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Die Hard with a Vengeance
Die Hard with a Vengeance is the third installment in the Die Hard film series. This 1995 sequel finds John McClane (Bruce Willis) having to collaborate with a reluctant store owner (Samuel L. Jackson) as they are forced to race through Manhattan completing specific tasks or else a terrorist named Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) will detonate bombs planted throughout the city. Helmed by original Die Hard director John McTiernan, the film encountered unfortunate timing with the tragic bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City earlier that year.
The following weapons were used in the film Die Hard with a Vengeance:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
As in Die Hard 2, NYPD Detective Lieutenant John McClane (Bruce Willis) carries a Beretta 92FS as his sidearm, despite the fact that the Beretta is not an authorized firearm by the NYPD. The Beretta is first seen as it is given back to McClane once he is reinstated. He uses it several times throughout the film, most notably pulling it when surrounded by Simon's men in an elevator and firing it while driving a Mercedes to kill a pair of pursuing terrorists in a pickup truck during the car chase on the Long Island Expressway. Katya (Sam Phillips) also uses a Beretta to fire at a helicopter overhead.
A very nervous transit cop (Scott Nicholson) draws a Glock 17 on Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) when Zeus jumps the turnstiles (without swiping a MetroCard) in order to reach the pay phone at the Wall Street subway station. This scene later inspired a similar confrontation between a protagonist (voiced by Jackson) and a cop in the 2004 animated film The Incredibles.
The federal marshals at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York carry Glock 19s. The terrorists that McClane shoots in the elevator are also armed with Glock 19s.
Heckler & Koch P9S
In an alternate ending, McClane tracks Simon down in Europe and pulls a Heckler & Koch P9S on him as he forces him to play a game of "McClane Says".
While Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons) and his men are at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, he can be seen armed with a Makarov PM. In an alternate ending, Simon pulls out his Makarov and throws away when confronted by McClane.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
In a scene reminiscent of the original Die Hard, a nickel Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver with Pachmayr grips is taped to McClane's back. Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) grabs the revolver off McClane's back and uses it to intimidate the thugs.
During the final shootout at the Canadian border, John McClane uses the pilot's standard blue-steel Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver while under attack from Simon's helicopter.
While preparing to depart the doomed cargo ship, Simon Gruber and Katya (Sam Phillips) are confronted by Mathias Targo (Nick Wyman), who discovered earlier what was really the cargo on the ship. After Targo accuses Simon of betrayal, Katya draws a nickel-plated Walther PPK/S with pearl grips.
Heckler & Koch SP89 (mocked up as MP5K)
During their infiltration of the cargo ship, John McClane (Bruce Willis) takes what appears to be a Heckler & Koch MP5K from a dead terrorist and gives it to Zeus Carver (Samuel L. Jackson) before sending him off to find Simon Gruber (Jeremy Irons). McClane is seen telling Zeus how to charge the weapon. This particular weapon is actually a Heckler & Koch SP89 fitted with the vertical MP5K foregrip and converted to full-auto to pass as an MP5K. It can be noted as an SP89 due to the non-push pin metal lower receiver and lack of paddle magazine release. SP89 mockups are likely used by several of Simon's men throughout the film as well.
Heckler & Koch MP5K (Daisy Airsoft replicas)
Near the end of the film, Simon's men take up Heckler & Koch MP5Ks when the authorities arrive. These weapons are actually Daisy Airsoft replicas of the MP5K.
John McClane takes a MAC-10 from a dead cargo ship terrorist after his fight with Mathias Targo (Nick Wyman).
Another frequently-used weapon by Simon's men is the Uzi submachine gun. It is most notably seen in the scene where Targo rigs the dam to blow in an attempt to drown McClane as he's pursuing them.
One of Simon's men disguised as a maintenance worker pulls a Micro Uzi on a Federal Reserve Deputy Marshal.
When Simon and his men attempt to enter the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a security guard can be seen loading shells into a Mossberg 500 fitted with a heat shield and extended magazine tube. Note that he fires off 12 to 14 rounds without reloading, when a shotgun of this type only can carry a maximum of nine shells.
Just before they blow the dam, one of Simon's men can be seen with what appears to be a Bushmaster XM15E2 of some sort. Bushmaster built the AR-15s for the film and for Bruce Willis' personal collection. A Bushmaster also appears to be the sniper rifle held by one of Simon's men at Yankee Stadium, fitted with a suppressor and a spotter's scope.
During the final shootout at the Canadian border, Simon Gruber uses an M60 machine gun from the seat of a helicopter to shoot at a nearby chopper carrying John McClane and Zeus Carver.
"Chinese Rocket Launcher"
In an alternate ending, John McClane tracks Simon down in a bar in Europe. McClane then pulls out a Chinese rocket launcher which has the markings removed that indicate which end is the firing one. He then forces Simon to play "McClane Says" and then to point the launcher in the direction he thinks will not harm him. The launcher was custom made for the production out of iron and was hollow on the inside in order to place a special effects charge to simulate firing.