Toughest Man...?


May 3, 2011, 05:30 PM
Here goes guys I hope everybody can enjoy this one, In your OPINION...

#1 Who is the Toughest man to carry a handgun (s) in a movie or on T.V.?

#2 What is the Toughest handgun (s) used in a movie or on T.V.?

Let the games begin:D

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May 3, 2011, 05:39 PM
but I am not impresses with Arnold, or Sly or any of them. Give me Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) and his "most powerful handgun in the world" any day of the week and twice on Sunday.

Carl Levitian
May 3, 2011, 05:50 PM
Chuck Norris, and whatever he carries at the moment.

All other Hollyweird tough guys are wussy boys next to Chuck.:D

May 3, 2011, 05:59 PM
Clint Eastwood, no matter what he is packing. Heck, he looks 80 years old in Gran Torino, and he's still awesome.

Clint Eastwood could make Chuck Norris cry for his mommy just by squinting at him.

May 3, 2011, 06:06 PM
Here goes guys I hope everybody can enjoy this one, In your OPINION...

#1 Who is the Toughest man to carry a handgun (s) in a movie or on T.V.?

#2 What is the Toughest handgun (s) used in a movie or on T.V.?

Let the games begin:D
Pistolet Makarova . The guy with field phone at 42sec.

Smokey Joe
May 3, 2011, 06:24 PM
Dead even for first place: Clint Eastwood as Dirty Harry. John Wayne as Rooster Cogburn.

Third place: Robert Duvall as Boss in "Open Range."

Close fourth: George C. Scott as Patton.

I don't buy into the Chuck Norris mystique.

ETA--There are no "tough" handguns. The human brain is the only weapon. Mindset, skillset, THEN tools.

May 3, 2011, 06:27 PM
#1 Who is the Toughest man to carry a handgun (s) in a movie or on T.V.?

I see some of you kids have never heard of John Wayne?? LOL
He's "filled his hands" with about everything out there.

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes in to us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands and hopes we've learnt something from yesterday.- John Wayne

Karl Hungus
May 3, 2011, 06:31 PM
Clint Eastwood, no matter what he is packing.

Yep. Dirt Harry was the Alpha and the Omega.

High Plains Drifter is a close second. And first place for meanest guy with a bullwhip.

May 3, 2011, 06:53 PM
I recently saw Faster and liked the fact he carried a Ruger Alaskan in .454.

May 3, 2011, 07:06 PM
Gotta give some credit to Val Kilmer for Doc Holliday.

May 3, 2011, 07:35 PM
Me. I was so tough that they couldn't air it.

May 3, 2011, 08:04 PM
Clint Eastwood, no matter what he is packing.

My thoughts as well.

May 3, 2011, 08:13 PM
Steven Segal

May 3, 2011, 08:21 PM
#1 Who is the Toughest man to carry a handgun (s) in a movie or on T.V.?

easy......Charles Bronson knows no rival

#2 What is the Toughest handgun (s) used in a movie or on T.V.?

im going to have to go with the Hellboy Samaritan revolver

what....never said it had to be a REAL gun.........:D

Rat Robb
May 3, 2011, 08:38 PM

Favorite Actor with Gun

Favorite Gun in Movie


May 3, 2011, 09:55 PM
Fakes, all fakes.

The toughest was Audie Murphy, both in the movies and real life.
Fast draw teacher Arvo Ojahla said that Murphy was the fastest draw of them all, AND he could do the same with live ammo.
He and other experts said that Murphy had a frightening skill with guns.

But.... some of my favorite Hollywood tough guys:

Sergeant Bogart, USA discusses water rights with representatives of the German government

Real estate resolution expert Palance negotiates water rights with agricultural worker.

Noted cowboy Robin Hood Lee Marvin:

May 3, 2011, 11:46 PM
Got to vote for Rooster, handgun or rifle, he'll do it all.

Cactus Jack Arizona
May 4, 2011, 12:47 AM
John Wayne? Sure, I second that, for second place. But for numero uno, one only has to look to the Lone Ranger. Clearly the coolest of the cool. :neener:

May 4, 2011, 01:09 AM
clint eastwood in "outlaw josey wales".


May 4, 2011, 01:11 AM
(1) Jack Bauer in in the TV series 24!
(2) any gun that Jack carried!

May 4, 2011, 02:24 AM
Toughest Man:
James Cagney

Toughest Gun:
The detectives pistol in Who framed Roger Rabbit


May 4, 2011, 02:41 AM
My vote would have to be Dirty Harry. Not the real world, with no reports or justification, just shoot the next one. Have always been told in the original they used a .41 mag, as they could not get a .44. Any truth to that? Do your homework. Ain't much difference looking down a .41 or a .44.

evan price
May 4, 2011, 04:40 AM
Honorable Mention: Will Smith in Men In Black and the Noisy Cricket...!

May 4, 2011, 05:37 AM
Bah, John Wayne was a prima donna. He wore a girdle when shooting True Grit for God's sakes. The toughest three fictional gunslingers I can think of are Ed Exley, Bud White, and Jack Vincennes from L.A. Confidential.

The toughest handgun then? The snubnose .38, the choice of every hard-boiled detective worth his 25 dollars a day plus expenses. The snub .38 and the classic pump-action riot gun see some gritty action in the movie's climactic shootout, one of the best I've ever seen on film.
May 4, 2011, 08:07 AM
Toughest man to carry handgun - Jack Bauer on "24"...he gets beat up, tortured, exposed to radiation, loses his wife and friends, fights off a dozen terrorist hand-to-hand, does all these without sleep nor rest, etc, all within in 24 hours and still comes back for more:D Jack Bauer has a proper grip and stance as well. My past favorite heroes like Charles and Clint don't know how to grip their guns (support hand under the grip, useless to control recoil, henceforth you see a lot of guys at the range with the same grip, totally bad form:eek:)

Toughest gun nominee: Can't remember much of it now, but didn't Bruce Willis have a Glock and fired the same Glock what seemed to be thousands of shots without a single FTF throughout the movie, Die Hard?

Jolly Rogers
May 4, 2011, 08:10 AM
(1) Jack Bauer in in the TV series 24!
(2) any gun that Jack carried!


May 4, 2011, 08:19 AM
Ben Wade's "Hand of God" comes to mind.

May 4, 2011, 08:27 AM
Gus (Duvall) from Lonesome Dove, with his Walker Colt and Winchester. Tougher than dirt, knew when to fight and when to run, and even though an old one messed with him.

May 4, 2011, 08:56 AM
12 gauge silenced shotgun. pretty bad.

May 4, 2011, 09:02 AM
I guess technically not a man...

May 4, 2011, 09:44 AM
Jeff Daniels/Joshua Chamberlain..."Gettysburg"

May 4, 2011, 09:59 AM
Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurgh in No Country for Old Men...

May 4, 2011, 10:19 AM
1) Jason Statham. Read an article on him in Mens Health, the guy is a machine! Constantly working to improve his body to run faster, jump higher, and hit harder. He'd be a real threat in MMA. Close second is Jet Li. A real Martial Arts Master. I'm not a fan of "Hollywood" muscle like "Ah-nuld" or "Rocky".

2) Torn between two previous posts, Detectives pistol in 'Roger Rabbit' and "Good Samaritan" from 'Hellboy' lol

May 4, 2011, 11:20 AM
I'm a John Wayne vote. Probably second Audie Murphy. Maybe they're tied. I never cared for Audie's movies, but his real life exploits were heroic enough that they get him on ANY tough guy list WAY up at the top. But, if you have to restrict it to movies I'd have to say Wayne's characters were better and tougher, and they always set a real good example to live by.

He still made movies and did his own stunts well into his 2nd bought with cancer in his 70s, you know the one that killed him after his last movie about an aging gunfighter dying of cancer called The Shootist. If you don't think simply making that movie in that situation is tough you have no right judging the contest. Heck reading that script all the way through had to be tough as hell, and he went on to make the movie. Granted I've strayed from physical toughness into emotional toughness, but the 2 are inextricably linked. You simply can't have one with out the other, and especially in his later years he had both in spades!

May 4, 2011, 11:24 AM
It's gotta be "Dirty" Harry Calahan.

Rail Driver
May 4, 2011, 11:25 AM
I say it's a toss up between Clint Eastwood and Jason Statham (The Transporter)

May 4, 2011, 11:30 AM
Nathan Fillion-"Serenity","Firefly"....loved the way he responded to the Operative telling him he had come unarmed.....another vote for "Faster",and as a wild card,"the Big Sleep"-Robert Mitchum"...or maybe Lee Marvin in "Prime Cut" and "The Dirty Dozen"......

May 4, 2011, 11:36 AM
By far, Patrick Swayze in Red Dawn (Colt Single Action Army)

Clint Eastwood in Bloodwork (custom .357 magnum)

Harrison Ford in Blade Runner

May 4, 2011, 12:12 PM

May 4, 2011, 12:37 PM
DH, when he had the auto 44 mag express in one of the last Dirty Harry's as far as handguns. Segal is an excellent shooter and has been old shool using Caspian slides on all his custom 45's and the sob can shoot. If you watched the "lawman" series whe he gave instruction o the use of the handgun, you saw exellent shooting. I don't know how many others relly shoot off set. Maybe Jessee Ventura, but I don't think Clint is a bib gun guy at least nowadays.

May 4, 2011, 12:53 PM
Week after week, Matt Dillion got the job done, id say he was pretty handy with his revolver! AND Lucas McCain was pretty decent with a rifle!


May 4, 2011, 12:54 PM
Toughest man would be John Wayne. (imho)

May 4, 2011, 01:18 PM
John Wayne vote here too. But for best gun I say the Transporter Rifle from StarTrek Deep Space 9. When you fired it about a foot from the muzzle the projectile was transported to one foot from the target with no loss in velocity. And if you knew exactly where in a room a person was you could shoot them through a wall without making a hole in the wall to point out where you shot from plus the range was measured in miles.

May 4, 2011, 02:26 PM
Dirty Harry and his S&W Model 29

May 4, 2011, 03:07 PM
I like Tom Selleck in the "Jesse Stone" role. He also did a fine job in "Quigley, Down Under".

May 4, 2011, 04:38 PM
Timothy Olyphant as Raylan Givens in "Justified."

May 4, 2011, 04:53 PM
In real life: Bill Jordan.

Film: Probably Jack Bauer

Toughest gun in a movie: I'm a fan of any coach gun in an old western for maximum "effect."

May 4, 2011, 04:55 PM
Threads about fictional characters really aren't on topic for THR. Generally, we like to keep things reality-based around these parts.

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