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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (also known as simply Modern Warfare 2, CoD:MW2 or MW2) is the sixth main installment of the Call of Duty series and the second installment of the Modern Warfare franchise. Officially released worldwide on November 10, 2009, MW2 was developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision for the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 platforms.

The game's storyline is set in the year 2016, five years after the events of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Despite the efforts of the U.S. Marines, the SAS, and the Russian Loyalists, the Russian Ultranationalist party had took power within Russia. An Ultranationalist terrorist, Vladimir Makarov, considered too radical even for the new Russian government, had begun his campaign to take revenge upon the western world. Task Force 141, led by LTG Shepherd, was created to hunt down Makarov. During the campaign, the player will take the roles of PFC Joseph Allen and PVT James Ramirez of Hunter Two-One, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, U.S. Army, as well as Sgt. Gary "Roach" Sanderson and Capt. John "Soap" MacTavish of Task Force 141.

The following weapons and equipment are used in the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2:

Contents


Overview

Weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 are categorized into the following categories: the primary Assault Rifles‎, Light Machine Guns‎, Sniper Rifles‎, and Submachine Guns, and the secondary Handguns, Machine Pistols, Shotguns, and Launchers.

All handguns and submachine guns from multiplayer can be dual-wielded in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The Rangers and the Winchester Model 1887 shotguns can also be dual-wielded.

Handguns

All handguns in the game, except for the M1911, are available in both single and multiplayer modes. All handguns in the multiplayer can be equipped with a variety of accessories, including: FMJ rounds, suppressors, dual wield (akimbo), tactical knives, and extended magazines (unless noted otherwise).

Like in Call of Duty 4, the game effectively animates all handguns as operating in DAO (Double Action Only) mode.

Beretta 92SB

The Beretta 92SB returns from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, once again standing in as the military issue M9. In singleplayer, it is the primary sidearm of all U.S. troops, Task Force 141, U.S. Navy SEALs, and is infrequently used by the Middle Eastern OpFor and the Brazilian Militia.

Beretta 92SB - 9x19mm
The "M9" on the Create-A-Class menu. Note the rounded trigger guard, identifying the pistol as a 92SB. Also note the different magazine baseplate.
Holding the 92SB in-game.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the "M9".
Dual-wielding two 92SBs, or "Akimbo", a word that originally had nothing to do with dual-wielding.
Reloading the two 92SBs via the universal offscreen reload technique.
Reloading a suppressed Beretta. Due to a bug that was never patched, the suppressor does not actually work as intended - range is reduced, and the firing sound is muffled, but the firer will still show up on enemy minimaps.

Beretta 93R (Mockup)

The "M93 Raffica", classified under the Machine Pistol category, is a Beretta semi-automatic pistol converted to resemble and function like a Beretta 93R. Real 93Rs have a frame mounted safety, elongated trigger guard, and a more angular slide, all of which the in-game model lacks. It seems likely that the developers took the base 92SB model and added 93R parts to it and made it shoot three-round bursts. It is attached with a skeletal stock and what looks like an attachment rail for a flashlight/LAM. The in-game model has an extended magazine but still only holds 15 rounds in singleplayer, though in multiplayer it holds a more appropriate 20 rounds.

In singleplayer, it can be found in an armory in "The Gulag", in a basement armory in "Loose Ends", and in the "Museum" level. It is unlocked at level 38 in multiplayer, and benefits from low recoil, high damage, fast reload times, and instantaneous ADS.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm. Base weapon of the 93R mockup.
Real Beretta 93R for comparison - 9x19mm
The "M93 Raffica" in the Create-A-Class menu. Despite being depicted here with a custom pistol rail system for mounting sights, it uses a completely different system in game.
Holding the burst Beretta.
Aiming down the sights.
Reloading the extended Beretta magazine.
Dual-wielding the weapon. COD started invoking far more action movie tropes than war movie tropes in MW2, and dual-wielding is no exception.
Reloading the Rafficas.
Ridiculously large attachments that would make a pistol impossible to fit in your holsters? Yes please. (Note the completely different rail system compared to the Create-A-Class image)

Colt Anaconda

The Colt Anaconda is found in singleplayer and multiplayer, called ".44 Magnum" in-game. It is the signature weapon of Lieutenant General Shepard (voiced by Lance Henriksen), which he uses at several key points in the campaign.

In a cutscene in "Loose Ends", General Shepard pulls out his Anaconda to shoot someone despite the holstered Anaconda on his model still visibly in the holster, as though he has another big Anaconda tucked in the back of his pants. During a cutscene in "Endgame", the cylinder rotates counterclockwise when General Shepard pulls back the hammer, and then incorrectly rotates clockwise again before the gun fires when Shepard pulls the trigger.

It is a useful weapon in multiplayer mode due to its quick draw and power, and the fact that the Anaconda will fire as fast as the player can press the fire key. As you probably suspected, the Anaconda is not available with a suppressor or extended magazines as other handguns. Instead of 75 kills, the player has to reach 100 kills with this weapon to unlock the tactical knife attachment.

Interestingly, the barrel of the Anaconda on the weapon's world model reads "BRAD ALLENCONDA," a reference to Brad Allen, the head weapon designer of Infinity Ward.

Colt Anaconda - .44 Magnum
Anaconda in the Create-a-Class menu. Note that the Anaconda's grip has no finger grooves, which means they could be Pachmayr Presentation grips.
Holding the Anaconda in the multiplayer map Favela.
Aiming down sights.
The weapon recoils as a fired bullet hits the wall, creating a particle effect. The top of the hammer can be seen cycling back in double-action.
Reloading the Anaconda. The player character lifts the weapon vertically and dumps out all the rounds. This wouldn't work in reality, as fired rounds expand and get stuck in their chambers. The extractor rod would have to be used to eject them.
Inserting a speedloader.
Closing the cylinder after dropping the speedloader away.
Dual-wielding two .44 Magnums, meaning that the punks need to double their luck. Note that the left revolver isn't just a mirror of the right.
Reloading shows the asymmetry more clearly, as both revolvers correctly open to the left.
Cowboy-slinging the cylinder shut when wielding a knife alongside the Anaconda. Note how the revolver appears to be black in low-light instances.
LTG Shepherd (voiced by Lance Henriksen) loads his Anaconda in the middle of a battlefield, feeling no need for any protective gear nor any concern for going Dirty Harry in Afghanistan. Plot armor's got his back.
Shepherd with his Anaconda on a later level.
Shepherd using his "backup" Anaconda after his "primary" Anaconda runs dry in the Museum bonus level. Note that a third one is still in his holster. If put into Last Stand, he may draw yet another .44 Magnum.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 appears in the game in a full auto configuration, with a 33-round magazine (50 if equipped with Extended Magazine), placed in the Machine Pistol category. Although it is called "G18", alluding to the select fire Glock 18 manufactured by the same company, it has no selector switch, and the frame is olive-drab, which was only featured on their semi-automatic designs. It is modeled without a magazine release.

In singleplayer, the converted Glock 17 is used by the Brazilian Militia, Task Force 141, wounded Shadow Company soldiers if they are in "Last Stand" (a state in which a character is downed and can only use their sidearms, which sporadically happens to AI enemies in singleplayer and is a perk in multiplayer), and on occasion, Middle Eastern OpFor. The weapons is also available in several Spec-Ops missions.

The weapon's extended magazine is present most of the time in first and third person, but disappears the weapon is shown in TF 141 characters' holsters, replaced by a flush-fit non-extended magazine. This is most evident on Soap: in "Takedown", Soap holds his G18 on Rojas with the extended magazine easily visible, but his G18 has a regular magazine in his holster in other levels.

While the weapon is held one-handed in first person, it is held with a two-handed grip in third person. When equipped with Extended Magazines, the starting ammo without Scavenger is 49 bullets plus the 50 in the gun itself. This means that if the weapon is emptied and reloaded, it will not have a full magazine.

It is unlocked at level 22 (Master Sergeant) in multiplayer. The weapon has a high rate of fire, moderate recoil, but it is possible to utilize the recoil to get headshots. When paired with akimbo and extended magazine attachments, it is especially accurate and deadly, and is an effective sidearm.

Glock 17 with OD Green frame - 9x19mm
Glock 17 in the Create-a-Class menu.
The automatic Glock 17 in first-person view. Note the olive-drab frame.
Aiming down sights.
Reloading a big long 33-round magazine that holds 32 rounds in singleplayer for some reason. Note that the top of the magazine is modeled solid.
On an empty reload, the weapon is chambered by sling-shotting the slide (pulling back the slide and letting it go) instead of utilizing the slide release. The slide release is however used when the gun is dual-wielded ("akimbo") or used on a snowmobile during the setpiece in "Cliffhanger".
Dual-wielding.
Reloading the dual Glocks. Note the "Gluke" text on the side of the slide, and that the left weapon is clearly mirrored from the right.
Reloading a "G18" fitted with a red dot sight attachment.
Roach fires a Glock 17 on a snowmobile in the mission "Cliffhanger". Upon firing the weapon, he finds himself disappointed that the weapon sounds less like a firearm and more like two pieces of sandpaper being rubbed together.
The Glock also appears on the "Last Stand" and "Last Stand Pro" perk symbols.

Heckler & Koch USP45

The Heckler & Koch USP45 returns from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, appearing in singleplayer and multiplayer. It still features the incorrect extended barrel, and the unremovable, unusable Mark 23 LAM. It is one of the main sidearms of the Russian forces, including Ultranationalists and Internal Troops, as well as Task Force 141.

In single player, the USP is always equipped with the tactical knife attachment. In multiplayer, the USP is unlocked at level 4 (Private First Class) and is an effective sidearm overall. It has a magazine capacity of 12 rounds, and 18 rounds with the extended magazines attachment. It can be equipped with a suppressor.

Heckler & Koch USP45 - .45 ACP
USP45 in the Create-a-Class menu. Note that it has the rear sight of a Heckler & Koch Mark 23.
Holding the USP.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the USP, showing the "USP .45 ACP" markings on its slide.
Akimbo USPs. Note that the left pistol doesn't have mirrored markings.
Reloading the left USP.

IMI/Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark XIX

A Desert Eagle Mark XIX with a black barrel and slide and chrome frame is a sidearm available in MW2. It is equipped with custom 3-dot sights, the current production barrel with a Picatinny rail, and an unusable underbarrel SureFire X400 Ultra WeaponLight laser aiming module.

It is the sidearm of arms dealer Alejandro Rojas' assistant Faust and the Brazilian Militia. Surprisingly, quite a few Americans, most notably Corporal Dunn (voiced by Barry Pepper), use this gun as their preferred sidearm, despite real Rangers never having the Desert Eagle issued to them. In some cases, the old model from COD4 will be used in place of the new model.

Similarly to the Anaconda, 100 kills are required to unlock the tactical knife, and no suppressor or extended magazines are available.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50 AE
Magnum Research (MRI) Desert Eagle Mark XIX, current production model with Picatinny railed barrel and different safety catch - .50 AE
Desert Eagle in the Create-a-Class menu.
Desert Eagle in first-person view.
Aiming down the custom iron sights. The rear notch of the custom iron sights is spaced too far apart, which would make horizontal aiming difficult. The front post is also misaligned, meaning the gun would shoot to the right were the player character to actually line up the sights properly.
Reloading the Desert Eagle.
Mag fully in; thumbing the slide stop.
Having decided to forsake all sensible armament, the player character brandishes a pair of Desert Eagles.
The player character fires away at a forklift, expressing his dissatisfaction with the IMFDB comedy department for recycling old in-jokes.
Reloading the dual Deagles.
Aiming the Desert Eagle with a tactical knife. The front post misalignment is "fixed" because the weapon is held further away, technically making the sights tighter.
Rojas' assistant, Faust, shoots a local gunman with his Desert Eagle. Unlike MW1, characters in MW2 show pain when hit. The choreography of this scene is an homage to the briefcase scene in Collateral.
Faust aims his Desert Eagle moments after the above image.
A close-up of CPL Dunn's (voiced by Barry Pepper) Desert Eagle. This and the one on the floor of the panic room in "Exodus" are the Call of Duty 4 models.

M1911 variant

The same M1911 variant (closest to a Springfield Armory Loaded 1911) given to Soap by Captain Price in the first game during the final level "Game Over" reappears in the second game. It is carried by Soap, visible on his holster in "Cliffhanger" level. Its appearance is more story than gameplay-important. Some Ghillie snipers and FSB troops are also seen with this holstered, though they never use them and tend to switch to a Heckler & Koch USP45 that magically appears. One militia also carries this weapon during a cutscene.

It is only usable in the museum bonus level, where it possesses a bug in its reloading animation; when emptied, there is a noticeable pause of a few seconds before the reload animation plays out. In multiplayer, when the player is using a sniper rifle as their primary weapon, on an arctic or desert type map, the M1911 will appear in either the player's holster or on their belt.

Springfield Armory Loaded M1911A1 - .45 ACP. The one seen in the game has silver bushing and pale G-10 Gunner grips.
Soap (voiced by Kevin McKidd) climbs an icy cliff with a holstered M1911 pistol.
Holding the M1911 on a bizarre scene.
Aiming the pistol.
Reloading after ending the weirdness.
A militiaman attempting to arrest Faust drops an M1911 after being shot. Interestingly enough, once gameplay starts, the weapons turns into a Beretta 92SB.
A dead Ghillie sniper with a holstered M1911.

Submachine Guns

Brügger & Thomet MP9

The Brügger & Thomet MP9 is found in-game, categorized as a Machine Pistol, and known as the TMP, the original version manufactured by Steyr. The weapon features a scope rail, an olive lower receiver, ghost ring sights, and unused side rails. It is often seen in singleplayer, where it is used by Middle Eastern OpFor, Russian Airport Security Police, Makarov's Ultranationalists, and Shadow Company, and is often dual-wielded (with an expected drop in accuracy); a few unique cases allow the player to acquire akimbo MP9s with red dot sights attached, a combination that is impossible in multiplayer given the sights on dual-wielded weapons cannot be used.

In singleplayer, the MP9 has an incorrect 32-round magazine, while in multiplayer it has a correct but small 15 round magazine (which can be emptied in about 1 second, and only increased to 25 with Extended Mags). It has low recoil and great accuracy when aiming down its sights. It is unlocked at level 58, making it the final machine pistol unlocked, but it is hugely unpopular on account of its absurdly small magazine size, high unlock rank, poor hip-fire accuracy and low damage. This results in it being overlooked in favor of other, better-performing and easier to acquire machine pistols.

B&T MP9 - 9x19mm
The MP9 in first-person.
Aiming down the ghost ring sights.
Reloading the MP9.
Pulling the charging handle; note the strange ejection port.
Akimbo MP9s.

FN P90 TR

The FN P90 TR appears simply as "P90" in MW2. It is used by Russians and Shadow Company members in single player. Unlocked at level 24 in multiplayer, the P90 is a popular choice for the same reason as in real life: it is compact, has a large capacity and low recoil, does good damage and has a high rate of fire.

FN P90 TR - 5.7x28mm
The P90 in the Create-a-Class menu.
Holding the P90.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Slapping in a new magazine.
Pulling the charging handle.
Dual-wielding P90s, because reloading is quick-n-easy when you don't do it on screen.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

The MP5K, equipped with a custom Rail Interface System and a threaded barrel, appears in Modern Warfare 2. In singleplayer, it is used by Brazilian Militia, Middle Eastern OpFor, Rangers, Task Force 141, Russian Internal Troops / FSB, and some Russian soldiers / Ultranationalists. It comes with a foregrip in multiplayer, but in singleplayer this is absent, which presumably makes sense to somebody. It is often seen with a Red Dot Sight. The world model depicts it with a 15-round magazine, though the first person and Create A Class images both show the correct 30-round magazine.

A suppressed version, the "MP5KSD", is available in the campaign mission "Loose Ends" and in the Spec Ops missions "Hidden" and "Estate Takedown". The real 'SD' suffix is used by H&K for their integrally suppressed MP5 variants, which the in-game weapon is not. In cases where the suppressed MP5K is paired with a red dot sight (as seen in the campaign levels "The Enemy of My Enemy" and "Just Like Old Times" and in several of the Spec Ops missions), the weapon is more appropriately labeled "MP5K Silenced Red Dot".

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
Airsoft Jing Gong MP5K RIS JG202. How the MP5K looks in the game (with some differences).
MP5K R.I.S. System (modeled after an ICS Airsoft RAS)
The MP5K in Create-a-Class menu.
Drawing the weapon with a good-ol' HK slap.
The MP5K in the player's hands.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the MP5K.
Pulling the charging handle.
Dual-wielding MP5Ks.
A suppressed MP5K with red dot sight in "The Enemy of My Enemy".
Reloading the suppressed MP5K. Note the clear lack of a foregrip.
Russian Internal Troops' supply units (notable by their white griffin patches) firing MP5K submachine guns behind riot shields.

Heckler & Koch UMP45

The Heckler & Koch UMP45 is an SMG in MW2, appearing in both singleplayer and multiplayer. Like the MP5K, Picatinny rails were added to the weapon. In singleplayer, it is used by Russian police, Russian military, Shadow Company, and Task Force 141. In multiplayer, it can be equipped with extended magazines like all the other SMGs. It incorrectly holds 32 rounds in multiplayer by default, but correctly holds 25 rounds in singleplayer. It is insanely popular online due to suffering a negligible damage decrease when suppressed.

Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
The UMP45 in the Create-a-Class menu.
Holding the UMP45.
Aiming down sights.
Reloading. An attempt has been made to portray the rounds inside the magazine, though they're pretty obviously just a 2D texture.
Like the MP5K, the charging handle is pulled after the magazines are swapped.
Dual-wielding UMP45s, because we clearly haven't gone far enough yet.
A Russian soldier holds a UMP45 fitted with a reflex scope.
The Shadow Company soldier on the far left wields a UMP45 with an EOTech sight.

IMI Mini Uzi

The Mini Uzi returns from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. In singleplayer, it is used by Brazilian militiamen, Midle Eastern OpFor, and rarely by Makarov's Ultranationalists in the mission "Enemy of My Enemy." Near the end of the game, the player gets to fire a Uzi during a boat chase. The Uzi has few attachments but can be dual wielded.

Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
The Mini Uzi in first-person view. Unlike in Call of Duty 4, the Mini Uzi in Modern Warfare 2 has its stock unfolded, though it is still held with only one hand.
As in MW1, the sights are not properly lined up, and the gun would shoot high in reality.
This image shows what the sights should look like, not what they look like in-game (though the front post is still too high).
Inserting a new magazine.
Racking the bolt.
Akimbo Uzis. Note that the Uzi is incorrectly portrayed as firing from a closed bolt instead of an open one.
Soap shoots his Mini Uzi while chasing an enemy zodiac.

PP-2000

The PP-2000 appears in the game and is categorized as a Machine Pistol. It is used by Russian Paratroopers and Makarov's Ultranationalists, in both normal and last stand. Interestingly, like the Glock 17, the enemies fire the weapon in semi-auto in last stand, and the enemies will usually discharge a few rounds when they are shot in last stand. The PP-2000 can be equipped with assorted sights, scopes and accessories, including a thermal sight exclusive to the level "The Only Easy Day ... Was Yesterday." It is an all around effective weapon in multiplayer due to its high rate of fire and low recoil, the weapon's only drawback is its 20 round magazine.

PP-2000 with ATN Ultra Sight DC red dot sight - 9x19mm
The PP-2000 in the Create-a-Class menu.
Drawing the PP-2000, which involves disengaging the safety, much like the "G3" in Call of Duty 4.
Holding the PP-2000.
Aiming down the small iron sights.
Inserting a new magazine.
Charging the weapon.
The player fires a pair of PP-2000s.
Reloading the two PP-2000s.

TDI Vector

The Prototype TDI Vector, fitted with a Gen 1 stock and using KRISS 25+ extended Glock magazines that hold 30 rounds in gameplay, appears as an SMG in MW2. In singleplayer, it is used by Russian Troops, Shadow Company, and occasionally by the Task Force 141, and Brazilian Militiamen. It is generally fitted with a reflex sight, and it uses a suppressor in some levels. Its default finish is the two-tone black and tan finish like the real-life prototype; in "Just Like Old Times", Soap's Vector has a unique black finish.

As with some of the other in-game weapons, the iron sights have Infinity Ward trademarks on them.

Prototype TDI Vector - .45 ACP
TDI / KRISS USA Gen I Vector SMG - .45 ACP
The Vector in the Create-a-Class menu.
The draw animation of the Vector has the player character flipping the stock open.
Holding the Vector.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Loading new magazine.
Chambering the weapon.
Dual-wielding Vectors.

Assault Rifles & Battle Rifles

AK-47

A heavily customized AK-47 appears in Modern Warfare 2. It is fitted with an LHV47 (or its airsoft clone from King Arms) railed handguard, IO Inc SCOP0040 scope mount, and T6 stock adapter, along with a Vltor IMod Stock. It is also depicted with an AKM-style ribbed top cover and Saiga 12 door breaching muzzle brake.

In singleplayer, it is used by almost all enemy factions, including the Russian Military, Ultranationalists, and the Brazilian Militia. Most AK-47s are seen with arctic or desert camouflage, although some in the level "Loose Ends" have digital and woodland camouflage. It is the last weapon unlocked in multiplayer at level 70, and as such does not see much use as most players prefer to Prestige instead.

Photoshopped AKM fitted with Tapco Intrafuse and T6 furniture sets and a Vltor Modstock and Stock Adapter, to look like the weapon in Modern Warfare 2 - 7.62x39mm
Holding the custom AK.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the AK. Note that the top of the magazine is modeled as a solid block.
Pulling the charging handle...
...which appears to stick out of a non existent bolt when looking at the right side of the rifle.
Captain John "Soap" MacTavish with his AK-47.

Colt M4A1 Carbine

The M4A1 is one of the most common weapons in the game. The in-game model features A.R.M.S. S.I.R. system, flip-up PRI front and A.R.M.S. #40L rear back up iron sights. The rail covers, lower receiver, stock, and pistol grip are all in tan. A KAC foregrip is fitted in first-person only, for some reason.

In singleplayer, it is the first weapon provided to the player. It is primarily used by the U.S. Army Rangers and Task Force 141, including Soap. During "No Russian", Vladimir Makarov and his terrorist group are also armed with the M4A1. The M4A1 is commonly equipped with the M203 grenade launcher, often alongside other attachments. A suppressed M4A1 is available in the level "Museum".

The rifles in-game are apparently Colt-manufactured, with Colt's "prancing pony" logo stamped on the left side of the lower receiver on the in-game model. Curiously, the M4A1 held by Soap in one of the promotional images has a Bushmaster stamp on it.

Colt M4A1 - 5.56x45mm
An A.R.M.S. S.I.R. system, like the one featured in-game.
Drawing the M4A1 by dramatically racking the charging handle.
Holding the M4A1.
The iron sights. When any alternate sights are mounted, these sights are flipped down in first-person; they're always flipped up in third person.
Reloading the M4A1. The magazines seem to be taped in order to increase friction and make gripping easier.
Pressing the bolt release. Note that the fire selector is set to semi-auto while the weapon actually fires in full auto, a common modeling mistake.
View of the right side of the M4A1, showing off that the right side a low detail mirror of the left.
Lt. Simon "Ghost" Riley with his M4A1 during "The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday". Note that the right side of the weapon is a mirror of the left side, meaning that the M4A1 lacks many key components, such as the ejection port, forward assist, brass deflector and magazine release button. The same goes for the M16A4.
A blueprint-like rendering of the M4/M203 combo in the intro cutscene of "Team Player."

Colt M16A4

The M16A4 appears in the game as a burst-firing assault rifle. In singleplayer, it is seen in the hands of the U.S. Army Rangers and Task Force 141. Like the M4A1, many of these have M203 grenade launchers.

Just like in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, when the M16 is mounted with optics, the front sight and the gas block are removed. This would render the gun unable to fire automatically after the first shot. The shooter would have to manually load a round into the chamber by racking the bolt, effectively making the gun a bolt action.

M16A4 Modular Weapon System - 5.56x45mm
The M16A4 in the create-a-class menu.
Holding the M16A4. Note the rail covers and the Picatinny rail inside the carrying handle; said rail is never used, as the handle is always removed and replaced with a long piece of rail when other sights are mounted. The rear sight on the handle itself is enlarged to clear said rail.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the M16A4. Note that the fire selector is incorrectly set to semi-auto.
Pressing the bolt release, while watching the tiny stub of a sling attached to the front sling swivel flop around uselessly as the rifle moves.
The rifle's right side is rather worryingly absent in first-person.
A US Army Ranger fires his M16A4 fitted with ACOG. Note that the front sight is removed, and that the right side is just a mirror of the left.

FAMAS F1

The FAMAS F1 fitted with top rail is seen in the game. It only fires in 3-round bursts, and incorrectly holds 30 rounds in a 25-round FAMAS magazine. In singleplayer, it is mostly used by the Russian Military and Russian Ultranationalists. FAMAS with a unique "White Tape Camo" can occasionally be found in singleplayer.

FAMAS F1 - 5.56x45mm NATO
Holding the FAMAS with its default Troy Battle Sights iron sights. Note that the Troy Battle Sights are mounted backwards.
Aiming down through the sights, mounted on top of rails mounted on top of the carrying handle.
Reloading the FAMAS. Note the trigger discipline, a rarity in the first game.
Charging the weapon.
Roach holds a FAMAS F1 with the white tape camo during "The Gulag", which is apparently used as improvised arctic camouflage.
A Russian Ultranationalist holds a FAMAS with White Tape Camo.

FN F2000 Tactical

The FN F2000 Tactical appears in singleplayer and multiplayer. In singleplayer, the F2000 is used by the Ultranationalists, commonly with thermal sights. The F2000 can incorrectly mount the M203 grenade launcher instead of the FN GL-1.

Despite being an assault rifle, it behaves more like an SMG: it has a very high rate of fire (chewing through its 30 round magazine in less than three seconds), substantial recoil, and very low damage without Stopping Power. Its unpredictable recoil and low damage makes it weak at medium to long ranges, but its rate of fire allows it to excel in close quarters.

Its Create-A Class image shows the removable forearm pushed back where the trigger guard would be.

FN F2000 Tactical with CAA FVG5 foregrip - 5.56x45mm NATO
Holding the F2000 Tactical.
Aiming down the iron sights. These are folded down once other sights are attached.
Reloading the F2000 Tactical. Note how the FN logo is rotated 90 degrees.
During an empty reload, the player character hits the takedown button after replacing the magazine, which apparently chambers a round instead of causing the rifle to come apart; the F2000's charging handle must be pulled to chamber a fresh round since the weapon does not have a bolt release.

FN F2000

The FN F2000 Tactical turns into a regular FN F2000 when a Red Dot Sight is equipped, and is also the weapon shown on the F2000's kill icon. Its telescopic sight is incorrectly portrayed as a red dot sight. Strangely, the EMP has no effect on the sight. (For extra trivia, the EMP does disable ACOGs, but this is incorrect because the ACOG scope doesn't uses any batteries and should still function despite an EMP)

FN F2000 - 5.56x45mm NATO
The F2000 in multiplayer.
Aiming through the F2000's scope.

FN FAL

The FN FAL appears in the game, equipped with a receiver mounted A.R.M.S #18 M21/14. It has the handguard and iron sights from an FN LAR, and the charging handle and 30-round magazines from DSArms SA58 FAL rifles. The weapon is locked to semi-auto.

In singleplayer, it is commonly used by the Brazilian Militia, and sometimes by the Middle Eastern OpFor and the Russian Military. It is usually equipped with either a KAC Masterkey or an ACOG scope in singleplayer. In Multiplayer, the 30-round magazines hold only 20 rounds by default, and only go up to 30 with the Extended Mags attachment.

FN FAL - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Original FN LAR (Light Automatic Rifle) - 7.62x51mm. Image used to show the handguard and sights.
DSArms SA58 OSW Carbine - 7.62x51mm NATO. Image used to show the charging handle and 30-round magazine.
The FAL in first person.
Aiming down the iron sights.
The "speed reload" technique is utilized when reloading, where the player character presses the magazine release paddle with a fresh magazine and chops away the old magazine. Note that there are still rounds in the old magazine.
After loading in a new magazine, the player character racks the charging handle with his pinky for extra style.
Spinning left reveals the right side to be completely flat, with a shadow of the scope mount textured over where the ejection port should be.

FN SCAR-H CQC

The SCAR-H appears in Modern Warfare 2 as a high-damage, low rate of fire assault rifle. The in-game model is an older 2nd generation model, with the straight cheek rest on the stock. Its rear sights is chopped down, and the iron sights have Infinity Ward trademarks (like the Vector and some other weapons). In multiplayer, it correctly holds 20 rounds per magazine, while in singleplayer it holds 30; it can be assumed that, similar to the FN FAL, all SCAR-H's in singleplayer are equipped with the "Extended Magazines" attachment.

In singleplayer, it is one of the primary rifles of Task Force 141, U.S. Army Rangers, and Shadow Company soldiers. A unique variant with a vertical foregrip can be found in the singleplayer level "S.S.D.D." and the Spec Ops mission "The Pit." In multiplayer, its kill icon in the killfeed is also shown with a vertical foregrip, despite said attachment being unavailable for the SCAR in multiplayer.

Third Generation FN SCAR-H CQC - 7.62x51mm NATO
The draw animation of the SCAR-H, which involves a sideways pull of the bolt handle.
Holding the SCAR-H.
Aiming the SCAR-H at some random Middle Eastern statue.
Reloading the SCAR-H.
Hitting the bolt release as a part of the empty reload. Of note is that the bolt is already forwards before the reload even starts; the SCAR's bolt is designed to lock back in real life upon firing the last round, which doesn't happen in-game.
Drawing a SCAR-H equipped with a Heartbeat Sensor.
With the Heartbeat Sensor attached, hitting the bolt release in the empty reload now requires a different animation, although the actual release is covered by the RIS rail. The character is actually pressing the left side mag release.
The foregrip-equipped SCAR in "The Pit."
Shadow Company commando armed with an FN SCAR-H, fitted with an ACOG sight. Note the forward folding front sight.
A SCAR-H CQC with thermal sight at the Shadow Company hideout. Note the straight cheek rest of the 2nd generation model.
A wall of scans showing off the US Army's indomitable arsenal of pump shotguns slung under SCAR-Hs.

IMI Tavor TAR-21

The IMI Tavor TAR-21 appears in both singleplayer and multiplayer. In singleplayer, the TAR-21 is used by Russian soldiers and Task Force 141, almost always used with kind of optical sight or scope. Its kill icon always shows it with a Holographic Sight (an EOTech holographic sight).

IMI Tavor TAR-21 - 5.56x45mm
Drawing the TAR-21 involves giving the charging handle a quick pull.
Holding the TAR-21.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the Tavor.
Pulling the bolt to chamber the weapon.
The TAR-21 equipped with a MARS sight; in multiplayer, the Red Dot Sight is replaced by the MARS sight, while in singleplayer, TAR-21s with MARS sights appear alongside TAR-21s with standard red dot sights.
The in-game worldmodel of a Tavor with an M203, which looks as if the M203 is more or less superglued to the Tavor. In reality, only the GTAR-21 variant of the TAR-21 can accept the M203.

Mk 14 Mod 1 EBR

The Mk 14 Mod 1 EBR appears in the game, almost always with a scope attached. In singleplayer, it appears as the standard weapon for Task Force 141 snipers, and is referred to as the "M14 EBR", the US Army designation. This seems to be the weapon of choice for Captain MacTavish.

It is the last sniper rifle to be unlocked in multiplayer, where it is listed incorrectly as an "M21 EBR", likely to remind players of the actual M21 in Modern Warfare.

An unscoped Mk 14 Mod 1 EBR can be found in the Spec-Ops mission "Breach & Clear", where it still has the same zoom factor as another weapon with an ACOG. It is the only time the player gets to use it with iron sights.

Mk 14 Mod 1 EBR with scope, Tango Down grip, Magpul CTR stock, vertical foregrip, and bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
The Mk 14 EBR in first-person view.
Reloading the Mk 14 EBR.
Charging the weapon.
The "Breach & Clear" iron-sighted EBR.
Aiming down the sights.
Soap with the Mk 14 EBR with a suppressor on his back.
Soap with the Mk 14 EBR. Note the Magpul CTR stock.

Remington ACR

The Remington ACR appears in MW2. In singleplayer, the ACR is commonly used by Task Force 141 and Shadow Company. It first appears in "Cliffhanger," where it is equipped with a suppressor, reflex sight (with more zoom than a normal reflex sight), heartbeat monitor, and a unique arctic camouflage not found on any other weapon and not available in multiplayer. ACRs with M203 Grenade Launchers can be found in "Takedown" and "Loose Ends", the former with an ACOG Scope and the latter with a Holographic Sight (which has the zoom level of an ACOG scope). An ACR with the same attachments as the one in "Cliffhanger" but with a unique matte black finish is found in "Just Like Old Times". It has very low recoil even in full automatic, making it a versatile all-range weapon.

Remington ACR with 10.5" barrel, tan finish, Magpul PMag and tri-rail handguard - 5.56x45mm
Drawing the ACR.
Holding the ACR.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Reloading the ACR with a Magpul PMAG. Note the incorrect HK-style fire selector markings placed on the wrong side of the switch. The selector is also set to the safety position of a real ACR.
Chambering the ACR by pulling on the charging handle with the right hand; it would be more efficient to simply press the bolt catch release button that is right next to the trigger housing, or at least simply cock it from the left side without having to switch hands, due to the ambidextrous charging handle.
The unique snow camo Remington ACR used by Roach in the mission "Cliffhanger". For some reason it also gets a unique ammo pool which maxes out at 840 instead of 630, despite it being impossible to get more ammo for it in this mission.
The unique matte black ACR. Prior to the "primary gunfighter" perk of Black Ops 2, it was impossible to create such a weapon in any of the games' multiplayer, and weapons with three attachments were almost always restricted to being starting weapons in the campaign. Some of these campaign-only weapon configurations also have special boosts: these black ACRs in "Just Like Old Times" for example have a maximum ammo count of 1,260 instead of 630.
Ghost threatens to kill a shed with his ACR unless the Russians allow Price to cause an absolutely baffling plot twist.

Steyr AUG A2

In the single-player campaign, the "AUG HBAR" takes the appearance of a Steyr AUG A2, mostly evidenced by the 20" barrel, whereas in multiplayer it is actually modeled after an AUG HBAR-T. It has a 30-round magazine and is equipped with either a Swarovski AUG A1 scope or a Red Dot Sight. It is used mainly by Russian Ultranationalists.

In multiplayer, the AUG A2 appears as the kill icon for the AUG HBAR, implying that like the L85, it was supposed to appear in multiplayer as an assault rifle before being reworked into the AUG HBAR as an LMG in multiplayer.

Steyr AUG Special Receiver - 5.56x45mm. NATO AUG A2 models are the Austrian military firearm, the imported weapon into the U.S. was named the AUG Special Receiver.
The AUG A2 with the A1 scope, which is rather impractically high.
View down the typical Modern Warfare series scope reticle.
The AUG with a red dot mounted. Although not visible unless aiming, the front sight from the multiplayer version is also present.
Reloading the AUG A2.
A Russian Ultranationalist with a Steyr AUG A2.
Captain Price (voiced by Billy Murray) with an AUG A2.

Sniper Rifles

Cheyenne Tactical M200 Intervention

In what might be the most infamous depiction of a somewhat obscure sniper rifle in any media ever, the Cheyenne Tactical M200 Intervention appears in Modern Warfare 2 as a usable sniper rifle. The rifle, known as simply "Intervention" in-game, is the only usable bolt-action sniper rifle in the game. It has an unusable AN/PEQ-2 laser unit mounted on the Picatinny rail just forward of the scope, which disappears when an ACOG Scope is used.

In singleplayer, it is used by US Army Rangers on several occasions, and is Soap and Captain Price's primary weapon in "Just Like Old Times", the second to final mission. The intro of that mission describes the CheyTac as an anti-materiel rifle; while the real weapon is effective in that role against some types of armor, it is mainly used as an anti-personnel system. In multiplayer, while its magazine size is a mere 5 rounds, the Intervention deals incredibly high damage, making it a deadly sight in multiplayer.

The depiction of the Intervention within Modern Warfare 2 propelled the weapon into relative infamy; while the weapon itself was never deemed as "overpowered", a number of factors displayed in this game specifically (the overuse of the weapon in multiplayer, its distinctive sounds and animations, the use of hitmarkers and the general stereotype of Call of Duty generally being enjoyed by loud, skill-lacking, faux-MLG "tryhards") has made the Intervention a staple of "montage parodies", along with the infamous acts of "no-scoping" and "quick-scoping". The popularity of the weapon has allowed the Intervention to return in three other games in the franchise: Call of Duty Online (as the "CheyTacM200"), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (as the "TF-141"), and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (as the "S-Tac Aggressor").

CheyTac M200 - .408 CheyTac
The Intervention in first-person view. For whatever reason, the player character always seems to rest his off-hand around where the magazine is, rather than the handguard. The non-shooting hand being so close to the shooting hand would make it hard to keep the rifle steady in reality.
Pulling the bolt.
Replacing the magazine.
The flat right side of the M200. Note that the PEQ box lacks a right side as well.
Captain Price holds his suppressed Intervention in "Just Like Old Times".

Barrett M82A1

The Barrett M82A1 appears as "Barrett .50cal" in the game. It has a shortened barrel, though it is not as short as the M82CQ. It has a Mr. Yuk sticker on the scope cover. The weapon is incorrectly depicted with ejection port openings on both sides of the receiver.

In singleplayer, during the level "Of Their Own Accord", an emplaced M82A1 with variable-zoom thermal sight is used by Russian snipers covering the Mall (the stretch from the Lincoln Memorial to the Washington Monument to the Capital) and is temporarily commandeered by Ramirez and his squad to take out enemy soldiers firing on evac helicopters with Javelins.

In multiplayer, it is the default sniper rifle. Oddly, it has worse overall stats than the "M21 EBR" or the WA2000. Amusingly, the weapon can be fired nearly as quickly as the trigger can be tapped, with surprisingly little recoil for dumping 10 .50 BMG rounds in under a second.

Barrett M82A1 - .50 BMG
The Create-A-Class icon of the Barrett shows a good view of the shortened barrel.
Holding the M82.
Reloading the M82A1. Note odd safety switch on the magazine well, because you can never have too many safeties.
Pulling the charging handle.
View of the Barrett's other side (finally, some complete modeling).
The mounted Barrett in "Of Their Own Accord". Even though it is equipped with a standard scope, it has a thermal sight. This particular Barrett is also equipped with proprietary levitation technology, allowing it to hover above the ground while being attached to a ledge.

Walther WA 2000

The rare Walther WA 2000 is found in the game. In singleplayer, it is used by Russian snipers in "Loose Ends" and by Shadow Company troops in the level "Enemy of My Enemy". While it holds only 6 rounds, it is very accurate and has low recoil.

Walther WA 2000 - .300 Win Mag
The draw animation involves flipping open the scope cover. Note the Mr. Yuk sticker on the scope cover, just like the Barrett.
Holding the WA 2000. Note the rather large piece of rail the scope is mounted on.
Reloading the WA 2000.
Pulling the charging handle.
A Russian sniper with a WA 2000 sniper rifle, as seen in the Museum bonus level.

SVD Dragunov

The SVD Dragunov is only featured in the singleplayer campaign, used by Russian Ultranationalists and Brazilian Militiamen. It can be found with winter camouflages in the snow levels and woodland camo in "Loose Ends" and "The Enemy of My Enemy."

A poster of a SVD Dragunov is seen in the Multiplayer map "Salvage" in a small house, along with posters of Makarov PM and AKM.

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mm R
Roach with an acquired SVD. Note the dangling scope cover, not present on the MW1 model.
Reloading. Tossing away a magazine. Note that the flash hider is modeled as a solid tube.
Reloading an SVD with arctic camouflage finish.
Charging the SVD. As with all iterations in the series, the bolt never locks back on empty like it should.
A Brazilian militiaman with an SVD takes careful aim using his right nostril.

Machine Guns

FN M240B

The M240B machine gun is found in both singleplayer and multiplayer. In singleplayer, it is used by the US Army Rangers, Task Force 141, Shadow Company, and Makarov's terrorists. It is often seen equipped with a heartbeat sensor. In Special Ops, the enemy Juggernauts wield the M240 machine gun. The M240 also can be seen (unusable) mounted on the M1 Abrams tank.

The M240 deals the lowest damage out of all the machine guns, but compensates it for having the highest rate of fire among the machine guns. It suffers from substantial recoil, restricting it to short and medium range.

FN M240B with newer style lower handguard - 7.62x51mm NATO
Holding the M240.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Racking the charging handle at the start of the reload.
Replacing the belt.
Shutting the feed tray cover.
A Russian terrorist with the M240B in the Museum.

Heckler & Koch MG4

The Heckler & Koch MG4 is used by the Russian Military and the Shadow Company in singleplayer. In multiplayer, the MG4 is unlocked at level 16. It possesses a moderately high rate of fire and sub-par damage (which can be buffed with Stopping Power), but is accurate and has low recoil.

Heckler & Koch MG4 - 5.56x45mm NATO
Holding the MG4.
Aiming down sights.
Pulling the charging handle at the start of the reload; despite the hand animation and the accompanying audio, the charging handle isn't animated and does not move at all.
Placing down a new belt box.
Shutting the feed tray cover.
An MG4 sitting on a crate at the Shadow Company base.

L86A1 LSW

The L86A1 Light Support Weapon appears as the "L86 LSW", identified by its round charging handle. The weapon is modified with a long L85 handguard, a barrel mounted carrying handle, and small Picatinny rails on each side of the receiver. The dovetail mount at the top of the receiver is replaced with a strip of Picatinny rails. The weapon uses a Chinese MDG3 120 round drum mag that holds only 100 rounds in gameplay.

It appears only once throughout the single-player campaign, during the defense of the safehouse in level "Loose Ends". It also appears in the Special Ops mission "Estate Takedown". In multiplayer, it holds the distinction of being the weapon with the highest DPS (damage per second) with Stopping Power in the game. This is offset by obstructive iron sights and high recoil unless a grip is attached.

The killfeed icon of the weapon shows an L85 with a SUSAT, likely indicating that the L86 LSW was supposed to be a L85 at one point in development.

L86A1 Light Support Weapon - 5.56x45mm
Holding the L86 LSW. The bullpup layout with the large drum would mean the shooter would have to "chicken-wing" his arm in order to comfortably hold the weapon.
The default iron sights of the L86 LSW, which are fictional and for the most part would be very ineffective in real life.
The L86 with the SUSAT scope; the ACOG attachment is replaced with the British SUSAT scope when used on the LSW.
Aiming through the SUSAT.
Reloading the L86 LSW. The drum's feed chute is far too short to possibly fit in the gun's magazine well and feed reliably.
Charging the weapon by pulling on the charging handle; likely for balancing reasons, the charging handle is always pulled after reloading, regardless of whether the magazine was empty or not.

RPD

The RPD light machine gun appears in singleplayer and multiplayer. In singleplayer, it is used by Brazilian Militia, Middle Eastern OpFor, and some Russian troops. It is incorrect for the Russians to use the RPD as it was replaced in favor of the PKM in the 1960s.

RPD light machine gun - 7.62x39mm
Holding the RPD. Note the same IO Inc SCOP0040 scope mount used with the AK-47, which in this case appears to be chopped in half to accommodate the reloading procedure which involves the opening of the top cover, meaning that the two parts are effectively disconnected.
Aiming down the misaligned sights; the front sight is positioned too high.
This is approximately how he sights are supposed to be aligned; such a view can be achieved in-game by looking downwards.
Racking the charging handle at the start of the reload.
Reloading the RPD, completely disconnecting the scope mount in the process.
A look at the world model of the RPD equipped with the "grip" attachment, which gives it a wooden foregrip similar to that of the Romanian AIM.

Steyr AUG HBAR-T

In multiplayer, the "AUG HBAR" LMG takes the form of a correct Steyr AUG HBAR (Heavy Barrel), in contrast to the singleplayer, where it appears as an AUG A2. It is specifically modeled after the HBAR-T variant used in the designated marksman rifle role, as it has a RIS rail. It is equipped with an unusable bipod, a 42-round magazine, and a 24.4" barrel. The weapon strangely lacks the standard AUG foregrip by default, though equipping the Foregrip attachment reattaches it.

The weapon is unlocked at level 32. True to its nature, the AUG HBAR functions more like an assault rifle than an LMG: it has the fastest reload, has good accuracy and high damage, but suffers from recoil at long distances unless a Grip is used and the weapon is burst fired.

Steyr AUG HBAR-T - 5.56x45mm
The AUG HBAR-T in multiplayer. The weapon's default iron sights lacks the rear sight.
"Aiming" the Steyr. Note the odd carry handle, which normally wouldn't be needed as the AUG's integral foregrip is affixed to the barrel and is used to pull it out.
Having said that, the vertical grip is AWOL by default.
Reloading the AUG HBAR-T.
Pulling the charging handle.
The AUG HBAR-T with its proper foregrip.

Shotguns

Franchi SPAS-12

The Franchi SPAS-12 is found in singleplayer and multiplayer. It is shown with the stock unfolded, and is used in pump-action mode only. In singleplayer, it is used by the Russian Military, Shadow Company, and Task Force 141, usually with no attachments.

Weirdly, the bolt is animated to cycle as the shotgun is fired (visible when aiming down sights), rather than when the player character works the pump after the shot. In singleplayer, fired shells can be seen ejecting when the gun cycles, but no shells are seen ejected in multiplayer.

Franchi SPAS-12 with butt hook attached to stock - 12 gauge
Drawing the SPAS-12, while model clipping attempts to confuse the viewers into thinking that the soldier had shoved their arm through the middle of the stock to grip the shotgun.
The SPAS-12 in first-person view. Note the rail bolted to the top of the receiver.
Aiming down the iron sights.
Pumping the shotgun after firing. Note the shut bolt, which had cycled itself when the weapon is fired as if the weapon was operating in semi-auto mode.
Reloading the SPAS-12, round by round.
As is COD tradition, a pump is always required after the reload finishes, regardless if it is necessary or logical.
A soldier with a SPAS-12 shotgun in the Museum level.

AA-12 CQB

The AA-12 is available in the game. It is shown with a custom folding charging handle and custom sights, consisting of a rail mounted rear sight and a flip up front sight. It uses an 8-round box magazine. Using the Extended Magazines attachment in multiplayer beefs up the capacity to 16, though the magazine model remains unchanged; real AA-12 magazine options include 8 round box magazines, or 20 and 32 round drum magazines.

In singleplayer, it is used by the Russian Military and the Shadow Company. It also appears outside the obstacle course in the first level once the player has run through it once, and a suppressed version with a heartbeat sensor appears in the Spec-Ops mission "Acceptable Losses". The AA-12 has a lower firing rate in Multiplayer compared to in Singleplayer, presumably for multiplayer balancing.

AA-12 CQB - 12 gauge
Holding an AA-12 shotgun.
Aiming down the default iron sights.
Reloading the AA-12. Note the straight feed lips.
Pulling back the bolt.

Sentinel Arms Striker-12 / Armsel Protecta Hybrid

The Sentinel Arms Striker-12 (referred to as the "Striker") is a shotgun in the game. The weapon features the unique drum advancing thumb tab found only on the Striker-12 (which is actively used when reloading), its winding key is modeled as a weird spike (likely modeled after a particular gun where the winding key is stripped down to just its post), and has a roughly 12" barrel. Its muzzle is modeled with a strange protrusion. It also features the large shell deflector and the automatic ejection capabilities of the Armsel Protecta, like later models of the Striker-12, but the later models have the rear drum advance lever which the in-game model lacks. Possibly to offset its large magazine, the Striker reloads slowly and has lower damage per shot than the other shotguns, requiring 2-3 hits to kill without Stopping Power.

In the campaign, it is used by Makarov's men and Russian Army soldiers, who tend to use it with a reflex sight.

Sentinel Arms Striker-12 civilian-legal 18" barrel with top folding stock - 12 gauge
Armsel Protecta with 12" barrel - 12 gauge
Drawing the Striker.
Holding the Striker and ready to fire.
The iron sights.
Reloading; the player character inserts a new shell into the drum...
... and presses the drum advancing thumb tab to index to the next position to load another round (the shell visible moves counterclockwise ). The player character also never turns the winding key on the front of the drum, which would prevent the weapon from indexing more than one load of cartridges.

Benelli M4 Super 90

The Benelli M4 Super 90 is found in singleplayer and multiplayer, referred under its US Military designation M1014. It has a Dark Earth finished barrel and receiver, and a Surefire triple-rail foregrip (like the one installed on the British L128A1) with an unusable under-barrel flashlight. The weapon is modeled with a civilian 4-shot magazine tube; like MW1, the M1014 has a 7-round capacity in singleplayer (the capacity of the military version), and has the correct modeled capacity in multiplayer (extended to 6 rounds with Extended Mags).

It is used by the US Military and several Brazilian Militiamen in singleplayer; the player character Roach also starts with one in "Takedown".

Benelli M4 Super 90 with 4-shot tube - 12 gauge
Drawing the M1014. Note the flashlight.
The M1014 in first-person.
Aiming down the M1014's ghost ring sights.
Reloading the M1014. As in MW1, there is no chambering animation when the weapon is emptied, which would make the weapon unable to fire in reality.
A Shadow Company soldier holds his M1014 shotgun in the Museum. The 4-shot magazine tube is easily visible here.
M1014 with arctic camouflage finish in the "Museum". This is not possible outside of this one level; camouflage patterns cannot normally be applied to weapons which the multiplayer classifies as secondaries, including shotguns.

Sears Ranger

A sawed-off Sears Ranger is featured in the game. The weapon cannot aim down sights. It can be dual-wielded to make up for its 2-round capacity. It can fire both barrels at the same time; note that while the in-game model appropriately has two triggers, the Create-a-Class icon has only one. In singleplayer, it is used by some Brazilian Militiamen. The Ranger is shown being able to eject the spent shells when reloaded instead of having to dump them out manually.

Sawed off double barreled shotgun - 12 gauge
Holding the Ranger shotgun, not to be confused with the actual US Army Rangers found in MW2.
Ejecting the fired shells...
... and loading in two new shells one by one.
Akimbo Rangers in first person.
Ejecting four shells.
Closing both shotguns after giving them the good-ol offscreen reload treatment.

Winchester Model 1887

The Winchester Model 1887 appears in singleplayer and multiplayer. It is modeled after the custom 1887 used by Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, featuring a shortened barrel, no stock, no trigger guard, and an enlarged lever loop. The 1887 can be dual-wielded; when akimbo, the weapons are flip-cocked as in Terminator 2. The firing sound of the weapon is also the same as in Terminator 2 which is notable because the T2 sound effect was a custom sound that used a combination of muzzle reports from a pistol, a shotgun, a rifle, and a cannon.

In singleplayer, it is used by some Brazilian Militia members. In mutliplayer, the weapon, particularly when dual-wielded, became notorious in the community early on, due to their absurd effective range compared to other shotguns.

The sawed-off Winchester 1887 with large-lever loop used by Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator - 10 gauge. Note the metal plate on the lever for better handling during flip-cocking.
Equipping the Winchester 1887 with a cycling of the action.
The 1887 in idle.
Aiming down the sights.
Ejecting a shell at the start of the reload, which is interestingly enough, blue, just like in T2.
Shutting the action closed at the end. The reload erroneously shows every shell being placed into the barrel rather than the magazine tube, even though the cycling animation correctly showing the shells inside the magazine tube.
Dual-wielding the Winchesters in an ascended form of forsaking sensible armament.
Flip-cocking, the right shotgun is not aligned properly though.
A Winchester Model 1887 on the ground.

Winchester 1200

The Winchester 1200 shotgun from MW1 is seen in use by Russian Internal Troops in the trailer. In the final game, it is only featured in the "Museum" bonus level.

A heavily modified Winchester 1200, like the one in the game - 12 gauge
The Winchester 1200 as seen in game
The iron sights of the Winchester 1200.
Reloading the W1200.
Pumping the shotgun.
A soldier with the Winchester 1200 in the Museum bonus level.

Launchers

Saab Bofors Dynamics M136 AT4

The M136 AT4 appears in the game. The multiplayer version incorrectly fires guided rounds, and is referred to as "AT4-HS". "HS" most likely is abbreviated for "Heat-Seeking" and is also how it was able to guide its way to a moving aircraft but can still be counter measured by flares. The game also shows it as reloadable, seen when using it in multiplayer with the Scavenger perk.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank rocket launcher - 84mm
Drawing the M136 AT4 by popping out the rear sight, then disengaging the safety.
The AT4 in idle.
Aiming down the launchers apparently smart sights.
An AT4 in the game.

M79 grenade launcher

The M79 grenade launcher appears as the "Thumper" in the game, and can be found in "The Hornet's Nest" and in some Spec Ops missions. It is available as a secondary weapon in multiplayer. In the former two gamemodes, it can be hipfired, but attempting to do so in MP will bring the sights into picture and fire the shot, similar to the RPG or AT4.

M79 grenade launcher - 40mm
The M79 "Thumper" on the multiplayer map "Wasteland."
Aiming down the leaf sight.
Thumbing open the breech.
Tossing aside the spent 40mm casing.
Sliding in a new one.

FIM-92 Stinger

The FIM-92 Stinger can be found in the levels "Wolverines!" and "The Only Easy Day... Was Yesterday" in singleplayer, and is unlockable in multiplayer. The weapon can only be fired when locked onto helicopters or aircraft. It lacks the folding IFF (Identification, Friend or Foe) antenna on the right side of the weapon, however this is not actually required to lock on to a target and fire the weapon.

FIM-92 Stinger - 70mm
Initially equipping the FIM-92 by flipping out the sight.
The Stinger in idle.
Aiming the launcher.

FGM-148 Javelin

The FGM-148 Javelin launcher is another available launcher for use in the game. While the multiplayer version has limited ammo, the singleplayer version seemingly has infinite ammo. It is seen being used by the Russians, who seemingly appropriated them from military stockpiles upon invading US soil. The in-game Javelin has the erroneous ability to lock onto areas on the ground (not targets on the ground, but static objects or terrain), enabling it to function like a high-tech mortar.

FGM-148 Javelin - 127mm
Equipping the FMG-148.
The Javelin in idle.
Acquiring a lock on dastardly shipping crates.
The CLU view when locked-on.

RPG-7

The RPG-7 is a launcher in both singleplayer and multiplayer. In singleplayer, it is used by all enemy forces. Like MW1, it is a powerful weapon, but is atrociously inaccurate at long ranges, apparently because the rocket's stabilizing fins do not deploy and as a result cause the rocket to fly erratically.

RPG-7 - 40mm
The RPG-7 in multiplayer.
Aiming the RPG.
Reloading another warhead.
A Middle East Insurgent with RPG-7 in-game.

Attachments

M203 Grenade Launcher (Airsoft)

The airsoft model of the M203 grenade launcher, distinguishable by its distinctive RIS mount and lack of a trigger guard, returns from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare as the standard grenade launcher for every assault rifle except the AK-47. It features a new firing sound, and unlike in the multiplayer of the previous installment, the M203 does not prevent the use of Perk 1. The single-player mission "Team Player" is the first time the player gets to use the M203, attached to an M4A1.

Like MW1, a full 40mm grenade stands in for the grenade's casing during the reload animation. However, the M79 grenade launcher's reload animation does show an independent grenade casing model existing in-game, meaning that the M203's reload animation is recycled entirely from MW1.

Airsoft M203 made by G&P - (fake) 40x46mm. Note the RIS mount and removed trigger guard.
The M203 slung under the M16.
Dropping out the spent shell.
Reloading another.

Knight's Armament Masterkey

The Knight's Armament Masterkey shotgun is frequently seen mounted to rifles as an underslung shotgun like the M203. It is mostly attached to the FN FAL or SCAR-H assault rifles, but is sometimes seen on other weapons. The shotgun carries an impossible 7 shells in singleplayer, and a more-realistic-but-still-one-extra 4 shells in multiplayer. In multiplayer, it is unlocked for assault rifles after 20 grenade launcher kills.

KAC Masterkey shotgun - 12 Gauge
Working the Masterkey's pump in the necessary action movie style whenever opting to use it. Doing so would realistically eject a perfectly good shell. Switching to the Masterkey while sprinting or from a secondary weapon does not pump the shotgun.
As to how it shoots straight while being aimed high is another matter.
Reloading the underbarrel shotgun.
A good view of the device shown from the start of the FAL's reload.

GP-30

The GP-30 grenade launcher, incorrectly called the GP-25, is sometimes seen mounted on the AK-47s in game. Like Modern Warfare, a western 40mm grenade stands in for the Russian VOG-25 40mm grenade, and the player is incorrectly shown flicking the launcher downwards to eject a spent grenade casing upon firing the weapon, even though the real VOG-25 grenades are caseless; like MW1, a full western 40mm grenade stands in for said spent grenade casing.

GP-30 grenade launcher mounted on an AK-74 - 40mm & 5.45x39mm
The GP-30 in use.
Dumping out an entirely incorrect cartridge from the launcher.
Inserting another one for inexplicable reasons.

Explosives

M18 Smoke Grenade

The M18 smoke grenade is the standard smoke grenade that can be used in the game.

M18 smoke grenade - Green
Preparing to throw a smoke grenade.
M18 grenades on the vest of an Ultranationalist.

M67 Hand Grenade

The M67 Hand Grenade returns as the standard hand grenade for all factions.

M67 Grenade.
About to throw a M67 grenade.
A crate full of M67 frags in "S.S.D.D."

M84 Stun Grenade

M84 stun grenades returns as the Flashbang and Stun Grenades. Flashbangs have a green stripe, while Stun Grenades have a red stripe.

M84 stun grenade
Note that the character is only pulling the top pin and the lever is clipping into his hand.

Semtex Grenade

Semtex Greandes are introduced in Modern Warfare 2, which stick to surfaces after thrown.

C4

C4 packs return from Call of Duty 4.

M18A1 Claymore

The standard issued deployable Claymore for the player.

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
The player places a Claymore mine.

Fictional Bounding Mine

The bounding mines featured in the mission "Loose Ends" resemble closely the fictional bounding mines from Bad Boys II.

Fortunately for Roach, time slows down whenever he triggers one of these.

Mounted

General Dynamics GAU-17/A

In singleplayer, the General Dynamics GAU-17/A, the first time the player gets to use the Minigun is in the level "Team Player", where it is mounted on M1026 HMMWVs. In this mission, it strangely fires in a circular spread. In the missions "Wolverines!" and "Exodus", the Minigun is used for the M5 sentry gun auto-turret, operated by both U.S. Army Rangers and Russian airborne infantry units. In "The Gulag", Miniguns are mounted on AH-6 Little Birds, attacking the gulag. In "Loose Ends", dismantled Miniguns can be found in Makarov's safehouse, and can later can be seen mounted on Shadow Company SUVs.

In a few multiplayer maps, Miniguns can be found mounted on objects, same as the M249s in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. The GAU-17 is the main part of the (fictional) M5 Sentry Gun system available as a movable emplacement in certain Campaign missions and as a Killstreak in multiplayer.

General Dynamics GAU-17/A, US Air Force version of the M134 Minigun - 7.62x51mm NATO
PFC Joseph Allen mans a Humvee-mounted Minigun in the mission "Team Player" while waiting for an F-15C Eagle to perform an air strike on an enemy-occupied building. It would be more accurate for Humvees to mount a Browning M2HB, though as the saying goes, there's no kill like overkill. Note that the Rangers are filming the air strike with their cell phones and video cameras.
Side view of the Humvee-mounted Minigun. Note that all of the HMMWVs in-game are painted in a camouflage pattern, similar to some of the HMMWVs in Generation Kill.
An M5 sentry gun auto-turret in multiplayer.

General Electric M134 Minigun

AH-6 "Little Bird" helicopters are equipped with GE M134 Miniguns.

General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm NATO
An M134 Minigun under the wing of an AH-6 "Little Bird".

Mark 19 Mod 3 Automatic Grenade Launcher

A dismantled Mark 19 Mod 3 is seen on the ground next to a Humvee under repair in "S.S.D.D.". This is its sole appearance in the entire game, and it is never used.

Mk 19 grenade launcher in vehicle mounting - 40x53mm.
A loaded(!) Mk. 19 on the ground next to a Humvee.

Browning M2 Machine gun

One usable Browning M2 is found mounted on a Brazilian Technical truck in "The Hornet's Nest". Like other mounted weapons, it has infinite ammo and will overheat after continuous fire. They also appear mounted on the Stryker vehicle and the Abrams tank.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Roach operates the usable Browning M2HB in "The Hornet's Nest". Note the M249 SAW icon used as a generic icon for mounted guns. Also note that Roach's hands and ammunition for the gun are both completely absent; apparently this .50cal operates on the power of positive thinking.
The Browning M2 viewed from the side.
A Browning M2 mounted on a destroyed M1 Abrams tank.

FN M249 SAW

The M249 SAW can be seen mounted on a fallen tree and used as a turret in the level "Whiskey Hotel".

M249-E2 SAW - upgraded M249 with heat shield and full synthetic Stock - 5.56x45mm with 200 round ammo drum.
An M249 SAW mounted on a log in the level "Whiskey Hotel".
A side view of the M249 mounted on the log.

Not Usable/Cut Weapons

The following weapons appear in images, textures, and graphics present within the game. None are usable weapons, and none of them are known to have a 3D model.

Makarov PM

A poster of a Makarov PM is seen in the Multiplayer map 'Salvage" in the small house, along with SVD Dragunov and AKM Posters, and the plans of the attack on "No Russian".

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov

PPSh-41

In the Spec-Ops mission "Hidden," a statue of two Russian soldiers are seen with cement versions of the PPSh-41.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A statue of 2 Russian soldiers holding cement PPSh-41s. Note that "Hidden" is the Call of Duty 4 mission "All Ghilled Up" in reverse with updated weapons and enemy types.

M1928A1 Thompson

In a nod to the previous Call Of Dutys, a WWII-era poster of a woman holding an M1928A1 Thompson can be seen in the multiplayer map "Derail"

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
A woman in a military uniform holds an M1928A1 Thompson.

AKM

The AKM is seen on a poster in the Multiplayer map 'Sub Base', but is not usable in the game.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
AKM Poster. Note slant muzzle brake and orange plastic magazine similar the AK-74's, but this is obviously a 7.62x39mm version.

FN SCAR-L

In the multiplayer menu background image, we see a soldier carrying a third generation SCAR-L with an EOTech sight, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and a vertical foregrip, but it was never used in the game.

Third Generation FN SCAR-L - 5.56x45mm
The SCAR-L in the menu.

IMI Galil

During briefing for "No Russian" a newspaper article is seen showing an Ultranationalist with a Galil.

IMI Galil SAR - 5.56x45mm
The Ultranationalist on the left holds a Galil.

Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR

An Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR can be seen on the background of the Spec Ops main menu.

Mk 14 Mod 0 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Spec Ops menu background.

Daewoo K2

During briefing for "No Russian" a newspaper article is seen showing one of "Makarov's men" (according to the caption) with a Daewoo K2.

Daewoo K2 Assault rifle - 5.56x45mm
A soldier with a Daewoo K2 in a newspaper article.

Accuracy International Arctic Warfare

An Accuracy International Arctic Warfare in seen held by a sniper in the multiplayer menu background art, but it is unusable in-game.

Accuracy International AW - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The Arctic Warfare is circled in red.

M26 grenade

The M26 hand grenade can be seen on one of the unlockable emblems.

M26 grenade
MW2-M26.jpg

Heckler & Koch HK91A3

The Heckler & Koch HK91A3 from Modern Warfare appears in trailers and early screenshots, but was dropped from the final game, most likely in favor of the FAL.

Heckler & Koch HK91A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Pre-release Shadow Company operative with the HK91.

Enfield L85

The kill-feed icon for the L86 LSW in multiplayer depicts an L85 with a SUSAT scope instead. Evidence suggests that the in-game L86 LSW was an L85 at one point during development: the unremoved kill-feed icon, and that the L86's texture sheet has the L85's 30-round magazine. The fact that the L86's maximum singleplayer ammo is 420 rounds, a number divisible by the 30-round L85 mags rather than the 100-round drums found on the in-game L86, also supports this idea.

Seeing as the L86A1 in-game features the L85 handguard, it is likely that an L85A1 model was modified into the L86A1 model seen in the final game.

L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
The L86's killfeed icon from multiplayer.

See Also

World War II Games Call of Duty (United Offensive)  •  Call of Duty 2  •  Call of Duty 3 (Roads to Victory)  •  WWII
Modern Warfare Series Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare  •  Modern Warfare 2  •  Modern Warfare 3
Black Ops Series World at War  •  Black Ops  •  Black Ops II  •  Black Ops III  •  Black Ops 4
Standalone Games Call of Duty Online  •  Ghosts  •  Advanced Warfare  •  Infinite Warfare



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