Monk - Season 7
The following weapons were seen in Season 7 of the television series Monk:
The Beretta 92FS is seen used by various characters in the series including police consultant Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub), Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), and Lt. Randy Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford). The Beretta is Randy's sidearm throughout the first half of the series, before he swaps to using a Glock 17 sometime prior to the seventh season.
"Lane & Westen"
Possibly due to legal objections that came after the episode "Mr. Monk and the Very, Very Old Man," subsequent Beretta pistols which appeared in the series were given the fictional name "Lane & Westen." Even with the alternative name, they are clearly Beretta pistols, and in "Mr. Monk and the Captain's Wife," Evan Coker's handgun is explicitly referred to by Disher as a Beretta. To avoid confusion for any viewers, all "Lane & Westen" pistols will be referred to in this article by the "Beretta" name.
In Season 7's "Mr. Monk's Other Brother" (S07E10), Adrian's half-brother Jack, Jr. (Steve Zahn) "borrows" Monk's pistol and uses it to return fire when prison guard Daniel Reese (Titus Welliver) opens fire on them.
Colt Double Eagle
A Colt Double Eagle is seen in the hands of the leader of a gang to threaten Karl Torini (Steve Valentine) in Season 7's "Mr. Monk and the Magician" (S07E15) after Torini makes the ringleader's watch disappear.
John Keyes (Marcus Giamatti) uses this type of pistol in "Mr. Monk and the Lady Next Door" (S07E12) when robbing a jewelry store, and executes the manager when he recognizes Keyes.
In the seventh and eighth seasons, Randy uses a third generation Glock 17 as his sidearm.
Smith & Wesson 3913
Stottlemeyer uses a Smith & Wesson 3913 as his sidearm for most of the series.
In "Mr. Monk is Underwater" (S07E05), Monk borrows a sidearm from Steven Albright (Casper Van Dien) to test whether a plastic bottle found at a crime scene could be utilized as a silencer, screwed on with surgical tape. The gun Albright hands to Monk is a Walther P38, despite the fact that the Beretta 92FS is the normal sidearm issued to the U.S. Navy. The Walther was probably used because its long, thin barrel makes it easy for Monk to make the experiment. In the flashback summation at the end of the episode, Commander Whitaker (William Atherton) is seen using a Walther P38 equipped with an improvised suppressor made from a cream soda bottle screwed on to the barrel and tightened with surgical tape.
In Season 7's "Mr. Monk on Wheels," (S07E11) criminal John Kuramoto (Alain Uy) shoots Monk in his left leg with a Walther PPK/S. Later in the episode, Sarah Longson (Pamela Adlon), his employer, turns on him and kills him with his own weapon. The first good look at the gun comes at the end when Natalie (Traylor Howard) chases Sarah out of a bioengineering lab, and she pulls the gun out of her purse. After a struggle for the gun, it is knocked away and Natalie is able to grab it. She appears to be very inexperienced with firearms, as she unintentionally discharges a bullet into Monk's right leg when she turns around. This completely contradicts the fact that dialogue in "Mr. Monk and the Three Julies" (S06E13) suggests Natalie to have experienced marksmanship.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is used by SFPD SWAT officers, fitted with Navy trigger groups, Surefire dedicated forend weaponlights, and an unknown scope. The SWAT teams appear in several episodes, including "Mr. Monk and the Candidate, Part II" (S01E02) and Season Three's "Mr. Monk and the Kid" (S03E16). In "Mr. Monk's 100th Case" (S07E07), the H&K MP5A3 is seen being utilized by SWAT officers during a raid on a photography studio and later on a motel room.
The AK-47 is also seen in the hands of the drug dealers that Torini meets in the opening of "Mr. Monk and the Magician" (S07E15).
Ruger Model 77
In Season 7's "Mr. Monk Takes A Punch" (S07E04), professional killer Charles Bach, or "The Iceman" (Jon Sklaroff) prepares a takedown and probably customized version of this rifle equipped with a bipod in his attempt to assassinate boxer Ray Regis (James Lesure) during a title bout. The inserts on the pistol grip section of the stock are the same as the Ruger M77 "paddlestock." Then again, the Iceman is a professional assassin, so it is not hard to consider that he might have custom built this rifle so that the police could not trace the weapon. It appears to be the same All-Weather Mark II rifle used in The Kill Point.
In the Season Seven episode "Mr. Monk's Other Brother" (S07E10) prison guard Daniel Reese (Titus Welliver) fires a semi-automatic Ruger Mini-14 from his rooftop at Adrian, Natalie and Jack Monk, Jr. (Steve Zahn), who returns fire with Monk's own "borrowed" pistol. During Jack's staged escape seen in flashback, Reese opens fire on Jack from the guard tower with what appears to be the same semiautomatic rifle. For a prison guard, he has very bad marksmanship because we see scenes of him firing on but missing targets twice during the episode.
The Mossberg 500 shotgun fitted with a Surefire tactical light is often seen carried by SFPD SWAT officers.