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30th Jan '16 8:52:41 AM nombretomado
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* In the first act in SyphonFilter: Dark Mirror, You have to open a lock to a gate by shooting it.
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* In the first act in SyphonFilter: Dark Mirror, You ''VideoGame/SyphonFilterDarkMirror'', you have to open a lock to a gate by shooting it.
17th Jan '16 10:13:25 PM Adeon
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In the ''Literature/PrinceRoger'' series the titular Prince develops a fondness for using heavy weapons for shooting the lock off (and the door, and part of the wall). In the last book during the climatic assault on the palace the assault team repeatedly uses plasma cannons to destroy the doors in their way. This is justified due to the fact that the doors in question are constructed from star ship armor and plasma cannons are the only thing they have that can destroy them and even they requires Explosive Overclocking to do so.
3rd Jan '16 6:48:09 AM CynicalBastardo
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* Averted in ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad''. Max, being chained to Nux, tries this with his recovered shotgun. Instead of aiming for the lock, he tries to blow off Nux's arm. Fortunately for Nux, the shells are duds.
29th Dec '15 1:21:11 AM Mhazard
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Attempts to shoot the lock mechanism itself tend to leave the distorted metal jammed in place while the bolt or latch remains closed. In effect, it is actually ''more'' locked than if you had left it alone. Although if you decided to shoot the lock with a ''[[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]]'', [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill that's another story]].
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Attempts to shoot the lock mechanism itself tend to leave the distorted metal jammed in place while the bolt or latch remains closed. In effect, it is actually ''more'' locked than if you had left it alone. Although if you decided to shoot the lock with a ''[[StuffBlowingUp [[GrenadeLauncher Rocket Launcher]]'', Launcher]], [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill that's another story]].
29th Dec '15 1:18:43 AM Mhazard
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Attempts to shoot the lock mechanism itself tend to leave the distorted metal jammed in place while the bolt or latch remains closed. In effect, it is actually ''more'' locked than if you had left it alone.
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Attempts to shoot the lock mechanism itself tend to leave the distorted metal jammed in place while the bolt or latch remains closed. In effect, it is actually ''more'' locked than if you had left it alone. alone. Although if you decided to shoot the lock with a ''[[StuffBlowingUp Rocket Launcher]]'', [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill that's another story]].
24th Dec '15 6:41:52 PM lorgskyegon
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** You can see that he was grazed. Look closely and you'll see his suit coat is damaged.
20th Nov '15 8:56:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''NoCountryForOldMen,'' the villain (chillingly well-played by Javier Bardem) shoots off locks, but with an air gun that drives a metal spike through the lock and launches it into the next room. As cool as this is, it is sadly [[http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/NoCountry.htm impossible]].
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* In ''NoCountryForOldMen,'' ''Film/NoCountryForOldMen,'' the villain (chillingly well-played by Javier Bardem) shoots off locks, but with an air gun that drives a metal spike through the lock and launches it into the next room. As cool as this is, it is sadly [[http://www.intuitor.com/moviephysics/NoCountry.htm impossible]].

* Subverted in the film adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's ''{{Paycheck}}''. The hero and his girlfriend have sealed themselves inside a room, and she is about to smash the control panel for the door when he stops her and lets her know that will only keep them from opening the door from ''their'' side, not the bad guys.
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* Subverted in the film adaptation of Phillip K. Dick's ''{{Paycheck}}''.''Film/{{Paycheck}}''. The hero and his girlfriend have sealed themselves inside a room, and she is about to smash the control panel for the door when he stops her and lets her know that will only keep them from opening the door from ''their'' side, not the bad guys.

* Guns are used to do '''everything''' in ''{{Ultraviolet}}'', unlocking doors included.
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* Guns are used to do '''everything''' in ''{{Ultraviolet}}'', ''Film/{{Ultraviolet}}'', unlocking doors included.

* ''They Call Me Bruce'' (1982). After escaping police lockup, Bruce still has handcuffs attached to one wrist. Fortunately they come across a friendly cowboy.
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* ''They Call Me Bruce'' ''Film/TheyCallMeBruce'' (1982). After escaping police lockup, Bruce still has handcuffs attached to one wrist. Fortunately they come across a friendly cowboy.
20th Nov '15 12:25:06 AM Xelloss08
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* In the Literature/{{Boojumverse}} story "Boojum", SpacePirate Black Alice uses a RayGun to shoot out the lock of sealed cargo hold. It's actually the only time in the story she uses her gun, since she admittedly has absolutely terrible aim.
12th Nov '15 2:47:43 PM MoonByte
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* ''VideoGame/UntilDawn'' has one of the characters run around and shoot at padlocks, first with a pistol, then a sawed off shotgun. It always works on first try, with relative distance to the lock and with the character wearing nothing even closely protective.
11th Sep '15 6:07:17 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* Keanu Reeves did this to a door in ''Film/{{Speed}}''.
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* Keanu Reeves did Jack does this to a door in ''Film/{{Speed}}''.''Film/{{Speed}}''. It takes him a few tries to nail the lock, and he comes very close to shooting some pedestrians on the other side of the door.
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