The silver screen has been packed with iconic scenes featuring a firearm, and if we’re being honest, a lot of us have acted along to these scenes whilst pretending we were the character on screen! With this in mind, we have decided to take a look at five iconic guns as seen on film.
Glock 22 – Enemy of the State, Die Hard 2, The Fugitive, Basically every film with a gun!
At the time, Gaston Glock was probably not aware of how iconic his design would go on to be, and simply named it after himself. Created with a polymer frame as opposed to metal, the gun was once thought to be invisible to X-Ray machines (which of course got proven to be a myth!). It is durable and certainly has stood the test of time, which is why the Glock continues to appear on our screens!
Mosin Nagant M91/30 - Enemy at the Gates
Jude Law plays Vasily Zaitsev, who is a Soviet sniper who had over 200 confirmed kills with his trusty rifle, throughout the Battle of Stalingrad in World War 2. Of all of these, his most famous moment is arguably his three day standoff against Major Erwin König, the director of the German sniper school. Not only was this true of the film, but was also based on a true story!
M60E 3 – Rambo & Commando
John Rambo rescues the girl and fights off the bad guys, all whilst wielding one of the biggest guns out there. The M60E 3 is felt with a belt of bullets of up to 200 rounds, and incredibly, manages to fire it using only one hand to aim, and the other to feed the bullets! Same can be said for Arnie in Commando, both of whom have conveniently lost their shirts and escape unscathed…
Winchester 1887 – Terminator
Arnie makes an appearance again, but with more clothing this time! The Terminator comes from the future, enters a bar, and grabs said gun from the bar owner to show them who’s boss. This 12 gauge level action shotgun is a serious piece of kit, and we challenge anyone (figuratively!) to grab it, cock it and fire, all with one hand!
AK 47 - Lord of War, Blood Diamond, End of Watch
Designed by Mikhail Kalashnikov during World War 2 in USSR, the AK 47 is arguably the most iconic gun of any around the world. Still in use today, the AK47 has had many variations, but essentially is a no nonsense, never fail piece of Russian technology. Usually seen as quite a rugged gun, there are gold plated versions that pop up in Lord of War and End of Watch, where a touch of elegance has tried to be added to the brutish rifle.
Here at Surplus Store, we have many forms of Airsoft and Air Guns (UK) which are based around these iconic models, so why not pay us a visit in store or check out our extensive range online, and see if we have something to suit you?