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There are some gun related pet peeves I have with movies of today. I'll just list a couple, then you all can addto the list as you see fit. First, when a revolver is loaded and the chamber is spun before swinging shut (double action) it makes a "Buzzz" noise (this was done on From Dusk Till Dawn by George Clooney). My 686+ doesn't make any noise at all when the chamber is opened and spun. If it did I would think the gun needs maintenance.



Another one is the constant cocking of semiautos, either rifles or handguns when the hero "means business". I watched "Resident Evil" yesterday and one military person went to check something out, but before they did, they chambered a round. Shouldn't you be cocked and locked if you're carrying? Especially a rifle and being in a military organization. Anyway I see this way too much--see a bad guy, then rack the slide, then open fire. I guess all the clinking noises adds to the suspense. ::shrug:: Well that's my rant for now.



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i hate when they show a guy shoot 100+ rounds and never reload.

i also hate stupid stuff. i.e on the show bones. she had a revolver in her purse for protection a smith and wesson 500. that goes beyond stupid. noone should you that for defense on any human now bears i understand and support.
 

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Heh, another one is when they do run out of rounds, they throw the gun at th other guy. Hehehe. I really hate the new trend of pointing a gun sideways and shooting.



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People getting blown backwards by a blast, people dying instantly when shot twice.



People aiming a shotgun at someone, then several minutes into the stand off for effect they pump the action (and no shell ejects...)



This is more prevalent to the news but any reference to hollow points being armor piercing...



Any type of akimbo firing, or running around with two pistols in each hand..



Basically any kind of running gun fight that features on handed firing and semi-accurate hitting...
 

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any sort of coherent coversation during a thousand round gunfight





normal volume conversations after blasting off 400 rounds without hearing protection
 

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Some of my pet peeves

Most of my criticism is TV shows which I watch more than movies. But films are equally guilty.



Besides the damn racking of the slide (especially hate when Jack Bauer or a military/LEO character does) the kachink sound whenever they draw a gun from a holster. What, is everyone running around with rattling slides? BTW, I was reading a book about the homicide squad in LA and one of the detectives commented that they sometimes find a live round at the crime scene cause the idiot perps rack the slide just like on TV/movies.



Also hate that almost no LEO character carries a mag pouch on their belt. And where do a lot of these shows get their holsters - the local gun show bin? They look so damn ill-fitting. I want to smack upside the head the CSI people (and where do CSI people carry guns anyway and do police investigations?). Another one is the geek character on Criminal Minds - well, maybe a geek would have a bad holster.



Oh and I hate how they dress the female LEOs - no way in hell they could conceal a gun under that tight short fitting jacket. Oh and no belts either. And I could just see that dainty fabric holding up under daily holster wear - NOT!



Besides the never running out of ammo - I note sometimes because it's a plot point the dummies run out of ammo after a few shots. Yeah, like a Glock doesn't hold more than 5 rounds.



Hate the bad grips - the cup and saucer comes to mind.



The obvious errors - like "The Sentinel" where they said a Sig has a safety - wrong! BTW in this movie they did send the actors for training and Eva Langoria outshot Kiefer "Jack Bauer" Sutherland!



Note to producers - send your people out including your writers and sound people for a few days of classes at a shooting facility. And get the gun handling and gear right so we can concentrate on the plot instead of rolling our eyes and groaning at the errors.
 

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a good friend of mine is an armourer for movies and tv shows up here (he does Stargate, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, the movie Shooter [out soon, and will likely suck], Underworld etc etc). anyhow the directors have their "vision" of what is correct, and nothing he or anyone else says will change their minds when it comes to the stupid stuff. Some are more interested in seeing things done right, but most are looking for "drama" and "excitement". what really drives my bud nuts is the safety stuff they try to ignore. "no Mr. Director actor X cannot shoot a blank firing gun into actor B's face, not from any distance. No, no he can't. No, no sir, nope, not going to happen. No". then when he turns around they try to do it anyhow.

from my limited experience on set (animal work with my skunks), directors are among the dumbest human beings on the planet. If it wasn't for the first AD and the PA, and the Producer, nothing would ever get done on a set.
 
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