Iconic Guns Shown in Films


Guns and films really go well together. In fact, it is often said that films are much bigger than life. There are so much explosion and action the film. Here are some of the best gun-oriented films that you should watch, if you love real actions:

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels: It is created by Guy Ritchie, a well known British director and also his first major film. It’s about the journey of England’s underworld. Although the film contains no big shootouts, it’s still a wonderful film to watch. The plot of the film revolves around two 12-gauge double barrel shotguns. Although these shotguns are not given actual names, they are unquestionably the stars of the film. In Snatch, Guy Ritchie also features a Desert Eagle 5.0 prominently.
  • Dirty Harry: Dirty Harry is starred by no other than Clint Eastwood, as a hard talking police officer who doesn’t really want to abide by the rules. His Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolver is shown prominently. The Model 29 is only fired in close up shots, to enhance its effects. The gun is actually owned personally by the film director.
  • The Matrix: The Matrix is probably one of the best action films ever hit the silver screen. The series enjoy a huge success and hailed as very inventive at its time of the release. Although the two sequels don’t match the popularity of the first film, they are still impressive at the time. One of the best moments of the film, is when Neo and Trinity runs through a lobby, while strapping a lot of weapons, like moving armory. Guns featured in the film include Micro Uzis, Browning Hi Power, M134 Minigun and a unique automatic shotgun, that’s designed for the film.
  • Heat: Heat features Robert De Niro and Al Pacino. The film features many guns and hailed by many critics for realistic shootouts and good portrayal of techniques. Colt M1991A1 Series 80 is shown prominently in the film. Another notable rifle is a FN FNC that Pacino wields during shootouts in the streets. The FNC has its barrel cut down and with an attached M16 birdcage. Although the rifle fired blank rounds, Pacino was told to fire only in semi auto mode to minimize the risk of accidents, because there are many people who are involved in the film and the risk of injuring bystanders will be minimized greatly.
  • The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: It is one of the greatest films ever made, which feature many guns. It is starred by Clint Eastwood, who wields the Colt 1851 Navy adorned with silver snake grips. Many characters in the film are shown using the 1851 Navy gun. Another notable appearance is Remington 1858, the Cattleman’s Carbine, which the rifle version of the popular 1858 revolver.

Firearms are often associated with violence, but they already become part of our culture. These iconic guns are great addition to many action films. For firearms enthusiasts, these films are truly remarkable due to the appearance of these guns.