Kiss of the Dragon

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Kiss of the Dragon (2001)

Kiss of the Dragon is a 2001 action film starring Jet Li, Tchéky Karyo and Bridget Fonda. There is relatively little wire work, unusual for a modern kung fu film, resulting in some great fight scenes, especially between Jet Li and Cyril Raffaelli, who plays a henchman. Despite Li's character being a good police officer and a surprisingly good portrayal of the Communist Chinese government, this film was still banned in the People's Republic of China, a fact that Li was not very happy about.

The following weapons are used in Kiss of the Dragon:

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Handguns

FN Model 1900 (Chinese copy)

Liu Jian (Jet Li) smuggles a Chinese made copy of the FN Model 1900, .32 ACP into France, which was later used to frame him.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Liu Jian loads his FN M1900.
Liu Jian's M1900 tucked into the back of his pants.
Richard chambers a round in Liu Jian's M1900.
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Liu Jian's M1900 in an evidence bag.
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Beretta 92FS Inox

Inspector Richard (Tchéky Karyo) has a Beretta 92FS Inox as his primary weapon throughout the movie. It has a blued barrel from an ordinary Beretta 92.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19 mm
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The safety is still on.
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The black barrel is visible here.
Could not ask for a better shot

Ruger P-Series

The "Fat Thug" (Jean-Marc Huber) uses a Ruger P-series pistol.

Ruger P89 - 9x19mm
"Fat Thug" with his Ruger pistol. The CGI grenade can be seen as well.

Taurus Raging Bull

The larger twin (Didier Azoulay) carries a Taurus Raging Bull revolver.

Taurus Raging Bull - .44 Magnum
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Ruger Security Six

One of Richard's thugs (John Maczko) carries a stainless Ruger Security Six revolver.

Ruger Security Six. Stainless steel, 4" barrel.
The Security Six on the right. Richard's Beretta 92FS Inox is on the left.

Beretta 92FS

Some of Richard's men carry Beretta 92FS pistols.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
One of Richard's cops with his Beretta 92FS.
A nice closeup.
A rubber Beretta 92FS is obviously used when Liu Jian kicks one from one henchman's hand into the face of another.
It's rubber, but that's still got to hurt.

M1911-type

One of Richard's men carries a nickel-plated M1911-type pistol during the chase on the boat.

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 Pistol that was bright nickel plated by the owner (with Pearl grips) - .45 ACP.
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Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie

Many of the cops carry Manurhin MR-73 Defense 3" revolvers (indicated by fixed sights).

Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie with three inch barrel.
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Vektor SP1

Some of Richard's men carry a Vektor SP1.

Vektor SP1 - 9x19mm
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The distinctive trigger guard of the SP1 is seen here.

MAC Mle 1950

One of the cops in the police station reaches for his MAC Mle 1950.

French MAS Mle 1950 pistol - 9x19mm Parabellum.
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This shot shows the hammer.

Submachine Guns

Mini Uzi

A few Mini Uzis were seen in the hands of Richard's men. The pilot (Paul Barrett) carries two tricked out ones with stainless finish and scopes.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9mm
Scary looking, but you don't need to be a fast runner like Jet Li to dodge the bullets from this stupid setup
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Richard fires wildly at Liu Jian.

Ruger MP9

Max (John Forgeham) had a Ruger MP9 in the weapons stash in his car.

Ruger MP9 with Stock folded - 9mm
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Rifles

Ruger AC556K

French police can be seen with a Ruger AC556K rifle.

Ruger Mini-14 GB-F ("Government Barrel, Folding Stock") - .223 Remington
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SIG SG 552

Max (John Forgeham) uses a SIG SG 552 with a scope and an under barrel grenade launcher.

SIG SG 552 5.56mm
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AR-15 type

French police carry an AR-15-type rifle. It's not very clear, but it has a forward assist and A2-style handguards.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, Using M16A2's with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B Movies.
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Other

Unknown Grenades

The bigger twin carries several grenades of an unknown type. Richard uses one to try to kill Liu Jian. A CGI model is used when Liu Jian tosses it back into the sleeve of a henchman. (In frame-by-frame, it actually disappears for a few frames.)

He carries a lot of grenades for a cop, much less a plainclothes cop.

Under barrel Grenade Launcher

Max's (John Forgeham) SG 552 has an unknown under barrel grenade launcher. It might be a SIG GL 5040. It could be a mockup as it is never fired.

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Train Station Gun Stash

Numerous weapons are seen in the gun stash at the train station. Liu Jian can't use it however, as two cops see it the same time he does.

How did they get a dozen rifles and shotguns to the train station in the first place? Or how did they expect anyone to get it out of there?


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