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We’ve been binging on the latest season of Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction on Netflix recently. Season two dropped on UK Netflix on 15th July, offering subscribers seven episodes of the eight-parter to watch. Interestingly, Netflix seems to entirely skip over episode seven in which Terry and Larry investigate several iconic scenes from westerns ­– testing whether it’s possible to shoot a cowboy hat straight off a bad guy’s head or whether a single shot from a Colt revolver could, in fact, break shackles. Unfortunately, you guys will have to wonder about this episode unless you can find an alternative way of watching it.

However, don’t let this leave you disheartened. There are seven fantastic episodes still left to watch on Netflix – as well as all of the first season for those of you who have yet to see this must-watch series for gun enthusiasts. If you don’t know what Hollywood Weapons: Fact or Fiction is all about, let us enlighten you!

In the show, our favourite U.S. Special Forces veteran turned presenter, Terry Schappert, tests out some of Hollywood’s most memorable action scenes from iconic films and TV shows to determine if it’s scientifically possible or if it’s just a case of ‘movie magic’. This original Outdoor Channel series incorporates the help of weapon expert Larry Zanoff of the Independent Studio Services­ – one of the biggest prop providers in Hollywood – to safely re-enact the conditions of some of the most iconic action scenes in Hollywood history. Each episode gives you a brief overview of the science behind the scene, as well as a look at some of the real and airsoft guns that are utilised in the films/shows, all of which seem to be stored in the endless and glorious maze of the ISS’ warehouse.

The first ever show of the hit series explored crime drama Criminal Minds, focusing on the scene that took Detective Hotch and his Glock 17c, shooting 9mm rounds, underwater to shoot at a baddie through a windscreen of a submerged car. You can see how their test worked out here to whet your appetite for the show:

Other classic movie snapshots investigated in season one include Chief Brody’s death-defying hang in Jaws; the noose-saving abilities in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly; glass-shattering safety in Die Hard and some of the most incredible weapon stunts from the Rambo franchise.

So, what does season two offer? Well, the series producers listened to the countless requests made by viewers, and the series investigates scenes such as:

  • Selene’s (Kate Beckinsale) ‘no lift needed’ escape from a fast-approaching werewolf in Underworld:

      • Wade Wilson’s (Ryan Reynold) bullet-splitting deflections in the X-men Origins: Wolverine:

    The guys are already working hard on filming season three – which promises to give you more bangs, science and epic guns! The public does not yet know the selected scenes, but from the recent snaps on Facebook, we can deduce that there will be some more under-water action.

    What action scenes would you like to be put to the test, and why? Let us know in the comments section or on our social media channels.

    Warning: Do not try to re-enact any of your favourite action scenes at home. Terry is surrounded by weaponry experts when testing, and all the necessary safety measures are in place to avoid injuries and accidents. Instead, just watch the show to get close to the action!