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How I Live Now

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How I Live Now
Country UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Kevin Macdonald
Release Date 2013
Main Cast
Character Actor
Daisy Saoirse Ronan
Isaac Tom Holland
Aunt Penn Anna Chancellor
Edmond George MacKay
Piper Harley Bird
Joe Danny McEvoy

How I Live Now is a 2013 British drama thriller romance directed by Kevin Macdonald and is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff. Saoirse Ronan stars in the film as Daisy, an American girl who becomes embroiled in an invasion of the UK by terrorist forces when visiting her cousins.

The following weapons were used in the film How I Live Now:


SIG-Sauer P226

The SIG-Sauer P226 serves as the standard sidearm for the British Army throughout the film. Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) later steals one from the bedroom of Major McEvoy, later using it to defend her cousin, Piper, against marauders.

SIG-Sauer P226R - 9x19mm
The Sergeant who confronts the group at their house with a P226 in a chest holster.
The P226 on the Major's nightstand.
Daisy clutches the P226 after witnessing terrorist operatives gang raping survivors at a camp.
Daisy aims the P226 at two men threatening Piper.


Double Barrel Shotgun

One of the marauders who chases Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) and Piper through the woods carries a side by side double barrel shotgun. He is shot by Daisy before he gets the chance to use it.

Double Barrelled shotgun - 12 gauge.
The man runs for his shotgun after Daisy shoots his friend.
The shotgun is seen in the background as Daisy holds the P226 on the man.

Assault Rifles


British soldiers are equipped with an L85A2 assault rifles throughout the film.

L85A2 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm NATO
The soldier on the left with the L85A1 in Heathrow Airport.
Soldiers on the roof of Heathrow Airport with their L85A2's.
British Army soldiers separate the group at their house.
A soldier escorts Daisy away from her cousins.
Daisy and Piper are escorted to their foster home by a soldier with an L85A2.


The terrorists invading the United Kingdom appear to carry AK-47 assault rifles as their standard issue weapon.

AK-47 - 7.62x39mm.
Terrorists aim their AK47s at the approaching military van after overrunning the checkpoint.

Machine Guns


Various British Army soldiers are seen carrying the L86A2 throughout the film.

L86A2 - 5.56x45mm NATO.
The soldier on the right with an L86A2 in Heathrow Airport.

FN Minimi Para

Various British Army soldiers are also seen armed with the FN Minimi throughout the film.

FN Minimi Para with 100-round camo cloth ammo bag - 5.56x45mm.
A solider guards a checkpoint outside Heathrow Airport with the FN Minimi.
A soldier enters the barn with his FN Minimi.

L7 Machine Gun

A few British Army SUV's are mounted with a L7 machine guns.

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
The L7 is seen on the left when British forces deliver Daisy and Piper to their accomadation.
The L7 behind a dead British soldier, after terrorist forces overwhelm the checkpoint.

Browning M2

Other British Army SUV's are mounted with Browning M2 machine guns.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 is seen mounted on the SUV on the right in the housing estate.
A Browning M2 is seen on the disabled SUV after terrorist forces overwhelm the checkpoint.

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