Lethal Weapon 3
Lethal Weapon 3 is the third installment in the Lethal Weapon film franchise. The 1992 action sequel has Detective Riggs (Mel Gibson) and Detective Murtaugh (Danny Glover) under the eye of an Internal Affairs detective during an investigation of a former cop who is dealing in illegal arms and armor-piercing ammunition.
The following weapons were used in the film Lethal Weapon 3:
As in the previous film, Lethal Weapon 2, Detective Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson) carries a Beretta 92FS pistol as his sidearm. At one point, Riggs uses his Beretta to demonstrate the lethality of the armor-piercing rounds being used by the suspects, penetrating a police-issue bulletproof vest with one shot. Berettas can also be seen being carried by Sergeant Lorna Cole (Rene Russo) and a young patrolman named Edwards (Jason Rainwater). During the shootout in the subway tunnel, Riggs is seen dual-wielding Berettas. While continuing to chase from the subway, Riggs is forced to take control of an LAPD officer's motorcycle, asking him if his service weapon is a Beretta, to which the officer replies it is, Riggs borrows a couple of "clips" from him as well.
Beretta 92FS Inox
Following the failed armored van robbery, Travis (Stuart Wilson) confronts Smitty (John Cenatiempo), the robber that managed to escape, and Hatchett (Nick Chinlund) is then seen pistol-whipping him with a Beretta 92FS Inox, stunning him and leaving him unable to escape as he's buried alive in concrete. Hatchett is seen using the Beretta Inox again when Riggs and Lorna drive away with the truck full of automatic weapons and then the Inox is seen in his hand when the thugs pick up the guns in the road.
Heckler & Koch P9S
At one point, Riggs and Murtaugh go to visit Murtaugh's daughter Rianne (Traci Wolfe) at her job, though Murtaugh fails to tell Riggs that her job is as an actress in a movie, and when Riggs sees an actor holding Rianne at gunpoint he charges in and tackles him, disarming him of his rubber prop gun, which appears to have been molded off a Heckler & Koch P9S.
Smith & Wesson 5906
As a backup to his usual revolver, Murtaugh can be seen using a Smith & Wesson 5906 pistol, most notably when engaging in a shootout with a group of gangbangers. He also carries it in lieu of his Model 19 when he and Riggs are busted to Patrolmen following a bomb incident at the start of the film, and has an accidental discharge while holstering his weapon, nearly shooting himself.
Smith & Wesson 5904
During the armored van robbery, Billy Phelps (Mark Pellegrino), the robber driving the van, pulls out a Smith & Wesson 5904 while fighting with Riggs but is able to discharge the weapon only once, into the right front window (which actually receives a rather impressive impact, despite the reinforced glass in the armored van). It's later revealed that the pistol was loaded with armor-piercing bullets.
Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) uses a stainless Walther PPK with matching suppressor to execute Billy Phelps in the L.A.P.D. interrogation room. When Riggs, Murtaugh and Leo Getz (Joe Pesci) track Travis to a sports arena, Travis pulls out the Walther and wounds Leo during a scuffle on the ice. Travis later pulls the pistol on Captain Murphy while in the LAPD impound.
Smith & Wesson Model 19
As in the first two films, Detective Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) can be seen carrying a Smith & Wesson Model 19 as his standard weapon, though does supplement it with a semi-auto pistol as a backup, as mentioned above. What appears to be a Model 19 is also seen in the hands of one of Travis' henchmen (Sven-Ole Thorsen).
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Travis (Stuart Wilson) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 29 with a 6 1/2 in. barrel and pachmayr grips as his sidearm of choice for the second half of the film. He first is seen pulling it on Captain Murphy (Steve Kahan) before taking him to the LAPD impound. Travis then is seen loading his Smith & Wesson Model 29 with armor-piercing bullets while recovering their impounded weapons. During the shootout at the housing development, Travis can be seen firing the revolver at Sgt. Cole, piercing one of her ballistic vests. Although in reality, if a 9x19mm armor-piercing round can penetrate a bulletproof vestplate so easily (as Riggs displayed at the beginning of the film), then a .44 Magnum (which is three times as strong) armor-piercing round could easily penetrate two vests.
Smith & Wesson Model 686
Smith & Wesson Model 60
After awakening in his bed, Tyrone (Gregory Millar) is seen reaching for what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 60 revolver before being confronted by Murtaugh. This also appears to be the revolver used by one of Travis' henchmen that opens fire on Riggs and Cole as they escape in a truck.
Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight
When confronted by Jack Travis, Captain Murphy surrenders his revolver, which appears to be a stainless Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight fitted with black grips. As this film was made in the early 1990's, the revolver could not have been the 637 model.
Sgt. Lorna Cole is seen with an Ithaca 37 shotgun while Murtaugh interrogates various suspects.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
There are several appearances in the film of the Heckler & Koch MP5K, first seen being fired out a car window by one of the gang bangers that Riggs encounters, then by former officer Jack Travis (Stuart Wilson) during a high-speed chase with Riggs. Some of Travis' henchmen can also be seen firing them during the final battle, among other weapons.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Travis' henchmen are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3's during the subway tunnel shootout. During the shootout at the housing development, several of Travis' henchmen can be seen wielding MP5A3's, most notably when Captain Ed Murphy's car is shot up when it is sent into the housing development Travis is operating from. Some of Travis' henchmen can also be seen firing them during the final battle, among other weapons.
When Murtaugh engages the gang bangers, one of them opens fire on him with a Cobray M11/9, spraying and praying in an ultimately futile effort to take out the veteran cop. Upon discovering that the youth wielding it was a friend of his son named Daryl, Murtaugh takes the weapon and goes on a personal mission to find the people responsible for giving him the illegal firearm. Murtaugh later carries the gun during the shootout at the housing development, at one point using it to ignite a trail of gasoline spread by Riggs. At the end of the firefight, he tosses the M11/9, loaded with armor-piercing bullets, to Riggs who then uses it to kill Travis, shooting him through the bucket on the backhoe loader he is driving.
At one point, Lorna Cole misidentifies the weapon as a MAC-10, however, it's elongated receiver clearly identifies it as an M11/9. When Cole is laying out the illustrious criminal history of the machine pistol taken from Daryl, she claims it has a 36-round magazine; magazines for the M11/9 are available in 32- or 50-round capacities, but not 36.
During the final battle, one of Travis' henchmen can be seen wielding fully-automatic Ruger AC556K rifles, most notably when Captain Ed Murphy's car is shot up when it is sent into the housing development Travis is operating from with the siren blaring and no driver.
Crate of Weapons
As Detective Cole drives away in a suspect's truck, a crate of weapons falls off and breaks open, revealing that it contained several automatic rifles and submachine guns. Among the weapons seen include a Steyr AUG, several Galil SAR's, and several M11's.
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