I thought John Wick Chapter 2 was a stupid movie. The plot was moronic, the acting wooden, the dialogue as memorable as a beige Toyota Corolla. More than that, the body count was absurd, with bad guys running towards annihilation in droves. Literally. Droves. There were so many kill shots . . .
Mr. Wick was forced to repeat his “signature moves.” But hey, it was firearms realistic! With a little help from our friends at imfdb.com, here are my favorite guns from the movie . . . [SPOILER ALERT, OBVS.]
For the final battle scene, the Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) gives Mr. Wick a blue pill. Kidding. A Kimber Warrior 5″ 1911 with one — count it one — magazine. And no chance to put one in the chamber and top-off the mag.
I kinda forgot what Mr. Wick did with the pistol. I think he shot people. Did he take their guns so he wouldn’t have to worry about ammo limitations? I forget. So many guns and only two hours to shoot them.
The Kimber Warrior sports a 1913 picantinny rail, G10 grips, and match grade barrel, barrel bushing and trigger. At $1392, it’s no surprise that Mr. Wick uses the Center Axis Relock (C.A.R.) system. It’s a great technique for weapons retention.
Mr. Wick’s most formidable enemy in Chapter Two is a fellow assassin named Cassian. Their fight scenes are well within Hollywood’s homoerotic tradition. And that’s all I’ve got to say about that.
Cassian’s Strike One pistol is ever-so-Caracal, what with its how-low-can-you-go bore axis. I liked the pistol so much I gave mine to Kristen (no seriously) who uses it for competition and home defense.
John Wick Chapter Two isn’t as realistic as some gun guys would have you believe. For example, Mr. Wick would have gone completely and permanently deaf in the catacombs as he shot the sh*t out of a pistol, an A-15 and the Benelli M4 Super 90.
But oh what lovelely kill shots Mr. Wick made with the scattergun, one at point blank range into a prone perp. It’s great to see the $2k pistol-grip 12-gauge shotgun put to good use, especially when loaded on the fly with such aplomb.
Oh, that’s the price before Taran Tactical Innnovations breathed on it. Oversized safety, Ultimate Charging Handle, reduced power buffer spring? Whatever. When you’re fighting umpteen zillion bad guys in the dark you need all the advantages you can get. Like being the fictional hero of an action movie. Just sayin’ . . .