Shooter (2007)

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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Release Date 2007
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bob Lee Swagger Mark Wahlberg
Nick Memphis Michael Peña
Colonel Isaac Johnson Danny Glover
Sarah Fenn Kate Mara
Senator Charles F. Meachum Ned Beatty
Jack Payne Elias Koteas
Special Agent Alourdes Galindo Rhona Mitra

Shooter is a 2007 action thriller directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and based on the best-selling novel "Point of Impact" written by Stephen Hunter. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as Bob Lee Swagger, a former US Marine sniper who finds himself framed for an assassination that he believed he was trying to prevent. The cast includes Danny Glover, Ned Beatty, Michael Peña and Kate Mara. Shooter also was adapted as a USA Network television series that premiered in 2016 and stars Ryan Phillippe as Swagger.

The following weapons were used in the film Shooter (2007):




USMC M40A3 rifle

USMC Sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) engages several ground targets with his M40A3 sniper rifle at the beginning of the film. In the final confrontation on the glacier, at least one of the enemy snipers in the mountain appears to use a M40A3 sniper rifle with a custom paint job done to blend in with the current terrain. The rifle appears to be a Remington 700 7.62 (trued and blueprinted by a gunsmith fitted with a McMillan A4 stock, Harris bipod, and a US optics MST-100 scope (considering the year)).

M40A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) chambers a round into his M40A3 sniper rifle. For some reason, he wears Army UCP instead of Marine MARPAT.

Barrett M82A1M

In the opening scene in Ethiopia, Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) is seen firing both a Barrett M82A1M and a M40A3 sniper rifle. The M82A1M is distinguishable from a Barrett M82 by the lengthened scope rail on top. This rifle is likely standing in for the M82A3 (the variant of the Barrett used by the USMC) which is essentially an M82A1M with the rear grip removed. Even though this rifle is a semi-automatic in real life, in the movie, the editing makes it appear that Swagger racks the charging handle between shots (like a non blank-adapted rifle would require).

Posted to IMFDB by Weapons Coordinator Ryan Steacy:
"I was the weapons coordinator on this film. The Barrett used was a real one firing blanks. After multiple strafing runs by the helicopter and the amount of dust and crap floating in the air from all the explosions,the gun did malfunction a few times on multiple takes. Unfortunately the way it was edited together made it seem like he was cocking it after every shot."
Barrett M82A1M sniper rifle - .50 BMG
Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) fires a .50 BMG Barrett M82A1M at the approaching chopper. Visible in this shot is the rear sight welded directly to the receiver, as opposed to the rail mounted rear sight found on the later M107.
Swagger takes another shot with the Barrett.
Here it appears that Barrett has jammed and Swagger is seen having to clear it (the editing makes it look like he has to rack the bolt after each shot). Also visible in this shot is the folded front sight, which would not be visible on the later M107 which conceals the sight within the full length top rail.

Barrett M82A1

A sniper rifle is seen mounted on a remote weapons platform which has been speculated to be a Precision Remotes Telepresent Rapid-Aiming Platform (TRAP), which is basically a computer-operated weapon platform that holds a standard rifle. According to the remote scope's readout, it appears that the rifle mounted is a Barrett M82A1 fitted with a suppressor.

Barrett M82A1 - .50 BMG
A sniper rifle is seen mounted on a remote weapons platform which has been speculated to be a Precision Remotes Telepresent Rapid-Aiming Platform (TRAP), which is basically a computer-operated weapon platform that holds a standard rifle.
According to the remote scope's readout, it appears that the rifle mounted is a Barrett M82A1 fitted with a suppressor.

Cheytac (Cheyenne Tactical) M-200 Intervention

The hefty Cheytac M-200 Intervention rifle has a pivotal role as one of Swagger's personal sniper rifles. This rifle fires the extremely ballistics efficient .408 CheyTac round. As a result, this rifle, with correctly manufactured ammunition, can be effectively used out to distances of approximately 1.5 miles. The rifle is usually used with a ballistic computer that calculates bullet trajectory based on atmospheric conditions. As he is seen taking a shot at a stew can, a ballistic computer can be seen immediately to Swagger's right. While it is possible, one must realize that the average grouping for even the best rifle (the M-200 being high on that list) at this range will be approximately 20 inches at 2000 yards. Keeping that in mind, the scene was obviously used to showcase Swagger's supernatural ability to snipe. He is seen using it right-handed until his meeting with Attorney General, where he holds it left-handed (due to his shoulder injury).

CheyTac M-200 in tan camouflage scheme - .408 CheyTac
Bob Lee Swagger aims at stew can a mile away with his Cheyenne Tactical M-200 Intervention.
Bob Lee Swagger shoots at a stew can a mile away with his Cheyenne Tactical M-200 Intervention. Note the ballistic computer next to Swagger's shooting hand.
Swagger's Cheyenne Tactical M-200 Intervention at the meeting with the Attorney General.
Bob Lee Swagger checks his M-200. Left-hand shouldering. Note that, in this promo image, the rifle is clearly seen to be manufactured for right-handed operation.
The hefty Cheytac M-200 Intervention rifle is shouldered by Bob Lee.

Remington Model 700PSS

The Remington 700PSS, a heavy barreled tactical version of the Remington Model 700 designed for use by police, makes two appearances in the film. It is first seen employed by Secret Service snipers who take up positions during the Archbishop's speech. While on the run, Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) has Nicholas Memphis (Michael Peña) purchase two of these rifles at the sporting goods store, fitted with Leupold Fixed 16x magnification M1 riflescopes. These rifles are given a custom camouflage paint job by Swagger and are used near the river where Swagger is training Memphis to shoot under pressure. Later, Memphis provides cover fire for Swagger as they infiltrate the ranch in Virginia. Finally, the rifle, now with an arctic camouflage scheme, is used by Swagger as well as mercenary snipers during the confrontation on the mountain.

Remington Model 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag
A Secret Service sniper armed with the Remington rifle provides overwatch during the Vice President's speech.
Swagger gives his Remington a custom camouflage paint scheme.
Nick Memphis (Michael Peña) training to shoot with a Remington Model 700PSS while ignoring distractions at the river.
Swagger ejects a blank, after firing the Remington 700PSS. This is the one and only time Swagger shoots right-handed after being shot, due to the tactical nature of the situation.
Swagger with a Remington Model 700PSS with an arctic paint job during the mountain standoff.
One of the mercenary snipers aims an Remington 700PSS rifle with arctic paint job during the mountain confrontation.

Cooey Model 600

Sarah Fenn (Kate Mara) later gives Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) a Cooey Model 600 which he later uses with a "homemade silencer" to kill Memphis' captors.

Cooey Model 600 - .22 LR
Swagger fires a Cooey Model 600 with a improvised suppressor constructed from a water bottle.
"Not bad for a poodle shooter with a makeshift silencer, huh?" Closeup of the water bottle suppressor.

Rifles & Carbines


The AKM rifle is carried by some of the enemy fighters engaged by Swagger and Fenn at the film's beginning.

An AK-Variant slung on the back of a tango.


One of the enemy fighters is seen carrying an AKMSU when engaged by Swagger and Fenn at the film's beginning.

One of the enemy fighters is seen carrying an AKMSU.


There are several appearances of M4A1s in the film, one with a PVS-14 Night Vision Optic and Cobray 37mm Launcher is seen being used by Donnie Fenn (Lane Garrison) to fire at a helicopter. SWAT officers are seen firing them as Swagger is chased in the FBI car. They are also used by the mercenaries during the firefight at the ranch, one which is commandeered by Swagger, and one, possibly the same one taken from the ranch shootout, with a red dot optic and suppressor is used by Swagger at the end of the film. During the ranch scene, some of the M4's can be seen fitted with the PVS-14 Night Vision Optics, despite being used in broad daylight. The M4 at the end of the film appears to have an EOTech with a 4x Magnifier mounted behind it, and not an Aimpoint Sight, as was on the one that he took from the farm. You can see the rifles optics when Swagger goes under the house with his M1911 out. FBI SWAT also are seen with them as they come to meet Swagger on the mountain.

Cobray CM203 mounted to an M4A1 carbine - 37mm flare
Donnie Fenn (Lane Garrison) fires an M4A1 with a PVS-14 Night Optic and Cobray 37mm Launcher (notice that despite Donnie Fenn being a Marine, he is wearing an Army UCP uniform).
Colt M4A1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
During the assault on the ranch, a mercenary is seen looking through the PVS-14 Night Optic mounted on his M4A1 despite the fact that it's broad daylight.
Swagger fires an M4A1 fitted with a scope.
A production image of Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) runs for cover with the M4A1 and a slung Remington 700.
Swagger fires an M4A1 while Memphis uses a Remington 700.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Two bodyguards protecting Colonel Johnson (Danny Glover) at the end of the film carry Heckler & Koch G36Cs.

Heckler & Koch G36C 5.56mm
One of Colonel Johnson's bodyguards with a Heckler & Koch G36C.

Heckler & Koch G36KV

Heckler & Koch G36KVs are carried by the four guards outside the cabin where Sandor (Rade Šerbedžija) is sequestered.

Heckler & Koch G36KV with export optical sight - 5.56x45mm
One of Sandor's guards with a H&K G36KV.
One of Sandor's guards with a H&K G36KV before being shot by Swagger.

Machine Guns


One of the targets Swagger snipes in the beginning of the film is seen on a DShK heavy machine gun mounted on the back of a truck.

Russian DShK - 12.7x109mm
A gunner on a DShK heavy machine gun gets sniped by Swagger.

Browning M2

In the Ethiopia sequence at the beginning of the film, several Browning M2s can be seen mounted on Humvees and enemy vehicles.

Browning M2 - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 mounted on a Humvee.

RPD machine gun

During the firefight at the ranch, two gunners in a helicopter can be seen firing RPD light machine guns. This information was confirmed by Ryan Steacy, the weapons coordinator from the film.

RPD Light Machine Gun - 7.62x39mm. The version used in the film had the bipod and mount removed from the barrel.
Gunners are armed with RPD machine guns from a helicopter.
A gunner fires an RPD machine gun from a helicopter during the firefight at the ranch.
A BTS shot of the machine gun in action from the DVD extras.


Beretta 92FS

A Beretta 92FS is drawn by a police officer on Bob Lee Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). Swagger later confronts ex-sniper Michael Sandor (Rade Šerbedžija) with a Beretta 92FS. Ben Davis (Adrian Hughes), and an unnamed man are each armed with what appears to be Berettas as they are setting up the "suicide" of Nick Memphis. There are no clear shots of their pistols but the unnamed man's pistol may be a Beretta 92FS. Also interesting to notice is that Bob Lee Swagger can be seen taking Russo's pistol out of his holster while he is talking to Nick, so this could be where he obtained the Beretta 92FS he is seen using later.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19 mm
A police officer pulls a Beretta 92FS on Swagger.
Swagger comes to confront ex-sniper Michael Sandor with a Beretta 92FS.
One of the other operatives holding his pistol on Memphis after Russo is killed.
Ben Davis (Adrian Hughes) falls down dead holding his pistol.

Glock 17

Police Officer Stanley Timmons (Alan C. Peterson) wounds Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) with a Glock 17. After being wounded, Swagger then strips a Glock 17 from FBI Special Agent Nick Memphis (Michael Peña). The Glock is later placed in a custom rig that is put on Memphis in order to make it look like he committed suicide.

Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Timmons fires his Glock 17 at Swagger (Mark Wahlberg).
Special Agent Nick Memphis (Michael Peña) draws his Glock 17 on Swagger (Mark Wahlberg). Notice the trigger discipline.
The Glock pistol is put in a custom "suicide rig" that is placed on Memphis. (This particular rig appears to be have been also used in the 2016 television adaptation).

Stainless Revolver (possibly Non Gun)

The "mugger" who kills Timmons (Alan C. Peterson) in an alley uses what appears to be a stainless revolver to do the job. Judging from the arm tattoos and body size, it can be surmised that the man is the same guy who helped set up the "suicide" of Nick Memphis later on, Frank Russo (Darrin Massey). Due to the proximity of the gun to the actor on the ground and the unusual sparks coming from the cylinder, this gun may be a Non Gun.

The "mugger" holds the "revolver" on Timmons.

SIG-Sauer P228

Frank Russo (Darrin Massey) is armed with what appears to be a SIG-Sauer P228 pistol as they are setting up the "suicide" of Nick Memphis.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm.
Frank Russo (Darrin Massey) on the right with a pistol in his holster. He is never seen drawing it.

SIG-Sauer P226

When Payne (Elias Koteas) confronts Sarah (Kate Mara), he can be seen with a SIG-Sauer P226 fitted with a suppressor.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Payne confronts Sarah with a suppressed SIG-Sauer P226.

Walther P99

After Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) gets the information he needs out of him, Sandor (Rade Šerbedžija) grabs a Walther P99 from his bookshelf to use on himself.

Walther P99 9mm
Sandor (Rade Šerbedžija) puts the Walther P99 to his chin.

Taurus PT92

A nickel plated Taurus PT92 with pearl grips is taken off Senator Meachum (Ned Beatty) and thrown on the ground. Sarah (Kate Mara) then picks up the handgun and fires the pistol. In one shot, the slide is locked back but in the next shot, the slide was back forward.

Nickel Taurus PT92 with Pearl Grips - 9x19mm
Sarah picks up a bright nickel plated Taurus PT92 with pearl grips.
Sarah (Kate Mara) fires four shots from the Taurus PT92.

Colt M1911A1

Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) uses the M1911A1 to tie up some loose ends.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Swagger sneaks underneath a house with his M1911A1.
Placing the M1911A1 on a body, to imply that he used the gun previously.


12 Gauge Side by Side Double Barreled Shotgun

Senator Meachum (Ned Beatty) can be seen shooting clays with a Side by Side Double Barreled Shotgun.

J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 Gauge
Senator Meachum shooting clays with a Double Barreled Shotgun.

Remington 870 Express

When Swagger (Mark Wahlberg) goes to Donnie's wife Sara Fenn (Kate Mara) for help, she can be seen with Remington 870 Express in the doorway to which Swagger mentions that it's too long to draw quickly before she lets him into the house. A sawed-off Remington 870 Express is seen when Sarah shoots an intruder in her home before being captured by Jack Payne (Elias Koteas), it is unknown if this is a second shotgun or if Sarah cut the stock and barrel off the one from earlier (Athough it is unlikely that she would cut down the stock, sand it smooth, contour it and re-stain and finish it, it's probably meant to be the same shotgun). The short shotgun is seen during the mountain scene when Payne has it taped to his hand and is using to hold Sarah hostage when he taunts Swagger by telling him he has no shot.

Remington 870 Field shotgun with a sawed off barrel
Kate Mara as Sarah with the sawed off Remington 870 Express shotgun in a production still.
Sarah's Remington 870 Express in the doorway when she first meets Swagger. The line 870 Express is visible as well as the finish appears to be the matte bead blasted type of the Express model.
Closeup of the shotgun being fired.
Sarah kills an intruder with her sawed off Remington 870 Express.
Payne (Elias Koteas) holds Sarah hostage with the Remington 870 Express taped to his hand.


M29 81mm Mortar

Several M29 81mm Mortars can be seen being used to fire on Swagger's and Fenn's position in the beginning of the film.

M29 Mortar 81mm
A M29 81mm Mortar being used by enemy forces.

Cobray 37mm Launcher

Donnie Fenn (Lane Garrison) has an Cobray 37mm Launcher on his M4A1 in the beginning of the film which he uses to destroy an enemy vehicle while trying to fight off the helicopter.

Late Model Cobray CM203, not attached to a rifle - 37mm flare
Donnie Fenn fires an M4A1 with an optic scope and Cobray 37mm Launcher.
This shot confirms that the launcher is in fact a Cobray 37mm launcher and not a 40mm grenade launcher.

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