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The Pest

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The following weapons were used in the film The Pest:

The Pest (1997)


Beretta 92FS

The first weapon seen in the film, the Beretta 92FS first appears in a hidden thigh holster on a member of the Scottish mob who confronts Pestario "Pest" Vargas (John Leguizamo) about a debt he owes them, as well as other members of the mob later on in the film, all the Scottish mobsters' Berettas approporaitely have plaid-pattern grips on them. Another one can be seen among a collection of weapons later on in the film but turns into a flashbulb-firing non gun when Gustav Shank (Jeffrey Jones) fires on Vargas with it. It can also be seen in the hands of police officers who arrest Gustav at the end of the film.

Beretta 92FS 9x19mm
Vargas hikes up a Scottish mobster's kilt to reveal a holstered Beretta 92FS with plaid grips.
Police officers arrest Gustav with Beretta 92FS pistols drawn.
Non gun Beretta 92F
Gustav fires on Vargas with a non gun Beretta 92FS.

Colt MK IV Series 70

At the end of the film, a police officer taking Gustav into custody has a holstered Colt MK IV Series 70 as his sidearm.

Colt MK IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
The police officer on the far left can be seen with a holstered Colt MK IV Series 70 as a disguised Vargas humiliates Gustav.

Desert Eagle

During preparations for the hunt, Gustav can be seen briefly handling a nickel Desert Eagle of unknown variant, though places it back on the table with the other weapons when Vargas arrives. Leo is seen brandishing it later aboard the Lane Victory when in a Mexican standoff with Vargas, though drops it when Pest fires a burst from an M16 he had procured earlier.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark VII with nickel finish - .44 Magnum
Gustav (right) holding a Desert Eagle.
Leo (right) aiming a Desert Eagle at Vargas.

Freedom Arms "The Patriot" Mini Revolver

When Vargas arrives for the hunt, he objects to Gustav and his group being armed, to which Leo responds by presenting him with a Freedom Arms "The Patriot" Mini Revolver. Vargas then grabs the weapon and threatens to shoot the others before the hunt even begins, but has the weapon kicked out of his hands by Leo. He later draws and fires it when Gustav tracks Vargas to his girlfriend's house on the mainland, though fails to score any hits.

Freedom Arms "The Patriot" Mini Revolver - .22 Magnum
Leo presents Vargas with a case containing the Freedom Arms "The Patriot" Mini Revolver, as well as a Swiss Army knife and a small piece of rope.
Vargas fires his Freedom Arms "The Patriot" Mini Revolver at Gustav at his girlfriend's house. Note that he's fanning the hammer as if he were firing an Old West revolver like the Single Action Army, something not possible with the Freedom Arms Mini Revolver.

Intratec TEC-DC9

In some shots, Gustav's Kimel AP-9 switches to a rubber prop of an Intratec TEC-DC9, then back to the AP-9. The biggest distinguishing factor being the front sight design.

Intratec TEC-DC9 - 9x19mm
Gustav (left) aims his rubber prop TEC-DC9 at Vargas during the Mexican standoff.

Kimel AP-9

Gustav can be seen brandishing a Kimel AP-9 aboard the Lane Victory, intimidating the hostages by pantomiming firing on them with it. He later has it when chasing Vargas below-deck, firing a burst in frustration. He then aims it at Vargas during the Mexican standoff, but drops it when Pest fires a burst from his M16 at him.

Kimel AP-9 - 9x19mm
Gustav brandishing his Kimel AP-9.

Luger P08

While preparing for the hunt, Gustav loads a Luger P08. He draws it later on when he tracks Vargas to a nightclub, but doesn't get the chance to use it before Vargas escapes. Gustav's son Himmel Shank (Edoardo Ballerini) can also be seen with one when Vargas' family, girlfriend, and his girlfriend's family are being held hostage aboard the S.S. Lane Victory.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Gustav loading up his Luger P08.
Himmel brandishes a Luger P08 aboard the Lane Victory.

Makarov PM

When boarding a helicopter for Gustav's private island, Vargas' incessant hyperactivity aggravates Gustav to the point where he draws a Makarov PM to kill Vargas right then and there, but is stopped by his assistant Leo (Tom McCleister) before he can use the weapon.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Gustav draws a Makarov PM out of aggravation at Vargas' behavior.



After arriving at Gustav's private island, Vargas is told the real reason he was brought there; so that Gustav could hunt him. Initially mortified and panicked, the offer of $50,000 cash if he survives twenty-four hours changes his mind and he then takes an antique blunderbuss off the wall as he accepts the challenge.

A blunderbuss hanging on the wall in Gustav's mansion.
Vargas holding the blunderbuss after agreeing to the hunt.



When Vargas and his friend Chubby (Aries Spears) arrive on the Lane Victory to rescue the hostages, the two make their way into the armory, Chubby grabbing a pair of M16A2s from a crate. The rifles appear to be locked and loaded with full magazines in the crate, completely ignoring proper weapon storage guidelines.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm
Chubby grabs a pair of M16A2s from a crate aboard the Lane Victory. Note that the rifle on the right seems to have an M16A1-style forward assist button


When Vargas confronts Gustav and Leo, the M16A2 he procured earlier changes into a slab-sided original model M16 with A2-style handguards and A1-style lower receiver (evidenced by the magazine release fencing seen in the screenshot below) and birdcage flash suppressor. It also appears to have some kind of washer or bolt stuck to the side of the carry handle to imitate the M16A2's larger windage adjustment knob. When the villains refuse to release their hostages, Vargas fires a full-auto burst at them, causing them to drop their weapons.

M16 with A2-style handguards and birdcage flash suppressor - 5.56x45mm
Vargas wielding an M16 rifle aboard the Lane Victory. Note the fake windage adjustment knob at the back of the carry handle

Remington Model 700

During the hunt, Himmel (Edoardo Ballerini) is seen with a scoped Remington Model 700 and a bandolier of extra ammo, though he never uses the weapon as he's he only member of Gustav's group who objects to the hunt.

Remington Model 700 with scope - 7.62x51mm NATO
Himmel (left) with a Remington Model 700 slung on his back.

Winchester Model 70

During the portion of the hunt on the island, Gustav uses a scoped Winchester Model 70, though never gets the chance to use the weapon on Vargas, instead firing it only to free Himmel from a trap Vargas had set for his pursuers.

Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
Gustav rests his Winchester Model 70 on his shoulder.



Another weapon carried by Himmel (Edoardo Ballerini) is an RPG-2 with a fake RPG-7-style PG-7V rocket that has an orange warhead with black stripes. Himmel accidentally fires this at Vargas and believes he had blown Vargas up, though it's later discovered that the rocket had missed him.

RPG-2 with PG-2 rocket - 40mm
Himmel (Edoardo Ballerini) holding the RPG-2 with the fake orange warhead.


Gustav's Arsenal

When Gustav is preparing for the hunt, he has an arsenal of weapons laid out on a table in the yard of his mansion. Among the weapons seen are a Beretta 92FS, Desert Eagle, Luger P08, RPG-2, Winchester Model 70, Remington Model 700 (with a bandolier of spare ammo), and an unknown M1911 variant with stainless steel finish, compensator, and wood grips.

Gustav's arsenal laid out on a table in preparation for the hunt. Visible here is a Beretta 92FS, Luger P08, RPG-2, Desert Eagle, an unknown M1911 variant, the barrel of a Remington Model 700, and a bandolier of spare rounds for the Model 700

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