Sicario teaser poster
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Sicario (Spanish for "hitman") is a 2015 crime thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sons of Anarchy). Emily Blunt stars as Kate Macer, an FBI SWAT agent assigned to the FBI's Phoenix Field Office, who becomes involved with an elite anti-drug task force led by a shadowy government official (Josh Brolin) and his mysterious Mexican partner (Benicio del Toro). The cast also includes Jon Bernthal and Jeffrey Donovan. A sequel, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, which also was written by Sheridan and with Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, and Jeffrey Donovan returning to reprise their roles, was released in June of 2018 by Sony and Columbia Pictures.
The following weapons were used in the film Sicario:
Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) and other FBI agents carry a third generation Glock 19 as their main sidearm, the former notably using hers during the shootout at the Juárez-El Paso border crossing.
Glock 19 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm Parabellum
A production image shows Emily Blunt as Kate Macer with her Glock 19 holstered.
Kate with her Glock 19 while at the Juárez-El Paso border crossing. Note the small guide rod and accessory rail, making this a generation 3 model.
Kate holds the Glock after opening fire. This is a better view of the guide rod.
Kate fires her Glock at an attacker.
Kate aims her Glock near the ending.
Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) also uses a fourth generation Glock 17 in several scenes.
4th Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm. What differentiates this model from older models is the removable backstrap, more aggressive grip texture, enlarged magazine release and larger guide rod face. Also, Gen4 is engraved on the slide.
Alejandro (Benicio del Toro
) uses a Glock 17
during a confrontation. Note the larger dual recoil spring guide rod, thus identifying this as a Gen 4 model.
Delta Force operators can be seen carrying Beretta 92FS pistols in their thigh holsters during the shootout at the border crossing. Mexican Federal Police officers carry Berettas in their drop leg holsters during security escort in Juarez. Silvio (Maximiliano Hernández) carries a Beretta in his hip holster when posing as a Mexican Federal officer. A Sonora cartel member is later seen wielding a Beretta onto Silvio.
Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm Parabellum
Matt's operatives open fire on a group of cartel gunmen. A Beretta 92FS
can be seen in a Delta Force operator's holster on the left.
A Sonora cartel member draws a Beretta on Silvio (Maximiliano Hernández
), who also has a Beretta holstered.
SIG-Sauer P226 DAK
A Sonora Cartel gunman uses a SIG-Sauer P226 DAK during the border crossing shootout.
SIG-Sauer P226 DAK - 9x19mm.
Closeup of the SIG held by the gunman. Note the lack of decocker and bobbed hammer, thus identifying it as a "Double Action Kellerman" (DAK) model.
Manuel Diaz (Bernardo P. Sarancino) retrieves an FN Five-seveN USG when he is pulled over by the police.
FN Five-seveN USG (U.S. Government) model - FN 5.7x28mm.
Manuel Diaz (Bernardo P. Sarancino) retrieves the FN Five-seveN USG
when he is pulled over by the police.
Heckler & Koch Mark 23
Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) uses a suppressed Heckler & Koch Mark 23 during the climax.
Heckler & Koch Mark 23 with suppressor -.45 ACP
A promotional picture of Benicio del Toro as Alejandro holding the suppressed Mark 23. The MK23 can be differentiated from the USP series by the raised sections of the front and rear of the slide at the point the sights are situated, from the curved underside of the front of the frame and also the threaded hole in the front of the wider, elongated trigger guard (for installation of a Wilcox or similar locking LAM unit) which you can see clearly in this still. Also the frame on a Mark 23 is significantly wider before the integrated rail than on a USP. Though it is hard to identify in the film, this enhanced publicity still helps, as well as a brief side shot in the film, detailing the unique Mark 23 trigger guard.
Alejandro (Benicio del Toro
) aims his Gen 4 Glock 17. At full size, the suppressed Mark 23 can be seen in his vest holster. This could not have been mistaken for a similar USP, as it has an ambidextrous safety lever, which can clearly be seen on its left side.
Alejandro confronts Fausto Alarcon (Juan Cedillo) and his family. Note the older style reflective H&K "Maritime" finish. New MK23s feature HK's standard "Hostile Environment" finish.
Alejandro brandishes the suppressed Mark 23.
Alejandro fires the suppressed Mark 23.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) uses a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with a Gemtech suppressor, KAC railed handguards and an Aimpoint sight. An unsuppressed MP5A3 with a Surefire forend is used by a cartel gunman during the border crossing shootout.
Heckler & Koch MP5-N with Navy trigger group, threaded muzzle, railed handguard, RIS foregrip, and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - 9x19mm
The screen-used suppressed MP5A3 carried by Alejandro (Benicio del Toro
) in the film Sicario
, from Independent Studio Services. (Video from Vickers Tactical).
Alejandro holds his suppressed MP5A3.
The MP5A3 held by Alejandro during the confrontation near the border.
A night vision image of an operator with the weapon.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire Weaponlight and "SD"-style stock.
An unsuppressed MP5A3 with a Surefire forend is used by a cartel gunman during the border crossing shootout.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3
Alejandro's MP5A3 becomes a Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 with an Aimpoint sight in non-firing scenes.
Heckler & Koch MP5SD3 with S-E-F trigger group and stock extended - 9x19mm
In a continuity error, Alejandro's weapon changes from an MP5A3 to an MP5SD3. Note how the sight has been crudely attached atop the weapon with tape.
Smith & Wesson M76
A cartel gunman attempts to draw a Smith & Wesson M76 submachine gun during the border crossing shootout.
Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm
A gunman attempts to draw his S&W M76.
FBI Agents Kate Mercer (Emily Blunt), Reggie Wayne (Daniel Kaluuya) and Phoenix Police Department SWAT officers use M4A1 Carbines with EOTech 553 sights and/or Aimpoint CompM2 CCO sights and foregrips during the film's opening raid in Chandler, Arizona. During the US-Mexican border scene, DEA Agent Steve Forsing (Jeffrey Donovan) and Delta Force commandos also use M4A1 Carbines with EOTech 553 sights and foregrips. Mexican Federal Police officers, Border Patrol Officers, and cartel members carry M4A1s with detachable carrying handle rear iron sights and older A2 rounded handguards. At least two Phoenix SWAT officer wield M4A1s with black Magpul MOE furniture and ACOG scopes in the first minutes of the film and are carried as well by Delta Force commandos, most notably by the team leader (Dylan Kenin) during the night raid to the tunnels in conjunction with the standard M4A1. Its possible these may be airsoft replicas as well like the G&P M4 MOE CQBR but these rifles feature 14.5 in barrels.
M4A1 Carbine with EOTech 552.A65 Holographic sight and SureFire M951XM05 tactical light - 5.56x45mm NATO
FBI Special Agent Kate Macer (Emily Blunt
) armed with the M4A1 with a EOTech 553 and foregrip during the opening house raid operation.
DEA Agent Steve Forsing (Jeffrey Donovan
) raises his M4A1 as he unlocks the SUV door. Note that the M4 bolt is locked back. Earlier in the scene shows Steve simply hasn't pressed the bolt catch release button as it is seen sticking out.
Steve aims the M4A1 with an EOTech sight and foregrip when confronting a group of hitmen near the border crossing. Here the bolt is closed indicating the rifle is chambered.
Delta Force operatives armed with M4A1 carbines open fire on a group of cartel gunmen.
Kate armed with the M4A1 while infiltrating the drug smuggling tunnels.
Colt M4A1 - 5.56x45mm NATO
A Mexican Federal Police officer holds an M4A1 with carrying handle sight and A2 rounded handguard while in the convoy.
A Sonora cartel member carrying the carbine loads drugs into Silvio's car.
M4A1 with Black Magpul furniture
The Delta team leader (Dylan Kenin) holds a Magpul M4A1 with an ACOG sight.
Daniel Defense M4A1
Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) uses a Daniel Defense M4A1 with a foregrip, Magpul PMAG, EOTech 553 sight, and SureFire M720V RAID flashlight as his main weapon.
Daniel Defense M4A1 - 5.56x45mm
The screen-used Daniel Defense DDM4 "M4A1" carried by Matt Graver (Josh Brolin
) in the film Sicario
, from Independent Studio Services. (Video from Vickers Tactical). In this video, the weapon is set up as it appeared in Sicario: Day of the Soldado
, rather than the original Sicario
- notably, it has a black Surefire weaponlight rather than the flat dark earth (FDE) version seen in the first film.
A publicity photo of Josh Brolin as Matt Graver with his Daniel Defense M4A1. Note that the configuration in this movie, in contrast to Sicario: Day of the Soldado
, features an FDE version of the Surefire M720V, Magpul MBUS sights, and a TangoDown vertical grip. In the sequel, the gun instead has a black M720V, Troy Battle sights, and a Knight's Armament "Broom Handle" vertical grip.
Matt has the rifle slung.
An infrared image of Matt carrying the rifle.
The rifle held by Matt while in the drug tunnel.
Colt Model 933
A Mexican Federal Police officer is seen wielding a Colt Model 933.
Colt Model 933 with 4-position stock - 5.56x45mm NATO
wields a Model 933 while escorting the Americans in Ciudad Juárez.
G&P M4 MOE CQBR
During the border shootout, Delta Force commandos use what are likely airsoft replica G&P M4 MOE CQBR rifles. Border Patrol and ICE Agents are also seen with these rifles as they are guarding a large group of captured immigrants.
G&P M4 MOE CQBR (Airsoft)
A Delta Force commando with the CQBR watches over civilians at the border crossing.
During the night raid journey to the hidden tunnels, two Delta operatives have what appears to be M16A4 type rifles fitted with bipods and EOTech XPS sights as seen through thermal vision.
M16A4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) with KAC M5 railed handgurds, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, KAC RIS foregrip, and Trijicon TA01 4x32 ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm NATO. This is the standard USMC style setup.
Heckler & Koch G36C
One of the Delta Force commandos can be seen wielding a Heckler & Koch G36C with an EOTech sight.
Heckler & Koch G36C with an attached EOTech sight - 5.56x45mm
The operative behind Steve opens fire with a G36C.
One of the cartel gunmen at the border crossing wields an AKMSU.
AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm.
The barrel of the rifle can be seen pointing out of the window of the Honda.
An AK-103 rifle (likely an American semi-auto clone such as the Arsenal SLR-107FR) is used by a cartel hitman disguised as a Federal police officer (or a corrupt Federal police officer doing jobs for the cartel) during the border crossing shootout. A similar rifle is also seen in Silvio's (Maximiliano Hernández) home.
The hitman aims an AK-type rifle.
The modernized furniture and waffle-pattern magazine can be seen.
The rifle, as seen in Silvio's home.
One of Fausto Alarcon's bodyguards uses a shortened AKMS rifle.
The bodyguard holds a shortened AKMS.
Remington 700 PSS
During the film's opening raid, a SWAT sniper uses a Remington 700 PSS to provide cover for Kate's team.
Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod - .300 Win Mag
A FBI sniper provides cover during a raid on a house in Chandler, Arizona.
FN M249E2 SAW
M249 SAW machine guns are mounted on Mexican Federal Police pickups.
M249-E2 SAW - upgraded M249 with heat shield and full synthetic Stock, equipped with a 200 round ammo drum - 5.56x45mm
A Federal Police officer wields a M249 SAW.
Another angle, note that the gun is shown incorrectly loaded with a 7.62mm belt instead of 5.56mm.
wields a M249 while escorting the Americans in Ciudad Juárez.
M230 Chain Gun
The M230 Chain Gun is seen with AH-64 Apaches inside a US military base.
Hughes/Alliant Techsystems M230 chain gun - 30x113mm B
AH-64 Apaches lined up on a tarmac.
Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser
A member of the cartel uses a Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser during a shootout with the FBI.
Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser with high-capacity magazine tube and pistol grip - 12 gauge
A member of the cartel uses a Mossberg 590
Mariner Cruiser shootout with the FBI.
The shotgun lies next to the dead man.