Possibly one of the best action flicks in recent years, ‘John Wick’ follows Keanu Reeves as the world’s greatest assassin, taking headshots at multiple bad guys within the space of 90 minutes. And after the huge success and popularity, its sequel ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ has hit cinemas, and has just as much fantastic action sequences and even more death by headshot courtesy of John Wick.
One of the best aspects of the two films is the more realistic way guns and the use of guns are portrayed. Hollywood has a long track record of making guns act as they don’t really do in real life (see our blog on Hollywood gun myths here) but ‘John Wick’ and its sequel make guns look more real, as Wick is seen changing out the magazines when he runs out of bullets (which happens a lot!).
This post is spoiler free, but we have to touch upon the scene where John Wick visits The Sommelier in Rome. This Sommelier, otherwise known as a wine waiter, is an expert in guns and not the alcoholic beverage, and helps to kit out John Wick with the best new gun tech on the market.
So, let’s take a look at some of the guns we see John Wick use in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’:
One of the Glock’s John Wick received from The Sommelier is a Glock 34, which has been customised with the Taran Tactical Innovations (TTI) Combat Master Performance Package.
This gun makes multiple appearances, especially in the latter half of the film, as Wick switches from one to another.
The compact Glock 26 pistol is seen among the weapons buried in the floor of Wick’s house, which we saw him retrieve in the first film. He gets a new 26 from The Sommelier, which has also been customised by TTI.
Wick picks up a suppressed Kimber Warrior 1911 from various people throughout the film, using it at one point with just seven rounds. Other characters in the film are also seen with a Kimber Warrior. It’s definitely an attractive handgun.
We have various 1911 model airsoft handguns.
This carbine length AR-style rifle is definitely a step up from an air gun and has a Gunfighter stock, a BCM KMR handguard, BCM vertical foregrip with a Trijicon Accupoint scope. This is one of the guns Wick gets from The Sommelier, called the ‘AR-15’ in the scene, which Wick gets as he wants something ‘robust’. A bit of an understatement!
Our airsoft equivalent.
These rifles, the 552 with scopes, are the rifles used by people hunting down Wick. It’s a testament to the character’s skills that he can hold up against the onslaught of these pieces of weaponry.
Described as the gun for the end of the night, the Italian classic Benelli does just that. Wick requests it from The Sommelier and it is seen to be a fine piece of machinery. The one used in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ has been fitted with a fixed stock and customised by TTI.
Check out our similar Double Eagle M56C airsoft shotgun.
In addition to the handguns, rifles and Benelli shotgun, we also see a gas grenade launcher, an Arwen 37, and we also have to mention the several guns being pointed at John Wick’s head in the eye-catching poster. These handguns include a sawed-off Remington 870, a Heckler & Koch P30L, a Beretta 92FS, two Beretta 92FS Inoxes, two Beretta 90Twos and several customised Colt M1911 variants.
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