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Ever wanted a gun because of a movie?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by rainman33, Jan 13, 2018 at 6:51 PM.

  1. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    Maybe not so much in the distant past, but currently, marketing is everything. Gunmakers, coffee brewer makers, car manufacturers, clothiers, and every other thing that you can buy is sold hard to producers.

    Media presence is everything, marketing works, and anyone saying "No" is just plain wrong, unless they never watch TV or go to movies.

    For example, I have a coffee maker like this one:
    https://www.amazon.com/Cuisinart-DC...11357&sr=8-6&keywords=cuisinart+coffee+makers

    If you watch TV with any regularity, you'll see that coffee make on the counter tops on kitchens in many shows, including Big Bang Theory, Life in Pieces, (formerly) 2 1/2 Men, and Mike and Molly, just for starters.

    It's subliminal, but it works. Cuisinart sells more of those coffee makers due to exposure, and it's the same with gun manufacturers. They have sales people dedicated to product placement, and it works.

    Does anyone notice the number of posts referencing Beretta? Why not CZ? CZ's are in the hands of more military's and law enforcers around the world than any other brand, yet no one says CZ. Why? They don't have to bother with civilian sales in that respect. They already have the bulk of the world market.

    I own a stainless 1911 due to the movie "Sin City." A 5" Ruger GP100 due to "Walking Dead". (I know it's a Python. Not payin' the price.). And there have been others.
     
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    0502116F-301A-4B44-A969-1B77B39AF60F.jpeg 2.5” Colt Diamondback - “Bullitt”.
     
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    AR - Because all 80’s action/war movies.

    Beretta 92 - Lethal Weapon mostly but Die Hard helped. Haven’t bought it yet.

    F-16 - Iron Eagle. Mental note for another life.
     
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    I wanted a Beretta 92 after Die Hard and Lethal weapon movies, I shot one and decided it was ok but not for me, I ended up with several CZ's.
     
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    Yes I believe you are correct! Forgot about Laura Croft.
     
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    ScarFace88 I swear I had something for this...

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    S&W 29-2

    Shiloh Sharps Quigley rifle in 45/110 (I didn't get it but, my former boss has one in 45/110 and in 45/70)

    Also wanted a Hawken 50 (Jeremiah Johnson)
     
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    This thread would be more interesting if it was, did you ever buy a gun because...
     
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    Colt SAA.
    grew up in the fifties and sixties, westerns were my #1 entertainment.
     
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    After re-thinking this question I recall I did have a hankering for a S&W 645 when Sonny adopted one on Miami Vice. The Bren was too much trouble and effort. I followed up with a 4506. Sadly, both are long gone.


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    James Bond’s Walther PPK. But it’s an underpowered POS.

    Charles Bronson’s Wildey Magnum. But not for $3k.

    Desert Eagle featured in many movies, but I’m not sure on the practical use of 50 AE. I have a 44 Mag.




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  14. jame

    jame I don't even know....what I'm doing here....

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    I tried a 92 as well, but they're plain too big for me. Like you, I have a CZ now. All of the agencies and military's can't be wrong.
     
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    After watching Tears of the Sun, I wanted an H&K Mk23 but it was out of my budget, so I settled for a USP45.

    I bought a S&W 4506 because of Miami Vice, but I later sold it because it was too damn heavy to carry. After watching this scene in Street Kings, I had to get another one. :supergrin:


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUzJlkT4Iz8
     
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    Colt AR-15 SP1=First Blood
    Beretta 92F/FS=Lethal Weapon
    SPAS-12=The Terminator
    Smith & Wesson Model 29=Dirty Harry
    Polytech Legend=Navy SEALs
    M1 Garand=The Dirty Dozen
    M1A1 Thompson=Kelly’s Heroes
    FN FAL=Red Dawn


    None have been acquired. (Not counting a modern 92FS which has many changes I despise)
     
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    I bought a Ruger Vaquero after seeing Tombstone.
     
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    Not really because of a movie, but I did because of certain authors. Remember when people used to read?

    Elmer Keith: S&W M29
    Bill Jordan: S&W M19, M37, M27
    Skeeter Skelton: S&W M27, Walther PPK, Ruger Blackhawk, Colt SAA
    Col. Charles Askins: S&W M39-2
    Col. Rex Applegate: S&W Centennial
    Col. Jeff Cooper: Colt 1911, Browning HP, CZ75B, Star PD .45, Ruger 22 Auto, S&W M29, S&W “.357” Magnum, S&W 22 Kit Gun, S&W M60, Ruger Super Blackhawk, Ruger Bearcat

    Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to afford all of those?

    All these years later, and I still haven’t been able to own them all, and I doubt I will.
     
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    I have wanted every single gun I’ve ever seen in an action film.
     
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    Bren 10 and a shortened shot gun like Sonny and Tubbs on the original Miami Vice.
     
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