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Gangster Squad is a 2013 crime drama inspired by the true story of the 'unauthorized' efforts of a special task force formed by the Los Angeles Police Department in 1949 to deal with an influx of organized crime occurring in the city. The so-called "Gangster Squad" had an unusually wide latitude in their authority when dealing with mobsters, many times conducting themselves in manners outside of the law. The unit has been a constant source of fascination for both the movies and television and various fictional representations of the unit have been both the heavies and the good-guys (see Mulholland Falls, L.A. Confidential, Mob City). Originally scheduled for release in 2012, the film underwent reshoots due to some scenes bearing an uncomfortable resemblance to the Colorado movie theater shooting that occurred in July of that year. The film, which was written by former LAPD detective Will Beall and directed by Ruben Fleischer, was eventually released in January of 2013.
The following weapons were used in the film Gangster Squad:
Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) wields an M1911A1 throughout the film. Sergeant John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) also uses a M1911A1.
One of Mickey Cohen's goons pulls a Walther P38 on Sergeant John O'Mara at the beginning of the film.
A Walther PPK with pearl grips is also used by Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling). In some scenes, the pistol is a non gun.
Colt Detective Special
A nickel-plated Colt Detective Special is favored by Officer Rocky Washington (Anthony Mackie).
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Officer Navidad Ramirez (Michael Peña) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose
Officer Conwell Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose.
Colt Model 1903
Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) favors a Colt Model 1903 (or 1908 but we cannot determine the caliber from the film). His gun is a blued finish with ivory grips.
Single Action Army
Old-timer Detective Max Kennard (Robert Patrick) keeps his handy Single Action Army as his preferred sidearm, which he often fires by fanning the hammer.
Mickey Cohen's hitman Wrevock (Troy Garity) fires the Mauser C96 at the Gangster Squad during a shootout in Chinatown.
Winchester Model 12
A custom shortened Winchester Model 12 shotgun is used throughout the film, notably by Wooters (Ryan Gosling).
Ithaca Model 37
John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) carries a riot barrel length Ithaca 37 shotgun in several scenes. Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling) also uses the shotgun to shoot a gangster.
Most of the mobsters are seen firing a mix of Thompsons. Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) fires what appears to be an M1928A1 with a drum magazine several times in the film. At one point, Wrevock (Troy Garity) dual-wields Thompsons during a shootout in Chinatown.
Several times, in mass shooting scenes, we see what appears to be ribbed barrel Thompsons with no Cutts Compensators. These could be the M1921A Thompsons chronicled here before.
Due to the film's post-World War II setting (the events take place in 1949), former military M1A1 Thompsons are seen mixed in with the M1928-style submachine guns. Some of the M1A1 Thompsons have the straight foregrip (as they appeared in the Army) and some of them have the older style forward pistol grip reminiscent of the M1928.
John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) uses a M1 Thompson during the firefight at the hotel.
A mobster is seen holding a MP40 when the Gangster Squad raids a bookmaking operation, and most of the goons at the final battle carry them as well.
Several of Mickey Cohen's muscle are armed with the PPSh-41, fitted with 71-round drum magazines.
Sten MK II
One of Cohen's goons outside the hotel is armed with a Sten MK II.
M3A1 "Grease Gun"
Mickey Cohen's men including his right hand man Karl Lockwood (Holt McCallany) are seen using suppressed M3A1 "Grease Guns".
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle
Karl Lockwood (Holt McCallany) fires a Browning Automatic Rifle during the shootout at the hotel. The BAR seen appears to be an A2 model with the carry handle and bipod removed.
One of Cohen's men fires a Lewis Gun at the Gangster Squad from atop the hotel.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Mickey Cohen's men throw Model 24 Stielhandgranate grenades at the Gangster Squad during the car chase.