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Old 05-11-2007, 09:05 AM
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Check out Narc - a very brutal and realistic movie that also makes the 1911 hammer down boo-boo, which sucks as the rest of the gun stuff is spot on.
I think I may have mentioned it before in this forum, but one movie I remember that likewise makes the 1911-hammer-down mistake is in the movie Road to Perdition starring Tom Hanks as Mike(?) Sullivan - the 'muscle' of the local crime boss. In one scene where he threatens one of the people on the syndicate's sh*t list, he first points his 1911, then to emphasize his point, he then cocks the hammer. You would think that of all people, an experienced hitman would never carry a 1911 in that condition.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:17 AM
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Carring a 1911 with a round in the chamber, hammer down was more popular in "the day" then most think. I'm not saying good or bad, only that it was not abnormal.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:04 PM
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Let's not forget SWAT. Some cool Kimbers, with and without lights.

As for BooBoo's, after the practice at the range, One of the characters holsters an out of battery or empty pistol.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:17 PM
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I just could never take the movie SWAT seriously, a good beer and pizza flick though.

Also back in the day carrying a 1911 with the hammer down wasn't unknown.
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Old 05-13-2007, 03:27 PM
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"Thief" and "Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia".

Not a big 1911 movie, but William Friedkin's "Sorcerer" (which is an excellent re-make of the also excellent "The Wages of Fear") has a great scene wherein a corrupt latin cop uses his 1911 as an opener on a bottle of beer. Friedkin's movie captured third-world squalor and desperate courage born of hopelessness better than any other I can think of.

By the way, the Commander that Warren Oates uses in "...Alfredo Garcia" is a proper south-of-the-border .38 Super!

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Old 05-14-2007, 12:57 AM
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I don't like Seagal, or his movies very much but I do like his guns. He uses Terry Tussey custom 1911's.

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Steven Seagall uses 1911's in:
Hard to Kill
Under Seige I&II
Marked for Death
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Old 05-14-2007, 09:54 PM
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Rick, re-check Marathon Man, it was Hoffmanís characters Dadís gun. Itís a full size GM
Is it safe? Don't know, but the gun is a Commander.
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Old 05-16-2007, 11:06 PM
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Scent of a Woman

More of a romantic drama than a gun movie but it definitely involves a 1911.

Good quote:
"An officer never relinquish his .45."

In the movie, Al Pacino, for his character is blind, can reassemble the 1911 from field strip in about 30 seconds. I think I can do it around 30 seconds with my full vision. Not gonna try it on mine blindfolded. I don't want to put idiot marks on my 1 year old Colt.
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Old 05-17-2007, 09:55 AM
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You guys totally forgot The Punisher (Thomas Jane) I think. Check that one out for a great scene where he uses both of them to take down some clowns that murdered his family! Sorry if it was listed and I missed it.

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Old 05-17-2007, 07:34 PM
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Am I the 1st to say:

The Wild Bunch

A great 1911 movie for sure!
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Old 05-17-2007, 07:48 PM
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Am I the 1st to say:

The Wild Bunch

A great 1911 movie for sure!
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:02 PM
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The A-Team

Though not a movie, who can forget The A-Team. Smith always used a 1911. Of course, nobody ever got shot (for the most part, certain times aside) on that show. I swear, learn to adjust your sights!

"I love it when a plan comes together."

As for movies, I'm ashamed to say that I haven't seen most of what have been mentioned here. I think I have to go visit my video store.
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:02 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.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:11 PM
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John Goodman pulls an olied cloth from his bowling ball bag, unwraps his worn-white-blued 5" 1911--complete with lanyard loop--and when shoving the hammer-down-on-an-empty-chamber gun in his teamate's face does not produce the desired result, he slingshots the slide. . . .

His finger remains inside the trigger guard throughout this entire sequence, including when he lets the slide fly home ( BAD form, John!); however, he then does a nice job of dropping the mag before racking the round from the chamber.
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Old 07-02-2007, 09:56 PM
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In "Shooter" (2007) a few people use 1911's....


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Old 07-02-2007, 10:35 PM
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Another vote for:

Spartan
The Thin Red Line both versions
The Lost Battalion

And I haven't seen this one mentioned yet but U571 has some decent 1911 usage in a submarine shootout.
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:53 PM
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Kick me out of the forums if I am wrong, but I was just sure Lt. Colonel Markenson used a Berreta in that scene.
you sir would be correct. It was a nickle plated M9. Seen it waayyy yoo many times
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At the battle of Waterloo, Major-General Sir William Ponsonby didn't want to risk his favorite charger. Instead, he chose a small hack he wouldn't mind losing. A French lancer rode him down.

This is what we call "false economy".
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Old 07-02-2007, 10:55 PM
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I don't like Seagal, or his movies very much but I do like his guns. He uses Terry Tussey custom 1911's.

Suppossedly Segal has one of the biggest 1911 collections in the US. I've seen most of his movies (love Aikido, not Seagal) and I've neve seen him with anything else. It wouldnt surprise me if they were all from his personal collection.
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Originally Posted By Rodent:
At the battle of Waterloo, Major-General Sir William Ponsonby didn't want to risk his favorite charger. Instead, he chose a small hack he wouldn't mind losing. A French lancer rode him down.

This is what we call "false economy".
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:07 AM
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It's already been mentioned but my favorite is The Terminator. When I was a kid I wanted that "45 long slide wit da laser sighting" so bad I could taste it. That movie and specifically that gun are what got me into 1911s. Possibly the best action movie ever to boot. The shotgun battle/car chase in the parking garage is just radical. Kudos to James Cameron for bringing the long slide back in Terminator 2 (Sarah Conner blasts Miles Dyson with it). Ok well I guess that's enough Terminator worship for now. Last Man Standing can't be denied as THE 1911 movie.

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Old 07-03-2007, 01:10 AM
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:24 AM
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In "Shooter" (2007) a few people use 1911's....


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The only instance I saw of a 1911 used in that movie was toward the very end when Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) hunts down the senator and his cronies. Earlier in the movie, when he confronts the Russian (or Czech, or Serbian?) former sniper, he's using an M9.

Also, note that in the scene where Swagger's girlfriend shoots the bad guy who (presumably) raped and tortured her, she shoots 4 rounds from the senator's pistol (a pearl-handled, nickel plated M9, no less) and the slide has locked back after only four rounds. Either the M9 jammed, or the senator only carried four rounds in the mag.....
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Old 07-03-2007, 06:47 AM
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Without looking back through this thread, did anyone mention Tom Selleck as Jesse Stone in his latest shows? He's a 1911 guy from way back to Magnum PI and I forgot who's custom 1911 he carries.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:40 AM
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Am I the Oldest Person on this Thread?

"The Girl Hunters" from 1963 with Mickey Spillane (author) playing Mike Hammer.

He makes a bad guy eat a round that he pops out of a spare magazine onto a bar in front of everyone. (Also a great fight scene where Mike, thoroughly exhausted, nails the bad guy's hand to the floor to keep him down.)
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:23 AM
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been trying to see The Girl Hunters for years. Big Mike Hammer/Spillane fan. but the dvd is going for like hundreds of bucks pretty much every where.
Spillane always had oddball gun stuff. I remember one book, The Big Kill I think where after a shooting Mike changes the barrel and firing pin in Betsy(his trusty .45). I thought it was cool. But then for extra ammo, he stuffs loose rounds in his pocket. wiered, extra internal parts but no extra mags?
also some gafs in the books like chambering a round and then cocking the hammer. say what?
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Old 07-03-2007, 01:29 PM
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been trying to see The Girl Hunters for years. Big Mike Hammer/Spillane fan. but the dvd is going for like hundreds of bucks pretty much every where.
Spillane always had oddball gun stuff. I remember one book, The Big Kill I think where after a shooting Mike changes the barrel and firing pin in Betsy(his trusty .45). I thought it was cool. But then for extra ammo, he stuffs loose rounds in his pocket. wiered, extra internal parts but no extra mags?
also some gafs in the books like chambering a round and then cocking the hammer. say what?
I liek the one where he Mickey stuffs a double barrel shotgun full of dirt in the barrels and then lets the bad girl take a shot at him. Bad girl have no face....
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