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Elephant (2003)

Elephant is a 2003 film directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk) that depicts a day in the life of high school students, two of whom later go on a shooting rampage. The film is based in part on the tragic events surrounding the 1999 Columbine shooting.

The following weapons were used in the film Elephant:


Beretta 92FS

Alex carries two pistols during the attack, one in a nylon hip holster and one in a leather shoulder holster. The pistol on his hip appears to be a Beretta 92FS or similar Beretta handgun, judging by the grips and magazine floorplate. The magazines in the dual pouch on Alex's left hand side also appear to be Beretta 92 mags, possibly ten round AWB magazines.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Alex's pistol on his right hip. It appears to be a 92FS.

Taurus PT92

Alex's pistol in the brown shoulder holster appears to be an older model Taurus PT92 or similar Taurus pistol with wood grips and golden Taurus medallions.

Taurus PT92, early model with wood grips and no medallions - 9x19mm
In the freezer, you can see the distinctive Taurus-style flat panel wood grips with golden medallions in the shoulder holster. This firearm is probably an older Taurus semi-automatic, mostlikely a PT92.

Unknown Pistol

While planning the attack, Alex and Eric mention their arsenal of weapons. Alex mentions that they have pistols. One of these pistols is seen on Eric's right hip. It is never taken out of the holster, used, or even seen closely enough to identify, but it looks like it is possibly a SIG-Sauer P226 or Smith & Wesson 915. Alex also mentions that Eric apparently has a rifle, but it is never seen.

The pistol is located in a holster on his right hip. It is possibly a P226.
The pistol can be seen in a holster on Eric's hip.

Ortgies Pocket Pistol 25

An Internet gun sales site appears to offer for sale an Ortgies Pocket Pistol.

Ortgies Pocket Pistol - .25 ACP
The pistol can be seen on the left side of the webpage. Hilariously, the handgun is placed in the category of "AK-47 rifles".

Ortgies Pocket Pistol 32

An Internet gun sales site appears to offer for sale a nickel Ortgies Pocket Pistol with wood grips.

Ortgies Pocket Pistol with nickel finish and walnut grips - .32 ACP
The pistol can be seen on the right side of the webpage. Hilariously, the handgun is placed in the category of "AK-47 rifles".

Submachine Guns

Intratec TEC-9

Eric (Eric Deulen) is seen carrying a Intratec TEC-9 semiautomatic pistol. Alex refers to it by name as a "TEC-9".

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
Eric aims his TEC-9 at Mr. Luce.
Eric walks past the carnage down the hall holding his TEC-9.
Eric taunts Mr. Luce with his TEC-9.


Bushmaster Carbon 15 R21

Throughout the film, Alex carries a Bushmaster Carbon 15 R21 semi-automatic carbine. This firearm was manufactured after the implementation of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban, which was still in effect in 2003, as evidenced by the oversized flash hider that screws over the barrel rather than onto it. For the rifle, he modifies and tapes two thirty-round magazines together "jungle style". Alex refers to the rifle as a ".223". The rifle has no sights and is equipped with a free-floating rubber handguard.

Bushmaster Carbon 15 R21 with ACOG, flash hider and 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm (.223 Remington)
Shortly after receiving the rifle in the mail, Alex loads the firearm in his garage...
and opens fire on a pile of firewood with it. Somehow the two do not damage their hearing and the neighbors do not hear rifle fire going off in town.
A real-life video game.
Alex takes aim in the hallway.
Alex plays a game of eenie, meenie, miney, moe in a freezer full of dead meat.


Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser

An Internet gun sales site appears to offer for sale a shotgun that resembles a Mariner variant of the Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser. The shotgun seen on the site actually appears to be Photoshopped from several different weapons (most likely to avoid copyright infringement). It has a pump grip, forend and magazine tube of a shortened Mossberg 590, but appears to have the pistol grip and receiver of a Winchester 1300 variant, as well as an atypical left side ejection port.

Mossberg 590 Mariner Cruiser, full-size with extended mag tube - 12 Gauge
The shotgun as seen on the site. For some reason, it was located in "AK-47" rifle category, claims to include a "free additional magazine", despite the fact that this is a tube-fed weapon, and if you read the description, it claims it to be an "automatic weapon", despite the fact that it is a pump-action (manual) firearm. This could be a lack of knowledge of firearms, but given the weapon description also seemingly promotes shooting "other hunters" with the "ultimate killing machine", it is also possibly satirical. A more notable point is how the two characters - who are likely not old enough to legally purchase firearms in the first place - were able to not only order them from the site but ALSO have them delivered directly to Alex's house (rather than a licensed dealer).

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

Throughout the film, Alex (Alex Frost) carries a Mossberg 500 Cruiser. He refers to it as "the shotty" and keeps it on his back, although he occasionally carries it instead of his rifle.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 Gauge
Alex carries the shotgun around the school.
Alex enters a bathroom full of girls with the shotgun.



A video game features an RPG-7-type launcher.

RPG-7 - 40mm
Eric plays a first person shooter video game where he shoots at people with a rocket-propelled grenade, which would be referenced later on in the film when we get a first person view of Alex's rifle firing at targets.

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