Do movies encourage gun sales?


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Plan2Live
October 28, 2012, 08:30 PM
I was watching Gun Stories or something similar on the Outdoor Channel a while back and they ran an episode on the S&W Model 29 aka "The Dirty Harry" and how it more or less languished in gun stores until the movie came out then it was the "must have" gun of it's time.

I was at the theater last night and saw a trailer for Skyfall,the new James Bond movie coming out. The Walther PPKs was featured prominently which got me to wondering, will the re-emergence of the "Walther PPks chambered in 9mm short" as the required carry pistol for 007 create renewed demand for the old classic?

So other than Dirty Harry, have other movies increased noticeable market demand for certain guns?

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jeepnik
October 28, 2012, 08:45 PM
Pretty much. In fact, I bought an AR-7 because Bond shot down a helo, well he shot the guy with the gernade, and after he dropped it, it exploded. Never did find a cool wooden stock for it though. The brief case was easy, and I did have one with cut out foam for it for a while. It just looked so good in my Astin Martin.:D:D

highorder
October 28, 2012, 08:50 PM
A friend of mine is in the serious market for a Ruger 181 series Mini-14GB-F, ala The A-Team.

So it can influence sales.

PM's if you have a Mini for sale... :)

leadchucker
October 28, 2012, 08:56 PM
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GCBurner
October 28, 2012, 08:58 PM
I've got a few that were featured in various movies, including a Bond PPK in 7.65mm, and a .577-450 Martini-Henry from the movie Zulu.

highorder
October 28, 2012, 08:58 PM
I think it was Magnum Force?

Surely an "experienced" gent can verify that?

guyfromohio
October 28, 2012, 09:05 PM
Admittedly, although I have a stainless PPK, 007 makes me want a blued one. And I guess I did get my G26 after Blood Diamond.

OldMac
October 28, 2012, 09:13 PM
After I saw Enemy at the gates, I bought another Mosin. After I saw Defiance, I bought a Mosin, a Tokarev, and a Mauser. After I watched Dreams From My Real Father: A Story of Reds and Deception, I plan on adding some modern arms;)

4v50 Gary
October 28, 2012, 09:15 PM
As a child, I wanted a MP-40, but ************ says no to peasants who want NFA.

56hawk
October 28, 2012, 09:31 PM
So other than Dirty Harry, have other movies increased noticeable market demand for certain guns?

Death with 3 is known for increasing sales of the 475 Wildey Magnum. And although not because of a single movie, the Desert Eagle owes a lot of it's sales to movie appearances.

Movies have influenced a lot of my firearms purchases, but the only time I have run out and bought a gun specifically because I saw it on tv was a 500 S&W after I saw Jerry Miculek shoot one on the history channel.

beatledog7
October 28, 2012, 09:38 PM
Some movies inspire gun people to buy a particular gun; others encourage non gun owners to buy a gun generally.

The upcoming Red Dawn is likely to be an example of the latter.

bigfatdave
October 28, 2012, 09:53 PM
"Walther PPks chambered in 9mm short" as the required carry pistol for 007it's supposed to be in .32acp AKA 7.65mmBrowning


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055928/quotes

http://youtu.be/tU98uP7pXA8

Major Boothroyd: [to M, referring to Bond's Beretta] Nice and light... in a lady's handbag.
M: Any comment, 007?
James Bond: I disagree, sir. I've carried the Beretta for ten years, and I've never missed with it.
M: No, but it jammed on you last job, and you spent six months in hospital in consequence. When you carry a 00 number, you have a license to kill, not get killed. Furthermore, since I've been head of MI7
[sic - MI6]
M: there's been a forty percent drop in casualties, and I want to keep it that way. From now on you carry the Walther... unless you'd rather return to standard intelligence duties.
James Bond: No sir,I would not.
M: [to Boothroyd] Show him, Armourer.
Major Boothroyd: [to Bond] Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter, with a delivery like a brick through a plate-glass window. The American CIA swear by them.
No, I have no idea who wrote the bit about the brick

===

I can't imagine a reason that I own a Mare's Leg other than movies and TV

Plan2Live
October 28, 2012, 10:01 PM
it's supposed to be in .32acp AKA 7.65mmBrowning
Not according to the movie trailer running in theaters. I looked it up online and played it before I posted just to be certain I heard it correctly last night in the theater.

bigfatdave
October 28, 2012, 10:09 PM
and it is a smartgun, apparently ... an abomination!

I like Craig as Bond, though - and the 7.65mm has been correct for a lot longer than 9mmKurz

bigfatdave
October 28, 2012, 10:11 PM
and it is a smartgun, apparently ... an abomination!

I like Craig as Bond, though - and the 7.65mm has been correct for a lot longer than 9mmKurz

siglite
October 28, 2012, 10:13 PM
Video games sure do. Call of Duty has sold more ARs than Barack Obama.

BCRider
October 28, 2012, 10:20 PM
If the guns used in movies greatly influenced sales then we'd be knee deep in Berettas. And the usual Glock Gang would be the Beretta Brotherhood :D

Since I attained a keen handgun awareness upon getting into the shooting sports about 4 years back I've seen far more Beretta 92fs's by far than all other brands put together. A close second is, oddly enough, the massive Desert Eagle. I guess it fills the screen more nicely than a lot of other options due to it's physical mass. And 1911's seem to be a close third place.

And while Glock is arguably the most common gun out to own and shoot it's simply not a gun which shows up on the Silver Screen with any regularity. Could it be that it's simply too box like and plain?

mljdeckard
October 28, 2012, 10:30 PM
I'm sure Lethal Weapon sold a few Berettas. I'm sure at one time or another I lusted after all of the guns in Raiders of the Lost Ark, the only one I still really want is a Luger.

I'm sure movie and TV lore steered me towards a 1911 at some level.

Dr_B
October 28, 2012, 11:25 PM
My lust for a Colt Python is renewed with each episode of the Walking Dead.

Ignition Override
October 28, 2012, 11:55 PM
When Mick Dundee ("Croc Dundee 2") opened fire on the trucks of the attacking thugs with his commercial Aussie (sporterized) Enfield #4, it refreshed my memory of the two actual "Jungle Carbines" I had handled-the only LEs ever seen. That ignited my resolve to acquire a first LE, then another...

As for handguns, is the popularity of Makarovs, P-64s, FEGs, certain CZs subconsciously linked to James Bond's PPK, which various eastern Euro manufacturers tried to copy, or is it all about the price?

56hawk
October 29, 2012, 12:02 AM
If the guns used in movies greatly influenced sales then we'd be knee deep in Berettas. And the usual Glock Gang would be the Beretta Brotherhood :D

As an unscientific test I did a google search on imfdb.org and there are 6,420 results for "Beretta", 4,300 for "Glock" and 1,800 for "Desert Eagle". In a way that would be expected since Beretta has been making guns for almost 500 years and Glock really only makes one gun.

tarosean
October 29, 2012, 12:42 AM
6,420 results for "Beretta", 4,300 for "Glock" and 1,800 for "Desert Eagle"

That seems about right... Just about any movie you watch with gun play has a Beretta or Glock in it.

If only real silencers were that effective.

Halal Pork
October 29, 2012, 12:47 AM
First thing I thought of was Lethal Weapon. That movie had to have sold more than a few Beretta pistols.

jim243
October 29, 2012, 01:06 AM
No such sillyness here, just because I bought an AR-7, Walther PPK, Beretta 25 ACP and a AR-15 back in the 60's, that doesn't prove anything (LOL). Now if I had only been able to afford a Astin Martin you could say it was true, but I don't think they allowed MG's in the running lights or explosives under the passenger seat back then.

Jim

Demitrios
October 29, 2012, 01:13 AM
The Bren Ten received a nice little bump from Miami Vice.

Paincakesx
October 29, 2012, 01:22 AM
I won't lie, my initial interest in guns were probably from video games and movies when I was younger (oh how they've corrupted me). I got into real guns slowly, from airsoft to real guns as an adult.

baylorattorney
October 29, 2012, 01:24 AM
I don't think so. Politics sure do tho.

mljdeckard
October 29, 2012, 01:39 AM
I should have mentioned the Bren Ten. I THINK, Miami Vice sold pretty much ALL of the original ones.

tarosean
October 29, 2012, 01:41 AM
The book Glock: Americas Gun. Gives a lot of credit to its success with its appearance in movies and videos.

GRIZ22
October 29, 2012, 03:36 AM
The Bren Ten was a flop and I don't think Miami Vice did much for the company as it went bankrupt early. IIRC there were only about 1500 made and most of those delivered came without magazines. The company took a lot more deposits from people who wound up receiving nothing for there money. Far from anything you can call a success.

Bond films popularized the PPK 50 years ago. Model 29s were not languishing on the shelves before Dirty Harry. They were recognized as a big game handgun. Dirty Harry convinced many that a 44 was the ideal police weapon. S&W kept production down in order to keep the price up.

Plan2Live
October 29, 2012, 07:05 AM
I'm sure Lethal Weapon sold a few Berettas. Lethal Weapon was a Browning High Power.

Back to my original thought, do you think Skyfall will give Walther a bump?

tarosean
October 29, 2012, 07:14 AM
Lethal Weapon was a Browning High Power.

Well that's certainly a wrong answer.

guyfromohio
October 29, 2012, 07:21 AM
And who hasn't at least thought about Mad Maxing a Coach Gun?

jcwit
October 29, 2012, 07:23 AM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the resurgence of the Sharps Rifle because of Quigley Down Under.

flightsimmer
October 29, 2012, 07:32 AM
And they claim movies/videos/games don't influence behavior. BS

Halal Pork
October 29, 2012, 09:09 AM
Lethal Weapon was a Browning High Power.

Back to my original thought, do you think Skyfall will give Walther a bump?
You're joking, right?

http://www.imfdb.org/images/e/e9/Lethal109.jpg

Certaindeaf
October 29, 2012, 09:20 AM
Probably for sure but what probably did it for me was accidentally seeing of Nazi genocide in an Encyclopedia Brittanica when I was three years old. It kinda bothered me that defenseless people were slaughtered like that.

metalart
October 29, 2012, 09:57 AM
Of course they have. As well as shown me other firearms that I had not seen previously to add to the want list. :)

MrDig
October 29, 2012, 10:36 AM
I gotta say watching "Gunsmoke"," Have Gun Will Travel" "The Rifleman" and a host of other Westerns I fell in love with Lever Guns, I wound up owning Marlins instead of Winchesters but the Lever Gun fascination came from my childhood and watching those shows so Yes, Movies and Television do influence what people buy in the stores. How many of your Kids are dressing up as "Avengers" this Halloween and or one of the Skylander Characters? How many of you went as He Man or Luke Sky Walker or another Star Wars Character?
Of course the Media affects our purchasing habits, I still want a Model 29, so I can quote the second or third movie
Perpetrator "What do you mean We're not gonna let that happen?"

Dirty Harry "Smith and Wesson and Me.........."

The Lone Haranguer
October 29, 2012, 10:44 AM
I'm sure there is some influence. Lots of people no doubt want the gun carried by [insert favorite action hero here]. But they don't influence my buying decisions.

Certaindeaf
October 29, 2012, 12:51 PM
I'm sure there is some influence. Lots of people no doubt want the gun carried by [insert favorite action hero here]. But they don't influence my buying decisions.
What about The Lone Haranguer.. I mean Ranger?

Tommygunn
October 29, 2012, 12:54 PM
I gotta say watching "Gunsmoke"," Have Gun Will Travel" "The Rifleman" and a host of other Westerns I fell in love with Lever Guns, I wound up owning Marlins instead of Winchesters but the Lever Gun fascination came from my childhood and watching those shows so Yes, Movies and Television do influence what people buy in the stores.

Interesting, as Paladin in "Have Gun Will Travel" carried a Marlin leveraction in the serioes. Had a "Knightshead" like his pistol holster on the rifle's stock.

GCBurner
October 29, 2012, 12:56 PM
What about The Lone Haranguer.. I mean Ranger?
Well, if you go searching, there's a lot of info out there from people wanting to cast silver bullets. I don't know it that's more driven by The Lone Ranger, or all the werewolf and vampire movies over the past few years.

waterhouse
October 29, 2012, 01:09 PM
About 6 times a year I get an email or phone call which simply says "I want the fun that X carried in Y movie." I'm sure that to at least a small extent movies influence gun sales.

jamesb
October 29, 2012, 01:10 PM
The shooting sport of CAS is based off movies. All my guns, leather and clothes are modeled after John Wayne movies.

jeepnik
October 29, 2012, 06:47 PM
I think the references to leverguns and sixguns and westerns pretty much answers the question. My entire generation grew up with westerns, and after WWII, Bill Ruger realized that the "westerns" could influence buying patterns and darned near single handedly saved the single action revolver from extinction.

Plan2Live
October 29, 2012, 07:53 PM
You're joking, right?
Hal - Tough to argue with that but I would have sworn on a stack of Bibles that when Rigs and his partner (forget his name) were in the range and his partner was assessing Rigs' carry weapon he said "9mm High Power, Wide Ejection Port, High Capacity Magazine, blah blah". That always stuck with me as meaning Browning High Power. But it's been years since I watched the movie. But that photo, that's not a BHP. Shoulda checked IMBD, my bad.

Dnaltrop
October 29, 2012, 09:14 PM
I've not been "big" on modern guns, but I loved the Calico since "Spaceballs", and the Full-auto pistol in "Hard Boiled".

Didn't *really* want one till I found out they were now made in Oregon. (Support local Businesses!)

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

Big Mike
October 29, 2012, 09:23 PM
I don't now about "encourage", but who didn't want a Ruger P90 after watching Desperado? :)

Sergei Mosin
October 29, 2012, 09:40 PM
Magnum, P.I. makes me want a Colt Series 70.

Ignition Override
October 30, 2012, 02:57 AM
There is a website which depicts which guns are used in specific movies, or is it just movies with Enfields?
With about 400 titles in our bookmarks, can't identify it.

Halal Pork
October 30, 2012, 03:06 AM
Hal - Tough to argue with that but I would have sworn on a stack of Bibles that when Rigs and his partner (forget his name) were in the range and his partner was assessing Rigs' carry weapon he said "9mm High Power, Wide Ejection Port, High Capacity Magazine, blah blah". That always stuck with me as meaning Browning High Power. But it's been years since I watched the movie. But that photo, that's not a BHP. Shoulda checked IMBD, my bad.
I'm a big fan of the Hi Power and not at all a fan of the M9; so I probably zeroed in on that more than I would otherwise.

Saakee
October 30, 2012, 03:18 AM
I asked this question in an other format a fair bit ago: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=663651

bigfatdave
October 30, 2012, 03:53 AM
There is a website which depicts which guns are used in specific movies, or is it just movies with Enfields?http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Main_Page

justice06rr
October 30, 2012, 04:09 AM
Yes, some movies do inspire firearm sales.

Some that have me wanting to buy a certain gun are:

The H&K G36 that Tom Cruise used to shoot down a drone in MI3.

The Vector that Alice uses in Resident Evil Retribution.

And a 50BMG M82A1 thats used in many movies.

justice06rr
October 30, 2012, 04:10 AM
One more:

The Glock18 that Morpheus uses in Matrix 2!!!

Aaron1100us
October 30, 2012, 05:13 AM
My favorite movie gun has always been the dragunov. Wanted one since I first saw one in a movie long ago. Now I have one. Without ever seeing one on tv or in a movie, I probably wouldn't know what one was.

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evan price
October 30, 2012, 06:00 AM
I am quite ashamed to say that my desire for a Glock sprang directly from watching Freejack. There's not much that can wash away that stigma.

guyfromohio
October 30, 2012, 06:03 AM
As a long time gun enthusiast, I enjoy identifying the weapons used in film.

SharpsDressedMan
October 30, 2012, 06:33 AM
Along with many other gun interests, I am fascinated by gun choices for movies and books. It makes me wonder what depth of gun knowledge goes into selection for heroes and bad guys, and sometimes it adds heavily to the entertainment if a weapon choice is unusual, or important to the movie. Take "Quigley Down Under". The rifle is the co-star. I have more than a few movie guns, from Bond (Beretta 25, PPK, P99, Walther LP53, AR7) to "Raiders/Lost Ark" (S&W .45 Revolver & FN Hi Power) to a Shiloh Sharps. I am further fascinated that many of the weapons are truly fine guns, and exceptionally accurate and functional beyond what I would have thought them to be (I believe the average .32 PPK, for instance, is capable of head shots at 40-50 yards, if one could see and hold steady enough at that distance). I even got a Beretta Model 418 .25 to shoot inside a fist sized group at 32 yards. Every now and then you spot an unusual weapon, like Sean Bean's Browning BDM in "Goldeneye". You just don't see a Browning BDM too often! Entertainment for us gun enthusiast is heightened by interesting and unusal gun use in movies, and books, too. (Does anyone still read books?) :D http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05517.jpg

Batty67
October 30, 2012, 08:49 AM
UMP in Matrix 2. Oh, but you cannot get a real one, and even converting a USC to a almost UMP will set you back several grand...

Halal Pork
October 30, 2012, 09:50 AM
I almost bought an Enfield in college because I was obsessed with the movie Breaker Morant. My loss now that I look back on it.

guyfromohio
October 30, 2012, 09:57 AM
The Hammerli .22 in Point of No Return that kicked like a mule and sent people crashing through windows.

bergmen
October 30, 2012, 12:44 PM
From what I understand Colt re-started production of the Single Action Army as a direct result of the popularity of westerns during the 50s (TV and movies).

Dan

ConstitutionCowboy
October 30, 2012, 01:43 PM
Well, now, is there a gun that hasn't been featured in a movie?

Woody

psyopspec
October 30, 2012, 03:38 PM
Bond switched to the P99 in the middle of Tomorrow Never Dies. He was next seen carrying a PPK at the opening of Casino Royale. Since it's not a new gun to be associated with Daniel Craig or the reboot of the franchise (let alone the full Bond legacy) I doubt it will impact sales all that much.

Admittedly, I bought a PPK after being curious about them for years due in large part to the James Bond films. I returned it after 1 range trip. My particular sample was unreliable. You could definitely feel the recoil from the blowback operation, and it was heavy, big, and low capacity for what it was. Certainly an elegant looking gun though.

Saddlebag Preacher
October 30, 2012, 04:01 PM
The movie "Quick and the Dead", where one gunfighter had a Remington New Army cartridge conversion with a colt type ejector. I had Jay Strite of Kirst Conversions build me one.

Back in the 1980's when I was a young LEO, I just had to have a S&W 645 like Don Johnson in the TV show Miami Vice. I carried it on duty for a couple of years, but I hurt my back and it was so heavy on my gun belt, I bought a Glock 19 when they first came out. Wish I had kept that gun.

Leanwolf
October 30, 2012, 10:52 PM
BERGMEN - "From what I understand Colt re-started production of the Single Action Army as a direct result of the popularity of westerns during the 50s (TV and movies)."

True.

L.W.

jmr40
October 31, 2012, 11:45 AM
Not only single action revolvers, but all levers owe their popularity to cowboy movies. Lever guns were very rare in the old west. The most common guns weren't even invented until the late 1890's and were all but dead by the end of WW-1.

The cowboy movies of the 1920's-1970's needed props and they used Winchester 92's and 94's in movies set in the 1860's-1870's. Long before such guns even existed. It saved the 94's and all lever actions. Even our great grandfathers were heavily influenced by movies.

JohnBT
October 31, 2012, 05:31 PM
"Colt re-started production of the Single Action Army as a direct result of"

...seeing Ruger's success with the 1953 introduction of the Single-Six and the 1954 introduction of Great Western's copy of the SAA. Sure, cowboys were big, but Colt was slow to catch on.

Those early tv shows sold a lot of guns, and coonskin caps too.

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj80/JohnBT3/DSCN0210.jpg

aarondhgraham
October 31, 2012, 05:53 PM
I know of three people who have civilian versions of the FN P90 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_P90),,,
All of them say they first saw the gun on Stargate: Atlantis (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Stargate_Atlantis)

I myself must admit that my first exposure to the Beretta 85 Cheetah,,,
Was from the movie Death Wish 2 (http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Death_Wish_2).

It took me almost 30 years but I finally found and purchased a Model 85 and a Model 87.

So yeah, I believe movies influence people,,,
Or at least they expose people to different attractive guns.

Aarond

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Cactus Jack Arizona
October 31, 2012, 05:59 PM
To the original question asked by the OP: As for myself? No. Movies don't make me want any particular type of firearm. However, if they happen to use a type of firearm that I already have, that's cool.

My main issue is with openly anti-gun hollywood types. They hate guns and don't want anyone to have them, while at the same time they don't mind picking up and using guns to make their millions in movies. Hypocrites. :fire:

CajunBass
October 31, 2012, 06:08 PM
I've always wanted a Thompson, thanks to Sgt. Chip Saunders in "COMBAT!" I doubt I'll ever own one though.

Maybe a semi-auto version..........

flightsimmer
October 31, 2012, 09:57 PM
They are surprisingly heavy.

Storm
February 26, 2013, 12:05 PM
As a child, I wanted a MP-40, but ************ says no to peasants who want NFA.

As did I. I even had the Replica Model MP-40 in the early 70's. But, good news. Now that GSG has introduced the STG 44 in .22 the MP-40 is next to be released. If it is anything like the STG it is going to be really something, if only a .22.

As to guns and movies, well heck yeah. Harry Callahan, James Bond.....

Certaindeaf
February 26, 2013, 12:15 PM
I think Yentl prompted the purchase of many type 14 Nambu's.

OregonJohnny
February 26, 2013, 12:35 PM
I was a kid when the Lethal Weapon movies were new and popular. Mel Gibson's character "Riggs" makes such good use of his Beretta 92FS in the series, and it was the first time I took notice of any gun in a movie. It's also one of those rare movie moments when the gun in question is actually referred to by one of the main characters, much like Dirty Harry's .44 Magnum speech. Danny Glover's character Murtaugh asks to see Rigg's gun after they first get partnered up. Riggs says, "Be my guest," and he pulls it out, ejects the mag, clears the chamber and hands it to Murtaugh who looks it over while saying, "Nine millimeter Beretta, takes fifteen in the mag, one up the pipe, wide ejection port, no feed jams."

When I turned 25, I finally bought myself a NIB Italian-made Beretta 92FS. I can't quite shoot perfect smily faces into a head target at the 25-yard line like Riggs, but I'm getting there...;)

phillipduran
February 26, 2013, 12:45 PM
Video games sure do. Call of Duty has sold more ARs than Barack Obama.

I dunno. I think Obama has to be one of the best firearms salesman of all time. We should consider getting an award for him.

Njal Thorgeirsson
February 26, 2013, 01:01 PM
I can only speak for myself- but video games definitely influenced me a bit. I really liked Call of Duty 2 at the time (WWII setting), so i just couldn't help but want one of everything. My dad bought me a mosin as a result, and I just kept getting more WWII firearms after that. Never been all too interested in the modern tacticool stuff though. But beyond my first gun and general interest in WWII firearms, games and movies have not influenced my purchases.

LevelHead
February 26, 2013, 01:43 PM
Funny comment about Call of Duty. I recently bought that game (III). My kids and I were playing and in the first scene, the guy gets out of the Humvee in NYC and he picks up his M4 w/HaloSight and 3x Magnifier. My first response was - hey - I have the same gun! :)

OK so mine's not an A4, and it's NJ legal, but it does have the tactical charging handle and optics. :)

Sam Cade
February 26, 2013, 01:59 PM
Fun Fact:

The 92 "hero gun" carried by Riggs (in Lethal Weapon) is the same one wielded by McClane in Die Hard.

Black Butte
February 26, 2013, 02:14 PM
What's the movie that sold the S&W Model 29? Oh ya, James Bond Live and Let Die.

22-rimfire
February 26, 2013, 02:26 PM
Movies and TV shows certainly influence gun buying the same as they influence knife choices, clothing, and so forth. I believe companies like Coke or Pepsi actually pay the movie maker to use their product in a movie.

Westerns influenced many to buy single actions and 94 Winchesters.
Police movies may show case a certain gun like the S&W M29, Colt Python, Colt Diamondback, a contender in that one flick and so forth.
The hunting shows clearly feature certain guns especially Thompson Center BP's and the centerfire models.
Military movies feature ARs, AK's, and other similar rifles as well as the 1911 platform.

SharpsDressedMan
February 26, 2013, 04:16 PM
Yes, but not as much as our president!

PapaGrune
February 28, 2013, 12:34 AM
I have always wanted a 44 AutoMag. Dirty Harry strikes again in Sudden Impact

Arkansas Paul
March 13, 2013, 04:31 PM
I just watched "Looper" and now I want a Magnum Research BFR. :)

r1derbike
March 13, 2013, 11:15 PM
I think Yentl prompted the purchase of many type 14 Nambu's.HaHa! Brilliant!

It encourages wanting them!

Certaindeaf
March 13, 2013, 11:30 PM
^
Ha, you got it!

SabbathWolf
March 13, 2013, 11:44 PM
Fun Fact:

The 92 "hero gun" carried by Riggs (in Lethal Weapon) is the same one wielded by McClane in Die Hard.
I haven't seen either movie in a long time, but I could have sworn it was a Glock in Die Hard?
Maybe not....?

As far as movies go though, I always wanted a real HK MP5....


EDIT: I just looked it up. You're right. I'm wrong. I'll shut up now......lol

Rockwolf66
March 13, 2013, 11:46 PM
Since Terminator 2 I have wanted a Handheld Mini-gun. Thankfully "Old Painless" is one of what six transferable M134 mini-guns in the US. I just have to track down who bought it after Stenbridge when under and find out how much it would take for them to part with it.

SigSour
March 13, 2013, 11:50 PM
In the game "Sniper Elite V2" one of the sniper rifles is a Mosin Nagant - I recalled seeing one at my local gun store just a week earlier for about $100 - the following weekend I went back and got one....:)

Ehtereon11B
March 14, 2013, 12:42 AM
Only one firearm I consider a "Movie gun:" Walther P99 from Tomorrow Never Dies and the World is Not Enough. "Ah the new Walther. I asked Q to get me one of these." Only difference is I bought mine in .40S&W. And second generation.

Fishslayer
March 14, 2013, 02:35 AM
I was actually thoroughly in lust with the BHP long before Serpico came out. Still don't own one but I will someday.;)

"You expecting an army?"

"No. Just a division." :D

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