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Hollywood & Your Guns ???

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by David, Mar 23, 2005.

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  1. David

    David Member

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    Has a Hollywood movie or TV show ever influenced your purchase of a firearm?

    For example, since Jack Bauer of FOX's 24 uses a Sig or HK pistol (depending on the season), have you purchased the same Sig or HK this character uses?

    Myself?

    I was thinking of trading my S&W PC627 8 shot short-barrel .357 mag for another gun at my local gun shop, when I watched Clint Eastwood's movie "Blood Work." Since the S&W PC627 is one of the "stars" of that movie, and it was so darn cool in the movie, I decided to keep my PC 627, and not to trade it.

    :neener: :uhoh: :neener:

    So, has a Hollywood movie or TV show ever influenced any of your gun purchases?
     
  2. sig&wesson

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    i like to watch movies with guns especially if the guns are sharing the spotlight im a real stickler for realism though no matter what i watch i look for reloading effects the blast has etc... i did look for steven segals guns from his movie foriener on here a few months ago and since ive been watching the shield i really really like and want an older model smith 4506 stainless with adjustable sights but ive not baught a gun yet because of a movie or show.
     
  3. El Tejon

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    Former gun shoppe clerk: everyone must answer "yes." :p
     
  4. Zach S

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    Not that I know of. There may be a possibilty of DOTD persuading me to replace the SG I traded, but I planned to do that anyway. IIRC I had it ordered the weekend before I saw it, and picked it up the following friday.

    I cant buy the guns that movies really make me want, I either cant afford them or they were made sometime after May 19, 1986...
     
  5. waktasz

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    I got a pair of the pistols Christian Bale used in 'Equilibrium'
     
  6. Mad Man

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    Not necessarily firearms, but I'm still trying to find a light saber and a Minbari fighting pike.
     
  7. BerettaNut92

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    Resident Evil made me get a G36 with grenade launcher.

    Tee hee hee!
     
  8. nomadboi

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    waktasz: Hrm? A pair of select fire compensated Berettas which shape the muzzle flash into a crosshairs kinda pattern?

    Yeah yeah, tell me you have the mechanized in-the-sleeve reloading mechanism with spare mags and I'll be really impressed. ;)
     
  9. bratch

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    I already had it but seeing my Kimber in Hostage made me smile.
     
  10. yorec

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    NO. The telly has nothing to do with the research I do on each of my firearm purchases... :scrutiny:
     
  11. del4

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    I was going to get one anyway. But, "Saving Private Ryan" motivated me to get off my butt and get my CMP M1.
     
  12. Cosmoline

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    No, but I'm always interested when firearms I recognize show up on screen. Too many action movies use the inevitable military firearms. What I'm particularly interested in are vintage revolvers and unusual pieces. Such as "Hard Boiled," where the characters in once scene have a shootout using a Thompson-Center and a Ruger GP-100.
     
  13. El Tejon

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    You guys must be the ONLY people about that are not influenced by television or movies. That's all I heard for 4 years--"I want a shotgun like Steven McQueen that goes clack-clack." "I want something like the Joker had in Batman." "I want Dirty Harry's gun." "I want a Glock 7." on and on and on. :scrutiny:

    Of course, we are dealing with the hardcore gun nuts here who knew what guns they were going to buy before they were old enough to go to movies by themselves. :D
     
  14. one45auto

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    Has Hollywood ever influenced my buying? No, I can't honestly say that it ever has.

    Gun shows and firearm related magazines, on the other hand.... :D
     
  15. jlwatts3

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    Does Shooting USA count?
     
  16. P95Carry

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    Having just watched a segment of History Channel on ''magnums'' - they reckoned that Smith sales of .44 Mags went rapidly thru the roof after ''Dirty Harry'' (and the follow-up movie) - and lasted for about 5 years - this was back in early 70's.

    For myself - no, don't think any obvious influence. More effect I'd say from seeing what shooting buddies have had - and I have tried - leading sometimes to the inevitable and often expensive ''I want one''!!! :p
     
  17. Cosmoline

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    I think that's the key. A lot of folks who have less exposure to real-life firearms are more apt to focus on what movie characters use.
     
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    Well, let's see. I was totally enamored with "The Rifleman", so I asked Santa for a Red Ryder bb gun. I was one happy boy when I got it, too.
    So I guess you could say Hollywood inspired me to become a gun owner.
    BTW, the next time I got a gun for X-mas, it was a levergun. This time Santa moved me up to a BL-22. :)
    -David
     
  19. Rexrider

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    Now seriously, who didn't want a Beretta 92 after seeing Lethal Weapon?

    Nope, not me. Not one bit. Not even a little. Well....maybe a little bit. Okay, maybe somewhat.








    Alright alright. Enough all ready. Yeah, I bought one. :D
     
  20. Cowgunner

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    I wanted one of those ultra high no limit AK-47 magazines that just feed on and on and on and on and on and on and on........
     
  21. Zach S

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    Kind of ironic, since Richard Donner is an anti...
     
  22. Shipwreck

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    I will admit that when I got my 2nd 1911, I got a Springfield model that was very close to the two-tone 1911 w/ comp used on Nash Bridges. He had a colt that was custom built from what I read in they official website, but my Springfield looks almost like it :)
     
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    Winchester 1887 shotgun after seeing Ahnuld use one in T2


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    Oh yeah... there was a rumor that they were making a P90 in semi-auto. That would be a fun toy but expensive to run considering the price of 5.7mm.
     
  24. Chupacabra

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    Who wouldn't want Quigley's rifle?!

    :D
     
  25. Erinyes

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    Hollywood inspired? No. However, I am on a quest to acquire one example of every handgun used in Cowboy Bebop. Already have the Hi-Power on layaway, a shop near me has a LNIB IMI Jericho 941 (even has the .41AE parts), and Glock 30s and Beretta 92FSs are plentiful here. Just have to find a Walther P99 and a Ruger P85.
     
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