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Jack Reacher (2012)

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Jack Reacher
Theatrical Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Christopher McQuarrie
Release Date 2012
Studio TC Productions
Distributor Paramount Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jack Reacher Tom Cruise
Helen Rodin Rosamund Pike
Detective Emerson David Oyelowo
Charlie Jai Courtney
James Barr Joseph Sikora
The Zec Werner Herzog

Jack Reacher is a 2012 thriller directed by Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun, Mission: Impossible - Fallout). The feature film is an adaptation of the novel One Shot by Lee Child (the author who appears in a cameo in the film as an officer), who created a series of novels featuring the title character. Tom Cruise stars as Jack Reacher, a former US Army investigator living off the grid who emerges after being called upon by a former Army sniper who is accused of a seemingly random shooting of five people in Pittsburgh. The film also co-stars Rosamund Pike, Jai Courtney, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall and director Werner Herzog in a rare acting role. The film was followed in 2016 with the sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back and 2022 with Reacher, an Amazon Prime original series with Alan Ritchson in the role of Reacher.

The following weapons were used in the film Jack Reacher (2012):



Glock 19

Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo) uses a Gen 4 Glock 19 as his sidearm. He carries it in an IWB (Inside the Waistband) holster. Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike) also briefly handles the gun in the film, when she hands it to Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise).

4th Generation Glock 19 - 9x19mm.
Detective Emerson with his Glock near the beginning of the film.
Det. Emerson draws his fourth-generation Glock 19 in a confrontation with Reacher.
Det. Emerson holds his Glock 19 from behind Helen Rodin while waiting for Reacher.
Helen holds the Glock.
Jack Reacher with the Glock 19.


A distraught father of one of the shooting victims has a M1911A1 with Rampant Colt grips sitting on his table when he speaks with Helen Rodin (Rosamund Pike). Close inspection reveals the standard spur hammer has been replaced with a Commander-style ring hammer.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A Colt sitting on the father of one of the shooting victims' table.

Colt Government Model

A thug tries to shoot Jack Reacher with a slightly customized Colt Government Model with a skeleton hammer before being disarmed by him.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 - .45 ACP
A thug gets disarmed by Jack. The trigger and rear sight aren't visible here, so it can't be determined if it's a National Match.

Ruger 22/45 Lite

Charlie (Jai Courtney) uses a Ruger 22/45 Lite pistol in the film.

Ruger 22/45 Lite - .22 LR
Charlie pulls out his sidearm.
Charlie fires his Ruger.

Smith & Wesson Model 442

Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 442 as his backup gun.

Smith & Wesson Model 442 Airweight -.38 Special
Det. Emerson holds his 442 Airweight on Helen Rodin.

Rifles / Carbines

M4A1 Carbine

Pittsburgh PD SWAT officers use M4A1 carbines with various attachments in the film. Private Military Contractors in a flashback to Iraq are also seen with M4A1 carbines. Charlie (Jai Courtney) also uses a heavily customized M4A1 fitted with a Magpul buttstock, pistol grip, angled fore grip, MBUS and PMAG. He also has a low power scope, offset red dot sight, free float quad rail, tactical flashlight, extended charging handle latch and a laser designator on his back-up rifle during the climax. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) also uses this rifle at a later point. Reacher takes off the scope before entering a close-quarters situation, having no use for it.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint scope and RIS foregrip - 5.56x45mm
SWAT officers arrive at the scene of the shooting. Note the selector is on Safe.
SWAT officers secure the parking garage behind Detective Emerson.
A PMC with an M4A1 in a flashback in Iraq.
Charlie chambers his back-up rifle.
Charlie searches for Reacher. Note that the flash hider is not an A2 birdcage.
Charlie wields his rifle.
Jack detaches the scope from the rifle.
Reacher holds the M4A1.


One of the Pittsburgh PD SWAT officers uses an M16A4 fitted with a bipod and a scope when responding to the shooting.

M16A4 rifle with RIS foregrip, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator and ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm
The SWAT sniper with his M16A4.

SIG P556 SWAT / SG 550 hybrid

All of the henchmen employed by the Zec (Werner Herzog) use SIG P556 SWAT hybrid rifles during the finale. Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) uses one with an Aimpoint CompM2 sight after taking out a henchman with a rock. The rifle used by Reacher has been previously seen in the film Salt, and is a custom rifle that has a SIG SG 550 series lower receiver not seen on the actual P556.

SIG P556 SWAT / SG 550 hybrid (Screen used weapon from the film Salt provided by The Specialists Ltd) - 5.56x45mm.
One of the henchmen aims his SG rifle at Reacher.
A henchman holds his SIG hybrid.
The henchman fires at Cash.
Reacher fires the P556/550 hybrid.
Reacher holds one of the hybrid rifles on Charlie.

Springfield Armory M1A

The Springfield Armory M1A is the main rifle seen in the film. An M1A in a woodland camouflage scheme is used in the shootings in Pittsburgh, and is handled in various scenes by James Barr (Joseph Sikora), Charlie (Jai Courtney), Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) and Detective Emerson (David Oyelowo). U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant, and gun range owner Cash (Robert Duvall) uses an M1A with a wooden stock to provide covering fire for Reacher in the finale. Every M1A in the film is an actual M1A and not an M21/M25 SWS because they all lack the fire selector even though 2 of the rifles seen have cutouts for it in the stock. James Barr is also seen using an M1A in desert camouflage and a makeshift suppressor in a flashback to his experiences as an Army sniper in Iraq, which is strange because the US Army stopped using the M21/M25 SWS in 1988 when the bolt action M24 was introduced. In the book that the film is based on, Barr served as an infantry sniper during the Gulf War(1990-1991). Even though many M21/M25 variants came back into favor in the Iraq and Afghan wars in the 2000s, it is not clear in the movie if Barr served in the Gulf War or the Iraq War(2003-2011).

Springfield M1A with Sadlak Industries Steel scope mount - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Charlie aims an M1A near the beginning of the film.
James Barr prepares to fire an M1A in Iraq. Note the rolled-up blanket used as a makeshift suppressor.
James Barr chambers his rifle during Reacher's interpretation of the shootings.
Reacher examines Barr's rifle.
Reacher hands the rifle back to Emerson after examining it.
Former U.S. Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant Cash holds his rifle.
Cash provides covering fire for Reacher.
Cash fires his rifle, and manages to hit Charlie's magazine well.

Remington 700

Cash (Robert Duvall) challenges Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) to shoot three rounds into the center of a target at 700 yards with a Remington 700 before speaking with him about James Barr.

Remington Model 700 (1970s Production) - .308 Winchester
The Remington is seen on the counter as Cash gives Reacher an extra round for "practice".
Reacher rolls with the Remington 700 in hand before shooting.


Charlie (Jai Courtney) uses what appears to be a PWS MK216 during the final confrontation with Reacher.

Primary Weapons Systems MK216 - 7.62x51mm
Charlie mentally preps himself, with his MK216 rifle in front of him.
Charlie aims his rifle at Reacher.
Charlie aims his rifle, moments before it takes a bullet.


Cash's Shooting Range

Former USMC Gunnery Sergeant Cash (Robert Duvall) has several handguns on display at his shooting range store. Several hunting rifles can also be seen on the upper left corner, and pictures of Remington shotguns next to them. A crossbow is also visible when Reacher first visits Cash's store.


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