Hollywood - where the majority of America receives their firearms education...
It will work if you shoot the shackle not sure that it would be very easy with a pistol but it would do it we did it a few times in iraq with our m4s on locked gates we wanted to get through. so it can be done not sure how safe using a pistol would be but to each there ownIt is comedy but a few things made me wonder if this is what people assume.
Couple are held at gunpoint but really start panicking when the thug held his gun sideways. OMG death shot!! As a shooter being confronted by someone who holds a pistol that way would be comforting. I would take it they are incompetent.
Shooting off a masterlock type lock with a pistol. You see this all the time in movies. Does it really work? I might see a 12 gauge slug haven't enough mass but your usual 9mm?? Plus I would be scared of fragments and ricochets. Curious.
The couple got hold of an old Colt Walker or Navy that a guy had out as a display piece. When he fired it the barrel exploded! First off NO ONE would have a loaded firearm as a display. Second just because it is old doesn't mean it will self conboomerate. Hollywood
2012? That was a fun movie. VERY Hollywood as well, but entertaining. Great special effects.It's a movie people. A lot more things out there to worry yourself over like 2012
or zombies :zombieIt's a movie people. A lot more things out there to worry yourself over like 2012
Today's sniper is taught to "Dial in" their settings--including wind drift and hold dead on (obviously not on a moving target) because the scopes are now precise enough to do that where the stuff we had back in the 1970s we set to one range and held over or under...Scoped weapons are ALWAYS zeroed for the target seen, with no holdover even when the target is moving, or it is a hasty shot. Collimators, wind meters, log books, and other sniper instruments do not exist.
The no or only partial reticle was insisted on, by the censors, after M. L. King, and J. F. Kennedy were assassinated...It is only in recent years that they have been allowed back...And when they show the audance looking thur the scope and no crosshairs
on target and shooter makes perfect shot.
Hollywood makes enterainment only very little shown is real.
I read this same article and another that did actual accuracy tests while holding a pistol sideways. The tests proved that you are far less accurate holding a pistol in the sideways position. Mostly since you are note even sighting in on your target.Hmm the people who shoot like this picked it up from a movie in 1993 and the first documented case from a robbery in Detroit in 1987. Because it looks "cool" whatever, thanks to Hollywood. Dumb
Most experts agreed that the sideways trend started with the 1993 Hughes Brothers film "Menace II Society." A character called O-Dog holds his gun sideways as he murders a grocer, then replays the security-system videotape of the event for his friends. Allen and Albert Hughes said they first witnessed the technique during a robbery in Detroit in 1987. They said they used it in their film not because it looked cool but because it seemed sloppy, edgy and realistic.