ID guns in movies better with IMFDB


34 Responses to “ID guns in movies better with IMFDB”

  1. Alvis says:

    Prepare to spend a long time here if you look up Heat.

  2. gornzilla says:

    I like guns, but I’m a bigger fan of cars. The Internet Car Database is great too.

  3. inkfumes says:

    This is a cool site, I used it awhile back to find out what the gun was that James Caan uses in Alien Nation. It’s a Freedom Arms Model 83 Revolver chambered in .454 Casull BTW.

  4. Flashman says:

    The Phased Plasma Rifle with 40 Watt range

  5. Anonymous says:

    LOL and I read your phrase “Here, let me IMFDB that for you” like “Here, let me IM f***ing DB that for you”, haha.

  6. Baldhead says:

    just trying to get my inner- spelling geek to shut up about a gun site spelling “site” where they clearly mean “sight” This one is quickly becoming a pet peeve.

  7. Stonewalker says:

    IMFDB is great. Check out LOST. It’s pretty cool to see the mostly-historically-accurate guns used (and there’s a lot of them). Makes me love LOST even more.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “Let me introduce you to a close personal friend. This is an M41A pulse rifle – 10 millimeter – with an over and under 30 millimeter pump-action grenade launcher. Feel the weight.”

    In other words, I think this site will be very helpful in the case of all those other movies that aren’t nearly so direct. Gracias, BoingBoing.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I heard about this site from the Greatest Movie Ever! podcast. They were actually discussing Face/Off at the time. I’ve since used it to identify a lot of firearms in Guy Ritchie movies.

    Everyone should listen to that podcast, just like everyone should read BoingBoing.

  10. Rich Keller says:

    I was just on this last week looking up what revolver was used in Tin Man, the Sci Fi miniseries. Looking up the guns used in Firefly, the Mummy and the Indiana Jones movies was fun, too.

  11. nnguyen says:

    I’ve known about this site for about a year. It was a great place to check up on controversies about which guns were going to appear in Red Dead Redemption. Yes, the fact that they include video games makes them that much more awesome.

  12. MrBawn says:

    Is there an IMDB for music used in movies?

  13. Boondocker says:

    Lots of interesting entries on classic westerns. Cool site!

  14. dimockn says:

    Just as data points, my first reactions were “I need to see that movie”, and “This is gun porn”.

  15. turn_self_off says:

    Formating on the page is fucked. It seems to be hardcoded to 16:9 for no good reason. Only other pages i have seen that on is on ifan(atic?) pages…

  16. Mister44 says:

    What was that gun in Heat?

    • Phil Ward says:

      Lol, are you from arfcom by any chance? This is a question long use to separate the true hoplophile from the hoplophobe.
      FN FNC of course :)
      I’m kinda surprised that the IMFDB is still news, its been around for a while!

  17. Jackasimov says:

    Hey, just what you see pal.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Both the guns and cars in Romeo + Juliet have kept me wondering for many years..

  19. W. James Au says:

    See, since it’s a John Woo movie, the villain has some wanky, gaudy, over-the-top, flanged out hardware. Woo’s good guys pack two black matte Berettas, or a classic 12 gauge, or even a working man’s snub nose .38.

    Uh oh, now you got me gun geeking out too.

  20. Felton / Moderator says:

    “Now that there is the Tec-9, a crappy spray gun from South Miami. This gun is advertised as the most popular gun in American crime. Do you believe that shit? It actually says that in the little book that comes with it: the most popular gun in American crime. Like they’re actually proud of that shit.”

  21. Mister44 says:

    Holy SHIT. Color me IMPRESSED. I mean, really impressed. A lot of time and energy spent there by people who know WTF they are talking about.

    My question about Heat was sort of a running joke on this gun forum I used to frequent – but they totally got it right.

    Good resource – thanks!

  22. W. James Au says:

    Hahaha, they *do* have John Woo’s *The Killer* listed, it’s epic:,_The

    Bet they couldn’t do *Hard Boiled*, though, that would take weeks to compile.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Oh, c’mon anybody that knows anything about firearms can instantly recognize the 1911 .45. That’s low hanging fruit.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, which is why it’s odd that they did not correctly identify them as the model 1991 .45 colt!

      Do you know the difference?

      Hint: it’s in the picture.

  24. vancouvergrrl says:

    I discovered this site last summer while doing online research for the article on District 9 that never got written for the blog that I am still contemplating. It is proof that there is a niche area for everything on the internet and if you procrastinate enough, you will find it by chance if not by effort.

  25. MrScience says:

    Color me impressed!

    Excellent writeup of the LAPD 2019 blaster in Blade Runner, which you’d expect… but they’ve also got Fallout: New Vegas in there (replete with ‘That Gun’)!

  26. DJBudSonic says:

    THANK YOU for pointing out this site…

  27. Anonymous says:

    I like guns, but I’m a bigger fan of boats. I wish there was an database of boats and ships used in movies

  28. Ratdog says:

    Oh wow.

    I think I am going to like this site.

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