BuzzFeed wanted to know what it was like to learn how to shoot like Keanu Reeves in John Wick. To get an idea of what it was like, they sent actors Josh Davis and Sherial McKinney to study under Taran Butler of Taran Tactica, the same man who taught Reeves how to accurately hit 19 targets in 19 seconds. Butler taught the two actors how to safely complete a 3 gun, which consists of a pistol, a rifle and a shotgun.
Both Davis and McKinney were confident that they could beat Reeves’ time. After all, how hard could it be?
“First we had to work on our stance, and then our draw. The draw is important because he had to make sure we do it quickly, but also safely,” said Davis. “Once we got that down and we felt comfortable with it, we got into shooting live ammo. We would do it over and over and over and over and over and over until we had it down. Seems like it wouldn’t be hard but you are learning all these steps individually that you then have to put together to be one solid fluid action.”
When it came time for them to run the same obstacle Reeves ran, did they beat his time or crack under pressure?
We’ll let you decide how they did: