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A Dangerous Man

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A Dangerous Man (2009)

A Dangerous Man is a 2009 American Direct-To-Video action film directed by Keoni Waxman and starring Steven Seagal as Shane Daniels, an ex-Special Forces officer who spent six years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Within hours of his release, he unluckily bears witness to a brutal cop killing by thugs from a gang of Chinese human traffickers, led by Chen (Terry Chen).

Shane interferes and saves the life of Sergey (Jesse Hutch), who later turns out to be the son of a local Russian godfather. He also rescues a girl, Tia (Marlaina Mah), who tells him that her uncle (an accountant for a Chinese drug smuggling ring) is kept hostage by Chen’s men and Shane agrees to help her. He receives assistance from Russian godfather Vlad (Vitaly Kravchenko) who owes Shane a favour because he saved the life of his son Sergey twice.

Matters get more complicated (and bloody) when the Chinese drug smuggling ring send elite henchmen, led by The Colonel (Byron Mann), to get back the uncle. A special notice should go to the relatively rare China-produced QBZ-97 rifle. Apart from video games, this rifle does not seem to have been shown so prominently yet in any major film.

The following weapons were used in the film A Dangerous Man:


Ruger GP100

A stainless 3” Ruger GP100 revolver is used by a mugger (Clay Virtue) who tries to rob Shane’s wife (Aidan Dee) as she’s waiting for Shane to show up for a rendezvous.

Ruger GP100 with stainless finish, 3" barrel, fixed sights and "Lett" grips - .357 Magnum
The mugger (Clay Virtue) holds his Ruger GP100.
The mugger pointing his Ruger GP100 at Shane’s wife (Aidan Dee) as she’s waiting for Shane. The distinctive sloped front of the GP100 series is clearly visible in this shot.
Shane comes to his wife’s rescue. The typical Ruger black/brown grips and cylinder release button can easily be identified here.

Colt M1911A1

As in many Steven Seagal movies, his weapon of choice is a Colt M1911A1 and he’s seen using it with great proficiency both right as well as left-handed. The exact version of this weapon cannot be identified, but it appears to be customized with custom grips with finger grooves, an extended beavertail and a combat hammer. It seems two different M1911A1s are used in the film, they look to be the same but can be distinguished from each other by the differently-shaped front sights.

Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Shane’s M1911A1 on the motel room bed. Note the customized grips with finger grooves.
The Colonel (Byron Mann) is also seen carrying an M1911A1, most notably when he’s interrogating Chen (Terry Chen).
No Steven Seagal movie is complete without a dramatic shot of him cocking his gun indicating that all hell is about to break loose.
Bottom view of Shane’s M1911A1 during the final shootout with the Chinese gang at the shipyard.
Good shot of Shane’s M1911A1 with extended beavertail and combat hammer.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is used by several characters in the film, most notably by Shane (Steven Seagal) when he takes it off a robber and gives him a ‘tough-guy’ gun speech that is reminiscent of Clint Eastwood’s ‘I know what you’re thinking’ lines in Dirty Harry. Rather comically, he incorrectly describes the disassembly process of the gun. The Beretta 92FS is also used at the beginning of the film, when a Chinese thug takes it off a State Trooper.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
This is what happens 0.5 seconds after you’ve been foolish enough to point a gun at any Steven Seagal character and try to rob him…
“See this gun here?”
“I'm just gonna pop the slide release and pull this bi-%#@-ch off…”
“And then I’m gonna take this…”
“Now I’m gonna f-%#@-ck you up ugly!”
Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) inappropriately picking up a Beretta 92FS, cocked and in firing mode, at the scene of the cop killing.
Russian thug Scar (Dan Rizzuto) firing two Beretta 92FS pistols akimbo. The right-hand one is the inox version and the one in his left hand appears to be a two-toned version.

Glock 17

The Glock 17 is used by several characters throughout the film, mostly as a ‘bad guy’ gun. It’s also briefly carried by Sergey (Jesse Hutch) and Clark (Mike Chopud).

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Chen (Terry Chen) holding the Glock 17 on The Colonel (Byron Mann) during a commercial dispute.
Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) taking a hostage during the shootout at the Russian mafia mansion.
Tia (Marlaina Mah) trying to pull the Glock 17’s trigger with two fingers, a logical thought for a gun novice.
Mao (Byron Lawson) utters the ‘F-word’ as he realizes his Glock 17 is out of bullets and he’s out of luck.

Glock 17 Pro

The Glock 17 Pro is used by Mao (Byron Lawson) during the raid on the Russian mafia mansion. In an apparent continuity error, it changes to a standard Glock 17 later on during the same scene.

Glock 17 Pro (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Mao (Byron Lawson) entering the Russians’ mansion, his face showing that he means business.


M4A1 Carbine

The Colt M4A1 Carbine is used by both Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) as well as by thugs from the gang of the human trafficker Chen (Terry Chen). The distinctive 'step down' in the barrel can be seen in most images when zoomed in.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with 4-position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
A Chinese thug holding a Colt M4A1 at the shipyard. His colleague on the left side also seems to be carrying one but he’s too far away to tell.
A thug (with good trigger discipline and cool sunglasses) at the shipyard carrying a Colt M4A1. It looks as if the front sight is missing but that’s probably a visual optic error.
Two Chinese thugs entering the Russians’ mansion through the basement with their Colt M4A1s.
Sgt. Ritchie (Jerry Wasserman) firing from behind his vehicle during the shootout at the Russians’ mansion.


All men headed by The Colonel (Byron Mann) are seen using the QBZ-97 (export version of the QBZ-95), in all cases mounted with a flashlight on the barrel and an M68 Aimpoint red-dot scope on the carrying handle. It seems appropriate for them to use this model, rather than the more common Type 56 assault rifle, to indicate their special status as elite forces.

QBZ-97 - 5.56x45mm
A detailed view of the QBZ-97 with Picatinny-mounted M68 Aimpoint red-dot scope and flashlight on the barrel.
One of The Colonel’s men securing the shipyard. His QBZ-97 can be easily distinguished from the domestic Chinese QBZ-95 due to the more standard trigger guard.

The QBZ-97 rifles seen in the hands of The Colonel (Byron Mann) and several of his men are equipped with QBZ-95-style trigger guards.

QBZ-97 with QBZ-95-style trigger guard - 5.56x45mm
In this shot, you can see the magazine is 5.56x45mm, identifying the rifle as a QBZ-97.
One of The Colonel’s thugs holds the QBZ-97 during the shipyard shootout. The typical hollow trigger guard can easily be seen in this shot. Also, it is identified as a reworked QBZ-97 to look like a domestic QBZ-95 because of the hollow space between the magazine well and the buttstock.
The Colonel (Byron Mann) making his last desperate stand with his QBZ-97 mocked up to look like a domestic QBZ-95 as identified by the typical trigger guard.

Type 56 Assault Rifle

The Type 56 assault rifle is the gun of choice for most Russian mobsters. In most shots, the typical Type 56 full-circle front sight can easily be identified.

Type 56 Assault Rifle - 7.62x39mm
Epic continuity error: after getting shot, this guy manages to drop his gun three times (!), still kill an attacker and fall down in two (!) different directions...
Nice shot of the typical Type 56 full-circle front sight.
Russian Godfather Vlad (Vitaly Kravchenko) points his Type 56.
Shane (Steven Seagal) trading in the Type 56 for his trusty old M1911A1 when going after The Colonel.
Vlad firing his Type 56 during the shipyard shootout.

Type 84S-2 Assault Rifle

During the cop killing, Mao (Byron Lawson) pulls out a Type 84S-2 assault rifle from the trunk of his car. Due to a continuity error, the stock is seen folded and unfolded a few times during that scene.

Type 84S-2 assault rifle with right-folded stock - 5.56x45mm
A detailed view of the Type 84S-2, with the unfolded stock and the full-circle front sight which is typical for the Chinese AK-47 variants.
Good shot of the folded stock of the Type 84S-2. The wooden element on the stock has been removed.
A mirror image shot: bullets are suddenly ejected on the left side of the Type 84S-2 and the cocking handle is on the other side of the weapon as well.

Zastava M70B1

For a brief moment, the Type 56 assault rifle that Sergey (Jesse Hutch) is carrying switches to a Zastava M70B1. This rifle can be distinguished from the Type 56 by the three vents in the wooden handguard (whereas the Type 56 has two like most other AK-type rifles) and by the folded grenade launching sight attached to the gas block.

Zastava M70B1 with stamped receiver - 7.62x39mm
Sergey (Jesse Hutch) fires the Zastava.
Sergey holds the Zastava.


Franchi SPAS-12

During the motel shootout, a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun is used by a Chinese mobster sent by The Colonel.

Franchi SPAS-12 with stock folded and butt-hook removed - 12 Gauge
The ventilated heat-shield and the typical folded stock of the Franchi SPAS-12 can be easily identified in this shot.
What is it about the Franchi SPAS-12 that makes people forget their good manners and simply knock?

Smith & Wesson 3000

The young and obedient store clerk (Eduard Witzke) in the liquor store that Shane visits upon his release keeps a Smith & Wesson 3000 shotgun (stock/barrel chopped) under the counter. It can be identified by the distinctive forend.

Smith & Wesson 3000 shotgun - 12 Gauge
“Put that sh-%#@-t away boy, before somebody gets hurt! Now count to 100 and get some help for those two fools!”
“..., 21, 22, 23, 24,...”

Sawed-Off Remington 870 Field Gun

The first Russian mobster confronting Sgt. Ritchie when he breaks into the Russians’ mansion carries a Remington 870 Field Gun with stock and barrel sawed off.

Remington 870 Field Gun with sawed-off stock and barrel - 12 Gauge
The best possible shot of the Remington 870 Field Gun right before the Russian mobster takes a final dive into the pantry.

Mossberg 500 “Persuader”

Sgt. Ritchie’s “partner in crime” Clark (Mike Chopud) can be seen with a Mossberg 500 “Persuader” with extended magazine tube during the shootout at the Russians’ mansion.

Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 Gauge
Good shot of the Mossberg 500 “Persuader” with the distinctive flat cap on the shell tube and the somewhat square-shaped trigger guard.

Prop Guns

In a few shots, prop guns appear to have been used as stand-ins for Colt M4A1 Carbines and Type 56 assault rifles. They can be recognized as such by closed barrels and front sights that consist of one solid piece of material rendering them unusable.

A Chinese thug holds the prop gun.
Vlad holds the prop gun.

Vlad’s Gunsafe

When he realizes his mansion’s under attack, Vlad (Vitaly Kravchenko) opens a gunsafe in his office. It is stocked with several Type 56 assault rifles as well as with Beretta 92FS pistols.

Several Beretta 92FS pistols are seen.
Several Type 56 assault rifles are seen.

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