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Please watch TREMORS the series....if ratings continue...2nd season possible

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DualBerettas, Nov 15, 2003.

  1. DualBerettas

    DualBerettas Well-Known Member

  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

    Need to see some gun-related content...
  3. Mark Tyson

    Mark Tyson Well-Known Member


    Let's list the guns of Burt Gummer, penultimate survivalist of the Tremors series and movies. The ones that I recall include:

    A bolt action .375 H&H magnum with wood furniture - a fairly good choice for hunting big animals, maybe you big game hunters could chime in on this one.
    Burt gives two guns in this caliber, in side-by-side configuration, to his partners in the 2nd movie.
    "I got something that'll calm him down: 375 H and H mag!"

    A LAR Grizzly .50 BMG caliber single shot rifle - one of the more economical .50's out there, this gun is featured in Tremors 2.

    A Barrett 82 .50 BMG - the big daddy of .50 BMG rifles and one of the few semi-autos out there. Some say it's not accurate enough out of the box but a man with Burt's financial resources could afford any level of customization necessary to bring it up to par. If you can get over the implausibility of Burt firing the gun off-hand(it doesn't even appear to have a bipod on it!) this is a pretty good choice for killing whale-sized man eating monsters.

    A stainless steel .50 Desert Eagle - an overused gun as far as movie props go, but not quite as absurd given the animals Burt Gummer is facing.

    In the 2nd and 3rd movies Burt carries some kind of stainless steel automatic sidearm - possibly a Taurus.

    In the first movie, Gummer uses what appears to be a 4 bore side-by-side elephant gun to deliver the coup de grace to the monster that invades his basement. "Broke into the wrong ******* recroom didn't you?!"

    Burt briefly uses what looks like an HK91 in one episode in the series to kill one of the heat-seeking monsters, though I can't remember which one.

    A generic selective fire M-16/AR-15 type rifle with a collapsible stock is used in at least 2 episodes.

    Last edited: Nov 15, 2003
  4. Nightfall

    Nightfall Well-Known Member

    Just to throw fuel into the fire:

    Michael Gross, the actor who plays Burt Gummer, is on the list of anti-gun celebrities.
  5. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Coincidence, I just saw this for the first time last night. It was mildly entertaining. One interesting part though was where they run out of ammo and have to raid some guy's collection of antique muzzle loaders before the creatures attack. Since these weapons are hardly rapid fire capable, they get a bunch of the local kids and setup volley fire on the creatures. Pretty cool!
  6. DualBerettas

    DualBerettas Well-Known Member

    Nightfall he has changed, ever since going through the Tremors movies and the series...he used to belong to Brady...but then joined the NRA. Heard him say this in an interview.

    He also owns some guns and has prepared himself for earthquakes so he has some survival gear.

    His politics have changed A LOT since that list came out.

    Burt has a Desert Eagle in #1 and #3. In #2 he has a pair of INOX DUAL Berettas:D

    In #2 he says...not shotguns...double rifles, 480 (or was it 460) Richards, .375 H and H mag,...KNOCK down power up the ying yang...TREAT them well.....but hold 'em good and tight to your shoulder or you'll break your collar bone.

    Blows a shrieker to have with the grizzly .50BMG...

    Earl: "You smoked his azz"
    Burt: "Doin' what I can with what I got"

    All three movies and the series have quotes that us gun enthusiasts love as well as questioning the gov.

    One more quote then i'll stop (YOU REALLY should see these movies and watch the series on Sci Fi)

    Burt: "The reason I'm out of 9mm rounds is because I was not fully briefed...AND the reason for that is...this mission was NOT PROPERLY RESEARCHED. If certain people, had bothered to gather intelligence on the creatures before...BUMBLING into the situation...we wouldn't be out here with single shot big bores when we should be packing FULL AUTO....PREFERABLY BELT FED!!!!!!"

  7. Dave R

    Dave R Well-Known Member

    I think I'm gonna start a new tradition and do mindless reloading tasks during Tremors, the Series. Hand-priming or chamfering or something. After all, reloading has been an important plot device in the show.

    In the first movie, vibrations from Burt's tumbler bring the Graboid to the Rec room.

    In the series, there's an episode where some folks get locked in his basement. He talks them through the process of using a kinetic bullet puller to take some cartridges apart and make an explosive charge to to blow the door free. Shown with proper technique, too!

    Its kinda like, you have to fondle your Garand during "Band of Brothers" (if you have one.) I have to use my reloading gear during Tremors.
  8. Daedalus

    Daedalus Well-Known Member

    When is this show on and what channel?
  9. MAKOwner

    MAKOwner Well-Known Member

    I thought it was already cancelled. Is that incorrect, or have the re-runs been getting enough viewers that they are debating bringing it back to life?

    I loved it, seen all the episodes. Not as good as the movies, noticeably more cheesy/lowbudget (and they were already cheesy/lowbudget so...) but I still liked it. My favorite episode is the one where the shriekers get away from that stupid training experiment and everyone runs to Burt's place for cover. Where he arms a couple of them and they promptly gun down somwhere around a dozen, oh yeah!!

    Burt is my own personal hero, lol...

    To Burt: "Burt, anyone ever tell you you give a whole meaning to the word Overkill???"
    Burt: "When you need it, and don't have it, you sing a different tune..."

    I also love it how the liberals/animal rights freaks usually end up either eating Crow, or getting eaten themselves in the series. Fitting...
  10. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Well-Known Member

    Michael Gross on guns:

    Sci Fi Channel live chat, 4/10/2003

    Further, Gross is CURRENTLY on the Brady Campaign national committee.

    His anti-gun views go back for decades.

    WASHINGTON POST 11/27/88

    From a 2001 interview:
  11. semf

    semf member

    O K so he's pro-gun as long as it is on his approved gun list.
    I don't see how you could an NRA supporting Bradyite that would be as ridiculous as PETA buying stock in a steak restaurant
  12. BluesBear

    BluesBear member

    Note quite, that makes him an Enigmatic Oxymoron.
  13. Sergeant Bob

    Sergeant Bob Well-Known Member

    Ya mean like Outback Sprouthouse?:D
  14. Mark Tyson

    Mark Tyson Well-Known Member

    Here's more Michael Gross:

    By the way, on the movie website it lists the guns used in Tremors 2 as a Wesley Richards 480 and a 375 caliber h&H mag(these are the ones given to Burt's partners).

    Let me say that it's the character of Burt Gummer we love, not the actor who plays him. There's a little Burt in all of us . . .
  15. Andrew Rothman

    Andrew Rothman Well-Known Member

    Too bad Gross sees Burt not as a responsible, self-sufficient character, but a paranoid psycho.
  16. Hatchett

    Hatchett Well-Known Member

    He also used a very large revolver in one episode. I think it was a Dan Wesson .445 SuperMag.

    I thought Tremors was already cancelled?
  17. Baba Louie

    Baba Louie Well-Known Member

    "I can't believe I ran out of ammunition. That has NEVER happened before!"
    (or words to that effect...)

  18. Dave R

    Dave R Well-Known Member

    Ahh, but the show keeps proving Burt right...

    Even in the 2nd movie, one of the Characters says "We'll have to stop teasing you about your lifestyle..."

    Sure, Burt is a caricature. The character is an exaggeration. But he's always the one who bails everyone else out...

    Just a thought.
  19. MAKOwner

    MAKOwner Well-Known Member

    Yes, I've noticed that as much as they make him out to be a paranoid nut, and many jokes are at his paranoid expense, he is proven right time after time and his doubters come off with egg on their face... Burt saves the day every damn time...
  20. DualBerettas

    DualBerettas Well-Known Member

    Burt is slowly changing...he was more anti gun...now he owns guns and said he had a blast shooting that dual .50BMG turret mount..

    his views are slowly coming around and he has also said he is NOT a fan of big government...if he actually WAS like the Tremors character and DID have all of those convictions...why would he say that in an interview...?

    Sci FI channel....

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