Ant-Man Movie Magic Glock 17

We all know Hollywood takes some liberties with firearms. Endless ammo, exaggerated performance, etc. The list goes on and on. I recently caught a blatant error in the Marvel movie ANT-MAN.

When Hank Pym, played by Michael Douglas, confronts his old assistant Darren Cross, portrayed by Correy Stoll, Darren pulls out a Gen 2 Glock 17. He tries to shoot Hank Pym but has a malfunction.

Here is a screen shot where the camera zooms in to show the malfunction.

Antman hammer glock 1


Ants have somehow managed to get onto the Glock 17. While I can suspend disbelief that ants can be controlled to perform the whims of a human and some how manage to climb up the bad guy to crawl onto the handgun. I have an issue when they are stopping the hammer of a Glock. Yes there is an exposed hammer on this Glock 17.

As you can see in the main photo above, the full frame shot of the Glock 17 has ants on the cocked hammer.

Antman hammer glock 2 circle

I am unsure if this the fictitious hammer was physically installed onto the prop Glock 17 or if it was edited in with CG special effects like the ants. I have a feeling this was done in Post with CG as the prop master would have known better than to use a Glock if the scene called for a hammer malfunction. But perhaps I am giving them too much credit?

Nicholas C

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  • TVOrZ6dw

    Hammer fired Glock- Who said nothing new comes out of Hollywood anymore?

    • MR

      Inaccuracy from Hollywood isn’t anything new.

  • Kitsuneki

    I want that badly

  • Jonathan Ferguson

    It wasn’t the armourers, they know what they’re doing.

  • Bruce

    Somebody release this as breaking news. “New hammer fired Glocks to ride the tide of SA/DA guns…”

    • Nicks87

      Pure blasphemy!

    • BattleshipGrey

      Turns out they had “perfection” all wrong this whole time and a DA/SA is the new Gen 5.

  • Anon

    a da/sa hammer fired glock, hmm it just might catch on. I mean what’s more oper8r than that?

  • Mcameron

    were talking about a movie where a thief finds a magical shrinking suit that gives him the ability to control ants, and he uses these powers to fight crime………and a hammer fired glock is the thing that jumps out at you as being weird ?

    • Nicholas Chen

      Yes. I have high standards when it comes to firearm realism in movies. If we don’t have standards then why bother using a gun? Why not hold a potato or a banana? LOL

      • nobodyimportant

        Would that potato or banana would be with or without hammer ? :PPP

      • Mcameron

        having “high standards” is fine……but take into context the rest of the movie.

        this isnt Saving Private Ryan, this isnt Band of Brothers……..this is a goofy action comedy about superheroes, gun authenticity doesnt play into the plot at all.

        • Chazz Matthews

          But they should have CGI’ed an entirely different gun, while they were at it.

      • Tormund Giantsbane

        Striker fired potato sounds like a Hilary Clinton voters worst nightmare.

        • Core

          No sir, a hot, striker fired potato is your worst nightmare! And if Hillary has it her way, potatoes are all we get..

      • DannyBoyJr

        We all know it takes quite a lot of training to defend against an armed man with a banana, or any other fresh fruit or produce, for that matter.

        • Lammo

          Or a Pointed Stick! 🙂

          • DannyBoyJr

            Pointed stick? Oh, oh, oh. We want to learn how to defend ourselves against pointed sticks, do we? Getting all high and mighty, eh? 😉

    • iksnilol

      Never had a shrinking suit and almost got shot.

      Good thing I am not a thief, I’d be crappy at it.

    • Chazz Matthews

      But the suspension of disbelief is important in a movie like that. Helps if everything else is as realistic as possible… Just. like not having a carburetor on an Telsa.

  • Phillip Cooper

    So in a movie about a guy that can shrink at will and telepathically control ants, you latch onto the presence of a hammer on a Glock to call “FAAAAKEE!!”?

    • Nicholas Chen

      Yes. If we don’t demand higher expectations and standards for accurate firearm representation, then it will just get out of hand. LOL

      • The Forty ‘Twa

        Next thing you know they’ll be mocking up late 19th century pistols to look like futuristic space blasters if we don’t demand absolute realism from the film industry.

        • Nicholas Chen

          Shush, Firefly is great and so is Starwars. LOL

          • Tassiebush

            Bring back firefly!

          • Hyok Kim

            Don’t know about Firefly, but Star Wars sucks other than “The Empire Strikes back.”

    • DIR911911 .

      someone made the same almost exact comment as you an hour before you but typed it out anyway?

  • Rock or Something

    Personally, I think it’s more believable premise to have a guy in a suit that can shrink and control ants, then to have a person go to great lengths to add a functional hammer to a Glock when there are a myriad of existing (and better) handguns with the same feature already widely available.

  • Nashvone

    I know ants are supposed to be incredibly strong for their size but I doubt seriously that they would be able to stop a hammer from dropping.

    • BattleshipGrey

      But what about 3 of them?

      • Sulaco

        But did the ants get scale?

    • Tassiebush

      Hehe but they could sacrifice themselves for their master and cushion it.

  • GhostofBrowningNagle

    they must have borrowed this from the set of Sons of Anarchy.

    I liked that show for the most part, but they had a few instances of someone cocking a glock

  • Rob

    A hammer fired Glock? If they fix the grip angle they may just be on to something.

  • Devil_Doc

    I’m more surprised that someone actually watched this movie…

    • Nicholas Chen

      I rented it from Red Box. Only because many of my friends who have seen it, said it was surprisingly entertaining.

      • El Duderino

        Just don’t accidentally rent the copycat, “Aunt Man” starring Caitlyn Jenner and and Chelsea Manning.

        • Devil_Doc

          Eww. Lol…

        • Tassiebush

          Oh yeah I made the mistake of hiring that. They kept telling the villains their plans and the car chase scene was a bloodbath!

      • Devil_Doc

        Was it surprisingly entertaining?

        • Nicholas Chen

          Yes it was actually.

          • MrEllis

            The Falcon scene was good.

        • Tassiebush

          I really enjoyed it.

    • iksnilol

      It was a pretty good movie for what it was IMO.

      Don’t expect War&Peace or the Art of War and you’ll walk away with a smile.

  • USMC03Vet

    Somebody call the Hague to report this crime against humanity.

  • El Duderino

    A lot of authors, particularly in the crime thriller genre, have descriptions of cocking the hammer or disengaging the safety on a Glock.

    Still, my favorite error is mixing up calibers/dimensions. The 50mm M2HB machinegun or the .556 M16 come to mind. Heck I see .556 and .762 in mass market gun magazines from time to time…smh

    • iksnilol

      Not a mistake, it is only in the future (and in fiction) that we take the SCHV concept seriously.

      • ostiariusalpha

        That would be a whole new class of ammunition: MCHV, Micro-Caliber Hypersonic Velocity. Nails fired from rails, bro! Needles on the speedles… or something like that.

  • Jeremy Star

    Well, at least it explains the cocking sound in every movie ever when someone pulls a Glock from a holster.

    • Simcha M.


    • Chazz Matthews

      Recently had that in “Criminal Minds”. Lead FBI agent had his Glock 19 pointed at the villain’s head. You saw the villain’s face. You then heard a cocking sound. Ooh, the FBI agent is serious! Villain surrenders. Camera pans back over to FBI agent who didn’t change guns — still holding his duty issue Glock.

      Which is worse than the old gimmick of villains hunting all over for the hero who is hiding. The villains of course are carrying pump action shotguns. They wait until they are right outside the door of where the hero is to suddenly rack their shotguns to load a shell. Which of course alerts Arnold/Mel/Bruce the bad guys are nearby. These idiots were carrying unloaded weapons all this time? OK, could happen. Whereas thumb cocking a striker fired gun can’t happen.

      • richard kluesek

        Guys, used to watch an old black & white British tv show called “the Saint” starring a very youthful Roger Moore, a sort of secret agent. In opening he is held at gun point by a villain wielding a Lugar. Knocks it from the villain’s hand, close up of a Colt 1911 on the floor. ? Then he retrieves it to hold the villain at bay, and the close up is a Webley or Enfield revolver. ? A new cameleon pistol ?

    • Ken

      Or rounds a corner. Or lowers and then raises it. Or walks up behind someone. Or it’s just sitting on a table.

  • Sulaco

    Right after the sound of the “safety” being clicked off was heard….

  • Isaac FluffyWolf Rader

    I’m Ants in My Eyes Johnson, here at Ants In My Eyes Johnson firearms! I mean, there’s so many ants in my eyes! And there’s so many pistols! Rifles! Shotguns, I think! I can’t, I’m not 100 percent sure what we have here in stock, because I can’t see anything! Our prices, I hope, aren’t too low! Check out this shotgun! Only $600! What about this other Glock? Only $500, that’s fair! I’m Ants in My Eyes Johnson! Everything’s black! I can’t see a thing! And also, I can’t feel anything either, [sets ablaze] did I mention that? But that’s not as catchy, as having ants in your eyes, so… that always goes… y’know, off by the wayside! I can’t feel, it’s a very rare disease, all my se— all my nerves, they don’t allow for the sensation of touch! So I never know what’s going on! Am I standing, sitting? I don’t know!

    • Edeco


  • Jack Murphey

    U R not giving them too much credit on the C.G. theory. My guess is once everyone was on set for the day they realized the armorer only had glocks for them due to some error/shortsightedness and for whatever reason they had to get the shots done before they could fix/finance a correction.

  • schizuki

    My second=favorite Hollywood gun goof was in The Walking Dead. A character goes into a room to commit suicide with a Colt Python. From the other side of the closed door we hear the sound of the gunshot – followed by the “clink” of the empty case hitting the floor.

    (My favorite is in Dr. No, when Bond’s gun switches between three different models in one thirty-second stretch. IIRC, they were a Hi-Power, a Walther PP and a 1911.)

    • Rick5555

      The Walking Dead does that a lot. When Rick fires his Colt and you hear the empty round hit the pavement or floor. Also, when Rick pulls his Colt out, you hear the racking noise of a slide…that one gets me. As I read this article and viewed the pics. I laughed when I saw the Glock. I don’t even like Glocks….it’s a great pistol, just the grip angle doesn’t agree with me.

      • Hyok Kim

        Remember the scene where the Governor shoots an Aug free standing, no sling, no rest, about 300 yards shot, gets a head shot with the first round, full auto no less? ………and this while he could have used the hood of the truck/SUV parked nearby as a rest?

    • richard kluesek

      Thumbs up schizuki, I thought that that scene was played out in “the Saint’ BBC tv show starring Roger Moore, with a Lugar, a 1911, and a Webley or Enfield.

  • RICH

    O M G…… IT’S A MOVIE ! ! ! Why is it people seem to find the most trivial issues to whine & complain about ? ? ? This is the kind of B.S. people file all of these frivilous lawsuits about ! Get a life……. ! ! !

  • Don Ward

    In the fictitious alternate universe where Ant Man lives, with the Incredible Hulk, and guys who fly around in metal suits and floating aircraft carriers and there’s some weird powerful crystal thing that Nazis and space alien covet; that world’s Gaston Glock invented a polymer handgun that is hammer fired.

    The End.

  • kavan

    I noticed that while watching the movie with my kids and wife. Now I don’t feel so weird being the only one that noticed that

  • ozzallos .

    It’s dat plastic 1911. Duh.

  • whskee

    Shhhh!!! It’ll be shown at SHOT-16….

    • richard kluesek

      Compliments whskee, That would be a cool sidearm. If not Glock, ATI or Rock Island have a polymer framed 1911, maybe you’ve provided them with an idea ! Look for it at the 2017 Shot Show.

  • i noticed this when i saw it in theaters. funny huh?

  • Hensley Beuron Garlington

    This stood out major for me as well. Just shows you, even with “consultants”, Liberalwood doesn’t make a serious effort to understand weapons. Hell, it should be obvious the gun didn’t have a hammer on it before they started adding the hammer. THEY DIDN’T CARE!

  • gregge

    It’s a custom job by a gunsmith named MC. At his shop it’s always hammer time.

  • Bodie

    I don’t understand things like this in Hollywood. Why wouldn’t they just use a prop gun with an exposed hammer? Why alter a prop Glock to have something it isn’t supposed to have, when you could easily just use a prop H&K/etc? Why go through the effort and make it look stupid at the same time?