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    Gee, did you know about these 5 myths?

    I guess there may be a few people who watch movies for all their info about life...
    This is sort of interesting
    5 Ridiculous Gun Myths Everyone Believes (Thanks to Movies) | Cracked.com

    I especially like the one about racking the slide. It cracks me up to see some guy holding a person at gunpoint for 3-4 minutes and THEN racking his slide to chamber a round...

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    This is clever and hilarious in places.

    I know about the myths because I didn't receive my firearms education from Hollywood. I love firearms and shooting sports as a hobby but loathe any sort of action film involving firearms for this very reason and that includes the much revered "Dirty Harry" series (and I even have a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum). The posturing with firearms and the destruction wrought with them is preposterous. I've only ever liked a few historically based "war movies" that make use of firearms.
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    It always cracked me up when you would see them put a "silencer" on a revolver. The movie "Magnum Force" comes to mind.
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    for all the various stuff we shot at my range, hard drives ( they are) ...the most fun are bowling pins.

    suppose you drilled a hole through the pins' head and made a loop of leather; now hanging that around your neck will do 2 things--

    --stop even a 44 and

    --the sight of you wearing it will keep most people from approaching you.
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    I love the film "The Sting" but there's a bit within it where a female guard assigned to protect Johnny Hooker (Robert Redford) from Loretta Salino, the woman assassin with whom he'd just spent the night, uses a silenced Colt revolver, either an Army Special or a Official Police to take out Salino just as she's about to pop Johnny. Nice theatrics but not realistic.
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    I have to disagree with the articles information on silencers. It greatly depends on the type of gun and the round. I have a friend who has a Walther P22 and a silencer. When using sub-sonic .22LR rounds, that gun makes little more noise than the sound of the slide being racked. Granted, with a 9mm or similar caliber, it is going to be tough to silence it as shown in the movies.



    This is not my video, but I think it shows the point..

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    They left out my favorite - Being able to run at a full sprint and hit people one handed 100 yards away on a rooftop in the dark of night with a handgun. Kinda the exact opposite of a storm trooper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    They left out my favorite - Being able to run at a full sprint and hit people one handed 100 yards away on a rooftop in the dark of night with a handgun. Kinda the exact opposite of a storm trooper.
    Yeah, I always wished to be able to shoot that well.

    Now I just wish I could run at full sprint for 100 yards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    They left out my favorite - Being able to run at a full sprint and hit people one handed 100 yards away on a rooftop in the dark of night with a handgun. Kinda the exact opposite of a storm trooper.
    Yea or riding a horse at full gallop, and reach back and shoot an Indian of off another running horse with a handgun 100 yards away...oops, should I have said "Native american"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stubborn View Post
    Yea or riding a horse at full gallop, and reach back and shoot an Indian of off another running horse with a handgun 100 yards away...oops, should I have said "Native american"
    There are plenty of trick shooters who do this on a regular basis (albeit at shorter distances). Goes to show, with practice, it is very possible.

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