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Old May 30, 2012, 07:30 AM   #51
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Best movie for revolvers?

For sentimental reasons I like the Indiana Jones scenes where he wields that old S&W Model 1917. My 1917 was my grandad's sidearm in WWI.
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Old May 30, 2012, 08:44 AM   #52
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Old May 30, 2012, 11:18 AM   #53
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I vote for Dirt Harry movies for DA`s.
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Old May 31, 2012, 04:36 AM   #54
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It's not a movie but Chuck Norris used a revolver in the first and second seasons of Walker Texas Ranger. Kinda wish he stuck with it through the whole series.

I think he carried on in Lone Wolf McQuaid as well.

What kind of revolver was it? It looks like a Smith and Wesson 44 mag of some sort.
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Old May 31, 2012, 07:34 AM   #55
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I'm a fan of old movies, especially serials. The last serial was made around 1954 or 1944. Automatics showed up sometimes but mostly the hero used a double-action revolver unless it was a western, in which case he used--well, just guess. Invariably the DA revolver is a Smith & Wesson M&P, often as not carried without a holster. A five-inch barrel is often seen but those were nearly always carried in a holster. In even older movies, I am amused when they pull a revolver with a six-inch barrel from a shoulder holster.

One of the last serials featured a lead who only carried a Colt Detective Special, so ever since then I've figured that a .38 snub nose revolver was sufficient armament for most folks. I don't have one. The serial also featured very prominently some brand new Fords.
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Old May 31, 2012, 08:38 AM   #56
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Does it have to be realistic?

If not: Malcolm Reynolds' single action from Firefly/Serenity (should I ever win the lottery I am having one made), Jayne's LeMat cap & ball/shotgun revolver from the same series/movie, and Vash's inverted barrel .45 Colt top break from Trigun
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Old May 31, 2012, 05:47 PM   #57
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It's not a movie but Chuck Norris used a revolver in the first and second seasons of Walker Texas Ranger. Kinda wish he stuck with it through the whole series.
If we're going for television, then I vote for Police Squad!
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Old May 31, 2012, 07:59 PM   #58
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Magnum Force for the win!!
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Old June 3, 2012, 09:23 AM   #59
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I just watched "The Enforcer" again just to see Tyne Daly's 2.5" Python.
Nice gun!

Per the wiki on Tyne Daly, that movie begat a TV version of a Harry Callahan knockoff and female leo partner called "Hunter". I don't recall it.

My question is did that TV spinoff have some cool revolvers in it (a la Dirty Harry)?

Also, did Cagney and Lacey not have revolvers?
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Old June 3, 2012, 11:54 AM   #60
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Yep, I forgot 'Hunter'.

I think the actors' name was Fred something or other.

It was ok.

He didn't carry a revolver, if I remember right. I only watched it 6 or 7 times back in the 80s, so I'm really reaching for an answer.
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Old June 3, 2012, 12:05 PM   #61
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Speaking of cop shows from the eighties, I have been catching some of the TJ Hooker reruns lately. It is Hokie and very unrealistic at times but mildly entertaining. What I really like is all of the revolvers in every episode. The shows are packed with revolver action. Hookers primary is a colt four inch, maybe a python? I have seen smiths and colts of all sizes and finishes from both bad guys and good guys. Duty leather is the old break front style. Bad guys typically expend their six rounds while officers typically get it done without reloads so not a lot of speed loader action.
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Old June 3, 2012, 01:48 PM   #62
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Payback with Mel Gibson as well as the original, Point Blank with Lee Marvin are both good movies for revolvers (particularly if you like 4" N-Frame Smiths). Death Hunt with Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin also has some good revolvers in it but it's best for those who like vintage rifles (Bronson uses a Savage 99 while Marvin uses a Krag carbine IIRC).
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Old June 3, 2012, 03:29 PM   #63
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OK, I'm Going for the WIN here..................

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqakCa-MysE...........................Drum roll, XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX......the escape scene from "The Deer Hunter"!!! Playing Russian roulette with three bullets, come on! Does a revolver get any better play than that?
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Old June 3, 2012, 04:34 PM   #64
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Hunter was played by Fred Dryer a former defensive end on the NY Giants.
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Old June 4, 2012, 01:44 AM   #65
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Ok I have an unconventional one how about the newer movie FASTER starring the Rock Dwayne Johnson. It’s a pretty unrealistic movie but one of the few that incorporates a Ruger Alaskan revolver in .454 Casull. The gun gets quite a bit of show time in the movie too. As for the best I’ll go with everyone else and say the Clint Eastwood flicks.
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Old June 4, 2012, 02:31 AM   #66
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IIRC, Fred Dryer carried a compensated H&K P9L in Hunter.

Revolver movies for me:
Open Range
The Outlaw Josey Wales
Dirty Harry
and sequels
any of the spaghetti westerns
any of the old Sherlocke Holmes movies (Watson! Bring your service revolver!)
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Old June 4, 2012, 04:30 AM   #67
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Ultimate revolver movie

"Fistful of Dollars", of course, and "Good, Bad and the Ugly" for so many reasons.
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Old June 4, 2012, 10:18 AM   #68
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"The Professional" - The bad guy Gary Oldman plays nonchalantly swings around and fires a pretty hefty snubnose (686 or 629?) that always catches the eye. Much nicer gun that the semi-autos Jean Reno uses.
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Old June 4, 2012, 04:05 PM   #69
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For TV, FBI profiler Dr. Reed on Criminal Minds carries a revolver, in a belt holster that was apparently designed to protect his appendix from incoming rounds ... he's portrayed as a nerd, has somehow gotten dispensation from the agency to carry a wheel gun and has killed a few baddies ...
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Old June 6, 2012, 03:04 PM   #70
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Classic opening scene in Sharky's Machine has the pimp wreak mayhem with two (!) concealed carry Model 29's. Sharky (Burt Reynolds) also carries a revolver through about the first half, then switches to a Colt Commander.
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Old June 6, 2012, 04:28 PM   #71
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I cant beleive no one has mentioned "Once Upon A Time In The West". A classic.
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Old June 6, 2012, 10:39 PM   #72
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Leathel wealon 3 murtaugh switchex to or stsrted carrying a smith 3913 (I think) bjt some kknd of smith auto as a second or back up in a galco, hanging right ovrr his K frame.

LA Cknfadential is one of.my favorites ever, lots of good gun use and handleing, ractical and realistic.fkr the period.

Mulholland Falls was another great one, one scene Mike Madson emptys a nes service tosses it aside and draws a det specal from an ankle holster, one nNick Nolte straps a dec special ankle.rig on. Also the most screen time a flat sap.has ever seen lol
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Old June 6, 2012, 10:47 PM   #73
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Lethal Weapon 3

Smith & Wesson 5906

As a backup to his usual revolver, Murtaugh can be seen using a Smith & Wesson 5906 pistol, most notably when engaging in a shootout with a group of gangbangers.

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Lethal_Wea...26_Wesson_5906
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Old June 7, 2012, 02:59 AM   #74
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to the person who posted about the original (tim burton) Batman movie, the Joker used a .357 mag 18 inch buntline to shoot down the batwing, and yeah that is pretty awesome and should at least be metioned for best revolver movies.
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Old June 7, 2012, 04:19 AM   #75
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In 48 hours doesn't Nick Nolte and/or the bad guy have an N frame Smith, .45 Colt maybe? Speaking of which, if Harry Callahan only used .44 specials, why wouldn't he have just had an N frame .45 Colt?
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