The 25th Eon-produced film and the end of actor Daniel Craig's run as fictional MI6 agent 007, "No Time to Die" has lots of great gun cameos.
The film is new but also nostalgic for the 24 installments in the 007 franchise that came before it. There is an Aston Martin filled with gadgets (and Miniguns!), quirky sidekicks, shaken-not-stirred martinis, exotic locations, expensive watches, beautiful sailboats, over-the-top henchmen, and a barrel of maniacal evil villains with accents and scars (inside and out).
"No Time to Die" also has lots of quiet salutes to past Bond films, from incorporating the "GoldenEye" Jamaican retreat of author Ian Fleming into the story to portraits of past "M" actors Robert Brown and Bernard Lee from the Roger Moore and Sean Connery era as paintings in the current MI6 director's office; and a sinking trawler in a call-out to the 1984 film, "For Your Eyes Only."
With that, there is no better salute to the ghosts of Bonds past than with two vintage handguns seen in Daniel Craig's hands – the Browning Hi-Power and the Walther PPK.
Going heavier, Bond in the film uses an MK18-style SBR in the movie's third act, the storming of the main villain’s impregnable lair.
His secondary weapon in the finale is a Sig Sauer P226, in keeping with the character's Royal Navy background – both the Royal Marines' SBS commandos and the British SAS's operators have long-fielded the pistol as the L106 and L105, respectively. Craig previously used a P226 in the 2008 Bond outing "Quantum of Solace."
Besides Bond's guns, other notable hardware in "No Time to Die" include Beretta's new PMX submachine gun as well as the company's ARX-160 rifle, the latter complete with an underslung 40mm GLX-160 A1 grenade launcher.
Then of course there are Heckler & Koch HK416s, because everyone loves HK, as well as a liberal sprinkling of AKS-74U Krinkovs.
Finally, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the HK MP7, as it pops up in several scenes, wielded by the "newer, woker" humorless 007 and a CIA agent Paloma (Ana de Armas).
The film, which opened in the U.S. last Friday, as of Wednesday morning runs an 88-percent audience score at Rotten Tomatoes.