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In Reply to: RE: It definitely was the problem posted by RGA on November 02, 2021 at 17:24:14
I think the answer is two fold. It's not easy to mimic gun action without that kind of explosive force. Could it be done? I think it could. But I think we are talking about a pretty expensive prop.Not just for the internal mechanisms but for the authentic exterior as well. And there are a lot of different kinds of guns needed for movies.
That leads to the second issue. The market. Given the cost of building such a gun how many would such a prop maker be able to sell?
Not a dumb question and IMO a good idea. Might not be a good business venture though. But...there might be a future for it. Essentially that was the idea behind blanks. But that was a relatively cheap and fast solution.
Well, that makes sense - it's all about profits after all - so perhaps there is a simple solution. At first, I thought maybe they need to be more clearly marked/differentiated but blanks seem to look quite a bit different than a regular bullet.
I can't see how one could mistake a real round from a blank from the above photo
they didn't. What happened was the armorer left the guns unattended. Members of the crew took the guns, went out in the desert and shot cans with live rounds. They returned the guns and left a live round in the one gun. The armorer was not present when the scene was being shot. The first AD who is a notorious A-hole brazenly grabbed the gun in haste to move things along, claimed it was cold without checking and... you know the rest.
It was a perfect storm of idiocy, incompetence and arogance. BUT a fake gun that simulates the action of a real gun would have prevented this from the start.
Definitely not a dumb question. I suspect there may be a push to eliminate the use of any actual guns on movie sets.
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