Shaken, not stirred

He passed in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas at age 90 Saturday. Not a bad way to go for an old salt.

While we have talked about the (short) naval career of Sir Thomas Sean Connery in the past (see= Warship Wednesday Dec.9, 2015: HM’s Enterprise) we have not talked about the actor’s impact on gun culture.

After all, along a 50-year career and 100 film credits, he made some of the most iconic “gun guy” movies of the 20th Century.

Quick sidebar: Connery carried an M1911A1 in almost as many movies as he did a PPK

More on that subject in my column at

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