Shooting is no longer a man’s game. Although men may have their fair share of action movie heroes, women who shoot are slowly taking over the big screen and the gun world. Here’s our list of top five leading ladies who have mastered their tactical shooting stance and their weapons, all while capturing our hearts.
Women Who Shoot in Cinema
Lara Croft, Tomb Raider
Weapon: Twin Heckler and Koch USP Match pistols
Angelina Jolie has played many kick-butt women in films, but her most iconic role is probably Lara Croft. Although Tomb Raider is an empire consisting of books, movies, and video games, Jolie’ bodysuit clad figure, adorned with hip holsters holding her signature pistols is the immediate image that comes to mind. Even if she carries pistols with her, don’t disregard her ability to show off a proper rifle shooting stance too.
Trinity, The Matrix
Weapon: Two Beretta 84FS Cheetahs
Carrie-Anne Moss plays Trinity in The Matrix. Her weaponry is often minimal, but she can hold her own in a room full of agents with what little she carries. Film creators opted for a Beretta 84FS as opposed to a full-sized Beretta because Moss has small hands. She is also seen yielding a Micro Uzi in the film. Like many other women who shoot, Trinity is skilled in martial arts and hand-to-hand combat.
Imperator Furiosa, Mad Max: Fury Road
Weapon: Taurus PT99AF
Charlize Theron is almost unrecognizable as Furiosa in Fury Road. Her mechanical arm does not stop her from taking her tactical shooting stance and fearlessly defending the wives of Immortan Joe. Eventually, Furiosa enlists the help of a tribe of women from “The Green Land,” where she grew up and kills Immortan Joe. Not only does she save his wives but the city he once ruled over too.
Weapon: A pair of Beretta 92FS sidearms
Kate Beckinsale plays a vampire named Selene in Underworld. With the help of her signature Berettas, she defeats lycans in several films. The cruel death of her family sparked her plan of revenge. She exhibits tactical expertise in several films, escaping from situations that seemed nearly impossible.
Alice, Resident Evil
Weapon: Beretta 92FS Inox
Mila Jovovich is another actress who has played several female empowering characters during her career. Alice is one of her most memorable roles and the lead in the films, which depict her conflict with the Umbrella Corporation. Like a couple of other women who shoot on our list, Alice knows Berettas do it betta when you’re in a tactical shooting stance.
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