Watch Keanu Reeves Shoot 3-Gun

    To a lot of gun people, “action star” brings to mind flashy but impractical firearms, one-liners, and unfortunately often a painfully phony relationship between the actor and his weapons. However, as the shooting sports have exploded in popularity since 2004, we’ve seen an increase in celebrity personalities joining the fold, or revealing that they were a member all along.

    But enough jabber from me, here’s The Matrix and John Wick star Keanu Reeves tearing it up at 3-Gun:

    Boy he really cleaned those stages! It looks like Keanu’s a quick shot on set and off, it’s just too bad he didn’t sprinkle his run with puns and one-liners!

    If anyone has any doubt that that is in fact Keanu Reeves, this video – apparently shot on the same day – makes it pretty obvious:

    There is more on the video above, and Jess Hook, at American Women who Bear Arms.

    The list of actors who enjoy the shooting sports – in spite of the anti-gun reputation of Hollywood – is a lot longer than one might think, including not only Reeves, but Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Bruce Willis, and even Whoopie Goldberg.

    So, when John Wick: Chapter 2 comes out next year, just remember that the man playing the hitman behind the trigger is a shooter in real life, too!

    Nathaniel F

    Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. He can be reached via email at [email protected]