Pacino's Back - But Whats He Carrying?


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The_Shootist
March 30, 2008, 10:48 PM
http://www.88minutestolive.com/

At first I thought it was a 1911 (again) but after wandering around the official site it looks like a USP?

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bogie
March 30, 2008, 11:02 PM
It's a movie gun.

The_Shootist
March 30, 2008, 11:06 PM
...for the poster. But in the action scenes it looked some HK thing.

searcher451
March 31, 2008, 12:52 AM
Folks on the Walther Forum believe that it's a P99. Given the title of the movie, there was consideration that it should have been a P88. :)

Gunnerpalace
March 31, 2008, 01:40 AM
Looks like a HK P7.

makarovnik
March 31, 2008, 02:26 AM
Except for maybe "Scarface" I just don't see Pacino as a tough guy.

torpid
March 31, 2008, 02:38 AM
See Author Author.

Chilling.

sierramist
March 31, 2008, 05:51 AM
This is the best photo i found, im thinking usp, but not sure, i highly doubt it's a p99
http://www.moviehole.net/img/88mins.jpg

Shadow1198
March 31, 2008, 06:10 AM
It is in fact a Walther P99, without a doubt:

http://pacino.narod.ru/88minutes02.jpg

http://www.kitsune.addr.com/Firearms/Auto-Pistols/Walther_P99.jpg





Ah crap Sierramist! You beat me to it!

sierramist
March 31, 2008, 06:16 AM
well, nonetheless you beat me in accuracy
i was way off on that:banghead:
i guess me love of HK muddied the waters

The_Shootist
March 31, 2008, 01:09 PM
...so whats the Walther got going for it. What would make him trade in a fine Colt Commander with ivory grips for THAT (which looks uglier than my G19).
:neener:

Shadow1198
March 31, 2008, 05:12 PM
Well, that Colt Commander from HEAT certainly was an excellent and good-looking sidearm. P99's are incredibly ergonomic, reliable, accurate, durable......They are just overall great guns. I realize polymer guns aren't for everyone, but you really have to hold one to see what I mean. They are pretty much the most ergonomic double stack gun around as far as I'm concerned. Some would argue the HK P30 takes that title, but I'd disagree. While those are pretty good, they are still a bit blocky in shape.

Azidiot
March 31, 2008, 07:30 PM
Except for maybe "Scarface" I just don't see Pacino as a tough guy.He did a pretty good tough guy in "Serpico", too.

Azidiot

daveinvegas
March 9, 2012, 06:20 PM
I recall that Pacino used two Colt Officer's ACP pistols in HEAT. Both were up for auction a few years ago. One was seriously converted to fire blanks.

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Heat

http://www.originalprop.com/blog/2007/11/01/stembridge-auction-report-part-12-al-pacino-pistol-from-heat/

9mmepiphany
March 9, 2012, 06:39 PM
The pyramid shape of the slide should have been a giveaway that it was a Walther P99...Hey it was good enough for Bond

The P99 was one of the first guns with interchangeable backstraps and it was the first DA/SA striker fired pistol which allowed the hammer to be fired from the completely at rest position. I also really like it's slide mounted de-cocker

Sam Cade
March 9, 2012, 06:46 PM
4 years later:
BACK FROM THE DEAD!!!!

9mmepiphany
March 9, 2012, 07:59 PM
Good catch, I didn't even notice

Let's let this one die a natural death

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