Bond and the PPK

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by maguire, Nov 29, 2012.

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  1. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    So, I finally get around to watching Skyfall last night, and it struck me that, iconic or not, the choice of the PPK firing 9mm short for Bond might be a little inadequate for the engagements he found himself in (round a bit light on stopping power and small magazine capacity).

    now in the john gardner bond books he's given some interesting choices of sidearms (the VP-70 and ASP for two) but what would the Arrse cognoscenti's weapon of choice be for this kind of thing? what would you proritise? oomph, magazine capacity or concealability?
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  2. I thought the original choice of a PPK was because it wouldn't spoil the line of his dinner jacket. That's far more important than stopping power or mag capacity.
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  3. In the original film poster Sean Connery is holding an air pistol, which may be a Walther.
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  4. Yeah but it was a .22, so would've really stung.
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  5. Bond - and Craig - are blokes with big frames (6ft or so, decent shoulders etc...), they could conceal a standard 9mm Glock/Sig/Browning just as well as they could conceal a PPK.

    seems a bit 'pandering to the franchise/legend' to me - just like i don't believe Bonds Aston Martin DB5 would be silver, or indeed that he'd have one: i think he'd have a Mondeo or something, even if it was a slightly sportier version...
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  6. It's 'iconic' so I can't see them changing it. I think they only changed it to a P99 because Walther wanted to promote it and paid for it to be featured (I may be wrong)

    If they were looking for a modern compact pistol that has a bit of slap behind it you cant go wrong with a Glock 29 or Glock 27. 10mm or .40 and around 9/10 round capacity.
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  7. Pistols are old hat. If I were a secret agent, I would carry a claw hammer and a craft knife.
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  8. Which would be diffrent from today because? You mentalist:)
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  9. A phased plasma rifle in the 40-watt range.
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  10. Just what you see buddy
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  12. fu2

    fu2 LE

    Desert eagle .50 because it`s a big **** off gun.
  13. There can only be one pistol for use by an MI ARRSE agent:

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  14. fu2

    fu2 LE


    Very british. Better than any foreign muck.
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  15. Anyone involved with the security services should simply carry a large sports bag, with a zip.
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