James Bond is one debonair spy extraordinaire. So it makes sense that he would have a variety of cool guns and gadgets at his disposal to use in keeping the world safe from the bad guys. Of course, the franchise started off with the movie, Dr. No, in 1962 starring Sean Connery as the first Agent 007. The movies were based on novels created by author Ian Fleming. They feature Bond and his cohorts in MI6 fighting off villains from all around the world in many exotic locations.
Now in 2021, the newest Bond film No Time to Die starring Daniel Craig is set for release. This will be Craig’s last Bond appearance after four films before that. You may have your favorite Bond actor since quite a few men have played him in the past 50 years. Let’s look at some of the best firearms that James Bond uses in some of the films over past five decades.
The Marquee Gun Is the Walther PPK
In practically every movie that Bond is in, starting with some like Dr. No, Tomorrow Never Dies, Skyfall, and Spectre, he carries the Walther PPK, a 7.65mm. This gun is also mentioned specifically in some of the novels. It’s a double-action pistol that sometimes Bond will attach a silencer to in order to subdue the evil-doers in the action-packed plot lines of espionage and intrigue.
Piece Bronsnan as Bond used this gun and a Galco Executive Shoulder Holster in GoldenEye in 1995. Daniel Craig chose a Vega IB333 Holster which was a more subtle way to carry, and used it for the Walther P99 as well.
The Gold-Plated Beauty
In Goldfinger, Sean Connery as Bond, had this gun starring him straight in the noggin during a very famous scene. It’s the Colt Official Police gun. Luckily, no one takes down 007, so the good guy always prevails in these movies.
Bond With a Rifle
Even though handguns are more popular in the Bond films, he did get to carry a rifle in Skyfall during a particularly tense chase scene around the home where he grew up. The rifle that he used was the Anderson Wheeler 500 NE Double Rifle.
Timothy Dalton for 1987’s The Living Daylights in the lead role wields the Kalashnikov or the “AK” as it’s called in a famous scene. This same gun also appears in Octopussy in 1983 being held by East German soldiers and some Russians.
It will be interesting to see what Daniel Craig’s last outing as Bond has in store weapon-wise. Do you have a favorite Bond gun? The next time you can check out the new Bond movie, No Time to Die is in October 2021.