M-41A ‘Aliens’ Pulse Rifle | Guns from the movies

‘I’d like to introduce you to a close personal friend of mine. M-41A pulse-rifle. 10 millimeter, with over and under 30 millimeter…pump-action grenade launcher’. So Corporal Hicks tells Ellen Ripley in Aliens (1986). In reality, of course, that weapon doesn’t exist yet, and this prop ‘rifle’ disguises a .45 calibre M1 Thompson sub-machine gun with parts from a SPAS-12 shotgun. Like much of the military equipment in ‘Aliens’, the M-41A was personally designed by director James Cameron. As is usualRead more