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Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh
Release Date 2013
Studio Exclusive Media, Participant Media, Image Nation
Distributor Summit Entertainment
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Matthews Dwayne Johnson
Daniel James Jon Bernthal
Malik Andrews Michael Kenneth Williams
Juan Carlos "El Topo" Pintera Benjamin Bratt
Agent Cooper Barry Pepper
Joanne Keeghan Susan Sarandon

Snitch is a 2013 crime-thriller about a father (Dwayne Johnson), who goes undercover for the DEA to reduce his son's prison sentence, after a drug dealer friend sets him up in a sting operation to reduce his own sentence.

The following weapons were used in the film Snitch:



Salient Arms International Glock 17

DEA Agent Cooper (Barry Pepper) carries a Glock 17 with a customized Salient Arms International slide as his sidearm in the film.

Salient Arms International Glock 17 Tier 1 Model - 9x19 Parabellum
Agent Cooper pulls his Glock on Jason Collins.
Cooper checks Matthews' truck with his Glock 17 drawn.

Glock 17

Most of the law enforcement officer, especially the DEA SWAT officers, carry Glock 17 pistols as their sidearms in the film. Malik Andrews (Michael Kenneth Williams) also wields one as Daniel James raids his house.

Glock 17 (3rd Generation ) - 9x19mm
A DEA agent holds his Glock 17 on Jason Collins.
Malik holds his Glock 17.
A DEA SWAT officer with a holstered Glock 17 (circled in red).
A SWAT officer with a holstered Glock.

Glock 19

Some of the cartel members use Glock 19 pistols in the film.

Glock 19 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Palacio (JD Pardo) holds his Glock 19 during the money run.
A cartel member fires his Glock 19 at Matthews truck.

Beretta 8000L Cougar F Type P

Daniel James (Jon Bernthal) keeps a Beretta 8000L Cougar F Type P pistol for protection in the film.

Beretta 8000L Cougar F Type P - 9x19mm
Daniel James pulls his Cougar on Matthews.
Daniel fires his Beretta at Malik.
Daniel holds Malik at gunpoint.

Colt M1911A1

Malik Andrews (Michael Kenneth Williams) uses an M1911A1 as James introduces John Matthews to Malik.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Malik's M1911A1 rests on the table.
Malik pulls the M1911A1 on Matthews, scaring him.

Smith & Wesson Model 38 Bodyguard

A street punk carries a Smith & Wesson Model 38 Bodyguard, but Daniel James takes it away from him, and makes it absolutely clear for the punks to leave his son alone.

Smith & Wesson Nickel Plated Model 38 (Airweight version) with Pearl Grips - .38 Special
Daniel puts the Model 38 on the punk's face.

Colt Detective Special

A crack dealer pulls a Colt Detective Special on John Matthews after a bad drug deal.

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
The crack dealer holds his Colt on John.

Beretta 92FS Inox

One of Malik's thugs carries a Beretta 92FS Inox as Malik visits John at his home.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
Malik's thug holds his Beretta (circled in red).

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Several cartel members use Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine guns in the film.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
One of Pintera's men holds his MP5K (circled in red).
Pintera's bodyguard loads his MP5K as the DEA agents surround his car.
One of the cartel members fires his MP5K at John Matthews truck.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Some DEA SWAT team members carry Heckler & Koch MP5A2 submachine guns with Surefire dedicated forend weaponlights. A cartel member also uses a plain MP5A2 as John comes to visit "El Topo".

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 (with Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight) - 9x19mm
A cartel member holds his MP5A2.
A DEA agent breaks down a door, with his MP5A2 slung on his back.


Some cartel members use MAC-10 submachine guns in the film.

MAC-10 - .45 ACP
A cartel member goes down with his MAC-10.
A rival cartel members fires his MAC-10.


Some cartel members use IMI Uzi submachine guns in the film.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
A cartel member holds his Uzi.

Remington 870 Field Gun

John Matthews (Dwayne Johnson) buys a Remington 870 Field Gun before the money run to Mexico.

Remington 870 Field Gun with raised barrel ribbing and 28" barrel - 12 Gauge
John's Field Gun lies in his truck.
John holds the Remington.
The Remington lies on John.

Remington 870 Sawn-Off

A cartel member and one of Malik's thugs use cut-down Remington 870 shotguns in the film.

Remington 870 with sawed-off barrel and stock - 12 Gauge
A cartel member holds his Remington on the right.
One of Malik's thugs gets shot holding his cut-down 870.

Norinco Type 56-1

Several cartel members uses Norinco Type 56-1 assault rifles in the film.

Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
A rival cartel member firs his 56-1.
One of Pintera's guys holds his 56-1.


Palacio (JD Pardo), one of "El Topo"'s lieutenants, uses an AKS-74U in the film.

AKS-74U (also referred to as the "AKSU" or 'Krinkov') - 5.45x39mm
Palacio with his AKS-74U. Note the bakelite magazine.
Palacio fires his AKS-74U.

Colt M4A1

Several DEA agents and SWAT officers use M4A1 carbines in the film, including Agent Cooper (Barry Pepper).

Colt M4A1 - 5.56x45mm
Agent Cooper holds the M4A1 on Pintera.
One of the agents holds his M4A1. Note the white markings, which indicate that this rifle may be an airsoft replica, as no current AR-15 manufacturer uses white markings.

Colt M727

One of "El Topo"'s cartel uses a Colt M727 when John Matthews comes to visit him.

Colt Model 727 ("M16A2 carbine") - 5.56x45mm
The cartel member holds his M727 (circled in red).

M60E3 Machine Gun

Juan Carlos "El Topo" Pintera (Benjamin Bratt) uses a M60E3 machine gun during the shootout with the rival cartel.

M60E3 machine gun with short barrel - 7.62x51mm NATO
Pintera picks the gun up.
Pintera fires his machine gun.
Pintera fires the M60E3.

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