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F is for Family

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F is for Family (2015-2021)

F is for Family is an animated television show created by Bill Burr and Michael Price that premiered on Netflix in 2015. The show ran for five seasons. The show follows a Korean War veteran (voiced by Burr) and his struggle with suburban life in the 1970s and the resulting drama with his wife (Laura Dern) and children.

The following weapons were used in the animated series F is for Family:


Colt Detective Special

One of the most recurring firearms throughout the show is a 3rd generation Colt Detective Special, which is most notably used by Reid Harrison (Phil Hendrie) as "Colt Luger," a TV show character that parodies action television shows in the 1970s, with Luger/Harrison himself being something of a direct parody of Charles Bronson. Though Luger's gun is a somewhat weak representation, it's still largely clear as to what it is supposed to be. The Detective Special can be spotted in Luger's hands throughout the series during short breaks to Luger related action on the TV, with it first appearing in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01). The general quality of detail for this particular firearm can change rather drastically from shot to shot, however.

However, what appears to be a far more detailed Detective Special appears later in "Bill Murphy's Day Off" (S1E05), where Union president Louis "Snub-Nosed Louie" Gagliardi (Joe Buck) uses one to execute an animatronic singing bear. A police officer is later seen with one in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10).

Colt Detective Special 3rd Gen - .38 Special
Colt Luger poses with his Detective Special-resembling revolver in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01).
A front view of...oh, oh deer, that mangled looking pseudo-Detective Special. This is, however, one of only two times in the show where a revolver is drawn with the cylinder holes.
Colt Luger, now in color, dramatically poses with his slightly more detailed Detective Special.
Louis "Snub-Nosed Louie" Gagliardi executes a singing robot bear in "Bill Murphy's Day Off" (S1E05) with what appears to be a redesigned Detective Special asset, rendered a bit larger and with a cylinder latch. The latch, however, seems to be on the wrong side.
Colt Detective Special 1st Gen with Square Butt - .38 Special
Colt Luger appears with what appears to be an earlier generation Detective Special in "Are You Ready for Summer?" (S3E01) with an exposed extractor and a front blade sight.

Smith & Wesson Model 15

Vic Reynolds (Sam Rockwell) keeps a framed, gold-plated Smith & Wesson Model 15 in his house as a gift from a celebrity, first seen in "Breaking Bill" (S2E04). Later in "Pray Away" (S2E09) Vic breaks the gun out of its frame and begins to wildly fire it around his house due to both being angry at learning that his girlfriend had an affair and because he is very high on cocaine. The gun was drawn without a cylinder release.

Smith & Wesson Model 15 with factory Magna slimline grips - .38 Special
Vic's S&W Model 15 in its frame on the wall in "Breaking Bill" (S2E04). A fairly strange gift for a lift. Note the lack of a cylinder latch.
An exceedingly angry (and high) Vic brandishes his Model 15 at a party in "Pray Away" (S2E09). Note that the cylinder was drawn without bullet chambers, a fairly common occurance with revolvers in this show, unfortunately.
The grip of a Model 15 (likely the same animation asset as Vic's, only a different color) can be seen on the standee for the school gun club in "Nothing is Impossible" (S4E01). The revolver on the poster also appears to be a Model 15, only slightly redrawn.

Colt Trooper

Police officers and a Black panther-esque extremist are seen with Colt Trooper revolvers in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10), which appear to be something of a hybrid between the original model (given the exposed extractor and front sight) and the later Mk III revolvers, given the raised rib extending between the top of the frame and the front sight. A Mohican Airlines security guard in "Just Breathe" (S4E05) also has one of the Trooper hybrids, this time with a hammer and trigger that actually move when the revolver is operated, unlike their first appearance in the series.

Colt Trooper - .357 Magnum
Colt Trooper Mk III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum
A Black Panther-esque extremist disguised as airport security brandishes a Colt Trooper in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10). Note the exposed extractor combined with the rib between the front sight and the frame. The Colt-style cylinder release is also apparent.
A reverse shot of the previous scene, where we see that the latch doesn't appear to have any depth too it.
Police officers, one right-handed and the other left-handed, in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10) reach for their hammers. Rather than the animators actually animating the hammers being pulled back, they instead just animated them sinking into the frame.
The Mohican Airlines guard in "Just Breathe" (S4E05) flashes his Colt Trooper hybrid. The hammer is actually fully cocked, something that hasn't been (correctly) seen before in the series. The trigger is also set further back.
The guard fires the Trooper (because his union requires him to fire his weapon if it's unholstered), an act that also shows the hammer dropping. Previously, hammers were stagnant when revolvers were shown firing, with Vic's S&W Model 15 being the most obvious example.

Colt Python

A thug on the television show Colt Luger is seen with a four inch barreled Colt Python in the series premiere "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01). Vic Reynolds (Sam Rockwell) rather brazenly uses one during "Nothing is Impossible" (S4E01) to both shoot a drug-filled pinata and to force Otto Holtenwasser (Trevor Devall) to join a party.

Colt Python with 4" Barrel and factory wood grips - .357 Magnum
A Colt Luger thug with a Colt Python in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01). It should probably be noted that this is one of the few times in the entire show where a revolver is drawn with the chambers in the cylinder.
Vic removes his blindfold after waving around a loaded Colt Python in "Nothing is Impossible" (S4E01). Note the hammer has been drawn cocked.
Vic forces Otto Holtenwasser is drop his keys in the bowl and join the party, although the hammer is no longer cocked. The animator seemed to have some trouble drawing the Python from this angle, given that part of the gun is drawn from a 3/4ths angle while certain parts are drawn in profile. The space for the ejection rod is also on the wrong side of the gun.



A thug in the Colt Luger show is seen with a M1911 during the episode "Saturday Bloody Saturday" (S1E02). He's rather easily disarmed. A thoroughly more detailed M1911 appears on a school Gun Club poster in "Nothing is Impossible" (S4E01).

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
A thug points an M1911 at Colt Luger in "Saturday Bloody Saturday" (S1E02). The shape of the hammer and size of the beavertail however do indicate that this is possibly drawn after a Smith & Wesson 59, although...
...the shape of the grip and style of the trigger definitely point to a M1911 (although the grip safety is missing).
An M1911 with far more detail appears in "Nothing is Impossible" (S4E01) on the poster behind Frank Murphy (Bill Burr). The grip safety is still absent as before, however, and the slide serrations are only vaguely defined without being fully drawn in.

Luger P08

A Luger P08 is seen on a TV commercial for Colt Luger, thus bringing both guns that make up the character's namesake into the show, in the episode "The Trough" (S1E03).

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A silhouetted Luger P08 appears on the television in "The Trough" (S1E03).


Enfield Enforcer

Police snipers in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10) are seen armed with Enfield Enforcers as they overwatch an attempted airplane hijacking. Another one can be spotted in the war film The What We Did in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03), where it can be seen being used by an American soldier, which is rather odd and incorrect, especially given that the animators actually had an M1 Carbine asset they could have given him, which would have been more accurate. However, given how much F is for Family parodies the pop culture of the 1970s, it is possible (though somewhat unlikely) that this is meant to be an incorrect prop given to the actor, which furthers the parody of a rather hokey and schmaltzy war-romance movie.

Enfield Enforcer with Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
A police officer aims an Enfield Enforcer in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10). Note that while he has the grip in his left hand, the stock appears to be against his right shoulder.
A soldier in the film The What We Did holds an Enfield Enforcer that appears to have been recolored gray, for some reason. This appears to be a similar animation asset but with a visible stock (which is brown) and the scope removed. The bolt handle is also absent, however, it's likely this is standing in for an M1 Garand.

Demro XF-7 Wasp

Black Panther-esque extremists in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10) are seen taking over the Mohican Airlines airfield with Demro XF-7 Wasp carbines, based on the shape and location of the bolts, the design of the handguard, and the appearance of a stamp-metal stock. One of these same carbines can also be seen in the show's Season 2 intro.

The airport extremists take hostages with their Demro Wasps in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10).
The leader of the extremists aims his Wasp at series protagonist Frank Murphy (Bill Burr).

Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are seen in trailers for the World War II movie The What We Did, as well as in the movie itself, in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03).

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Nazi soldier on the right is seen with a Karabiner 98k in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03).

Sturmgewehr 44

A Nazi soldier in a trailer for the movie The What We Did can be seen firing a Sturmgewehr 44 shortly before blowing up in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03).

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
The Nazi on the left is carrying an StG-44 in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03).

M1 Carbine

An M1 Carbine can be briefly glimpsed in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03) when Bill Murphy (Haley Reinhart) dreams that he is in a scene from the movie The What We Did. One can also be briefly glimpsed in a scene from the movie itself. In both instances the M1 is seen with a heat shield.

M1 Carbine with heat shield, adjustable rear sight and 15-round magazine - .30 Carbine
The soldier on the right is seen with an M1 Carbine in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03). Note the heat shield.
An M1 Carbine appears in the film The What We Did, visible in the back, viewed from the top. The heat shield and front sight is visible. Though honestly a tad hard to tell what it is from this frame alone, the previous image helps identify it further, especially in regards to the heat shield.


M1A1 Thompson

American soldiers in a movie trailer for The What We Did can be seen with M1A1 Thompsons in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03). A dream sequence experienced by Bill Murphy (Haley Reinhart) in the same episode feature himself in the same scene from the trailer, allowing for a better look at the Thompson as it runs across the screen.

M1A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine - .45 ACP
An M1A1 Thompson is carried by the soldier on the left in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03). The rear sights of the M1A1 model can be seen, which cements its identification.


High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 'Standard'

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 'Standard' pump-action shotguns are used by the police officers during a standoff with extremists at Mohican Airlines in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10).

High Standard FLITE KING K-1200 Riot Standard Model (Catalog #8111) - 12 gauge. This is the screen used shotgun, held by Steve McQueen in the film The Getaway (1972).
Police officers at Mohican Airlines aim High Standard K-1200 shotguns in "Landing the Plane" (S2E10). Note the end of the mag-tube and see that these appear to have longer pump grips than a Winchester 1300. Like many characters in the show, for some reason, they seem to be lefties when it comes to guns. The best complete profile we can see of the High Standard is the one in the far back, which appears to be floating on top of an officer who didn't get one of his hands animated in.
Another High Standard can be seen on the standee for the school gun club in "Nothing is Impossible" (S4E01).

Sawed-off double barreled shotgun

A motorcycle driving thug on Colt Luger is seen holding a sawed-off double barreled shotgun in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01). The liquor store owner also has a sawed-off shotgun which he uses to fire at beer thieves with in "Punch Drunk" (S3E06), and later holds up Kevin Murphy (Justin Long) with it in "It's In His Blood" (S3E08).

Remington Spartan Sawed Off shotgun - 12 gauge
A biker thug on TV brandishes a sawed-off double barreled shotgun in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01).
The liquor store owner in "Punch Drunk" (S3E06) opens fire with his sawed-off shotgun.


In "R is for Rosie" (S4E07), Smokey Greenwood (Michael Kenneth Williams) gives Rosie Roosevelt (Kevin Michael Richardson) what appears to be a Drilling-type combination gun to use while he sits shotgun on Smokey's delivery truck. While walking into a scene with it, a "pumping" sound can be heard, despite the fact that Rosie is shown merely holding it with no further animation accompanying the sound effect.

Three-barreled Drilling combination gun, marked Waffenhaus Kneifel-Eisenrich - 16 gauge & .303 British
Rosie Roosevelt (Kevin Michael Richardson) holds his newly acquired Drilling shortly before departing to help deliver vending machine condiments. Note the third barrel under the shotgun barrels. This fairly crude depiction seems to lack the second trigger required for the third barrel, however.


M2 Flamethrower

TV character Colt Luger uses an M2 Flamethrower on his show in the episode "Saturday Bloody Saturday" (S1E02) to rather violently roast some thugs.

M2 Flamethrower - Fire
Colt Luger holds an M2 Flamethrower that appeared out of nowhere in his show Colt Luger in "Saturday Bloody Saturday" (S1E02).

Mk 2 hand grenade

What appears to be a Mk 2 hand grenade is seen in a trailer for the war-romance film The What We Did in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03).

Mk 2 "Pineapple" World War II-made High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade (sometimes written Mk II).
A Mk 2 hand grenade flies into the screen in "Paul Lynde to Block" (S3E03), blowing up right as it hits the ground. Note that the pin and spoon are all still on the grenade, yet it detonates anyways.

Daisy Red Ryder

Jimmy Fitzsimmons (Mo Collins) harasses Bill Murphy with a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01).

Daisy Red Ryder - .177
Jimmy Fitzsimmons works the action on his Red Ryder-styled BB gun in "The Bleedin' in Sweden" (S1E01).

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