City Hunter (2011)

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City Hunter (2011)

City Hunter (Hangul: 시티헌터) is a 2011 South Korean Television drama (aka Siti Hyunteo) that premiered May 25th, 2011 on SBS, and ended on July 28th 2011. Asian television is unlike American television in that an entire series can be done within a year or split between years. City Hunter aired at 10:00pm on both Wednesday and Thursday nights and was based on the Japanese manga of the same name created by Tsukasa Hojo (which was previously adapted into an anime series and 1993 feature film that starred Jackie Chan).

Directed by Jun Hyuk, the series follows a man named Lee Yoon-sung also known as Buchai trying to enact revenge on those who betrayed his father. In 1983 in Burma, the South Korean President is visiting and when he arrives a bomb kills multiple high level South Korean officials. This incident sparks five individuals to create a counter-strike operation called "Operation Cleansweep" against the believed culprit North Korea. The plan is to send in a team to kill several high ranking North Korean officials in retaliation. Two presidential body guards who were witnesses to the bombing volunteer to take part in the mission. The two presidential body guards are Lee Jin-pyo and Park Moo-yul, who helped plan the attack with a 21 man team. As the mission is going on the five officials abort the plan, to avoid conflict with the United States and to receive nuclear support from them. The mission is a success but as the men go to board the submarine for extraction; South Korean Commandos open fire on them from a submarine, killing 20 soldiers. The only survivor is Lee Jin Pyo; who was saved by his best friend Park Moo-yul. Lee Jin-Pyo vows revenge and steals Park's only child Lee Yoon-Sung, and runs to the Golden Triangle. At the Golden Triangle he raises the child as his own and trains him extensively in combat. He eventually tells Lee Yoon-Sung his true intention of revenge and sends him to MIT to receive a doctorate. Seven Years later When Lee returns to Korea he joins the Blue House as an IT professional and begins work on revenge for his biological father Park Moo-yul and his step-father Lee Jin Pyo.

The following weapons were used in the television series City Hunter (2011):

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Handguns

Beretta 92FS Brigadier

In Episode 1, Lee Jin-Pyo (Kim Sang-Jung) and Park Mu-Yeol (Park Sang-Min) are armed with the Beretta 92FS Brigadier during their time as Presidential Security Service bodyguards in Myanmar after an assassination attempt in 1983. Its presence in the 1980s is an anachronism as it was not made until the early 1990s. In Episode 3, Lee Yun-Seong (Lee Min-Ho) is armed with the 92FS Brigadier when he confronts the corrupt politician Lee Kyung Wan. However, this pistol does not fire live bullets as Lee had modified the sidearm offscreen to fire tranquilizer darts. Used by a PSS agent in Episode 7 before Min-Ho disarms him. Jin-Pyo uses this in Episode 5 after his assassination attempt had failed. Apparently it is the standard sidearm for all PSS agents. Strangely, in most scenes the Brigadier seems to lack the right slide-decocker/safety.

Beretta 92FS Brigadier - 9x19mm
Jin-Pyo after drawing out the Beretta 92FS Brigadier.
Yun-Seong firing the 92FS Brigadier at Lee Kyung Wan after cornering him. This pistol fired a tranquilizer dart to knock him out. The right slide-decocker/safety is clearly missing.
The 92FS Brigadier on the floor after Min-Ho removes the magazine. Strange that there's no bullets for a loaded pistol.
Jin-Pyo aiming the 92FS Brigadier at the elevator doors.
Park Ho-Sik aiming the Brigadier at Yun-Seong.
Preparing the Brigadier prior to his showdown.

Beretta 92FS Inox

In Episode 1, Jin-Pyo uses the Beretta 92FS Inox as his main sidearm after conducting his self-exile from South Korea to Thailand over the failure of the black ops mission to North Korea.

Beretta 92FS INOX - 9x19mm. This pistol was the screen used gun, used throughout the film by Det. Max Kirkpatrick (William Baldwin) and once by Kate McQuean (Cindy Crawford) in the film Fair Game.
Jin-Pyo executing a henchman for trying to smuggle drugs to South Korea.
View of 92FS Inox from rear.
Jin-Pyo after firing the Inox at the narco gunmen from the back.

Colt M1911A1

Used by a young Yun-Seong during target practice in Thailand. Also used by an adult Yun-Seong to save his surrogate mother from being executed by shooting fruits dangling near her. A possible 1911A1-like pistol was used during the ambush on Yun-Seong at the Jong Shik estate.

M1911A1 .45 ACP
Yun-Seong aiming the pistol at wooden targets.
Closeup of the M1911A1. This has a black grip.
Closeup of the M1911A1's barrel.
At the hands of the bald-headed mercenary.
Good closeup of the M1911A1 in the hands of Yun-Seong after chambering a bullet.
A possible M1911A1 fired at Yun-Seong. Like the Brigadier he used, the henchman fired tranquilizer darts to knock him out.

Revolvers

Colt Python

Shin Eun-Ah uses a 4" Colt Python in the PSS shooting range as her main weapon.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
Colt revolver used by Eun-Ah on the left.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A J-frame Smith & Wesson, possibly a Model 36, is used by Kim Na-Na and Yun Seong in the PSS shooting range. Yun Seong also uses it to teach the First Daughter, Da Hye, on how to fire a revolver. Note: It may be a fake revolver, with all the strange markings seen in the 2nd photo.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Na-Na firing the revolver at a PSS shooting range in the Blue House. It appears that the revolver has been used quite a lot since the frame appears to be quite dull. Note the long cylinder (suggesting it can hold .357 Magnum rounds) and the barrel that resembles one from a Model 15. Also note the cylinder can only hold 5 rounds, suggesting this is a J-Frame. Strange enough, there is an adjustable rear sight, rarely seen on any steel black J-Frame S&Ws.
Yun-Seong on his first time in the PSS shooting range.
You can see the S&W logo and writing. Note the cylinder clearly can only hold 5 rounds, suggesting this is a J-Frame.
Teaching Da Hye to fire M15 revolver.
Ki-Joon is most likely using a M15 on the PSS shooting range.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chief's Special"

Jin-Pyo uses this in Episode 4 under his police officer disguise after he covertly took the Model 36 from a holster of a police officer driving the bus. Kim Na-Na appears to be using the S&W Model 36 as her main PSS sidearm, which is a bit unusual in the modern era (2011) since most of her PSS colleagues uses Brigadier pistols. On the other hand, it may be due to her hands as they may not be able to handle the pistol when gripped. Both Yun-Seong and Na-Na handle the M36 in a dream sequence where they kill each other. On an embarrassing note, Na-Na's M36 was used by Seo-Yong Hak against his own PSS bodyguard after being cornered by the City Hunter and Young-Joo.

Smith and Wesson Model 36 - .38 special - 5 shot. First pattern with flat latch cylinder release.
Jin-Pyo aiming the M36 at the right temple of the police officer.
Na-Na after drawing out her sidearm.
Closeup of the revolver at the hands of Seo Yong-Hak.
Holding Na Na hostage.
Na-Na's M36.
Na-Na fires her sidearm in a dream sequence.
Yun-Seong holding the same weapon as Na-Na used in the dream sequence.

Taurus Model 85

Young-Joo uses one to confront the City Hunter, but the latter disarms the former of his weapon and threatens him with it.

Taurus Model 85 (classic Model) in Blued Finish - .38 Spl. Note the shape of the ejector shroud as opposed to the newer versions of this same revolver.
Kim Young-Joo approaching the City Hunter after being disarmed of his revolver.

Smith & Wesson 586

Jin-Pyo uses one with black grips and a three inch barrel to intimidate Seo Yong-Hak after capturing him. He also uses it to intimidate Yun-Seong and Na Na before he left the underground parking lot. Later, Jin Pyo aims the revolver at Na Na before he lowered it.

Smith & Wesson Model 586 - .357 Magnum
Closeup of the 586.
Closeup of the barrel.
Jin-Pyo about to pull the trigger.
Aiming the 586 at both Yun-Seong and Na Na.
Test firing the 586 after clearing and inspecting it.
Aiming the revolver at Na Na after decocking it.

Fake Revolver

Yun-Seong has a possibly fake revolver used against Jin Pyo in the last episode. It's most likely a revolver made with blanks since he held one close to himself.

Bullets for the revolver.
Aiming the weapon at his right temple. You can see the "Made in Korea" letters there. And the construction seem to indicate it's made of plastic.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Gunmen working for Jin-Pyo in Thailand are armed with the H&K MP5A3. South Korean SWAT officers after responding to the Seoul Intercontinental Hotel shooting attempt are armed with H&K MP5A3. Also used by KNP SWAT teams to hunt down Seo Yong-Hak and the City Hunter.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9mm.
Gunmen under Jin-Pyo bring a crate full of Japan-made gold bars.
SWAT officer passing by the elevator.
SWAT officers with various MP5s. Some have PDW stocks with tri-rails and foregrips while some have the regular stock.
Closeup of MP5A3. This has a red dot scope with a pressure switch for a laser sight.

Fake Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The old 1990s variant of the Spring Airsoft MP5A3 (built by Yung Lo Toy Factory) with the flat pump forearm was also used to represent an MP5.

KNP SWAT officer aiming Spring Airsoft MP5A3.
KNP SWAT officer waiting for the City Hunter to arrive outside the Prosecutor's Office with a Spring Airsoft MP5A3.
KNP SWAT team hunting down City Hunter in Seoul with a Spring Airsoft MP5A3.

Assault Rifles

AK-47

Used by some narco gunmen after firing at Yun-Seong's room. Used by Jin-Pyo and Mu-Yeol as part of their Korean People's Army disguise after infiltrating North Korea by sea.

Final Production version of the III AK-47 with laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Narcogunman firing AK-47.
Mu-Yeol holding the AK-47/Type 68, looking at the outskirts of Pyongyang.

Type 56-1

Used by gunmen under Jin-Pyo. Also used by narco gunmen under the drug smuggler.

Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
Gunman with Type 56-1. It has black furniture.

AKMSU

Only used by a narco gunman before he was shot in the back of the head by Jin-Pyo.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit. Guns just like this one have been used in Tropic Thunder, Three Kings, and numerous other movies and TV shows.
The gunman shot at the back has an AKMSU. You can only see it for a split second.

M16A1

Myanmar soldiers in honor guard duty are armed most likely with the M16A1 in the 1st episode since it was set in the 1980s. This may be an error as the Myanmar Army were not armed with the M16A1 and instead, had G3 rifles as their main rifle. Used by Jin-Pyo's henchmen in the same episode in the late 20th century, which are most likely Vietnam War-based surplus. Also used by narco gunmen working under a local drug smuggler.

M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The Myanmar Army soldier in honor guard clothes (cap included) has an M16A1 in his hands behind a police motorbike.
The M16A1 held by a gunmen behind Jin-Pyo. The fire selector is partially seen.
Another shot of the M16A1 held by another gunman. The one of the left has an AKS-47.
Narco gunman entering Yun-Seong's room.
Drug smuggler leader aims scoped M16A1. Wonder how he can do so since he has an eyepatch.
The FPS view of the scope attached on the M16A1, aimed at Yun-Seong.

Shotguns

Remington 870

Seen in the hands of some narco gunmen. Yun-Seong takes one and hunts them down after his surrogate mother was shot in front of him.

Remington 870 with early style Black Synthetic Riot foregrips and buttstock - 12 gauge.
Yun-Seong firing the 870 as he runs.

Sniper Rifles

Bushmaster XM15 "V-Match"

Seen in the first episode when a Underwater Demolitions Unit commando snipes the black ops soldiers in North Korean waters to hide any traces of South Korean military involvement in the Pyongyang raid. Jin-Pyo is also seen using the same rifle in Seoul when he attempts to assassinate an ex-ROK Army officer turned politician.

Bushmaster XM15 "V-Match" Note smooth handguard and absence of front sight - 5.56x45mm
UDU commando snipes black ops soldiers from the submarine.
An UDU commando takes aim at the 21 unarmed black ops soldiers.
Another shot of the rifle used by the UDU commando. You can see the PRS stock.
Jin-Pyo aiming the rifle at the Seoul Intercontinental Hotel. This has a scope and a silencer with a laser sight.
Another shot of Jin-Pyo's sniper rifle. You can partially see the PRS stock.



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