    it was a dream, he was flying at one point in tthat secene.....jk jk

    when i saw the movie, i thought he was cocking the gun vs grabing the brass from mid air....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepsi View Post
    it was a dream, he was flying at one point in tthat secene.....jk jk

    when i saw the movie, i thought he was cocking the gun vs grabing the brass from mid air....
    he always put his hand over it just as he was firing...about 3 different times?
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    Maybe he is just a really brass conscious reloader

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