History Main / OneHandedShotgunPump

22nd Nov '16 4:07:23 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** While the T-800 is riding his motorcycle and chasing John and the T-1000 down the canal, he spins his 1887 Winchester (lever-action) to reload it. Justified in-universe by the T-800 having metal "bones" in his fingers that can withstand the stress of this action. Also justified by how mind-blowingly badass he looked doing it. The prop shotgun that Arnold Schwarzenegger carried for the scene had an enlarged loop on the lever, and a lighter aluminum barrel, allowing him to do the trick without breaking his fingers. At one point, he mistakenly flipcocked the non-prop shotgun and almost ''did'' break his fingers.

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** While the T-800 is riding his motorcycle and chasing John and the T-1000 down the canal, he spins his 1887 Winchester (lever-action) to reload it. Justified in-universe by the T-800 having metal "bones" in his fingers that can withstand the stress of this action. Also justified by how mind-blowingly badass he looked doing it. The prop shotgun that Arnold Schwarzenegger Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger carried for the scene had an enlarged loop on the lever, and a lighter aluminum barrel, allowing him to do the trick without breaking his fingers. At one point, he mistakenly flipcocked the non-prop shotgun and almost ''did'' break his fingers.



* Also justified in ''Film/ShootEmUp'' as CliveOwen is [[BadassAndBaby carrying a baby in the other hand]].
* In ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' , Preston manages a variant of this with two shotguns at once while holding the pistol grip rather than the pump. According the DVD commentary, ChristianBale actually pulled this off himself unaided.

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* Also justified in ''Film/ShootEmUp'' as CliveOwen Creator/CliveOwen is [[BadassAndBaby carrying a baby in the other hand]].
* In ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' , ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', Preston manages a variant of this with two shotguns at once while holding the pistol grip rather than the pump. According the DVD commentary, ChristianBale Creator/ChristianBale actually pulled this off himself unaided.
9th Aug '16 7:01:56 PM dmcreif
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** While the T-800 is riding his motorcycle and chasing John and the T-1000, he spins his 1887 Winchester (lever-action) to reload it. Justified in-universe by the T-800 having metal "bones" in his fingers that can withstand the stress of this action. Also justified by how mind-blowingly badass he looked doing it. The prop in question had an enlarged loop on the lever, and a lighter aluminum barrel, allowing the trick to be pulled off without Arnold breaking his fingers. At one point, he mistakenly flipcocked the non-prop shotgun and almost ''did'' break his fingers.

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** While the T-800 is riding his motorcycle and chasing John and the T-1000, T-1000 down the canal, he spins his 1887 Winchester (lever-action) to reload it. Justified in-universe by the T-800 having metal "bones" in his fingers that can withstand the stress of this action. Also justified by how mind-blowingly badass he looked doing it. The prop in question shotgun that Arnold Schwarzenegger carried for the scene had an enlarged loop on the lever, and a lighter aluminum barrel, allowing him to do the trick to be pulled off without Arnold breaking his fingers. At one point, he mistakenly flipcocked the non-prop shotgun and almost ''did'' break his fingers.
22nd Jun '16 3:34:05 AM Firehawk
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** Strangely, though, the sound that plays is that of a shotgun being pumped ''twice''.

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** Strangely, though, the sound that plays is that of a shotgun being pumped ''twice''. Though that would explain why the guns need to be reloaded after firing less than half a dozen shots.
14th Jun '16 2:01:35 PM darknightdetective
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* Pam does this in Archer. Justified by previous examples of her displaying almost superhuman strength.
20th May '16 11:00:19 AM BrotherFlounder
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a nurse at Grampa's retirement home fires, one-handed cocks, and refires a shotgun several times to drive off a gunman sent by Mr. Burns to kill Grampa.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a nurse at Grampa's retirement home fires, one-handed cocks, pumps, and refires a shotgun several times to drive off a gunman sent by Mr. Burns to kill Grampa.
20th May '16 10:59:52 AM BrotherFlounder
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->*cocks, fires* ''"Our residents!"'' *cocks, fires* ''"Are trying!"'' *cocks, fires* ''"To nap!"''

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->*cocks, -->*cocks, fires* ''"Our residents!"'' *cocks, fires* ''"Are trying!"'' *cocks, fires* ''"To nap!"''
20th May '16 10:59:25 AM BrotherFlounder
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->*cocks* ''"Our residents!"'' *fires, cocks* ''"Are trying!"'' *fires, cocks* ''"To nap!"'' *fires, cocks*

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->*cocks* ->*cocks, fires* ''"Our residents!"'' *fires, cocks* *cocks, fires* ''"Are trying!"'' *fires, cocks* *cocks, fires* ''"To nap!"'' *fires, cocks*nap!"''
20th May '16 10:58:38 AM BrotherFlounder
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a nurse at Grampa's retirement home fires, one-handed cocks, and refires a shotgun several times to drive off a gunman sent by Mr. Burns to kill Grampa.
->*cocks* ''"Our residents!"'' *fires, cocks* ''"Are trying!"'' *fires, cocks* ''"To nap!"'' *fires, cocks*
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1st May '16 6:01:24 AM Mhazard
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As seen in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tVFvl84Ls shotgun tutorial video]], attempting this in real life is possible, but inefficient. It also puts a ''lot'' of unnecessary strain on the gun's moving parts, and is unsafe, as a considerable amount of force is required to rack the slide. It's very possible to lose your grip and [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace send a now-loaded firearm flying across the room.]] On the other hand, this can be justified if the user in question is [[AnArmAndAnLeg handicapped]].

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As seen in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tVFvl84Ls shotgun tutorial video]], attempting this in real life is possible, but inefficient. It also puts a ''lot'' of unnecessary strain on the gun's moving parts, and is unsafe, as a considerable amount of force is required to rack the slide. It's very possible to lose your grip and [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace send a now-loaded firearm flying across the room.]] On the other hand, this can be justified if the user in question is [[AnArmAndAnLeg [[AnArmAndALeg handicapped]].
1st May '16 6:01:17 AM Mhazard
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As seen in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tVFvl84Ls shotgun tutorial video]], attempting this in real life is possible, but inefficient. It also puts a ''lot'' of unnecessary strain on the gun's moving parts, and is unsafe, as a considerable amount of force is required to rack the slide. It's very possible to lose your grip and [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace send a now-loaded firearm flying across the room.]]

There is an actual technique for cycling a pump action with one hand (only used if your other hand is incapacitated), but it entails placing the butt on the ground and cycling against it, which is far safer and more controlled.

Obviously, this move requires a pump-action shotgun (pump-action rifles apparently don't exist in Hollywood), so a semiautomatic or bolt-action shotgun (yes, there ''is'' such a thing) won't work--which is probably why the majority of shotguns in Hollywood (apart from sawed-off double-barrels) are pump guns.

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As seen in this [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8tVFvl84Ls shotgun tutorial video]], attempting this in real life is possible, but inefficient. It also puts a ''lot'' of unnecessary strain on the gun's moving parts, and is unsafe, as a considerable amount of force is required to rack the slide. It's very possible to lose your grip and [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace send a now-loaded firearm flying across the room.]]

]] On the other hand, this can be justified if the user in question is [[AnArmAndAnLeg handicapped]].

There is an actual technique for cycling a pump action with one hand (only used if your other hand is incapacitated), but it entails placing the butt on the ground and cycling against it, which is far safer and more controlled.

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Obviously, this move requires a pump-action shotgun (pump-action rifles apparently don't exist in Hollywood), so a semiautomatic or bolt-action shotgun (yes, there ''is'' such a thing) won't work--which is probably why the majority of shotguns in Hollywood (apart from sawed-off double-barrels) are pump guns.
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