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The Border (TV Series)

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The Border (2008-2010)

The Border was a Canadian-produced drama series about the agents of the fictional Immigration and Customs Security agency who were tasked with investigating various threats and crimes that occurred along Canada’s borders. The series aired for three seasons from 2008 to 2010 on CBC Television, as well as in syndication in other countries.

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


Smith & Wesson 5906

The Smith & Wesson 5906 pistol is the standard sidearm of Immigration and Customs Security (ICS) agents, including Major Mike Kessler (James McGowan), Detective-Sergeant Gray Jackson (Graham Abbey), Superintendent Maggie Norton (Catherine Disher) Detective Al 'Moose' Lepinsky (Mark Wilson), Agent Darnell Williams (Jim Codrington) and Agent Khalida Massi (Athena Karkanis). IT is identified by the stepped frame - lower reciever

Early model Smith & Wesson 5906 - 9mm.
Plainclothes ICS agents point S&W 5906 pistols during the pilot. Note the stepped frame.
Kessler aims his S&W 5906 during the Season 2 premiere "Stop Loss".
Gray searches a polygamist compound for a missing girl in S02E07, "Articles of Faith".
Moose arrests a suspect in S02E08, "Double Dealing".
Darnell points a 5906 at Adriano Frantangelo in the Season 3 premiere "The Dead".

Beretta 84FS

A stainless Beretta 84FS was Sergeant Layla Hourani’s sidearm in the show’s pilot. Suspected terrorist Tariq Haddad (Anousha Alamian) takes Hourani’s Beretta and holds her hostage with it during a standoff at Toronto Pearson Airport.

Beretta 84FS - .380 ACP
Haddad holds Layla hostage with her own Beretta 84FS.
Another shot of the 84FS. This shows the pistol has a nickel finish.

Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is commonly used by antagonists throughout the series.

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
A mercenary posing as an American soldier holds Layla at gunpoint with a Beretta 92FS in S01E03, "Bodies on the Ground".
A gunman disguised as a Canadian soldier points a Beretta 92FS at other Canadian soldiers in S01E04, "Gross Deceptions".
Jimmy Kosik (Gabriel Hogan) threatens Russian mobster Kiril Zubov with a Beretta in S02E08, "Double Dealing".
A distraught border guard in S03E12, "No Refuge", brandishes a Beretta 92FS.

Taurus PT92AFS

MI6 agent Charlotte Bates (Daisy Beaumont) assembles a stainless Taurus PT92 with a suppressor in S02E03, “Floral Tribute”, using it to assassinate a Nigerian drug dealer.

Taurus PT92AFS (Stainless) - 9x19mm
A side view of the PT92AFS.
Bates attaches a sound suppressor to her pistol.

Beretta 92FS Inox

Bates uses the similar Beretta 92FS Inox in the Season 3 premiere, “The Dead”, when confronting ‘Ndrangheta mafia boss Adriano Frantangelo. Chinese MSS agents are armed with the 92FS Inox while searching for a defector in S03E06, "Kiss and Cry".

Beretta 92FS INOX - 9x19mm.
Charlotte Bates holds a Beretta 92FS Inox in "The Dead".
A MSS agent opens fire with a Beretta 92FS Inox.

Colt M1911A1

A Chinese human smuggler uses a M1911A1 pistol in S01E05, "Physical Assets". Layla confiscates one from a Toronto hotel room after ETF operators have secured the place.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 Pistol Commercial - .45 ACP
A human smuggler with a M1911A1 holds a woman hostage in "Physical Assets".
Layla recovers a M1911A1 pistol during a search in S02E02, "Target of Opportunity".

Glock 17

Glock 17 pistols are used by Department of Homeland Security agents Bianca LaGuarda (Sofia Milos) and Liz Carver (Grace Park), as well as by most of the local police departments that assist ICS. Glock 17s are also used by some antagonists, including a domestic terrorist in S01E08 “Enemy Contact”, and African drug traffickers in S02E03, “Floral Tribute”.

A Generation 2 Glock 17 in 9x19mm. This model added finger stepping and cuts to the backstrap of the frame to make it easier to hold than the Generation 1 model.
A Surete Du Quebec (SQ) officer returns fire with his Glock 17 after he is attacked by prisoners escaping from a U.S rendition flight in S01E03, "Bodies on the Ground".
DHS agent Bianca LaGuarda points a Glock 17 in S01E02, "Gray Zone".
A terror suspect in "Enemy Contact" mistakenly holds his thumb on the slide of his Glock 17, causing it to be broken when he attempts to fire his gun.
An African drug dealer fires his Glock 17 in "Floral Tribute".
Agent Liz Carver points a Glock 17 at a suspect.

Glock 17L

Agent Darnell Williams (Jim Codrington) uses what appears to be a Glock 17L pistol when rescuing Major Mike Kessler (James McGowan) in S03E05, "Missing Action".

Glock 17L (Gen 2 Pistol) - 9x19mm
Darnell, Glock 17L in hand, finds Kessler in "Missing Action".

Glock 19

A Glock 19 pistol is used by Sudanese refugee Ali (Isiah Grant) in S01E07, “Family Affairs”. Gray also seizes a Glock 19 in S03E04, “Hate Metal” and uses it while searching for the leader of a white supremacist group.

Glock 19 (2nd Generation) - 9x19mm
Ali holds former Janjaweed commander Suliman Adeen (Bayo Akinfemi) at gunpoint with a Glock 19. This shot also appears to have been mirrored.
Ali points the Glock 19 at approaching ICS agents.
Gray arrests the white supremacists before they can bomb a Sikh cultural centre in "Hate Metal".

Makarov PM

A Taliban leader in S03E05 "Missing in Action", is armed with a Makarov PM.

Russian Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Kessler struggles with the Taliban leader in "Missing in Action".
The Makarov lies on the ground after being dropped.

Ruger KP90

Gray uses a Ruger KP90 as his off-duty sidearm.

Ruger KP90 - .45 ACP
Gray's KP90 lies on a table.
Gray points the KP90 at a suspect in S03E01, "The Dead".

Walther PPK

Kimar Lady K pistol

Sergeant Layla Hourani (Nazneen Contractor) uses what appears to be a stainless Walther PPK as her sidearm during seasons 1 and 2. Upon closer inspection, the pistol appears to have a black hammer and safety control, making it likely a blank-firing Kimar Lady K.

Kimar Lady K nickel - 8mm P.A.K.
Layla orders a human smuggler to surrender in S01E05, "Physical Assets".
Layla points the pistol during a hostage situation in S02E01, "Stop Loss".
Layla searches a house in S02E04, "Nothing to Declare".

Walther PPK 'Non-Gun'

Rebecca Barden (Sarah White) fires a Walther PPK 'Non Gun' in S02E07, "Articles of Faith".

Walther PPK Non Gun.
Rebecca points the PPK Non Gun at Gray.
Notice the lack of the hammer on the Non Gun, which is used because of the close proximity between the actors.

SIG-Sauer P226

FBI agents and Surete Du Quebec officers in S02E04, “Nothing to Declare”, are armed with SIG-Sauer P226 pistols when they apprehend a pair of bikers working as hitmen on the Vermont/Quebec border. Kessler's former JTF2 comrade (Dwight McPhee) also cocks a P226 when helping to protect some witnesses in S01E13, "Blowback".

SIG-Sauer P226 - 9mm
A FBI agent points a P226 in "Nothing to Declare".
The P226's slide is racked in "Blowback".

SIG-Sauer P230

Gangster Tran Bao Lanh (Adriano Sobretodo) uses a SIG-Sauer P230 in S03E09 "Dying Art". Agent Khalida Massi (Athena Karkanis) takes Tran's P230 after subduing him.

SIG-Sauer P230 - Stainless Steel finish - .380 ACP (9mm kurz). Built between 1977-1996.
Tran runs while holding a SIG-Sauer P230.
Massi (Athena Karkanis) points the P230 at Tran.


Remington 870

The Remington 870 shotgun is used by ICS agents and tactical teams in various configurations.

Remington 870 Entry Gun.
Officers from the Mohawk Seaway Reserve raid an Albanian criminal hideout in Season 1, episode 2.
An Albanian gangster surrenders in "Gray Zone".
A FBI agent aims a shotgun in "Gross Deceptions".

Mossberg 590

Sheriff Bill brandishes a Mossberg 590 shotgun while apprehending a pair of bikers in "Nothing to Declare"

Mossberg 590 - 12 Gauge. Without heat shield.
Sheriff Bill talks to Moose while conducting an impromptu prisoner exchange.

Mossberg 590 Cruiser

Officers from the Mohawk Seaway Reserve in S01E02, "Gray Zone", carry Mossberg 590 Cruiser shotguns.

Mossberg 590 "Compact Cruiser" - 12 Gauge
Officers from the Mohawk Seaway Reserve raid an Albanian criminal hideout in Season 1, episode 2.

Benelli M3 Super 90

Vancouver ERT officers in S03E04 "Hate Metal" are armed with Benelli M3 Super 90 shotguns. ICS agents are also occasionally seen with Benelli M3s.

Benelli M3 Super 90 with pistol grip stock combination - 12 Gauge
A Vancouver ERT officer holds a Benelli M3 Super 90 in "Hate Metal".
Another shot of the ERT team.
The barrel of a FBI agent's M3 Super 90 in "Nothing to Declare".
An ICS agent holds a Benelli M3 in "Credible Threat".

Submachine Guns


A gunman in S02E09, "Good Intentions", fires an Uzi at Gray and Layla during a standoff at a motel.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
The gunman opens fire with an Uzi.
The gunman attempts to flee from the motel.

IMI Mini Uzi

Assassins use Mini Uzis in S03E10, "Spoils of War", to murder former Congolese warlord Edouard Baseke (Sterling Jarvis) and his lawyer.

Mini Uzi SMG with stock folded - 9x19mm
The assassins fire their Mini Uzi submachine guns in "Spoils of War".

Heckler & Koch MP5K

Gray and Layla use Heckler & Koch MP5K submachine guns while searching for Al-Qaeda detainees who escaped from a rendition flight in Northern Quebec during S01E03 "Bodies on the Ground". MP5Ks are also seen in the ICS armory while agents are preparing for a sweep for illegal immigrants in Toronto.

Heckler & Koch MP5KA4 (3 round burst added) with 15-round magazine - 9x19mm
Gray holds a MP5K with a 15-round magazine.
Heckler & Koch MP5K with Navy lower - 9x19mm
Layla and Gray take cover after being fired upon.
Gray returns fire with his MP5K.
Gray loads a MP5K while preparing for a raid in "The Sweep".

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The MP5A3 is seen in several configurations throughout the series. During season 1, MP5A3s with slimline forearms are used by Albanian gangsters in S01E02 "Gray Zone" and JTF-2 commandos in "Bodies on the Ground". From Season 2 onwards, all of the MP5A3s are seen with Navy trigger groups and are most notably used by 'Ndragheta mobsters in the Season 2 finale "Going Dark". Modified MP5A3s with RIS forearms and suppressors are used by MS-13 gangsters who attempt to kill a witness hiding in a refugee settlement centre during the Season 3 finale "No Refuge".

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with original "slimline" forearm - 9x19mm
A close-up of an Albanian gangster's MP5A3 in "Gray Zone".
A JTF-2 commando holds a MP5A3 in "Bodies on the Ground".
Halifax Police ERT operators with MP5s conduct a search onboard a freighter in S01E09, "Restricted Access".
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9x19mm with Navy trigger group
Moose retrieves a MP5A3 with a Navy trigger group.
A 'Ndragheta (Calabrian) mobster opens fire with a MP5A3 in "Going Dark".
A Toronto ETF officer aims a MP5A3 as hostages are evacuated from a church in "Stop Loss".
Heckler & Koch MP5A3 9x19mm with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight
An ICS agent with a MP5A3 prepares to raid an apartment in S02E12, "Shifting Waters".
Gray holds a captured MP5A3 with a railed handguards and a suppressor in "No Refuge".
Kessler holds a MP5A3 as he peers out the door of the refugee centre.
Liz Carver (Grace Park) fires a MP5A3 at attacking MS-13 gangsters.

Assault Rifles

Colt Canada C7A1 rifle

In flashback sequences during the Season 1 finale "Blowback", Kessler and other JTF2 commandos are armed with C7A1 rifles while investigating a massacre in Bosnia. A C7A1 is also seen next to a dead Croatian paramilitary soldier, and Kessler explicitly mentions that Croatian forces engaged in ethnic cleansing were armed with "Colt Canada C7A1" rifles that had been covertly supplied by CSIS.

Colt Canada C7A1 with ELCAN scope and polymer magazine 5.56x45mm
Kessler holds a C7A1 while investigating a destroyed Bosnian village in "Blowback".
Kessler examines the C7A1 that was found next to a dead Croatian soldier.

Colt Canada C8A1 Carbine

Gunmen during S01E04, "Gross Deceptions", use C8A1 carbines when seizing a Canadian military shipment of anti-tank weapons. C8 carbines are also used by the Canadian soldiers who rescue Kessler and DHS agent Henry Massoud (Ennis Esmer) at the conclusion of S03E05, "Missing in Action".

Colt Canada C8A1 carbine 5.56x45mm with ELCAN scope. Also known as the "C8FT" (Flat-Top)
Gunmen dressed in CADPAT camouflage and armed with C8A1 carbines surround a Canadian Forces truck in "Gross Deceptions".
A gunman tosses a stun grenade into the military cargo truck.
The CF soldiers are hogtied by the gunmen.
Canadian commandos find Kessler after attacking a Taliban compound.

M4A1 Carbine

M4A1 carbines are used by many SWAT units throughout the series, including FBI agents in S01E12 "Grave Concern" and Toronto ETF officers in S03E01 "The Dead". U.S Army soldiers in the Season 2 premiere "Stop-Loss", and private military contractors in S02E09 "Good Intentions" and the Season 2 finale "Going Dark" also are armed with M4A1s.

Colt M4A1 Carbine with M68 Aimpoint reflex optic and Knight's Armament RAS railed handguard and vertical forward grip - 5.56x45mm
A FBI HRT officer with an ACOG-equipped M4A1 apprehends a suspect in a pedophilia ring in "Grave Concern".
Lt. Ulysses Davies (Harmon Walsh) is wounded in Baghdad during a flashback sequence, an incident that convinces him to go AWOL and flee to Canada with Cpl. Graham Aubrey (Dan Petronijevic) and PFC Gordon Harvey (Aubrey "Drake" Graham) in "Stop-Loss".
A Turcott Solutions PMC aims a M4A1 in "Going Dark".
A Toronto ETF officer aims a M4A1 during a hostage situation in "The Dead".

AK-47 (Airsoft)

Airsoft AK-47s are seen in the hands of Iraqi insurgents in S02E01 "Stop-Loss", as well as Afghan kidnappers and Taliban militants in S03E05 "Missing in Action".

Poly Technologies AK-47 - 7.62x39mm. This is the commercial clone of the original Type III AK-47 and is the most used in American films and shows when showing the milled receiver AK-47
A Sudanese militia leader holds an AK-47 in "Family Values".
An Iraqi child aims an AK-47 in "Stop-Loss".
A kidnapper points an AK-47 at Kessler in "Missing in Action".
Taliban militants force captured DHS agent Henry Massoud to read a statement in "Missing in Action".

Norinco Type 56

A young Al-Qaeda escapee from a crashed American rendition flight uses a Norinco Type 56 with a thermal sight (in reality an AN/PVS-14 night sight) while covering the escape of his fellow detainees in in S01E03, "Bodies on the Ground". After the escapee is shot by Layla, Gray uses the Type 56 to cover her while they search for the remaining prisoners.

Norinco Type 56 (Imported into the U.S. as the Norinco AKS-47 or AKS-47 Sporter) - 7.62x39mm.
Layla sneaks up behind the escapee during "Bodies on the Ground".
Gray holds the Type 56.
Gray fires the Type 56.


An Al-Qaeda terrorist helping rendition suspects escape in "Bodies on the Ground" fires an AKMS at Gray after he disrupts their plan to flee by seaplane.

AKMS, stamped steel receiver w/ slant muzzle brake and under-folding stock - 7.62x39mm
The Al-Qaeda terrorist opens fire with his AKMS.
Raising the AKMS rifle.
The terrorist exchanges fire with Gray.


While posing as a Neo-Nazi in British Columbia in S03E04, "Hate Metal", Gray and Danny (Jonathan Malen) practice shooting with M16A4 rifles.

M16A4 with carry handle attached and standard A2 handguards - 5.56x45mm
A Neo-Nazi hands one of the M16A4s to Gray.
Gray fires a M16A4, distinguished by its removable carrying handle.
Danny fires the M16A4 wildly.

Steyr AUG

Layla assembles a Steyr AUG rifle during S02E02, "Target of Opportunity", while pretending to be assassin Monita Persaud during a sting operation.

Steyr AUG with black stock - 5.56x45mm.
Layla loads a magazine into the Steyr AUG.
Layla looks through the rifle's sights.
Porting the Steyr AUG.

Zastava M70AB2

A Zastava M70AB2 rifle is shown being fired during stock footage of the Yugoslavian wars in S01E13, "Blowback".

Zastava M70AB2 folding stock rifle 7.62x39mm
The M70AB2 in a ICS video.

Sniper Rifles

Remington 700PSS

Kessler is shown unpacking a Remington 700 PSS rifle in the season 1 finale "Blowback", as he seeks revenge against a former Croatian warlord who had resurfaced in Canada. ICS agents also use the Remington 700 on occasion, as does an assassin posing as an ETF sniper in S03E11 "Credible Threat".

Remington 700PSS with Harris bipod, in .300 Win Mag
An ICS agent aims a Remington 700 PSS as an anti-terrorism raid is conducted.
Kessler inspects his Remington 700 PSS in "Blowback".

Remington 700

Gray fires a standard Remington 700 while posing as a Neo-Nazi in "Hate Metal".

Remington 700 BDL rifle with no iron sights and scope (current production) - .308 Winchester
Gray aims the Remington 700.

SVD Dragunov

Darnell Williams uses a SVD Dragunov in "Blowback", assassinating an ex-Croatian warlord in the Greater Toronto Area.

SVD Dragunov sniper rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Darnell watches his target before firing in "Blowback."
Darnell eyes the streets after gunning down his target.


M2 Carl Gustav MRAW

Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifles are among the weapons that are stolen by gunmen from a Canadian military transport in S01E04 "Gross Deceptions".

Carl Gustav M2 - 84x246mm R
A CF officer holds a Carl Gustav launcher resembling those that were stolen.
Kessler and LaGuarda inspect the Carl Gustav.

M26 Taser

Darnell uses a Advanced Taser M26 to subdue a terror suspect attempting to attack a Toronto subway station with Anthrax in S01E08, "Enemy Contact". Moose also uses a Taser to fatally tase a former Canadian soldier turned drug mule in S02E09, "Good Intentions".

Advanced Taser M26
Darnell fires the M26 Taser at a suspect in "Enemy Contact".
A Taser lies on the ground after being knocked out of the hands of an airport security guard in "Good Intentions".
Moose shocks the suspect a second time after he unexpectedly revives.

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