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Max Payne (2008)

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Max Payne (2008)

Max Payne is the 2008 feature film adaptation of the popular videogame series of the same name. Directed by John Moore, the film stars Mark Wahlberg as Payne, an NYPD detective obsessed with finding the people behind the murder of his family.

The following weapons were used in the film Max Payne:



Beretta 92FS

Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) uses a Beretta 92FS as his main sidearm in the film. After BB "saves" him from Jack Lupino and then BB's assistant knocks him out and the gun was presumably taken after being knocked out because he is not seen using it in the rest of the film.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Max loads up his Beretta 92FS before heading to the train station.
Max chambers his Beretta 92FS before entering his partner Det. Balder's (Donal Logue) house. Real cops typically keep their sidearms with a round in the chamber at all times, but Hollywood likes the image and sound of racking the slide.
Max searches Balder's house with his Beretta 92FS at the ready.
Max's Beretta 92FS is knocked away when he is attacked in Balder's house.
Max points his Beretta 92FS at Owen Green (Joel Gordon) while using a decent Harries technique to keep the flashlight level.
Max holds his Beretta 92FS on Jason Colvin (Chris O'Donnell) while interrogating him about his wife's murder.
Max fires his Beretta 92FS during the shootout with the ESU team in the Aesir building.

SIG-Sauer P226R

BB's right hand man, Joe, uses a SIG-Sauer P226R as his sidearm. Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) gives another P226R to Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg), who uses it when confronting BB Hensley (Beau Bridges) on the roof.

SIG-Sauer P226R - 9x19mm
A guard draws his SIG-Sauer P226R in the night club.
Joe points his SIG-Sauer P226R at Max before he smacks the gun away.
Max runs into BB's office firing the SIG-Sauer P226R.
A better shot of the SIG-Sauer P226R.
Max points the SIG-Sauer P226R at BB.
Max keeps the P226R level long enough for a fair amount of snow to cluster on it. The snow used is fake snow, as real snow would melt from Max's body heat as he handles the gun and the fact he fired it moments before.
Max fires.
The gun cycles. We then see the bullet fly to its target. In reality, a bullet is in its target commonly before the gun even cycles.

Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1

BB Hensley (Beau Bridges) carries what appears to be a Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1 as his sidearm in the film, and uses it to shoot at Max (Mark Wahlberg) as he runs away.

Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1 - .45 ACP
BB uses his Springfield Custom Professional to kill Jack Lupino (Amaury Nolasco).
BB fires his Springfield Custom Professional at Max as he runs.
BB fires his Springfield Custom Professional at Max in the river before his gun *clicks* empty, instead of locking back.

Para-Ordnance Warthog

Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) uses a Para-Ordnance Warthog fitted with a sound suppressor to kill an Aesir security guard.

Para-Ordnance Warthog - .45 ACP
Mona kills a guard with her suppressed Para-Ordnance Warthog. The gun doesn't cycle when fired and the hammer only falls once, so it is possible that the gun wasn't loaded at all.

Glock 17

While Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) is hallucinating in the Aesir building, one Aesir security guard tries to sneak up on him armed with a Glock 17 but is gunned down by Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) first.

Glock 17 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
An Aesir security guard aims his Glock 17 at Max.


Taurus Judge

Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) carries a Taurus Judge revolver in .410 Bore and .45 Long Colt as his backup gun in the film. The gun's ultimate power is grossly misinterpreted, since Hollywood sees this as simply a "shotgun revolver", when in fact the .45 Long Colt it fires has more effective stopping power than the .410 bird-shot rounds it typically fires (based on the shot pattern left by the gun in the film, it is assumed he uses bird-shot). Somehow he manages to fire six shots from a five shot cylinder in this scene. In the commentary, the director oddly calls it the "Taurus P38".

Taurus Judge - .45 Long Colt/.410 bore
Max draws his Taurus Judge.
Max fires his Taurus Judge at the thug crawling under the bathroom stalls.
Max blows open the stalls with his Taurus Judge, which wouldn't blast open doors like this in real life. What's interesting is that all the stalls appear to be locked, which was likely done so the explosives used to imitate the shotgun blast could be consistent with each door, and locking them shut makes that easier. Also, note how the impact on the wall is misaligned with the gun.
Close up of the Taurus Judge as Max fires it.
Max surrenders his Taurus Judge when being held up by Mona Sax (Mila Kunis).
A CGI-replicated Taurus Judge is seen firing in the credits, although its actual look is off from the true gun.

Colt Detective Special

While at the train station, a junkie pulls a Colt Detective Special with a de-spurred hammer on Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) before he disarms him and tosses it in the running sink. When the film flashes back and we see Max come home to find his family murdered, he dispatches several hired thugs with his issued Detective Special.

Colt Detective Special (1st Generation) - .38 Special
The junkie holds his Colt Detective Special on Max.
Max tosses the Detective Special in the sink.
Max fires his Detective Special at thugs in his house.
The Detective Special slips from Max's hand when he finds his wife dead.

Charter Arms Undercover

A Charter Arms Undercover hammerless is seen on the table when Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) is cleaning and loading his guns. Max is later seen firing it at an assailant in Balder's house.

Charter Arms Undercover (older-model) - .38 Special
Charter Arms Undercover circled in red. Notice the shotgun shells next to the Taurus Judge, confirming that it is the .410 version
Max lets loose six rounds from his Undercover while firing through the holster at the attacker in Balder's house. The holster is attached to his ankle, which proves it is not his Taurus Judge, which he keep in a cross draw hip holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel

Lt. Jim Bravura (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB as his sidearm in the film and holds it on Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) when he confronts him in the Aesir building.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Heavy Barrel - .38 Special
Lt. Bravura in the Aesir building with his Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5KA4

Mona Sax (Mila Kunis) carries a Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 fitted with a 15-round magazine as an unconventional sidearm hidden under her jacket by a sling. During the final assault, Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) duel-wields two MP5Ks with 30-round magazines, effectively dispatching Aesir Security by the dozens. When Max confronts BB Hensley (Beau Bridges) on the building rooftop, BB fires on Max with an MP5K, but it runs empty before he can score a fatal hit.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 - 9x19mm
Mona holds up Max in the alleyway with her MP5KA4.
Mona holds her MP5KA4 on Max while questioning him about the murder of her sister Natasha (Olga Kurylenko).
Max firing two MP5Ks at BB's men.
Max fires his MP5Ks at corrupt police.
Several MP5Ks are seen when BB grabs C4 from the wall safe.
Mona kills a thug with her MP5K.
BB tries to shoot Max with an MP5K but it clicks empty.
A CGI MP5K with an old style trigger group firing during the credits.
Mila Kunis in a promotional image with a sound suppressed MP5K.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Members of the corrupt ESU team in the Aesir building fire on Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns with tactical tri-rails.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
An ESU officer fires his MP5A3 at Max.
An ESU officer in the background fires his MP5A3.
An ESU officer jumps up on the table firing his MP5A3 at Max with the stock collapsed.

Jianshe 9mm

A second thug at the warehouse uses a JS 9mm submachine gun, an export version of the Chinese QCW-05 submachine gun that is chambered in 9x19mm.

Jianshe 9mm - 9x19mm
The two thugs unload their weapons.


One of Lincoln's thugs is seen armed with an MP40 submachine gun.

MP40 - 9x19mm
One of Lincoln's men with an MP40.

Sterling Submachine Gun

A Sterling SMG is seen laying on the table in front of Lincoln.

Sterling Mk 4 - 9x19mm
Circled in red.
A Sterling in front of Lincoln.

Heckler & Koch UMP-45

Heckler & Koch UMP-45s are seen in the hands of Aesir security guards at the end of the film.

Heckler & Koch UMP45 - .45 ACP
Aesir security guards wait in front of the elevator armed with Heckler & Koch UMP45.
One of the guards with a UMP45.

Rifles / Carbines

Heckler & Koch G36C

Several guards in the warehouse are seen using Heckler & Koch G36Cs.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
A guard is seen armed with a Heckler & Koch G36C fitted with an M68 Aimpoint scope and a folding bipod.
A guard fires his G36C at Max during the shoot dodge scene.


The corrupt ESU team is seen armed with M4A1 Carbines during the shootout in the Aesir building. Regular NYPD officers are later seen using them as well.

Colt M4A1 with RIS foregrip and M68 Aimpoint scope - 5.56x45mm
An ESU officer shoots Jason Colvin (Chris O'Donnell) with his M4A1, fitted with an ACOG scope.
The ESU officer then prepares to shoot Max.


An L1A1 SLR is seen carried by one of Lincoln DeNeuf's (Jamie Hector) men.

L1A1 SLR - 7.62x51mm NATO
The Doorman armed with an L1A1 SLR.
The Doorman with his L1A1 SLR, left.


In Lincoln's hideout, an FN FAL is seen among the weapons in his collection.

FN FAL 50.61 Para - 7.62x51mm NATO
Circled in red.


Several AKMs fitted with East-German style blank firing adapters are seen in Lincoln's gun collection.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Three AKMs circled in red.

SIG SG-552

SIG SG 552 carbines are carried by several Aesir Corporation Security guards in the film.

SIG SG-552 - 5.56x45mm
A bodyguard with a SIG SG-552.
One of the bodyguards aims his SIG SG-552.
A bodyguard fires his SIG SG-552 at Max.

IMI Tavor CTAR-21

One of the thugs in the warehouse uses a IMI Compact Tavor CTAR-21 rifle.

IMI Tavor CTAR-21 - 5.56x45mm
One of the thugs prepares to enter with his CTAR-21.
The two thugs unload their weapons.


Mossberg 590

Mossberg 590 shotguns are used by several of the corrupt ESU officers in the Aesir building. Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) uses one during the final battle at the end of the film.

Mossberg 590 with ghost ring sights and speedfeed stock - 12 gauge
An ESU officer fires his Mossberg 590.
An ESU officer fires his Mossberg 590 in the foreground.
An ESU officer firing his Mossberg 590.
An Aesir security guard armed with a Mossberg 590, fitted with a light dedicated forend.
Max pumping a Mossberg 590.
A better shot of the 590.

Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 is seen during the credit sequence composed of CGI. Of equal note is the appearance of a Mossberg 500 Cruiser in the credits. Neither are seen in the actual film.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser with extended magazine tube and heat shield - 12 gauge
Mossberg 500 with heat shield - 12 gauge.
Close up on the ejection port of the CG Mossberg 500.
Magazine tube cap is for a 500, not a 590. Appears the gun was sawed down with a hack saw.

Winchester 1300 Defender

Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) uses a pistol gripped Winchester 1300 Defender to clear out the drug warehouse. In typical Hollywood fashion, anyone hit with the shotgun blast is launched 10 feet back, which doesn't happen in real life.

Winchester 1300 Defender - 12 gauge
Max loads up his Winchester 1300 Defender.
Max fires the Winchester 1300.
Max pumps the Winchester 1300 and the ejecting shell still has powder burning in it.
Max launches thugs through the air with the almighty power of the Hollywood shotgun.
Max with his Winchester 1300.
To stay faithful to the game, here Max dives backwards and does the famous "Shoot Dodge". If you look closely, he pumps the action inward, but never back so the gun somehow fires with the action open.
Max with his Winchester 1300 at the ready.

Remington 870

During the final battle, several Aesir security guards wield both full length and pistol gripped Remington 870 shotguns. Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg) picks up a pistol gripped model and uses it to dispatch some guards before the drug he took overpowers him.

Remington 870 with Surefire 618 light forend - 12 gauge
An Aesir security guard fires a Remington 870 with a light dedicated forend.
Max gets grazed by a pistol gripped Remington 870.
A Remington 870 laying next to Max as he hallucinates.
A CGI Remington 870 firing in the credits.
A Remington 870 passing by in the credits.


Flintlock Muskets and Pistols

A glass display case is seen in BB's office filled with several flintlock rifles/muskets and pistols. In the film it is not seen clearly so a promotional image is used.

The rack behind Max has several old fashioned firearms in it.

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