OK. Think of it as a gun ID quiz. We got them all (which almost makes up for our M249/240 screw-up yesterday). They’re an eclectic blend of classics and stuff only Hollywood takes seriously. Post your guesses in the comments.
Note that they are not to scale. You can see a larger image with a click.
Background: it’s a photo series called the Point Blank Project. They’ll sell you a print if you want a wall-sized Glock. We’ll put an answer key below the fold this afternoon. (Update: it’s there).
We said this afternoon. What the hell are you looking for in here now?
OK, it’s afternoon now, but none of your guys wants to guess? A white feather for you! Answers later.
- Smith revolver (not further identified by the Point Blank guys, there are many possibilities).
- .44 Desert Eagle.
- We had this as a regular Uzi — it has a cast/machined cocking knob like the ones we were always breaking on our FN Uzis — but we think Neutrino Cannon is right. The Micro giveaway is the dished trigger guard! We’re guessing a pistol as there’s no sign of the Micro SMG’s wire stock.
- The blocky Glock silhouette is unmistakeable, but we see this as a G21 Gen 4. The size of the muzzle gives us .45, and if you look at the grip there are three areas of rough-surface “checkering”; the compact G30 and 36 have only two.
- Smith and Wesson Model 3913. We’re kind of pleased we got this one.
- Chiappa Rhino. A face only a mother could love.
- Beretta Model 92 (or one of its derivatives).
The photographers’ plan was to take “portraits” of guns like you take portraits of people. Even we gun folk seldom see one from this angle; were usually looking at the sides, top, bottom and of course, rear, where we are when we operate ’em.
Kevin was a former Special Forces weapons man (MOS 18B, before the 18 series, 11B with Skill Qualification Indicator of S). His focus was on weapons: their history, effects and employment. He started WeaponsMan.com in 2011 and operated it until he passed away in 2017. His work is being preserved here at the request of his family.