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18th Sep '16 3:27:43 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'' (third book of ''Literature/WaxAndWayne''): Wax's EvilUncle Edwarn mockingly challenges him to an old-fashioned duel, saying that the chance to legally murder people is all that lawmen like Wax want. Both their guns and bullets are aluminum, so that means no [[MagnetismManipulation Allomancy]] to interfere. Wax, however, has done tests with his friends, and knows that normal humans all draw at about the same speed; the first one to draw gets to shoot first, and that's it. [[spoiler:Therefore, he doesn't even bother trying. Instead he just charges forward, tanking Edwarn's shot and tackling him, letting Wax capture him. This also proves that Edwarn was wrong about him: A lawman's job isn't to kill people, it's to take the hit so somebody else doesn't have to]].

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* ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'' (third book of ''Literature/WaxAndWayne''): Wax's EvilUncle Edwarn mockingly challenges him to an old-fashioned duel, saying that the chance to legally murder people is all that lawmen like Wax want. Both their guns and bullets are aluminum, so that means no [[MagnetismManipulation Allomancy]] to interfere.interfere, but Wax knows Edwarn is planning to cheat anyway (he has a coin hidden in his mouth as an emergency weapon). Wax, however, has done tests with his friends, and knows that normal humans all draw at about the same speed; the first one to draw gets to shoot first, and that's it. [[spoiler:Therefore, he doesn't even bother trying. Instead he just charges forward, tanking Edwarn's shot and tackling him, letting Wax capture him. This also proves that Edwarn was wrong about him: A lawman's job isn't to kill people, it's to take the hit so somebody else doesn't have to]].
18th Sep '16 3:25:53 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/BandsOfMourning'' (third book of ''Literature/WaxAndWayne''): Wax's EvilUncle Edwarn mockingly challenges him to an old-fashioned duel, saying that the chance to legally murder people is all that lawmen like Wax want. Both their guns and bullets are aluminum, so that means no [[MagnetismManipulation Allomancy]] to interfere. Wax, however, has done tests with his friends, and knows that normal humans all draw at about the same speed; the first one to draw gets to shoot first, and that's it. [[spoiler:Therefore, he doesn't even bother trying. Instead he just charges forward, tanking Edwarn's shot and tackling him, letting Wax capture him. This also proves that Edwarn was wrong about him: A lawman's job isn't to kill people, it's to take the hit so somebody else doesn't have to]].
12th Aug '16 2:51:12 AM Guerrero
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* In the "Franchise/Resident Evil" novelizations by S.D Perry, namely the first one entitled The Umbrella Conspiracy, we learn more about the S.T.A.R.S backstories and skills. For instance, Chris Redfield is known as the marksman of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team, edging out his friendly rival in the Bravo Team, Forest Speyer. However, Barry Burton reflects that, while Chris is the better "take aim and make your shot" marksman, Barry excels at the Quick draw, hitting his target unerringly from the hip. Given Barry's established role as the S.T.A.R.S weapons specialist, gun connoisseur, his membership with the N.R.A and his particular love for Revolvers (namely, his beloved Colt Python .357 Magnum), this is understandable.

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* In the "Franchise/Resident Evil" "Franchise/{{Resident Evil}}" novelizations by S.D Perry, namely the first one entitled The Umbrella Conspiracy, we learn more about the S.T.A.R.S backstories and skills. For instance, Chris Redfield is known as the marksman of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team, edging out his friendly rival in the Bravo Team, Forest Speyer. However, Barry Burton reflects that, while Chris is the better "take aim and make your shot" marksman, Barry excels at the Quick draw, hitting his target unerringly from the hip. Given Barry's established role as the S.T.A.R.S weapons specialist, gun connoisseur, his membership with the N.R.A and his particular love for Revolvers (namely, his beloved Colt Python .357 Magnum), this is understandable.
12th Aug '16 2:49:56 AM Guerrero
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* In the Franchise/Resident Evil novelizations by S.D Perry, namely the first one entitled The Umbrella Conspiracy, we learn more about the S.T.A.R.S backstories and skills. For instance, Chris Redfield is known as the marksman of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team, edging out his friendly rival in the Bravo Team, Forest Speyer. However, Barry Burton reflects that, while Chris is the better "take aim and make your shot" marksman, Barry excels at the Quick draw, hitting his target unerringly from the hip. Given Barry's established role as the S.T.A.R.S weapons specialist, gun connoisseur, his membership with the N.R.A and his particular love for Revolvers (namely, his beloved Colt Python .357 Magnum), this is understandable.

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* In the Franchise/Resident Evil "Franchise/Resident Evil" novelizations by S.D Perry, namely the first one entitled The Umbrella Conspiracy, we learn more about the S.T.A.R.S backstories and skills. For instance, Chris Redfield is known as the marksman of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team, edging out his friendly rival in the Bravo Team, Forest Speyer. However, Barry Burton reflects that, while Chris is the better "take aim and make your shot" marksman, Barry excels at the Quick draw, hitting his target unerringly from the hip. Given Barry's established role as the S.T.A.R.S weapons specialist, gun connoisseur, his membership with the N.R.A and his particular love for Revolvers (namely, his beloved Colt Python .357 Magnum), this is understandable.
12th Aug '16 2:49:11 AM Guerrero
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* In the Franchise/Resident Evil novelizations by S.D Perry, namely the first one entitled The Umbrella Conspiracy, we learn more about the S.T.A.R.S backstories and skills. For instance, Chris Redfield is known as the marksman of the S.T.A.R.S Alpha Team, edging out his friendly rival in the Bravo Team, Forest Speyer. However, Barry Burton reflects that, while Chris is the better "take aim and make your shot" marksman, Barry excels at the Quick draw, hitting his target unerringly from the hip. Given Barry's established role as the S.T.A.R.S weapons specialist, gun connoisseur, his membership with the N.R.A and his particular love for Revolvers (namely, his beloved Colt Python .357 Magnum), this is understandable.
7th Aug '16 3:26:09 PM Brick3621
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Because the trope is so well evolved, there are many refinements. Guns and holsters are commonly altered to make the quick draw more effective. Subverting the quick draw by removing an adversary's ammunition before the showdown is a well-known ploy. Shooting from the hip is a way to improve the speed of the draw at the expense of accuracy. You may also have the firearm in an [[NothingUpMySleeve apparatus that sends it directly into your hand]].

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Because the trope is so well evolved, there are many refinements. Guns and holsters are commonly altered to make the quick draw more effective. Subverting the quick draw by [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets removing an adversary's ammunition before the showdown showdown]] is a well-known ploy. Shooting from the hip is a way to improve the speed of the draw at the expense of accuracy. You may also have the firearm in an [[NothingUpMySleeve apparatus that sends it directly into your hand]].
25th Jul '16 8:25:49 PM eowynjedi
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* ''Series/WolfHall'' has Thomas Cromwell do this with a knife, alluding to his past as a mercenary in Italy. When a man startles him in a dark courtyard, Cromwell's knife is at his throat in the blink of an eye.
29th Jun '16 1:56:11 PM Morgenthaler
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* A HuckleberryHound cartoon had Huck as the fastest gun alive, which is why the townsfolk are afraid to come near him, no matter how cordial he is. When a gunslinger challenges Huck for the title and loses, Huck offers to give up being the fastest gun alive so the gunslinger can take the title.
* As noted by his name, QuickDrawMcGraw is quick on drawing a gun. But once drawn, he can't implement it without shooting himself in the face.

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* A HuckleberryHound WesternAnimation/HuckleberryHound cartoon had Huck as the fastest gun alive, which is why the townsfolk are afraid to come near him, no matter how cordial he is. When a gunslinger challenges Huck for the title and loses, Huck offers to give up being the fastest gun alive so the gunslinger can take the title.
* As noted by his name, QuickDrawMcGraw WesternAnimation/QuickDrawMcGraw is quick on drawing a gun. But once drawn, he can't implement it without shooting himself in the face.
22nd Jun '16 12:30:34 PM Drcynic24
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* Occurs in the first episode (but in no other) of ''Series/{{Deadwood}}''. Wild Will Hickok and Seth Bullock are interrogating a man. When he suddenly goes for his gun, Bullock and Hickok beat him to the draw and gun him down. Bullock earns some bad ass cred by being ''almost'' as fast as Hickok.

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* Occurs in the first episode (but in no other) of ''Series/{{Deadwood}}''. Wild Will Bill Hickok and Seth Bullock are interrogating a man. When he suddenly goes for his gun, Bullock and Hickok beat him to the draw and gun him down. Bullock earns some bad ass cred by being ''almost'' as fast as Hickok.


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** If you watch it in slow motion, you can see that Bill is indeed the faster draw, but not by much (and that's no guarantee that it wasn't Bullock's shot that got the guy either).
18th May '16 2:27:16 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In the Jesse James Vs. Al Capone episode of ''DeadliestWarrior'', Champion Gunslinger Joey Dillion (who was testing weapons for the Jesse James side) was able to draw and accurately fire his [[GunsAkimbo twin Co]][[RevolversAreJustBetter lt revolvers]] in a quarter of a second in contrast to the Al Capone expert who took half a second to lift and fire his [[CoolGuns Tommy Gun.]] [[spoiler: The Tommy Gun still got the edge due to MoreDakka.]]

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* In the Jesse James Vs. Al Capone episode of ''DeadliestWarrior'', ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'', Champion Gunslinger Joey Dillion (who was testing weapons for the Jesse James side) was able to draw and accurately fire his [[GunsAkimbo twin Co]][[RevolversAreJustBetter lt revolvers]] in a quarter of a second in contrast to the Al Capone expert who took half a second to lift and fire his [[CoolGuns Tommy Gun.]] [[spoiler: The Tommy Gun still got the edge due to MoreDakka.]]
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