Any gun nut who doesn’t readily admit to loving James Bond is either in denial or living under a rock. Every Bond film is a cavalcade of firepower, a plethora of pistols, rifles and shotguns, old and new. Beyond Bond’s witticisms—and of course, his way with the ladies—007’s arsenal is really what keeps us coming back to the theater.
So with his latest film, Skyfall, just around the corner, we here at G&A thought it appropriate to go over our 15 favorite Bond guns. For the sake of practicality, we’ll leave out the more outlandish guns; no lasers, car guns, and no, not even the famous Golden Gun on this list. What follows is a roundup of the coolest real-life guns used by 007 throughout his adventures.
- <h2>Walther PPK</h2><strong>Debut: <i>Dr. No</i> (1962)</strong> <p> Of course, we’d be remiss not to start the list with Bond’s famous sidearm, <a href="http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?catalogId=13152&storeId=10002&categoryId=43802&langId=-1&parent_category_rn=43326&top_category=43326" target="_blank">the Walther PPK</a>. Making its debut in 1962’s <i>Dr. No</i>, the PPK has become a 007 staple since it was first used by Sean Connery; one could even argue that the PPK owes much of its popularity to Bond, and with its sleek, compact design, we really can’t fault Bond for making this his weapon of choice.