Top 5 Myths about Guns That Hollywood Taught Us
Forget what you see in the latest action movies or even video games, these gun myths shouldn’t be believed. We see it everywhere; James Bond, Westerns, Call of Duty, Fast and Furious, Terminator, Black Hawk Down, The Expendables, Goldeneye, Battlefield, Taken, Die Hard, Bon Cop Bad Cop, The Matrix, and so on – They’re all Bullshit, but we fall for them thanks to Hollywood. Here’s looking at you Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone.
Can Bullets shoot through cars? Will gas canisters explode if you shoot them? Am I safe from bullets underwater? Those questions and more will be answered in this edition of Watchmojo’s Top 5 Myths.
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So those are the myths! Well the truths are way more interesting; like you can be shot in the hand and the bullet can exit through your foot because of bullet toppling and bouncing as it may have traveled through your hand, which is the most common place to be shot because people have a habit of holding their hand up to stop someone shooting.
The flechette round from the Barrett light .50 can kill you even if it misses you. There is a totally silent gun! It’s called the Welrod. It was invented during WW2 and had a completely silent action. In a ‘world war’ there’s more call for guns, therefore more weird inventions like the German assault rifle that can shoot round corners.
Perhaps the biggest myth from TV & movies concerning guns is the effect of bullets on the human body. How many times do you see the hero shot but he keeps functioning as normal? The body is made up of mostly water which is almost incompressible. The hydrostatic shock of a bullet entering the body can cause extreme damage to other parts of the body. For instance, when the hero is shot in the shoulder (the usual location for oddly non-effective wounds), the resulting shock wave could cause serious organ damage in the chest. Also, having your shoulder area decimated by a bullet would be quite painful as anyone who has ever experienced a dislocated shoulder will attest.
Hollywood never taught me a thing about guns. My Marine Corps war vet Dad did. He was and still is a Colt .45 1911 believer. I broke the trend. My first handgun purchase was .357 magnum revolver and I was dismayed when I took it out shooting for the first time and realized it didn't shoot 23 rounds without reloading like Hollywood showed.
Yes, bullets can skip across water to some extent ... sounds pretty cool too.
Yes and no on the silencer ... more accurately, a suppressor. You can shave a heck of a lot more than 30db off the sound, but the bullet has to be subsonic.
Look close, you can find more fun stuff in movies:
1. Shooter checks to make sure his revolver is loaded and opens the cylinder, all primers will have a dent in them the person will close the gun and start blazing away.
2. In a machine gun fight a slo-mo with the brass hitting the floor and you notice the brass has no primer at all!
3. Especially in b movies, every time your hero with a gun enters a room he pulls to slide back on his weapon never having fired it in the first place.
4. Uniformed police officers chambering a round. All departments carry with one in the chamber.
I'm ok with fake Hollywood shit what bugs me is that most of these actors are anti gun but it's ok to show gun violence or the actors using guns to kill the bad guys can we all agree they are hypocrites
So if Ahnold would've walked over and picked up the frozen terminator and not shot him so he could reform as the heat thawed him, Terminator 2 could've ended a lot sooner and Ahnold wouldn't have had to dunk himself in the molten steel. Hmm... guns are bad for happy endings in movies, sometimes.
The subsonic round is important to the effectiveness of surpressers. A .22 subsonic round is much quieter even without a supressor and is so quiet that you can hear the action run on the gun with one.
You can get lots of different calibers in a subsonic load.
I like it when they run out of blanks an the slides locked back waiting for waiting for another magazine but they're still shooting, and when they use I believe what they're called is training pistols that are .177 caliber pellet guns that are identical replicas of their firearm counterpart and they show you the muzzle of something that looks like a 9 mm and it's got a barrel on it the size of a BB
The one that always makes me groan, is when the good guys, frequently cops, are about to go into a bad situation where there will be lots of shooting, rack the slides on their handguns and dramatically chamber a round. Carrying with an empty chamber is for morons. Pro's know their gun has a chambered round and will not need to chamber one before going into battle.
Increases situational awareness, reduces the need for coms and earpro, makes your gun more pleasant to shoot, makes you a more accurate shooter thanks to the gun being more pleasant to shoot, makes you a more disciplined shooter since your gun is more pleasant to shoot, makes shooting indoors or next to walls or next to other soldiers no longer headache inducing/blinding, captures muzzle blast so it doesn't kick up a cloud of dirt/sand/dust when shooting prone or off barricade. It also makes the muzzle report less loud as to make it possible to mask the location of the shooter by making the sonic crack louder than the actual report of the rifle, thus it's very disorienting for people getting shot downrange.
Love how this is the entertainment factor when it comes to movies, these aren't supposed to be overanalyzed nor are they to be taken seriously.
I also love the one fact of how shooting a gun into the water automatically means your not going to die / get wounded whatsoever if you get hit by one of the bullets and because of basic physics it'll slow it down soooooo much that if you get hit by a bullet in the water nothing will happen to you.
As for the body armor segment, military and police do not use hard plate body armor, only soft body armor / kevlar vests. If you're looking at a full set of hard plate body armor along with the plate carrier price range is like $150-$200+ as for AR500 armor. Not to mention the difference in weight and bulk.
suppressor are one thing, silencers another, there are actually sub sonic bullets when combine with silencers it wont make much of a sound, Germans used them in ww2, allies hit by them believed they were hit by stray bullets, the problem is you have to be really close to target
How about the bullshit of bullets knocking people back? Or every time someone raises a gun there's a "clicking sound" or even on a striker fired handgun the person magically pulls back a hammer? Fucking stupid Hollywood Jews!
Correction. People are FAR less likely to hear a silenced weapon that fires subsonic ammunition. If the suppressor is good enough for the weapon you're using and you're using subsonic ammo, the only thing you'll hear is the gun's firing mechanism and some of the gas escaping. The MP5SD has an integrated suppressor and it's famous for being one of the quietest firearms in existence. Even some of the louder weapons, if fired indoors with a suppressor will keep the neighbors from identifying it as a gunshot. Which is perfect for assassins like James Bond.
There's a myth you missed at the end, handling guns is easy. Either holding two guns in one hand, the recoil of sub-machineguns being able to be compensated with one hand, or the ever popular holding the gun sideways and still hitting a target.
Gasoline doesn't explode. It just catches on fire. Also that was diesel and not gasoline. Diesel is actually very unreactive and has a very high flash point so it will not catch fire even by open flame. Sparks are unreliable at igniting diesel fuel as well.
it annoys me when i see people shooting their guns inside of a car in movies, you know if this was for real the noise would be just horrible and could make you deaf, the hot shells going out of the gun would probably be annoying too
the one that pisses me off the most is that every time a gun is raised in TV and movies you here the hammer being cocked. like in one scene a person will draw and raise a gun, put it down, and raise it again with the same noise. the worst thing is when they raise the gun, you hear the click, THEN they cock the hammer with the gun up. WTF was the original click then!!!
slower bullets will be lethal up the 8 feet underwater when fired from directly above the water. movies might exaggerate but they are semi-accurate that yes, in shallow water you can be shot to death, generally. Lots of equations and math stuff involved, the degree on the bullet entering the water, the speed, the bullet size, density of water, etc.
Learning how to draw cartoon animals from the farm is not such a difficult task! Weve grown up surrounded by them! Farm animals are everywhere: In blockbuster movies, childs books, greeting cards. their shapes and images are printed in our minds!
In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
You will have the opportunity to make nice illustrations, practice sketching and cartooning using short easy lessons and complete your creation using a drawing software to create vector art if you want to! Cartoon drawing is really fun once you get into it!
Dont be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
Lets try s few basic characters to get started! :)
A cute turkey to begin with.
In this first tutorial, you can learn how to draw a fun turkey mostly made from small rectangles and large circular shapes. The posture of the character is really interesting. Not only is it easier to draw than a front version, but its also easier to add some perspective (as we can see with the legs). The fact that we just need to draw one wing is also interesting.
Most of these cartoon animals are not filled with complex textures or digital effects. In this case, the subject is filled with plain colors and only a few basic details (inside the tail) were added.
A nice turtle also from a side view.