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Planet Terror (2007)

Planet Terror is the first half of 2007's Grindhouse double bill which includes Death Proof. The horror film was directed by Robert Rodriguez, and follows a group of survivors that struggle to escape a town filled with inhabitants infected with a deadly virus. Planet Terror was released on DVD separately with additional scenes added and featured a mock trailer for a revenge film called Machete, which was subsequently expanded into a full theatrical film released in 2010.

The following weapons were used in the film Planet Terror:



Colt Python

Sheriff Hague (Michael Biehn) carries a 4 inch stainless Colt Python with rubber grips as sidearm throughout the film. Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) also uses a similar Colt Python outside the police station. During that scene, at the hospital and at the Bone Shack, both Hague and Tolo’s Colt Python switches to a 4 inch stainless Ruger Security Six in a continuity error back and forth. Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) is given a Ruger Security Six by Sheriff Hague at The Bone Shack it where it switches back to a Colt Python and he uses it through the end of the film.

Colt Python Stainless Steel variant with 4" Barrel and Colt marked rubber combat grips - .357 Magnum
Sheriff Hague (Michael Biehn) fires his Colt Python at the zombies devouring a Sheriff Deputy. Director Robert Rodriguez notes on the DVD commentary that Michael Biehn asked him if there should be a shot of him reloading. Rodriguez said the audience would be wondering more about how Cherry fires her gun without pulling the trigger, than gun reloads.
Close up of Hague's Python.
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) with his Python ready to take on more zombies outside the police station.
Wray with a Python trying to figure out a plan with Abby to commandeer the helicopters at the Military Base.

Ruger Security Six

Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) uses a 4 inch stainless Ruger Security Six revolver with Pachmayr grips at the police station and at the hospital. Sheriff Hague (Michael Biehn) hands one to Wray at The Bone Shack (which changes to a Colt Python after leaving on the pocket bike), while Cherry hands him a Smith & Wesson Model 586. Both are flashily twirled.

Ruger Security Six with stainless steel finish and 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) with his 4 inch stainless Ruger Security Six as he witnesses chaos outside the hospital.
Better view of the Ruger Security Six.
Hague hands a Ruger Security Six to Wray.
Tolo hands the Ruger Security Six back to Wray after he took it from him.
Wray with his Ruger Security Six and Smith & Wesson Model 586 after some flashy twirling.
Wray aims the Ruger Security Six given to him as zombies take over The Bone Shack.


Lt. Muldoon (Bruce Willis) carries a M1911A1 throughout the film. Soldier rapist (Quentin Tarantino) uses a Rock Island Armory 1911 to threaten Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) and Dr. Block (Marley Shelton).

Colt M1911A1 .45 ACP
Rock Island Armory M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Muldoon fires his 1911A1 at Abby when the deal for the "shit" goes bad. Which misses and hits the guy next to him (Robert Rodriguez.)
Soldier rapist (Quentin Tarantino) uses a Rock Island Armory 1911 to threaten Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan). Note Rock Island Armory on the slide.
After J.T. creates a distraction, Wray manages to get a 1911A1 off one of the soldiers. But one of the other soldiers draws a Ruger Security Six on Wray.
Wray fires the 1911A1 upside down at the soldier. His thumb would be hurting like hell from the slide recoiling back. Also the grip safety must be faulty in order fire.
I have seen me some crazy ass shit in my day...but I ain't never seen me a one-legged stripper. I have seen me a stripper with one breast, and I've seen me a stripper with 12 toes, and I've seen me a stripper with no brains at all, but I ain't never seen me a one-legged stripper. And I've been to Morocco.

Makarov PM

Abby (Naveen Andrews) uses a Makarov PM when the deal for the "shit" with Lt. Muldoon (Bruce Willis) goes bad.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Abby shoots Romy for losing his specimens he needed to study.
Abby points his Makarov PM at the DC2 containers saying the deal is still good.
Abby fires his Makarov PM at Lt. Muldoon. Man left of Abby is director Robert Rodriguez.

Single Action Army

A Single Action Army is used by Earl McGraw (Michael Parks). It is amazingly seen firing seven shots when he uses it against the infected Dr. Block (Josh Brolin). Director Robert Rodriguez notes on the DVD commentary that he purposely added the seventh shot in the sound mix.

Single Action Army with 4.75" barrel - .45 Long Colt
Single Action Army with 5.5" barrel - .45 Long Colt
McGraw draws his SAA as his wife has been infected.
McGraw holds his SAA on Dr. Block
McGraw fires his SAA at Dr. Block

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Dr. Block (Marley Shelton) tells her son Tony Block (Rebel Rodriguez) to arm himself with a Smith & Wesson Model 36 that's stored in her glove box.

Nickel plated Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special.
Tony takes the S&W 36 out of the glove box.
Dr. Block tells Tony to watch where he points that thing or he'll blow his own face off. Robert Rodriguez' son Rebel didn't actually handle a real gun, but a squirt gun and the Model 36 was added digitally.

Smith & Wesson Model 581

Cherry hands a Smith & Wesson Model 581 to Wray (Freddy Rodriguez) to complement the Ruger Security Six given to him by Sheriff Hague.

Smith & Wesson Model 581 - .357 Magnum.
Cherry hands a Smith & Wesson Model 581 to Wray.
Best view of the Smith & Wesson Model 581.
Wray with his Ruger Security Six and Smith & Wesson Model 581 after some flashy twirling.

Smith and Wesson Model 10 HB

A Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB is used by two police officers when the infected attack the police station.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB - .38 Special
Officers with their Smith and Wesson Model 10 outside the police station.

Glock 17

One of Abby's men is seen with a Generation 2 Glock 17 when Romy's balls are removed.

Generation 2 Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Abby's man with a Glock 17. Gun isn't much use with the slide locked back, no rounds.


Mossberg 500

Deputy Tolo (Tom Savini) carries a Mossberg 500 in the hospital when Wray is first picked up. Hot Female Deputy (Emmy Robbin) uses a Mossberg 500 throughout the film until it's taken by Military Unit. Babysitter Twin #1 (Electra Avellan) carries one when they flee The Bone Shack.

Mossberg 500 with extended magazine tube and synthetic furniture - 12 gauge
Tolo armed with a Mossberg 500, while Hague questions Wray about Cherry losing her leg.
Hot Female Deputy aims her Mossberg 500 outside the police station.
Hot Female Deputy armed with her Mossberg awaiting orders from Wray.
Babysitter Twin #1 getting sprayed with Rusty's blood after he jumped out of the car.

Mossberg 500 Bantam

Deputy Carlos (Carlos Gallardo) use a Mossberg 500 Bantam that has the barrel slightly sawed down until he is killed. Sheriff Hague (Michael Biehn) then uses it until they are forced to leave The Bone Shack.

Mossberg 500 Bantam - 12 gauge
Deputy Carlos with his Mossberg 500 Bantam as he goes to get zombie that bit Tolo's finger off.
Try not to shoot yourselves. Don't shoot each other. But especially... don't shoot me. Hague's speech as he is forced to break out the all or nothing box of deputy badges.
Hague with Carlo's Mossberg as he checks out his brother J.T's place.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

A Savage/Stevens 311A Shotgun is J.T.'s (Jeff Fahey) weapon of choice.

Savage/Stevens 311A Shotgun - 12 Gauge
J.T. draws his shotgun before he realizes it's just his brother Sheriff Hague.
J.T. with his shotgun before leaving The Bone Shack.
J.T. reloading his shotgun.

Franchi SPAS-12

After retreating back into The Bone Shack J.T (Jeff Fahey) gives Babysitter Twin #2 (Elise Avellan) a Franchi SPAS-12 to use.

Franchi SPAS-12 - 12 Gauge
J.T with Franchi SPAS-12.
Fucking Cool!
One of the survivors (left) in Mexico is armed with a Franchi SPAS-12.


M16A1 Rifle

The M16A1 is used by the soldiers and the survivors at the Army base. When the group rearms an M16A2 Cherry is carrying turns into an M16A1 in an continuity error.

M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
A solider holds his M16A1 on one of Abby's men, when the deal for the "shit" goes bad.
Another soldier with an M16A1.
Group Photo.jpg
In an continuity error an M16A2 Cherry was carrying turns into an M16A1.

M16 Rifle

A number of the soldiers and survivors are seen armed with slab-sided unknown M16 rifles with 30 round magazines.

Original M16 - 5.56x45mm
M16 SP1 - 5.56x45mm
Group Photo.jpg
In the background, The Crazy Babysitter Twins have M16 rifles with three-prong flash hiders and 30-round magazines


From "The Badass Babes of Planet Terror" Elise Avellan training.

M16A2 Rifle

Some of the survivors carry M16A2s when they make their escape from the military base.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm
An M16A2 carried by Cherry on the far left side. It switches to an M16A1 in the next shot.
Note the A2 handguards.


From "The Badass Babes of Planet Terror" Emmy Robbin with an M16A2 and Electra Avellan with an M16 or M16A1. The actual scene shot was done at a distance so the A2 handguards aren't clearly visible.

M4A1 Carbine

The M4A1 Carbine is used by the soldiers.

Colt M4A1 Carbine - 5.56mm

Bushmaster Carbine

Wray gives Cherry Darling (Rose McGowan) a Bushmaster Carbine, fitted with a Cobray 37mm Launcher, as her new leg.

Bushmaster HBAR Carbine - 5.56x45mm NATO.
Short-barreled Cobray CM203, not attached to a rifle - 37mm flare
Note the Bushmaster logo. This shot also shows the squared-off trigger guard and M16-style safety of the Cobray launcher, distinguishing it from the real M203 grenade launcher.
Relax, she's just busting your balls.
Cherry kills Lewis with a blast from the Cobray launcher.
Cherry Darling with her new "leg".


The following screen captures show how the gun was integrated via CGI into the shots of Rose McGowan's performance. Her leg was wrapped in a green or gray-colored cast & the rifle was mapped over it to achieve the effect.


Unidentified AR-15 Variant

El Wray uses an unidentified AR-15 variant with a night vision scope when he and Cherry first run into zombies, and he uses it to kill many zombies.


Winchester 1894

Earl McGraw (Michael Parks) is seen handling a Winchester 1894 when he tells his daughter Dr. Block to go on without him at The Bone Shack.

Winchester 1894 - .30-30.
McGraw with the Winchester 1894.
McGraw works the lever.

Heavy Weapons

Browning M2HB

Several Browning M2HB are mounted on different military vehicles.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A Browning M2 mounted on a M35 "Deuce and a half".
An M2 mounted on a Chevrolet 3/4 ton pickup.

M136 AT4

A zombie uses an M136 AT4 to try and kill Cherry.

M136 AT4 - 84mm
The zombie fires the rocket at Cherry.
Cherry uses useless talent #66 to dodge the rocket.

GE M134

A GE M134 seen as Cherry's new prosthetic leg at the end.

General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm

Submachine guns


Babysitter Twin #2 (Elise Avellan) uses a TEC 9 until she is given Franchi SPAS-12 by J.T (Jeff Fahey).

TEC-9 9x19mm
Babysitter Twin #2 with her TEC-9, awaiting orders from Wray.
Babysitter Twin #2 with her TEC-9 outside The Bone Shack.

Cobray M11/9

Babysitter Twin #1 (Electra Avellan) uses a Cobray M11/9 fitted with a barrel shroud until she is given a Mossberg 500. One of the survivors is then seen with it when they leave The Bone Shack.

Cobray M11/9 - 9x19mm


Gun Case

In the police stations armory several shotguns and rifles are seen.

From left the right. A Mossberg 500, Winchester 1894, two Mossberg 500's. The last firearm in the rack is a shotgun and it appears to me to be a Winchester Model 12 from the barrel, magazine tube, and how they are attached to one another. The first to last is a rifle of some sort. It almost appears to be a M1 carbine derivative.

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