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Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Channel NBC
Genre Action-Adventure
Broadcast 1984 - 1986
No. of Seasons 3
Main Cast
Character Actor
Cody Allen Perry King
Nick Ryder Joe Penny
Murray "Boz" Bozinsky Thom Bray

Riptide was an action-adventure series that aired on NBC from 1984 to 1986. Perry King and Joe Penny starred in the series as Cody and Nick, two Army veterans who run a private detective agency based out of a Southern California marina aboard a boat named Riptide. They are assisted by "Boz" (Thom Bray), an expert computer hacker whom they met in the military. The series was co-created by Stephen J. Cannell, who was responsible for many classic 80's action series including The A-Team, which aired immediately before Riptide on Tuesday nights. One of the notable aspects of the show was the bright pink Korean War era Sikorsky S-58 helicopter named "Screaming Mimi" flown by Nick.

The following weapons were used in the television series Riptide:


Colt Mark IV Series 70

Both Cody Allen (Perry King) and Nick Ryder (Joe Penny) carry the Colt Mark IV Series 70 as their sidearm.

Colt Mark IV Series 70 - .45 ACP
On the left, Nick Ryder (Joe Penny) holds the Colt and Cody Allen (Perry King) holds the AKM in "Long Distance Daddy" (S1E10).
Closeup of the Colt pulled by Nick in "#1 with a Bullet" (S1E09).
Cody fires the Colt in "Double Your Pleasure" (S1E11).

Colt Trooper Mk III

The Colt Trooper Mk III is another revolver often carried by various characters throughout the show.

Colt Trooper Mark III with 4" barrel - .357 Magnum

Colt Lawman MK III

A nickel plated Colt Lawman MK III is used throughout the series as well.

Colt Lawman MK III. - .357 magnum

Heckler & Koch VP70

A Heckler & Koch VP70 is seen among the weapons used.

Heckler & Koch VP70 - 9x19mm

Smith & Wesson Model 10

Among the vast arsenal of revolvers featured is the Smith & Wesson Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver - .38 Special

Submachine Guns & Semi-Auto Carbines

Uzi Carbine

The Uzi Carbine also is seen in the series.

Uzi semiautomatic Carbine with 16" barrel - IMI Model A - 9x19mm

Wilkinson Arms Linda pistol

A Wilkinson Arms Linda Pistol converted to full-auto is used.

Wikinson Arms Linda Pistol


Ithaca 37




AKMs are seen throughout the series. Cody mentions the rifle as an "AK-47" in (S1E10).

AKM - 7.62x39mm.

IMI Galil

The IMI Galil is seen used as a sniper weapon in "Riptide" (S1E01).

IMI Galil ARM w/ wood handguard, 5.56x45mm
IMI Galil is seen on the left in "Riptide" (S1E01).


The M16/SP1 is seen used by Cody and Nick throughout the series.

M16/SP1 - 5.56x45mm

Winchester Model 250 "Shark Gun"

In "Riptide" (S1E01), the "Shark Gun" used by Cody is a .22 cal lever action, most likely a Winchester Model 250.

Riptide Lever Action22.jpg
Riptide lvr 22 a.jpg



M67 hand grenades packed in a jar is seen dropped by Murray from a helicopter in (S1E03).

M69 Training Grenade.

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