The “Deadpool” movies just might be some of the most entertaining action movies ever, at least if you’re into getting your action with a side of sarcasm. Although the movies are technically based on the Marvel comics antihero, Ryan Reynolds and team do a fair bit of freestyling. A lot of guns show up throughout the two movies, and we’re here to share some notable pew pew moments with you. After all, “Deadpool” might enjoy his Deagles, but there’s more to the antihero than hefty handguns alone.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX
Let’s get this one out of the way. Yes, Deadpool spends a lot of time running his set of Desert Eagle Mark XIXs. Would you really expect another model of handgun for a wise-cracking antihero? Probably not. His signature Deagles aren’t nearly as personalized as the ones floating around the internet in his honor and, in fact, appear to be mostly stock pistols. It seems safe to assume Deadpool’s guns are chambered in the traditional 50 AE although that model is also offered in 44 Magnum.
The Desert Eagle Mark XIX in 50 AE has a 7-round capacity, something that’s a little hit or miss in the movies, but in this case, who’s really counting shots fired? Deadpool manages to shoot his Deagles one-handed, sideways, falling through the air, and countless other ways. Not only are they his signature guns, but they’re also apparently inherently precise and the not-insignificant recoil is no big deal to him.
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket
To prove it isn’t all about handguns large enough to double as bludgeons, we have the Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket pistol. In the first “Deadpool” movie, our antihero finds himself in need of a handgun during a fight. A character by the name of Blind Al just happens to have one tucked in her boot. So yes, it has to be easily concealed, and it does have pearl-handled grips. Interestingly, instead of choosing something like a derringer or other small gun, the directors/writers chose a Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket. Deadpool uses it to deal with Ajax after examining it rather incredulously.
The Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket was, as you might have guessed, produced starting in 1908. It’s a .25 caliber semiautomatic pistol with a six-shot capacity. This is a pistol that’s best for extreme close-quarters use which definitely fits the scenario mentioned above because Deadpool was sitting on Ajax when he has the diminutive gun. This pistol was first made for carry in a gentleman’s vest pocket and has been out of production since 1948.
Para Ordnance P14.45 Limited
Para Ordnance P14.45 Limited
The first “Deadpool” movie came out in 2016, but it did include what were basically flashbacks to the lead character’s life prior to becoming an antihero. In those scenes, one of the guns Ryan Reynolds wields as Wade Wilson, which was Deadpool’s name before he transformed, is a fascinating choice. It’s a Para Ordnance P14.45 Limited. Now, it’s worth mentioning here that you have to remember Para Ordnance hasn’t been a thing in a long time. The company made the leap to Para USA in 2009, was bought up by Remington in 2012, and officially ceased to exist in 2015. So, why this gun?
The Para Ordnance P14.45 is pretty recognizable and, frankly, is a great gun (Para really did make some awesome stuff). It was designed in 1980 as a spinoff of sorts of the military’s M1911. The gun’s caliber is in its name (yes, it’s a 45 ACP) and it has a 14 +1 capacity, so you know it’s pretty bulky. What’s nice about that kind of weight is that, along with the steel frame, it offsets felt recoil. Basically, this is an accurate gun, and although we might expect Wade to have something like the Para in 10mm, he does seem partial to heavier guns. This one weighs more than two pounds empty and is a Government size 1911, meaning it has the requisite 5-inch barrel.
Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1
In the second “Deadpool” it seems like we see a lot more unique firearms (and yes, they’re real models). For instance, the character named Weasel has an Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1, which is a double-barreled 1911. He draws it during a fight of sorts with another character, a villain named Cable, and it’s pretty memorable. After all, you don’t see a lot of 1911s with multiple barrels.
The Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 does indeed have two barrels and it does exist. It’s mostly seen in movies and video games, but we’re sure there are people out there who own one. The easiest way to describe it is a conjoined twin 1911. There are two barrels, two triggers, two magazines, and so on. However, they are connected, so you can fire both barrels simultaneously. This gun is chambered in 45 ACP but has also been produced in 38 Super. There are quite a few variants out there including the Dueller, which has 6.5-inch barrels. It’s even been used in a YouTube video by none other than Jerry Miculek. (In Jerry’s video, he fires two at the same time with his usual stunning speed.)
Weasel’s choice of guns is certainly flashy and bound to make an impression. The only thing that might make even more of an impression would be a gun with four barrels and yes, that gun does exist. It just hasn’t found its way into a “Deadpool” movie…yet.
Walther PPQ Q5
The bad guys in the “Deadpool” movies also have quite an assortment of guns. In the second movie, the villain, Cable, wields a lot of different weapons. Among them is a Walther PPQ Q5 Match, which is a solid pistol if a little surprising for a bad guy Of course, it’s accurate and comfortable to shoot, so maybe it shows that Cable is a logical bad guy?
Walther’s PPQ Q5 Match is chambered in 9mm and has a standard 15-round capacity. It’s a steel-framed gun and its weight helps mitigate felt recoil, which is one of the things that gives it an edge for accuracy. The slide is also ported for the same reason and it’s optics ready, although Cable doesn’t bother with the red dots in the movie. It really is a nice pistol, so even though Cable is technically a bad guy, we have to applaud his good taste in handguns. Walther makes some fantastic firearms.
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