Ocelot Gunslinger

For those not familiar with Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid series of video games, there is a character called Revolver Ocelot. He is a Russian operative with a penchant for spaghetti westerns. Hence his affinity for Colt Single Action Army Revolvers. In the third game of the series, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Ocelot shows off his skills by twirling his Colt revolvers.

Well, here is a fan who studied the moves and has replicated it with real revolvers. The video splices the animation from the video game and the guy manipulates his revolvers in sync with the video.

Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


  • Azril @ Alex Vostox


  • Azril @ Alex Vostox

    I’m still pissed with MGS V:Ground Zeroes and Phantom Pain for abandoned their trademark of realistic firearms. No more Legendary Colt 1911, Single Action Army, M16A1 or at least a Kalashnikov. I can forgive Kojima for his silly big-giant robot and supranatural soldiers concept but replacing the series realistic/almost accurate concept of firearms and replacing them with anachronistic look-alike firearms is truly a bad move for the fans.

    • mechamaster

      Well, maybe the reason for fictional firearms in MGS V is the license, or something like ‘creative common’ in firearms model.

      • Usually game designers who are worried about that sort of thing just use a real world model and name it something neutral.

        • iksnilol

          Or the Glock 17 is renamed to G17, or Block 17 (no, seriously, I saw that once).

      • Michael Rice

        Part of the reason they did it was for a shared ammo pool. IE you can refill your ‘M4’ from Soviet ‘AK74’s. I do miss the realism of the firearms but it’s still a good game. Games will often change guns somehow, whether it’s just a name change on the exact model (Payday 2), or styled after the weapon in question.

    • Friend of Tibet

      Well if you have played the gun smith mode in the game you know why, you can swap the entire AK style rifle barrel and hanguard and put it on the AR style rifle in the game. If they use the real world firearms that mode will be undoable. I love the MGS4’s amazing real world firearms, and have doubts. But now that I have access to the gun smith mode, I find it is actually very good choice.

    • I just scrolled through the IMFD page and holy smokes. Like, why bother? They put a ton of time into designing and hybridizing guns to have direct equivalents to their real world counterparts. Why not just use the real-world firearm for crying out loud? I too am disappointed. For anyone else who wants to get disappointed: http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Metal_Gear_Solid_V:_The_Phantom_Pain

      • mechamaster

        Reading some of the old MGS V article, Hideo Kojima asked guy in Tokyo Marui to design ( all ) the firearms in the game.

        Maybe he think some kind of merchandising or sponsorship like “MGSV Airsoft” brand or something in the future by working together with TokyoMarui ..

    • avconsumer2

      Just wish David Hayter was still voicing.

      • kipy

        Just wish Big Boss talked, like at all

  • Jeff Smith

    As someone who grew up with the MGS games, this makes me smile.

  • Ben

    He’ll need those skills to protect his virginity :^)

    • squidward47

      I’m glad I’m alone in my office..that way I didn’t have to explain why I erupted in laughter. Haven’t laughed like that in awhile. Good one…..I’m still laughing.

  • Sianmink

    It’s like Meowschwitz in here.

  • santi

    Loved it.

  • nom

    Those are just accurate model revolvers.

  • Dracon1201

    Damn impressive

  • Spencerhut

    That was cool. Tonn of practice went into that.

  • iksnilol

    Not gonna lie, same reason I want a lever action.

    I guess I just watched too many Western movies.

  • patrickiv


  • RevolverOcelot

    I’m American, not Russian.

    • Chi Wai Shum

      Unless you follow the time line of MGS properly, which is a quite a task as it is so long and a bit over complicated, you will not notice that Ocelot is not Russian.

  • Nathan Means

    I find this very impressive but feel that spinning your pistol does not in fact make your attackers run

    • iksnilol

      It works great during the summer if you don’t have a fan or AC.

  • Anonymoose

    Should have done it with Makarovs.

    • mechamaster

      -Spoilers Alert MGS 3 Snake Eater-

      He done it already, but when he doing “Middle Eastern Technique” reload, he got his Makarov jammed. ( the bullet stuck in the ejection port )

      • iksnilol

        That’s one of the funny things in the game. Snake tells Ocelot that judging by his shooting technique he should use a revolver (NOTE: They are enemies during that exchange).

        Also, what’s the “Middle Eastern Technique” reload?

        • mechamaster

          “Middle eastern technique” is “always rack the slide / charging handle after reloading, even the bullet still exist in the chamber”

  • greasyjohn

    The new game is laughably stupid, but I’d love a pair of those twelve gauge bottom shooters he throws around.

    • iksnilol

      Minus the 12 gauge chambering those revolvers are pretty much dream guns for me.

      Put in a Medusa 47 cylinder in such a revolver and *BOOM* dream gun.

  • nadnerbus

    The Doc is not impressed.

  • Uniform223

    To me the best Metal Gear Solid game.

  • Mazryonh

    Are there still competitions for gun juggling anymore?