The Big Bang Theory Shooting Range Negligent Discharge

On the most recent episode (Season 5, Episode 14) of one of my favorite shows:

Leonard and Penny go on a date to the shooting range. Penny is ecstatic that Leonard took her to the range, and there is mention how she was a fan of shooting as a kid.   Before they even get started Leonard ND’s into his foot.  Good times…. good times…  Saftey Nazis will be happy to see that at least they had ear and eye pro on.

“I play a lot of Grand Theft Auto.  I think I know how to handle a gat.” -Leonard

Good to see that even though he shot himself in the foot, guns were not villainized.

The episode is on Amazon instant video if you want to watch it.  It’s $2 normally, but I believe it’s free to watch if you have Amazon Prime.




JG January 31, 2012 at 05:46 am

I’m surprised that you didn’t point out that she cleared the chamber then inserted the magazine and never chambered a round before it was fired.


Church January 31, 2012 at 06:07 am

+1 on free movies for Amazon Prime members.


Jeep January 31, 2012 at 07:15 am

Already available on Youtube…
I love the show too !


Poppy January 31, 2012 at 02:25 pm

Holy shit guns are evil.


Ernest Young January 31, 2012 at 02:45 pm

You can watch it free on
BTW. did anyone else notice Penny’s good trigger discipline.
Not to mention the other actors at the range appear to be actually dealing with recoil as opposed to a lot of actors who don’t even TRY to fake it.


Dom January 31, 2012 at 07:36 pm

Dr. House was skeet shooting on last nights House on Fox.


Zed Head February 1, 2012 at 09:32 am

Is it just me, or do women look hotter in safety glasses and ear protection?


DanTheViking February 1, 2012 at 02:23 pm

This show physically hurts me. I don’t mean to be an ass, but the show portrays “geeks” as people who are LOLGEEKY when in reality they’re guys like Brian Posehn, Stephen Colbert, or Vin Diesel.


dsmith512 February 1, 2012 at 03:28 pm

Funny but, it was impossible for Leonard to shoot himself in the foot. After arriving at the range, Penny racked the slide on the handgun, then she put the magazine in the gun, then she handed it to Leonard.

You would think the writers and actors could get that sequence right.


Ernest Young February 1, 2012 at 03:42 pm

It appeared to me that she was doing a barrel check.


dsmith512 February 2, 2012 at 01:23 pm

Probably true, but my point was there was no round in the chamber for Leonard to shoot himself with.


Reader July 28, 2021 at 01:58 pm

What range was this? It looks like mine, so I’m curious where this scene was shot.



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