Bad Taste is a 1987 cult splatter science fiction horror comedy that was the first feature length film directed by Peter Jackson. Jackson also has an double acting role in the film.
The following weapons were used in the film Bad Taste:
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Smith & Wesson Model 29 is the first gun seen in the film. After Barry (Pete O'Herne) fails to lose a blue-shirted human impostor who has trailed him from the deserted town, he resorts to using the team's Smith & Wesson Model 29 - affectionately called "the Magnum"- on the alien.
Later the team's unstable Ozzy (Terry Potter) calls the Magnum when the team preps for the homestead infiltration and uses it for the rest of the film.
IMI Uzi is extensively featured in the film. The gun is a actually a custom replica made by Peter Jackson, shown to eject shells and have a working cocking handle, but its bolt doesn't move.
It first appears in the hands of Derek (Peter Jackson) who - after hearing that the aliens are headed towards him - has stashed one inside his backpack. He proceeds to empty a whole magazine on an empty forest (because he is a moron) and when an actual alien appears, out of ammo, he resorts in spastic fake-shooting at it (because he is a moron.) He manages to reload and fill the threath's stomach with holes and the alien stumbles over him. In following, others appear and Derek decides to force his Uzi through the newly-holed alien's stomach to shoot the others. He loses the gun when Robert, an alien whom Derek tortured earlier, managed to escape from ensnarement and attacks his tormentor - pushing him off the cliff and making him go "Mommy!"
Uzi also appears in the cover of Soldier of Fortune magazine that Ozzy is reading while waiting Barry to report back (to illustrate that the character has some issues). The weapon is seen again later in the hands of various alien mooks.
Sterling MK IV SMG
Sterling MK IV Submachine guns is the primary choice of the weapons of the boys. They are seen wielding them for entire time trying to find Giles within the homestead and earlier parts of the firefight, but eventually discarded for reasons of jamming, running out of ammo, losing them in melee combat and getting more destructive equipment in their hands.
AKS-47 is extensively used the athagonistic aliens of the movie.
It is first demonstrated during the alien meeting when Lord Crumb tells his workers that they need some precauctions and Robert appears to show it.
There appears to be two types AKS(s) shown in film. One has the AKM-style slant cut muzzle brake.
Beretta Model 1934
When "The Boys" are getting out of the manor, the alien who blows their cover pulls out a Beretta M1934 at the Boys.
It is also used by some of the alien mooks during the shoot-outs.
Walther P38 is used by one of the aliens playing patty-cake who are killed by Ozzy when the firefight starts and also a drunken alien who Ozzy shoots straight in the forehead.
After the firefight starts, Lord Crumb (Doug Wren) gets a Walther PPK stashed in a drawer. He is later appears cautiously sneaking around the homestead in search of the boys and hides behind a bush. He gets a clear shot of Barry, but his perfect kill was foiled by the fact that he failed to load the magazine with real bullets in the first place. He is shown trying to load bullets in the magazine but starts to revert back to his real form and discards it.
It's intresting to note that the PPK Lord Crumb wields has grip panels with NSDAP eagle holding a wreath encircled swastika insignia installed. This kind of PPK grip is often associated with the Nazi Walther PPK Party Leader Pistol AKA "Honor Weapon of the [Nazi] Political Leaders."
Colt Goverment Model M1911A1
Barry and Frank are seen wielding replica Colt Government Model M1911A1 during the firefight outside of the housestead. Most likely to compensate the fact that the M1911 is either a deactivated gun or non-firing replica, it changes into Browning Hi-Power everytime either one is shown firing their pistol on-screen.
When Barry and Frank are shown shooting their M1911A1(s) on-screen, they always transform into Browning Hi-Power(s).
It appears that this is a real gun because there is recoil, smoke and ejecting cartridges. Apparently, the New Zealand film commission didn't allow Peter Jackson to use blank firing guns in this movie which is why he made replicas and added in the effects during post-production. Handguns are legal to own in New Zealand so Peter wouldn't of had much trouble using them in the movie. The actors also behave like they're firing a real gun during these scenes. Full auto weapons on the other hand are restricted in New Zealand which explains the use of replicas for the "bigger" guns.
MP40 is used by various alien mooks and their leader Lord Crumb during latter parts of the film
The Boys have a (faux) RPG-7 - complete with (also faux) PGO-7 scope - with them. What 1980's New Zealand special forces under British Commonwealth of Nations are doing with a Soviet-made weapon nobody knows but most likely has something to do with hilarious carnage.
It first appears sealed within a locked crate in the trunk of Frank's car during the team's preparations to raid the homestead. Ozzy gleams over it while the others assure that they won't be needing it.
During the final confrontation of the movie, the team decides that the aliens must be stopped and Ozzy runs to Frank's car to aquire the launcher. He breaks the lock with the S&W Model 29 and decides to test it on two aliens investigating Frank's car - blowing his co-worker's ride in process.
After Ozzy is injured Frank aquires it and fires it at the homestead, intending to nail Lord Crumb, but instead makes an animal that goes "baa" go "BOOM". It is then totally discarded.
Trivia & Additional Images
It's interesting to note that Peter Jackson went about crafting most of the guns himself for the movie. In "Good Taste Made Bad Taste" behind-the-scenes documentary, Peter Jackson demonstrates one of the Sterling SMG replicas and explains how the magazine is actually all wood with a bit of cardboard on top, and that the gun itself was made from Aluminum pipe and some fiberglass. He doesn't specify if he made the other guns but nonetheless they're quite impressive.