Ant-Man Movie Magic Glock 17

Nicholas C
by Nicholas C

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.

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.

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?

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  • Gregge Gregge on Jan 05, 2016

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

  • Bodie Bodie on Jan 12, 2016

    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?

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