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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]].
21st May '16 3:27:02 PM WLBH
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Most probably, the reason why this technique came about is for use in robbing stores. When holding a gun correctly, it is nearly impossible to keep the gun pointed at the clerk should they duck behind the counter without re-positioning your entire body. When holding the gun sideways, however, it is much easier to quickly aim downwards at a ducking clerk. As store robberies are generally carried out at close range, and the gun is more a tool to intimidate the clerk than anything, the loss of accuracy is generally considered an acceptable trade off in order to keep the target under the gun at all times.
16th May '16 12:16:34 AM Carnildo
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* [[GrrlPower Archon]] firearms-safety training materials are [[http://grrlpowercomic.com/archives/1773 less than amused]] with the idea of "gangsta style".
1st May '16 3:49:31 AM Darkmane
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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. Worst of all, if the pistol is turned so its ejection port faces up, spent cartridges are very likely to fall back into the port (or just not be thrown clear, since the extractor isn't designed to work directly against gravity) and jam the gun.

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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. Worst of all, Worse, if the pistol is turned so its ejection port faces up, spent cartridges are very likely to fall back into the port (or just not be thrown clear, since and the extractor isn't designed to work directly against gravity) 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.
gun. All of which ''may'' be of some concern to a person who is in the middle of a gunfight.
28th Apr '16 9:50:48 AM HiddenWindshield
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* In ''Film/TheGreatWhiteHype'', Shaabazz, Hassan and two {{Mooks}} ambush Sultan and co at Sultan's mansion brandishing guns horizontally. Queue lots and lots of pretty [[LaserSight red lights]] focusing on Hassan. Even some of the trained bodyguards are guilty of this:

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* In ''Film/TheGreatWhiteHype'', Shaabazz, Hassan and two {{Mooks}} ambush Sultan and co at Sultan's mansion brandishing guns horizontally. Queue Cue lots and lots of pretty [[LaserSight red lights]] focusing on Hassan. Even some of the trained bodyguards are guilty of this:
3rd Apr '16 7:54:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': For some reason Preston holds his gun sideways when he arrests Patrick, despite being both a supposed counter-terrorism expert with firearms training and aware that his target is a highly dangerous alien masquarading as a human.

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* ''Film/SpeciesII'': For some reason Preston holds his gun sideways when he arrests Patrick, despite being both a supposed [[InformedAttribute supposed]] counter-terrorism expert with firearms training and aware that his target is a highly dangerous alien masquarading as a human.
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