Black Lagoon

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Black Lagoon and Black Lagoon: Second Barrage (2006).
Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail (2010-11).

The following weapons were used in the television series Black Lagoon:

The following weapons were used in the OVA Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail:



Custom Beretta 92FS Inox aka "Praiyachat Sword Cutlass Special"

The weapons of choice for the main female character, Revy are twin modified Beretta 92FS model pistols, which are stainless steel and have a 5.9 inch barrel and slide configuration, 1 inch longer than any standard Beretta 92 model. They are engraved with "9mm Sword Cutlass", the Jolly Roger of the famous pirate Calico Jack (which is also inlaid into the ivory grips), and an inscription in Thai. Revy calls it the "Praiyachat Sword Cutlass Special". Due to Revy's ambidextrous marksmanship skills, she is nicknamed "Two Hands" by the people of Roanapur. One of the pistols is eventually destroyed after Revy fights Ginji in the conclusion of the second season.

Revy always wears her Cutlass pistols in double cross-draw shoulder holsters and almost always draws them simultaneously to lay down an incredible rate of fire. The magazines are the same stainless finish as the weapon, though it's not explained how exactly Revy carries them.

Airsoft Replica of Revy's Beretta 92FS Inox "9mm Sword Cutlass".
Revy fires her custom Beretta 92FS Inox in the opening credits.
Revy draws her twin 92FS's when a ransom meeting in the Yellow Flag goes awry in the first episode.
Revy and Eda fire their guns at "freaks" during a shootout with mobsters at the Church of Violence.
Revy fires one of her Cutlasses along with Eda a pursuing thugs in the Greenback Jane arc.
Revy aims one of her guns at some soda cans in the playground as she describes the specs of her gun to some kids offscreen.
Revy aiming her custom 92FS in the opening of the Black Lagoon OVA.
Revy's gun taken apart. Note that they drew the barrel longer than it should be when dissembled.

Smith & Wesson Model 629

This Smith & Wesson Model 629 is Dutch's sidearm throughout the series, which he is extremely proficient with. Notably, he is also a good hip-shooter.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with Hogue Grips - .44 Magnum.
Revy and Dutch hold Rock hostage in the show's first episode, both of them aiming 'gangsta'-style.
Dutch fires his Smith & Wesson at a Roberta as she pursues them.
Dutch prepares to shoot Roberta through the Roadrunner's back window.

Glock 17

Glock 17s are shown as the most prominent handgun for the Colombian Mafia during the first story arc featuring Garcia and Roberta and the bar scene in the first OVA.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. Note the finger grooves, thumb reliefs, and accessory rail on the frame, which differentiate it from the older model.
A Colombian Mafia member aims his Glock 17 at the back of Fabiola's head. You can tell that this is a Glock 17 since the trademarks appear on the end of the barrel (circled in red).
Note the rails these Glocks have and the 3rd gun down is a CZ-75

Glock 17L

A Glock 17L is used by Sister Eda, who is part of a group called "The Church of Violence", an arms dealing racket. Strangely, in the close-up shots of Eda's gun, the signature Glock trademarks are missing.

Glock 17L (Gen 2 Pistol) - 9x19mm
A closeup shot of Eda's Glock 17L.
Eda's first appearance with her Glock 17L.
Eda and Revy cover the door. Eda comments on how Rock saving the girl is "manly". Rock and Eda sitting in a tree...
Revy's Beretta 92FS Inox to the left, Eda's Glock 17L to the right. This is one of the few instances where they let their friendship shine, as 99 percent of the time they are fighting over Rock or which one is the better shot.
Eda holding her Glock against Groovy Guy Russel's head.

Luger P08

An bloodied and empty Luger is seen in the U-boat after the confrontation. Also, a heavily customized Luger P08 Artillery Model Pistol is used by one of the Neo-Nazis, Fritz Stanford. This unique Luger has a gold finish, an artillery length barrel and chambered for .454 Casull rounds. The Aryan soldier referred to the gun as "the Eiserne Reich Luger Special" (Eiserne Reich translates as "Iron Empire" in English). He also mentions features for the gun such as a "two bullet chamber" (a bad translation for "double-stack magazine").

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An empty Luger P08 found by Revy and Rock in the U-boat.
Luger P08 Artillery Model Pistol - 9x19mm
Sanford chambers the Luger in preperation for confronting Dutch and Revy
Stanford arrogantly boasts about his weapon.

Desert Eagle

The leader of the mercenaries in the first episode, is seen holding a MK VII Desert Eagle. Yolanda's the head nun of the Church of Violence uses one engraved, gold plated Mark I Desert Eagle. Despite being a huge, heavy and powerful handgun, she handles it like it was nothing.

Desert Eagle MK VII - .357 Magnum
Golden Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50 AE.
The head merc eneters the Yellow Flag with his Desert Eagle in hand.
The only time we ever see Yolanda use her gold-plated, specially engraved Desert Eagle during the shootout at the Church in the "Greenback Jane" story arc.
Side view of Yolanda's Golden Desert Eagle. Here you can see the custom engravings on the grips and the barrel of her gun.

Mauser C96 Type 712

Lotton/Rotton the Wizard carries dual Mauser M712 "Schnellfeuer" pistols.

Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer 7.63x25mm Mauser
Lotton flashes his Mauser M712 "Schnellfeuer" to show that he is in fact armed.
Lotton makes a dramatic entrance when first confronting the Lagoon Company.

Tokarev TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 Pistols were seen used by numerous characters, but primarily with the Russian Mafia, Hotel Moscow, and it is their standard sidearm. It is also seen used by the guerrilla Ibraha.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A closeup of a Tokarev TT-33 carried by a thug at the Yellow Flag.
Ibraha attempts to intimidate Rock into talking with his Tokarev TT-33.
Rock fearlessly keeps his cool as Ibraha uses extreme measures to interrogate him.
Oooh, tough crowd.
One of Balalaika's men attempting to reach for his TT-33 after being slashed by an axe.

Stechkin APS

The Stechkin APS is Balalaika's sidearm throughout the series, and is also used by Yukio Washimine on full auto.

Stechkin APS - 9x18mm Makarov
Balalaika aims her Stechkin APS at Rock.
Of course not, how many people have expressed anger by pointing guns at others? Wait, don't answer that.
I guess she's still angry, er, not angry with him.
Christmas morning at Yournamehere's house. Ha, if only. Yukio receives her neatly packaged Stechkin APS.
Yukio examines the Stechkin APS. You can't get a clearer shot of it than this.
No, she just doesn't want to be the only gal in the episode without a badass-looking gun.
When people think about "kids running around with guns in the streets", no one envisions cute high school girls like Yukio. They should.

Makarov PM

During a split second flashback in the OVA, we see several individuals armed with Makarov PM pistols.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
One individual is seen clutching a Makarov PM.
Another individual is seen threatening Roberta with a Makarov PM as she disarms them.


Multiple variants of the M1911A1 are seen several times in the series either up close by central characters or in the foreground by random thugs. Most appear blued and not Parkerized, and feature the full bar safety.

Colt M1911A1 (Pre-War) - .45ACP
A thug brandishes his M1911A1.
The same thug aims and fires his M1911A1 at the Church of Violence in the "Greenback Jane" story arc. You chose the wrong church, pal.
Another random individual in the Yellow Flag bar is seen with an M1911A1 in a shoulder holster.
Lieutenant Shane Caxton in the first OVA, prepares to draw his 1911. It appears to have pearl grips.
Lieutenant Shane Caxton offers his 1911 to Garcia

Sistema Colt Modelo 1927

Two of these are used solely by Roberta, a former FARC guerrilla trained as an assassin, who cleverly disguises herself as a maid do escape her old life of warfare and death. It makes sense for Roberta to carry Sistemas since she comes from South America. In the 4th OVA, Roberta attaches drum magazines to both her pistols during her fight with the US spec ops.

Sistema Colt Model 1927 pistol - .45 ACP
Maid to kill.
Roberta draws her Sistemas atop Benny's car like "a killer robot from the future".
Roberta's right Sistema is destroyed, courtesy of one of Revy's bullets.
Roberta aims her Sistema in the Black Lagoon OVA.
Another shot of Roberta aiming her Sistema.
Roberta has a drum mag in her Sistema. Despite what's being said here, noone's asking anyone to come back.

AMT Hardballer Longslide

Chang dual wields two (somehow blued and not stainless steel) AMT Hardballer pistols with extended slide assemblies. You figure that since he is an allegory for Chow Yun-Fat's various characters in John Woo Films, he'd have two Beretta 92FS Pistols, but then he'd be so close to the inspiration there might just be a lawsuit of some sort. Interestingly enough in the most recent chapters of the manga he even claims to be a former cop.

AMT Hardballer Longslide - .45 ACP.
Hard Boiled reference. In fact, everything about Mr. Chang is a John Woo reference.
Chang's assistant presents him with his AMT Hardballer Longslides.

Beretta 76

For some odd reason, Mr. Chang wields two Beretta 76 .22 LR caliber handguns as he did with his AMT Hardballer Longslides when fighting off Gretel's assault on him. In the manga, these are described as being his personal weapons.

Beretta 76 - .22 LR.
The dragon inlaid in the grip of Chang's Beretta 76.
Chang isn't "wielding akimbo", he's "John Wooing" those guns.
Nah, call a cab. Or rickshaw, whatever your fancy.
.22 Pistols? This guy will use anything but 92s! John Woo must have threatened them with a lawsuit or something.

Ruger Blackhawk

A Ruger Blackhawk was used by Chaka, who fancied himself as some kind of wild west gunman. It was later destroyed when Ginji sliced it up with his superhuman strength and sword. From the looks of it, Chaka's Ruger has a rear end sight. In this case it is not a Single Action Army; it is Ruger's base on an SAA. A big lapse is that the weapon is fired in double action, with the hammer being cocked by the trigger pull.

Ruger Blackhawk - .44 Magnum.
He's trying so hard to be Dirty Harry, he doesn't deserved to be humored with a funny parodied quote.
Demented half smiling faces? Cute abducted schoolgirls? Yep, this is definitely Japan.
Ginji severs the barrel of Chaka's Blackhawk.
...Then his hands.

Accu-Tek HC-380

This was used in the last episode once by Balalaika when she asked her Yakuza equivalent in Japan to oblige her with his guard's weapons. The second gun, an Accu-Tek HC-380 causes her to lose it as she calls it an "atrocious" gun. On closer inspection it looked like the artist drew "Picatinny Rails" along the top of the slide (which are actually anti-glare serrations). She kills the Yakuza boss and his guard with it, and tosses it to Rock as a gift, claiming it was a good weapon after all. Rock, the ever passive businessman, declines the gun, and thanks Balalaika for her deed.

Accu-Tek HC-380 Pistol - .380 ACP.
What's Japanese for "This gun sucks"? (この銃は悪い)
Balalaika prepares to execute the Yakuza boss and his bodyguards.
Here you can clearly see the Accu-Tek logo.
"I don't like squirrel guns" Rock passes up the Accu-Tek HC-380.

Smith & Wesson Model 439

Revy started her life of crime at a young age. The series alludes to her being responsible for a murder in her past, and she also explicitly stated that she killed people as a kid. In one of her flashbacks she is seen using a Smith & Wesson Model 439 to shoot cans.

Smith and Wesson Model 439 - 9x19mm
Break yo' self, can!
Everywhere I go, all I ever seem to hear is...

Walther P38

A Walther P38 was used by the SS officer in a flashback and found in the corresponding sunken submarine.

Walther P38 - 9x19mm
The Waffen SS officer aiming his Walther P38 at the U-boat's captain, after he is insulted on his beliefs.
The Waffen SS officer aiming killing the last soldier confronting him in the U-boat, before dying of his wounds (a Karabiner 98k round to the chest).
Now you can take it.

SIG-Sauer P226

A SIG-Sauer P226 is seen in the hands of a Hotel Moscow member during the Tokyo story arc. In the 4th OVA, First Sergeant Sanchez draws a P226 on Garcia when he attempts to shoot them, but is ordered to holster it.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
A Russian aims his SIG-Sauer P226. Why he has this and not a Russian gun is not known.

MP-446 "Viking"

One of Hotel Moscow's soldiers uses a suppressed MP-446 "Viking" while hiding under a van with slashed tires.

MP-446 "Viking" - 9x19mm.
A member of Hotel Moscow aims his suppressed MP-446 "Viking".

Ruger P90

Abrego, the leader of the Colombian cartel carries and fires a Ruger P90 at Roberta in the "Maid to Kill" story arc. Much later in the series, Balalaika requests to see the Japanese Bodyguard's weapons in the final negotiation. He hands her his Ruger P90, with a grey finish and wood grips, similar to the ".45 Ruger" seen in an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Ruger P90 - .45 ACP
Abrego fires his Ruger P90.
"DIE, YOU CRAZY BITCH!" The cartel leader aims his Ruger P90.
Balalaika inspects the bodyguard's Ruger P90.

Browning Hi-Power

The Browning Hi-Power was seen briefly in the hands of a thug working for the Colombian Cartel. In the OVA, another member of the Cartel holds one at Fabiola, before getting shot with her MAG-7s.

Browning Hi Power - 9x19mm
The cartel members fire their guns at Roberta, one of which is a Browning Hi-Power (circled in red). The one with the slide back appears to be a CZ-75
Another cartel member aims his Browning Hi-Power.

"Pre-B" CZ 75

A "Pre-B" CZ 75 was seen in the hands of Takenaka in the first season finale, which inexplicably changes to a "First Model" CZ 75 during its last appearance. One of the Colombians is also seen shooting a "Pre-B" CZ 75 at Roberta (see the Browning Hi-Power entry above).

"Pre-B" CZ 75 - 9x19mm.
Where's the damn cigarette lighter... hey, a gun. SWEET!
Takenaka shoots at Revy, aiming sideways.

Solothurn ITM AT84S

Modern clone of the CZ-75, the Solothurn ITM AT84S pistols are seen in the Praiyachat gun shop. They are identifiable by the lack of milling-cuts on the dust-cover and their distinctive rear sight.

Solothurn ITM AT84S - 9x19mm
The Solothurn ITM AT84S in the Praiyachat gun shop.
The same AT84S next to a Walther.

"First Model" CZ 75

Takenaka's "Pre-B" CZ 75 inexplicably changes to a short-railed "First Model" CZ 75 during one shot.

"First Model" CZ 75 made from 1975-1979 - 9x19mm
Takenaka looks at his fallen ally, gun smoking.

Single Action Army

One of the thugs at the Yellow Flag carries a Nickel plated Single Action Army.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 4.75" barrel, case colored and blued, referred to as "Quick-Draw" or "Civilian" model - .45 Long Colt
The one on the left has a Single Action Army in his holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 19/66

Other thugs in the Yellow Flag are seen with Smith & Wesson Model 19 and Smith & Wesson Model 66 revolvers. They are also seen used by "Groovy Guy" Russel in pursuit of Jane during the "Greenback Jane" arc.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 66 with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
The one on the right has a Smith & Wesson Model 19 in his holster.
A thug at the Yellow Flag brandishes his Smith & Wesson Model 66.
Russel looks for Jane aboard the Black Lagoon with his Smith & Wesson Model 19.
Russel fires his Smith & Wesson 19 aboard the Black Lagoon at Eda.
A close up of Russell's revolver on the floor.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

The Smith & Wesson Model 36 is used by . In the SeIncond OVA, a random thug was seen threatening Revy and Fabiola with one. In the 4th OVA, Garcia was seen clutching this revolver he picked up, wanting to kill the leader of the NSA commandos, Major Caxton.

Smith & Wesson Model 36, Nickel plated - .38 Special.
Elroy, hired by Hotel Moscow, aims his Smith & Wesson Model 36 at Gretel.
The random thug armed with his Smith & Wesson Model 36.
As the thug aims his Smith & Wesson Model 36 at them, Fabiola expresses some annoyance, while Revy is clearly not intimidated by a .38 caliber weapon pointed at her.
Garcia armed with his own Smith & Wesson Model 36, attempting to kill Major Caxton.
The same Model 36 in the hands of a dead man before Garcia picked it up

Smith & Wesson Model 10

The Roanapur Police carry Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers as their sidearms.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Crap, it's the fuzz! The Roanapur police seen armed with their Smith & Wesson Model 10's as they interrupt Revy and Rock's argument.

Bernardelli P-018

When confronting the twins, Verrochio pulls out a Bernardelli P-018 on them.

Bernardelli P-018 - 9x19mm
Verrochio chambers his Bernardelli P-018.

Walther PP

In the second OVA, a Walther PP was seen on the gunsmith's wall next to a Solothurn ITM AT84S.

Walther PP - 7.65x17mm Auto (.32 ACP)
The Walther PP is seen in-between the Solothurn pistol and a revolver.

Colt Walker Model 1847

A Colt Walker revolver can be seen above the Flintlock Rifle mounted above the Lovelace Family's fireplace.

Colt Walker 1847 - .44 caliber.

Flintlock Pistol

Two Flintlock Pistols can be seen above the Colt Walker mounted above the Lovelace Family's fireplace.

British Heavy Dragoon Pistol - .62 caliber


Remington 870 Marine Magnum

Dutch uses a Remington 870 Marine Magnum when he and Revy assault a ship full of Aryan Socialist Union members in an attempt to retrieve a painting for a client. He wields this gun with tactical ease, reloading only after firing all seven rounds.

Remington 870 Marine Magnum - 12 gauge
Makes the Marlboro Man look like a pansy, well, like more of a pansy.
Revy is laughing because she, too, is on a boat.
Races working together in harmony. To shoot Aryans. 'Tis a glorious day.

Remington 1100

Bao, the owner of the Yellow Flag owns a Remington 1100 Tactical model, which he uses to defend himself with every time his bar is shot up, which occurs regularly.

Remington 1100 Tactical - 12 gauge
Bao takes cover behind his bulletproof Bar with his Remington 1100.
Bao watches Revy crawl away from the mayhem from behind his bulletproof bar, before yelling at her on how he's going to tear her a new asshole.

Franchi SPAS-12

Roberta has a Franchi SPAS-12 disguised as a parasol.

Franchi SPAS-12 - 12 gauge
Roberta fires the parasol Franchi SPAS-12.

Double Barrel Shotgun

Seen in the hands of Japanese gang members.

The gang member is seen with his Double Barreled Shotgun at the ready.

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun"

A thug during the Greenback Jane arc was carrying a Winchester 1897 "Trench Gun" to breach a door.

Winchester Model 1897 "Trench Gun" - 12 gauge
The thug pumps his Winchester Model 1897.
The thug enters Jane's room with his Model 1897 at the ready...
...only to find that she is nowhere to be found in the room.

Techno Arms MAG-7

Fabiola Iglesias uses 2 South African made Techno Arms MAG-7 shotguns in the OVA. For some reason, Fabiola's MAG-7s fire in semi-auto instead of the correct pump action. The scene where Fabiola takes out her MAG-7s has a very Desperado feel to it, involving the Colombians dealing with someone deceivingly dangerous in a bar and the MAG-7s comes out of her sleeves.

Techno Arms MAG-7 - 12 gauge
Fabiola whips out her MAG-7 shotguns from her sleeves.
Fabiola unleashes double the amount of 12 gauge fury from both of her MAG-7s during the bar shootout with the Colombian drug cartel.
One of Fabiola's MAG-7s attached to the spring-loaded mechanism.
Fabiola takes aim with one of her MAG-7 shotguns, as Revy gives her a disinterested look.
Fabiola takes aim again with her MAG-7.

Sub-Machine Guns


The Uzi is one of the many type of common weapons used by thugs, mercenaries, mobsters, and gangs. In one episode it was prominently shown in the hands of security detail for one of the major mafia groups in Roanapur.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
The mafia security detail seen armed with their Uzis.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

One of the Neo-Nazi's uses an Heckler & Koch MP5A3 to fire on Revy & Rock when they surface after escaping from the German submarine.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
Celebrate your victory for now you Neo-Nazi... for later on, a kickass woman and a shotgun wielding black man will come onto your ship.

M3A1 "Grease Gun"

The M3 / M3A1 "Grease Gun" was seen in the last arc of the the series, where a drive by with Yakuza had used theses to attack a Russian restaurant. It is even possible these guns are old war relics left by American troops after World War II to the JSDF.

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Washimine Yakuza conduct a drive by attack against a restaurant Laptev was using as a meeting place.


She only used this in the 3rd episode. The Submachine gun she uses is a PM-63 RAK. It's a Polish made weapon that fires 9x18 Makarov PM.

PM-63 RAK - 9x18mm Makarov
Revy firing the 63s while listening to music on her headphones.


The MAC-10 is another common weapon used by any random thug or mercenary or even the mafia groups.

Ingram MAC-10 open bolt Submachine gun - .45 ACP
MAC-10 on the left.
MAC-10 being fired.


Seen in the 2nd OVA, a PPS-43 was seen on the wall under an L86.

PPS-43 submachine gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
The PPS-43 in a gun shop in Roanapur.

M1 Thompson

The M1 Thompson is seen in both the OVA and in the main series. Most notably in the Episode 16 "The Roanapur Freakshow Circus", where it is used by one of the thugs hunting for Jane.

M1 Thompson - .45 ACP
The barrel of the M1 Thompson (circled in red) is pointed at Eda, after shooting a thug. Along with the M1 Thompson, other thugs point what looks like an M1911, a MAC 10, and what looks like a Remington 870 shotgun.
The same thug firing the Thompson (closest) at Eda and Revy.
An M1 Thompson inside the Praiyachat gun shop. The black may indicate synthetic furniture.
An armed gunmen with an M1 Thompson.

Assault Rifles


These are the weapons, obviously the AK-47, used by almost every faction in the entire anime. Symbolism to the obvious prolific nature of the infamous Assault Rifle, it has been used by all the factions. Balalaika's men during their services as part of the Russian special forces also used AK47s.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Knock Knock. Who's there? A raid.
Another look from the back with Balalaika and her men. She had tried for the Olympics in sharpshooting.
Not one of Rock's better days
Triad gangster armed with AK-47s.
Checking the AK-47 for functionality.


Since all of Balalaika's men were Ex-Russian Paratroopers or elements of Special Forces, they would use AK-74s.

AK-74 - 5.45x39mm
An AK-74 with a NSPU night scope
"Give them punishment through our Kalashnikovs and rip their jaws open with 5.45mm rounds!"
For Mother Russia!


Balalaika's ex-Russian Special Forces cadre aka the Vysotnoki (a mistranslation of the term "Desantniki", which is a Russian slang term for "Paratroopers") all used AKS-74Us during their operations in Japan. These were also seen in the hands of the mercs hired to get the data disk from Rock in the first episode.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Desantniki commandos inside disguised electric company van armed with AKS-74Us.
Raiding a Kosa clan office.
Say hello to my little friend "Mr. AKS-74 U are so screwed".
How Russian Special Forces do hustling.

APS Underwater Assault Rifle

An APS Underwater Assault Rifle was used once as one of those exotic 15 minutes of fame kind of guns that makes a "guest" appearance in an episode. This rifle was given to Revy from Dutch at the end of one episode for an underwater mission to retrieve a precious painting from a sunken Nazi submarine that ended up in the South Pacific. Revy fired the weapon inside the sub against the Neo-Nazis that also were after this prize. Since the weapon was designed to function both above and under water, the weapon was still able to function properly in the air-filled submarine. She later fired the gun underwater at two divers on the surface next to the pod, which is what the APS Underwater was designed for.

APS Underwater assault rifle - 5.6x39 MPS
Revy is definitely happy to receive the rifle.


In several scenes, we see random mercenaries in the background using M16A1s. On closer look, all of them are the kinds that were first seen in action during the Vietnam conflict. It makes sense since they are most likely mercenary groups in the South Pacific. After any major war, there is always surplus in arms supplies. During the flashback in the first OVA episode, US troops are seen using the M16A1, as noted with the forward assist on them.

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm NATO
The man in the center armed with an M16A1.
2 more in this picture with M16A1's.
Another individual is seen armed with an M16A1 rifle.
Several U.S. soldiers are seen with their M16A1 rifles as several Vietnamese citizens lay dead in a trench after getting massacred.
Bill's younger days in Vietnam before the world was overtaken by bloodthirsty, running zombies, and he had to deal with a biker who hates everything, a former office worker, and a young female college student as his surviving companions... *cough*, *cough* Left 4 Dead *cough*.

M4A1 Carbine

In the OVA, the US Army NSA commandos (Grey Fox Unit) use the Colt M4A1 carbine as their primary weapons, outfitted with EoTech sights, flashlights, and suppressors when we first see them. It's interesting to note that EOTech didn't develop this particular sight until after 2001, while the series is set in the 1990s. Also noteworthy is that in the Japanese translation, they were referred to as "US Carbines" from their gun fire, but in the English dub, they were called "M4 Carbines".

Colt M4A1 carbine - 5.56x45mm NATO
Major Shane Caxton readies his M4A1 as he and his squad prepares to leave their motel.
Two commandos fire their suppressed M4A1s at several of Roberta's hired guns from outside their motel door. Note the unrealistic sewing machine-like sound the weapons make.
Two Grey Fox members open fire with their M4A1s while rescuing Garcia from a delusional Roberta.
Caxton reloads his M4A1.
Caxton with his M4A1, directing his squad while under fire from Roberta.

Battle Rifles

Heckler & Koch G3A3

The Heckler & Koch G3A3 was first seen in the first episode when Revy tossed one to Rock to use to defend himself. He didn't know anything about guns and refused. After a heated battled with a Hind helicopter, in a fit of rage, he threw the rifle in the air and into the ocean, pissing off Revy because it must have cost her plenty. G3 rifles have been seen in the hands of Triad boss, Chang's, security detail in a few episodes though they sometimes go back to AKs.

Heckler & Koch G3A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Rock freaking out when given the G3.
Several of Chang's security detail are seen with their H&K G3's.

M14 Rifle

A scoped M14 rifle is seen being used by one of the US Army Special Forces members during the 3rd OVA.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
A Special Forces member is seen with his scoped M14 rifle
Another Special Forces member with his M14 rifle.
Still yet another Special Forces member is seen utilizing his M14 rifle, while the other Special Forces member in the foreground is seen with his M4A1 Carbine.


Karabiner 98k

A German soldier was seen wielding and shooting a Karabiner 98k in the flashback on the sub. Though I'm pretty sure any small arms fire inside a sub would be both loud and dangerous, but it wouldn't have mattered since the sub in the flashback was stuck.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Revy and Rock find a dead German soldier (the same as seen below) with his Karabiner 98k still next to him after all these years. The gun is bloody and unloaded after the fire fight in the U-boat.
The German soldier with his Karabiner 98k rifle during the confrontation on board the U-boat.

Charleville Musket

Roberta is seen wielding a Flintlock Rifle in the OVA. It appears to be a Charleville Musket, but it is fitted with a brass patch box on the stock. It belongs to the Lovelace family for generations and Roberta takes it down and does drills with it expertly.

Charleville Musket - .69 caliber
Roberta with the rifle in the opening credits, hinting that she'll be actually using it later on.
The rifle on the wall next to other old firearms of the Lovelace family
Roberta handles the flintlock rifle.
Roberta takes aim with the flintlock rifle.

Sniper Rifles

Dragunov SVD

The SVD Dragunov is the sniper rifle for the Russians as Balalaika used it with expert ease when she participated in the Russian invasion of Afghanistan.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Only a partial look at Balalaika in her younger days in Afghanistan with an SVD.

Remington 700 Sniper Rifle

Revy is seen using the Remington 700 once during episode 11. She refers to it as her Remington 700 with API ammunition. It's worth noting that Revy's two shots are fired in rather quick succession. Plus, no bolt cocking sound is heard.

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) - 7.62x51mm
Revy takes aim with the Remington Model 700...

VSS Vintorez

One of the Hotel Moscow soldiers was using a VSS Vintorez on Yakuza.

VSS Vintorez with PSO-1 scope - 9x39mm
A Hotel Moscow member prepares to use the VSS Vintorez.

Gepard Anti Materiel Rifle

In the first episode, Revy busted out this rifle only once. She referred to it as her anti-tank rifle, though she never mentions what model it is.

Gepard M3 - 14.5x114mm
Revy prepares to fire her anti-tank rifle at the attacking Mil-24 "Hind" helicopter.
Another shot of Revy using the anti-tank rifle.

Barrett M82

In the 3rd OVA, Roberta is seen firing a Barret M82A1 with a grenade launcher (based on an C.A.W. Airsoft Grenade Launcher) mounted underneath it with one hand.

Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle - .50 BMG
Roberta with her Barrett M82 and undermounted grenade launcher
Another shot of Roberta's M82/grenade launcher.
Roberta charges in with her Barrett M82/grenade launcher. Realistically speaking, trying to handle such a large rifle meant for long-range sniping with a grenade launcher attached underneath would be umm... very difficult to say the least.

Machine Guns

Afanasev A-12.7

In the first two episodes, the protagonists come under attack by an Mi-24 Hind-A helicopter piloted by mercenaries hired to kill them, the Hind having a nose-mounted Afanasev A-12.7 as part of it's weaponry.

Afanasev A-12.7 12.7x108mm
Closeup of the Afanasev A-12.7 mounted in the nose of the mercenaries' Mi-24 Hind-A. Note that the gun is a bit crudely drawn, as the gas tube is missing under the barrel


The M60 was seen only in one episode introducing the character, Rico an "Apprentice Priest" with the Church of Violence. He provided support fire while his "sisters" unloaded to intruders trespassing on their "sacred grounds".

M60 machine gun with bipod extended - 7.62x51mm NATO
Rico fire his M60 during the shootout at the church in the 'Greenback Jane' story arc.
They really should rename this group from Church of Violence to Outpost Overkill.


This MG42 was shown twice on the Neo-Nazi ship, fired once when Revy tried to surface. One of the leaders of the Nazis, panic when seeing Revy rampaging on the ship. When he tried to fit the belt of bullets, Revy was already behind him. The weapon was dropped when the man tried to grab a grenade, but Revy killed him.

MG42 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Note that drum mags were not produced for MG42, just for the MG34
The Neo-Nazi crew member hastily loads up his MG42.
Better hurry up there pal, cause maybe the sound of 'Hitler's Buzzsaw' will send those pirates running! (Well, in Revy's case, perhaps not.)
What an inglorious basterd this guy is...

Browning Automatic Rifle M1918A2

The Browning Automatic Rifle was one of the specialty weapons used in the series to show a more personal aspect in how an assassin and her choice of gun is. This awesome weapon of the past is used by Gretel, the girl twin of a very disturbing pair of assassins. Because it's an anime, the artists several times, drew the BAR to be extremely bigger than the user to show how freakishly strong she is. Apparently she uses the M1918A3 model introduced in 1940.

Gretel usually hides it in a cute blanket with a small teddy bear attached to the end of a string holding the whole thing together. In the first instance Gretel busted her weapon out, there was a small doll handing at the end of the sling. The BAR she uses has a more dark grey finish to it.

Browning Automatic Rifle M1918A2 - .30-06
It's time to play.
Gretel taking aim.
Up close of Gretel cocking her rifle
How can you be terrified of her when she's SOOO cute!


Also on the wall above the PPSH-43 is an L86A1 Light Support Weapon as see in the 2nd OVA.

L86A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
The L86A1 as seen on the wall with guns.

Bren Mk. I

On the gun wall, seen in the distance, what looks like a Bren Mk. I british light machine gun is seen above the M1 Thompson. Interestingly, in the novel, the Bren is used by Revy. However, in both the anime and OVA, it is not fired, or used by any characters.

The Bren LMG is above the M1 Thompson on the gun wall, along with the L86A1, and PPS 43.

Possible M249 SAW

When Roberta drops her suitcase close to the end of the bar shootout in the episode "The Killer Maid", it opens when it hits the ground. In the split seconds the insides are visible it is possible to discern what looks to be a M249 SAW with it's ammo belt, several cylinders that may be 40mm grenades, a combat knife and an unidentified rifle at the bottom of the suitcase.

The possible M249 is on top.

Handheld M134 Minigun

One of the members of an extra part of a large group of mercenaries hired to get Jane uses a M134 Minigun like the one in Terminator 2 hence the "Chainsaw Grip"(The Predator model had an M60 machine gun handguard instead) , to shred through a door, but in the end was defeated by the fact that it takes a split second for the barrel to spin up and fire.

Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force. This variant was seen in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. This is an Airsoft version which retains the half-circle attachment point for the M60 foregrip from Predator; the real T2 minigun did not have this - (fake) 7.62x51mm NATO
John Connor?
Ole painless.

Browning M2HB

During OVA 1, when calling for backup, one of the SUVs belonging to the Colombian Mafia had a Browning M2HB mounted on top of it. In the series we also see, on several occasions, twin M2HB machine guns in a tandem mount. All of these are seen aboard pirate craft chasing in episode 3 ("Ring-a-Ding ship chase").

Browning M2HB in vehicle mounting - .50 BMG
An SUV from the Colombian Mafia is seen with a Browning M2 mounted on top.
A member of the Colombian Mafia prepares to use the Browning M2.
Another good shot of the Browning M2.
Twin M2HB's in a tandem mount on board of a pirate craft chasing the Lagoon


DShK heavy machine gun is a soviet made .50 cal Heavy Machine gun. Seen on the back of a truck fired by Hotel Moscow troops at Hensel and Gretel.

A Russian DShKM on Tripod - 12.7x108mm
A member of Hotel Moscow fires a DShKM at the twins.

Grenade Launchers

M79 Grenade Launcher

An M79 grenade launcher was used a few times, mostly in the first couple episodes where Revy single handedly destroyed at least 6 pirate ships with her perfect aim.

M79 grenade launcher - 40mm
Revy taking aim and about to fire.
Revy Blowing the barrel of her M79 after satisfyingly shooting it.

Arwen 37

Twice in the series, an Arwen 37 Grenade launcher of unknown type was show it looked similar to the one in picture. The ARWEN 37 is a less-lethal launcher which fires 37 mm less-lethal rounds (foam or wooden or tear gas payload) designed for riot control. It has a 5-round rotary drum magazine. "ARWEN" is an acronym for "Anti Riot Weapon ENfield".

Originally this weapon in real life is supposed to be a less than lethal launcher that would fire tear gas among other types of less than lethal ammo, but in the series it fired actual grenades, creating large explosions.

ARWEN 37 - 37mm
ARWEN 37 - 37mm
Eda very pleased to find the Arwen
God's universal signal for “Run the Hell away, and do it Fast”
Dutch with an Arwen

China Lake Launcher

In the first OVA, Fabiola takes out a China Lake Launcher from her back. Hers has a folding stock. It's noted that she fires each grenade without pumping it as the real world launcher is a pump action.

China Lake Grenade Launcher - 40x46mm
Fabiola whips out the China Lake Launcher...
...and unleashes the fury of the 40x46mm grenades
Isn't this every rich man's dream? To have a killer housemaid that will defend your home from any and all intruders with a China Lake Launcher? Those home invaders will definitely go crying for mommy! But then you'd probably wouldn't have much of a house afterwards...

Airsoft Grenade Launcher

In the 3rd OVA, we see Roberta's M82 with an underslung rotary grenade launcher. It is not as previously suggested a DefTech 37mm launcher (see discussion page) but appears to be based on a CAW 40mm Grenade Launcher.

C.A.W. Airsoft Revolver Grenade Launcher
Roberta prepares to unleash the fury of her Barrett M82/grenade launcher combo...
Another good shot of the Barrett M82/grenade launcher combination.
Roberta charges into the fray with her weapon.


M26 Hand Grenade

One of the more common grenades in the series, the Vietnam-era M26 hand grenade is used by mercenaries to attack the Yellow Flag in the first episode. It is unclear if they are fragmentation grenades or dressed-up smoke grenades (such as the one used in Lethal Weapon) as they produce an extremely heavy amount of smoke in addition to significant concussion. Revy also possibly uses one later in the submarine against the Neo-Nazis, though it could have been an M67 hand grenade as well as her hand was obscuring the body of the grenade. Roberta also drops half a dozen of these out of her... skirt, to eliminate the Colombian gang at the Yellow Flag.

They are most likely so common due to Vietnam war surplus, like many other weapons that can be found in Roanapur.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

RGD-5 Hand Grenade

Several RGD-5 hand grenades were used by Hotel Moscow troops to attack a Kosa Clan office after ties have been severed.

RGD-5 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A Russian soldier throws two RGD-5s into a room.

Rocket Launchers


BGM-71 TOW missile launchers are used by the Neo-Nazis on their ship they took to the South Pacific seas for their mission. The ship alone was just a research type freighter, so they wouldn't naturally have weapons against other ships. To the dismay and surprise of the Lagoon crew, the Neo-Nazis fired several of the wire-guided antitank missiles against them. The PT boat narrowly narrowly survived the attack by running until the TOW's ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean.

BGM-71 TOW mounted on M220 tripod - 152mm
Two Neo-Nazi crewmembers man the TOW missile launcher.


The RPG-7 is seen in use quite a few times in the series, but was first seen used by Revy at the end of episode one when she fired a "warning shot" at a larger carrier ship to make them stop so they can rob them. In Episode 11 when given a new job by Chang, one of the attackers fired an RPG into Lagoon's apartment, making Revy shout "RPG!" in slow motion.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Revy readies to show she means business, as Rock tries to warn the soon to be victims.
Revy aims her RPG-7 as Rock's warning goes unheeded.


When Revy and Dutch raid the Neo-Nazi's ship, a crate of Panzerfausts can be seen in the armory when one of the Nazis is attempting to load up an MG42.

Panzerfaust 44mm with 149mm warhead
A crate of Panzerfausts can be seen behind and to the right of the Neo-Nazi

Special Weapons

Webley & Scott No 1. Mk. III* Flare Pistol

Rock uses a Webley & Scott No 1. Mk. III* flare pistol in "Mangrove Heaven" (S01E02) to confuse IR homing missiles fired from an Mi-24 Hind-A attack helicopter.

Webley & Scott No 1. Mk. III* - 1" flares
Rock holds the flare pistol at the ready
A shot of the muzzle end of the pistol, just before Rock fires the flare.

M2 Flamethrower

Seen in the used of a man who calls himself the "Torchweaver" for obvious reasons making comments that all have to deal with fire like grilling, cook outs, and BBQ. Apparently Torch has a simple looking lighter that actually spits out an amazing wall of flame and then pulls his actual M2 Flamethrower seemingly out of nowhere.

M2 flamethrower
I did start the fire, and it's always burning.
Drew Carrey’s audience are compelled, now more than ever, to laugh.

Shooting Belt Buckle

Roberta uses Shooting Belt Buckle at the "Angels in the Crosshairs" (S03E03).

SS-Waffenakademie Koppelschloßpistole.
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