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In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders
In The Line Of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders is a 1988 made-for-television film based on the events of a real life FBI investigation which led to the April 11, 1986 FBI Miami shooting incident.
The following weapons were used in the film In the Line of Duty: The F.B.I. Murders:
Smith & Wesson 459
Special Agent Ben Grogan (Ronny Cox) and Special Agent Jerry Dove (Bruce Greenwood) both carry Smith & Wesson 459 9mm pistols as their sidearms. Special Agent Ron Risner (Randal Patrick) is also armed with a 459. In the 1980's the Model 459 was FBI issue to SWAT trained Special Agents.
In a continuity error, both Special Agent Jerry Dove (Bruce Greenwood) and Special Agent Ron Risner (Randal Patrick) are seen with a Beretta 92F in some scenes.
William Matix (Michael Gross) briefly uses a M1911A1 pistol to steal a car by shooting it's owner. The M1911A1 is also used in the film when Platt and Matix break into the pinball machine salesman's home. It is later seen when Matix tells his wife to get out.
The man that is shot by William Matix with a Colt Python is target practicing with an unknown pistol. It closely resembles the S&W 459, but there is never a close up shot.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Agents who do not carry the Smith & Wesson 459 pistol in this film carry a 4" barreled Smith & Wesson Model 10 .38 Special revolver, including Supervisory Special Agent Gordon "Gordy" McNeill (Doug Sheehan). Special Agent Ed Mirelles (Ronald G. Joseph) notably uses a Model 10 to fatally wound Matix and Platt as they attempt to flee the shootout.
In the actual shootout Special Agent Ed Mirelles carried a 3" barreled Smith & Wesson Model 686 .357 Magnum revolver. The Model 686 was an approved personally-owned weapon at the time of the shooting, and is listed in FBI documents as being approved for carry by SA Mirelles.
In the actual shootout the agency issued revolver for FBI Special Agents was the 3" barreled Smith & Wesson Model 13 .357 Magnum revolver. The Model 13 became FBI standard issue in 1982.
In the actual shootout Supervisory Special Agent Gordon McNeill carried a 2.5" barreled Smith & Wesson Model 19 .357 Magnum revolver. The Model 19 was an approved personally-owned weapon at the time of the shooting, and is listed in FBI documents as being approved for carry by SSA McNeill.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Special Agent John Hanlon (Peter McRobbie) uses a backup Smith & Wesson Model 36 in the shootout scene, after his main sidearm was knocked over during a collision with the other pursuit vehicles.
Smith & Wesson Model 686
Michael Platt (David Soul) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 686 to kill a man target shooting with a rifle at the beginning of the film, to steal his gold Monte Carlo. William Matix carries the Model 686 in a shoulder holster during the shootout; At one point Platt takes the revolver and attempts to shoot Special Agent Ed Mirelles (Ronald G. Joseph) with it, missing his head by inches before the gun misfires after 3 shots.
In the actual shootout a Smith & Wesson Model 586 was used, but not in this particular portion of the incident - A Dan Wesson revolver is what Platt pulled from Matix's shoulder holster. The S&W Model 586 was used first by Michael Platt at the beginning of the actual shootout, before switching to his Ruger Mini-14.
William Matix (Michael Gross) uses a Colt Python in an attempt to kill a man target shooting with a pistol to take his black Monte Carlo. It is never seen again.
In the actual shootout a Dan Wesson revolver (which resembles the Colt Python) was used in addition to a Smith & Wesson Model 586.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Michael Platt (David Soul) briefly uses a Smith & Wesson Model 29 during the home invasion scene. After that, the revolver is never seen again.
William Matix (Michael Gross) uses a Ithaca 37 shotgun throughout the film. Michael Platt (David Soul) uses it to execute a guard who drew on them. In the film the barrel is cut down in front of the magazine tube. In the actual shootout Matix used a Smith & Wesson 3000 Shotgun that featured an extended magazine tube so the barrel would not have been cut down.
Several FBI agents are seen with the Remington 870 in the film. Special Agent Ed Mirelles (Ronald G. Joseph) notably uses a Remington 870 during the shootout.
Rifles / Carbines
Michael Platt (David Soul) uses a Ruger AC-556K for most of the film. Platt uses the AC-556K to kill an armored car guard, and later uses it in the shootout against the FBI agents that attempt to apprehend him.
In the actual incident, the real Michael Platt used a Mini-14 with a folding stock, but it was stainless steel and was semi-auto only, unlike in the film where a full-auto AC-556 was used.
The film opens up with man, likely meant to be Emelio Briel, using a bolt-action rifle. He is then shot by Michael Platt (David Soul) with a Smith & Wesson 686.
William Matix (Michael Gross) fires a M16A2 when he and Michael Platt are shooting in the woods.
Several M16A1's are seen when the FBI question the paramilitary group.
Norinco Type 56
Another rifle used by the paramilitary group is the Norinco Type 56.
An IMI Uzi is seen being used by the paramilitary group. It's fitted with muzzle brake.
An M1928A1 Thompson submachine gun is seen when the FBI checks the paramilitary groups weapons.
A MAC-11 is also seen.
A Micro Uzi is seen between a Ruger AC-556 and a Thompson. Another is seen behind several pistols.
Several M60 machine guns are seen when the FBI go to question the paramilitary group.
A Browning M2HB is seen mounted on a Jeep when the FBI question the paramilitary group.
Special Agent Jerry Dove (Bruce Greenwood) practices with a paintball gun when SWAT training. It is a "SplatMaster" paintball pistol. It holds 10 paintballs in the upper tube and must be cocked each time before firing (single shot) and uses a CO2 cartridge.
Para Ordnance Model 85
After the FBI arrive to question the paramilitary group. A kid fires a Para Ordnance Model 85 at them. After the agents catch up with him he explains that it's a pellet gun.
The Model 85 was produced in the 80s as a "Dye Marking Tactical Machine Pistol." and was intended to resemble the MAC-10 to help train military and law enforcement personnel.