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16th Oct '17 6:52:25 AM CosmicFerret
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* This can be done in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' games from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' onwards. Once you blast a gun from an enemy's hands, he'll draw his sidearm, although you'll notice that his hand is shaking and he's bleeding.

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* This can be done in the ''Franchise/MetalGear'' ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' games from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2'' onwards. Once you blast a gun from an enemy's hands, he'll draw his sidearm, although you'll notice that his hand is shaking and he's bleeding.
13th Oct '17 1:34:34 PM SovereignGFC
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* There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QCiGQjtqxc widely-televised incident]] where a man waving a handgun around is [[SuicideByCop threatening suicide in the street]]. He sits down on a lawn chair, casually drops his gun hand so it's dangling beneath him, and then looks at his hand in shock because a police sniper neatly blew the gun out of his grasp with minimal injury. Later on in a program concerning the first example, the sniper who pulled off the shot is interviewed. He stresses how lucky and unusual the shot was, and complains about people who expect snipers to do it all the time, who tell him, "The Lone Ranger does it every week!" The shot was so great that even the wannabe suicide congratulated the sniper. The remains of the gun were also kept as a trophy.

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* There's a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QCiGQjtqxc widely-televised incident]] where a man waving a handgun around is [[SuicideByCop threatening suicide in the street]]. He sits down on a lawn chair, casually drops his gun hand so it's dangling beneath him, and then looks at his hand in shock because a police sniper neatly blew the gun out of his grasp with minimal injury. Later on in a program concerning the first example, the sniper who pulled off the shot is interviewed. He stresses how lucky and unusual the shot was, and complains about people who expect snipers to do it all the time, who tell him, "The Lone Ranger does it every week!" The shot was so great that even the wannabe suicide congratulated the sniper. The remains of the gun were also [[https://i.redd.it/eg6u1t0vimrz.jpg kept as a trophy.trophy]].
14th Sep '17 8:51:30 AM CosmicFerret
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* [[TheGunslinger Teana]] manages to do the "down the barrel" variation on [[HollywoodCyborg Wendi's]] {{BFG}} in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', causing the energy building up inside it to prematurely explode, cancelling all the energy shots Wendi had prepared and stunning her long enough to leave her wide open for the finishing blow.

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* [[TheGunslinger Teana]] manages to do the "down the barrel" variation on [[HollywoodCyborg [[{{Cyborg}} Wendi's]] {{BFG}} in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'', causing the energy building up inside it to prematurely explode, cancelling all the energy shots Wendi had prepared and stunning her long enough to leave her wide open for the finishing blow.
26th Aug '17 12:04:39 AM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Cavewoman}}: Starship Blish'' #1, Meriem knocks a fazer out of the hands of one of the starship crew with a thrown knife.
24th Aug '17 1:29:21 PM CosmicFerret
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** In the ''TheFlash'' #217, as part of O'Neil and Adams' Green Lantern/Green Arrow saga, Ollie tries to do this to a sniper, but due to a shoulder injury, he misses and kills him.

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** In the ''TheFlash'' ''Franchise/TheFlash'' #217, as part of O'Neil and Adams' Green Lantern/Green Arrow saga, Ollie tries to do this to a sniper, but due to a shoulder injury, he misses and kills him.
9th Aug '17 3:20:50 AM GojiBiscuits
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** It is thought that, if Philips's death was indeed an accident, the gun being shot out of his hands was an indirect cause for it; an earlier round had hit him in the other hand (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... with [[AteHisGun predictable results.]]

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** It is thought that, if Philips's death was indeed an accident, the gun being shot out of his hands was an indirect cause for it; an earlier round had hit him in the other hand and broke his thumb (hence why he was using his pistol at all; his rifle Kalashnikov 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... with [[AteHisGun predictable results.]]
9th Aug '17 3:17:37 AM GojiBiscuits
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TruthInTelevision, although this isn't a common practice given how it's much easier to simply aim for centre mass (i.e. the target's torso). Miss the shooter's hand or their gun, and they've still got a weapon they can fire at you. Police and military snipers have been known to shoot at the firearms of their targets on occasion.
6th Jul '17 3:40:11 AM trentongm
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* The rare instances of someone actually pulling this off can actually make law enforcement and firearm instructors nervous, as it gives the public unrealistic standards of what police can do to end a situation without deadly force.
27th Jun '17 4:54:37 AM Nefer007
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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'':
** At several points in "The Way of the Ninja", characters have guns knocked out of their hands by thrown shuriken.
** Beckett shoots a gun out of the killer's hand at the climax of the CowboyEpisode "Once Upon a Time in the West".
26th Jun '17 6:21:52 PM nombretomado
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* Another classic example: Radio/TheLoneRanger used this frequently, at least in his radio and TV incarnations. According to TheOtherWiki, this was part of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Ranger#The_Lone_Ranger The Lone Ranger Creed]]. Namely that the Lone Ranger was never allowed to shoot to kill, instead he was to always attempt to disarm the opponent as painlessly as he could.

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* Another classic example: Radio/TheLoneRanger used this frequently, at least in his radio and TV incarnations. According to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, this was part of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lone_Ranger#The_Lone_Ranger The Lone Ranger Creed]]. Namely that the Lone Ranger was never allowed to shoot to kill, instead he was to always attempt to disarm the opponent as painlessly as he could.
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