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Old December 17, 2010, 11:00 AM   #1
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I recently saw the movie Faster. The star used a short barrel revolver to shoot all the bad guys. Can any one tell me the make and caliber of the handgun he was using.
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Old December 17, 2010, 11:06 AM   #2
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Ruger Alaskan? Comes in .44 mag or .454 Casull/.45 Colt.

http://www.ruger.com/products/superR...kan/index.html
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Old December 17, 2010, 11:18 AM   #3
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I think MK 11 has it.
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Old December 17, 2010, 12:24 PM   #4
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You need to check out this website,,,

www.imfdb.org

Internet Movie Firearms Data Base

Go there and look up your movie or television show,,,
Pretty good accounting of the firearms used in most movies.

Often you can look up a gun,,,
It will tell you what movies it was used in.

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Old December 19, 2010, 04:41 PM   #5
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It was the .454 Casull version of the Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan. Smooth cylinder. I'm not sure the portrayal of the bullet damage was realistic, I think a point-blank shot in the forehead would have done more damage than was portrayed in a couple of cases.

Good movie, BTW, violent but not grotesquely so, and with a significant spiritual component emphasizing the grip of hate and the power of forgiveness.

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Old December 19, 2010, 10:48 PM   #6
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Alaskan

Ruger Alaskan in 454 Casull. Great gun, hard to find! I love mine.
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Old December 20, 2010, 02:16 PM   #7
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I'm not sure the portrayal of the bullet damage was realistic, I think a point-blank shot in the forehead would have done more damage than was portrayed in a couple of cases.
Not if he was using .45Colt ammo....
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Old December 23, 2010, 10:49 PM   #8
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Faster, IMFDb.org, Duane Johnson(aka; The Rock); Ruger .454....

I did not see the crime thriller: Faster yet. It did not seem to do well at the US box office either; www.Boxofficemojo.com .
In the print ads & media, it looked to me like a custom S&W or Dan Wesson .44magnum(like a limited ed Lew Horton model) but I thought it looked like a Ruger AK snub .454 revolver.
I also thought Johnson may of had a custom snub S&W .500 that he only used in promos. NBC did that with the popular 1980s crime series; Miami Vice.
The main characters used different weapons in the early years of the show's run(1983-1989). "Sonny" Crockett went from a SIG P220 to a D&D/Bren 10 10mm to a S&W 645 .45acp to finally a 4506 series .45acp.

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ps; IMFDb.org is a great resource for film-tv weapons.
It shuts a lot of people up too. Lol.
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