Guns of A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

The poster for *A Good Day to Die Hard*.
The poster for A Good Day to Die Hard.photo from imfdb.org

This movie was...pretty bad. There's no getting around it. Even for a run-of-the-mill action movie, it's simply not great.

This movie sees John heading off to Eastern Europe to find his son, Jack (actually John Jr.), who is accused of being a terrorist but is actually some kind of CIA super agent...yeah, that's where we're going with the story. They piled on the CG explosions and arsenals of firearms, but the story is...well, if you've seen it, I dare you to tell me the plot without looking it up. Double dare.

So, we're just going to run through this one quickly.

Beretta 92FS
McClane briefly uses a Beretta 92FS at a firing range in the beginning of the film, though it's never seen again.
McClane briefly uses a Beretta 92FS at a firing range in the beginning of the film, though it's never seen again.photo from imfdb.org

John starts off the movie at a gun range, shooting his old standby pistol, the Beretta 92FS. This is the only time we see him use the handgun.

Jack McClane carries a Beretta 92FS with tan grips in a holster on his tac vest at one point in the film.
Jack McClane carries a Beretta 92FS with tan grips in a holster on his tac vest at one point in the film.photo from imfdb.org

At one point, McClane's son, Jack (Jai Courtney) carries a Beretta 92FS with tan synthetic grips in a holster mounted to a tactical vest. He uses it through the films final act.

Makarov PM
Jack with a Makarov PM pistol.
Jack with a Makarov PM pistol.photo from imfdb.org

When we first meet him, Jack uses a Makarov PM as his sidearm. We don't see it again after the sequence where he runs into his father on the street, whom he calls "John." Interestingly, the Makarov is the same gun carried by bad guy Simon Gruber in the third Die Hard movie.

SIG-Sauer P220 Combat
John firing a SIG-Sauer P220 Combat at the cockpit door.
John firing a SIG-Sauer P220 Combat at the cockpit door.photo from imfdb.org

A SIG-Sauer P220 Combat is among the weapons in the trunk of the car the McClanes steal from the nightclub.

McClane takes the tan-framed P220 Combat in Chernobyl...yes, they go to Chernobyl...and uses it aboard the helicopter to shoot into the cockpit.

Smith & Wesson M&P9
John runs on a rooftop with a Smith & Wesson M&P pistol.
John runs on a rooftop with a Smith & Wesson M&P pistol.photo from imfdb.org

McClane takes a first generation Smith & Wesson M&P pistol from the CIA safehouse after the attack. He carries it for a little while, before giving the gun to Jack.

Remington 870 Police Entry
John with a Remington 870 Police Entry pump action shotgun and Jack with an AK-104.
John with a Remington 870 Police Entry pump action shotgun and Jack with an AK-104.photo from imfdb.org

In one scene, which generated a lot of promotional photos, Jack gives John a Remington 870 Police Entry pump action shotgun with an M4-style stock and pistol grip, a Shurefire dedicated forend weaponlight, and a receiver-mounted side saddle shell holder.

John loads the gun in the elevator to the ballroom and uses it through the next shootout.

Jack is armed with an AK-104 assault rifle that he took of one of Alik's henchmen. John also uses an AK-104 with tac light and vertical foregrip during the ballroom shootout.

FN SCAR-H CQC
John with a FN SCAR-H CQC.
John with an FN SCAR-H CQC.photo from imfdb.org

McClane grabs an FN SCAR-H CQC battle rifle from the car trunk of guns and uses it in Chernobyl. The gun is topped with an EOTech holographic sight, a weapon light, a Magpul RVG vertical foregrip, and an AN/PEQ-15 ATPIAL.

M249 SAW Paratrooper
John acquires a M249 SAW Paratrooper machine gun.
John acquires a M249 SAW Paratrooper machine gun.photo from imfdb.org

McClane grabs an M249 SAW Paratrooper belt-fed machine gun with an EOTech sight when the safehouse is attacked. He uses it to kill several of Alik's henchmen, firing it from the hip while holding one of the bipod legs with his support hand.

Irina Komarov (Yuliya Snigir) with a Beretta Px4 Storm Sub-Compact pistol.
Beretta Px4 Storm Sub-Compact
Irina Komarov (Yuliya Snigir) with a Beretta Px4 Storm Sub-Compact pistol.photo from imfdb.org

There is another Beretta in the film, a Beretta Px4 Storm Sub-Compact carried by Irina Komarov (Yuliya Snigir), who pulls it on her father, Yuri Komarov in the ballroom. John used a Beretta Px4 Storm during the second half of the previous Die Hard movie, after losing his trusty Beretta 92FS.