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The Nest (Nid de guêpes)

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The Nest (2002) American Release poster - title originally Nid de guêpes
Nid de guêpes (2002) aka The Nest - original French poster

The Nest (original title Nid de guêpes) is a 2002 French action movie directed by Florent-Emilio Siri. It was loosely inspired by the 1976 American thriller Assault on Precinct 13.

The following weapons were used in the film The Nest (Nid de guêpes):


Smith & Wesson Model 586

Louis (Pascal Greggory) uses a Smith & Wesson Model 586.

Smith & Wesson Model 586 with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Louis grabs his revolver from the drawer.

Various revolvers

Selim (Sami Bouajila) and Giovanni (Valerio Mastandrea) carry revolvers. One of them looks like a Ruger SP101. It could be a Manurhin MR 88 / Ruger-Manurhin F1.

Selim and Giovanni point their revolvers at each other.


Vektor CP-1

Laborie (Nadia Farès) keeps a Vektor CP1 as a sidearm. Laborie later hands out another one of these to Selim (Sami Bouajila), which he uses to free the prisoner.

Vektor CP1 - two toned 9mm Blank Pistol
Laborie preparing to enter the security office of the warehouse
Selim holding his Vektor CP1 to the prisoner's head

Glock 17

Giovanni (Valerio Mastandrea) uses a Glock 17 as his sidearm.

Glock 17 - 9x19mm
Giovanni points his Glock at Selim.

Bernardelli P-018

A Bernardelli P-018 with a funky-looking square-shaped suppressor+laser sight attachment is used by one of the Albanian gangsters.

Bernardelli P-018 - 9x19mm
An Albanian gangster takes out innocent civilians with his suppressed Bernardelli P-018.


Sawn-off Double Barreled Shotgun

Sawn-off double barreled shotguns are used by the robber crew.

Sawed-off Savage/Stevens 311A - 12 gauge.
Nasser (Samy Naceri) loads the double barrel shotgun.
Santino (Benoît Magimel) aims his shotgun at the security guards.

Mossberg 500

A Mossberg 500 is Nasser's (Samy Naceri) main weapon before his injury after which it was given to Nadia (Anisia Uzeyman).

Mossberg 500 Shotgun - 12 Gauge
Nasser loads the shotgun.
Nasser points the shotgun at the security guards.

Benelli Nova

Winfried (Richard Sammel) carries a Benelli Nova in a scabbard on his back.

Benelli Nova - 12 Gauge
Winfried gets a talking to by Laborie. The grip of his shotgun and the partial stock is visible.
Winfried points his shotgun at Nexhep, the prisoner.

Submachine Guns


Uzis are used by many of the Albanian gangsters, all of them with the same square-shaped suppressor+laser sight attachment to the muzzle as the P226.

Uzi - 9x19mm
A gangster prepares for the assault by attaching the suppressor to the Uzi.
He then attaches the grip section.
The same gangster seen through NV goggles holding the assembled Uzi.

Mini Uzi

One of the French policemen in the escort convoy uses a Mini Uzi.

Mini Uzi - 9x19mm
French policeman readies Uzi as the convoy is halted.

Beretta M12

A Beretta M12 is seen in the hands of an Italian policeman in television footage.

Beretta M12 - 9x19mm
Policeman holding M12


Bolt Action Rifle

A Gaucher magazine-fed bolt-action rifle with a wooden stock is used by Louis (Pascal Greggory), the security guard. He loaded it with 12mm shotgun shells contrary to the real .22 LR caliber.

Gaucher Carbine RA - .22 LR
Louis grabs his rifle from the locker.
A shot of Louis holding his Gaucher rifle

Assault Rifles


The FAMAS is first seen in the hands of French soldiers, later recognized as the main weapon of French commando soldier Helene Laborie (Nadia Farès). French soldiers use the F1 version but Laborie uses the G1 version.

FAMAS F1 - 5.56x45mm
Parading French soldiers are seen with FAMAS rifles in the beginning. According to the trigger guard, it's the F1 version.
The French soldiers on board the prisoner transport plane have M203 grenade launchers attached to their FAMAS rifles.
FAMAS G1 - 5.56x45mm
Laborie (Nadia Farès) covers the prisoners while the others walk him into the APC. Her FAMAS (the only one G1 version in the film) is equipped with a flashlight, a laser sight and an Armson OEG Occluded-Eye Gunsight.
Giovanni (Valerio Mastandrea) uses Laborie's FAMAS to cover the prisoner while she secures him.

SIG SG 552

The SIG SG 552 is first seen in the hands of Giovanni (Valerio Mastandrea), the Italian commando. Later SG 552s are seen in use by both French policemen and the Albanian gangsters.

SIG SG 552 - 5.56x45mm
The neat briefcase Giovanni transports his SG 552 in.
The handle of the briefcase is attached to the rifle.
Giovanni fires his SG 552 using a fireport and a monitor in the APC.
Closeup of the same.
French Policeman fires his SG 552.
Albanian gangster also helding a SG 552.

SIG SG 551

The SIG SG 551 was stored in the armory compartment of the APC, later handed out to Santino (Benoît Magimel) by Laborie (Nadia Farès).

SIG SG 551 - 5.56x45mm
Laborie explains how to work the rifle to Santino.
The SG 551 is stockless and has the same Armson OEG Occluded-Eye Gunsight as Laborie's FAMAS.


M16A2 used by some of Albanian gangsters.

Colt M16A2 Rifle - 5.56x45mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).

Colt Model 607A

Colt Model 607A used by French Policemen.

Colt Model 607A1 - 5.56x45mm

Steyr AUG

A Steyr AUG is seen in the hands of Winfried (Richard Sammel), the German commando.

Steyr AUG with black stock - 5.56x45mm
Winfried fires his AUG through the firing ports in the APC using an external camera and monitor.
Winfried scouts for attackers with his AUG while wearing his ballistic mask

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