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When watching a movie or TV show I always pay attention to parts that show guns and gear (don't we all).  If I'm watching with my wife, I'll sometimes comment on things I see that don't make sense or are not commonly seen.

For example, we have been watching a series on Amazon lately called Covert Affairs.  The star character in the show is Annie Walker, a CIA field agent.  We are well into season 3 now and Annie has just started carrying a gun on her missions.  The thing I noticed is that it's a strange looking small revolver, so I pay extra attention to note every detail I can see in the scenes that show her handling this gun.  Then I notice it looks like a Chiappa Rhino 20DS model, that has a very unique barrel and grip configuration.  I had to look it up using my smartphone to confirm.  I can't remember ever seeing one of these used in a movie or TV show!

So, I'm all excited and tell my wife about what I have discovered!  See looks at me and rolls her eyes, she says "So?"

End of story...

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I try to identify the guns. 

I try to count the rounds before reloads.

I check if they do reload.

I check to see how many times they flash somebody with their muzzle.

I try to see if their finger is on the trigger when it shouldn't be.

Probably other stuff too that isn't coming to mind at the moment.

A lot of that stuff can be hard to pick up on when it's just there for a split second.

 

It's just a game I play. I don't expect them to do it right and I don't rewind to go back and check. Not quite that OCD. Well... not usually...lol

 

It drives my wife crazy but even she is enough of a gun person to comment on blatant errors or unrealistic scenarios.

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Whenever it is a single action like a 1911 I always look to see if the hammer is cocked, many times it isn't.  Also when they are using revolvers you can sometimes see there is no ammo in the cylinder

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Yeah, my wife generally rolls her eyes when I point out gun mistakes on TV, which there are legions of even if you don't count shots.  Last week one of the big network FBI shows had the perp holding an officers-size 1911 to someone's head during the climactic 'put the gun down' showdown scene.   Except the hammer was obviously down throughout so they could easily have just jumped her instead.

 

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I have seen a few scopes on backwards on both AR's and bolt guns.  And lets not forget all those eyes that get pressed right up against the scope as well.  And I always appreciate how well the good guys shoot in a moving vehicle.

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On 8/10/2022 at 8:42 AM, JFlowers said:

When a police officer is about to enter a building, draws their sidearm, and cocks it!  Like they were carrying it unloaded.

apparently, no one, cops, bad guys or anyone else, carries their guns loaded...

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Historical out of place guns.  westerns are the worse.. Just watched one on Netflix, Guy gets released from a Confederate prison camp,,, goes home and gets his Colt 1873 SAA. 
 

 

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On 8/10/2022 at 5:20 AM, SIGcurious said:

I love it when you hear the sound of a hammer cocking and then they show a Glock.

Right.  And when they are empty, you hear the click, click, click of a revolver with the slide forward.

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Also Books, Stephen King is  horrible.. and a big jerkoff about it.
Dreamcatcher was laughable... I mean if you know squat about guns, thats ok,  Just say dude had a gun,.,,  But no he gets into super detail,, models,, calibers, types,, which are 100% wrong or mismatched.
Worst part was Dreamcatcher,,, He has an entire forward where he brags about riding in Humvees so he could get every detail correct... Then talks about someone's  long range double barreled 30/30

 

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14 hours ago, Joe4d said:

Historical out of place guns.  westerns are the worse.. Just watched one on Netflix, Guy gets released from a Confederate prison camp,,, goes home and gets his Colt 1873 SAA. 
 

 

Comancheros with John Wayne and Lee Marvin is a classic example. Post Texas Independence and they are using 1892 Winchesters?

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10 hours ago, Modoc said:

Comancheros with John Wayne and Lee Marvin is a classic example. Post Texas Independence and they are using 1892 Winchesters?

Most John Wayne movies use the same gun regardless of the time period.

 

The Tom Selleck westerns are much more accurate.  Last Stand at Saber River is a good example.  Lots of Cap and Ball conversions, Henrys, and Spencer Rifles.

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Just watched one last night about a prison break where a fake prison guard was spraying at FBI agent’s with an AR. Flames out of the bbl but no brass coming out of the chamber. Maybe it was because the dust cover was closed. 🤣🙄

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