• Dirty Harry's Signature Gunshot?

    From wrnopper@gmail.com@21:1/5 to riddimslinger on Fri Apr 6 21:36:47 2018
    On Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 8:13:14 PM UTC-5, riddimslinger wrote:
    Caught the original Dirty Harry last night and marveled again at the 'signature gunshot' sound of his .44 magnum. It has never changed, apparently, and no other gun in the Dirty Harry series, or in any other movie, has caught (or used) that specific sound. Does anyone have the
    history on this sound? Is it in a sample collection? How was it made (an actual .44?)

    Curious, Larry

    L. H. Scheidle
    Scheidle Associates, Inc. and
    Armoured Horse Pdns, Ltd.
    A Digital Project Studio
    North East, Maryland

    To quote Harry himself, "...you're shit out of luck!" I too am trying to find out exactly how that sound was made (I've spent many an hour at outdoor shooting ranges, with .44 Mags going off on either side of me. The real gun DEFINITELY sounds different
    from the movie gun. If nothing else, the reverberating boom of the movie gun lasts just a little too long...like a ''BA-WOOOM'' rather than "boom").
    If anyone knows EXACTLY how Warner Brothers Studio made that sound, they're not telling. You'll get every single tidbit of info EXCEPT what you're looking for!

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