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10th Feb '18 9:33:47 AM JackG
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** In the first ''Film/DieHard'', no one ever reloads, unless it's plot important. The Steyr AUG has a magazine capacity of 30, and the bad guy fires constantly for minutes. On the other hand, it was one of the first action movies to have the characters carrying spare magazines as a matter of course, and we do see plenty of reloading scenes.

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** In the first ''Film/DieHard'', no one ever reloads, reloads unless it's plot important. The Steyr AUG has a magazine capacity of 30, and the bad guy fires constantly for minutes. On the other hand, it was one of the first action movies to have the characters carrying spare magazines as a matter of course, and we do see plenty of reloading scenes.course.
10th Feb '18 9:31:10 AM JackG
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* Although ''Film/DirtyHarry'' and its sequels make lots of attempts to avoid this, Scorpio's sub-machine gun seems to spray a lot of lead with very few reloads. Given, a lot of [=SMG=]s tend to have fairly large ammo capacities and is shown to have several magazines in his suitcase.



* Avoided in the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' sequel ''Film/TheEnforcer''. Tyne Daly is rescuing the Mayor from kidnappers on Alcatraz, and in one scene, she reloads her service revolver.
** The scene in ''Film/DirtyHarry'' is probably inspired by the real-life Newhall Massacre where a California Highway Patrol officer did exactly what was described in the middle of a gunfight and got killed for it ''as he inserted the sixth cartridge into his revolver's cylinder and started to close it''.
** The ''Film/DirtyHarry'' series in its entirety generally avoids this trope. During gunfights the shooters are regularly seen changing out magazines, which also takes quite a bit of time. This is especially noted in ''Film/MagnumForce'' where one of the antagonists is nervously firing rounds down the hallways. He is is then quickly dispatched with several jabs to the throat while attempting to reload.

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* Avoided in the ''Film/DirtyHarry'' sequel ''Film/TheEnforcer''. Tyne Daly is rescuing the Mayor from kidnappers on Alcatraz, and in one scene, she reloads her service revolver.
** The scene in ''Film/DirtyHarry'' is probably inspired by the real-life Newhall Massacre where
''Film/DirtyHarry''. Scorpio's sub-machine gun seems to spray a California Highway Patrol officer did exactly what was described in the middle lot of a gunfight and got killed for it ''as he inserted the sixth cartridge into his revolver's cylinder and started to close it''.
** The ''Film/DirtyHarry'' series in its entirety generally avoids this trope. During gunfights the shooters are regularly seen changing out magazines, which also takes quite a bit of time. This is especially noted in ''Film/MagnumForce'' where one of the antagonists is nervously firing rounds down the hallways. He is is then quickly dispatched
lead with very few reloads. Given, a lot of [=SMG=]s tend to have fairly large ammo capacities and is shown to have several jabs to magazines in his suitcase. And avoided of course in the throat while attempting to reload.movie's most quotable scene.



** And, [[spoiler:no, he didn't lose track and his "magazine" is not bottomless]].

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** And, [[spoiler:no, he didn't lose track The ''Film/DirtyHarry'' series in its entirety generally avoids this trope. During gunfights the shooters are regularly seen changing out magazines, which also takes quite a bit of time. This is especially noted in ''Film/MagnumForce'' where one of the antagonists is nervously firing rounds down the hallways. He is is then quickly dispatched with several jabs to the throat while attempting to reload.
** Avoided in ''Film/TheEnforcer''. Tyne Daly is rescuing the Mayor from kidnappers on Alcatraz,
and his "magazine" is not bottomless]].in one scene, she reloads her service revolver.
5th Feb '18 12:33:07 PM VicGeorge2011
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* Purposely averted in all adaptations of the UsefulNotes/{{Intellivision}} game ''VideoGame/NightStalker''. In the Intellivision version you get six shots for each gun. In the Atari 2600 version ''Dark Cavern'' each gun gives you up to 10 shots, which you can accumulate throughout the game, up to 99 shots.
29th Jan '18 9:06:44 PM nombretomado
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* In Franchise/TheDCU, The ModernAge version of ComicBook/JonahHex has guns that channel his own psychic energy, and the ModernAge Crimson Avenger has the original's guns, now magically attuned to her. In both cases the effect is the same, they never run out of ammo.

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* In Franchise/TheDCU, The ModernAge UsefulNotes/{{the Modern Age|of Comic Books}} version of ComicBook/JonahHex has guns that channel his own psychic energy, and the ModernAge Modern Age Crimson Avenger has the original's guns, now magically attuned to her. In both cases the effect is the same, they never run out of ammo.
29th Jan '18 4:55:10 PM laserviking42
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* In ''Film/{{Battleship}},'' the ''USS Missouri'' is shown firing several rounds from her main guns, before switching to Alex Hopper yelling [[RuleOfDrama "Reload! Reload!"]] The big 16" guns on an ''Iowa''-class battleship max out at [[http://www.ussnewjersey.com/hist_sts.htm two rounds per gun per minute]].

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* In ''Film/{{Battleship}},'' the ''USS Missouri'' is shown firing several rounds from her main guns, before switching to Alex Hopper yelling [[RuleOfDrama "Reload! Reload!"]] The big 16" guns on an ''Iowa''-class battleship max out at [[http://www.ussnewjersey.com/hist_sts.htm two rounds per gun per minute]]. There is no such thing as an automatic 16 inch cannon, they have to be reloaded after every shot.
27th Jan '18 9:10:51 AM __Vano
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* Lampshaded in ''VideoGame/TheLostVikings'' when Baleog mentions that he carries "a lifetime supply of arrows" with him.
22nd Jan '18 10:11:04 PM Kadorhal
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* In ''Film/TheVillain'', Arnie's character Hansum Stranger has a ''seven'' shot six-shooter which looks like an ordinary gun. When Cactus Jack, disguised as a preacher, fires six rounds, he then waves the gun around thinking that it's empty. Then, he pulls the trigger, spooking the horse hitched to the buckboard he's standing on. HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''Film/TheVillain'', Arnie's character Hansum Stranger has a ''seven'' shot six-shooter revolver which otherwise looks like an ordinary gun. When Cactus Jack, disguised as a preacher, fires six rounds, he then waves the gun around thinking that it's empty. Then, he pulls the trigger, spooking the horse hitched to the buckboard he's standing on. HilarityEnsues.



* Both Arnie and the T-1000 are shown reloading in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', but for Arnie that just raises the fridge logic of where he got the spare shotgun shells. One could {{handwave}} the spare pistol mags by saying they were in the jacket he stole, but he famously took the shotgun and only the shotgun (after one shot had already been fired). The shotgun also fires 7 in excess of the models 5 plus one in the chamber, and the T-1000's .45 fires over 20.

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* Both Arnie and the T-1000 are shown reloading in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'', but for Arnie that just raises the fridge logic of where he got the spare shotgun shells. One could {{handwave}} the spare pistol mags by saying they were in the jacket he stole, but he famously took the shotgun and only the shotgun (after one shot had already been fired). The shotgun also fires 7 in excess of the models model's 5 plus one in the chamber, and the T-1000's .45 T-1000 also makes use of two different 9mm pistols that each hold, at maximum, 15 bullets per magazine, yet fires over 20.more than twenty shots from each of them before reloading.



** Also, the T-800 uses exactly as many M79 grenades as he is shown to have on his ammo belt, using his very last one on the T-1000.
** The T-1000 also fired about 21 times with his Beretta 92 before reloading (without extended mag, it only holds 15, or 16 with a round in the chamber).

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** Also, the T-800 uses The T-800's M79 is an iffy case, as how many grenades he has in his bandolier varies between scenes, but ultimately he ends up using exactly as many M79 grenades as he is shown to have on his ammo belt, has, using his very last one on the T-1000.
** The T-1000 also fired about 21 times with his Beretta 92 before reloading (without extended mag, it only holds 15, or 16 with a round in the chamber).
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18th Jan '18 4:23:28 AM GBGguilbert
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*** In an earlier fight John uses up all the rounds in a shotgun and is required to reload, while pinning a mook to the wall with the business end of the weapon, when he finishes reloading the results are [[Crowningmomentofawesome spectacular]]

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*** In an earlier fight John uses up all the rounds in a shotgun and is required to reload, while pinning a mook to the wall with the business end of the weapon, when he finishes reloading the results are [[Crowningmomentofawesome [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome spectacular]]
18th Jan '18 4:21:18 AM GBGguilbert
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** The Bill Blasters from the series games, which can fire an unlimited number of Bullet Bills. Adding to this is the fact that the Bills are approximately the same size as their Blasters. This is also true with Lakitus, especially in the early years where [[TheSpiny their Spinies]] are all the same size as their clouds, which in turn are the same size as the Lakitus themselves, as with the Hammer Bros., which can throw an unlimited supply of hammers.

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** The Bill Blasters from the series games, which can fire an unlimited number of Bullet Bills. Adding to this is the fact that the Bills are approximately the same size as their Blasters. This is also true with Lakitus, especially in the early years where [[TheSpiny their Spinies]] are all the same size as their clouds, butts, which in turn are the same size as the Lakitus themselves, as with the Hammer Bros., which can throw an unlimited supply of hammers.


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*** In an earlier fight John uses up all the rounds in a shotgun and is required to reload, while pinning a mook to the wall with the business end of the weapon, when he finishes reloading the results are [[Crowningmomentofawesome spectacular]]
11th Jan '18 1:57:14 AM Geoduck
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* In his article "Meanwhile Back at the B-Western", the humorist Creator/PatrickMcManus writes about his love of that film genre, and grumbles about nitpickers who insist on pointing out this trope when it appears in such productions. "[[Creator/RoyRogers Ol' Roy]] must be usin' a nine-shooter!"
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