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The Stand is a 1994 American television miniseries based on the 1978 horror/post-apocalyptic novel by Stephen King. King wrote the teleplay and has a small role in the series. The miniseries originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) over four nights (May 8, 1994 - May 12, 1994). Several years later, there were numerous attempts to bring the story to the big screen, but these were relegated to development hell due to the logistics of translating the epic story into a feature length movie. Finally, in November 2018, it was announced that CBS All Access will air a limited run series of The Stand, which premiered for nine weekly episodes on streaming service CBS All Access from December 17, 2020 to February 11, 2021.
The following weapons were used in the television series The Stand:
WARNING! THIS PAGE CONTAINS SPOILERS!
The M1911A1 is used by the U.S. military. The Utah Army National Guard assisted in filming. Like the M16A2, (see Rifles), the Beretta 92 had evidently not been issued yet to the unit that helped in the filming. It is my understanding that when actual military units participate in a movie they will use their own weapons or at least the National Guard units do - or did. This mini-series was filmed twenty years ago (February - July 1993). Very likely things have changed. I was in the Army Reserve and National Guard from 1986-1993 and I heard from a few fellow Guardsmen about their past experiences on television and movie productions as extras.I suppose it eases both the cost and the logistics for the production.I would imagine it would make the safety checks a bit more challenging though.
World War II issued Colt M1911A1 pistol - .45 ACP.
Desert Eagle MK I
The IMI Desert Eagle MK I is carried by Andrew "Poke" Freeman (Richard Lineback) during the botched robbery in Episode One.
Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I - .357 Magnum. First model of Desert Eagle put into production.
When Stu Redman (Gary Sinise) escapes the Vermont Plague Center he takes a Glock 17 from the dead Dr. Dietz (Sherman Howard) who tried to kill him with it.
Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Dr. Dietz (Sherman Howard
) preparing to kill Stu Redman (Gary Sinise
). He himself already has one foot in the grave thanks to the Super Flu.
Stu Redman (Gary Sinise
) beginning his escape from the disease center.
The SIG-Sauer P228 is used by one of the Arizona state troopers during Lloyd Henreid's (Miguel Ferrer) botched robbery in Episode One. A P228 is also seen being used by Barry Dorgan (Chuck Adamson) during the climax of the mini-series in Part 4.
The Beretta 92FS is used by another Arizona state trooper during Lloyd Henreid's (Miguel Ferrer) botched robbery.
Arizona state trooper with a Beretta 92FS.
Arizona trooper looking at Flagg. Naturally he doesn't see Flagg, just a crow. Darn supernatural entities.
Smith & Wesson Model 4506
A Smith & Wesson 4506 is used by Deputy Kingsolving (Jim Haynie), who arrests Lloyd Henried (Miguel Ferrer) at the end of the botched robbery.
Smith & Wesson 4506 - .45 ACP
Lloyd surrendering to Deputy Kingsolving (Jim Haynie
) who has a S&W Model 4506-1 with simplified rear sights.
Smith & Wesson Model M&P
Nadine Cross (Laura San Giacomo) is seen carrying a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson M&P.
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special. An actual surplus Detroit Police S&W Model 10.
Smith & Wesson Model 29
Judge Farris (Ossie Davis) tries to defend himself with a Smith & Wesson Model 29 before he is killed by Flagg's men. Harold Lauder (Corin Nemec) also uses a Model 29 to kill himself.
Smith & Wesson Model 29 - .44 magnum.
Judge Farris confronts Flaggs men.
The judge fires back at his killer played by Sam Raimi
. He is already mortally wounded.
Harold Lauder (Corin Nemec
) prepares to kill himself with a S&W Model 29.
A better view of the Model 29.
Smith & Wesson Model 15
A Smith & Wesson Model 15 is used by murderous redneck Ray Booth (Patrick Kilpatrick) in Shoyo, Arkansas, while attempting to kill Nick Andros (Rob Lowe).
Smith & Wesson Model 15 - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 64
Lloyd Henreid (Miguel Ferrer) shoots and kills Glen Bateman (Ray Walston) with a Smith & Wesson Model 64 that has a stainless steel 3" barrel. Notice that the sights are "fixed" and that the ejector rod is not protected by a lug like on the Model 66. It is unknown if the revolver is actually the Model 64 in .38 special or the Model 65 in .357 Magnum. Both loads use the same size bullet (.357 inch), so the size of the bore is not helpful. With no screencap showing the model number on the side of the barrel, I'm going to assume it's a Model 64.
Smith & Wesson Model 64 3" with Pachmayer grips
Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman
A Smith & Wesson Model 28 Highway Patrolman is carried by Nick Andros (Rob Lowe). He gets it from the sheriff in Arkansas who takes him in after he is attacked in the first episode by Ray Booth (Patrick Kilpatrick) and his cronies.
S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman with 4" barrel and Rubber Pachmayr Presentation Grips - .357 magnum
With the sheriff now dead from the Super Flu (along with many others), Nick Andros (Rob Lowe
) decides to free the prisoners, all of whom are sick. He chooses to have some insurance with him in the form of a Smith & Wesson Model 28. He's a humanitarian, but he's evidently not soft headed.
Ray Booth (Patrick Kilpatrick
) forces the issue after being released. Note that this model only has two screws visible on the sideplate.
Nick Andros (Rob Lowe
) shows him that he's not screwing around.
A blued steel Ruger Redhawk is carried by Larry Underwood (Adam Storke) when he is in the Lincoln Tunnel.
Larry Underwood (Adam Storke
) with a holstered Redhawk outside of the Lincoln Tunnel in New York City. Note the distinctive wood grip.
Larry Underwood (Adam Storke
) empties his revolver in a panic while in the Lincoln Tunnel.
Another shot of Larry Underwood (Adam Storke
) in a panic. Note the hammer. It has the distinctive Ruger shape, in contrast to the Smith & Wesson hammer. It is also stainless, this is something somewhat unique to Ruger guns, even if the gun itself was blued, the hammer and trigger were stainless.
Another shot of the grips from a scene after the Lincoln Tunnel sequence. Those are the older style wooden grips that Ruger put on the Redhawk during its early production years.
The M16A1 can be seen carried by several characters, mainly U.S. Army soldiers and by Stu Redman (Gary Sinise). The Utah Army National Guard assisted in the filming of the mini-series which would explain the older style M16s. In although the M16A2 was standard issue for the US military in 1993 (when it was filmed), many of the National Guard units were still waiting for the M16A2 to be issued to them.
M16A1 with 30 Round magazine - 5.56x45mm
"Consider it home protection while on the road."
U.S. Army Soldiers with M16A1s.
One of Flagg's men, Rich Moffatt (Dan Martin), appears to be carrying an original M16. Note the three pronged flash suppressor and no forward bolt assist.
The original M16 with a 20-round magazine, adopted in large numbers by the U.S. Air Force in Vietnam. This has the original 3-prong flash hider
. It would later be replaced by the upgraded M16A1 - 5.56x45mm
Remington Model 760
Crazy Julie Lawry (Shawnee Smith) uses a 760 to drive Nick Andros (Rob Lowe) and Tom Cullen (Bill Fagerbakke) out of town after Nick tells her that she isn't welcome to join them. The model she is using actually appears to be the older Remington 760 going off the shape of the front action/grip. In addition, Shawnee Smith can be seen working the slide action which obviously can't be shown with screencaps.
Remington 760 carbine - .35 Remington.
Julie (Shawnee Smith
) fires at Nick and Tom after she is told to get lost by Nick.
It appears that Julie Lawry (Shawnee Smith
) is working the slide action.
Unknown Hunting Rifles
Two Boulder Free Zone guards are seen armed with a pair of Scoped Bolt Action Hunting Rifles. One of the guards is Stephen King in a small role. The other guard is played by Mike Lookinland. Lookinland is best known for playing Bobby Brady in the 1970s television series The Brady Bunch. He was also the second camera operator on the production's camera crew.
Teddy (Stephen King
) nervously points his rifle at an approaching vehicle.
Heckler & Koch HK 94
The Heckler & Koch HK 94 can be seen in the car used by Lloyd Henreid (Miguel Ferrer) and Poke (Richard Lineback) before the botched gas station robbery, but was not used. It is also seen in the crowd in Las Vegas near the end of Episode Four.
Heckler & Koch HK94 - 9mm
Lloyd Henreid (Miguel Ferrer
) with H&K 94 in the back seat just before the botched robbery in Episode One.
One of Flagg's men near the end of Episode Four.
Bobby Terry (Sam Raimi
) with an older style "slimline" MP5. This is actually a partially-converted HK94, as evidenced by the absence of lugs on the barrel.
Heckler & Koch SP89
The Heckler & Koch SP89 can be seen carried by Flagg's man, Bobby Terry (Sam Raimi). It is used by Bobby Terry (Sam Raimi) to kill Judge Farris (Ossie Davis). There is one shot in the truck in which it appears that Bobby Terry (Sam Raimi) is carrying an older style "slimline" MP5. Possibly a continuity error. Evidently, it was very common in the the late eighties and early nineties for the civilian legal SP89 to be converted to full-auto and have the MP5K foregrip added on.
A "faux" Heckler & Koch MP5K - this is an original SP89 pistol converted to full auto fire by a Class III armorer. Giveaways are the lack of a paddle magazine release. This version was also used in movies between 1989 and the late 1990s when factory original MP5Ks were not available - 9x19mm
Bobby Terry (Sam Raimi
) prepares to open fire on Judge Ferris (Ossie Davis
) while his partner, Dave Roberts (John Dunbar
), distracts the judge. Well, it seemed like a good plan.
Note the SP89 lower receiver.
Uzi Submachine Gun
The Uzi Submachine Gun is used by Lloyd Henreid (Miguel Ferrer) during the botched robbery in Episode One.
Lloyd Henreid (Miguel Ferrer
) with the Uzi during the botched robbery.
Maruzen KG9 SP
Several of Flagg's enforcers carries a Japanese Airsoft KG-9 (the precursor to the TEC-9 Series of pistols). It is actually a Maruzen KG9-SP, a pump action spring airsoft pistol.
One of Flagg's Enforcers with a Maruzen KG9 SP
Mossberg 590 Mariner
Mossberg 590 Mariner shotguns are carried by Flagg's men.
One of Flagg's lieutenants, Rat Man (Rick Aviles
), with a Mossberg 590 Mariner.
Barry Dorgan (Chuck Adamson
) in the blue blazer standing next to Rat Man (Rick Aviles
). Adamson was the real life inspiration for the character Vincent Hanna in Heat
. See the discussion page.
Flagg's men taking Ralph Brentner (Peter Van Norden
) and Larry Underwood (Adam Storke
) to what they think will be their execution. Little do they know what is coming.
During the rioting, when the plague is at its high-point, a rioter is seen running amok in New York City with an Ithaca 37. What appears to be another Ithaca 37, albeit with a sawn-off barrel, is used by Russ Dorr (John Landis).
Ithaca Model 37 riot version - 12 Gauge
Airsoft Ithaca 37 with sawed-off stock and barrel - (fake) 12 gauge
Unidentified Double Barrel Shotgun
Used by storekeeper during the botched robbery in Episode One. There is never a good shot of it, but it appears to be a Double Barreled "coach" shotgun.
Stoeger/IGA Coach imported side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge
The M60 machine gun can be seen mounted on various U.S. Army vehicles.
M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
Soldier riding in a Condec M561 "Gama Goat" and carrying an M60.
Another view of the same soldier.
An M60 mounted on a jeep.