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Archer - Season 3

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Archer - Season 3
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Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel FX
Genre Spy / Workplace comedy
Broadcast 2011-2012
No. of Episodes 13

Like Season 1, Season 3 of Archer kicked off in September along with its FX stablemate It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, only this time with a three-parter that picked up right where the second season left off. The rest of the season 3 episodes would not air until January of 2012.

The following weapons were used in Season 3 of the animated series Archer:


Walther PPK

Sterling Archer's primary sidearm is a Walther PPK. According to a DVD special feature and the companion book How to Archer: The Ultimate Guide to Espionage and Style and Women and Also Cocktails Ever Written, his PPK is chambered in .32 ACP.

Walther PPK stainless - 9mm Kurz aka 9x17mm (.380 ACP)
Archer fires his PPK at Barry in "Heart of Archness: Part I" (S03E01).
Archer with his PPK as he uses Cyril as cover in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).
Archer with twin PPKs in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).
Archer aims his PPK at Mounties in "The Limited" (S03E06).
Nova Scotian separatist Kenny Bilko (voiced by Robb Wells) with Cyril's PPK in "The Limited" (S03E06).
Malory with a suppressed PPK in "Lo Scandolo" (S03E08). Later in the episode, Lana calls it a Walther PP in .32 ACP, correctly stating that the capacity is 8+1, but it appears to be the same animation model as Archer's PPK.
Lana sniffs Malory's freshly fired PPK in "Lo Scandolo" (S03E08).
Malory hiding her suppressed PPK in "Lo Scandolo" (S03E08).
Cyril with his PPK in "Crossing Over" (S03E10).
Archer holds his PPK to Krieger's head in "Skin Game" (S03E11).


Archer fires his PPK at a microphone in one of the DVD special features.
Archer with his PPK in his sweded fake trailer for Gator 2.

Springfield M1911-A1 Mil-Spec

Springfield M1911-A1 Mil-Spec Stainless Steel version with black grips - .45 ACP.
Archer aims Rip Reilly's M1911 in "Heart of Archness: Part I" (S03E01). Note that the grips in this shot are white.
Archer chambers a round into Rip Reilly's M1911 in "Heart of Archness: Part I" (S03E01).
Archer emerges with his M1911 in "Heart of Archness: Part I" (S03E01). Note that the grips are now black.
Archer and Rip struggle with Bucky for his M1911 in "Heart of Archness: Part III" (S03E03).
Archer with his M1911 in "Heart of Archness: Part III" (S03E03).
Ray fires his ornate M1911s in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).
One of Malory's alleged shooters with a suppressed M1911A1 in "Lo Scandolo" (S03E08).
A closeup of Ray's ornate M1911A1 "Barbra" in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09).
Sheriff "EZ" Ponder firing his 1911 after Randy opens fire on his department's vehicles (S03E09).

Desert Eagle Mark VII

Román Calzado uses a Desert Eagle Mark VII in "El Contador" (S03E05).

Desert Eagle MK VII - .44 Magnum w/ nickel finish.
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Beretta 92F

Like in the first two seasons, Lana Kane sometimes carries a pair of Beretta 92F pistols in a shoulder rig.

Beretta 92F - 9x19mm
Lana's holstered Beretta in "El Contador" (S03E05).
Lana's holstered Beretta in "Lo Scandolo" (S03E08).

Webley Mk IV

Real and fake Canadian Mounties are seen armed with Webley Mk IV in "The Limited" (S03E06).

Webley Mk.IV WW2 British Army version chambered for .38 S&W
The Mounties draw their Webleys.
The fake Mounties with their Webleys in "The Limited" (S03E06).

Smith & Wesson Model 629

Malory is seen with her Smith & Wesson Model 629 in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).

Smith & Wesson Model 629 with Hogue Grips - .44 magnum
Malory loads her S&W 629 in "Drift Problem" (S03E07). Note how the cylinder swings to the right rather than the left.
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"That's for Pearl Harbor". Malory fires without looking in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).


Double Barreled Shotgun

Burt Reynolds is armed with a Double Barreled Shotgun in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).

1960s Era Commercial Stevens hammerless side by side shotgun - 12 Gauge.
Burt with a shotgun in one hand, crossbow in the other.
Another angle of the above in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).

Mossberg 500

Ray's brother Randy uses a Mossberg 500 in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09). Archer and Ray also briefly carry similar Mossberg 500s.

Mossberg 500 with high-capacity magazine tube - 12 Gauge
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Randy loading his Mossberg. Note how he's actually loading the pump-action shotgun correctly, by placing one in the chamber first and then loading the tube.
Archer, Ray and Randy with Mossberg 500s. Note how Randy's appears to have the ejection port on the wrong side.
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Submachine Guns


Lana's primary weapon remains the TEC-9 in Season 3.

Intratec TEC-9 9x19mm
Lana with her holstered TEC-9s in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).
Lana fires her TEC-9s in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04).
Lana with her TEC-9 in "The Limited" (S03E06).
Lana proves how bulletproof Archer's new Dodge Challenger is in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).
Lana cocks her TEC-9 in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09).
Lana threatens to kneecap a KGB sleeper agent in "Crossing Over" (S03E10).
Lana fires her TEC-9 at the range in "Skin Game" (S03E11).


Another Cuban hit squad is seen armed with Uzis in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04). The Yakuza have them in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
The Cubans mistake Ray for Archer in "The Man from Jupiter" (S03E04). Odd that the sliding doors are on the left side.
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The Yakuza fire on the ISIS agents in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).
A Yakuza aims at Cyril in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).

Walther MPL

Archer poses with a stockless Walther MPL submachine gun on the cover art, but does not use it at any point in the season.

Walther MPL with stock folded - 9x19mm
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The AK-47 shows up numerous times during the series. They appear to be based on real AK-47s, with the milled receiver and open-topped front sight.

Type II AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Type III AK-47 - 7.62x39mm
Archer fires the AK next to Rip's head in "Heart of Archness: Part I" (S03E01).
Another over-the-shoulder shot in "Heart of Archness: Part I" (S03E01). They actually got the skin on the left side correct.
Cartel henchmen with AK's in "El Contador" (S03E05). Note that they are using the same skin on both sides of the gun.
Ray buttstrokes (<giggle> butt-stroke!) his brother Randy in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09).


Cyril and Calzado hunt for Archer and Lana with M14s in the Colombian jungle before Cyril catches up with Lana in "El Contador" (S03E05). Randy Gillette has one in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09) that fires full auto.

M14 rifle - 7.62x51mm NATO
Lana with Cyril's scoped M14 in "El Contador" (S03E05).
This shot shows the selector switch on the M14 in "El Contador" (S03E05)
Randy's wife with an M14 (with its selector switch visible) in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09). This is likely the same rifle Randy later uses.
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Archer and Lana carry XM16E1 rifles in "El Contador" (S03E05). They are armed with them again in "Drift Problem" (S03E07). Like all the other guns, the animators often mix up the sides. Police in Ray's hometown use M16s when confronting Ray's brother Randy in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09).

XM16E1 rifle with 20 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Archer with his XM16E1 in "El Contador" (S03E05). Notice the forward assist and lack of fencing around the mag release, which are on the wrong side.
The XM16E1 has flipped sides.
And yet moments later, it's correct.
Archer and Lana with their XM16E1 in "El Contador" (S03E05). Now the forward assist is on the correct side of the receiver, but somehow on the same side as the safety selector switch and magazine catch.
Archer with dual XM16E1's in "Drift Problem" (S03E07). Note that the rifles are mirror images.
Lana returns fire with her XM16E1 in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).
Archer shoots off Pam's hood in "Drift Problem" (S03E07).
A policeman aiming at Randy's trailer (S03E09).
Police returning fire after Randy shoots up their vehicles (S03E09).

Machine Guns

Hybrid M60

In "Heart of Archness Pt.III" (S03E03) Lana fires on pirates with a hybrid M60 door gun from a UH-1 Huey. This M60 has spade grips like a M60D but still retains the forward hand guard.

M60D machine gun - 7.62x51mm NATO
M60 machine gun with bipod folded - 7.62x51mm NATO
Archer tries to coach his pirate lacrosse team as Lana looks on.
Lana then mows down Archer's lacrosse team, including some redshirt freshmen middies he was grooming.
A closeup as shell casings and hair whip about.

Browning M1919

A pair of Browning M1919 machine guns deploy from the grill of the Dodge Challenger Special Agent Edition in "Drift Problem".

Browning M1919 - .30-06
"Twin .30 cal machine guns mounted in the front..."


Mk 2 hand grenade

Mk 2 hand grenades are seen throughout the season, sometimes as frags and sometimes as flash-bangs, although the same animation model is used.

Mk 2 "Pineapple" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
The pirates toss a Mk 2 grenade into the radio room in "Heart of Archness, Part II" (S03E02). The animators left the spoon in place.
A nice closeup of a Mk 2 in "Heart of Archness, Part II" (S03E02).
Archer, Rip, and Noah stare at a smoldering grenade in "Heart of Archness, Part II" (S03E02). It turns out to be a flash-bang, despite looking exactly like a frag grenade.
"Please tell me that's a smoke grenade." "Okay. It's not though." (S03E06).

M18 Smoke Grenade

M18 Smoke Grenades are always seen in gear bags.

M18 smoke grenade
Ray and Lana with their gear bags in "Heart of Archness, Part III" (S03E03).
Ray with a gear bag in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09).

M18A1 Claymore

Archer disarms an M18A1 Claymore in "El Contador" (S03E05).

M18A1 Claymore anti-personnel mine
"Claymore mine, full of steel balls that fly a thousand meters, or 'one click,' a second right at dick level."

M67 hand grenade

Lana carries a pair of M67 hand grenades in "El Contador" (S03E05).

M67 fragmentation grenade
A closeup of Lana's M67s.
Lana with M67s on her web gear.

M26 hand grenade

Archer has a black M26 hand grenade in "El Contador" (S03E05).

M26 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
A closeup of Archer's M26.
Archer with his black M26.


Pirates are armed with RPG-7s in ""Heart of Archness, Part III" (S03E03).

RPG-7 - 40mm
The pirates attempt to shoot down an escaping helicopter
The RPG round in mid-flight.
A shelf of RPG rounds in the ISIS armory in "Bloody Ferlin" (S03E09).


Orion Flare Gun

Rip Riley threatens Archer with an Orion Flare Gun in "Heart of Archness, Part I" (S03E01).

Orion flare gun 12 Gauge
Rip Riley points the Orion Flare Gun at Archer.
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A bit of a one-sided Mexican stand-off.

Oerlikon 20mm Cannon

The main armament of the pirate ship appears to be an Oerlikon 20mm Cannon in "Heart of Archness, Part I" (S03E01).

Oerlikon Cannon - 20mm
The Oerlikon mounted on the bow of the ship behind a gun shield.

Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector

Krieger uses a Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector tranquillizer gun in "El Contador" (S03E05).

Palmer Cap-Chur Short Range Projector
"Begin Clinical Trial Fourteen..."
"For the love of God, seal the exits!"

"M41 Mark 2 Plasma Pulse Rifle"

The "M41 Mark 2 Plasma Pulse Rifle" is used by ISIS and mutineers in the two part episode "Space Race". It has an underbarrel concussion grenade launcher. It somewhat resembles (and appears to be an homage to) the M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens.

Screen-used M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens. This weapon is constructed from an M1A1 Thompson and a cutdown Remington 870.
Opposite side view of an M41A Pulse Rifle from Aliens.
Drake shows off the plasma pulse rifle.
Lana with the plasma pulse rifle.
Cyril fires his rifle blindly. The armor worn by the characters is another homage to Aliens, being modelled after the armor worn by the Colonial Marines in the film. Archer's armor is even personalized with the same logos as Private Hudson in the movie.
Ray and Commander Drake fire their pulse rifles in "Space Race: Part I" (S03E12).
Archer fires the concussion grenade launcher in "Space Race: Part I" (S03E12).

"Ion Cannon"

The mutineers on the Horizon fire a bazooka-like "ion cannon" towards the ISIS team in "Space Race: Part II" (S03E12).

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SS-1 Scud missile

Two SS-1 Scud transporter erector launcher are shown in "Space Race: Part I" (S03E12).

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