Shaft (2000)

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Shaft (2000)

Shaft is a 2000 action film starring Samuel L. Jackson as John Shaft II, an NYPD detective that happens to be the nephew of John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) of the original 1971 film. The film was directed by John Singleton (Boyz n the Hood) and co-stars Vanessa Williams, Jeffrey Wright, and Christian Bale. Both Jackson and Roundtree would return for the 2019 sequel.

The following weapons were used in the film Shaft (2000):



Glock 17

Several NYPD detectives are seen carrying the Glock 17 as their sidearms including Det. Roselli (Dan Hedaya) and Det. Groves (Ruben Santiago-Hudson).

An NYPD detective holds the Glock on a thug during the opening raid.
Det. Roselli (Dan Hedaya) and Det. Groves (Ruben Santiago-Hudson) with their Glocks drawn during the opening raid.
Roselli (Dan Hedaya) with the Glock.

Glock 19

Detective John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) carries a Glock 19 as his onduty handgun. Note that the Glock 19 used in the movie is a 3rd Generation model; while the Glock 19 had appeared in numerous previous films and television series before Shaft, this appears to be the first movie to feature the 3rd Generation model, which had only been introduced the year before this film went into production (1999).

Glock 19 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Det. John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) looks for an escaped thug with his Glock 19 drawn
"Throw something else." Note that in this image it is possible to see that the Glock 19 has a rail dust cover, which makes it a 3rd Generation model.
Shaft holds his Glock 19

Glock 26

Det. Carmen Vasquez (Vanessa L. Williams) carries the Glock 26 as her sidearm.

Glock 26 - 9x19mm
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Kahr K9

When he is relieved of his sidearm, Shaft switches to his backup gun, a stainless steel Kahr K9 for the rest of the film. The Kahr K9's use in the film is confirmed by the Kahr website [1].

Kahr K9 9mm with stainless steel finish
Production still of Shaft with his Kahr K9 drawn
"What's My Name.John Shaft."
Shaft pulls his Kahr K9.
Shaft returns fire with the Kahr.
Shaft aims his Kahr K9 at Peoples

Desert Eagle

Big Man Leon (Stu Riley) pulls a chrome Desert Eagle to scare away one of Peoples' thugs.

Matte stainless Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum. The gun pictured here is from the inventory of Weapons Specialists, Ltd. and was actually used in Shaft by Stu Riley.
"Ha-ha! What?!" Big Man Leon (Stu Riley) scares off a thug with his Desert Eagle.


One of Peoples' thugs holds a nickel M1911A1 during the standoff.

Satin Nickel M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
One of Peoples' thugs holds a nickel M1911A1 on Groves (Ruben Santiago-Hudson).

Browning Hi-Power (Nickel)

A nickel Browning Hi-Power is seen in the hands of the suspect Shaft chases down in the opening raid.

Browning Hi-Power Nickel plated - 9mm.
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Beretta 92FS Centurion

One of Peoples' thugs is seen holding a Beretta 92FS Centurion during a standoff involving Groves and Roselli (Dan Hedaya). Groves is also seen using the Beretta.

Beretta 92FS Centurion- 9x19mm.
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Submachine Guns


When Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright) and his thugs go to the apartment to take out Shaft and Diane Palmeri, some of them are seen carrying full-size Uzis.

Uzi 9mm
A thug with an Uzi.

Micro Uzi

Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright) is seen with a Micro Uzi fitted with a barrel shroud when he and his thugs go to Shaft's apartment.

Micro Uzi 9mm
Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright) seen with a Micro Uzi when he and his thugs go to Shaft's apartment.
Peoples Hernandez (Jeffrey Wright) with a Micro Uzi fitted with a barrel shroud.


Ithaca 37

The Ithaca 37 shotgun is used by several NYPD officers including Shaft and Det. Jimmy Groves (Ruben Santiago-Hudson).

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 gauge
The Ithaca 37 shotgun is used by Shaft.
The Ithaca 37 shotgun is held by Det. Jimmy Groves (Ruben Santiago-Hudson).


A pocket pistol Non Gun is pulled on Walter Wade, Jr. (Christian Bale) before the trial. It's a non-descript pocket pistol flashpaper gun. It is used to imitate a variety of pocket pistols, although it shares no real similarities to any.

Pocket pistol Non Gun
Close-up of the non-gun.

See Also

Shaft Film Series
Shaft (1971)  •  Shaft's Big Score! (1972)  •  Shaft in Africa (1973)  •  Shaft (2000)  •  Shaft (2019)

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