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The Sniper

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The Sniper (2009)

The following weapons were used in the film The Sniper:



Smith & Wesson Model 10

Chen Xinwei (Edison Chen) and his inexperienced rookie partner both use Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers in the introduction.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 - .38 Special
Chen Xinwei (Edison Chen) confronting two Triad gangsters with his Model 10.
Chen pointing the Model 10 with Fang next to him, armed with his SIG-Sauer P228.

Smith & Wesson Model 10HB

Fang Keming (Richie Ren) and officers of the Police Tactical Unit (PTU) use Smith & Wesson Model 10HB revolvers during a scene where Triad members attack a prisoner convoy.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (post-1950s model) - .38 Special
Fang Keming (Richie Ren) uses the Model 10HB to snipe on the Triad gangsters after they ambush the PTU convoy.
A close-up of the Model 10HB.


SIG-Sauer P228

A SIG-Sauer P228 is seen in the hands of Fang (Richie Ren) during the opening stakeout scene. He uses it to save Chen (Edison Chen) when he had trouble trying to deal with several machete-wielding Triads.

SIG-Sauer P228 - 9x19mm
Fang (Richie Ren) with his P228.
The P228's barrel.
The P228 being pointed at the Triad gangsters.
Fang supporting Chen with his P228.

Beretta 92FS

Triad leader Tao (Jack Kao) is armed with a Beretta 92FS during a flashback sequence and later during the shootout in the elevator. Other characters are also armed with the 92FS.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Tao (Jack Kao) uses a 92FS to conduct a hostage execution.
Er Ge (Kai Chi Liu) with a 92FS during a confrontation.
A close-up of the 92FS.
Tao with the 92FS.

Walther P99

A Walther P99 is carried by Er Ge (Kai Chi Liu) during the elevator scene, later drops it when shot in the arm by Chen (Edison Chen). Fang (Richie Ren) also obtains one during the elevator scene.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm
The P99 being fired inside the elevator cabin. (It looks like a fake)
Fang struggling with a Triad gangster for his P99.
Er Ge (Kai Chi Liu) using the P99.
Another shot of Er Ge holding the P99.
Fang with the P99.
Er Ge firing the P99 at Fang.
Er Ge with his P99.

Glock 17

A Glock 17 is briefly seen in the hands of Ching (Huang Xiaoming) during the elevator scene.

3rd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Ching (Huang Xiaoming) aiming the Glock 17 at the screen.
Ching strafing with his Glock 17.

Steyr GB

The Steyr GB is carried by several Triads.

Steyr GB - 9x19mm
A masked Triad gunman attacking the PTU convoy with the GB.
A gunman with the GB.


An M1911-style pistol is carried by several Triads.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol - Commercial Model - .45 ACP
A Triad gunman with the M1911.
A Triad gunman holding the M1911 (Foreground).

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns are used by the HKPF Special Duties Unit (SDU) throughout the film. They are also used by one of the PTU officers guarding a prisoner convoy and by another officer during a shootout at Ching's apartment.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
PTU officers taking cover behind their police van. A standing officer on the left fires his MP5A3.
Same PTU officer in the middle fires his MP5A3 back at the Triad gunmen.
SDU operators guarding perimeter of crime scene with MP5A3s.
SDU operators preparing for an assault.
SDU operators advancing with MP5A3s.
These barrels indicate the guns are airsoft replicas.
Plainclothed SDU operators armed with MP5A3s.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

A Heckler & Koch MP5A2 is used by one of the PTU officers guarding the prisoner convoy.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group - 9x19mm
A PTU officer on the right fires an MP5A2.

Steyr TMP

A Steyr TMP, distinguished by its fixed detachable stock, is used by one of the Triads who ambushes the prisoner convoy.

Steyr TMP - 9x19mm
A Triad gunman approaching HK Corrections Bus with his TMP.
A Triad gunman inside the van with his TMP.
A Triad gunman pulling chain from the bus.

Assault Rifles


Several M16A1 rifles (with A2 handguards) are used by SDU snipers during training sessions.

M16A1 with A2-style handguard - 5.56x45mm
An SDU sniper on the right aims the M16A1 with an ACOG scope.


M16A2 rifles are seen during the sniper training sequences.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm
SDU snipers fire their M16A2s in training session.


An SDU sniper shot by Ching is armed with an M16A4.

M16A4 MWS (Modular Weapon System) with KAC M5 railed handguard, AN/PEQ-2 IR designator, KAC RIS foregrip, and Trijicon TA01 4x32 ACOG scope - 5.56x45mm
An SDU sniper is shot in the arm by Ching.

Custom M16

A custom M16 is used by SDU snipers, consisting of an A1 upper receiver (identifiable by its teardrop forward assist and lack of a brass deflector) with the carry handle machined off and converted to a flat top, and an A2 profile barrel.

The SDU sniper in the foreground aims the custom M16.
A clear shot of the custom M16. Note lack of a brass deflector.

Galil MAR

A Galil MAR is used by Er Ge (Kai Chi Liu) during the rescue scene.

IMI Galil MAR - 5.56x45mm
Er Ge (Kai Chi Liu) with the MAR.
Er Ge fires the MAR to kill an HK Corrections officer.
5.56 NATO shell casings eject out of the MAR while being fired.
Notice the cross-shaped muzzle flash.


Remington 870

Remington 870 shotguns are seen in the hands of PTU officers guarding the prisoner convoy when they are ambushed by the Triads.

Remington 870 with early-style Black Synthetic Riot forend and buttstock - 12 Gauge
A PTU officer on the left armed with the 870. Others have MP5s.
Same PTU officer on the left uses the 870 to fight off the Triad gunmen.

Sniper Rifles

Heckler & Koch PSG-1

The Heckler & Koch PSG-1 sniper rifle is prominently used by Chen (Edison Chen) throughout much of the film, and by Ching (Huang Xiaoming) in flashback sequences. The rifle itself is a fake that was created by combining a long barrel with a PSG-1 forearm, buttstock and pistol grip on an HK91/G3 body, similar to the H&K SR9 rifles seen in Hollywood productions.

Genuine Heckler & Koch PSG-1 with 20-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
A 'build-up' PSG-1 from Props Company Limited, used in the film The Sniper. It's a fake 'build-up' PSG-1 (much like the SR9TC rifles in Hollywood), created by putting long barrel (note that it is slimmer than a real PSG heavy barrel), or a barrel sleeve extender, along with the recognizable forearm, buttstock and pistol grip on a standard HK91/G3 body. A build-up like this would cost under $1000, whereas a real German PSG-1 sells for $10,000 - $35,000.
Chen (Edison Chen) with the PSG-1.
Chen aiming the PSG-1.
Chen aiming the PSG-1, looking through its scope.
Ching firing the PSG-1.
Ching and Shane (Bowie Lam), his fellow SDU sniper, in plainclothes during the hostage situation.
Chen aiming the PSG-1 while using the top of a signboard as a sniping position.
Chen holding the PSG-1 when confronted by reporters.
Two close-ups of the PSG-1.
Chen and other SDU snipers taking cover.
Chen with his PSG-1.
Chen firing his PSG-1.

Tokyo Marui PSG-1 (AEG)

For non-firing scenes, characters use an airsoft PSG-1, made by Tokyo Marui.

Heckler & Koch PSG-1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Chen running while cradling his PSG-1.
An SDU sniper carrying the PSG-1 when shot by Ching.

Remington 700 AICS

A Remington 700 rifle in an AICS stock is used by Shane (Bowie Lam), one of Fang's fellow SDU snipers.

Remington 700 in AICS 1.0 stock with Harris bipod and 5-round magazine - 7.62x51mm NATO
Shane (Bowie Lam) using the camouflaged Remington 700.
Fang speaks to Chen, the Remington 700 in front of him.
Fang aims the Remington 700.

Heckler & Koch G3SG/1

Several members of the SDU sniper team are armed with Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 rifles. Note that this is just a standard H&K G3 that's made to look like a G3SG/1 rifle. Although it's fitted with an SG/1 stock, it lacks the set trigger that's characteristic of factory SG/1 rifles.

Heckler & Koch G3SG/1 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Chen aims the G3SG/1.
An SDU sniper aims the G3SG/1.
Note the metal clamp/clip on the left side of the forearm. This is a feature that is omitted on factory SG/1 rifles.

Mk 12 Mod 1 SPR

Suppressed Mk 12 Mod 1 Special Purpose Rifles with Harris bipods, 20-round magazines and no iron sights are used by Fang and Chen, notably during a scene where Chen attempts to replicate Ching's shots and during the finale.

Mark 12 Mod 1 SPR with 30-round magazine, Leupold Mark 4 scope, Harris bipod, and suppressor - 5.56x45mm
Fang aims the Mk 12 Mod 1 SPR.
Chen with the Mk 12 during an investigation to see if Ching's shots played a role in the PTU convoy attack.
Another view of Chen holding the Mk 12.
An SDU sniper with the Mk 12.
Fang peers through the Mk 12's scope.
Fang takes aim at Ching.

Norinco Type 85

Ching (Huang Xiaoming) uses the Norinco Type 85, a Chinese copy of the SVD Dragunov, as his primary sniper rifle throughout much of the film.

SVD Dragunov - 7.62x54mmR
Ching cocks the Type 85.
Ching checks the Type 85's scope.
The Type 85's magazines (similar to the SVD) are seen on the table.
Ching takes aim at the PTU officers, his sniping position concealed to avoid being detected.
Another shot of Ching's sniping position.
Ching with the Type 85.
Ching firing the Type 85 while hidden beneath the highway.
Ching peering through the Type 85's scope.
Ching fires at his ex-SDU comrades while hidden from inside a cannibalized auto frame.
The Type 85 with a sling lying on the ground.

Barrett M82A1 (Mock-up)

In the finale, Ching uses a Barrett M82A1 alongside his Type 85, engaging in a lengthy duel with Fang, Chen and the rest of the SDU sniper team. We could note that between the moment when he is filmed from his back and from his front, his rifle switches from a G3SG/1 to the Barrett M82A1. In the French version, Fang says Ching is using a 50 millimeters as opposed to .50 inches.

Also, this prop gun appears to be a mock-up incorporating a SKS rifle receiver.

SKS - 7.62x39mm
Barret M82A1 - .50 BMG
A Barrett M107 provided for the film, courtesy of Props Limited. The screen gun is an M82A1 instead.
A close-up of the M82A1's muzzle.
Ching setting up the M82A1.
Ching aiming the M82A1 at a police van while hidden beneath the highway.
Muzzle flash of the M82A1 after being fired.
Ching aims the M82A1.
Ching carrying the M82A1 in his arms.
Ching aiming the M82A1 at his ex-SDU teammates.
Ching firing the M82A1 at the SDU team.
Dissipating muzzle flash.
Ching holding on the M82A1's pistol grip after being shot by Chen.


M26 Hand Grenade

Tao (Jack Kao) is armed with an M26 hand grenade during a flashback sequence.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade

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