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Shit happens. Seville wrongs Temple, Temple wrongs Grove. Bad blood leads to bad blood. If you read the book, that's the way of the world baby!
Big Smoke

Nines and AKs is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Grove Street Families leader and brother Sweet from his home in the Grove Street cul-de-sac in Ganton.


Carl arrives at Sweet's house, where Sweet, Smoke and Ryder are playing dominoes. Carl asks what type of guns Grove Street Families have at the moment. Ryder tells Carl about the police raiding Grove Street, leaving them with very little firepower. Carl asks what happened to Emmet. Smoke replies by saying that Emmet is a member of the Seville Boulevard Families, who are not so close with Grove Street anymore but still agrees to take Carl to see him. Carl and Smoke get into Smoke's car drive to Emmet's in Willowfield.

On the way, Smoke tells Carl about Seville, Temple Drive Families, and Grove Street Families not getting along. Smoke then tells Carl that he is a leader and to remember him when he gets to the top. They arrive at Emmet's place, where they find him fiddling with a Desert Eagle, which accidentally misfired, spooking Emmet and thinking that someone was shooting at him. He sees Carl and Smoke but does not recognize him at first. Emmet mistakes Carl for Brian, his dead brother, but realizes his error and gives his condolences to Carl about his mother. Smoke tells Emmet that they want to get revenge on the people who did it, and in return, Emmet offers to give them some shooting practice.

Smoke demonstrates how to shoot glass bottles with a 9mm, as Carl does the same thing. Carl is also taught how to aim at a car's fuel tank for quick destruction, with Carl hitting the target, practicing the technique on a Tampa. Afterwards, Emmet praises Carl's accuracy, as Carl and Smoke leave. Carl then drives Smoke back to his house in Idlewood.

After dropping Smoke off, Carl gets a phone call from Sweet. Sweet tells Carl to go check out the Binco clothing store just up the road from Grove Street and get himself some Grove Street colors. Carl goes to the clothing store and buys some green clothing to wear, and then leaves.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go with Smoke to Emmet's house.
  • Try shooting the bottles while crouching.
  • Use the manual aim to shoot the car's gas tank.
  • Drive Smoke home.
  • Get over to Binco and get yourself some Grove Street colors!
  • Go inside the Binco clothes shop.
  • Walk into the marker to try on some new threads.

Instructional Messages

You can visit Emmet's at any time to get a gun!


The reward for this mission is an increase in respect and the missions Drive-By and OG Loc are unlocked. A pistol now spawns at Emmet's. In addition, Carl can purchase clothing from Binco, ProLaps, and Sub Urban clothing stores.


Camera pans out of the table in Sweet's House which is covered in dominoes. In the room Sweet Johnson, Big Smoke and Ryder are playing a game.
Big Smoke: Gimme 15, motherfucker.
Ryder: I'll write it down in a second. I ain't going to pencil whip you, fat sucka. Let me play first.
CJ: A'ight, wassup? Who winning?
Sweet: What's cracking.
Big Smoke: Wassup man? Who you think, huh? Me!
Ryder: That does it. That's game null and void motherfuckers!
CJ: So, what guns we working with now?
Ryder: One-times came through, raided the spot. we ain't got shit now.
CJ: Well what'chu gonna do if the Ballas roll through, throw shoes at them? Say, what happened to Emmet?
Sweet: Emmet? Haha, shit, gangsters these days got Mac's, AK's and all kinds of stuff. Emmet on the other hand ain't got shit.
CJ: Well, until we get that plug, we gotta deal with a cat that always been there for us.
Big Smoke: Emmet's Seville Boulevard Families, we ain't too close these days, but nonetheless, I'll take you to see him. Get ourselves stacked up. Come on, man.
Ryder: (not in subtitles) Ni**a, shake them up again.
Big Smoke and CJ leave Sweet's house, get into Big Smoke's Glendale and head to Emmet's.
CJ: What happened to the Families? Where the love at?
Big Smoke: Shit happens. Seville wrongs Temple, Temple wrongs Grove, bad blood leads to bad blood. If you read the book, that's the way of the world, baby!
CJ: Yeah, well you know you gotta keep it real.
Big Smoke: I admire you, Carl. You're a leader, a visionary. Remember me when you get to the top.
CJ: Give it a rest, Smoke. You're full of shit.
CJ and Big Smoke arrive at Emmet's.
Big Smoke: That's my man right there, you know what I'm saying?
Emmet is adjusting the slide of a Desert Eagle. The gun misfires in his hand, startling all three. Emmet looks around confused.
Emmet: Hey! Who shot at me? What you kids want?
Emmet turns to threaten CJ and Big Smoke with his pistol.
CJ: Hey, hey, hey, pops, hey, what's happenin'?
Emmet: Ain't you Beverley Johnson's boy?
CJ: That's right.
Emmet: Brian! Say, ain't you dead?
CJ: No, Emmet - the other one, Carl.
Emmet lowers his gun
Emmet: I'm sorry about Beverly.
Big Smoke: That's why we're here sir. We wanna get the people who did it.
Emmet: Well, you've come to the right place. Try anything you like, boy.
Big Smoke: Man, look at this old shit.
CJ and Big Smoke take part in a shooting range activity in which they have to shoot glass bottles.
Big Smoke: Die, little glass Balla fool! *Shoots the bottle*
Emmet: *CJ shoots first bottle* Ah, Beverly'd be so proud of you, boy.
Big Smoke: *Shoots three bottles* Shit, I'm the best there ever was!
Emmet: *CJ shoots three bottles* Yeah, that's real Grove Street style, now!
Big Smoke: *Rolls and shoots first bottle* Cap your ass! *shoots second bottle* And your ass! *shoots third bottle* You want some too? *shoots another bottle* Ice cold, baby! *shoots last bottle* I knew I was the chosen one!
CJ: Oh, man, check out 'Special Agent Big Smoke'!
Emmet: *After Carl shoots all bottles* Aw, you're makin' me so proud of you!
CJ shoots the gas tank of a car, causing it to explode.
Big Smoke: Damn, you a killer baby, ice cold! But remember something, real strength comes from within, my brother.
Emmet: Listen to the boy.
Big Smoke: Yeah, I guess Liberty didn't soften you none, huh? Hey look, let's split. *CJ and Big Smoke walk away* Hey, I'll see you around Emmet.
Emmet: *Follows them* I'm 100% behind you boys. But remember this, you didn't get 'em from me. And remember this. Emmet is the place for guns! I've always got high quality merchandise. And I've been proudly serving the community for over 30 years!
Big Smoke: Crazy old fool. Hey look, you drive, man.
CJ and Big Smoke drive to Big Smoke's Home.
CJ: I seen newer cannons than this strap in a museum. Where we goin'?
Big Smoke: Man, i'm real tired, dude, drop me off at my crib, baby.
CJ: What's going on, man, shit seems pretty fucked up?
Big Smoke: People have to open their eyes, and their hearts, CJ.
CJ: What are you talking about?
Big Smoke: I'm talking about the choices all men face, brother. Sometimes, they seem real, but other times there's no choice at all.
CJ: At least you still talking shit. You ain't changed a bit.
Big Smoke: Who me? No never.
CJ and Big Smoke stop near Big Smoke's Home.
Big Smoke: Thanks CJ, I'll see you around.
CJ: Later, Smoke.
As CJ starts walking away from Smoke's house, his phone rings.
CJ: Speak.
(Voice only):
I thought you was representing?
CJ: What?
(Voice only):
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you was rolling with Grove Street again.
CJ: Already told you I am!
(Voice only):
Well I ain't seen you in yo' colors yet. You gotta fly the flag, man! Ain't nobody gonna respect you if you ain't representing your hood.
CJ: Alright man, my bad. I just ain't got around to it yet.
(Voice only):
There's a Binco around the corner from the gym in Ganton, go get yourself some greens!
CJ visits the Binco in Ganton and buys some green clothes. Once he exits Binco, the mission ends.

Indestructible Tampa


Video Walkthroughs


  • During the first cutscene, the song playing in Sweet's house is "Fuck wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg. This song can also be heard on Radio Los Santos.
  • Sweet mentions that gangsters nowadays carry Macs, weapons which were actually supposed to be included in the game, but were cut. It is likely the quote was made before the Mac-10 was cut.
  • In the PC version of the game, even if the controls are set to "Mouse + Keys" (standard controls configuration), which doesn't have an auto-aim feature, the instructions given to shoot the bottles still display controls only used for auto-aiming.
  • In the cutscene where Carl and Big Smoke meet Emmet, Emmet is seen wearing a red shirt under his green jacket, but in gameplay his shirt is white.
  • When Emmet fires his Desert Eagle, it uses a more realistic special shooting effect. The effect is later shown again in the mission End of the Line.
  • If CJ attacks Big Smoke after him shooting the bottles, he may turn hostile and shoot CJ until CJ dies.
  • Despite what Sweet says in the phone call, the player doesn't actually have to buy any clothes to finish the mission. Instead, they can simply leave after entering the clothes shop.