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10th Jun '17 4:05:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Film/WreckItRalph'', Calhoun throws her guns at some approaching Cy-Bugs after she runs out of ammo.

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* In ''Film/WreckItRalph'', ''Disney/WreckItRalph'', Calhoun throws her guns at some approaching Cy-Bugs after she runs out of ammo.
29th May '17 12:11:15 AM ZenBlade
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** Lampshaded and justified by [[ComicBook/{{Robin}} Tim Drake]] after he knocks out a criminal with a thrown gun, taken after disarming another criminal. Tim notes how throwing guns in real life rarely works the same way it's depicted in movies, which is why Batman has him ''practice'' throwing guns.
13th May '17 9:03:02 AM PersonWithManyAliases
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* Used in ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' as the basis for an entire action setpiece. Wick is up against an army of {{mooks}} with nothing but a single pistol and a half empty magazine, so he harvests new weapons from each fallen enemy as he proceeds.

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* Used in ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' as the basis for an entire action setpiece. Wick is up against an army of {{mooks}} with nothing but a single pistol and a half empty magazine, with seven bullets, so he harvests new weapons from each fallen enemy as he proceeds.
30th Mar '17 5:15:02 AM FurryKef
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* The claimed inaccuracy of the P38 is a myth, judging by recent experience. In any case only the first round would be double action, (and it could be cocked manually) with remaining shots firing single action from a hammer already cocked by the recoilling slide, as with any automatic pistol. In fact the P38 was comfortable and easy to handle.

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* ** The claimed inaccuracy of the P38 is a myth, judging by recent experience. In any case case, only the first round would be double action, (and and it could be cocked manually) manually, with remaining shots firing single action from a hammer already cocked by the recoilling recoiling slide, as with any automatic pistol. In fact fact, the P38 was comfortable and easy to handle. handle.



* From the same war, this was what lead to the Sten submachine gun's existence and the reason that it used the same bullets and magazines as the opposing [=MP40=] - in mid-1940, British forces in the European theater were forced to make a hasty retreat back to their home territory, and left a lot of guns behind. While replacing their domestically-made Lee-Enfields and Bren guns would not be very problematic, their SMG of choice had primarily been American-made .45 Thompsons, which would have been much harder to replace as America was gearing up for war themselves, and the only pistol-sized rounds manufactured in Britain before then were rimmed revolver cartridges that couldn't have been used in an automatic design at all. In comparison, 9x19mm ammo was abundant after forces in the African theater managed to capture several million rounds of it from surrendering Italian forces.

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* From the same war, this was what lead led to the Sten submachine gun's existence and the reason that it used the same bullets and magazines as the opposing [=MP40=] - in mid-1940, British forces in the European theater were forced to make a hasty retreat back to their home territory, and left a lot of guns behind. While replacing their domestically-made Lee-Enfields and Bren guns would not be very problematic, their SMG of choice had primarily been American-made .45 Thompsons, which would have been much harder to replace as America was gearing up for war themselves, and the only pistol-sized rounds manufactured in Britain before then were rimmed revolver cartridges that couldn't have been used in an automatic design at all. In comparison, 9x19mm ammo was abundant after forces in the African theater managed to capture several million rounds of it from surrendering Italian forces.
28th Mar '17 4:52:06 PM m4dp4rrot
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* Used in ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' as the basis for an entire action setpiece. Wick is up against an army of {{mooks}} with nothing but a single pistol and a half empty magazine, so he harvests new weapons from each fallen enemy as he proceeds.
19th Mar '17 3:07:19 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* While only seen once in ''Film/Strapped'' it's implied that this is a common practice. One of the people purchasing a gun on the streets refers to it as a "burner" suggesting it can be disposed of after it's used.

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* While only seen once in ''Film/Strapped'' ''Film/{{Strapped}}'' it's implied that this is a common practice. One of the people purchasing a gun on the streets refers to it as a "burner" suggesting it can be disposed of after it's used.
14th Mar '17 2:31:37 PM TheKingsRaven
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** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Bond uses an Anderson Wheeler double rifle for most of the attack on the eponymous estate, but upon running out of ammunition promptly discards the weapon. What makes this odd is that the weapon had belonged to his father, so one would think he'd be a bit more willing to hang onto it.

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** In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', Bond uses an Anderson Wheeler double rifle for most of the attack on the eponymous estate, but upon running out of ammunition promptly discards the weapon. What makes this odd is that the weapon had belonged to His contentious relationship with his father, so one would think he'd parents may be a bit more willing to hang onto it.part of his reasoning.
5th Mar '17 10:35:13 PM NamelessFragger
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* ''VideoGame/RoboRecall''[='s=] flavor of reloading is "teleport new guns to the player's holsters after a short delay," such that it encourages players to throw their empty guns at enemy robots to good effect. Hitting a robot with a gun can possibly reload the empty gun on impact, or even send their own gun flying in their direction for you to grab out of the air and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot them with!]]

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* ''VideoGame/RoboRecall''[='s=] flavor of reloading is "teleport new guns to the player's holsters after a short delay," such that it encourages players to throw their empty guns at enemy robots to good effect. Hitting a robot with a thrown gun can possibly reload reloads the empty gun on impact, or and it can even send their own gun flying in their your direction for you to grab out of the air and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot them with!]]
5th Mar '17 6:17:37 PM NamelessFragger
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* ''VideoGame/RoboRecall''[='s=] flavor of reloading is "teleport new guns to the player's holsters after a short delay," such that it encourages players to throw their empty guns at enemy robots to good effect. Hitting a robot with a gun can possibly reload the empty gun on impact, or even send their own gun flying in their direction for you to grab out of the air and [[HoistByHisOwnPetard shoot them with!]]
2nd Mar '17 9:27:16 PM Mhazard
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