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Last night on Las Vegas (a pretty entertaining TV show if you enjoy cleavage, and let's face it, who doesn't?), James Caan (an actor for whom I once had a degree of respect) demonstrated a spiffy new way to clear an AR:

1. Grasp magazine in right hand. With right thumb, hit mag catch. Remove magazine.

2. Carefully leaving the bolt closed and avoiding the safety/selector, roll weapon over and look up the mag well (to ensure that no more magazines are hiding up there).

3. Toss weapon onto floor, where it can't hurt anyone.

4. Safe!

The really sad part is that wasn't even nearly the stupidest thing I saw about "assault weapons" on TV yesterday….
 

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Caan is, and always has been, a wise-arse, womanizing, drug-abusing (apparently in recovery on that count) New York Jewish kid with an ego the size of Yonkers. He's a major league jerk with, admittedly, some excellent screen roles, and now this starring TV series on NBC.

I watched last night for the first time because I happen to like Michael DeLuise from his role as Andy Sipowitz' murdered son on ABC's NYPD Blue, and wanted to see what he was up to now-a-days… he was the one with the implanted chip in his arm.

I was flabbergasted that the Caan's character's "history" seems to include a turn as a CIA "black operator." I mean, that's just offensive in the extremis!

That was it for me for that show… should always trust my instincts, and clearly there was a reason I'd ignored it last season.

Do a seach of the Forum for the thread on Thief.
 

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Snake:

Added to what you said is the fact that in the immediately preceeding shot, the Danny character was shown operating the bolt handle to chamber a round.

When Caan threw the AR to the floor it was still "hot."

On another subject:

I did electronic surveillance for years. I'm a little vague on how the casino security people located the laptop receiving the transmission of a computer chip in the casino office.

(You ex-counterintelligence guys who know about TEMPEST, don't try to tell me the casino had this capability, regardless of Caan's alleged CIA background.)

Well, as Snake indicated: you don't really watch Las Vegas for its scientific content and acccuracy.
 

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Maybe it was a Browning AR and had a Magazine lock?


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OldStar said:
Snake:

Added to what you said is the fact that in the immediately preceeding shot, the Danny character was shown operating the bolt handle to chamber a round.

When Caan threw the AR to the floor it was still "hot."
I THOUGHT that was the case but wasn't sure enough to post it and risk the inevitable ensuing ridicule. Thanks for the catch!

Too bad it didn't go off. We could have been treated to the sound of the empty brass hitting the carpet! (Anyone else notice that we're now routinely getting empty brass sound on grass? And I swear I once heard it from a revolver!)
 

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Too bad it didn't go off. We could have been treated to the sound of the empty brass hitting the carpet! (Anyone else notice that we're now routinely getting empty brass sound on grass? And I swear I once heard it from a revolver!)
How about squealing tires on a dirt road.
 

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How about the movie "The Net" when Jeremy Northam pulls a Glock on Sandra Bullock and you here the distinct sound of a hammer being cocked?
 

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How about Die Hard 2 when Bruce Willis identifies a Glock pistol as being "made of ceramic and indetectable by the metal detectors?"
 

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How about when ANYBODY in a movie or TV checks their revolver, they give the cylinder a spin and it makes that whizzy ratchet sound. My revolvers don't do that. Do yours?
 

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How about the movie "The Net" when Jeremy Northam pulls a Glock on Sandra Bullock and you here the distinct sound of a hammer being cocked?
How about in just about every movie made lately, where any time any pistol is raised, there is a distinct sound of the hammer being cocked, regardless of whether there is anything to cock? It is similar to how every time a knife appears into view the sound of it being withdrawn from a metal scabbard can be heard. But that's just Hollywood.
 

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The movie that got my goat was Don Johnson's "In Pursuit of Honor." Three horses go lame; he chalk-marks their head, the camera movies off-scene; you hear him rack the slide of his 1911, shoot, rack the slike, shoot, rack the slide, shoot.

As long as he player Sonny Crockett on 'Miami Vice,' he should have known how a 1911 style pistol operated.
 

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csmkersh said:
The movie that got my goat was Don Johnson's "In Pursuit of Honor." Three horses go lame; he chalk-marks their head, the camera movies off-scene; you hear him rack the slide of his 1911, shoot, rack the slike, shoot, rack the slide, shoot.
They were just being lazy (and stupid) they taped the first shot and played it back three times. :wink:
 

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Dukes of Hazard....... The General Lee goes airborn and when it lands the front end buckles like a pretzel. Switch camera angles for the very next shot of the same scene and all the dents and bends are gone.
 

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Joe Forte said:
Dukes of Hazard....... The General Lee goes airborn and when it lands the front end buckles like a pretzel. Switch camera angles for the very next shot of the same scene and all the dents and bends are gone.
Hey now! Dukes of Hazard was real just like Starsky & Hutch! :lol:

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Saw it a couple of weeks ago in Sperryville where Cooter keeps it. Looked good to me. Always wanted a hot car - always ended up with old pickups...
 

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And I love the snazzy pump-action double-barrel shotguns on The Simpsons, usually in the hands of Moe the bartender. At least that's a cartoon. And does the sound of that "pump" sound to anyone else exactly like racking the bolt on an empty M1 carbine?
 

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Gun sounds

How about the "Pyiiinnnng" of the hero's M1 clip ejecting just as the bad guy gets up close and personal ...
 

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Snake45 said:
How about when ANYBODY in a movie or TV checks their revolver, they give the cylinder a spin and it makes that whizzy ratchet sound. My revolvers don't do that. Do yours?
As a matter of fact, my M60 does indeed do that. I don't do anything fancy with a cylinder check, though. Open it, verify that it's loaded, close it (no "flipping" the cylinder closed-I don't want a warped crane) and holster it.
 

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…no "flipping" the cylinder closed-I don't want a warped crane….
One of the bons mots of 30+ years ago was that Burt Reynolds generated more business for the gunsmithing trade than any other actor before or since with his opening optical credit in the short-lived TV series Dan August… or was it Hawk? They kinda blur together at this stage of the game.
 
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