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The Dark Knight Rises
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Release Date 2012
Studio Warner Brothers Pictures
Legendary Pictures
DC Entertainment
Distributor Warner Brothers Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bruce Wayne/Batman Christian Bale
Bane Tom Hardy
Selina Kyle/Catwoman Anne Hathaway
John Blake Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jim Gordon Gary Oldman
Alfred Michael Caine
Lucius Fox Morgan Freeman
Miranda Tate Marion Cotillard

The Dark Knight Rises is the third and final installment in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy of Batman films. The 2012 sequel finds Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), now a recluse, contemplating a return to his role as Batman when a mercenary leader named Bane (Tom Hardy) threatens the citizens of Gotham City.

'Note:' The screenshots seen here will be of varying sizes due to the change in aspect ratio throughout the film.


The following weapons were used in the film The Dark Knight Rises:


Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm of several Gotham City Police officers as well as some of Bane's mercenaries. In the stock exchange robbery, the henchman posing as a food delivery guy uses a Beretta 92FS to shoot a trader. While a bullet hit is seen, the pistol itself isn't seen cycling. Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) is also seen with a Beretta while fighting some thugs and mercenaries on the rooftop. One of Bane's mercenaries (Christopher Judge) is seen pulling what appears to be Beretta when he is about to execute John Blake.

Beretta 92FS 9x19mm
GCPD officers with their Berettas drawn while investigating the manhole that Commissioner Gordon entered.
A GCPD officer with his Beretta drawn as Foley talks with the Stock Exchange security chief.
The Veteran Cop (Brent Briscoe) has his Beretta drawn when the Bat is revealed.
The "food delivery guy" pistol-whips his customer with his Beretta, then shoots and kills a stock trader. While he mimicks recoil, the pistol isn't seen cycling a round.
Selina fighting a mercenary on the roof with a Beretta 92FS in her hand.
Barsad (Josh Stewart) threatens to shoot John Fredericks (John Nolan), one of the Wayne Enterprises board members, with a Beretta. John Nolan is actually the uncle of director Christopher Nolan.
When Blake is cornered by some mercenaries, he tries disarming one (Christopher Judge) of his Beretta.

Beretta Cougar

A thug uses a Beretta Cougar to threaten Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) in the bar.

Beretta 8000 Cougar F - 9x19mm
"I count fine. In fact, I'm counting to ten, right now." The thug points his Beretta Cougar at Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) when she appears to be stalling.

ČZ 75

The ČZ 75 is used by Stryver (Burn Gorman), the right hand man of Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn). Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) later seizes the pistol, ejects the magazine and then reinserts it during the bar shootout. She later pulls the pistol during a confrontation with Daggett.

ČZ 75 - 9x19mm
Stryver (Burn Gorman) points his ČZ 75 at Selina Kyle, informing her that unfortunately, she is another loose end they have to eliminate.
Selina after shooting a thug with Stryver's ČZ 75.
A production still of Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) using the ČZ 75.
Selina pins Daggett to a window-washer platform and interrogates him about the Clean Slate.
Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) holding the CZ pistol as she disarms an assailant of his suppressed Glock during the roof fight.
ČZ 75B - 9x19mm
Holding the pistol, Selina demands to know the location of the Clean Slate program.
Daggett has the CZ put to his head by Selina.
Stryver (Burn Gorman) puts his pistol to the back of Selina's head.
Selina shoots out the window to escape from one of Daggett's bodyguards. The pistol appears to have a curved trigger guard.

Glock 17

Special Ops soldiers on the CIA extraction team are seen carrying Glock 17 pistols fitted on crossdraw vest holsters. One of the Special Ops soldiers draws a Glock 17 during the skyjacking. GCPD Officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) carries a Glock 17 throughout the film, as do most of the other GCPD officers. Deputy Commissioner Peter Foley (Matthew Modine) carries a Glock 17 as his sidearm. In the stock exchange heist, Bane can be seen disarming one of the lobby security guards of a Glock pistol. A Glock is also put to the head of John Blake when he enters the hospital room of Commissioner Gordon. Gordon (Gary Oldman) is later seen carrying a Glock in his holster, replacing the Sig P226 he lost earlier in the film.

A Generation 2 Glock 17 - 9x19mm
A Special Ops soldier attempts to fire his Glock when Bane's men skyjack the plane.
Bane attacks a Stock Exchange security guard wielding a Glock 17 and knocks him out with frightening force. During the struggle, a round is discharged, but no one on the trading floor is able to hear it.
Another production still of Joseph Gordon Levitt holding a Glock 17 as Officer John Blake.
A production image of Officer John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) with a Glock 17 in hand.
A production still of Matthew Modine holding his Glock 17 during filming of the stock exchange heist.
Foley and several officers take up positions behind a police car as hostages begin to walk out of the Stock Exchange.
Blake with his Glock 17 drawn as Bane and his men escape from the stock exchange on motorcycles.
The Rookie Cop (Will Estes) after firing his Glock at Batman.
One of Bane's mercenaries is seen with a suppressed Glock 17 while fighting with Selina on the roof.
Blake is attacked by a truck driver at the cement plant. The Glock is fired at the cement truck, causing a ricochet.
A Glock is also put to the head of John Blake when he enters the hospital room of Commissioner Gordon.
Gordon (Gary Oldman) is seen carrying a Glock in his holster later on in the movie.
Foley, in his dress blues, prepares to lead the officers down the street.
Another production still of Matthew Modine as Deputy Commissioner Foley firing his Glock 17 while another cop next to him is seen with a Beretta 92FS during the climax.
Foley's Glock 17 locked back.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact

The CIA interrogator (Aidan Gillen) uses a Heckler & Koch USP Compact while questioning prisoners in the film's prologue.

Heckler & Koch USP Compact - 9x19mm
The CIA interrogator (Aidan Gillen) uses his USP Compact to threaten the first hooded mercenary. When the interrogator fires away from the guy's head, and Bane wonders aloud why one would shoot a man before throwing him out of an airplane. Note that during this scene, it is apparent that the interrogator is mimicking the action of firing a gun.

SIG-Sauer P226

The SIG-Sauer P226 is carried by Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) as his personal sidearm. He loses it in the sewers when he is captured. Bane (Tom Hardy) is later seen holding Gordon's handgun. Mercenaries, such as the one played by stunt performer John Street, also carry holstered P226s.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm.
Screen-used stunt (hard rubber) SIG-Sauer PP26 and holster (Street's) from The Dark Knight Rises. Image from Prop Store of London.
A promotional image of Commissioner Gordon with his P226 drawn.
Commissioner James Gordon (Gary Oldman) using the Harries technique as he searches the sewers with his P226 and flashlight drawn.
Gordon takes cover with his P226 in hand after an explosion occurs that takes out his backup.
Bane briefly wields Gordon's P226 while examining Gordon's speech about Harvey Dent.
A poster of Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) with a P226 in hand.
A promotional image of Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway) holding a P226.

SIG-Sauer P229R

John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn) appears to pull a SIG-Sauer P229R when confronted by Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway).

SIG-Sauer P229R - 9x19mm
John Daggett (Ben Mendelsohn) pulls a railed SIG-Sauer P229R when Selina confronts him.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Heckler & Koch MP5A2s are seen carried by GCPD SWAT officers.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Navy trigger group and Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm.
A GCPD SWAT officer is armed with an MP5A2 while entering a subway tunnel.
A GCPD SWAT officer in the background searching an underground corridor with anMP5A2.
A GCPD SWAT officer to the right with his MP5A2 right at the moment that Bane sets off the explosives that trap these cops underground.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3s are also seen carried by GCPD SWAT officers.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and flash hider - 9x19mm
GCPD SWAT wait behind a corner during the alleyway shootout.
Note the SEF trigger group on this GCPD SWAT officer's MP5A3.
GCPD SWAT officers holding their MP5A3s during the stock exchange attack.
A GCPD SWAT officer in the foreground wields a MP5A3.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group and Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm.
A GCPD SWAT officer to the far right storms into the sewers with an MP5A3. Note the Navy trigger group on his MP5A3.

Heckler & Koch MP5K (PDW stock)

While disguised as relief workers, US Special Forces soldiers including Captain Jones (Daniel Sunjata) use Heckler & Koch MP5K's fitted with PDW stocks and attached to shoulder slings under their jackets.

MP5K with the PDW-style folding stock attached, commonly used in films to emulate the PDW - 9x19mm. The real MP5K-PDW can be distinguished by its longer barrel and newer trigger group.
A Special Forces soldier wielding a Heckler & Koch MP5K fitted with PDW stocks.
Captain Jones (Daniel Sunjata) holds a Heckler & Koch MP5K while engaging Bane's men.


In a behind the scenes photo at least one of the bad guys in the Wall Street fight scene is seen armed with an Uzi.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
Behind the scenes photo showing a thug, to the left, holding an IMI Uzi.

IMI Mini Uzi

Mini Uzis are used by Bane's men when they skyjack the CIA plane in mid-air during the prologue. The mercenary disguised as a Shoe Shine Man (David Dayan Fisher) smuggles a Micro Uzi into the stock exchange in a gym bag.

Mini Uzi w/folding stock 9x19mm
Screen-used stunt (dense rubber) IMI Mini Uzi from The Dark Knight Rises. Image from Prop Store of London.
Opposite side view of the stunt Mini Uzi from The Dark Knight Rises. Image from Prop Store of London.
One of Bane's men fast-ropes onto the CIA plane, while wielding a Mini Uzi. Due to the amount of abuse the SMG takes, the weapon seen here appears to be a rubber prop.
The bending of the Mini Uzi confirms that the weapon is a rubber prop.
The shoeshiner (David Dayan Fisher) pulls out his Mini Uzi out of his gym bag.
He then places his Mini Uzi during the heist at the Stock Exchange.
The Mini Uzi sits on the left, next to the Shoe Shine Man (David Dayan Fisher).

IMI Micro Uzi

During the stock exchange heist, the henchman posing as a janitor uses an IMI Micro Uzi. A production photo shows one of Bane's men with a Micro UZI while skyjacking the CIA plane.

IMI Micro Uzi with 32 round magazine - 9x19mm
The "janitor" makes his way up the stairs with his Micro Uzi in hand.
The "janitor" guns down a trader and fires into the trading screens, disabling them. It appears that the actors are only mimicking the act of firing rather than using blanks.
A production photo of the CIA plane skyjacking showing one of Bane's men with an Micro UZI.


Heckler & Koch G36C

Heckler & Koch G36Cs are the main weapons used by the mercenaries employed by Bane (Tom Hardy). Deputy Commissioner Foley (Matthew Modine) also fires a G36C while engaging Bane's men. Throughout the film, it generally appears that the G36C is used by Bane's core mercenary force, while the various militia recruited from Gotham's street gangs, prisons, and other criminal elements tend to use AK-pattern rifles.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm NATO
Screen-used stunt (dense rubber) Heckler & Koch G36Cs with and without the stock deployed from The Dark Knight Rises. Images from Prop Store of London.
Opposite side view of the stunt G36Cs from The Dark Knight Rises. Images from Prop Store of London.
A close-up of the receiver of the stunt G36C (with deployed stock) from The Dark Knight Rises. Image from Prop Store of London.
Mercenaries hold G36Cs as Bane speaks to Doctor Pavel on the football field. (The football stadium used was Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, as indicated by the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center signage in the background.)
One of Bane's men searches for Commissioner Gordon at the Gotham General Hospital.
Bane's mercenaries hold G36Cs while prisoners escape Blackgate Prison. This particular shot is only seen in the trailers.
A mercenary fires a G36C into the air while searching for a person of interest.
Mercenaries hold G36Cs on Blake.
On the right, Barsad (Josh Stewart) carries the G36C with the stock folded.
Deputy Commissioner Foley (Matthew Modine) fires a G36C during the battle at City Hall.
Foley holds the G36C as he comes under attack.
A production photo of stuntman John Street with a G36C.

Heckler & Koch G36K

In a behind the scenes photo one thug is seen carrying an Heckler & Koch G36K.

Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56x45mm NATO
Behind the scenes photo showing a thug carrying an G36K.


A mercenary can be seen firing an AK-47 rifle when he is attacked by Batman in the underground tunnel network. The guards who drag Bruce Wayne to The Pit also have AK-47s slung over their backs.

Type III AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
A mercenary holds an AK-47.
The mercenary fires the AK-47, which turns into an AKM due to a continuity error.
A guard with an AK-47 slung over his back drags Bruce towards The Pit.


Due to a continuity error, the AK-47 that the mercenary fires turns into an AKM. Although not completely visible, an AKM is weilded by a young Ra's al Ghul (Josh Pence) in a flashback.

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
The mercenary fires an AKM at Batman in the sewers.
A young Ra's al Ghul (Josh Pence) venturing in the deserts of the Middle East while carrying an AKM.


Several prisoners are seen carrying AKMS rifles when they break out of Blackgate Prison. A few mercenaries are also armed with the AKMS.

Bane watches as escaped prisoners wave AKMS rifles as they escape Blackgate Prison. This shot was only seen in the trailers.
The same scene, as it appears in the final cut.
A mercenary holds an AKMS as Stryver is forced into "exile".

Norinco Type 56

At least one prisoner, probably more, is carrying a Norinco Type 56 during the outbreak.

Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the U.S. as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm.
Prisoner furthest to the right is carrying a Norinco Type 56.

Norinco Type 56-1

Two of the Uzbek militiamen are armed with Norinco Type 56-1s while escorting Dr. Pavel and the three "prisoners" in a jeep to the CIA plane during the film's prologue. Behind the scenes photos show that some of the escaped prisoners and thugs later in the film is also seen with Type 56-1s.

Norinco Type 56-1 - 7.62x39mm
Uzbek militia armed with Norinco Type 56-1s hand Dr. Pavel and the three "prisoners" over to the CIA.
Prisoners with various Kalashnikovs, the prisoner to the left is holding a Norinco Type 56-1 with a slanted muzzle brake.
Behind the scenes photo showing a man with a Norinco Type 56-1 next to a mercenary with a G36C.

Zastava M70AB2

During the climatic battle with the Gotham City Police officers, mercenaries open fire with Zastava M70AB2 rifles before charging.

Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
Two mercenaries open fire with Zastava M70AB2s.


In a behind the scenes photo at least one person is seen armed with what appears to be an AK-74M.

AK-74M - 5.45x39mm
Behind the scenes photo showing an AK-74M seen sticking up to the left held by an unseen person.


Behind the scenes photo show that at least one thug is armed with an AKMSU.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit.
Behind the scenes photo showing a thug with an AKMSU.


Behind the scenes photos shows at least two thugs armed with AKS-74Us.

AKS-74U - 5.45x39mm
Behind the scenes photo showing one of the thugs, to the left closest to the camera, armed with an AKS-74U.

Mk 18 Mod 0 CQBR

In the film's prologue, Mk 18 Mod 0s with railed handguards and C-MORE "Tactical" red dot sights are carried by the Special Ops soldiers on the CIA extraction team.

Mk 18 Mod 0 with 4-position stock and RIS handguard - 5.56x45mmMk. 18 Mod 0 - 5.56x45mm
Mk 18 Mod 0s are carried by the Special Ops soldiers behind the CIA Interrogator (Aidan Gillen).
The rifle is seen on the right.
The rifle is seen in the foreground when the plane comes under attack.


U.S. Army soldiers carry M4A1 carbines when they meet with Barsad (Josh Stewart) on the Queensboro Bridge to discuss terms for relief supplies.

Colt M4A1 with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
U.S. Army soldiers forming a roadblock, wielding M4A1 Carbines.


In a behind the scenes photo a FAMAS F1 is seen slung over the shoulder of a thug during the Wall Street brawl.

FAMAS F1 - 5.56x45mm
Behind the scenes photo showing a thug with a FAMAS F1 slung over his shoulder.

Unknown Sniper Rifle

When Blake attempts to cross over the line at the bridge, a sniper is seen firing warning shots from a rifle. The rifle is never seen clearly enough to identify.

Seen in the upper left, a scoped rifle used by a sniper in watchtower.


Remington 870

The Remington 870 is seen as the standard shotgun of the Gotham City Police Department. John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) uses a Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot shotgun when searching for Commissioner Gordon at the Gotham General Hospital.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge.

A production image of Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) armed with a Remington 870 as he searches the hospital.
John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) armed with a Remington 870.
A GCPD officer holds a Remington 870 after defeating the mercenaries.

Short barreled Side by Side Shotgun (Sawed Off)

The Sawed-Off Double Barrel Shotgun is used by one of Bane's soldiers. It's also seen in the hands of Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) and Bane (Tom Hardy).

Stevens 311R (sawed-off) - 12 gauge
Bane puts his shotgun to Batman (Christian Bale).

Browning Auto-5 Sawed-Off

In a behind the scenes photo a thug is seen with a sawed-off Browning Auto-5.

Remington Model 11 "Whippet" gun - 12 gauge
Thug to the left is seen with a sawed-off Browning Auto-5.

Sniper Rifles

Barrett M107

When GCPD SWAT officers engage Bane's men in the alleyway shootout, Bane's second in command Barsad (Josh Stewart) uses a Barrett M107 to cover his retreating comrades.

Barrett M107 long range sniper rifle - .50 BMG.
Barsad (Josh Stewart) uses a Barrett M107 to take down several SWAT officers chasing down his comrades. The film depicts the weapon's .50 BMG rounds easily penetrating the police officers' standard issue ballistic vests.
Barsad (Josh Stewart) carries the Barrett.

Remington 700

A GCPD sniper takes up position armed with a Remington 700PSS outside the Gotham Stock Exchange.

Remington 700PSS with Harris bipod, in .300 Win Mag
The sniper takes up position on the roof with a Remington 700PSS.

Machine Guns

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB is briefly seen mounted atop an Army humvee during the exchange between the Army Captain (Robert Wisdom) and Barsad on the bridge. Browning M2HB heavy machine guns are mounted atop of mercenary pickup trucks. GCPD officers use a captured M2HB to shoot up one of the trucks containing a thermonuclear device. Oddly, during the scene, there is no muzzle flash or recoil when fired.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
An Army humvee on the right is seen with a Browning M2 mounted on the roof.
GCPD officers capture a M2HB mounted on a pickup.
GCPD officers use a captured M2HB to shoot up one of the trucks containing a thermonuclear device. No muzzle flash nor recoil is seen when the machine gun is fired, making the Browning here most likely a prop weapon (which is seen being destroyed only seconds later).

GE M134 Minigun

When Bruce Wayne accesses his backup arsenal, the pair of GE M134 Miniguns that he used in The Dark Knight are briefly shown.

GE M134 Minigun- 7.62x51mm
A pair of disassembled M134 Miniguns.


EMP Weapon

During the chase following the stock exchange attack, one of the weapons wielded by Batman is what appears to be a rifle that fires electromagnetic pulses to disable vehicles. The prop weapon is based on Delta-V Engineering's CG-33 portable 1.24kJ coilgun.

Batman wields the EMP rifle.
Batman looks at his EMP rifle after it gets shot by a rookie cop.


The Batpod returns as Batman's ground vehicle of choice in the film. Batman uses the Batpod's mini-cannons to create a rampjump. The cannons are seen being used during the final battle.

Batman uses the Batpod's mini-cannons to create a rampjump.
A close-up shot of the Batpod's cannons.

Tumbler Weapons

Four Tumblers are captured from the Wayne Enterprises vault and used by Bane's mercenaries, three of which are equipped with retractable cannons and the fourth with a missile pod.

One of Bane's mercenaries' Tumblers blasts away at the doors of Blackgate Prison with its cannons.
One of Bane's mercenaries' Tumblers draws out its missile launcher.
The Tumbler fires its missile launcher.

"The Bat"

Batman is seen flying a new aerial vehicle in the film nicknamed "The Bat". This vehicle has several forward mounted weapons including cannons and what appear to be machine guns.

"The Bat" opens fire with its cannons on Bane's modified Tumblers.
"The Bat" lays down fire with its machine guns.
A full view of the Bat and its armaments.

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