Mission: Impossible III

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Mission: Impossible III
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Mission: Impossible III
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by J.J. Abrams
Release Date 2006
Language English
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ethan Hunt Tom Cruise
Owen Davian Philip Seymour Hoffman
Luther Stickwell Ving Rhames
Benji Dunn Simon Pegg
Zhen Lei Maggie Q
Julia Meade Michelle Monaghan
Declan Gormley Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Lindsey Farris Keri Russell
Theodore Brassel Laurence Fishburne

Mission: Impossible III is the third installment in the Mission: Impossible film series. Tom Cruise returns as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, who is forced by an arms dealer to steal a mysterious technology known only as "The Rabbit's Foot" in exchange for his kidnapped wife. The 2006 sequel marked the feature film directorial debut of J.J. Abrams (Lost) and co-stars Maggie Q, Ving Rhames, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

The following weapons were used in the film Mission: Impossible III:




Beretta 92FS

In Shanghai, Ethan takes a Beretta 92FS from one of Davian's men and then is seen being taken up by Davian himself. Ethan is later seen giving the Beretta to his wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan), showing her how to properly load and handle the gun. IMF Agent Musgrave (Billy Crudup) also holds and fires a Beretta.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Davian picks up the Beretta.
Ethan is later seen giving the Beretta to his wife Julia (Michelle Monaghan), showing her how to properly load and handle the gun.
Musgrave (Billy Crudup) holds the Beretta 92FS
Julia (Michelle Monaghan) holds the Beretta 92FS, having previously shot and reloaded just like Ethan had taught her.

Beretta 92G Elite 1A

The Beretta 92G Elite 1A is the sidearm of Ethan Hunt during the mission to rescue Agent Ferris (Keri Russell). He passes it to Ferris during their escape and it is fitted with a tactical flashlight. Ethan also appears to carry one when he and the IMF convoy are ambushed on the Bay Bridge by operatives of Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Beretta 92G Elite 1A - 9x19mm. This is the screen-used firearm handled by Tom Cruise and Keri Russell in the film Mission: Impossible III. Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
IMF Agent Lindsey Ferris (Keri Russell) returns fire with Ethan's Beretta that's fitted with a tactical weaponlight.
Ferris reloads the Beretta with Ethan's help.
Ethan fires his Beretta at Davian's men during the bridge ambush.
As he attempts to extract Davian from the armored car, Ethan continues to fend off Davian's men with his Beretta. Note the underbarrel rail.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is used by several characters in the film. Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) notably uses the Glock during the chase in Shanghai, where he hangs low to the ground from a car's backseat to shoot out a pursuing car's tires, causing a wreck and terminating the chase. Zhen (Maggie Q) also uses one during the bridge ambush.

Glock 17 (3rd Gen) - 9x19mm
Zhen (Maggie Q) fires her Glock out the back window during the Shanghai mission.
Ethan leans out the backseat firing the Glock.
A production image shows how close to the ground Tom Cruise is as he fires the Glock.

Glock Pistol (Modified)

Ethan also uses a Glock pistol modified to fire tranquilizer darts. He first uses it to subdue Davian in the Vatican bathroom and then is seen using it during his infiltration of the military-controlled skyscraper to subdue the roof guards. He quickly loses the gun in order to prevent himself from falling to his death.

Ethan uses a Glock pistol modified to fire tranquilizer darts to subdue Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
View of top of the Glock's slide.
Ethan slides down the building, firing the modified Glock.

Ruger Mk I (Modified)

IMF Agent Pete (José Zuñiga) is seen using what appears to be a Ruger Mk I pistol modified to fire wireless Taser-like darts when the agents try to apprehend Ethan.

Ruger Mk I pistol - .22 LR
Pete (José Zuñiga) is seen using what appears to be a Ruger Mk I pistol modified to fire wireless Taser-like darts when the agents try to apprehend Ethan.
Another agent uses the pistol.

SIG-Sauer P228

At the beginning of the film, Davian is seen threatening Julia (Michelle Monaghan) with a SIG-Sauer P228 fitted with a compensator.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm. This is a really well worn movie blank adapted gun
Ethan sees Davian threaten Julia (Michelle Monaghan) with a SIG-Sauer P228 fitted with a compensator.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX (Modified)

Hunt uses a Desert Eagle Mark XIX modified to fire camera disablers and with a grappler attachment during the Vatican mission. The prop was built from an airsoft replica.

This is the modified airsoft pistol made by KWC used on the set. Pictures supplied by Propstore.com.
Ethan pulls the modified Desert Eagle.
Ethan prepares to fire a camera disabler with his modified Desert Eagle.
Ethan loads the grappler attachment.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Ethan uses a Heckler & Koch MP5K with magazines clamped together and a PDW-style stock in the rescue mission to retrieve IMF Agent Lindsey Ferris (Keri Russell).

Heckler & Koch MP5K with PDW stock - 9x19mm
In a promotional photo, Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt holds the Heckler & Koch MP5K as Keri Russell as Lindsey Ferris holds her Beretta behind him.
Ethan assaults the hideout with his MP5K. For some reason, he is holding the magazine housing instead of the foregrip.
Ethan fires the MP5K during the escape.
Ethan continues to fire his MP5K as Ferris provides covering fire.

Heckler & Koch UMP45

Zhen (Maggie Q) carries a Heckler & Koch UMP45 during the mission to rescue Agent Ferris.

Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
Zhen (Maggie Q) with a H&K UMP45 in a publicity shot
Zhen prepares to advance up a stairwell.
Zhen (Maggie Q) moves forward with her H&K UMP45.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is used by the men who chase Hunt and his team through Shanghai.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
A guard reacts to the IMF team's distraction.
One of the men (stuntman Marcus Young) chasing the IMF team fires his MP5A3.

Assault Rifles

Heckler & Koch G36K

During the bridge ambush, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) grabs a Heckler & Koch G36K assault rifle from the trunk of his Lincoln Navigator and uses it against the mercenaries sent to free Owen Davian (Philip Seymour Hoffman).

Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56x45mm
In a production photo, Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) fires the G36K during the bridge ambush.
Ethan assembles the G36.
Another shot of Ethan firing the G36K at the UAV.
Ethan looks on as his G36K runs empty.
Ethan stands with the G36K.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Several IMF operatives also carry Heckler & Koch G36C's as they escort Davian from the plane to the convoy. IMF operatives also are armed with G36C's as they greet the IMF team returning from Shanghai on the tarmac.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
IMF operatives armed with G36C's greet the team on the tarmac.


The guards at the abandoned German factory carry the AKMSU. The mercenaries employed to free Davian also carry the AKMSU during the bridge assault.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit. Guns just like this one have been used in Tropic Thunder, Three Kings, and numerous other movies and TV shows.
Guards armed with the AKMSU react to the disruption of power at the factory. Note that one of them already is wearing his earplugs.
An AKMSU lies next to a dead guard.
Davian's men armed with AKMSU rifles await the hardening foam to render the armored car brittle enough to smash open.

Colt M4A1

In a flashback sequence, IMF Agent Lindsey Ferris (Keri Russell) is shown assembling an M4A1 blindfolded during a training exercise.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Ferris assembles the M4A1 that's fitted with an ACOG.
A closeup of the M4A1.

Sniper Rifles

SVD Dragunov

One of Davian's men uses an SVD Dragunov during the bridge assault.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.6x54mm R
One of Davian's men scopes Ethan with a Dragunov from the helicopter.

Barrett M82A1

Several Barrett M82A1 sniper rifles are planted by Ethan in front of the warehouse before the rescue mission. Each rifle is mounted on a remote turret and is fed by two ammo drums. The rate of fire in the movie is most likely a rapid semi-automatic rather than a slow automatic rate of fire. The Barrett rifles are fired remotely by Luther (Ving Rhames).

Barrett M82A1 sniper rifle - .50 BMG
Hunt carries one of the M82A1s towards a firing position.
The remote-fired Barrett M82A1.


Heckler & Koch P2A1 Flare Pistol

A Heckler & Koch P2A1 Flare Pistol is seen being fired by Luther (Ving Rhames) during the helicopter chase.

Heckler & Koch P2A1 - 26.5mm
Luther prepares to fire the Heckler & Koch P2A1 Flare Pistol.

Injector Pistol

A custom injector pistol is used to inject a microexplosive in the head of Ethan. This prop appears to have been reused for the series Chuck.

A microexplosive is implanted using the custom injector. This prop appears to have been reused for the series Chuck.

See Also

Mission: Impossible (1966) Season 1  •  Season 2  •  Season 3  •  Season 4  •  Season 5  •  Season 6  •  Season 7
Mission: Impossible (1988) Season 1  •  Season 2
Film Series Mission: Impossible (1996)  •  Mission: Impossible II (2000)  •  Mission: Impossible III (2006)  •  Ghost Protocol (2011)  •  Rogue Nation (2015)  •  Fallout (2018)

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