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1st May '16 8:42:07 PM JackG
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* ''Nevada Smith'' (1966). Creator/SteveMcQueen's character tries to rob a passing traveler using a rusty abandoned revolver. The man turns out to be a gunsmith, and readily identifies several faults with the gun that makes it unlikely to fire, not least being the chambers are empty.
17th Mar '16 7:46:53 PM CerotechOmega
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* During the climax of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'', [[spoiler:Nick and Judy are tossed into an exhibit pit with no way for either to climb out (Judy's leg was cut, or she'd have jumped), whereupon Bellwether draws a gun and snipes Nick. Nick proceeds to go feral and attack Judy while Bellwether watches on, gloating all the while; in reality, Nick had the Nighthowler Extract pellet on his person the whole time, the gun loaded with harmless blueberries instead, and his frenzy was all an act that he and Judy planned out in advance.]]
14th Mar '16 5:43:28 AM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': In "The Tale of the Big Why", TheMole draws a gun on Steed, Gambit and Purdey and plans to shoot them so they cannot reveal his secret. Steed orders Gambit to disarm him and Gambit moves forward. TheMole fires but his gun merely clicks as the hammer falls on empty chamber. Steed had spotted the gun in TheMole's pocket and - suspicious of why an undersecretary would be carrying a loaded pistol - had removed the clip.
2nd Feb '16 2:43:56 PM nielas
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** A mobster forces the main characters to play RussianRoulette. However, the [=PoI=] is a CardSharp and he managed to secretly remove the last bullet from the gun.
30th Jan '16 3:11:40 AM bwburke94
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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Chekov is captured by 1980-s US naval officers (who think he is a spy because of his accent), and while they are trying to get him to 'tell the truth' he grabs [[ChekovsGun his phaser]], points it at one, and threatens to stun them if they don't let him go. Of course, the phaser doesn't work, and he is forced to use the simple expedient of throwing the phaser at the guy and running.

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* In ''Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome'', Chekov is captured by 1980-s US naval officers (who think he is a spy because of his accent), and while they are trying to get him to 'tell the truth' he grabs [[ChekovsGun his phaser]], phaser, points it at one, and threatens to stun them if they don't let him go. Of course, the phaser doesn't work, and he is forced to use the simple expedient of throwing the phaser at the guy and running.
19th Jan '16 3:54:39 PM KingAdrock
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* There's a ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' story where [[ImprobableWeaponUser Bullseye, who can kill you with anything]], is hired to kill someone and decides to take no chances whatsoever by using a gun. After he's fired it (and killed his target), Daredevil is so pissed that he gets the gun and turns it on his foe. The problem? [[MeaningfulName Bullseye]], only needed one bullet. And only brought one bullet. Happened again with Bullseye, where Karen Page picks up a revolver he had tossed aside and tries to shoot him in the head. "First rule of 'cleaning': Never discard a loaded piece."

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* There's a ''ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}'' story where [[ImprobableWeaponUser Bullseye, who can kill you with anything]], is hired to kill someone and decides to take no chances whatsoever by using a gun. After he's fired it (and killed his target), Daredevil is so pissed that he gets the gun and turns it on his foe. The problem? [[MeaningfulName Bullseye]], only needed one bullet. And only brought one bullet. Happened again with Bullseye, where Karen Page picks up a revolver he had tossed aside and tries to shoot him in the head. "First rule of 'cleaning': the 'cleaning' business: Never discard a loaded piece."''loaded'' weapon." However he does admit he's impressed she had the guts to [[YouWouldntShootMe pull the trigger]].
10th Jan '16 8:37:46 PM jamespolk
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** In ''[[Film/TheThinMan Shadow of the Thin Man]]'', after the climactic 'whodunnit' reveal, the BigBad grabs the gun from Nick's waist holster and threatens to shoot him. Nora jumps on him to keep him from being able to pull the trigger, but when the Lieutenant picks it up he says 'Nick, this gun isn't loaded!' Turns out, Nick had kept it unloaded for the sake of his son to prevent any accidents.

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** In ''[[Film/TheThinMan Shadow of the Thin Man]]'', ''Film/ShadowOfTheThinMan'', after the climactic 'whodunnit' reveal, the BigBad grabs the gun from Nick's waist holster and threatens to shoot him. Nora jumps on him to keep him from being able to pull the trigger, but when the Lieutenant picks it up he says 'Nick, this gun isn't loaded!' Turns out, Nick had kept it unloaded for the sake of his son to prevent any accidents.
2nd Dec '15 5:43:33 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''Fjlm/TheNet'', after Jack takes his gun from Angela, yet doesn't realize that it's empty (she removed the magazine) until he tries to shoot it, again, begging the question of why he didn't notice the weight difference.

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* In ''Fjlm/TheNet'', ''Film/TheNet'', after Jack takes his gun from Angela, yet doesn't realize that it's empty (she removed the magazine) until he tries to shoot it, again, begging the question of why he didn't notice the weight difference.
27th Nov '15 5:27:13 PM eroock
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Compare NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont. Aoften coupled with WeaponForIntimidation. Also see CountingBullets where people, er, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin count the bullets fired]].

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Compare NotWithTheSafetyOnYouWont. Aoften Often coupled with WeaponForIntimidation. Also see CountingBullets where people, er, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin count the bullets fired]].
27th Nov '15 2:24:49 PM Silverblade2
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->''"That is what happens when you [[DeskJockey sit behind a desk]]. You forget things, like the weight in the hand of a gun that's loaded and one that's not."''

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->''"That is what happens when you [[DeskJockey sit behind a desk]].desk. You forget things, like the weight in the hand of a gun that's loaded and one that's not."''
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