Red State

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Red State (2011)

The following weapons can be seen in the film Red State:

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Handguns

Glock 17

The Generation 2 Glock 17 is prominently featured in the film: ATF Agent Joseph Keenan (John Goodman), ATF Agent Harry (Kevin Alejandro), the ATF Sniper (Marc Blucas) and other agents carry Glock 17s. Sara (Melissa Leo) uses a Glock 17 to kill the ATF Sniper and then she gives the pistol to Cheyenne (Kerry Bishé), who uses it to threaten Randy.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
ATF Sniper holsters his Glock 17 when he sees that Cheyenne is unarmed.
Sara with a Glock 17 after executing an ATF agent.
Cheyenne puts the Glock 17 her mum gave her to Randy's face.
Cheyenne points the Glock 17 at Randy who is refusing to co-operate.
ATF Agent Joseph Keenan with a Glock 17. (It may look like a compact Glock in his huge hands.)
A close-up of ATF Agent Keenan's G17.
ATF Agent Joseph Keenan aims his Glock 17.
ATF Agent Harry and ATF Agent Joseph Keenan hold their Glocks at Randy and Cheyenne.

Single Action Army

Caleb (Ralph Garman) uses a Single Action Army to execute a hostage at the church. He also uses it to kill Billy-Ray at the basement.

Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model - .45 Long Colt
Caleb takes out the SAA with custom grips from a Holy Bible.
Caleb prepares to shoot the hostage in the head.
Caleb looks at Randy, suggesting him that he will be the next.
Caleb prepares to kill Randy too.
Caleb aims the SAA.
Caleb fires the Single Action Army.

Smith & Wesson Model 28

Sheriff Wynan (Stephen Root) tries to commit suicide with a Smith & Wesson Model 28.

Smith & Wesson Model 28 - .357 Magnum. This essentially the same gun as the Model 27, except for a non-checkered top strap and a less high polish blued finish.
Sheriff Wynan loads his Smith & Wesson Model 28 revolver.
The sheriff puts the Model 28 to his head.

Smith & Wesson Model 34

The ATF Sniper (Marc Blucas) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 34 revolver as his backup weapon. He empties the Model 34 and tries to give it to Cheyenne, however he gets killed before he could do it.

Smith & Wesson Model 34 - .22 LR
The ATF Sniper holds the Model 34. Note the adjustable rear sight and distinctive front sight.
The ATF Sniper fires the Smith & Wesson Model 34, to imitate that Cheyenne fired at him.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Several ATF agents are seen with Heckler & Koch MP5A2s. At one point, ATF Agent Joseph Keenan (John Goodman) picks up an MP5A2 and kill a Believer with it. Esther (Jennifer Schwalbach Smith) is also seen firing an MP5A2.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 - 9x19mm
An ATF agent advances forward with an MP5A2 submachine gun.
ATF Agent Keenan picks up a dead agent's MP5A2...
...aims at the suspect...
...and opens fire. In some scenes, like this one, CGI muzzle flashes are used, as there is no brass flying.
Esther holds an MP5A2 on the roof of the church.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

A female Believer holds a Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine gun with Navy trigger group when the last remaining Believers gather together at the basement of the church. This gun is never fired in the film.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
The Believer holds the MP5K near the end of the film.

IMI Uzi

Abigail (Betty Aberlin) fires a Uzi at the ATF agents during the shootout.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
Abigail holds the Uzi submachine gun.
Abigail opens fire with her Uzi.

Assault Rifles

Colt M16A1 with A2 Handguards

Sheriff Wynan (Stephen Root) kills one of the escaping hostages with an M16A1 (fitted with A2 handguards) when he mistakes him for a "terrorist".

Colt M16A1 with M16A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm NATO
The sheriff holds the modified M16A1 rifle after gunning down the hostage running towards the agents armed with a "machine gun".
ATF Agent Joseph Keenan grabs the sheriff's M16A1. Note the A1 sights and absence of brass deflector.

Colt M4A1

ATF agents are using either M4A1 Carbines or MP5A3 submachine guns in the film. At least one ATF Agent is seen with an M4A1 fitted with an Aimpoint sight. The ATF Sniper's M4A1 (Marc Blucas), is fitted with an unknown telescope. Mordechai (James Parks) also uses an M4A1 when he and his wife, Esther (Jennifer Schwalbach Smith - who is the director Kevin Smith's wife) go to the roof to hold back the ATF agents storming the church.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with 6-position stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
Two ATF agents suppress the church with M4A1 Carbines.
The ATF Sniper points his scoped M4A1 at Cheyenne.
Mordechai takes aim with his M4A1 Carbine.
Mordechai pulls the charging handle of his M4A1 when it runs dry.

"M15A4" Airsoft Rifle

When Travis (Michael Angarano) escapes from the basement, he hides in the armory and takes out a Classic Army M15A4 airsoft rifle (which is a replica of the M4A1 Carbine). It is recognizable by the white "ArmaLite" logo and the white-painted fire position markings on the lower receiver (which no real AR-15 manufacturer uses).

Classic Army M15A4 airsoft carbine
Travis slowly advances forward in the basement of the church.
This good close-up shows the ArmaLite logo, giving away that the gun is just an airsoft rifle. He wouldn't do much damage with the selector on safe also. (It should be noted that not all airsoft manufacturers use white fire position markers on their rifles, the more expensive airsoft M4's have the correct, real-life selectors.)
Travis looks around, desperately trying to find a way out of the church.

Norinco Type 56

Norinco Type 56 rifles are used by the Believers prominently, including Sara (Melissa Leo), Esther (Jennifer Schwalbach Smith), and Mordechai (James Parks). Billy-Ray (Nicholas Braun) picks up and fires a Type 56 when he escapes from the basement and confronts Caleb.

Note: Most Type 56's and Type 56-1's which were imported into the U.S. during the 1980s came standard with a AKM style slant compensator, which made them resemble AKMs.

Norinco Type 56 - 7.62x39mm
Billy-Ray holds a Type 56 rifle.
Sara takes aim with a Type 56 rifle.
Sara holds a Norinco Type 56.
Mordechai opens fire on the ATF agents.
Mordechai's Type 56 cycles.
Esther fires a Type 56 from the roof of the church. (This is a continuity error, as she was holding an AK-47 seconds before.)

Norinco Type 56-1

Some of the Believers are seen firing Norinco Type 56-1 rifles.

Norinco Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
A female Believer holds a Type 56-1 rifle. In the background, Abigail is seen with an Uzi submachine gun.
The female Believer opens fire with the Type 56-1.
Abigail's husband fires his Type 56-1 rifle.
Abigail's husband fires the Type 56-1.

AK-47

When Mordechai and his wife grab more weaponry from the armory, Esther (Jennifer Schwalbach Smith) is seen picking up a (possibly non-firing) AK-47. Her AK changes into a Type 56 when she actually fires it on the roof. An AK-47 is also seen on the cover/poster of the film.

Type III AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
"The Lord is our shepherd".
Esther and Mordechai prepare to hold back the incoming ATF agents.
Esther quickly climbs the stair with an AK-47 in her hand.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1907 (Hyman Lebman Conversion)

One Believer is seen holding a modified Winchester Model 1907 rifle.

Modern-made reproduction of the Hyman Lebman converted Winchester 1907 - .351 WSL
The modified Winchester Model 1907 is visible in the middle, in front of the AK-variant.
A better shot of the rifle's barrel on the right. Unfortunately, the whole rifle is never seen in the movie.

Savage 99

Abin Cooper (Michael Parks) uses a scoped Savage 99 lever-action rifle during the shootout at the church.

Savage 99 - (Various Calibers)
Abin Cooper takes aims with the scoped Savage 99.
Close-up of Abin Cooper with the Savage 99.
Cooper takes cover with the rifle.
Cooper aims down the scope of the Savage 99 rifle.

Shotguns

Mossberg 500 Persuader

Mordechai (James Parks) kills the deputy sheriff with a 5-shot Mossberg 500 shotgun.

Mossberg 500 "Persuader" with standard five-shot magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Mordechai takes aim with the Mossberg.
Mordechai pumps his 500 Persuader.
Father Cooper and his son, Mordechai examine the deputy's body.

Benelli M3 Super 90

One of the Believers holds a Benelli M3 Super 90 shotgun near the end of the film.

Benelli M3 Super 90 with pistol grip stock combination - 12 Gauge
A female Believer holds the Benelli M3 shotgun.

Launchers

Multi-Shot Launcher

One ATF agent fires a smoke grenade into a small shack from an unknown Multi-Shot Rotary Launcher.

Sage Control GL6 Rotary Launcher with optical sight - 40x46mm
NOTE: This is not the launcher used in the film, but very similar.
The ATF agent fires the launcher through the gate.
The grenade lands on the floor of the shack. (Part of the screencap is blacked out because it was too gory.)

Other

The Believers' Weapon Cache

The Believers keep a massive amount of small arms in their basement. Numerous MP5A2s (with both S-E-F and Navy trigger packs), an Over And Under shotgun, a Ruger Mini-14 and various AK-type guns, hunting rifles and pump-action shotguns can be seen in the room.

Billy-Ray finds himself in the Believers' armory when the lights turn on.
A bunch of MP5A2's and a Kalashnikov-type rifle in the armory.
Dozens of pump-action shotguns, and an O/U in the middle.
MP5A2's on the shelf, two SPAS-12 and other pump-action shotguns in the armory.
Billy-Ray searches for a suitable gun.
A Ruger Mini-14 on the wall, also MP5A2's and bolt-action rifles on the pic.


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