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.



12 responses to “The Big Bang Theory Shooting Range Negligent Discharge”

  1. 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.

  2. +1 on free movies for Amazon Prime members.

  3. Already available on Youtube…
    I love the show too !

  4. Holy shit guns are evil.

  5. Ernest Young Avatar
    Ernest Young

    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.

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

  7. Zed Head Avatar

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

  8. DanTheViking Avatar

    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.

  9. dsmith512 Avatar

    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.

    1. Ernest Young Avatar
      Ernest Young

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

      1. dsmith512 Avatar

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

  10. Reader Avatar

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