So, IOI are making the new 007 game, and along with it, since this is a new origin story, it will see the debut of a totally new James Bond. I believe part of that new identity has to be a change of Bond’s signature firearm.
At each stage when Bond has been re-invented or reintroduced, he’s been given a different signature firearm. The handgun is to Bond as the Batmobile design is to Batman. It’s a statement of identity.
When Bond first appeared in the novel his handgun of choice was a Beretta 418.
For 007’s first film outing in Dr. No, James was issued a Walther PPK which became something of a trademark.
He’s never been seen without a Walther ever since. The Brosnan era saw Bond upgrade to a Walther P99 which has seen continuous use through to the Daniel Craig run.
But if IOI’s Bond is going to make its own mark, then this Bond has to have his own gun. Paging @badeaguard because I think he could thrive in this green field space.
In my view, I think I’d be happy to see IOI’s 007 using a SIG-Sauer P320 due to its prominence as a high performance handgun and its design bent towards being ready to accept military modifications.
What about for you guys?