Die Hard with a Vengeance
Die Hard with a Vengeance is the third installment in the Die Hard film series. The 1995 sequel finds John McClane (Bruce Willis) having to collaborate with a reluctant store owner (Samuel L. Jackson) as they are forced to race through Manhattan completing specific tasks or else a terrorist named Simon (Jeremy Irons) will detonate bombs planted throughout the city. Helmed by original Die Hard director John McTiernan, the film encountered unfortunate timing with the tragic bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City earlier that year.
The following weapons were used in the film Die Hard with a Vengeance:
As in Die Hard 2, NYPD Detective Lieutenant John McClane (Bruce Willis) carries a Beretta 92FS as his sidearm, despite the fact that the Beretta is not an authorized firearm by the NYPD. The Beretta is first seen as it is given back to McClane once he is reinstated. He uses it several times throughout the movie, most notably pulling it when surrounded by Simon's men in an elevator and firing it while driving a Mercedes to kill a pair of pursuing terrorists in a pickup during the film's car chase on the L.I.E. (Long Island Expressway). Katya (Sam Phillips) also uses a Beretta to fire at a helicopter overhead.
A very nervous transit cop (Scott Nicholson) draws a Glock 17 on Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) when Zeus jumps the turnstiles (without swiping a MetroCard) in order to reach the pay phone at the Wall Street station. This scene later inspired a similar confrontation between a protagonist (voiced by Jackson) and a cop in the 2004 animated film The Incredibles.
The federal marshals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York appear to carry Glock 19s. The terrorists that McClane shoots in the elevator are also armed with Glock 19s.
Heckler & Koch P9S
In an alternate ending, McClane tracks Simon down in Europe and pulls a Heckler & Koch P9S on him as he forces him to play a game of "McClane Says".
While Simon and his men are at the Federal Reserve, Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) can be seen armed with a Makarov PM. In an alternate ending, Simon pulls out and throws away his Makarov when confronted by McClane.
Smith & Wesson Model 36 (Nickel)
In a scene reminiscent of the original Die Hard, a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver with Pachmayr grips is taped to back of McClane. Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) steps in and grabs the revolver off McClane's back, using it to intimidate an assembled mob.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
During the final shootout at the Canadian border, John McClane uses the pilot's standard blue-steel Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver while under attack from Simon.
While preparing to depart the doomed cargo ship, Simon Gruber and Katya (Sam Phillips) are confronted by Mathias Targo (Nicholas Wyman), who discovered earlier what was really the cargo on the ship. After Targo accuses Simon of betrayal, Katya draws a nickel-plated Walther PPK/S with pearl grips.
When Simon and his men attempt to enter the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a Federal Reserve Guard can be seen loading shells into a Mossberg 500 fitted with a heatshield and extended magazine tube. Note that he fires off 12 to 14 rounds without reloading, when a shotgun of this type only can carry a maximum of nine shells.
Heckler & Koch SP89 (mocked up as MP5K)
During their infiltration of the cargo ship, John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes what appears to be Heckler & Koch MP5K off of a dead terrorist and gives it to Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) before sending him off to find Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons). McClane is seen telling Zeus how to charge the weapon. This particular weapon is actually a Heckler & Koch SP89 fitted with the vertical MP5K foregrip and converted to full auto to pass as an MP5K. It can be noted as an SP89 due to the non-push pin metal lower receiver and lack of paddle magazine release. SP89 mockups are likely used by several of Simon's men throughout the film as well.
Heckler & Koch MP5K (Daisy Airsoft replicas)
John McClane lifts a MAC-10 off of a dead cargo ship terrorist after his fight with Targo (Nicholas Wyman).
Another frequently-used weapon by Simon's men is the Uzi sub-machine gun. It is most notably seen in the scene where Targo rigs the dam to blow in an attempt to drown McClane as he's pursuing them.
One of Simon's men disguised as a maintenance worker pulls a Micro Uzi on a Federal Reserve Deputy Marshal.
Bushmaster XM15E2 S
Just before they blow the dam, one of Simon's men can be seen with what appears to be a Bushmaster XM15E2 of some sort. Bushmaster built the AR15s for the movie and for Bruce Willis' personal collection. A Bushmaster also appears to be the sniper rifle used by one of Simon's men at Yankee Stadium, fitted with a suppressor and a spotter's scope.
M60 Machine Gun
During the shootout at the border, Simon Gruber uses an M60 machine gun from the seat of a helicopter to shoot at a nearby chopper carrying John McClane and Zeus Carver.
"Chinese Rocket Launcher"
In an alternate ending to the film, John McClane tracks Simon down in a bar in Europe. McClane then pulls out a Chinese rocket launcher which has the markings removed that indicate which end is the firing one. He then forces Simon to play "McClane Says" and then to point the launcher in the direction he thinks will not harm him. The launcher was custom made for the production out of iron and was hollow on the inside in order to place a special effects charge to simulate firing.