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Topic: Gun revelation
Message: Posted by: matt.magicman (Oct 22, 2006 07:33AM)
Hi
do you know where I can find the card revelation, where you put the halves together to get a pistol, gun shape, the chosen card is then shot, flicked, spun out?
cheers
matt
Message: Posted by: Cody Fisher (Oct 22, 2006 08:17AM)
It is in one of the ETMCM tapes of Michael Ammar. Sorry, I'm not sure which one.

Cody
Message: Posted by: R.S. (Oct 22, 2006 08:45AM)
Matt,

It's Ken Krenzel's 'The Gun Trick' on volume 5 of Ammar's ETMCM.

Also, Daryl covers this on volume 2 of his 'Card Revelations' series.

Ron
Message: Posted by: Magiman (Oct 22, 2006 09:47AM)
It is Ken Krenzel's from the book: The Card Classics of Ken Krenzel written by Harry Lorayne (1978?)
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Oct 22, 2006 10:34AM)
Peter Kane created it years before Ken Krenzel. I forgot when, but it is in his book "Kane" or one of "Session Series".

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: markhsmith (Oct 22, 2006 10:45AM)
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On 2006-10-22 11:34, Hideo Kato wrote:
Peter Kane created it years before Ken Krenzel. I forgot when, but it is in his book "Kane" or one of "Session Series".

Hideo Kato
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It's described in "A CARD SESSION" and it's named SINGLE SHOT.
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Oct 22, 2006 11:18AM)
Krenzel's version is called The Magic Bullet and he does, indeed, credit Peter Kane as the creator of the original principle. You can see Krenzel perform the trick for Gary Ouellet on his Card Classics video.
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Oct 22, 2006 05:26PM)
While you are turning your deck into a gun you might want to perform Harry Eng's Maching Gun Aces from Super Magic by Paul Harris.

All the best,

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Oct 22, 2006 06:27PM)
Oooooooh YESSSS!! Nate, I'd forgotten all about that one. Sorry, AOA folks, you'll need the original text for this one. Thanks for the reminder!
Message: Posted by: Daegs (Oct 22, 2006 06:36PM)
Just a question, but do people prefer the version where a card is "loaded" and then pushed up to make the chosen card shoot out, or the pinky-flick version where the card actually shoot from the lower half but is done one-handed and with no extra cards being loaded or whatnot?
Message: Posted by: Nathan Kranzo (Oct 22, 2006 06:55PM)
They are two different effects and presentations really.

I don't think people prefer one over the other too much. If you present either of them well they are both great effects.

The original Machine Gun Aces is a 4 Ace production but can be used as a single card revelation obviously.

Would also be good to kill 3 or 4 selections in a multiple selection routine.

All the best,

Kranzo
Message: Posted by: matt.magicman (Oct 23, 2006 01:25AM)
Thanks guys,
which version is taught on the Ammar tape?
is it average skill??
Message: Posted by: Justin R (Oct 23, 2006 03:14AM)
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On 2006-10-23 02:25, matt.magicman wrote:
Thanks guys,
which version is taught on the Ammar tape?
is it average skill??
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Hi,
The gun trick Ammar teaches is a sleight modification on Ken Krenzel's version for easier handling (although he briefly explains how Ken Krenzel's is performed). The skill level would be ranked as "easy", If you can control a card you can peform this effect.

I forgot to add that the version Ammar teaches is the one where a card is "loaded" and not the pinky flick version.
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Oct 23, 2006 08:33AM)
Just to update my ealier post... there is, in fact, a version of Eng's Machine Gun Aces in volume 1 of AOA.
Message: Posted by: karbonkid (Oct 23, 2006 11:53AM)
Rachenbaumer has a version in the book 'Card Fixes' called Zen 2-shooter, which shoots out two cards.
Message: Posted by: Atom3581 (Apr 18, 2007 11:07AM)
Do the machine gun Ace's to make sure the gun is shooting straight, then reveal the selection through the bullet trick. I learned the bullet trick from Frank Garcia on Stars of Magic..
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Apr 18, 2007 11:35AM)
You guys might be interested in my effect called the "Cannon "
based on the gun trick..
pm me and ill send a demo
vinny
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Oct 15, 2019 10:51AM)
My problem with the Gun Trick is duds. I知 all set and ready but when I snap the bullet either nothing happens or the selection drips out a little at the top. It痴 a reall did. Happens more than half the time. Not sure what I知 doing wrong, my faro weave and breaks are all perfect.
Message: Posted by: warren (Oct 17, 2019 04:24PM)
[quote]On Oct 15, 2019, VernonOnCoins wrote:
My problem with the Gun Trick is duds. I知 all set and ready but when I snap the bullet either nothing happens or the selection drips out a little at the top. It痴 a reall did. Happens more than half the time. Not sure what I知 doing wrong, my faro weave and breaks are all perfect. [/quote]

Which version are you performing and are you actually flicking the card ?
Message: Posted by: VernonOnCoins (Oct 17, 2019 04:57PM)
Yes I知 flicking it. Sometimes it shoots out great. Most though not. Not sure what version I知 using. I learned it many years ago
Message: Posted by: arthur stead (Oct 17, 2019 08:10PM)
I think there's also a version of this in one of Frank Garcia's books.
Message: Posted by: warren (Oct 18, 2019 01:50AM)
I've done both the one's taught by Daryl and Michael Ammar taught on his easy to master series but usually perform the Ammar version so if you can look it up I would suggest that version as I've never had any issues with the card not spinning out of the deck.