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Sin City
Theatrical Release Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Frank Miller
Robert Rodriguez
(Special guest director: Quentin Tarantino)
Release Date 2005
Studio Dimension Films
Troublemaker Studios
Distributor Dimension Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
The Salesman Josh Hartnett
Marv Mickey Rourke
Det. John Hartigan Bruce Willis
Det. Jack "Jackie Boy" Rafferty Benicio del Toro
Dwight McCarthy Clive Owen
Nancy Callahan Jessica Alba
Roark Jr./"The Yellow Bastard" Nick Stahl
Gail Rosario Dawson
Wendy/Goldie Jaime King

Sin City is the 2005 feature film adaptation of the graphic novel series created by Frank Miller. The film was co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Many of the cast along with directors Rodriguez and Miller would return for the 2014 sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For.

The following weapons were used in the film Sin City:



Springfield Armory M1911A1

The Springfield Armory M1911A1 is one of the most frequently used handguns in the film (Which are clearly seen on the slides of the guns). At the beginning of the film, The Salesman (Josh Hartnett) uses a G.I. model fitted with a sound-suppressor to kill a woman. Marv (Mickey Rourke) also packs a G.I. model, which he affectionately named "Gladys", after a nun in his Catholic school. Apparently he took the gun from a guy he killed at school based on the line "I stole her off the toughest guy I ever messed with, back in school. He was dead at the time, so he didn't miss her." -(From the graphic novel Sin City: The Hard Goodbye). "Gladys" is briefly seen held by Marv's parole officer Lucille (Carla Gugino). Detective Jack "Jackie Boy" Rafferty (Benicio del Toro) packs a single G.I. model with Pearl grips and Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) carries two matching G.I.'s with ivory grips. Along with all of them, several random extras such as thugs and Old Town prostitutes are seen with M1911A1s as well.

Springfield Armory M1911-A1 "GI" Stainless Steel version with U.S.-marked grips - .45 ACP
Springfield Armory M1911A1 mil-spec stainless - .45 ACP. Note the slanted serrations versus the straight on the G.I. above.
The Salesman (Josh Hartnett) with a suppressed M1911A1. Note the standard GI ejection port.
Marv (Mickey Rourke) gets re-acquainted with his Springfield Armory G.I. Model M1911A1, nicknamed "Gladys". (extended cut).
Marv kills the hitman with "Gladys".
Marv uses "Gladys" to interrogate the corrupt Priest (Creator and Writer/Co-Director Frank Miller in a cameo).
Marv readies "Gladys" as Wendie tries to run him over.
Marv drops Gladys after being knocked out by Lucille.
Lucille (Carla Gugino) with "Gladys".
"Gladys" is shown as Marv checks his inventory. Note despite being a Springfield, it clearly sports the rampant Colt on the right grip here. Serial number "WW26345", for anyone curious.
The stainless Springfield Armory M1911A1 used by Benico Del Toro as Detective Jack Rafferty - .45 ACP
Det. Jack "Jackie Boy" Rafferty (Benicio del Toro) packs a single M1911A1.
An Old Town prostitute is seen armed with an ivory gripped M1911A1 when Rafferty and Dwight enter the town.
The matching pair of Springfield Armory M1911A1s used by Clive Owen as Dwight McCarthy in the film - .45 ACP.
Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) carries a pair of Springfield Armory M1911A1s.
Det. Rafferty points his M1911A1 at Beckie (Alexis Bledel).
Miho severs Rafferty's hand, which is still holding his M1911A1.
Rafferty pries open the fingers of his severed hand with his teeth to retrieve his M1911A1, which was Del Toro's idea.
Refferty draws down on Miho (Devon Aoki), as she throws a muzzle plug into his M1911A1.
The plug clearly enters Rafferty's M1911A1. If it could clearly enter the barrel from being thrown in, it is doubtful it is in tight enough to cause the gun to backfire.
The slide rips off the frame of Rafferty's M1911A1, although the hammer stays down even though the slide just flew back.
The slide flies back into Rafferty's forehead, although this is completely impossible due to the design of the pistol.
Dwight readies his G.I. M1911A1 as the officer inspects Rafferty's dead body. (Looks to be a modified GI because of the lowered ejection port.)
Dwight points his M1911A1 at the bomber, unaware he is standing on a bomb trap.
Dwight fires his M1911A1s akimbo at Manute and his men in the alleyway.
Schulz and this thug are pinned together by Miho's sword, one armed with an M1911A1. Based on the external extractor, this could be a replica or a Star Model B. (extended cut).

Beretta 92FS (mocked up as Beretta 93R "Auto 9")

Douglas Klump (Rick Gomez) is the first character seen with the Beretta "Auto 9", aka the RoboCop gun. Hartigan (Bruce Willis) later takes Klump's Auto 9 and kills a cop with it at the Roark's farm. The original Auto-9 seen in RoboCop was an actual Beretta 93R, but Sin City uses the RoboCop 3-version of the gun, which was built off a Beretta 92FS - close inspection of the slide reveals the decocking safety of a 92FS, while a genuine 93R has a frame-mounted safety. It was mentioned in a behind-the-scenes featurette that this particular weapon was used due to writer Frank Miller's involvement in the story for RoboCop 2 and RoboCop 3.

Beretta 93R modified as the "Auto 9" - 9x19mm
Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Klump (Rick Gomez) points his Beretta Auto 9 at Hartigan.
Klump smacks a magazine into his Auto 9 as he prepares to pick up Hartigan in the hotel. (extended cut).
Hartigan takes Klump's Auto 9 for himself.
Hartigan fires the Auto 9. Note the famous muzzle flash.
Hartigan fires the Auto 9 along with a Ruger Blackhawk.

Colt Defender

During the scene where Hartigan (Bruce Willis) is in a hospital room and Senator Roark (Powers Boothe) is telling him how he'll pay for shooting Roark Jr. (Nick Stahl), Senator Roark can be seen with a Colt Defender, Colt's compact 3" barreled 1911 variant - if you look closely you can see the Colt "Ponies" on the slide before and after the words "Colt Defender". It is clearly too small to be an Officer's ACP as it was previously listed.

Colt Defender - .45 ACP
"Power doesn't come from a badge, or a gun. Power comes from lying..." Senator Roark pulls the Colt Defender.
Roark readies his Colt Defender.
"I could pump you full of bullets right now and I wouldn't even be arrested. Everyone would lie for me. Everyone who matters..."

Beretta 92FS

Roark Jr. a.k.a. The Yellow Bastard (Nick Stahl) wields a Beretta 92FS when he follows Hartigan (Bruce Willis) to Kady's Bar and then fires it at Hartigan and Nancy (Jessica Alba) as they try to escape in her car. Several other thugs and Old Town prostitutes carry Berettas.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Roark Jr. (Nick Stahl) makes his Beretta 92FS very clear to Hartigan, who says in his thoughts, "I have to get that Beretta away from him somehow, and kill him."
Junior fires his 92FS at Hartigan and Nancy.
Junior fires his 92FS.
Roark Junior's 92FS locks back empty.
Junior drops his 92FS when Hartigan shoots him in the throat with a well aimed shot. Note the slide appears to have returned to battery.

Walther P22

The first Walther P22 we see is in the hand of an Old Town prostitute, which is a nickel target model with laser. The next one we see is the one that Hartigan (Bruce Willis) takes from Shlubb (Nick Offerman) which is also two-tone and is seen being affixed with a suppressor by Shlubb when going to pick up Hartigan. Hartigan's Walther P22 is notably seen while it's on the the seat of the stolen Ferrari next to the Auto 9 carried by Klump (Rick Gomez).

Walther P22 with stainless steel slide - .22 LR
An Old Town prostitute (Texas Presley) with a Walther P22, which is two-tone with a barrel weight and a laser device.
Shlubb threads a suppressor on his Walther P22 when going to pick up Hartigan. (extended cut).
Hartigan keeps Shlubb's Walther P22 on the seat of the stolen Ferrari along with Klump's Auto 9. It is confusing why Hartigan would resort to the stiletto knife when he clearly has a sound suppressed gun to use.

Colt Officers ACP M1991A1 Series 80

In the beginning of the movie, Roark Jr. (Nick Stahl) carries a Colt Officer's ACP 1911 variant with a blued frame and stainless steel slide, which he uses to shoot Detective Hartigan (Bruce Willis) several times non-fatally and hold Nancy Callahan (Makenzie Vega) hostage but loses it when Hartigan blows his arm off on the dock.

Colt Compact M1991A1 - .45 ACP. The Colt Compact is the Parkerized version of the Colt Officer's ACP.
As Roark Jr. runs away with young Nancy Callahan in his arms, the slide of his Colt Officers ACP clearly reads "Colt M1991A1". The hammer shouldn't be down after having just fired it seconds ago.
Roark Jr. holds young Nancy Callahan hostage with his Colt Officers ACP.
Roark Jr. fires his Officers ACP at Hartigan.


Smith & Wesson Model 29

In the beginning of the film, Detective Hartigan (Bruce Willis) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 .44 Magnum to rescue the young Nancy Callahan (Makenzie Vega), and also uses it to blow Roark Jr. (Nick Stahl) apart. Frank Miller made Hartigan use a .44 Magnum as an ode to Dirty Harry and felt the 5th film was a bad way to end the series, so he made this as his Dirty Harry. Note how Nancy's last name is "Callahan." Despite being a lefty in real life, Bruce Willis was nice enough to fake being a righty shooter for the film to stay faithful to the comics.

Smith & Wesson Model 29 with Nickel finish - .44 Magnum
Hartigan (Bruce Willis) draws his Smith & Wesson Model 29.
A close up of Hartigan's Model 29.
Hartigan blows away the twin thugs with his Model 29, which unrealistically sends them flying.
"Roark! Let the girl go..."
Hartigan blows off Roark Jr.'s ear with his Model 29.
Hartigan prepares to shoot Roark again.
Hartigan blows off Roark's arm with his Model 29.

Colt Python

In the beginning of the film, Bob (Michael Madsen) shoots his partner, Hartigan (Bruce Willis) with a Colt Python in the back and chest in fear of the Roark family's wrath. A hitman holds a Colt Python to Marv's back in Katie's Bar, and an Old Town prostitute can also be seen wielding one. Strangely Bob fires 8 shots out of his six shot Python, versus only six in the book.

Colt Python - .357 Magnum
Bob (Michael Madsen) shoots Hartigan (Bruce Willis) with a Colt Python.
"Show's over, dickwad."
A hitman holds his Colt Python to Marv's back in Katie's Bar.
An Old Town prostitute with a Colt Python.

Colt Detective Special

In the beginning of the film, Detective Hartigan (Bruce Willis) packs a Colt Detective Special in an ankle holster as his "Spare Rod". He attempts to use it when he is shot several times by his partner, Bob (Michael Madsen), but is only shot again when he attempts to pull it out.

Colt Detective Special (3rd Generation) - .38 Special
Hartigan reaches for his "Spare Rod" in his ankle holster.

Ruger Blackhawk

When Hartigan (Bruce Willis) returns from being in prison for eight years and meets up with the now nineteen year old Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba), she gives him a stainless steel Ruger Blackhawk which he uses during a shootout with Roark Jr. a.k.a. Yellow Bastard (Nick Stahl) in the throat, and during the rescue of Nancy at the Roark family farm. Nancy herself wears a pair of stainless Ruger Blackhawks and some old town prostitutes are seen with them, noticeably Dallas the black masked Prostitute (Patricia Vonne).

Stainless Steel Ruger Blackhawk - .357 Magnum
Dallas with one of her Ruger Blackhawks.
Dallas (sans mask) with her Ruger Blackhawks drawn before being sadly mowed down by an IRA mercenary.
Nancy Callahan (Jessica Alba) armed with a pair of stainless Ruger Blackhawks in a promotional image.
Hartigan pulls a Ruger Blackhawk from under the seat of Nancy's car.
Hartigan takes aim at Yellow Bastard with his Ruger Blackhawk.
A close up on the Ruger Blackhawk as Hartigan takes aim.
A close up on the muzzle as Hartigan fires the Ruger Blackhawk.
Hartigan fires the Ruger Blackhawk along with a Beretta 93R Auto 9 at officers on Roark's farm.
Hartigan tricks Roark Junior into thinking he is too weak to lift his Ruger Blackhawk so he can get close.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Manute's henchman Stuka (Nicky Katt) packs a Smith & Wesson Model 19 with Pachmayr rubber grips. Manute (Michael Clarke Duncan) himself appears to use the same revolver in the alley before being shot several times. He then flees from the alley and is stopped by Miho (Devon Aoki), where he is seen using two Model 19s before she cuts him in half with a large blade spear type weapon.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 - .357 Magnum. This is an actual Screen-used Movie firearm - a custom ported Smith & Wesson Model 19 with black rubber grips, used and carried by Danny Glover in the film Lethal Weapon.
Stuka keeps a Smith & Wesson Model 19 with rubber grips stuck in his pants.
Stuka with his Model 19.
Manute gets shot repeatedly with his Model 19 in hand.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 - .357 Magnum
Manute with two S&W Model 19s before being chopped in half vertically by Miho. (extended cut).

Taurus Model 85

Wendy/Goldie (Jaime King) packs a stainless Taurus Model 85 in .38 Special throughout the film, firing it several times at Marv (Mickey Rourke), and nearly kills Kevin (Elijah Wood) with it before Marv knocks her out. Marv's parole officer Lucille (Carla Gugino) also packs a Taurus Model 85.

Taurus Model 85 Stainless - .38 Special
Promo image of Jamie King with a Taurus Model 85.
Promo image of Carla Gugino as Lucille with a Taurus Model 85.
Lucille (Carla Gugino) pulls out her Taurus Model 85 when she hears Marv enter her apartment.
Wendy/Goldie (Jaime King) with her Model 85.
Wendy fires her Model 85 at Marv from her car.
Wendy shoots Marv with her Model 85.
Wendy prepares to shoot Marv with her Model 85 before she realizes he isn't a bad guy.

Submachine Guns


Gail's (Rosario Dawson) weapon of choice is a full size IMI Uzi. The police guarding Cardinal Roark's (Rutger Hauer) home also carry IMI Uzis.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
A police officer armed with a IMI Uzi outside Cardinal Roark's (Rutger Hauer) home.
Gail (Rosario Dawson) holds an Uzi to Dwight McCarthy's (Clive Owen) head.
"Get that gun outta my face or I'm gonna smack you."
Gail puts out her mini-cigar with her Uzi on the table.
One of the mercenaries dies with her Uzi in hand.
Gail fires her Uzi at Manute and his men in the alleyway.
Gail fires her Uzi.
Gail with her Uzi.

Intratec TEC-9

When Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) packs the mob into the twisted alleyway prostitutes open up with Intratec TEC-9s.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
An Old Town prostitute (Emmy Robbin) fires her TEC-9 at the mobsters below. Note the sling rings, which a TEC-DC9 lacks.
Another prostitute fires her TEC-9, which appears to a be post-production edit. Note how she rests her thumb on the bolt, which would be cycling in reality.

Micro Uzi

The Painted Cop (Ryan Rutledge) brings a squad armed, like himself, with Micro Uzis to take out Marv (Mickey Rourke) at the Roark's farm. We later see both an Old Town prostitute and an IRA mercenary with Micro Uzis.

Micro Uzi with 30 rd magazine - 9x19mm
The Painted Cop (Ryan Rutledge) and his squad, armed with 9mm Micro Uzis.
An IRA mercenary fires a pair of Micro Uzis at Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen).
Schulz holds Beckie with a Micro Uzi.
Two officers approach Hartigan with Micro Uzis before being killed.



One of the IRA mercenaries that comes after Dwight McCarthy (Clive Owen) at 'The Pits' carries a Franchi SPAS-12.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 Gauge
An IRA mercenary at 'The Pits' with a SPAS-12.
The mercenary tries to fire his SPAS-12 at Dwight before being killed.


Steyr AUG

Murphy, the IRA mercenary that shoots McCarthy (Clive Owen) from the T-Rex uses a Steyr AUG. Later when they find the bullet in Rafferty's badge, the bullet is far too large to be a 5.56mm.

Steyr AUG A1 - 5.56x45mm
The IRA mercenary holding his freshly fired Steyr AUG A1.
"Bloody hell... it's the bullet."


Mk 2 hand grenade

A Mk 2 hand grenade (likely just a plastic molded prop) is used by Brian (Tommy Flanagan) to send Dwight flying into the tar pits and to send Miho airborne, but not kill her.

Mk. 2 hand grenade.
A Mk. 2 grenade lands next to Dwight.

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