Shooting Movies, TV Shows and Books

Movies and TV Shows

Commando (1985)

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong

Featuring the Desert Eagle Mark I

A human killing machine and an airline hostess take on an ousted dictator's private army.

Dr. No (1962)

Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee

Featuring the Walther PPK

Agent 007 foils a SPECTRE madman out to divert rockets from Cape Canaveral.

Dirty Harry (1971)

Clint Eastwood, Andrew Robinson, Harry Guardino

Featuring the Smith & Wesson Model 29

In the year 1971, San Francisco faces the terror of a maniac known as Scorpio who snipes at innocent victims and demands ransom through notes left at the scene of the crime. Inspector Harry Callahan (known as Dirty Harry by his peers through his reputation handling of homicidal cases) is assigned to the case along with his newest partner Inspector Chico Gonzalez to track down Scorpio and stop him. Using humiliation and cat and mouse type of games against Callahan, Scorpio is put to the test with the cop with a dirty attitude.

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes

Featuring the Mosin Nagant M91/30

The year is 1942 and the Nazis are cutting a deadly swath through Russia. Under the leadership of Kruschev (Bob Hoskins), the citizens of Stalingrad are mounting a brave resistance, spurred by the exploits of their local hero, Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law). An expert sniper, Vassili's deeds have become legendary - thanks to propaganda produced by Vassili's best friend, a political officer named Danilov (Joseph Fiennes). To stop Vassili, the Germans dispatch their best sniper, Major Konig (Ed Harris), to Stalingrad. When Vassili and Danilov both fall in love with a beautiful soldier (Rachel Weisz), Danilov deserts his friend, leaving Vassili to face his German counterpart alone. As the city burns, Vassili and Konig begin a cunning game of cat and mouse, waging a private war for courage, honor and country.

First Blood (1982)

Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, Richard Crenna

Featuring the M60 machine gun (my personal favorite belt-fed weapon)

A former Green Beret and decorated Vietnam veteran (Sylvester Stallone) takes on a small town when the sheriff (Brian Dennehy) pushes him over the edge.

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

Featuring the M14 (my personal favorite battle rifle)

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Miami Vice (1984-89)

Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas

Featuring the Dornaus & Dixon Bren Ten

Go undercover with James Sonny Crockett (Don Johnson) and Ricardo Tubbs (Phillip Michael Thomas), two of the Vice Department's coolest cops, as they take on the scum in Miami's steamy underworld. Filled with action, guest stars, and featuring the hottest soundtrack with music from legends including Phil Collins, U2, Peter Gabriel, The Who, Aerosmith, Gun N' Roses, The Cure, Public Enemy and more!

Patton (1970)

George C. Scott, Karl Malden

Featuring the M1 Garand

Flamboyant Gen. George S. Patton receives accolades and censure as he fights World War II.

The Rifleman (1958-63)

Chuck Connors, Johnny Crawford

Featuring the Winchester Model 1892

The Rifleman, the original series, starring Chuck Connors and Johnny Crawford, is the iconic television western set in the town of North Fork, where a widowed rancher faces the challenges of raising his son alone and assisting Marshal Micah Torrance to maintain law and order in the frontier of the New Mexico territory.

Shooter (2007)

Mark Wahlberg, Michael Pena, Rhona Mitra

Featuring the Cheytac M-200 Intervention

Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg), a former Marine Corps sniper who leaves the military after a mission goes bad. After he is reluctantly pressed back into service, Swagger is double-crossed again. With two bullets in him and the subject of a nationwide manhunt, Swagger begins his revenge, which will take down the most powerful people in the country.

Winchester '73 (1950)

James Stewart, Shelley Winters

Featuring the Winchester Model 1873

In a marksmanship contest, Lin McAdam wins a prized Winchester rifle, which is immediately stolen by the runner-up, Dutch Henry Brown. This "story of a rifle" then follows McAdams' pursuit, and the rifle as it changes hands, until a final showdown and shoot-out on a rocky mountain precipice.


NRA: An American Legend

NRA: An American Legend

Jeffrey L. Rodengen, Melody Maysonet

NRA membership has roughly quadrupled over the last 25 years, boasts NRA: An American Legend, an illustrated history of the organization that celebrates its leaders, political activities and advertising campaigns since the organization was chartered in 1871. Author and columnist Jeffrey L. Rodengen (The Legend of Halliburton) covers such subjects as the evolution of rifle and pistol design; the role of NRA's magazine, American Rifleman, in reporting on WWII; and the birth of gun control legislation under Lyndon Johnson ("NRA's darkest days"). The book is filled with photographs and sidebars that spotlight various eminent riflemen such as sharpshooter Elizabeth Servaty Topperwein, the first female NRA member. Foreword by Tom Clancy.

1911 The First 100 Years

Patrick Sweeney

Learn how the most famous handgun in history was developed by John Browning as the ultimate refinement of a series of prototypes beginning in 1900 in 1911: The First 100 Years. Also includes detailed photographs and supporting text, about the incredible variety of 1911s.

ABC's Of Reloading: The Definitive Guide For Novice To Expert

Bill Chevalier

The best experiences are based on best practices, and usually that means having a strong grasp on the basics. This new edition of the most innovative and respected reloading guide takes readers through every step of the reloading process, beginning with selecting necessary tools and accessories, moving into step-by-step instructions for reloading rifle, pistol and shotgun ammunition, and finally, into more specific aspects of the hobby, including benchrest loading, competition and hunting loads. ABCs of Reloading makes a complex subject understandable and rewarding.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Browning

K. D. Kirkland

Carefully researched and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book tells the full story of Browning firearms.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Colt

K. D. Kirkland

Carefully researched and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book tells the full story of Colt firearms.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Remington

K. D. Kirkland

With the aide of beautiful colorful photographs, this book tells the fascinating story of Remington. In this book, you will read about: a history of Remington, civilian arms, military arms, Remington ammunition, Eliphalet Remington's first gun, how Remington entered the arms trade, and a glossary of Remington Arms.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Winchester

K. D. Kirkland

Carefully researched and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book tells the full story of Winchester firearms.

The Colt Armory

Ellsworth S. Grant

A completely new edition, featuring new chapters, lots of added information and an all-new color section. This affordable, updated version, complete with details of Colt's triumphant escape from bankruptcy, deserves a cherished place in the library of every arms collector and historian.

The Complete Glock Reference Guide

PTOOMA Productions

Probably one of the best guides on the Glock and everything you need to know. Doesn't miss a thing and its not complex. If you have a Glock, this book is a must.

Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Vol. 2

Patrick Sweeney

Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Vol. 2 not only covers how well this rifle performs in testing, but also provides projects you can do to enhance your rifle's performance. Packed with 600 detailed photos, including step-by-step instructions for projects, and a primer on aftermarket parts, this guide delivers honest test results for the rifle, its commonly available ammunition and magazines, and accuracy. There's something in this book for every fan of the AR-15.

Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting

L.P. Brezny

To shoot well and to shoot well at 500+ yards are two different things, and Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting gives shooters and hunters the instruction and advice to go the distance. Readers learn how to make the most with shooting gear they own, which additional equipment to add for increased success, and what to look for in high-end long-range set ups. Sport shooters and hunters gain load data and rifle performance data for the most common calibers to obscure, plus insight about rifles, optics, bullets, barrels, triggers, and how to calculate bullet drop and wind drift. Varmint hunters to target shooters and handloaders will find long-range shooting success using the techniques and data presented in this shooting guide.

Guns of Outlaws

Gerry and Janet Souter

When gunslingers chose their weapons and took their chances.

From colonial-era rifles carried on the "Owlhoot Trail" to John Dillinger's Colt pistols, the history of the American outlaw is told in guns--weapons that became each man's personal signature. Authors Gerry and Janet Souter peer into these criminals' choices of derringers, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and curious hybrids, giving us a glimpse into the minds behind the trigger fingers. With over 200 illustrations, Guns of Outlaws gives a unique look at the lives and the hardware of the most infamous outlaws in American history, and of the law enforcement officers who hunted them.

As settlers moved further west, away from authority and soft city life into the Great Plains, the push for survival through the endless prairies and jagged isolating mountain ranges bred ruthless men. Most outlaws were technology freaks who seized upon the latest weapon innovations developed in the industrious East to provide an edge in the life-and-death cosmos of the Wild West. Outlaws tinkered with their guns, creating unique hardware that became their calling cards. Attempts by lawmen to take control sparked a weapons race, pitting gunmen and bandit gangs against home-grown lawmen and vigilante "posses." By the late 1930s and early 1940s, outlaws on horseback had given way to marauding bank robbers. Using fast cars and faster guns, they became folk heroes of the Great Depression, even as the law was hard on their tails.


Roy F. Dunlap

The Roy E. Dunlap classic book on making and repairing guns is reprinted here as part of Stackpole s Classic Gun Books series. Dunlap shows the skilled gunsmith how to produce professional-quality work in every phase of gunwork; included are instructions on working with metals, chamber and barrel work, and designing and crafting gunstocks. Detailed instructions are illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs of a variety of firearms.

Hatcher's Notebook

Julian Hatcher

The standard (and classic) gun reference book - for shooters, gunsmiths, ballisticians, historians, hunters and collectors.

THE M14 Complete Assembly Guide; Vol. 2

Walt Kulek and Clint McKee

Since the publication of Scott Duff and John Miller's The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instruction, readers have asked for a book that would help guide them through the maintenance, enhancement, disassembly and assembly of their M14/M1A rifle. Ideally, such a book would impart the tips, tricks, pitfalls and "gotchas!" that experienced M14/M1A rifle enthusiasts and armorers have discovered and developed over the years. This is that book. It goes far beyond the military manuals in depth and scope, using words and over 600 pictures to clearly guide you through every operation required to support your M14/M1A. You'll learn the best and easiest ways to enhance, disassemble and assemble your rifle. It won't make you an M14/M1A armorer, but it will make you a knowledgeable owner. You'll be able to do more with (and to) your rifle. You'll also be able to better judge the competence of those you choose to work on your rifle, and to discuss your needs more intelligently with them. In short, you'll know your M14/M1A inside and out. Also included are instructions for installing National Match rear sights, a tutorial on tuning your trigger to National Match standards, a discussion of John Garand's contributions to the M14, and several 21st Century enhancements. The M14 Complete Assembly Guide is a companion volume to The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instructions by Scott Duff and John Miller. The Owner's Guide gives you a look into the history and development of the M14/M1A, as well as giving you everything you need to know to use and maintain your M14/M1A Rifle and perform match conditioning work. The Owner's Guide goes far beyond the military manuals in both scope and depth. It's a "must have" for every M14/M1A owner! The M14 Complete Assembly guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound laminated soft cover, and has 250 pages and over 600 photographs.

The Marksmanship Primer

Jim Casada

Whether you're plinking for varmints, zeroing in on the practice range, or stalking a whitetail in the field, we guarantee this book will substantially improve your handgun or rifle accuracy, or you get your money back! That's right. This is a WIN, WIN proposition for you. You see, The Marksmanship Primer is a unique publication like nothing that's ever been done before. Under the meticulous supervision of shooting and hunting expert Jim Casada, we've put together the 20th century's very best writings on hunting and shooting marksmanship - 467 pages in all!

Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition

Julie Golob

Whether you're a firearms enthusiast, an experienced shooter, or someone who has never even held a gun, Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition will help you explore different types of firearms, understand crucial safety rules, and learn fundamental shooting skills. This book provides an introduction to a wide variety of shooting sports through detailed descriptions that relate each type of competition to everyday activities and interests. High-quality photography from actual competitions and step-by-step instructional images augment the clearly written descriptions of both basic and advanced shooting skills.

Throughout the book, Julie shares beneficial tips, explains sport specific lingo, and stresses vital safety concerns. Going beyond just a skill-building manual for those new to firearms and shooting, Shoot addresses competition stress, goal setting, logging, and beneficial practice techniques to help all shooters, from novices to champions, excel and take their skills to the next level.

Tactical Pistol Shooting: Your Guide to Tactics & Techniques that Work

Erik Lawrence

The essential reference for the beginning shooter, Tactical Pistol Shooting, 2nd edition, provides a thorough introduction to the use of tactical pistols. Readers get instruction in defense mindsets, pistol terms, shooting fundamentals and shooting positions, emphasis on important safety precautions and lawful personal defense. Readers will also find advanced techniques, training drills and complicated shooting environments. More than 350 detailed, step-by-step, color photos clearly illustrate the techniques shooters will master to become more adept with a tactical pistol. Appendices include a discussion of shooting standards, equipment supplies listings, progress worksheets and more.

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor

Richard Holmes, Roger Ford, Reg Grant, Adrian Gilbert, Philip Parker

For 4,000 years, weapons and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry.

Why Not Load Your Own

Townsend Whelen

You save money and you get exactly the loads you want. That's the profit in hand-loading and this is the book that tells you how to do it, sold at a price you can afford. For the price of 2 factory cartridges you can handload 15! The easy, step-by-step explanations in this book give you the full information on beating the high cost of shooting. Right from the start, Townsend Whelen presumes that you don't know anything about handloading. He gives you every step in the various operations: decapping, cleaning the primer pocket, chamfering the neck, recapping, neck sizing and expanding, powder measuring, inserting and seating the bullets after you have cast, lubricated and sized them. Not a point is missed. The kinds of tools the beginner needs are pictured and described. Whelen doesn't advocate that you go overboard buying. A full discussion of powders, how to measure, handle and store them is also given. The bullet-making chapter is particularly good. And best of all, Whelen doesn't pretend to tell you how to load 8,000 different cartridges. He sticks to some 40 basic loads, the ones beginners are most apt to use, ranging from the .218 Bee to the .45-70 U. S. Government. In fact, the whole book is aimed at the tyro handloader, the man who wants to know how. As one reviewer has expressed it, "This is the only book that tells how to load a cartridge." It gives complete, detailed, and easily understood instructions on exactly how to load every centerfire rifle and pistol cartridges. Each step is explained precisely, and all the precautions necessary for loading safe, accurate, and dependable cartridges are given. This fourth edition has been carefully edited and considerably enlarged to include all the new techniques resulting from a very considerable increase in handloading during the past five years. The tables of loads for each cartridge give the best loads for all uses for which that cartridge is suitable. Particularly, each load has been tested and found entirely safe in all normal weapons. Helpful hints are given on how to load and obtain the greatest accuracy.