Hollywood & Your Guns ???


March 23, 2005, 11:51 PM
Has a Hollywood movie or TV show ever influenced your purchase of a firearm?

For example, since Jack Bauer of FOX's 24 uses a Sig or HK pistol (depending on the season), have you purchased the same Sig or HK this character uses?


I was thinking of trading my S&W PC627 8 shot short-barrel .357 mag for another gun at my local gun shop, when I watched Clint Eastwood's movie "Blood Work." Since the S&W PC627 is one of the "stars" of that movie, and it was so darn cool in the movie, I decided to keep my PC 627, and not to trade it.

:neener: :uhoh: :neener:

So, has a Hollywood movie or TV show ever influenced any of your gun purchases?

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March 24, 2005, 08:50 AM
i like to watch movies with guns especially if the guns are sharing the spotlight im a real stickler for realism though no matter what i watch i look for reloading effects the blast has etc... i did look for steven segals guns from his movie foriener on here a few months ago and since ive been watching the shield i really really like and want an older model smith 4506 stainless with adjustable sights but ive not baught a gun yet because of a movie or show.

El Tejon
March 24, 2005, 08:52 AM
Former gun shoppe clerk: everyone must answer "yes." :p

Zach S
March 24, 2005, 09:22 AM
Not that I know of. There may be a possibilty of DOTD persuading me to replace the SG I traded, but I planned to do that anyway. IIRC I had it ordered the weekend before I saw it, and picked it up the following friday.

I cant buy the guns that movies really make me want, I either cant afford them or they were made sometime after May 19, 1986...

March 24, 2005, 10:06 AM
I got a pair of the pistols Christian Bale used in 'Equilibrium'

Mad Man
March 24, 2005, 10:57 AM
Has a Hollywood movie or TV show ever influenced your purchase of a firearm?

Not necessarily firearms, but I'm still trying to find a light saber and a Minbari fighting pike.

March 24, 2005, 11:01 AM
Resident Evil made me get a G36 with grenade launcher.

Tee hee hee!

March 24, 2005, 11:01 AM
waktasz: Hrm? A pair of select fire compensated Berettas which shape the muzzle flash into a crosshairs kinda pattern?

Yeah yeah, tell me you have the mechanized in-the-sleeve reloading mechanism with spare mags and I'll be really impressed. ;)

March 24, 2005, 12:09 PM
I already had it but seeing my Kimber in Hostage made me smile.

March 24, 2005, 12:53 PM
NO. The telly has nothing to do with the research I do on each of my firearm purchases... :scrutiny:

March 24, 2005, 01:45 PM
I was going to get one anyway. But, "Saving Private Ryan" motivated me to get off my butt and get my CMP M1.

March 24, 2005, 03:09 PM
No, but I'm always interested when firearms I recognize show up on screen. Too many action movies use the inevitable military firearms. What I'm particularly interested in are vintage revolvers and unusual pieces. Such as "Hard Boiled," where the characters in once scene have a shootout using a Thompson-Center and a Ruger GP-100.

El Tejon
March 24, 2005, 03:18 PM
You guys must be the ONLY people about that are not influenced by television or movies. That's all I heard for 4 years--"I want a shotgun like Steven McQueen that goes clack-clack." "I want something like the Joker had in Batman." "I want Dirty Harry's gun." "I want a Glock 7." on and on and on. :scrutiny:

Of course, we are dealing with the hardcore gun nuts here who knew what guns they were going to buy before they were old enough to go to movies by themselves. :D

March 24, 2005, 04:07 PM
Has Hollywood ever influenced my buying? No, I can't honestly say that it ever has.

Gun shows and firearm related magazines, on the other hand.... :D

March 24, 2005, 04:35 PM
Does Shooting USA count?

March 24, 2005, 04:43 PM
Having just watched a segment of History Channel on ''magnums'' - they reckoned that Smith sales of .44 Mags went rapidly thru the roof after ''Dirty Harry'' (and the follow-up movie) - and lasted for about 5 years - this was back in early 70's.

For myself - no, don't think any obvious influence. More effect I'd say from seeing what shooting buddies have had - and I have tried - leading sometimes to the inevitable and often expensive ''I want one''!!! :p

March 24, 2005, 04:47 PM
Of course, we are dealing with the hardcore gun nuts here

I think that's the key. A lot of folks who have less exposure to real-life firearms are more apt to focus on what movie characters use.

March 24, 2005, 04:58 PM
Well, let's see. I was totally enamored with "The Rifleman", so I asked Santa for a Red Ryder bb gun. I was one happy boy when I got it, too.
So I guess you could say Hollywood inspired me to become a gun owner.
BTW, the next time I got a gun for X-mas, it was a levergun. This time Santa moved me up to a BL-22. :)

March 24, 2005, 05:41 PM
Now seriously, who didn't want a Beretta 92 after seeing Lethal Weapon?

Nope, not me. Not one bit. Not even a little. Well....maybe a little bit. Okay, maybe somewhat.

Alright alright. Enough all ready. Yeah, I bought one. :D

March 24, 2005, 06:43 PM
I wanted one of those ultra high no limit AK-47 magazines that just feed on and on and on and on and on and on and on........

Zach S
March 24, 2005, 09:08 PM
Now seriously, who didn't want a Beretta 92 after seeing Lethal Weapon? Kind of ironic, since Richard Donner is an anti...

March 24, 2005, 10:56 PM
I will admit that when I got my 2nd 1911, I got a Springfield model that was very close to the two-tone 1911 w/ comp used on Nash Bridges. He had a colt that was custom built from what I read in they official website, but my Springfield looks almost like it :)

March 24, 2005, 11:31 PM
Winchester 1887 shotgun after seeing Ahnuld use one in T2


Oh yeah... there was a rumor that they were making a P90 in semi-auto. That would be a fun toy but expensive to run considering the price of 5.7mm.

March 25, 2005, 01:51 AM
Who wouldn't want Quigley's rifle?!


March 25, 2005, 03:53 AM
Hollywood inspired? No. However, I am on a quest to acquire one example of every handgun used in Cowboy Bebop. Already have the Hi-Power on layaway, a shop near me has a LNIB IMI Jericho 941 (even has the .41AE parts), and Glock 30s and Beretta 92FSs are plentiful here. Just have to find a Walther P99 and a Ruger P85.

March 25, 2005, 05:14 AM
Sure why not?

I still want a Howdah Pistol ala Ghost and The Darkness.

March 25, 2005, 05:58 AM
I could have sworn that I read either on this forum or on another that Lethal Weapon and Die Hard had an influence on the military's choice of what 9 to replace the 1911. I'm not sure if it is true. I know, I know...probably not, but you never know.

Zach S
March 25, 2005, 07:10 AM
Other way around. The military switched to the M9 in 85 or 86, LW and DH came out in 87 and 88.

March 25, 2005, 02:19 PM
I have a Pedersoli Quigley rifle. Gets me excited just thinking about it.....

I want a Mateba like whatshisname has in the Ghost in the Shell series, the Walther 2000 in "Living Daylights", S&W 29 in Dirty Harry (something I'm actually close to getting), a Walther PPK like James Bond, and I have ALWAYS wanted a long slide 1911 with a behemoth laser sight like the Terminator!!

March 25, 2005, 03:02 PM
I'm still trying to get my hands on an FNC after watching Heat....

Black Snowman
March 25, 2005, 03:09 PM
Thanks to GI Joe I still want a triangular handguard M-16 A1. I'll probably settle for a parts gun semi-auto knock-off.

March 25, 2005, 04:06 PM
Yup, that's why I bought my Desert Eagle .44 mag and had it refinished chrome over blue.

March 25, 2005, 04:09 PM
I want a pair of those 30-shot 1911's Bruce Willis used in Last Man Standing.

10 Ring Tao
March 25, 2005, 11:34 PM
Not a movie, but a computer game. Counter Strike. I've wanted a FiveseveN very badly since late 2000, before they were sold to civilians.

March 26, 2005, 02:14 AM
Up until this year, I would've HAD to say no. However, after watching Firefly, I REALLY want a virgin Marlin or Winchester reciever to make a Mare's Leg...

The Grand Inquisitor
March 26, 2005, 06:22 AM
I don't care too much about movies, and hence I'm not too influences in that regard, but you bastards here on THR influence me to spend my money all the time on fine shootables all the time.

I must admit I was very, VERY pleased to see that in an ad for the new PC game "Battlefield 2" (sequel to Battlefield 1942) the Chinese side uses Norinco 86S's as the standard rifle.

I would be over-joyed if it created interest in my rare rifle.

Ky Larry
March 26, 2005, 07:29 AM
I want a John Wayne Colt SAA 37-shooter. You can fire it from a galloping horse and every shot kills at least 2 Indians or outlaws. :rolleyes:

March 26, 2005, 07:35 AM
I'm kinda keen on the Guns Will Smith used in "I Robot" :D

March 26, 2005, 07:58 AM
After watching "Enemy At The Gates" I baught my first Real Gun an MN 91/30.
Still after a sniper model with a 3,5 power P.U. scope :D

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