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Priest of Evil

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Priest of Evil (2010)

Priest of Evil is a 2010 Finnish film and the first of its kind as a full-blooded thriller. Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää (Peter Franzén) of the Helsinki Violent Crimes Unit is only a shadow of the man who used to be. He's taking pills for his depression, and he's trying to cope with his estranged wife, who has turned to God after the loss of their daughter. He's also dealing with a case of a strange succession of deaths in the Helsinki metrostations, which are believed to be the work of a serial killer. At the same time he's plotting revenge on the man who killed his daughter.

The following weapons were used in the film Priest of Evil:

Glock 17

A third generation Glock 17 (which is the real-life sidearm of Finnish Police Force) is used by all of the Helsinki police department officers, including Detective Sergeant Timo Harjunpää, Sergeant Matias Krankke (Jorma Tommila) and Sergeant Onerva Nykänen (Jenni Banerjee). Harjunpää keeps his Glock in a shoulder holster. He loses his Glock after a fight with the serial killer, Johannes Heino (Sampo Sarkola), at a metrostation. After Heino steals the Glock from Harjunpää, he swithces to a Smith & Wesson Model 629, and uses it for the rest of the film.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Timo Harjunpää (Peter Franzén) with a Glock 17 in a publicity still.
Onerva Nykänen (Jenni Banerjee) and Matias Krankke (Jorma Tommila) armed with Glock 17s in a publicity still.
Harjunpää's Glock in his holster.
"Put the gun down." Harjunpää aims his Glock at a suspect.
Matias Krankke with his Glock during a raid.
Onerva Nykänen and Matias Krankke aim their Glocks. Note the weaponlights.
Harjunpää using his Glock when chasing the serial killer, with a decent Harris technique.
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Johannes Heino investigates Harjunpää's Glock after stealing it from him.

Smith & Wesson Model 629

A Smith & Wesson Model 629, the stainless steel version of the Smith & Wesson Model 29, is used by Timo Harjunpää (Peter Franzén) after he loses his Glock 17 for the rest of the film.

Smith & Wesson Model 629 - .44 Magnum
Harjunpää holds his Smith & Wesson Model 629 on Jere in a publicity still.
A shot of Harjunpää's holster.
Harjunpää loads his Smith.
He then aims down the barrel of the gun. Note the hollowpoint .44 Magnum bullets.
Harjunpää holds his Model 629 on Jere.
Harjunpää aims his Model 629 at Heino.

SIG-Sauer P225

A SIG-Sauer P225 is used by Sergeant Matias Krankke (Jorma Tommila) as his personal sidearm. He pulls it when he's searching Johannes Heino's house. There's a brief continuity error when Krankke's P225 changes into a Walther P88 Compact, after he enters Heino's basement.

SIG-Sauer P225 - 9x19mm
Krankke pulls his P225.
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Krankke enters Heino's basement. After this scene, the gun switches to a Walther P88 Compact.

Walther P88 Compact

Matias Krankke's SIG-Sauer P225 changes into a Walther P88 Compact when he enters a suspect's basement.

Walther P88 Compact - 9x19mm
Krankke enters Heino's basement with a Walther P88 Compact pulled out.


The Heckler & Koch MP5 submachine gun is used by a couple of Karhu Team officers during the raid in the beginning of the film. The Finnish Karhu Team (basically Finnish SWAT) also uses MP5s in real life.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
An officer of the Karhu Team with an MP5A3.
Another officer wields an MP5A3.

AR-15 variants

A couple of Karhu Team officers use unknown AR-15 variants during the raid near the end of the film. The Finnish Karhu Team doesn't use AR-15 in real life. They are also really hard to get and really expensive in Finland. It is very possible that these rifles are airsoft variants.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Classic Army M15A4 airsoft carbine rifle - 5.56x45mm
A Karhu Team officer wields an AR-15 variant.
A Karhu Team officer on the right with an AR-15 variant fitted with an Eotech holosight. This particular gun looks like a Tokyo Marui or Jing Gong M4 S-System airsoft rifle.
An officer with an AR-15 fitted with a tactical flashlight and a drum magazine.
Heino surprises one of the officers, and while he goes down we can see his rifle. The rifle has white markings on the lower receivers, which confirms this gun as an airsoft replica. Current AR-15 manufacturers don't use white markings.

Stevens Model 67

A man is seen holding a Stevens Model 67 during the raid in the beginning.

Savage/Springfield Model 67 - 12 gauge. This is the same firearm, built under contract by Savage, but branded 'Springfield' for 3rd party sales
The man with the shotgun.
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