As the title says this is an interactive poll for anybody interested(and alone so you don’t look like an idiot). If you would please do my little physical activity before reading to the bottom.
Pretend you are you are an actor in a scince fiction movie. You are holding a laser pistol in the shape of a modern pistol. Suddenly you hear a noise behind you. You whip your arm around and pull the trigger three times quick to fire three shots.
Now, Did you mine rocking your hand back after each ‘shot’? And have you shot a pistol before.
The purpose behind this poll is that I think I finally put my finger on something that has vagely bugged me in the back of my mind for years. I think the traditional science fiction movie has some people firing with the with the rocking motion, and some don’t. Personally, my instinct is to show the rocking motion, because I just expect it to happen after each shot from my experiences in shooting. So I’m curious if people who have never shot a pistol do that while miming a shot. Or do non shooters just reason that the kickback will do that and show it anyway. Or is just something you have seen in movies and know happens.
I guess technically an energy weapon would be firing essentially no mass, and would therfore have no kickback to cause the rocking, so the non- rockers are more accurate.