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That's a good link. There's more goof-ups than I have time to read in a single night. Only thing is, these are the same folks claiming they are more informed on things like the gun control issue than we are!


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Originally posted by rayomefor45:
Couldn't tell you how many times I've seen someone shoot 7 or more rounds from a revolver without reloading.
They were probably using a S&W 686+, or a .22 revolver (don't some of them hold 10 rounds).


Btw, I was watching High Noon last night, and Kane always reloaded after firing 6 rounds. At least those guys got it right. (although I told my kid he should have reloaded whenever he had the time)
 

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Originally posted by rayomefor45:
Actually I've seen it with guns that were visible enough to show that they were six shooters
Hi rayomefor45,

I don't think I expressed myself well. I realize that probably none of those film makers realized (or cared) that they were putting out more lead than the guns held. It was a tongue-in-cheek comment that some revolvers hold more than 6 rounds, but that the film makers were probably to ignorant to know that.
 

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Did anyone see HEAT, with Robert DeNiro. There was lots of AR-15 use in it. At least they actually changed mags frequenty.

Not much in the way of pistols in the movie. But, I did love the scene where Al Pacino actually chamber checks his 1911.

Have you ever seen a real chamber check in a movie? Sometimes, you will see an actor point their pistol up in the air and slowly retract the slide from the rear to check the chamber. But, not a real chamber check, with no hands in front of the muzzle at all!
 

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Originally posted by pxchang0:
Btw, I was watching High Noon last night, and Kane always reloaded after firing 6 rounds. At least those guys got it right. (although I told my kid he should have reloaded whenever he had the time)
That is just a great movie, well ahead of its time, and it has aged really well. Have you noticed that the story runs in real time?
 

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Steven Seagal, in Marked for Death, chamber-checks his 1911 just before confronting some "posse" members. The camera is in tight on the gun, and you can distinctly hear the safety click off, see the round in the ejection port, then the slide runs forward and you see/hear the safety going back on. "'Ay mon, you want some blow?" "Yeah, don't move or I'll blow your head off", was the way the ensuing exchange went. He did it in Hard to Kill, too. In that case, the gun had been handed to him earlier, so he had good reason to check to see if it was loaded. I think he did the thumb-in-triggerguard/index finger-on-spring plug "press check" in both instances.
 

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Although it was cool to see Bruce Willis blazing away with a pair of 1911s in "Last Man Standing," there were a few scenes were the numbers don't add up. For example, in one scene he definitely fires more than 16 shots without reloading (8 for each gun, given that he might have topped off each mag for a total of 7+1). The movie is set in the 1920's or early 30's, so he couldn't have used any high-capacity model that I'm aware of.

Oh geez, now I REALLY know I'm a "1911 Addict".
 

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GI45, the cool thing about last man standing is that it shows him loading up all those extra magazines, that to me was an important part of the movie.

i was also going to mention steven seagal in hard to kill and marked for death. if you watch glimmerman the last gunfight scene shows him doing a reload of his 1911.

i know a lot of people don't like steven, but i have always liked the colts he uses in his movies, and there always seems to be a close up of it so you can the details on it.

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CHAMBER CHECKS, SEAGAL, LAST MAN STANDING...

Steven Seagal is a huge fan of the press-check, I was pleasantly surprised to see him do it in EVERY movie, starting with Above the Law. He seems pretty safety-aware.

I have noticed that he uses the *same* 1911 in EVERY movie, even his newest. That's 10+ years of movies in which he sports what I must imagine is his *own* gun. I'd actually like to know more about it....it looks like a Commander-based model, with ivory or similar synthetic grips. It's been tweaked a little too, I think, slide stop & safety.

In Last Man Standing, I too thought it was good form to put in a scene of Bruce Willis spending several hours (evidently) loading up about a thousand mags. Never mind that his fingers woulda been bleeding & he woulda clanked when he walked
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PS: Shinglekill, you get around, man.....didn't I see you on the Kimber forum?
 

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I FORGOT ABOUT "HEAT"

Heat was directed by Michael Mann (Miami Vice, Manhunter, Band of the Hand). In his MV days, I'll admit there were some mishaps, but hey, it's TV....and Don Johnson...

Thought you'd all find it interesting that unlike other movies, the shootout scene in HEAT was filmed at 5:30AM in a closed-off part of downtown LA (I don't know the exact location). They did this to facilitate shooting the scene with LIVE SOUND. There are no "sound effects" in that gunfight. The crew placed about 30 microphones (don't know the exact number) and what you hear is what it was....real AR-15 noise! I also think that they did a fine job teaching DeNiro & Kilmer "give & go" cover fire tactics as well as weapon handling.

I will say, on the big screen, not expecting the scene to be like that, I couldn't believe the amount of adrenaline flowing through my system. I was literally on the edge of my seat.

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Originally posted by TCPilot:
I FORGOT ABOUT "HEAT"

Heat was directed by Michael Mann (Miami Vice, Manhunter, Band of the Hand). In his MV days, I'll admit there were some mishaps, but hey, it's TV....and Don Johnson...

Thought you'd all find it interesting that unlike other movies, the shootout scene in HEAT was filmed at 5:30AM in a closed-off part of downtown LA (I don't know the exact location). They did this to facilitate shooting the scene with LIVE SOUND. There are no "sound effects" in that gunfight. The crew placed about 30 microphones (don't know the exact number) and what you hear is what it was....real AR-15 noise! I also think that they did a fine job teaching DeNiro & Kilmer "give & go" cover fire tactics as well as weapon handling.

I will say, on the big screen, not expecting the scene to be like that, I couldn't believe the amount of adrenaline flowing through my system. I was literally on the edge of my seat.

If you're interested in seeing some interesting firearm teachings, rent Band of the Hand. A social program manager in Miami teaches a group of juvenile misfits how to operate as 5-man fire teams to defend their neighborhood.

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TCPilot, I love the sound in Heat. Everytime I rent the movie I turn the surround sound way up at least once just to listen to that scene...
 

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Aaaahhhhh....TJ Hooker with a young, fresh looking Heather Locklear. Now, I was going to make a comment about chamber checking, but I'll pass....
 
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