What are some gun myths you see in movies that you know from experience are bull****?

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  1. PvtParts

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    I see lists of this topic everywhere, but I want to see a compilation from people who actually have experience dealing with guns (not freckle-faced teens who play Call of Duty).
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    Totally at random:

    • Silencers actually silence weapons. They make a little "pewp" sound in the movies, whereas its nothing like that in real life.
    • Dual-wielding is easy and everyone does it. It can be done, but it is not the norm.
    • Shotgun blasts will hurl people backwards.
    • That 40mm grenade launch explosions are massive.
    • That firearms rarely need reloading.
    • That Glocks make a "hammer cocking" sound.
    I could go on. Suffice it to say, though, there are a lot of inaccuracies in the film world with respect to firearms and related.
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    Well, Gearz got my two biggest ones...the dual wielding handguns is definitely on the top of my list and so is the never ending supply of ammunition in the guns. I am definitely trying out the dual wielding one of these days though...it's at the top of my gun related bucket list! :)
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    Honestly, go on GearZ. I'm planning to make my own short films have a ton of realism with regards to the gunporn.

    I'm especially going to do the silencer thing. I think real silencers sound much more interesting. Movies make silencers sound like duck farts.
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    Also, I'm doing away with the basketball size muzzle flares movies always have. **** man, sometimes even silenced weapons have huge muzzle flares in movies lol
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    Although, this is the first time I've encountered the notion that shotgun blasts don't actually hurl people backwards. How would you describe how people's bodies react to shotgun blasts? I don't want to have to watch LiveLeak videos showing real people dying, because that is definitely not my thing.
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    I think one movie firearms guys would love is John Wick, with Keanu Reeves. I think it incorporates some realism with regards to how the guns are portrayed. The fact that the dude reloads every time he gets an opportunity, and not when he's hilariously out because he didn't count his rounds like other action dudes do, is reason enough to check this out.
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    The same as any other round. Bullets go through people, they don't push people.

    One of my main two has been mentioned which is the infinite capacity magazines. My other number one issue with movies that completely kills it for me are the one shot kills where people drop when hit. Basically any scene where one guy walks into a room, puts one pistol round into 5 different people and they all drop without the chance to shoot anything back. This does not happen. I have many videos and reports from agencies that I probably shouldn't have, that show people getting shot numerous times (in some cases 10+) where the person is still able to shoot back and in many cases runs/drives away before eventually dying. These include all pistol rounds and .223/5.56.

    There is one exception in a video floating around where an unarmed hostage is shot in the chest with 12 gauge buckshot and practically drops in place.

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