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I was watching the tv show "elementary" (which I like). It is a modern play on Sherlock Holmes. Anyway, the most recent show featured a drive by assault on a detective using an mp5. They referred to it as a semi auto......using 3 round bursts. They then stated that it had a rifled barrel as opposed to a smooth bore which meant the shooter had access to high level weaponry......really?
 

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they figure they can get away with quite a bit for dramatic purposes because they believe near all of us aren't educated enough to catch it ... hmm sounds like a bunch in Washington and mass media these days huh?
 

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It does sound suspiciously political instead of just plain stupid.
 
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Uh.............it's television.
You want MENSA candidates go to one of their meetings.
Tv is just a way to get a very slow frontal lobotomy.
 

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Folks in the medical field choke watching TV shows every day too. My sister is in to dogs and horses, and spots swaps in animals in scenes all of the time. I too love the show "Elementary" and caught the smooth barrel three burst gig. Just chalked it up to TV noise talk. It's entertainment nothing more nothing less.
 

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Methinks these programs should use a weapons specialist to keep us interested,I like all the csi programs but,any cop show has me yelling at the screen and saying THATS NOT RIGHT!you idiots,they could hire anyone of us to point out their firearms flaws.
 

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I love it when a cop gets into a shoot out and racks the slide before shooting. If they don't feel comfortable carrying on in the chamber, not sure they should carry at all.
 

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like the show, have been watching since day one. i think watson is hot, don't tell the wife. ;)
 

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Folks in the medical field choke watching TV shows every day too. My sister is in to dogs and horses, and spots swaps in animals in scenes all of the time. I too love the show "Elementary" and caught the smooth barrel three burst gig. Just chalked it up to TV noise talk. It's entertainment nothing more nothing less.
This goes with the other movie/TV firearm follies such as "Glocks are not visible on usual airport X-Ray" and so on.

There is a website "IMFDB.org" (Internet Movie Firearms Database) which is a good reference site for stuff like this - and anytime you might be curious as to what weapon is being used in shows. Oftentimes the Hollywood armorer who worked on the film will add in an editorial or interview what, why, how, etc.
 

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I was watching the tv show "elementary" (which I like). It is a modern play on Sherlock Holmes. Anyway, the most recent show featured a drive by assault on a detective using an mp5. They referred to it as a semi auto......using 3 round bursts. They then stated that it had a rifled barrel as opposed to a smooth bore which meant the shooter had access to high level weaponry......really?
Don't you realize that your not smart enough to catch things like that, after all he is Sherlock Holmes
 

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I was watching the tv show "elementary" (which I like). It is a modern play on Sherlock Holmes. Anyway, the most recent show featured a drive by assault on a detective using an mp5. They referred to it as a semi auto......using 3 round bursts. They then stated that it had a rifled barrel as opposed to a smooth bore which meant the shooter had access to high level weaponry......really?
Yeah, and its morons like the screen writers for that program that are trying to come up with new gun laws in America. Geniuses.
 
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