Question of the Day: What’s Your Favorite Movie Gun?

SPOILER ALERT! So, wikipedia tells us that “Shortly before the publication of From Russia, With Love in 1956, Fleming received a fan letter from an author and gun collector, Geoffrey Boothroyd. He told Fleming that he admired the Bond novels apart from the hero’s choice of weapon. Boothroyd felt the Beretta was ‘a lady’s gun’ with no real stopping power. He also objected to the choice of holster. Boothroyd proposed that Bond should use a revolver like the Smith & Wesson Centennial Airweight. It had no external hammer, so it would not catch on Bond’s clothes. The Smith & Wesson could be kept in a Berns-Martin triple draw holster held in place with a spring clip which would decrease Bond’s draw time. Boothroyd also said the suppressors Bond occasionally used were rarely silent and actually reduced the gun’s stopping power . . .

Fleming thanked Boothroyd for his letter and made a few points of his own in his reply. He felt that Bond ought to have an automatic instead of a revolver. Fleming agreed that the Beretta lacked power, but pointed out that Bond had used more powerful weapons when necessary, such as the Colt M1911 .45 cal auto pistol he uses in Moonraker. Fleming also said that he had seen a silenced Sten gun during the war and the weapon had hardly made a whisper.

Ultimately Boothroyd recommended the Walther PPK 7.65 mm as being the best choice for an automatic of that size, with its ammunition available everywhere. He suggested, however, that 007 ought to have a revolver for long-range shooting.

Yada yada yada. Pea shooter. Smith & Wesson .44 for the win. What’s your fave?


  1. avatar A-Rod says:

    Beretta M93R

  2. avatar Another Robert says:

    Just off the top of my head, John Wayne’s large-loop Winchester. And Antonio Banderas’ cut-down double-barrel from “Desperado”.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      I totally agree with John Wayne’s Winchester. He used it in several movies to great effect.

  3. avatar Accur81 says:

    My favorite real gun is the mini-gun from Terminator (and Predator,etc).

    Picking a favorite fictional gun would be much more of a challenge.

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      The Dillon Aero….. Ohhhhh, Yeahhhhh…

    2. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      The mini-gun in the first Predator movie was the first thought I had … but I think I am going to go with the S&W Model 29 revolver in .44 Magnum with the 6 inch barrel.

  4. avatar Chris_From_NY says:

    Doom’s BFG. Why? In the movie it melts through walls like a blowtorch goes through soap suds. Of course, it probably costs a few million bucks a shot & finding an acceptable range to use it at would be problematic. I might manage to get a gig demolishing bridges before the ink’s dry on the demolition contract.

    For a real gun, probably Terminator 2’s man-portable minigun, in a titanium flavor.

  5. avatar Doug says:

    Particle Accelerator Rifle with X-Ray scope in Eraser. 🙂

  6. avatar jsallison says:

    Vera. Or a phased plasma rifle in 40 watt range.

    1. avatar DJ says:

      Nice Firefly reference.

      1. avatar dh34 says:

        No grenades this time Jayne

        1. avatar SteveInCO says:

          Gee it sure would be nice if we had some grenades with us…

        2. avatar JuanCudz says:

          We’re robbing the town not occupying it.

      2. avatar Joe R. says:

        I thought Terminator

        1. avatar DJ says:

          Plasma Rifle = Terminator

          Vera = Jayne’s “favorite gun” in Firefly.

    2. avatar Keith says:

      Vera was a special lady!

    3. avatar ChuckN says:

      Vera’s got my vote.

  7. avatar RandallOfLegend says:

    Since I can’t say “Proton Pack”. I would have to go with Desert Eagle from the Matrix.

    1. avatar nathanredbeard says:

      And the fact that you’ve got “Replica” written down the side of your guns and the fact that I’ve got “Desert Eagle point five O” written down the side of mine should precipitate your [email protected] into shrinking, along with your presence. Now… fu¢k off!

    2. avatar nathanredbeard says:

      Not from the Matrix, but still awesome.

    1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

      You beat me to it… Oldman was a true salesman in that scene. I would’ve bought one… or four full crates.

      1. avatar Pg says:

        Just don’t touch the red button…

        1. avatar NYC2AZ says:

          I would’ve asked what it was for. 😀

        2. avatar Joe R. says:

          I would’ve just pushed it too. DOH!

          What about the double-edged knife for the skull-shave? ‘Smoke you man” ; P

    2. avatar ZF-1 Uber Alles says:

      Nuthin’ but the ZF-1

  8. avatar Davis Thompson says:

    Winchester ’73.

  9. avatar Paco says:

    Red Ryder in Christmas Story

    1. avatar Geoff PR says:

      You’ll shoot your eye out, kid…

  10. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    SW4506 that Denzel carried in training day or sig p225 that Jason Bourne carried.

    Had to go out and buy them both!

  11. avatar IdahoPete says:

    Gatling Gun from the 1860s- 1900, in any number of movies – John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, “The Magnificent 7″…

    S&W Schofield in “The Unforgiven”.

    M-1 Garand in any episode of the TV show “Combat”.

    Geez, this is hard – why do I have to pick just one?

    Wait, can I add the BAR in “Public Enemy”?

    1. avatar dh34 says:

      When I think BARs in movies I think Saving Private Ryan…

      “Where’s your BAR?”
      “At the bottom of the channel, the bitch tried to drown me…”

  12. avatar KingSarc48265 says:

    The Glock that has the bottomless mag, a safety, goes through metal detectors, and goes *click click* everytime its drawn or appears on screen. For as many that I have seen in the movies, one would think I could find one at a gun show lol

    But seriously, I liked John Murtaugh’s model 19 from the Lethal Weapon series so much that it was my first handgun purchase.

    1. avatar IdahoPete says:

      Plus the 100-shot Colt Single Action Army “6-shooter” in most 1950s Westerns!

      1. avatar Insertjjs says:

        Or Bruce Willis’s bottomless 1911’s from Last Man Standing. Not only did they have unlimited ammo they also sent people flying when they were hit.

    2. avatar danthemann5 says:

      +1 for the S&W Model 19. That was my first S&W revolver, inherited from my grandfather when he passed away. So much fun to shoot.

  13. avatar dave says:

    I need the railgun used in the Transformers movie….

  14. avatar Jim says:

    1874 Sharps Rifle

    1. avatar Xavier Caceres says:

      Quigley Down Under!

      1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

        Yup. I’ll third this motion. In .45-110.
        I’ve shot one. What a magnificent rifle.

        1. avatar Jeremy B. says:

          That was gonna be my vote. I am not even a fan of older guns, but before I die I’d like to own at least a shooting replica of that rifle… and the pistol and lever action from Dances With Wolves.

  15. avatar dh34 says:

    The M14 used by Randy Shughart in Blackhawk Down.

    Second pace is Han Solo’s Mauser pistol inspired blaster

    1. avatar Matt in Idaho says:

      Good call on Han Solos gun

      1. avatar jwm says:

        Han shot first.

        1. avatar dh34 says:

          A DGU is a DGU, regardless of solar system. Though I admit I am surprised the Empire allowed open carry.

          OCT = Open Carry Tattooine

    2. avatar Aaron says:

      Shugart’s is the only non-fictional answer so far

  16. avatar General Zod says:

    Gotta be the M-41A Pulse Rifle from “Aliens”. It’s futuristic without being implausible, it’s still shooting solid slugs instead of energy beams, and it looks damned good doing it.

    1. avatar Jeff says:

      …and the only gun that would reasonably fit into a spacecraft or remote base.

      I still shake my head when I see the Marines with their giant six foot long HMG in the first movie. I’m thinking, did anyone mention they would be working in a cramped space?

      1. avatar Robert W. says:

        But it makes for some great movement scenes having to maneuver that thing around.

    2. avatar MikeP says:

      There’s a reason for that, actually. The “pulse rifles” were actually fully functioning firearms, both the rifle upper and “grenade launcher” lower. The upper portion was a modified full-auto Thompson, firing .45ACP blanks, the lower was a cut down and stockless 870 that “fired” visually-modified 12g snap cap “grenades”. All visually modified to look like a complete futuristic weapon, of course. Load up some real .45 and 12g, and you could actually plink with it. Assuming the recoil of the 12g didn’t cause the hollywood frankenstein to come apart.

      BTW, the big arsed “smart guns” were real too – MG42s firing 8mm Mauser (blanks for the movie, of course) and the harness was a steady-cam rig.

      Check out 1:01:10 into this documentary: Kewel stuff

      1. avatar mrorange says:

        Good stuff…but the interview with Weaver at 1:05:04 where she talks about hating guns and that she regularly gives money to anti gun causes pretty much ruined my respect for her. I doubt she has changed her views since then.

        1. avatar MikeP says:

          Yeah, there is that. 🙁

  17. avatar Matt in Idaho says:

    1- any colt single action army

    Close 2nd is Hans Gruber’s p7

  18. avatar Jeremy Stanford says:

    My favorite movie gun is the MA-5 series from Halo.

  19. avatar Mike in NC says:

    I’m going to go small … no, not MiB small … and small-screen: Babylon 5’s PPG

  20. avatar jasetaro says:

    Matt Quigley’s 1874 Sharps Buffalo Rifle

  21. avatar John Thomas says:

    a lot of the blasters from star wars were pretty cool.

    1. avatar Tommycat says:

      Not very accurate though…
      I mean those troopers were 5 feet away…

      1. avatar Mark N. says:

        And those energy pulses move REALLY slow!

  22. avatar Shire-man says:

    I always liked that busted up shotgun from Looper. Don’t know why.

  23. avatar Pg says:

    Is it cheating to say the Death Star?

    1. avatar danthemann5 says:

      That’s no moon…

      1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

        + 1,000,000 for the Star Wars quote!

        1. avatar Joe R. says:

          Let’s hope that old man got that tractor-beam out of commission, or else it’s gonna be a real short trip…

          OK, hit-it Chewy!

  24. avatar Tex300BLK says:

    That 12 Gauge carried by the Game Warden in Jurassic Park… SPAS-12? No contest there

    1. avatar joe says:

      +1 love that scene and the shotgun makes it. clever girl she was

    1. avatar Danny C-W says:

      I second this!
      If the 941 is good enough for Spike, it’s good enough for me.

      The artists in Cowboy Bebop are mega detailed. His 941 is a Harrisburg KBI Import.
      I’m so friggin’ happy to know that mine is within 7000 serials from his, lol.

  25. avatar the ruester says:

    Ben’s model 94 from Night of the Living Dead.

  26. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Either the railguns in that Ahnoldian epic, or the triangular blaster from MiB. “I’m going to get my gun back>”

    1. avatar ninjaTED says:

      Noisy Cricket FTW

    2. avatar Dan A says:

      Dang, that was my answer

  27. avatar Maineuh says:

    What was Pacino using in the final scene from Scarface? His little friend. I liked that.

    1. avatar Jon R. says:

      M16 with a M203 Grenade launcher attached.

      1. avatar Joe R. says:

        say hello to my little friend

  28. avatar The mayor of Candor says:

    Bogies model M Hammerless Colt from Casablanca.

  29. avatar Smack says:

    Harrison Ford’s police sidearm in Blade Runner.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      Ya, thing was a cannon

  30. avatar SelousX says:

    Neville’s S&W M76 submachinegun: I was captivated by it as a child, seeing it in the movie ‘The Omega Man’, which I saw with my mother in the theater when it came out.
    It was truly cool. 🙂

    Decard’s hand cannon in Blade Runner is a close second.

  31. avatar Maineuh says:

    Dr. Loomis’ little six-shooter at the end of Halloween? Now there’s a dude who could have used a bigger caliber.

  32. avatar TravisP says:

    Moses Brothers Self-Defense Engine Frontier Model B

  33. avatar Zach says:

    BlasTech DL-44 heavy blaster pistol, of course.

    1. avatar Bob says:

      That’s one show you did not want to be an extra/guest on. They always got shot and killed by the “Jerries”.

  34. avatar slowermonkey76 says:

    Glock 7 from Die Hard, great fictional pistol.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      Yeah, I had not thought of that one but now it is the running of my top three choices.

  35. avatar TheYetti says:

    Powerful? The PPK? I laughed. Would still have one. I’m not sure what my favorite movie gun is.

  36. avatar former water walker says:

    Hard to choose. Pretty fond of Winchester 73. Even though the movie sucked everything from Expendables 3:-)

  37. avatar Layne says:

    I’ll take the pump shotgun that can be racked any number of times before deciding to fire without dumping shells out, but can then fire any number of shells without being racked again.

  38. avatar Rokurota says:

    Really? No one has said John Wayne’s 1892 Winchester from “True Grit?” Often copied, never matched! One of the greatest face-offs in movie history!

    1. avatar Another Robert says:

      Well I DID say John Wayne’s large-loop Winchester, I figured that covered it

      1. avatar Rokurota says:

        So you did!

  39. avatar BLAMMO says:

    ” … Fleming agreed that the Beretta lacked power, but pointed out that Bond had used more powerful weapons when necessary,” …

    Didn’t he shoot down a helicopter with an AR-7 (.22 LR) in one movie?

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      He shot the hand of the man throwing grenades at him, causing him to drop a grenade inside his chopper. Bond is good, but he’s not that good.

      1. avatar Herb says:

        I was watching FRWL and when Bond shot the grenade guy in the hand, someone shouted “Where is it, where is it!!!??” like famous last words. Boy, that helicopter exploded ten ways to Christmas on the way down.

        My favorite movie gun since is the Walther PPK. Much cheaper than an Aston-Martin.

    1. avatar barnbwt says:


    2. avatar Paco says:

      Nicely done! You should take 1st with that!!

  40. avatar Rokurota says:

    I also like The Phantom’s 1911 longslides. And knowing I’ll get howls of derision from the purists, the blinged out guns from “Romeo+Juliet” were pretty nifty.

    And the Blondie’s 1851 Navy — I totally forgot about the SAA after seeing Eastwood handle one of those.

    Also the GAU-8 Avenger scaled down to look like a Glock 18 in “Skyfall.”

    1. avatar Gareth A says:

      Have to agree with the Romeo + Juliet guns. I kind of liked Tybalt’s Taurus with the Cmore myself.

  41. avatar danthemann5 says:

    S&W Model 29 from the Dirty Harry series. I finally bought one a few years back and my only regret was not buying it sooner. It’s such a beautiful and brilliant machine, loads of fun to shoot.

    Close second would be the Desert Eagle. Although the idea of one-handed shooting is laughable, it’s shown in almost every move in which a DEagle makes an appearance.

    1. avatar uncommon_sense says:

      I’ll second the S&W Model 29 in .44 Magnum with the 6 inch barrel … as my favorite movie firearm.

  42. avatar GunGunInNC says:
    I want this sniper rifle, and the bullet… or any of the guns that allow you to curve the bullet with a flick of the arm.

  43. avatar Mike says:

    Probably the first gun that comes to mind would be Quigley’s 1874 Sharps Rifle – it made an impression even when I wasn’t into guns as much as now.

    The next would have to be Neo’s pair of SMG’s from the lobby scene in the first Matrix. Thanks to IMFDB some time ago I found out these were Yugo Model 61 Skorpions (with barrel shrouds), and some “movie magic” with the wrong brass hitting the floor (5.56 brass vs .32ACP brass).

  44. avatar jwm says:

    Too bad we can’t pick guns from books. I want a Hellbore. And the Bolo to carry it.

  45. avatar surlycmd says:

    Rock SOPMOD M14

    It has been see in Mr. & Mrs. Smith and a few TV shows.

  46. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Don’t too particular about the gun, but I do want that shotgun suppressor from No Country For Old Men. It has to work to actual sound levels as the movie.

  47. avatar Panzercat says:

    The Auto 9

    “The Auto 9 was built from a Beretta 93R, the select-fire version of the Beretta 92, capable of three-round burst fire, with a custom fore end and compensator. The extended magazine holds 20 rounds. For RoboCop: The Series and RoboCop: Prime Directives, the Auto 9 was shown as being able to carry special ammunition (mainly armor piercing in Prime Directives and Non-Lethal in The Series). According to the cast & crew interviews in the Criterion Collection DVD, the production team had to fill out extra paperwork to even allow the gun into the United States, because while technically a “pistol”, for all intents and purposes it is a high-caliber near-automatic weapon, which comes with extra legal restrictions. Also according to the featurettes, their original plan was to have RoboCop wield an impressive Desert Eagle handgun (which was relatively new at the time). However, while the Desert Eagle looks big in the hands of a normal person, all of RoboCop’s extra bulky armor made the Desert Eagle look relatively small in comparison. Therefore, they sought out the modified Beretta 93R.”

  48. avatar Noishkel says:

    I’m going to go a lil obscure here…. I’ll take a M1-L1 triple-pulse rifle as my ‘favorite’ movie gun.

    1. avatar Duzt says:

      Ack! why wasn’t that calico posted in the other days ugliest gun comments!

      1. avatar Noishkel says:

        Yeah, no kidding. Personally I think it’s so hideous that it looks awesome. But then again I’m a weird that way.

        Although as I sit here looking at the thing I’m starting to enjoy the base look of it. The rotating barrels are meh. The over all ‘sci-fi’ look of it is making think of a combo rifle/shotgun on that general pattern. Something like that would probably end up just being too heavy.

  49. avatar Morgan Y. says:

    The shoulder cannons from Predator (dually if possible) and all light spectrum helmet.

    Very close second would be a Noisy Cricket from MiB.

  50. avatar BDub says:

    SEBURO MN-23

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  51. avatar Sam Schifo says:

    I’m going to have to go with the Desert Eagle point five O.

    For those of you that don’t get the reference:

  52. avatar Old Ben turning in grave says:

    Chamelot-Delvigne Model 1873, mummy movies,_The#Chamelot-Delvigne_Model_1873

    Ever since I’ve seen the movie, I really want a pair, with that leather shoulder holster rig. I’d settle for reproductions. No reason. Just want them.

  53. avatar Jon R. says:

    Rambo’s M60 machine gun, you don’t even need to aim it!

  54. avatar protaganis says:

    Big Thunder and Little Lightning.
    A .44 Automag and Beretta 93r.

  55. avatar Ralph says:

    The brace of full-auto, suppressed, 33-round mag, laser-equipped Glock G17s wielded by Kate Nauta in Transporter 2. Hot guns, hot chick, wears nothing but lingerie, legs all day long — what’s not to like?

  56. avatar cuzwhat says:

    “They made it for him special. It’s an 88 Magnum.”
    “It shoots through schools”


    “This goes through armor…then it goes through the victim…through the wall…through a tree outside”

    1. avatar APBTFan says:

      Danny Vermin FTW!

  57. avatar Dave S says:

    Judge Dredd the “Lawgiver Mark II” handgun is a voice-activated handgun with seven different kinds of ammunition

  58. avatar the ruester says:

    Remember the one the kid had in Robocop 2?

  59. avatar karlb says:

    The Guns of Navarone. I have no idea what they were supposed to be, but they were mighty impressive.

    1. avatar S. Cautela says:

      They looked like 15-inch guns.

      1. avatar Wes S. says:

        According to Alistair MacLean’s novel – I just fetched my treasured copy of “The Guns of Navarone” to check – the Navarone guns were estimated by British Intelligence to be nine-inchers ; when Mallory and Miller finally penetrated the fortress and got a look at them, Mallory figured them to have at least a 12-inch bore. (“The fools, the bloody fools that sent the Sybaris out against these…”)

        One of my favorite novels. Also one of my favorite movies, for that matter.

        1. avatar karlb says:

          Many thanks. I have no idea where my copy went.

  60. avatar Brentondadams says:

    How about the AMT long side .45 from terminator?

    I’d take mine in .30 carbine

    1. avatar Sam Schifo says:

      Well if the bullet doesn’t kill them the muzzle blast sure will.

  61. avatar S. Cautela says:

    Mickey Rourke’s Glock 17 in “Johnny Handsome”… The first use of a Glock in a film… I enjoyed watching him dump an entire magazine into Lance Henrickson’s chest.

  62. avatar Wes S. says:

    “Mare’s Leg” as seen in everything from “Wanted Dead or Alive” to “Firefly/Serenity.”

    …That reminds me; I really need to pick up a Rossi Ranch Hand in .357…

  63. avatar Scythian Arrows says:

    Paul Kersey’s Wildey in .475 Wildey Magnum – Death Wish 3

  64. avatar Keifer says:

    This one.

  65. avatar Lolinski says:

    Nickel-plated 1911s have always been a favorite of mine (saw one first in Mafia, a videogame). Since then the idea of a nickel-plated 1911 with wood grips has stuck in my head as the ultimate cool pistol.

    For rifles it is a tough choice. AKs and SVDs are personal favourites but the SIG 3000 (seen in “Behind enemy lines”) and Steyr AUG (Die Hard) made an impression on me. The first was “dayum, that’s my gat”, the second one was because of the character wielding it. The AUG fit Hans well IMO, being unusual, unpredictable and intelligent.

  66. avatar Duzt says:

    Denel Mechem NTW-20 20mm anti-material rifle from district 9!
    also that alien rifle that shoots lightning

  67. avatar Guy in Texas says:

    Clint Eastwood’s M1 Garand in Gran Torino. “Get off my lawn.”

    1. avatar Rokurota says:

      The Garand is the gun in that movie, but Eastwood is the weapon.

  68. avatar Keith says:

    Got to go with the Holland & Holland double rifle carried by Michael Douglas in The Ghost and the Darkness. If I could have any gin in the world, it would be a Holland & Holland double rifle! The BSA Lee-Speed sporter carried by Val Kilmer was pretty nice too.

  69. avatar Tmmy! says:

    The Webley Fosbery semi-automatic revolver carried by Sean Connery in “Zardoz”

    Have some “eye soap” ready before clicking the link!

    1. avatar Duzt says:

      speaking of auto-revolvers the unica is sweet looking, like it belongs in blade runner or something.

  70. avatar JB1000 says:

    John Candy Armed and Dangerous.
    “This is 50 caliber. They used to use it for hunting buffalo, up close.
    It’s only legal in two states and this isn’t one of them!”

    1. avatar rammerjammer says:

      You’re somthin’ else, Slim.

  71. avatar Lars says:

    Dr. Charles Luther’s smart missile gun in Runaway 1984 with Tom Selleck and Gene Simmons.

  72. avatar LCB says:

    Battleground: M-1 Garands used like they were supposed to be…

    1. avatar Aaron says:

      excellent movie, but the battle scenes were kind of sanitized. wonder how many kids today even know about Battleground (or Van Johnson)?

  73. avatar Micah says:

    Nothing “mini” about that “minigun” that both Jesse Ventura and Bill Duke kill the jungle with in the movie “Predator”. It’s my all-time favorite of all time. The look, the sound, the damage…. mama like.

  74. avatar Dave says:

    Huh… no one has called out the most obviously versatile handgun from any movie I can think of: a phaser. I guess the best would be from Nemesis, since that is the most technically advanced version. No other weapon from pretty much anywhere has settings anywhere from “tickle a bit”, clear up to “nuke them from orbit just to be sure”. Very few have the extreme accuracy and precision displayed by these things. Hell, they can even be set up to spray an entire arc nearly simultaneously at any power setting (or at least on both stun and kill). Who wouldn’t want one of these things?

  75. avatar Bill C says:

    Capt. Kirk’s phaser, on stun, of course!

  76. avatar last marine out says:

    Death Wish 3 with Charles Bronson .

  77. avatar JonoPorter says:

    The Phaser in either rifle or pistol form.
    Seriously why has no one mentioned this one?
    It can stun it can kill and it can get rid of garbage and much more!

    might be a pain to conceal (depending on which version) but If they existed it would be my daily carry .

    Or the zatnikatel from stargate SG1 (They had movies too)
    it can do almost as much as the Phaser. (1st shot stun, 2nd kill, 3rd disintegrate)

  78. avatar Jesus says:

    You characters think too small. Ship’s phasers on stun and an entire village goes to sleep. Ship’s phasers on full power and someone redoes the planet’s maps.

    In the here and now a factory-silenced H&K MP5SD as featured in an number of movies. Far and away the most satisfying carbine that YoursTruly has ever fired.

  79. avatar LordGopu says:

    The boomstick from Army of darkness for sure. Already own it.

    The lever shotgun from terminator 2, also own it.

    That railgun in eraser is awesome.

    I always liked the elephant gun in Tremors. I’m guessing it was a .500 nitro express.

    And any guns from westerns cuz I love westerns.

    1. avatar Keith says:

      The elephant gun in Tremors was a William Moore & Company 8 gauge shotgun firing solids. Shotguns loaded with solids were and probably still are used for elephants and other dangerous game. Much cheaper than double rifles.

  80. avatar Phil COV says:

    Pretty much anything with a lever or a cylinder.

  81. avatar Paco says:

    Either Humungus ‘s .44 in Road Warrior or Officer Deckerds semi-whatever in Bladerunner

  82. avatar ajalaniz says:

    Leon’s 92FS fitted with an AL-GI-MEC comp from “Leon”

    1. avatar Lolinski says:


      One of the best movies IMO.

  83. avatar Cameron B says:


    Or the Chey-tac in Shooter.

  84. avatar Brooklyn in da house says:

    Demolition Man, Magnetic Accelerator Rifle

  85. avatar jamesii says:

    The gun Robert Redford used in Jeremiah Johnson. Can’t remember the name.

    1. avatar dh34 says:

      A Hawkins.

      1. avatar jamesii says:

        thank you

  86. avatar Jon Renguul says:

    M6 series of pistol from Halo.

  87. avatar BVRoc says:

    The gun “Reason”, from the Neal Stephenson book Snow Crash

    The ultimate BFG of the book is “Reason,” a nuclear powered rotary rail gun that shoots needles of depleted uranium and can carry close to half-a-ton of ammo.

    Money quote: “Oh, I think they’ll listen to Reason.”

  88. avatar Roger says:

    Hellboy’s Good Samaritan

  89. avatar gemalo says:

    I go with the falling-down-the-stairs-killing-all-the-terrorists Uzi from True Lies.

  90. avatar Hithere says:

    What’s the name of the movie with the PMC named Rockstar that is covered in tattoos? The weapons he had. I’ll take two of each. Weird movie, but good acting. If any one can remember the name of the movie, I’d appreciate it if you can remind me,

    1. avatar Aaron says:

      off topic, but google “Terry Crews Euro Training” for the funniest video you’ve seen in a while

  91. avatar Terry says:

    Vash’s revolver from Trigun. Top break double action revolver that fires from the bottom cylinder and chambered in .45 Long Colt loaded hotter than a .44 Magnum. Ohh Hell Yes.

    1. avatar jlottmc says:

      Oh HELL yes. Don’t forget the part where his arm turns into more cannon with it. Blew a hole in the third moon, and never could get more than 30% power. Both his and Knives’ together, stunning. Pin point accurate too, with his shooting the bullets aside. Wolfwood’s cross was stellar too.

  92. avatar R82997 says:

    Heckler & Koch USP Match with stainless slides. The signature pistols of Lara Croft (Angelina Jolie). My first thought was the Noisy Cricket from MiB, but it’s already been mentioned.

  93. avatar last marine out says:

    And I got to add (To Hell and Back) with Audie Murphy with the Thomson Machine gun and the fact it is a TRUE story Audie got the Medal of Honor and he is credited with killing over 360 some Germans too.. ( not sure if that is correct may be more) any way , he also used the M1 carbine and got on a knocked out tank that was on fire and used M2 fifty ca. machine to single handled stopped a major German attack… That guy could fight……..

    1. avatar Aaron says:

      another great entry along with Shugart’s M14

  94. avatar lefty jason says:

    id have to say i’ll take a zat’nik’tel from the stargate tv shows. its very versatile. one shot stun, two shots kill, three shots disintegrates.'nik'tel
    ill also second the cheytac from the Shooter.

  95. avatar Al Booth says:

    James Caan’s Hoag 6″ long slide in the movie “Thief”. A couple of other Hoag 1911s in there also.
    Michael Mann knew his way around guns, even back then.

    Second choice – Sonny Crockett’s Bren Ten. Another Michael Mann show.

  96. avatar Aaron says:

    Patton’s ivory handles pistols (in real life an 1873 .45 and a model 27 .357 mag).

    Why? Because they are real, unlike the gay-a** phasers from Star Trek or the zl1 (or whatever) from the 5th element, and because Randy Shugart’s M14 from BHD was already taken.

  97. avatar Jeff O. says:

    Mattie’s Colt Dragoon from True Grit

  98. avatar Royal T says:

    M-60 with a mounted M-203 from the ’89 Punisher with Dolph Lundgren. And any gun in the hands of Chow Yun Fat, they only need to be reloaded when it looks cool, or adds tension. Plus his shotguns are always loaded with explosive buck.

  99. avatar dh34 says:

    I’ll have to add the old school black powder wheel guns from Josey Wales… I’m guessing 1851 Navy’s or Griswold’s

    Speaking of Griswolds…Cullen Bohannon’s well used .36 cal from Hell on Wheels

  100. avatar Vic Cruikshank says:

    Terry Crews’ automatic shotgun in The Expendables. That’s a keeper.

  101. avatar Joe says:

    Jim Bowies multi-barrelled musket from Alamo.

  102. avatar Don H. says:

    I always wanted the .44 AutoMag Clint Eastwood used in Sudden Impact.

  103. avatar Gary says:

    So many great ones here guys, nice work. For me it goes back to 1985, Clint Eastwood’s Pale Rider. I remember sitting in the theater, watching with my dad, as Preacher is taking out all of the bad guys with his 1858 Remington Conversion pistol (multiple cylinders). I thought that was the coolest, most beautiful gun i had ever seen! Now, at 42, i STILL think the same thing. About 1 month ago, i went to the NRA Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA (just outside of DC) and (to my total surprise), they had the ACTUAL gun Clint used (or at least the one in the close-ups as he’s walking down the street). They also had many of the others cited here.

  104. avatar Jacob says:

    Double Barrel shotgun from Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness. When life throws you demon possession, its time to whip out your boom stick!

  105. avatar APBTFan says:

    Eastwood’s Spencer in Unforgiven.

  106. avatar N8thecowboy says:

    Nickle plated Saturday night special with pearl grips. From any movie with such a gun. I just always liked them. I would say Dirty Harry’s .44 magnum is up there, as well as Ash’s boomstick. “Shop smart, shop S-Mart.” And most of the stuff in Desperado, like, the entire guitar case.

  107. avatar the ruester says:

    Capt Rhodes’ dual custom ported S&W 629s.

  108. avatar Rich Grise says:

    I’ll take any of the ones that carry infinite ammo in zero volume, and have zero recoil.

  109. avatar DAL says:

    Favorite fictional movie gun? Yeah, the M41A Pulse Rifle up top is probably it. (Although the M56 Smart Gun from the same movie is probably a close second)

    Favorite movie appearance of a real gun? The LAR Grizzly Big Boar in Tremors 2: Aftershocks. Realistic, awesome, and hilarious:


    The clip doesn’t even show the best part, where the bullet (a custom-made solid bronze slug) is revealed to have punched through not just the shrieker, but the cinderblock wall behind it, a few oil drums, a metal shed, and the engine block of the car they were intending to escape in.

    “We were supposed to be hunting graboids! I wanted maximum penetration.”
    “Well, you got it.”

  110. avatar Kolin Alayon says:

    Either the guitar case mac-10 with rocket launcher. Or the M1-L1 Triple-Pulse Rifle. And that’s just talking about movie guns.

  111. avatar Matt says:

    The Morita Rifle

  112. avatar Alpo says:

    As a fan of big bore revolvers, by far my favorite movie gun is the .454 Casull Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan in Faster.

    1. avatar Alpo says:

      ^ Bad link.

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