History Main / DramaticGunCock

23rd Jan '18 2:27:14 PM PaladinPhoenix
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** During the charge towards the supermarket, there is, shall we say, an inordinate amount of guns cocking (at least 11 times), with no one actually doing anything that would cock the gun. Played for laughs, but only if you're paying attention.
25th Dec '17 7:27:18 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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--->'''Selina Kyle:''' You don't count so good, huh?
--->'''Philip Stryver:''' I count fine. ''[The thug standing next to Selina cocks his pistol and trains it at her head]'' In fact, I'm counting to ten, right now.

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--->'''Selina -->'''Selina Kyle:''' You don't count so good, huh?
--->'''Philip -->'''Philip Stryver:''' I count fine. ''[The thug standing next to Selina cocks his pistol and trains it at her head]'' In fact, I'm counting to ten, right now.
21st Dec '17 8:37:41 AM Duffan
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* Brennan on ''Series/{{Bones}}'' once weaponized a gun cock, without an actual gun. A suspect was holding Booth at gun point and she came up behind him, a gun cock noise sounded, and she gave a speech about the type of gun it belonged to, which made the suspect stand down. When Booth asked her where she got the gun (she's rather infamously not allowed to have one in the field), she eagerly shows him the sound-effects app she was using. She told him she'd debated a shot gun, but felt that would have been overkill.
20th Dec '17 1:31:31 PM KingAdrock
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* Subverted in ''{{Snatch}}'', where one of the robbers of a betting parlor wastes rounds in the gun doing so. And he doesn't even get to use it and has it stolen from him. And even worse, it's the only real gun they had.

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* Subverted First subverted in ''{{Snatch}}'', where one of the robbers of a betting parlor wastes rounds in the gun doing so. And he doesn't even get to use it and has it stolen from him. And even worse, it's the only real gun they had.had.
**Later the trope is played straight, when Tommy saves Turkish from a vicious beating (or worse) by pulling a gun on the attacking thugs. When the leader tries to [[YouWouldntShootMe talk him down]], Tommy cocks the hammer to show he's serious. Justified as [[spoiler:it's a bluff, the gun is either damaged/defective and doesn't work.]]
9th Dec '17 9:54:20 PM Linda58
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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when the titular character is about to shoot Faith point-blank with a shotgun, he delivers his little speech, then dramatically pumps the shotgun. Then he does it again. And again. Only once all of the shells have been ejected does Faith kick it away and resume fisticuffs.

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* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'', In the ''Series/{{Angel}}'' episode "Release", when the titular character Angelus is about to shoot Faith point-blank with a shotgun, he delivers his little speech, then dramatically pumps the shotgun. Then he does it again. And again. Only once all of the shells have been ejected does Faith kick it away and resume fisticuffs.


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** Done effectively, and correctly, earlier in the episode when Wesley and Faith are interrogating demons in a BadGuyBar. Faith is roughing up one demon who notices another demon sneaking up on Wesley...only for Wes to shoot the second demon in the face with a shotgun. [[OffhandBackhand Without Looking.]]
-->'''Wesley:''' Strom demon. Face should grow back. ''(cocks the shotgun)'' Eventually.
-->'''Faith:''' Think yours will?
4th Dec '17 4:10:32 AM Chabal2
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* ''VdeoGame/DawnOfWar'': The Commissar's Execute ability (which kills a squad member to increase firing speed and instantly restore morale to it and surrounding squads) is heralded by a loud metallic clank before the actual gunshot.
29th Nov '17 8:14:48 PM Codefreak5
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* In ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', your character will ''always'' cock the gun you switch to, making you vulnerable for one second, and ultimately making you think twice before switching to a weaker gun that lets you run faster.
17th Sep '17 5:00:04 PM nombretomado
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* ''FanFic/MegamiNoHanabira'': Mai's demon [[ArsGoetia Barbatos]] is a demonic huntsman with a bolt-action rifle, and chambers a round with a [[PsychoticSmirk smirk]] when Mai asks if he's ready to fight.

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* ''FanFic/MegamiNoHanabira'': Mai's demon [[ArsGoetia [[Literature/ArsGoetia Barbatos]] is a demonic huntsman with a bolt-action rifle, and chambers a round with a [[PsychoticSmirk smirk]] when Mai asks if he's ready to fight.
16th Sep '17 8:41:38 AM gophergiggles
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* Similarly, militaries doing guard or security work use an escalation of force that begins with verbal warnings and escalates, step by step, into finally using lethal force (shooting the enemy). The idea is to use the most minimal force possible to defuse the conflict. One of the final steps before actually shooting the enemy is cocking the weapon and chambering a round: this is done to tell the enemy, with absolutely zero uncertainty, that soldier is willing and able to use lethal force if the enemy doesn't back down. Typically the enemy gets one final warning in the form of a warning shot before they're taken down (contrary to what's seen in movies, soldiers ''really'' don't want to shoot people unless there is absolutely no alternative).
14th Sep '17 9:44:19 AM LB7979
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* The reason the [[http://dailymobile.se/2009/03/15/iphone-shotgun-free-application-review/ shotgun app]] exists.
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