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The Blob (1988)

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The Blob (1988)

The Blob is the 1988 remake of the 1958 B-movie horror film that starred Steve McQueen. The remake was directed by Chuck Russell (The Mask), who co-wrote the film with Frank Darabont.

The following weapons were used in the film The Blob:

MGC M16 replica

The US Army soldiers throughout the latter half of the film all use MGC M16 replica assault rifles (recognizable by the shapes of their forward assist) for the non-firing scenes. Both Brian Flagg (Kevin Dillon) and Meg Penny (Shawnee Smith) use them as well.

MGC M16 replica rifle
Three soldiers in the sewer with flashlight-equipped M16's.
A soldier takes aim with his M16.
Brian (Kevin Dillon) points an M16 at Dr. Meddows (Joe Seneca). Note the charging handle is all the way back meaning it is not ready to shoot.


When Meg Penny (Shawnee Smith) fires an M16 at the blob, it becomes a real M16 (SP1) with an M16A1-style flash hider. In most other scenes of the movie, the MGC replica M16s are used instead.

M16 aka SP1 (flat "slab side receiver") with an A1 "birdcage" Flash hider, used to imitate the M16A1 in many Vietnam era movies. This version has a 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Meg (Shawnee Smith) shoots at the blob with an M16.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P

Sheriff Herb Geller (Jeffrey DeMunn) and Deputy Bill Briggs (Paul McCrane) both carry Smith & Wesson Model 10 M&P revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 4" barrel - .38 Special
Deputy Briggs aims with his S&W.

Colt M1911A1

Colonel Templeton Hargis (Jack Rader) carries a Colt M1911A1 as his sidearm.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
"Let's scrag that son of a bitch!"

Hand Grenade

Colonel Hargis is shown to have two hand grenades attached to the front of his cleansuit. When he is engulfed by the blob at the film's climax, Hargis pulls the pins out in an attempt to take the monster with him.

Mk II hand grenade.


When Dr. Meddows traps Brian, Meg and one of his own injured soldiers (Bill Moseley) down in the sewer with the blob, Brian uses the soldier's M72 LAW to blast off the blocked manhole cover so the three can escape.

M72A2 LAW 66mm
The launcher slung over the soldier's shoulder.
Brian extends the launcher and tries to deduce how to operate it.

M2 Flamethrower

An army sergeant uses a what looks like a modified M2 Flamethrower against the blob during the creature's final attack on the town in the climax, but the blob causes the fuel tank on the soldier's back to explode, killing him and consequently burning Reverend Meeker (Del Close) who was standing nearby.

The sergeant waits for another soldier to "light him," amidst the discharge of sparks from a knocked-over powerline.
The sergeant stalks forwards and takes aim at the blob.
Reverse angle of the sergeant staring down the blob, showing the flamethrower's backpack.
The sergeant fires on the blob.

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