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Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series that aired on The WB from 1997-2001 and then on UPN from 2002-2003. Inspired by the 1992 movie of the same name, the show (which was created by the film's screenwriter Joss Whedon) continues the story. Buffy Summers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the Slayer, the young woman chosen by Fate to fight the vampires, demons, and other dark forces. Aided by her Watcher, Rupert "Ripper" Giles (Anthony Stewart Head), and a small group of friends dubbed the "Scooby Gang", she fights various evil forces.

Few of the main characters ever used a gun, partially as a result of their foes' lack of vulnerability to such weapons and also due to their being minors for the first 3 seasons. (The main characters are in 10th grade in Season 1). However, numerous antagonists and minor characters use firearms of the shows 7 seasons. The series also produced the spin-off Angel, starring David Boreanaz.

The following weapons were used on the television show Buffy the Vampire Slayer:


Beretta 92FS

The swim team coach pulls a Beretta 92FS on Buffy when she confronts him in "Go Fish", and the coach (Charles Cyphers) and Xander (Nicholas Brendon) later fight over it. Patrice (Spice Williams-Crosby), an assassin from the Order of Taraka, pulls two Berettas on Buffy while dressed as a police officer in "What's My Line, Part 2" (S2E10). Police officers are seen with the weapon in various episodes. In "Band Candy" (S3E6) a Beretta changes hands several times. Initiative commandos carry the weapon in thigh holsters, Riley (Marc Blucas) drawing his in a bar in "Goodbye Iowa" A Watcher's Council spec-ops team carry a suppressed model in "Who Are You"

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
The coach pulls a Beretta 92FS on Buffy in "go Fish" (S2E20).
Xander notices the pistol later in the episode.
Patrice opens fire in the cafeteria in "What's My Line, Part 2" (S2E10).
She searches for Buffy.
Giles, in his younger "Ripper" personality as the result of a spell, pulls his Beretta 92FS on Ethan Rayne before Buffy takes it in "Band Candy" (S3E6).
Riley (Marc Blucas), stressed out and suffering from withdrawal, pulls his Beretta 92FS on a woman in "Goodbye Iowa" (S4E14).
Buffy (Played by Eliza Dushku as the result of a bodyswap) uses a stolen suppressed Beretta 92FS to shoot her way out of a van in "Who Are You" (S4E16).
Colonel McNamara (Conor O'Farrell), the Initiative commander, carries his Beretta 92FS during the battle in "Primaeval" (S4E21). A commando with a dart rifle is seen behind him.
A Beretta 92FS sits on a table as Surgeon General Riley plots world domination via coffee makers that think during Buffy's dream in "Restless" (S4E22). No, it's not supposed to make sense.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

What appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 10 is used as a "ghost revolver" in "I Only Have Eyes for You" (S2E19), by people possessed by a ghost. The revolver appears in their hands and then disappears afterwards.

Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
A student possessed by a ghost pulls a revolver.
The revolver appears in a janitor's hand and gives a nice side view.
The revolver dissolves out of existence as Giles tackles the gunman.
Buffy, possessed by the ghost, draws the ghost revolver on the equally possessed Angel.

Beretta 21A Bobcat/Beretta 3032 Tomcat

Patrice, after losing two Beretta 92s, pulls either a Beretta 21A Bobcat or Beretta 3032 Tomcat on Buffy in "What's My Line, Part 2" (S2E10). While it is never seen clearly, its small size and Patrice's fondness for Berettas means it's probably a compact Beretta hand gun.

Beretta 21A Bobcat .22 LR
Beretta 3032 Tomcat - .32 ACP
Patrice pulls a compact Beretta on Buffy. The red blur from the left is Kendra's leg as she kicks the gun away.

SIG-Sauer P226

Darla (Julie Benz) uses a pair of satin nickel SIG-Sauer P226s in "Angel". During firing scenes they are replaced by SIG "Non Guns".

A nickel SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm.
"Scarier". Darla pulls her nickel SIG P226s after Buffy draws a crossbow.
Darla wheels around and opens fire (now using SIG "Non Guns") as the rest of the Scooby gang enters the Bronze.
One of Darla's "Non Guns" lies on the ground.

Heckler & Koch P2A1 Flare Pistol

In "The Initiative" (S4E7), Xander retrieves a H&K P2A1 flare pistol before going on patrol and later hands it off to Buffy. She uses it in her fight with Initiative commandos, delivering a point-blank blast.

Heckler & Koch P2A1 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
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"Contain this". Buffy ambushes the Initiative commandos, this part is a homage to a scene in The Matrix.
Buffy fires, blinding the night-vision equipped commandos.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Patrice draws a Smith & Wesson Model 15 in "What's My Line, Part 2" (S2E10).

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with factory Magna slimline grips - .38 Special
Patrice draws a revolver, her fourth pistol of the episode, at the end of "What's My Line, Part 2" (S2E10).
A Sunnydale Police Department officer aims his revolver at Buffy in "Becoming, Part 1".
A female officer fires her revolver at a fleeing Buffy in "Becoming, Part 1".

Colt Detective Special

Insecure Xander holds the Colt Detective Special revolver.

Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Round Butt - .38 Special
Insecure Xander (he was split in Confident and Insecure by a spell) holds a revolver on Confident Xander.
Confident Xander holds the revolver after disarming his alter ego.


Toy Thompson Submachine Gun

Xander carries a toy Thompson SMG, resembling the M1A1, in "Halloween" (S2E6) until it transforms into a MGC M16A1.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
Xander holds his toy Thompson while instructing his group on the finer points of candy-mooching.
He looks at his toy in bewilderment seconds after it shifts from an M16A1 back to its original form.

Heckler & Koch MP5K-PDW

An Initiative commando uses an MP5K-PDW with the stock removed during the battle in the Initiative base in "Primeval" (S4E21)

MP5K-PDW - 9x19mm with extended barrel (with 3 lugs & folding stock
Buffy MP5K 1.jpg
He fires wildly as he is jumped from behind.


12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Cain (Jack Conley), a werewolf hunter, carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun fitted with a telescopic sight in "Phases" (S2E15). Spike (James Marsters) retrieves his own double-barrel in "Fool for Love" (S5E7) when he tries to kill Buffy.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
Cain aims his shotgun at Buffy after she gets caught in his trap
Cain aims at a werewolf during the episode's climax
Buffy bends the shotgun in half, rendering it useless after Cain insults her one too many times.
Spike pulls the shotgun out as Harmony pesters him.
He breaks the shotgun open and loads the weapon.
Spike puts the shotgun down after he decides to sit with Buffy rather than kill her.


Remington Model 760 Rifle

In "Homecoming" (S3E5) Frawley, AKA "Daniel Boone" (Billy Maddox) carries a Remington Model 760 rifle during "SlayerFest '98". Buffy later takes it, and she and Cordelia (Charisma Carpenter) use it until it runs out of ammo.

Remington 760 - first introduced in 1952
Frawley opens fire on Buffy and Cordelia.
Buffy interrogates Frawley about the rest of the hunters after he steps in his own bear trap.
"Besides, I look cute in a tiara". Buffy continues her argument with Cordelia over who will be homecoming queen and racks the pump.

AR-15 Rifle

In "Homecoming" (S3E5), Hans (Joseph Daube) & Fredrick (Jermyn Daube), the German hunters in SlayerFest '98, carry AR-15 rifles with laser sights and flashlights.

Colt Government Model HBAR, the A2 version of the AR-15 Civilian Rifle - 5.56x45mm (note the lack of a third position for burst mode for the selector switch)
The Germans move throughout the woods in search of Buffy in "Homecoming (S2E5). Their weapons have a flashlight mounted near the muzzle and a laser sight on the carry handle.

MGC M-16

After a magic spell turns everyone into their Halloween costume in "Halloween" (S2E6), Xander's toy Thompson turns into a MGC M16 with A2 handguards and a 30-round magazine. In "Innocence" (S2E14), a soldier confronts Xander and Cordelia while armed with one of these.

Xander, suddenly a soldier, looks around and shows the fake forward assist that marks his weapon as a MGC replica.
He "fires" though Buffy's front door at oncoming monsters.
The guard in "Innocence" stands with his MGC replica M16.

Tranquilizer Rifle

Giles pulls a tranquillizer rifle from a box and assembles it in "Phases" (S2E15) while preparing to hunt a werewolf and carries it again while searching for fish monsters in "Go Fish" (S2E20). Willow (Alyson Hannigan) uses the weapon several times in later episodes. Buffy carries the weapon while searching for a werewolf in "Wild at Heart" (S4E6)

The rifle rests in its box in "Phases (S2E15)
Giles assembles the tranquilizer rifle. It appears to be mocked up from a bolt-action rifle.
Giles aims the rifle at the climax of "Phases" (S2E15)
Buffy moves through the woods armed with a tranquilizer rifle in "Wild at Heart"(S4E6)
Xander covers the Scooby Gang's escape from the Initiative in "New Moon Rising" (S4E19), facing down numerous commandos with automatic weapons while he has ... a single-shot tranquilizer rifle.
The Scooby Gang boards the elevator.


An Initiative commando is seen with an AKU-94 when they mobilize after the escape of Hostile 17.

Century Arms AK-47 bullpup with polymer magazine - 7.62x39mm
The commando to the left carries a AKU-94 assault rifle.

Ruger Mini-14

Graham Miller (Bailey Chase), an Initiative commando, carries a Ruger Mini-14 fitted with a large night-vision scope in "The Initiative" (S4E7)

Stainless Steel Mini-14 GB in an Aftermarket Choate Folding Stock, as used by the Military of Bermuda - 5.56x45mm
Graham is the right, armed with a Mini-14
A better view of the weapon and its large night-vision scope.

Ruger Mini-14 in Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup Stock

An Initiative commando is seen with a Mini-14 in a Muzzelite bullpup stock during the mobilization following the escape of Hostile 17 in "The Initiative" (S4E7).

Ruger Mini-14 in a Muzzelite MZ14 Bullpup stock with 4.5 inch flash hider - 5.56x45mm
A commando stands with his bullpup Mini-14, fitted with a first generation Bushnell Holosight. The soldier to his right also has a similar weapon.

Heckler & Koch SL8-1

Initiative commandos carry Heckler & Koch SL8-1 rifles fitted with flashlights and night-vision scopes while responding to Adam's rampage in "Goodbye Iowa" (S4E14). The weapon was earlier seen in the armory in "The I in Team" (S4E13)

Factory Heckler & Koch SL8-1 Target Match Rifle - 5.56x45mm /.223 Remington
A commando enters the room with an SL8-1
Commandos armed with a dart rifle and SL8-1s after responding to the aftermath of Adam's rampage.


Several Initiative commandos are armed with FAMAS F1 rifles in "New Moon Rising" (S4E19) when the Scoobies launch a liberation raid on the Initiative HQ.

FAMAS - 5.56x45mm. Standard service rifle of the French Forces.
A commando opens a cell armed with a FAMAS F1 fitted with a flashlight.
Commandos responding to the Scooby Gang's raid.

Heckler & Koch G36K

A couple of soldiers are briefly seen with a Heckler & Koch G36K fitted with the export sight/carry handle during the Battle of the Initiative in "Primeval" (S4E21). Rather surprisingly, the soldier fires in short, controlled bursts while aiming, despite the chaos of battle.

Heckler & Koch G36K with ZF 3x4° dual optical sight - 5.56x45mm
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The soldier fires. Somehow he manages to be the only person in the battle to fire aimed bursts, rather than spraying wildly.
Another soldier holds his G36K as he gets tackled from behind.

Heavy weapons

M136 AT4

In "Innocence", one of the most famous episodes of Buffy ever, Buffy uses a M136 AT4 anti-tank launcher to destroy the Judge, an ancient demon who cannot be harmed by "any weapon forged by man". Realizing a loophole exists in the ancient prophecy, the Scoobies raid the local army base for the weapon, allowing Buffy to destroy the Judge, ending the fight before it can even begin. Amusingly, Xander's "military knowledge" acquired in a previous episode is said to be needed to show Buffy how to use the weapon, despite the AT4 having instructions printed on it.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank recoilless launcher - 84mm with AN/PVS-4 night-vision scope
Buffy points the AT4 at the Judge. It appears to have some sort of night-vision scope on it. Note the slightly ragged look of the muzzle cover: this has clearly been punched through by a projectile and them closed back up, showing this to be a spent launch tube.
Buffy AT4 3-1.jpg
A close-up of the side of the weapon as Buffy flips the switch to arm the weapon. The switch, LED arming light and the red cover are additions to the weapon placed on of the rear sight protector, which probably has a battery hidden in it to power the LED. The real safety is the small red flipper visible at the top-right of this image, which has to be depressed in order to push the trigger forward.
"That was then. This is now" Buffy tells the Judge how things work in the 20th century
The AT4 fires
Buffy peers through the cloud of smoke at the Judge's remains

DefTech 37mm launcher

Hans & Fredrick, the German brothers participating in "SlayerFest '98" in Homecoming" (S3E5) use a DefTech 37mm as a grenade launcher. It is treated as being able to fire HE missiles rather than the less-lethal rounds it uses in reality, and has a complex control panel in keeping with the German's super high-tech theme.

Defence Technologies/Federal Laboratories launcher 37mm with folding stock
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The grenade round sits on the floor. For some reason, it resemble a miniature missile rather than a grenade and takes forever to detonate.

ADAM minigun/missile launcher

During his fight with Buffy in "Primeval" (S4E21), ADAM reveals his Decepticon heritage and converts one of his arms into a minigun/rocket launcher.

The minigun grows out of his arm.
ADAM opens fire with his minigun.
He fires at Buffy as she runs across the room, saved only by the awesome power of SLOW-MO ACTION!!!!.
The missile flies at Buffy before she turns it into a trio of doves by the power of the entire Slayer line.

M26 hand grenade

Riley uses an M26 hand grenade to destroy a vampire nest in "Fool for Love" (S7E7) after one of its residents stabbed Buffy.

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
An M26 hand grenade is seen on Riley's belt as he attacks a vampire.
The spoon flies free before Riley drops the grenade and walks away from the explosion.

Initiative weapons

The Initiative, a government paramilitary group appears in the fourth season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Hunting demons for research and control purposes, the Initiative issued many weapons, some of them fictional and many fitted with night-vision scopes for ease of use, since most demon contacts were at night. Below are listed some of the fictional weapons issued by the Initiative.

Taser pistol

Initiative commandos carry a double-barrel taser-type pistol to stun enemies.

Lightning rifle

The Initiative issues a electricity-shooting rifle that fires what resemble lightning bolts as a longer-range equivalent of the tazer pistol. Buffy notes that the weapon fires 12,000 volt blasts that take a human 2 hours to recover from being hit. Referred to as a "blaster" and "ray gun" by the Scoobies, its official name is unknown. The weapon is at least partially mocked up off of a Calico M955A submachine gun, with the double pistol grips and general shape resembling the M955A. It's probably just a mockup, since there is no need for the weapon to fire blanks.

The Calico M955A Submachine gun, which vaguely resembles the lightning rifle.
Professor Walsh issues Buffy Summers a lightning rifle in "The I in Team" (S4E13). While the weapon is seen earlier than this, this is the first time the weapon is clearly seen.
Another view of the scene, showing the back half of the weapon
Riley and Buffy get into a brief Mexican standoff in "Hush" (S4E10)
Riley fires his lightning rifle in "Hush" (S4E10), giving a view of the weapon firing
Xander runs through the apocalyptic battle armed with a lightning rifle in "Primeval" (S4E21)
He fires, blasting a werewolf.

Dart Launcher

Initiative commandos carry an unidentified dart rifle, presumably shooting tranquilizer darts, though it seems to act as a regular rifle during the Battle of the Initiative. It is fitted with an M4 stock and night-vision scope.

The commando behind Graham is armed with the dart rifle.
A commando armed with a dart rifle prepares to storm a room.
A commando armed with a dart rifle after Adam's escape.
A dart rifle is seen in video footage of the battle's aftermath.


Among the weapons on the wall are two Uzis, two MP5A3s, 2 SL8s with night-vision scopes, a pair of "lightning guns," one with and the other without a magazine, and a pair of M60s below them.
M16A2 rifles, identified by the round handguard, are seen the the Initiative's armoury.
Unidentified missile launch tubes, possibly for the M47 Dragon or Mk 153 SMAW, are seen the the Initiative's armoury.

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