Top 10 Most Memorable Movie Guns
Movies are violent, and they probably always will be. So, rather than try to fight it, we decided to embrace it and take a look back at some of the most memorable movie firearms to grace the silver screen. People, we’re here to enjoy movies, and that’s why we wanted to put together a list of guns that are memorable and creative. We could sit here and ramble off Berettas and Mossbergs all day long, but none of those will ever hold a candle to something that shoots actual deadly lasers. Of course, a few classics made it onto our list, but we tried to reach out and look for those six-shooters that really stand out. The only rule is that the firearm has be mobile and operable by a single person. That means the heavy artillery is going to have to sit this one out.
So, sit back, relax and scratch those itchy trigger fingers, because we’re firing off the top 10 most memorable movie guns.
(And it should go without saying, but this list is not meant to endorse one side or the other in the gun control debate. We have no opinions. We are robots.)
10. The Phaser (Star Trek)- Let’s start this list off with a classic. This gun got its start on television in the 60s and hasn’t gone out of style yet. When Kirk and his team of brave redshirts go off to investigate strange new worlds, they bring their trusty phasers with them. Of course, they aren’t the most effective weapons to make it to the big screen, mostly because the damn things always seem to be set on stun. Still, when J.J. Abrams rebooted the series, the phaser got a makeover as well. While it stayed true to the classic, the reboot had just enough of a modern twist to keep it relevant.
9. Vera (Serenity)- Let’s keep the sci-fi trend going with a gun from another fan favorite. Adam Baldwin’s character wasn’t what we would call a peaceful man, and when he went running into battle, he always brought his Callahan full-bore auto-lock with customized trigger and a double cartridge thorough gauge, or as he likes to call it, “Vera.” Of course, the film never refers to it by name, but Browncoats know Jane’s gun when they see it, and they know it packs one hell of a wallop. Unfortunately, I can’t say Jane treated Vera with much respect. Sure, he loved Vera, but in the end, he tried to trade it for a woman (then again, I can’t blame him).
Calm down, I know this is a screen shot from Firefly.
8. Noisy Cricket (Men and Black)- Speaking of guns that pack a wallop, Agent Jay’s weapon of choice is a prime example of the old saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” What looks like something you might find in the toy isle of a pharmacy is actually a weapon of mass destruction. It was first introduced in Men In Black, when it knocked Will Smith on his ass and took out the better half of a truck. To be fair, the Noisy Cricket isn’t really a weapon that can be used in the most clandestine of operations. Still, it sends a certain message when it’s fired, and that message is, “Welcome to Earth. My stick is bigger than yours.”
7. Little Friend (Scarface)- The Colt AR-15 with M203 grenade launcher is everything Charlton Heston had in mind when he thought of home security. Of course, it’s the same thing a Cuban drug lord wanting to take on the world has in mind. All joking aside, every man gets shivers down his spine when Al Pacino defiantly shouts, “Say hello to my little friend!” It’s a gun that kindly reminds strangers they are trespassing on private property before it turns them into a stain on said property. To be honest, it’s a little excessive; it’s the standard firearm recommended for singlehandedly taking on kill squads threatening your underworld empire. All in all, it’s the best “little friend” a crime boss could ever ask for.
This will protect me from home invaders!
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