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Top Gear (2002- )

Whilst nominally a motoring-magazine show, Top Gear has featured firearms as part of stunt tests for various cars, usually involving the British military.

The following weapons were used in the television series Top Gear:



Colt Junior

A Colt Junior is owned by one of the Miami used car dealers in the US Roadtrip special.

Colt Junior - .25 ACP
Jeremy examining the dealer's Colt Junior.
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Beretta 92FS

Used by James May during the Eastern America road trip, to perform a drive-by shooting out of his Ferrari 458 Italia.

Beretta 92FS, 9x19mm.
The lineup of pistols in the trunk.
James May first handling the Beretta.
James May firing the Beretta at the target in the drive-by.

Smith & Wesson M&P

Used by Richard Hammond during the Eastern America road trip, to perform a drive-by shooting out of his Porsche 911 GT3 RS.

Smith & Wesson M&P Semiautomatic Pistol - 9mm
The lineup of pistols in the trunk.
The trio firing their pistols. Jeremy is seen in full recoil in the background.
Richard Hammond firing the Smith & Wesson during the challenge.

SIG-Sauer P229

During the Eastern America road trip, Jeremy Clarkson is seen using a SIG-Sauer P229 in the training session before the drive-by shooting challenge.

SIG-Sauer P229 - 9x19mm.
The lineup of pistols in the trunk.
Jeremy showing off his handgun, which he doesn't use for the challenge.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

One of the bad guys in the fake Interceptors intro from 17x05 is seen holding a Smith & Wesson Model 36 on Hammond while he drives.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 Bright Nickel Finish - .38 Special
A "bad guy" is seen aiming his revolver at Hammond, only to get karate chopped in the throat a second later.

Walther P38

Clarkson carries a Walther P38 as his sidearm in the mock Interceptors intro.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Clarkson fires his P38 in the opening credits of a spoof 1970s cop show.

Remington 870

A Remington 870 with black synthetic furniture is given to Jeremy and James for the Polar special as protection from polar bears.

Remington 870 Police Magnum with black synthetic furniture - 12 Gauge
Whoa!
James May holding his Remington 870 while Jeremy uses the rear-mounted toilet seat.

Sten

James May is shown using a Sten gun during the Interceptors intro to kill a baddie.

Sten Mk II - 9x19mm
May holds his Sten in the spoof opening.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Used by Jeremy Clarkson during a "Car Biathlon" intended to test SUVs. Fitted with an Aimpoint CompM2 scope and flashlight in the forearm, he failed to hit any of the targets, but managed to hit a tree enough for it to fall over ... somehow ... Clarkson incorrectly called it a 'machine pistol' - this may be because sub machineguns are called machine pistols in many northern European languages ("maschinenpistole" in German, thus the "MP" in "MP5", and "kulsprutepistol" in Swedish). As this MP5 was probably borrowed from the Norwegian police or military, the Norwegians may well have referred to it as a machine pistol.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9x19mm with SEF trigger group
Clarkson readies an MP5A3 at the shooting range during the "Car Biathlon" segment

AR-15 Carbine

Jeremy Clarkson uses an AR-15 carbine fitted with an Aimpoint CompM4 during the Eastern America road trip, to perform a drive-by shooting out of his Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, with its gull-wing doors providing a distinct advantage over the other two cars. An AR-15 carbine also appears in the 2010 Christmas Special.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Jeremy firing his AR-15 during the drive-by. Jeremy is not left-handed, but the awkward position in the passenger seat of the car makes left-handed rifle shooting preferable. As a result of holding the weapon this way, he actually gets burnt by the ejected brass as he sweeps it to his right at the end of the sequence.
Israel border-security man holding his M4 carbine fifted with Meprolight Reflex sight.

AK-47

An AK-47 is seen held by Jeremy and Richard during their Caravan holiday. Jeremy apparently brought it because "A weekend, in a box with James May." It is also seen during a segment discussing Communist cars, where Jeremy pulls it on James while riding in a GAZ M-13.

Final Production version of Type III AK-47 with cleaning rod removed and laminated stock - 7.62x39mm
Richard holding Jeremy's AK-47.
Jeremy holding the AK in the back seat of the M-13.

AK Variant

Seen mounted inside the Paramount Marauder armored vehicle are two unknown (possibly fake) AK variants.

The plastic appearance of the gun suggests this to be a cheap airsoft gun.

SA80

L85A2s are used by snipers from the Irish Guards to fire at a pair of Sports cars in an evasive driving stunt. The rifles are fitted with SUSATs, BFAs and MILES units (intended to trigger sensors on Clarkson's cars to determine how often he gets shot). Clarkson refers to them as "the Mark Two version of the Army's SA80 rifle; which differs from the Mark One, because it works." Also used by commandos from the Royal Marines in a stunt involving using a Ford Fiesta in an amphibious assault. Another stunt involved the latest updated A2s with the Daniel Defense quad-rail foreguards and grip-pods used by British Troops from various regiments of the 7th Armoured Brigade in a game of "British Bulldog", shooting (allegedly) live rounds against Clarkson, who was trying to get from one side of the Royal Armoured Corps training centre at Bovington to the other (in one piece).

L85A2 5.56x45mm with SUSAT scope
L85A2 fitted with underslung L123A2 grenade launcher - 5.56x45mm, 40x46mm
One of the soldiers preparing to hide in the village to shoot at Clarkson
A soldier fires blanks from his L85 over the side of a transport in the beach landing.
Soldiers are seen disembarking from their landing crafts. The large yellow blank firing adapters stand out.
Several soldiers provide covering fire on the beach. The one in the foreground has an L123A2 grenade launcher. The man all the way at the back is carrying an L110A1 machine gun.
A soldier chambers a round in his L85A2 as Jeremy rolls down the windows for him to fire.
Wisely, Jeremy plugs his ears as the soldier fires next to him.
A soldier uses the pistol grip of his L123A2 as a vertical foregrip.
Another beach landing soldier. Spent blanks are visible falling in the foreground.
A dramatic shot of the soldiers preparing for the "British Bulldog" game.
The same shot from another angle.
An L85A2 with a grip pod is placed in the foreground as Jeremy talks to the soldiers.

FN Minimi Para / L110A1

Seen used by Commandos from the Royal Marines during the Amphibious landing stunt.

FN Minimi Para (Differs from the L110A1 due to the lack of SUSAT rail and proprietary rear iron sight.)
Two marines pile out of a landing craft with machine guns.
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A soldier fires blanks from his L110A1 at the beach during the landing.
Two soldiers are seen firing on the beach with their machine guns.

L7 Machine Gun

Seen Mounted on a British Army Challenger II MBT that chased a Range Rover across a training ground, and on various landing craft during the amphibious assault stunt.

British L7A2 General Purpose Machine Gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
An L7A1 GPMG (7.62x51mm NATO) Mounted on a Challenger II Tank
A marine provides covering fire from his L7 at the beach.
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An L7 and a Browning M2 sight on Jeremy's Mitsubishi Evo during the "British Bulldog" game.
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Browning M2

Seen mounted on various armoured vehicles used to play "British Bulldog" against a Mitsubishi Evo VIII. At least one was fitted with a SUSAT.

Browning M2HB on vehicle mount - .50 BMG
Browning M2s
Two M2s are seen on the armored vehicles firing at Jeremy. The one in the foreground has a SUSAT mounted all the way to the rear.
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Paintball Guns

Used in the stretch limo episode when the presenters test their limousines' performances. They appear to be Tippmann 98 Customs. While one presenter drives the limousine, the other two presenters must shoot the driver's limousine to see how many times their limousine is shot. When James May jumps out of the front half of his limousine to get to the steering wheel of the other half, Jeremy shoots at James' crotch.

James and Jeremy firing at Hammond's limousine. His ultra-stretch limo lacks a roof, opening him to direct shots from the pair.
Jeremy holds his paintball gun.

Ruger 10/22

Owned by one of the Miami used-car dealers in the US Roadtrip special, fitted with a scope.

Ruger 10/22 (Pre 2005 model) - .22 Long Rifle.
Jeremy looks through the scope of the gun, wisely angling it toward the sky with his hand nowhere near the trigger.
Detail on the flush-fit rotary magazine.

MPi-KM-72

Carried by Zimbabwean Border Guards in the African Special.

East German MPi-KM-72 with plastic stock - 7.62x39mm
Two border guards walking on the opposite side of the fence.
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Winchester Model 70

During the Botswana special, the crew's bush guide in the Okavango Delta is seen using a Winchester Model 70 to shoot holes in Clarkson's Lancia and May's Mercedes-Benz to drain the water after a botched river crossing.

Pre-1964 Winchester Model 70 - .30-06
The guide chambers a round in his rifle.
Preparing to fire.
The guide racks the bolt as he walks away.

Accuracy International AS50

Seen used in Top Gear At The Movies. AI shooting Team filming of their new James Bond vehicle showing it’s “bullet proof” .

AS50 - .50 BMG
The British Army snipers fire from a hilltop.
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One of the soldiers chambers a round. The safety is visibly off.

Accuracy International AX308

The Accuracy International AX308 was used in one episode.

Accuracy International AX308 with suppressor and bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
A sniper chambers a round in his rifle.

M230 Chain Gun

An M230 Chain Gun is seen fitted to an AgustaWestland Apache AH1 that was used as part of an evasive driving stunt involving a Lotus Exige.

Hughes/Alliant Techsystems M230 30mm Chain Gun
A closeup of the M230 as the helicopter sits on the ground.

KPVT Heavy Machine Gun

Seen mounted on a Turkey BTR-60PB during the Middle East special.

KPVT heavy machine gun - 14.5x114mm
This is a bit more serious than those ones we saw in Iraq.

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