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2nd Jan '17 6:06:53 AM Chabal2
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** The World Eaters believe a weapon destroyed or lost in battle brings bad luck, leading to this trope (and a lot of waste). Despite this, Khârn's chainaxe Gorechild was made from the remains of his primarch Angron's axe, when he destroyed its teeth by hacking his way out of a collapsed building.
27th Dec '16 10:26:27 PM Shishkahuben
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** Tyranids are incapable of this, as their guns are attached to their bodies.
27th Dec '16 9:41:30 AM HighCrate
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* Primary fare for any BeatEmUp game that has guns. Of course, when your ''lead pipe'' [[BreakableWeapons can run out of ammo]], you can bet guns are especially disposable.
27th Dec '16 9:34:09 AM HighCrate
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* In ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', Il Duce challenges all three saints to a firefight while wearing a waistcoat with six handguns. Each time a [[GunsAkimbo pair of handguns]] runs out of ammo he just drops them and pulls out another pair. The cops investigating after the fact are WrongGenreSavvy and reasonably assume that it had to be at least six guys with guns.

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* In ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', Il Duce challenges all three saints to a firefight while wearing a waistcoat with six handguns. Each time a [[GunsAkimbo pair of handguns]] runs out of ammo he just drops them and pulls out another pair. The cops investigating after the fact are WrongGenreSavvy and reasonably assume that it had to be at least six guys with guns.
27th Dec '16 9:32:43 AM HighCrate
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* Done by Comicbook/TheJoker to Franchise/{{Batman}} in the former's very first appearance.

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* %%* Done by Comicbook/TheJoker to Franchise/{{Batman}} in the former's very first appearance.
24th Dec '16 6:36:27 PM Abbreva
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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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* This practice in real-life is known as the New York Reload, which involves a person switching to a secondary firearm, rather than spending the time to reload or clear a malfunctioning firearm.
9th Dec '16 2:53:40 PM Morgenthaler
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* The zombie horror/comedy ''Film/{{Undead}}'' hangs a giant neon lampshade on this. The BadAss never reloads, instead whipping out a fresh pair of pistols after every barrage, to the point of ridiculousness. This goes unmentioned until he spends several minutes ''naked'', finds new clothing in a thrift store, and at the first sight of zombies, whips two ''Desert Eagles'' out of {{Hammerspace}}, prompting another character to ask, "Where've you been keeping them, then?"

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* The zombie horror/comedy ''Film/{{Undead}}'' hangs a giant neon lampshade on this. The BadAss badass never reloads, instead whipping out a fresh pair of pistols after every barrage, to the point of ridiculousness. This goes unmentioned until he spends several minutes ''naked'', finds new clothing in a thrift store, and at the first sight of zombies, whips two ''Desert Eagles'' out of {{Hammerspace}}, prompting another character to ask, "Where've you been keeping them, then?"



* [[BadAss Uther Doul]] in Creator/ChinaMieville's Literature/TheScar actually manages to use this effectively. He can throw an empty flintlock with enough force and accuracy to kill someone.

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* [[BadAss Uther Doul]] Doul in Creator/ChinaMieville's Literature/TheScar actually manages to use this effectively. He can throw an empty flintlock with enough force and accuracy to kill someone.



** Why does he not take the gun when given the choice between that and an axe? Because he's a BadAss, that's why.

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** Why does he not take the gun when given the choice between that and an axe? Because he's a BadAss, badass, that's why.
29th Nov '16 1:35:18 PM Inti1
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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.
29th Nov '16 10:19:45 AM PegaFoxx
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* Not really - I used to own and shoot a P38, and it was a comfortable and reasonably accurate pistol. Double action always reduces accuracy, of course, but you only used that on the first shot, and only then in emergencies. Like most automatics, you could always cock the hammer manually for the first round. Then it was one of the easiests auto pistols to shoot straight, in my experience.
27th Nov '16 9:03:18 AM Inti1
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* Not really - I used to own and shoot a P38, and it was a comfortable and reasonably accurate pistol. Double action always reduces accuracy, of course, but you only used that on the first shot, and only then in emergencies. Like most automatics, you could always cock the hammer manually for the first round. Then it was one of the easiests auto pistols to shoot straight, in my experience.
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