Firearm physics in The Walking Dead

Discussion in 'Firearms in the Media' started by Gizord1, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. Gizord1

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    Ok, so, the walking dead, a show that has revolutionized a typically dumb genre, and has set a new standard for action TV shows. Of course, surviving the. Imbue apocalypse, you will prolly be shootin undead flesh addicts in the head with some sort of device that propels a shaped piece of metal at extremely high speeds with much deadly force.
    But, even a great show, such as this one, has fallen to the dreaded "Hollywood firearm physics".
    Most notably, THE GUNS DO NOT RECOIL 80% OF THE TIME!!!
    Even the slides don't recoil on the handguns, in most scenes.
    And the guns seem to have massive magazines, most notably, Rick's .357 Colt Python.
    Another gun flaw scene, is when a police officer clicks the safety off on his GLOCK.
    Two others that I managed to catch that no one else did, is in the CDC episode, they pass an abandoned military blockade. The emplacement guns are Russian Dushka's. At the end of the episode, they use an M67 frag grenade to blast out a bulletproof window (that bullets bounced off of without leaving even a scratch) when the building locks down. The grenade they used was actually an M69 practice grenade. Actually, it wasn't even that. It was an unpainted grenade body with a practice fuze.
     
  2. Zschneider

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    I thought rick had a .44? Or am I just that stupid
     

  3. hoovco

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    Holy attention to detail. The only thing that bothers me is that blonde chick that's always doing something dumb.
     
  4. Gizord1

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    Zach, your dumb, go back to 1st grade
     
  5. Gizord1

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    Yeah, I tend to pay attention to every detail when it comes to weapons. I do like how they kinda directly advertise Gerber products
     
  6. hoovco

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    If you call someone dumb, make sure you use you're instead of your.

    Just sayin'. :p
     
  7. Wiebelhaus

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  8. Gizord1

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    Dammit, you're right. I always use correct grammar. And me and him are best friends in real life. Fellow member of bad company.
     
  9. Fathead00

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    You might want to check your bio then.;)
     
  10. hoovco

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    Bad company?
     
  11. Zschneider

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    Haha yeah Josh check your self before u reck your self
     
  12. Gizord1

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    What we call our little group of friends. It just has a nice ring to it, and even a song for it XD
     
  13. Gizord1

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    Dangit, my redneck speakin and habit of proper grammar seem to have collided. Oh well, a least it's not L337 5P34K
     
  14. Gizord1

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    Anyway, back to the original topic...
     
  15. hoovco

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    I did notice the Gerber thing. Talk about product placement.
     
  16. Zschneider

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    gerber has some good tools great for the situation the show is based off of
     
  17. Gizord1

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    Yeah, whenever Carl found that Gerber Apocalypse Kit (the roll of knives, hatchets, and machetes that they use throughout the series), they made sure to show a shot completely of the kit and focused on the Gerber logo. Nice job, Gerber, nice job.
     
  18. hoovco

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    That show does make me wanna get a cowboy hat and a crossbow though.
     
  19. Zschneider

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    i would settle for the crossbow
     
  20. Gizord1

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    It's actually relatively easy to make exploding arrows, but actual effectiveness in a zombie apocalypse would just be to cause a zombie head to erupt in a gory mess, and you would loose a precious arrow in the process.