Edge of Darkness

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Edge of Darkness (2010)

The following weapons were used in the film Edge of Darkness:




Glock 23

Boston PD Detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) carries a Glock 23 as his sidearm throughout the film. He uses it on multiple occasions, most notably to dispatch some of Northmoor's private security personnel working for Jack Bennet (Danny Huston). When Craven enters David Burnham's apartment, the "23" slide markings are clearly visible. The Glock 23 is also the real life issue weapon of Boston Police Department's officers and detectives.

Hero Glock 23 used by Mel Gibson in Edge of Darkness - .40 Smith & Wesson. Note the extended slide release which was customized for Mel Gibson. Image courtesy of NRA National Firearms Museum.
A production still shows Thomas Craven holding his Glock.
Another production still of Thomas Craven.
Thomas Craven's Glock in his holster.
Craven comes knockin' on David Burnham's door. Note in this shot here we can see the slide markings '23', 'AUSTRIA', and '.40', which confirm the gun as a Glock 23. Also note the depressed trigger, indicating the weapon has not been made ready.
This is not a preferable method for Law Enforcement to enter a room or building, as a suspect lying in wait could easily grab the gun before the officer is through the door - which is exactly what happens to Craven.
Craven draws his Glock against a Northmoor henchman.
Craven fires his Glock at the henchman's car. Here we get a nice side view of Craven's Glock.
Craven (Mel Gibson) fires his Glock.
"- Like your name and what you're doin' here."
Craven aims his Glock at Jedburgh.
"Yeah, I'm funny like that."
Craven pulls his Glock on Bennett's henchmen.

Springfield Ultra Compact

Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) finds a Springfield Armory Ultra Compact with Hogue rubber grips in Emma Craven's (Bojana Novakovic) bedroom. The firearm belongs to Emma's boyfriend Dan Burnham (Shawn Roberts). Craven later gives this firearm back to Burnham to protect himself.

Springfield Armory Ultra Compact - .45 ACP
A production image of Craven showing the Ultra Compact to Dan Burnham (Shawn Roberts).
Craven (Mel Gibson) discovers the Ultra Compact in Emma's nightstand.
Craven checks the load in the Ultra Compact.
Craven shows Burnham his own Springfield, and questions him at the same time.
Burnham holds his Ultra Compact after Craven gives it back to him.

Heckler & Koch P2000SK

Darius Jedburgh's (Ray Winstone) sidearm throughout the film is a Heckler & Koch P2000SK. He uses it a few times, most notably at the senator's house.

Heckler & Koch P2000SK - 9x19mm
A production still shows Jedburgh holding his gun.
Jedburgh (Ray Winstone) fires his P2000SK.
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Jedburgh holds his gun at the senator.
"By what standard?"
Jedburgh fires the gun.

SIG-Sauer P220R

Northmoor's private security officers, including Jack Bennett's bodyguards Agent One (Frank Grillo) and Agent Two (Peter Epstein) all carry SIG-Sauer P220R pistols as their sidearms. Craven (Mel Gibson) also takes one from Bennett's driver and uses it to scare him.

SIG-Sauer P220R - .45 ACP
Bennett gets an uncomfortable experience courtesy of Craven.
"What does it feel like?"
Note the lack of frame-bulge in this shot, indicating this gun is a P220 and not a P226.
Agent One aims his P220R at Craven.
"Hello, Craven."
Agent One runs down the stairs with his P220R in hand.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose

Jack Bennett (Danny Huston) uses what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose during the climactic firefight.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
Bennett aims his Smith & Wesson Model 19.

Glock 17

A Massachusetts state trooper briefly uses a Glock 17 in the film. The theatrical poster also shows Craven (Mel Gibson) wielding a full-size older 2nd Generation Glock 17 (noted by the lack of accessory rail), though he does not use this particular model Glock in the film.

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
A state trooper pulls his Glock.

Rifles / Carbines


The Boston PD SWAT uses M4A1 Carbines fitted with EOTech holosights and tactical lights, while serving an arrest warrant on a suspect.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
A Boston SWAT offcier with the M4A1.


Sawed-Off 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A Sawed-off Double Barrel Shotgun is used by Agent One (Frank Grillo) at the beginning of the film. One is also seen on a dead hitman's table.

Remington Spartan Sawed-Off shotgun - 12 Gauge
Agent One fires a sawed-off shotgun at the Cravens.
Craven watches a crime scene technician dust the weapon for prints.

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