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Barb Wire

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Barb Wire (1996)

The following weapons were used in the film Barb Wire:


Desert Eagle Mark I

Two-tone .357 Desert Eagle Mark I pistol is seen in the hands of Barbara "Barb Wire" Kopetski (Pamela Anderson). The pistols are also seen used by thugs and killers in the film as well. These two-tone .357 Desert Eagles were custom built for Barb Wire by Ellis Mercantile. The receiver is polished stainless steel and the slide and barrel are blued. Only two were built for Pamela Anderson to use on the show.

Note that in publicity photos, Pamela Anderson is seen brandishing a different single two-tone Desert Eagle Mark I which had a silver frame and slide, but black barrel and controls. This Desert Eagle was rented for the publicity photoshoot from a different prop house (Gibbons Ltd.), and is the same weapon seen in such films and TV shows as Drive (1997), Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Judgment Day, etc.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I in two-tone finish - .44 Magnum
Two-tone .357 Desert Eagle pistol is taken up by Barbara "Barb Wire" Kopetski (Pamela Anderson).
Barb Wire fights with her Desert Eagle.
A thug reloads his Desert Eagle while gunning for Barb Wire. He is killed and his pistol is picked up and used in addition to her original Desert Eagle in the fight.
The iconic shot of Barb Wire (Pamela Anderson) firing around an overturned oaken table with her two .357 Desert Eagles.
Barb holds the two-toned Desert Eagle at the head of Krebs (Loren Rubin). This pistol changes to an all black model in the very next shot.

Glock 19

A 2nd Generation Glock 19 is hidden in Kreb's Night drawer. Barb is seen using a Glock 19 during a shootout.

Glock 19 2nd Generation - 9x19mm
A 2nd Gen Glock 19 is hidden in Kreb's Night drawer. This appears to turn into a custom SIG moments later.
Barb with the Glock. (A continuity error as she was seen picking up the custom SIG).

SIG-Sauer P228 (Custom)

Also among the weapons used by Barb Wire is a custom two-tone SIG-Sauer P228 with Wilcox UITC laser sight that had previously been used in the 1995 film Virtuosity. This gun was converted by Ellis Props & Graphics (who supplied the weapons for both Virtuosity and this film). Alexander Willis (Xander Berkeley) also uses the pistol.

A two-tone SIG-Sauer P228 (9x19mm) with Wilcox Industries UITC laser. This is the actual screen-used gun from the 1995 film Virtuosity.
Barb Wire reaches for the two-tone Custom SIG-Sauer P228 with fabricated grips. This appeared to be a Glock earlier.
While in her bubble bath, Barb reaches for the custom SIG.
Barb holds her custom SIG. The pistol originally was customized for the film Virtuosity.
Alexander Willis (Xander Berkeley) fires the custom SIG behind Axel (Temuera Morrison) who is using an Uzi SMG.

SIG-Sauer P226

A gunman uses what appears to be a suppressed SIG-Sauer P226 while chasing down Barb Wire.

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Thug with the suppressed pistol. Note the hooked trigger.
A thug runs to the window and fires the suppressed SIG.

Beretta 92SB

Colonel Pryzer (Steve Railsback) uses a Beretta 92SB in the film.

Beretta Model 92SB - 9x19mm (note rounded trigger guard and flat bottom magazine).
Colonel Pryzer (Steve Railsback) ducks after experiencing a 'stove pipe' jam with his Beretta 92SB. Either the blank 'stuck in the vertical position' is the filthiest blank ever (blanks are very "sooty") or it's one of those black plastic star crimped blanks. Sure looks like someone's black leather gloved 'thumb' sticking out of the pistol, doesn't it?

Beretta 92FS

One of the weapons Barb is seen loading up in the van is a Beretta 92FS.

Beretta 92FS 9x19mm
Closeup of the Beretta 92FS chambered by Barb.


Axel Hood (Temuera Morrison) is seen carrying a custom M1911A1 pistol with what appears to be a (early made "Laser Products") Surefire 310R weaponlight accessory. The pistol appears to be very similar to the ones seen in the film Speed.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Axel Hood (Temuera Morrison) holds the pistol.
The pistol is briefly seen.

Smith & Wesson 5904

In one scene, Axel's M1911A1 appears to turn into a Smith & Wesson 5904.

Smith & Wesson 5904 - 9x19mm
In one scene, Axel's M1911A1 appears to turn into a Smith & Wesson 5904.


M16A1 with A2 Handguards

M16A1 rifles fitted with A2 handguards are used by the Congressional soldiers and SHPD officers.

M16A1 with A2 style handguards - 5.56x45mm. Putting the distinctive A2 handguards on the older rifle was a method used by Movie/TV armorers to simulate A2 rifles when M16A1s were the only ones available. The same thing has been done vice-versa, Using M16A2's with A1 handguards for Vietnam War B Movies.
Rifle on the left.
Opening fire with the rifle.

MGC M16 Replica Rifles

In scenes when the rifle is not fired, MGC M16 rifles with A2 style handguards and A1 Birdcages attached are carried by Congressional soldiers. They also have 30 round magazines rather 'sloppily' crammed into the magazine well (the MGC guns have a proprietary magazine and the mag well doesn't take STANAG magazines without modification).

The MGC M16 Assault rifle: a non firing metal replica built by the Model Gun Corp of Japan and one of the most used non firing replicas of the M16 in movies and television.
Congressional soldiers carry MGC M16 replica rifles with A2 style handguards and A1 Birdcages. They also have 30 round magazines rather 'sloppily' crammed into the magazine well (the MGC guns have a proprietary magazine and the mag well doesn't take STANAG magazines without modification).
Rifle on the right.
Rifle on left and middle appear to be replicas.


During a meeting, several members of both Big Fatso's and Spike's gang are seen with AK variants.

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm. This is the commercial clone of the original Type III AK-47 and is the most used in American films and shows when showing the milled receiver AK-47
AK rifles behind Spike (Jennifer Banko).
AK rifle on the left. This may be a replica.

Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup/Ruger AC-556

The Ruger MZ14 Bullpup is seen in the cache of weapons of the van and when Barb drops her weapons.

Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup
The Ruger MZ14 Bullpup is seen on the right.
Rifle on the left.

Submachine Guns


Full size Uzi's are seen in the hands of Barb Wire and Axel Hood (Temuera Morrison) as well as gang members and Congressionals.

Uzi - 9mm
The Uzi held by Axel Hood (Temuera Morrison).
Uzi on the right.

Heckler & Koch SP89

A Heckler & Koch SP89 is seen used in full auto mode (conversion) by a thug in the motel.

Heckler & Koch SP89 Pistol with factory 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
Thugs with SP89s.
Fire the SP89.

Heckler & Koch SP89 (mocked up as MP5K)

When Barb is forced to give up her weapons during a confrontation at the junkyard, one of the weapons seen is a nickel plated Heckler & Koch SP89 made to look like an MP5K by adding the MP5K foregrip. It can be noted as an SP89 instead of an MP5K due to the lack of a paddle magazine release behind the magazine and lack of a push-pin lower receiver. This appears to be the same converted custom SP89 seen in the 1994 film Speed.

Heckler & Koch SP89 converted to full auto fire and made to look like an MP5K. Note lack of paddle magazine release and push-pin lower receiver.
When Barb is surrounded by the police and is forced to disarm herself, she drops the Nickel plated 'fake' MP5K (actually a converted SP89) - 9mm on the pile of guns and bandoleers.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

During a confrontation with Big Fatso's gang, Barb is seen with an authentic Heckler & Koch MP5A3 that is fitted with a slimline handguard.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
Barb takes out an authentic Heckler & Koch MP5A3 that is fitted with a slimline handguard.
Barb (Pamela Anderson) with the MP5A3.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 (chopped and converted)

A guard at the club is seen carrying a Heckler & Koch HK94A3 collapsing stock civilian guns with 16" barrels chopped and converted to resemble an MP5A3 with a Surefire light dedicated forend. The HK94 is likely the same one seen in such films as Speed.

Heckler & Koch HK94A3 chopped and converted to resemble an MP5A3 - 9mm.
Bodyguard at the left holds a Converted HK94 (metal 0-1 trigger pack and no lugs on the barrel) outfitted with a Surefire fore end. The HK94 is likely the same one seen in such films as Speed.


Mossberg 500 Cruiser

The Mossberg 500 Cruiser is seen used by thugs and members of Big Fatso's gang. Some of these shotguns appear to be prop replicas.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 gauge
A patron gives up his Mossberg before entering the club.
The thug on the left fires his Mossberg 500 "Cruiser" - 12 gauge. The others use an Uzi and and an M16A1 with a heavy barrel and A2 handguards.
A member of Big Fatso's gang holds the Mossberg. Note the filled-in barrel.
Closeup of the shotgun. This appears to be a prop replica.
Closeup of the Mossberg being loaded by Barb.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup (Modified)

Congressional Directorate soldiers as well as officers of the Steel Harbor Police Department carry what appears to be the bullpup variant of the Mossberg 500. This variant also is seen in Barb Wire's weapons cabinet.

Mossberg 500 Bullpup
An officer in the center holds the Bullpup Mossberg.
Mossberg in the center.

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper

The SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper is used by Congressional Directorate soldiers.

SWD/Cobray Street Sweeper with short barrel and top folding stock - 12 Gauge
Shotgun on the right.

Armories and Weapons Cache

Night Club Gun Check room

The Hammerhead, Barb's nightclub, has a gun check room which features a plethora of weapons. The denizens of Steel Harbor seem to favor several guns over all others. They usually carry M16s, Uzis, Desert Eagles or Mossberg 500 Shotguns.

As a patron gives up his pistols, several rifles and pistols are seen in the gun check.
A patron gives up his shotgun, and other weapons are seen.

Barb Wire Disarmed

When Barb is surrounded by the police, she is told to 'drop her weapons'. She ends up creating this impossible pile of weapons and bandoleers at her feet.

Among the weapons seen on the ground is a Ruger Mini-14, Uzi, and the custom SIG. So that's where she was keeping them.
The pile of weapons at Barb's feet.

Barb Wire's Office Armory

Barb Wire also is seen going to her office armory of wepaons which include the following: a pair of custom two-tone .357 Desert Eagles built for Barb Wire. A pair SIG-Sauer 228 used in the film Virtuosity. The satin nickel MP5K (SP89 sear gun) used in the film Speed. A Glock 17, Beretta 92F, Browning Hi Power, Mossberg 500, Mossberg 500 Bullpup, Ruger Mini-14 Bullpup, MP5A3 (HK94 sear gun), and a MGC Replica AK47 - Phoenixent

Barb goes to her armory.
A few weapons seen.

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