There are few things modern movies love more than guns. They’re everywhere, and that’s mostly true, whether you look an action film or an Oscar-baity drama. A gun increases the tension of virtually any genre, so it’s no wonder they’ve become a staple of our big-screen entertainment.

Robert Redford holding a gun in The Three Days of the Condor.

The proliferation of guns in major movies has naturally led some to wonder what specific guns are used in which movies. Sometimes in movies like John Wick, the focus is on the precise weaponry used by the many assassins in the film. In other films, however, you don’t pay as much attention to detail about the weapons the main characters use to shoot each other.

Luckily, there’s a handy resource that shows you what guns are handled in every movie you can think of that features a gun. The Internet Movie Firearms Database is a message repository that focuses on the handguns that the main characters wield in a wide variety of popular movies.

If, for example, you want details of all the weapons used in fight club, this site features a breakdown of every gun used in the film, and that breakdown is accompanied by helpful footage of the scenes where each gun is used. The site, which is set up in a Wikipedia-style template, is quite encyclopedic, and that knowledge extends beyond movies and into other art forms like TV shows and video games.

Of course, the site is limited to weapons that actually exist in the real world. If you are looking for the weapons used in something like Extraterrestrial, you will see that although there is a page on the film, the information on the firearms used is much more general. It describes the flamethrower used in the film, for example, but as the film is set in the future, it doesn’t offer details on branding etc.

Because the site is so comprehensive, it can be difficult to know where to start when browsing through the thousands of titles that have been assembled. Fortunately, the site allows you to organize its entry not only by the title of the film, but also by the type of weapon used and by the actors who star in the project.

The site also has a chat tab and a separate discord where regular users can communicate with each other. Like Wikipedia, the Internet Movie Firearms Database appears to be built largely with the help of individual users who watch movies and track the weapons used in each scene. The result is a site for those curious about guns, or who are already seasoned movie and gun enthusiasts looking for an outlet. Although the site is quite comprehensive, you may also notice some missing movies that you can add on your own. Luckily, the site’s interface gives you the power to do just that, as long as you know the facts about your guns. To start making changes yourself, all you need to do is request an account.

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