Lethal Weapon 2

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Lethal Weapon 2 (1989) The poster image is obviously reversed as the slide release and take down lever are on the wrong side in the photo. The flip was most likely done for aesthetics (although it led to gun confusion). Note the tipped up slide release lever, meaning that the magazine is empty.

Lethal Weapon 2 is the second installment in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. Mel Gibson and Danny Glover return as Detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh, who find themselves assigned to protect an accountant (Joe Pesci) whose testimony involves a large money laundering conspiracy that involves South African diplomats during the time of apartheid.


The following weapons were used in the film Lethal Weapon 2:

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Pistols

Beretta 92FS

Unlike the original Lethal Weapon (where a Beretta 92F was carried), Detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) carries a Beretta 92FS as his primary sidearm in this film, and as such, uses it frequently throughout the film. In a memorable scene, Riggs empties the magazine of his Beretta into one of the main villain's henchmen while remembering the names of his friends and loved ones. Other LAPD detectives are also seen with Berettas.

Beretta 92FS 9x19mm. This well worn movie gun is the Beretta 92FS that Mel Gibson used in the film, as well as in Lethal Weapon 3 and Lethal Weapon 4
Detective Sgt. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) brandishing his Beretta 92FS at the South African consulate.
Closeup of Riggs' Beretta as Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) runs to pick it up.
Riggs pulls his 92FS while chased by a helicopter.
Riggs fires his Beretta 92FS at an attacking helicopter.

Smith & Wesson 5906

In addition to his Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver, Murtaugh also carries a Smith & Wesson 5906 in a shoulder holster. The 5906 also appears to be the weapon carried by Det. Tim Cavanaugh (Dean Norris).

Smith & Wesson 5906 - 9x19mm
As Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan) talks to him, Murtaugh can be seen carrying his Smith & Wesson Model 19 in a crossdraw holster, and a Smith & Wesson semiauto in a shoulder holster.
Murtaugh's S&W can be seen in its holster when he puts his badge in the desk.
Murtaugh fires the Smith & Wesson 5906 at the South African henchmen during his rescue of Leo at the stilt house. One of the rounds he fires during this shot has no sound effect applied; the weapon can be seen to fire (albeit with very little muzzle flare), yet no sound is heard.
Det. Tim Cavanaugh (Dean Norris) on the right appears to carry the 5906 while chasing down suspects in downtown L.A.
Cavanaugh is seen in the center with his S&W drawn while raiding the diplomat's stilt house.

Beretta 92SB-C

During the raid of the South African residence, Detective Collins (Grand L. Bush) can be seen wielding a Beretta 92SB-C. Not a 92FS Centurion or a 92FS Compact, as they weren't released until 1992, and since this film was released in 1989, it would have to be a 92SB Compact Version. It is also noted as a 92SB-C by its rounded trigger guard.

Beretta 92SB-C with wood grips - 9x19mm
Detective Collins brandishes his compact Beretta at the South African guard.

Browning Hi-Power

A Browning Hi-Power is taken off one of Rudd's henchmen by Riggs.

Browning Hi-Power "Type 73" - 9x19mm. These Hi-Powers feature elongated bushings different from Hi-Powers Made before 1973 and after the MK II Series.
Riggs takes a Browning Hi-Power off one of Rudd's henchmen.

Heckler & Koch P9S

The Heckler & Koch P9S appears in the film as the sidearm carried by Rudd's chief henchman Pieter Vorstedt (Derrick O'Connor). He also is seen attaching a suppressor to it.

Heckler & Koch P9S
The P9S is handed back to Vorstedt.
Vorstedt pulls the suppressed P9S as he confronts Wyler.
Vorstedt holds the suppressed P9S.
Vorstedt fires the Heckler & Koch P9S.

Mauser C96 Bolo

During the final battle aboard the Alba Varden, Arjen Rudd (Joss Ackland) fires on Riggs with a Mauser C96 'Bolo' before running out of ammunition.

Mauser C96 (Bolo Variant) - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Arjen Rudd (Joss Ackland) with a Mauser C96 Bolo as he runs out of ammo.

Walther PPK

Rudd's chief henchman Pieter Vorstedt (Derrick O'Connor) also carries a Walther PPK.

Walther PPK - .380 ACP
Vorstedt tries to shoot Riggs with his PPK.

Walther P5 Compact

A Walther P5 Compact is used by one of Rudd's henchmen as he commandeers a tow truck.

Walther P5 Compact - 9x19mm
Rudd's henchman tries to shoot Riggs with the Walter P5.
The henchman with the Walther P5. Note that his pinky finger is hanging off the grip of the pistol.

SIG-Sauer P225

A suppressed SIG-Sauer P225 pistol is used by one of Rudd's henchmen, when he tries to murder Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) in the hotel room while posing as room service.

SIG-Sauer P225 - 9x19mm
Closeup of the SIG-Sauer.
Sideview of the SIG-Sauer P225.

Revolvers

Smith & Wesson Model 19

The Smith & Wesson Model 19 appears as the primary weapon of Detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover). In his signature Lethal Weapon move, Murtaugh can be seen rolling his neck before taking a shot.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 'Combat Magnum' .357 Magnum. This is the actual Screen used Movie firearm - a custom ported Smith & Wesson Model 19 with black rubber grips, used and carried by Danny Glover in the film Lethal Weapon and subsequent sequels.
The Smith & Wesson Model 19 appears as the primary weapon of Detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover).
Detective Sgt. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) holds his Model 19 as he and Riggs make an unexpected discovery.
"It's just been revoked!"
Closeup of Murtaugh's Smith & Wesson Model 19 the moment before Murtaugh fires.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

LAPD Detective Tom Wyler (Juney Smith) appears to carry a Smith & Wesson Model 60 as his sidearm.

Classic Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
LAPD Detective Tom Wyler (Juney Smith) with a Smith & Wesson Model 60 during the downtown shootout.
On the far right, Det. Wyler (in the red sweater) holds his S&W.

Smith & Wesson Model 649

Det. Megean Shapiro (Jenette Goldstein) uses a stainless Smith & Wesson Model 649 revolver during the raid on hilltop residence of Arjen Rudd.

Smith & Wesson Model 649 with wood grips - .38 Special
Shapiro raids the stilt house along with Riggs & Murtaugh.
Shapiro, with her Smith & Wesson drawn, searches Vorstedt (Derrick O'Connor).

Smith & Wesson Model 686

Det. Eddie Estaban (Nestor Serrano) appears to carry a snubnose Smith & Wesson Model 686.

Smith & Wesson Model 686 Snub - .357 Magnum
In the middle, Det. Eddie Estaban (Nestor Serrano) appears to carry a snubnose Smith & Wesson Model 686.
Estaban (black jacket) holds the revolver.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

A female LAPD officer pulls her Smith & Wesson Model 10 after Hans crashes his car.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
A female LAPD officer pulls her Smith & Wesson Model 10 after Hans crashes his car.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

The Heckler & Koch MP5K appears in the film as one of the weapons used by the South African henchmen, seen in the South African embassy being carried under a coat via a shoulder sling, then again aboard the cargo vessel Alba Varden during the final battle.

Heckler & Koch MP5K w/ 30-round magazine - 9x19mm
A henchman opens fire from the helicopter during the downtown shootout.
Hans (Mark Rolston) fires his MP5K from his car at Riggs during the opening car chase.
One of Rudd's henchmen displays his Heckler & Koch MP5K at the South African embassy as Riggs mentions that he's never seen one of those on the force. Note the shorter 15-round magazine on this particular gun.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 appears in the film as another weapon used by the main villain's henchmen, first during the raid on Riggs' beachfront mobile home (seen with and without brass catchers), then again during the final battle aboard the Alba Varden. Two MP5A3s are commandeered and used by Riggs and Murtaugh.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
One of Rudd's Henchmen with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 during the raid on Riggs' beachfront mobile home.
Riggs (Mel Gibson) fires back at Rudd's henchmen atop his mobile home with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3.
Closeup of Murtaugh's MP5A3. Note the paddle release and barrel lugs.
Rudd's henchmen open fire with their MP5A3's on-board the Alba Varden.

Shotguns

Ithaca 37

An LAPD officer searches a building with an Ithaca 37 shotgun.

Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
The officer on the left with the shotgun.

Remington 870

LAPD officers are armed with what appear to be a Remington 870 shotguns during the downtown shootout.

Remington 870 - 12 Gauge
LAPD officers are armed with what appear to be a Remington 870 shotguns during the downtown shootout.

Remington 870 (Extended Mag Tube)

When the South African thugs escape in a helicopter, one of them is armed with what appears to be a Remington 870 shotgun with extended mag tube.

Remington 870 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
When the South African thugs escape in a helicopter, one of them is armed with what appears to be a Remington 870 shotgun with extended mag tube.

See Also

Lethal Weapon Film Franchise
Lethal Weapon (1987)  •  Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)  •  Lethal Weapon 3 (1992)  •  Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)



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