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Old 05-27-2012, 10:35 PM
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band of brothers.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:08 AM
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I have always heard that Alvin York, the famous WW I hero, used his 1911 to capture the 100+ German prisoners that made him famous. However, I watched Sergeant York, the 1944 movie, this evening and in that movie he used his Enfield rifle and a couple of Luger's taken from German soldiers. The movie never showed him carrying a 1911.
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Old 05-28-2012, 12:11 AM
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I have always heard that Alvin York, the famous WW I hero, used his 1911 to capture the 100+ German prisoners that made him famous. However, I watched Sergeant York, the 1944 movie, this evening and in that movie he used his Enfield rifle and a couple of Luger's taken from German soldiers. The movie never showed him carrying a 1911.
He is said to have used his 1911 to kill German soldiers charging him. I believe he was quoted as saying he shot the men in the rear first and moved towards those closest. That way the others didn't halt in a panic and fire on him when they saw the first man go down. Don't know if anyone can verify the validity of that statement, be nice to know. He then from what I understand captured some German small arms and grenades and picked some folks off, leading to the surrender of several German troops. Once again I can't say I'm certain that's how it went down, it's merely my understanding.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:48 PM
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Blues Brothers
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:41 PM
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The Big Lebowski!

"Smokey, if you mark that frame an eight you are entering a world of pain."

I particularly like that, having chambered a round, they show Goodman unload weapon and return to condition 3. Movies rarely show that stuff. This film also gets my vote for: "Most realistic portrayal of the use of an Uzi." ...lol.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:42 PM
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Last man standing....

Bruce Willis and Christopher Walken and 1911's...
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:52 PM
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+1 for Gran Torino

I was gonna say Band of Brothers but it's not really a movie. I just watched it again the other day and on the last episode the guy's 1911 jams and they have to shoot the fleeing SS officer with the M1 instead. I was like WHA??? Clear that thing son!
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:24 PM
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Another vote for Last Man Standing.

The pistols are featured about as prominently as any of the actors.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:52 AM
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Anyone watch Longmire Sunday night, the title character carry's a 1911, commander possibly.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:58 AM
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Anyone watch Longmire Sunday night, the title character carry's a 1911, commander possibly.
Set up my DVR to record the series the other day...need to watch that pilot but I'll be eyeing his sidearm to see if I can tell. Hopefully it's a good show and not just 1911 p**n.

Just finished Extreme Prejudice yesterday, thanks to this very thread. It was pretty awesome. Cheesy and dated 80's feel, but it was a solid action flick (even if he didn't handle his 1911 as well as James Caan handles his 6" long slide in "Thief").
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:53 AM
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Many Steven Seagal movies. He is a big fan of 1911s.

Also THE WAY OF THE GUN. The actors carry only 1911s and carry them in IWB holsters.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:04 PM
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Anyone watch Longmire Sunday night, the title character carry's a 1911, commander possibly.
Yep; he was packing hammer-down, presumably Condition 3 (sigh). No checkering on the frontstrap, so possibly an SA or Colt.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:36 PM
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It looked like an old school GI 1911, with some sort of faux Stag grips. Longmire is based on a series of novels. They are better on the gun stuff then the pilot episode was, but not too much, he carries hammer down in the book too. But he is a vietnam vet, and it mentions the 1911 by name, and how its his service gun. No war service mentioned in the show, but they did show he had some rough looking scars, maybe it will come up later.

The show did good with the characters and atmosphere. The plot itself had very little to do with the first book, on which it seemed only loosely based. It did have a Sharps .45-70, but it was much more important to the plot in the book, and made more sense. I thought the notion of tracking down all the Sharps rifles in the wyoming area they were in based on them somehow being registered was pretty dumb, plus the expert gun guy tells him that there are no modern guns available in that caliber, so the murder weapon must be an antique?!
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:36 PM
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It looked like an old school GI 1911, with some sort of faux Stag grips. Longmire is based on a series of novels. They are better on the gun stuff then the pilot episode was, but not too much, he carries hammer down in the book too. But he is a vietnam vet, and it mentions the 1911 by name, and how its his service gun. No war service mentioned in the show, but they did show he had some rough looking scars, maybe it will come up later.

The show did good with the characters and atmosphere. The plot itself had very little to do with the first book, on which it seemed only loosely based. It did have a Sharps .45-70, but it was much more important to the plot in the book, and made more sense. I thought the notion of tracking down all the Sharps rifles in the wyoming area they were in based on them somehow being registered was pretty dumb, plus the expert gun guy tells him that there are no modern guns available in that caliber, so the murder weapon must be an antique?!
Agree. There are many rifles chambered in the .45-70 besides the Sharps. The hammer down, Condition 2, bothers me too. Looks like someone needs to go to Gun Site and learn about 1911s' and hire a consultant who knows about firearms. I'll give the show a few more episodes, but I'm not impressed.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:30 PM
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+1 for Gran Torino
Clint Eastwood in that movie is the perfect representation of an American veteran bada$$ with a 1911. That scene where he gets the girl back from the gangsters on the street is my favorite part.
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:52 PM
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Clint Eastwood in that movie is the perfect representation of an American veteran bada$$ with a 1911. That scene where he gets the girl back from the gangsters on the street is my favorite part.
100% agree... in an instant you realize Clint is still a bad azz at what almost 90?
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:02 PM
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I have always heard that Alvin York, the famous WW I hero, used his 1911 to capture the 100+ German prisoners that made him famous. However, I watched Sergeant York, the 1944 movie, this evening and in that movie he used his Enfield rifle and a couple of Luger's taken from German soldiers. The movie never showed him carrying a 1911.
GAry Cooper used a Luger in the movie because the 1911s didn't work well with blanks at the time. In real life however York used his .45 to stop a German bayonet charge right in its tracks. They had counted the shots from his rifle (probably a Springfield, not an Enfield BTW) and waited for him to reload before charging his position, not realizing that he already had his .45 out and ready.
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Old 06-06-2012, 07:08 PM
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How about "Sergeant York", the Gary Cooper movie. As I remember, Gary Cooper wielded the 1911 in that movie.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:05 PM
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SWAT has a lot 1911 "facetime" if you will.
Love this thread, been wanting to see more flicks with the 1911 prominently featured.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:25 PM
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Tom Selleck as "Jesse Stone" in a new made for TV movie is on CBS Tuesday @ 8pm cst. I believe he uses a commander size 1911.
Yep, there are 7 such movies centered around the same character, in each movie the chosen sidearm is a 1911 of one make or another.
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:27 PM
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I have always heard that Alvin York, the famous WW I hero, used his 1911 to capture the 100+ German prisoners that made him famous. However, I watched Sergeant York, the 1944 movie, this evening and in that movie he used his Enfield rifle and a couple of Luger's taken from German soldiers. The movie never showed him carrying a 1911.
Yeah, I sure you're right. It's been a while since I viewed the movie and I just remember him brandishing a handgun and I just thought it was a 1911.
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:20 PM
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what about The punisher, or The boondock Saints, Great movies probably 100 different guns in the boondock saints
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:13 AM
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Grand Torino
Last Man Standing
Pulp Fiction
Band Of Brothers
Saving Private Ryan
Flags of Our Fathers
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:58 AM
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100% agree... in an instant you realize Clint is still a bad azz at what almost 90?
Clint will still be a "bad azz" long after he's just ashes or remains. Neither King Kong or Chuck Norris ain't got crap on him!
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:02 PM
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The hammer down, Condition 2, bothers me too. Looks like someone needs to go to Gun Site and learn about 1911s' and hire a consultant who knows about firearms. I'll give the show a few more episodes, but I'm not impressed.
Most of Hollywood should...I cringe when I see people present, cock (or chamber a round)...and then lower the hammer back down (even if they don't fire). I know I've seen it lots but Jules (Sam Jackson's character in Pulp Fiction) does it a few times nice and close-up for us to frown upon.
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