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Guns you'd LIKE to see in movies?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Nightcrawler, Nov 27, 2003.

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  1. Nightcrawler

    Nightcrawler Member

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    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



    More will come later...
     
  2. duckfoot

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    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
     
  3. cool45auto

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    Hey now!:neener:
     
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    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!
     
  5. Bulldozer

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    Revolvers in Films

    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
     
  6. Gordon Fink

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    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
     
  7. Mastrogiacomo

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Anything that's a bit odd or retro is great...

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


    :p
     
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    Way of the Gun was just awesome in general. Lots of cool guns and good techniques.
     
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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    HK VP70M in burst mode.
     
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    An old episode of Tour of Duty had the CIA guy with an M-14. Really stood out when he shot it.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    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
     
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    -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).
     
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    A Prayer for the Dying is the Rourke/Hoskins movie.

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

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    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"
     
  24. Checkman

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    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.
     
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    Payback

    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.
     
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