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Elite Squad

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Elite Squad (US Release Poster) (2007)
Tropa de Elite aka Elite Squad (Original language Poster) (2007)

Elite Squad (Portugese: Tropa de Elite) is a 2007 Brazilian action film directed by José Padilha that follows members of Brazil's Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (Special Police Operations Battalion), better known as BOPE. Padilha would go on to direct the 2010 sequel Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

The following weapons were used in the film Elite Squad:



Glock 25

Caio Junqueira uses two handguns in the movie: a compact Glock, and a Taurus PT92. The Glock could be a Glock 19, 23 or 25. It's most likely a Glock 25 in .380 ACP given the commonality of .380 Glocks in Brazil, as at the time of this film's release, the possession of handguns in common, larger calibers such as .45 ACP or 9x19mm was heavily restricted by Brazilian law.

Glock 25 - .380 ACP
The Glock 25 is aimed.

Taurus PT92

The Taurus PT92 is used both by the police and by drug dealers.

Taurus PT92AF with accessory rails - 9x19mm
A PT92 and AR-15 during training at the shooting range.
Taurus PT-92 in "Elite Squad"
A PT92 is used by a gang member who threatens Rosane, a friend of Andre Matias.


Taurus Model 83

André Ramiro uses both a Taurus PT92 and a revolver, which appears to be a Taurus Model 83 (a version of the Taurus Model 82 with adjustable sights), but it is not seen close enough for positive identification.

Taurus Model 82, 4" (102mm) heavy barrel - .38 Special
The revolver is fired.

Submachine Guns

IMI Micro Uzi

An IMI Micro Uzi is used by one of the drug dealers in a shootout.

IMI Micro Uzi with 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
A gang member fires the Micro Uzi.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3

A chopped and converted Heckler & Koch HK94A3 is used by Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) in several scenes, as noted by its lack of paddle magazine release and barrel lugs, and the metal lower receiver.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3, converted to full auto fire, shortened barrel and added third firing position on trigger pack - 9x19mm
A chopped & converted HK94A3 used by Cpt. Nascimento (Wagner Moura).

INA Model 953

The INA Model 953, the Brazilian version of the Danish Madsen M50, is used by police officers. Recognized by its stamped metal body which, literally, is held together by the barrel nut (which was known to come loose on its own, spilling the internal mechanisms on the ground).

INA Model 953 - .45 ACP
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Assault Rifles

Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine

A Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine or similar AR-15 carbine is used by Neto (Caio Junqueira) during the second half of the movie, this time during the attack in a favela full of gang members

Colt AR-15A2 Government Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Colt model 653 in "Elite Squad" while the shooting occurs in the favela

A BOPE officer uses an AR-15 carbine with a fixed stock and 20 round magazine.

Colt Sporter II Carbine with 30 round magazine and fixed stock - 5.56x45mm
BOPE strike team with Colt rifles.


Captain Roberto Nascimento (Wagner Moura) carries several guns through the movie. One of them is a M16/SP1 with M16A2 hand guards, the rifle carried by most of the men of the BOPE in the movie.

M16/SP1 with A2-style hand guards - 5.56x45mm
BOPE strike team with various AR-15 rifles.
An M16/SP1 and PT92 are fired on the shooting range.
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A good look at the receiver and carry handle mounted optic.

A drug dealer holds a shortened M16 type rifle with A2 handguards and a 20 round magazine

The drug dealer holds the rifle during the street party.


An IMBEL M964 (Brazilian license-built FN FAL 50.00) is used by the drug dealers as well as a DMR by at least one of the BOPE officers and a standard configuration by another.

FN FAL 50.00 - 7.62x51mm NATO
The BOPE officer lies prone on a rooftop in a Rio slum with his scoped FAL, ready to engage a target down on the street. It is an 18" barrel IMBEL Fz M964 with STANAG mount and unidentified scope.
The BOPE officer with his FAL, just before firing on a target in the street below.
The BOPE officer in the background with his FAL, standing guard at the rear approach.
The same BOPE officer and weapon, at a closer angle at the top of the image.
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Ruger Mini-14

Ruger Mini-14 rifles are used in several scenes by the drug dealers.

Ruger Mini-14 with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
M16 rifle and Ruger Mini-14 in "Elite Squad"
Gang members fire weapons, including a Mini-14 and Micro Uzi.

IMBEL M968 MosqueFAL

The new BOPE recruits can be seen training with the IMBEL M968 "MosqueFAL".

IMBEL M968 "MosqueFAL" - 7.62x51mm
BOPE prospects training with MosqueFALs.
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Unidentified Rifle

In the opening scenes, Caio Junqueira opens fire with an unidentified scoped rifle. It may be an IMBEL AGLC or another M968 "MosqueFAL".


Companhia Brasileira de Cartuchos Model 586P

CBC Model 586P shotguns are seen in the hands of the BOPE officers.

CBC Model 586P - 12 gauge
A BOPE officer fires a 586P fitted with a synthetic pistol grip stock and extended magazine tube.

Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 with wood furniture and a ventilated ribbed barrel as well as a standard model can be seen in the hands of BOPE officers.

Mossberg 500 Field Gun - 12 gauge
A BOPE officer handles the Mossberg.
Mossberg 500AT - 12 gauge
A BOPE officer holds a standard Mossberg 500 with wood furniture on a criminal.

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