The Coolest Movie Guns
Firearms have been a part of the movies since “The Great Train Robbery” flashed onto the Silver Screen in 1903. In many movies the gun is as important as the character, and often is what makes a scene iconic. AmericanRifleman.org has put together a list of 10 favorite movie guns and why they are so remembered.
Smith & Wesson Mk II Hand-Ejector from “Raiders of the Lost Ark”
The part where Indiana Jones shoots the sword-wielding assailant in “Raiders of the Lost Ark” could be one of the most casual and disdained gun scenes in movie lore. The swordsman, played by Terry Richards, makes a huge show of how skilled he is with a scimitar before Indiana Jones gives the bad guy a look that says, “Give me a break,” before dropping him in his tracks. This scene was supposed to be different, but Harrison Ford was ill and didn’t feel like filming a long scene, so he interestingly shortened it.