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

Craig's James Bond with a Browning Hi-Power at his Jamaican retirement home with good trigger discipline and the hammer on the single-action pistol down. He is seen appendix carrying the 13+1 shot 9mm while in one scene. Craig formerly used a BHP Mark III in 2006's "Casino Royale," and it made cameos on at least four previous pre-Craig Bond films. (Photo: Eon Productions) 
Browning HI Power
A reliable if dated combat handgun, the Hi-Power was standard issue for the British military to commandos and paratroops in WWII and was only replaced by the Glock 17 in 2016. It is still used by Commonwealth countries such as Australia and Canada. FN stopped production on the pistol three years ago, but several clones are currently made overseas. (Photo: 


Craig's Bond in a very wooly pully with his trusty Walther PPK. A classic staple of 007 films going back to 1962's "Dr. No," when it replaced a .25 ACP Beretta, the character is likely responsible for keeping the gun in production. In "No Time to Die," Bond keeps his PPK as a backup gun. (Photo: Eon Productions) 
Walther PPK
First introduced in 1931, the blowback action Walther PPK has been in near-constant production for the past 90 years. Today, Walther makes them in a new plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas. (Photo:

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. 

It is outfitted with a more standard-length M4 six-position stock, an EOTech optic, suppressor, canted iron sights, and a twin magazine coupler with metal-body mags. (Photos: Eon Productions) 

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."

The Sig Sauer P226, a double-stack 9mm pistol, has been around since the early 1980s. Sig's MK25 SEAL commemorative variant shown. (Photo:

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.

Henchman Cyclops (French actor Dali Benssalah) in Matera, Italy, on a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE. In a possible nod to the location, he has one of Beretta's new PMX submachine guns slung. (Photo: Eon Productions)

Then of course there are Heckler & Koch HK416s, because everyone loves HK, as well as a liberal sprinkling of AKS-74U Krinkovs. 

You know how we knew this guy was a henchman? The Krink, wonky haircut, and facial scar were good indicators. Also, his eye (spoiler alert) is an implant that pops out at the worst times.  (Photos: Eon Productions) 

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). 

Sadly, Paloma was only in the film for about five minutes. However, for much of that time she carried a two-tone Walther and an MP7.


The 4.6x30mm MP7 – which HK staunchly refuses to make in any format for the consumer market even though they would sell a million of them the first year – is virtually unobtainable despite its inherent coolness. Nonetheless, Hollywood seems to have access to lots of them as they have been in something like 100 action films since 2005. (Photo: Chris Eger/ 

The film, which opened in the U.S. last Friday, as of Wednesday morning runs an 88-percent audience score at Rotten Tomatoes.

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