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Aug 16, 2022, 10:13 AM
 
And again, Baldwin being a non-gun person, he didn't have to "pull" the trigger if he already had his finger on it when the hammer was pulled back. It's another issue with not having a qualified, active armorer on the set, so nobody maintained control of the gun.

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Aug 16, 2022, 02:04 PM
 
The only thing I can think of which potentially challenges this idea is I have never been able to thumb-cock a gun without looking like a dork. It’s smooth enough in movies I assume that gets practiced.
     
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Aug 16, 2022, 02:53 PM
 
In the movies, you only see the take the director likes. How many “dork” takes wind up on the cutting room floor? Probably tons of ‘em.

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Aug 16, 2022, 03:19 PM
 
My own experience is it’s been impossible to get right accidentally. With a tight grip, the thumb is too far forward. The “natural” way to do it is to loosen your grip to let the gun pivot forward. Even then your thumb doesn’t have good leverage, and due to the loose grip the gun squirms around while cocking.

To be clear, I don’t have lots of experience with it, just enough to tell myself “there’s got to be some trick involved”.

As an aside, over the last 10-15 years, obvious trigger discipline has become a thing in movies.
     
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Civil suit was settled.

They’re going to finish the movie and the husband gets a cut.
     
 
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