Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Hey, Gunnies!

Monday I reviewed the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, and I noted my belief that Rick (played by British actor Fred Lincoln) doesn't know how to hold his Colt Python. I said that he held it above his line of sight, so that it would be impossible for him to use the revolver's sights to aim at a target. Here's a photo that shows what I mean (click to embiggen):

You tell me: does it look as if he is holding the revolver too high for dramatic purpose, and thus can't use the sights?

(picture, and a good article about the show, found here.)

update: here's a pic from the season final itself. He's shooting Sophia, the child zombie, so I'm ok with the barrel of the revolver pointing downward; but he's not using the sights. No way.


Rev. Paul said...

It does look the way you've described it. If it's a magnum caliber, he's bucking for a sight imprint on his forehead.

Murphy's Law said...

It's ok. The other guy with the shotgun is going to shoot him in the ass before he can do much with that pistol.


Anonymous said...

The problem with the show is not just the Brit who doesn't know guns, it is ALL of the writing. If as the other article says, it is about the people, it is about the dumbest least likely to survive a weekend at a cub scout camp out group of characters that have ever been on TV. There is nothing that these people have done that makes any sense. Heck, even the deer that stood there as the boy approached is the dumbest whitetail in history (and not like any that I have seen). There is nothing that is believable about the characters or what they do, why not hold the Colt too high or point a shotgun at your friend?

MauserMedic said...

Agreed; agreed x 2 with anonymous. Loved the special effects, but the writing is aimed at the lowest level of cluelessness in the audience.

I'd have been King of Georgia by this point in the show, simply due to an ability to find and use weapons effectively.

Borepatch said...

Hey, looks cool.