Firing A Tommy Gun

They guys head to a local gun range to find out more info on their Thompson magazines, and to do some shooting.

- WE HEAD OUT IN THE MIDDLEOF NOWHERE HERE TODAY

TO MEET UP WITH MIKE.

HE'S A CLASS 3 WEAPONS DEALERFOR FILM AND TELEVISION.

HOPEFULLY, HE'S GONNA FLIPOVER THESE DRUMS.

- AND AFTER THAT WORLD-CLASSBUTT-WHUPPING THAT I TOOK

ON THE FOOSBALL TABLE,WE COULD USE A WIN HERE, BUD.

- IT'S CURTAINS FOR BETSY![laughs]

- I'M ALLEN. HI.- MIKE TRISTANO.

NICE TO MEET YOU.- HEY, MIKE, HOW YOU DOING?

- HOLY [bleep]! OH, MAN![laughter]

THESE ARE THREE ORIGINALTHOMPSON MAGAZINES.

- WHEN DID THEY FIRST MAKETHE DRUM FOR THESE?

- THEY MADE THEM FORTHE MILITARY STARTING IN 1938.

GENERAL JOHN T. THOMPSON,

WHO ALSO CREATED THE COMPANYTHAT MADE THE THOMPSON,

HE WAS BASICALLY GEARING THISFOR THE MILITARY

AND FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT,

BUT FOUND ITS FIRST HOMEWITH THE GANGSTERS,

BECAUSE THE GUYSTHAT MADE THE '20s ROAR

WERE GUYS LIKE AL CAPONE,PRETTY BOY FLOYD,

MACHINE GUN KELLY.

- SO PRETTY MUCHBEFORE THIS,

THE ONLY WAYTO GO GAH-GAH-GAH-GAH-GAH

IS WHEN YOU HAD A WAGON DRAGONOR SOMETHING?

- MACHINE GUNS BEFORE THENWERE EITHER TRIPOD-MOUNTED

OR BIPOD-MOUNTED, AND THEREWERE USUALLY TWO-MAN CREWS.

THE THOMPSON SUBMACHINE GUN,EVEN THOUGH IT WAS HEAVY,

IT COULD STILL BE CARRIEDBY ONE MAN WITH SOME DRUMS,

AND IT GAVE ONE GUYA LOT MORE FIREPOWER

THAN THE AVERAGE SOLDIER DIDWITH A BOLT-ACTION RIFLE

WITH A BAYONET.

- WHY HAVE WEGOTTEN AWAY FROM DRUMS

AND EMBRACED SORT OFTHE BANANA MAGAZINE?

- THE PROBLEM WITH THE DRUMSIS THE TIME TO LOAD THEM.

I'LL SHOW YOUHOW THEY COME APART.

YOU HAVE TO TAKEYOUR 50 ROUNDS

AND PUT THEM IN, ONE BY ONE,INTO THESE CHAMBERS HERE.

- OH, DEAR LORD.

- SO WHAT ARE WE LOOKING LIKE,PRICE-WISE?

- THE VALUEOF THE THOMPSON 50-ROUND DRUMS

COULD BE ANYWHEREFROM $1,500 TO $2,000 A DRUM.

- WHOO!

- THAT'S THE GOOD NEWS.

THE BAD NEWS--I CAN'T BUY THESE FROM YOU

BECAUSE THEY'REHIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES

FOR A CLASS 3 WEAPON.

- [groans]

- YOU CAN'T SELL THEM

BECAUSE YOU GUYSAREN'T CLASS 3 DEALERS.

- GREAT.NOW WHAT ARE WE GONNA DO?

WE ARE NOW THE PROUD OWNERSOF SOMETHING THAT WE CAN'T SELL.

- YOU COULD GIVE THEM TO ME.- [chuckles]

I'M NOT INTERESTEDIN THAT.

- WE CAN'T SELL THEM.

- IS THERE ANY SILVER LININGHERE AT ALL?

- HOW ABOUT THIS?

PEOPLE IN FILMLOVE THOMPSONS,

ESPECIALLY WITH THE DRUM.

- THAT IS CORRECT.

- LET'S SAY, HEY, WE ARE GONNAGIVE THIS TO YOU TO POSSESS,

AND, LET'S SAY, KICK US BACK10% FOR EVERY RENTAL.

- SO THIS IS YOUR 401(k)?- DAMN STRAIGHT.

- IT'S A GOOD IDEA.LET'S CHECK THEM.

WE NEED TO SEETHAT THESE FUNCTION PROPERLY.

- I'M MORE THAN WILLINGTO HELP YOU OUT, BROTHER.

SEE? LOOK HOW WELLTHAT TURNED OUT.

I TOLD YOU WE WERE GONNADRUM UP SOME CASH WITH THESE.

- YES, IF MIKE GETS A MOVIEWHERE THEY ACTUALLY NEED THOSE,

THEN WE WILL ENJOY A SMALLPERCENTAGE OF THAT OVER TIME.

REALLY ROLLING IN IT, HUH?

- WELL, YOU COULD LOOK AT ITAS A GLASS HALF-EMPTY,

OR YOU COULD LOOK AT ITLIKE I DO.

I'M ABOUT TO BE SHATTEREDWITH SOME LEAD!

[laughs]

- OKAY, SO YOU'RE GONNALOAD IN OUR DRUM.

YOU ARE ALL SET TO FIRE.

- [exhales]MY GOODNESS.

- WAIT, WAIT, WAIT,WAIT, WAIT, WAIT.

I WANT TO SEE YOUDO IT GANGSTA STYLE.

- [laughs]- THAT'S BETTER.

[dramatic music]

- YOU'RE NEVER GONNATAKE ME ALIVE, COPPERS!

AAH![gunfire]

[rock music]

DUDE!- WOW!

- AWESOME, HUH?- YEAH!

[laughs]- I KNEW YOU'D LOVE THAT.

- WELL, BRO,

IT PAINS ME TO SAY...- MM-HMM?

- IT LOOKS LIKE WE MADE ENOUGHMONEY TO FIX BETSY AGAIN.

- UNH!

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