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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.
Colt Government Model (M1911A1) Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
Sergeant John O'Mara holds a M1911A1.
One of Mickey Cohen's goons pulls a Walther P38 on Sergeant John O'Mara at the beginning of the film.
Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
A gangster pulls a P38 on Sergeant O'Mara
A Walther PPK with pearl grips is also used by Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling). In some scenes, the pistol is a non gun.
One of the actual custom Walther PPK/S pistols used by Mike Myers
on all three of the Austin Powers
movies. - .380 ACP
Sgt. Wooters holds the pistol. The pistol seen here is a non gun.
Colt Detective Special
A nickel-plated Colt Detective Special is favored by Officer Rocky Washington (Anthony Mackie).
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with nickel finish and pearl grips - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Officer Navidad Ramirez (Michael Peña) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Officer Navidad Ramirez (Michael Peña
) fires Smith & Wesson Model 10.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose
Officer Conwell Keeler (Giovanni Ribisi) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Snub Nose - .38 Special
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.
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Closeup of Wooters firing the Colt.
Wooters is seen second from the left.
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.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 5.5" barrel known as the "Artillery" model. The most common of the SAA revolvers as it is just the right length. - .45 Long Colt
Kennard quick-fires his Single Action Army by hitting the hammer repeatedly.
On the left, Max Kennard (Robert Patrick
) holds his Single Action Army at the ready as the 'Gangster Squad' storms a Mob controlled building.
Mickey Cohen's hitman Wrevock (Troy Garity) fires the Mauser C96 at the Gangster Squad during a shootout in Chinatown.
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).
Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
Wooters is tossed the cutdown Winchester shotgun.
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.
Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
John O'Mara (Josh Brolin
) carries a riot barrel length Ithaca 37 shotgun.
Sgt. Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling
) does a one-handed pump of the Ithaca.
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.
M1928 "Tommy Gun" or "Chicago typewriter" with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP, made famous through countless classic gangster movies.
Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn
) fires what appears to be an M1928A1 with a drum magazine.
Top view of the Thompson.
Gangsters armed with Thompsons.
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.
Colt M1921A Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP.
Gangsters armed with Thompsons open fire in a drive-by shooting.
In a deleted scene, gangsters emerge from a film screen armed with Thompsons. This particular sequence underwent a reshoot due to its uncomfortable resemblance to the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado in 2012.
Firing the Thompsons from the deleted scene.
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.
M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
The M1A1 Thompson is reached for.
On the right, the M1A1 Thompson is held by Detective Coleman Harris (Anthony Mackie
Wooters fires a M1A1 Thompson with one hand.
John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) uses a M1 Thompson during the firefight at the hotel.
M1 Thompson with 20-round magazine - .45 ACP
John O'Mara (Josh Brolin
) fires an M1 Thompson during the hotel shootout.
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.
MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A mobster is seen holding a MP40
when the Gangster Squad raids a bookmaking operation.
Several of Mickey Cohen's muscle are armed with the PPSh-41, fitted with 71-round drum magazines.
PPSh-41 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Sten MK II
One of Cohen's goons outside the hotel is armed with a Sten MK II.
Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
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".
M3A1 "Grease Gun" with an attached suppressor - .45 ACP
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.
M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle with carry handle removed
One of Cohen's men fires a Lewis Gun at the Gangster Squad from atop the hotel.
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.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade