A Dangerous Man

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A Dangerous Man (2009)


A Dangerous Man is a 2009 Direct-To-Video action movie directed by Keoni Waxman and starring Steven Seagal as Shane Daniels, an ex-special forces officer who spent 6 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Within hours of his release, he unluckily bears witness to a brutal cop killing by thugs from a gang of Chinese human traffickers, led by Chen (Terry Chen).

Shane interferes and saves the life of Sergey (Jesse Hutch), who later turns out to be the son of a local Russian godfather. He also rescues a girl, Tia (Marlaina Mah) who tells him that her uncle (an accountant for a Chinese drug smuggling ring) is kept hostage by Chen’s men and Shane agrees to help her. He receives assistance from Russian godfather Vlad (Vitaly Kravchenko) who owes Shane a favour because he saved the life of his son Sergey twice.

Matters get more complicated (and bloody) when the Chinese drug smuggling ring send a delegation, led by The Colonel (Byron Mann) to get back the uncle. A special notice should go to the relatively rare China produced Norinco QBZ-97 rifle. Apart from video games, this rifle does not seem to have been shown so prominently yet in any major movie.


The following weapons were used in the film A Dangerous Man:

Contents



Handguns

Ruger GP100

A stainless 3” Ruger GP100 revolver is used by a mugger (Clay Virtue) who tries to rob Shane’s wife (Aidan Dee) as she’s waiting for Shane to show up for a rendez-vous.

Ruger GP100 with stainless finish, 3" barrel, fixed sights and "Lett" grips - .357 Magnum
The mugger aiming his Ruger GP100 at Shane’s wife as she’s waiting for Shane. The distinctive sloped front of the GP100 series is clearly visible in this shot.
Shane coming to his wife’s rescue. The typical Ruger black/brown grips and cylinder release button can easily be identified here.

M1911A1

As in many Steven Seagal movies, his weapon of choice is a M1911A1 and he’s seen using it with great proficiency both right as well as left-handed. The exact version of this weapon cannot be identified, but it appears to be customized with custom grips with finger grooves, an extended beavertail and a combat hammer. It seems two different M1911A1’s are used in the movie; they look to be the same but can be distinguished from each other by the differently shaped front sights.

Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Good shot of Shane’s M1911A1 with extended beavertail and combat hammer.
Shane’s M1911A1 on the motel room bed. Note the customized grips with finger grooves.
Bottom view of Shane’s M1911A1 during the final shoot-out with the Chinese gangs at the shipyard.
No Steven Seagal movie is complete without a dramatic shot of him cocking his gun indicating that all hell is about to break loose.
The Colonel (Byron Mann) is also seen carrying a M1911A1, most notably when he’s interrogating Chen (Terry Chen).

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is used by several characters in the movie, most notably by Shane (Steven Seagal) when he takes it off a robber and gives him a ‘tough-guy’ gun speech that is reminiscent of Clint Eastwood’s ‘I know what you’re thinking’ lines in Dirty Harry. The Beretta 92FS is also used at the beginning of the movie, when a Chinese thug takes it off a State Trooper.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
This is what happens 0.5 seconds after you’ve been foolish enough to point a gun at any Steven Seagal character and try to rob him…
”See this gun here?”
”I'm just gonna pop the slide release and pull this bi-%#@-ch off…”
”And then I’m gonna take this…”
”Now I’m gonna f-%#@-ck you up ugly! ”
Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) inappropriately picking up a Beretta 92FS, cocked and in firing mode, at the scene of the cop killing.
Russian thug Scar (Dan Rizzuto) firing two Beretta 92FS’s akimbo. The right-hand one is the inox version and the one in his left hand appears to be a two-toned Beretta 92FS.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is used by several characters throughout the movie, mostly as a ‘bad guy’ gun. It’s also briefly carried by Sergey (Jesse Hutch) and Clark (Mike Chopud).

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Chen (Terry Chen) holding the Glock 17 on The Colonel (Byron Mann) during a commercial dispute.
Tia (Marlaina Mah) trying to pull the Glock 17’s trigger with two fingers, a logical thought for a gun novice.
Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) taking a hostage during the shoot-out at the Russian mobster’s mansion.
Mao (Byron Lawson) utters the ‘f-word’ as he realizes his Glock 17 is out of bullets and he’s out of luck...

Glock 17 Pro

The Glock 17 Pro is used by Mao (Byron Lawson) during the raid on the Russian mafia mansion. In an apparent continuity error, it changes to a standard Glock 17 later on during the same scene.

Glock 17 Pro (Gen 3 pistol) - 9x19mm
Mao entering the Russian’s mansion, his face showing that he means business.

Rifles

M4A1 Carbine

The Colt M4A1 is used by both Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) as well as by thugs from the gang of the human trafficker Chen (Terry Chen). The distinctive 'step down' in the barrel can be seen in most images when zoomed in.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
Sgt. Ritchie firing from behind his vehicle during the shoot-out at the Russian’s mansion.
A Chinese thug holding an Colt M4A1 at the shipyard. His colleague on the left side also seems to be carrying one but he’s too far away to tell.
Two Chinese thugs entering the Russian’s mansion through the basement with their Colt M4A1’s.
A guard (with good trigger discipline and cool sunglasses) at the shipyard carrying a Colt M4A1. It looks as if the front sight is missing but that’s probably a visual optic error.

Norinco QBZ-97

All men headed by The Colonel (Byron Mann) are using the Norinco QBZ-97 (export version of the Norinco QBZ-95), in all cases mounted with a flashlight on the barrel and an M68 Aimpoint red dot scope on the carrying handle. It seems appropriate for them to use this model, rather than the more common Norinco Type 56, to indicate their special status as elite forces.

Norinco QBZ-97 - 5.56x45mm
One of The Colonel’s men securing the ship yard. His Norinco QBZ-97 can be easily distinguished from the domestic Chinese Norinco QBZ-95 due to the more standard trigger guard.
Detailed view of the Norinco QBZ-97 with Picatinny-mounted M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and flashlight on the barrel.

The Norinco QBZ-97 seen in the hands of The Colonel (Byron Mann) and several of his men are equipped with QBZ-95 style trigger guards.

Norinco QBZ-97 with QBZ-95 style trigger guards - 5.56x45mm.
The Colonel making his last desperate stand with his Norinco QBZ-97 mocked up to look like a domestic Norinco QBZ-95 as identified by the typical trigger guard.
In this shot, you can see the magazine is 5.56x45mm, identifying the rifle as a Norinco QBZ-97.
One of The Colonel’s thugs during the shipyard scene. The typical hollow trigger guard can easily be seen in this shot. Also, it is identified as a reworked Norinco QBZ-97 to look like a domestic Norinco QBZ-95 because of the hollow space between the magazine well and the buttstock.

Norinco Type 56

The Norinco Type 56 is the gun of choice for most Russian mobsters. In most shots, the typical Norinco full-circle front sight can easily be identified.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
Russian Godfather Vlad (Vitaly Kravchenko) firing his Norinco Type 56 during the shipyard shoot-out.
Epic continuity error; after getting shot, this guy manages to drop his gun 3 times (!), still kill an attacker and fall down in two (!) different directions...
Nice shot of the typical Norinco full-circle front sight.
Shane trading in the Norinco Type 56 for his trusty old M1911A1 when going after The Colonel.

Norinco Type 84S-2

During the cop killing, Mao (Byron Lawson) pulls out a Norinco Type 84S-2 from the trunk of his car. Due to a continuity error, the stock is seen folded and unfolded a few times during that scene.

Norinco Type 84S-2 with right-folded stock - 5.56x45mm
A detailed view of the Norinco Type 84S-2, with the folded stock and the full-circle front sight which is typical for the Norinco AK-47 variants.
Good shot of the folded stock of the Norinco Type 84S-2. The wooden element on the stock has been removed.
A mirror image shot; bullets are suddenly ejected on the left side of the Norinco Type 84S-2 and the cocking handle is on the other side of the weapon as well.

Zastava M70B1

For a brief moment, the Norinco Type 56 that Sergey (Jesse Hutch) is carrying switches to a Zastava M70B1. This rifle can be distinguished from the Norinco by the 3 vents in the wooden hand guards (whereas the Norinco has 2 like most other AK type rifles) and by the folded grenade launching sight attached to the gas block.

Zastava M70B1 fixed stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
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Shotguns

Franchi SPAS-12

During the motel shoot-out, a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun is used by a Chinese mobster send by The Colonel.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 Gauge
The ventilated heat-shield and the typical folded stock of the Franchi SPAS-12 can be easily identified in this shot.
What is it about the Franchi SPAS-12 that makes people forget their good manners and simply knock?

Smith & Wesson 3000

The young and obedient store clerk (Eduard Witzke) in the liquor store that Shane visits upon his release keeps a Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun (stock/barrel chopped) under the counter. It can be identified by the distinctive foregrip.

Smith & Wesson 3000 shotgun - 12 gauge
”Put that sh-%#@-t away boy, before somebody gets hurt! Now count to 100 and get some help for those two fools!”
”..., 21, 22, 23, 24,..”

Remington 870 Field Gun “sawed off”

The first Russian mobster to confront Sgt. Ritchie when he breaks into the Russians’ mansion carries a Remington 870 Field Gun with stock and barrel sawed off.

Remington 870 Field with sawed-off stock and barrel - 12 Gauge
The best possible shot of the Remington 870 Field Gun right before the Russian mobster takes a final dive into the pantry.

Mossberg 500 “Persuader”

Sgt. Ritchie’s “partner in crime” Clark (Mike Chopud) can be seen with a Mossberg 500 ”Persuader”with extended magazine during the shoot-out at the Russians’ mansion.

Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Good shot of the Mossberg 500 ”Persuader” with the distinctive flat cap on the shell tube and the somewhat square-shaped trigger guard.

Prop Guns

In a few shots, prop guns appear to have been used as stand-ins for Colt M4A1 and Norinco Type 56 rifles. They can be recognized as such by closed barrels and front sights that consist of one solid piece of material rendering them unusable.

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Vlad’s gunsafe

When he realizes he’s under attack, Vlad (Vitaly Kravchenko) opens a gunsafe in his study. It is stocked with several Norinco Type 56 rifles as well as with Beretta 92FS pistols.

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