Walking Dead, The - Season 1
The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series The Walking Dead:
Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) carries a six-inch barreled Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver as his duty sidearm in the series. He is seen using the revolver prominently in the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01). Of note is that when Grimes fires the gun in a very tight, enclosed space (in this case, inside a tank), it actually severely disorients him and hurts his hearing, unlike most movies or shows that have people firing guns indoors or in other enclosed spaces without being fazed. Grimes notably uses the revolver twice in Season 1, wielding it in "Wildfire" (S1E05) and once again fires it as the group flee the CDC in Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06).
Smith & Wesson Model 586
Just before the group leaves for the CDC Headquarters in "Wildfire" (S1E05), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) gives Morales (Juan Gabriel Pareja) what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 586 in .357 Magnum from the bag of guns when Morales and his family decide to leave the group to find the rest of their kin in Birmingham. Shane is heard saying ".357?" as well when Rick is getting it out of the bag.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
In "Vatos" (S1E04), a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10 or two can be seen in the hands of the Vatos during the standoff in Atlanta, specifically Felipe (Noel Gugliemi). In "Wildfire" (S1E05), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) offers a Model 10 from the bag of guns to Jim who has been bitten to end himself, he declines.
Smith & Wesson Model 15
In "Vatos" (S1E04), what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 15 is seen in the hands of one of Guillermo's right hand men, Jorge (James Gonzaba) during the standoff.
Taurus Model 85 (Nickel)
What appears to be a nickel Taurus Model 85 is used by Morgan Jones (Lennie James) in the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01). It has a 5-shot cylinder but is not of the S&W J-frame series. The unique curved ejector shroud on a Taurus Model 85 is barely noticeable in the photos below. For some more discussion about this, please visit the TV Series talk page.
A Glock 17 was one of the sidearms of the police in the first episode. One of the deputies was told by Grimes to have a round chambered (which, when he does check, we can see the gun is actually empty) and also (incorrectly) to make sure the safety was off. A Glock 17 is also taken by Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) from Rick's gun bag to confront the Vatos in in "Vatos" (S1E04). Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) carries one as well as his duty sidearm, and is seen carrying it at the end of "Vatos" (S1E04). In Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06), Shane is seen firing the pistol when they are fleeing the CDC headquarters when he takes a shot on a zombie as they make a break for the vehicles. It can also be seen in Shane's hands in the opening flashback of the same episode in the hospital.
At the beginning of the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), one of the suspects from the police chase uses what appears to be a two-tone SIG-Sauer P228.
In "Vatos" (S1E04), Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) handles a black SIG-Sauer P226 as he, Daryl, and T-Dog load up from the bag of guns as they prepare to confront the Vatos. It appears he may even have it tucked in the back of his belt during the confrontation later at the small of his back in addition to the Colt Python in his holster.
In the flashback seen at the beginning of the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), one of the suspects from the police chase uses a M1911A1 to wound Rick before being killed himself by Shane.
Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) carries a chrome Browning Hi-Power pistol and uses it to threaten fellow group members in "Guts" (S1E02). The weapon is taken forcefully, then used by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) as he and Glenn make their way to the truck.
Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) takes a Beretta 92FS (standing in for a U.S. Military-issue M9) from a dead soldier inside a tank in the end of the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01). In "Guts" (S1E02), Rick identifies on the radio that the pistol is a Beretta with "15 rounds in the clip". He fires it until dry then stores it in Glenn's backpack.
Beretta 92F (Non Gun)
In Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06), a flashback shows a Beretta wielded by a US soldier when he shoots the infected. Upon closer inspection, this appears to be a Non Gun replica.
Smith & Wesson 3913 "Ladysmith"
Andrea (Laurie Holden) is first seen with a Smith & Wesson 3913 "Ladysmith" in "Guts" (S1E02). She later in the episode hands the pistol to Glenn (Steven Yeun) for his own protection when he and Rick make their way to the escape van, he does not fire it in the escape though. Andrea uses it in "Wildfire" (S1E05) when making a fateful decision regarding her sister Amy.
Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) is seen with what appears to be a Browning BDA during the standoff in "Vatos" (S1E04). The handgun in the front of his waistband is definitely not the Glock he loaded earlier on which is in the back of his waistband at the small of his back. Unlike the Glock, this pistol also has an external hammer. It seems to also have a different rear sight than the SIG featured in the earlier loading scene.
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), a Mossberg 590 is first seen during a flashback being used by Rick's partner, Shane Walsh (Jon Bernthal) during the shootout with the suspects in the overturned vehicle just before Rick is wounded in the line of duty. The shotgun is fitted with an extended magazine tube, heat-shield, collapsible KNOXX SpecOps NRS stock with pistol grip. It appears again later in Shane's possession at the survivor camp and can notably be seen being used by Shane on the attacking walkers at the camp in "Vatos" (S1E04). In "Wildfire" (S1E05), Shane is seen with the shotgun when he and Rick patrol the woods. Shane also loses his cool when trapped in the CDC Headquarters in the Season 1 finale "TS-19" (S1E06) and uses it to blow up some computer monitors before being disarmed by Rick (Andrew Lincoln), Shane later uses it in an attempt to bust the glass to escape the CDC which fails. Once outside, Shane uses the Mossberg to blast down walkers as the group runs to the vehicles.
Mossberg 500 Persuader
The Mossberg 500 Persuader shotgun with extended mag tube is first seen used by law enforcement officers seen in a flashback chasing suspects in a car in the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01). Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) can first be seen using the Mossberg 500 Persuader in "Vatos" (S1E04), as it was packed in his bag of guns from the police station he dropped in the series premiere. He uses this shotgun from the bag in the standoff with the Vatos and ends up giving it to their leader, Guillermo (Neil Brown Jr.) after the Vatos turn out to be doing a good thing.
Mossberg 590 "Compact Cruiser"
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), a flashback shows one of the suspects that emerged from the wrecked car following a police chase using a Mossberg 590 Compact Cruiser fitted with a door-breaching muzzle-brake.
Remington 870 Wingmaster
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), a Remington 870 Wingmaster shotgun is briefly seen in the house Rick stops at. In the same episode, Rick also has one stashed in his bag of guns he got from the police station locker, the shotgun sports a walnut stock, a barrel without the raised barrel vent rib and possibly a shorter 20" Barrel. In "Vatos" (S1E04), a Remington 870 Wingmaster ends up with Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) during the "switch" with the Vatos. Daryl continues to carry it along with his crossbow in "Wildfire" (S1E05) when the group arrives at the CDC and still has it in the opening of the Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06).
Remington 870 Police Magnum
In "Vatos" (S1E04), T-Dog (IronE Singleton) takes a Remington 870 Police Magnum with a synthetic stock from Rick's bag of guns and uses it during the standoff as well as during the walker's siege on the survivor camp. He appears to be carrying it still as the group make their way to the CDC in "Wildfire" (S1E05).
Harrington & Richardson Pardner Pump Compact
For the remainder of "Vatos" (S1E04), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) appears to be using a Harrington & Richardson Pardner Pump Compact with a wood stock to replace the Mossberg he gave to Guillermo. He fires it at walkers in the camp during the attack and then carries it throughout "Wildfire" (S1E05) and upon arriving at the CDC in Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06).
Harrington & Richardson Pardner Pump Protector
Glenn (Steven Yeun) is seen using what appears to be a Harrington & Richardson Pardner Pump Protector fitted with a ribbed barrel after taking it from Rick's gunbag in "Vatos" (S1E04). He uses it during the subsequent episodes, most notably during the siege on the camp by the walkers. In "Wildfire" (S1E05), he still has it as the group makes their way to the CDC Headquarters.
Winchester Model 70
In "Guts" (S1E02), Merle Dixon (Michael Rooker) is seen firing a Winchester Model 70 bolt-action rifle atop a building at walkers. He also uses the rifle to rifle-butt T-Dog in a disagreement before Rick intervenes. A Winchester also appears to be held by one of the Vatos in "Vatos" (S1E04). The rifle is only seen for a brief few seconds when Rick and the others are allowed into their compound.
Remington 700 VLS
Dale (Jeffrey DeMunn) carries what appears to be a Remington 700 with a scope and Varmint Laminated Stock, he is seen with it in every episode usually slung over his back as he keeps watch over camp. In "Vatos" (S1E04), Dale fires it on the walkers during the attack and carries it to the CDC. In Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06), it appears that T-Dog (IronE Singleton) is carrying the rifle as the group flees the CDC and even fires it at least once.
Remington 700 BDL
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), a scoped Remington 700 BDL is given to Morgan Jones (Lennie James) by Rick Grimes from the sheriff's station arsenal. Morgan uses it to brush up on his marksmanship skills from the second story window of his hideout. To note when he is setting up to kill his infected wife (yet he is unable to bring himself to do so), he takes an I.D. Photo and sets it up like a hide sight giving us a possibility of being a sniper in the past.
Browning Automatic Rifle Safari
A scoped Browning Automatic Rifle Safari is one of the rifles retrieved in Rick's bag of guns. In "Vatos" (S1E04), the rifle is briefly seen being used by T-Dog (IronE Singleton) during the standoff with the gangsters in Atlanta.
The M4A1 assault rifles can be seen abandoned with several dead soldiers and other military personnel around the CDC Headquarters in "Wildfire" (S1E05). US soldiers appear to be armed with M4A1s in the opening of the Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06) when Shane witnesses the execution of infected people inside the hospital. The M4A1 in the hands of one of the soldiers in Season 1's finale "TS-19" briefly turns into a Non Gun when he's grabbed by a walkers and wildly empties his magazine into his fellow soldiers. An M4A1 is also carried by Dr. Edwin Jenner (Noah Emmerich) later in the same episode when he first confronts the group he allowed inside.
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), a mockup of a Browning M2HB is seen mounted atop a British Chieftain tank (presumably standing in for an M1 Abrams) in which Grimes takes refuge. Similar M2HBs mockups are also seen on Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopters and on a IAV Stryker in the episode. What appears to be an authentic M2HB is seen in the foreground as Rick passes the tank on horseback.
In "Wildfire" (S1E05), a DShK heavy machine gun is seen in a machine gun nest outside the CDC in Atlanta. Likely a mocked-up Browning M2. Trivia Note: The DShK is a soviet-made/russian-made heavy machine gun and it's highly unlikely that it could be found in the possession of american troops, especially inside the borders of the USA!
In Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06), an M60 machine gun is briefly seen next to the Browning M2 outside the CDC in Atlanta.
M67 Hand Grenade (M69 Training version)
In "Guts" (S1E02), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) takes what appears to be an M67 Hand Grenade from a tank and stores it in his pocket. In reality, the grenade is actually an M69, the inert training version of the live M67 grenade, noted in some shots with a bit of the blue paint showing through the over painted OD green color. Carol later gives Rick the grenade to use in Season 1's finale "TS-19" (S1E06).
Horton Scout HD 125
A Horton Scout HD 125 crossbow is used by Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) as his weapon of choice in Season 1, notably in "Vatos" (S1E04).
Rick's Bag of Guns
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) is seen ransacking the sheriff's station armory and throughout the first season is seen with a duffle bag of guns. Later in the episode, he is seen having to abandon this bag when attacked by swarm of walkers. For the majority of the time in the premiere episode, the shotguns sticking out of the bag appear to be foam props. Later in the season, the bag ends up in the hands and used by fellow survivors in the group or himself, or given away. At least until "Vatos" (S1E04), the contents of the bag included six shotguns, two high-powered rifles, a dozen handguns, and seven hundred rounds of ammunition, assorted. So far the current count from the bag is Harrington & Richardson Pardner Pump Compact, Harrington & Richardson Pardner Pump Protector, two Mossberg 500s with high-capacity magazine tube, Remington 870 Wingmaster, Remington 870, Browning Automatic Rifle Safari, Remington 700 BDL, Glock 17 (possibly more than one), SIG-Sauer P226, Smith & Wesson Model 10 snub-nose and a Smith & Wesson Model 586. In reality, that many guns in one bag would make it much too heavy to simply carry slung over the shoulder.
In the series premiere "Days Gone Bye" (S1E01), Rick is seen having to take refuge in what is probably supposed to be an M1A1 Abrams tank. The tank in the episode is actually a British Chieftain with a modified turret to resemble the M1A1.