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Punisher: War Zone
Punisher: War Zone is the third feature film adaptation of the Marvel Comics character Frank Castle, aka "The Punisher". The 2008 action film features Ray Stevenson as Castle, who does battle with a disfigured mob enforcer known as Jigsaw. This film follows two other adaptations: a 1989 film starring Dolph Lundgren and a 2004 version starring Thomas Jane, although it is a sequel to neither. The Punisher would return beginning in 2016 with Jon Bernthal in the role in the MCU Netflix series Daredevil and then in his own 2017 standalone series.
The following weapons were used in the film Punisher: War Zone:
Beretta 92FS Inox (converted to full auto)
Frank Castle aka The Punisher (Ray Stevenson) carries two stainless Beretta 92FS Inox pistols with extended magazines in tactical holsters throughout the whole film. He most notably uses them in the beginning shootout. Microchip (Wayne Knight) is also seen handing Castle a couple of Berettas after Castle decides to go after Jigsaw (Dominic West). The Berettas in the film have been converted to fire full-auto. In the Punisher comics, contrary to this film, Castle's favorite firearm is the M1911A1, specifically Springfield Armory ones.
Billy Russotti's aka Jigsaw's thug Pittsy (Mark Camacho) carries a Beretta 92SB fitted with pearl grips as his sidearm, and uses it a couple of times in the film. FBI Special Agent Budianski (Colin Salmon) also takes Pittsy's Beretta during the Donatelli kidnapping. A Beretta 92SB is also seen in one of Tiberiu Bulat's (Aubert Pallascio) Russian thug's gun packs, during the "Punisher party" near the end of the film.
Angela Donatelli (Julie Benz) briefly wields a Beretta 9000S when Castle comes to see the Donatellis.
The Colt M1911A1 is the pistol of choice for the Punisher in the comics, though in the film, the only time he touches one is when he is seen disassembling and cleaning an M1911A1 in the beginning. A Irish mobster is also briefly seen with an M1911A1 when Jigsaw and LBJ are "recruiting". A gangbanger is also seen with a couple of M1911A1s during the hotel shootout.
Glock 17 appears to be the sidearm of NYPD officers and detectives in the film, including Officer Saffiotti (Tony Calabretta) and Martin Soap (Dash Mihok). FBI Special Agent Budianski (Colin Salmon) also carries a Glock 17 as his sidearm.
Heckler & Koch USP Compact Tactical
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) uses a Heckler & Koch USP Compact Tactical with a spurred hammer as a back-up for his Berettas during the first half of the film, kept in a tactical tight-holster. Castle most notably uses it during the mansion and recycling warehouse shootouts. Micro's ex-gangbanger friend Carlos (Carlos Gonzalez-Vio) also purchases another one of these pistols from an acquaintance (as part of Microchip's unofficial "buy-back" program). Castle then holds the USP on Carlos' throat in Micro's apartment.
During the meeting with Jigsaw, one of Cristu Bulat's (David Vadim) bodyguards draws a Makarov PM.
Billy Russotti aka "Jigsaw" (Dominic West) keeps a pair of Ruger KP94s as his sidearms. He most notably uses them during the climax. Billy also gives one to his brother Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison).
James Russotti, aka Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison) carries a pair of nickel plated EAA Witnesses as his sidearms. He apparently loses them after he's apprehended, because during the climax he is seen using one of Billy's Ruger KP94s.
AMC Auto Mag Pistol
Carlos (Carlos Gonzalez-Vio) purchases a AMC Auto Mag Pistol, among other handguns, from a fellow gangbanger before carrying them back to Microchip. The gun seems to be a rib-less version of the .44 Automag.
Pittsy's son, Ink (Keram Malicki-Sanchez) carries a SIG-Sauer P230 as his sidearm throughout the film. He most notably uses it at the recycling warehouse to shoot at Castle. He also pulls it on Christu Bulat's bodyguard during the meeting.
Smith & Wesson Model 500
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) uses two Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolvers during the course of film. The first one he uses is a plain version with an extended ejector shroud. Halfway through the film, Castle switches his USP Compact Tactical to the plain Model 500, and carries it in the tactical leg holster. He is most notably seen using it when he is looking for Micro in his apartment. The other Smith & Wesson Model 500 Castle carries is a Smith & Wesson Performance Center version of the gun. It has a Knight's Armament RIS setup, sights, a tactical flashlight, a laser, and a black suppressor installed. He uses the second Model 500 most notably during the climax, also carrying it in the tactical thigh holster. During the final confrontation Jigsaw (Dominic West) relieves Frank of the weapon, and empties three of the four remaining rounds into Frank's bulletproof vest, then tosses the weapon back to him to "decide" how to use the last one. Frank also uses it at the end to save Soap from a mugger.
A couple of gangbangers are also seen with plain, short-barreled Smith & Wesson Model 500 revolvers during the hotel shootout.
Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial
Special Agent Budianski (Colin Salmon) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 640 Centennial as his back-up gun. He is briefly seen pulling it on Castle in an alley, but Castle turns the tables and disarms Budianski of his gun.
Smith & Wesson 39
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) pulls out a Smith & Wesson 39 from Nicky's (Romano Orzari) jacket, when his Berettas and his USP run out of ammo. It is never seen again, though.
Frank Castle has an Umarex "Walther P22 S", a blank firing replica of the Walther P22, hanging on the wall in his armory.
A triad is seen firing a pair of two-tone Walther P99s akimbo during the hotel shootout.
A mob henchman is also briefly seen holding a plain Walther P99 during the mansion shootout.
Ruger Super Redhawk
A gangbanger is briefly seen with a scoped Ruger Super Redhawk during the hotel shootout.
Smith & Wesson 5904
One of the criminals Jigsaw and Looney Bin Jim recruit is briefly seen holding an early model Smith & Wesson 5904 during the hotel shootout.
Smith & Wesson Model 19
A gangbanger is briefly seen firing a Smith & Wesson Model 19 at Castle.
Smith & Wesson Model 686
A gangbanger is seen with a Smith & Wesson Model 686 just before the hotel shootout.
A gangbanger is very briefly seen holding a Desert Eagle during the hotel shootout.
Smith & Wesson Model 442 Centennial
A mob guard during the mansion shootout in the beginning is briefly seen with a Smith & Wesson Model 442 Centennial revolver.
Unknown snub-nosed revolver
Near the end of the film, an anonymous mugger (Jean-Loup Yale) points an unknown revolver at Det. Martin Soap, demanding his wallet.
Brügger & Thomet MP-9
During the mansion gunfight in the beginning, a thug is seen armed with a Brügger & Thomet MP-9.
Heckler & Koch MP5K
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) carries a pair of custom Heckler & Koch MP5Ks in back holsters. The MP5Ks have satin nickel receivers, and the guns have had their foregrips removed, making them true "machine pistols", they also have rails added to the top of them and, bizarrely, seem to have M16A4/M4A1-like rear sight sections mounted on them (see images below). Castle uses these custom guns during the shootout in the beginning. When the guns run dry, he dumps them, and we don't see them again.
Several Chines Triads are also seen using plain MP5Ks during the hotel shootout.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
A couple of Heckler & Koch MP5A3s are seen during the mansion shootout. Most of them seem to be rubber props, though. Some of the henchmen in Billy Russotti's (Dominic West) recycling warehouse also carry Heckler & Koch MP5A3s. A couple of triads are also seen with MP5A3s during the hotel shootout.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
An FBI agent is briefly seen armed with a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 during the arrest of Christu Bulat after his meeting with Jigsaw at the harbor.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD
One of the FBI Agents with Agent Ross during his meeting with Jigsaw carries a Heckler & Koch MP5SD.
Several criminals use the IMI Uzi during the hotel shootout. One is also seen being loaded by a criminal just before the hotel shootout.
Smith & Wesson 76
Several criminals are seen armed with Smith & Wesson 76 sub-machine guns during the hotel shootout.
CZ Vz.61 Skorpion
A CZ Vz.61 Skorpion is briefly seen being unpacked by a Russian henchman just before the hotel shootout near the end. It is later seen in the hands of a Russian, who uses it until he dies.
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) has a custom short-barreled M4A1-type carbine in his armory, which he uses most notably during the hotel shootout. The carbine is equipped with KAC Quad-rails, a C-More red dot optic sight, a DoubleStar single picatinny rail AR-15 gas block, an Advanced Armament Corp M4-2000 suppressor, and a short-barreled AG-C grenade launcher. The grenade launcher is actually a Madbull AGX airsoft prop. The rifle is referred to by the Armorer on the behind-the-scenes feature as an M4 with a short barrel. Note: It is NOT a Heckler & Koch HK416 as some have speculated. A couple of FBI agents are seen armed with M4A1 carbines during the arrest of Christu Bulat after the meeting with Jigsaw.
Heckler & Koch SL8-4
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) uses a Heckler & Koch SL8-4 to snipe one of the members of Maginty's gang between the eyes, then to kneecap Maginty himself.
Heckler & Koch G3A3
The Chinese Triads set out a Heckler & Koch G3 battle rifle before the final hotel shootout, although we never see them use the rifle.
Heckler & Koch G36C
Several Chinese Triads use Heckler & Koch G36C rifles during the final shootout.
Heckler & Koch G36K
The Chinese Triads set out and use Heckler & Koch G36K rifles before and during the final shootout. One is also seen in Frank Castle's hideout.
Beretta CX4 Storm
During the hotel shootout near the end of the film, a couple of the Chinese Triads are seen armed with Beretta Cx4 Storms.
SIG SG 552
Several FBI agents are armed with SIG SG 552 rifles during the arrest of Christu Bulat.
During the mansion shootout in the beginning, a couple of gangsters are seen armed with fixed stock Zastava M70B1s, the Yugoslavian variant of the AK-47. The rifles used by the mansion guards in the beginning seem to be fitted with AK-74 flash hiders.
Several of the Russians working for Tiberiu are seen armed with folding stock Zastava M70AB2s during the hotel shootout.
Several of Tiberiu's Russian thugs carry AKS-74U carbines during the final shootout.
A gangbanger is briefly seen fiddling with the cocking handle of his Ruger Mini-14 with synthetic stock when preparing for the "Punisher party".
A gangbanger is briefly seen handing out an L1A1 when they are preparing to fight the Punisher, just before the hotel shootout.
When Jigsaw (Dominic West) and Loony Bin Jim (Doug Hutchison) visit the Donatellis, Ink (Keram Malicki-Sanchez) carries a Franchi PA3 shotgun. Jigsaw later uses it to threaten the Donatellis and force Agent Budianski (Colin Salmon) to surrender his gun.
12 Gauge Double-Barreled Sawed-Off Shotgun
A gangbanger is briefly seen wielding a 12 Gauge Double-Barreled Sawed-Off Shotgun briefly before the "Punisher party".
Winchester Model 1300
A gangbanger is seen holding a Winchester Model 1300 Defender shotgun when preparing to fight the Punisher.
Madbull AGX Grenade Launcher
Frank Castle (Ray Stevenson) has a shortened version of the Heckler & Koch AG-C grenade launcher attached on his rifle, perhaps to make it lighter and handier in close quarters. He most notably uses it during the hotel shootout near the end to dispatch a group of gangbangers. The launcher fires some kind of air burst grenade, which explodes in mid-air. Prop wise, this is an airsoft launcher called the Madbull AGX.
Cobray CM79LF 37mm Launcher
Midway through the film, Frank Castle uses a stand alone Cobray 37mm Launcher to dispatch one of Maginty's (T. J. Storm) parkour crew. Strangely, the effects make the weapon seem like a guided missile launcher.
Frank's combat/utility knife is used to perform one of his first kills of the movie, nearly decapitating mob boss Gaetano Cesare, before being plunged into the crown of another dining mafioso's skull.
Several gangbangers are seen with assorted handguns during the "recruiting" montage. Also during the hotel shootout some gangbangers are seen with various handguns, which are too hard to identify.
Frank Castle has an extensive armory, which I'm separating from the rest of the gun entries. The following is a list of guns in Frank Castle's armory
Guns in this image:
- a Heckler & Koch USP Compact Tactical Note the thread protector on the barrel
- various gun parts
In addition to Frank Castle's extensive armory seen during the course of the film, Microchip (Wayne Knight) also possesses a collection of firearms in his apartment.
In this image above:
- A british Enfield L85 rifle