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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.
14th Sep '16 4:55:10 PM WillKeaton
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* RAmarls (Ranger + Human + Female) in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' fire pistols like this.

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* RAmarls [=RAmarls=] (Ranger + Human + Female) in ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline'' fire pistols like this.
14th Sep '16 4:54:07 PM WillKeaton
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** In the beginning of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', the XOF operators hold their submachine guns like this. IN this case, it is because they are all wearing [[GasMaskMooks breathing masks with large protruding filters]], and they need to tilt their guns this way to line up the sights because said filters make it difficult to hold the gun normally in front of them.

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** In the beginning of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', the XOF operators hold their submachine guns like this. IN In this case, it is because they are all wearing [[GasMaskMooks breathing masks with large protruding filters]], and they need to tilt their guns this way to line up the sights because said filters make it difficult to hold the gun normally in front of them.
7th Sep '16 4:31:32 PM SuperSauce
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* In an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael infiltrates a gang in order to help a member get out without putting his family in danger. When Michael is given a gun in order to rob a dry cleaners, his associate corrects his handling of it, turning the gun sideways. Michael, who is certified on pretty much every firearm known to man, winces appreciably.

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* In an episode of ''Series/BurnNotice'', Michael infiltrates tries to get on a gang leader's sidekick's good side in order to help a member put the leader away and get out without putting a cop off his family in danger.back. When Michael is given a gun in order to rob a dry cleaners, his associate corrects his handling of it, turning the gun sideways. Michael, who is certified on pretty much every firearm known to man, winces appreciably.
5th Sep '16 9:18:29 AM nombretomado
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* The Gold Edition of ''AlienVsPredator'' gives the Marine new ([[AwesomeButImpractical and mostly useless]]) pistols as a weapon. When alternate fire is used with a pair of them, he turns them sideways.

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* The Gold Edition of ''AlienVsPredator'' ''VideoGame/AliensVsPredator'' gives the Marine new ([[AwesomeButImpractical and mostly useless]]) pistols as a weapon. When alternate fire is used with a pair of them, he turns them sideways.
31st May '16 10:55:31 AM AHI-3000
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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''
** Riley is seen doing this with two guns during the opening for seasons 1 & 3.
** Many characters holding guns one handed at various angles but nobody actually [[AteamFiring hits anything in the show]].

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* ''ComicStrip/TheBoondocks''
''WesternAnimation/TheBoondocks'':
** Riley is seen doing this with two guns during the opening for seasons Seasons 1 & 3.
** Many characters are seen holding guns one handed one-handed at various angles angles, but nobody actually [[AteamFiring [[ATeamFiring hits anything in the show]].
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