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Ok, we already have a thread here asking if Stargate SG1 made U want a PS90. I won't lie - that is the main reason I had to have one. After seeing the gun week after week for years - I was left craving one.

And, growing up in the 80's and seeing the Lethal Weapon and Die Hard movies made me get my first Beretta 92FS in the mid 1990s.

And while I was in the market for a pistol at the time anyway - 24 did nudge me to my USP compact :oops:

So, I am guilty as charged. Has anyone bought a gun because of interest from a show?

Now on the flipside - I avoided the P99 for years because it was the "James Bond" gun. I am not a fan of James Bond. But, I rented one in 2005, and fell in love with the gun. I now have 3 of them. So, that sorta worked in the reverse for me :p
 

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I did it only twice, the first one was the movie The Green Berets starring John Wayne in 1968, I was just a kid when I saw it but three years later I got my AR-15 SP1.

My uncle who's a WWII US Army 11th Airborne veteran which saw a lot of action in the Pacific islands had to take me because I was underaged, he liked the movie too maybe he had some flashback of their combat situation with the enemy.

The second time was a '84 TV show, "Riptide" private eye show which Joe Penny, Perry King and Thom Bray (character names - Nick Ryder, Cody Allen and Murray 'Boz' Bozinsky was the nerd guy) sometimes used a Steyr AUG, five years later just before the import ban I got my AUG.
 

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Directly, no. However always did love the Tommy's in the gangster flicks and war movies. Indirectly, yes! Many a gangster and Nazi were mowed down with one! Ah move violence, you have to love it! :wink:
 

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When I was young my parents supported me in my fascination with guns. While my father and brother had a couple of firearms each, I took the love of guns to a new level and even by the time I was around 11-12 I had a nice collection with everything from ARs, to shotguns and handguns.

I remember one of my early handguns was a Taurus PT92 and I was into a "tactical" phase with my firearms wanting lasers, etc.. That's until I watched the movie Young Guns. I ended up trading in that PT92 and getting a Ruger Single Six and got a big leather low ride western rig. All b/c of that movie. Thats the only time I can think.
 

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Pedersoli 1874 Sharps because of Quigley Down Under
Now that was a sweet friggin' rifle.

My answer: kinda... I bought a Tanfoglio Witness in .45, since it was similar to the Bren Ten, a gun I liked the write-ups on and had seen in Miami Vice. The Witness was a fantastic pistol. I sold it in a tight cash moment...and wish I hadn't. Haven't seen one since in a store.

Fired the Bren a few years back -- a friend had found one. No disappointment.
 

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I see a witness turn up every once in a while at the Houston gun shows. So, if U really wanted one again, you could probably track one down.
 

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I see a witness turn up every once in a while at the Houston gun shows. So, if U really wanted one again, you could probably track one down.
Yeah...I'll have to wait for a moment of weakness in "she who must be obeyed". Or buy her something, as well. (Worked when I bought the PS90 & FiveseveN at the same time. She got a car.)
 

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I have to admit; I just bought a Remington 700 SPS after watching the movie "Shooter." I could never attain the accuracy I would like with any of my other bolt-actions, but then again, they are all military surplus and fired who knows how many times and in what conditions. This rifle is brand new, and I'm reloading .308 right now to start the barrel break-in. I'm trying to get a one-hole, 5 shot group at 100 yards. I decided on the Remington after asking a lot of people about accuracy, and the fact that the Remington 700 is the basis for the Army and Marine Corps sniper rifle system. That's a track record worth something.

I just mounted a Tasco 6-24x42 scope with medium height Leupold rings, and it just clears the barrel because of the taper. The bolt handle just makes it buy the occular bell of the scope. I can't wait for the weather to clear up so I can break it in!
 

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Yes, the Remington 700 should be a great gun. It seems that they have low end and super high end models. And, there are TONS of aftermarket stuff in the large Midway USA catelog
 

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No. poor way to choose weapons, since (aside from Michael Mann) hollywierd people have bad taste in guns 90% of the time.

The opposite, I have rented a buttload of movies for the guns in them.
 

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Now on the flipside - I avoided the P99 for years because it was the "James Bond" gun. I am not a fan of James Bond.
You can always say you got one because of the "UNDERWORLD" movies :)
 

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I have seen too many movies, and I have damn many guns, but there is actually no connection between those two things.

I buy guns, because I like the design on the technical side, or because they are really reliable.

But when it comes to swords, there are relations between the ones I have, and several movies. It's just that all my movie swords are custom handmade, and not that cheap wallhanger stuff. The probably most expensive one I have, in terms of a movie sword, is a handmade "Sword of Kurgan" from the first Highlander movie, and it actually is a "Take-down" sword.
 

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Lessee here, as a younger fellow, definitely:

P-64, kinda like a PPK (james bond fan here)

SAA type (LOVE Metal Gear Solid, but it's a game)

.38/44 S&W heavy duty (similar to the raider's pistol, only it's 3rd model hand ejector instead of a second, but I call it my "besides marcus, you know what a cautious fellow I am" gun)

Glock 34 (Man on Fire, plus it looks similar to the pistols used in the anime series Gundam Wing though a USP elite, or P22 with "compensator" would be closer) In point of fact, a guy I used to work with called me denzel for carrying my Glock 34 sometimes

Came close to buying a USP as I liked them from both the MGS2 game, and Collateral

So yeah, I'm a movie gun addict, but all my guns have at least been good buys


Err wait, the 3913 LS was partially inspired by the tv series The Pretender (Miss Parker carried one....I wish I had a woman like that chasing me), though in all fairness, I love the look of that gun, as I do most S&W autos pre-TSW crap
 

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SG1 were using the MP5's and I loved that gun since Die Hard. I was saving up for one when SG1 switched to the P90. I HAD to wait for the PS90 to come out since the 2 rifles were about the same price.
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Best Carbine I've ever bought! Now I got to save up for another one!!!! 8)
 
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