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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.
23rd Jun '17 6:15:45 AM bobwolf
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017'': During her confrontation with Ludendorff, Diana blasts his gun out of his hand ''[[UpToEleven with one of his own bullets]]'' deflected by her bracelet.
30th May '17 4:31:29 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': During John Kelley's BarBrawl with the two con men, one of them pulls a gun on Kelley. Robert Ford proceeds to shoot the gun out of his hands, before lambasting the man for trying to shoot a man [[InTheBack in the back]]. Given how Ford had killed [[UsefulNotes/JesseJames a man]] the same way years ago, it shows just how much Bob [[CharacterDevelopment has changed]].
21st May '17 5:15:28 PM nombretomado
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* On ''WereAlive'', Burt uses [[ICallItVera Shirley]] to disable Bill's shotgun in chapter 4.

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* On ''WereAlive'', ''AudioPlay/WereAlive'', Burt uses [[ICallItVera Shirley]] to disable Bill's shotgun in chapter 4.
26th Apr '17 8:29:22 PM jetrip
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*** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' gives us two traditional examples, both involving Athrun; first when Rey tries to shoot him with a rifle as he attempts to defect and second when Meer tries to shoot Lacus with a pistol. Both instances Athrun disarms them with the same weapon they were firing.
7th Jan '17 8:53:47 AM nombretomado
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* In the JohnWoo movie ''Film/HardBoiled'', [[spoiler:the character Mad Dog]] does this to [[spoiler:Johnny Wong]] in order to stop [[spoiler:Johnny's psychotic massacre of a bunch of patients standing between him and Alan with a Mini-Uzi, just before calling him on his actions. Even though this [[RedemptionEqualsDeath gets him killed for his trouble]],]] it is a great moment for Mad Dog.

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* In the JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo movie ''Film/HardBoiled'', [[spoiler:the character Mad Dog]] does this to [[spoiler:Johnny Wong]] in order to stop [[spoiler:Johnny's psychotic massacre of a bunch of patients standing between him and Alan with a Mini-Uzi, just before calling him on his actions. Even though this [[RedemptionEqualsDeath gets him killed for his trouble]],]] it is a great moment for Mad Dog.
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