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Anyone ever bought a gun after seeing it in a movie?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JeremyK, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    OK so every once in a while I'll watch a movie or a TV show that features a certain gun prominently and I think to myself "by God I'd sure love to own a ---------"... Recent examples include a Gen 2 Glock 17, which I saw used in Mad Max: Fury road; I saw the movie (which was awesome, by the way) and decided I HAD to have a Gen 2 Glock 17, so I went out a few days later and bought one. More recently while watching the first episode of the 6th season of The Walking Dead, I noticed Jessie carrying a CZ-82... which I have now decided I want and will probably buy. Product placement at its finest! So has anybody else ever seen a certain gun used in a movie, and just decided to go out and buy said gun?
     
  2. bolus

    bolus Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes, our good friend Liam Neeson makes lots of money playing make believe shooting people is anti-gun. So I bought a Beretta he used and called it Liam's Revenge just so he would be the direct cause of a gun purchase :)

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  3. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    Nice! And what model Beretta is that that Muhammed Neeson coaxed you into buying?
     
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  4. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've owned one kind of 1911 or another since the early 90's. (My first was a Para P12-45) When I saw Clint in Gran Torino pull his Government Model out, I said to myself, "I must have". A couple of weeks later I traded my S&W 500 for a 1951 version. I traded it for a 1962 National Match, then bought it back... I'm hanging onto it.

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  5. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Always wanted a "Phaser", but couldn't find one...:p
     
  6. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    Likewise for the m41-a pulse rifle.
     
  7. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    after I was discharged and returned 'home' I was offered an early 6.5" M-29 w/ two suede lined holsters for $350 and recalling Dirty Harry I bought it, never regretted it that thing could shoot so well it was like packing a 30-30 (including the weight)

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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I can't say I ever have, but the first movie that I really started thinking along those lines was back when I was a young teen:

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    I didn't even know what a ".45 long slide with laser sighting" was at the time, but I wanted one. That, and the phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range. When T2 came out, I wanted a lever action 12 gauge I could cock and fire with only one hand ;)

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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    You should "Tweet" him a photo and thank him personally :p #keepyourdamnmouthshutliam #hollywoodsucks #actorsarenotidols #actorsaremorons #actorsarehypocrites
     
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    No_Regerts United States Well-Known Member

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    No, but I really wanted a bubushka hat like the ones Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd had on Spies Like Us.
     
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  11. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    CZ is manufacturing the 83 again. Same gun just in a 9mm Browning, more commonly known at .380ACP. Awesome little handgun.
     
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    etrain16 Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Awesome movie, I forget about that one.
     
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  13. ogre

    ogre Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I bought a Model 29 after about a six month wait, due to demand, after watching Dirty Harry.
     
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    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    When I was young my only knowledge of guns was from movies because I didn't grow up around them. One of many pitfalls with that little knowledge is not knowing if the gun is actually any good or just looks cool. Case in point my first 'handgun', the Intertec Tec DC 9. It has been in tons of movies, and rap videos, huge in the 80's and 90's but still pops up places, notably Sons of Anarchy. In the real gun world it notoriously unreliable and just poorly made, it has certainly earned that reputation with me. I've finally gotten it where it'll get through a magazine if I only load 20 rounds. That doesn't stop parts from breaking off randomly, I've been through 3 firing pins and as many changing handles.

    Despite all that, I'll probably never sell it. I still just like the way it looks, and how much anti gun people despise it. That's actually one thing antis and gun people can agree on, they don't like the Tec 9, but certainly for different reasons. Doesn't hurt that Falling Down is one of my favorite movies.

    I still get turned on to guns from movies occasionally like the Magnum Research BFR 45-70 in Looper. These days I do plenty of research before making my purchases.

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    WAYNO Oregon City Gold Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Oh yes. Watched John Wayne a whole bunch, and I've got the Six-Guns to prove it.:D

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  16. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Everyone who's ever bought a Desert Eagle .50.

    I've never bought a gun because I saw it in a movie, although after I buy one, I look to see if it's been in a movie, lol!
     
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  17. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    I hear you, IMFDB.ORG is my favorite website ever!
     
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    Hrethgir Beaverton, OR Active Member

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    Heck yeah! Not much interesting in my "arsenal" though.
     
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    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    The 'Mare's Leg,' which you can buy from Rossi (or ?) in 44MAG or 22LR came about thanks to Steve McQueen; I've read somewhere that there's no historical account or photo of one existing before 1957
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    I've always wanted one, but can't justify the purchase, but it's a great concept: more rounds than a six shooter, but benefits of an SBR (I guess it's actually sold as a pistol) lever action.
     
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    OutlawHoss Klamath-Siskyou Well-Known Member

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    Wasn't it Winchester, and or Browning that made a lever action shotgun, for a short period?