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Top 10 coolest guns in movies

Top 10 coolest guns in movies

A strange list for a pacifist, tree huggin’, war protestin’ guy like me to write, but guns in movies are sometimes very cool and anything cool can and should be put in a top 10 list.

10. The Golden Gun
A gun so iconic it has a whole James Bond movie named after it, this weapon was a one-hit-one-kill weapon with ammunition designed for maximum damage to the target once hit. Designed to illustrate Scaramanga’s (played by the ultimate bad guy Chistopher Lee’s) peerless marksmanship, The Golden Gun has gone on to become a classic videogame weapon and gametype, where the players all attempt to get the lethal weapon first.

9. The Jackal’s Telephoto Rifle
Not a great movie, but a great scene, especially if you’ve got some kind of problem with Jack Black (come on, he’s hillarious!). This weapon has the added bonus that you don’t need to be there to use it, and accuracy shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

8. T2’s shotgun
A weapon made awesome not by its destructive power or it look, but by how its reloaded. James Cameron knew how to make an action scene back when he made T2, and Arnie taking on the T1000’s truck with this gun was a great example.

7. Robocop’s Cobra Assault Cannon
Based on the Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle, but firing grenade rounds, the Cobra Assault Cannon is provided by Dick Jones (greatest movie bad guy ever) to Clarence Bodicker and his cronies to take out Robocop. This doesn’t exaclty go to plan as one of the henchmen is blown to pieces with a Cobra by Lewis and even the mighty ED-209 is felled with one by Robocop himself.

6. Scarface’s “My Little Friend” (M16 with grenade launcher)
Along with Deniro’s “You lookin at me” from Taxi Driver, Paccino’s “Say ello to ma leetle frien” from Scarface is the classic line anyone must say when holding a gun, a hairdryer or a banana.

5. Ol’ Painless from Predator
Jesse Ventura may be a conspiracy theorist nutcase now, but back in Predator he managed to be badass despite being the first one to die, uttering timeless lines like “I don’t got time to bleed”. Much of his bravado no doubt came from the fact that he was carrying Ol’ Painless, a modified M134 minigun.

4. Bond’s Walther PPK
Popularised by Ian Fleming’s famous spy, the Walther PPK has starred in Bond movies (and games) for longer than most readers of this site have lived. It was also the gun that Hitler used to kill himself, so in a way it was the weapon that ended a World War. The guy in this video is fucking mental too.

3. Dirty Harry’s .44 Magnum
The only gun famous enough to have a monologue associated with it, this gun will forever be associated with the movie and the character. Its not the most powerful handgun in the world, but it probably will still blow your head clean off.

2. “That Gun” from Bladerunner
Making a cameo appearance in the newest Fallout game, this weapon is refered to only as “That gun”. All Sci-Fi fans know exactly what that means when they see it.

1. Robocop’s Auto-9
A 9mm pistol that fires semi-automatic bursts, its the characteristic sound of those three near-simultaneous shots that makes this weapon a classic. Before we worried about banking crises, financial meltdown and the the Black Eyed Peas reign of terror, we could count on Robocop making all the bad stuff go away…with a three round burst.

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  1. 10/07/2012, 1:02 PM

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  2. Doyle says
    05/02/2011, 4:27 AM

    I’m going to have to agree, the M41-A Pulse rifle. That iconic sound. Just sear awesome-ness.

  3. DieselBT says
    04/18/2011, 11:08 PM

    I concur with Edawan!
    I mean… A machine gun with a ‘replay’ button? How awesome is THAT?

  4. Edawan says
    04/18/2011, 10:09 AM

    When I read the title I immediately thought of the big guns Zorg is selling in The 5th Element.

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    Tom says
    11/05/2010, 11:44 PM

    Fair point Matt, will remember for the next list!

  6. Matt says
    11/05/2010, 6:26 PM

    Fun list but you forgot my favorite movie Gun, The M41-A Pulse Rifle from Aliens.

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