Editor, The Armory Life
Lethal Weapon and the beretta 92
Man…that just makes me wanna binge a bunch of John Woo.^ Agreed - although I know that Shane Black wrote Lethal Weapon before the "Heroic Bloodshed" genre really took off in HK cinema, I really think that where the Beretta 92 made its impression on me as a kid was with the often dual-wielding protagonists in those Asian films:
^ John Woo's breakthrough 1986 A Better Tomorrow, which influenced so many films worldwide.
At my age those years kinda blend together, I sorta lump them all into post college preteen and teenage daughter years years lol.
I thinknit was 70s but I liked the Diamondback and Magazine fed Mauser broomhandle from Brannigan too.
Yeah, the jump through the windows scene, the bad guy running a T/C Contender…he lifted a LOT from Hard Boiled…^ Did you watch Jean Claude Van Johnson on Amazon Prime?
It's pretty funny, I though, and pretty well-done.
I thought it was cool how Woo reprised that through-the-glass shoot-out in Hard Boiled, in Hard Target.
I used to talk about my favorite movies with my undergrads. They were, like, "Oh yeah! My dad showed that to me," or "Cool! I watched that with my older brother!"
Then it became "Wow, that movie came out the year I was born!"
Now it's, "Whut? old man?"
Couldnt get pic to load..Wanted a Beretta 92FS ever since Mel Gibson made them cool in Lethal weapon. Only took me 30yrs..lol Got a good deal on this one used at a local gun shop. It has some minor cosmetic issues, but runs great. Plus being US Military issue for a long time i think kinda adds to the cool factor too. It's a fun range toy..being such a big heavy gun in 9mm..it has no recoil really..and slick/smooth as butter...