Ronin is a 1998 thriller starring Robert De Niro as Sam, a former spy turned mercenary who is hired along with other specialists to recover a stolen briefcase from those intending to sell it to the highest bidder. The mercenaries then find shifting allegiances when the briefcase is recovered. The film was written by David Mamet (under the pseudonym Richard Weisz) and directed by John Frankenheimer and the cast included Jean Reno, Sean Bean, and Natascha McElhone.
The following weapons were used in the film Ronin:
Colt M1991A1 Series 80
In the first half of the film, Sam (Robert De Niro) carries a Colt M1991A1 Series 80 pistol, a modernized version of the 1911. He hides the pistol in a gutter at the rear of the first rendezvous point. He uses the M1991 to take out a sniper and provide cover fire during the arms deal. He later switches to a SIG-Sauer P228 after the convoy ambush. While discussing weapons and other preparations early in the film, Sam tells Spence (Sean Bean) that he favors the "1911" after being asked what sidearm he prefers. When Spence remarks that it's an "old gun", Sam replies that "it served my country well for a long time" - undoubtedly a metaphor for Sam himself.
NOTE: IMFDB previously referred to Sam's pistol as an original M1911A1, but PropStore sold this gun many years ago on their web site, and it was actually an M1991A1 Series 80 being used as a 1911 stand-in. In several scenes of the movie, it is also possible to see the black plastic grips characterizing the M1991A1.
Besides his Colt M1991A1 Series 80, Sam (Robert De Niro) also carries a SIG-Sauer P228. He uses it in the stadium scene to kill one of the the two attackers and also during car chase after that. Near the end of the film, he attempts to kill Seamus (Jonathan Pryce) with it. It can also be seen in promotional posters.
Beretta 92FS Inox
Vincent (Jean Reno) selects for himself a Beretta 92FS Inox fitted with Hogue combat grips. He is very skilled with the weapon and it is in fact the only weapon he uses throughout the entire movie. The Beretta used in this movie was eventually deactivated and sold by PropStore.
Gregor (Stellan Skarsgård) throughout the film is armed with a Glock 17L with the factory sights removed in order to allow attachment of a claw mount with a Bushnell HOLOSight 400 (one of the earliest cinematic appearances of this device). In the scene where he attempts to exchange the package, Gregor's Glock 17L is fitted with the HOLOSight, a suppressor, and a 20-round Glock 18 magazine.
Jericho 941FB Compact
Beretta Cougar Inox
Before their first meeting, Vincent gives Larry a Beretta Cougar Inox from the weapons table. This has been inaccurately labeled as the PT945 seen elsewhere in the film. However, one can see in the image still the slide cleanly meeting the dust cover. Larry also chambers the weapon with the slide mounted safety on. He then toggles it off/on before stowing it in his coat.
A Taurus PT945 is used by one of the arms dealers at the site of the weapons/money exchange. Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard) also disarms "The Dapper Gent" (Jan Triska), a Russian mafia member, of this same pistol when he is dealing the package.
During the stadium scene, Sergi (Bernard Bloch) threatens Vincent (Jean Reno) with a Walther P5. When Sam (Robert De Niro) interferes, Vincent knocks Sergi's gun aside and his shot richochets into Sam's abdomen. He is then killed by Vincent with his Beretta 92FS Inox.
A German spy is armed with a Taurus PT92 during the stadium scene. It is recognizable as the PT92 by the lack of slide mounted safety and squared trigger guard.
One of the convoy bodyguards is armed with a Beretta 93R pistol capable of 3-round burst fire.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Heckler & Koch MP5K
The Beretta PM12S used by the French Police in the movie.
Two of the convoy guards carry full sized Israeli made IMI Uzis.
IMI Mini Uzi
When the team are loading up their weapons, a Mini Uzi can be seen sitting on the table.
Skorpion SA Vz 61
Two of the convoy guards are armed with Skorpion SA Vz 61 submachine guns which they employ with great ineffectiveness, since they are distracted by a firecracker-based gunfire simulator.
Rifles & Carbines
SIG SG 551
During the first phase of the Convoy ambush, Sam (Robert De Niro) removes a SIG SG 551 assault rifle from the car and uses it to kill a few of the convoy guards. Also on the DVD cover of the film, Vincent (Jean Reno) can be seen holding one with its stock folded.
Bushmaster XM15 "V-Match"
The sniper at the end of the film uses a scoped Bushmaster XM15 "V-Match" at the ice show.
Romanian AK Draco Carbine
During the convoy ambush a bodyguard returns fire from a moving car with a Romanian AK Draco Carbine.
FN MINIMI-Para Mk 2
Mossberg 590 "Compact Cruiser"
One of the French police is armed with a Franchi SPAS-15.
Another shotgun carried by the French Police is the Franchi SPAS-12
Heckler & Koch HK69A1 Granatpistole
Modified LAW 66
Sam takes out a convoy car with a type of LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon) he fires from his sunroof. The make and type is unknown, although it looks similar to an M72 LAW but it isn't. The body is too thick and it has an optical sight separate from the pop up sights of the LAW style launcher. Also the firing control button is completely unknown. It is probably a mockup fabrication, based on the LAW rocket design.