Will Smith Demonstrates Safe Gun Handling for 3 Million Instagram Viewers


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It’s BAD Boys. Not UNSAFE Boys. 🤦🏾‍♂️

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Well, 3 million so far. The post’s been up for less than 24 hours.

Who says Hollywood types are vacuous, know-nothing, empty vessels who wouldn’t know a muzzle from a hole in the ground?


  1. avatar Thixotropic says:

    Sucks as an actor.

    Have a little more respect for him now.

    Still won’t watch his crap movies.

    1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

      i would rather break a vhs cassette of plan9 from outer space on my head than watch after earth. they (+ son) really stunk it up.

      1. avatar I Haz A Question says:

        I only watched Gemini Man because it was free. Okay movie, but Smith’s become a somewhat cardboard cutout overactor. Many of his movies are worth watching (except After Earth of course), but not at full ticket prices. He’s a bit too full of himself.

        At least he’s not screaming “Climate Change” and taking photo ops with Greta Thunberg like others…

        1. avatar billy-bob says:

          Anxiously awaiting Wild Wild West 2.

        2. avatar Joel IV says:

          I’m with Billy Bob.

      2. avatar coagula says:

        Cant blame him and his son completely for that, it was a M. Night Shyamalan movie… The second I found that out I knew it was going to be crap.

    2. avatar Thanks for Visiting Now Go Home says:

      Had to walk through some nasty allies and take roundabout detours in my own neighborhood because of his, Will Smith [personally have no grudge against him], armed security detail and local armed LEO being on beyond necessary high testosterone alert because of his celebrity presence in MY neighborhood. I have a permit to carry, but would have been insane to have enjoyed my rights last Sunday without having risked having my skull smashed against the cement a few times, being threatened to be tasered, etc., etc., etc., spending a few days at luxury accommodations at [tax payor] State sponsored expense with gourmet Baloney and American cheese on Wonder bread sandwiches awaiting bail and then to find out that some judge agrees with my attorney that I was detained unnecessarily and all charges are dismissed. That is what the entire country will become in the next few years.

  2. avatar former water walker says:

    As long as The Fresh Prince is led around with a leash by his extreme leftard wife Jada he’ll still be a vapid empty headed twit. Pretending for a living😃😎😏

    1. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

      He was Fresh Prince of something? I never knew that. Maybe I’ll watch one of his movies now. I’ll have to look it up on……whatever. Netflix or library or……

      1. avatar strych9 says:

        It’s a 90’s TV series called The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

        1. avatar Craig says:

          Which was a play on his rap name, The Fresh Prince. That is where it all started for Smith, his rap career.

  3. avatar Blackspike2710 says:

    Rule 5: Never shoot at someone with your eyes closed.

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      It’s OK as long as you hold the gun sideways, right?

      1. avatar tsbhoa.p.jr says:

        “anything you want, birthday boy.”

      2. avatar Victoria Illinois says:

        It works better if you hold it sideways. The bad guys always hit their target that way.
        Only cops hold it upright, with both hands with a Weaver stance. Mostly they miss the bad guy until the end of the show. That’s when they never run out of ammo. This is true! I watch cop shows. AND… John Wayne and the Lone Ranger never ran out of ammo either.

  4. avatar MB says:

    Staged… nuff said.

    1. avatar Rick the Bear says:


      I’ve come close to that at gun stores and shows.

    2. avatar Country Boy says:

      maybe…. but still a worthwhile way to show the uninitiated about firearms, how to properly handle one. And he did it like a pro IMHO.

      He may have just saved a few lives……….

      1. avatar Neil says:

        Done right.

        That is a video worth sharing if it saves one kid.

    3. avatar Dev says:

      Doesn’t matter if it’s staged or not he’s making a good point.

  5. avatar jwtaylor says:

    “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” – Peter Drucker (maybe)

    1. avatar strych9 says:


      And your credit for the quote is correct.

    2. avatar Justsomeguy says:

      Drucker doesn’t receive near the respect he deserves.

    3. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:


      I would have handed it back action open, slide locked back…

      1. avatar anaxis says:

        My practice as well; except some pistols require either a full magazine, or the empty removed, before the slide can drop. The example here was a Cugir.

        Evidently out of sheer habit, the guy stripped the empty mag, popped in his full spare, and started walking off the range with a hot firearm. He did it so fast, it took a few seconds before my brain registered, and he was nearly to the door before I stopped him.

        He was as surprised as I was.

        1. avatar MB says:

          @anaxis. You come to rage to practice. When leaving you should have a round chambered in your carry gun. An empty gun chamber is of no use if you only have one hand to use….

  6. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Whether or not it was intentional and made up, it’s still positive gun stuff pushed to millions. Just because you’re an actor or props manager, doesn’t give the right to flag people.

  7. avatar ScottMc says:

    I read an article a while back about the one big prop business that supplies firearms to most motion pictures and has for decades. They have gunsmiths, of course, and other specialty employees including certified instructors, so I would be surprised if Smith didn’t know a lot about guns and gun safety at this stage in his career.

    1. avatar Dan W says:

      He’s probably taken more classes than most people on this forum.

  8. avatar James W Crawford says:

    Well done on the gun safety.

    I would point out that Will Smith surpassed Charlton Heston in I AM LEGEND as a reinterpretation of THE OMEGA MAN. Neither movie conveyed the ironic horror of the book.

    Will Smith was hilarious in INDEPENDENCE DAY and HANCOCK.

    I can’t argue that AFTER EARTH didn’t suck. It was the Monica Lewinsky of movies.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Don’t forget Men in Black. Loved the first one.

    2. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

      Agree with your observations. I found the original “Men in Black” and “I, Robot” to be entertaining movies.

    3. avatar Miner49er says:

      You really should check out the original with Vincent price.

  9. avatar PTM says:

    I’ve enjoyed Will Smith’s movies and it’s great to see him demonstrating good gun safety.

  10. avatar dwb says:


    And, I’ve seen worse at some ranges. Dont ever muzzle sweep someone!

    1. avatar DiWA says:

      My daughter criticized me when she was about 12 for sweeping her with a friend’s 1911 with empty chamber, no mag, and open action. I couldn’t say she was wrong. Kudos to her; seven years later that still sticks in my mind.

  11. avatar uncommon_sense says:

    I would really like to see the unedited video without the crazy scene changes and zooming in-and-out.

    1. avatar Tracy says:

      Exactly. I want to see how many times they had to shoot the video to get it right.

      1. avatar Eric in Oregon says:

        I feel like Will Smith would be one of those guys who is just annoyingly* handy with stuff, while remaining obnoxiously* cool and unassuming about it.

        * to we, the un-handy and un-cool

  12. avatar JUST THE FACTS! says:

    He is still antigunAF

    1. avatar Squiggy81 says:

      I looked him up and couldn’t find anything that was actually anti gun. If you have a specific example, I’d like to see it. Not saying you’re wrong, but I wasn’t able to find anything. In fact he was semi pro 2a in one instance I found.

  13. avatar enuf says:

    Good One!

    A lot of these action-movie actors have had training in handling guns, making it look real.

  14. avatar Coolbreeze says:

    I’m not going to grab a loaded (they are always loaded) gun away from him or hand it back if I did. Just make sure it ain’t pointing at me. Good for Will Smith for putting a safety message out there. Staged or not

    1. avatar DiWA says:

      Yes, “staged or not”… raising awareness that there are procedures to follow! LoL

  15. avatar The Rookie says:

    I enjoyed an occasional episode of The Fresh Prince. I can’t say I’ve every really liked any of his films, though I’ve only seen a few of them. Didn’t care for Independence Day or MIB, and the only movie called “Bad Boys” I wanna see is the one with Sean Penn and Esai Morales (a pillow case full of canned soda makes for the very *best* of beat-downs).

    Each to their own, of course.

    1. avatar Miner49er says:

      We always used a bar soap in a couple socks.

  16. avatar Daniel G Dixon says:

    I was glad to see that at least one Person in Hollywood knows how to handle a gun. Most of the time when I am watching a movie or TV show the poor trigger discipline, and other unsafe moves by actors (not clearing the weapon, waving it at everyone in the room etc) drives me nuts.

    1. avatar Casey says:

      I’ve done 3GN with Keanu Reeves.

      Not really a fan of his acting, but definitely knows and loves his guns.


  17. avatar Bubba says:

    Yep. Respect the man’s competence on display.
    Job well done.

  18. avatar KEN says:

    I’ll pass on all of his crap and the Dixie Chicks too. His 1 thing doesn’t make up for the rest of his mouth!

  19. avatar Boat guy says:

    He is still a staunch anti gun person who makes millions of dollar using….guns on tv and movies.
    Combine that with him being a so/so actor and I’ll pass on worshipping him like some people here.

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