Lot of pop culture type in the movies and on TeeVee and what not get the whole gun thing wrong. Poor gun handling skills. Unrealistic portrayals. Grist for the entertainment mill.
Reading all these old pulp stories from the 30s? You can tell that some of these writers have never SEEN a gun in a person, much less held one in their hand or shot one. They are sparse on details but even with the paucity of information you know they have no clue. You know. There are almost too many examples to detail... Guns called .45 Automatics going click click click when empty. Revolvers with 'safety catches' that are not the rare kind of revolver that actually HAS a safety. People that have a reputation of being deadly with their .32 mouse gun at long ranges. And these are the NICE examples.
Sure, some writers clearly know their stuff. Or know enough to not be obvious about their ignorance. Same with today. If anything today's Hollywood types are consciously trying to get much better at the gun handling. But it's hard to resist a shotgun blast punching a bad guy through plate glass window for the visual spectacle, no?
Well, when the dark night of fascism falls on Europe ... - Maybe it will be ironically funny. Hipster Hitler brings the snark.
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