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Left 4 Dead

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Left 4 Dead (2008)

The following weapons appear in the game Left 4 Dead:

Springfield Armory M1911-A1

The Springfield Armory M1911-A1 is the backup handgun for the survivors. A second one can be found randomly in-game and dual-wielded, though the second will lack an attached flashlight. Though they have some modern modifications added, like an extended thumb safety, beaver-tail grip-saftey, trigger with cut-outs, checkered front-strip, and Colt Commander ring-hammer, they keep the small and mediocre sights of the original M1911A1.

These 1911-A1s hold 15 rounds in their magazines even though the magazines being loaded into them are standard single-stack magazines that, at most, have 8 rounds of.45 ACP that the ingame model claims they're chambered in (see screenshot below), and they have an unlimited ammo reserve.

Springfield Armory M1911-A1 "Mil-Spec" Parkerized version with Springfield logo grips - .45 ACP
The Springfield Armory M1911-A1 model as seen in-game.
Zoey fires her dual "Finleyville Armory" 1911-A1s
Louis fires his single "Finleyville Armory" 1911-A1 at a Hunter in a last-ditch attempt to kill it.
Louis reloads his M1911-A1. Note that the magazine is actually loaded with bullets.
Zoey reloads her dual pistols during a stand-off at a farmhouse. If you look at the full-size image you can clearly see it says "Finleyville Armory" on the left-hand gun.

High Standard Model K-1200

The shotgun seems to be modeled squarely from a High Standard Model K-1200 Riot Deluxe Model, but has the trigger guard of a Remington Model 870 Shotgun and an Ithaca 37 magazine tube end is a first tier weapon. Francis uses this weapon in the intro cinematic and during the game. The receiver has the fictional make of the shotgun named as "Renegade Rangemaster". It should noted that the developers meant it to be an ambiguous pump-action shotgun.

High Standard 8113 Flite King Shotgun - 12 gauge
The composite shotgun model as seen in-game.
When reloading you can see Renegade Rangemaster on the receiver.
Francis holds his "Renegade Rangemaster" as he looks at Bill.
Francis fires his "Renegade Rangemaster" one-handed. This is a tactic that is highly discouraged unless you're a trained professional, especially given the flame coming out of that barrel.
Bill wields a "Renegade Rangemaster" near a safe room.
Francis reloads a "Renegade Rangemaster" in the storm drain. The shotgun shells appear a bit small, the flashlight appears to be held on by some form of video game magic, and Francis displays the firearms safety typical of an untrained individual.


A full-sized Uzi submachine gun is a first tier weapon with a 50-round capacity (even though it's modeled with a 32-round magazine) and a flashlight tacked on its handguard is available to the survivors. It's also Louis' main weapon in the opening cinematic.

IMI Uzi (With the buttstock collapsed) - 9x19mm
The Uzi model as seen in-game
Louis braces against the door with his Uzi.
Louis fires his Uzi to keep the attacking Witch at bay in the game's opening video.
Zoey armed with an Uzi in a greenhouse.
Louis reloads an Uzi.

Benelli M4 Super 90

The Benelli M4 Super 90 is a second tier weapon with a 10-round magazine (which would require an extended magazine tube; the in-game weapon is modeled with the civilian legal 4-shot tube) and a flashlight clipped to the sling loop on the fore-end. Francis will always use it whenever he finds one.

Benelli M4 Super 90 with 4-shot tube - 12 gauge
The Benelli M4 Super 90 model as seen in-game. Note 4-shot magazine tube.
Zoey armed with a Benelli M4 in-game.
Francis reloads a Benelli M4.


The M16A2 is a second tier weapon with a 50-round magazine (Modeled after a standard 30-round magazine) and a flashlight clipped to its foregrip.

The weapon in the game is fully automatic, though the real M16A2 fires only in semi auto and 3-round bursts as it's the A1 or A3 that's full-auto capable. This suggests that the weapon is an M16A2 with an M16A1 lower receiver though is says M16A2 on the lower receiver. It's Bill's main weapon in the intro cinematic, and both Bill and Louis will pick them up if they find them during the game.

Colt M16A2 (Safe, Semi, 3-Round Burst) - 5.56x45mm
The M16A2 used in the game.
Bill examines a zombie corpse with his M16A2 at his side.
Bill with his M16A2 at his side when both he and Zoey discover the crying sounds coming from a Witch and not a fellow survivor in the game's intro cinematic.
Bill fires his M16A2 at the oncoming horde. Note the magazine clipping through the front of the magwell.
Zoey as seen in-game using the M16A2 rifle.
Bill reloads an M16A2 outside the airport terminal. Note the rifle has M16A2 stamped on the lower receiver. Conversely, it has a Safe/Semi/Auto selector switch.

Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle

The Ruger Mini-14 Ranch Rifle is a second tier gun with a magazine capacity of 15 rounds in a 10-round magazine. The stock design suggests that its a pre-2005 model. Strangely enough, the Rifle combines the old, single-bladed front sight with a John Masen flash-hider and the post-2005 aperture rear sight. It's Zoey's preferred gun in the game. It should also be noted that despite being referred to as the "Hunting Rifle" in-game, it was illegal to hunt with a semi-auto rifle in Pennsylvania at the time of the game's release and setting; this law was later changed.

Ruger Mini-14 with Bushnell riflescope - 5.56 x 45mm
The Ruger Mini-14 used in the game.
Bill wielding a Mini-14 on the rooftop of Mercy Hospital.
Zoey reloads a Mini-14.

GE M134 Minigun

A GE M134 Minigun, mounted on a monopod and set up behind sandbags, is usually found at the end of a campaign. It shreds almost all infected to pieces in seconds.

Despite its multi-barrel operation design to prevent this, it overheats rapidly with the barrel cluster turning red hot after only a few seconds of continuous fire, presumably for game balance reasons. It appears to be rendered with a 200-round ammo can which would empty in four seconds in real life, in game however, it has infinite ammo and doesn't need to be reloaded.

The spade grips are mounted higher than normal in relation to the gun because they are attached to the same custom frame used for the Terminator 2 and Predator handheld Miniguns (minus the chainsaw grip/M60 handguard), rather than an actual Minigun mount.

General Electric M134 with first pattern spade grip mount and crosshair sights. Note the lack of flash suppressor and three disked barrel cluster - 7.62x51mm NATO
The GE M134 Minigun used in the game. Note the Y-shaped frame on the top of the weapon that is modeled after the custom frame from the hand held Stembridge Minigun.

(Art) Custom HK MP5

The Heckler & Koch MP5 with a railed handguard with rail covers, a flash hider, an Aimpoint CompM2 sight, a Navy trigger group, and a folded PDW stock appears in most loading posters and several wallpapers/concept arts in the hands of Bill and Louis (Francis has the Mk. 18 instead, which would later be used in the posters for the sequel). Interestingly, a scrapped Counter-Strike: Global Offensive MP5 model also had a railed handguard with covers and a flash hider, but it was fitted with a normal A3 stock and S-E-F trigger group.

Heckler & Koch MP5-N with Navy trigger group, threaded muzzle, railed handguard, RIS foregrip, and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 9x19mm
A wallpaper. The image is mirrored, and the folded PDW stock is clearly visible. Note that Zoey uses a Glock in conjuction with her M1911; she is usually depicted with a single M1911 on the posters.
A wallpaper. Also used as a default loading screen, for custom maps with no defined poster. Note the Navy trigger group, also note Francis' scoped Mk. 18 with closed scope covers.
A poster. In this and Dead Air's posters the folded PDW stock can be seen on Louis' MP5.

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