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The Expendables 3
Teaser poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Patrick Hughes
Release Date 2014
Language English
Studio Millennium Films
Distributor Lionsgate
Main Cast
Character Actor
Barney Ross Sylvester Stallone
Lee Christmas Jason Statham
Yin Yang Jet Li
Gunnar Jensen Dolph Lundgren
Toll Road Randy Couture
Hale Caesar Terry Crews
Trench Mauser Arnold Schwarzenegger
Conrad Stonebanks Mel Gibson
Max Drummer Harrison Ford
Doc Wesley Snipes

The Expendables 3 is the third installment in The Expendables film trilogy, which began with 2010's The Expendables and continued with 2012's The Expendables 2. The 2014 sequel was directed by Patrick Hughes and Sylvester Stallone returns as Barney Ross, the leader of his team of mercenaries, who this time is forced to confront the former co-founder of The Expendables, a rogue arms dealer named Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson). In the third film, several more action film icons in addition to Mel Gibson make their Expendables debut, including Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Robert Davi and Antonio Banderas. The majority of the Expendables from the first two films return for the third installment along with new additions Ronda Rousey, Victor Ortiz, Glenn Powell, and Kellan Lutz.

The following weapons were used in the film The Expendables 3:



Colt Single Action Army

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) carries the same customized Single Action Army that he used in the two previous films.

Custom Single Action Army - .45 Long Colt. This is the screen-used firearm first carried by Sylvester Stallone in The Expendables. Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) pulls out the custom Single Action Army that he carried in the previous films.
Ross fires his SAA.
The SAA on the ground just before Ross retrieves it.
Ross holds his SAA after the climax.

Custom Kimber Gold Combat II

Barney Ross uses a pair of Kimber Gold Combat II pistols as his sidearms in the film, the same Kimber Gold Combat II pistols that he wielded in the first film. In this film, the Kimbers' grips feature small "Expendable" emblems on both guns. The same symbol is also seen in Barney's toothpick knife. Smilee (Kellan Lutz) picks up one of the Kimbers and tosses it back to Barney.

Kimber Gold Combat II - .45 ACP
Ross holds his Kimber on Stonebanks.
Here the Expendable emblem is visible on both the Kimber and Ross' toothpick knife.
A pair of Stonebanks' henchmen handle Ross's confiscated Kimber pistols.
Ross fires his Kimber pistols during the climactic firefight.

SIG-Sauer P226 (Two-tone)

A two-tone SIG-Sauer P226 is used by Luna (Ronda Rousey).

Two-tone SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Luna loads her P226 on Ross' plane.
Luna hides in cover with her P226 drawn.

SIG-Sauer P226R

SIG-Sauer P226Rs are used by several of the Expendables, namely Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Doc (Wesley Snipes), and Galgo (Antonio Banderas). Toll Road (Randy Couture) is also seen with a P226R during the final firefight, and Goran Vata (Robert Davi) is briefly seen with one, as well as enemy soldiers.

SIG-Sauer P226R - 9x19mm
Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) with his P226R in Mogadishu.
Goran Vata firing a P226R.
Galgo shows off his P226R (in this particular image, no rail is visible on the gun indicating an older P226 non-railed version).
Galgo fires his P226R along with a Springfield Armory XD.
A tank crewman fires a P226R.
Toll Road kills the crewman with his P226R.
Doc about to shoot an enemy commando with his P226R.

SIG-Sauer SP2022

Luna (Ronda Rousey) is briefly seen using a SIG Pro SP2022 during the final firefight.

SIG Pro SP 2022 - 9x19mm
Luna scoffs at Galgo, brandishing her SP2022.

Smith & Wesson Model 500

A 4" Smith & Wesson Model 500 is seen used by Stonebanks as his sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 500 with 4" Barrel - .500 S&W Magnum
Stonebanks fires his Model 500 in Mogadishu.
Stonebanks kills a soldier with his Model 500.
Stonebanks orders Ross to throw down his weapons.
Stonebanks brandishes his Model 500 in the climax.

Springfield Armory XD9 Tactical

Yin Yang (Jet Li) is seen dual-wielding Springfield Armory XD9 tactical handguns while clearing out the rooftops with Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger). This footage is only available in the Blu-Ray unrated cut.

Springfield Armory XD-9 Tactical - 9x19mm
Yin Yang fires one of his XD-9s.
Yin Yang fires his other XD-9 into a soldier at point-blank range.
Yin Yang firing his XD-9.
Galgo fires an XD-9 alongside his SIG-Sauer P226R.

Heckler & Koch P30

Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) is seen firing a Heckler & Koch P30 at a gun range and presumably carries it as his sidearm throughout the film.

Heckler & Koch P30 - 9x19mm
Jensen firing his P30.
The P30 locks empty.

Heckler & Koch USP

Trench Mauser (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is briefly seen holding a USP of unknown caliber on Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) when Ross sneaks back to the airbase.

Heckler & Koch USP - .45 ACP
Trench holds the USP on Ross.

Heckler & Koch USP Match

Krug (Ivan Kostadinov) can be seen with a Heckler & Koch USP Match holstered throughout the film. He notably pulls it during the ambush in Bucharest while protecting Stonebanks (Mel Gibson).

Heckler & Koch USP with stainless slide - 9x19mm
Krug with the USP Match.

Makarov PM

In a continuity error, a tank crewman's P226R briefly turns into a Makarov PM before he is shot by Toll Road (Randy Couture).

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
The tank crewman fires his Makarov.

Glock 17

During a fight with Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), an enemy commando pulls what appears to be a full-size 3rd gen Glock 17.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
An enemy commando pulls a Glock before being disarmed by Christmas.

M1911 Variant

During the ambush in Bucharest, Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) is very briefly seen firing a nickel or chrome 1911 of unknown make and model.

Remington Rand M1911A1 in Satin Nickel - .45 ACP
Stonebanks with a 1911.

Submachine Guns

FN P90

Luna (Ronda Rousey) and Smilee (Kellan Lutz) are both seen with FN P90s during the finale.

FN P90 - 5.7x28mm
Luna firing her P90.
A different angle from the same scene.
Smilee fires his P90.
A different angle from the same scene.
Smilee's P90 wedged in the spokes of an enemy combatant's motorbike(!).

Arsenal Shipka

Smilee (Kellan Lutz) commandeers an Arsenal Shipka from a dead soldier and uses it during the finale.

Arsenal Shipka - 9x18mm Makarov
Smilee, out of view, fires a Shipka while riding a commandeered motorbike.
Smilee guns down an enemy soldier with the Shipka while hanging from a piece of rebar.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA1

Doc (Wesley Snipes) is seen with an MP5KA1 during the finale of the movie.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA1 - variant fitted with low profile sights intended for covert carry - 9x19mm
In the centre of this promotional photo, Doc is seen with a MP5KA1.
Doc blindfires his MP5KA1 while taking cover. In this shot, the sights are visible, so he's holding a standard MP5K

Heckler & Koch MP5KA5

Thorn (Glenn Powell) can be seen armed with the Heckler & Koch MP5KA5 which has a four position selector switch, low profile sights and a PDW-style stock.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA5 with PDW stock and low profile sights - 9x19mm
Thorn (Glen Powell) fires his MP5KA5.
Thorn on the left holding the MP5KA5.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

One of Stonebanks' bodyguards is seen briefly with an MP5K in Bucharest, as distinguished from the MP5KA1 by its sights.

Heckler & Koch MP5K with SEF trigger package - 9x19mm
A bodyguard with an MP5K.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Yin Yang (Jet Li) is seen with an MP5A3 when he and Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger) are clearing the roof. Mars (Victor Ortiz) is also briefly seen with one when leaving the building. It has an EOTech sight and a Surefire 628 weaponlight foregrip. In some scenes, Yang's weapon lacks a protruding barrel, perhaps because the SMG was an airsoft replica with the orange plug removed.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
Yin Yang is seen carrying two MP5A3s while dismounting the chopper. These are evidently rubber stunt castings.
Yin Yang and Trench clearing the rooftop. Note that the barrel of the MP5A3 does not protrude past the fore-end, and the gun is lacking a front sight.
Yin Yang with his MP5A3. Curiously, the front sight is present in this shot where in was absent previously as seen in the last screencap, but the barrel is still not visible.
Mars with the MP5A3.
Mars on the roof with the MP5A3. Note the EOTech sight.

Heckler & Koch UMP45

Luna (Ronda Rousey) is seen retrieving a Heckler & Koch UMP45 from a fallen enemy soldier during the finale.

Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
Luna takes up the UMP45.
A closer look at Luna's UMP.


Heckler & Koch G36K

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) is seen with a Heckler & Koch G36K, fitted with a G36V-style export sight. This weapon is also seen in the hands of Stonebanks' men, as well as being briefly carried by Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren).

Heckler & Koch G36KV with export optical sight - 5.56x45mm
Publicity still of Barney Ross holding the Heckler & Koch G36KE with 1.5x optic scope.
Ross with the G36KE.
Another angle of the same scene. Note the 1.5x optic scope.
On the left, Stonebanks' men are armed with the G36KE.
An enemy commando with the G36KE.
A soldier fires his G36KE in a confrontation with Christmas.
Jensen carries the G36KE during the finale.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) uses a Heckler & Koch G36C with some optic. Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) also carries one with an EOTech sight.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
A publicity still of Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson) with scoped Heckler & Koch G36C
Stonebanks takes aim with the G36C.
Stonebanks after firing the G36C.
Lee Christmas firing a G36C without optics.
Heckler & Koch G36C with an attached EOTech sight - 5.56x45mm
Shortly afterward, his G36C is seen with an EOTech sight. It is unclear whether this is a different weapon or a continuity error.

Steyr AUG

Doc (Wesley Snipes) uses a Steyr AUG carbine in the film, sometimes with a suppressor.

Steyr AUG carbine with 16" Barrel - 5.56x45mm
Doc with the suppressed AUG.
Doc fires his suppressed AUG one-handed during the car chase.
Doc firing the suppressed AUG.
Doc with his AUG, now unsuppressed, during the finale.

Noveske/Colt Hybrid

Throughout the film, Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) carries a rifle consisting of a Noveske 16" Infantry upper receiver and a Colt lower receiver (as the weapon is seen firing on full auto). His rifle is mounted with a C-more sight, a Surefire M900, and Magpul BUS, as well as occasionally mounting a suppressor.

Ross with the suppressedNoveske/Colt hybrid in Mogadishu.
Ross fires the hybrid rifle at Stonebanks and his men.
Here the Noveske symbol is visible on the fore-end.
Ross with the rifle before the finale.
Ross fires the Noveske during the finale.

M4A1 Carbine

Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Gunnar (Dolph Lundgren) carry the M4A1. During the ambush in Bucharest, Smilee (Kellan Lutz) and Luna (Ronda Rousey) use a suppressed M4A1s fitted with Trijicon ACOGs and what appear to be a thermal or night vision optics. The same weapon is picked up briefly by Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) on the highway. An M4A1 is also used by Mars (Victor Ortiz) as part of the CornerShot weapon system. Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) temporarily commandeers a modified M4A1 during the finale during the "Christmas Gauntlet" scene available in the Blu-Ray Unrated Cut.

M4A1 Carbine - 5.56x45mm
Gunnar Jensen fires his M4A1 from the helicopter.
Toll Road armed with the M4A1.
Jensen fires his suppressed M4A1 in Mogadishu.
Smilee taking aim with the customized M4A1 during the ambush in Bucharest.
Smilee fires the M4A1.
Luna with the customized M4A1.
The customized M4A1 on the highway just before Ross picks it up.
The M4A1 mounted on the CornerShot.
Lee Christmas fires an M4A1 with an M203 grenade launcher.
Christmas with the M4A1.

Heckler & Koch HK416D

Lee Christmas (Jason Statham) carries a Heckler & Koch HK416D with a 10.4" barrel, mounted with a C-more and a Surefire M900. The HK416D is also seen in the hands of Galgo (Antonio Banderas), with a 14.5" barrel. Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) appears to use an outfitted HK416D during the ambush in Bucharest, although it is not seen very clearly.

Heckler & Koch HK416 D10RS with 10.4 inch barrel - 5.56x45mm NATO
Christmas with the HK416D in the intro.
Christmas with the suppressed HK416D in Mogadishu.
Christmas loads up his HK416D before the finale.
Christmas firing the HK416D.
Ross with an outfitted HK416D, fitted with a suppressor and the same optics as the M4A1s used by the other Expendables during this sequence.
Galgo with the HK416D. The rear sight is folded down, which would make it extremely hard to aim.
After losing his original HK416D while jumping out a window, Galgo takes up an enemy soldier's HK416D, mounted with an EOTech sight.
Galgo holds the HK416D with EOTech.

AK Variants

Multiple AK-47 variants are seen being utilized by Stonebanks' henchmen, most of which are of the early milled receiver "Type III" variant. The bakelite furniture that these rifles are equipped with suggests that they are Bulgarian made copies, rather than the original Russian models. They are occasionally commandeered by the Expendables, namely by Caesar (Terry Crews) and Toll Road (Randy Couture) in Mogadishu, and by Galgo (Antonio Banderas) and Luna (Ronda Rousey) during the finale.

Poly Technologies AK-47S, commercial clone of the Type III milled receiver AK-47 with standard muzzle nut - 7.62x39mm
A rack of AKs on the train during the intro.
Enemy soldiers fire their AKs on the train during the intro.
A Somali militiaman fires an AK. Note the missing rear sight leaf.
The Somali drug warlord fires his stockless golden AK-47 when he is ambushed by the Expendables.
Caesar fires an AK in Mogadishu.
Caesar and Toll Road with AKs.
Luna fires an AK during the finale.
Galgo firing an enemy's AK into his chest.
Galgo fires the AK one-handed.
Enemy soldiers firing AKs during the finale.
An enemy soldier blindfires an AK with a AK-74 style folding stock. Judging by the angle of the stock, it is flopping around loosely.
Enemy commandos firing AKs with synthetic furniture.
Stonebanks grabs an AK with synthetic furniture during the showdown with Ross.
A closer shot of Stonebanks with the AK in hand.

SIG SG 552

Toll Road (Randy Couture) is briefly seen with a SIG SG 552 during the finale. In a continuity error, it is shown both with and without an EOTech sight.

SIG SG 552-2 fitted with permanent scope rail and railed handguard - 5.56x45mm
Toll Road with the SIG, shown here with an EOTech sight, which is on backwards.
Moments later, on the roof, the SIG lacks the sight, as well as iron sights of any kind.

SIG SG 551

Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) is seen firing what appears to be a SIG SG 551 carbine at a gun range. Note the type of charging handle which is only used on the SG550/551/553 but not the 552. It is seen being fired in three-round bursts.

SIG SG 551 - 5.56x45mm
Jensen fires the rifle. Note the type of charging handle which is only used on the SG550/551/553 but not the 552.


Saiga-12 (mocked up as AA-12)

"Trench" Mauser (Arnold Schwarzenegger) is seen using an AA-12 shotgun fitted with a weaponlight and a drum magazine as he did for the climax of the second movie. According to ISS that own the only 2 AA-12s in Hollywood, the AA-12 in this movie is actually a mockup built from a Saiga-12.

AA-12 - 12 gauge
Saiga-12K - 12 gauge
Trench fires his AA-12 on the roof.
Trench and Yin Yang clearing the roof.
Trench blows away an enemy soldier with his AA-12. If you look closely the ejection port actually shows the charging handle from the Saiga underneath the mockup
Trench holds his AA-12, about to incapacitate a soldier by slamming him into a cinderblock wall.

Mossberg 590

Mars (Victor Ortiz) is seen with a Mossberg 590 during the finale. It has a heat shield, extended magazine tube, SpeedFeed stock, and two shell carriers.

Mossberg 590 - 12 Gauge.
Mars takes up the Mossberg.
Mars firing the Mossberg. Note the SpeedFeed stock and shell carrier.
Another angle from the same scene.
This angle shows an additional shell carrier mounted on the opposite side of the receiver.

Machine Guns

Handheld M134 Minigun

A mockup of a hand held M134 Minigun is seen used by Hale Caesar (Terry Crews). In several promotional images, he is seen wielding an actual minigun. It is notable that in this film the characters talk explicitly about the ammunition reserves only lasting ten seconds, which is clear once Caesar fires the weapon. This is much closer to being realistic than other films that depict a Minigun being fired with ammunition stored in a backpack.

Airsoft handheld M134 Minigun with 'Chainsaw grip' to handle the recoil force - (fake) 7.62x51mm NATO
Toll Road hands Hale Caesar the Minigun mockup.
"This bitch'll solve all your problems."
The weapon is seen fired.
Closer shot of Caesar firing the Minigun mockup.

M134 Minigun

What appears to be an M134 minigun is forward mounted on both Drummer's helicopter and the helicopter that opens fire on Galgo.

Dillon Aero M134D-H (H stands for Hybrid) combines the titanium and skeletonized parts that were engineered for use in the M134D-T minigun with the steel housing of the previous M134D - 7.62x51mm NATO
What appears to be an M134 minigun is forward mounted on Drummer's helicopter .
Drummer's helicopter with its minigun tries to evade the enemy Mangusta helicopters.
The minigun is seen being fired at Galgo.

FN Minimi Paratrooper

Toll Road is seen carrying the FN Minimi Paratrooper.

FN Minimi Para with 100-round camo cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm
Toll Road firing the Minimi Paratrooper in Mogadishu.
Toll Road fires his Minimi during the car chase.
Toll Road with the Minimi during the finale.

FN MAG/M240G Machine Gun

Trench (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Yin Yang (Jet Li) are seen using the M240G Machine Gun when riding in the attack helicopter flown by Drummer (Harrison Ford).

M240G - USMC style with no heat shield - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Trench shows us his war face while firing the M240G.
Yin Yang fires the M240G.
A Somali technical gunner firing an M240G which appears to have a grenade launcher mounted.

PKM Machine Gun

PKM machine guns are seen mounted on several technicals in Mogadishu. One is briefly commandeered by Toll Road (Randy Couture).

PKM machine gun with older-style flash hider - 7.62x54mm R
A PKM is seen mounted here on a technical truck. Note the golden AK-47 in background.
Toll Road fires the PKM.

KPV Heavy Machine Gun

The KPV heavy machine gun mounted on a ZPU-4 quad anti-aircraft mount is seen during the intro.

KPV heavy machine guns in ZPU-4 quad anti-aircraft mount - 14.5x114mm
The ZPU as it rises into position.
The ZPU about to fire on Ross's helicopter.

NSV Machine Gun

The NSV heavy machine gun is mounted in a turret of a military MT-LB.

The NSV heavy machine gun is mounted in a turret of a military MT-LB.


The M197 Vulcan appears in the film as the forward mounted gun on the Agusta A129 Mangusta attack helicopters that attack Drummer's chopper.

General Dynamics M197 Vulcan - 20mm.
The Mangusta fires its M197 Vulcan.


M203A1 Grenade Launcher

Lee Christmas has an M203A1 Grenade Launcher attached to his M4. Judging by how it's only attachment point is at the rear of the handguard, it may be an airsoft version.

Airsoft M203 made by G&P - (fake) 40x46mm. Note the RIS mount and removed trigger guard.
M203A1 grenade launcher attached to Christmas' M4.


An M202A1 FLASH is seen being fired by a soldier during the film's finale.

M202 FLASH - 66mm
A soldier fires an M202 FLASH during the finale.


The RPG-7 appears in the film.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Krug fires an RPG-7 at a shipping crate where the Expendables are taking cover.
Azmenistan soldiers with RPG-7s during the finale. Note they aren't loaded but still are depicted firing.


The GP-25 is seen mounted on AK-47s used by Somali militiamen.

GP-25 grenade launcher - 40mm
Somali militiamen aim their AK-47s with mounted GP-25s at the Expendables' vehicle.
A militiaman rechambering his GP-25.

Milkor MGL Mk 1L

Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren) briefly carries the Milkor MGL Mk 1L, as previously seen in The Expendables 2, during the finale. It is also uses by one of Stonebanks's men to fire on the team's truck upon their escape from Bucharest.

Milkor MGL Mk 1L in desert tan finish - 40x46mm
Jensen with the MGL on the left. Note the lack of optics, unlike the second film.
The MGL is fired from a helicopter. Note the Armson OEG reflex sight and weaponlight.

Heckler & Koch XM25 (mockup)

The Heckler & Koch XM25 is being demonstrated by Mars (Victor Ortiz), who incorrectly refers it as an assault rifle. Upon closer inspection, the weapon is a mockup consisting of a plastic shell over an L85A1.

Heckler & Koch XM25 pre-production model - 25mm
L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
Publicity image showing Mars (Victor Ortiz) holding the faux XM25. Note that rather strangely, the L85A1 inside it is jammed in this shot: at full size a 5.56mm blank with a struck primer is visible stuck neck-first in the action. This is fairly unlikely to occur: one possible explanation is that the casing was deliberately inserted into the action due to the plastic shell rendering the normal safety inaccessible.
Mars takes the XM25 out of its case.
Close-up of the breech, showing it is indeed a mockup based on the L85.
Mars fires the XM25 while Ross and Bonaparte watch.

FGM-148 Javelin

An FGM-148 Javelin is seen during the arms deal between Stonebanks and Vata.

FGM-148 Javelin - 127mm
The Javelin in its case.

Automatic Grenade Launcher

Doc (Wesley Snipes) commandeers what appears to be an automatic grenade launcher mounted on the armored train during the intro.

Doc firing the GMG.
A closeup of the GMG's spade grips and belt feed.



Mars (Victor Ortiz) uses a CornerShot fitted with a suppressed M4A1 carbine during the ambush in Bucharest.

Cornershot APR - 5.56x45mm
Mars about to take out a pair of hostiles with the CornerShot. Note the camera mounted on the M4A1.
The screen of the CornerShot.

Hand Grenades

Several members of the team use hand grenades during the finale, notably Lee Christmas (Jason Statham). The training versions of both the Mk 2 and M67 hand grenades are seen.

M69 training grenade painted to look like the M67.
Mk 2 training grenade painted to look like its live counterpart.
A crate of grenades is seen when Ross loads up his plane. These are M69 and Mk 2 training grenades painted to look like the real thing. Interestingly the M69 grenades have been painted with the color scheme of live Mk 2 grenades.
Christmas readies two grenades before the finale.

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