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23rd Jun '16 3:54:55 PM ajbit26
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* If you're not interested in killing people, this is always an option in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''. You actually get extra Fame for disarming instead of killing opponents in duels. There is also a side mission that requires you to do this in a duel. Technically a zig-zag, as the player actually shoots the opponent's ''hand'' (or arm) in a duel, not their gun. In free roam, however, shooting the gun itself works without further injury (to the point where the enemy might immediately grab their lost weapon and resume firing). In the final duel between [[spoiler:Jack Marston and Edgar Ross]], however, you are not allowed to do this. If you don't kill your opponent, you'll be gunned down where you stand.

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* If you're not interested in killing people, this is always an option in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''. You actually get extra Fame for disarming instead of killing opponents in duels. There is also a side mission that requires you to do this in a duel. Technically a zig-zag, as the player actually shoots the opponent's ''hand'' (or arm) in a duel, not their gun. In free roam, however, shooting the gun itself works without further injury (to the point where the enemy might immediately grab their lost weapon and resume firing). In the final duel between [[spoiler:Jack Marston and Edgar Ross]], however, you are not allowed to do this. If you don't kill your opponent, you'll be gunned down where you stand.



* During the successful liberation of the Cabanatuan POW camp in UsefulNotes/WW2-era Philippines, S/Sgt Theodore Robinson was about to [[ShootOutTheLock shoot the lock of the gate]] when an enemy sniper blew his .45 sidearm out of his hand without injuring him. This was shown in the 2005 movie The Great Raid.

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* During the successful liberation of the Cabanatuan POW camp in UsefulNotes/WW2-era Philippines, S/Sgt Theodore Robinson was about to [[ShootOutTheLock shoot the lock of the gate]] when an enemy sniper blew his .45 sidearm out of his hand without injuring him. This was shown in the 2005 movie The Great Raid.TheGreatRaid.
* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Dead_in_Five_Seconds_Gunfight In the Four Dead in Five Seconds Gunfight]], Gus Krempkau managed to do this to George Campbell, hitting Campbell's gun and breaking his wrist. Campbell, in a moment of TooDumbToLive, decided rather than continue running, picked up his pistol with his good hand, and was promptly shot in the stomach by Dallas Stoudenmire.
23rd Jun '16 3:36:30 PM ajbit26
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* Part of the reason that the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_FBI_Miami_shootout 1986 FBI Miami Shootout]] was so disastrous: Michael Platt did this to 3 of the 8 agents, preventing them from reloading or continuing firing. Two of the three agents were gravely wounded a second time, while the third, special agent Jerry Dove was killed after being shot in the head.
8th Jun '16 6:40:32 AM LordOfTheSword
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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' parodies this when Dr. [=McNinja=] [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=7&issue=3 throws a shuriken]] which bounces between the hands of several people he's interrogating, assuming they would have pulled guns on him by then. They haven't, and he ends up apologizing profusely when he only succeeds in injuring their hands.

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* ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'' parodies this when Dr. [=McNinja=] [[http://drmcninja.com/page.php?pageNum=7&issue=3 com/archives/comic/3p7/ throws a shuriken]] which bounces between the hands of several people he's interrogating, assuming they would have pulled guns on him by then. They haven't, and he ends up apologizing profusely when he only succeeds in injuring their hands.
24th May '16 4:08:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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* In the Literature/NeroWolfe novel ''The Golden Spiders'', Archie Goodwin at one point shoots the gun out of the hand of a hoodlum who is holding one of Wolfe's other investigators hostage.
15th May '16 8:02:44 PM PaulA
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* In ''Film/{{The Phantom|1996}}'', this is what the Phantom mostly uses his twin handguns for; he's the heroic gunslinger type.
7th May '16 3:21:19 AM foxley
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* ''Series/FatherBrown'': In "The Daughter of Autolycus", Flambeau's daughter shoots the pistol out of the hand of one of her kidnappers during her escape. When Flambeau expresses incredulity at this, she admits that she had actually been aiming for his head and failed to account for the recoil.
27th Apr '16 8:07:48 PM ultimomant
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* Standard practice for the butei in "LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo", seeing as they can't shoot to kill. In the spinoff "Hidan no aria AA", it even shows the school using silhouette targets with the circles around a handgun.

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* Standard practice for the butei in "LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo", ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'', seeing as they can't shoot to kill. In the spinoff "Hidan no aria AA", it even shows the school using silhouette targets with the circles around a handgun.



* Used in more or less every single western comic book in the '60s. If the writers were feeling edgy enough, the hero might occationally shoot the villain in the hand or shoulder, but shots intended to kill or seriously harm were a big no-no.

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* Used in more or less every single western comic book in the '60s. If the writers were feeling edgy enough, the hero might occationally occasionally shoot the villain in the hand or shoulder, but shots intended to kill or seriously harm were a big no-no.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBadBlood'', Batman is brainwashed and wields a gun. He manages to fight off the effect and shoots Talia's sword before she would have stabbed Nightwing in the back.
2nd Apr '16 10:53:23 AM nombretomado
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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho30thASDimensionsInTime Dimensions in Time]]" -- the ''Series/DoctorWho''/''EastEnders'' charity special for Children In Need -- Mike Yates shoots the Rani's gun out of her hands when he arrives to save the Doctor.

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** In "[[Recap/DoctorWho30thASDimensionsInTime Dimensions in Time]]" -- the ''Series/DoctorWho''/''EastEnders'' ''Series/DoctorWho''/''Series/EastEnders'' charity special for Children In Need -- Mike Yates shoots the Rani's gun out of her hands when he arrives to save the Doctor.
18th Mar '16 12:08:23 PM Kadorhal
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* "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights The Living Daylights]]" by Creator/IanFleming, a ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story, averts the bit about not getting hurt severely. Bond estimates the woman he shot may be permanently crippled, and if she recovers physically, she's likely to be spooked for the rest of her life. At that, the only reason he didn't kill her outright was that he thought she was cute. He also gets a ballocking from his superiors for putting an agent at risk (the woman he shot was a Soviet sniper about to kill the agent) as he delayed his shot to sight on her arm instead.

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* "[[Literature/OctopussyAndTheLivingDaylights The Living Daylights]]" by Creator/IanFleming, a ''Literature/JamesBond'' short story, averts the bit about not getting hurt severely. Bond estimates the woman he shot may be permanently crippled, and if she recovers physically, she's likely to be spooked for the rest of her life.life (hence the title). At that, the only reason he didn't kill her outright was that he thought she was cute. He also gets a ballocking from his superiors for putting an agent at risk (the woman he shot was a Soviet sniper about to kill the agent) as he delayed his shot to sight on her arm instead.



** Earlier in the novel, it's explicitly stated why they shouldn't do this: They always assume the bad guy has a backup weapon, and that backup is often a hand grenade. Hence the policy of [[BoomHeadshot shooting enemies in the head]].

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** Earlier in the novel, it's explicitly stated why they shouldn't do this: They always assume the bad guy has a backup weapon, and that backup is [[TakingYouWithMe often a hand grenade.grenade]]. Hence the policy of [[BoomHeadshot shooting enemies in the head]].



* In TimothyZahn's ''Cobra trilogy'', the Cobras can aim the lasers built into their smallest fingers with enough accuracy to do this. They ''are'' Super Soldiers with built-in combat computers.

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* In TimothyZahn's ''Cobra trilogy'', Creator/TimothyZahn's ''[[Literature/TheCobraTrilogy Cobra]]'' trilogy, the Cobras can aim the lasers built into their smallest fingers with enough accuracy to do this. They ''are'' Super Soldiers with built-in combat computers.



* ''[[MatthewReilly Scarecrow]]'': Shane Schofield pulls this against the BigBad (a civilian). This was almost certainly accidental, because he followed up with an attempted headshot.

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* ''[[MatthewReilly ''[[Creator/MatthewReilly Scarecrow]]'': Shane Schofield pulls this against the BigBad (a civilian). This was almost certainly accidental, because he followed up with an attempted headshot.



* One of the gunmen of the North Hollywood Shoot-out had his gun shot by police towards the end of the incident. It was more likely a stray shot, and after he had picked it up he looked at it, and, depending on interpretation, either accidentally or intentionally shot himself.
** it is thought that, if his death was indeed an accident, it was an indirect cause of the gun being shot out of his hands; apparently, the stray round that disarmed him left hhis hand injured, and so he attempted to rack the slide of the gun with his mouth..with [[AteHisGun predictable results.]]

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* One of the gunmen of the North Hollywood Shoot-out shootout had his gun shot by police towards the end of the incident. It was more likely a stray shot, and after he had picked it up he looked at it, and, depending on interpretation, either accidentally or intentionally shot himself.
** it It is thought that, if his death was indeed an accident, it was an indirect cause of the gun being shot out of his hands; apparently, the stray hands was an indirect cause for it; an earlier round that disarmed had hit him left hhis in the other hand injured, (hence why he was using his pistol at all; his rifle had just jammed, and his hand was too injured for him to fix the issue) and so he attempted to rack the slide of the gun with his mouth..mouth... with [[AteHisGun predictable results.]]
27th Feb '16 1:09:14 PM StFan
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* Natsuki does this twice in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'': first, when fighting the Searrs army to help Mai and Mikoto make a getaway; and later to [[spoiler:shoot Mikoto's sword out of her hands to snap her out of her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-control state]] and stop her from hurting Mai]].

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* Natsuki does this twice in ''Anime/{{Mai-HiME}}'': ''Anime/MaiHime'': first, when fighting the Searrs army to help Mai and Mikoto make a getaway; and later to [[spoiler:shoot Mikoto's sword out of her hands to snap her out of her [[BrainwashedAndCrazy mind-control state]] and stop her from hurting Mai]].
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