My wife and I were able to get out of the house for a little while last night and see the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. Â We both really enjoyed the movie, and if you like action movies you’ll enjoy this. Â There are some great throwback references as the movie goes along, and the show ends with me wanting more.
Why is Bond still carrying a .380 ACP pistol?
Yes, I know a hit with a .380 is better than a miss with a .44 Magnum. Â But, Bond is a supposed master of all firearms. Â So, why is he, and seemingly every agent of MI6, tethered to a Walther with dinky sights, limited ammo and a sub-standard caliber.
His enemies are running around with double-stack Glocks and a variety of full auto rifles. Â Why can’t he be issued something with a little more oomph?
Sure, a Colt Delta Elite may not fit easily under a tailored tux, but he isn’t always wearing such clothing.
They make a big production of issuing Bond a Walther in the front half of the movie, and all I can think is I’d want more firepower if I was going up against an army of trained killers. Â At least step up to a Glock 19 or something.