Black Lightning

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Black Lightning
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Language English
Channel CW
Creator Mara Brock Akil
Salim Akil
Tony Isabella (Characters)
Trevor von Eeden (Characters)
Genre Action
Science Fiction
Broadcast 2018
No. of Episodes 13
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning Cress Williams
Anissa Pierce/Thunder Nafeesa Williams
Jennifer Pierce China Anne McClain
Lynn Christine Adams
Tobias Whale Marvin Jones III
Inspector Henderson Damon Gupton
Gambi James Remar

Black Lightning is a superhero television series based on a DC Comics character of the same name. Cress Williams stars as Jefferson Pierce, a retired superhero known as "Black Lightning", due to his ability to manipulate electricity. Now working as a high school principal, Jefferson soon returns to the world of crime fighting when a gang proceeds to gain power in the city of Freeland. The series premiered on January 16 of 2018 in the US. The series was originally developed for the FOX channel, but later was picked up to series by the CW. Despite its premiere on the CW, this DC series is not officially part of that network's Arrowverse.

The following lists the weapons used in Season 1 of the series Black Lightning:



Beretta 92FS

Will (Dabier) carries Beretta 92FS as his pistol of choice (S1E01). Some of the thugs at Seahorse Motel appear to be carrying Berettas, as well as a policeman who stops Jefferson Pierce's (Cress Williams) car and a club security. (S1E01).

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm. The cosmetic differences are very slight and hard to see between this gun and the newer 92FS. Most of the changes are the inner workings of the gun.
Police officer (Hector Banos) aiming his Beretta at Pierce sisters.
Beretta in the henchman's arms.
Club security (Joe Lewis) aims the gun at Pierce after physical confrontation.

Glock 17

Lala (Will Catlet) carries Glock 17 as his primary sidearm.

Glock 17 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Lala threatens Jefferson with his Glock (S01E01).
Lala with his Glock.
Lala aims his Glock at Will. Note the lack of trigger discipline.
A close-up of Lala's Glock.

SIG-Sauer P220R

A SIG-Sauer P220R is seen in the hands of Will's henchman during the kidnapping of Pierce sisters.

SIG-Sauer P220R - .45 ACP. This is the current production version of the SIG-Sauer P220 pistol.
Henchman, carelessly aiming the gun at witnesses. (S1E01)

Smith & Wesson Model 586

Tobias Whale's henchman Joey Toledo (Eric Mendenhall) uses what seems to be a Smith & Wesson Model 586 in "The Resurrection" (S1E01).

Smith & Wesson Model 586 - .357 Magnum
Joey Toledo (Eric Mendenhall) with a revolver.
Joey Toledo with a revolver.

WE HiCapa 5.1 Full Metal Dragon Custom M1911 (Type B)

One of Will's henchman during the kidnapping wields WE HiCapa 5.1, which is actually a rather distinctive airsoft gun based on M1911 pistol series.

Airsoft WE HiCapa 5.1 Full Metal Dragon Custom M1911 (Type B) Black Model with blue LED lights in the grip - .45 ACP
Henchman with a WE, holding Anissa at gunpoint. (S1E01)
Another shot of the gun.

Submachine Guns

Mini Uzi

Gang members on the lookout in the Seahorse motel is seen using Mini Uzi with a stock removed in (S1E01).

IMI Mini Uzi with stock folded - 9x19mm
In (S1E01), a gang member trying to shoot Black Lightning, with bullets being deflected by latter's armor.
In (S1E01), a clear look at the gun.
In (S1E01), Buttstock seems to be removed.


Harpoon Gun

Tobias Whale (Marvin Jones III) uses a vintage harpoon gun to torture Lala by firing a harpoon in his shoulder.

Harpoon gun, lying on Whale's table. (S1E01)
Different angle.
Tobias taks aim with a harpoon gun.
Harpoon is shot.
Gun on the table, a clear look at the muzzle.

Taser X26P

Two police officers which arrive to investigate the shooting at club 100 are armed with Taser X26P (S1E01). Interestingly enough, both police officers carry models X26P which usually feature Taser Cam and yet no footage of the incident show up later, either due to cops keeping the feature unused or Pierce burning up the cameras by his powers.

Taser X26P
Police officer aiming a taser at Pierce.
A close-up, although the face is in focus rather then the taser.
An officer is shooting a taser at Pierce.
Pierce appears to be pierced with two taser pellet, but shows no signs of being electrocuted, due to using his powers.
Confused policeman with a taser.

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