Back in 2014, Denzel Washington tacked on one more action hit in a series of genre flicks that he began starring in with 2004’s Man on Fire with a feature version of a 1980s TV show by the same name, The Equalizer. He followed it up with a remake of The Magnificent Seven in 2016, but we haven’t heard much from the Oscar-winner since, but the sequel, The Equalizer 2 hits theaters today.
The first Equalizer film saw Washington star as Robert McCall, a former U.S. covert operative who is living under an assumed identity in Boston. Circumstances cause him to take on the Russian mob when a young prostitute he meets is brutalized.
Washington is reprising his role as McCall with director Anoine Fuqua again at the helm. The two have worked on other films including the award winning Training Day (2001) and The Magnificent Seven.
Check out the trailer for The Equalizer 2 and take a tour of the guns Washington uses as Robert McCall in the first Equalizer.
One of the Russian bad guys, Andri (Vitaliy Shtabnoy), pulls a Springfield XD on McCall, who soon relieves him of it.
Oddly enough, McCall asks Andri if the XD with a custom high-polish stainless slide is a “Heckler & Koch.” Perhaps it was just meant as a distraction, but nothing H&K makes resembles a Springfield XD.
One of Andri’s henchmen totes a Sa. Vz.61 Skorpion. Later, we see McCall wielding the same machine pistol. We can assume McCall took it from the henchmen for later use.
The photo used for the movie post shows what people may assume is a handgun or a submachine gun of some kind, as most of it is out of frame an we can only see the grip.
It’s actually a nail gun that McCall uses to battle Teddy and his men during the big confrontation at the end in the Home Mart store, along with a bunch of other guerrilla type traps and weapons he creates with stuff from around the store.
Just like the McCall in the original TV show, the movie McCall keeps a small arsenal hidden in his residence.
When he opens it up, we can see several handguns, including what looks like a Glock 26 with a suppressor attached, and what appears to be a Serbu Super Shorty shotgun hanging on the door.