Talk:Law & Order
Det. Fontana's gun
In the show, it was established that Det. Fontana, like Dennis Farina, started out as a cop in Chicago, and then transferred to NYC. Since the NYPD allowed older cops to retain their revolvers, maybe they allowed Fontana to keep his Chicago piece? --Funkychinaman 10:14, 21 August 2012 (CDT)
A burglar carries a massive revolver and points it a a woman's head in the episode "Invaders" (16.22)
The following weapons were used in the series Law & Order:
The Glock 19 is the main sidearm carried by the majority of NYPD detectives on the show. The first regular detective seen carrying the Glock was Det. Rey Curtis (Benjamin Bratt). The other detectives seen carrying the Glock include Detectives Ed Green (Jesse L. Martin), Nick Falco (Michael Imperioli), Nina Cassidy (Milena Govich), Cyrus Lupo (Jeremy Sisto) and Kevin Bernard (Anthony Anderson). NYPD Officers are seen carrying Glocks as well. The Glock Model 19 is one of the three semi-automatic 9mm pistols authorized by the NYPD for their officers to carry.
Smith & Wesson Model 36
Detective Lennie Briscoe (Jerry Orbach) can be seen carrying a Smith and Wesson Model 36 during his time on the show. Det. Mike Logan (Chris Noth), Sgt. Max Greevey (George Dzundza), Sgt. Phil Cerreta (Paul Sorvino), as well as Lt. Anita Van Buren (S. Epatha Merkerson) and Captain Donald Cragen (Dann Florek) are seen carrying Model 36s as well. Van Buren notably using hers in Season 5's "Competence" (S05E18). The Model 36 is used by many veteran NYPD Detectives.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub
Detective Joe Fontana (Dennis Farina) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 19 with a 2.5-inch barrel. It could be assumed that his revolver is loaded with .38 special rounds since .357 Magnum revolvers are not on the approved carry list.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Smith & Wesson Model 10s are carried by the NYPD Officers in the initial seasons of the series. The Smith and Wesson Model 10 was an authorized weapon for all NYPD officers who had entered onto the job on or prior to 1986.
Smith & Wesson Model 64
Smith & Wesson Model 64's are seen in various episodes. The S&W Model 64 was modified to meet NYPD requirements and designated as the Model NY-1 by the NYPD and was the authorized issued revolver for all officers of the NYPD who entered on to "the Job" after 1986 until the department stopped issuing revolvers and began issuing semi-automatic 9mm pistols starting around 1992.
A Kahr K9 can be seen wielded by Henry Young (Bambadjan Bamba) when he takes Det. Falco "hostage" in Falco's apartment in the episode "Hindsight" (16.21). It is later revealed that the gun was not loaded, and Henry was involved with the police in an attempt to get his mother to confess to his girlfriend's murder.
Heckler & Koch MP5A3
Officers of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit can be seen armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns, usually with a Surefire dedicated forend weaponlight.
Heckler & Koch MP5KA4
A Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 with a 30-round magazine is held by a Russian Consulate security guard (David Ross) in Season 17's "Fallout" (S17E19).
A school shooter (Andrew Pastides) uses a Hi-Point carbine in what turned out to be the series finale, Season 20's "Rubber Room." It's hard to tell if it is in 9mm or .40 S&W.
Ithaca 37s are carried by NYPD Officers and ESU Officers in a few episodes.
Members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit can be seen armed with the M16A1 throughout the series. Some are fitted with A2-style handguards.
A teenage sniper uses a Remington 700 to shoot random people in New York City in Season 13's "Sheltered" (S13E22).
The episode "A Death in the Family" (S01E13) features a scene at John Jovino Gun Shop, the oldest gun shop in New York City, and possibly the oldest one in the nation.