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The Walking Dead, whats with all the cross body draws..?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Soj1057, Nov 23, 2014.

  1. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    So, Ive been catching up on my Walking Dead (mid way through season 3 so please no spoilers) Ive been noticing a LOT of right handed holsters set up on the left side. They all seem to shoot right handed for the most part.

    I get that with the end of the world and what not, gear might be hard to come by. That still doesn't explain the whole "I shoot right, but let me holster backwards on my weak side" thing.

    I get that its a TV show, and movies and such aren't always accurate, but that seems like too silly to be an accident, it has to be on purpose. So what give? Zombies hit and cross draw becomes the standard why?

    So what are your theories ?
     
  2. albin25

    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    They're from Atlanta....and don't know any better?
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    It's on their Costume Assistants right-side for dressing them ?
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    They don't want to clutter up shots taken on their "good side"?
    or

    Most likely......

    Darryl told them that's the way all the really tough guys do it...And now he quietly chuckles to himself whenever he watches those pantywaists prance around the set.
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    The stars sit in chairs alot and the guns don't get hung up in a cross draw position?:D
     
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  4. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I think it looks really, REALLY cool. Eh, caught the last few scenes of Outlaw Josey Wales last night....Boy that guy knows how to carry his guns!
     
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  5. etrain16

    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just assumed it was because it was 'cool'. Considering they rarely ever miss a shot, I suppose for them it doesn't matter how they carry :)
     
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  6. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I have no idea. But I do have a recommendation. Its probably best if you just stop watching at the end of season 3. You will feel a whole lot better about the show. If you insist on pressing on into 4 and 5 you will simply be wasting hours of your life that you'll never get back.
     
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  7. Riot

    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    It's to show the gun. Placing the gun on a hip doesn't highlight it nearly as much as when it is up front. If you watch a lot of cop shows, you will also notice that many of them will intentionally have their holstered firearms very close of their centerline (even on their strong side) just to highlight the firearm.

    I think a few characters on NCIS Los Angeles and Law and Order does this a lot...they'll grab their pistols and place them like at the 2-o'clock. It used to drive me crazy, too, since no cop in the world would carry it like that.
     
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    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Dang, now that you brought this up, it'll bother me when I see it. Otherwise, I find the show to be entirely realistic. I never miss a moment.
     
  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Ain't no theories bout it, it's a Southern thing & y'all Yankees will never ever get it.... lol:p
     
  10. Reno911

    Reno911 Hillsboro Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Lack of holsters in the end of the world.

    Finding a gun is hard enough. Keeping ammo for it is even harder. Finding a suitable holster, well poop.

    Another theory is that knives tend to work better and most have those holstered on their dominant arm.
     
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  11. Soj1057

    Soj1057 Portland Active Member

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    That actually makes sense. They do like to get all stabby.
     
  12. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I was asking myself that too.

    I did like maggie's smith and wesson performance center revolver she had in the last episode.