Guns you'd LIKE to see in movies?


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Nightcrawler
November 27, 2003, 06:05 AM
I love action movies, especially if they have well done gunfights. I liked the fights in Way of the Gun and Heat, even though both movies have otherwise boring plots.

Anyway, we've all seen (in my opinion) enough Beretta 92s, Desert Eagles, M16s, and MP5s. I'd like to see a much wider variety of weapons used in the big action movies.

-Lever Action .30-30. Espeically if the hero was using it to effect against better armed opponents.

-M1 Garand. Except NOT in World War II era movie. It was a good rifle in 1945 and it's a good rifle now. I'd like to see it used in a modern setting.

-M14. They had one in Tears of the Sun, but it was barely on screen. This rifle needs more screen time.

-FAL. DEFINATELY need more FALs. So FEW movies feature a FAL it's saddening. A DSA 13" model would be neat.

-AKM. Except used on semiauto, not just spraying lead all over the place.

-MAC-10. It was big in the 80s, you don't see it enough in modern movies, though. True Lies featured it quite nicely.

-Browning Automatic Rifle M1918: Again, NOT in a World War II setting. I'd lke it see it used in a movie, with AP ammo, to shoot up a car. Hell, I'd like to USE a BAR to shoot up a car. Preferably a plum colored PT Cruiser...

-FA MAS. Cool looking French rifle. Don't believe I've EVER seen one in a movie.

-CZ-52

-Tokarev TT-33

-MORE REVOLVERS IN GENERAL, with speedloaders. I can't remember ever seeing anyone reload a revolver with a speedloader in a movie.

-CZ-97B

-Makarov

-Browning Hi-Power



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duckfoot
November 27, 2003, 06:49 AM
Quarter Bore Double Rifle:D
Smith and Wesson Model 41
Savage stiker
Mossburg 185 D
Cooper Model 21 Varminter
Bakial IZH 94
Blaser S2
HK SL8
Saiga
High Standard model 9343
Hi-Point
Bren gun
CZ 550 american
and
a walker colt

cool45auto
November 27, 2003, 11:48 AM
we've all seen (in my opinion) enough Beretta 92s
Hey now!:neener:

TheOtherOne
November 27, 2003, 12:03 PM
1911's are already used in a lot of movies, some might even say overused but I still wouldn't mind seeing them in even more!

Bulldozer
November 27, 2003, 12:12 PM
Look for the following movies that have characters using revolvers:

48 Hours (Nick Nolte)
Another 48 Hours (Nick Nolte)
Romeo Must Die
Wasabi (Jean Reno)
Way of the Gun (James Caan)
LA Confidential
Dirty Harry series of movies

Gordon Fink
November 27, 2003, 04:24 PM
I can’t remember ever seeing anyone reload a revolver with a speedloader in a movie.

Jodie Foster (as Clarice Starling) in The Silence of the Lambs. After emptying her revolver into the killer, she reloads with a speedloader. The sheer terror she portrays in this scene makes it easy to see why she won an Oscar for the role.

~G. Fink

Mastrogiacomo
November 27, 2003, 06:01 PM
Beretta deluxe types, Glocks, and Argentine Sistems...:cool: BTW, I thought Lena Olin in "Romeo is Bleeding" was fantastic! She's the reason I want I Ruger -- and Gena Rowlands in "Gloria" just makes me want to be a bad ??? like her...:D

WvaBill
November 27, 2003, 06:55 PM
-MORE REVOLVERS IN GENERAL, with speedloaders. I can't remember ever seeing anyone reload a revolver with a speedloader in a movie.

Didn't Inspector Callahan carry two speedloaders(Magnum Force)?

M-16's and AK's used semi auto.

The true effectiveness of spray and pray.

MatthewVanitas
November 27, 2003, 09:47 PM
Many of the below would be even cooler in a modern-setting film, where their "obsolescence" would make them even more noteworthy. I like it even more when younger characters have older weapons, so it's not just an "old guy in a rut" choice, but someone deliberately picking a weapon that faded from the scene before they were born.

--Savage 99, preferably a beat-up .303 Savage. Such great contours, so ahead of it's time and behind ours.

--Winchester 95 in 7.62x54

--Broomhandle Mauser (liked that in the film "Ed Gein")

--Any top-break revo, especially those nifty little S&Ws.

--Browning 1900 (liked the stack of them in "M")

--MAS 49/56

--any drilling or vierling, or a volley-gun. This would be especially cool in a modern setting; don't see many of these. Are volley-guns banned by the NFA for having more than one shot per trigger pull?

admar2
November 27, 2003, 10:17 PM
Look for the following movies that have characters using revolvers:

48 Hours (Nick Nolte)
Another 48 Hours (Nick Nolte)
Romeo Must Die
Wasabi (Jean Reno)
Way of the Gun (James Caan)
LA Confidential
Dirty Harry series of movies

don't forget Sgt Murtaugh in the lethal weapon series.


:p

clubsoda22
November 27, 2003, 10:33 PM
Way of the Gun was just awesome in general. Lots of cool guns and good techniques.

Mad Man
November 27, 2003, 10:34 PM
M-16's ... used semi auto.


Bravo Two Zero (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0120617/)

hansolo
November 27, 2003, 11:39 PM
I'd like to see an SKS in a present-day film....we already see LOTS of AK-47's.

CZ 75B
Hi-Point Carbine(If they produce in "MIB III")
Ruger Super Blackhawk
S&W 945 Performance Center .45 ACP
Daewoo 9mm
("Road to Perdition"....Tom Hanks had 1911 and Tommygun...we need to see more Thompsons!)
BFR :what:

gbelleh
November 28, 2003, 12:04 AM
I always enjoy seeing P7s in movies.
MP5s are always welcome.

Anyone ever see a Kel-Tec in a movie?

A Mauser HSc would be a cool movie gun with its unusual shape and sloping trigger guard.

hksw
November 28, 2003, 12:53 AM
HK VP70M in burst mode.

Fed168
November 28, 2003, 01:10 AM
An old episode of Tour of Duty had the CIA guy with an M-14. Really stood out when he shot it.

Checkman
November 28, 2003, 01:57 AM
Nightcrawler -

In Dead Bang Don Johnson carried a Colt Python with a six inch barrel. He used speed loaders not once but three times. In addition there was an FBI agent in that movie who carried a 3" Model 13 and another cop who carried a 4" 686. The bad guys carried Mac - 10's and Browning Hi-Powers and in one scene the bad guy used a Browning Model 1917 (air-cooled) The movie was made in 1989 and was directed by the same fella who did Ronin, The Manchurian Candidate,and French Connection II - John Frankenheimer.

Zach S
November 28, 2003, 02:36 AM
-MORE REVOLVERS IN GENERAL, with speedloaders. I can't remember ever seeing anyone reload a revolver with a speedloader in a movie. In Romeo Must Die the errand boy for, well, i cant remember his name, but he carried twin stainless wheelguns with pearl grips. He reloaded them both with speedloaders before running onto the roof and shooting at a helo towards the end of the flick.

Oh yeah, to be perfectly honest, I'd like to see more realistic gunfights (reloading, for starters) and safe gun handling in hollywood.

BluesBear
November 28, 2003, 04:16 AM
Harry Callahan carried THREE Dade Speedloders in Magnum Force, two in his left jacket pocket and one in the right. The renegade officers also used speedloaders.

Regarding 1911s in movies. I'd like to see someone carry them properly. I am sick and tired of seeing people getting shot with uncocked 1911s.

And for all semi-automatics in general, when the slide locks back after 4 shots I don't wanna hear the sound of the hammer falling.

Full auto fire. The sound of the ejected casings hitting the ground (it always sounds like a concrete floor even when it's carpeted) should NOT be louder that the muzzle blast.

And when the bad guy is shot 3 times from a handgun, blown back 8 feet and slams into a wall, slides down to the floor leaving a blood smear, why are there no HOLES in the wall?

another48hrs
November 28, 2003, 05:54 AM
AKM. Except used on semiauto, not just spraying lead all over the place.

You know if you watch alot of straight to video movies you can see that they use semi-auto AKs and AR15s. Someone needs to watch the Sci-Fi channel. :D

Dr.Rob
November 28, 2003, 07:50 AM
-Lever Action .30-30. : Billy Jack (dude you need to be exposed) Every damn Western ever made. Primal Force (bad bad monkeys). Streets Of Fire (ok it was the 80's)

-M1 Garand. Mysterious Island (vs. Giant crabs), numerous "It came from outer space type" flicks. "Uncommon Valor".

-M14. "A Rumor of War" (though they were actually Garands modfied to look like m-14's.) FMJ. Blackhawk Down.

-FAL. The Odd Angry Shot. Wild Geese (pretty sure). Also lots of Sterlings.

-AKM. Except used on semiauto: Only time I've ever seen this is in Full Metal Jacket, lady "sniper" uses ak on semi.

-MAC-10. WHY?

-Browning Automatic Rifle M1918: The Sand Pebbles, notoriously ABSENT in Bonnie and Clyde, Bad bootlegger film starring Alan Alda and Patrick McGoohan, PM is a special agent who carries a BAR disassmbled in a big briefcase. (not even sure that's possible but it looked cool.) "Uncommon Valor" also has a BAR.

-FA MAS. You aren't watching enough French films. Killing Zoe.

-CZ-52: Some bad anti terrorist film starring Peirce Brosnan pre- James Bond, all the weapons were Yugoslavian/Eastern Block and really.. odd. Must have been made in Yugo/Former Yugoslavia.

-Tokarev TT-33 Mickey Rourke uses one as an Irish terrorist trying to go straight, gets pulled back in. Funny thing the pistol is referred to as a "tula", so the cops know its an IRA hit. Bob Hoskins co-stars as an Ex SAS man now turned priest. Sounds wierd, cool film (can't think of name). You also missed every early John Woo film. I think "Bullet in the head" features an all tokarev shoot out in a tea house where people are trading/selling caged birds. (Point is Tokarevs come across border into Hong Kong with ease).

-MORE REVOLVERS IN GENERAL, What you didn't see Triple X? :D, Or the Mummy? Or Escape From LA? Richard Harris Carries a Colt Cobra and a hand grenade as his EDC rig in Wild Geese, now that's a back up piece!

-CZ-97B Got me there.

-Makarov: The Beast

-Browning Hi-Power: Aside from Beverly Hills Cop, not seen much. Unless you watch British Commando flicks.

Bren Gun: Lock, Stock and Two Smoking barrels. Sean Connery carries one in The Longest Day.

Retro weapons galore: mario Van Peebles flick "Gunmen" is purposely done with old weapons. Peebles carries Lahti 9mm, Dennis Leary uses a break-top.. strange choice by armorer or art director. The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, The Shadow (not 1911's 1905 Colts or a VERY good mock-up), The Lost World (yes there are guns in it).

BluesBear
November 28, 2003, 08:07 AM
A Prayer for the Dying is the Rourke/Hoskins movie.

Also had Liam Neeson and a very pretty lady named Sammi Davis.

Dr.Rob
November 28, 2003, 08:30 AM
TY Blues. Couldn't think of the name.

oh:

C-96: the Rocketeer, even made it onto the movie poster. Detachable mag model, The 5th Element. Joe Kidd.

Candice Bergen takes on a squad of marines with a stolen M-97 in "the Wind and The Lion" John Milius directed, starring Brian Kieth as teddy Roosevelt and Sean Connery as a Tuareg Chieftan.

Top breaks: The Harder They Fall.. Jamaican gangster flick starring Jimmy Cliff.

Winchesters: Bram Stoker's Dracula (actually this scene even apeared in the BOOK), mentioned in the Wind and the Lion frequently.

Krags, Mausers, the Maxim Gun: The Rough Riders.

VP-70: Only film I can think of is Aliens.

Colt New Service: Last of the Hard Men (Chuck Heston) DA wheel gun is a plot point in the film.

SVD's "Shot through the Heart"

Checkman
November 28, 2003, 08:54 AM
The female gangster/dominatrix in Mel Gibson's film "Payback" uses a VP-70. LOTS of Smith and Wesson revolvers are used in that movie as well - especially a really nice looking 4" N Frame (not sure of the caliber though).

Also in "The Wind and the Lion" there is a German offier who carries and uses a C-96.

BluesBear
November 28, 2003, 09:14 AM
Mel Gibson has a 4" M29 .44 Magnum.

In the big gunfight scene between Gibson and Lucy Lu with her thugs in the Range Rover(?) Lucy has a Walther. (Which should have had the slide lock back after the last shot but it didn't).

I'd have to watch the DVD again to see all of the others used, there were quite a few.


Payback trivia... Try to figure out in what year the story was set.

Checkman
November 28, 2003, 09:19 AM
Bluesbear -

Was that a Walther? Whoops. I can't figure out when that movie is suppossed to take place. It looks like they were aiming for a late seventies early eighties look, but aren't there scenes where cell phones and PC's are used? Well anyway the movie is a kicker. In my opinion it's better then the original with Lee Marvin.

Solinvictus70
November 28, 2003, 10:20 AM
There's an SKS featured in Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket". A female VC shoots 2 or 3 members of Pvt. Joker's squad in some urban ruins.
"Michael Collins" features some neat old guns.
I'd like to see an FG-42 or Stg. 44 in a movie.

Billmanweh
November 28, 2003, 10:41 AM
in The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner's character is carrying a Browning HP (and an HK P7), which I always thought was a good choice for his character. Although wouldn't it have made more sense to just carry two of one or the other? But anyway...

Hand_Rifle_Guy
November 28, 2003, 08:17 PM
Point of No Return, an Americanised remake of La Femme Nikita, has Bridgitte Fonda (I think) asassinate a guy in a restuarant with what looks like a Hammerli Olympic match pistol. Interestingly, although the gun is .22LR, the report is overdubbed with some sort of centerfire blast. A lot of goods guns in that movie, including when the girl pulls a stainless syntho-stocked bi-podded bolt-gun out from under the bubbles in her bathtub. I can't think of another movie where a competition-style handgun is used, and the Hammerli got dragged through the dirt by being small enough to conceal, and then shooting somebody at point-blank range.

Not a Walker Colt, but impressive all the same, was the 1851 Navy used with it's detachable shoulder stock by the lead character in The Bushido Blade. It was notable enough to have one of the Japanese character's comment on it's sophistication compared to the matchlocks that his country had. This is the only use of a detachable shoulder stock I know of.

Whoopi Goldberg winds up in a creep-around gunfight in a department store in Jumping Jack Flash. When she runs out of ammo for her snubby revolver, she winds up in Sporting Goods to smash the glass on a case to get a Winchester levergun and a new box of ammo.

I can't think of titles, but I do remember a high-level foreign-ese intelligence agent of Russian or German extraction being incongrously armed with a Spanish Astra 400, and a rather flamboyant American mob-enforcer-type dude who walked around with a .45-70 T/C Contender that he was always doing a one-handed open/ejection-yank maneuver with. He had to be using virgin brass, though, as the cases were easily flipped out, with accompanying loud jingle on the ground while his off hand dug in a pocket for a fresh round. (I say flamboyant because this guy not only used a 14"-barreled, over-powered single-shot pistol, he left empty cases all over the landscape. Not the work of a professional, but it sure looked cool.) Hmmm. On reflection, both of these may have been TV shows, rather than movies.

I'd like to see more use of single shot rifles of all sorts. Quigley had his Sharps, of course, and Val Kilmer used Martini-Henry's in The Ghost and The Darkness alongside Micheal Douglas' double rifle, but single-shots have a tendency to be under-represented. (Exception: cavalry in cowboys-'n-injun flicks usually have Trapdoor carbines, and the British troops in Zulu had Martini-Henry's too.)


'Nuther good gun for movies would be Merwin & Hulbert revolvers with their twist-and-pull ejection system. Never seen 'em anywhere. And we always talk about Stechkins and Skorpions, but I can't recall a seeing any on film.

I DO remember seeing a Makarov on TV once, but it wasn't in a movie, it was in a holster on Boris Yeltsin's hip.

hksw
November 28, 2003, 08:35 PM
Interestingly, although the gun is .22LR, the report is overdubbed with some sort of centerfire blast.

The Hämmerli 280 had the .32SW upper on it.

nero45acp
November 28, 2003, 08:47 PM
Steyr M9. Looks cool IMHO.




nero45acp

Dave Markowitz
November 28, 2003, 09:06 PM
Clint Eastwood used at least one Colt Walker in "The Outlaw Joey Wales."

As for the C-96, I can't believe nobody brought up the "Star Wars" trilogy yet. Both Han Solo and Luke Skywalker had them.

BluesBear
November 28, 2003, 09:33 PM
The opening scene in one of the Gunsmoke made for TV movies takes place in winter, it's a gray day as a rider approached Matt Dillon's cabin. There is a close up of a pristine long barreled, nickle-plated Merwin & Hulbert New Army .44 in the mans holster.

The was also an episode of Bonanza where Adam (Purnell Roberts) buys a 5" Merwin & Hulbert, from a traveling salesman, for his father Ben (Lorne Greene). The entire plot centers around the gun and Ben's affection toward M&H revolvers.

The M&H was the first "tactical reload" revolver since the fired cases were extracted all at once while the unfired rounds remained.

I believe it was also the first cartridge revolver marketed with interchangeable barrels.

It was also availabe in single action or double action with either a square butt or a round butt. There was even a folding hammer spur available.

Orange Rhesus Monkey
November 28, 2003, 09:53 PM
There was a detachable shoulder stock used by Lee Van Cleef in "For a Few Dollars More." I don't know if it was on a Navy Colt or not though.

tex_n_cal
November 28, 2003, 10:35 PM
Amen to the single shots...with their looks I am surprised a Ruger #1 has never made it.

By the way, saw the new flick "The Missing" - Tommy Lee Jones character carries an Uberti #3 Russian replica - first time I recall seeing a Russian in a flick, which is surprising to me - I think they look cool and distinctive.

Lots of Ubertis in that flick - A Sharps, Yellowboy replicas, Hi Walls, also a 1873 replica.

Checkman
November 29, 2003, 06:04 PM
In Face - Off John Travolta uses a Stechkin on full auto in the big shoot out in the church near the end of the movie, minus the rifle stock.

Dionysusigma
November 29, 2003, 06:25 PM
How about an 1848 Dragoon in an Underworld/ Matrix-style movie? Seems that it'd add a bit of class to a seemingly sterile movie. Also more Glock 18s/ conv. 17s.

Something I've always wanted to see--a movie with a "The evil governtment is coming to kill you and everyone else" type of plot, and a shootout where the characters actually reload their guns... only the good guys can only fire ten rounds and the BGs fire >10, but even with their constant reloads the GGs still win.

Along the same lines: A shootout, in which a BG empties an entire MP5 into the walls and furniture around the GG but doesn't hit him. GG takes one shot (with the Dragoon, I suppose :D ) and hits the BG square on. Much like Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Man, I need to get back to filmmaking... :rolleyes:

mcneill
November 29, 2003, 10:45 PM
I would like to see more of the early Colts ('51 Navys, '60 Armys, etc.), but showing the actual loading procedure. The only movie I can recall that referred to the proper reloading was "Quigley, Down Under" when Marston emptied his '60 Army by firing it, because he wanted to have fresh loads for the upcoming fight with Quigley. One thing that bugs me is movies featuring these guns (pre-conversion era) but with the characters loading them with metallic cartridges.

Jim

ken B
December 13, 2003, 02:20 AM
one of the baddies in "Hard Target" with Van damme used a T/C contender with a LOONG straightwalled case..

Bad Boys II had some FNFALs, AK Krinkovs, in a gunfight, and Will Smith used some BADLOOKING G17s with stainless slides (Caspian?)

Extreme Prejuide (Nick Nolte) was cool..his 1911 Commander goes to slidelock W/O a hammer drop!..and he had a short barrelled lever gun..

one I loved was Tomb Raider II, Lara (a HOT A. J!) uses a No1MK III with bayonet for a bayonet drill!

KEN B
North TExas

Benjamin
December 13, 2003, 02:57 AM
Along the same lines: A shootout, in which a BG empties an entire MP5 into the walls and furniture around the GG but doesn't hit him. GG takes one shot (with the Dragoon, I suppose ) and hits the BG square on. Much like Raiders of the Lost Ark.


This situation occurs almost exactly, more than once, in "For a Better Tomorrow 2". Except that they tend towards ingrams and Uzis, rather than MP5's.

wintermute76
December 13, 2003, 03:12 AM
I think Indiana Jones uses a top break revolver, not sure what model. I want to say a .32 cal.


Persephone had a COP 4 barrel derringer in Matrix: Reloaded.

cracked butt
December 13, 2003, 03:31 AM
I think SxS shotguns look cool in movies- the two that come to mind are the ones used in "The Road Warrior" and the "Evil Dead" movies.

artherd
December 13, 2003, 04:01 AM
I'd like to see an FN P90, so it would have some other cultural reference than the friging Counter-Strike game.

Lumpy196
December 13, 2003, 06:10 AM
Only two movies I can think of with Browning Hi-Powers were Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop and Mira Sorvino in Replacement Killers.

Billmanweh
December 13, 2003, 06:53 AM
Only two movies I can think of with Browning Hi-Powers were Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop and Mira Sorvino in Replacement Killers.


Kevin Costner had a Hi-Power in The Bodyguard. Such a great looking gun, I'm surprised we don't see them in the movies more.

Checkman
December 13, 2003, 03:01 PM
The two brothers/Bad guys in Dead Bang with Don Johnson used Browning Hi-Powers. Don Johnson used a Colt Python with a six inch barrel. He also used speed loaders. Check it out.

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