M16 rifle series

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Specifications

(1960-Present)

Type: Assault Rifle

Caliber: 5.56x45mm NATO

Capacity: (5, 20, 30, 40 round box magazine/ 90 round snail drum/ 100 round dual drum Beta-C magazine (STANAG Magazines)

Fire Modes: Safe/Semi (Mk 12 SPR, AR-15, civilian variants) Safe/Semi/Burst (M16A2, M16A4, M4) Safe/Semi/Auto (M16, M16A1, M16A3, M4A1)


The M16 series of assault rifles and carbine variants are used by the following actors in the following movies, television series, video games, and anime:

Colt and Official Government Models

M16 Rifle

The original M16, the first version, firing in a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to resemble the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" flash hider, used to resemble the M16A1 during the 1970s and 1980s. This version has a 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with A2 style handguards used to impersonate the M16A2 - 5.56x45mm

Since the original M16 is the first pattern AR-15 select fire rifle that was adopted in 1964 by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam (and also given to the ARVN) all appearances of the slab side M16 in movies and television shows would be either the Class III Colt M16 or the commercially available Colt AR-15 SP1 rifle. After being phased out from active duty, the military owned weapons were issued to National guard units (and later bequeathed to Federal and local law enforcement agencies). Movie Armorers could acquire Law Enforcement Sales models of the M16, as Class III transferable weapons or built as Class III manufacturers. However, an easier way was for commercially sold semiautomatic Colt AR-15 SP1 rifles to be converted to full auto fire in the 1970s and 1980s and these were in movie armories for years.

Film

Film Title Actor Character Note Date
Seven Days in May Andrew Duggan COL William 'Mutt' Henderson Possibly the first depiction of an M16 in a Hollywood film 1964
Ice Station Zebra Various US Marines and Navy sailors 1968
Diamonds are Forever Various Blofield's henchmen 1971
Shaft's Big Score! Various Gangster With 30-round magazine 1972
Soylent Green Various Guards 1973
The Friends of Eddie Coyle Various Gangsters 1973
Savage Sisters Rosanna Ortiz Mei Ling 1974
Various Philippine soldiers, guerrillas
Badlands Various Army National Guard 1973
Zardoz Various Exterminators 1974
The Muthers John Montgomery "Turko" With 30-round magazine 1976
Two-Minute Warning John Cassavetes LAPD Sgt. Buttons With 30-round magazine 1976
Silver Streak Various FBI Agents 1976
The Enforcer Various People's Revolutionary Strike Force terrorists and SFPD officers Fitted with both 3-prong and A1 flash hiders 1976
Vigilante Force Kris Kristofferson Aaron Arnold 3-prong flash hider 1976
Shelly Novack D.O. Viner 3-prong flash hider
Don Pulford Dave Laughlin 3-prong flash hider
Carmen Argenziano Brian Seldon 3-prong flash hider
Charles Cyphers Perry Beal 3-prong flash hider
Black Sunday Steven Keats Robert Mashevsky 1977
Operation Thunderbolt Israeli commando 1977
The Spy Who Loved Me Various US Navy sailors Stolen from Armoury and Stromberg guards 1977
Judge Fayard Called the Sheriff Marcel Bozzuffi Joanno aka "Captain" 1977
Damnation Alley Paul Winfield Keegan 1977
Coming Home Bruce Dern Capt. Bob Hyde 1978
The Boys from Brazil Various Nazis 1978
Apocalypse Now Various US Army soldiers 1979
The Exterminator Robert Ginty John Eastland 1980
Stripes Various US Army soldiers 1981
Escape from New York Various US Police Force and USSS agents Handguards removed 1981
The Loch Ness Horror British Soldiers 20-round magazine 1981
Wolfen Albert Finney NYPD Det. Dewey Wilson Night Vision Scope 1981
Gregory Hines Whittington
Fracchia the Human Beast (Fracchia la belva umana) Italian policemen 1981
Taps Various Cadets 1981
Rambo: First Blood Brian Dennehy Sheriff Will Teasle 1982
Various Hope County sheriff's deputies
Octopussy Roger Moore James Bond SP1 with an A1 Flash hider 1983
Flashpoint US Army soldiers 1984
Jungle Warriors Paramilitary guard 1984
My Science Project John Stockwell Mike Harlan With Cobray CM203 flare launcher 1985
Fisher Stevens Vince Latello
Raphael Sbarge Sherman Reardon
Al Leong Viet Cong soldier
Various Viet Cong soldiers
Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger John Matrix Fitted with A1 flash hider; becomes an A1 in some shots 1985
Various Arius' men and US Army soldiers Fitted with A1 flash hiders, some with A2 hand guards
The Quiet Earth Alison Routledge Joanne 1985
Yes, Madam! (Huang jia shi jie) Hong Kong policemen 1985
The Park is Mine Various NYPD SWAT officers Fitted with AN/PVS-2 Starlight night vision scopes 1986
Raw Deal Various Patrovita's thugs 1986
Heartbreak Ridge Various US Marines Fitted with A1 flash hiders 1986
Platoon Chris Pedersen Crawford Fitted with A1 flash hider 1986
Legacy of Rage Various Henchmen with birdcage flash hiders 1986
Murphy's Law Charles Bronson Jack Murphy Fitted with 3-prong flash hider 1986
A drug farmer Fitted with 3-prong flash hider
Lethal Weapon Various LAPD SWAT officers Deleted scene only 1987
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger Dutch Fitted with A1 flash hider and Fake M203 Launcher 1987
Sonny Landham Billy Fitted with A2 hand guards, A1 flash hider, and Mossberg 500 shotgun
Full Metal Jacket Various US Marines 1987
Die Hard Various LAPD SWAT officers 1988
They Live Roddy Piper Nada 1988
Keith David Frank
Various Cable 54 building guards
L.A. Bounty L.A.P.D. officer 1989
Enemy Peter Fonda Ken Andrews SP1 with an A1 Flash hider 1990
Showdown in Little Tokyo Dolph Lundgren Sergeant Chris Kenner Fitted with A2 handguards 1991
Brandon Lee Johnny Murata
Rapid Fire Linda Perlin Police officer Fitted with A2 handguards and A1 flash hider 1992
Jurassic Park Unknown actor InGen worker Fitted with A2 handguards and A1 flash hider 1993
Undercover Blues Olek Krupa Zubic 1993
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks Forrest Gump 1994
Various US Army soldiers
In the Army Now Pauly Shore PFC "Bones" Conway LaFrance-converted AR-15 SP1; fitted with A1 flash hider and A2 hand guards 1994
Various US Army personnel
Village of the Damned Various US Army National Guard soldiers Fitted with A2 handguards 1995
Beyond Rangoon Burmese soldiers 1995
Crying Freeman Mark Dacascos Yo Hinomura Fitted with Cobray CM203 37mm Launcher 1995
The Rock Tony Todd Captain Darrow Fitted with A1 flash hider and M203 grenade launcher 1996
The Pest John Leguizamo Pestario "Pest" Vargas Fitted with A2 handguards, A1-style lower receiver & flash hider, and fake A2-style windage adjustment knob 1997
Commander Hamilton Swedish guards 1998
Analyze This Various Mobsters Fitted with A2 handguards and A1 flash hiders 1999
The Matrix Various Lobby guards Fitted with both 3-prong and A1 flash hiders 1999
Keanu Reeves Neo
Coronado Clayton Rohner Arnet McClure 2003
Various Rebel Soldiers
Once Upon a Time in Mexico Gerardo Vigil General Marquez Fitted with A2 handguards and A1 flash hiders 2003
Various General Soldiers
Alone in the Dark (2005) Various Bureau 713 Commandos 2005
Land of the Dead Various US Army soldiers 2005
The Battle of Long Tan Various Australian soldiers 2006
Black Dynamite Michael Jai White Black Dynamite With M203 grenade launcher 2009
Various Black Panther
The Expendables 2 Sang member 2012

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Notes Air Date
Police Story Jan-Michael Vincent L.A.P.D. Officer Hauser "Line of Fire"(SO1E11) 1973-1977
S.W.A.T. Steve Forrest Lieutenant Dan "Hondo" Harrelson 1975-1976
James Coleman Officer T.J. McCabe
Robert Urich Officer Jim Street
Rod Perry Sgt. Deacon "Deke" McKay
Mark Shera Officer Dominic Luca
The A-Team Various 1983 - 1988
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman Various U.S. soldiers, guards, criminals 1993 - 1997
The Stand Unknown actor henchman 1994
JAG Various U.S. soldiers Only seen in flashbacks to Vietnam War 1995 - 2005
Farscape Claudia Black Aeryn Sun "A Human Reaction"(SO1E16) 1999-2003
Mail Call R. Lee Ermey Himself 2002 - 2009
Supernatural Unknown actor Conspiracy theorist 2005 - Present
Lock 'n Load with R. Lee Ermey R. Lee Ermey Himself Original M16A1 with Three Prong Flash Hider 2009

Anime

Anime Title Character Notes Date
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³ Airsoft, Hanging in the background 2013

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
WWII G.I. Fitted with A2 handguards, also available only in the Platoon Leader expansion pack 1999
Vietcong Can be attached with M7 bayonet Firing 18 rounds from 20-round magazine 2002
Enter the Matrix 2003
Shellshock Nam '67 "Assault Rifle" Incorrectly fitted with A2 handguards and firing 30 rounds from 20-round magazine 2004
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories "M16" Incorrectly firing 30 rounds from 20-round magazine 2006
Call of Duty: Black Ops Can be modified with extended mags, dual mags, red dot sight, ACOG scope, infrared scope, suppressor, M203 grenade launcher, KAC Masterkey, and flamethrower Incorrectly firing in three-round burst in multiplayer and "Zombies" modes 2010
Dead Island "Burst Rifle" Avaiable with iron sights or reflex sight, also can fire in semi-automatic and four-round bursts Incorrectly firing 30 rounds from 20-round magazine 2011
LoveGear ~Kinematic Lovers 2011


XM16E1 Rifle

XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Mockup of an XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of the forward assist button and a chrome bolt carrier (which was later dropped with the M16A1). This can be identified as a mockup by its full magazine fence and strengthened front pivot point, neither of which appeared on the XM16E1
Currently seen Mockup of an XM16E1 (built from an M16A1 as the base) with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. This example is the screen-used rifle used by Mel Gibson in We Were Soldiers.

The XM16E1 is a modified variant of the original M16 which featured several improvements, including the forward assist, the most visually obvious difference. The Army requested this feature, but the Air Force believed it had no benefit and only increased the weapon's per-unit cost. Consequently, the M16 (SP1) was the version adopted by the Air Force, while the Army adopted the slightly more expensive XM16E1. After the M16A1 was introduced in 1967, both services transitioned to this rifle. Before 1968, this was the most common version of the M16 rifle platform. Many examples in recent films are actually 'faux' XM16E1 rifles. The real XM16E1 has a partial magazine fence on its lower receiver, whereas the M16A1 has a full raised rib around the magazine release button).

Film

Title Actor Character Notation Date
Balibo FRETELIN Guerillas 2009
Tropic Thunder Jay Baruchel Kevin Sandusky Mocked up from an M16A1 2008
Brandon T. Jackson Alpo Chino
Various Actors playing U.S. Army soldiers
We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson LTC Hal Moore Mocked up from an M16A1 2002
Barry Pepper Joe Galloway
Jsu Garcia CPT Tony Nadal
Robert Bagnell 1LT Charlie Hasting
Chris Klein 2LT Jack Geoghegan
Ryan Hurst SGT Ernie Savage
Josh Daugherty SPC Robert Ouellette
Various U.S. Army soldiers
Dead Presidents Jaimz Woolvett Lieutenant Dugan Mocked up from an M16A1 1995
Various U.S. Marines
Legacy of Rage Various Henchmen with birdcage flash hiders 1986
Hamburger Hill Various U.S. Army 101st Airborne personnel mocked up from an M16A1 1987
Stakeout Various Police . 1987
The Green Berets John Wayne Colonel Mike Kirby Real XM16E1 1968
Various U.S. Special Forces

Television

Title Actor Character Note Air Date
On Wings of Eagles Revolutionaries 1986

Video Games

Game Title Mods Notes Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
vietcong 2 2005


M16A1 Rifle

Film

M16A1 with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. What distinguishes it from the original M16 was the addition of a raised rib around the magazine release button, changing of the forward Receiver pins, and the addition of the forward assist button on the upper receiver.
Colt M16A1 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Colt M16A1 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher
Colt M16A1 with Cobray CM203 37mm Flare Launcher for Comparison - 37mm. Many times these unrestricted 37mm launchers double for the real M203 launcher.
Colt M16A1 with A2 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.
Title Actor Character Note Date
The Laughing Policeman Barricaded Suspect 1973
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Various Soldiers 1976
The Enforcer Various SFPD officers 1976
The Boys in Company C Andrew Stevens Billy Ray Pike 1978
The Odd Angry Shot Various Australian SAS troopers 1979
Apocalypse Now Various US Army soldiers 1979
The Jerk M. Emmet Walsh The Madman Fitted with scope 1979
The Blues Brothers Carrie Fisher Jake's ex-fiance 1980
Various State Troopers, Sheriff's Deputies, Chicago Police SWAT, and US Army soldiers
The Final Countdown Various US Marines 1980
The Octagon Carol Bagdasarian Aura 1980
John Shields McCarn's lieutenant
Thad Geer McCarn's man
Enter the Ninja Venarius' henchmen 1981
Choice of Arms Seen in Jean's armoury 1981
Death Wish 2 Various Thugs 1982
Rambo: First Blood Various US Army National Guardsmen 1982
Uncommon Valor Reb Brown Blaster 1983
The Day After| Various US Air Force Security Police 1983
Ghostbusters Various US Army National Guardsmen 1984
Code Name: Wild Geese Thomas Danneberg Arbib Fitted with M203 grenade launcher 1984
Manfred Lehmann Klein
Rene Abadeza Kim
Various Kim's men and General Khan's soldiers
The Terminator Paul Winfield Lt. Edward Traxler 1984
Lance Henriksen Detective Hal Vukovich
Various LAPD officers
Latino Robert Beltran Eddie Guerrero 1985
Various Contras soldiers
Coordinates of Death (Koordinaty smerti) Various US Army soldiers and Viet Cong guerrillas 1985
Hold-Up Montreal SWAT and police 1985
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins Charles Cioffi George Grove 1985
Rambo: First Blood Part II Various Vietnamese troops and pirates Some fitted with A2 handguards 1985
Day of the Dead Various US Army soldiers 1985
American Ninja Steve James CPL Curtis Jackson Fitted with M203 grenade launcher 1985
Various US Army soldiers
Commando Arnold Schwarzenegger John Matrix Alternates with M16 SP1 1985
Various Arius' men and U.S. Army soldiers Some fitted with M16A2 hand guards
Commando Leopard Lewis Collins Enrique Carrasco With M203 grenade launcher 1985
John Steiner Smithy
Cristina Donadio Maria
Klaus Kinski Colonel Silveira
Manfred Lehmann Padre Julio
Various Soldiers and rebels
The Park is Mine Various NYPD SWAT officers 1986
Iron Eagle Various US Air Force security guards 1986
Aliens Seen on the walls of the Sulaco's armory 1986
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home Various US Marines 1986
Band of the Hand Daniele Quinn Carlos . 1986
Heartbreak Ridge Various US Marines With and without MILES gear 1986
Platoon Charlie Sheen PVT Chris Taylor 1986
Various US Army soldiers
Extreme Prejudice Matt Mulhern SSgt. Declan Patrick Coker 1987
Various Special Unit and cartel members Some with A2 handguards
Gardens of Stone Various US Army personnel (seen during news footage of the Vietnam War) 1987
Hamburger Hill Various US Army 101st Airborne personnel 1987
Dragnet SWAT officers With A2 handguards 1987
Rage of Honor Various henchmen 1987
BAT*21 Danny Glover Captain Clark 1988
Bulletproof Henchmen Fitted with A2 handguards 1988
Iron Eagle II Various US Military Police 1988
Casualties of War Various US Army soldiers 1989
The Package Various US Army soldiers 1989
A Better Tomorrow III Chow Yun-Fat Mark Lee 1989
Anita Mui Chow Ying Kit
Tony Leung Ka Fai Cheung Chi Mun
Various ARVN soldiers
Code Name Coq Rouge (Täcknamn Coq Rouge) Israeli soldiers 1989
Fire Birds Various US Army soldiers 1990
By Dawn's Early Light US military personnel 1990
Total Recall Seen at Kuato's resistance base 1990
Die Hard 2 Various Airport police and US Army Special Forces The Army Special Forces team fitted with A2 handguards 1990
Bullet in the Head Jacky Cheung Fai 1990
Darkman Karl A. Wickman Police officer Fitted with scope 1990
Silence of the Lambs US Army National Guardsmen 1991
Nothing But Trouble Various US Armyy National Guardsmen 1991
Toy Soldiers Various Colombian soldiers 1991
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Seen on the walls of Sarah's armory 1991
The Jackpot! (La Totale!) Seen in secret service minivan 1991
Rapid Fire Various Guards 1992
Hard Boiled Philip Kwok Mad Dog Fitted with M203 grenade launcher 1992
Various Hong Kong police and Johnny Wong's thugs
RoboCop 3 Seen on the wall of a Splatterpunk's house 1993
Open Fire Jeff Wincott Alec McNeil 1994
Ron Howard George Deacon
Mimi Craven Lynne Tolbert
Lee de Broux Bob McNeil
Soldier Boyz Michael Dudikoff Major Toliver 1995
Channon Roe Brophy
David Barry Gray Lamb
Various Vinh Moc's soldiers
Species Background extras U.S. Soldiers 1995
Rumble in the Bronx NYPD officers 1995
FBI officer in helicopter
Heat Wes Studi Detective Casals Fitted with A2 handguards 1995
The Rock Various Rogue US Marines Fitted with A2 handguards and tactical flashlights, some with M203 grenade launchers 1996
Eraser Various US Marshalls Fitted with A2 handguards 1996
The One That Got Away Sam Halpenny "Legs" Lane fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
Alexander Morton Big Bob fitted w/ Cobray CM203
The Long Kiss Goodnight Henchman 1996
Romeo & Juliet Various Verona Beach police officers Some fitted with A2 handguards 1996
The Devil's Own Desmond - Provisional IRA Gunman Used by Desmond to fire on British Soldiers from a 2nd floor window. It is on semi-automatic firing mode. 1997
Con Air Various Convicts and US Army National Guardsmen Fitted with A2 handguards 1997
The Postman Various Holnist soldiers 1997
Dance with the Devil Javier Bardem Romeo Dolorosa 1997
Carlos Bardem Reggie San Pedro
Miguel Galván Doug
Against the Law Richard Grieco Rex 1997
The Pentagon Wars Cary Elwes LTC James G. Burton With magazine removed and A2 handguards 1998
Various US Army soldiers Fitted with A2 handguards
From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Various Mexican Police . 1999
Shergar Various S.A.S. Soldiers 1999
Blue Streak Various Mexican Border Security Officers Fitted with A2 handguards 1999
Battlefield Earth Human resistance fighters Some with M203 grenade launchers 2000
Joint Security Area ROKA soldiers Fitted with A2 handguards 2000
The Point Men Israeli soldiers 2001
War (Voyna) Aslan 2002
Death to Smoochy SWAT team 2002
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course Various US Army Rangers Some fitted with M203 grenade launchers 2002
XXX Colombian narcotics officer 2002
Land of the Dead Various Fiddler's Green Soldiers 2005
The Devil's Rejects Various Sheriff's department and Rejects 2005
Sky Fighters Terrorists 2005
The Departed Various Massachusetts State Police at funeral Fitted with A2 handguards 2006
The Battle of Long Tan Various Australian soldiers Anachronistic 2006
Invisible Target Hong Kong Police 2007
The Apocalypse Code U.S. soldiers 2007
Rambo Various Karen rebels 2008
The Sniper Hong Kong SDU sniper team M16A1 fitted with with A2 handguards and ACOG scope 2009
Elephant White several examples in weapons caches 2010
Red State Stephen Root Sheriff Wynan with A2 handguards 2011
Super 8 Kyle Chandler Jackson Lamb 2011
Noah Emmerich Colonel Nelec
State of Emergency US Marines A2 Handguards 2011
Men In Black 3 Military Police 2012
R2B: Return to Base South Korean honor guard 2012
Argo U.S. Marines 2012
Battleground U.S. Soldiers 2012
Cockneys vs. Zombies Alan Ford Ray With M203 attached. 2012

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
The A-Team Various U.S. Army soldiers 1983 - 1987
Tour of Duty Various U.S. Army soldiers 1987 - 1988
Tour of Duty Ving Rhames SP4 Tucker Episode:"Burn Baby Burn" 1987
Max Headroom Janie Crane Episode:"War", mocked up as a telephoto "gun camera" and Network 23 logo on 20 round magazine 1987
The Stand Gary Sinise Stud Redman 1994
The Stand Various U.S. Army soldiers 1994
Seven Days Various U.S. Army personnel Fitted with M16A2 hand guards, some fitted with Cobray CM203 Flare Launchers, one fitted with a night-vision scope 1998 - 2001
Harsh Realm Various U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with M16A2 hand guards 1999 - 2000
Going Back Pablo Espinosa Chico Spaceman 2001
Ultimate Force Tony Curran Sgt. Pete Twamley Fitted with M16A2 handguards 2002 - 2006
Sendhil Ramamurthy Tpr. Alex Leonard
Christopher Fox Cpl. Louis Hoffman Fitted with Cobray CM203
Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston
Liam Garrigan Cpl. Ed Dwyer
Miles Anderson Col. Aidan Dempsey Changes to AR-15 Sporter-1 for firing scenes
Cult members 20 round magazines
Columbian Soldiers Fitted with leather slings
Simon Kassianides Juan Changes to AR-15 Sporter-1 in some scenes
Roberto Viana Miguel
Falling Skies Extras Resistance fighters 2011 - ????
Jon Benjamin Has a Van Mexican and Salvadoran border guards 2011
Tyrant Ali non-firing replica/Episode 2 2014
Tyrant Abbudinian soldiers non-firing replicas 2014

Anime

Anime Title Character(s) Notes Date
Black Magic M-66 Spec-Ops Commandos Some fitted with M203 grenade launchers 1987
Appleseed Cyborg terrorist 1988
Patlabor: The Movie 2 JGSDF Intelligence Agents 1993
Amazing Nurse Nanako American soldiers 1999
Noir Ulgian Army Soldiers 2001
Full Metal Panic! Melissa Mao Fitted with A2 handguards 2002
Belfangan Clouseau
Sousuke Fitted with M203 grenade launcher
Blood+ American soldiers; seen during flashbacks 2005
Black Lagoon Various 2006/2010
The Skull Man American soldiers 2009
Asobi ni Ikuyo: Bombshells from the Sky Various Seen with A1 and A2 handguards 2010

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Fallout Tactics "M16A1" Fitted with A2 handguards 2001
Grand Theft Auto III "M16" Fitted with fictional 60-round magazine 2001
Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow "M16A2" Available only with Trijicon ACOG scope 2002
Battlefield: Vietnam "M16" Available as standard firing on full-auto, and as a sniper rifle fitted with scope but firing on semi-auto Modeling error showing the ejection port on the left side 2004
Söldner: Secret Wars "M16A1" 2004
Ace Combat 5: The Unsung War Fitted with A2 handgaurds; seen only in cutscenes, non-playable 2004
Project Reality "M16A2" Available with and without M203 grenade launcher Featured with A1 and A2 handguards 2005
Project Reality As the "M16A1 DMR" With scope mounted on carry handle 2005
Scarface: The World is Yours "Carbine Assault Rifle" Can be fitted with dual mags and M203 grenade launcher 2006
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 2006
7.62 High Calibre "M16A1" Can be fitted with 20-round magazine, 30-round (and dual 30-round) magazine, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon ACOG scope, AV/PVS-14 night scope, laser module, tactical flashlight, bipod, bayonet, and suppressor 2008
1968 Tunnel Rats (VG) 2009
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker "M16A1" Can be fitted with suppressor, laser module M203 grenade launcher, underbarrel shotgun 2010
Project Reality: Vietnam "M16A1" Available with 20-round and 30-round magazines 2012
Alan Wake's American Nightmare "Assault Rifle" Fitted with A2 handguards 2012


M16A2 Rifle

In contrast to the real world M16A2 rifle adopted by the U.S. Military in the early 1980s, most of the A2s seen in movies are A2 'kits' built on A1 full auto lower receivers (or converted A2 style receivers). Most movie "M16A2" rifles have the A1 Birdcage flash hider installed, since Cinematographers want the "starburst" of the Flash to go all the way around, not just divert upwards (as is the case with the correct A2 Flash hider). In the real world, the fully automatic version of the M16A2 is known as the M16A3, however, because nearly all movie "M16A2s" fire full automatic, it is not IMFDB policy to designate these rifles as "M16A3s" when identifying them in movies, since in nearly all cases they are intended to pass for M16A2s.

Also note that some American movies feature M16A1 rifles fitted with M16A2-style handguards, such as Heat and Die Hard 2. An example of such a rifle can be seen in the M16A1 entry above. When identifying M16 variants, please look at the receiver of the rifle in question, not just its handguards, to determine whether it is an A1 or an A2.

Colt M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).
Colt Government Model HBAR, the A2 version of the AR-15 Civilian Rifle - 5.56x45mm (note the lack of a third position for burst mode for the selector switch)

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
In the Line of Duty: The FBI Murders Michael Gross William Matrix 1988
The Abyss U.S. Navy personnel Mix of A1 and SP1-style lower receivers; possibly semi-auto AR-15 A2s 1989
RoboCop 2 Detroit Police officers Fitted with MWC "90-rounder" inverted drums and 30-round translucent magazines 1990
Stone Cold Soldiers 1991
Rapid Fire François Chau Detective Farris fitted with tactical scope 1992
Jurassic Park Guards With and without barrel-mounted weaponlights 1993
Clear and Present Danger US Army soldiers 1994
In the Army Now Pauly Shore PFC Bones Conway 1994
GoldenEye US Marines 1995
Ransom Michael Gaston FBI Special Agent Jack Sickler 1996
The Rock US Marine honor guard 1996
Eraser US Marshal 1996
Independence Day US military personnel 1996
Courage Under Fire Meg Ryan CPT Karen Emma Walden With full-auto lower receiver 1996
Seth Gilliam SGT Steven Altameyer
Various US Army soldiers
Bulletproof LAPD SWAT officers 1996
Various DEA agents
Volcano Army National Guard soldiers 1997
The Pest Aries Spears Chubby With A1-style forward assist 1997
Con Air John Malkovich Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom 1997
Ving Rhames Nathan "Diamond Dog" Jones
Deep Impact US Army soldiers 1998
Godzilla (1998) US Army soldiers 1998
Armageddon US military personnel 1998
The Siege US Army soldiers 1998
The General's Daughter Various actors US Army soldiers 1999
Blue Streak US Custom agents 1999
Various Mexican Border Patrol officers
Three Kings Mark Wahlberg SFC Troy Barlow 1999
Ice Cube SSG "Chief" Elgin
Various US Army soldiers
Left Behind: The Movie IDF soldiers and American National Guardsmen 2000
Total Western Jean-Marie Winling The Colonel 2000
Total Western The Colonel's group member 2000
Evolution US Army soldiers 2001
Swordfish Police officer 2001
Jurassic Park III US Marines 2001
Behind Enemy Lines US Marines 2001
Black Hawk Down Josh Hartnett SSG Matt Eversmann 2001
Ewan McGregor SPC John Grimes Fitted with M203 grenade launcher
Johnny Strong SFC Randy Shughart
Carmine Giovinazzo SGT Mike Goodale
Matthew Marsden SPC Dale Sizemore
Gregory Sporleder SGT Scott Galentine
Brian Van Holt SGT Struecker
Enrique Murciano SSG Ruiz Fitted with Cobray CM203
Various US Army Rangers
Desert Saints Mexican police 2002
Ali G Indahouse Sacha Baron Cohen Ali G 2002
Blade II Matt Schulze Chupa Fitted with a tactical flashlight, two MWG 90-round magazines coupled together (night club scene) and standard 30-round mag (sewer scene) 2002
The Sum of All Fears US Marines With and without M203 grenade launcher 2002
Die Another Day US military personnel 2002
Various South Korean Military Police
Tears of the Sun US Marines 2003
Dreamcatcher US Army soldiers 2003
The Core US military personnel 2003
A Man Apart Guard 2003
Battle Royale II: Requiem Japanese soldiers 2003
44 Minutes: The North Hollywood Shootout Ron Livingston Donnie Anderson 2003
Bad Boys II US Marines 2003
Various Miami PD officers
The Whole Ten Yards Bruce Willis Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudesky 2004
Matthew Perry Dr. Nicholas "Oz" Ozeransky
The Day After Tomorrow US Army soldier 2004
American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq Jason Matheson LT Diggs 2005
XXX 2: State of the Union US Marines 2005
Various US Army soldiers
War of the Worlds US Army soldiers With and without SureFire Universal WeaponLight 2005
Various US Marines
Lord of War Seen in warehouse 2005
Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal LCpl. / Pfc. Anthony "Swoff" Swofford 2005
Jamie Foxx SSgt. Sykes With and without paintball conversion
Lucas Black LCpl. Chris Kruger
Laz Alonso LCpl. Ramon Escobar With Cobra CM203
Brian Geraghty Pfc. Fergus O'Donnell With and without M203 grenade launcher
Peter Sarsgaard Cpl. Alan Troy With M203 grenade launcher/Cobray CM203
Various US Marines
X-Men: The Last Stand US Army soldiers 2006
The Departed Police honor guard 2006
Blood Diamond Sierra Leone Army soldiers 2006
Various South African mercenaries
Home of the Brave Brian Presley SPC Tommy Yates 2006
Various US Army soldiers
Battle for Haditha Various U.S. Marines With vertical foregrips and Trijicon ACOG scopes, mocked up to resemble the M16A4 MWS 2007
Bobby Z Laurence Fishburne Tad Gruzsa 2007
Transformers US military personnel 2007
I Am Legend Guard 2007
Invisible Target Hong Kong Police 2007
Cloverfield US Army Soldiers 2008
Babylon A.D. Neolite 2008
Bangkok Dangerous Police sniper With scope, Harris bipod, and cheekpad 2008
The Eleventh Hour Bounty Hunter 2008
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia Colombian Army soldiers 2009
Rogue unit
Crank: High Voltage Stripper 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen US Army soldiers 2009
Various Jordanian Special Forces soldiers
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra US Army soldier Fitted with M203 grenade launcher with the lower half of the standard handguard removed 2009
Surrogates US Army soldier 2009
Unthinkable US Army soldiers 2010
Fair Game (2010) US Military honor guard 2010
New Kids Nitro Tim Haars Gerrie extension to carrying handle, but no scope attached 2011
Colombiana US Embassy guards 2011
Steve Niles' Remains rouge US Army soldiers Airsoft 2011
Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler Sam Childers HBAR, w/scope 2011
Get the Gringo Prison Guard 2012
Warm Bodies Military survivors 2013
The Purge Purger 2013

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
The X Files 1993 - 2002
Star Trek: Voyager / "Future's End" Militant extremists 1995 - 2001
JAG / "In Country" Randy Vasquez GSgt. Galindez 1995 - 2005
JAG / "In Country" David James Elliott Cmdr. Harmon "Harm" Rabb 1995 - 2005
JAG / "In Country" Catherine Bell Lt. Col. Sarah "Mac" Mackenzie 1995 - 2005
Seven Days / "Doppleganger" Johnathan LaPaglia Frank Parker 1998 - 2001
Seven Days / "Peacekeepers" Don Franklin Cpt. Craig Donovan 1998 - 2001
Seven Days / "Peacekeepers" Rick Worthy Sgt. Grubbs 1998 - 2001
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp Sgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie Fitted with a Cobray CM203 2002 - 2006
Jamie Draven Cpl. Jamie Draven
Christopher Fox Cpl. Louis Hoffman
Richard Armitage Capt. Ian Macalwain Unmodified rifle
Laurence Fox Cpl. Mick Sharp
Tremors: The Series / "Night of the Shriekers" Patrick St. Esprit Karl Hartung 2003
Tremors: The Series / "Night of the Shriekers" Security personnel 2003
Red Cap/Betrayed SAS Troopers With and without M203s and Colt 4x20 scopes 2003 - 2004
CSI: NY / "Heroes" US Marines With ACOG scopes, with & without M203 grenade launchers 2004 - ????
CSI: NY / "Charge of This Post" Eion Bailey Dean Lessing 2004 - ????
Over There Nicki Aycox Pvt. Brenda "Mrs. B" Mitchell 2005
Over There Lizette Carrión PFC Esmaralda "Doublewide" Del Rio 2005
Prison Break - Season 1 Guards / Soldiers 2005 - 2006
Prison Break - Season 2 Panamanian Police Officers 2006 - 2007
Prison Break - Season 3 Sona Guards 2007 - 2008
Invasion William Fichtner Sheriff Tom Underlay 2006
Jericho / "Coalition of the Willing" Skeet Ulrich Jake Green 2006 - 2008
Jericho / "Reconstruction" Kenneth Mitchell Eric Green 2006 - 2008
Jericho Brad Beyer Stanley Richmond 2006 - 2008
Jericho Gerald McRaney Johnston Green 2006 - 2008
The Unit / "Play 16" Max Martini MSgt. Mack Gerhardt With M9 bayonet 2006 - 2009
The Unit / "Dark of the Moon" Eric Ladin Cpl. Blaylock 2006 - 2009
The Unit / "Dark of the Moon" US Army soldiers 2006 - 2009
The Kill Point Pittsburg PD officers 2007
The Kill Point Armored van driver 2007
The Kill Point Henchman 2007
Knight Rider (2008) / "Exit Light, Enter Knight" Justin Bruening Michael Knight Fitted with Leatherwood scope mount and telescopic sight 2008
Knight Rider (2008) / "Exit Light, Enter Knight" Bank robbers 2008
The Andromeda Strain US Army soldiers Airsoft replicas 2008
Falling Skies Extras Resistance fighters 2011
Revolution (TV Series) / "Ties that Bind" Extras Monroe Republic Militia Soldiers 2012
Revolution (TV Series) / "Ties that Bind" Daniella Alonso Nora Clayton 2012
Banshee - Season 1 can be seen in opening titles 2013

Anime

Title Character Notes Date
Mayoi Neko Overrun!
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kai Banken Soldiers Using 20 round magazines 2006
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex American Empire soldiers 2002
Planetes INTO soldiers and El Tanikans 2003

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Armored Fist 3 Seen in title sequence, non-playable 1999
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Seen held by American soldiers in one of the game's endings, non-playable 2000
Hitman: Codename 47 "M16A2" 2000
Operation Flashpoint "M16A2" Can fire in semi-auto and three-round burst, also available with M203 The world model features a mirror of the right side of the receiver 2001
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror "M16" Can fire in semi-auto and three-round burst, also fitted with barrel-mounted laser sight Featuring 20-round magazine 2002
America's Army "M16A2" Can fire in semi-auto and three-round burst, also available with M203 2002
Conflict: Desert Storm "Colt M16A2 Assault Rifle"
"M16 Colt Silenced Sub-machine Gun"
First variant is fitted with M203 and can fire in semi-auto, three-round burst, and inaccurately full-auto; second variant fitted with scope and suppressor, also featuring an inaccurate 32-round magazine 2002
Splinter Cell Used by hostile NPCs, non-playable 2002
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down "M16"
"M16/203"
Available with and without M203 First variant erroneously featuring a 14.5" barrel while ironically the second variant has the correct 20" barrel; the fire selector switch is set on semi-auto 2003
Postal 2 Erroneously capable of full-auto fire The model is fitted with Pachmayr Vindicator pistol grip and erroneously showing the fire selector switch set on semi-auto 2003
Manhunt "Defender Mark 1" Can fire in semi-auto and erroneously full-auto Firing 30 rounds from a 20-round magazine 2003
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising "M16"
"M16/203"
Available with and without M203 First variant erroneously featuring a 14.5" barrel while ironically the second variant has the correct 20" barrel; the fire selector switch is set on semi-auto; Available only for the Rifleman class of the Joint Ops faction 2004
The Matrix: Path of Neo "Assault Rifle" Erroneously full-auto fire Featuring a Thermold magazine 2005
Battlefield 2 With and without M203 grenade launcher 2005
The Punisher (VG) "5.56mm Assault Rifle" With optional M203 grenade launcher and night-vision scope, incorrectly shown capable of full auto fire 2005
Joint Task Force With 20-round magazine 2006
Manhunt 2 2007
Alliance of Valiant Arms "M16A2" Erroneously fires in full-auto 2007
World in Conflict 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault 2007
9th Company: Roots of Terror 2008
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Seen only in cutscenes, non-playable 2008
Left 4 Dead "Assault Rifle" With barrel-mounted weaponlight
50-round magazine
2008
Far Cry 2 "M16A3" Seen in a magazine and on posters, non-playable 2008
Delta Force: Xtreme 2 "M16/M203" Fitted with M203 2009
ArmA II "M16A2"
"M16A2 M203"
Can fire in semi-auto and three-round burst, also available with M203 2009
Left 4 Dead 2 "M-16 Assault Rifle" With barrel-mounted weaponlight and optional laser sight
50-round magazine
2009
Firearms: Source "M16-A2" Can fire semi-auto and three-round burst 2010
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Seen held by a soldier in one of the game's endings, non-playable 2011
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Seen used by a thug in the intro cutscene, non-playable 2002


M16A4 Rifle

M16A4 with carry handle attached and standard A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm
M16A4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) with KAC M5 railed handguards, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, KAC RIS foregrip, and Trijicon TA01 4x32 ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm NATO. NOTE: This is the standard USMC style setup.

The A4 is a 3-round burst rifle like the A2. As is the case with the A2 rifle, all movie/TV appearances of the 'flat top' M16 are full auto, not three round burst, since no director wants to see only three rounds fire at a time. So these are, again, A4 uppers built on full auto lower receivers. Despite the fact that the real world A4 is a three round burst rifle, IMFDB will still refer to the movie incarnations as A4s, since that is the rifle they are supposed to represent on film.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Warriors (Guerreros) Serbian and Albanian soldiers with a red dot sight 2002
Home of the Brave SFC Duhon Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight 2006
The Incredible Hulk (2008) Various US Army soldiers Fitted with carry handles and A2 handguards 2008
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) US Army soldiers Fitted with carry handles and A2 handguards 2008
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Various US military personnel Fitted with Trijicon ACOG scopes, SureFire Universal WeaponLights, and KAC RIS foregrips 2009
The Hurt Locker Various US Army soldiers Possibly airsoft replicas; fitted with various attachments 2009
Far Cry (2008) Mercenary Possibly Armalite M15A4; fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO 2009
Legion Paul Bettany Michael Fitted with carry handle and M203 grenade launcher 2010
Survival of the Dead Alan Van Sprang SGT Crocket 2010
Athena Karkanis Tomboy
Red (2010) Helen Mirren Victoria Fitted with CAA Sharp Shooting Stock, HBAR flat top upper, sniping scope, A2 handguards, GemTech suppressor, and Harris Bipod 2010
Battle: Los Angeles Ne-Yo Cpl. Kevin Harris Fitted with Magpul MBUS rear sight, Trijicon TA31F ACOG scope (on Larue Precision mount), AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL designator, Surefire Universal WeaponLight, and KAC RIS foregrip 2011
Jim Parrack LCpl. Kerns
Noel Fisher Pfc. Lenihan
Various US Marines Fitted with Magpul MBUS rear sights, Trijicon TA31F and TA31RCO ACOG scopes (on Larue Precision mount), AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL designators, Surefire Universal WeaponLights, and KAC RIS foregrips or M203A2 grenade launchers
Various US California Army National Guardsmen Fitted with Magpul MBUS rear sight, Trijicon TA31F ACOG scope (on Larue Precision mount), Surefire Universal WeaponLight, and KAC RIS foregrip
Michael Peña Joe Rincon Fitted with Magpul MBUS rear sight, Trijicon TA31F ACOG scope (on Larue Precision mount), AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL designator, Surefire Universal WeaponLight, and KAC RIS foregrip
Thor Various S.H.I.E.L.D. guards Fitted with C-More red dot sights 2011

Television

Show Title Actor Character Note/Episode Air Date
CSI: Miami U.S. Marines "Come As You Are" With ACOG scope, Surefire Universal weaponlight, RIS foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator
CSI: Miami Miami-Dade P.D. officer "Seeing Red" With EOTech red dot sight
Over There U.S. Army soldier 2005
Jericho New Bern residents 2006 - 2008
Jericho Beck's soldiers With and without M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and Surefire weaponlight 2006 - 2008
Prison Break - Season 3 Sona Guards with scope and RIS handguard 2007 - 2008
The Unit U.S. Army soldier "Dark of the Moon" 2009
Supernatural - Season 5 Jensen Ackles Dean Wincehster Dlask Arms Corp. rifle with telescopic sight / "Good God, Y'all" (S05E02) 2009
Shawn Roberts Austin
Future Weapons stock footages 2010
Ultimate Weapons various soldiers with ACOG and ITL MARS 2010
Breakout Kings / "Fun with Chemistry" Ted Hallet Corrections Officer 2011 - ????
Falling Skies Resistance fighter 2011
Defiance Justin Rain Quentin McCawley With telescopic sight 2013
Deklon Roberts Sentry
Defiance residents
Continuum - Season 2 / Split Second Liber8 terrorist suppressed and scoped 2013

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Flag UNF soldiers used in multiple configurations 2006
Upotte!! Ichiroku (Japanese for One Six) With & without ACOG Scope 2012 - ????

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Ghost Recon "M16A2" Availalbe with carry handle, Trijicon RX01NSN reflex sight, and M203A2 grenade launcher 2001
The Sum of All Fears (VG) "M16", "M16/M203" Available with Trijicon RX01NSN reflex sight and M203A2 grenade launcher 2002
Close Combat: First to Fight "M-16 A4" Fitted with Trijicon TA01 ACOG scope and M203 grenade launcher NPCs using rifles fitted with carry handles and A2 handguards 2005
Project Reality M16A4 Available with iron sights, EOTech Holographic sight, M68 CCO, Trijicon TA31F ACOG scope, KAC RIS and Grippod foregrips, and M203A2 grenade launcher 2005
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter "A4 Rifle" Available in the Xbox 360 version only 2006
Alliance of Valiant Arms With Grippod foregrip, Magpul PMag magazine, and ACOG scope 2007
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 "A4 Rifle" Available with Aimpoint M68 CCO and H&K M320 grenade launcher Available in the Xbox 360 version only 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault "M16A4", "M16A4 ACOG", "M16A4 GL", "M16A4 ACOG GL" Available with iron sights, Trijiocn TA01 AOCG scope, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, and M203A2 grenade launcher Added with update v1.04; erroneously modeled with A1 pistol grip 2007
Insurgency M16A4 Available with iron sights, and M203A2 grenade launcher 2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare M16A4 Available with iron sights, SureShot red dot sight, M203 grenade launcher, suppressor, or Trijicon ACOG scope Incorrectly firing on full-auto in singleplayer mode 2007
7.62 High Calibre M16A4 Can be fitted with 20, 30 and double 30-round magazines, M9 bayonet, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon ACOG scope, Leupold M8 scope, AV/PVS-4 night scope, laser module, tactical flashlight, Harris bipod, M9 bayonet, and suppressor 2008
Combat Arms "M-16A3" 2008
America's Army 3 "M16A4", "M16A4 DMR" Available with iron sights, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon M150 ACOG scope, and H&K M320 grenade launcher 2009
ArmA II "M16A4 CCO", ""M16A4 RCO", "M16A4 M203", "M16A4 M203 RCO" Available with iron sights, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon TA31 ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, and M203A2 grenade launcher Erroneously modeled with A1 pistol grip 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising "M16A4", "M16A4 Assault", "M16A4 CQB", "M16A4 Night Ops", "M16A4 Marksman", "M16A4 Stealth" Available with iron sights, Aimpoint M68 CCO, EOTech 551 Holographic sight, Trijicon TA01NSN ACOG scope, AN/PAS-13 thermal scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR Designator, suppressor, and M203A2 Grenade Launcher 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 M16A4 Can be fitted w/ iron sights, red dot sight, EOTech 556 Holographic sight, Trijicon ACOG scope, Thermal scope, silencer, Masterkey underbarrel shotgun, and M203 grenade launcher 2009
Art of Murder: Hunt for the Puppeteer Fitted with A1 handguards 2009
Art of Murder: Cards of Destiny Fitted with A1 handguards 2009
Marines: Modern Urban Combat Fitted w/ Trijicon ACOG scope, and M203 grenade launcher 2010
Counter-Strike Online M16A4 Fitted with iron sights, KAC RIS foregrip, and painted with desert camouflage scheme Available to the Counter-Terrorist faction only 2010
Medal of Honor (2010) M16A4 Can be fitted with dual magazines, iron sights, EOTech 551 Holographic sight, Trijicon TA01NSN ACOG scope, or suppressor Available in multiplayer mode only; erroneously firing on full-auto; modeled with unremoveable M203A2 Grenade Launcher 2010
Karma Online 2011
War Inc. Battlezone Erroneously firing on full-auto 2011
Homefront "M16 Rifle" Can be fitted with various optical sights Fires in semi-automatic only, also incorrectly firing 20 rounds from a 30-round magazine 2011
Battlefield Play4Free "M16A2" Can be fitted with iron sights, Sightmark SureShot red dot sight, or EOTech Holographic sight Modeled with ejection port, brass deflector, and carry handle fastening nuts on wrong sides, unremoveable M203 grenade launcher, Hogue pistol grip, and tan furniture 2011
Operation Flashpoint: Red River M16A4 Available with iron sights, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon TA31RCO ACOG scope, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, and M203 grenade launcher Modeled with reassembles to the Canadian C7 rifle, noticing by the handguard and the small rails attached beside the front iron sight 2011
Battlefield 3 "M16A3"
"M16A4"
(both variants are available in-game)
Can be modified with iron sights, Trijicon RX01 reflex sight, EOTech 556 Holographic sight, Trijicon TA01NSN ACOG scope, ELCAN M145 MGO, infrared scope, KAC RIS foregrip, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, tactical flashlight, Harris bipod, heavy barrel, H&K M320 grenade launcher Magazines are modeled with Magpul 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 M16A4 Can be modified with FMJ rounds, extended mags, dual mags, red dot sight, Holographic sight, ACOG scope, thermal scope, heartbeat sensor, suppressor, M203 grenade launcher, and KAC Masterkey Modeled with a flash hider similar to the Non Gun M16A2 replica 2011
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action "M16" Fitted with EOTech 551 Holographic sight, 20-round magazine, and A2 handguards 2012
Arctic Combat 2012
Battlefield 4 M16A4 2013
Battlefield Hardline "M16A3" 2014


Colt AR-15 Sporter-1

Colt AR-15 Sporter-1 (SP1) - 5.56x45mm

Films

Film Title Actor Character Notes Date
Hennessy IRA snipers 1975
Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) Gangmembers 1976
Trespass Ice Cube Savon Fitted with A2 handguards and rubber bands on pistol grip and handguard 1992
Byron Minns Moon
Tommy "Tiny" Lister Cletus
Tico Wells Davis
In the Army Now Pauly Shore PFC "Bones" Conway Fitted with A2 handguards 1994
Lori Petty PVT Christine Jones
David Alan Grier PVT Fred Ostroff
Various US Army soldiers
The One That Got Away Paul McGann Chris Ryan fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
The One That Got Away David Morrissey Andy McNab fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
The One That Got Away Nick Brimble Vince Phillips fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
The One That Got Away Steven Waddington Dinger fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
The One That Got Away Simon Burke Stan fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
The One That Got Away Hannes Muller Mark fitted w/ Cobray CM203 1996
Four Brothers DPD honor guard Fitted with A2 handguards and 20-round magazines 2005

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Adam-12 Martin Milner Officer Malloy 1971-1975
Adam-12 Kent McCord Officer Reed 1971-1975
Dempsey and Makepeace Cortez´s henchmen "The Cortez Connection" (S03E08) 1985
Star Trek: Voyager Militant extremists Fitted with A2 handguards 1995 - 2001
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie Fitted Cobray CM203 2002 - 2006
Chris Ryan SSgt. Johnny Bell
Jamie Draven Cpl. Jamie Dow
Miles Anderson Col. Aidan Dempsey M16A1 in non firing scenes
Columbian soldiers and rebels
Simon Kassianides Juan Changes to M16A1 in some scenes
Roberto Viana Miguel


Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, early model with magazine removed and A1 upper receiver - 5.56x45mm
Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, late model with A1E1 upper receiver and 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm

Films

Film Title Actor Character Notes Date
Thunderheart FBI agents Early model 1992

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Ultimate Weapons Early model with A1 handguard 2009


Colt Match Target

Colt Match Target with 5 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Colt Match Target Competition with 10 round magazine - 5.56x45mm

Post-ban version of the AR-15A2 HBAR; it has the bayonet lug deleted and features a barrel that has no threading and therefore cannot accept a muzzle brake or flash hider. A 'Competition' model was also made, incorporating a flat-top upper receiver to allow mounting of various optics. Both versions of the Match Target are available with a permanently attached compensator as a factory option.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Home of the Brave Brian Presley Tommy Yates With magazine removed 2006

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Mythbusters Competition with 30 round magazine 2003 - ????


Colt AR-15 Sporter Carbine

Colt Sporter I Carbine - 5.56x45mm. Colt's public offering of a lightweight carbine based on the AR-15 Platform. This rifle has been erroneously called "the M16 Shorty" for years by Law Enforcement and Firearms "authors". The "M16 Shorty" or "Shorty Carbine" have never been authorized or used names for the rifle by Colt or the Government.
Colt Sporter I Carbine modified with a 14" barrel to replicate a Model 654, the export model of the Model 653 without forward assist - 5.56x45mm
Colt Sporter II Carbine with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. Colt model #R-6420. Colt still insisted on using the SP1 style lower receiver so any rifle that looks like this but has the ribbing around the magazine release button is not a Colt rifle. Variants of this rifle have both the round and tear drop forward assist buttons, however, most of the early years of production had the tear drop button, like this rifle in the photo.
Colt Sporter II Carbine with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm. This is the exact same rifle as above except with a 30 round magazine instead of a 20 round magazine.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Smile of the Fox Steve Bond Mark Derrick With a scoope, Model 6420 1992
The Smile of the Fox Derrick´s pal With a scope, Model 6420 1992
Top Dog SWAT officers 1995
U.S. Marshals Michael Paul Chan Cultural Attache 1998
Point Blank Michael Wright Sonny 1998
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright 2010

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Jamie Bamber Lt. Dotsy Doheny Ultimate Force Sporter II fitted with solid stock and duckbill flash-hider 2002 - 2006
Miles Anderson Col. Aidan Dempsey
Heather Peace Tpr. Becca Gallagher
Abbudinian soldiers and Shiek Rashid's guards Tyrant non-firing replicas 2014

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Burn-Up Scramble 2004

Video Game

Game Title Appears as Note Release Date
Dead Island 2011
Dead Island Riptide 2013


Diemaco C7/Colt Model 715

Colt Model 715 (virtually identical rifle to the Colt Canada C7) - 5.56x45mm
Colt Canada C7A1 with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine 5.56x45mm
Colt Canada C7A2 with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine 5.56x45mm

Known as the Colt Model 715 in the United States, the Diemaco C7 is a Canadian license-built version of the M16 that was developed in tandem with the M16A2, but retains the rear sight and the automatic firing mode of the earlier M16A1, with the further addition of a heavier barrel and brass deflector. The original C7 was gradually replaced by the C7A1 in Canadian service during the mid 1990s, eliminating the carrying handle in favor of a Weaver rail system and a 3.5x ELCAN optical sight. The C7A2 is a mid-life upgrade of the C7A1 that adds a 4-position M4-style stock, a new handguard and pistol grip in OD green, and a Triad rail system that allows for the mounting of additional accessories such as RIS foregrips or AN/PEQ-2 laser illumination devices.

NOTE: Diemaco (currently Colt Canada) does not permit sale of their weapons to civilians (including film armorers), so C7s in films is near impossible to see. However, several AR-15 manufacturers built identically-configured rifles with the same receiver style, which were usually marketed as "budget" alternatives to their M16A2 clones. Colt manufactured the Model 715, while Olympic Arms manufactured its own version, the K4B (which is currently sold as the "Plinker Plus 20"). Most of the "C7" rifles appearing in movies and TV shows are the older-model (pre-1994) Olympic Arms K4B rifles; these guns are evidently preferred by the armorers in Vancouver, British Columbia and have been featured on TV shows such as Stargate: SG1, The X-Files, Millennium, and Viper. If the movie or TV show you are watching was filmed in British Columbia, chances are that you're seeing a converted Olympic Arms K4B, and not a genuine C7.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Walking Tall Ex-Deputy With Beta-C drum magazine 2004
Operation Dumbo Drop Green Berets,US Soldiers,ARVN Mocked up as M16A1 1995

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Continuum - Season 2/ Episode 2 with Cobray 37mm Launcher 2013
Luvia Petersen Jasmine Garza Continuum - Season 1/ "Fast Times" (Episode 2) with Cobray 37mm Launcher 2012
Various Canadian Forces soldiers Combat Hospital C7A1 and C7A2, with ELCAN scopes and RIS foregrips 2011-???
James McGowan Major Mike Kessler The Border (TV Series) / "Blowback" With ELCAN sight 2008-2010
Various U.S. Army soldiers Harsh Realm 1999
Various Repblican Guard Special Forces Harsh Realm 1999
Various Cherokee rebels Harsh Realm 1999
Various Survivalists/other characters Millennium 1997 - 2007
Various U.S.A.F. personnel Stargate: SG1 1997 - 2007
Various U.S. military personnel/various bad guys Viper (TV Series) 1996 - 1999
Viper / "Diamond in the Rough" With 20-round magazine and Cobray CM203 launcher 1996 - 1999
Various Villains Viper 1996 - 1999
Armored van robber The Sentinel / "Love and Guns" with Cobray CM203 1996 - 1999
Richard Burgi Det. Jim Ellison The Sentinel / "Siege" 1996 - 1999

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Jagged Alliance 2 C-7 1999
Project Reality C7A1, with polymer magazine, ELCAN scope, and Heckler & Koch AG36 grenade launcher 2005
Project Reality C7A2, with Back-Up Iron Sights, EOTech red dot sight, ELCAN scope, and M203 grenade launcher 2005
Alliance of Valiant Arms As the "Diemaco C7A2" C7A2, with Crane stock, polymer magazine, EOTech red dot sight, and ELCAN Specter scope 2007


Diemaco/Colt Canada C8 Carbine

Colt Canada C8A1 carbine with ELCAN scope - 5.56x45mm
Colt Canada C8A2 carbine with polymer magazine - 5.56x45mm
Colt Canada C8A3 carbine 5.56x45mm with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine. Also known as the "C8FTHB" (Flat-Top Heavy Barrel)

Essentially a carbine version of the C7 rifle, the C8 carbine serves the same role in the Canadian Armed Forces as the M4A1 carbine serves in the U.S. military. The original C8 is virtually identical to the Colt Model 653 carbine, while later variants introduced heavier barrels and flat-top upper recievers.

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Elias Koteas Colonel Xavier Marks Combat Hospital C8A3, with ELCAN scope and foregrip 2011-???
Various Gunmen The Border (TV Series) / "Gross Deceptions" C8A1, with ELCAN scope 2008-2010

Video Games

Game Title Referred as Mods Notation Release Date
Project Reality C8A1, with polymer magazine, RIS foregrip, and M68 Aimpoint red dot & ELCAN scopes 2005
Project Reality C8A3, with EOTech red dot sight and ELCAN scope 2005


Diemaco/Colt Canada C7/C7A1 LSW

Diemaco C7 LSW/Colt Model 750 LMG with Beta-C drum magazine - 5.56x45mm
Diemaco C7A1 LSW/Colt Model 950 LMG with Parker & Hale bipod - 5.56x45mm

A light machine gun variant of the C7, the LSW features an enlarged gas tube and heavier barrel with a correspondingly larger handguard with a distinctive square profile and detachable carry handle. The weapon is only capable of being fired in fully automatic from an open bolt (hence no need for a forward assist), and features a bipod, vertical grip and modified buffer tube to aid in automatic fire. The weapon was a joint venture between Colt and Diemaco, and is thus the only Canadian variant to feature the A2 rear sights as standard. The original C7 LSW was designed in the 80s and featured a barrel mounted bipod and fixed sights. The weapon was updated to the C7A1 LSW in the 90's, which featured a flattop receiver and a handguard mounted bipod. These two weapons were sold by Colt as the Model 750 and Model 950 respectively and were known as either the "Light Machine Gun" or "Automatic Rifle", however all weapons are actually made by Diemaco/Colt Canada as noted by the maple leaf stamped on the magazine well.


Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Notation Release Date
Warface M16A2 LMG C7A1/Model 950, forward sight and vertical grip removed 2013


M16 with M203 Grenade Launcher

NOTE: In some movies and TV shows, the Cobray 37mm Launcher is used to impersonate the M203. For a list of ways to tell the two launchers apart, visit the Cobray 37mm Launcher page.


Screen-used Faux M203 launcher attached to M16/SP1 (5.56x45mm) configured as seen in Predator © Copyright MPM2008 - 2009 Licensed to www.imfdb.org
M16A1 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher
M16A1 with Cobray CM203 37mm Flare Launcher for Comparison - 37mm. Many times these unrestricted 37mm launchers double for the real M203 launcher.
M16A2 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher
M16A4 (5.56x45mm) with M203 40mm grenade launcher

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Scarface Al Pacino Tony Montana M16A1, with two magazines taped together "jungle style" 1983
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer AR-15/SP1 1987
Cold Steel Sharon Stone Kathy Connors AR-15/SP1 1987
Cold Steel Jonathan Banks Iceman AR-15/SP1 1987
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege David Graf Eugene Tackleberry M16A1 1989
Jarhead Peter Sarsgaard Troy M16A2 2005
Jarhead Brian Geraghty Fergus M16A2 2005
Jarhead Laz Alonso LCpl. Ramon Escobar M16A2 2005
The Boondock Saints M16A1, hanging on wall 1999
Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor Spc. John Grimes M16A2 2001
Black Hawk Down Enrique Murciano Sgt. Ruiz M16A2 2001
Hard Boiled Philip Kwok Mad Dog M16A1 1992
Clear and Present Danger Jaime Gomez Sgt. Julio Vega M16A1 1994
Clear and Present Danger Reciprocity team member M16A2 1994
Heartbreak Ridge Rodney Hill Collins AR-15/SP1 1986
The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course US Army Ranger M16A1 2002
Tomorrow Never Dies Henchmen M16A2, with Beta-C drum magazines 1997
Point Blank Michael Wright Sonny M16A1, with optics and suppressor 1998
American Gangster M16A1 2007
The Rock Bokeem Woodbine Sgt. Crisp M16A1 1996
The Rock Tony Todd Cpt. Darrow Switches between AR-16/SP1 and M16A1 1996
The Rock Rogue Marines M16A1 1996
Without a Paddle Seth Green Dan M16A1 2004
Without a Paddle Ethan Suplee Elwood M16A1 2004
Bravo Two Zero Sean Bean Andy McNab M16A2, with camouflage paint scheme and compass attached to handguard 1999
Bravo Two Zero Kevin Collins Chris Ryan M16A2, with camouflage paint scheme 1999
Sniper 2 M16A1, with scope mounted on carry handle 2002
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home US Marine M16A1 1986
In the Army Now Pauly Shore Bones Conway M16A1, promotional material only 1994
Battlefield Earth Human resistance fighters M16A1 2000
The Punisher Thomas Jane Frank Castle M16A2, promotional material only 2004
The Sum of All Fears US Marine M16A2 2002
Elephant White Thai thug M16A1 2010
Green Zone US Army soldier M16A4, airsoft replica 2010
Green Zone MET-D soldier M16A4, airsoft replica 2010
Legion Paul Bettany Michael Switches between M16A2 and M16A4 2010
Battle: Los Angeles U.S. Marines M16A4, with ACOG scopes, Magpul rear sights, and AN/PEQ-15 IR designators 2011

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Various U.S. Army soldiers The Unit Mounted on M16A2 2006 - 2009
Kieran Mulroney Cpl. Mick Kirkland Seven Days / "Daddy's Little Girl" Mounted on M16A1, with and without night vision scope 1998 - 2001
Todd Kimsey Lt. Willis Seven Days / "Daddy's Little Girl" Mounted on M16A1, with and without night vision scope 1998 - 2001
Gary Dourdan Sgt. Mohmand Seven Days / "Daddy's Little Girl" Mounted on M16A1, with and without night vision scope 1998 - 2001
Various U.S. Marines CSI: NY / "Heroes" Mounted on M16A2, with ACOG scope 2004- ????
George Peppard Col. John "Hannibal" Smith The A-Team / "The Sound of Thunder" Mounted on AR-15/SP1 1983 - 1988

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Dino Crisis 2 Mounted on M16A2 2000
Project IGI: I'm Going In Mounted on M16A2 2000
Operation Flashpoint "M16A2" Can fire HE rounds and flares in green and red colors Mounted on M16A2 2001
Ghost Recon "M16A2" Mounted on M16A4 2001
Close Combat: First to Fight "M-16 A4" Mounted on M16A4 2005
America's Army "M16A2" Mounted on M16A2 2002
IGI 2: Covert Strike Mounted on M16A2 2003
Battlefield 2 "M16A2" Mounted on M16A2 2005
Project Reality Can fire HE, smoke, and illumination rounds Mounted on M16A1 and M16A4 2005
Insurgency Mounted on M16A4 2007
World in Conflict Mounted on M16A2 2007
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare "M16A4" Mounted on M16A4 2007
ArmA II "M16A2"
"M16A4"
Can fire HE rounds and flares in green, red, white, and yellow colors Mounted on M16A4 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising "M16A4" Mounted on M16A4 2009
Marines: Modern Urban Combat Mounted on M16A4 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 "M16A2" Mounted on M16A4 2010
Operation Flashpoint: Red River "M16A4" Mounted on M16A4 2011
Battlefield Play4Free "M16A2" Non-usable; mounted on M16A4 2011

Anime

Character Film Title Note Date
Remi Burn Up! Mounted on M16A1 1991
SWAT Officers Burn Up! Mounted on M16A1 1991
Asano Mezzo DSA Mounted on M16A1 2004
U.S. soldier Blood+ Mounted on M16A2 2005 - 2006


Colt XM177/CAR-15/Commando Series

Colt Model 609 aka U.S. Army's XM177E1- 5.56x45mm. This Carbine utilized the partial magazine fence, the tear drop forward assist, but kept the 10" barrel and Flash hider/Suppressor that did not have a grenade ring (a later feature on the E2 model).
GAU-5/A aka Colt Model 610 - 5.56x45mm. This is the USAF version and was only used by them. This is NOT the E1 version, which was used almost exclusively by the Army.
XM177E2 Carbine aka Colt Model 629 - 5.56x45mm. This was the last variant of the XM177 rifle used in the Vietnam War.
Late 1970s model AR15 Sporter 1 Carbine - converted into an XM177 Lookalike for the film The Dogs of War - 5.56x45mm
Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic Rifle - 5.56x45mm. This is strictly a semiautomatic civilian copy of the XM177 style of rifles. The flash hider is a smaller diameter copy of the XM-177 and has no sound suppression qualities and is permanently welded onto the barrel to make it legal length for over the counter gun store sales.

During the Vietnam War, Colt made several short barreled carbines that were fielded. The Colt Model 607 (a line of carbines that would eventually be called the CAR-15 in the US Market) was designated the XM177 in Vietnam. It had a 10" barrel and a slab side receiver just like the original AR-15s. The Colt Model 609 was designated the XM177E1, where they added a forward assist, upgraded breakdown pin assembly and a chromed chamber (the same modifications made to the A1 upgrade of the M16 rifle). This version was also where they started stamping the receivers "Commando", thus known as the "Colt Commando" back in the States. The Colt Model 610 was a version built for the USAF security forces, and was called the XM177 GAU-5/A or when formally adopted by the US Air Force, 'the GAU-5/A ' (which is why the gun is seen on the show Stargate: SG1 since the USAF used the carbine until recently). The Colt Model 629 was officially designated the XM177E2 having changed the barrel from 10" to 11.5" and slightly changing the flash hider/sound suppressor. This is the version most seen as replica and airsoft guns throughout the world.

The XM177 was adopted by the US Air Force during the Vietnam War and is still used by the USAF. The XM177E1 and the XM177E2 was adopted by the US Army and is no longer used.

Movie Armorer's note: Since the ATF viewed the flash hider of the XM177 as a 'silencer' due to the sound baffles within the item, it was as strictly controlled as any other silencer. Also the interior design of the flash hider / sound suppressor of the XM177 made it difficult to adapt to fire movie blanks. Thus there are virtually NO real XM177s used in movies. Most of the versions seen in films are modified commercial SP1 Carbines/M16 shorties with 'fake' XM177 flash hiders slipped over or welded to the end of the barrel. Also movie armorers used aftermarket barreled uppers by third party manufacturers and mated them to existing fully automatic lower receivers, thus were constantly swapping parts to build up guns which were requested by movie directors. So it is possible to see various upper receiver assemblies on recognizable M16/A1/A2 lower receivers.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Final Option Ziggy Byfield Trooper Baker 1982
Uncommon Valor Randall "Tex" Cobb Sailor 1983
Coordinates of Death (Koordinaty smerti) Various actors US Army soldiers XM177E2, with original flash suppressor replaced by "birdcage" flash hider 1985
Spies Like Us Sam Raimi Security Guard 1985
Joel Coen Security Guard
Martin Brest Security Guard
Brazil MOI SWAT officers 1985
The Park is Mine Yaphet Kotto NYPD ESU Cpt. Frank Eubanks 1985
Band of the Hand Daniele Quinn Carlos 1986
Lethal Weapon Gary Busey Mr. Joshua With scope, with & without magazines taped 'jungle-style' 1987
Various actors Shadow Company henchmen
Fatal Beauty Henchwoman 1987
The Running Man Arnold Schwarzenegger Ben Richards 1987
Yaphet Kotto Laughlin
Thomas Rosales Jr. Chico
Various actors Guards
Various actors Prisoners
Various actors Guerillas
Rage of Honor Sho Kosugi Shiro Tanaka 1987
Rage of Honor Various henchmen 1987
Casualties of War Sean Penn Sgt Tony Meserve Fake version 1989
Double Impact Geoffrey Lewis Frank Avery 1990
Triad hitman With M203 grenade launcher
Hard to Kill Dean Norris Det. Sgt. Goodhart 1990
Charles Boswell Jack Axel
Predator 2 Danny Glover Lt. Mike Harrigan With M203 grenade launcher 1990
Navy SEALs Michael Biehn LT Curran 1990
Dennis Haysbert Graham With M203 grenade launcher
Rick Rossovich Leary
Nothing But Trouble Valri Bromfield Miss Purdah 1991
Toy Soldiers Counter-terrorist team 1991
New Jack City Judd Nelson Nick With futuristic laser pointer/scope 1991
Under Siege US Marine 1992
Various actors Navy SEALs
Hot Shots! Part Deux Navy SEALs With M203 grenade launchers 1993
The Fugitive Chicago PD SWAT sniper With scope 1993
RoboCop 3 John Castle Paul McDaggett With M203 grenade launcher 1993
Various Actors Splatterpunks Gang Members With & without M203 grenade launchers
Various Actors Rehabilitation Officers With & without M203 grenade launchers
Various Actors Resistance Members
Desperado Henchmen 1995
Top Dog Neo Nazi terrorists and SWAT officers With M203 grenade launcher 1995
The Rock Sean Connery John Patrick Mason With SureFire Universal WeaponLight 1996
Nicolas Cage Stanley Goodspeed
David Morse Maj. Tom Baxter
Gregory Sporleder Cpt. Frye
Various actors Rogue Recon Marines With & without SureFire Universal WeaponLights
The Peacemaker Various actors US Army Special Forces soldiers With & without M203 grenade launchers & Maglite flashlight 1997
Point Blank (1998) Henchman 1998
Commander Hamilton Peter Stormare Carl Hamilton 1998
Commander Hamilton Mats Långbacka Stålhandske 1998
The General's Daughter US Army soldier 1999
The Cell FBI HRT officer With Surefire Universal WeaponLight 2000
Brother 2 (Brat 2) Chicago Police officer 2000
Black Hawk Down Various actors Delta Force operators With camouflage paint schemes and M68 Aimpoint red dot sights 2001
Die Another Day US military personnel 2002
Bad Boys II Drug runner 2003
Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio Danny Archer With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, Surefire Universal weaponlight, and camouflage paint scheme 2006
Various actors Mercenaries
Cockneys vs. Zombies 2012

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Tour of Duty Terence Knox Sgt 1st Class Clayton "Zeke" Anderson 1987 - 1989
Seven Days / "Daddy's Little Girl" Raymond Cruz Rodriguez Mocked-up weapons with M16A2-style receivers 1998 - 2001
Seven Days Various U.S. Army soldiers Mocked-up weapons with M16A2-style receivers 1998 - 2001
Seven Days Various NNL Personnel Mocked-up weapons with M16A2-style receivers 1998 - 2001
Ultimate Force Chris Ryan SSgt. Johnny Bell Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic rifle 2002 - 2006
Elliot Cowan Cpl. Jem Poynton
Alex Reid Cpt. Caroline Walsh
UN Peacekeepers Commercial CAR-15 semiautomatic rifle fitted with gooseneck rail and telescopic sight
Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie Mocked up Olympic Arms K3B with Cobray CM203 mounted
Christopher Fox Cpl. Louis Hoffman
Derek Horne Sgt. Sean Smith
Firefly Badger's henchman "Serenity" (S01E01) 2002

Anime

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Rainbow Six "CAR-15" Can fire in semi-auto, 3-round burst, and automatic fire Incorrectly featured with safe/semi/burst/auto trigger group, holds 30 rounds in a 20 round magazine, the handguard is the same length of the M16A2, and has a shorter flash hider 1998
Jagged Alliance 2 "Colt Commando" 1999
The World Is Not Enough "Mustang MAR-4", "Mustang MAR-4 GL" Available with an M203 grenade launcher 2000
Operation Flashpoint "XM-177E2", "XM-177S" Can fire in both semi-auto and automatic fire; a generic red dot sight is featued with the "XM-177S" variant Both first-person and world models are missing the flash hider 2001
Max Payne "Colt Commando" 2001
Line of Sight: Vietnam "CAR15" Can fire in both semi-auto and automatic fire Incorrectly loaded with 30 rounds in a 20 round magazine 2003
Battlefield: Vietnam 2004
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 2007
Vietcong 2 "XM-177" Lacks rear iron sight 2009

Colt Carbine/Model 653/Model 727/Model 733

Colt Model 653 "M16A1 Carbine" - 5.56x45mm
Colt Model 653 "M16A1 Carbine" modified with a 16" barrel - 5.56x45mm
Colt Model 654 "M16A1 Carbine", the export model of the Model 653 without forward assist - 5.56x45mm
Colt Model 723 "M16A2 carbine" - 5.56x45mm.
Colt Model 727 "M16A2 carbine" - 5.56x45mm
Colt Model 733 "M16A2 Commando" - 5.56x45mm. Note, the Model 733 does not appear to have a set specification from Colt, and could be found with either an A1, A1E1 or A2 upper receiver, A1 or A2 lower receiver, and a coated aluminum or fiberlite stock. This particular rifle has an A2 lower, an A1E1 upper (forward assist and case deflector with A1 sights as found on Canadian Colts), and a coated aluminium stock.

After 1973 Colt made several lightweight versions of the M16 and Commando rifles for use with Police and Security forces, as well as civilian sales worldwide. It had the features of the XM177 rifle series, including the telescoping stock, but had either a 14.5" or a 16" lightweight barrel, depending on the demands of the customer, whether domestic or foreign. It was NOT correct for Vietnam, despite what the movie Platoon portrays. Though 'unofficially' called the "M16 Shorty" by some writers and shooters, the 16" barreled lightweight carbine was never adopted formally by the US Military, and thus never had an "M" or "XM" designation. It was used in the U.S. by Federal and local law enforcement. The Model 653 is also the basis for the Diemaco/Colt Canada C8 carbine series (see above).

Colt also made the Model 733, which was a 11.5" barreled version of the Model 653, intended for Tactical police and security work. Later manufactured versions of both guns had A2 style heavy barrels. The Model 723 was a 733 designed for export for the UAE and used by US Delta Force.

What is confusing is that other manufacturers made all sorts of modified short barreled AR-15 rifles for the Police and Civilian markets throughout the years. Colt themselves bastardized so many of their rifles throughout the years, swapping particular uppers with different lowers so that there will always be exceptions to the rule. The explosion of custom and unique looking AR-15 rifles in the 1980s and 1990s has led to a lot of confusion regarding what rifle is in what movie.

Film

Film Title Actor Character Notes Date
Enter the Ninja Franco Nero Cole Model 653P 1981
Enter the Ninja Alex Courtney Frank Landers
Enter the Ninja Will Hare Dollars
Enter the Ninja Venarius' henchmen
Code Name: Wild Geese Klaus Kinski Charleton Model 653 1984
Various Charleton's men
Platoon Tom Berenger SGT Bob Barnes Model 653P 1986
Willem Dafoe SGT Elias K. Grodin
The Living Daylights Joe Don Baker Brad Whitaker Model 733 with transparent bullet-proof shield 1987
Bullet in the Head Jacky Cheung Fai Model 653 1990
Terminator 2: Judgement Day Arnold Schwarzenegger T-800 Model 653; mocked up as XM177E2 by addition of a fake slip on flash hider. 1991
Linda Hamilton Sarah Connor Model 653 mocked up as XM177E2 by addition of a fake slip on flash hider. Fitted with silencer, laser sight and ACOG
Hot Shots! Part Deux Navy SEAL Model 653; fitted with M203 1993
Heat Robert De Niro Neil McCauley Model 733 1995
Val Kilmer Chris Shiherlis
Soldier Boyz Tyrin Turner Butts Model 653P 1995
The Long Kiss Goodnight Geena Davis Charlene Elizabeth "Charly" Baltimore 1996
Tomorrow Never Dies Götz Otto Stamper Model 727; fitted with M203 1997
Deep Impact U.S. Army soldiers With M203 grenade launchers 1998
Point Blank Mickey Rourke Rudy Ray Model 733 with optics, with camo point and suppressor 1998
Black Hawk Down Eric Bana SFC "Hoot" Hooten Model 727 2001
William Fichtner SFC Sanderson Model 727; fitted with Aimpoint red dot sight and SureFire WaponLight
Richard Tyson SSG Busch
Jason Isaacs CPT Mike Steele Model 733
Hugh Dancy SFC "Doc" Schmid
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau MSG Gary Gordon Model 733; fitted with Aimpoint red dot sight, SureFire WeaponLight, and suppressor
Ron Eldard CW3 Michael Durant
American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq Paul Sturino PFC Dowdy Model 727 2005
Jordan Brown SPC Cohen Model 727; fitted with custom stock, KAC M4-style railed handguard, SureFire WeaponLight and RIS foregrip
Brett Ryan SPC Romeo Model 727 ;fitted with M203
Lord of War Models at the Berlin Arms Fair Model 723 2005
Painkiller Jane Various US Army soldiers Model 723 fitted with a Cobray CM203 Flare Launcher 2005
The Hunt for Eagle One Mark Dacascos Lt. Matt Daniels Model 727, Model 733; fitted with 6-position collapsible stock, red dot sight, KAC M4 RAS handguards with rail covers, KAC RIS foregrip, and tactical flashlight 2005
Zach McGowan Spec. Hank Jackson Model 727; fitted with 6-position collapsible stock and M203
Mark Dacascos Lt. Matt Daniels Model 733; fitted with 6-position collapsible stock, red dot sight, KAC M4 RAS handguards with rail covers, KAC RIS foregrip, and tactical flashlight
Joe Fozzy Spec. Jeff Parker
Rey Malonzo Lt. Narcisco Montalvo Model 653P; fitted with 6-position collapsible stock and rubber butt pad, scope, KAC M4 RAS handguards, KAC RIS foregrip, and unusual ported compensator
Battle for Haditha U.S. Marines Model 727; with foregrips and ACOG sights, mocked up to resemble the M4A1 MWS 2007
Beaufort Oshri Cohen 1stLt. Liraz "Erez" Librati Model 653; fitted with Kimber Mepro 21 reflex sight 2007
Eli Eltonyo 1stSgt. Oshri
Hannan Yishai Nadav Model 733; fitted with different flash hider
Various IDF soldiers Locally chopped down Model 653 known as the "Mekut'zrar"
Gomorrah Marco Macor Marco Model 727; fitted with G&P airsoft replica of M203 and Olympic Arms (or JB Unicorn Airsoft) handguards 2008
X-Men Origins: Wolverine Hugh Jackman James Howlett Model 733 2009
Green Zone Various Special Forces soldiers Model 733s; fitted with Aimpoint red dot sights, SureFire Universal WaponLights, and XM177 flash hiders 2009
Dolan's Cadillac Gangster Model 727; fitted with M203 2009
Killer Elite (2011) Robert De Niro Hunter Model 727 2011
Taken 2 US Marine Model 727 with RIS handguard 2012
Battleground 2012

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Miami Vice Don Johnson Sonny Crockett Model 654 1984 - 1989
SRT members
Edward James Olmos Lt. Castillo Model 733
Various Model 733 with and without M203
Seven Days / "The Fire Last Time" Johnathan LaPaglia Frank Parker Model 733 fitted with XM177 style flash hider 1998 - 2001
Ultimate Force Jamie Draven Cpl. Jamie Dow Model 733 2002 - 2006
Christopher Fox Cpl. Louis Hoffman
Heather Peace Tpr. Becca Gallagher
Tremors: The Series Michael Gross Burt Gummer Model 654 2003
Victor Browne Tyler Reed
Red Cap / "Betrayed" SAS troopers Model 727 2003 - 2004
The Kill Point Pittsburg P.D. SWAT officer Model 653 fitted with Surefire M500AB weaponlights 2007
Sanctuary / "Penance" Model 733, present in the armoury but never used 2007 - ????
Falling Skies Sarah Carter Maggie Model 733 2011 - ????

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Variant and Notes Release Date
Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear "M4 Carbine" Model 733 1999
Urban Terror "M4A1" Model 727 2000
Half-Life Model 727 with M203 grenade launcher, HD replacement of the MP5 2001
Max Payne "Colt Commando" Model 733 2001
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City "M4" Model 733 2002
Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza N/A Model 733 with A1E1 upper receiver, M16-style fixed stock, and 20-round angled magazine 2002
Delta Force: Black Hawk Down "CAR-15" Model 727 2003
Chaser "Colt M4" Model 733, without casing deflector 2003
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas "M4" Model 733 2004
Far Cry "M4 Assault Weapon" Model 727 2004
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories "M4" Model 733 2005
Project Reality "M16A1 Menosar" Israeli Defence Force Menusar: Model 653 with barrel cut down to 12.5", with optional M203 grenade launcher 2005
"M16A1 Mekotzrar" Israeli Defence Force Mekut'zrar: Model 653 with barrel cut down to 10"
World in Conflict Model 733 2007
Tomb Raider: Underworld "A12 Carbine" Model 727, with custom butt-stock and flash suppressor 2008
Wheelman Carbine Model 727 with A1-type barrel of the Model 723 2009
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker "M653" Model 653 with various upgrades 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops "Commando" Model 733, with flat top 2010
Fallout: New Vegas "Assault Carbine" Model 733 2010
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light "Assault Rifle" Model 727, sometimes with custom butt-stock 2010
Rogue Warrior Model 733 2009

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Cat Planet Cuties Model 723 2010


M231 Firing Port Weapon

M231 Firing Port Weapon 5.56x45mm

The M231 Firing Port Weapon is a stripped-down, bare-bones carbine designed for U.S. Army soldiers riding in the M2 & M3 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. The FPW was designed to allow transported soldiers to protect the vulnerable flanks and rear of the IFV while still under armor. The weapon is only capable of full-auto fire with no semi-auto mode. Later upgrades to the Bradley blocked the firing ports on the sides of the hull with extra armor, though FPWs are still carried for the two rear ports covering the loading ramp.

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Variant and Notes Release Date
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Patriot Beta C-Mag with infinite ammo, signature weapon of The Boss 2004
Project Reality Used on M2A2 Bradley 2005
Battlefield: Bad Company Used on M2A2 Bradley 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Patriot Beta C-Mag with infinite ammo 2008


AR-15 Carbine

The AR-15 (for Armalite Model 15) Carbine is the common name for the widely-owned semi-automatic rifle which soon afterwards became the selective fire M16 and M4 carbine assault rifles, which are currently in use by the United States military. AR-15 was the original name for what became the militarily designated M16, the assault rifle first used by the U.S. in the Vietnam War. The name AR-15 is now used almost exclusively to refer to the semi-automatic (commercially available) civilian version(s) of the M16 and M4 assault rifles. Standard AR-15 rifles accept detachable magazines of widely varying capacities, and have a pistol grip that protrudes beneath the stock. AR-15 rifles are highly configurable and customizable. They are commonly fitted with several accessories such as bipods, folding or collapsing stocks, threaded barrels for the attachment of a flash suppressor, and a rail system for the attachment of vertical grips, flashlights, laser sights, telescopic sights, etc. The AR-15 consists of separate upper and lower receiver assemblies, which are attached with two through-pins and can be quickly interchanged with no tools. The upper receiver assembly is simply considered a part, and may be freely purchased and mail-ordered in most locations. This is a very attractive feature for enthusiasts, who often purchase a number of upper receivers (often in different calibers) and interchange them with the same lower receiver. However, one must be thoroughly familiar with firearms laws before doing this as it is possible to make an illegal configuration.

AR-15 Carbine with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm.

Films

Title Actor Character Note Date
Planet Terror Freddy Rodriguez El Wray With night-vision scope 2007
The Hitcher Sean Bean John Ryder 2007


M4/M4A1 Carbine

Colt M4 Carbine with 4 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm. Note slight difference in shape of stock compared to older model M4 (above).
Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock and carrying handle removed - 5.56x45mm
Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic, Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm

The M4 Carbine is a 14.5" barreled select fire Assault Rifle. It has a distinctive 'step down' in the barrel to allow for mounting the M203 grenade launcher. Many of them in the battlefield are customized with forearm rails (usually holding the AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, a vertical forward grip, sometimes a flashlight, or one of many types of rifle scopes and red-dot or reflex optics). The M4 has three round burst capability, while the M4A1 has full auto fire capability. The very earliest M4s delivered to the U.S. Army had fixed carry handles and were known in Colt's catalog as the Model 777; however, soon after, the military started buying the Model 920, which featured a detachable carry handle, but continued to call these guns "M4s". Contrary to popular misconception, the carry handles on most M4s and M4A1s are detachable, and most of these carbines are used with the carry handle removed, and a folding rear sight and optic being attached to the receiver instead. As far as the procurement program has always been concerned, the burst/auto capability is the only difference between an M4 and M4A1, however, more recently produced M4A1s also have a thicker barrel profile under the handguards along with a heavier buffer to slow the rate of fire, meaning that the weapon is more controllable during fully automatic firing and is less prone to overheating.

What is confusing is that many civilian commercial makers of AR-15 style rifles call their 16" Carbine "The M4". Though there is no rule saying they can't name their gun whatever they want, the official M4 is the version used and originally issued by the U.S. Army and built by Colt. Colt tried to sue other gun makers to stop using the term 'M4' however, it was ruled that M4 refers to a type of firearm and Colt cannot copyright the term.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Air Force One Gary Oldman Ivan Korshunov Fitted with C-More Sight, first film to feature the M4A1 1997
Elya Baskin Andrei Kolchak Fitted with C-More sight
Soldier Child recruits Fitted with C-More Sights and RIS foregrips 1998
The Cell FBI HRT members Fitted with tactical light 2000
Joint Security Area ROKA soldiers Fitted with C-More sights 2000
Black Hawk Down Eric Bana SFC Norm "Hoot" Gibson Fitted with tactical flashlight and paint with desert camo, also anachronistic for the time period of the film 2001
Delta operator
2009: Lost Memories JBI SWAT officers Fitted with scope, rails, forward handgrips, tactical light and laser aiming devices 2002
Steal SWAT officers 2002
The Sum of All Fears U.S. military personnel Fitted with Trijicon RX01 red dot sight 2002
xXx Marton Csokas Yorgi Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope, Beta-C mag and Surefire M900 weaponlight foregrip 2002
Jan Pavel Filipensky Viktor Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope, Beta-C mag and RIS foregrip
NSA commandos Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope and Surefire M500AB forend weaponlight
Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever Antonio Banderas FBI agent Jeremiah Ecks One of the first films to feature the M4's newer 6-position ("LE") collapsible stock 2002
Lucy Liu Agent Sever
Gregg Henry Robert Gant
DIA agents
Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis LT A.K. Waters Fitted with back up iron sight, Aimpoint M68 CCO, D-LAP laser sight, and RIS fioregrip 2003
Cole Hauser James "Red" Atkins Bruce Willis's M4A1
Johnny Messner Kelly Lake Fitted with back up iron sight, Aimpoint M68 CCO, and suppressor
Chad Smith Jason "Flea" Mabry Fitted with stock cheek pad, carry handle, Combat Military Optics LTD Marksman Series Model 100, and suppressor
Dreamcatcher Soldiers 2003
X2: X-Men United Col. Stryker's men Fitted with RIS foregrips, tactical flashlights and laser pointers 2003
The In-Laws David Suchet Jean-Pierre Thibodoux 2003
2 Fast 2 Furious U.S. Customs agents Fitted with WeaponLights 2003
Carter's henchmen
Hulk U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with Trijicon ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2003
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Nick Stahl John Conor Fitted with C-More sight and M26 MASS 2003
S.W.A.T. officers Fitted with C-More sights and Surefire M500AB weaponlight
Bad Boys II Yul Vasquez Det. Reyes Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope, Surefire M500AB forend weaponslight and laser pointer 2003
TNT members Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scopes, M500AB forend weaponslights and laser pointers
S.W.A.T. Jeremy Renner Brian Gamble Fitted with ACOG compact scope and Surefire M500AB weaponlight 2003
L.L. Cool J Officer Deacon 'Deke' Kay
Colin Farrell Officer Jim Street
Underworld Robbie Gee Kahn Fitted with a scope and Surefire M500AB weaponlight 2003
Paycheck FBI SWAT 2003
Sniper 3 U.S. Marines Fitted with AN/PEQ-2 IR designators and RIS foregrips 2004
Cube Zero Soldiers 2004
American Soldiers: A Day in Iraq Zan Calabretta SGT Delvecchio Fitted with A.R.M.S. SIR system, Aimpoint M68 CCO, RIS foregrip and SureFire WeaponLight 2005
Shaun Taylor SGT Ron Stalker
Michael Belisaro PFC Johnson Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, RIS foregrip and SureFire WeaponLight
Ben Gilbank PFC Aikens
Hostage (2005) LAPD SWAT officers Fitted with Trijicon TA38 ACOG scope and WeaponLights 2005
Fake FBI SWAT operators
The Interpreter Various Secret Service Uniformed Division 2005
xXx: State of the Union Scott Speedman Agent Kyle Steele Fitted with aforementioned weaponlight and a Leupold CQ/T scope 2005
Xzibit Zeke fitted with a M26 MASS
NSA security forces Fitted with Surefire M500AB forearm weaponlights
S.W.A.T. officers
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Various Company Men members 2005
Batman Begins Various GCPD SWAT officers 2005
The Island Gunman Fitted with carry handle, Trijicon ACOG scope, and Magpul stock 2005
Transporter 2 Miami S.W.A.T. member 2005
Painkiller Jane Emmanuelle Vaugier Capt. Jane Elizabeth Browning . 2005
Divergence Daniel Wu Coke airsoft replica 2005
Harsh Times Christian Bale Jim Davis RIS fore-grip and M68 Aimpoint scope 2005
Inside Man Various NYPD ESU officers Fitted with Aimpoint CompM2 red dot sights, WeaponLights and RIS foregrips. 2006
The Sentinel CAT operator Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope 2006
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise Kohl Sudduth Officer Simspon Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope 2006
Mission: Impossible III Keri Russell IMF agent Lindsey Ferris Fitted with Trijicon ACOG scope and rail covers 2006
Children of Men Chiwetel Ejiofor Luke Fitted with M203 Grenade Launcher, tactical light and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2006
'Fish' gunman Fitted with Elcan optical sight
Assassin in Love Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Bjorn w/ suppressor, laser, bipod, ACOG 2007
Ghost Rider SWAT officers Fitted with optical sights 2007
Shooter Mark Wahlberg GySgt. Bob Lee Swagger Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, EOTech Holographic sight with 4x magnifier scope, and rail covers 2007
FBI SWAT agents
SWAT officers
Mercenaries Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCOs, AN/PVS-14 NVG sights, and rail covers
Planet Terror 2007
Spider-Man 3 NYPD ESU officers Fitted with Aimpoint CompM2 and SureFire M500AB WeaponLights 2007
28 Weeks Later Jeremy Renner SGT Doyle Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight, ERGO grip, CAA CBS CAR telescoping stock, PVS-14 NVG sight, also lacking front iron sight 2007
Rose Byrne MAJ Scarlet
U.S. Army personnel Fitted with carry handles, Aimpoint M68 CCOs, Trijicon TA01NSN 4x32 ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, tactical flashlights, and RIS foregrips
Live Free or Die Hard Yorgo Constantine Russo Fitted with rear BUIS, Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and SureFire M900A WeaponLight 2007
FBI agents and HRT Fitted with rear BUIS, Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, RIS foregrips, and TLR-1 WeaponLights
Security guards Same as above
Transformers SOCCENT personnel Fitted with ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, RIS foregrips and camouflage paint schemes 2007
Delta team
Dragon Wars: D-War S.W.A.T. teams and U.S. military personnels Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scopes and RIS foregrips 2007
In the Valley of Elah Wes Chatham CPL Steve Penning 2007
U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with various attachments
Saw IV SWAT officers Fitted with SureFire Universal WeaponLights and RIS foregrips 2007
Lions for Lambs Derek Luke Arian Finch Fitted with ACOG scope 2007
Michael Peña Ernest Rodriguez With ACOG scope
U.S. Army Rangers With ACOG scope
Redacted Ty Jones MSG Sweet Fitted with Trijicon TA31F 4x32 ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and RIS foregrip 2007
Daniel Stewart Sherman SPC B.B. Rush Fitted with Trijicon TA338 ACOG scope, and M203 Grenade Launcher
Kel O'Neill PV2 Gabe Blix Fitted with Trijicon TA338 ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and RIS foregrip
U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with various accessories
Cloverfield U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes and AN/PEQ-2 IR designators 2008
Stop-Loss Channing Tatum SGT Steve Shriver Fitted with old-style stock, Trijicon TA11 3.5x35 ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, KAC railed handguard, WeaponLight, and a SureFire M900 WeaponLight foregrip. 2008
U.S. Army soldiers
The Incredible Hulk (2008) 2008
The Hurt Locker Jeremy Renner SFC William James Fitted with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, tactical weaponlight, RIS foregrip and flip-up rear iron sights 2008
Anthony Mackie SGT J.T. Sanborn Fitted with M68 Aimpoint red dot & ACOG scopes, weaponlight, RIS foregrip and flip-up rear iron sights
Brian Geraghty SPC Owen Eldridge Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope, tactical weaponlight and RIS foregrip
Wanted 2008
The Eleventh Hour Navy SEALs with suppressors, optics, and M203A1 launchers 2008
The Dark Knight GCPD SWAT officers Fitted with C-More red dot sights, M900 SureFire WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2008
Tropic Thunder Guerrilla Forces Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope, RIS foregrip and ACOG scope 2008
Babylon A.D. Vin Diesel Toorop 2008
Body of Lies U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with EOTech Holographic sights, Trijicon ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and RIS foregrips 2008
Specialist Firearms Officer Fitted with SureFire WeaponLight
Max Payne Corrupt SWAT Fitted with Trijicon ACOG scope, WeaponLight, and laser sight 2008
Resident Evil Degeneration Greg Fitted with back up iron sight and tactical WeaponLight 2008
U.S. Marines
Punisher: War Zone Ray Stevenson Frank Castle Fitted with KAC Quad-rails, a C-More red dot optic, an M4-2000 by Advanced Armament Corp suppressor and a short version of the AG36 grenade launcher 2008
Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia US Navy SEALs Fitted with Trijicon ACOG, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, RIS foregrip and tactical flashlight 2009
The Objective Jonas Ball CIA Agent Benjamin Keynes Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, AR-15 Sporter II lower receiver, and SureFire M900 WeaponLight 2009
Matthew R. Anderson CW Wally Hamer Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, KAC M4 RAS handguard, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and KAC vertical foregrip
Jon Huertas SGT Vincent Degetau Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, KAC M4 RAS handguard, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and RM Equipment M203PI Grenade Launcher
Sam Hunter SGT Tim Cole
Michael C. Williams SGT Trinoski
A Dangerous Man Jerry Wasserman Sgt. Ritchie 2009
Chinese thugs Non-firing dummy used in one shot
District 13: Ultimatum Various French police 2009
Fast and Furious Paul Walker Brian O'Connor Fitted with Aimpoint CompM2 red dot sights, SureFire M500AB WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2009
FBI SWAT
Driven to Kill 2009
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009) 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Channing Tatum Duke Fitted with SureFire Universal WeaponLight 2009
31 North 62 East SAS commandos 2009
Surrogates Michael Cudlitz Colonel Brendon Fitted with rear back up iron sights, C-More red dot sights, and RIS foregrips 2009
US Army soldier
FBI HRT
The Men Who Stare At Goats Private security contractor Fitted with carry handle and an unknown scope 2009
Armored Bank Guards 2009
Brothers (2009) U.S. Marines Fitted with various accessories. 2009
The Marine 2 Ted DiBiase Jr. Sgt. Joe Linwood Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight. 2009
Linwood's spotter Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO and RIS foregrip
Rebels
Prison Break: The Final Break SWAT with weaponlight 2009
Go Fast Jean Michel Fête Méco 2009
Fitted with old stock
Drug dealer
The Book of Eli Michael Gambon George 2010
Elephant White unidentified version with folded bipod, scope and silencer in weapons cache 2010
El Infierno 2010
Edge of Darkness S.W.A.T. officers Fitted with EOTech Holographic Sights and WeaponLights. 2010
Dear John Channing Tatum SGT/SSG John Tyree Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and RIS foregrip, also paint with desert camo. 2010
Special Forces soldiers Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCOs, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, RIS foregrips, and paint with desert camos
From Paris With Love 2010
The Crazies U.S. Army soldiers and an infected hunter Fitted with M68 Aimpoint red dot & ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, RIS foregrip and weaponlight 2010
Brooklyn's Finest NYPD ESU officer 2010
Green Zone Matt Damon CWO Roy Miller 2010
MET-D soldier Fitted with ACOG scope and flashlight
Kick-Ass Fitted with Trijicon ACOG scopes and RIS foregrips 2010
Iron Man 2 USAF airmen Fitted with rear BUISs, Aimpoint red dot sights, WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2010
MacGruber MacGruber's old crew 2010
Von Cunth's henchmen
Animal Kingdom Victorian Police Officers 2010
The A-Team Liam Neeson Hannibal Fitted with CTR stock 2010
Bradley Cooper Face Fitted with CTR stock
Unthinkable U.S. Army Fitted with EOTech Holographic sights and WeaponLights 2010
Knight and Day Federal agent 2010
Inception Various 2010
Salt US Army soldiers 2010
CIA agents
NYPD ESU officers
The Other Guys NYPD ESU officer Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight and WeaponLight 2010
The Stranger Steve Austin The Stranger 2010
Takers Paul Walker John Rahway 2010
Idris Elba Gordon Cozier
Michael Ealy Jake Attica
Chris Brown Jesse Attica
The Town Jeremy Renner James "Jem" Coughlin 2010
BPD SWAT officers Fitted with various accessories
FBI SWAT agents Fitted with various accessories
Elite Squad 2 BOPE Officers and militia members 2010
Red FBI SWAT agents Fitted with EOTech 552 Holographic sights, WeaponLights and RIS foregrips 2010
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright Gary Daniels Michaels 2010
Battle: Los Angeles Aaron Eckhart SSgt. Michael Nantz Fitted Magpul rear back iron sights, Trijicon TA31F 4x32 ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-15 IR designators, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and RIS foregrip 2011
Ramon Rodriguez 2ndLt. William Martinez
U.S. Marines
Michelle Rodriguez TSgt. Elena Santos Fitted with Magpul rear back iron sight and Trijicon TA31F 4x32 ACOG scope, also with and without OKC-3S bayonet
Memorial Day Johnathan Bennett SSG. Kyle Vogel With M68 Aimpoint scope, AN/PEQ-IV IR designator and RIS foregrip 2011
Corby Kelly Derek Lodermeier
Chris LeFevere Specialist Josh Berg
34th Infantry Division Soldiers
Thor S.H.I.E.L.D. guards 2011
Tower Heist FBI agents w/EOTech holosights and tactical lights 2011
Contagion U.S. Army National Guard 2011
Hanna CIA SOG operatives Fitted with Aimpoint red dot sights, folding front sights, Surefire lights, and an M203 grenade launcher; also seen in stock footage on television 2011
Flypaper Fitted with foregrips, ACOG sights, and mounted flashlights 2011
A Gang Story (Les Lyonnais) Lyons police officer 2011
Red State Marc Blucas ATF sniper Fitted with an unknown scope 2011
James Parks Mordechai
ATF agents
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Elias Koteas Sergei Katsov 2011
State of Emergency US Soldier 2011
The Viral Factor PASKAL commandos With Aimpoint CompM4 red dot sights 2012
Background extras IDC agents
Andy On Sean Wong
Act of Valor U.S. Navy SEALs Various attachments, including: SOPMOD Crane Stocks, Aimpoint CompM4 red dot sights, EOTech 553 Holographic sights, SureFire Universal WeaponLights, RIS foregrips, and AN/PEQ-15 IR designators 2012
Battleship Taylor Kitsch Lt. Alex Hopper Fitted with Trijicon ACOG scopes, WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2012
Rihanna Petty Officer (GM2) Raikes
The Avengers (2012) S.H.I.E.L.D. agents Fitted with EOTech MPO II 3x magnifiers, EOTech XPS Holographic sights, laser modules, WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2012
U.S. Army soldiers Fitted with EOTech Holographic sights, WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips
G.I. Joe: Retaliation G.I. Joes 2012
Cobra Vipers
The Amazing Spider-Man NYPD ESU Officers Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCOs, SureFire WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2012
August. Eighth Georgian soldiers 2012
Red Dawn Jeffrey Dean Morgan Lt. Col. Andrew Tanner With ACOG scope, taclight, and suppressor 2012
Kenneth Choi Cpl. Smith
Matt Gerald Sgt. Hodges With EOTech Sight and Surefire M900 foregrip
Taken 2 US Marines 2012
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Secret paramilitary squad Some with fitted Cobray 37mm Launcher 2012
Mark Chao Ying-xiong Wu with fitted Cobray 37mm Launcher
The Hooligan Wars gang member 2012
The Sweeney Robber with a tactical flashlight forward hand grip 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Jason Flemyng Rob Hart 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Sectragon PMC's 2012
Hamilton: I nationens intresse Mikael Persbrandt Carl Hamilton 2012
Cold War Andy On Michael Shek With foregrip, Magpul CTR stock and Aimpoint sight 2012
The Baytown Outlaws Daniel Cudmore Lincoln with/without stock 2012
Keith Woulard Diggs
Tim J. Smith Rondo
Travis Fimmel McQueen
Maximum Conviction Numerous Characters 2012
Casa de mi Padre Diego Luna Raul Alvarez 2012
Henchman
Suave Patria 2012
Cockneys vs. Zombies 2012
Man on a Ledge NYPD ESU officers w/optics, tac lights 2012
This Means War Chris Pine FDR deleted scene, w/ ACOG, light, foregrip 2012
Tom Hardy Tuck
henchman alternate scene
Osombie multiple attachments 2012
Get the Gringo 2012
Stolen FBI SWAT 2012
Battleground 2012
I Declare War Eric Hanson Kenney w/ optics and foregrip 2012
I Declare War Alex Wall Scott w/ M203 2012
Warm Bodies Military survivors 2013
White House Down Secret Service agents 2013
Mercenaries With EOTech sights and iron sights
Delta Force commandos With EOTech sights
We're the Millers DEA SWAT 2013
The Heat Peter Weireter FBI SWAT Team Leader 2013
FBI SWAT
Killing Season Robert De Niro Benjamin Ford with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic 2013
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Cobie Smulders Agent Maria Hill 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Frank Grillo Brock Rumlow 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan The Winter Soldier 2014


Television

Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Stargate: SG1 US military personnel With & without ELCAN scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, & M203 grenade launcher 1997 - 2007
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation LVPD SWAT officers With Surefire M500AB weaponlights and M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes 2000 - ????
24 Keifer Sutherland Agent Jack Bauer With ACOG scope, EOTech red dot sight, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, RIS foregrip, Pentagonlight MD3R weaponlight, 20 & 30-round magazines, M68 Aimpoint red dot & AN/PVS-17 night-vision scopes 2001 - 2010
24 CTU Tactical Team members With M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, RIS foregrips, Surefire M500AB & Universal weaponlights 2001 - 2010
24 Sarah Clarke Nina Myers With ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, RIS foregrip, and 20-round magazine 2001 - 2010
24 Mary Lynn Rajskub Chloe O'Brian With Surefire Universal weaponlight 2001 - 2010
24 Coral Snake Commandos With ACOG scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and RIS foregrips 2001 - 2010
24 Delta 3 members With M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and Surefire Universal weaponlights 2001 - 2010
24 US Marines With M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and Surefire Universal weaponlights 2001 - 2010
24 LAPD SWAT officers With Surefire M500AB weaponlights 2001 - 2010
24 US Customs officers With Surefire M500AB weaponlights 2001 - 2010
24 US Navy SEALs With EOTech red dot sights, M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and M203 grenade launchers 2007-2008
24 FBI agents With EOTech red dot sights, RIS foregrips, Surefire Universal weaponlights, with & without brass catchers 2008-2009
24 NYPD ESU officers 2009 - 2010
CSI: Miami Miami PD SWAT officers With EOTech red dot sights, Surefire Universal weaponlights, and ACOG scopes 2002 - ????
Firefly Browncoats "The Message" (S01E12) 2003
CSI: NY Melina Kanakaredes Det. Stella Bonasera With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, Surefire Universal weaponlight, and RIS foregrip / "Snow Day" 2004 - ????
CSI: NY NYPD ESU officers 2004 - Present
The Closer Jon Tenney FBI Special Agent Fritz Howard . 2005-2012
Over There J. Lamont Pope LT "Mad Cow" Taylor Fitted with carry handles, KAC railed handguards with KAC rail covers, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and KAC RIS foregrips 2005
Josh Stamberg LT Alexander "Underpants" Hunter
Erik Palladino SSG Chris "Scream" Silas
Josh Henderson PFC Bo "Texas" Rider, Jr.
Omid Abtahi PFC Tariq Nassiri
U.S. Army soldiers
Iraqi civilian
Keith Robinson PV2 Avery "Angel" King Fitted with Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and a KAC RIS foregrip
Michael Cudlitz COL Ryan Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, suppressor, KAC RIS foregrip, and a desert camo scheme
Ultimate Force Ross Kemp SSgt. Henry "Henno" Garvie Seen with various accessories including Aimpoint Mark III, M68 and 5000 red dot sights, AN/PEQ-2 lasers, suppressors, PRR pressel switches, RIS handguards, carry handle mounted gooseneck rails, Cobray CM203 flare launchers and M203 grenade launchers 2006
Heather Peace Tpr. Becca Gallagher
Louis Decosta Johnson Cpl. Dave Woolston
Jamie Michie Cpl. Finn Younger
Sam Callis Cpt. Patrick Fleming
John Schwab Pincher
Martin McDougall McMullin
Josh Dallas Weaver
Justin Allder Barbella
Prison Break - Season 1 Guards 2005 - 2006
Rockmond Dunbar Benjamin Miles "C-Note" Franklin w/ weapon light
Prison Break - Season 3 Chopper Gunner ACOG and brass catcher 2007 - 2008
Prison Break - Season 4 S.A.R. Member Holographic sight and weapon light 2008 - 2009
Jericho D.B. Sweeney Goetz With AN/PVS-17 night-vision & M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, Surefire Universal weaponlight, and RIS foregrip 2006 - 2008
Jericho Ravenwood mercenaries With AN/PVS-17 night-vision & M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, Surefire Universal weaponlights, and RIS foregrips 2006 - 2008
Jericho Fake Marines With AN/PEQ-2 IR designators and M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes / "Semper Fidelis" 2006 - 2008
Jericho AS Army soldiers With ACOG scopes, Surefire Universal weaponlights, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and laser pointers 2006 - 2008
The Unit Dennis Haysbert SGM Jonas Blane Fitted with and without Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and a RIS foregrip 2006 - 2009
Max Martini SGT Mack gerhardt Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and a M203 grenade launcher
Wes Chatham SSG Sam McBride Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, SureFire Universal wWaponLight, and a RIS foregrip
Scott Foley SGT Bob Brown Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, and a RIS foregrip
Heroes US Special Forces With Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, Surefire Universal weaponlights, RIS foregrips, and laser pointers 2006 - 2010
The Kill Point Pittsburgh PD SWAT officers With Surefire Universal weaponlights 2007
Primeval Mark Wakeling Cpt. Tom Ryan Fitted with ACOG scopes, SureFire Universal WeaponLights, and RIS foregrips 2007 - ????
SAS soldiers
Sanctuary Police officer 2008 - ????
East West 101 Australian Police - Tactical Operations Unit 2008-????
Iris - Season 1 NSS SWAT and IRIS mercenaries 2009
Supernatural - Season 5 US Soldiers With vertical grips, flashlights and ACOGs / "The End" (S05E04) 2009
The Glades Police officer With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope and RIS foregrip 2010 - ????
The Walking Dead Noah Emmerich Dr. Edward Jenner . 2010 - ????
The Walking Dead Scott Wilson Hershel Greene "Seed" (S3E01) 2012
The Walking Dead - Season 3 Lauren Cohan Maggie 2010-Present
The Walking Dead - Season 3 Lennie James Morgan "Clear" (S3E12) 2010-Present
Detroit 1-8-7 Detroit PD SRT 2010-2011
Jon Benjamin Has a Van US Border guard "Border" (S01E01) 2011
Jon Benjamin Has a Van USAF guards "Star Door" (S01E03) 2011
Falling Skies - Season 2 Dale Dye Col. Porter "Death March" (S2E08) 2011-Present
The Promise IDF soldiers 2011
Continuum - Season 1 various characters 2012
Elementary NYPD ESU 2012-????
Last Resort U.S. Navy personnel 2012
Last Resort Scott Speedman Lt. Cmdr Sam Kendal 2012
Bullet in the Face Police (S01E06) 2012
Banshee - Season 1 Mr. Rabbit's guards episode 10 2013
Banshee - Season 1 SWAT episode 7 2013
Defiance Graham Greene Rafe McCawley With M203 and ACOG 2013
Defiance residents With and without M203 and RIS
The Following FBI SWAT 2013
Continuum - Season 2 various characters 2013
Banshee - Season 2 seen in Proctor's illegal weapon arsenal / Episode 8 2014
Banshee - Season 2 Julian Sands Priest with vertical forward grip / Episode 10 2014
Continuum - Season 3 Liber8 terrorists Episode 5 2014
Continuum - Season 3 Luvia Petersen Jasmine Garza Episode 11 2014
Tyrant Abbudinian soldiers Episode 9 2014

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis "M4A1 Assault Rifle" Fitted with various accessories 1999
S.W.A.T. 3: Close Quarters Battle "M4A1 Carbine" Can be fitted with FMJ or LTT rounds, Gemtech M4-96D suppressor, Beta C-mag, 4x Trijicon ACOG, Trijicon reflex sight or Aimpoint red dot sight 1999
Delta Force: Land Warrior "M4A1" Fitted with KAC Masterkey 2000
Counter-Strike Counter Terrorist "Maverick M4A1 Carbine" 2000
Ghost Recon "M4"
"M4 SOCOM"
Fitted with various accessories 2001
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001
Shadow Force: Razor Unit 2002
Conflict: Desert Storm 2002
Tactical Ops: Assault on Terror Available with and without M203 grenade launcher 2002
The Sum of All Fears (VG) "M4"
"Spec Ops M4"
Can fire in 3-round burst 2002
Delta Force: Task Force Dagger "M4A1SD" Fitted with Trijicon TA01 ACOG scope, suppressor, and KAC RIS foregrip 2002
America's Army "M4A1 Carbine"
"M4A1 SOPMOD"
Can be fitted with iron sights, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon RX01 reflex sight, Trijicon TA01NSN ACOG scope, Harris bipod, and a KAC QDSS-NT4 suppressor 2002
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin "M4 Rifle" Fitted with unusable scope 2002
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Cutscene only 2002
The Specialists 2002
Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield 2003
Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow "M16 assault rifle" 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne "M4 Carbine" Very slow rate of fully automatic fire 2003
Counter-Strike: Condition Zero "Maverick M4A1 Carbine" 2004
Söldner: Secret Wars 2004
True Combat: Elite 2004
Hitman: Contracts Featuring a non-stepped barrel 2004
Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising "M4A1 Carbine" Fitted with Aimpoint M68 COO, KAC M4 RAS handguards, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, and KAC RIS foregrip 2004
Shadow Ops: Red Mercury "Colt M-4 SOPMOD" Fitted with Trijicon 4x32 ACOG/RMR scope, AN/PEQ-4 IR designator, KAC railed handgaurd with KAC rail covers, suppressor, and a KAC RIS foregrip. 2004
Counter Strike: Source "Maverick M4A1 Carbine" 2004
SWAT 4 M4A1 Carbine Fitted with SureFire M500AB WeaponLights and KAC RIS foregrips. 2005
Battlefield 2 "M4A1 Carbine" Fitted with Aimpoint M68 COO. 2005
Project Reality "M4"
"M4A1 Carbine"
Available with carry handles, Aimpoint M68 CCOs, Trijicon TA31F and TA31RCO 4x32 ACOG scopes, ITL MARS, Meprolight, EOTech Holographic sight, RIS foregrips, and Harris bipod 2005
Rainbow Six Lockdown "SR-4CQB" Fitted with rear and front flip-up BUISs, KAC railed handgaurd with KAC rail covers, and a KAC Masterkey. 2005
Far Cry Instincts: Predator M4 Carbine Fitted with C-More sight, suppressor, and camouflage paint scheme 2005
24: The Game "M4 Carbine" 2006
Hitman: Blood Money Non-stepped barrel 2006
Joint Task Force 2006
Splinter Cell: Double Agent with side-folding stock Seen in a crate 2006
Soldier Front "Colt M4A1" 2007
Alliance of Valiant Arms With ACOG or M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, EOTech red dot sight, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator (erroneously emitting visible red laser) 2007
ArmA: Armed Assault "M4"
"M4 CompM2"
"M4 ACOG"
"M4A1 ACOG"
"M4A1 QDS CompM2"
Every variant of the weapon is erroneously modeled with A1 pistol grip 2007
Darkness, The "M4A1 Carbine" Featuring standard 20-round magazine with 30-round capacity. 2007
Insurgency "M4A1 Carbine" Default appearance: Fitted with KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, and a KAC RIS foregrip.

Optional: Available variates are with carry handle or with Aimpoint M68 CCO.
2007
Blacksite: Area 51 "Assault Rifle" Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight, KAC railed handguard, and a dual magazines with erroneously 45-rounds capacity instead of 30. 2007
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Non-stepped barrel 2007
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune 2007
Zombie Panic Source "M4A1" 2007
Terrorist Takedown 2: US Navy Seals Unusable 2008
Army of Two M4A1 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV "Carbine Rifle" Carry handle removed 2008
7.62 High Calibre Fitted with various attachments 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots "M4 Custom" Can be fitted with folding iron sights, suppressor, Aimpoint red dot sight, ACOG scope, SureFire WeaponLight, AN/PEQ-5 laser module, two types of RIS grips, Masterkey shotgun, and Heckler & Koch M320 grenade launcher 2008
Combat Arms "M4A1" 2008
Counter-Strike Online "Maverick M4A1 Carbine" 2008
Mercenaries 2: World In Flames "Carbine" 2008
SAS Secure Tomorrow 2008
Saints Row 2 "AR40 Xtnd" 2008
007: Quantum of Solace (VG) "TND-16" Fitted with railed handgaurd and RIS foregrip (default build). Can be fitted with EOTech 551 Holographic sight, carry handle, and a suppressor 2008
Armed Forces Corps 2009
Killing Floor "M4" Fitted with Vltor Carbine Modstock, rear flip-up BUIS, Aimpoint M68 CCO, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, and Magpul PMAG 2009
Terminator Salvation (VG) 2009
Delta Force: Xtreme 2 "M4 - Auto" Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, KAC M4 RAS handguards with KAC rail covers, and a KAC RIS foregrip 2009
Code of Honor 3: Desperate Measures "M4 Colt" 2009
Prototype "Assault Rifle" Fitted with carry handle and a RIS foregrip 2009
America's Army 3 "M4A1 Carbine" Can be fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO 2009
Battlefield Heroes "M16"
"Tier 1 Elite M16"
2009
ArmA II "M4A1"
"M4A1 CCO"
"M4A1 CCO CAMO"
"M4A1 CCO SD CAMO"
"M4A1 M203 RCO"
"M4A1 M203 Holo"
"M4A1 M203 Holo CAMO"
"M4A1 M203 Holo SD CAMO"
"M4A3 CCO"
"M4A3 M203 RCO"
Every variant of the weapon is erroneously modeled with A1 pistol grip 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising "M4A1"
"M4A1 Assault"
"M4A1 CQB"
"M4A1 Night Ops"
"M4A1 Marksman"
"M4A1 Stealth"
Every variant of the weapon is modeled with 2nd generation collapsible stock, and KAC M4 RAS handguards with KAC rail covers 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 "M4A1" Can be fitted with red dot sight, EOTech 551 Holographic sight, Trijicon ACOG scope, thermal scope, suppressor, KAC Masterkey, heartbeat sensor, FMJ rounds, and extended magazines The weapon is modeled with PRI front and A.R.M.S. #40L rear BUISs, A.R.M.S. S.I.R. system, and (erroneously) A1 pistol grip 2009
Army of Two: The 40th Day "M4" Can be fitted with a variety of stocks, barrels, magazines, scopes, suppressors/muzzle brakes 2010
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 "M4A1" Can be fitted with various accessories 2010
The 3rd Birthday "MfA1" 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 "M4A1 Carbine" Unusable; seen on the cover, fitted with Trijicon TA31-RMR ACOG scope, AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and KAC RIS foregrip 2010
Just Cause 2 "Assault Rifle" 2010
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2010
Firearms: Source "M4-A1" Fitted with carry handle, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, and a KAC RIS foregrip. 2010
Dead Rising 2 2010
Medal of Honor (2010) "M4"
"M4A1"
Fitted with flip-up iron sights, EOTech 556 Holographic sights, Trijicon 4x32 scopes, SureFire Universal WeaponLights, KAC QDSS-NT4 suppressors, RIS foregrips and AN/PEQ-2 laser designators 2010
Breach (VG) "M4A1" Can be fitted with iron sights, EOTech Holographic sight, Trijicon TA31 ACOG scope, or M203 grenade launcher The weapon is modeled with 3rd generation collapsible stock, KAC M4 RAS handguards with KAC rail covers 2011
Battle: Los Angeles "M4A1 Carbine" Various accessories in cutscenes, but shown without any in-game 2011
Homefront "M4 Rifle" Can be fitted with iron sights, various optical sights, KAC Masterkey, and a suppressor. The weapon is modeled with KAC M4 RAS handguards 2011
The Darkness II "Carbine" 2011
Battlefield Play4Free "M4A1 Carbine" Can be fitted with iron sights, Sightmark SureShot red dot sight, or EOTech Holographic sight The weapon is modeled with Vltor modstock, Hogue pistol grip, and a KAC M4 RAS handguards with KAC tan rail covers; if choosing to use an optical sight, the gas block is removed; Errounsly firing 20 rounds from a 30-round magazine 2011
Operation Flashpoint: Red River "M4A1 Carbine" Can be fitted with carry handle, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon TA31RCO ACOG scope, EOTech 551 Holographic sight, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and M203A1 Grenade Launcher 2011
Battlefield 3 "M4A1"
"M4"
(both variants are available in-game)
Can be fitted with iron sights, Trijicon RX01 reflex sight, EOTech 556 Holographic sight, Trijicon TA01NSN ACOG scope, ELCAN M145 MGO, infrared scope, KAC RIS foregrip, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, WeaponLight, heavy barrel, and a suppressor. The weapon is modeled with Crane SOPMOD stock, KAC RIS handguards, M16A1-style flash hider, Hogue pistol grip, and a Magpul Ranger Plate 2011
NCIS: The Video Game Seen on a poster 2011
Batman: Arkham City "M4A1 Carbine" 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 "M4A1" Can be fitted with SureShot reflex sight, EOTech XPS Holographic sight, EOTech MPO III magnifier, Trijicon TA31F ACOG scope, thermal scope, suppressor, KAC Masterkey, heartbeat sensor, and extended magazines The weapon is modeled with Magpul MOE Carbine Stock, customized charging handle, rear and front flip-up BUISs, KAC M4 RAS handguards with KAC rail covers, RIS foregrip, (erroneously) A1 pistol grip, and a 20-round STANAG magazine with Magpul loop 2011
Saints Row: The Third "AR-55" Fitted with various accessories 2011
Payday: The Heist "AMCAR-4" 2011
Karma Online 2011
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive "M4A1" Fitted with flip-up rear iron sight (gameplay) and carry handle (buy-menu). 2012
Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City "Assault Rifle" Fitted with Aimpoint red dot sight 2012
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action 2012
Prototype 2 2012
Spec Ops: The Line M4A1 Carbine Fitted with various accessories 2012
Warface "M4A1" Can be fitted with various accessories 2012
Black Mesa with M203 grenade launcher cut weapon 2012
Arctic Combat 2012
Ravaged 2012
The Last of Us 2013
ArmA Tactics M4A1 2013
Call of Duty: Ghosts 2013
Batman: Arkham Knight 2014

Anime

Title Character Note Date
Kochikame, The UFO Movie
Ga-rei: Zero 1st Division operators 2008
Canaan American SOF operators outfitted with various SOPMOD accessories 2009
Phantom of Inferno Ein 2009
Phantom of Inferno Zwei 2009
King of Thorn Owen 2009
King of Thorn US Army personnel 2009
Hanasaku Iroha outfitted with various SOPMOD accessories 2011
Stella Women's Academy, High School Division Class C³ Yura Yamato Airsoft 2013
Sword Art Online II "Miso" With a crane stock, Comp M4 and Surefire M900 foregrip 2014
Captain Earth Tanegashima Space Center security 2014


M4/M4A1 with M203 Grenade Launcher

M4A1 carbine 5.56x45mm with M203A1 grenade launcher 40mm
M4A1 carbine 5.56x45mm with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, flip-up rear sight, and M203 grenade launcher 40mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Boondock Saints Seen in armory 1999
Universal Soldier: The Return Jean Claude Van Damme Luc Deveraux Fitted with C-More red dot sight and SureFire Universal WeaponLight 1999
U.S. Army Rangers Fitted with C-More red dot sights and SureFire Universal WeaponLights
Proof of Life David Caruso Dino 2000
Uptown 2
The Sum of All Fears U.S. Marine With Trijicon RX01 red dot sight 2002
Tears of the Sun Eamonn Walker Ellis "Zee" Pettigrew Fitted with back up iron sight and Aimpoint M68 CCO 2003
Paul Francis Danny "Doc" Kelley Fitted with back up iron sight and Aimpoint M68 CCO
The Punisher Thomas Jane Frank Castle With M68 Aimpoint red dot scope 2004
Blade: Trinity Vampire With scope 2004
War of the Worlds U.S. Army solders Fiited with Aimpoint M68 CCOs, Trijicon ACOGs, C-More red dot sights, SureFire Universal WeaponLights, AN/PEQ-2 IR designators, and RIS foregrips 2005
Home of the Brave Chad Michael Murray PV2 Jordan Owens 2006
Children of Men Chiwetel Ejiofor Luke Fitted with SureFire Universal WeaponLight and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2006
28 Weeks Later U.S. Army soldier Fitted with carry handle. 2007
Transformers Tyrese Gibson TSgt. Bobby Epps Fitted with carry handle, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope and camo paint scheme 2007
Pat Mulderrig Ranger Fitted with carry handle, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator and camo paint scheme
Redacted Mike Figueroa SGT Jim Vasques 2007
Daniel Stewart Sherman SPC B.B. Rush Fitted with Trijicon TA338 ACOG scope and KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers.
Various U.S. Army soldiers
Hitman (2007) Henry Ian Cusick Udre Belicoff 2007
Russian Alpha commando Fitted with ureFire Universal WeaponLight
The Mist U.S. Army soldier Fitted with Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2007
Rambo Jake La Botz Reese Fitted with carry handle, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope and camo paint scheme 2008
Resident Evil Degeneration Leon Fitted with back up iron sight and an optical grenade sight 2008
U.S. Marine Fitted with back up iron sight and an optical grenade sight
Terminator Salvation Human resistance fighters With C-More red dot sights 2009
Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen N.E.S.T. soldiers With M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes 2009
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Marlon Wayans Wallace "Ripcord" Weems Fitted with carry handle and WeaponLight 2009
U.S. Army soldier Fitted with C-More red dot sight and SureFire Universal WeaponLight
District 9 MNU mercenaries Fitted with AN/PEQ-2 IR designators 2009
Brothers (2009) U.S. Marine 2009
MacGruber Will Forte MacGruber 2010
Red (2010) Hitman 2010
Battle: Los Angeles Cory Hardrict Cpl. Jason Lockett Fitted with Magpul flip-up rear BUISs, Trijicon TA01 4x32 ACOG scopes, KAC railed handguards, SureFire Universal WeaponLights, and AN/PEQ-15 IR designators. 2011
Will Rothhaar Cpl. Lee Imlay
U.S. Marines
Fast Five U.S. Federal Agent Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight. 2011
Memorial Day 34th Infantry Division soldiers Fitted with M68 Aimpoint scope and AN/PEQ-IV IR designators 2011

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Stargate: SG1 Various US military personnel Fitted with ELCAN scopes and AN/PEQ-1 IR designators 1997 - 2007
Over There Luke MacFarlane PV2 Frank "Dim" Dumphy Fitted with carry handles and AN/PEQ-2 IR designators 2005
Various U.S. Army soldiers
The Unit Dennis Haysbert Sgt.Maj. Jonas "Snake Doctor" Blane Fitted with various accessories 2006 - 2009
Various U.S. Army soldiers
Generation Kill Brian Wade Capt. Craig "Encino Man" Schwetje Fitted with UTG railed handguards and AN/PEQ-4 IR designators 2008
Jon Huertas Sgt. Antonio "Poke" Espera
Eric Kocher Sgt. Rich Barrett
Alexander Skarsgard SSgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert Fitted with AN/PVS-17 NVG sight, Trijicon TA01 4x32 ACOG scope (Episode 1 only), UTG railed handguard with UTG rail covers, and an AN/PEQ-4 IR designator
Continuum - Season 1 Various 2012

Video Games

Game Title Used By Appears as Mods Release Date
America's Army U.S. Army soldiers M4A1 Carbine
M4A1 SOPMOD
Can be fitted with carry handle, Aimpoint M68 CCO, Trijicon TA01NSN4x32 ACOG scope, Trijicon RX01 Reflex sight, Harris bipod, and a KAC suppressor 2002
Project Reality Israeli Defense Forces
U.S. Army
M4 Carbine
M4A1 Carbine
Can fire HE, smoke, and illumination rounds, available with Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scopes, ITL MARS sights, and EOTech Holographic sights 2005
ArmA: Armed Assault U.S. Army M4 + M203
M4 + M203 CompM2
M4A1 ACOG + M203
Available with carry handles, Aimpoint M68 red dot sight, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scope, and suppressor 2007
Killing Floor Demolition perk "M4 203" Fitted with Vltor Carbine Modstock, rear flip-up BUIS, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, and Magpul PMAG 2009
ArmA II U.S. Marines
Private Military Company
M4A1 M203 RCO
M4A1 M203 Holo SD
M4A1 M203 Holo
M4A1 M203 SOPMOD SD CAMO
Available with carry handles, Aimpoint M68 CCOs, EOTech 551 Holographic sights, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG scopes, KAC suppressors, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designators 2009
Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising U.S. Marines "M4A1 (Assault)" Fitted with carry handle, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, and an AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2009
Modern Warfare 2 Task Force 141
U.S. Army Rangers
Ultranationalist terrorist group
M4A1 Carbine Can be fitted with iron sights, red dot sight, EOTech 551 Holographic sight, Trijicon ACOG scope, and suppressor 2009
Operation Flashpoint: Red River U.S. Marines M4A1 Carbine Fitted with iron sights, Aimpoint M68 red dot sights, Trijicon TA31RCO-A4CP ACOG scopes, EOTech 551 Holographic sights, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL laser designators, and SureFire Universal WeaponLights 2011
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 U.S. Delta Force operators
U.S. Army soldiers
M4A1 Fitted with Magpul MOE Carbine Stock, customized charging handle, rear and front flip-up BUISs, KAC railed handguard with KAC rail covers, RIS foregrip, M16A1 pistol grip, and a 20-round STANAG magazine with Magpul loop (default build). Can be fitted with SureShot reflex sight, EOTech XPS Holographic sight, EOTech MPO III 3x magnifier, Trijicon TA31F 4x32 ACOG scope, thermal scope, suppressor, M203 grenade launcher, KAC Masterkey, heartbeat sensor, and extended magazines 2011


Colt Model 933

Colt Model 933 with bayonet lug deleted - 5.56x45mm NATO
Colt Model 933 with 4-position stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
Colt Model 933 with SIRS handguard, Aimpoint M68 CCO, and SureFire M900 WeaponLight foregrip - 5.56x45mm NATO

The Colt Model 933 carbine is similar to the M4 carbine listed above, except with an 11.5" barrel as opposed to the 14.5" barrel on the M4. Aside from that, it has all the same features, including the removable carry handle/rear sight assembly. This has led some people (including Airsoft manufacturers) to nickname it the "M4 Commando" or "M4 CQB", though these are not its official designations.

Film

Title Actor Character Notes Date
Harsh Times Christian Bale Jim Davis Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCO, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, SureFire Universal WeaponLight, and RIS foregrip 2006
Home of the Brave US Army soldiers Unrecognizable; could be M733s 2006
Transformers Josh Duhamel Captain William Lennox Fitted with Vltor Clubfoot stock, Aimpoint M68 CCO and AN/PVS-17 night scope, SureFire M900 WeaponLight foregrip, AN/PEQ-2 TPIAL designator, and Phantom muzzle brake 2007
Hancock Bank robber 2008
Quantum of Solace CIA SAD agents 2008
Crank: High Voltage Thug 2009
Salt CIA agents 2010
Across the Line: The Exodus of Charlie Wright Gary Daniels Michaels 2010
Bokeem Woodbine Miller
Coriolanus Ralph Fiennes Caius Martius Coriolanus Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCOs, few are missing front iron sights 2011
Various Roman Legionnaire soldiers
Fast Five Paul Walker Brian O'Conner Fitted with KAC M4 RAS handguards 2011
Lockout SWAT officers Fitted with Aimpoint M68 CCOs 2012
End of Watch ICE agents Fitted with EOTech sights, foregrips and Vltor Modstocks 2012
Pain & Gain Miami PD SWAT officers Fitted with EOTech sights, Surefire M900 foregrips and AN/PEQ-2 IR designators 2013

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Dennis Haysbert SGM Jonas "Snake Doctor" Blane The Unit / "Five Brothers", "Play 16" With EOTech red dot sight, Crane stock, RIS foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2006 - 2009
Scott Foley SFC Bobby "Cool Breeze" Brown The Unit / "Five Brothers", "Play 16" With EOTech red dot sight, Crane stock, RIS foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2006 - 2009
Max Martini MSGT Mack "Dirt Diver" Gerhardt The Unit / "Five Brothers", "Play 16" With EOTech red dot sight, Crane stock, RIS foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2006 - 2009
Michael Irby SFC Charles "Betty Blue" Grey The Unit / "Five Brothers", "Play 16" With EOTech red dot sight, Crane stock, RIS foregrip, and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator 2006 - 2009
Sam Spruell Owen Lynch Luther / Episode 2 With scope 2010
Chicago PD officers The Chicago Code With M68 Aimpoint red dot scopes, RIS foregrips, and Surefire Universal weaponlights 2011 - ????
ESU Officers CSI: NY 2004 - Present

Anime

Anime Title Character(s) Notes Date
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Dejima Refugees 2004 - 2005
American Soldiers With futuristic furniture, cybernetic sights and M203 grenade launchers
Blood+ Lewis Fitted with EOTech Holographic sight and SureFire M900 WeaponLight foregrip 2005 - 2006
U.S. Special Forces soldiers

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notes Release Date
Battlefield 2 Promotional material only 2005
Condemned 2: BloodShot "Assault Rifle" Fitted with Vltor Modstock, Tango Down BG-16 Battlegrip, 5.56mm Magpul, rear and front BUISs, a scope similar to the Trijicon TA31RCO ACOG, railed handguards with rail covers, custom gas block, and YMH flash hider 2008
Fallout: New Vegas "Marksman Carbine"
"All American"
Can be modified with various upgrades Both variants are fitted with ACOG scopes; the "Marksman Carbine" has black finish, whilst the "All American" has woodland camouflage finish, as well both lack the charging handle on the rear, which is located on the moving bolt on the right side where the brass ejects instead 2010
GoldenEye 007 (2010) "Terralite 3" Available with iron sights, ACOG scope, EOTech Holographic sight, or a suppressor The rear sight of the carry handle is missing 2010
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action "M4 Carbine"
"Jungle Ops CARB-15"
"Night Ops CARB-15"
The "M4 Carbine" is missing a rear iron sight and bayonet lug 2012
Max Payne 3 "M4" Local Justice DLC 2012


CQB-R / Mk. 18 Mod 0

Mk. 18 Mod 0 with LMT rear sight, Crane stock, and RIS foregrip - 5.56x45mm
Mk. 18 Mod 0 with 4-position stock and RIS handguard - 5.56x45mm
Mk. 18 Mod 0 with standard M4 handguard as sold by Specialized Armaments - 5.56x45mm
Mk. 18 Mod 1 with Crane stock, RIS foregrip, and folding sights - 5.56x45mm

An even shorter-barreled M4 Carbine, it has about a 10.5 inch barrel. The upper receiver, which is used on a regular M4 lower receiver, is designated CQB-R (Close Quarters Battle-Receiver), while the entire weapon system is designated as Mark 18 Mod 0 by the United States Navy. Used by Navy VBSS units, NCIS and Navy SEALs. It is another one of the weapons that fell under the 'M4 Commando' nickname as an airsoft gun.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Major 2012
The Baytown Outlaws gang member EOtech sight 2012
The Viral Factor Jay Chou Jon Man Mk.18 Mod 1 with Aimpoint sight and laser aiming module 2012
The Losers Various characters With various accessories 2010
Tropic Thunder Flaming Dragons guerrilla With ACOG sight 2008

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Kiefer Sutherland Jack Bauer 24 / Season 7 "Episode 15 - 10:00 P.M. - 11:00 P.M." With Aimpoint M4 red dot sight, Aimpoint 3x Magnifier, Gemtech G5 suppressor, LaRue Tactical 7.0 railed handguard, Yankee Hill Mfg front & rear sights, DPMS Inc. 4-railed Gas Block, and Vltor Modstock 2001 - 2010
British Soldiers Torchwood / "Sleeper" Fitted with EOtech sights, foregrips, and tactical flashlights 2008
Doug Rollins Lead Alien sleeper agent Torchwood / "Sleeper" Fitted with EOtech sight, foregrip, and tactical flashlight 2008

Video Games

Game Title Mods Notes Release Date
Combat Arms As the "M4A1 CQB-R", with Crane stock and LMT rear sight 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 w/ various accessories 2010
Medal of Honor As M4 CQB-R Equipped with Various Accessories SP only 2010
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive "M4A4" With flip-up rear iron sights and free-float RAS handguard 2012

Anime

Title/Episode Character Note Air Date
King of Thorn Owen 2009
Angel Beats! Yuri with EOTech Holograhic sight, foregrip, custom stock, Beta C-Mag 100 rounds drum magazine (it probably held more though) 2010
Sword Art Online II "Lightly salted Tarako" Coyote camo handguard and stock 2014


Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine

A civilian released carbine rifle with a 16" barrel, A2 upper reciever. Designed for law enforcement.

Colt Model R6520 "AR-15A2 Government Carbine" - 5.56x45mm
Colt Model AR6520 "AR-15A2 Government Carbine" with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
Colt Model R6530 "AR-15A2 Sporter Lightweight" - 5.56x45mm. This rifle is a civilian version of the AR-15A2 Government Carbine, and is identical apart from the addition of a fixed stock and removal of the bayonet lug.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Open Fire Ron Howard George Deacon Sporter Lightweight 1994
Open Fire Leo Lee Nakata Sporter Lightweight with sniper scope 1994
Open Fire Jeff Wincott Alec McNeil Sporter Lightweight 1994
Open Fire Mimi Craven Lynne Tolbert Sporter Lightweight 1994
Conspiracy Theory John Schwartzman Sniper With night-vision scope, 20-round magazine, and laser pointer 1997
The Fast and the Furious L.A.P.D. SWAT officer Sporter Lightweight version 2001
Elite Squad 2 (Tropa de Elite 2) Militia member Sporter Lightweight version 2010

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
JAG Sal Landi Sergeant Riske "We the People" (S2E01), with telescopic sight 1995 - 2005

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Mods Release Date
Dead Rising 2 "M4" 2010
7.62 High Calibre w/ various attachments 2008
Black "M16" has some kind of electronic device near the muzzle 2006


Colt AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine

Colt AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm.
Colt AR-15A3 Tactical Carbine with 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm.

A civilian released carbine rifle with a 16" barrel and a removable carry handle.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Fast and the Furious L.A.P.D. SWAT officer With fixed A2 stock 2001

Video Games

Title As Mods Note Date
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare "M4A1 Carbine", "M4A1 Suppressed", "M4A1 Grenadier", and "M4A1 SOPMOD" Tasco Red Dot reflex scope, Sightmark Sure Shot reflex sight, EOTech 552 holographic sight, Trijicon 4x32 ACOG, AN/PEQ-2A IR designator, M203 grenade launcher, M203 leaf sight. Features full-auto fire, four-position collapsible stock, M16A1-style flash hider and pistol grip, KAC RIS handguard, KAC rail cover, KAC foregrip, and lacks the bayonet lug. 2007
GoldenEye 007 (2010) "Terralite III" Reflex sight, grenade launcher, ACOG, or laser aiming module Carry handle is missing rear sight, attached optics remove front sight/gas block 2010


Colt Law Enforcement Carbine

The "M4A1" of the civilian world, this rifle has a 16" barrel (as opposed to the M4A1's 14.5") with step-cuts to attach a launcher such as an M203 grenade launcher and the Cobray 37mm Launcher. In films, this gun has been converted to full auto to trick viewers into believing it is an M4A1, earning it the nickname "M4gery".

Colt Law Enforcement Carbine - 5.56x45mm.
Colt LE6920 SOCOM - 5.56x45mm.
Colt LE6940 Advanced Law Enforcement Carbine - 5.56x45mm.
Colt Law Enforcement Carbine 6920 with Magpul stog, pistol grip, handguard, PMAG and MBUS Rear sights - 5.56x45mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit NYPD ESU officers with RIS handguards and EOTech red dot sights 2013
S.W.A.T.: Firefight SWAT officers With various accessories 2011
Without a Paddle: Nature's Calling Todd A. Robinson Overton 2009
State Affairs (Une affaire d'état) Thierry Frémont Michel Fernandez 2009
I Am Legend Will Smith Dr. Robert Neville With ACOG scope and PentagonLight MD3R weaponlight 2007
Casino Royale Miami-Dade Police 2006

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Background Extra LAPD SWAT officer NCIS: Los Angeles / Season 3 Episode 10 - "The Debt" 2011
CIA agents Covert Affairs - Season 2 / Episode 3 - "Bang and Blame", Episode 7 - "Half a World Away" Fitted with Magpul MOE handguard, UBR stock and PMags 2011-2012
Rob Stewart Roan Nikita (2010) / Season 2 Episode 6 - "343 Walnut Lane" Fitted with Magpul MOE handguard, UBR stock and PMags 2011-2012
Patrick St. Esprit Wayne Ramsey Revolution - Season 1 "The Stand" (S1E11) 2013
Derek Webster Nicholas Revolution - Season 1 "The Stand" (S1E11) 2013
Graham Rogers Danny Matheson Revolution - Season 1 "The Stand" (S1E11) 2013
Lauren Cohan Maggie Greene The Walking Dead - Season 4 "Too Far Gone" (S4E08) 2013-2014


Colt 9mm Submachine Gun

Colt 9mm SMG aka Colt R0635 - 9x19mm
Colt 9mm SMG aka Colt R0991 with RIS handguard and folding rear sight - 9x19mm
Colt 9mm Carbine aka (AR-15A2 Sporter II carbine in 9mm) also officially known as the Colt Model R6450 - 9x19mm. This version is an R6450 barreled upper on a full auto R0635 lower for law enforcement.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Seven Psychopaths Thugs 2012
Urban Justice Drug dealer's bodyguard Model 633 2007
Collateral FBI Special Agent With Surefire M500AB forend weaponlight 2004
A Man Apart Vin Diesel DEA Agent Sean Vetter With two magazines taped together 'jungle-style' 2003
The Matrix Reloaded Henchman 2003
XXX NSA commandos With C-More red dot sights and Surefire M500AB forend weaponlghts 2002
XXX Seen in GTO back seat armory, with C-More red dot sight and Surefire M500AB forend weaponlight 2002
Death to Smoochy SWAT team 2002
Battlefield Earth Human resistance fighters With & without Colt DOE (Department Of Energy) upper recievers & M203 grenade launchers 2000
The Replacement Killers Chow Yun-Fat John Lee With & without silencer & scope 1998
The Replacement Killers Henchmen 1998
The Siege Black ops soldiers With C-More red dot sights 1998
Spawn Melinda Clark Jessica Priest With flammable chemicals canister, C-More red dot sight, and laser pointer 1997
The Peacemaker FBI Agent With Surefire 9P weaponlight 1997

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Johnathan LaPaglia Frank Parker Seven Days / "Daddy's Little Girl" 1998 - 2001

Video Games

Game Appears As Note Release Date
Enter the Matrix 9mm Carbine 2003


Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle

SPR prototype with Leupold Mark 4 scope, Parker & Hale bipod, and suppressor - 5.56x45mm. This prototype of the SPR used an an earlier version of the PRI flip-up front BUIS, along with an earlier generation free-float handguard which had a smaller locking ring the same diameter as the tube, and subsequently the ARMS rail lacked the indent in the bottom edge present on later Mk 12 Mod 0 rifles.
Mk 12 Mod 0 SPR with A2 buttstock, A.R.M.S. #40 flip-up rear BUIS, PRI flip-up front BUIS, Leupold Mark 4 3.5-10x40mm LR/T M3 Illum. Reticle scope, and Harris bipod - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Mark 12 Mod 1 SPR with suppressor, 30-round magazine, Harris bipod, and Leupold Mark 4 scope - 5.56x45mm.
Mark 12 Mod 1 SPR with magazine removed, Leupold Mark 4 scope, magazine pouch, and Harris bipod deployed - 5.56x45mm.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
28 Weeks Later Delta Sniper With 30-round magazine. 2007
Live Free or Die Hard Cyril Raffaelli Rand With silencer, brass catcher, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, Surefire M900 weaponlight foregrip, and Leupold CQ/T scope 2007
Hitman Sniper With AN-PEQ-2 IR designator, silencer, and Surefire M900 weaponlight foregrip 2007
Killers Kevin Sussman Mac Bailey With silencer, AN-PEQ-2 IR designator, and Surefire M900 weaponlight foregrip 2009
Black & White Episode 1: The Dawn of Assault Secret paramilitary squad Suppressed 2012

Television

Show Title / Episode Actor Character Note Air Date
Burn Notice - Season 5: "No Good Deed" Gabrielle Anwar Fiona Glenanne Suppressed Dec 15, 2011

Video Games

Game Title Used By Appears As Notes Release Date
America's Army US Army faction MK 12 MOD 0 Special Purpose Rifle (SPR) Mod 0 variant, fitted with Leupold Mark 4 scope, Harris bipod, and detachable suppressor. 2002
Project Reality Mod 1 variant, with Leupold Mark 4 scope in LaRue Tactical SPR mount, Harris bipod, and optional suppressor 2005
ArmA: Armed Assault US Army designated marksmen SPR Mod 0 variant, fitted with costume pistol grip and a Leupold Mark 4 scope. 2007
ArmA II USMC Force Recon marksmen Mk12 SPR Mod 0 variant, fitted with costume pistol grip and a Leupold Mark 4 scope. 2009
Sniper: Ghost Warrior The Ghost Warrior "SR 25" Mod 1 variant, fitted with Leupold Mark 4 scope, KAC Free-Float RAS, Harris bipod, and a suppressor. 2010


Colt IAR

The Colt Infantry Automatic Rifle (IAR™)* Model IAR6940.

Colt IAR with Grippod foregrip, Vltor MOD stock, and Magpul PMag - 5.56x45mm

Specifications

(2008 - Present)

  • Type: Squad automatic weapon
  • Caliber: 5.56x45 NATO (.223 Rem.)
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs (4.31 kg)
  • Length: 33.5 in. (85.09 cm)
  • Barrel length: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Feed System: STANG
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto, Full-Auto

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Contract Wars Colt IAR 2014


GUU-5/P

GUU-5/P - 5.56x45mm

Video Games

Game Title Appears as Notation Release Date
Uncharted: Golden Abyss "M4" 2011


Commercial Copies of the M16 Rifle series

Many of the guns seen as Colt model guns aren't Colt at all, but the many other manufacturer copies of the M16/AR-15 series of firearms. The most common clones are the guns made by Bushmaster, PWA and Eagle Arms. Though there are now many semi-automatic rifles made by companies like Panther DPMS and others, most of the Movie Prop houses acquired their guns before the 1990s. So only the most common third party manufacturers will be seen. Since it's difficult to determine which maker built the gun, for the sake of simplicity, the rifle variants in movies will be identified by the COLT model they most look like, unless there is clear evidence of a third party manufacturer. Sometimes this is possible via DVD commentary, direct information from the Armorer, or a clear shot of the manufacturer trademarks on the gun in a screenshot.


Bushmaster XM-15 Rifle Series

The Bushmaster HBAR Carbine - listed in the Bushmaster Sales catalog as "Bushmaster 16" Heavy Barrel Carbine" - 5.56x45mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The Barry Pepper Mike Norton 2005
Planet Terror Rose McGowan Cherry Darling as a prosthetic leg with grenade launcher 2007


Luvo Arms LA-15

LUVO Arms LA-15 with Magpul MBUS sights - .300 AAC BLACKOUT

A Czech semi-automatic rifle LUVO Arms LA-15, produced by the Prague-based company Luvo Arms, weapon type AR-15 rifles structurally identical to the M16/M4.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Edgemen (Hranari) Vladimir Marek Hitman - cleaner 2011

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Missing Nikola Navrátil Blonde assassin "A Busy Solitude" (S01E06) 2012
Missing Thugs "Answers" (S1E08) 2012


Luvo Arms LA-16

Luvo Arms LA-16, 10.5" barrel and 20-round Magpul PMag magazine - 5.56x45mm

A Czech AR-15 clone produced by the Prague-based company Luvo Arms, which manufactures a variety of AR-10 and AR-15 models in different calibers and configurations.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Guardian Angel (Schutzengel) Til Schweiger Max carrying handle removed, with EOTech holosight 2012


LaFrance Specialties M16K

LaFrance Specialties M16K w/o Forward Assist - 5.56x45mm.
LaFrance Specialties M16K w/ Forward Assist - 5.56x45mm.

Note the sight arrangement to reduce weight and restriction for confined spaces. Special order weapon system built for Law Enforcement and Government Agencies.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Escape from L.A. Kurt Russell Snake Pliskin Used as base for Coreburner 1996
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, The Leslie Nielsen Lt. Frank Drebin 1994
Police Story 3: Supercop Jackie Chan Inspector Chan With 90-round drum magazine 1992
Pink Cadillac Militia member 1989
The Dead Pool Mob assassin 1988
Death Wish 4 Gang Member 1987
Assassination Assassin 1987


Bushmaster XM15 "V-Match"

Bushmaster XM15 "V-Match" Note smooth handguard and absence of front sight - 5.56x45mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Eleventh Hour SEAL Marksman With JP Enterprises thumbhole stock, scope and Harris bipod 2008
Mr. & Mrs. Smith Seen leaning against wall 2005
Soldier Arcadia 234 Inhabitant With C-More red dot sight 1998
Ronin Sniper With scope 1998


Olympic Arms K3B

Olympic Arms K3B carbine - 5.56x45mm NATO

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
Driven to Kill Steven Seagal Ruslan Drachev 2009


Olympic Arms K23B

Olympic Arms K23B - 5.56x45mm
Olympic Arms K23B Tactical with RIS foregrip - 5.56x45mm

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Sweeney Robber 2012
Skyfall Naomie Harris Eve With scope 2012
Safe House Fares Fares Vargas With scope and suppressor 2012
Righteous Kill Robert De Niro Turk 2008
Righteous Kill Al Pacino Rooster 2008
The Departed SWAT officers 2006
Reindeer Games Gary Sinise Gabriel 2000
Romeo Must Die Bodyguard custom "suitcase" handle 2000


Norinco Model 311

The Chinese copy of the M16A1, also called the CQ 5.56. Can be differentiated by the grips, front sight, stock, and handguard. The Model 311 is also produced by DIO of Iran as the S-5.56 and in modified form as the DIO KH2002.

Norinco Model 311 (CQ 5.56) - 5.56x45mm NATO

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Lord of War 2005


Non Firing Replicas of the M16 Rifle

MGC M-16 Model Gun Corp Replica Rifle

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television. The 'forward assist' on the early models like the one imaged here are bolt inserts to keep the receiver together. Modern MGC M16 replicas have improved by third parties over the years (like adding A1 flash hiders) making it more accurate to the real thing making it harder for 'Connoisseurs' to identify
The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan. This is a closeup of the receiver and clearly shows how the 'fake' forward assist is actually a connector with allen nut in the back. Removal of this nut separates the upper and lower receivers.
MGC CAR-15 replica assault rifle with 20 round MGC magazine.
The MGC CAR-15 Assault rifle: Model Gun Corporation's XM177 offering. Interesting enough, MGC called their replica rifle the CAR-15 which was Colt's name for the civilian (non-military designation) rifle, rather than any of the names give by the U.S. Military. This replica rifle was built on the same MGC M16 receiver, however the buttstock was pot metal, not plastic and it did not telescope. Instead the makers of the gun split the difference and locked the non-adjustable stock into the 'half extended/half closed' position. This feature did not enamor replica gun collectors to the weapon and it did not sell well.

Before the advent of inexpensive Airsoft guns there were precious few replica weapons that could be used in productions if they didn't want to have a live firing weapon on set, or for a stunt or if they didn't have the budget to get a real gun (and armorer). Though the U.S. Army had a "rubber duck", i.e. slang for the hard rubber training M16 they used, it was not readily available on demand for the movie prop houses of the 1970s and the 1980s. Thus the metal REPLICA gun was used (those models that were actually available for purchase). Model Gun Corporation of Japan made and built excellent quality metal replica guns between the late 1960s and the early 1980s and the most utilized one was the MGC M16 assault rifle. They were sold in the United States by Collector's Armory, Ltd. (and should not be confused with the inferior quality zinc-pot metal replicas currently coming in from Spain). There is also the MGC XM177 Commando carbine variant (listed in the catalog as the CAR-15), which is basically the same as above but with a non-retractable stock for imitation purposes. The MGC Replica is most likely the most used M16 replica seen in film and television production.

Film

Title Actor Character Notes Date
Raid on Entebbe Izraeli commando, Ugandan soldiers 1976
The Spy Who Loved Me British/Russian/US Navy Sailors during gun battle on the Liparus 1977
Apocalypse Now mounted on the PBR boat, shot up by tracer rounds 1979
Moonraker Various Drake launch base guards 1979
Private Benjamin Goldie Hawn Pvt. Benjamin 1980
The Final Countdown US Marines on the deck of the Nimitz 1981
First Blood the Army National Guardsmen 1982
Taps 1983
Uncommon Valor US troops during Vietnam flashback 1983
WarGames USAF Security 1983
Octopussy South American soldiers during the pre-credits sequence 1983
Ghostbusters Army National Guard soldiers fitted with A1-style flash hiders 1984
Commando Bennett's men 1985
Rambo: First Blood Part II seen in the weapons hold of the pirate boat used to smuggle Rambo up river. 1985
Predator Arnold Schwarzenegger Dutch seen when rifle is destroyed by the Predator 1987
Full Metal Jacket Various US Marines 1987
Lethal Weapon SWAT officer Director's Cut 1987
Hamburger Hill Various Airborne Soldiers during a medical Evac 1987
The Red Spectacles 1987
In Country US troops 1987
Barb Wire Congressionals outfitted with ill fitting 30 round magazines, A2 handguards and A1 birdcage flash hiders 1996
Diplomatic Siege Tom Berenger Gen. Buck Swain 1999
Bandits L.A.P.D. SWAT officer fitted with A2-style handguards 2001
Hulk US soldiers seen in 'split screen' shots of their reaction to the Hulk. 2003
Land of the Dead soldiers 2005
Dragon Wars: D-War US Troops outfitted with ill fitting 30 round magazines, A2 handguards and A1 birdcage flash hiders 2007

Television

Title Actor Character Notes Date
Matt Houston
The Incredible Hulk (TV Series)
The A-Team
Tour of Duty
China Beach
V: The Series
V.I.P.
Law & Order ESU officers (w/ A2 handguards) (1990-2010)
Sledge Hammer David Rasche Sledge Hammer "Here's to You, Mrs. Hammer" (S2E19)
Criminal Minds US Marines


.22LR caliber versions

Adler-Jager AP-74/Armi-Jager AP-15

Armi-Jager AP15 rifle - .22 LR. The AP -15 has a slab side receiver and a tiny ejection port (for the .22 brass) and a birdcage flash hider. The AP74 has a three prong flash hider.
Adler-Jager AP74 rifle - .22 LR. Note the sharply angled three prong flash hider and the forward assist, which differentiate it from the AP15.

Made in Italy and imported by Mitchell Arms (during the 1970s and early 1980s), these M16 clones were chambered for .22 LR and looked very similar to the M16 or M16A1 rifles. The dummy "20 round magazine" was a solid part of the lower receiver. A small .22LR magazine was inserted into the bottom of the dummy magazine. They were used sometimes in films due to budgetary reasons, since low budget films (especially in the 1970s and 80s) could pick up a .22LR M16 clone for less than a real AR-15. There were .22LR guns imported into the U.S. with either Armi-Jager or Adler-Jager markings (but the Armi-Jager was most common), so both names are correct.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Cassandra Crossing U.S. Army soldiers AP-74 1976
Dawn of the Dead Ken Foree Peter AP-74 1978
Dawn of the Dead Scott H. Reiniger Roger AP-74 1978
Léon (The Professional) NYPD ESU officers AP-15, with fake M203 grenade launcher 1994
The Baader Meinhof Complex US soldiers AP-74 2008
Kill Zombie! Dutch soldier AP-15/74 hybrid 2012

Armscor M16 22

Armscor (Squires Bingham of the Philippines) M16 22 rifle - .22 LR. Sometimes sold as the M-1600

Armscor (out of the Philippines) made another .22LR clone rifle, the Armscor M16 22, however this rifle looked even less like a real M16 and was rarely (if ever) used in a film to impersonate an M16 rifle.

Television

Title Actor Character Note Date
Miami Vice - Season 3 Cuban rebels "Cuba Libre" 1986 - 1987


Smith & Wesson MP15-22

Smith & Wesson MP15-22 with LMT rear sight - .22 LR

Due to popular demand for .22LR versions, a number of manufacturers have produced such models for the civilian market, predominantly for plinking and varmint hunting. Smith & Wesson are offering the MP15-22, a realistic semi-auto copy with 25 rounds capacity that can be equipped with many accessories due to the Picatinny rails.

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
One for the Money On a local shooting range’s sign 2012


Air Guns

Crossman M4-177

Crossman M4-177 - .177

The Crossman M4-177 is a pump action air rifle built in the general form of an AR-15 carbine. It is most easily distinguished from a genuine AR-15 by the distinctive front sight block which has a gap between it and the handguard. The rifle feeds from either a 5 round pellet clip (which must be manually indexed with each shot) or from an integral gravity fed 18 round BB magazine (which is topped up from an integral 350 round hopper). To charge the rifle for each shot it must be "pumped" between 4 and 10 times depending on the power required and this is done by rotating the handguard downwards. You must then manually cock the bolt to chamber the pellet/BB (after indexing the clip to the correct position if pellets are being used) before being able to fire.

Television

Title Actor Character Note / Episode Date
The Walking Dead - Season 3 Woodbury Guard "Home" (S3E10) 2013


See Also

  • Armalite AR-10 - Firearm from which the M16 is derived.
    • Knight's Armament SR-25 - Firearm that uses the AR-10 (and by extension the M16) as the base of its' design, sometimes mistaken for the Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle.




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