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Old 12-14-2016, 02:53 PM
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Here's one nobody remembers....TITANIC with Leonardo DiCaprio.

The actor David Warner who played "Spicer Lovejoy, Caledon Hockley's (Billy Zane) personal "fixer", pulled out a beautiful, chrome or nickel plated 1911 in the scene where he had DiCaprio handcuffed to a pipe. You can CLEARLY see it's a 1911A1....not a 1905, nor 1911. The 1911A1 did not arrive until the 1920's.
A Guns & Ammo article showing the actual guns used in movies showed an M1911, but since Hollywood often has multiple guns being used as stand-ins it wouldn't surprise me that one of them had an M1911A1 frame.

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Mind you this was April 14th, 1912....a mere 11 months after the 1911 was adopted by the United States Army....maybe rich people were able to get civilian versions? I suspect not. I suspect the "experts" working on Titanic were less than expert when it came to 1911 timelines.
The first production 1911s weren't even assembled until December 1911. A comment I've heard that might explain it is that Billy Zane's character was incredibly wealthy and influential back in the states, and it's not unreasonable to assume somebody at Colt might have presented him (or his bodyguard) with an embellished pre-production example, or maybe one from the first batch. Gun manufacturers at the time were known to present guns to VIPs and foreign dignitaries as a way to get contracts and gain exposure. Still, even with this semi-plausible scenario it would still have been a real stretch to get a 1911 on board the Titanic in time for the short joyride to the iceberg.
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Old 12-18-2016, 09:58 AM
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I really liked the last shootout in Way of the Gun. Very realistic and practical gun handling.
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Old 12-18-2016, 02:17 PM
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Old 12-18-2016, 03:09 PM
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Gave myself the trouble of reading to the end.

And I'd go for "Last man standing". That 1911 pair is almost as much as an actor in the movie as Bruce Willis.
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Old 12-20-2016, 10:03 PM
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In the new John Wick 2 trailer you see him with a suppressed 1911 at 1:03 and an unsuppressed 1911 at 1:15.

Looking forward to seeing this movie loved the first one.

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Old 01-13-2017, 08:52 AM
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How about "Longmire"? He caries a 1911A1 with bone grips. It looks like a toy in his big ham slab hand!
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Old 01-13-2017, 09:22 AM
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Regarding "Last Man Standing", I've mentioned it somewhere before, but I get a laugh everytime now when watching it. Willis has just had his car banged up by the gang, and has checked into the hotel. As he is readying himself to confront the gang for the first time, he is shown putting his guns and shoulder holsters on......backwards! I never noticed it when I first watched the movie, but in re-run DVD, you can clearly see that his pistols' butts are backwards. I do not know HOW you could do that, but it never got caught during editing. Take a look next time you watch it. When he has the first shootout, though, things are the way they are supposed to be.
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Old 01-14-2017, 01:19 PM
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-Way Of The Gun
-The Accountant
-Blackhawk Down
-Watchmen (The Comedian's long slide1911's)
-Last Man Standing
-Devil's Rejects
-Ronin
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Old 01-22-2017, 08:01 PM
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Any body mention The Shadow. The Phantom wasn't bad either.
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:35 PM
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Steven Segal uses 45s a bunch
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Old 01-26-2017, 06:40 PM
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watched a movie called ink and steel the other night. wasn't the greatest but there's some 1911 action in it.
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Old 01-27-2017, 09:22 AM
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I really enjoy the Jesse Stone movies, with Tom Selek, playing Chief Stone Of Paradise Ma. Police. They are made in the best traditions of Film Noir. Chief stone carries a commander, & you see it a lot of it. Also his 12 ga. house gun.
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Old 01-27-2017, 11:31 AM
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I really enjoy the Jesse Stone movies, with Tom Selek, playing Chief Stone Of Paradise Ma. Police.
I agree ... great series of movies. I just added the latest one (2015) to my netflix queue ... I think it is the only one made since the start of the Blue Bloods TV series.
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Old 01-27-2017, 10:55 PM
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There are many good movies featuring 1911's, but the first one that came to mind for me was Last Man Standing.
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Old 02-13-2017, 03:34 PM
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:00 AM
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I went to see John Wick 2 last night. The gun handling was really impressive and you could tell that Reeves trained hard to get that right (see the YouTube videos of him training in 3-Gun). All different types of guns were used (Glocks, HK, 1911, etc) and the Kimber 1911's 7rd capacity was actually a joke line in the movie. Having said all that, the chamber checks, reloads, movement, etc was top notch. There was quite a bit of 1911 work in the movie and it was done well.

The round and body count in the movie rivaled the Battle of Gettysburg, but my wife even enjoyed it!

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Old 02-18-2017, 10:51 AM
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Old 02-18-2017, 05:36 PM
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Thanks. It looks like a very comprehensive list, and anyone looking for good "1911" entertainment should go right down the list and watch them all!
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:57 PM
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Old 03-04-2017, 09:52 PM
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Good list. I would also add Pulp Fiction and The Untouchables and Ronin.

In Pulp Fiction, the guns used by Samuel Jackson and John Travolta are clearly 1911's, even though Sam Jackson refers to his later in the movie as "Mr. 9mm" - the bore certainly looks smaller than the standard .45 bore, so it could very well have been a 9mm.

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Old 03-04-2017, 10:16 PM
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Old 03-08-2017, 05:00 PM
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I loved when Mark Harmon used it in certain prey. The bad chick in the movie asked him if he was firing a cannot at her or something along those lines, and he just shrugged and said well yeah or something like that. It was awesome
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:27 PM
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Best 1911 movies

There are lots of good movies in which the 1911 pistol plays prominent roles!

My vote goes to two (actually one from along time ago and a series of nine films made recently.)
The old one is "The Wild Bunch" with William Holden and a cast of other great actors.

The recent series of nine is Tom Selleck in the "Jesse Stone" series.

Great shots of the 1911 in action in all of these films.
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Last man standing for sure.

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Old Yesterday, 08:42 AM
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Kong Skull Island featured a 1911 http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Kong:_Skull_Island

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