Not everything at shot is some new sexy product (or some new variant of something common). This year Brownells hosted a very under-attended event at their booth that showcased a number of guns that were used in movies and TV shows.
Larry Zanoff, of Independent Studio Services (the largest and most flexible prop house in the world), brought some examples of their work that has seen the “big screen”.
One of my favorite shows, Firefly (and Serenity), was well represented, showcasing the custom pistol that the main character Mal Reynolds (Nathan Fillion) carried. I also got exclusive access to see one of Jayne’s (Adam Baldwin) pistols. I promise I didn’t creep too much, but I did get to fondle both pistols (probably longer than was appropriate).
Other guns represented included the LeMat Revolver (along with a customized replica with better ergonomics) used by the “Man in Black” (played by Ed Harris) on the recent show Westworld.
One thing I learned about these prop guns is that they are not inert. They are fully functioning firearms that have basically been retrofitted with blank firing adapters.
Larry referred me to a resource which basically ruined several days of my life and will share with you readers, in hopes of also sucking away your time further: The Internet Movie Firearms Database.