Guardian Angel (original title: Schutzengel) is a 2012 German action movie about ex-special forces operative Max (Til Schweiger) who now works for the witness-protection program of the Berlin police.
The following weapons were used in the film Guardian Angel (Schutzengel):
SEK officer Max (Til Schweiger) carries a Glock 27 as his main sidearm in the film (although SEK officers can purchase equipment that they feel the best for the mission, the Germans prefer the 9mm as the ammunition of their weapon). Interestingly, Max does not carry the pistol in a holster, but rather on the inside of his belt with a Clipdraw, a metal clip fixed on the right side of the slide.
Glock 27 subcompact Pistol - .40 S&W
Max reloading the Glock 27
during the opening shootout.
The slide recoils on Max's sidearm, giving a clear view of the barrel .
Max orders a fellow police officer to lower his weapon with his sidearm drawn. Note the Clipdraw on the right side of the slide.
Max draws his pistol in the final shootout. Note the bulletproof vest with Arabic script, taken from a German mission in Afghanistan.
Max in a desperate situation in the final shootout. Note the Clipdraw on the right side of the slide of the Glock 27
Heckler & Koch P30
Max owns a Heckler & Koch P30 and used in various occasions. Unlike the Glock 27 that he keeps on his belt, the Heckler & Koch P30 is kept in a backpack with some magazines. Nina (Luna Schweiger) is also seen with the pistol.
Heckler & Koch P30 - 9x19mm
Max loading his Heckler & Koch P30
in his apartment. The characteristic slide and grip design are easily identifiable.
Max shoots an attacker with his Heckler & Koch P30
. Note that even with this reflexive shooting he seems to be aiming.
During a carjacking, Nina (Luna Schweiger
) takes the magazine out of her Heckler & Koch P30
to show the police, who believe she's holding a toy gun, that she means business.
When his left hand is injured during the hospital shootout, Max clasps his Heckler & Koch P30
between his left knee to insert a new magazine…
…and kicks the slide release to chamber a round. Talk about quick thinking.
Regular police officers, most notably Max's colleagues Helena (Hannah Herzsprung), Kurt (Kostja Ullmann) and Henri (Herbert Knaup), are armed with what seem to be regular SIG-Sauer P225's. They cannot be positively identified as police version SIG-Sauer P6's because there's no clear view of its typical skeleton hammer.
During the opening shootout, Helena reloads her SIG-Sauer P225
, note the flat disassembly lever.
During the opening shootout, one hitman is also armed with a SIG-Sauer P225
Helena's SIG-Sauer P225
suffers an unfortunate stovepipe jam, note a second cartridge flying off to the left.
During the standoff at the diner, a police officer (Werner Kalb
) is knocked unconscious by Max and loses his SIG-Sauer P225
on the floor.
Umarex Hämmerli P26
During the standoff at the diner, the female police officer (Katharina Schüttler) carries an Umarex Hämmerli P26 which can be visually identified from the above mentioned SIG-Sauer P225 by the round logo in the middle of the grip.
Umarex Hämmerli P26 - 9mm P.A.K. blank
Several hitmen in the opening shootout are armed with the Vektor SP1.
A good view of the Vektor SP1
with the typical slide and sloped trigger guard.
A hitman shooting at Max with his Vektor SP1
. Judging by the bullet holes he’s lucky to still be alive.
The same hitman reloading his Vektor SP1
. The Beretta heritage is well visible in the shape of the slide.
In what seems to be the first movie appearance of this pistol, the Caracal F is used by Max’s ex-special forces buddy Rudi (Moritz Bleibtreu).
Rudi cocks his Caracal F
as hitmen close in on his farmhouse. The typical round etching on the grip and the relatively low slide are clearly visible.
As Rudi is knocked down by the leader of the hitmen, his Caracal F
slips on the floor.
The hitmen's leader (Aleksandar Jovanovic) draws a Walther P99QA when he interrogates Rudi.
Walther P99QA (Quick Action) - 9x19mm
A good view of the somewhat triangular shaped slide of the Walther P99QA
as the hitmen’s leader dramatically chambers the first round.
The hitmen’s leader aims his Walther P99QA
at Rudi as he demands Max's location.
Heckler & Koch USP
Corrupt arms dealer Thomas Backer (Heiner Lauterbach) pulls a Heckler & Koch USP in his hotel room.
Heckler & Koch USP - 9x19mm
During the opening shootout, one of the hitmen carries a 2nd Generation Glock 17.
2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Airsoft Glock 17
Rudi trains Nina to shoot with an airsoft Glock 17.
Nina looking surprisingly skilled at handling the airsoft Glock 17
during the barn training session.
Even though her trigger discipline could improve somewhat, Rudi’s training seems to be paying off.
Beretta Px4 Storm
A hitman (Mickey Hardt) uses a Beretta Px4 Storm during the farmhouse shootout.
Beretta Px4 Storm - 9x19mm
Smith & Wesson Model 642
Nicholas (Tim Wilde), the arms dealer's security chief, carries a Smith & Wesson Model 642 in an ankle holster.
Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight Snub nose - .38 Special
Nicholas reaching for his Smith & Wesson Model 642
. Note this revolver has no actual rear sight but rather an indentation on top of the frame.
Brügger & Thomet MP9
Several hitmen carry the Brügger & Thomet MP9, in one case equipped with a B&T MP9 QD suppressor. True to its covert carry nature, it is seen pulled from underneath a coat in one scene.
Brügger & Thomet MP9 with suppressor, red dot scope and unfolded stock - 9x19mm
During the car park shootout, the assailant uses a Brügger & Thomet MP9
which is fitted with a B&T QD suppressor with integral MIL-STD-1913 rail.
Brügger & Thomet MP9 - 9x19mm
The assailant cocks his Brügger & Thomet MP9.
During the hospital shootout, a MP9-weilding hitman (left) orders staff to take cover so that they can take aim at Max and Nina down the hallway.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2
A SEK officer raiding Max’s house carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with an M4-style stock and a Surefire 628 forend weaponlight.
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Another SEK officer carries a Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with the integrated Surefire 628 forend weaponlight.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5KA1
Several hitmen searching for Max and Nina at the hospital carry Heckler & Koch MP5KA1’s, the covert carry variant with low profile sights.
Heckler & Koch MP5KA1 - variant fitted with low profile sights intended for covert carry - 9x19mm
Making his way through an operating room where an operation is in full process, a mercenary waves a Heckler & Koch MP5KA1
Another mercenary reloading his Heckler & Koch MP5KA1 in a hospital hallway, clearly showing the low-profile sights.
During the farmhouse gunfight, Max uses a Mossberg 500AT with synthetic stock and handguard, and with rifle sights.
Mossberg 500 with Ghost Ring Sights - 12 gauge
Max walks through the farmhouse holding the Mossberg 500AT
, the rifle sights clearly visible.
When things get more desperate, Max puts on a bulletproof vest and keeps on firing with the Mossberg 500AT
. Note the flash which is probably CGI generated as it’s coming from somewhere underneath the barrel.
Luvo Arms LA-16
Max uses a Luvo Arms LA-16 with a 10.5" barrel from his friend Rudi’s weapons cache. The weapon can be identified by the typical ring enclosing the back of the hand guard. The rail-mounted front sight has been put on backwards and an EOTech sight has been fitted.
Luvo Arms LA-16, 10.5" barrel and 20-round Magpul PMag magazine - 5.56x45mm
Rudi reaches for the Luvo Arms LA-16
in his weapons chest. Note that ‘LA-16’ can be read just above the magazine well.
Max aims down the Luvo Arms LA-16
's side rail, note the typical ring at the back of the hand guard.
Under heavy fire, Max engages the hitmen with his Luvo Arms LA-16
. Note the backwards front sight.
During the attack on the farmhouse, several assailants use modernized AK-47's equipped with M4-style collapsible stocks, AKM-style flash hiders and what appears to be a synthetic Command Arms quad rail handguard.
Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Good view of the receiver and modernized handguard of the AK-47
as an assailant takes cover.
dressed up ‘Mad Max’ style with rags around several parts of the rifle.
In several scenes, AKM’s are seen used. Here again, they are modernized versions with M4 collapsible stock and what appears to be a synthetic Command Arms quad rail handguard.
AKM fitted with Tapco Intrafuse and T6 furniture sets and a Vltor Modstock and Stock Adapter, to look like the weapon in Modern Warfare 2
A hitman making his way towards the apartment. Note the M4 carbine stock that seems to have an odd angle with the rest of the gun.
The same guy reloads his AKM
inside the apartment. Note that he has added string and duct-tape loops for quicker handling.
A hitman empties his AKM
at Max, forgetting that he's supposed to aim first.
One of the farmhouse hitmen carries an Arsenal AR-1F, identifiable by the long flash hider. It also seems to have a 40-round magazine.
Arsenal AR-1F - 7.62x39mm
Another attacker is armed with a Zastava M70AB2 fitted with a modern synthetic hand guard.
Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle - 7.62x39mm
Norinco Type 56-1
One of the hitmen uses a Norinco Type 56-1, a rare sight in European films.
Norinco Type 56-1 (under-folding stock variant) - 7.62x39mm
Note the fully hooded sight and green handguard
FM MAG 58
As mercenaries descend upon the farmhouse where Max and Nina are hiding, one of them carries a FN MAG 58. The version he is carrying has a large perforated heatshield, possibly to make the gun look like the M240 variant.
FN MAG 58 - 7.62x51mm NATO
Even from a distance, the contours of a FN MAG
are clearly visible. It appears to have a synthetic stock.
A good view of the rear end of the receiver of the FN MAG 58
with the gunner for once actually using the iron sights instead of blasting bullets away into the great wide nothing.
Nice perspective of the FN MAG 58
with the distinctive heatshield and the iron sights.
Outdoor Gun Training
The extra’s section of the DVD shows two short gun-related movies. The first one is about the gun training that Til Schweiger took in the USA in preparation for this movie. Under the supervision of a professional shooting instructor he fired thousands of rounds, predominantly with assault rifles.
Another drill practiced by Til Schweiger
; firing while walking. Note the digital camera on the right side of the barrel that is used to study reloading and aiming techniques.
Mr. Schweiger’s instructor giving a rapid firing demonstration with a Remington 870
with extended magazine tube.
Indoor Shooting Training
The second short movie concerns a report of an indoor gun training for the crew, all using Umarex Hämmerli P26 blank shooting replica's of the SIG-Sauer P225.