Three Of the Best: Famous Guns & Their Airgun Equivalents
With the release of the latest instalment in the James Bond franchise, Spectre, recently released into UK Cinemas, we thought it might be a good time to share with you a range of guns that have been made famous on the silver screen. Let us give you a rundown of three of the very best!
Gun #1: Desert Eagle
Movie: Snatch (2000)
The Desert Eagle provides the focal point for one of the many comic scenes in this classic cockney caper movie, when Vinnie Jones’ character ‘Bullet Tooth Tony’ confronts the hapless duo of Vinnie and Sol in a face off, guns pointed at each other, with some fairly memorable dialogue:
“You are shrinking, and your two little balls are shrinking with you. And the fact that you’ve got “Replica” written down the side of your guns…And the fact that I’ve got “Desert Eagle point five O”…Written down the side of mine…: Should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now… Fxxx off!”
The scene boosted the popularity of this robust, iconic handgun, which has appeared in many movies before and since. Originally designed by Israeli Military Industries, and redesigned by legendary US gun manufacturer Magnum, the good news is that there is a Co2 air gun equivalent. KWC have retained all of the heft, and features of the original, with their premium Desert Eagle air pistol replica for airsoft.
Gun #2: Walther PPK
Movie: Casino Royale (2006)
The legendary Walther PPK is the gun most associated with James Bond, and appears in a host of the movies in the franchise, as well as of Ian Fleming’s books.
One notable example is the 2006 outing, the first for Daniel Craig in a Bourne-style reboot, which took the secret agent back to darker, more dangerous leanings more reminiscent of the original source material. The gun makes an appearance in the brutal opening scenes where Bond gets his double-o stripes with two kills.
Bond uses the Walther in the opening fight sequence, by hitting his adversary, Agent Fisher, on the side of the head, with the hefty German gun. A violent fight ensues after it falls to the floor, before Bond grabs it to complete the kill, setting off the legendary gunbarrel introduction sequence that graces all Bond movies. The incredible violence of the scene introduces a Bond that is worlds away from the campy, softer performances of Piers Brosnan and Roger Moore, and reminds us what a badass Bond really is. The appearance of this gorgeous, robust gun is a bonus.
You can check out the Walther PPK co2 replica, produced by Umarex, here.
Gun #3 Colt M1911
Movie: The Big Lebowski (1998)
Nothing could be more iconic than one of the most quoted cult movies of all time – and the most iconic guns to go with it. An internet meme favourite, John Goodman’s character famously loses it and brandishes a Colt M1911 air pistol when his friend Smokey tries to hand himself a bowling score he doesn’t deserve.
‘You’re entering a world of pain’ Goodman growls, in a raging fit of fury to enforce the rules. You’ll have seen the impressive gun he’s brandishing in 1001 other movies, but none quite as funny. You can check out our range of 1911s by Colt, Tokyo Marui, Remington and Swiss Arms, right here.