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Old 03-03-2014, 08:51 PM   #81
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In the walking dead when Andrea shoots her self with Ricks Python you can here a shell hit the ground.

mammas dont let your cowboys grow up to be babies

Even though it's my favorite show on TV, the Walking Dead is plagued with firearm inaccuracies and continuity gaps. It bothers me but I still love it.


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Watched a little Magnum PI the other day.
Magnum picked up an UZI,
Fired Full Auto for A Long Time.
No reload.
No brass flying.
No recoil.
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the greatest show on tv The walking dead...
first episode titled days gone by,Rick Grimes instructs his deputies to make sure you have a round in the chamber and the saftey is off,the problem is they are carrying glocks there is no saftey to make sure it is off.
Shane had a shotgun......

Also, 1 deputy had to chamber a round....
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With so many zombies walking around , why would anyone carry a 6 shot revolver?

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i watched "Miller's Crossing" a few months back. for the most part I thought the way firearms were portrayed was pretty accurate: not everybody had a 1911, there were a couple different semi autos used, a couple different revolvers & different calibers mentioned, there were a few Winchester 1897's shown. They could've used more modern shotguns & no one would've been the wiser, but they chose to show the 97's.

However....at one point Albert Finney fires a Thompson with a drum mag for about 10 solid seconds (with creative editing) , then a few moments later without the hint of a reload fires it for another 10 or 12 seconds. when it's shown on screen it feels like an eternity.

correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it only take 4 or 5 seconds to dump a 50 round drum mag?

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However....at one point Albert Finney fires a Thompson with a drum mag for about 10 solid seconds (with creative editing) , then a few moments later without the hint of a reload fires it for another 10 or 12 seconds. when it's shown on screen it feels like an eternity.

correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't it only take 4 or 5 seconds to dump a 50 round drum mag?
IIRC, 600 to 1500 RPM, so anywhere from @ 4 to 8 seconds, AFAIK ...
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King Kong 2005, the bad guy is carrying this menacing heavy-barreled semi-auto gun that sounds like a .45 every time he fires it. Its a Ruger 22/45 polymer HB target. I have one. They even muzzle the camera a couple of times and you can see the tiny .22 bore.

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Watched a little Magnum PI the other day.
Magnum picked up an UZI,
Fired Full Auto for A Long Time.
No reload.
No brass flying.
No recoil.
Considering how bullfictional that "PI" was in the first place, he might as well have fired a plasma cannon.
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Got one for you all the Commando movie with ex-Commieland Governor!


The joys of watching holly weird screw things up!

Found this site with a lot of screen shots:

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Commando
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Back in the early 70's before there was a special movie unit in the PD I used to volunteer to be assigned to movie details when they filmed in the city. I seen several scenes being filmed where guns were being used and the magic of Hollywood disappeared. During a scene in "Across 110th Street" with Anthony Quinn being shot in Harlem they attempted to shoot out a window with a machine gun. What they used was an airgun that fired steel balls at windows made from sugar. At the same time they filmed a real machine gun, I believe a S&W M76 like my dept used at that time, being fired with blanks for effect. On film it was more impressive.

I recall in the movie Shamus with Burt Reynolds the director invited us into his AC trailer for some drinks on a very hot day and while there I asked him why so many errors are made where guns are concerned in the movies, since they do have advisers, especially as an example when six shooters fire a dozen times. He more or less told me that most of the public knows nothing about guns and the entertainment value is what sells the movie.

Mistakes of all kinds are made during the making of films and re shooting a scene can be extremely expensive and usually isn't worth it. Besides, they consider their audience dummies anyway and are happy as long as they pay for admission.

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