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Ransom (1996)

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Ransom (1996)

Ransom is a 1996 American thriller directed by Ron Howard and stars Mel Gibson as an airline tycoon who finds that his son is kidnapped and sets off a dramatic set of circumstances when he turns the tables on the kidnappers. Ransom is actually a loose remake of a 1956 Glenn Ford film of the same name. The film's cast includes Rene Russo, Gary Sinise, Lili Taylor, and Delroy Lindo.

The following weapons were used in the film Ransom:



Glock 19

NYPD Detective Jimmy Shaker (Gary Sinise) carries a 2nd Generation Glock 19 as his sidearm throughout the film. Uniformed NYPD officers are also seen carrying Glocks.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Shaker's badge and Glock are seen on a dresser.
Det. Jimmy Shaker (Gary Sinise) shows his badge and his Glock.
Shaker fires his Glock. Note that this is probably flame-emitting Non Gun.
An NYPD officer draws his Glock.

Beretta 85BB

Detective Jimmy Shaker carries a Beretta 85BB as his backup gun, but only has it when going to Tom Mullen's house. At the end of the film, Tom Mullen (Mel Gibson) is seen brandishing it.

Beretta 85BB - .380 ACP
A close-up of Shaker's Beretta 85BB.
A wounded Tom Mullen (Mel Gibson) holds the Beretta 85BB.

Smith & Wesson 5946

FBI Special Agent Lonnie Hawkins (Delroy Lindo) carries a Smith & Wesson 5946 as his sidearm. This weapon is also carried by many of the uniformed NYPD officers in the film. This weapon is a correct sidearm choice for the NYPD, though not the FBI.

Smith & Wesson 5946 - 9x19mm
FBI Special Agent Lonnie Hawkins (Delroy Lindo) draws his S&W 5946.
Opposite angle of Hawkins wielding his 5946.

Colt M1911A1

Cubby Barnes (Donnie Wahlberg) threatens Mullen with a Colt M1911A1 as he retrieves the ransom.

Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Cubby Barnes (Donnie Wahlberg) holding his Colt M1911A1.


Smith & Wesson Model 19

A uniformed NYPD officer is seen wielding a Smith & Wesson Model 19. NYPD officers employed prior to the transition of semi-automatic handguns in 1993 were allowed to continue to carry their revolvers if they so desired (until 2018 when the dinosaur officers were ordered to switch to the semi-auto pistol), however the Model 19 was not one of the approved revolvers for use as an NYPD sidearm.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
An NYPD officer points a S&W Model 19.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

A Smith & Wesson Model 36 is seen being put in the hands of one of the kidnappers.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
The S&W is placed in the hands of a kidnapper.

Smith & Wesson Model 60

Maris Connor (Lili Taylor) is seen loading and firing a Smith & Wesson Model 60. Jimmy Shaker (Gary Sinise) is also seen carrying a S&W Model 60 in an ankle holster.

Smith & Wesson Model 60 - .38 Special
Maris Connor (Lili Taylor) with a stainless S&W Model 60.
Maris Connor (Lili Taylor) brandishes the S&W.
A uniformed NYPD officer with what appears to be a Model 60.
A close-up of Shaker's Smith & Wesson Model 60 that he pulls from his ankle holster.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

FBI HRT members and NYPD ESU officers are seen armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3s. They have mounted scopes, and some appear to be fitted with Surefire weaponlight forearms.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with safe-semi-two round burst trigger group and Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
On the left, an FBI tactical agent wields a Surefire-equipped MP5A3.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with "tropical" (wide) forearm and stock extended - 9x19mm
On the right, in the background, is an ESU officer with an MP5A3 with scope mounted. On the left, in the foreground, is another ESU officer with an Ithaca 37.


Ithaca 37

An NYPD ESU officer is seen armed with an Ithaca 37 shotgun with a tactical weaponlight mounted as the ESU clears a house.

Ithaca 37 Riot Version - 12 Gauge
On the left, an ESU officer wields an Ithaca 37 with mounted weaponlight.


Ruger AC556 / Mini-14 GB

Another NYPD ESU officer is seen armed with a Ruger AC556 / Mini-14 GB as the ESU clears a house.

Ruger AC556 - 5.56x45mm
An ESU officer is seen with a Ruger. Though blurry, the weapon appears to have the 'Government Barrel' of the AC556 / Mini-14 'GB', with flash-hider and bayonet lug.


FBI Special Agent Jack Sickler (Michael Gaston) is seen firing an M16A2 fitted with a night-vision scope and tactical weaponlight from a helicopter during a shootout with one of the kidnappers.

M16A2 - 5.56x45mm. Select-Fire Rifle (Safe/Semi/3-round Burst Only).
FBI Special Agent Jack Sickler (Michael Gaston) wields the customized M16A2.

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