The variant featured in the 2014 movie has a mag capacity of 15 rounds and is chambered in the 9mm Luger cartridge. Its barrel, measuring 4.45 inches, is longer than that of the original HK P30, providing a shooter with several essential advantages, such as increased firepower and an extended sight radius for more precise shots.
Kimber Warrior 1911
Kimber Manufacturing’s 1911 pistol has a variant called the Kimber Warrior. This particular model is chambered in .45 ACP and boasts front and rear slide serrations, as well as an accessory rail.
In a memorable scene where the Bowery King provides John Wick with a firearm (“Somebody PLEASE get this man a gun!"), he acquires the Kimber with just seven rounds. This number is intentional, as it corresponds to one bullet for every million dollars of the kill contract.
Wick skillfully employs the pistol at the start of the art gallery firefight and later reloads it using a magazine taken from a fallen opponent. With one fluid motion, he executes a one-handed press check, which looks impressively cool.
Glock 34 | Taran Tactical Combat Master Package
In Chapter 2, John Wick uses the Glock 34, which has undergone numerous upgrades and modifications by Taran Tactical Innovations (TTI) compared to the original model.
TTI developed upgrades for several firearms featured in the movie series, and their director, Taran Butler, trained Keanu Reeves to become the iconic John Wick character we all admire. The Glock 34 is a competition-shooting version of the well-known Glock 17 full-size 9mm pistol. Its long 5.31-inch barrel significantly improves accuracy and firepower.
The firearm boasts a flared mag well for faster reloads, a recontoured grip, a competition trigger, slide porting, and an easy-to-see fiber optic front sight. These upgrades make the gun smoother, more accurate, and more powerful.
Taran Tactical STI 2011 Combat Master
John Wick’s firearm of choice in the Continental shootout is the Taran Tactical STI 2011 Combat Master, a heavily modified version of the STI 2011, a double-stack competition 1911 pistol.
The 2011 used by Wick is chambered in 9x19mm Major, a high-powered variant of the 9x19mm Luger round designed specifically for IPSC and USPSA competition shooting.
This weapon is designed for competition shooting and has already proven its worth by winning the 2021 USPSA 2-Gun National title under an alias during testing.
The Pit Viper is perhaps the ultimate 2011, with top-of-the-line features including a match-grade barrel coated with DLC, a single-port compensator, an enlarged and flared ejection port that almost resembles an open slide, and an Aftec extractor.
Its grip is aggressively stippled and wrapped around for maximum control, while a stainless steel guide rod and seamlessly blended grip safety work together with a built-in bladed standoff to provide exceptional stability and accuracy.
An Honorable Mention: Glock 26
The Glock 26 was used in the first three movies, which is smaller in size compared to the other guns.
These pistols are of the third generation and have not been modified in any way. They come with standard 10-round magazines, which makes them the easiest guns for John Wick to carry and access.
In a famous scene, Wick draws one of these Glock 26 pistols to take down multiple henchmen in a bathhouse. He uses a technique called a “failure drill" to eliminate one of them. Wick then switches back to his P30L before the chase sequence into the nightclub.
When he runs out of ammunition for his H&K pistol, he switches again to the Glock 26 for the final moments of the scene.
If you already own a Glock 26 Gen 3, Taran Tactical makes a Grand Master Connector Kit, that you can use to emulate the performance of the Taran Tactical Combat Carry Glock 26.
Additionally, you can purchase the Taran Tactical +2/3 base pads. For under $100, you can upgrade your stock Gen 3 Glock 26 to something that John Wick would carry.
Affordable John Wick Pistol Option
Although the custom pistols that are used in the John Wick movies are without a doubt badass, not everyone can afford them. Some variations cost north of $3,000.
If you want that John Wick vibe in a handgun that won’t break the bank, you need to take a hard look at the Faxon FX19 Hellfire. For under $1,200, you’re getting one hell of a gun.
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