In Part I, we looked at some pretty awesome examples of machinery from the mini-yet-mighty Noisy Cricket from Men in Black to the Model 29 .44 Magnum wielded by Dirty Harry in the 1980s. This time, we’re going to pull in another mix of really out-there fictional guns as well as some of the best in the west from your favorite manufacturers.
Are you feeling lucky, punk? Well, are you?
There’s nothing like a crazy-slimy alien stalking towards you to make you want to up your firepower ratio. If you’re ready for a serious throwback, take a peek at the Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator, released in 1987. His predilection towards massive guns (on his arms and in his hands!) was in true color with the Mini Gun — a Gatling design that can lay down between 2,000 and 6,000 rounds per minute. If you want to shoot in a direction and essentially leave nothing standing, this weapon redefines badass.
The Matrix & RoboCop
What do these two cinematic masterpieces have in common? Widespread usage of the Magnum Research Desert Eagle hand cannon. These large-caliber weapons were originally designed for hunting, but their dramatic design and dynamic action took Hollywood by storm. You can also find this weighty beauty in iconic comedies such as Borat, starring the always-funny Sacha Baron Cohen. There’s not much funny about the damage that can be done with this serious weapon, though.
You’ve heard of Planet Terror, right?!? If you haven’t, you might want to check it out for the hotter-than-hot Rose McGowan who plays a character named Cherry Darling. Nothing unusual so far, but Ms. Darling has a prosthetic leg gun. Or a gun leg. Either way, the Bushmaster carbine machine gun is retrofitted to include a 37mm grenade launcher. The visuals are every bit as cool as you would imagine!
Die Hard Series
There are a few actors that have a high level of badass simply inherent in any character that they play, and Bruce Willis is at the top of the list. His Die Hard series where he plays John McClain features a Beretta 92, a flashy-looking 9mm handgun as his weapon of choice. Die Hard isn’t the only quintessential warrior movie where this gun makes an appearance. Mel Gibson also wields it in Lethal Weapon, and you might even see a variation on the gun in Equilibrium.
It’s literally impossible to round out a grouping of magical guns without including the AK-47 assault rifle, as featured in the ultimate renegade movie: Rambo. Sylvester Stallone is a man’s man — covered in dirt, mud and blood through much of the movies. His weapon really takes a beating as well, but this popular rifle keeps on going even with a heavy layer of gunk.
There’s just something about seeing a fantastical weapon in your favorite shoot-em-up Hollywood movie. The guns may be similar to ones that you could find in any local gun shop (or not!), but seeing them up on the big screen makes them larger than life.
~ Firearm Daily