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Name some Spy/James Bond handguns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Armed012002, Sep 13, 2010.

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  1. Armed012002

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    I find myself from time to time looking at a handgun and thinking it would be a choice of James Bond or some spy type.

    What are your choices for small, concealable, and sexy handguns?

    My picks:

    H&K P7M8

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    Of course: Walther PPK

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    Bond's (Brosnan era) P99, and my personal favorite, a Beretta Model 71 .22 :) [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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    This is the one from the movie poster

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    Walther P5---one of my favorite pistols.
     
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    Seventrees' ASP

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    Bond has also used the following handguns over time:

    Walther P99 .40S&W (current MI6 issue)
    Beretta Mdl 418 in .25ACP
    Walther PPK in .32ACP
    S&W M66 in .357 Magnum
     
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    One of these in Goldfinger:

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    The original Bond gun was a .25 cal. Beretta. He was ordered to give it up in lieu of the Walther PPK.
     
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    Rohrbaugh came to mind, but the long DAO trigger just doesn't seem to fit with the steely control of the mythical secret agent and his need for speed and accuracy.

    9mmepiphany, I actually got to fondle an ASP once. Very nice. Very impressive piece of history.
     
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    Agent 99 with her SIG P232 looked a LOT better then bond did with any of those :)
     
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    Yup, in the early novels up to Dr. No it was the Beretta 418. He used two of them over the years. In the movie Dr. No that is actually a Beretta 34/35 that Bond hands over to M. Below is the base Beretta 418 that Bond modified for his own use shown next to a pipe lighter for scale. I own two 418, one a 1946 and the other a 1953 (shown below), which coincidentally are pretty close to the years that Bond acquired his.
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    My Bond would use a Walther PPS. I never found the P99 to be a practical choice. The P99C would have been good (especially with a spare extended 15 round mag or two for more heavy duty work) but that gun didn't yet exist when they went to the full size P99. I could also see Bond carrying a Rohrbaugh for deeper cover work.

    BTW, the suppressed Beretta 70S in .22LR shown above was long a favorite in the intelligence community.
     
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    That P7M8 definitely looks the part, but after having handled one, that springy safety ... thingie in the front really kills my Mojo when I tried gripping it.
     
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    That's the closest I've come too...it was in a LGS, but I just couldn't handle what they were asking...it was more than my mortgage.

    Many features that we take for granted started with the ASP...hard to believe a military request begat this gun
     
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    That isn't the safety, you depress it to cock the striker. it is usually referred to as the cocking handle or lever
     
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    How about a Luger, or a Makarov ?
     
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    Does anyone know what gun Liam Neeson used in "Taken"?
     
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    Was it a Hi power, for some reason that's what came to mind.
     
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    Very cool link, digsigs. Thanks.
     
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    Regarding the ASP, one might get themselves a S&W Ladysmith, and find someone to make some black micarta grips with some plexiglas in them. The combination wouldn't look exactly like an ASP, but in performance, size, and handling, you could get it close for about $3K less.
     
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    That's amusing because the 3914 is S&W's factory interpretation of the ASP, just as their 469 (now 6904) was their version of the DEVEL (custom cut-down M59)

    Many knowledgeable shooters consider the Kahr line the successors to the ASP legacy

    So I'm thinking the modern Bond would carry a Kahr MK9 (steel) or PM9 (polymer)
     
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    I think a Taurus 709 or 740 Slim would be a great looking gun for a spy character to carry.

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