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varmint_hunter 12-16-2008 01:27 AM

Fun Question about Guns in Movies
Why is it that when you're watching the movies, the VAST majority of handguns are 1911's.

Example - Pulp fiction, travolta and jackson both carried 'em.
Just watching james bond on tv and the bad guy carries, of course, a 1911.

If you haven't noticed it, keep your eye out. I think you'll agree.

The point is, the 1911 may be a great gun, but they're expensive a complicated.

My friends that carry either go with a wheel gun, G19, or some sort of glock. One oddball buddy carries a S&W 45cal semi auto, but not a 1911.

Just a fun point, cant wait to hear your responses.

Dillinger 12-16-2008 01:41 AM

1911's are neither expensive nor complicated. As with anything, they can cost more than other products that perform a similiar function. However, don't buy a Mazda in red and tell me it with run like a Ferrari.

The reason you are seeing more of them in film is that they are making another comback. The platform started back before the turn of the century and has had several moments in the sun.

Quality never goes out of style.

As for what your buddies carry, come see me when they have their 100th year of service Commemorative Editions.:rolleyes:


freefall 12-16-2008 05:23 AM

you see 1911s in movies because even wusses recognize them as serious weapons and those in the know know how seriously cool they are.

Mark F 12-16-2008 12:13 PM

That's not really true. I didn't see any 1911's in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in the Matrix, or any of the Terminators, and so on... I think you happened to spot a 1911 then instinctively began seeing them more often. This phenomenon applies to everything. Try it, start looking for White Ford 150's or black Chevy Tahoe's, or even Desert Eagles, you will be amazed...

Dillinger 12-16-2008 01:30 PM


Originally Posted by Mark F (Post 56043)
I didn't see any 1911's in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, ...

Not true, after the couple rushes home from the "dinner" and gets in the accident in the front drive, Brad Pitt sneaks in the upstairs window, opens a cool slide poster thing and "unwraps" what appears to be an old VHS case of tapes to get a 1911 with silencer and loaded clip. Then he proceeds to stalk Angie around the house until she blasts the crap out of the wall next to the stairs...then all hell breaks loose and the fight scene begins...


Southern6er 12-16-2008 02:47 PM

Brad Pitt also carried a 1911 in Seven. :D

Missouri_1 12-18-2008 12:44 AM

This site tells all the guns used in movies. It's a pretty cool site.

Someone told me about it while I was trying to find the rifle that was in the movie: Quigley Down Under.

gorknoids 12-18-2008 01:00 AM

Not very well researched. AMC made the Gremlin and the Pacer, not the AutoMag. :D

SGT-MILLER 12-18-2008 03:52 AM

Mark F posted:

That's not really true. I didn't see any 1911's in Mr. & Mrs. Smith, in the Matrix, or any of the Terminators, and so on...
In Terminator 2 when Arnold says his "Hast La Vista, baby" line, he is pointing a nice generic-model 1911 pistol at the frozen T-1000 bad guy. He was holding the 1911 through that scene and through a few scenes later when the bad guy knocks it out of his hand.

.................yeah....I know......I shouldn't know movies as well as

I do also know that Steven Seagal favored the 1911 platform on a few of his old late 80s/early 90s action flicks. "Under Siege" is a good one because he was glorifying the infamous "press check" on the 1911

Mark F 12-22-2008 10:48 AM

WELL, I guess I need to LOOK at those guns a little closer from now on...

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