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This is a discussion on Gun Related Stupid Movie Mistakes within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Main Category category; Let me preface this by saying I know that most Hollyweed types have ZERO interest in guns, and really don't ...

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    Let me preface this by saying I know that most Hollyweed types have ZERO interest in guns, and really don't know jack about them.

    That said one of the most annoying (& repeated) bloopers I see is some clown trying to fire a 1911 DA. I saw it two or three times on "K-Ville", the white cop would throw down on somebody W/ his Kimber & in the wide angle shot you could see that it wasn't cocked. I also saw the same mistake made at least four times in "Wind Talkers" & on one ocassion the hero is trying to shoot someone, you can see the slide is locked to the rear & you can still hear the click,click ,click of repeated dry fires.

    The thing that bugs me is how could actor not know the gun IN HIS HAND will not fire DA? surely they realize this if only because of the scenes where they've had to fire blanks.

    'm not really talking about special effects mistakes ,those aren't the actors fault. I'm talking about actor stupidity like the scene in "We Were Soldiers Once..." when Sam Elliot slaps a fresh magazine into his 1911 (which is in battery & uncocked BTW ) and says in his best "mean" voice "Gentlemen, prepare to defend yourselves " What's he gonna do ? Throw his pistol at the NVA? Mistakes like that, that demonstrate CLEARLY that the actor hasn't a clue how the weapon in his hand works.

    Another favorite is in the opening credits of "Bones" ,they show Boothe (Who's supposed to be this Bad --- ex-ranger, ex-sniper, ex- government assasin turned good guy cop) firing his 9mm at the range and you can see him visibly flinch before each shot. that's the kinda stuff that bugs me

    Ok rant off anybody else care to post an incredibly stupid gun mistake from a movie?
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    Tears of The Sun, Bruce Willis puts his optic on backwards. The props guys had it on the quick disconnect backwards.

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    I love it when actors bring the gun up and the sound of the side being racked or hammer being cocked is played. This can happen 2-3 times in a matter of seconds....almost as if the firearm is a light saber, and any movement creates those sounds.

    How about all the police officer actors that have to chamber a round before raiding a place...I want a bad guy to come or just before that happens, what are they going to do? ? ?
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    My favorite was in Saving Private Ryan, when the US sniper was getting ready to shoot the German sniper. The US guy reached up to the objective lens on his scope, twisted it, and said, "Two clicks." He pretended to be changing the range, but instead he was focussing the scope.
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    In one of the first episodes of the Walking Dead, the main character takes refuge in a tank. There's a body inside that comes back to life, so he shoots it. With no hearing protection... And a few seconds later he hears someone trying to contact him over the radio.... Hollywood never does a good job with the noise factor. Nobody ever has ears in, and they're always whispering their plans of escape during the gunfight.

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    When a guy with a glock has audio that makes a sound like he is cocking a hammer.

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    They've gotten a lot better about this this season but I used to laugh my ass off when ever Castle came on and they showed Beckett wearing skin tight jeans and a short waisted blouse and suddenly drawing her Glock 19 from "concealment".

    I also like the scenes where the M.E. is examining a body and states authoritatively that the wound couldn't have been from a 9mm, it had to have come from a much larger bullet say a .357 WTF?
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    The general public can't tell the difference between an Ar and an AK. Too many believe the stuff Hollywood puts out as fact. Hollywood knows this so accuracy doesn't matter.
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    Not sure how this fits in, but... I watched the movie "The Grey" (I think that's the name) about the wolves and the plane crash. The "Hunter" appears to have a Remington 700 with a shotgun barrel. Anyone else see that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazemyowntrails View Post
    In one of the first episodes of the Walking Dead, the main character takes refuge in a tank. There's a body inside that comes back to life, so he shoots it. With no hearing protection... And a few seconds later he hears someone trying to contact him over the radio.... Hollywood never does a good job with the noise factor. Nobody ever has ears in, and they're always whispering their plans of escape during the gunfight.
    I remember seeing the same thing and thinking his head would hurt so bad he would not want to move at all.

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