Transporter, The

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The Transporter (2002) It appears that Jason Statham wields an early-model Smith & Wesson 5906 in his left hand and a Beretta 92FS Inox in his right.

The Transporter is a 2002 action film starring Jason Statham as the title character Frank, an expert driver who specializes in transporting any type of cargo anywhere on time, no questions asked. When one package he was to transport nearly kills him, Frank finds himself on the run from traffickers and the police. The film was co-directed by Louis Leterrier and Corey Yuen from a story by Luc Besson. Statham would return as the Transporter in two more films and the film would also spawn a television series and the 2015 feature reboot The Transporter Refueled.

The following weapons were used in the film The Transporter:



Pardini PC9 Pistol

The lead robber during the beginning of the film, holds a Italian made Pardini PC9 pistol. It is a large match grade target pistol, used in European IPSC style competitions and somewhat unlikely weapon to be carried by a bank robber.

Pardini PC-9 Pistol - 9x21mm
The lead robber threatens Frank Martin with his Pardini PC-9. Note how he appears to have the trigger fully depressed in this image, so the gun should have fired.
Frank shows his annoyance at having a gun pointed at his temple.
The markings of the Pardini PC-9 pistol are clear in this closeup.
The Lead robber celebrates evading the police and holds up his Pardini PC-9 Pistol - 9mm

Beretta 92FS

A thug at the house uses a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Thug on the right uses a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Frank Martin (Jason Statham) uses a Beretta 92FS Inox throughout the film.

Beretta 92FS Inox (flip side) - 9x19mm
Dropped on the ground after a fight is a Beretta 92FS Inox.
Frank kicks a Beretta 92FS Inox into the air so he can catch it.
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) mockingly asks for a plane ride while holding his Beretta 92FS Inox.

Bruni 8mm M1911 Blank Pistol (Nickel)

Frank Martin pulls a Bruni 8mm M1911 Blank Pistol from the shoulder holster of Wall Street (Matt Schulze). Later Lai (Qi Shu) uses it to threaten both Wall Street and her own Father.

Bruni 8mm M1911 Blank gun (First Pattern).
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) holds a Bruni 8mm M1911 Blank Pistol against Wall Street (Matt Schulze). The Bruni is a blank only replica firearm that cannot fire real ammunition.
Wall Street (Matt Schulze) reacts to a Bruni 8mm M1911 Blank Pistol (nickel Plated) pressed to his neck. Being a single action automatic, nothing would happen if the trigger was pulled in this instance since the hammer is not cocked back. Often times, a replica firearm is used for actor safety (and comfort) when a gun is pressed close to the body of the performer.
Lai (Qi Shu) holds her Bruni 8mm blank pistol.
Lai (Qi Shu) presses the Bruni 8mm blank pistol to the chest of her father, Mr. Kwai (Ric Young). Being a single action automatic, nothing would happen if the trigger was pulled in this instance since the hammer is not cocked back.
Wall Street (Matt Schulze) actually gets to use his own Bruni 8mm blank pistol (as seen in a mirror shard reflection) however it is knocked away during a fight.

Beretta Cougar Inox

A Beretta Cougar Inox with wood grips is used by one of Kwai's bodyguards. A thug earlier at the house also appears to be using the same Beretta Cougar Inox.

Beretta Cougar 8000 Inox with wood grips - 9x21mm
Kwai (Ric Young) reacts with disgust at his daughter's lies as his bodyguard holds a Beretta Cougar Inox.
Kwai (Ric Young) takes the Inox Beretta Cougar pistol himself and points it at Frank Martin.
Kwai (Ric Young) holds a Beretta Cougar pistol at Frank Martin
Thug in the center uses a Beretta Cougar Inox

Glock 17

A thug at the house uses a Glock 17. One of Kwai's bodyguards also uses one.

Glock 17 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
Thug on the left uses a Glock 17.
One of Kwai's bodyguards holds a Glock 17.

Walther P99

Seen inside Frank's fishing tub, also where he keeps several grenades and his SIG SG 552 and spare magazines.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm


Smith & Wesson Model 29

Two of the bank robbers in the beginning of the film used Smith & Wesson Model 29 revolvers. One is blued and the other is bright nickel plated.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 Magnum
Smith & Wesson Model 29 with nickel finish - .44 Magnum

Smith & Wesson Model 686 Customized

Mr. Kwai (Ric Young) pulls out a Pre "Performance Center" customized Smith & Wesson Model 686 during the highway chase. Considering the production, the gun probably was the same used on the set of "Wasabi".

Smith & Wesson Model 686 6" Barrel - .357 Magnum
Kwai pulls out a customized Model 686 (with a barrel weight). Notice how here it lacks a compensator...
...and yet it has one when Kwai holds the Customized S&W Model 686 to Frank Martin's head (Jason Statham) later in the film.
Kwai (Ric Young) aims his Customized S&W Model 686.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

An Smith & Wesson Model 36 Snub nosed revolver (with black plastic grips) is carried by Tarconi (François Berléand) who offers it to Frank who uses it in his escape. Tarconi later offers the same revolver to Frank for his assault on the shipyard, which Frank declines, instead showing that he has bigger firepower for the mission.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Frank Martin (Jason Statham) holds an old style Smith & Wesson Model 36 snub nosed revolver to the head of his friend Inspector Tarconi (François Berléand) in a staged escape attempt from the police station. Note the case hardened hammer, which is indicative of a steel, not Stainless Steel revolver.
Inspector Tarconi (François Berléand) holds his Smith & Wesson Model 36 after Frank returns it to him.
Inspector Tarconi (François Berléand) offers the Model 36 back to Frank, but Frank refuses.

Ruger SP101

The Ruger SP101 revolver is carried by the French National Police. Lai (Qi Shu) later uses one as well.

Ruger SP101 - .357 Magnum
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Manurhin MR-73

At least one of the French police has a Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmie Revolver. If you look closely, you can see the hammer and the cylinder lock look different, because the models used in the movie are Manurhin F1, the F1 has a Ruger frame and mechanism, Manurhin produces the barrel and the cylinder.

MR-73 Gendarmie with Duty Sights - .357 Magnum

Ruger Super Redhawk

Frank (Jason Statham) acquires a cut down Ruger Super Redhawk from the house. It is NOT a Ruger Super Redhawk Alaskan, as the Alaskan was not released until 2005.

Ruger Super Redhawk - .44 Magnum

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One of Wall Street's thugs at the house uses an MP5K to try to kill Frank.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - 9x19mm
One of Wall Street's thugs fires his MP5K submachine gun.
The MP5K is dropped and Frank picks it up.

Mini Uzi

Kwai (Ric Young) uses a silver (not nickel-plated) Mini Uzi during the highway chase.

Mini Uzi - 9x19mm
Kwai pulls out a silver Mini Uzi. The magazine is still original finish.
In this shot, we can see that the barrel is still original finish too.
Kwai (Ric Young) holds his silver Mini Uzi while reacting to the sight of a tire iron flying at him, courtesy of Frank Martin.

Beretta M12

Some of the French National Police who open the truck's container have Beretta M12 Submachine guns slung.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm

Assault Rifles

SIG SG 552

A SIG SG 552 equipped with a later 1960s/early 1970s Weaver Qwik-Point occluded eye gunsight is used by Frank when he is checking shipping containers for smuggled Chinese people.

SIG SG 552 - 5.56x45mm
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The third assassin who shoots up Frank Martin's house uses a M16A1. It is equipped with a very early laser aiming device; the Laser Products Corporation model 15 which is circa 1984.

Colt M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm

SIG SG 543

A SIG SG 543 is used by one of Wall Streets' assassins to shoot up Frank Martin's house. His SIG SG 543 has a 40mm launcher attached. The launcher for the SIG SG 550 series is the SIG GL 5140 grenade launcher however this is not one of those launchers. Maybe an older launcher meant for the SG 540?

SIG SG-543 with folding stock - 5.56x45mm
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Ruger AC556

During the battle inside the Bus depot, one of Wall Street's thugs fires a customized Ruger AC556 (the full auto version of the Ruger Mini 14) at Frank Martin. The rifle has a Choate™ aftermarket flash hider extension as well as a flashlight mounted to the barrel.

Ruger AC556 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
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Steyr AUG

During the battle inside the Bus depot, one of Wall Street's thugs uses a standard Steyr AUG at Frank Martin.

Steyr AUG - 5.56x45mm


During the battle inside the Bus Depot, one of the assassins fires a full auto M16A2. The real M16A2 is a three shot burst weapon, so this is a 'fake' M16A2 often seen in films (Consisting of an A2 rifle and upper receiver mated with a full-auto A1 lower receiver). In some shots there are marks on the barrel that resemble the cutouts of an M4, however upon closer inspection, they are wear marks from either a non-standard laser or flashlight mount.

Colt M16A2 - 5.56x45mm

Light Machine Guns


A Steyr AUG HBAR is used by one of Wall Streets' assassins to shoot up Frank Martin's house.

Steyr AUG HBAR - 5.56x45mm


Remington 870

Wall Street during the highway chase uses a Remington 870 shotgun with black synthetic furniture, a pistol grip, and a flashlight attached under the barrel.

Remington 870 with early style Black Synthetic Riot foregrips and buttstock - 12 gauge.
Wall Street (Matt Schulze) racks his Remington 870.
Visible here is the flashlight attached below the Remington 870 barrel. From a distance it resembles a tube extension but it is not.

Mossberg 500

The luckless robber at the beginning of the film has a Mossberg 500 shotgun that has been tapped for scope mounts.

Mossberg 500 - 12 gauge


Fake MATADOR Rocket Launcher

One of Wall Street's assassins uses a mocked up launcher that somewhat resembles the MATADOR Missile Launcher, however, the method of launching is completely different. It loads (and reloads) in the rear like an M1A1 Bazooka and fires 'self guiding' rockets that appear to be able to make 90 degree turns in flight.

One of Wall Streets' killers uses a large mocked up rocket launcher. This launcher looks like it is designed to be attached on a tripod or other style of mount, as it looks too forward heavy to be used by a man in the standing position.
The cartoony rocket is first revealed.
The 'Special' munitions - a standard M20B style rocket with a cartoon shark face painted on to indicate its 'special status'.

Blank Rounds

During the attack on Frank's house we can see a lot of 'spent' rounds falling to the ground. The extended tip and star crimped ends indicate that they are 5.56mm blank ammo.


See Also

The Transporter Franchise
Jason Statham The Transporter (2002)   •  Transporter 2 (2005)  •  Transporter 3 (2008)
Chris Vance Transporter: The Series (2012-14)
Ed Skrein The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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