Se7en (aka, Seven) is a 1995 police crime thriller directed by David Fincher that stars Brad Pitt as David Mills, a young detective new to working downtown homicide who is partnered with Lt. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman), a veteran detective who's seen too much and only has a few days to retirement. Together, they try to crack the case of a serial killer who uses the Seven Deadly Sins (Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Lust, Pride, Envy, and Wrath) as his inspiration. The film's dirty, violent, dreary and large metropolitan setting is intentionally never told, as "the city" is supposed to be a fictional, more noir version of New York City. Police Technical Advisers were on the set at all times to correct the actors, which explains the exceptional gun handling seen throughout the film.
The following weapons were used in the film Se7en:
WARNING! Due to IMFDB requiring actors be identified as well as the weapons they are holding, this page contains MAJOR SPOILERS!
Smith & Wesson Model 15
Detective Lieutenant William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 15 as his sidearm throughout the film.
Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Somerset with his Smith & Wesson Model 15 drawn in John Doe's apartment.
Somerset spins the loaded cylinder and swings it shut (something wheel-gun lovers cringe at).
Somerset (Morgan Freeman
) draws and fires a shot into the air with his Smith & Wesson Model 15
to get the delivery man to stop his van. According to Somerset's history provided in the film, this is the first shot he ever fired in the line of duty. Note how he draws the gun with his finger off the trigger, which Freeman was told to do by the police technical advisors on the set after he drew his gun with his finger on the trigger originally.
Somerset holds his Model 15 on the delivery man.
Custom Springfield Armory M1911-A1
Detective David Mills (Brad Pitt) uses a customized Springfield Armory M1911-A1 with adjustable target sights, mag-na-ported/bushingless bull barrel, beavertail grip safety, ring hammer, extended slide stop safety, extended slide release, light-weight 3-hole target trigger, square trigger guard, and stag horn grips as his sidearm throughout the film, notably during the climax.
An airsoft reproduction of the Springfield Armory M1911-A1 made by J-Armoury (Western Arms) used in the film.
Mills drops prone with his Springfield Armory M1911-A1 after John Doe opens fire on him and Somerset outside his apartment.
Mills searches for John Doe in the apartment building while keeping his finger off the trigger and resting his dominant thumb on the manual safety, a technique often taught for 1911 style pistols.
Mills aims at John Doe from an apartment window.
A beautiful shot of Mills' M1911-A1 as it is thrown into a puddle when he is hit in the face by a crowbar.
Mills loads a magazine into his M1911-A1, loaded with FMJ ball .45 ACP ammo.
Mills brass-checks his M1911-A1.
Mills (Brad Pitt
) holds his M1911-A1 at the end of the film.
Taurus PT99 AF
A blued Taurus PT99 AF with wood grips is used by John Doe (Kevin Spacey) when Detective Mills (Brad Pitt) and Detective Lt. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) go to his apartment. We know for sure that this is a Taurus PT99 and not a Taurus PT99 because it has adjustable target sights. The PT99 can be distinguished from the similar Beretta 92FS by its lack of an ambidextrous safety/decocking lever on the slide. Taurus pistols are copies of the earlier Beretta 92 design that had a frame mounted safety, which can clearly be seen on the second screenshot. One of the murder victims is described as having bruises from the muzzle and front sight of Doe's pistol on their head, which seems unlikely since the barrel protrudes significantly past the muzzle, distancing the front sight from the barrel. However, it is also possible that Doe, being independently wealthy, simply used a different gun on that victim.
Taurus PT99 AF with wood grips - 9x19mm
A beautiful shot of John Doe holding his Taurus PT99 to Mills' head. If you look closely, you can notice that the markings on the slide resemble that of an early production Taurus PT92/99, not a Beretta 92 series pistol.
An excellent side shot of Doe's Taurus PT99. Note raised adjustable sights and wooden grips. Note also the lack of a slide safety, indicating it is a Taurus rather than a Beretta 92FS. As the camera pans farther to the right, you can see that the hammer is cocked! And Doe has his finger on the trigger, yikes!
The city's SWAT officers are seen with unknown M1911A1-series pistols in their tac-vest holsters. Since SWAT team 1911 models varied heavily in the '90s, they could be multiple types.
The SWAT officers have M1911A1 pistols in their holsters, circled in red.
The city's police officers in the film carry Glock 17s as their issued sidearms.
Glock 17 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
An officer outside the apartment building of the third victim is seen with his Glock 17 drawn, right.
Officers walks by with Glock 17s in their holsters.
Officers at the police station aim their Glock 17s.
California (John C. McGinley) keeps a Beretta 92FS in his tac-vest holster.
California with a Beretta 92FS in his holster.
A SIG-Sauer P226 is seen in Detective Taylor's (Daniel Zacapa) holster at the first crime scene in the film.
Detective Taylor with a SIG-Sauer P226 in his holster.
Police Captain Lucas (R. Lee Ermey) has an unknown revolver in his hip holster. It is never seen clearly enough to identify.
Police Captain Lucas (named determined by early draft of script) with an unknown revolver in his holster.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2s with Navy trigger groups and Surefire 628 forend weaponlights are used by the SWAT team when they breach the apartment and find the serial killer's third victim.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Navy trigger group and Surefire 628 dedicated forend - 9x19mm
A SWAT officer climbs the fire escape with a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 slung.
SWAT officers prepare to breach the apartment room.
A SWAT officer armed with his MP5A2 Navy.
A SWAT officer clears the room armed with an Heckler & Koch MP5A2
with Navy lower. Based on his hand signals and weapon handling, it's safe to assume this is a real SWAT guy.
A SWAT officer guards the entrance with his MP5A2 at the ready.
Colt AR-15A2 Sporter HBAR
A SWAT officer is seen with a Colt AR-15A2 Sporter HBAR slung over his back. This is the civilian version of the M16A2.
Colt Government Model HBAR AKA Colt AR-15A2 Sporter HBAR - 5.56x45mm
A SWAT officer with a Colt AR-15A2 Sporter HBAR slung over his back. Note heavy barrel and A2-style flashhider.
A SWAT sniper is seen using a Remington 700PSS sniper rifle fitted with an unknown scope during the final scene in the desert.
Remington 700PSS - .300 Win Mag
A SWAT sniper hangs from the door armed with a Remington 700PSS.
A good shot of the scope.
The sniper aims his Remington 700PSS.
Some of the SWAT officers, notably California (John C. McGinley), wield Mossberg 590 shotguns with tactical flashlights when breaching the apartment of the third victim. One is fitted with ghost-ring sights.
Mossberg 590 with ghost-ring sights - 12 Gauge
A SWAT officer with a Mossberg 590 with ghost-ring sights.
California with his Mossberg 590 at the ready.
SWAT officers prepares to breach the apartment.
California showing good trigger discipline.
Mossberg 500 shotguns are carried by police as they guard the vehicle during the transport of a prisoner. One is also seen in the front of the car driven by Detective Lt. William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and Detective Mills (Brad Pitt).
In the background, a police officer is seen armed with a Mossberg 500.
A Mossberg 500 sits in the front of the car next to Somerset. Note the pump-action appears to be locked back in this shot.
M18 Smoke Grenade
The SWAT officers have M18 smoke grenades strapped to their tac-vests, notably California (John C. McGinley).
California with an M18 smoke grenade in his tac-vest while riding the chopper in the desert.