The guns of el Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock or hate entertainment, you should have caught a glimpse of the new Netflix original movie, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie. Directed by Vince Gilligan, the original director of the Breaking Bad series and starring Aaron Paul as the liberated Jesse Pinkman, the movie delivers a stunning conclusion to a story many of us wanted closure on.
NOTE: Minor plot spoilers may be revealed below for El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, proceed at your own risk!
The Ruger P Series – even gangsters are frugal
The last time we saw Pinkman he was wielding what looked like a Kimber Ultra Raptor II. In a tense standoff with Walter White, Jesse ultimately decides not to kill is on again off again PIC and instead sets off into the story of El Camino where he is seen with a Ruger KP90 – which coincidentally was seen in the glove box of Todd’s car wrapping up any inconsistencies between the TV series and the Movie.
The KP90 is a .45 ACP stainless semi-auto pistol. The KP90 featured in the film is probably a late 1980’s model and probably isn’t chambered in its original .45 ACP or .40 caliber offerings. It also isn’t the greatest looking or shooting sidearm.
Ah the good ol’ KP90, for when you want a 1911 but you also want a bad trigger and you want it to be extremely wide but still single stack for some reason and also the sights are bad. Perfect.
Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless – SURPRISE!
Headlining probably the best scene from the movie, the Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless (Nicknamed the “Lemon Squeezer” by collectors) makes an appearance as the coup de grace of one of the movies main antagonists. The Safety Hammerless was often chambered in .32 S&W or .38 S&W with a 5 shot cylinder.
Bringing a .22 to a gunfight
Alongside the Lemon Squeezer, Jesse carries a Colt Huntsman to a gunfight. Most baffling is that he actually uses the gun in the film but with limited success, eventually giving it up for a better handgun to defend himself with.
The Colt Huntsman being a .22LR pistol is obviously suited more towards target shooting and pest control – not shooting your way out of a sticky situation. But I suppose a bad gun is better than no gun?
The return of the KIMBER ULTRA
The Kimber Ultra makes a return in El Camino as the sidearm of one of the main antagonists. All of you fans out there who hate your pocketbooks but love your 1911’s will enjoy the sight of this overpriced relic. The Kimber Ultra is a very compact 1911 featuring a stainless steel slide and frame and zebra pattern wood grips.
While El Camino may not be as gun packed as a John Wick Movie, the film offers a good depiction of a few recognizable and perhaps realistically placed guns in order to drive the plot forward. If you haven’t checked it out already I’d recommend you do so.