Jack Reacher (2012)
Jack Reacher is a 2012 thriller directed by Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun). The film is an adaptation of the novel One Shot by Lee Child (who does a cameo in the film as a cop), who created a series of novels featuring the title character. Tom Cruise stars as Jack Reacher, a former US Army investigator living off the grid who emerges after being called upon by a former Army sniper who is accused of a seemingly random shooting of five people in Pittsburgh. The film also co-stars Rosamund Pike, Jai Courtney, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall and director Werner Herzog in a rare acting role. The film was followed in 2016 with the sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.
The following weapons were used in the film Jack Reacher (2012):
Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo) uses a third-generation Glock 19 as his sidearm. He carries it in an IWB (Inside the Waistband) holster. Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike) also briefly handles the gun in the film, when she hands it to Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise).
A distraught father of one of the shooting victims has a M1911A1 with Rampant Colt grips sitting on his table when he speaks with Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike). Close inspection reveals the standard spur hammer has been replaced with a Commander-style ring hammer.
Colt Government Model
A thug tries to shoot Jack Reacher with a slightly customized Colt Government Model with a skeleton hammer before being disarmed by him.
Ruger 22/45 Lite
Smith & Wesson Model 442
Rifles / Carbines
Pittsburgh PD SWAT officers use M4A1 carbines with various attachments in the film. Private Military Contractors in a flashback to Iraq are also seen with M4A1 carbines. Charlie (Jai Courtney) also uses a heavily customized M4A1 fitted with a Magpul buttstock, pistol grip, angled fore grip, MBUS and PMAG. He also has a low power scope, offset red dot sight, free float quad rail, tactical flashlight, extended charging handle latch and a laser designator on his back-up rifle during the climax. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) also uses this rifle at a later point. Reacher takes off the scope before entering a close-quarters situation, having no use for it.
One of the Pittsburgh PD SWAT officers uses an M16A4 fitted with a bipod and a scope when responding to the shooting.
SIG P556 SWAT / SG 550 hybrid
All of the henchmen employed by the Zec (Werner Herzog) use SIG P556 SWAT hybrid rifles during the finale. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) uses one with an Aimpoint sight after taking out a henchman with a rock. The rifle used by Reacher has been previously seen in the film Salt, and is a custom rifle that has a SIG SG 550 series lower receiver not seen on the actual P556.
Springfield Armory M1A
The Springfield Armory M1A is the main rifle seen in the film. An M1A in a woodland camouflage scheme is used in the shootings in Pittsburgh, and is handled in various scenes by James Barr (Joseph Sikora), Charlie (Jai Courtney), Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) and Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo). U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, and gun range owner Cash (Robert Duvall) uses an M1A with a wooden stock to provide covering fire for Reacher in the finale. Every M1A in the film is an actual M1A and not an M21/M25 SWS because they all lack the fire selector even though 2 of the rifles seen have cutouts for it in the stock. James Barr is also seen using an M1A in desert camouflage and a makeshift suppressor in a flashback to his experiences as an Army sniper in Iraq, which is strange because the US Army stopped using the M21/M25 SWS in 1988 when the bolt action M24 was introduced. In the book that the film is based on, Barr served as an infantry sniper during the Gulf War(1990-1991). Even though many M21/M25 variants came back into favor in the Iraq and Afghan wars in the 2000s, it is not clear in the movie if Barr served in the Gulf War or the Iraq War(2003-2011).
Cash's Shooting Range
Former USMC Gunnery Sergeant Cash (Robert Duvall) has several handguns on display at his shooting range store. Several hunting rifles can also be seen on the upper left corner, and pictures of Remington shotguns next to them. A crossbow is also visible when Reacher first visits Cash's store.