In the Heat of the Night (TV Series)
In the Heat of the Night is the television series adaptation of the 1967 feature film and novel of the same name. The series starred Carroll O'Connor as Chief Bill Gillepsie and Howard Rollins as Det. Virgil Tibbs, both law enforcement officers of the Sparta Police Department in the fictional town of Sparta, Mississippi. Together they battle crime and racism in the modern day South. The series premiered on NBC in March of 1988 and ran for 5 seasons on the network before moving over to CBS, where it continued to air until 1995.
The following weapons were used in the television series In the Heat of the Night:
Colt Detective Special
Colt Official Police
The Colt Official Police revolver is the standard revolver of officers of the Sparta Police Department in Season 1.
The Beretta 92F is used by several characters in the series. In Season 3 it became the standard issue sidearm for the officers of the Sparta Police Department.
The Desert Eagle was carried by Chief Bill Gillespie as one of his sidearms.
The Ithaca 37 is the standard shotgun of the Sparta Police Department.
Winchester Model 1200 (Field Gun)
In "Pilot, Part II" (S1E02), a gunman uses what appears to be a Winchester Model 1200 field shotgun.
The M16 is one of the standard rifles of the Sparta Police Department.