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The Dark Knight

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The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight.jpg
Cinema poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
UKD.jpg United Kingdom
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Release Date 2008
Language English
Studio Legendary Entertainment
Syncopy Inc.
Distributor Warner Bros.
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bruce Wayne / Batman Christian Bale
Joker Heath Ledger
Harvey Dent/Two-Face Aaron Eckhart
Alfred Pennyworth Michael Caine
Jim Gordon Gary Oldman
Rachel Dawes Maggie Gyllenhaal
Lucius Fox Morgan Freeman
Sal Maroni Eric Roberts

The Dark Knight is director Christopher Nolan's 2008 sequel to Batman Begins. Christian Bale returns as Batman, this time having to save Gotham from the grips of a new foe who calls himself the Joker (Heath Ledger, who posthumously received an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance). The film's cast includes Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Caine and the sequel would be followed by 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. In 2020, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant". Note: The screenshots seen here will be of varying sizes due to the change in aspect ratio throughout the film.

The following weapons were used in the film The Dark Knight:



Glock 17 (Two-tone Converted to full-auto)

The Joker (Heath Ledger) uses a Glock 17 that has been converted to full-auto, as the gun lacks the Glock 18's firing selector switch on the side of the slide. His Glock is fitted with a stainless slide and a G18's standard 33 round magazine. He is seen using it as his main weapon several times in the film. For someone as bizarre as The Joker, the gun fits him well as it is very rare, destructive, stylish although in some ways impractical. The extremely high cyclic rate makes it difficult to control, although in the hands of an experienced shooter, it is all the more deadly. The armorer referred to the gun as a Glock 18, but this is less of a mouthful then "Glock 17 converted to full-auto to resemble a Glock 18". Not to mention, he likely assumed no one would know the difference anyway. The armorer also mentioned how three Glocks were used, including two converted Glock 17s and one flashpaper model for close shooting scenes where blanks are harmful. Trivia: To make the Joker's Glock sound more impressive, the sound editors mixed in the report of a GE M134 Minigun. Despite the extreme cyclic rate difference (roughly 1300rpm to 4000rpm), this sound fits quite nicely. This particular pistol had previously been used in the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Two-tone 3rd Generation Glock 17 converted to full-auto - 9x19mm. This is the screen-used firearm held by Heath Ledger in the film. A few of these Glocks had previously been used in Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
Disguised as Bozo, one of the low-life robbers, the Joker loads a 33 round magazine into his converted Glock.
He then locks the slide back and chambers the gun.
The Joker shoots the bank manager with his Glock.
The Joker shoots the bus driver with his Glock. Notice that he looks away while doing this.
The Joker fires a burst from his Glock at the SWAT van. Note how the gun jammed after a single shot, although the sound editor and continuity director chose to ignore this.
The Joker continues to fire his Glock on full at the SWAT van, but only manages to rake the sides with dents.
The Joker's Glock locks empty, so he switches to a Remington 870 sawed-off.
"This city deserves a better class of criminal..."
The Joker holds his Full-auto Glock 17 as he explains his philosophy about chaos to the Chechen.
"... it's not about the money, it's about sending the message; EVERYTHING BURNS!"
As the mob's money burns, the Joker holds his Glock on The Chechen (Ritchie Coster).
Inside Harvey Dent's hospital room, the Joker shoots a police officer while crudely disguised as a nurse. Note how the gun is a flashpaper gun due to close proximity for safety concerns.
The Joker with his suppressed Glock.

Glock 17

"Grumpy" (Danny Goldring), one of The Joker's henchmen in the bank heist, uses a Glock 17 to kill "Happy" in the vault. He also uses it to hold up The Joker, suspecting he will kill him as well, only for Joker to tell him he is going to kill the bus driver. Several other Glocks are seen in the hands of Lau's henchmen and Gotham City police throughout the film.

Glock 17 3rd Generation - 9x19mm
"Grumpy" (Danny Goldring) leads the robbery with his Glock 17 drawn.
"Where did you learn to count?!"
Grumpy nurses a bullet wound after being hit by an unexpected sixth shot from the bank manager's shotgun.
Grumpy shoots and kills Happy in the vault.
Grumpy holds his Glock on the Joker in the bank lobby.
One of the Joker's "bounty hunters" carries a Glock 17 while the other two are armed with Beretta 92FS Inox's.
Batman disarms one of Lau's men of his Glock 17.
One of Lau's men lay unconscious with a Glock 17 in hand.
A GCPD officer with his Glock drawn apprehends Thomas Schiff, one of the Joker's men posing as part of the honor guard.
One of the Joker's men disguised as a doctor wields a Glock 17.
A SWAT officer points a Glock 17 at Batman before he is yanked out the window.

Glock 26 (fictional mock up)

During the cross-examination occurring during the trial of mobster Sal Maroni (Eric Roberts), the witness Al Rossi (Michael Vieau) draws a small compact pistol on Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). He pulls the trigger, but the gun misfires. After disarming Rossi, Dent identifies the gun as a "Carbon fiber... 28 Caliber, made in China." This pistol appears to be a prop replica based on the Glock 26. In order to disguise its identity, the pistol has the back plate covered up, the sights removed and has been fitted with a different trigger guard.

Glock 26 - 9x19mm
Screen used stunt casting from the propstore of london.
opposite view of the screen-used stunt gun.
This is a Glock 26, mocked up as a fictional Chinese .28 caliber pistol, handled by Michael Vieau in The Dark Knight. Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
"..I'll show you hostile!"
Al Rossi (Michael Vieau) pulls the mocked up Glock 26 on Dent.
Note how the back plate has been covered up and the sights removed, further helping to hide its origins.
Dent unloads the pistol. Note that one of the officers in the background restraining the witness carries a Beretta 92FS in his holster.
Dent holds the pistol. "Carbon fiber, .28 caliber. Made in China. If you want to kill a public servant, Mr. Maroni, I recommend you buy American."
Dent puts the pistol down in front of Maroni.

Smith & Wesson 5904

Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) uses a Smith & Wesson 5904 as his sidearm in the film.

Early Model Smith & Wesson 5904 - 9x19mm. This has the finger step contoured trigger guard that would later be replaced by the round trigger guard.
Lt. Gordon raids a bank vault with his Smith & Wesson 5904 drawn.
Lt. Gordon with his 5904 at the ready.
Gordon with his 5904.
Gordon enters a crime scene with his 5904 at the ready.
Gordon draws his 5904 at Batman.
Gordon searches for Dent and his family.

Beretta 92FS

A guard at Sal Maroni's trial carries a Beretta 92FS in a holster. An officer is also seen pointing his Beretta 92FS at The Joker when he takes Detective Stephens (Keith Szarabajka) hostage with a shard of glass, demanding to get his one phone call.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
One of the officers in the background has a Beretta 92FS in his holster as Dent is seen unloading the fictional pistol.
An Beretta 92FS is seen on a tray next to a Beretta 92FS Inox and what looks like an M1911A1 variant packed in a holster.
An officer draws his Beretta 92FS on the Joker as he enter the room with Detective Stephens (Keith Szarabajka) hostage with a shard of glass.
An officer aims his Beretta 92FS at the Joker.
The officer throws his phone to the Joker.

Beretta 92FS Inox

A Beretta 92FS Inox is seen used by a Batman copycat against Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy). Several Beretta Inox handguns are also seen used by Joker's henchmen when Gambol (Michael Jai White) is ambushed.

Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
One of the Batman copycats tries to hold up Scarecrow with a Beretta 92FS Inox before he sprays fear toxin in his face.
The Beretta Inox is held to the head of one of Gambol's men.
Another one of Gambol's men is overcome at gunpoint.
A wide shot shows the Joker's men with Beretta Inox's as they overcome Gambol's men.
An Beretta 92FS Inox lays on a tray between what seems to be an M1911A1 variant packed in a holster and a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92SB-C

A Beretta 92SB-C equipped with a suppressor and wood grips is used by "Happy" (William Smillie) during the bank heist to kill "Dopey" (Michael Stoyanov), as soon as Dopey has hacked the silent alarm.

Beretta 92SB-C with wood grips - 9x19mm
The Joker's henchman "Happy" (William Smillie), stands over "Dopey's" dead body after shooting him with his suppressed Beretta 92SB-C.
Production Images of The Dark Knight.
Production Photo of Happy's suppressed Beretta.

Walther P99

Lau (Chin Han) is seen pulling a Walther P99 from his desk when Batman (Christian Bale) cuts the power to the building. Lau then uses the Walther to fire several shots at Batman.

Walther P99 - 9x19mm
Lau chambers his Walther P99.
Lau fires his Walther P99 at Batman. This type of low grip makes recoil control difficult and would definitely throw off sight alignment.
Lau with his Walther P99.

SIG Pro SP 2009

The Chechen (Ritchie Coster) is seen using a SIG Pro SP 2009 pistol during the meeting with Scarecrow.

SIG Pro SP 2009 - 9x19mm
When the meeting with Scarecrow is interupted by the Batman copycats and a firefight erupts the Chechen (Ritchie Coster) draws his SIG Pro SP 2009.
The Chechen prepares to fight back with his SIG Pro.
"Loose the dogs!"
The Chechen yells to his men while holding his SIG.
Chechen (Ritchie Coster) is about to enter his van while a Batman copycat prepares to shoot him but is thwarted by Batman.

SIG-Sauer P229

Detective Stephens (Keith Szarabajka) uses a SIG-Sauer P229 as his sidearm in the film most notably during the funeral after the Joker fires at the mayor.

SIG-Sauer P229 - .357 SIG
Stephens draws his SIG P229 when the Joker's men strike.
Stephens holds his SIG.

SIG-Sauer P226

One of the men employed by the Chechen (John Turk) is seen using a SIG-Sauer P226 pistol during the meeting with the Scarecrow.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
One of the Chechen's men with his SIG P226 at the ready. This thug is played by John Turk, an actor and stuntman mostly known for his portrayal of Sub-Zero, Scorpion and all the other ninjas in Mortal Kombat 3.


Smith & Wesson Model 64

The Joker (Heath Ledger) gives Harvey Dent/Two-Face (Aaron Eckhart) a stainless Smith & Wesson Model 64 with a 3" heavy barrel to kill his perceived "enemies", flipping his coin to decide their fate.

Smith & Wesson Model 64 Stainless 3" barrel - .38 Special
"Introduce a little anarchy, upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos."
The Joker gives Dent a Smith & Wesson Model 64.
Dent holds the Smith & Wesson Model 64 on The Joker.
Dent holds the Model 64 to Joker. Note the position of the Joker's thumb on the hammer.
Two-Face points the Model 64 at Det. Wuertz.
When Two-Face's coin lands dirty-side up, he executes Wuertz.
Two-Face carries the Model 64 in Maroni's limo.
A closeup of the Model 64 as Two-Face shoots Maroni's driver, sending the car flying off the road.
Two-Face holds Det. Anna Ramirez (Monique Gabriela Curnen) at gunpoint.
After firing the revolver once, Two-Face puts the gun to his own head and flips his coin.
Note how even after firing off one round and cocking the hammer, the chambers are fully loaded.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose

The Joker takes a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose off of one of his men at Harvey Dent's fundraiser after Batman knocks him unconscious. He then uses it to hold Rachel Dawes (Maggie Gyllenhaal) hostage before shooting out the window behind him and dropping her out of it.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 with 3" barrel - .357 Magnum
The Joker holds Rachel hostage with a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 19.
The Joker demands Batman to take off his mask as he waves around the S&W.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 36 to interrogate Thomas Schiff, one of The Joker's thugs, before Batman intervenes.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Dent swings open the cylinder on the Smith & Wesson Model 36.
Dent checks the Smith & Wesson Model 36.
Dent holds the Model 36 on Schiff.

Colt Police Positive

After the Joker announces on the news that if Coleman Reese (Joshua Harto) isn't killed within the hour, he will blow up a hospital in Gotham, one citizen tries to shoot Reese with his old nickel plated Colt Police Positive before he is tackled by the police.

Nickel Colt Police Positive - .32/.38 Special
A citizen draws his Colt Police Positive.
The citizen fires his Police Positive.
A GCPD officer seizes the gun.

Colt Anaconda

One of the Scarecrow's men at the meeting with the Russians is seen in the background with a Colt Anaconda.

Colt Anaconda - .44 Magnum
One of Scarecrow's men to the right in the background is seen with an Anaconda.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Several officers in Hong Kong following the SDU teams are seen using Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers with heavy barrels and rubber grips.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 HB (heavy barrel) revolver (post-1950s model) - .38 Special. Later incarnations of the Model 10 had a non-tapered heavy barrel, which leads it to be commonly mistaken for a .357 revolver.
A lobby guard in Lau's building is seen with a rubber-gripped Smith & Wesson Model 10 in his holster.
A Hong Kong officer aims his Smith & Wesson Model 10 at Batman.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

"Chuckles" (Matthew O'Neill) is seen holding a Smith & Wesson Model 15 in his left hand when he is shot by the Bank Manager.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with Factory Target Grips - .38 Special
Chuckles before he is gunned down while holding a Smith & Wesson Model 15 in his left hand and his MAC-10 in his right, pointing it at the bank hostages
Chuckles with a Smith & Wesson Model 15 in his left hand and his Ingram MAC-10 in the other as he is gunned down.

Rifles / Carbines


M16A2 rifles are used by National Guard troops, and by some of the GCPD officers at the funeral.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
A sniper covers Commissioner Loeb's funeral procession with an M16A2.
An officer charges his M16A2 fitted with a Trijicon Reflex sight while riding in the chopper.
A National Guardsman is seen on the news report with an M16A2.
A Guardsman with an M16A2 at the docks.
Guardsmen guard the civilians on one of the carriers threatened by The Joker.
Guardsmen on the ferry are armed with M16A2s.

M4A1 Carbine

M4A1 Carbines are used by the GCPD's SWAT teams throughout the film, and police snipers during the funeral of Comissioner Loeb. The M4A1s are seen mainly fitted with reflex sights, foregrips, and M500 Surefire tactical lights.

Colt M4A1 with LE stock and factory grips - 5.56x45mm
A SWAT sniper fires his M4A1 at a window when a timer opens the shades to distract the snipers from The Joker and his men.
A SWAT officer armed with an M4A1 guards Harvey Dent in the transport van.
A SWAT officer loads his M4A1 fitted with a Surefire M900 light before breaching the building.
Batman disarms a SWAT officer of his M4A1.
SWAT officers ride the elevator armed with M4A1s.
SWAT officers do a sweep armed with M4A1s and MP5A3s.

Blaser 93

Blaser 93 sniper rifles are used by the GCPD SWAT snipers over looking the building The Joker is in from the neighboring rooftop. While the poor light makes them kind of hard to see, the basic shape of the rifle and the obvious straight pull bolt-action makes it easy to identify.

Blaser 93 - 7.62x51mm NATO
A SWAT sniper trains his Blaser 93 on the clown guards, who are in fact the actual hostages in disguise.
A SWAT sniper waits for the order to fire.
A view down the scope of the rifle, showing the three hostages. Any sniper with a brain would find a shooting gallery like this to be very bizarre. The fact they are standing still with their hands bound would likely cause suspicion as well.
The sniper chambers his Blaser 93 which clearly has a straight pull bolt-action.
Like in most films, the rifles are shown to have lasers which reveal to the target they are under a sniper scope. In reality, lasers are very tactically unsound.
A sniper prepares to fire his Blaser 93.
A sniper fires his Blaser 93.

M1 Garand

The Joker (Heath Ledger) and his men including Thomas Schiff (David Dastmalchian) are seen holding M1 Garand rifles while disguised as the honor guard who carry out the 3-volley salute during the funeral of Commissioner Loeb (Colin McFarlane). Since funeral procession guns are blank-converted or fitted with blank adapters (they could lack both, but these guns clearly fire in semi-automatic), the guns are either following the movie myth that blanks and live rounds both work in live guns, or they removed the adapters and are firing live rounds into the air for the first two volleys! (Theoretically, however unlikely, the rifles might be unmodified Garands firing grenade-launching blanks during the first two volleys.)

M1 Garand - .30-06
Thomas Schiff (David Dastmalchian) fires an M1 Garand into the air.
The Joker and his men fire the M1 Garands.
The Joker (Heath Ledger) fires an M1 Garand into the air.
The Joker suddenly turns and fires his M1 Garand at the mayor.

Ruger Mini-14

A Ruger Mini-14 is used by one of the Batman copycats who attacks the meeting between Scarecrow and the Chechen. Batman twists the barrel on the rifle with his Mangler before knocking him out.

Ruger Mini-14 - 5.56x45mm
A Batman copycat wields a Ruger Mini-14.
Batman bends the barrel on the Mini-14.

Remington Model 700PSS

A GCPD SWAT sniper scouts windows for shooters during the funeral armed with a Remington 700PSS.

Remington Model 700PSS - .300 Winchester Magnum
"Tightly, but frankly, there's alot of windows up here.".


An AKMSU is used by one of the Chechen's men during the meeting with the Scarecrow and his men.

AKMSU Krinkov - 7.62x39mm. This is a blank adapted full auto transferable AKM (7.62x39mm) pistol that was converted into a Krinkov via parts kit.
A thug fires his AKMSU at the Tumbler.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Heckler & Koch MP5A2s are used by GCPD SWAT officers as well as one of Lau's men that is disarmed by Batman.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 - 9x19mm
A GCPD SWAT officer under the command of Comm. Gordon wields a Heckler & Koch MP5A2.
Batman uses one of Lau's men's MP5A2 as a club to dispatch him.
GCPD SWAT storm the building armed with MP5A2s.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3s are also used by the GCPD SWAT and members of the Hong Kong Special Duties Unit.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
Hong Kong police SDU teams storm Lau's building armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3s.
SDU armed with MP5A3s.
GCPD SWAT raids the building armed with MP5A3s.
A SWAT officer is yanked from the building with his MP5A3 in hand.
A SWAT officer aims his MP5A3 at Batman before being yanked out of the building.
A SWAT officer points his MP5A3 at The Joker as he dangles from Batman's grappling hook line.

Skorpion SA Vz 61

Two of the henchmen employed by the Chechen (Ritchie Coster) carry Skorpion SA Vz 61's during the meeting with the Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) and his men.

Skorpion SA Vz 61 - .32 ACP
Two of Chechen's men fires their Skorpion SA Vz 61's at the Tumbler, one is holding the gun by the magazine.
One of the thugs takes cover while holding the Skorpion as the Tumbler switches to "INTIMIDATE" mode.

IMI Mini Uzi

One of the Batman copycats is seen using an IMI Mini Uzi to shoot at the Chechen's mobsters.

IMI Mini Uzi - 9x19mm
One of the Batman copycats fires his IMI Mini Uzi at the mobsters.
The Batman copycat with his Mini Uzi.


One of Scarecrow's men in the garage is seen armed with a full-size IMI Uzi during the meeting with the Chechen.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
One of the Scarecrow's men, the man in the middle, is seen with an IMI Uzi as they exits their van for the meeting with Chechen.
The men stand guard as Scarecrow's about to exit the van, the man furthest to the left has the Uzi.
As the Tumbler comes crashing in on the meeting the man to the right is seen with the Uzi as he runs away.

Beretta PM12S

Several of the Joker's men are seen using Beretta PM12S submachine guns throughout the film.

Beretta PM12S - 9x19mm
One of the Joker's men holds a Beretta PM12S on the partygoers at Bruce Wayne's fundraiser. Apparently they didn't have enough plastic clown masks in stock and had to paint pantyhose instead.
One of the Joker's men disguised as a "doctor" readies his Beretta PM12S as the SWAT enters.
One of the Joker's men readies his PM12S.
The thug with his PM12S.

Smith & Wesson M76

The Joker (Heath Ledger) uses a Smith & Wesson M76 stored in his semi-truck to open fire on Batman's Batpod and several civilian cars before Batman crashes and Joker ditches the gun in favor of his knife. One of Scarecrow's men is also seen armed with one during the meeting with the Russians. Like the modified Glock 17 listed above, the report of a GE M134 Minigun is dubbed over for the sound of the gun.

Smith & Wesson M76 - 9x19mm
One of Scarecrow's men is armed with a Smith & Wesson M76.
Due to The Joker's lack of trigger discipline , he never keeps his finger off the trigger and when he falls trying to get out of his overturned semi-truck, he lets off a burst from his Smith & Wesson M76. Curiously, there are no bullet impacts on the ground.
The Joker fires his Smith & Wesson M76.
An alternate take of the Joker firing his Smith & Wesson M76 at oncoming traffic.
As the Batpod approaches, the Joker continues to fire his Smith & Wesson M76.

Ingram MAC-10

Many of Joker's henchmen use MAC-10s throughout the film. "Chuckles", one of Joker's crew in the opening robbery, uses a MAC-10 fitted with the special buttstock made by Jersey Arms Works.

MAC-10 - .45 ACP. This is the screen-used firearm seen in the film The Dark Knight. Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
Jersey Arms Works Avenger - .45 ACP.
"Three of a kind. Let's do this."
Chuckles loads up his Ingram MAC-10 on the way to the bank.
Chuckles with his MAC-10 fitted fitted with the special buttstock made by Jersey Arms Works.
One of The Joker's men points a MAC-10 at the party goers during the fundraiser.
One of the hostages disguised as a clown tries to pull the MAC-10 taped to their hands off as the SWAT team enter.
One of The Joker's men points his MAC-10 at the SWAT as they fall through the floor.


Remington 870 (Short Barreled)

During the bank robbery, the bank manager (William Fichtner) uses a sawed-off Remington 870 shotgun to kill Chuckles. He comes out of his office, and fires at Grumpy and Bozo, firing five shots in total. Once Grumpy and Bozo are safely behind a desk, Grumpy asks Bozo if he is out and when he stands up to fire, an unexpected sixth round grazes him in his shoulder. The Joker takes the Remington and uses throughout the rest of the film. He is first seen threatening the guests at Bruce Wayne's fundraiser with the shotgun and then later seen using it to gun down a traffic cop who walks up to his semi-truck and to fire at the SWAT van transporting Harvey Dent before switching to his Type 69. Multiple times in the film he is seen firing the gun with one hand, which in reality would produce more recoil than shown. Since blanks produce little to no recoil, this factor doesn't present a problem in movie guns.

Remington 870 with shortened barrel and shortened stock - 12 gauge. This is the screen-used firearm seen handled by Heath Ledger and William Fichtner in the film The Dark Knight. Thanks to James Georgopoulos.
The bank manager readies his sawed-off Remington 870.
The bank manager fires his Remington 870.
The bank manager realizes that he has fired his last round.
The manager lays wounded with his 870 at his side.
"We made it."
The Joker with his 870 crashes Wayne's party.
Joker fires his 870 into the air to get the attention of everyone at Dent's fundraiser.
Joker points his 870 at random guests. Note '870 MAGNUM' on the receiver.
Joker shoots a traffic cop manning a roadblock with his 870. It would still be deafeningly loud for the driver, who doesn't even flinch.
Joker fires his 870 at the SWAT van.

Remington 870

Standard Remington 870 shotguns are seen as the standard long arms of the Gotham City Police Department. One of the Batman copycats is also seen firing one during the meeting between the Chechan and Scarecrow.

Remington 870 Police Magnum Riot Shotgun - 12 Gauge

One of the Batman copycats fires a Remington 870.
GCPD officers stand guard armed with Remington 870s.
GCPD officers stand guard armed with Remington 870s.
An officer escorts Coleman Reese (Joshua Harto) armed with a Remington 870 after the Joker makes a threat on his life.
Officer Berg (Matt Shallenberger) checks the chamber on his Remington 870 while escorting Reese.
A SWAT officer holds the Remington 870 with a saddle shell holder.

Double Barrel Shotgun

A Double Barrel Shotgun is seen wielded by one of The Joker's henchmen at the fundraiser. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) disarms the henchman of the shotgun and then disassembles the gun. This gun was likely selected because it is arguably one of the simplest guns to disassemble of many.

Stevens Hammerless 1960s era shotgun - 12 Gauge
Bruce takes the shotgun from one of Joker's men.
Bruce removes the forend.
He then removes the barrels. Simple.

Mossberg 500

Mossberg 500s can be seen in the hands of the correctional officers on the convict ferry.

Mossberg 500 with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
A corrections officer guards the civilians on the ferry armed with a Mossberg 500.
The officer to the left of the warden is armed with a Mossberg 500 while the one to the right has a 590 on the convict carrier.
An officer holds the prisoners at bay with his Mossberg 500.

Mossberg 590

Mossberg 590s are also seen used by the correctional officers on the ferries. 590s are also used by GCPD officers.

A Mossberg 590 - 12 Gauge
A GCPD officer arrests one of Dent's heavy load of convicts with a Mossberg 590 in hand.
A GCPD officer with a Mossberg 590.
A correctional officer fires his Mossberg 590 into the air to break up the convicts.
An correctional officer with a Mossberg 590.
The officer with his Mossberg 590.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser

A Mossberg 590 Cruiser is carried by one of the Joker's party-crashing thugs.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser - 12 Gauge
"We made it."
The Joker and his men arrives with the elevator to the party. A thug furthest in to the right is seen with a Mossberg 590 Cruiser, identified by the protrusion on the magazinetube ahead of the foregrip wich is a mounting bar.
One of the Joker's men on the far right by the elevator is seen with a Mossberg 590 Cruiser.
"Okay stop!"
Rachel attracts the Joker's attention before he's about to slice up an old man. A thug is seen holding off guests with his 590 Cruiser in the background.
"You must be Harvey's squeeze!"
The Joker approaches Rachel.
The thug with the Mossberg is seen to the left, here you can glimpse the mounting bar between the foregrip and the magazinecap indicating it is an 590 Cruiser.
The thug with the 590 Cruiser is seen in the background while Batman fights the other thugs.

Benelli M1 Super 90

A shortened Benelli M1 Super 90 with a Surefire dedicated forend by the GCPD officer (Nicky Katt) who rides in the front seat in the armored transport carrying Dent. It's later used to apprehend The Joker only seconds before he tries to get to Batman. Several other GCPD SWAT officers use Benelli shotguns as well.

Benelli M1 Super 90 - 12 Gauge
The SWAT officer (Nicky Katt) riding shotgun is seen armed with a Benelli M1.
Note saddle mounted shell holster on the Benelli.
A Benelli M1 is held on the Joker.
A clearer view of the Benelli as the Joker is thrown to the ground.

Machine Guns

GE M134 Minigun

Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is seen using a custom built automated gun built from a GE M134 Minigun to do ballistic tests on wall slabs to test which type of round matches the bullet he found used by the Joker to kill two policemen.

General Electric M134 - 7.62x51mm
Alfred (Michael Caine) examines a round to load into the Minigun.
Alfred loads a 30 round magazine to load in the Minigun.
Alfred loads the Minigun.
The Minigun automatically fires down the range.
The Minigun locks up.

Browning M2HB

The National Guard vehicles are seen with Browning M2HBs mounted on top of them.

Browning M2HB - .50 BMG
The truck-mounted Browning M2HB is seen on the news report.
A member of the National Guard mans a Browning M2HB.


WZ.83 Pallad D

"Happy", one of the Joker's henchmen, uses a 40mm WZ.83 Pallad D cable launcher to break the window of an office building and to fire a grappling hook across the street to the roof of the bank (to reach the alarm box). The launcher is later seen used by two other of the Joker's henchmen to fire a line between two buildings to take down a GCPD helicopter.

WZ.83 Pallad D - 40mm.
"Happy" breaks the window with his WZ.83 Pallad D.
He then fires the grappling line over to the bank roof.
One of the Joker's men fires a cable over the street to block the police chopper.
His comrade does the same thing.

Norinco Type 69 RPG

After opening fire on the GCPD armored car with his Glock and the Remington 870, the Joker takes out a Chinese Norinco Type 69 launcher. He uses it to destroy a police cruiser, but fails to hit the armored car protecting Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). When Batman (Christian Bale) joins the chase, the Joker fires on the armored car again, only to hit the Tumbler inadvertently (after Batman bridges his Tumbler in front of the van). The Tumbler damaged beyond viability, Batman is forced to switch to his secondary vehicle hidden within the Tumbler, the Batpod. The SWAT officer riding shotgun incorrectly refers to this a "bazooka" (which was probably just used as simplistic slang for 'rocket launcher').

Type 69 RPG with optical sight - 40mm
The Joker fires his Norinco Type 69.
The Joker reloads the Type 69.
Joker fires the Type 69.
Joker prepares to fire another rocket.
Joker takes out the Tumbler with the Type 69.

The Joker's Grenades

The Joker is a "man of simple tastes", which includes gasoline, gunpowder, dynamite, and of course, explosives. Mainly grenades. During the bank robbery, he brings a duffle bag filled with grenades including Mk 2 hand grenades, M26 hand grenades, and M67 hand grenades, which he primes in the hostages' hands so they are forced to hold the primer handles on (Grumpy says to them "Obviously we don't want you doing anything with your hands other than holding on for dear life."). No indication is made that these go off when the lobby is gassed following the Joker's escape. Later when facing the major mob bosses during their meeting, he manages to stop Gambol from attacking by revealing many of these grenades attached to the inside of his jacket, all stringed to the ring attached to his finger.

Mk 2 hand grenade.
M26 hand grenade.
M67 hand grenade.
The Joker opens up his bag of grenades to keep the bank customers busy.
The Joker puts an M67 grenade into one of the bank customer's hands.
A bank customer nervously holds onto an M67 grenade. His hand is barely holding onto the primer handle!
"I believe whatever doesn't kill you, simply makes you stranger."
The Joker puts an unknown gas/smoke grenade in the bank manager's mouth.
As the Joker leaves, he attaches a wire to the grenade pin.
The Joker reveals his coat filled with grenades including M67s, M26s, and Mk 2s.
"Ah-ta-ta-ta! Let's not "blow" this out of proportion!"

Heckler & Koch AG36

A modified Heckler & Koch AG36 Grenade Launcher also forms part of the automated gun.

Heckler & Koch AG36 grenade launcher - 40x46mm
The Minigun locks up. The AG36 can be seen between the two M134s.


The Batpod is an two-wheeled vehicle salvaged from the Tumbler. It is equipped with mini-cannons, machine guns and even two grappling hooks, notably used to bring down (or, actually up) The Joker's semi. The mini-cannons are used to clear automobiles immediately after the Batpod breaks off the Tumbler and to remove minor obstacles such as the alley garbage container. The grappling hook guns are first fired at the engine compartment of the semi and then trailing cables are secured around two street posts and then shot again to become anchored to the street. Note that this feat is next to impossible unless the initial hooks actually grab onto the semi's chassis. If they only hook onto the radiator, it would have come off instead of lifting the entire vehicle.

A closer front view of the Batpod.
A closer view at the hardware...
...now with hooks open.
Batpod firing the cannons to clear away cars.
Batman machine-gunning down a door he's about to go through.
Close up of the batpod as Batman races to help Harvey Dent.

Sticky Bomb Gun

Batman uses a pump-action weapon to fire timed "sticky bombs" at the windows of Lau's building. He keeps the gun concealed and disassembled in the back of his utility belt. Definitely a prop made for the movie but in the storyline it was probably designed at Wayne Enterprise's R & D department.

Batman prepares to fire his sticky bomb gun at Lau's building.

Weapons used by the Joker

Please visit the Discussion page for the bladed weapons used by the Joker.

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