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The Punisher and His Weapons of Choice

So, Netflix has brought us two seasons of a more than happy-trigger vigilante without superpowers (well, maybe he has super hatred) and everyone has enjoyed Frank Castle’s (Jon Bernthal) journey from US Marine to what he has become today. Now, many guns have been used by our hero since the first episode of the first season kicking off with Frank Castle putting down a cartel drug lord in Juarez, Mexico, from the other side of the border in El Paso, Texas hitting a roughly 10 miles target away, with an AWSM-F rifle, a crack shot, to say the least.

So, first season wrapped up (no spoilers here, don’t worry) and second season came giving us even more guns used by Castle and the rest of the characters, and boy, they know their share on guns, and how they work. But whoever expects to see Frank Castle getting carried away by his outbursts of violence, just at the beginning the second season of ‘The Punisher’ will feel a bit disappointed. First, we see him as Pete Castiglione, an average joe trying to go unnoticed who starts a relationship with a woman with a child, but things go south faster than an AO-63 assault rifle fires.

Then it’s inevitable to remember the character’s past and how that helped turn him into what he is today, something that the first episode takes to establish certain echoes with that past happiness that was tragically cut short, is there any chance of finding that which he lost at the time when his wife and kids were killed? The answer is not given, but what will be provided is the list of guns used in this great show.

Colt Government Model M1911A1 -Custom-

The notorious history of the Colt Government / M1911 pistol started at the beginning of the 20th century, when the famous weapons designer John M. Browning began developing semiautomatic handguns for the Colt company. In 1906 and 1907, the US Army announced that they would try new weapons to replace their revolvers that were on service. In 1926, the original designed got upgraded greatly. Afterwards, this improved design was adopted by the US Army under the M1911A1 code and served with distinction until the mid-1980s, when it was officially replaced by the M9 pistol, the Beretta 92FS manufactured in the USA. Frank’s sidearm is this magnificent pistol that has also its slide customized with front serrations as well as a skeletal trigger and hammer.

Battle Arms Development Tanker

This is essentially a custom SBR and if you’d like to own one, they’re made to order, at a price starting from 2.999,99 us$. This bad boy is wielded by one of the antagonists and briefly by Castle, just before he went into a fist fight on an elevator with three police officers (Episode 13).

Colt Law Enforcement Carbine

This specially designed law enforcement weapon system, with the 4-position buttstock fully retracted, this carabine is around 55 centimeters long and weighs less than 3 and a half kilos. Equipped with deadly 5.56 NATO rounds, this weapon was used by Castle and the rest of the officers in a showdown on a police station.