eli5: Do people really fall instantly like in movies, after getting shot? If so, why?

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eli5: Do people really fall instantly like in movies, after getting shot? If so, why?

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Sometimes yes, if they are hit in vital areas that make walking all but impossible– heart, lungs, spine, brain of course, anything that is immediately critical for moving around.

But also, maybe not. Someone hopped up on adrenaline and/or other drugs and trying to survive a gunfight may tank several shots and succumb a little bit later from blood loss. Famously, James Doohan (Scotty in Star Trek) was shot several times in the D-Day invasion and lived.

But the way bad guys in movies get hit once, go “augh!” and die instantly is probably not very likely.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Sometimes. And sometimes they keep going as if not wounded at all even though they will be dead in a few seconds.

I will say rifle rounds tend to drop them pretty quick. Tends to have a large exit wound

Anonymous 0 Comments

Sometimes yes, if they are hit in vital areas that make walking all but impossible– heart, lungs, spine, brain of course, anything that is immediately critical for moving around.

But also, maybe not. Someone hopped up on adrenaline and/or other drugs and trying to survive a gunfight may tank several shots and succumb a little bit later from blood loss. Famously, James Doohan (Scotty in Star Trek) was shot several times in the D-Day invasion and lived.

But the way bad guys in movies get hit once, go “augh!” and die instantly is probably not very likely.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Sometimes yes, if they are hit in vital areas that make walking all but impossible– heart, lungs, spine, brain of course, anything that is immediately critical for moving around.

But also, maybe not. Someone hopped up on adrenaline and/or other drugs and trying to survive a gunfight may tank several shots and succumb a little bit later from blood loss. Famously, James Doohan (Scotty in Star Trek) was shot several times in the D-Day invasion and lived.

But the way bad guys in movies get hit once, go “augh!” and die instantly is probably not very likely.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Sometimes. And sometimes they keep going as if not wounded at all even though they will be dead in a few seconds.

I will say rifle rounds tend to drop them pretty quick. Tends to have a large exit wound

Anonymous 0 Comments

Sometimes. And sometimes they keep going as if not wounded at all even though they will be dead in a few seconds.

I will say rifle rounds tend to drop them pretty quick. Tends to have a large exit wound

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Anonymous 0 Comments

No. In fact, sometimes people don’t even realise they’ve been shot at first – you don’t even always feel pain immediately.