Name some Spy/James Bond handguns


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Armed012002
September 14, 2010, 12:18 AM
I find myself from time to time looking at a handgun and thinking it would be a choice of James Bond or some spy type.

What are your choices for small, concealable, and sexy handguns?

My picks:

H&K P7M8

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=127633

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=127634

Of course: Walther PPK

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=127635

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SharpsDressedMan
September 14, 2010, 12:25 AM
Bond's (Brosnan era) P99, and my personal favorite, a Beretta Model 71 .22 :) http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05501.jpg

PzGren
September 14, 2010, 01:36 AM
This is the one from the movie poster

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z159/Andyd173/LP53001.jpg

Lp 53

jyo
September 14, 2010, 02:44 AM
Walther P5---one of my favorite pistols.

9mmepiphany
September 14, 2010, 05:39 AM
Seventrees' ASP

http://world.guns.ru/handguns/asp-2.jpg

dogsoldier0513
September 14, 2010, 10:02 AM
Bond has also used the following handguns over time:

Walther P99 .40S&W (current MI6 issue)
Beretta Mdl 418 in .25ACP
Walther PPK in .32ACP
S&W M66 in .357 Magnum

Azb
September 14, 2010, 10:57 AM
One of these in Goldfinger:

http://i53.tinypic.com/2i9l2ix.jpg

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mach1.3
September 14, 2010, 11:10 AM
The original Bond gun was a .25 cal. Beretta. He was ordered to give it up in lieu of the Walther PPK.

hso
September 14, 2010, 11:24 AM
Rohrbaugh came to mind, but the long DAO trigger just doesn't seem to fit with the steely control of the mythical secret agent and his need for speed and accuracy.

9mmepiphany, I actually got to fondle an ASP once. Very nice. Very impressive piece of history.

gwnorth
September 14, 2010, 11:26 AM
Agent 99 with her SIG P232 looked a LOT better then bond did with any of those :)

Storm
September 14, 2010, 11:39 AM
The original Bond gun was a .25 cal. Beretta. He was ordered to give it up in lieu of the Walther PPK.

Yup, in the early novels up to Dr. No it was the Beretta 418. He used two of them over the years. In the movie Dr. No that is actually a Beretta 34/35 that Bond hands over to M. Below is the base Beretta 418 that Bond modified for his own use shown next to a pipe lighter for scale. I own two 418, one a 1946 and the other a 1953 (shown below), which coincidentally are pretty close to the years that Bond acquired his.
http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/8362/berlght.jpg

My Bond would use a Walther PPS. I never found the P99 to be a practical choice. The P99C would have been good (especially with a spare extended 15 round mag or two for more heavy duty work) but that gun didn't yet exist when they went to the full size P99. I could also see Bond carrying a Rohrbaugh for deeper cover work.

BTW, the suppressed Beretta 70S in .22LR shown above was long a favorite in the intelligence community.

Nushif
September 14, 2010, 11:47 AM
That P7M8 definitely looks the part, but after having handled one, that springy safety ... thingie in the front really kills my Mojo when I tried gripping it.

9mmepiphany
September 14, 2010, 12:14 PM
9mmepiphany, I actually got to fondle an ASP once. Very nice. Very impressive piece of history.
That's the closest I've come too...it was in a LGS, but I just couldn't handle what they were asking...it was more than my mortgage.

Many features that we take for granted started with the ASP...hard to believe a military request begat this gun

9mmepiphany
September 14, 2010, 12:17 PM
That P7M8 definitely looks the part, but after having handled one, that springy safety ... thingie in the front really kills my Mojo when I tried gripping it.

That isn't the safety, you depress it to cock the striker. it is usually referred to as the cocking handle or lever

gofastman
September 14, 2010, 01:00 PM
http://www.imfdb.org/images/1/13/Golden_Gun.jpg

gym
September 14, 2010, 01:04 PM
How about a Luger, or a Makarov ?

K9american
September 14, 2010, 01:14 PM
Does anyone know what gun Liam Neeson used in "Taken"?

gym
September 14, 2010, 01:56 PM
Was it a Hi power, for some reason that's what came to mind.

digsigs226
September 14, 2010, 02:04 PM
Nah. Liam Neeson uses multiple guns in the movie, all of which he gets off of bad guys.

http://www.imfdb.org/index.php/Taken

Lest we forget Jack Bauer's beloved USP Compact?

Lucky Derby
September 14, 2010, 02:54 PM
P7K3

K9american
September 14, 2010, 04:31 PM
Very cool link, digsigs. Thanks.

SharpsDressedMan
September 14, 2010, 04:35 PM
Regarding the ASP, one might get themselves a S&W Ladysmith, and find someone to make some black micarta grips with some plexiglas in them. The combination wouldn't look exactly like an ASP, but in performance, size, and handling, you could get it close for about $3K less.

9mmepiphany
September 14, 2010, 04:53 PM
Regarding the ASP, one might get themselves a S&W Ladysmith, and find someone to make some black micarta grips with some plexiglas in them. The combination wouldn't look exactly like an ASP, but in performance, size, and handling, you could get it close for about $3K less.

That's amusing because the 3914 is S&W's factory interpretation of the ASP, just as their 469 (now 6904) was their version of the DEVEL (custom cut-down M59)

Many knowledgeable shooters consider the Kahr line the successors to the ASP legacy

So I'm thinking the modern Bond would carry a Kahr MK9 (steel) or PM9 (polymer)

1KPerDay
September 14, 2010, 04:59 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a206/1KPerDay/Guns/2f14eb4b.jpg

MikeNice
September 14, 2010, 09:35 PM
I think a Taurus 709 or 740 Slim would be a great looking gun for a spy character to carry.

http://www.taurususa.com/images/imagesMain/740B_01.jpg

Big Bill
September 14, 2010, 09:50 PM
Bourne Identity

SIG-Sauer P225 - 9x19mm

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/b/bb/SIG-Sauer-P225.jpg/350px-SIG-Sauer-P225.jpg

http://www.imfdb.org/images/thumb/f/f1/Bournesup-sigp225a.jpg/600px-Bournesup-sigp225a.jpg

Rembrandt
September 14, 2010, 09:57 PM
About the time Clint Eastwood was making the S&W .44 mag famous, James Bond found a way of incorporating it into one of his movies, "Live & Let Die". He didn't always use small concealable pieces.

1858
September 14, 2010, 11:24 PM
Bourne Identity ... SIG-Sauer P225 - 9x19mm

True ... but the screenshot shown is from "The Bourne Supremacy". The P225 only makes a brief appearance in "The Bourne Identity" when Bourne takes one away from a Swiss police officer and immediately dismantles it. The P225 he takes from a US Consulate agent in "The Bourne Supremacy" is put to much better use. Regardless, I have a P225 and it's one of my all-time favorite pistols.


What are your choices for small, concealable, and sexy handguns?

How about a Glock G27? It's not a "sexy" handgun per se, but with 9+1 it's effective and quite concealable.

http://128.171.62.162/hawthorn-engineering/thr/pistols/glock/g27/photos/g27_right.jpg

:)

Don357
September 14, 2010, 11:31 PM
If you want James Bond to stay alive, ... ...DON"T MAKE HIM CARRY A GLOCK!

bgrav321
September 14, 2010, 11:32 PM
Michael Westen is a SIG guy...uses a 228 most of the time...I think I've seen some SP2022s, and Fiona uses a Makarov...

REAPER4206969
September 15, 2010, 12:21 AM
Glock 19/23.

REAPER4206969
September 15, 2010, 12:22 AM
If you want James Bond to stay alive, ... ...DON"T MAKE HIM CARRY A GLOCK!
I'd bet my life that the real world equivalent of JB carries a Glock.

nwilliams
September 15, 2010, 12:28 AM
Sig P232

http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb264/nwilliams27/P232-1.jpg

tprice
September 15, 2010, 12:29 AM
COP 357 Derringer

http://media.photobucket.com/image/cop%20357/mhuegerich/Cop357-1.jpg

gym
September 15, 2010, 04:53 PM
A Bersa 380. lol

WardenWolf
September 15, 2010, 05:06 PM
A Tokarev:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/WardenWolf_1982/th_Tokarev-1.jpg (http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/WardenWolf_1982/Tokarev-1.jpg)

A Makarov:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/WardenWolf_1982/th_MakGrips.jpg (http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/WardenWolf_1982/MakGrips.jpg)

A Polish P-64:

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/WardenWolf_1982/th_P64Right.jpg (http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s279/WardenWolf_1982/P64Right.jpg)

No pics (my camera was stolen) but I can also see Bond using a Hungarian PA-63. That's a VERY nice little gun, and fitting of his style. It's classy.

hardworker
September 15, 2010, 05:09 PM
A captive bolt pistol.

searcher451
September 15, 2010, 06:28 PM
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x43/searcher451/P5dressed002-1-1.jpg

Don357
September 15, 2010, 09:49 PM
I'd bet my life that the real world equivalent of JB carries a Glock.

Nah, a Sig more likely.

conhntr
September 15, 2010, 11:29 PM
I think james would suprise the bg if he pulled out a colt saa. All shiny and nice ivory grips mmm

SharpsDressedMan
September 15, 2010, 11:39 PM
Only the purists (who read books) would know it, but the villain Scaramanga is "The Man with the Golden Gun". which was a gold plated Colt SAA with a 7.5" barrel. Sometimes reading the Bond books is a whole new trip for gun enthusiasts, as the movies departed so much from the stories and weapons in the books.

Maia007
September 17, 2010, 11:50 PM
A present-day Bond in the movies would be using something common, like a Glock. And he'd be wearing a Chinese Rolex Oyster Perpetual to go with it. With maybe a Kel Tec for a backup. Hollywood would make it shoot 29 rounds per mag.

A present-day Bond in the book, not that there ever could be, another book by Ian Fleming, would be using something much classier, but a bit more contemporary than the Beretta or the PPK....but maybe not. It would need to be a small piece in a smaller caliber....a shooter's piece. I am picturing something along the lines of a Kahr MK 9 or a Sig 232 with a Rohrbach for a backup.

It definitely wouldn't be polymer and his watch wouldn't be made in China.

SharpsDressedMan
September 18, 2010, 12:31 AM
Are we looking at a "real life" Bond? Perhaps someone has already copied the Seecamp design with a polymer frame, Delrin slide, and a barrel that can be removed and hidden in a something like a luggage handle. The gun would probably be in .22LR, and be dismantled to defy X-ray detection, and hidden in luggage. A small boxlike suppressor could be frabricated from kydex, and would work "wet" with a lubricant that doubled as hair gel or K-Y jelly. When all of this passed through any international airport inspection, it would have been cleverly hidden by a team of British Q-Branch experts to pass inspection. The gun would only be good for up to 10 shots, and then would be disposed of (most of which could even be incinerated). Bond was "licensed to kill", i.e., to go into a foreign country in cognito, and assassinate a given target, or to kill if necessary to carry out his assignment. He was nothing like the movie Bond, had to remain anonymous and covert, and Fleming mainly had him armed with small autos that could be silenced, because they could be smuggled more easily. Technology today would require that any armament be stealthy and able to still be smuggled, in spite of advanced detection methods.

gym
September 18, 2010, 04:33 PM
The PMR-30, with a can.Possibly a flat, hi-tech suppresor, in a carbon fiber shoulder holster withh 3 mags, and tha carbine stock fastned to the holster. Full auto, single or 3 round bursts, With some powerball ammo made for 22 mag.
For every day casual attire.

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