On Deadly Ground

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On Deadly Ground (1994)

On Deadly Ground is a 1994 action film starring Steven Seagal as a former CIA operative turned oil firefighter who finds himself battling an oil company intent on driving out an Alaskan tribe from their land in order to get the oil rights. The film was the directorial debut of Seagal, who decided to add a little more of an ecological message to his movie in the midst of the action.

The following firearms were used in the film On Deadly Ground:


Colt MK IV Series 70 Government

As in the majority of his movies, Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) is seen wielding an Colt MK IV Series 70 Government model handgun in the film. In one instance, Taft makes a silencer out of a plastic bottle.

Colt 1911 Series 70 - .45 ACP
Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) draws his Colt during the oil platform battle.
Taft sneaks into the facility with his Colt in hand.
Taft makes a silencer out of a plastic bottle with rubber bottom and tapes it to the pistol.
"I got something!" Then he waits till the bad guy walks near the door and... BANG! Headshot.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is carried by MacGruder (John C. McGinley) as his main sidearm.

A Generation 2 Glock 17 in 9x19mm. This model added finger stepping and cuts to the backstrap of the frame to make it easier to hold than the Generation 1 model.
MacGruder (John C. McGinley) pulls his Glock.
Closeup of MacGruder's Glock.
Otto (Sven-Ole Thorsen) with a Glock

USAS-12 Shotgun

Forrest Taft (Steven Seagal) uses the USAS-12 Shotgun in the battle on the oil platform.

USAS 12 full auto shotgun 12 gauge.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Taft uses the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun he kept in his gun case to take out some of MacGruder's men.

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Taft takes out his double barrel shotgun to engage MacGruder's men.

M14 Rifle

Taft also takes a M14 Rifle from the hidden armory. Masu (Joan Chen) is seen carrying the M14 as she and Taft infiltrate the Aegis facility.

M14 7.62x51mm NATO
The M14 is seen among the weapons in the hidden armory.
Masu (Joan Chen) carries the M14 as she and Taft infiltrate the Aegis facility.

Carl Gustaf M/45

Homer Carlton (Billy Bob Thornton) is seen with a Carl Gustaf M/45 as his main weapon.

Swedish K / Carl Gustav M45 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm‎
Homer Carlton (Billy Bob Thornton) contemplates whether he should have the stock in or out on his Gustaf M/45.
Homer prepares to fire his Gustaf.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Some of MacGruder's men who come to take out Forrest at his cabin are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5K's. Forrest uses one during the shootout, but it jams on him.

Heckler & Koch MP5K
Forrest opens fire with a commandeered MP5K that has the mags taped "jungle" style.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Some of MacGruder's men who guard the Aegis platform are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5's.

The henchman next to Homer prepares to fire his MP5.

Ruger AC556/Muzzelite MZ14

Another one of MacGruder's men carries an Ruger AC556 rifle in a Muzzelite MZ14 bullpup stock

Ruger Mini-14 in a Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup stock - 5.56x45mm

Benelli M3

Stone (R. Lee Ermey) is seen carrying a Benelli M3 when he confronts Taft at the oil platform. However, the gun is quickly turned on him by Taft, with devastating results.

Benelli M3 Super 90 12 gauge with pistol grip stock combination
Stone (R. Lee Ermey) with the Benelli M3.

The Hidden Armory

The hidden armory Taft accesses contains many weapons.

There appears to be a couple of AK variants, a Beretta 92FS, a Beretta 93, and a couple of Olympic Arms OA-93 Pistols on the wall to Taft's left.

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