Browning BDM

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The Browning BDM is a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by the Browning Arms Company from 1991 until production ceased in 1998. Similar in appearance to Browning's Hi-Power and BDA pistols, the BDM was actually a new design created to compete in service trials as a standard issue pistol for the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation. However, the BDM was not ultimately adopted for issue by the FBI, and was instead sold only in the private market. The BDM is unique for its hammer firing mechanism, which was designed with a trigger "mode" switch installed on the left-hand side of the slide (actually only a flush inlaid disk with a bisecting groove), toggling between double-action/single-action (DA/SA) mode, and the double-action-only (DAO) mode, which uniquely allows the user to cock the hammer unlike a traditional DAO system. This mode switch is what gives the handgun its name, with BDM standing for "Browning Dual Mode" or "Browning Double Mode".

The Browning BDM can be seen in the following films used by the following actors:

Browning BDM left side - 9x19mm
Browning BDM right side - 9x19mm

Specifications

(1991 - 1998)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm
  • Weight: 1.92 lb (0.870 kg)
  • Length: 7.8 in (199 mm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4.72 in (120 mm)
  • Capacity: 15-round Magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
GoldenEye Sean Bean Alec Trevelyan With & without suppressor 1995
GoldenEye Pierce Brosnan James Bond 1995
The Matrix Revolutions Collin Chou Seraph Dual-wielded 2003
The Matrix Revolutions Henchmen 2003
S.W.A.T. Bank Robber 2003
Paycheck Ben Affleck Michael Jennings 2003
Paycheck Henchmen 2003
Shoot 'Em Up Seen in pawn shop 2007
Inception Ken Watanabe Saito 2010


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