Guns of Mr. and Mrs. Smith: Love and Hate

There might not be any cooler date night movie than “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” (well, in what might be considered RomCom, anyway). Anyone who’s been in a long-term relationship understands the thin line between love and hate that occasionally surfaces, and in this movie, we end up with two hitmen facing off. They just happen to also be married.

So, what guns do they use? Pretty much everything under the sun. Here are a few of our favorite firearms appearances in the movie.

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Sometimes even hitmen wear eye pro, apparently. (Photo credit: Vulture)

Beretta 92FS

Although there are really too many firefights to count in this movie, there’s one in particular that stands out. We’re talking about the moment after the two main characters decide to join forces rather than kill one another. Thanks to their alliance, hits have been put out on both of them by their own agencies, and this results in a dramatic battle in a KostMart. In the fight in question, a lot of guns are shown, but there’s a Beretta 92FS in Mrs. Smith’s hands that’s pretty awesome.

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Mrs. Smith, played by Angelina Jolie, dual-wields a pair of Beretta 92FSs that have been converted to full-auto. (Photo credit:

The 92FS is a gun Beretta bills as the “world’s most reliable pistol.” It’s a double-action/single-action gun chambered in 9mm with a capacity of either 10 or 15 rounds, depending on the magazine. Yes, Mrs. Smith’s guns held more, and they were also apparently converted to be full-auto capable (because of course they were). This is a full-time gun with a 4.9-inch barrel and an overall length of 8.5 inches, meaning it has some heft to it. There’s even a stainless steel version.

Smith & Wesson Model 442 Airweight Centennial

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Mr. Smith aims an S&W snubby revolver while Mrs. Smith enjoys having the bigger gun. (Photo credit:

Yes, a snub-nosed revolver found its way into a movie about a bunch of hitmen. The Smith & Wesson 442 Airweight Centennial was pulled out of a toy train box by Mr. Smith, who then attempts to hand it off to Mrs. Smith. Irritated at being handed a “girl gun,” Mrs. Smith gets her husband to trade with her, leaving her with a Heckler and Koch USP Elite. As for the snubby, it remained in Mr. Smith’s hands as they exited their home’s basement under the expected hail of bullets.

If you’ve shot the Airweight you’re familiar with its snappy felt recoil and muzzle rise. It’s a J-Frame pistol chambered in 38 Special, although it is +P rated, with a five-round capacity. The gun weighs a scant 14.7 ounces, empty, and has an enclosed hammer. Perhaps not an incredibly likely gun for a hitman, but it was tiny enough to fit in the toy train box it was pulled from during the movie. It does make sense as a Get Out of The House gun.

Fab Arm SDASS Martial UltraShort

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The UltraShort shotgun from Fab Arms is a 12 gauge with serious tactical leanings. This shotgun makes an appearance early in the movie after Mrs. Smith figures out who Mr. Smith really is. (Photo credit:

A modified Fab Arm SDASS Martial UltraShort shows up in the movie during the 1st significant firefight. It’s a 12 gauge shotgun, sure, but it has a 14-inch barrel. The manufacturer makes this one for law enforcement. In the movie, Mrs. Smith uses it to fire some furious shots when she and Mr. Smith initially confront one another about their not-so-secret assassin identities. Turns out shotguns can make big holes in walls (okay, so we knew that).

This shotgun has a six-round capacity, a pistol grip, and a cooling barrel shroud. It’s certainly portable, which makes it a decent option for a hitman. Who cares if the recoil is a bit much or if it’s difficult to aim? When you’re blowing holes in drywall, subtlety and precision no longer come into play. Whatever the case, this looks like a fun gun to shoot, and we applaud Mrs. Smith for breaching walls and pieces of furniture properly, with a 12 gauge shotty.

Browning M2HB

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A machine gun casually leaning against a wall? Why not? (Photo credit:

This gun wasn’t actually fired in the movie, it’s more like a sort of gun-related movie Easter egg. When everything hits the fan and Mr. and Mrs. Smith realize they’re both hitmen/assassins/whatever, Mr. Smith eventually escapes to a friend’s house where he looks for weapons. In the corner of the room, there’s a Browning M2HB just sitting there. Even better is the fact this friend is another assassin, and he lives with his mom.

Some movie reviewers have asked why on Earth you’d want a 50-caliber machine gun just sitting there, but we ask, why not? You know you would if you could.

The Ma Deuce is an awesome machine gun, one most of us wish we could own. Not only is it chambered in 50 BMG but it has a cyclic rate of 450 to 600 rounds per minute. Think of the feral hogs you could take out with this thing. Imagine the coyotes. You could even cut down trees if you were so inclined. This was an awesome inclusion in the movie. We’re just sad they didn’t use it.

R-47 Widowmaker (Sort Of)

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Mr. Smith utilizes an extremely cool-looking R-47 Widowmaker to obliterate Mrs. Smith’s hiding place. Granted, the weapon doesn’t exist, but it’s still cool. (Photo credit:

Not gonna lie, we wish this one was real. A rocket launcher of sorts dubbed the R-47 Widowmaker is used by Mr. Smith against Mrs. Smith after she shoots him in the chest. She didn’t miss, he was just wearing a bulletproof vest that was apparently rated for the caliber of her weapon. In fact, he doesn’t really seem phased at all. The rocket launcher in question gets used to blow apart Mrs. Smith’s hiding place and we have to admit this is one impressive, admittedly fake, weapon.

Technically, the R-47 is a totally made-on-set weapon, but you might notice it bears some similarities to the M136 AT4. The studio said they didn’t use an AT4 in the design of this fake rocket launcher, though, so who knows? There’s an AN/PVS-4  night vis scope on it, though.

As for the rocket launcher, its diameter is extreme, which makes it both wholly unrealistic and absolutely perfect. These are the kinds of weapons we like to see appearing in movies. If it was real, it’d be on our wish list.

What was your favorite firefight in Mr. and Mrs. Smith? Tell us in the comments section.

Kat Ainsworth Stevens is a long-time outdoor writer, official OGC (Original Gun Cognoscenti), and author of Handgun Hunting: a Comprehensive Guide to Choosing and Using the Right Firearms for Big and Small Game. Der Teufel Katze has written for a number of industry publications (print and online) and edited some of the others, so chances are you've seen or read her work before, somewhere. A woman of eclectic background and habits, Kat has been carrying concealed for over two decades, used to be a farrier, and worked for a long time in emergency veterinary medicine. She prefers big bores, enjoys K9 Search & Rescue, and has a Master's Degree in Pitiless Snarkastic Delivery.

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