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Act of Valor

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Teaser poster for Act of Valor (2012)

Act of Valor is a 2012 war film co-directed by Scott Waugh and Mike McCoy that focuses on a team of U.S. Navy SEALs who embark on a covert mission to rescue a CIA agent and foil a terrorist plot. The film was made in collaboration with the United States Navy and all of the SEALs that appear in the film were active-duty members. The production has noted that numerous scenes involved live fire conditions, as they were filmed during the SEALs' training exercises.

The following weapons were used in the film Act of Valor:


SIG-Sauer P226

A SIG-Sauer P226 is used by Chief Dave in the film's climax.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9x19mm
Chief Dave fires his SIG P226.
A view down the sights as Chief Dave fires his SIG.
Chief Dave struggles to kill the final terrorist with his SIG.

Glock 17

A full size Glock model, most likely a Glock 17, is seen in the holster of a guard being dragged underwater by one of the SEALs.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm.
The Glock is seen in the guard's holster as he is dragged underwater.

Glock 19

Lisa Morales (Roselyn Sanchez) is seen using a Glock 19 during the kidnapping in Costa Rica.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Morales's Glock sits on the table.
Morales grabs the Glock off of the table.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

During the rescue mission in Costa Rica, multiple guards are seen holding a Heckler & Koch MP5A2s.

Heckler & Koch MP5-N an A2 model with a Navy Trigger Group - 9x19mm
A guard holds his MP5A2 as he scans the river.
The guard holds his MP5A2 seconds before being shot by Weimy.
Another guard moves with his MP5A2 at the ready.

Heckler & Koch MP5A4

Mexican Special Forces operators, specifically Commander Pedros (Gonzalo Menendez), carry the Heckler & Koch MP5A4 during the raid on the cartel's tunnel system.

Heckler & Koch MP5A4 - 9x19mm
Commander Pedros (Gonzalo Menendez) aims his MP5A4 as delineated by the four position selector switch.


A terrorist on Christo's boat holds a full sized Uzi before being gunned down by a member of SEAL Team 4.

IMI Uzi with stock removed - 9x19mm
A terrorist is gunned down and drops his Uzi. Notice the lack of a buttstock on the gun.

IMI Mini Uzi

A terrorist fleeing the SEALs' assault on the yacht fires a Mini Uzi at his pursuers.

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
A terrorist fires his Mini Uzi at the SEALs.

Walther MPL

During the high speed chase in Costa Rica, one of the pursuing terrorists has a Walther MPL submachinegun.

Walther MPL with stock folded - 9x19mm
Terrorist on the middle right is carrying a Walther MPL Submachinegun.

Rifles / Carbines


AKM rifles are carried by most enemy gunmen, with and without slant compensators.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
AKM with black synthetic furniture - 7.62x39mm
A guard drops his AKM as the door is blown open.
A Ukrainian guard with an AKM as he greets Shabal.
A Mexican guard fires an AKM at the SEALs.
A Mexican Cartel member holds an AKM with an folding stock before the SEALs raids the milk factory.
A Mexican Cartel member patrols with an AKM fitted with a slanted muzzle brake.
A Mexican Cartel member sprints with an AKM with black furniture.
Shabal with an AKM during the milk factory battle.
Another shot of one of the AKM variants used in the movie.

Colt M4A1

M4A1 carbines in various configurations are carried and used by the U.S. Navy SEALs in the film.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with Aimpoint CompM2 reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Chief Dave emerges from the water armed with the M4A1 fitted with an Aimpoint CompM2, Surefire 6P weaponlight and a Colt forward sling mount.
Chief Dave aims what seems to be a different M4A1 than the one he had emerging from the water during the mission in Costa Rica. His rifle now has an EOTech sight instead of an Aimpoint, 3 point sling and an (unseen in this shot) aluminum CAR-15 buttstock. Note that the flashlight is different and at a different angle than the picture above.
Lt. Rorke (Rorke Denver) with his M4A1 during the car chase in Costa Rica. His M4A1 has an aluminum CAR-15 buttstock throughout the film.
Lt. Rorke firing his M4A1 fitted with an EOTech 552, TangoDown VFG, and SureFire 6P weaponlight.
Weimy fires his M4 fitted with an Elcan SpectreDR, TangoDown VFG, AN/PEQ-15, and (unseen in this shot) Insight M3X weaponlight.
Lt. Rorke holding an M4A1 carbine fitted with an EOTech 553 sight, AN/PEQ-15 laser module, and M3X weaponlight.
Chief Dave and Lt. Rorke (Rorke Denver) dive for cover while carrying their M4A1s.


During the rescue mission in Costa Rica, Weimy is seen firing a scoped and suppressed DPMS TAC20. The rifle also has a camo paint scheme and camouflage material to conceal Weimy as well as a Parker & Hale bipod.

DPMS TAC20 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Weimy takes aim with the TAC20, with Lt. Rorke (Rorke Denver) acting as his spotter and helping with calculations.
A close up on the trigger group.
Weimy looks down the sight.


Weimy is briefly seen behind what appears to be an Knight's Armament M110 SASS on the Seahawk during the trip to Mexicali. After this, the rifle is never seen again.

M110 SASS - 7.62x51mm NATO
Weimy manning the M110.

Heckler & Koch G3

During the rescue mission in Costa Rica, one of the enemy fighters fires at the SEALS with a Heckler & Koch G3.

HK G3A3 - 7.62x51mm NATO
An enemy fighter uses the HK G3 to fire through the wall at the SEALs. The fighter seen here is portrayed by the film's producer Scott Waugh. Note the paddle release, as well as three position selector switch differentiating it from the HK91
The enemy fighter on the left is seen with what appears to be a Heckler & Koch G3 rifle. Again, note the paddle release

Mk 18 Mod 0 CQBR

Several members of SEAL Team 4 carry Mk 18 Mod 0 CQB carbines during the taking of a yacht.

Mk. 18 Mod 0 with 4-position stock and RIS handguard - 5.56x45mm
A SEAL is seen boarding a ship with his Mk 18.


During the funeral at the end of the film, members of the US Navy Ceremonial Guard are seen using M14 Rifles for a 3-volley salute.

M14 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Members of the US Navy Ceremonial Guard hold their M14s at the ready.
Members of the US Navy Ceremonial Guard chamber their M14s in preparation for the rifle volley.

Machine Guns


M240G machine guns can be seen in deck mounts on the SWCC's SOC-R (Special Operations Craft - Riverine), as well as on the SWCC's Mark V Special Operations Craft, fitted with the M145 Machine Gun Optic. M240D variants with spade grips are also mounted on Navy Seahawk helos.

M240G - USMC style with no heat shield - 7.62x51mm NATO.
Dual FN M240 general purpose machine guns mounted on the SOC-R.
A wider shot of the SOC-R. M240Gs can be seen in mounts; one tilted back on the left side of the screen and two in a dual mount in the background.
M240G machine guns can be seen on the left in deck mounts on the SWCC's SOC-R (Special Operations Craft - Riverine).
A SWCC mans an M240 during the yacht takedown.
M240D vehicle and aircraft-mount version with spade grips - 7.62x51mm NATO.
The door gunner of a US Navy Sea Hawk helicopter opens fire with an M240 machine gun
Sea Hawks with the M240 door guns.
The M240D is seen as the SEALs land in Mexico.

M249 LMG SAW Paratrooper

Two M249 Para light machine guns can be seen used by three SEALs to lay down a wall of suppressive fire.

M249 Paratrooper - 5.56x45mm
Members of the SEAL team provide overwatch with M249s.
Members of the SEAL team open fire with their M249s.

General Dynamics GAU-17/A

Special Warfare Combatant Craft (SWCC) Crewmen aboard a SOC-R boat fire a GAU-17/A Minigun (which would be referred to as a Mk 44 in SOCOM service) during an assault. According to the filmmakers, the miniguns were firing live ammunition throughout several of these scenes.

General Dynamics GAU-17/A - 7.62x51mm NATO
What appears to be brass from live rounds (not crimp-nosed blanks) goes flying as the GAU-17/A is fired. It should be noted that live ammunition is utilized in numerous parts of this scene.

Browning M2HB

A Browning M2HB is seen mounted on a Somalian technical and on the SEALs' Mark V SOC during the yacht takedown.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
A SEAL aims his M2 at the yacht.

General Dynamics GAU-12/U

AV-8B Harrier IIs armed with GAU-12/U rotary cannons are seen launching from the USS Bonhomme Richard.

General Dynamics GAU-12/U with unfired rounds - 25x137mm



Weimy is seen taking out an enemy vehicle with an M72 LAW during the mission in Costa Rica.

M72A2 LAW - 66mm
Weimy about to take out an enemy vehicle with an M72 LAW.

Type 69 RPG

Type 69 RPGs are carried by several enemy soldiers.

Chinese Type 69 RPG - 40mm
The enemy soldier ahead of the G3 can be seen holding the Type 69. Firing it would surely suck for our friend with the HK.
A Mexican soldier attempts to shoot down one of the Blackhawks with an RPG.
A terrorist prepares to fire the RPG at the SEALs.
A terrorist prepares to fire the RPG at the SEALs.


M67 hand grenade

M67 hand grenades are used by the SEALs.

M67 fragmentation grenade
Frag out!
Lt. Rorke (Rorke Denver) throws the grenade during the mission in Mexico.

F-1 hand grenade

A Soviet F-1 hand grenade is used by a Coyote (Mexican people smugglers) against the SEALs in Mexico.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The Coyote prepares to throw the grenade.
The grenade lies on the ground.

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