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Old 12-14-2016, 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilibreaux View Post
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.

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.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1946 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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Old 12-18-2016, 10:58 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, 03:17 PM
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Old 12-18-2016, 04:09 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, 11:03 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, 09:52 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, 10:22 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, 02:19 PM
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-Way Of The Gun
-The Accountant
-Blackhawk Down
-Watchmen (The Comedian's long slide1911's)
-Last Man Standing
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