Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS or CENTRAL FREDONIAN REPUBLIC
Re: Hollywood Cowboy movies.
i don't know for sure.
i'd think their ammo would have been weaker
than some good modern .357 mag jhp.
about all they had was b.p. round nose lead.
i've read historical accounts of folks pretty
solid shot lasting hours and sometimes days
in those times. i think treatment then was
about as bad as getting popped. maybe a
dirty bandanna dipped in a slimy old wooden
horse trough, or bystanders probing a wound with
their unwashed hands.
i'd imagine a good bit of gunfight sounds are
dubbed in, and i wouldn't think the majority
of the film crew were that familiar with the
ins and outs of proper gun use and sounds.
look at how many that are rifle and shotgun
hit and go flying back several feet or bust
through a wall or door when hit. buildings
(besides soddies or dugouts) were built with
real wood, not the crap they sell for wood
at home depot. you couldn't have flew though
a fresh built one back then unless a tornado
had thrown you, and just only maybe then.
that's why so many lasted a century with
little or no paint.
The United States doesn't have a gun control problem.
We have a people control problem.
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