Published On: Mon, Jan 14th, 2019

The Most Popular Guns Used in TV Shows and Movies

Who doesn’t love an action film or a thriller brimming with gunplay? It’s unsurprising that certain guns appear time and time again in films and tv shows. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular guns you can see in TV shows and movies.

Smith & Wesson 29

Dirty Harry’s signature revolver was struggling in sales before Clint Eastwood picked it up for his iconic cop role. Also appearing in classic films like Taxi Driver, this 6-round cylinder gun is certainly a popular choice.


Remington SPR220 Shotgun

If a 12-gauge double barrelled shotgun appears on your screen, you are most likely looking at a Remington SPR220. These guns are the favoured weapons of all the best hillbilly characters and gangsters.


The AK-47, or the Kalashnikov, is probably one of the most iconic automatic assault rifles on the market. Instantly recognisable, AK-47s frequently appear in the hands of gangsters and soldiers alike.

Walther PPK

This is James Bond’s signature gun – first seen in Dr No with Sean Connery and still carried by Daniel Craig. Appearing in other films such as Hot Fuzz and Inglorious Bastards, we can still expect to see this German pistol being carried by 007 in all his future endeavours.

Heckler & Koch P30

Frequently appearing in cop shows like NCIS, the Heckler & Koch is most notable for being the primary weapon used by Keanu Reeves in the amazing John Wick films. If you haven’t yet seen the gunplay here, you need to check it out.

Browning Hi-Power

A classic handgun which can be seen in multiple films and shows from both the UK and the USA. From Doctor Who to Stranger Things, the iconic brown grip contrasting against the black barrel makes this gun extremely recognisable even to those who have never touched a gun in their life.

Teutonic GLOCK 17

Also frequently used in cop shows, this handgun has also seen plenty of action on the big screen as well. A favourite for the CSIs of the various teams in the forensics franchise, it can also be seen in the hands

Beretta 92F/FS

This gun is maybe the most commonly occurring firearm on both the big and small screen. Beloved by cops and bad guys, heroes and villains, if a film features firearms there is a high chance that this model of Beretta is going to be in the mix somewhere. From Leon (The Professional) to Supernatural, to The Walking Dead, this gun is everywhere and that is unlikely to change any time soon.

Are you a law enforcement agent who uses one of the firearms listed above? The tactical holsters from Front Line may be exactly what you need to keep your guns safe and secure when you are headed out on the job. Your weapon is one of your most important pieces of equipment and, like those who carry them in the films and TV shows we know and love, you should do everything in your power to ensure that your gun is well-protected.

Author: Oliver Samson

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