Vantage Point

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Vantage Point (2008)


Vantage Point is a 2008 action thriller that follows the events surrounding an assassination attempt on the US President Henry Ashton (William Hurt), while making a speech in Salamanca, Spain promoting a treaty to fight international terrorism. The film is seen from the different viewpoints of Global News Network producer Rex Brooks (Sigourney Weaver), United States Secret Service Agents Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox), American tourist Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker), Spanish police officer Enrique (Eduardo Noriega), deadly terrorists Suarez (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Veronica (Ayelet Zurer), and blackmailed former special forces member Javier (Edgar Ramirez). Due to principal filming being done in Mexico City, a number of the firearms in the film (notably the Beretta 92FS pistols) are reproduction blank replicas instead of blank-converted registered firearms, likely due to lack of availability.


The following weapons were used in the film Vantage Point:

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SIG-Sauer P229

The issued sidearm of USSS agent Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) is a SIG-Sauer P229 pistol chambered in 9x19mm, instead of the correct .357 SIG ammunition chambered for the real life USSS SIG pistols.

SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm.
An assassin attempts to gun down President Henry Ashton (William Hurt) with a SIG-Sauer P229 before Agent Barnes takes the bullet.
Agent Barnes checks the load in his SIG-Sauer P229 pistol.
Barnes loads his SIG. Note how the magazine is loaded with 9mm bullets instead of .357 SIG.
A USSS agent disguised as a cleaning lady drops her SIG-Sauer P229 when gunned down by Javier (Edgar Ramirez).
Agent Barnes fires his SIG-Sauer P229 while pursuing a vehicle on foot.
Even though the magazine capacity is twelve plus one rounds, Barnes manages to fire off 20+ rounds without reloading.
A production still of Barnes running up to the crashed vehicle with his SIG-Sauer P229 in hand.
Barnes holds his SIG-Sauer P229 on Agent Taylor as he expires.
Barnes with his SIG-Sauer P229 after gunning down Suarez (Saïd Taghmaoui).

At one point in the film we see a USSS agent using the newer SIG-Sauer P229R (with a rail on the frame nose) while pursuing Enrique (Eduardo Noriega).

SIG-Sauer P229R - 9mm.
The USSS agent pursues Enrique with his SIG-Sauer P229R at the ready. Due to continuity error, it changes from a Bruni 8mm Beretta replica.

In another continuity error, the SIG-Sauer P229R changes into a SIG-Sauer P226R.

SIG-Sauer P226R, this is considered a standard size "duty carry" weapon, while the P228 and P229 are considered "compact" handguns
The agent holds his SIG-Sauer P226R on a citizen. Note the length of the slide compared to the picture of the SIG P229R above, it is clearly much longer, making this a SIG P226R.

Beretta 92FS

The most commonly used gun in the film is the Beretta 92FS pistol, seen carried by Spanish police officer Enrique (Eduardo Noriega), as well as all of the terrorists in the film. USSS Agent Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) is curious seen using a Beretta as his sidearm, instead of the correct SIG-Sauer P229 pistol typically issued to Secret Service. Many of the Berettas appear to be Bruni Model 92 8mm stage firing blank replicas. Many of them have the proper Beretta logo grips though, so they could have been installed on the props, or actual Berettas may have been used depending on location of filming.

Beretta 92FS - 9mm.
Bruni Model 92 stage firing blank prop - 8mm.
A USSS agent disarms Enrique of his Beretta, and rather unprofessionally flags his partner with the muzzle. Note how the hammer is cocked (and also shaped differently) even though the decocker is engaged, indicating the gun is a Bruni prop weapon.
Enrique reloads his Beretta.
Suarez (Saïd Taghmaoui) gives Veronica (Ayelet Zurer) his Beretta to execute their hostage. Note the plain Bruni grips on this model.
Veronica (Ayelet Zurer) aims her Beretta at the hostage but is unable to fire.
Agent Taylor and two USSS agents inspect the room with the sniper rifle in it armed with Berettas.
Javier (Edgar Ramirez) aims his Beretta while disguised as a Spanish police officer.
Javier holds his Beretta on Agent Taylor, demanding him to tell him where his brother is.
Enrique drops his Beretta when he is shot by police. Note Beretta grips.
Agent Taylor fires his Beretta.
Veronica drops her Beretta when the ambulance crashes.

Glock 17

A Glock 17 with a chrome slide and fitted with a suppressor is used by the former special forces soldier Javier (Edgar Ramirez) when he kidnaps President Ashton (William Hurt).

Glock 17 with chrome slide - 9mm.
Javier fires on Secret Service agents with his suppressed Glock 17 with a chrome slide. Here he has a grip rather fitting for a formal special forces soldier (aside from not keeping the gun eye level), although his thumbs are a little high here.
Here his grip is improved.
Javier loads up his Glock 17, seen here without the suppressor.
Javier does a mid-mag reload and racks the slide, which would actually extract the round in the chamber in real life.
Javier approaches President Ashton with his suppressed Glock 17.
Javier holds his suppressed Glock 17 on President Ashton.

Beretta 84FS "Cheetah"

The terrorist leader Suarez (Saïd Taghmaoui) used a Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" to execute Javier's (Edgar Ramirez) brother when Veronica (Ayelet Zurer) fails to do so.

Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" - .380 ACP.
Suarez uses his Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" to kill Javier's brother.

Glock 26

The terrorist leader Suarez (Saïd Taghmaoui) draws a Glock 26 when Agent Barnes (Dennis Quaid) comes to rescues President Ashton. This seems strange since the film earlier depicted a Beretta 84FS "Cheetah" as his sidearm.

Glock 26 - 9mm.
Suarez draws his Glock 26 from his waistband.
Suarez aims his Glock 26 at Agent Barnes.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 Navy

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 Navy submachine guns are seen throughout the film in the hands of Spanish police officers, some seen with two magazines clamped together.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 Navy - 9mm.
Spanish police watch the President's motorcade go by armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A2-N submachine guns. Note dual-mag clamp.
A Spanish police officer armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A2-N.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 Navy

USSS Agents are seen armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 Navy submachine guns fitted with Surefire 628 weapon lights and some fitted with scopes.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 Navy with Surefire 628 light - 9mm.
A USSS agent with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 Navy slung over his back. Note police officer to left with MP5A2 Navy.
A USSS agent armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 Navy with a Surefire 628 light and scope.
Two USSS agents guard the President's building armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3-Ns.
A USSS agent armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 Navy with a Surefire 628 light and scope.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1

A Heckler & Koch PSG-1 mounted on an automated platform is used by the terrorists to conduct the initial attack on the President.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 aiming out the window at the President.
The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 ready to fire.
The "Kill the President" app, now available for your Apple products.
Close up on the trigger guard as the rifle fires. Note "O-1" trigger group.
Agent Taylor takes the PSG-1 off of its automated mount.
Agent Taylor disassembles the PSG-1.
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Steyr SSG 69

Steyr SSG 69 sniper rifles fitted with bipods are used by the USSS snipers watching the President.

Steyr SSG 69 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A USSS sniper watches the President's motorcade pass while armed with a Steyr SSG 69.
A USSS sniper over looks the crowd as the President gives his speech, armed with a Steyr SSG 69.
A USSS sniper with his Steyr SSG 69.
An excellent close up of a sniper's SSG 69.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Spanish soldiers are seen armed with Heckler & Koch G36C rifles briefly.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm.
Spanish military soldiers run by armed with Heckler & Koch G36Cs.

Heckler & Koch USP

A Spanish Guardia Civil officer is briefly seen with a Heckler & Koch USP of unknown caliber in her holster.

Heckler & Koch USP-9 - 9mm.
A Spanish Guardia Civil officer with a Heckler & Koch USP in her holster after American tourist Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker) rescues the young girl.


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