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17th May '16 2:45:17 PM WillKeaton
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11th May '16 8:44:03 PM RaisenRhaasen
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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine" has one member of your trio - Adams -open locked doors using his shotgun

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* ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine" ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'' has one member of your trio - Adams -open trio, Adams, open locked doors using his shotgunshotgun.
10th May '16 5:38:43 PM eroock
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* ''Film/DieHard2'' has John [=McClane=] shooting a padlock on an access grate to get onto a runway at Dulles Airport.

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* In ''Film/DieHard'', when John [=McClane=] is cornered on the rooftop, he shoots out the lock of a door to escape through.
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''Film/DieHard2'' has John [=McClane=] shooting a padlock on an access grate to get onto a runway at Dulles Airport.
10th May '16 11:12:16 AM StFan
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* Commercials for Weatherby ammunition would show a lock penetrated, but not completely destroyed, by a rifle cartridge.
* For years, the Master Lock company ran TV commercials during the SuperBowl where they would shoot one of their own padlocks with a gun to demonstrate its durability. This is an interesting application of RealityIsUnrealistic, because its effectiveness is based on viewers' expectations that a lock will break when fired at. (This commercial is referenced in the Creator/StephenKing-as-Richard-Bachman novella "Literature/{{Rage}}", when the narrator/protagonist puts his locker padlock in his shirt pocket, where it later saves him from a sharpshooter [[PocketProtector bullet in the heart]]. The narrator mentions later viewing that commercial, with adverse emotional effects.) An advertisement for a high-powered cartridge showed it blowing apart the lock with the words, "Sorry, Master Lock".
* In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQbXeAycblU The Crunchie Train Robbery]]", the outlaws shoot the padlock off the strongbox holding the Crunchies.
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* Commercials for Weatherby ammunition would show a lock penetrated, but not completely destroyed, by a rifle cartridge.
* For years, the Master Lock company ran TV commercials during the SuperBowl where they would shoot one of their own padlocks with a gun to demonstrate its durability. This is an interesting application of RealityIsUnrealistic, because its effectiveness is based on viewers' expectations that a lock will break when fired at. (This commercial is referenced in the Creator/StephenKing-as-Richard-Bachman novella "Literature/{{Rage}}", when the narrator/protagonist puts his locker padlock in his shirt pocket, where it later saves him from a sharpshooter [[PocketProtector bullet in the heart]]. The narrator mentions later viewing that commercial, with adverse emotional effects.)
** An advertisement for a high-powered cartridge showed it blowing apart the lock with the words, "Sorry, Master Lock".
* In "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQbXeAycblU The Crunchie Train Robbery]]", the outlaws shoot the padlock off the strongbox holding the Crunchies.
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* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''. Jack Burton shoots off a padlock to free the female captives from their cells in Lo Pan's warehouse.

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* ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina''. ''Film/BigTroubleInLittleChina'': Jack Burton shoots off a padlock to free the female captives from their cells in Lo Pan's warehouse.



* ''Film/StarWars'':
** Luke does this in [[Film/ANewHope the first movie]] to keep a door ''shut'', cutting off pursuing Storm Troopers. Unfortunately, it also stops the bridge controls from working, making a heroic swing across a chasm (and a kiss that [[BrotherSisterIncest later becomes awkward]]) necessary.

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* ''Film/StarWars'':
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** Luke does this in [[Film/ANewHope the first movie]] ''Film/ANewHope'' to keep a door ''shut'', cutting off pursuing Storm Troopers. Unfortunately, it also stops the bridge controls from working, making a heroic swing across a chasm (and a kiss that [[BrotherSisterIncest later becomes awkward]]) necessary.



* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' shoots out a door lock with his SPAS-12 during the police station assault. Could count as EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as in later movies a Terminator can knock steel doors off their hinges. Perhaps it's because [[GunsAkimbo he had his hands full at the time]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'':
** ''Film/TheTerminator'' ''Film/TheTerminator'': The Terminator shoots out a door lock with his SPAS-12 during the police station assault. Could count as EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as in later movies a Terminator can knock steel doors off their hinges. Perhaps it's because [[GunsAkimbo he had has his hands full at the time]].



** Then your pineal gland is safe. For now.



* ''Film/{{Clue}}'', of all places. When Col Mustard and Miss Scarlet are trapped in the lounge, Yvette recovers the revolver from the cupboard and shoots the lock twice from across the room. At least one of the bullets goes through the lock and Col. Mustard claims it hits him in the shoulder. (We never see any blood, nor anyone bandaging it, so I doubt he really got hit.)
** You can see that he was grazed. Look closely and you'll see his suit coat is damaged.

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* ''Film/{{Clue}}'', of all places. When Col Mustard and Miss Scarlet are trapped in the lounge, Yvette recovers the revolver from the cupboard and shoots the lock twice from across the room. At least one of the bullets goes through the lock and Col. Mustard claims it hits him in the shoulder. (We never see any blood, nor anyone bandaging it, so I doubt he really got hit.)
** You
(You can see that he was grazed. Look grazed -- look closely and you'll see his suit coat is damaged.)



-->'''Cowboy:''' Looks like you got yourself in a heap of trouble there, partner. Or did you just marry a cop?
-->'''Freddy:''' Excuse me, do you know a blacksmith who can get this handc-- err, bracelet off my friend?
-->'''Cowboy:''' I'll do better than that for ya. Hold your arm out straight there.
-->'''Freddy:''' [[OhCrap Ohhhsh]]-- ''(flees as the cowboy shoots off the handcuffs)''

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-->'''Cowboy:''' Looks like you got yourself in a heap of trouble there, partner. Or did you just marry a cop?
-->'''Freddy:'''
cop?\\
'''Freddy:'''
Excuse me, do you know a blacksmith who can get this handc-- err, bracelet off my friend?
-->'''Cowboy:'''
friend?\\
'''Cowboy:'''
I'll do better than that for ya. Hold your arm out straight there.
-->'''Freddy:'''
there.\\
'''Freddy:'''
[[OhCrap Ohhhsh]]-- ''(flees Ohhhsh]] -- (''flees as the cowboy shoots off the handcuffs)''handcuffs'')



** Detritus later gets a siege crossbow called the 'Piecemaker' which can shoot out the lock...and the door...and the surrounding wall...and just about anything else in a 270-degree arc.
* In the first ArtemisFowl book, Holly shoots the lock of Artemis' study with her RayGun, melting it and trapping him inside. When Butler comes to rescue him, he doesn't shoot out the lock-- he shoots out the doorframe. He notes that the door, made of reinforced steel, would have sent his bullets bouncing back at him; the doorway, made of the same porous rock as the rest of the manor, crumbles like chalk. He also notes that this is a major security risk that should be fixed as soon as possible.
* Defied in ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' - someone suggests shooting open a lock, but Sharpe points out that all it does is mangle the levers and make it worse. He does play it straight once, but in a way that would work. He shoots the door in. ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill With a cannon]].''
** Played straight in the TV series.

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** Detritus later gets a siege crossbow called the 'Piecemaker' "Piecemaker" which can shoot out the lock...lock... and the door...door... and the surrounding wall...wall... and just about anything else in a 270-degree arc.
* In the first ArtemisFowl ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' book, Holly shoots the lock of Artemis' study with her RayGun, melting it and trapping him inside. When Butler comes to rescue him, he doesn't shoot out the lock-- he shoots out the doorframe. He notes that the door, made of reinforced steel, would have sent his bullets bouncing back at him; the doorway, made of the same porous rock as the rest of the manor, crumbles like chalk. He also notes that this is a major security risk that should be fixed as soon as possible.
* Defied in ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' - someone suggests shooting open a lock, but Sharpe points out that all it does is mangle the levers and make it worse. He does play it straight once, but in a way that would work. He shoots the door in. ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill With a cannon]].''
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'' Played straight in the TV series.



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1st May '16 5:09:34 AM erforce
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* ''Film/TheTerminator'' shoots out a door lock with his SPAS-12 during the police station assault. Could count as EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as in later movies a Terminator can knock steel doors off their hinges. Perhaps it's because [[GunsAkimbo he had his hands full at the time]].

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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''Film/TheTerminator'' shoots out a door lock with his SPAS-12 during the police station assault. Could count as EarlyInstallmentWeirdness as in later movies a Terminator can knock steel doors off their hinges. Perhaps it's because [[GunsAkimbo he had his hands full at the time]].



* ''Film/DieHard2'' has John [=McLane=] shooting a padlock on an access grate to get onto a runway at Dulles Airport.

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* ''Film/DieHard2'' has John [=McLane=] [=McClane=] shooting a padlock on an access grate to get onto a runway at Dulles Airport.
5th Apr '16 11:03:37 PM Hanz
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* It's possible to do this to a locked chest in ''Videogame/EnterTheGungeon'', though doing this means that you're more likely to get either a consumable or just junk rather than the item itself.
30th Mar '16 9:27:16 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in, surprisingly enough, ''Film/{{Skyline}}''. A door lock is shot twice to no effect.
* Averted in a scene from Michael Mann's ''Film/{{Heat}}'', where Wes Studi and Al Pacino's characters stage an entry with Wes Studi blowing out the hinges with a shotgun instead of going for the lock.

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* Averted Subverted in, surprisingly enough, ''Film/{{Skyline}}''. A door lock is shot twice to no effect.
* Averted in a scene from Michael Mann's ''Film/{{Heat}}'', where Wes Studi and Al Pacino's characters stage an entry with Wes Studi blowing out the hinges with a shotgun instead of going for the lock.
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* Averted in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', where the Sweepers use the technique of blowing out the hinges of the door to gain entry in the first major action scene.



* Averted in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''. Tuco jumps off a train while [[ChainedHeat handcuffed to his captor]], then beats his brains out against a rock. He tries to use the man's revolver to shoot the chain, but the weapon has been damaged in the fall and won't cock. He resorts to lying with the chain across the rail, waiting for the next train to sever it.



* 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.



* Lampshaded and averted in ''{{Sharpe}}'' - someone suggests shooting open a lock, but Sharpe points out that all it does is mangle the levers and make it worse. He does play it straight once, but in a way that would work. He shoots the door in. ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill With a cannon]].''

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* Lampshaded and averted Defied in ''{{Sharpe}}'' ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'' - someone suggests shooting open a lock, but Sharpe points out that all it does is mangle the levers and make it worse. He does play it straight once, but in a way that would work. He shoots the door in. ''[[NoKillLikeOverkill With a cannon]].''



* Averted: When faced with a padlocked gate in ''[[Literature/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Supremacy]]'', Jason Bourne noted how useless shooting the lock would be, resulting in only shrapnel and wasted bullets. Instead, he cuts through the fence a discreet distance to the side.

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* Averted: Defied: When faced with a padlocked gate in ''[[Literature/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Supremacy]]'', Jason Bourne noted how useless shooting the lock would be, resulting in only shrapnel and wasted bullets. Instead, he cuts through the fence a discreet distance to the side.



* Averted in the AfterTheEnd book series ''Literature/TheGuardians''. When asked by a teenager if he was going to shoot out the lock on a locked door, the leader of the Guardians replies that it's a "great way to collect a bullet in the nuts kid and probably wouldn't open the door." He then proceeds to use a crowbar instead.

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* Averted Defied in the AfterTheEnd book series ''Literature/TheGuardians''. When asked by a teenager if he was going to shoot out the lock on a locked door, the leader of the Guardians replies that it's a "great way to collect a bullet in the nuts kid and probably wouldn't open the door." He then proceeds to use a crowbar instead.



* Averted in ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver''. Literature/JamesBond opens a metal door not by shooting the lock, but by firing around its hinges to weaken its support.
* Averted in ''[[Literature/TheGreatMerlini Death from a Top Hat]]'': when a police officer tries shooting out a lock all he does is jam it solid, they eventually have to remove the door hinges in order to send the latest corpse off to autopsy. Which really annoyed the murderer, for the record -- that murder wasn't ''supposed'' to look like a LockedRoomMystery, but the police bullets turned it into one.

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* Averted in ''Literature/NobodyLivesForEver''. Literature/JamesBond opens a metal door not by shooting the lock, but by firing around its hinges to weaken its support.
* Averted
Subverted in ''[[Literature/TheGreatMerlini Death from a Top Hat]]'': when a police officer tries shooting out a lock all he does is jam it solid, they eventually have to remove the door hinges in order to send the latest corpse off to autopsy. Which really annoyed the murderer, for the record -- that murder wasn't ''supposed'' to look like a LockedRoomMystery, but the police bullets turned it into one.



* Averted, subverted, lampshaded, and played straight on one episode of ''Series/InPlainSight'', all within about a minute. The lead, Mary, and another cop are trapped in a burning building. The second cop wants to shoot the lock, but Mary informs him that it won't work; the shrapnel would just bounce back. She tries to find the key for the door on the huge bunch of janitor's keys she used to get into the building, gets impatient, and shoots the lock. No shrapnel, but the dents damage the lock enough for them to get outside. She's surprised that it actually works.

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* Averted, subverted, lampshaded, and played straight Zigzagged on one episode of ''Series/InPlainSight'', all within about a minute. The lead, Mary, and another cop are trapped in a burning building. The second cop wants to shoot the lock, but Mary informs him that it won't work; the shrapnel would just bounce back. She tries to find the key for the door on the huge bunch of janitor's keys she used to get into the building, gets impatient, and shoots the lock. No shrapnel, but the dents damage the lock enough for them to get outside. She's surprised that it actually works.



* Averted in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' - When the gang are trapped in a bank vault with a limited air supply, Stottlemeyer wraps his hand in his suit jacket and attempts to shoot the padlock off a utility box that might contain a phone line so that they can get help. Multiple shots don't faze the lock.

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* Averted Subverted in an episode of ''Series/{{Monk}}'' - When the gang are trapped in a bank vault with a limited air supply, Stottlemeyer wraps his hand in his suit jacket and attempts to shoot the padlock off a utility box that might contain a phone line so that they can get help. Multiple shots don't faze the lock.



* Averted in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' episode "The Naked Time", where Scotty uses a phaser to open a locked door by slowly and precisely carving into a wall to access the control circuits.
* Averted similarly in an episode of ''{{Sliders}}''. A small security robot is chasing Maggie when a door separates the two. The robot proceeds to carve a hole in the door exactly its size.



* Averted in ''Series/{{Bones}}''. Bones tries to shoot a lock with a revolver, and the bullet ricochets off the lock hitting Booth in the leg. He even knew it was coming. However, played straight a few minutes earlier when Booth shot out a padlock. Booth has shot out a few locks.
* Averted in a Season 4 episode of ''TopShot''. For one elimination challenge, the players had to breach three locked doors using a specially modified pump shotgun. Their trainer, a former Navy SEAL, took great care to show them how to do the job right: by tilting the barrel down at a 45-degree angle and putting the muzzle between the lock and the doorframe.
* Averted in the season 4 premiere of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. Deeks takes a shotgun and breaching rounds to the door, shooting out the hinges, then the handle.

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* Averted Subverted in ''Series/{{Bones}}''. Bones tries to shoot a lock with a revolver, and the bullet ricochets off the lock hitting Booth in the leg. He even knew it was coming. However, played straight a few minutes earlier when Booth shot out a padlock. Booth has shot out a few locks.
* Averted Discussed in a Season 4 episode of ''TopShot''. For one elimination challenge, the players had to breach three locked doors using a specially modified pump shotgun. Their trainer, a former Navy SEAL, took great care to show them how to do the job right: by tilting the barrel down at a 45-degree angle and putting the muzzle between the lock and the doorframe.
* Averted in the season 4 premiere of ''Series/NCISLosAngeles''. Deeks takes a shotgun and breaching rounds to the door, shooting out the hinges, then the handle.
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* Averted in the ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' pilot, where a Homeland Security agent tries to do that only to be stopped by Happy (a so-called "mechanical prodigy") to point out that a lock like that will not be affected by the bullet from his sidearm, but the bullet is likely to ricochet and hit one of them. She finds another way in.

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* Averted Subverted in the ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' pilot, where a Homeland Security agent tries to do that only to be stopped by Happy (a so-called "mechanical prodigy") to point out that a lock like that will not be affected by the bullet from his sidearm, but the bullet is likely to ricochet and hit one of them. She finds another way in.
25th Mar '16 11:26:37 PM JackG
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** Subverted in "If-Then-Else", where the Machine is running computer simulations to get them out of their latest crisis. Whenever Team Machine shoots out the lock it only alerts the guards inside, causing a shoot-out that draws other Samaritan soldiers. However when Shaw comes up with the keypad combination, they're able to take the guards by surprise, giving Team Machine a chance of survival.

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** Subverted in "If-Then-Else", where the Machine is running computer simulations to get them out of their latest crisis. Whenever Team Machine shoots out the lock it only alerts the guards inside, causing a shoot-out that draws other Samaritan soldiers. soldiers. However when Shaw comes up with the keypad combination, they're able to take the guards by surprise, giving Team Machine a chance of survival.
25th Mar '16 11:24:31 PM JackG
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. In "Dead Reckoning" the villain shoots the lock on an electronic door to seal Reese and Snow in a room with a bomb. They cut the power, shoot the back-up battery, then push the door open.

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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest''. ''Series/PersonOfInterest''.
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In "Dead Reckoning" the villain shoots the lock on an electronic door to seal Reese and Snow in a room with a bomb. They cut the power, shoot the back-up battery, then push the door open.open.
** Subverted in "If-Then-Else", where the Machine is running computer simulations to get them out of their latest crisis. Whenever Team Machine shoots out the lock it only alerts the guards inside, causing a shoot-out that draws other Samaritan soldiers. However when Shaw comes up with the keypad combination, they're able to take the guards by surprise, giving Team Machine a chance of survival.
28th Feb '16 8:56:38 AM Beedle
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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.

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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.
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