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For years I've be-yotched about two Hollywood gun sound effects I've come to detest: The clicky/ratchet sound when a character spins the cylinder of a DA revolver (they don't DO that) and the sound of ejected brass pinging on concrete or hardwood no matter what type of ground the character is shooting on--grass, mud, snow, indoor carpeting, etc.

Last night I heard a new one.

For a while now Hollywood has been adding a "schwing" sound whenever a character handles a knife or edged weapon of any kind. (My knives don't "sing" like that. Do yours?) But last night they took it even a step further.

On Breaking Bad, the character had some .38 ammo lined up, standing on its rims, on his kitchen counter. Every time he picked up a round and put it in his revolver, the ammo made a little "ping" sound of some kind. This wasn't even when he dropped each round in the cylinder, the sound happened as he picked each round up off the counter.

My ammo doesn't make any noise at all when I handle it. Does yours?
 

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My favorite was from the spaghetti westerns.
When a man had his hat shot off his head, there was the sound of a ricochet.

Another is the clicking of an empty Glock or 1911 pistol.
 

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I like seeing the protagonist \ cop \ gunfighter close his \ her eyes when they pull the trigger.

On one episode of of Memphis Beat I watched the good guy do just that... followed by his Glunk doing a slide lock.

Apparently, he, like Officer Fife, only carries one bullet.
 

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I like seeing the protagonist \ cop \ gunfighter close his \ her eyes when they pull the trigger.

On one episode of of Memphis Beat I watched the good guy do just that... followed by his Glunk doing a slide lock.

Apparently, he, like Officer Fife, only carries one bullet.
He started out with a full mag but on tv you have to rack the slide in every scene so they were ejected... ;)
 

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Anyone remember Kung Fu - The Legend Continues? The son played a cop in a large city who was supposed to be an expert marksman. In at least one episode he held his gun sideways gangsta style.
 

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Always like the fact that they have to rack a slide before they start shooting at a bad guy.

I guess I'll have to start carrying safely and maybe scare the bad guy away by racking my slide. "NOT"

I think the little click of the safety going to the fire postion is more satisfactory, at least to me, than the sound of a slide racking. Only time I rack my slide is after cleaning and then reloading.

Yes, and the click, click, click of a semi after it's empty always made me laugh. Plus, most of the time the slide doesn't lock back.

I guess it's no worse than the bad guy spraying the good guy with an UZI and then the
good guy gets up and fires one or two shots taking out the bad guy.

Incidentally, I watched a Steven Segal clip coaching a guy on how to shoot a pistol.
Steven is a very good shot!
 

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One of my favorite good guy shots was Cannon (which dates me a bit) taking out a bad guy (engaging him at range with a scoped rifle) with his trusty Dick Special... :)
 

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One of my favorite good guy shots was Cannon (which dates me a bit) taking out a bad guy (engaging him at range with a scoped rifle) with his trusty Dick Special... :)
McGarrett (Jack Lord version) was equally talented in this department.;)
 

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McGarrett (Jack Lord version) was equally talented in this department.;)
I saw Kojak take out a bad guy at about 75 yards with his Detective Special...but he did take a knee and use two hands. :rolleyes:
 

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As an introduction, let me add The Bourne Identity, where all the Marines at the U.S Embassy in Switzerland carry shorty AR:s... without iron (or any other) sights...
 

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Okay, guys...how about this one? I remember distinctly this "Impossible Shot" from the TV show Combat. One of the Sarge's squad and a Nazi were wrestling on the ground, rolling over and over. Sgt Saunders, who looked to be about 20 yards away took careful aim with his Thompson, fired a 3 or 4 round BURST, and hit the Nazi without hurting his guy.

I loved that show but...:eek:mg:!

Oh, and if anyone says "I can do that", I'm gonna have to have some proof. But I ain't volunteering to be one of the "wrestlers"! :mrgreen:
 
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