History Main / GangstaStyle

10th May '17 6:08:47 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* The famous [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96 'Broomhandle']] was only used as a service pistol by one nation: the Republic of China. Except they produced a copy, the Shanxi Type 17, in a much larger cartridge (.45 ACP, shared with the unlicensed Thompson submachine guns they also used at the time) and imported large numbers of the select-fire Mauser [=M712=] and its Spanish copies when they were invaded by Japan. Both weapons could only be effectively used firing sideways (in Gangsta Style), or else the huge recoil would spray the gun straight up (when held sideways the recoil would shift accordingly, which is actually highly effective as it can sweep a room out), or the already-fired cases would fall back into and jam the gun.

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* The famous [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96 'Broomhandle']] was only used as a service pistol by one nation: the Republic of China. Except they During the Warlord Era, Yan Xishan's soldiers produced a copy, the Shanxi Type 17, in a much larger cartridge (.45 ACP, shared with the unlicensed Thompson submachine guns they also used at the time) and imported large numbers of the select-fire Mauser [=M712=] and its Spanish copies when they were invaded by Japan. Both weapons could only be effectively used firing sideways (in Gangsta Style), or else the huge recoil would spray the gun straight up (when held sideways the recoil would shift accordingly, which is actually highly effective as it can sweep a room out), or the already-fired cases would fall back into and jam the gun.
2nd Apr '17 8:59:15 PM marcoasalazarm
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* While giving a firearms training lesson, [[Manga/GunsmithCats Rally Vincent]] gives a student who uses this style a thorough explanation as to why this is so prominent in movies and television: "The shell casings flying past the firer's face are '[[RuleOfCool a cool image]]', but without the sights, you can't hit anything." She does demonstrate that Gangsta Style is good for hitting targets flying through the air, as the bulk of the gun doesn't obscure the firer's vision as it moves upward or downward, by plinking a thrown can like a sporting clay - but then goes on to say that it's still a pretty useless technique, as targets on the ground move sideways, not up and down.

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* While giving a firearms training lesson, [[Manga/GunsmithCats Rally Vincent]] gives a student who uses this style a thorough explanation as to why this is so prominent in movies and television: "The shell casings flying past the firer's face are '[[RuleOfCool a cool image]]', but without the sights, you can't hit anything." She does demonstrate that Gangsta Style is good for hitting targets flying through the air, as the bulk of the gun doesn't obscure the firer's vision as it moves upward or downward, by plinking a thrown can like a sporting clay - but then goes on to say that it's still a pretty useless technique, as targets on the ground move sideways, not up and down. She also mentions that using the gun that way may be good for shooting around corners, but you need to look out for flying brass.
7th Mar '17 11:05:04 AM FF32
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* In ''TheSecretWorld,'' the pistol consumer ability Shootout combines this with GunsAkimbo.

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* In ''TheSecretWorld,'' ''VideoGame/TheSecretWorld,'' the pistol consumer ability Shootout combines this with GunsAkimbo.
4th Mar '17 8:10:57 AM Drgonzo
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* At the end of the first trailer for ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'', 47 tilts his gun before he fires it. This is purely so that the casing will fly straight upwards and he can [[RuleOfCool snatch it out of the air.]]
10th Feb '17 2:15:29 AM eroock
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8th Jan '17 2:38:15 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''[[UltimateMarvel Ultimate Extinction]]''. Comicbook/TheFalcon has an incredibly cool scene where he rains machine gun fire down on a ComicBook/SilverSurfer drone, and yet manages to miss every shot. Misty Knight then berates him by asking how the hell someone can miss while firing ''two guns''.

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* Lampshaded in Creator/WarrenEllis' ''[[UltimateMarvel ''[[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Extinction]]''. Comicbook/TheFalcon has an incredibly cool scene where he rains machine gun fire down on a ComicBook/SilverSurfer drone, and yet manages to miss every shot. Misty Knight then berates him by asking how the hell someone can miss while firing ''two guns''.
6th Jan '17 7:35:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* Ironically, the only character in ''AmericanHistoryX'' to do this is [[FatBastard Seth]], a white supremacist. Its impracticality is shown in that Derek is able to disarm him with relative ease.

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* Ironically, the only character in ''AmericanHistoryX'' ''Film/AmericanHistoryX'' to do this is [[FatBastard Seth]], a white supremacist. Its impracticality is shown in that Derek is able to disarm him with relative ease.
5th Jan '17 6:53:35 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* The famous [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96 'Broomhandle']] was only used as a primary service firearm by one nation: the Republic of China. Except they modified it with automatic fire and a much larger cartridge (.45 ACP, shared with the unlicensed Thompson submachine guns they also used at the time) when they were invaded by Japan. This weapon could only be effectively used firing sideways (in Gangsta Style), or else the huge recoil would spray the gun straight up (when held sideways the recoil would shift accordingly, which is actually highly effective as it can sweep a room out), or the already-fired cases would fall back into and jam the gun.

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* The famous [[CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} Mauser C96 'Broomhandle']] was only used as a primary service firearm pistol by one nation: the Republic of China. Except they modified it with automatic fire and produced a copy, the Shanxi Type 17, in a much larger cartridge (.45 ACP, shared with the unlicensed Thompson submachine guns they also used at the time) and imported large numbers of the select-fire Mauser [=M712=] and its Spanish copies when they were invaded by Japan. This weapon Both weapons could only be effectively used firing sideways (in Gangsta Style), or else the huge recoil would spray the gun straight up (when held sideways the recoil would shift accordingly, which is actually highly effective as it can sweep a room out), or the already-fired cases would fall back into and jam the gun.
9th Nov '16 9:18:18 PM TalRazMob
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**Played with in the movie in Tengen Toppa Gulaparl's fight with the Anti-Spiral. After a cool, SIDEWAYS establishing shot, we are treated to dakka, dakka, reaching MoreDakka with a dual wield SMG and pistol loadout, before executing a sweet flip, sticking the landing in formation with the whole team's Tengen Toppa level mechs, with a badass pose, holding BOTH Gangsta Style, then unloading in one massive skirmish line.
13th Oct '16 7:32:44 AM MasoTey
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[[AwesomeButImpractical Showy, flashy, and generally useless]] as a marksmanship technique. Normally recoil lifts the barrel against gravity. When firing in this manner recoil pulls the gun sideways instead and tends to turn the shooter around in a circle. Additionally, it makes the sights much less useful. Worse, if the pistol is turned its ejection port faces up, and the extractor isn't designed to work directly against gravity. Sideways recoil and improper extraction combined may make an ejected shell fly out at the wrong angle and hit you in the face, and also increases the chance (especially if you're wearing loose clothing) of getting a shell ejected into your clothes, which is actually not an unheard-of occurrence when firing ''normally''. Bear in mind that, Depending on the ammunition and load, the shell can be hot enough to cause small burns on contact with the skin. Spent cartridges are also very likely to not be thrown clear, or even fall back into the port, both of which will jam the gun. All of which ''may'' be of some concern to a person who is in the middle of a gunfight.

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[[AwesomeButImpractical Showy, flashy, and generally useless]] as a marksmanship technique. Normally recoil lifts the barrel against gravity. When firing in this manner recoil pulls the gun sideways instead and tends to turn the shooter around in a circle. Additionally, it makes the sights much less useful. Worse, if the pistol is turned its ejection port faces up, and the extractor isn't designed to work directly against gravity. Sideways recoil and improper extraction combined may make an ejected shell fly out at the wrong angle and hit you in the face, and also increases the chance (especially if you're wearing loose clothing) of getting a shell ejected into your clothes, which is actually not an unheard-of occurrence when firing ''normally''. Bear in mind that, Depending depending on the ammunition and load, the shell can be hot enough to cause small burns on contact with the skin. Spent cartridges are also very likely to not be thrown clear, or even fall back into the port, both of which will jam the gun. All of which ''may'' be of some concern to a person who is in the middle of a gunfight.
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