Many of the preppers I know are really into Hollywood films, because they seem to be the only place where we see guns used responsibly. So when it came time for me to watch a film that would help me learn about some basic gun skills, I decided on “Seven”. The movie is a little dated and not very realistic, but it did give me an idea of how to use a handgun and reload in case things get hairy. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go practice my new skills with my friends at the shooting range!
1. If you had to use a weapon for up close and personal combat, what would it be?
2. What is your preferred firearm?
3. Have you ever taken formal training with firearms?
4. What skills do you have in relation to guns that could help people out if they were ever stuck in a precarious situation?
5. Do you think civilians should take firearms safety training courses or carry weapons with them during their everyday activities according to the law of their state or region, like in New York City where it’s technically mandatory for most adults living there happen to be armed at all times while walking around the city and many other major cities in America today where carrying can legally be done without any
Hollywood is a breeding ground for unrealistic gun skills, and as a result has given many people an inaccurate understanding of guns. As long as potential adversaries are living in their own little movie world where bullets will always hit the target 100% of the time (think John McClane), there’s no reason to be scared when confronting them because they’re totally delusional! The list goes on: firing blindly at windows without looking through the scope first or spraying rounds into empty rooms with handguns while holding them sideways; these were just some examples from recent movies I saw. Why do we care if Hollywood gets it wrong? Because this can put us dead center in harm’s way- literally being taken out by bad-guy Johnny Depp with his modified AK47
How many gunfights have you seen in your favorite action movies? From the inevitable click whenever a gun is pointed, to the ability to send someone airborne with just one well placed hit, all of that comic book action can be great fun. However when it comes down on Hit The Fan and there’s no time for dialog or pauses…well then we tend not only make some mistakes but also take unnecessary risks. Here are seven wonderful misconceptions about firearms which are sure to get an inexperienced person into trouble during what really matters: from denying oneself cover by shooting from too far away (many actors do this) -to- believing that reloading is as simple as pulling back another round after running out of ammunition (it takes more skill)-or
Magpul’s slogan, “No Reason. Level the Playing Field”, has been proven to be effective in survival situations. It encourages people not to take time out and ponder their decisions because they don’t have that luxury of waiting around for a decision when there is no guarantee on whether or not it will come before all lives are lost from indecisiveness.
You’re probably thinking that it’s not as hard to hit a moving target with an AK-47 if you’ve had some practice. However, Hollywood and the military don’t tell us about the real life difficulties of aiming guns in a combat situation! Shooting at stationary targets like cans on fences is different than shooting someone who is running away from you or bouncing around corners–you need more skill for those scenarios because they happen so quickly. Regularly practicing your aim can help make sure that when these moments come up again (as they will), your shots are accurate and deadly.
The bottomless supply of ammo: Hollywood producers think that their bad guys can fire off thousands of rounds without turning the muzzle on themselves. Unless you’re Dirty Harry, most shooters have no idea how many shots they’ve fired and those who do are usually panicking right as they count them! Add some stress to the poop salad and nobody’s counting anyway so plan accordingly because there will always be more guns than bullets out there. Weightless guns: Anyone who has really carried a rifle for any length time knows that weight is an issue when it comes to long-term use; imagine lugging around your gear with one hand while holding onto something else in another–that’s not going anywhere fast or easy unless you’re Hercules himself!
Running through a forest with your rifle in hand, treading water and carrying a firearm while swimming for hours on end. All of this training is just the beginning before you even enter into hunting season. After doing all that work to carry around your weapon and get it dirty, I can guarantee you’ll want nothing more than set down after only two hours when walking from pickup truck to range table feels like 10 miles done under anesthesia!
From the movie Shooter, to a row boat in Vietnam (Bob Lee Swagger), or taking on helicopters with just .380s and James Bond skills, there are many ways for snipers to demonstrate their prowess. One of these is by making long shots seem superhuman- so illusive that only few people alive could pull it off themselves!
The beauty behind being an expert sniper goes beyond carrying out accurate headshots from 200 yards while standing in a rowboat; you also have the option of using your sharpshooter talents to take down helicopters at distances where they’re practically invincible.
In real life, guns are absolutely silent until they’re not. In reality only a few snipers on earth ever get the training and opportunity for verified quarter-mile plus shots; however anyone with enough money to buy high power rifles and ammunition can ding steel at one thousand yards if given some practice time. Loud but not too loud: It would really be a downer if good guys always went deaf during shootouts in movies instead of being able to hear conversations following gun fire from far away distances like those sniper scenes where you’re sitting next them while they take their shot!
In fact there’s very little dialog after gunfire when it happens in actuality because most people have been deafened by all that shooting already…that is unless someone has
When audiences are not presented with the true sound of gunfire, it can be difficult for them to picture what is happening on screen. In movies, gunshots seem muffled and silent because they have a silencer attached to their gun; this makes shooting scenes more believable when viewers expect loud sounds that never come.
The reality of guns being so powerful in comparison to film shots creates an unrealistic experience for moviegoers who struggle to capture the authenticity from clips without first-hand knowledge about how much damage gunfire inflicts upon human beings or objects nearby.
Perhaps it’s time to go back and revisit an old Hollywood favorite. The movie Phone Booth, starring Colin Farrell as Stu Shepard who gets trapped in a phone booth by a sniper on the other side of town has some lessons that could easily be applied to real life tactical situations.
The idea behind “spray-and-pray” is inherently risky for anyone engaging with live fire combat because statistically speaking you are more likely than not going to find yourself in any number of bad scenarios when shooting blindly from one location at another without aiming or intending harm towards your target – which isn’t something we want happening while hiding behind telephone poles waiting our reloads so we can get out alive during this distressing situation
Sun Tzu knew the importance of misdirection and illusion in warfare. Saying that it is an art form may be a little too harsh, but he definitely understood its value on the battlefield as well as for making things more interesting throughout history. He wrote about this principle long before Hollywood was around to make all their movies based off his principles (like The Art of War).