Reservoir Dogs is the 1992 heist film that marked the directorial debut of Quentin Tarantino (who also wrote the screenplay). The film focuses on a diverse group of thieves brought together to perform a jewelry heist and the aftermath is seen from several different perspectives. The cast included Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Chris Penn, Steve Buscemi and Tarantino himself in a small role. Some have pointed out the striking similarities between this film and the 1987 Chow Yun-Fat film City on Fire.
The following weapons were used in the film Reservoir Dogs:
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Smith & Wesson 659
Mr. White (Harvey Keitel), Mr. Orange (Tim Roth), Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), and Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen) were all armed with one Smith & Wesson 659 9mm pistol. They are distinguished from M1911s and other Smith & Wesson variants by their second generation features, stainless steel construction, and double stack frames. Though all of the guns look to be the same, some have the old squared trigger guards, and some have rounded ones.
Smith & Wesson 659 - 9x19mm. This is the Screen used Hero Gun held and fired by "Mister Pink" (Steve Buscemi
) in the film. (In a continuity break) Mr. Pink also used another 659 with a round trigger guard.
Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi
) fires his Smith & Wesson 659 at the police. Note the X screw holding the right hand decocker lever in place. For some reason his 659 has a rounded trigger guard here.
Mr. Pink takes out his Smith & Wesson 659 to reload it. Note the Barrel bushing and double stack frame.
Mr. Pink racks the slide on his Smith & Wesson 659. Note the screws in the panel grips.
"I'll show you who you're fucking with!"
Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi
) and Mr. White have a standoff as Mr. Pink lay on the ground. Mr. Pink draws his issued Smith & Wesson 659 while Mr. White draws his personal Smith & Wesson 639
Mr. Blonde (Michael Madsen
) produces duct tape with which to gag the captured police officer, his Smith & Wesson 659 in a shoulder holster.
Mr. Orange (Tim Roth
) unloads his Smith & Wesson 659 at Mr. Blonde. Note the round trigger guard.
Mr. Orange uses his empty Smith & Wesson 659 to try and get up.
Smith & Wesson 639
Though everyone is given a Smith & Wesson Model 659 for the robbery, Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) is seen using a Smith & Wesson 639 with Pachmayr grips. Being a professional thief, this is most likely White's personal gun, and not a continuity error in the film. During the getaway, he is seen dual wielding his personal Smith & Wesson 639 with his issued Smith & Wesson 659, further strengthening this theory. In the special edition DVD, a deleted scene can be found which briefly shows Mr White's/Larry Dimmick's police record. This informs us that his weapon of choice is a Smith and Wesson 9mm, even further strengthening the personal 639 theory.
Smith & Wesson Model 639 with Pachmayr grips - 9x19mm. This is the Screen used 639 carried and fired by Harvey Keitel
in the film.
Mr. White 'Mexican carries' his Smith & Wesson 639. Note the lack of ambidextrous safety, black, rounded backstrap, and Pachmayr grips.
Mr. Pink and Mr. White have a standoff as Mr. Pink lays on the ground. Mr. Pink draws his issued Smith & Wesson Model 659
while Mr. White draws his personal Smith & Wesson 639.
Mr. White (Harvey Keitel
) dual-wields both his personal Smith & Wesson 639 with his issued Smith & Wesson 659 when firing at the police.
"Goddamn you, Joe. Don't make me do this."
Mr. White holds his Smith & Wesson 639 on Joe.
Mr. White brandishing his Smith & Wesson 639 in the Mexican standoff with Joe and Eddie at the end. Eddie has his Smith & Wesson Model 66
Snub Nose aimed at Mr. White, prepared to kill him.
Smith & Wesson 6906
When Mr. White hits Mr. Pink, you can briefly see his gun holstered, though it has changed to a Smith & Wesson 6906.
Smith & Wesson 6906 - 9x19mm
Mr Pink gets knocked down by Mr. White, revealing his holstered Smith & Wesson 6906 with a silver magazine baseplate.
Beretta 950 Jetfire
Mr. Orange (Tim Roth) packs two handguns while getting ready to meet Nice Guy Eddie (Chris Penn), Mr. White and Mr. Pink for a meeting with Joe Cabot (Lawrence Tierney). The automatic he holsters at his ankle is a Beretta 950 Jetfire in .25 ACP.
Beretta 950 Jetfire - .25 ACP
Mr. Orange loads his Beretta 950 Jetfire.
Mr. Orange checks the chamber of his Beretta 950 Jetfire.
Mr. Orange decocks the Beretta 950 Jetfire before securing it in an ankle holster.
Charter Arms Off Duty
Mr. Orange's (Tim Roth) second gun is a Charter Arms Off Duty with Pachmayr grips. He checks to make sure the cylinder is loaded, swings the cylinder back in, and then places it in his coat pocket. Mr. Orange is also seen with this gun in a paddle holster in an earlier scene, so it is safe to assume that this is his police issued sidearm.
Charter Arms Off Duty with Pachmayr Grips - .38 Special
Mr. Orange goes to load his Beretta Jetfire, next to his Charter Arms Off Duty revolver.
Mr. Orange checks the cylinder of his Charter Arms Off Duty.
Colt Detective Special
After Mr. White (Harvey Keitel) shoots the pursuing cops with his two pistols, he and Mr. Orange walk until they find a car driving by. They aim their guns at the female driver whose car they attempt to commandeer. She produces a pre-1972 nickel plated Colt Detective Special from her glove compartment and shoots Mr. Orange in the stomach as he opens the door to pull her out of the car. Another Detective Special is "Mexican carried" by Joe (Lawrence Tierney), distinguished as a Detective Special by its round edged butt.
Colt Detective Special 1st Generation - .38 Special
A woman aims her Colt Detective Special at Mr. Orange (Tim Roth
) in an attempt to defend herself.
Joe (Lawrence Tierney
) with a Colt Detective Special in his waistband. Note the rounded edges on the butt.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose
In the final standoff between Eddie, Joe Cabot, and Mr. White, Eddie (Chris Penn) aims his Snub-Nosed Smith & Wesson Model 66 at Mr. White, threatening to kill him if he doesn't take his gun off of Joe.
Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
Eddie talks to Mr. Orange while holding his Smith & Wesson Model 66 Snub Nose.
Joe enters the scene; Eddie holds S&W Model 66 at his side in the foreground.
"Larry, stop pointing that fucking gun at my dad!"
Eddie (Chris Penn
) aims his Model 66 Snub at Mr. White.
Smith & Wesson Model 19
One of the police officers in the scene where Mr. Pink is being chased has a Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver as his sidearm.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 - .357 Magnum
The police pursue Mr. Pink, the center one carrying a Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolver.
Colt Trooper MK III
The cop on the far right of those pursuing Mr. Pink (Steve Buscemi), has a Colt Trooper Mk III.
Colt Trooper Mark III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
The cop on the far right has a Colt Trooper MK III. TRIVIA: The cop on the far left is played by the film's producer, Lawrence Bender.