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The Wire is a 2002-2008 HBO television crime series created by David Simon. Set and produced in the city of Baltimore, Maryland, the series each season focused on a different aspect of the city, starting with illegal drug trade and ending with the way the news media covered everything that happened throughout the series. The show ran for 7 years across 5 Seasons with a total of 60 episodes.

The following weapons were used in the television series The Wire:

The Wire
Country USA.jpg United States
Created by David Simon
Channel HBO
Genre Crime
Broadcast June 2, 2002
– March 9, 2008
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 60



Beretta 92F

Used by Michael (Michael Salconi) and Kernard (Thuliso Dingwall) in Season 5.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm.
One of Avon Barksdale's men chambers his Beretta 92F in "The Pager", Season 1.

Beretta 92FS Inox

In "The Target", Detective Greggs (Sonja Sohn) is seen pulling a Beretta 92FS Inox out of a suspects car.

Beretta 92FS INOX - 9x19mm
Greggs: Two guns!

Beretta 92SB

A nickel plated Beretta 92SB is used in "Cleaning Up", Season 1, by Bodie (J.D. Williams) when asked to kill one of his own.

Beretta Model 92SB with wood grips - 9x19mm.
The Beretta 92SB in "Cleaning Up" being chambered. Note the rounded trigger guard and slide mounted safety.

Colt Anaconda

Omar (Michael K. Williams) is seen pulling a Colt Anaconda on a drug dealer in the closing scene of Season 1.

Colt Anaconda - .44 Magnum
Omar: Fo' sho!

Colt Gold Cup Match M1911A1

In the third Season episode "Middle Ground" Omar (Michael K. Williams) pulls out a stainless steel Gold Cup during his confrontation with Brother Mouzone (Michael Potts) during the opening scene. Brother Mouzone and Omar get into an amusing conversation about the relative merits of their respective pistols (1911 and Walther PPK). Cheese also carries one throughout the series. It is used to put down his dog in the second episode of Season 3 and he is seen aiming it at a fellow Co-Op member in the final episode.

Colt Gold Cup National Match (Mark IV, Series 80) with stainless steel finish - .45 ACP.
Omar pulls his Colt Gold Cup Match M1911A1 in "Middle Ground", Season 3.

CZ 75B

This firearm first appears in Season 1's "The Hunt" when the police raid the various drug houses around Baltimore. In the Season 3 finale "Mission Accomplished", Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris) reaches into a drawer and pulls out a stainless steel CZ 75B. It later reappears when the police are raiding Avon's safehouse. After Snoop (Felicia Pearson) and Chris Partlow (Gbenga Akinnagbe) are pulled over, Detective 'Kima' Greggs (Sonja Sohn) happen upon a secret compartment containing their new gun, a CZ 75B.

CZ 75B with stainless steel finish - 9x19mm
CZ 75B - 9x19mm
The CZ 75B at the top in "The Hunt". Other firearms: Colt M1911 (left), Beretta 92FS (bottom) and a MAC-10. The top right pistol has yet to be identified.
Avon Barksdale retrieves his CZ 75B from a drawer in "Mission Accomplished", Season 3. The holes drilled into the ejection port indicate that it is a blank firing pistol
A stainless steel CZ 75B lying next to a MAC-10, M1911, and Beretta 92FS.
Detective Greggs finds the CZ 75B in the glove box.

CZ 100

This weapon appears only briefly in the season 2 episode "Storm Warnings." Brother Mouzone uses one to settle an argument with Cheese Wagstaff over territory in the towers. After having been unceremoniously told to "remove his black ass" from the premises, Cheese throws a punch at Brother, who nonchalantly draws his CZ 100 and shoots him in the arm with ratshot.

CZ100 - 9x19 Para.
Brother handing his pistol off to his bodyguard Lamar.

Desert Eagle

Used by Omar (Michael K. Williams) in Season 5. At the end of Season 3 Omar throws all of his weapons away into the dock and gets this along with his trademark shotgun.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX - .50 AE, black finish.
A depiction of the Desert Eagle Mark XIX on Bodie's (J.D. Williams) T-Shirt in Episode 9 of Season 2 "Stray Rounds". Note the scope rail mount.

Glock 22/23

The police officers use Glock 22 and Glock 23 .40S&W pistols. Even though many of the police refer to their weapons as "Nine(s)", in Season 3 when Butchie returns Dozerman's stolen Glock he states that it is a Glock .40.

Glock 22 - .40 Smith & Wesson.
Glock 23 Compact - .40 Smith & Wesson.
Detective Ellis Carver (Seth Gilliam) holds his Glock 22/23 on a suspect in "The Target", Season 1.
Detective 'Bunk' Moreland (Wendell Pierce) holds a Glock 22/23 while he and McNulty try to work out an old murder in Season 1's "Old Cases".
James McNulty (Dominic West) holds his Glock 22/23 in "Slapstick", Season 3.


In Season 3, after Avon Barksdale (Wood Harris) gets out of prison he is seen wielding one in Stringers office. It is used by Chris Partlow (Gbenga Akinnagbe) in the fourth Season episode "Boys of Summer".

H&K USP - 9x19mm.
One of the Greek's henchmen checks his suppressed Heckler & Koch USP in "Port in a Storm", Season 2.(Note the .45 Auto markings on the slide).

Makarov IJ-70

Makarov IJ-70 is used by Bird in the Gant killing, identified by Omar (Michael K. Williams) in Season 1, Episode 6 as the murder weapon. Omar identifies it as a .380 pistol, made in "Austria or some A-country"

Makarov IJ70 - 9x18mm.
Detective Lester Freamon (Clarke Peters) unloads the Makarov IJ70 during the arrest of Bird in "One Arrest", Season 1.

Ruger P89

Occasionally seen in the hands of dealers.

Ruger P89 - 9x19mm.
A dealer opens fire with his Ruger P89 in Season 3's "Homecoming".

SIG-Sauer P226

First used by Omar (Michael K. Williams) in "Game Day", Season 1, when he attempts to take down Avon Barksdale. A nickel plated version is seen in the hands of 'Cutty' Wise (Chad Coleman).

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Omar opens fire with his SIG-Sauer P226 in Season 1's "Game Day".
Cutty (Chad Coleman) aims his SIG-Sauer P226 in "Homecoming", Season 3.
In "Slapstick", Season 3, one of the hitter's SIG-Sauer P226 runs dry as they try to kill Omar.

SIG-Sauer P220

Used by Chris in Season 5, as well as by Michael (Tristan Wilds) near the end of Season 4.

SIG Sauer P220 - .45 ACP.

Smith and Wesson 4506

In the fourth Season episode "Soft Eyes", Marlo Stanfield (Jamie Hector) crew practices at an improvised shooting range.

Smith & Wesson 4506-1 - .45 ACP.
S&W 4506.
S&W 4506's.

Taurus PT99

Used near the end of Season one by Preston 'Bodie' Broadus (J.D. Williams) and Malik 'Poot' Carr (Tray Chaney). Also used by Omar when he is ambushed.

Taurus PT99 - 9x19mm.

Walther PPK/S

Brother Mouzone (Michael Potts) carries a .380 Walther PPK/S in "Middle Ground", Season 3.

Walther PPK/S blued - .380 ACP
Close-up of Brother Mouzone's (Michael Potts) PPK/S.
Brother Mouzone (Michael Potts) opens fire with his Walther PPK/S.

Walther P99

In the fourth Season episode "Soft Eyes", Chris Partlow (Gbenga Akinnagbe) practices at an improvised shooting range with the rest of Marlo's crew.

Walther P99 with silver slide - 9x19mm.
Walther P99.

Submachine Guns


Dennis 'Cutty' Wise (Chad Coleman) uses one when he tries to kill the corner dealers and later ditches it in a bush. Also used by Sergei Malatov (Chris Ashworth) during a confrontation with Cheese's people.

MAC-10 - .45 ACP.
Sergei Malatov (Chris Ashworth) holds his MAC-10 during "All Prologue", Season 2.
One of Avon's Muscle puts down his MAC-10 in Season 3's "Mission Accomplished".


A full size Uzi is seen among a number of seized weapons in Season 1's "The Hunt".

Top Right: Beretta 92FS Top Middle: Nickel CZ 75B Middle Right: Colt M1911 Lower Right: IMI Uzi


Used on the penultimate episode by the police when they raid the Greeks supply warehouse.

H&K UMP - .45 ACP.

Heckler & Koch MP5A4

Used by SWAT units throughout the show.

H&K MP5A4 - 9x19mm.
A SWAT officer aims a Heckler & Koch MP5A4 in "Cleaning Up", Season 1.


H&K G36C

Used on the penultimate episode by the police when they raid the Greeks supply warehouse.

H&K G36C - 5.56x45mm.


Unknown Double Barrel Shotgun

In Season One, Omar (Michael K. Williams) carries a side by side double barrel 12 gauge shotgun of unknown make with sawed off stock. He again utilizes one in Season 5 when he returns to get revenge on Marlow.

Remington SPR210 Shotgun Hammerless Coach Gun - 12 Gauge
Omar loads his 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun in Season 1's "The Pager".

Mossberg 500 Cruiser

Detective Thomas 'Herc' Hauk (Domenick Lombardozzi) is seen pulling a Mossberg 500 Cruiser from a suspects car in "The Target", Season 1. Omar (Michael K. Williams) switches from the unknown double barreled shotgun to a Mossberg 500 Cruiser in later Seasons. He also ditches it in the docks along with his 1911 but later gets a new one near the end of Season 4.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser - 12 Gauge.
Herc unloads the Mossberg 500 Cruiser in "The Target".
A Mossberg 500 Cruiser being loaded in the Season 3 episode intro.

Franchi SPAS-12

Used by the SWAT teams in "Bad Dreams", Season 2, during the crackdown.

Franchi SPAS-12 combat shotgun with no stock – 12 Gauge
A SWAT officer runs up the stairs holding a SPAS-12 in "Bad Dreams".

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