Action star Keanu Reeves impressed everyone when he took on the lead role in the John Wick franchise. People were seriously impressed with his shooting skills. Whether it’s pistols, AKs or revolvers, Keanu handled the firearms with ease.
But how did he get to be so good with guns? Insider takes us to the elite training facility, Taran Tactial, where all of Hollywood’s biggest stars are shown how to handle serious shooters. Taran Butler runs the facility and personally trained Keanu Reeves before he took on the role of John Wick. In this short doc, Insider get a look at some of the guns used in the film and find out what they’re like to use in real life.
Although Keanu doesn’t shoot anyone for real in John Wick, he still needs to know how to handle the weapons. He has to be able to handle the recoil and have an accurate aim. In the film, it needs to look like Keanu is really shooting the baddies, so if his aim is off, a whole take could be ruined. It’s fascinating to find out all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes for action stars and learn about all the prep they have to do.
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