Strike Back - Season 1

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Chris Ryan's Strike Back - Season 1 (2010)

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Strike Back:



SIG-Sauer P226

A SIG-Sauer P226 is used by Porter while he is in Iraq in Episode 2. Later, Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) uses a P226 in Episode 6, giving it to Porter while the two are fighting off a militant attack on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9mm
Porter holds an Iraqi insurgent hostage with a P226 in Episode 2.
Porter lowers his P226 after encountering children at an orphanage in Episode 4.
Collinson checks his P226 before meeting with Porter in Episode 6.
Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln) holds his P226 in Episode 6.
Collinson fires the P226 in Episode 6.

Tokarev TT-33

Hakim Al-Naseri (Dhaffer L'Abidine) threatens Porter with a Tokarev TT-33 after he is captured by Iraqi insurgents in Episode 2. Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) also briefly points a TT-33 at Porter during Episode 5.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Tula Arsenal (Soviet Union) Note CCCP printing around the star on the plastic grips
Al-Naseri threatens Porter with the Tokarev. (Episode 2)
Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) aims the TT-33 at Porter in Episode 5.

Vektor Z88

Due to the series' production in South Africa, the Vektor Z88, the South African copy of the Beretta 92FS, appears to be the handgun used throughout in lieu of the Beretta, notably by various Zimbabwean security personnel, including Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood).

Vektor Z88 9mm.
A bodyguard draws his Vektor Z88 during an assassination attempt in Episode 3.
Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood) holds the Vektor Z88 as he detains Felix Masuku after an assassination attempt on Robert Mugabe in Episode 3.
Colonel Tshuma (David Harewood) fires his Vektor Z88 in Episode 4.

Colt Officers M1991A1 Series 80

An Colt Officers M1991 A1 Series 80 is seen in Episode 4.

Colt Compact M1991A1 - .45 ACP - the Colt Compact is the Parkerized version of the Colt Officer's ACP
The Colt Officer is drawn on Collinson by a rogue MI6 Agent in Episode 4.
The Colt is aimed at Collinson in Episode 4.

Glock 17

Porter, while working as a security guard at Section 20, is seen disassembling a 3rd Generation Glock 17 in Episode 1. He later seizes another Glock 17 (this one an older 2nd Generation model) from a soldier and uses it while helping Gerald Baxter escape from American custody in Episode 5.

Glock 17 (3rd Generation) - 9x19mm
Racking the slide of the Glock 17 in Episode 1.
Glock 17 (2nd Generation) -9x19mm
Porter after firing the Glock 17 at an American soldier in Episode 5.


Astra 680

An Astra 680 revolver can be seen in Episode 6, when Sharq (Alexander Siddig) forces Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) to play Russian Roulette, first loading one round, then a second after the chamber clicks empty. Porter eventually convinces Baxter to leave with him and they use the revolver to escape.

Astra 680 - .38 Special
An Astra 680 is seen in the case in Episode 6.
Sharq (Alexander Siddig) loads up the revolver in Episode 6.
Loading one round in the revolver in Episode 6.
Gerald Baxter (Ewen Bremner) holds the revolver in Episode 6.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5KN

Porter is armed with what appears to be a Heckler & Koch MP5KN submachine gun with a red dot sight and suppressor in Episode 2. It should be noted that this was an airsoft replica, as is later revealed when he shows that the magazine is empty at the shootout in the desert, just before his extraction.

Heckler & Koch MP5KN - 9x19mm
Porter searches an apartment with his MP5KN. (Episode 2)
The MP5KN is pointed at a surprised Iraqi insurgent. (Episode 2)
Porter returns fire with the MP5KN. (Episode 2)

Assault Rifles

M4A1 Carbine

The M4A1 carbine is used by John Porter, United Kingdom Special Forces (UKSF) soldiers, and American forces throughout the series, with a variety of different sights and attachments. It should be noted that, in reality, the SAS use the Canadian-made C8 carbine, not the US-made M4.

Colt M4A1 with 6 position collapsible stock - 5.56x45mm. Note slight difference in shape of stock compared to older model M4 (above).
Porter trains with his M4A1 painted in a woodland camouflage scheme in Episode 1.
A US Marine armed with an M4A1 dives for cover in Episode 5.
Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
Porter holds an M4A1 fitted with an AN/PVS-14 night sight in the prologue to Episode 1. Note the weaponlight attached under the barrel.
In Episode 1, Porter's teammates return fire at Iraqi soldiers with their M4A1 carbines.
In Episode 5, a U.S Marine fires the M4A1 with an ACOG sight and AN/PEQ-2 IR designator.


Collinson is briefly seen with a L85A2 in the prologue of "Episode 1" (S1E01), before Porter gives him a Heckler & Koch G3KA4 to use during a hostage rescue mission in Basra.

L85A2 - 5.56mm
In the prologue of "Episode 1" (S1E01), Porter takes Collinson's L85 away from him, giving him the G3KA4 to use instead.

Heckler & Koch G36C

Porter carries a Heckler & Koch G36C with a red dot sight and suppressor during Episode 5.

Heckler & Koch G36C - 5.56x45mm
Porter escorts Baxter to the extraction zone during Episode 5.
Porter with the G36C during Episode 5.


The AKMS is used throughout the series by enemies, including Iraqi insurgents in episodes 1 and 2, Zimbabwean soldiers in episodes 3 and 4, and Afghan militants in episodes 5 and 6. Porter also uses captured AKMS rifles on several occasions while escaping enemy confinement.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
An Iraqi insurgent disguised as a police officer aims an AKMS in Episode 1.
Felix Masuku (Shaun Parkes) aims an AKMS in Episode 3.
Porter fires the AKMS at Zimbabwean soldiers in Episode 4.
A Taliban militant fires an AKMS in Episode 5.
Porter holds an AKMS in Episode 6.

Norinco Type 84

Iraqi insurgents use Norinco Type 84 rifles in full and side-folding stock configurations in both Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Norinco Type 84S - 5.56x45mm
In Episode 1, an insurgent disguised as a police officer carries the rifle as he kidnaps reporter Katie Dartmouth.
Norinco Type 84S Underfolder Model - 5.56x45mm
On the left, As'ad (Fenar Mohammed-Ali) points a side-folding Type 84 at Katie Dartmouth in Episode 1.
Taliban militant has the rifle slung while handling Dartmouth in Episode 1.

Vektor R5

South African soldiers led by Collinson are armed with Vektor R5 rifles in Episode 4.

Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Collinson holds the R5 while directing the South African soldiers in Episode 4.

Vektor R5 (Modified to resemble AK-47/AKM)

Another weapon commonly seen in the hands of enemies are Vektor R5 rifles modified to resemble the AK-47, as distinguished by their angled receivers and Galil-style 5.56mm magazines. These rifles are likely the same as the ones seen in District 9 since armorer Olly Steele worked on both projects.

Polytech Legend AK-47 - 7.62x43mm
Vektor R5 - 5.56x45mm
Porter points the faux AK-47 at Masuku during an argument in Episode 4. Note the Valmet-style angled receiver that distinguishes the weapon as a R5 rather than a genuine Kalashnikov.
Masuku holds the rifle in Episode 4.
Colonel Tshumba fires a faux AK-47 while attacking Porter and Masuku's hideout in Episode 4.

Battle Rifles


An FN-FAL rifle is used by Porter in Zimbabwe in Episode 4.

FN FAL 50.00 7.62x51mm NATO
Porter picks up a FN-FAL taken from a group of criminals who tried to attack an orphanage in Episode 4.
Porter runs across a bridge with the FN-FAL in hand in Episode 4.
Porter fires the FN-FAL in Episode 4.

Heckler & Koch G3KA4

Collinson uses a Heckler & Koch G3KA4 during the prologue in Episode 1 (S1E01). The rifle is equipped with a red dot sight and a tactical weaponlight. The weapon is erroneously referred to as a "Heckler & Koch UMP" in Episode 6, despite the G3 differing in both appearance and caliber from the UMP.

Heckler & Koch G3KA4 7.62x51mm NATO
Collinson disembarks from a helicopter with the G3KA4 in hand in Episode 1 (S1E01).
Collinson handling the G3KA4 during the breach in Episode 1 (S1E01).
In Episode 6 (S1E06), Highlight for Spoilers: A flashback shows Collinson accidentally shooting Porter's SAS teammates during the extraction from Basra.

Sniper Rifles

Truvelo Armory CMS Sniper Rifle

A bolt-action Truvelo CMS Sniper Rifle is used by Felix Masuku during an assassination attempt on Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe in Episode 4.

Truvelo Armoury CMS Sniper Rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Masuku assembles the sniper rifle in Episode 4.
Masuku prepares to fire in Episode 4.

Remington 700

In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper uses a Remington 700 to track Porter after he is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Remington 700 BDL rifle with no iron sights and scope (current production) - .308 Winchester
In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper adjusts the scope of his rifle.
In Episode 6, a US Marine sniper holds the rifle.

Machine Guns


Taliban fighters use an FN MAG machine gun while attacking American Marines in Episode 5. In Episode 6, Porter uses a FN MAG to fend off militants that attack him and Collinson on the Afghan-Pakistani border.

FN MAG 58 7.62x51mm NATO
Taliban fighters fire a tripod-mounted FN MAG in Episode 5.
Firing the FN MAG in Episode 5.
Porter fires a FN MAG modified to resemble a L7A2 GPMG in Episode 6.
A close up of the FN MAG's receiver in Episode 6.



The RPG-7 is seen in the hands of Zimbabwean soldiers in Episode 2 and Afghan militants in Episode 6.

RPG-7 - 40mm
A Zimbabwean soldier advances with a RPG-7 in Episode 2.
A Taliban fighter holds the RPG-7 in Episode 6.

M26 Hand Grenade

M26 Hand Grenades are used throughout Season 1.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation Hand Grenade
Oxygen tanks are booby-trapped with grenades in Episode 4.
Collinson holds the grenade in Episode 6.

See Also

Chris Ryan's Strike Back (2010)  •  Strike Back: Project Dawn (2011)  •  Strike Back: Vengeance (2012)  •  Strike Back: Shadow Warfare (2013)  •  Strike Back: Legacy (2015)  •  Strike Back: Retribution

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