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Movie poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Oliver Stone
Release Date 2012
Language English
Studio Ixtlan
Relativity Media
Distributor Universal Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Chon Taylor Kitsch
Ophelia 'O' Sage Blake Lively
Ben Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Dennis Cain John Travolta
Miguel 'Lado' Arroyo Benicio del Toro
Elena Sánchez Salma Hayek
Spin Emile Hirsch
El Azul Joaquín Cosio
Doc Jake McLaughlin
Paqu Sage Uma Thurman

Savages is a 2012 narco-thriller directed by Oliver Stone and based on the novel of the same name by Don Winslow (who co-wrote the screenplay and was also the author of The Life and Death of Bobby Z). The film follows two successful marijuana-dealing friends: Chon (Taylor Kitsch), a former Navy SEAL, and Ben (Aaron Johnson), a UC Berkley graduate who must fight back against the Baja Cartel, run by Elena La Reina (Salma Hayek) and her enforcer Lado (Benicio del Toro), who have kidnapped their girlfriend O (Blake Lively) in order to push them out of the business.

The following weapons were used in the film Savages:




Glock 21

Chon (Taylor Kitsch) briefly handles a Glock 21 in the beginning of the film. The Glock 21 has a carbon fiber pattern frame; the weapon used in this movie is the same one originally used in Faster.

Glock 21 (3rd Generation) - .45 ACP.
Chon (Taylor Kitsch) with his Glock 21. While the lighting makes it hard to tell in this image, the Glock has a carbon fiber pattern on the frame and an extended slide release, both modifications made for use in the movie Faster.

Glock 22

Both Dennis (John Travolta) and Lado (Benicio del Toro) carry what appear to be Glock 22s.

Glock 22
Lado (Benicio del Toro) fires his Glock 22.
Dennis (John Travolta) pulls his Glock 22.


Lado (Benicio del Toro) carries an M1911A1 pistol.

Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
Lado (Benicio del Toro) carries an M1911A1 pistol during a home invasion.
Chad (Shea Whigham) is threatened with the M1911A1 pistol.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Esteban (Diego Catano) puts the Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver to a woman´s face.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 "Chief Special" - .38 Special
Esteban with the LCR.


Chon's sidearm during the final showdown appears to be a custom SIG-Sauer GSR.

SIG-Sauer GSR - .45 ACP
The GSR is seen being cleaned at the film's beginning.
Chon with the SIG.
Chon holds the 1911.
Another view of the pistol.

Ruger LCR

At the film's beginning, Chon (Taylor Kitsch) is seen spinning the cylinder of a Ruger LCR. The novel states that he pulls out a .38, when the Cartel asks him if he has a gun on hand. It is likely that this is the same gun, since the LCR comes in .357 and .38.

LCR in .38
Chon with the LCR.

SIG-Sauer P232

Chon also is seen holding what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P232.

Chon (Taylor Kitsch) holds the SIG-Sauer P232.

Walther PPK

Elena (Salma Hayek) uses a Walther PPK pistol.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP
Elena wanted to shoot Lado for betraying her, but Lado (Benicio del Toro) was faster.

Smith & Wesson 6904

O (Blake Lively) uses a Smith & Wesson 6904 pistol.

Smith & Wesson 6904 - 9x19mm
Ben (Aaron Johnson) explains to O how the gun works, so she can cover herself during the firefight with the cartel.
O aims the pistol in Elena´s (Salma Hayek) face.
Another shot of O holding the Smith & Wesson 6904.

Heckler & Koch P30

Throughout the film, Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) uses a Heckler & Koch P30.

Heckler & Koch P30 (2006-present) - 9x19mm Parabellum and .40 S&W
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The P30 used by Ben (in the novel, Ben is described as using a .22).
Another shot of Ben brandishing his P30.
Ben (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) aims his P30.

Kahr K9

A cartel member disguised as a motorcycle cop (Sala Baker) is seen using a stainless Kahr K9 fitted with a suppressor.

Kahr K9 with threaded barrel - 9x19mm
Suppressed gun in patrolman´s hand.

Submachine Guns

FN P90

An FN P90 is seen in the hands of a cartel soldier when Chon and Ben take down the money transport.

FN P90 - left side view - 5.7x28mm
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Heckler & Koch MP5A3

An Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is seen among the arms displayed during a DEA press conference.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire Weaponlight and "SD"-style stock.
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Pump-Action Shotgun

A Pump-Action Shotgun is seen in the hands of a cartel soldier.

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Colt Model 933

During the money hijacking scene Chon and his team of ex-Navy SEALs use heavily modified Colt Model 933 rifles, fitted with Yankee Hill 9638 free-floating continuous rail forearms, ACOG scopes, Steiner DBAL laser designators, and Grippod vertical foregrips. The M933s from this movie had previously appeared in The Unit and were later used in Triple Frontier, albeit with a different accessories configuration.

Colt Model 933 with SIRS handguard, Aimpoint M68 CCO, and SureFire M900 WeaponLight foregrip - 5.56x45mm NATO
Chon and his M933.
Another still with the M933 from behind Chon.
Good side view of the M933. Note the Grippod vertical grip.
View of the business end of the M933.


An AR-15 is seen in the hands of a cartel soldier.

Colt Sporter I Carbine - 5.56x45mm. Colt's public offering of a lightweight carbine based on the AR-15 Platform. This rifle has been erroneously called "the M16 Shorty" for years by Law Enforcement and Firearms "authors". The "M16 Shorty" or "Shorty Carbine" have never been authorized or used names for the rifle by Colt or the Government.
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Sniper Rifles

Blaser R93 LRS2

Ex-Navy SEALs Sam (Alexander Wraith), and Billy (Anthony Cutolo) both uses Blaser R93 LRS2 sniper rifles throughout the course of the film providing sniper cover for Chon and Ben.

Blaser R93 LRS2 Precision Sniper Rifle - .338 Lapua Magnum
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Nemesis Arms Vanquish

A Nemesis Arms Vanquish is seen used by another one of the former SEALs during the final showdown.

Nemesis Arms Vanquish - .308 Winchester
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The cartel snipers use SIG SG 556 DMR's during the final shootout.

SIG SG 556 DMR 5.56x45mm with Magpul PRS stock, Harris bipod, and polymer magazine
Cartel snipers take aim with SIG 556 DMR's.
Better closeup of the receiver.

Troy Industries M14 SOPMOD

Another sniper rifle in which is used by Chon's ex-Navy SEALs appears to be an M14 SOPMOD.

M14 SOPMOD - 7.62x51mm NATO
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During the money hijacking of the cartel, one of Chon's ex-Navy SEALs use a 40mm RPG-7 to take out a cartel vehicle.

RPG-7 in 40mm.
An RPG-7 is seen being prepared to be fired.

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