S.W.A.T.: Firefight is a 2011 DTV action film starring Gabriel Macht as Paul Cutler, an LAPD SWAT officer is assigned to train officers of the Detroit Police Department in the latest tactics. The story for this film was co-written by three former LAPD SWAT officers. While not directly related except for the use of the television theme song, Firefight was marketed as a sequel to the 2003 film S.W.A.T. and then was followed in 2017 by the DTV film S.W.A.T.: Under Siege.
The following weapons were used in the film S.W.A.T.: Firefight:
IMI/Magnum Desert Eagle Mark XIX
A Desert Eagle Mark XIX is held by a thug in the opening scene. He fires into the air to scare people and later holds it on a hostage.
Smith & Wesson 5906
Walter Hatch uses a SIG-Sauer P229 with a nickel-plated slide during the office scene. When he is disarmed, his hostage Rose (Kristanna Loken) picks the gun up. Some LAPD and SWAT officers use standard P229s with and without railed frames as their sidearms in the film.
A Detroit police officer is seen with a 2nd Generation Glock 17.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Alongside the Colt Law Enforcement Carbine, S.W.A.T. Officers also use Heckler & Koch MP5A3s equipped with KAC railed forends and SureFire M900A weaponlight foregrip units throughout the movie. Cutler also uses one during the final shootout.
The leader of the robbers is armed with a full-sized Uzi in the grocery store.
In the opening credits, a SWAT officer loads a Mossberg 500 as identified by the close up shot of the name on the gun.
Customized Ithaca 37 "Stakeout"
Remington Model 887 Nitro Mag Tactical
In the opening scene, a thug uses a sawed off Remington Model 887 Nitro Mag Tactical and SWAT officers later on use regular 887 Nitro Mag Tacticals. This is the first film appearance of the Remington Model 887.
Sgt. Paul Cutler (Gabriel Macht) uses a Bushmaster ACR as his primary. The EOTech XPS sights are clearly put on backwards in several scenes. This could potentially be the first film appearance of the ACR.
Colt Law Enforcement Carbine
Many S.W.A.T. Officers use variants of the Colt Law Enforcement Carbine throughout the movie with a variety of sights and gear attached to them. The Detroit SWAT team was later seen using training models that shoot paintballs.
Training Law Enforcement Carbine
The Detroit SWAT unit used Law Enforcement Carbines that had blue colored handguards and barrels and fired paint-balls in training.
Unknown AR-15 Carbine
It has an flat-top upper-receiver that lacks a forward-assist, a case-deflector, or an ejection-port cover.
Norinco Type 56-1
Another robber uses an Norinco Type 56-1 with a slant muzzle brake during the grocery store shootout.
Norinco Type 56-1 (Belly Custom)
SIG SG 551-A1
M24 Sniper Weapon System
Officer Watters uses a M24 Sniper Weapon System when tasked as the sniper. He then uses it again during training.
Walter Hatch (Robert Patrick) uses a Barrett M107 at a shooting range to scare Cutler. For some reason he racks the charging handle for every shot. It might or might not be for dramatic effort or the blanks they used didn't cycle semi-automatically. It's also possible that they didn't have any actual blanks and used special effects for the muzzle blast.
Desert Tactical Arms Stealth Recon Scout
CAW 40mm Airsoft Launcher
A customized Craft Apple Works (CAW) 40mm airsoft launcher is seen in the opening scene used by a SWAT officer firing non lethal "disruptor" shells. The launcher is fitted with a Magpul MOE stock and an Aimpoint CompM2 sight.