Dynamics of recording can never even come close to real life. Forget the gun shot, even for live band music, the recording cannot even come close to the sound of a real band. You can always tell whether there is a real band playing inside a house even when you are outside on the street. Things you can tell are the drums and crashing of the symbols. Recording cannot even come close to the attack. Gun shot must be 10 times the dynamics of drums.
I think in concerts, the sound is closer to recording ONLY because they put everything through the mic and the PA system produce the sound you hear in the concert, not the real instrument. You listen to a real band rehearsal, then you'll know exactly what I mean.
I can tell you guitar and bass do not sound the same in real person than in recordings. In fact they have ways of mic placement to make the guitar sound much better in recording than if you stand in front of the guitar amp. Carlos Santana has a characteristic guitar sound that is so liquid smooth, I went to his concert many times, one time I was standing on the third row right in front of him, I could hear his guitar directly from his Mesa Boogie amp instead of through the PA, it did not sound good. It was so fuzzy and bassy it's muddy. But when I walked towards the back of the hall going to bathroom, I heard his playing through the PA, it's characteristic Santana liquid smooth sound.
I was a guitarist for many years, I was going to buy a Mesa Boogie, I just could not pull the money out of the pocket!!! It sounded just as awful as I heard in Santana's concert.
Hate to tell you, it's all fake!!! You just enjoy the recording, forget about whether it sounds real or not.
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