John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, is finally here.
Keanu Reeves returns as super-assassin John Wick to wade through an army of hit men and women. Before it was about revenge. Now he simply has to survive with a $14 million price on his head and the High Table after his blood.
It’s one of the few films we absolutely love
Keanu Reeves, basically the best dude in Hollywood if you listen to the stories and a monster 3-Gun competition shooter in his own right, lays waste to a ridiculous number of hitmen that are out for his blood.
He uses a samurai sword, a book, dogs get in on the action and then there are the guns of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum.
The firearms sequences are what made John Wick famous, as Keanu Reeves combines Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and good old fashioned popping caps in peoples’ asses, heads, just about everything. Jardani ‘John Wick’ Jovonovich is the reluctant badass everybody kind of wishes they could be, but clearly aren’t…
The guns themselves have turned into icons, too, with the HK30P Long Slide and compensator from the first film and the TTI modified Glock 34 in the second giving an interesting, educated slant on what could have been a stock polymer pistol.
In John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, the anti-hero super assassin is on the run with a $14 million bounty on his head after shit went really sideways in the second film.
Now he has to call upon his skills as the greatest underworld hitman the world has ever seen, as well as this enviable collection of weapons.
Halle Berry and serious dogs, too. But mainly guns, lots of guns…
John Wick Chapter 3 has turned into a cottage industry with actual firearms merchandising. Seriously look at this list for the actual John Wick branded firearms. This is almost like a Rocky punching bag or a Jurassic Park trapper keeper, but with bullets.
That’s way cool and it really is like the Air Jordan seal of approval for self defense handguns, shotguns and just about every other gun for sale. If John Wick approves, then it’s probably good enough for you, me and SEAL Team 6.
The Guns of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum
1. STI 2011 John Wick Combat Master Package
- Price: $3,899
- Caliber: 9mm
- Capacity: 22+1
- Barrel Length: 5.4 inch
- Total Length: 8.78 inch
- Weight: 3lb
This really is one of the finest double stack 9mm 1911 pistols on the market today. It’s a ludicrous amount of ammunition to pack into one handgun, everything is match-grade and this is a competition spec gun that could easily turn into the ultimate must-have fashion accessory of the Summer.
At the very least, it could be one of the best guns on sale this year.
STI has turned the double-stack 1911 into an artform and it is telling that it has focused its efforts on 9mm rather than the more cumbersome 45 ACP.
Our gut tells us that the ballistics technology has closed the gap to the point that the additional rounds in the mag offer more benefit than the extra grains in each bullet. For us, and apparently STI, 9mm has won the war.
John Wick has made a lot of enemies, too, so round count is a big deal for him. This is a hitman that killed a guy with a pencil, but he tends to piss off large groups of people and 22+1 rounds is a damn site better than the 7+1 Kimber 1911 he got in John Wick Chapter 2 from the Bowery King Laurence Fishburne.
That was an act of kindness that would come back to haunt the Bowery King by the way, as the Adjudicator exacts swift and savage justice to anybody that assisted John Wick in the second film. That included slicing and dicing Fishburne almost to death.
Of course, Continental Hotel boss Winston helped Wick, too, so he finds himself on the wrong side of the High Council. That gives our favorite super assassin access to The Continental Hotel’s unique range of services again. That brings him into contact with this rather lavish STI 2011.
The grip is polymer, the frame is aluminum and that’s how STI has come up with some modern day witchcraft when it comes to the final weight. It’s not a typo, this is a full-size, 3lb gun. Perhaps that’s why it costs so much.
John Wick is basically unlikely to see the dawn every single day he wakes up, and he made a fortune as a contract killer with his murky contact Winston at The Continental Hotel.
So honestly almost $4,000 on the handgun that could keep a super-assassin breathing one more day seems a reasonable business expense. I mean it’s a tax write-off too, although I have never seen John Wick pay actual money, with a credit card or cash, to buy any of these guns…
This is absolutely a match-grade gun that is almighty as a nightstand pistol and a self-defense tool. It isn’t the best concealed carry handgun in the world, but it is an absolute work of art and a weapon so utterly suited to urban warfare that it has the official seal of approval from John Wick.
2. Remington 1876 New Model Army Revolver
- Price: Varies
- Caliber: 45 Long Colt
- Barrel Length: 8 inch
- Total Length: 13.25 inch
- Weight: 3lb
- Capacity: 6 rounds
This one almost stole the show for the sheer audacity of stopping in the middle of a chase that could and should end in his demise to rebuild a 19th Century revolver just in time to pop a percussion cap in another assassin’s ass.
The vintage gun collection was all too convenient, we agree. But we still love the way he stripped that thing down and got it working while we could hear the bad guys closing in.
From a firearms perspective, it was a comedy aside. But damn that old school revolver is cool.
These were standard issue during the American Civil War. They were more expensive than the Colt alternative, but when a factory fire devastated Colt’s ability to manufacture guns at all, the Union military turned to Remington. Apparently, this was a more durable and better engineered firearm.
Because of their uniquity, you can pick up a Remington-Beals revolver on the vintage firearms sites, Gunbroker and a whole host of used gun stores. It will probably be more of a display piece than anything else in the end, but, well, there’s nothing wrong with that.
For us, this was almost the star firearm in John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. On another day, we might just have given it the gold medal.
3. Heckler & Koch P30LS
- Price: $689.99
- Capacity: 9mm Luger
- Capacity” 15+1
- Barrel Length: 4.45 inch
- Total Length: 7.5 inch
- Weight: 1.7lb
This is a nod back to the first film and the HK P30 Long Slide is just a cool firearm.
I can’t get as excited about the HK VP9 for some reason, even though it’s a massively competent firearm. The truth is that Sig Sauer and Glock closed the perceived reliability and fit and finish gap, while keeping prices lower.
Is the HK better than the Glock and the Sig? Possibly, but it’s marginal these days and the HK price tag just seems nonsensical when there are similarly talented semi-automatic handguns for much less money.
But the HK P30L is special, perhaps because it was the handgun John Wick used to lay waste to the Russian mob on a killing spree that started over a dead puppy and a stolen car. The one in the new film doesn’t have the compensator, that was just a touch overkill, but it’s still an absolutely iconic handgun.
This one, despite the high price tag, we would have in a heartbeat. Maybe that is the power of the John Wick seal of approval. Maybe it’s the
The P30 in its standard form is a popular service pistol for police forces that get subsidies, or can just afford to buy HK firearms online.
Heckler & Koch is a legend for a reason, but it has lost the sheen of invincibility with the latest range of handguns. Not because there’s anything wrong with them, it’s just the opposition has closed the gap.
The P30 is still going strong, though, the Version 3 is on the way, for
4. Grayguns Sig Sauer P365 Nitron
- Price: TBC
- Barrel Length: 3.1 inch
- Total Length: 5.8 inch
- Capacity: 10+1
- Weight: 1.11lb
The entire first film was a clear message that you do not fuck with a man’s dog. Not this man anyway. This film proves it’s an equally bad idea to mess with a woman’s dogs too.
Halle Berry has an entourage of attack dogs that play no small part in the mayhem. WHen Jerome Flynn’s hammed up character shoots one of her dogs, her response comes via a Greyguns Sig Sauer P365 Nitron. Then other guns…
Grayguns produces straight-cut triggers, polished and coated internals and other goodies for the custom Sig P365 market. It also works with other Sigs and HK models, but it is one of the lesser known custom gun tuners. So the involvement with John Wick is a serious coup.
The pistol Berry carries is a full custom gun with unique stippling, a slide job and lots of other touches. Grayguns will do all of this for you, but it’s bespoke work and you’ll have to ask nicely for a price. My guess is you won’t get much change from $1,600 for a complete gun.
4. TTI John Wick Benelli M2 Ultimate 3-Gun Package
- Price: $2, 899
- Barrel Length: 21 inch
- Total Length: 42.5 inch
- Weight: 7.8lb
- Capacity: 7+1
We have already worked out that John Wick doesn’t mind spending big on firearms, although even he might wince at almost $3000 for a shotgun that has been billed as the best 3 Gun shotgun that money can buy. He doesn’t really buy it anyway, it’s a loaner.
This is not a cheap gun, but then it comes from Taran Tactical Innovations and company boss and multiple World Champion sport shooter Taran Butler knows a thing or two about 3 Gun competition. John Wick needs the same fast reload times, accuracy and reliability as he and Continental Hotel concierge Charon head out with shotguns and armor piercing slugs to take on the next wave of invaders after the hotel is Deconsecrated by The High Council.
This shotgun gets a custom bolt carrier, a lightweight trigger that takes 3lbs off the pull, a machined and polished receiver and feed mechanism for faster loading and modifications to the extractor and the barrel to make sure this gun goes bang every time.
The TTI Ultimate Charging Handle is joined by a development of the cheap plastic Magwarez clip that garnered such attention in the first film.
It’s a 7+1 tactical shotgun with a 21 inch barrel. A Nordic tube magazine extension gives it a little more firepower, although we were hoping for a box magazine fed shotgun. Never mind…
John Wick showed just what he could do with the Benelli M4 Tactical in the Catacombs scene in the second film. It was brutal, and now the trusty Benelli is back, although this time its in Benelli M2 form.
The differences are relatively subtle and unless you’re heading in to the white heat of target shooting competition then you can achieve largely the same look with some choice TTI shotgun parts & accessories on an otherwise stock Benelli M2 Tactical.
Where to buy a Benelli M2 Tactical
Reliable stockists of Benelli shotguns are actually thinner on the ground than you might think. Every USA gun store lists them, but not all of them actually have the best shotguns for sale right now and you’ll end up back ordering and waiting.
Benelli has a full line, from the relatively affordable entry-level Benelli Nova line through to the advanced M2 and Benelli M4 Tactical shotgun for sale. So even if you can’t quite afford to keep up with John Wick’s finer taste in weaponry, you should be able to find a Benelli to suit your budget.
So where is the best place to buy a Benelli M2 Tactical online? Here are our best options:
- Euro Optic- A complete selection of Benelli Tactical shotguns in stock, including the M2 Tactical.
- Brownells – A great selection of Benelli shotguns and parts, upgrades and accessories.
5. Bond Arms Texas Defender Derringer
5. Bond Arms Texas Defender Derringer
- Price: $433.39
- Caliber: .357 Magnum/38 Special
- Barrel Length: 3 inch
- Total Length: 5 inch
- Weight: 1.25lb
This is another straight-up weird weapon to have lying round the place, especially when it is the good doctor’s only home defense handgun. I mean, really?
This two-shot special is designed as a last line of defense, it’s a sock gun or pocket pistol. It is just not a home defense gun and any one of the professional hitmen for hire that the doctor sewed together with unnerving regularity
Bond Arms does as good a job of modern day Derringers as anybody and this is a cool firearm to have in your arsenal. It’s an engineering oddity, more than something useful, and a vintage firearm that is absolutely fascinating as a collector’s piece today.
I mean you can carry it, but then you could back a Sig P365 into about the same space and that’s more useful. This is an interesting gun, but we do hope that it was chambered in 38 Special, rather than .357 Magnum. John Wick was shooting the man who just helped him, after all.
6. John Wick Sig Sauer MPX Carbine
- Price: $3,509.99
- Caliber: 9mm Luger
- Capacity: 10+1
- Barrel Length: 16 inch
- Total Length: 32.8 inch
- Weight: 7lb
You didn’t think John Wick would use a standard Sig Sauer MPX did you? I mean he could have saved about $2,000 and just bought one of the world’s best 9mm AR pistols in a variety of formats. But no, this is another TTI custom firearm.
There’s a Hiperfire 24 Reflex Trigger, Lancer carbon fiber rail and lots of other trick parts & accessories that turn this into the ultimate competition shooter. Do you need a target shooting 9mm carbine rifle that costs this much? Does anybody?
Not really, and the fact that John Wick is rocking a 9mm rifle at all will have sent some of you into nervous spasms. Honestly, we get that.
A John Wick Sig Sauer MPX, if you pictured it in your head, would almost certainly be the shorter pistol platform that has established itself as one of the best close quarters combat weapons on the market.
That does show up, together with the Sig Copperhead. But the star of the rifle show is a 9mm carbine and I’m honestly not sure how I feel about that.
There are times in that epic gunfight in The Continental that the rifle looks genuinely cumbersome for Keanu Reeves. If you had offered him a Copperhead at that particular moment in time, I reckon he’d have taken it.
He also had to pump an awful lot of 9mm into various bad guys to take them down, which made a case in itself for a 300 Blackout pistol with more punch. Maybe next time…
7. TTI Glock 19 John Wick Combat Master Package
- Price: $2, 299
- Caliber: 9mm
- Capacity: 15+1
- Barrel Length: 4.02 inch
- Total Length: 6.85 inch
- Weight: 1.44lb
Halle Berry had to have a custom gun for her role as Sofia. Indeed her first act is to do what not very many have managed to do before and put a bullet in John Wick, although he was wearing the bulletproof suit. She didn’t know that…
The Glock 19 would have been a safe option, a nothing option in all honesty, but the TTI tuned version is both an epic piece of product placement and a way to add a little spice to the film.
Now we’re still left with a $2,299 Gen 4 Glock 19 at the end of the day and that puts this handgun right into the sights of the Agency Arms and ZEV Tech opposition. You can buy complete firearms from Grey Goose and even the steel frame Glock 19 evolution from ZEV for less than this now. Check them out here in our list of the best custom Glocks for sale in 2019.
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TTI has fitted a competition trigger, a stainless steel guide rod and done an admirable job of the stippling. Inevitably there’s a slide job and the trademark TTI base plates that can give you up to give rounds.
Less inevitably there’s a Streamlight laser hanging off the bottom rail. She really doesn’t look like she needs that kind of help to be honest.
It doesn’t quite excite us as much as the Glock G34 John Wick Combat Master Package that starred in the second film and makes a cameo in this one, but it’s a great competition shooter anyway.