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The Way of the Gun (2000)

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The Way of the Gun is a 2000 American crime film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, the Academy Award-winning writer of The Usual Suspects. The film's cast includes Benicio del Toro, Ryan Phillippe, James Caan, Juliette Lewis, Taye Diggs and Nicky Katt. Although the film was not a huge box office success, it has since garnered a cult status.

The following weapons were used in the film The Way of the Gun:

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IMI Galil ARM (7.62mm)

Mr. Longbaugh (Benicio del Toro) uses a Galil (Model 332 by it's barrel length and features) first as a sniper rifle fitted with a scope attached during the motel shootout and at the firefight at the brothel at the end of the film without the scope.

7.62mm NATO variant of the Galil hence the square magazine.
'Mr. Longbaugh' uses the Galil as a sniper during the motel shootout.
Galil ARM in 7.62x51mm - Benicio Del Toro fires this semi-automatic throughout the film.
Remington 870 and Galil ARM in 7.62x51mm
Longbaugh fires the Galil. (NOTE: In the film the bulletholes appear in a perfect horizontal line.)

Colt MK IV Series 70 Government Model

Mr. Longbaugh (Benicio del Toro) and Mr. Parker (Ryan Phillippe) use Colt Series 70 Government Model pistols as their main handguns. Used throughout the movie. Unlike most films where handguns are "Mexican carried", they carry theirs in IWB holsters which is a much safer and smarter way to carry. The Colts used in the film are 9mm caliber noted by the tapered barrels and crimp indention in the magazines.

M1911 Colt Series 70 Pistol
Parker holds his gun on Jeffers and Obecks.
Longbaugh pulls his Colt and fires it in the darkness. This causes Joe Sarno to declare: "One's backfire, three is gunplay."
Good view of the IWB holster used by Longbaugh, Parker also uses one. Note that he carries it in "Condition One", chambered, hammer cocked, with the safety on. The holster appears to be the Galco Royal Guard.
Parker holds his Colt on Longbaugh outside the motel. Note Colt's Mark IV/Series 70 Government Model 9mm Luger Caliber on the slide.
"There's always free cheese in a mousetrap." Parker and Longbaugh contemplate on the subject of the money being a set-up.
Longbaugh fires his Colt.
Longbaugh does a brass check on his Colt (one-handed).
Parker aims his M1911 Colt Series 70 Pistol.
Parker empties his Colt, note the tapered barrel meaning this is a 9mm caliber Colt.
Parker reloads his gun one-handed, since his left arm was hurt from the glass shards.
Several of Longbaugh's empty magazines, note the side crimp on the mags which helps feeding the smaller 9mm rounds better.

Heckler & Koch USP

Taye Diggs as Jeffers and Nicky Katt as Obecks use the 9mm Heckler & Koch USPs as their main handguns.

Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
Obecks and Jeffers point their 9mm H&K USPs.
Obecks points his H&K USP at Robin's belly. He continues to do so until Longbaugh and Parker start to leave he then takes his finger off the trigger to show that he means her no harm.
Jeffers aims his USP at Parker and Longbaugh.
Jeffers aims his H&K USP at the Mexican Federales.
Jeffers fires his H&K USP. Note excellent job at not flinching.
Jeffers with his USP.

Walther PPK/S

A Walther PPK/S is used by Dr. Painter (Dylan Kussman).

Walther PPK/S - .380 ACP
Parker grabs the PPK/S out of the bag before Dr. Painter gets a chance to. Longbaugh had already searched the bag, but chose not to take out the gun to prove to Parker that the doctor could not be trusted.
Longbaugh disassembles the PPK/S.
He tosses the disassembled gun back into the doctor's bag.
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Browning Hi-Power

Used by the "Question Mark" a Browning Hi-Power pistol.

Commercial Browning Hi-Power pistol - 9mm
The Character named "?", played by (José Pérez), nervously holds his Browning HiPower in 9mm
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Taurus Model 85

Joe Sarno (James Caan) gathers a team of his old veteran 'enforcers' to take care of business. When they attack the whorehouse they carry the newest version of the Taurus Model 85s, with rubber grips in .38 Special.

Newest incarnation of the Taurus Model 85 5-shot revolver - .38 Special
One of Joe Sarno's old timer killers waits around a corner with a New Model Taurus 85 - .38 Special.
The same old enforcers gets shot in the foot and drops his New Model Taurus 85 - .38 Special.
Another older enforcer fires in the courtyard with a New Model Taurus 85 - .38 Special.

S&W Model 640 Centennial

Joe Sarno (James Caan) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial as his weapon of choice.

Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial - .357 Magnum
Joe Sarno (James Caan) fires his Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial - .357 Magnum.
Joe Sarno (James Caan) with the Model 640.
Joe Sarno fires the Model 640.
Sarno tries to reload his gun, but cannot find any spare bullets on him. (NOTE: James Caan actually uses the ejector rod to push out the empty shells, instead of vigorously shaking the gun. A rare sight in Hollywood.)

Remington 870

Parker (Ryan Phillippe) and Longbaugh (Benicio del Toro) use a matte blued Remington 870 throughout the film. Mostly used by Parker during the brothel shootout.

Remington 870 Shotgun.
Longbaugh fires the shotgun at Jeffers and Obecks.
Longbaugh lays down suppressing fire with the 870. After firing several more rounds the 870 stovepipes. Unlike most films that cut around a jammed gun, Longbaugh simply clears the jam and continues firing.
Longbaugh reloads the Remington 870 Shotgun in the car - 12ga
Parker aims his Remington 870 Shotgun
Parker fires the 870.
After diving into an empty fountain for cover, the bottom turns out to be riddled with glass.

Mossberg 590 Mariner

Taye Diggs as Jeffers uses a Mossberg 590 Mariner during the first car chase after Robin gets kidnapped by Parker and Longbaugh. Not to be confused with the more common Mossberg 500 Mariner.

Mossberg 590 Mariner - 9 Shot™ - 12 Gauge
Jeffers with the Mossberg.
Jeffers aims the Mossberg in the foreground. Note that he is holding it left handed. Although Taye Diggs is right handed, the weapons adviser for the film (a Navy SEAL) said that if you're using a building on your right as cover you would shoot left handed, which minimizes your body exposure and makes you less of a target.
Jeffers checks a room where he thought Parker went into after they got out of their SUV a second time. Note that he is still holding the gun left handed. While it wasn't necessary he continued to because he had gotten comfortable handling the shotgun this way.
Jeffers holds a Mossberg 590 Mariner - 12 Gauge.

Stoeger/IGA Coach Double Barreled 12 Gauge Shotgun

Parker and Longbaugh used an Stoeger/IGA Coach 12 gauge shotgun to set up a wired booby trap in their hotel room. Robin (Juliette Lewis) grabs the shotgun and turns the tables on them.

Stoeger/IGA Coach - 12 Gauge.
Stoeger/IGA Coach on the table in a booby trap - 12 Gauge.
Robin with the shotgun as she calls the police.

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun

Two of Joe Sarno's old timer 'enforcers' are carrying Mossberg 500AT shotguns (the old style wooden stock riot version).

Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 gauge
One of Joe Sarno's thugs fires a Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
A closeup of another one of Joe Sarno's shooters with the Mossberg 500AT Shotgun - 12 Gauge.
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Colt Commander

Mr. Parker (Ryan Phillippe) uses what appears to be a Colt Commander as his offhand weapon when they first attempt to kidnap Robin (Juliette Lewis). He places the muzzle of the Colt Commander on Jeffers' (Taye Diggs) cheek.

Colt Combat Commander - .45 ACP
Parker with his Government Model held on Obecks and Commander on Jeffers.
The gun resting on Jeffers' (on the right) cheek is the Colt Commander.
Another view.

Revolvers

Abner Mercer (Geoffrey Lewis) loads up six revolvers each with one round and puts them in a bag to select one to kill himself with.

Abner loads up the revolvers.
Abner selects a gun to shoot himself, but is interrupted by a phone call from Joe Sarno (James Caan).

Two Mexican Federales carry what appear to be Ruger GP100's.

Federales with their guns drawn


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