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Browning BDA

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Browning BDA, early production model, with lanyard ring - 9x19mm
Browning BDA, later production model, distinguishable from earlier model with different decocker design - 9x19mm

The Browning BDA (marketed in Europe as FN HP-DA) is a single/double-action pistol based on the Browning Hi-Power. It was introduced in the early-1980s to compete in the U.S. XM9 pistol trials, though lost out to the Beretta 92F.

Not to be confused with the similarly-named Browning BDA 380, or the more recent Browning BDM


(1983 - 1999)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber(s): 9x19mm Parabellum
  • Weight: 2 lb (0.920 kg)
  • Length: 7.9 in (200 mm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4.6 in (118 mm)
  • Capacity: 14-round box magazine
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Browning BDA and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:

Browning BDA


Title Actor Character Note Date
Popeye Doyle Nicholas Kadi Auram Bardas/ The Weasel . 1986
Snake Eater Drug dealer boss 1989
GoldenEye Sean Bean Alec Trevelyan With suppressor 1995
The Lost World David Nerman Lord John Roxton 1998
Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Gerard Butler Terry Sheridan 2003
The Brothers Bloom Rinko Kikuchi Bang Bang 2008
Tournament, The (2009) Sebastien Foucan Anton Bogart Dual-wielded 2009
Lupin the 3rd Yayaying Rhatha Phongam Miss V 2009


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Julie Lescaut Bernd Stegemann Harry Dewitz "L'enfant témoin" (S03E06) 1994
Ultimate Force Tibetan separatists Deadlier Than the Male 2002 - 2006
Bionic Woman Serbian gangster Sisterhood 2007
The Walking Dead - Season 2 Chandler Riggs Carl Grimes "Judge, Jury, Executioner" (S2E11) 2012


Title Character Note Date
Full Metal Panic! Kurz Weber Early production 2002
Full Metal Panic! Invisible Victory Disguised Amalgam agent Early production 2018
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex Batou Fictional M-7 variant 2002
Ghost in the Shell S.A.C. 2nd GIG Batou Fictional M-7 variant 2002

Umarex GPDA (Browning BDA replica)

Browning GPDA9 - 9mm PAK. This is a Theatrical blank only pistol (made with licensed trademarks by Umarex of Germany), it is NOT a real firearm.
Nickel Plated Browning GPDA9 - 9mm PAK.

Umarex (of Germany) makes a common blank fire only version of the BDA in several versions, known as the GPDA9 and the GPDA8. The GPDA9 is a theatrical blank firing gun that fires the proprietary 9mm PAK blank ammunition. The GPDA8 fires the 8mm theatrical blank ammunition and is readily available in the U.S. The vast majority of 9mm PAK blank firing pistols are only available in Europe.


Title Actor Character Note Date
Stakeout Aidan Quinn Stick Umarex GPDA9 nickel 1987
Stakeout Emilio Estevez Det. Bill Reimers 1987
Living Daylights, The Actress Unknown Female CIA agent Umarex GPDA9 copy 1987
Tiger Cage Jacky Cheung Insp. Fong Chun-Yau 1988
The Cat (Die Katze) Joachim Kemmer Commissioneer Voss 1988
The Killer . Triad henchmen clear GPDA markings 1989
Brainscan Posse member Umarex GPDA9 copy; stands in for SIG-Sauer P226 1994
Rumble in the Bronx Marc Akerstream Tony With nickel finish 1995
NYPD detective With blued finish
Running Scared Michael Cudlitz Sal "Gummy Bear" Franzone Umarex GPDA9 copy 2006
Running Scared Johnny Messner Tommy "Tombs" Perello Umarex GPDA9 copy 2006
Running Scared Paul Walker Joey Umarex GPDA9 copy 2006
Running Scared Vera Farmiga Teresa Gazelle Umarex GPDA9 copy 2006
The Kovak Box Timothy Hutton David Norton Umarex GPDA8 copy 2006
The Apocalypse Code Riley´s bodyguard 2007
Antikiller D.K. "Kolgan"'s bodyguard dual with Kimar 911 2009
Smithereens (Vdrebezgi) Evgeniya Abramova Selma 2011
Kristina Kazurova Kvalda
The Devil's Double Dominic Cooper Uday Hussein With gold finish 2011
The Devil's Double Dominic Cooper Latif Yahia With stainless finish 2011
The Battery Alana O'Brien Annie 2012


Title Actor Character Note Date
Covert Affairs Piper Perabo Annie Walker "Vamos" (S4E01) 2013
Whiskey Cavalier Assailant "The English Job" (S1E05) 2015
Orphan Black Tatiana Maslany Beth Childs "Transgressive Border Crossing" (S4E02) 2016

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