The following weapons were used in the film Edge of Darkness:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
Boston PD Detective Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) carries a Glock 23 as his main sidearm throughout the film. He uses it on multiple occasions, most notably to dispatch some of Northmoor's private security personnel working for Jack Bennett (Danny Huston). When Craven enters David Burnham's (Shawn Roberts) apartment, the "23" slide markings are clearly visible. The Glock 23 is also the real life issue weapon of Boston Police Department's officers and detectives.
Hero Glock 23 used by Mel Gibson
in Edge of Darkness
- .40 S&W. Note the extended slide release which was customized for Mel Gibson. Image courtesy of NRA National Firearms Museum.
Thomas Craven's (Mel Gibson
) Glock in his holster.
Craven comes knockin' on David Burnham's (Shawn Roberts
) apartment door. Note in this shot we can see the slide markings '23', 'AUSTRIA', and '.40', which confirm the gun as a Glock 23. Also note the depressed trigger, indicating the weapon has not been made ready.
This is not a preferable method for Law Enforcement to enter a room or building, as a suspect lying in wait could easily grab the gun before the officer is through the door - which is exactly what happens to Craven.
"Like your name and what you're doin' here"
- Craven aims his Glock at Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone
Craven draws his Glock against a Northmoor henchman.
Craven fires his Glock at the henchman's car. Here we get a nice side view of Craven's Glock.
A production still shows Thomas Craven holding his Glock.
"Yeah, I'm funny like that"
- Craven pulls his Glock on Bennett's henchmen.
Another production still of Thomas Craven.
Springfield Armory Ultra Compact
Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) finds a Springfield Armory Ultra Compact with Hogue rubber grips in Emma Craven's (Bojana Novakovic) bedroom. The pistol belongs to Emma's boyfriend David Burnham (Shawn Roberts). Craven later gives this pistol back to Burnham to protect himself.
Springfield Armory Ultra Compact - .45 ACP
Craven (Mel Gibson
) discovers the Ultra Compact in Emma's nightstand.
Craven checks the magazine in the Ultra Compact.
A production still of Craven showing the Ultra Compact to David Burnham (Shawn Roberts
Craven shows Burnham his own Ultra Compact, and questions him at the same time.
Burnham (Shawn Roberts
) holds his Ultra Compact after Craven gives it back to him.
Heckler & Koch P2000SK
Darius Jedburgh's (Ray Winstone) main sidearm is a Heckler & Koch P2000SK. He uses it a few times, most notably at Senator Jim Pine's (Damian Young) house.
Heckler & Koch P2000SK - 9x19mm
A production still shows Darius Jedburgh (Ray Winstone
) holding his gun.
Jedburgh fires his P2000SK.
"By what standard?"
- Jedburgh points his gun at Senator Jim Pine.
Northmoor's private security personnel, including Jack Bennett's bodyguards Agent One (Frank Grillo) and Agent Two (Peter Epstein) all carry SIG-Sauer P220R pistols as their sidearms. Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) also takes one from Bennett's driver and uses it to threaten him.
SIG-Sauer P220R - .45 ACP
"What does it feel like?"
- Note the lack of frame-bulge in this shot, indicating this gun is a P220R and not a P226
- Agent One aims his P220R at Craven.
Agent One runs down the stairs with his P220R.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose
Jack Bennett (Danny Huston) uses what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose during the climax shootout.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose - .357 Magnum
Bennett aims his Smith & Wesson Model 19.
A Massachusetts state trooper briefly uses a Glock 17 in one scene. The theatrical poster also shows Thomas Craven (Mel Gibson) wielding a full-size older 2nd Generation Glock 17 (noted by the lack of accessory rail), though he does not use this particular Glock model in the film.
Glock 17 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
A state trooper pulls his Glock 17.
Sawed-Off Double Barreled Shotgun
A Sawed-Off Double Barreled Shotgun is used by Agent One (Frank Grillo) at the beginning of the film. This shotgun is also seen on a dead hitman's table.
Remington Spartan sawed-off shotgun - 12 Gauge
Agent One (Frank Grillo
) fires a sawed-off shotgun at the Cravens.
Craven watches a crime scene technician dust the weapon for prints.
The Boston PD SWAT team uses M4A1 Carbines fitted with EOTech holosights and tactical lights, while serving an arrest warrant on a suspect.
Colt M4A1 Carbine with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm
A Boston SWAT officer holds his M4A1.