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Posted: 4/18/2002 11:56:53 PM EDT
Have you been influenced to buy a firearm because you saw it in a movie or TV show?
Link Posted: 4/18/2002 11:58:36 PM EDT
Yeah, I'm looking to replace my partner with someone that looks like Pam Anderson and carries around a Desert Eagle on patrol!
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Link Posted: 4/19/2002 12:07:11 AM EDT
Yes!, My first semi-auto pistol, Beretta 92fs, liked the one used by Mel in Lethal Weapon. I now have many semi-auto pistols, the Beretta is still my favorite.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 12:13:15 AM EDT
I bought an AR because of the movie Heat.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 12:21:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By M15A2: I bought an AR because of the movie Heat.
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I already had my AR, but I did go out and shoot it after I saw Heat for the first time, great movie!
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:27:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 12:52:45 PM EDT
Beretta 92 for me as well, but it was Terminator 2 that did it. The shootout in the mall kicked ass. I've mostly been influenced to buy guns from watching the History Channel. Tales of the Gun was bankrupting me. I'm still looking for a good Martini-Henry.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 12:59:58 PM EDT
I saw "Leon" / "The Professional". Now I want a GPMG on a tripod and a crate of rifle grenades.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:05:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SinistralRifleman: I want an M41A Pulse Rifle...someday I will build one.
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Me too! Made by Colt. I want the gernade launcher also.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:06:13 PM EDT
Band of Brothers really got me itching for an M1 Garand. I'm still waiting on the two peices of paperwork I need to send into the CMP....
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:12:47 PM EDT
I bought a .44 Desert Eagle after seeing it in all the movies and Tv shows a while back. One of the biggest purchasing mistakes I made. It was a total piece of shit. FTF,FTE,stove pipes,slide release wouldn't hold half the time. Couldn't hit anything with it. Sent it back to the factory to fix slide release then sold it. The guy that bought it from me sent it back to the factory 3 more times after he bought it from me. All these problems and I had bought it new.[V]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:21:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 1:24:11 PM EDT by shaggy]
Probably dating myself here, but... Uzi, after reading the newspaper accounts of Operation Thunderbolt and watching the movie "Raid at Entebbe".
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:23:10 PM EDT
No Walthers to be like "Bond, James Bond"?
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:26:08 PM EDT
I bought a S&W 44 mag because I saw "Dirty Harry". You know I can't seem to shoot mine as good 1 handed as Harry does [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:30:23 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:33:01 PM EDT
mini-14, after the a-team what a effing waste of money. anyone want to buy a ranch rifle with a butler creek folding stock, eagle flash hider and 5, 30 rounders for 500.00?
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:42:01 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:42:41 PM EDT
I miss my walther PPK .380. it was very reliable and accurate too. it was so slim and easy to carry. Afther i get tired of owning my Khar P40 covert, i might go back to the little gun. People tell me all the time how unreliable PP's are, but i guess mine must have been a fluke. Fed it HP's Dont get a pocket sized pistol in .40 it will sting your hand, or at least mine. Movies that have influenced gun purchases The Matrix-Berreta 92f various WW2 movies-M1911 Platoon-AR-15, but would end up with one anyway cause of the ARMY, also the AK Saving Private Ryan-Mauser lib
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 1:45:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SinistralRifleman: I want an M41A Pulse Rifle...somday I will build one.
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The M41a is actually a thompson .45 i wonder if someone could make a polymer stock for a tommy like in the Aliens film. might need an SBR too. For a fictional gun, i would like a Blastech E-11 blaster rifle from Star Wars.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:13:41 PM EDT
mini 14 = A-Team 1911 = Magnum PI
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 2:53:40 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:04:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 3:06:44 PM EDT by gamesniper]
Yep. AR-15, ever since I saw the M-16s in Vietnam newsreels. Ditto on the 1911. Beretta 92 when I saw "Die Hard". Frontstuffer when I saw "Jeremiah Johnson". Unfortunately, I didn't aquire all these cool toys until the last 4 years. For a real long time the only shootin' irons I owned were a 20ga, 12ga, .270 and a .22.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:10:37 PM EDT
I want a "Quigley" rifle, even though I'm quite aware that that was "hollywod" shooting. Damn, but I like that Sharps .45-110. Anyway, for those interested in the M41a Pulse Rifle, did you know you can get an AirSoft version? [url]www.monstersinmotion.com/weapons/pulserifle.html[/url] [img]http://www.monstersinmotion.com/weapons/pulserifle22.jpg[/img] A mere $3,000 (not including freight, of course.)
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:31:22 PM EDT
Weapon purchased : H & K PSG-1 Movie : Sniper Verdict ? Great rifle...though not too great for $ 2500...[B)]...Probably would have spent $ 3000 though...LOL ____________________________________________ Signpost Ahead Light at the end of tunnel is the headlamp of the oncoming train [dracula]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:42:00 PM EDT
mp5 stargate sg-1
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 3:50:08 PM EDT
Hell yeah! That Christmas movie "Red Ryder" or something. Those hot little suckers are legal in Mexico and even Kali. But you got to be real careful – you could put your eye out!
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 4:40:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By stcyr: Hell yeah! That Christmas movie "Red Ryder" or something. Those hot little suckers are legal in Mexico and even Kali. But you got to be real careful – you could put your eye out!
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LMAO! It is called "A Christmas Story". Awesome film - a classic. 2 weeks after I saw the movie "Snatch", I ran out and bought a .50 Desert Eagle - I still love that gun, and the movie. Tyler
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:16:53 PM EDT
Saw Rosie waving a revolver in stakeout. Had to get mine.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:23:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 6:28:36 PM EDT by muzlblast]
God this is so tacky, but yes! During the early eighties I got the handgun bag really bad due to turning twenty one and Miami Vice. I fell in love with that Bren Ten carried by Crockett. I almost bought one but you had to send a $500 deposit first and then wait for your gun. Luckily I decided to buy a Colt 1911 .45 that was in the store instead. Shortly afterward the company that manufactured the Bren, (Dornaus and Dixon) went out of business and several customers lost their deposits. Also several guns were sent with no magazines and because thay are unique people who already had guns could never get more mags. That was the first gun ever chambered for the 10mm round. I still think it is the coolest looking handgun ever made! [:)]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:25:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/19/2002 6:27:34 PM EDT by muzlblast]
[b]Originally Posted By Axel: Saw Rosie waving a revolver in stakeout. Had to get mine.[/b] Hope you didn't purchase anything you saw Rosie with in Exit to Eden! [;)]
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:37:50 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CAR15_M4: Weapon purchased : H & K PSG-1 Movie : Sniper Verdict ? Great rifle...though not too great for $ 2500...[B)]...Probably would have spent $ 3000 though...LOL
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it was acually an SR9 or something of that like
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:46:24 PM EDT
Scarface, guys... SAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEND!!!!! A full size old school A1 with flare launcher, both grenade sights and that taped up jungle clip... I still have that monstrosity in the back of the safe... And for a split second in the Arnie movie ERASER I saw a baddie carrying an AR-15 pistol... then I saw an Olympic OA-93 pistol in the hands of Spawn in that really bad SPAWN movie... but I had to run out and buy an AR-15 pre-ban pistol.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 6:56:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mattsd:
Originally Posted By CAR15_M4: Weapon purchased : H & K PSG-1 Movie : Sniper Verdict ? Great rifle...though not too great for $ 2500...[B)]...Probably would have spent $ 3000 though...LOL
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it was acually an SR9 or something of that like
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Haven't seen the movie, but I seem to remember reading somewhere that the rifle was not a PSG1, but an SR9 with HK91 parts. (Forearm and bipod?)
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 7:09:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 7:17:24 PM EDT
I forgot to mention that I was inspired to get a Minigun after watching "Predator". I now run around the jungles nearly every day shooting each leaf in sight.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 7:21:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: It was an SR-9T, which has the PSG1 stock and pistol grip. -Troy
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Ladies and gentlemen, this man knows GUNS. Troy, you piss me off sometimes... I see members having a debate, and guessing - just having fun. And then you step in and ruin things by ALWAYS having the CORRECT, PRECISE answer! [:D][:D][:D] You know I am kidding about being upset bro! I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable about firearms, but you not only TAKE the cake, you bake the damn thing! Brothers-in-Arms, Tyler
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 8:52:00 PM EDT
"Enemy at the Gates" made me want to get a Mauser with some antique high-end glass. I saw a .44 AutoMag on a novel cover once. I'd like one of those. "Snatch" reminded me of how much I love shotguns. And AK-100 series. BUT.... "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" made me fall in love with the BREN. "What's that?" "Its me Bren gun." "Couldn't you have brought something more appropriate?" Beautiful, beautiful, gun.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 8:58:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By QBit: I saw a .44 AutoMag on a novel cover once. I'd like one of those.
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probably a mack bolan novel. don pendleton made me want one of those and a beretta 93r. yeah right, any day now.
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 9:17:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 9:19:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/19/2002 9:29:34 PM EDT
QBit, You really talking about the WW2, LMG, .303 Bren? No argument, excellent weapon (if you keep replacing the barrels before they melt) – just making sure we're on the same page.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:04:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SinistralRifleman:
Originally Posted By Boomholzer:
Originally Posted By SinistralRifleman: I want an M41A Pulse Rifle...someday I will build one.
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Me too! Made by Colt. I want the gernade launcher also.
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I was just going to build a working mock up (Thompson/870 with the pulse rifle shell and all that crap), then charge nerds and geeks a lot of money to shoot it.
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They have prints on the web for all the M41A tacky bolt-ons. Just make the cosmetic pieces out of wood and paint em.[:D] I still don't know why someone has'nt made a caseless auto. Quick set epoxy projectiles with a liquid or paste propellent. Someday when I have more money Ill try.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:52:54 AM EDT
I went out and bought a Ruger MKII .22 pistol a few weeks after watching the movie "Assassins" with Sly Stallone and Antonio Bandaras. Also since the director, Dick Donner, is a big gun-grabbing nut, it only seemed like the right thing to do. ;) Now I gotta get a Beretta 92 since he directed Lethal Weapon too!!! Off to the gun store I go!!! :)
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 9:57:31 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Corbon91: Also since the director, Dick Donner, is a big gun-grabbing nut, it only seemed like the right thing to do. ;) Now I gotta get a Beretta 92 since he directed Lethal Weapon too!!!
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Some who have shot the solid, but bulky, 92 would say that it is a big nut-grabbing gun.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:13:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2002 10:15:25 AM EDT by Shadowblade]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:24:13 AM EDT
Steyr AUG/USR, thought it was the sweetest thing I had ever seen in Die Hard
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:40:38 AM EDT
I went out and bought a sword, shield, and funky Spartan hat after seeing [b][i]Ben Hur[/i][/b]. The neighbors think I'm a jackass and the city says they won't let me keep a horse and chariot in town. Can't ever get a break.
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:41:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/20/2002 10:46:01 AM EDT by 1]
muzlblast: God this is so tacky, but yes! During the early eighties...... I fell in love with that Bren Ten...
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God you're old (I did the same thing)! It was going to be the best semi-auto handgun ever designed (And Jeff Cooper COULDN'T possibly be wrong)! [;D] [ Edited to add: - I DID buy a Colt "Delta Elite" though!!! ]
Link Posted: 4/20/2002 10:48:33 AM EDT
I wanted an M-1 Carbine after I saw one on the T.V. show "Combat". That was a long time ago. I have a mix matched U.S.G.I. M-1 carbine with a Winchester receiver...that I bought a long time ago.
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