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Can this gun from The Terminator be identified?

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AMT Hardballer .45 Longslide with Primitive Laser Sight - The Terminator (1984)

The most visually striking firearm from the dark-toned The Terminator (1984) was the AMT Hardballer .45 Longslide featured at the beginning of the film and shown on the movie poster. The popular-at-the-time 1911-based pistol was fitted with a primitive laser sight made by a designer from the company that would become SureFire. It's the T-800's primary weapon until he loses it in the club Tech Noir after being shot by Kyle Reese's Ithaca 37 shotgun.

As a bonus we also know what's The Terminator's first weapon other than his bare hands of course.

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    "The .45 Hardballer with laser sighting." – Kyle Jones Dec 1 '15 at 21:18
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    Given its superior hand-eye coordination and everything, what could the T-800 possibly need laser sight for? I think that premise is almost as flawed as the humans-as-batteries thing in The Matrix ;) Oh wait, that's a question in its own right. – Ghanima Dec 1 '15 at 22:42
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    @Ghanima why take the sunglasses? Bad Ass. Why the laser sight? Bad Ass. – Brad Dec 1 '15 at 23:46
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    @Brad, foresight! Can be used to cover up a damaged eye. – Ghanima Dec 1 '15 at 23:48
  • I wonder if the glasses can be identified? Brad? – Athena Widget Dec 1 '15 at 23:49

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