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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Gunning for Accuracy

Chuck Dixon has had an article on his website for some time about stupid gun mistakes that are often found in comics and movies. Some of these (like the sniper scope) get a pass because of dramatic effect; but I find myself increasingly annoyed at sideways shooters and CSI-esque immediately assessments of bullet holes.

And as it happens, Tom the Dog points us to a Punisher comic from last week that actually addressed one of those latter myths. "They put the sights on the top for a reason." Just like Ollie Queen ought to know his way around a bow, it's always good to see Frank showing some real gun expertise.