Sniper is a 1993 action thriller directed by Luis Llosa and starring Tom Berenger as Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett, a USMC sniper who is paired with Richard Miller (Billy Zane), a novice former Olympic shooter now employed by the National Security Council, as the two are sent on a mission to Colombia to eliminate a drug cartel leader. When the mission is comprised, the duo must find a way to complete their missions as well as devise a way for their safe extraction. Sniper would be spawn a series of DTV films, as Berenger would return as Beckett in 2002's Sniper 2, 2004's Sniper 3 and 2014's Sniper: Legacy and Zane would return as Miller in 2011's Sniper: Reloaded and 2016's Sniper: Ghost Shooter. Both Berenger and Zane would reunite onscreen in the 2017 sequel Sniper: Ultimate Kill.
The following weapons were used in the film Sniper (1993):
USMC Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Beckett (Tom Berenger) uses an M40A1 in 7.62x51mm NATO, a sniper rifle based on the Remington Model 700. The M40A1 rifles used in the film were Remington 700 rifles, supplied for the filming by 'Weapons and Effects' of San Rafael, CA. The rifles were fully prepared as though they would see real use, with aftermarket bedding, trigger jobs, McMillan stocks and parkerization done by Scott, McDougall & Associates of Santa Rosa, CA.
Heckler & Koch SR9TC
Rifles / Carbines
The Norinco Type 56 is carried by several guerrilla fighters in the film, most notably by the one who opens fire on the helicopter carrying Miller.
Norinco Type 56-1 (slant muzzle brake)
The Norinco Type 56-1 is carried by several guerrilla fighters in the film. They are fitted with AKM-style slanted muzzles, but are identifiable as Type 56s and not actual AKMs from the hooded foresight that only Chinese AKs have.
L1A1 Self Loading Rifle
An L1A1 SLR rifle is seen hanging on a wall of the Marine Enlisted Club. As the movie was filmed in Australia and used an actual Australian Army NCO club this would have been an actual Lithgow Small Arms Factory Australian L1A1 with the original handguards prior to the introduction of the rounded variant more common on Australian L1A1's.
The leader of the guerrillas aiding Beckett carries an M1A1 Carbine.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is seen carried by several Ochoa guards. One guard carries his MP5A3 fitted with a night vision scope.
Another Ochoa guard carries a pistol-gripped Remington 870.
Marine doorgunners fire M60D machine guns from their Marine UH-1 helicopters.
Guerrillas are seen firing an RPD light machine gun into the countryside after Beckett's target is eliminated.
LAR Grizzly Mk I
Beckett carries a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm throughout the film.
An Ochoa soldier is seen aiming a Browning Hi-Power when the helicopter comes for the extraction.
M203 Grenade Launcher
A young Marine riding with Miller in the helicopter has an M203 grenade launcher underslung on his M16A2.