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Megan Leavey (2017)

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Megan Leavey
Theatrical poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Release Date 2017
Language English
Studio LD Entertainment
Distributor Bleeker Street
Main Cast
Character Actor
Megan Leavey Kate Mara
Gunnery Sergeant Massey Common
Jackie Leavey Edie Falco

Megan Leavey is the 2017 war drama starring Kate Mara as the title character, a US Marine corporal serving with her military dog Rex in Explosive Ordnance Disposal when they are subsequently wounded from an IED during a mission. She then must work through the system in order to adopt Rex after he is taken away from his duties due to his injuries. The film was directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite and was based on a true story.

The following weapons were used in the film Megan Leavey (2017):


AR-15A2 Sporter II

One of the Marines is seen with a Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, likely standing in for the M16A2. It is seen with an aftermarket R.I.S. handguard and an ACOG sight mounted on a carry handle rail.

Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, late model with A1E1 upper receiver and 20-round magazine - 5.56x45mm
The Marine aims his Colt AR-15A2 Sporter II, note the lack of fencing around the magazine release and the standard M16 rear sight.
The rifle is seen.


During boot camp, Megan appears to carry an M16A4 rifle while training in a pool.

M16A4 with carry handle attached and standard A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm
The rifle is seen held by Megan while training. It appears to be a rubber stunt prop in this case.
The rifle is fired by a Marine.

M4A1 Carbine

The M4A1 Carbine is used by Special Ops, Megan Leavey (Kate Mara), and other Marines. The one used by Leavey is fitted with a railed gas block and fixed rail-mounted front sight.

M4A1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
The carbine is raised.
Megan Leavey fires the M4A1 during qualifications.
Megan carries the carbine during the mission.

AKM variants

Insurgents who engage the Marines are armed with several AKM variants.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
AKM rifles appear to be used by insurgents.

Machine Guns


M240 GPMGs are mounted on US Marine Humvees in the film.

M240B with newer style lower handguard (designed to attach RIS rails via hex nut) - 7.62x51mm NATO.
A Marine operates the M240 while in the humvee. Note the heatshield over the barrel.


In some scenes, the machine gun mounted on the Marine humvees is an FN MAG 58 instead of an M240B.

FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The FN MAG is seen on the humvee. Note the lack of the M240's heatshield.


Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS, standing in for the U.S. Military issued M9, seen mainly holstered on belts. Megan is seen loading and carrying the Beretta before a mission.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Closeup of the Beretta being loaded by Megan.
The Marine on the left carries the Beretta in a leg holster.

SIG-Sauer P226

Some Marines incorrectly carry the SIG-Sauer P226 as their sidearm.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
The SIG is seen in the holster.


M203 Grenade Launcher

The M203 grenade launcher is seen mounted on M4A1 carbines.

M4A1 with M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, flip-up rear sight, and M203A2 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm / 40x46mm
A Marine aims the rifle with the launcher.
On the left, the launcher is seen.


The RPG-7 launcher is used by insurgents.

RPG-7 - 40mm
An insurgent about to use the RPG. Note the lack of a warhead.


One of the female drill instructors training Megan at boot camp is portrayed by the real Megan Leavey.

At the right, the real Megan Leavey portrays a drill instructor training Megan (Kate Mara).

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