2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Now this is beating the odds

From the movie Collateral.

Taking 2 guys with weapons pointed right at you out, doing this for a lot of us would be a long shot. But hey its Hollywood and Tom Cruise was playing a veteran killer so hey it has some possibility. Notice how he pushes the gun offline of his body, draws and fires from retention (twice), shifts to the next target - this time bringing the weapon up - does a Mozambique on him and then covers the first target again. Of course shooting the guy who was down and still moving would earn any of us a quick trip to a trial, but then again I wouldn't of called them back to me in the first place.


Anonymous said...

The only thing he did wrong, in my mind, is he didn't reload after the altercation. He re-holstered a pistol that was down by six rounds. He should have put a fresh mag in his pistol before holstering if you ask me.

Otherwise, pretty good moves. Whoever choreographed it did a good job. I wonder how many times they had to shoot the scene before Tom got it right?

Huey148 said...

from what I have read, he did due dilligence with this character like he did for The Last Samurai and spent a lot of time practicing firearms handling. Rumor has it that this was filmed in front of a green screen though.

Subby said...

Lol, he was a professional hitman against two bozo probably high homeless punks.

I think a professional hitman has the highest unconventional weapon skills of anyone, the only person who could compare would be an informed firearm weilding civilian. For example - hitman and civilians are the only people who practice fastdraws, hand to hand fighting with gun, weapon retention and being outnumbered as a matter of course.

Getting out of there asap was more necessary than reloading.

Raptor said...

Yeah, this is why I like Michael Mann movies so much.

And from what I understand, Cruise did film it in front of a green screen-using live ammo.

And someone actually timed the initial shooting: he puts out five rounds and drops 2 BGs in roughly 1.3 seconds.

Anonymous said...

Getting out of there asap was more necessary than reloading.

That's a good point. Of course, he didn't seem to be in too big a hurry to get out of there...and how long does it take to drop a mag and replace it with a fresh one?

Just an opinion anyway. I don't anticipate becoming a professional hit man any time soon so I don't expect it will ever be a major concern of mine, but if I do, I'll let you know what they teach in hit-man school.