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Patriot Games

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Patriot Games (1992)

Patriot Games is the 1992 feature film adaptation of the Tom Clancy bestseller of the same name. This film is a sequel to 1990's The Hunt for Red October, with Harrison Ford taking over the role of Jack Ryan, a now retired CIA analyst whose family becomes the target of a determined terrorist of an IRA splinter group who wants revenge for the death of his brother that Ryan unknowingly killed while thwarting their ambush in London. Ford would return as Jack Ryan in the 1994 sequel Clear and Present Danger.

The following weapons were used in the film Patriot Games:



Heckler & Koch P9S

During the attempted kidnapping of Lord Holmes, Sean Miller (Sean Bean) is seen using a Heckler & Koch P9S to shoot at the drivers of Holmes' car. John Patrick "Jack" Ryan (Harrison Ford) later takes this gun from Miller and uses it to stop the massacre. The P9Ss shown appear to be .45 ACP variants, judging by the rather large muzzles.

Heckler & Koch P9S - .45 ACP
Sean Miller loading up his Heckler & Koch P9S prior to the attempted kidnapping.
Miller firing the P9S at Lord Holmes' car.
Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) wielding the P9S.

Makarov PM

Annette (Polly Walker) uses what appears to be a suppressed Makarov PM to take out an IRA leader.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Annette (Polly Walker) pulls the suppressed Makarov.
Annette uses the Makarov to double tap the IRA leader.

"Pre-B" CZ 75

Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) uses a Czech "Pre-B" CZ 75 pistol when he breaks Sean Miller out of police custody. He gives it to Miller, who uses it to execute Inspector Highland before leaving.

CZ 75 - 9x19mm
Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) holds his CZ 75 on Inspector Highland (David Threlfall).

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS appears several times in the movie. During the scene in Libya, one of the IRA terrorists is seen firing one, and then Annette (Polly Walker) comes over and tells him to spread his feet further while he shoots. Another is wielded by one of the DSS Agents who goes into the basement in the climax. Annette is seen using one when Dr. Ryan takes her Uzi. The Beretta 92FS (as the M9) is the standard pistol of the US Marine Corps. A Marine Guard shoots dead an IRA assassin in Annapolis with his M9. Promotional material for the film (including as the above poster) shows Dr. Ryan brandishing a Beretta 92FS, but he never uses one on screen.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm
Annette instructs a terrorist on the proper stance while using the Beretta 92FS.
A DSS Agent enters a basement in Dr. Ryan's house with his Beretta 92FS drawn.
A Marine Guard shoots dead an IRA assassin in Annapolis with what appears to be a Beretta.
Annette (Polly Walker) is seen pulling a Beretta when Ryan takes her Uzi.

Beretta M1934

Geoffrey Watkins (Hugh Fraser) uses a suppressed Beretta M1934 at Dr. Ryan's home during his daughter's homecoming celebration. Ryan later takes the pistol and shoots Watkins in the leg with it to try and get him to talk, and then gives it to Lieutenant Commander Robby Jackson (Samuel L. Jackson), who uses it during the fight in Dr. Ryan's home. The pistol is a Model 1934 or 1935 Beretta (Italian Navy and other European military groups used them, cals .380ACP/9mm Corto and 7.65mm). The 'Cheetah' moniker is applied only to more recent commercial Beretta firearms, such as the 80-series (84,85,86, etc.).

Beretta M1934 with a suppressor - .380 ACP.
Geoffrey Watkins (Hugh Fraser) aims his Model 1934 or 1935 Beretta at the DSS Agent going into the basement.
Jack Ryan holds Watkins' own Beretta on him.
LCDR Robby Jackson (Samuel L. Jackson) wields the suppressed Beretta while in the basement.

Browning Hi-Power

Ned Clark (Keith Campbell), the IRA assassin who is sent to kill Jack Ryan at the Naval Academy wields a Browning Hi-Power fitted with a suppressor. Another Browning Hi-Power (without a suppressor) is wielded by Charlie Dugan (Andrew Connolly) one of the IRA hitmen sent to kill Kevin O'Donnell in his home, and yet another can be seen in the hands of a terrorist training in Libya.

Browning Hi-Power Mark III - 9x19mm
Charlie Dugan (Andrew Connolly) taps on the window of Kevin O'Donnell's front door with the butt of his Browning Hi-Power.
Ned Clark (Keith Campbell) reaches for his suppressed Browning Hi-Power after dropping it.
Clark lying wounded on the street with his Browning nearby, after being shot by one of the US Marine sentries.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Some of the British SO-13 Officers who make their raid on the IRA safehouse are armed with Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Owens (Alun Armstrong) leads several other SO-13 officers wielding Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolvers during the IRA safehouse raid
Owens (Alun Armstrong) with his S&W during the raid.



At the beginning of the film, soldiers of the Scots Guards at Buckingham Palace can be seen with their L85A1 service rifles fitted with bayonets and protective vinyl coverings over the SUSAT scopes and handguards (customary for Royal guards). During the scene in Belfast, members of the Parachute Regiment can also be seen wielding L85A1s.

SA80 with rifle bayonet - 5.56x45mm NATO.
A guard at Buckingham Palace with his L85A1 over his shoulder.
The guards with their rifles at the Palace.
L85A1 with SUSAT scope - 5.56x45mm
A British Army checkpoint in Belfast, Northern Ireland; a soldier in the background can be seen hunched over his L85A1.


The favorite weapons of the Provisional Irish Republican Army throughout the film is the AKMS assault rifle. One of the terrorists is seen using an AKMS during the attempted kidnapping earlier in the film, and more AKMS rifles are used by the group that frees Sean Miller from captivity.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
An IRA gunman with an AKMS during the ambush of the Royals.
Ryan flashes back to the same terrorist firing his AKMS in the ambush.
N.B. In the book, this same terrorist has jammed his rifle and switched to his pistol by the time Ryan turns to fire at him. The British Police later explain to Ryan that the gunman foolishly had his magazines taped together end-to-end, "jungle style", and must have dented the feeder end of his second magazine as he exited the car, thus fouling his attempt to reload.
What is most likely a folded AKMS is shown on top of a shelf as the British Police bust a bomb workshop.


Another weapon of the Provisional Irish Republican Army throughout the film is the AKM assault rifle. Many Provos are seen firing AKM (fixed stock) rifles while training at a terrorist camp in Libya. Later, Dennis Cooley (Alex Norton) attempts to fire one of these weapons but forgets to take the safety off, demonstrating his incompetence.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
IRA terrorists training in Libya; they are mostly using AKM rifles (a Browning Hi-Power and an Uzi can also be spotted in the line-up, while a Beretta 92FS is visible on the right).
Sean Miller demonstrates the wonders of the AKM's safety to Dennis Cooley ... and then fires it at Cooley's feet.

Submachine Guns


The PIRA terrorists also favor IMI Uzi submachine guns throughout the film. Sean Miller (Sean Bean) uses one to shoot at Jack Ryan's wife Cathy (Anne Archer) and daughter Sally (Thora Birch) during the attempted freeway killing. Miller can also be seen practicing with an Uzi in Libya. Later, all of the terrorists who attempt to kill Ryan in his house and capture Lord Holmes are seen using Uzis. Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) and Annette (Polly Walker) both use Uzis. Ryan commandeers Annette's Uzi and uses it during the fight in his home. The book additionally noted the specific Uzi used by Miller in the freeway shooting was able to be concealed in a long coat, a feature Miller correctly surmises is not required but practices for it's use just in case.

IMI Uzi - 9x19mm
Miller firing an Uzi at Cathy Ryan's Porsche during the freeway ambush.
Sean Miller (Sean Bean) fires his Uzi during training in Libya.
Miller sticks his head out a window only to be blinded by the lightning (amplified by his night vision goggles).
Miller fires his Uzi at Ryan's boat during the climax.
Miller fires his Uzi from a boat while chasing Ryan.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

When Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) officers make their raid on an IRA bomb factory in Belfast, some of them can be seen carrying Heckler & Koch MP5A2 submachine guns. Theirs have "slimline" handguards and the old-style "waffle"-type straight magazines. DSS Agents outside Dr. Ryan's house and a Hostage Rescue Team responding to the IRA attack on Dr. Ryan's home can also be seen with MP5A2s, although theirs appear to have the wide-type forearms and curved magazines.

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with slimline handguard and old-style "waffle"-type straight magazine - 9x19mm
Heckler & Koch MP5A2 with "tropical" wide handguard - 9x19mm
An RUC officer with a Heckler & Koch MP5A2 at a Belfast checkpoint.
RUC officers with MP5A2s preparing to break into the IRA safehouse.


Remington 870 Folding Stock

An IRA hitman is seen with a Remington 870 Folding Stock when walking to the house of Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin).

Remington 870 Police Magnum with stock folded - 12 Gauge
IRA hitmen armed with shotguns approach the house of Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin).
An IRA hitman is seen with the Remington 870.

Armsel Striker

When defending himself against the IRA hitmen sent to kill him for disobeying his Brigade Commander's orders and attacking Lord Holmes, Kevin O'Donnell (Patrick Bergin) can be seen using an Armsel Striker cylinder shotgun, killing all three of his would-be assassins.

Armsel Striker - 12 gauge
Kevin O'Donnell steps outside with his Striker shotgun after killing the IRA hitmen sent to his house to kill him.
"That's me holding my temper, Jimmy-boy."

Over/Under Shotgun

During the terrorist attack on Dr. Ryan's home, Cathy Ryan (Anne Archer) retrieves a Over/Under Shotgun of unknown make and model, using it to club Annette when it's discovered the gun is unloaded. In the novel, this is a Remington 1100, and it's being unloaded is a major plot point, as Cathy refuses to allow Jack to keep the shotgun loaded in the house.

Browning O/U - 12 Gauge
Cathy Ryan checks the load in the shotgun and sees it's empty.
Cathy holding the shotgun.

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