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17th Sep '16 3:42:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* Jack Bauer does it in the premiere of the eighth season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''.
* Used in the ''[[FlashForward2009 FlashForward]]'' series - to be fair, it was a padlock, and it was shot from point blank range, so it was quite realistic.

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* Jack Bauer does it in the premiere of the eighth season of ''[[Series/TwentyFour 24]]''.
''Series/TwentyFour''.
* Used in the ''[[FlashForward2009 FlashForward]]'' ''Series/FlashForward2009'' series - to be fair, it was a padlock, and it was shot from point blank range, so it was quite realistic.
8th Sep '16 5:42:52 PM foxley
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* ''Literature/ShadowPolice'': Costain does this at the squat that is Mora Losley's final hideout in ''London Falling''.
4th Sep '16 5:40:18 PM the-furry-railfan
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*** Not that it works all the time, mind. One instance of failing a terminal hack to gain access to a secure hardened submarine pen led to her attempting a brute force hack with Thumper, only succeeding in obliterating the terminal and keeping the armored blast doors shut. Luckily for the group however, the sub pen was well-defended from both aerial and tank attacks, and as such has a mass of [[BFG Flak 88]] batteries on the roof, along with some decently hard-hitting APHE rounds. Needless to say, they aren't locked out of the place for too long.

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*** Not that it works all the time, mind. One instance of failing a terminal hack to gain access to a secure hardened submarine pen led to her attempting a brute force hack with Thumper, only succeeding in obliterating the terminal and keeping the armored blast doors shut. Luckily for the group however, the sub pen was well-defended from both aerial and tank attacks, and as such has a mass of [[BFG [[NoKillLikeOverkill Flak 88]] batteries on the roof, along with some decently hard-hitting APHE rounds. Needless to say, they aren't locked out of the place for too long.
4th Sep '16 5:39:29 PM the-furry-railfan
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** Taken UpToEleven by the sequel, ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaEmptyQuiver'', where Night Strike continues the tradition of ballistic lockpicking with Thumper - a [[BFG 40mm]] GrenadeLauncher that doubles as a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], and can load slug rounds.

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** Taken UpToEleven by the sequel, ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaEmptyQuiver'', where Night Strike continues the tradition of ballistic lockpicking with Thumper - a [[BFG [[{{BFG}} 40mm]] GrenadeLauncher that doubles as a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], and as such can load slug rounds.
4th Sep '16 5:38:05 PM the-furry-railfan
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* This shows up in ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaOccupationalHazards'' with Twintails and his rechambered .45 ACP Luger. Much to his companion and friend Minty's dismay, he does quite enjoy ballistic lockpicking over the standard bobby pin and screwdriver kind.
** Taken UpToEleven by the sequel, ''Fanfic/FalloutEquestriaEmptyQuiver'', where Night Strike continues the tradition of ballistic lockpicking with Thumper - a [[BFG 40mm]] GrenadeLauncher that doubles as a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]], and can load slug rounds.
*** Not that it works all the time, mind. One instance of failing a terminal hack to gain access to a secure hardened submarine pen led to her attempting a brute force hack with Thumper, only succeeding in obliterating the terminal and keeping the armored blast doors shut. Luckily for the group however, the sub pen was well-defended from both aerial and tank attacks, and as such has a mass of [[BFG Flak 88]] batteries on the roof, along with some decently hard-hitting APHE rounds. Needless to say, they aren't locked out of the place for too long.
2nd Sep '16 3:26:37 AM JackG
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* ''Film/DontBreathe''. When one of the robbers does this, it [[MuggingTheMonster wakes up the Blind Man]].



* Lampshaded in ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. While a platoon commander in India, he has to search a building and decides to shoot the lock with his revolver like Literature/BulldogDrummond. The bullet ricochets off the lock without effect.

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* Lampshaded in ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. While a platoon commander in India, he has to search a building and decides to shoot the lock with his revolver just like Literature/BulldogDrummond. The bullet ricochets off the lock without effect.
27th Aug '16 7:14:19 AM JackG
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* ''Series/TheEqualizer'' does this from across the room in the middle of a gunfight in "Torn".
25th Aug '16 2:10:19 PM Willbyr
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* HighschoolOfTheDead. Takashi ''tries'' to do this, but resident Gun {{Otaku}} Kohta quickly stops him, worried that one of the bullets will riccochet and hit one of them.

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* HighschoolOfTheDead. In ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', Takashi ''tries'' to do this, but resident Gun {{Otaku}} Kohta quickly stops him, worried that one of the bullets will riccochet and hit one of them.
10th Aug '16 8:28:16 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* ''VideoGame/IAmAlive'' allows you to shoot out padlocks with a single bullet. These usually guard areas with decent loot.
6th Aug '16 11:14:09 PM JackG
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* Lampshaded in ''Unofficial History'' by Sir William Slim. While a platoon commander in India, he has to search a building and decides to shoot the lock with his revolver like Literature/BulldogDrummond. The bullet ricochets off the lock without effect.
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