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4th Aug '17 6:03:43 PM New_Jack_Swing
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* The title screen clip for ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''. And then the introductory {{cutscene}} has Shadow [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay cocking an assault rifle like it's a shotgun]]. It's not even like there aren't actual shotgun-types in the game proper.

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* The title screen clip for ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog''. And then the introductory {{cutscene}} has Shadow [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay cocking an assault rifle a submachine gun like it's a shotgun]]. It's not even like Even stranger, there aren't actual shotgun-types are no shotgun-type weapons in the game proper.at all.
26th Jul '17 11:59:58 PM Lightning4119
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* Seems like Fiona does this with a shotgun every other week on ''Series/BurnNotice''.

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* Seems like Fiona does this with a shotgun every other week on ''Series/BurnNotice''. Jesse also does it, thumbing back the hammer on his pistol before [[spoiler: not shooting Fiona in the face]] in "Blind Spot".
22nd Jul '17 4:00:34 PM ngh93
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* ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'': To fend off the Forty Thieves as they ambush Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, Genie demonstrates the trope with ''an elephant''!
-->'''Genie''': FREEZE, SANDBAGS! (''cocks elephant's trunk like a gun]]'') Don't make me use the other end!\\

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* ''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'': *''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'': To fend off the Forty Thieves as they ambush Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, Genie demonstrates the trope with ''an elephant''!
-->'''Genie''': FREEZE, SANDBAGS! (''cocks elephant's trunk like a gun]]'') gun'') Don't make me use the other end!\\
22nd Jul '17 4:00:13 PM ngh93
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*''Disney/AladdinAndTheKingOfThieves'': To fend off the Forty Thieves as they ambush Aladdin and Jasmine's wedding, Genie demonstrates the trope with ''an elephant''!
-->'''Genie''': FREEZE, SANDBAGS! (''cocks elephant's trunk like a gun]]'') Don't make me use the other end!\\
(''Wind blows out of the trunk, blasting several thieves away. The elephant's trunk deflates. Genie sheepishly puts the elephant down.'')
5th Jul '17 9:01:40 AM Caps-luna
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* The Mauser C96 pistol came with a detachable wooden stock that doubled as the carrying case. However the gun was meant to be transported unloaded with the hammer uncocked and the safety disengaged, and wouldn't fit in the stock holster with hammer cocked. This wasn't so much a problem when the C96 was used as its intended role as civilian handgun but became a liability when hundreds of thousands of them were used in combat. So instead the users would uncock the hammer after loading the weapon so it would fit in the stock holster. The C96 then needed to be cocked after it was drawn before it could fire. Given the C96's reputation as a HandCannon, you can bet this act was dramatic.
29th Jun '17 5:16:39 PM REV6Pilot
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Here comes the dramatic gun cock. The interrogator pulls back the hammer of the revolver or pistol, or racks the slide if the pistol has no hammer, [[ImpliedDeathThreat then resumes pointing the gun to the subject's head]]. Usually, this is enough to thoroughly spook the subject into full disclosure. A pump-action shotgun may also be used for this purpose, sometimes with a OneHandedShotgunPump, albeit it's overall not as popular as doing it with a handgun. Filmmakers who are aiming for dramatic effect over realism may even employ the dramatic gun cock with a gun that [[RayGun doesn't actually fire a projectile]].

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Here comes the dramatic gun cock. The interrogator pulls back the hammer of the revolver or pistol, or racks the slide if the pistol has no hammer, [[ImpliedDeathThreat then resumes pointing the gun to the subject's head]]. Usually, this is enough to thoroughly spook the subject into full disclosure. A pump-action shotgun may also be used for this purpose, sometimes with a OneHandedShotgunPump, albeit it's overall not as popular as doing it with a handgun.handgun - even more rare is racking the bolt of a fully automatic weapon. Filmmakers who are aiming for dramatic effect over realism may even employ the dramatic gun cock with a gun that [[RayGun doesn't actually fire a projectile]].
29th Jun '17 5:13:25 PM REV6Pilot
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Here comes the dramatic gun cock. The interrogator pulls back the hammer of the revolver or automatic, or racks the slide if the automatic has no hammer, [[ImpliedDeathThreat then resumes pointing the gun to the subject's head]]. Usually, this is enough to thoroughly spook the subject into full disclosure. A pump-action shotgun may also be used for this purpose, often with a OneHandedShotgunPump, albeit it's overall not as popular as doing it with guns. Filmmakers who are aiming for dramatic effect over realism may even employ the dramatic gun cock with a gun that [[RayGun doesn't actually fire a projectile]].

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Here comes the dramatic gun cock. The interrogator pulls back the hammer of the revolver or automatic, pistol, or racks the slide if the automatic pistol has no hammer, [[ImpliedDeathThreat then resumes pointing the gun to the subject's head]]. Usually, this is enough to thoroughly spook the subject into full disclosure. A pump-action shotgun may also be used for this purpose, often sometimes with a OneHandedShotgunPump, albeit it's overall not as popular as doing it with guns.a handgun. Filmmakers who are aiming for dramatic effect over realism may even employ the dramatic gun cock with a gun that [[RayGun doesn't actually fire a projectile]].
2nd Jun '17 3:55:12 PM MRAustin
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* Averted in the Michael Mann movie ''Film/{{Heat}}'', where the detectives pull back the slide just enough to verify there's a round in the chamber.

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* Averted in the Michael Mann movie ''Film/{{Heat}}'', where the detectives pull back the slide just enough to verify there's a round in the chamber.chamber, a technique known as a Press Check, intended to confirm that a weapon is fully ready to fire.
1st Jun '17 5:08:05 PM DaNuke
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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.
5th May '17 7:36:23 AM JackG
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* Backfires pretty badly on the protagonist of Richard K. Morgan's ''Market Forces''. Holding some thugs at bay with a shotgun, he pumps it in attempt to intimidate them... and the gun, having been previously damaged, conspicuously fails to chamber another round, thus rendering him visibly defenseless.

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* Backfires pretty badly on the protagonist of Richard K. Morgan's Creator/RichardKMorgan's ''Market Forces''. Holding some thugs at bay with a shotgun, he pumps it in attempt to intimidate them... and the gun, having been previously damaged, conspicuously fails to chamber another round, thus rendering him visibly defenseless.
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