Has a movie ever inspired you to buy a certain firearm?

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by mckrackaraheem, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. mckrackaraheem

    mckrackaraheem New Member

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    How about a picture thread on this one!

    Have you ever fallen in love with a firearm in a movie that made you go out and buy it? Give some examples.

    I bought a HK USP 45 once after seeing it used in Collateral by Tom Cruise, it was used by former law enforcement and beat up pretty badly. I couldn't handle seeing the shape it was in so I traded it oddly enough for a Sig 250 also used by Cruise in Night and Day. Ended up trading that too. No more Tom Cruise endorsed firearms.
     

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  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Dirty Harry created a run on the .44 magnum.
     

  3. deathkricket

    deathkricket New Member

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    X-Files inspired me to buy my first Glock.
     
  4. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    I've always wanted a PPK like Bond....
    My DW wants a cross bow...guess which show.....!
     
  5. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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  6. TruggieTex

    TruggieTex New Member

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    Sorry, Dear Wife...
     
  7. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    I haven't been able to afford one yet.... but Bad Boys made me want a COP
     

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  8. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A what? That looks like an old pepper box. I like it.
     
  9. FrontierTCB

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    John Wayne movies made me always want a large loop lever gun, but I have only owned the regular style to date.

    I remember Mel Gibson and Lethal Weapon really making the Beretta 9's fly off the shelves.
     
  10. MoHawk

    MoHawk New Member

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    Terminator 2 made me want a Winchester Lever-action 12 gauge.
     

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  11. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wasn't his ten gauge?
     
  12. otisthecat

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    I've been looking for a porcelain Glock 7 for years, but it has proven to be elusive... Apparently they cost quite a bit (more than you make in a month), so it would be tough to justify the expense anyway;)
     
  13. Quentin

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    Yeah, Dirty Harry got me hot to buy a S&W Model 29. But after shooting the .44Mag I went with their .357, the Model 19. Blue and 6.5" barrel, it was almost a dead ringer and made more sense to me. I almost got the 27 instead but liked how the 19 handled.

    Also countless movies pushed me toward the lever action rifle, Luger and Colt 1911.

    Never been sorry I bought a gun I loved!
     
  14. MoHawk

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    I don't honestly know. I always just assumed it was a 12 gauge. :eek:
     
  15. indy36

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    Pulp Fiction made me realize I wanted a suppressed Mac-10. image-2499609790.jpg
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    3000 Miles To Graceland and Jurassic Park made me want a SPAS-12. image-2436013084.jpg
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    Heat made me want a Galil. image-1899046713.jpg
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    Romeo and Juliet made me want a garish gold plated gun. image-1153172940.jpg
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    The Professional made me want a compensated Beretta. image-1667639154.jpg
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    Pulp Fiction made me want a nickel plated Star model B in 9mm like Jules. image-4294525333.jpg

    Indiana Jones made me want a Webley Mark IV service revolver. image-3990910240.jpg
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  16. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Jesse Ventura sporting a minigun in predator. :drool:
     

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  17. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Indiana Jones is not aiming one of those "British Boat anchors". He has the S&W .38-44 HD circa 1930-1961. This was the most powerful handgun of the day. The S&W .38-44 Heavy Duty was developed for law enforcement to shoot through automobiles.:)
    Note the light shining through the empty chambers.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    Jeremiah Johnson made me buy a "Hawken" gun, well mine was made by TC but close enough!
     
  19. indy36

    indy36 New Member

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    What about here? Is that not a Webley? It looks break top. image-2468141750.jpg

    "By 1938, Jones carried a commercially-available British Webley "WG" Army Model .455 caliber revolver during his trip to find his missing father and recover the Holy Grail. (Note: While some written accounts indicate the model to be a Webley Mark VI, recent research and DVD screen captures prove that the 'screen used' pistol was the "WG" Army.)"

    You are correct that he did use a S&W, I stand corrected.

    "His weapon of choice was a large Smith and Wesson Revolver ('N' frame type) with a shortened barrel[1]. In Raiders of the Lost Ark Jones packs a .45 caliber S&W M1917, for the trip to Peru, which he ends up surrendering to Belloq; then in Cairo he uses a S&W 'Hand Ejector, Second Model' (also referred to as the 'Hand Ejector 2' or 'HE2') to dispatch the menacing Arab Swordsman."
     
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