Cliffhanger

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Cliffhanger (1993)


The following weapons were used in the film Cliffhanger:

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Handguns

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is first seen wielded by an US Treasury Agent (Bruce McGill) to subdue FBI Agent Matheson. A second suppressed Beretta 92FS is seen used by the pilot of the Treasury plane. Several henchmen are also seen wielding the Beretta 92FS including Kristel (Caroline Goodall) and Delmar (Craig Fairbrass). Later Travers is seen wielding one instead of his Taurus PT99.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
One of the Treasury agents holds a Beretta 92FS to Agent Matheson's head.
The Treasury jet pilot (Kim Robillard) holds a suppressed Beretta to his co-pilot's head.
One of the mercenaries holding a Beretta on Hal.
Kristel (Caroline Goodall) holds her Beretta on Hal.
Travers (Rex Linn) aims a Beretta at Qualen.
Delmar (Craig Fairbrass) aims a Beretta at Hal.
A promotional image of Kristel holding Hal prisoner.

Desert Eagle Mark I

Eric Qualen (John Lithgow) is seen with a Desert Eagle Mark I throughout the film.

IMI Desert Eagle Mark I - .357 Magnum
Hal with Qualen's Desert Eagle jammed into his cheek.
From the pilot's seat of the helicopter, Qualen (John Lithgow) aims his Desert Eagle at Jessie (Janine Turner). Pretty impressive, given how two hands are needed at all times to pilot a chopper.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Frank (Ralph Waite) uses the Smith and Wesson to scare away the wolves that are attacking the base jumper. Later Frank gets his side arm taken from him by being tricked by Kristel, who uses it against him.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 magnum
Frank (Ralph Waite) fires his Smith & Wesson Model 19 into the air.
Kristel (Caroline Goodall) relieves Frank of his pistol and aims it at him.

Taurus PT99

US Treasury Agent Richard Travers (Rex Linn) fires a Taurus PT99 at his fellow agents, betraying them, and at FBI Agent Matheson.

Older-model Taurus PT99 - 9x19mm
US Treasury Agent Richard Travers (Rex Linn) fires a Taurus PT99 at his fellow agents.

Unknown Pistol

This small unknown pistol is seen being drawn by FBI Agent Matheson (Vyto Ruginis) as the Treasury Agents are betrayed. Although unusual for a government agent, it appears to have the appearance of a Walther PP.

Agent Matheson is shot while holding the pistol

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch HK94

Chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94s in lieu of real Heckler & Koch MP5s, are seen wielded by multiple henchmen through out the film. The HK94's are fitted with sling, scopes, flash lights and laser pointers.

Chopped and converted HK 94A2 9mm
Ryan (Gregory Scott Cummins) flails around with his submachine gun after being blinded by Gabe. As you can see, there is no paddle mag release.
Delmar (Craig Fairbrass) holds his gun. There are no barrel lugs.
Travers (Rex Linn) aims his gun.
A promotional image of Delmar (Craig Fairbrass) with the HK94.

MAC-11

Kynette (Leon Robinson) carries a MAC-11 without folding stock (to fit in his shoulder holster) throughout the film, eventually losing it while fighting with Gabe Walker. This weapon is also seen in the hands of Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner).

RPB Industries M11A1 - .380 ACP
Kynette with his MAC-11.
Kynette (Leon Robinson) opens fire with his MAC-11.
Kynette pulls his MAC-11.
This weapon is also seen in the hands of Jessie Deighan (Janine Turner).

Mini Uzi

FBI Special Agent Matheson (Vyto Ruginis), who tags along for the ride, realizes what is happening and draws a Mini Uzi to try and stop the robbery. Later Agent Matheson uses the Mini Uzi to cripple the second plane.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
FBI Special Agent Matheson (Vyto Ruginis) pulls a Mini Uzi to try and stop the robbery.
The Treasury agent on the right pokes the forestock of a Mini Uzi into Agent Matheson's neck.
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Rifles

Steyr-Mannlicher SSG-PI Rifle

Ray (Kevin Donald) is armed with a Steyr-Mannlicher SSG 69 PI Rifle while trying to return fire on FBI Agent Matheson as he rains fire from the Treasury plane.

Steyr SSG 69 PI Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
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Shotguns

Smith & Wesson 3000

Delmar (Craig Fairbrass) carries a Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun as his primary firearms in the film. Hal Tucker (Michael Rooker) later stabs Delmar in the leg with a Spyderco knife, enabling him to grab the Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun slung on Delmar's back. Tucker then uses the shotgun from that point on throughout the film.

Smith & Wesson 3000 shotgun with black synthetic furniture and folding stock - 12 Gauge
The Model 3000 is on the back of a treasure guard.
The Model 3000 slung on Delmar's back.
Hal Tucker firing the S&W 3000 .Note the folded Choate Stock.

Other

DefTech 37mm launcher with underslung MAC 10

Heldon (Denis Forest), one of the henchmen, can be seen wielding a DefTech 6-shot rotary launcher with an underslung MAC-10 submachine gun, underneath the barrel. He uses it until he falls to his death. This is the same weapon used in RoboCop 3.

DefTech 37mm launcher
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Piton Gun

Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) uses a fictional piton gun that fires climbing pitons into rock faces to anchor his ropes throughout the film (a technique that is completely ridiculous on many levels). While submerged in a frozen pool, he also uses the piton gun to kills Agent Travers (Rex Linn), somehow firing 3 successive shots from the single-shot device. It is worth noting that this rather obvious goof was actually created by the editor - originally Gabe was only supposed to shoot Travers once with the piton gun, before Hal (Michael Rooker) arrived to finish him off with the Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun, but this was later edited to show Gabe scoring the kill by himself.




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