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17th Aug '17 2:27:28 AM Medinoc
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* The notoriously bad ''VideoGame/DrakeOfThe99Dragons'' has "[[InformedAttribute master assassin]]" Drake reload his akimbo handguns...by pulling out another pair. [[FridgeLogic Thus, he leaves guns with his fingerprints on him wherever he goes]].

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* The notoriously bad ''VideoGame/DrakeOfThe99Dragons'' has "[[InformedAttribute master assassin]]" Drake reload his akimbo handguns...by pulling out another pair. [[FridgeLogic Thus, he leaves guns with his fingerprints on him them wherever he goes]].
10th Aug '17 1:05:58 AM TomWalpertac2
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10th Aug '17 1:05:21 AM TomWalpertac2
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* Youtube channel [[https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJbUNSs8zA_FlSMzsoyag9A The Gun Collective]] frequently plays ads for their sponsors at the start of their videos. One of their ads for AcceptableTargets has very [[RuleOfFunny tongue-in-cheek]] visuals including this trope as seen between 0:15 and 0:45 [[https://youtu.be/nAA_Dhpzd0U?t=15s here]].
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9th Aug '17 7:48:25 AM xcountryguy
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* Played straight, then lampshaded, then inverted in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' - Martin Blank and rival hitman Grocer end up in a MexicanStandoff across a kitchen counter, only to find that they're both empty. They toss their guns away, and Grocer pulls out a fresh one while teasing Blank when it's apparent that he's all out - "So, what are you gonna do? You gonna THROW that gun at me? How 'bout this? How 'bout I sell you a piece for a hundred Gs?" Grocer tosses a loaded gun past Blank's cover and jumps out to shoot him [[spoiler: only for Blank to smash his head with a nearby television and electrocute him.]]

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* Played straight, then lampshaded, then inverted in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' - Martin Blank and rival hitman Grocer end up in a MexicanStandoff across a kitchen counter, only to find that they're both empty. They toss their guns away, and Grocer pulls out a fresh one while teasing Blank when it's apparent that he's all out - "So, what are you gonna do? You gonna THROW that gun at me? How 'bout this? How 'bout I sell you a piece for a hundred Gs?" Grocer tosses a loaded gun past Blank's cover and jumps out to shoot him [[spoiler: only [[spoiler:only for Blank to smash his head with a nearby television and electrocute him.]]
4th Aug '17 7:30:10 PM Mandolin
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* On ''Series/TheBridgeUS'', when a cop is assaulted and his gun taken, the protagonists pull out all the stops to find it since the cop would be in major trouble if the gun is used in a crime.
24th Jul '17 12:53:37 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Justified in the final chase scene of ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' (the 1992 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis) when Hawkeye fires, throws away and picks up rifles in succession, since these are single shot and take too long to reload. Further, it's ''enemy'' rifles he's using after they've killed their owners who failed to shoot back as he and Chingachgook hunt down the BigBad.

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* Justified in the final chase scene of ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'' (the 1992 film starring Daniel Day-Lewis) when ''Film/TheLastOfTheMohicans'': Hawkeye fires, throws away and picks up rifles in succession, since these are single shot and take too long to reload. Further, it's ''enemy'' rifles he's using after they've killed their owners who failed to shoot back as he and Chingachgook hunt down stage an extended two-man assault on a group of Huron. Because all of their weapons are single-shot, Hawkeye and Chingachgook repeatedly drop their empty muskets and pick up the BigBad.loaded muskets of the Huron they'd just shot.



* In Joss Whedon's original script for ''Film/AlienResurrection'', one of the smugglers was supposed to carry plastic guns that were made to be disposable. In his final LastStand, he was supposed to eject a number of pistols from his [[NothingUpMySleeve sleeves]] and discard them as they ran out of ammo. Whedon must have noticed the [[FridgeLogic logical flaws]] in a deliberately disposable gun early on[[note]]If the action can handle more than one shot without breaking, why shouldn't it be reloadable?[[/note]], because this aspect didn't make it into the final film, and the guy's sleeve pistols are presumably as reloadable as any other guns.

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* In Joss Whedon's original script for ''Film/AlienResurrection'', one of the smugglers was supposed to carry plastic guns that were made to be disposable. In his final LastStand, he was supposed to eject a number of pistols from his [[NothingUpMySleeve sleeves]] and discard them as they ran out of ammo. Whedon must have noticed the [[FridgeLogic logical flaws]] in a deliberately disposable gun early on[[note]]If the action can handle more than one shot without breaking, why shouldn't it be reloadable?[[/note]], because this This aspect didn't make it into the final film, and the guy's sleeve pistols are presumably as reloadable as any other guns.
24th Jul '17 12:47:56 PM CaptainCrawdad
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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. His contentious relationship with his parents may be part of his reasoning.

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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. His contentious relationship with his parents may be part of his reasoning.
24th Jul '17 12:47:36 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The Walther P38/P1 used by the German army from 1939 to about 2004 was so infamous for its inaccuracy, due to a ludicrously-heavy double-action trigger pull, that soldiers said that its firepower was "eight warning shots and one aimed throw."
** 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 recoiling slide, as with any automatic pistol. In fact, the P38 was comfortable and easy to handle.
8th Jul '17 8:12:08 AM pwiegle
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** No they both shot each other with their pistols. It's just that the German had a 9mm, and Horvath had a .45 (and Horvath received a peripheral wound in the hip area, while the German went down immediately.)
3rd Jul '17 6:30:05 PM Trogdor7620
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* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'' has this during the final two levels. Because your prosthetic arm has been mangled, you can't reload, or toss grenades. All you can do is grab new gear when yours runs empty, or kill enemies with your knife.
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