The movie, that is. Starring note Wahlberg together retired maritime Gunnery Sergeant and scout/sniper Bob Lee Swagger. Because the non-shooting … Continued

by David E. Petzal and Phil Bourjaily | published Apr 5, 2007 7:07 pm



The movie, the is. Starring note Wahlberg together retired naval Gunnery Sergeant and scout/sniper Bob Lee Swagger. Because the non-shooting windy gets many of its information on guns from movies like this, ns figured why not go check out it and also look for all its tiny glitches and miscues.

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Before Shooter come onscreen, ns was compelled to sit v trailers because that six new films that appeared to consist mainly of automobile crashes. I remember a time as soon as trailers were mostly Indians gift shot off horses, or closeups of Clark Gable do the efforts to acquire his tongue approximately Lana Turner’s tonsils. But now it’s auto crashes. Anyway…

*In the very first scene, Gunny Swagger and his spotter are about to shoot at bad guys and the spotter is call off distances in yards. The military has actually been metric because the 1960s.

*A couple of minutes later, Gunny Swagger shoots down a helicopter through a .50 BMG rifle, cranking turn off a dozen shots or so through no listening protection. In genuine life, the would never hear something again. Ever.

*Gunny Bob Lee (now Ret.) take away a shot at a can of Dinty Moore Beef Stew in ~ 2000 yards through his .50 BMG bolt-action. The is currently wearing earmuffs, however his massive, beer-drinking dog is lying together the rifle just a couple of yards away. In real life, at the traction of the trigger, the dog would certainly run off in 50-foot bounds, emitting howls that agony in ~ every leap. What the Gunny has against Dinty Moore is no explained.

* To conserve the life of one FBI agent, the Gunny shoots four bad guys in the head with a .22 rimfire at 200 yards native offhand if standing in a rowboat top top a river.

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* The FBI agent had actually been fitted with a prosthetic device—an eight brace–designed to pressure him to shoot self in the head. There could be a industry for something prefer this in the genuine world.

* Kate Mara, really hot babe that plays sarah Fenn, the heroine that the film, shoots one of the bad guys through a Beretta M92 which has been taken, unfired, from another villain. The slide locks open up after only 4 shots. Why did the bad guy pack only 4 rounds in a magazine that holds 17?

* in ~ the finish of the film, Ret. Gunny Bob Lee proves his innocence by revealing that he has actually swapped the firing pins in all his rifles, rendering them inert. Do I have actually to discuss this?

Best line in the film: Bob Lee says, “I’m just a redneck peckerwood who stays alone v too countless guns.”