Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Links: IMFDB

IMFDB - is it a new initiative of the International Monetary Fund? Perhaps a division of the Impossible Mission Force? Maybe a bit of slang related to the International Metalworkers' Federation?

Actually, it stands for "Internet Movie Firearms Database." The collaborative, wiki format site catalogs guns from numerous movies and TV shows. It also serves as a showcase for the ingenuity of Hollywood armorers, who can dress up standard prop guns into something as cool as the endoskeleton pulse rifles from "Terminator 2."

IMFDB also makes for a nifty way to kill a boring evening, or to settle bets with friends. For instance, what model snubnose did Arnie give Vanessa William in "Eraser"?

If you look closely, you can see that it's not a S&W Bodyguard (like I thought when I first saw the flick). The gun is actually a regular Chief's Special with hammer-shroud grips.

How about the shotgun Principal Strickland used in "Back to the Future Part II"?

Mossberg 500. Eat lead, slackers!

Or maybe you want to know the exact set-up of the AR carbines in "I Am Legend"? Or what everybody was using in that final shootout in "The Way of the Gun"? Any way you slice it, IMFDB is just an endless treasure trove of gun geek goodness.


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