This past weekend, I was blathering with a friend of mine whose business is, of all things, supplying firearms to theatrical companies who film movies and TV shows in and around New York City. I was comlaining about the many gun gaffes in 3:10 to Yuma, and he said:
"Listen. The movies sell myths. The movies sell dreams. The movies are not in the business of selling the truth. You've never going to see any realism in the movies."