Saturday, 17 October 2009

Hand Guns In Movies

By now I'm sure you've seen the movies in which a gun can fire off 50 rounds but when a clear point blank shot of the villain is available the heroes gun goes 'click' known in the business as 'A dead man's click' as any pro like myself counts how many bullets you shoot. Old Knudsen advancing in years does have to call over to the enemy and ask "Did Old Knudsen just fire 5 or 6 times?"

In the movie Mr and Mrs Smith Angelina complains that Brad hands her the small gun, she says 'I get the gurl gun?' In the above picture you can see he took the gurly gun to shut her up.

In fire fights everyone may have the same weapon but the good guy or a females gun will always sound less powerful for some reason.


From the old black and white American cop movies the police usually had little snubbed nosed 38 specials .

Later these became the cliched back up weapon every cop has doon his trouser leg.


In the 80's Dirty Harry helped sales for the 44 magnum which was as big as Old Knudsen's lad.


Until then most automatic pistols were the 1911 Colt 45 which are still as good today as when they first came out with very little modification. They were just bulky and not sexy enough for the hip new audience.

In the mid 80's with government issue weapons changing contracts the 9mm Beretta was the good guy gun.

Die Hard and Lethal Weapon made it a weapon for heroes.


I loved the lines in the 1992 film 'Kuffs' as said by Christian Slater when he goes to buy a gun:

I'm looking for a really big gun which holds a lot of bullets.
Gun Salesman: God bless you, young man.
George Kuffs: [to the camera] I always wanted a gun...
Gun Salesman : Is this what you had in mind? It's a 9mm Beretta. 15 in the clip, 1 in the pipe.
George Kuffs: Got one that holds more?
Gun Salesman: No.
George Kuffs:I'll take two

Without getting into the whole why did James Bond carry a crappy PPK for years I shall continue though Brosnan did change for a Walther P99.

The evil sounding Glocks became cool because it was made out of synthetic polymers and not steel, whoop de doo and now everyone using them including the FBI, IRS , LAPD the English police (when they are allowed) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.


Interchangeable with the Glocks has been the Sig-Sauer, even Detective Lieutenant John McClane has swapped his 9mm Beretta for one in the last and quite crap Die Hard for more than 4 hours you call a doctor but its not free film this Sig-Sauer is simply known as a P220. Old Knudsen can't keep up with all the numbers its just like all the cars that now look the same.


Scully with her Sig-Sauer 226 increasing the sexiness of weapons 10 fold. Remember its not guns that kill people, its the bullets they fire.

7 comments:

Fat Sparrow said...

I'm sorry... You were saying? I was busy looking at Brad Pitt's package rubbing up against his packaging.

Although I do love the look on Stallone's face; "Why is mine so small?"

And then I was distracted again by Scully, lovely Scully.

I think you should end every blog post with pictures of Scully. I can send you some, if you're out.

MJ said...

Canadians know nothing of this topic.

63mago said...

You missed the Luger?

Old Knudsen said...

fat sparrow you disgust me pick a gender for Gog's sake!

mj bullets are the things Americans fire at Canadians.

mago While it is a nice weapon it has not been in enough blockbuster films to be included its just a hun gun as opposed to a hand gun.

Fat Sparrow said...

So you're saying I can only have one at a time?

expat@large said...

Sparra: Stalone's is so small because of the all the steroids he took which have shrunk his package.

I must say that's a nice shirt Rafe Fines is wearing, wonder what tie to go with that?

Guns! I'm all fired up!

Donn w/2nz said...

If Canadians were allowed to have handguns we'd go crazy!
It'd be like "passive-aggressive THIS mofo!"