Read till the end to know about how the INTRATEC TEC-9 gun became a sensation for movie producers and game developers, and made home in the hearts of admirers.
What is Intratec TEC-9?
According to Wikipedia:
“The Intratec TEC-9, TEC-DC9, KG-99, and AB-10 are a blowback-operated line of semi-automatic pistols.”
The TEC-9 is a gun that was developed by Intratec, which is the daughter company of the firearms manufacturer “Interdynamic AB”. this gun was a huge financial success with a large number of sales but not so long after its launch, it made a negative image because it was starting to be used in crimes such as street shootings and gang fights.
How it found its way into the media industry?
There is no particular reason or a deep or interesting backstory as to why the Intratec TEC-9 gained the attention of moviemakers. It is simply that after the bad reputation developed after the 101 California street shooting and columbine high school massacre, people started to notice this gun in electronic media. From 1983 to now, the Intratec TEC-9 has been featured in more than 30 movies.
Movies that featured TREC-9
The return of the man from uncle: the fifteen years later affair:
The gun was used by Tom Mason, who played the role of Ben Kowalski.
Pray for death:
The gun was used by James booth, who played the role of Limehouse willie.
Big trouble in little China:
The gun was used by Kurt Russel, who played the role of jack burton.
Eye of the tiger:
The gun was used by an extra, which was a biker.
The gun was used by Micheal Dudikoff and Steve James, who played the role of matt hunter and Larry Richards.
The gun was used by an extra, which was a thug.
Beverly Hills cop II:
The gun was used by Brigitte Nielsen, who played the role of Karla.
Rage of honour:
The gun was used by extras who played the roles of henchmen.
The gun was used by an extra who played the role of a thug.
The gun was used by an actor who acted as a criminal in the movie.
Operation corned beef:
The gun was used by the henchmen of a character named Zarga
It was used by Michael Douglas, who played the role of William ‘d-fens’ foster.
It was used by an extra who played the role of a robber.
No way back:
Used by a thug of a character named Sereno.
The gun was used by a character of an illegal arms trader.
Mask of death:
Used by an extra who played the role of a street thug.
Bounty hunters 2: hardball:
Was used by the bodyguard of wald.
The ultimate weapon:
Roarke’s men used the gun.
Was used by a prostitute.
Was used by the characters of several smugglers and bikers.
Taking of Pelham 123, the (2009):
The gun was used by Ramon Rodriguez, who played the role of Deldago.
Crank: high voltage:
Used by Bailing, who played the character of Ria
Used by cross’s henchmen
Used by Jeremy Renner, who played Jem.
They were used by Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson, who played the role of Jed Eckert and Robert Kitner.
Fire with fire:
Used by a character named Aryan.
Used by colin Farrell who played victor.
The power of few:
Used by Anthony Anderson, who played junk show.
Used by eve plumb, who played gang members.
Played by an extra who played gang members.
The gun TEC-9 has earned so much respect worldwide employing media that its fame did not stop at movies, but it continued to Television series and video games. Who knows how much longer TEC-9 maintains its image?