favorite gun-wielding in movies

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  1. gunsmoker

    gunsmoker Lawyer and Gun Activist

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    What's your favorite gunplay, with mad skillz, in Hollywood?
    Real or fake. Whatever floats your boat.
    One of my favorites is this:
    I know that the draws are faked, with camera tricks and editing to make them faster, but SOME people could be that good, that fast.
    It's a funny scene in a funny movie; and several other movies with Terence Hill and Bud Spencer are equally funny. Action and comedy in a good mix.




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  2. EJR914

    EJR914 Cheezburger Operator

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    Collateral, Tom Cruise actually trained.

    HEAT, another Michael Mann, real training

    Django, they actually trained with the best fast gun as well, as well as all that pretty gun work.

    Looks like Keanu Reeves actually trained for John Wick too
     

  3. Arty

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    Here are a couple, with elaboration. :)

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  4. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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    John Wick.
    1) Keanu trained EXTENSIVELY for the martial arts and gun handling. For the first movie he was training six days a week, several hours a day, with his special forces instructors. They even told him that level of training wasn't necessary - the same with Tom Cruise in Collateral, but like Tom Cruise, Keanu wanted to train for what-if scenarios. Yes, the script says it will go one way, but in real life, what would you do if/when it didn't? He insisted on becoming what he pretended to be on the screen.
    2) Keanu show C.A.R. small arms handling well in the movie as you see him transition back 'n' forth between CQB (where weapon's retention is critical) and longer shots where aim is critical.
    3) He focused and trained for other techniques as well: in the movie commentary for John Wick 2 Keanu is doing the commentary with the director and you can actually hear him get excited when he talks about a jacket pull where he has to pull his suite jacket out of the way to access his concealed carry as he squares off against a bad guy.

    Frankly, Keanu and Tom have set a standard for me with movies where I'm now looking for real gun handling techniques and everything else looks stupid-absurd and ceases to become entertaining. The movies are, obviously, still not realistic, but it is Hollywood after all....
     
  5. a_springfield

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    The bar scene in tombstone with Jonny Ringo and doc Holliday with the shot glass.
     
  6. a_springfield

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    I love all the trinity movies.
     
  7. zetor

    zetor Gaston beat up John

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    Sometimes it doesn't need to be fancy to work
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  8. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfeDNULDhMA[/ame]
     
  9. Harhib

    Harhib Active Member

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    Going way back Glenn Ford in The Fast Draw. He has a bar patron hold a shot glass at shoulder level and drop the glass , he drew and shot the glass before it hit the ground. Article in Argosy magazine of the time stated he actually trained and made the shot.
     
  10. Craftsman

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    Another Clint Eastwood classic: [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmhGYB4NdYc[/ame]
     
  11. Craftsman

    Craftsman Well-Known Member

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    And my absolute personal favorite:

    "I said I never had much use for one. I never said I didn't know how to use it."
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  12. Feral

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    I agree.

    The John Wick films are not the best movies but they have spoiled me in regards to gunplay in movies.

    I have a difficult time following any movie now that portrays guns in an absurd fashion or if some “seasoned detective†teacups a pistol.

    The cinematography was great as well. There’s very little to no shaky cam and lots of long shots of fight scenes without constant view changes. You as the viewer actually see something happening instead of a cutaway that makes it appear like something is happening due to inexperienced actors.
     
  13. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNHfHmDkv3Q[/ame]
     
  14. Wegahe

    Wegahe NRA Instructor

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    Not so much a movie gun play but then you have real life bob Munden and his single action colt .45. If he could put 30 rounds in it it would sound like a full auto.

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  15. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Scarface. "Say hello to my little friend!"

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  16. DonT

    DonT Deplorable bitter clinger.

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    Heat. Street shootout.

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  17. RedDawnTheMusical

    RedDawnTheMusical Well-Known Member

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  18. Harhib

    Harhib Active Member

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    Have to agree about Bob Munden he was the best with a single action, the scene from Quigley was great but you could kinda see it coming from a mile away
     
  19. Nemo

    Nemo Man of Myth and Legend

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    Rooster Cogburn.

    Fill your hands you sonuvabich.

    Nemo

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  20. thegoodguy

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    hardcore henry.
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