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Hollywood has ruined gun handling for me. Every time I see a scene where a gun is used to threaten someone, I wait for the inevitable racking of the slide... which takes me right out of the moment knowing that the gun wasn't loaded.
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What's even funnier is when you see them rack the slide on the same gun a few times, just to look cool. I chuckle thinking about all those perfectly good rounds lying on the ground somewhere.
Say, I was just reading the thread about drinking and CCW. That would be a good drinking game (but not while armed): a swig of beer for gratuitous slide racking or calling a magazine a clip, and a shot of whiskey (or whatever) for more serious offenses, like sweeping everybody in the room. Or blowing somebody's head off.
I couldn't tell you how many 1911's I've seen in the movies that shoot 30 rounds without changing mags...pretty amazing.
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I always make a point of looking for the trigger finger in TV and movies.
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My favorite is when someone shoots the gun dry and the slide locks back...and the foley guy keeps adding clicking-trigger-and-hammer-falling sounds!
The main time I get PO'd by the trigger finger issue is when the folks with the guns are supposedly highly trained operators. You can't expect gang bangers to know proper gun handing. Heck, they're lucky to even have the handgun oriented vertically!
I can watch both Predator and Predators on Netflix. There's a HUGE difference in the quality of how the weapons were handled (by these professional "soldiers")!
Don't you just love it when they fire a double barrel shot gun seven or eight times without reloading?
Ya, it's just rediculous. It's pretty much ruined watching action scenes in movies and tv. A few years ago, I had no clue though.
Heck, somebody posted a youtube video on here that I watched and the guy in the video had his finger in the trigger gaurd the whole time, it just felt uncomfortable watching it. I kept wanting to yell at him "get your finger outta there!".
The stupidity of some people NEVER ceases to amaze me.
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Hollywood overall, has done such a bad job with firearms handling, it's a running joke. My father pointed out the guns with endless round magazines when I was young. It was a sarcastic comment about the 1911 he had in the Army needing to be reloaded after firing 8 rounds.
The constant racking of firearms in movies/tv shows just gets annoying.
You just swept an entire warehouse chasing a heavily armed psychopath that killed off dozens (maybe thousands) of people, and a few well trained SWAT teams, with no round chambered? Really?!?!
Towards the end of A Perfect Getaway the antagonist is chasing the female protagonist and fires 11 rounds out of a 1911 and it's not locked back when he's done.
I never notice poor handling and safety techniques since they are the norm. What makes me sit up and take notice is when I see someone on TV or a in a movie do it the right way. I was astounded when I started watching Strike Force on the Max cable channel last year, everything was done correctly. When I looked up the info about the series I found that the creator and executive producer is a former SAS guy who put the cast through training and boot camp before filming.
I notice it but does not distract from the movie/show. It is not like they are used as training films LOL. As far as other folks learning from it...I highly doubt they even notice where the guys finger is while he blowing away 50 guys. And I would really doubt it if anyone was watching where Lara Crofts finger was when she was shooting up BG's
On a side note I do notice RL pics of folks. My nephew is in Afghanistan and he sent home a pic of him and his buddies posing with their weapons. One dude had a magazine in, wepaon was not on safe and his finger was on the trigger......just plain stupid.
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