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What gun do youthink is the most popular in Hollywood movies?

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by mixflip, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. mixflip

    mixflip

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    Had a conversation the other day and I was asked what gun is the most used in Hollywood? I noticed the Beretta 92 (and others designed almost identical to it) are in alot of Hollywood movies. I wonder why the Beretta 92 design?

    Here are just a few I found. You'd think Glocks or even 1911's would be more popular? Maybe they just look better on the big screen?

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  2. Jakemug

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    Agreed. I remember when I was a kid I told my dad I wanted a gun like Mel Gibson's in Lethal Weapon. I was about 10 years old. For my 21st birthday, I unwrapped a package from dear ole dad and, you guessed it, a brand new Beretta 92fs. He bought it when I originally told him that and kept it hidden for 11 years.
     

  3. Six4Sure

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    The new Glock Annual has an article about Glocks in movies.
     
  4. 40 0'Glock

    40 0'Glock CZ fanboy

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    why? because its the best looking gun around.
     
  5. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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    From what I have seen Glocks, AK47s, Ar15s, MP5s seem to be very popular.

    I also agree with the 92sf.
     
  6. Steel & Wood

    Steel & Wood Build the Wall

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    The AK-47.....



    because it's the most recognized gun in the world, and most movie-goers are morons, but they know what an AK-47 looks like!

    Sound silly?:rofl:

    IT'S TRUE!!!!:wavey:


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  7. mechanica

    mechanica Texazonan.

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    The Desert Eagle has that 'aura' about it, and is recognizable since it's so big.

    ETA: It's also a completely useless handgun, but moviegoers in general don't know that.
     
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  8. den888

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    Shotguns, Glocks, Beretta 92's, 1911's, AR-15's, HK MP-5's, etc, etc
     
  9. texanredraider

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    Someone has said on here before that the Beretta 92 is popular because it is more reliable with blanks than some of the others.
     
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    That is just too cool a story. One great dad there.
     
  11. bluelineman

    bluelineman Infidel كافر

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    Re: Blanks

    Thomas Magnum's (Tom Selleck) main sidearm is a Colt MKIV/Series 70 Government Model, which is a commercial version of the U.S. Military M1911A1, sometimes carried in a shoulder holster, most often seen carried inside wast band small of back, no holster. It is sometimes seen in Magnum's flashbacks to Vietnam. A former propmaster for the show has been quoted saying that the original gun was a traditional .45 ACP 1911, but was soon changed to a 9mm version because .45 ACP blanks were too hard to get on location for the show.

    http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Magnum,_P.I.

    Miami Vice and the Bren Ten

    The Bren Ten is perhaps most notable for having been Sonny Crockett's pistol in the television series Miami Vice. He wore it in the first and second season of the show - except in the pilot episode, where he used a SIG-Sauer P220 - from 1984 to 86. The two Bren Tens used in the show were customized, applying chrome to the slide in order to make it more visible during night scenes. (Reportedly, the guns were altered to fire .45 ACP blanks, a modification that led to numerous malfunctions during filming.)

    http://www.imfdb.org/index.php?title=Bren_Ten
     
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    Until about the mid-90's, I'd say the Beretta 92FS ranked highest; then I started to notice a lot of other guns. The 92 is still fairly common; I think because of it's military and LE ties, it has lots of grooves and doo-hickeys on it, and is not so large that it looks cumbersome when emplolyed by a woman or a small man (LOTS of Hollywood stars are rather tiny people - Mel Gibson, Tom Cruise, the list is quite long). Heck, I always thought Schwarzenneger was 6'4", turns out he was about 5'10" at his tallest, and has probably shrunk an inch or two as he ages.

    Remember Fred Dryer? He was on some cop-show a long time ago (tv) - he really was about 6'4", and he carried a Desert Eagle - I recognized that gun mostly because it was the first gun I saw on tv that I couldn't identify (I was 12 or so at the time).
     
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    i was thinking beretta 92 even before i opened the thread
     
  15. slewfoot

    slewfoot Random Mayhem

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    I'd agree with most. The 92 for handguns and the AK for long guns.
     
  16. CitizenOfDreams

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    A gun with unllimited magazine capacity. When the above unlimited magazine DOES run out, the gun should make a nice clicking sound every time you pull the trigger.
     
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    I agree.

    Its got to be the 92 when it comes to which handgun was in the most movies.


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  18. bac1023

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    I'm not sure the Bren was ever in an actual movie, but it sure was cool in Vice. :supergrin:


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  19. carbofan21

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    al pacino carried what looked like a 1911 commander with ivory grips in the movie "heat". anyone know who made it?
     
  20. GlockFish

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    Glocks that go "click, click, click" when empty.