When you think of your favorite movies, you’re probably not pondering that amazing kiss or the scenery. Those may be nice, but they’re nothing compared to the flat-out badass guns that can be seen in movies through the years.
While many of these will be familiar, let’s take a trip down memory lane and see which of the heroes (and villains!) you remember from these Hollywood extravaganzas of lead. From James Bond to Predator to Scarface — say hello to our little friends.
These are the firearms that made you want to hit the shooting range . . . even if you didn’t have a vintage Batman gun to shoot.
Starting off the list is one of the tiniest cinematic marvels that really packs a punch: the Noisy Cricket from Men in Black. Will Smith is the first one to try out this mini space-shooter and is pretty darn shocked when it knocks him on his rear with the first shot. Of course, this isn’t a gun that you can go purchase at your local gun mart (alien tech!), but it seems like an incredibly cool way to introduce someone to the fact that we’re not alone in the universe!
Pulled from the depths of the Smith & Wesson line, the .44 Magnum 29 hand cannon was on the verge of being discontinued before Clint Eastwood pulled it from obscurity. His famous speech: “Uh uh. I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well to tell you the truth in all this excitement I kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and would blow your head clean off, you’ve gotta ask yourself one question: ‘Do I feel lucky?’ Well, do ya, punk?” Let’s just say it doesn’t get much more badass than Dirty Harry in the 70s.
While far from a cinematic masterpiece, Scarface has some pretty amazing visuals. One of the best was Al Pacino’s character Tony Montana and his M161-A assault rifle with a cooler-than-cool M-203 grenade launcher thrown in just for kicks and giggles. Tony’s flawless delivery of his iconic line: “Say hello to my little friend”, right before he made mincemeat of the room with the rocket launcher continues to grace t-shirts and other swag today — more than 35 years after the movie debuted in 1983.
Bond, James Bond
The classy and compact Walther PPK gun is a staple in the James Bond series of films, but did you know that it was actually developed for German military personnel in the 1920s? From Sean Connery to Daniel Craig, every major Bond character has carried this emblematic little pistol. The double-action system is much better served being pulled from a hidden spot on Bond’s body than being used by secret police, methinks.
These are just a few of the most famous guns in cinematic history. Stay tuned for part two of this series — coming soon!
~ Firearm Daily