Movie buffs, what gun goofs have you found?

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    Movie buffs, what gun goofs have you found?

    OK, it was a slow night for me, so this is what I've got:

    I was watching "Super Troopers" again and just noticed that when the chief pulls his gun inside the motorhome with the dead gal, he actually draws a Crossman single cock air pistol. You can see the bumps at what should be the back of the slide used for grip.

    It got me to thinking... what other screw ups are out there? Other than the common 27 round revolver and the UZI with the endless magazine, what else have you noticed, subtle or blatant?
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    It's not a movie, but on the BBC series Torchwood, the main character, Capt. Jack Harkness, carries a Webley revolver. He comes from the 50th century, but works in the 21st, which I though is a cool touch.



    Anyway, every time he uses said Webley, you can hear the sound of brass ejecting and bouncing after each shot. Soemone really needs to tell them over at the BBC that revolvers don't make that sound!
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    Lets see, The Wild Bunch, love the movie, but its set in 1913 and they have a 1917 Browning machine gun. Weapons continuity in westerns happens sometimes, like Peacemakers in movies set before 1873

    Another favorite is the 1911 being carried with a round in the chamber and hammer down, see that one a lot.
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    In Raider's of the Lost Ark, Indy gets into a fight at Miriam's bar. His S&W .45 revolver morphs into a Browning HP in the middle of the gunfight, only to return to its original form before going back into the holster.
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    Costner's 17-round "six gun" revolver, in Open Range. Or, was that 18?
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    The frequent finger on the Glock trigger can be seen on most of the newer Law & Order episodes.

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    The 3 shot shotgun in "Tombstone" that Doc Holdiay shoots. He shoots one guy,shoots it up in the air to scare a horse, and when the horse bolts, he shoots the guy that was standing behind it. Nice touch...except its a double barrell shotgun.
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    Invasion USA. The 7-shot LAW, the infinite-ammo Mini-Uzis, and - of course - the two-shot M203 at the end...
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    I never really paid attention the the 3 shots on tombstone, guess i will have to watch it again
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    Quote Originally Posted by EW3 View Post
    It's not a movie, but on the BBC series Torchwood, the main character, Capt. Jack Harkness, carries a Webley revolver. He comes from the 50th century, but works in the 21st, which I though is a cool touch.



    Anyway, every time he uses said Webley, you can hear the sound of brass ejecting and bouncing after each shot. Soemone really needs to tell them over at the BBC that revolvers don't make that sound!
    It's been over 10 years since they've been allowed over there...fewer and fewer people would know.

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    In Lethal Weapon 1, Mel Gibson's character talks about how he has the special hollow tip bullet to blow his brains out, but in the two scenes you see it, it's a FMJ.

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    It's not a goof as much as it is wonderment, that the shooters in all these movies are able to have a normal conversation just moments after firing off hundreds of rounds, with no apparent hearing protection.
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    The "cocking" sound when someone draws a Glock.

    The NEVER ENDING magazine.

    JD and I rented the miniseries "Kill Point" last week and watched it. If we were to go through and make a list of all the errors (not just the gun ones) we'd have a book's worth of material.

    But one of the gun errors was that the SWAT sniper covering the bank (with the bad guys and hostages in it) from an elevated position on top of a building across the street has been there for two days. He gets the word that they are going to breach and what does he do? HE FINALLY (after two days of covering this bank) SLOWLY, RITUALISTICALLY PUTS A BULLET IN THE CHAMBER.

    My first thought was that someone needed to fire their sniper for sitting up there for two days with an unloaded gun.

    And why is it that in almost every movie involving guns that I see, everyone decides to rack their slides as they are running into the fight? Doesn't ANYONE come prepared?

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