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Squid Game - Season 1

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Squid Game - Season 1 (2021)

The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Squid Game:



Walther PPK (lighter)

A cigarette lighter shaped like a Walther PPK caught at a prize machine is inadvertently given by Seong Gi-hun (Lee Jung-jae) to his daughter Ga-yeong as her birthday gift in "Red Light, Green Light" (E01).

Walther PPK - .32 ACP
Ga-yeong opens the gift box to reveal a rather inappropriate birthday gift to a little girl.
She ignites the lighter, much to her shock and to Gi-hun's embarrassment.
Gi-hun later "threatens" a man he mistakes for a preacher at the subway station.

Colt M1911A1

A nickel-plated M1911A1 is used by the Front Man (Lee Byung-hun) throughout the series for self-defense and for executing both players and soldiers. He appears to be a left-handed shooter.

Nickel Plated M1911A1 with brown plastic grips - .45 ACP
The Front Man after executing a soldier with his M1911A1.
Clearing rooms with the M1911A1.
Front view of the pistol.


Smith & Wesson Model 10

Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers with wooden grips are carried by Managers (Squares), namely one in "Hell" (E02) who fires one shot into the air to silence rioting players. The Soldiers (Triangles) mostly carry the Model 19 revolver listed below. Due to a continuity error in the final episode, Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-jun), a police officer who infiltrates the island where the players are held is seen holding what appears to be a Model 10 instead of the Model 19 he is previously seen armed with.

Smith & Wesson Model 10-6 with 4" barrel and factory wood target grips - .38 Special
A Manager fires a round into the air with the S&W Model 10.
Jun-ho aiming his sidearm, which as a result of a continuity error, has switched to a Model 10.

Smith & Wesson Model 19

Smith & Wesson Model 19 revolvers with rubber grips are carried by Soldiers, mainly to execute players who fail to complete games. In "The Man with the Umbrella" (E03), player 119 steals a revolver from a Soldier which he then uses to shoot a Manager in the leg and then hold him hostage. The same model, but with wooden grips, is used by Hwang Jun-ho (Wi Ha-jun) after sneaking onto the island. The Front Man in "VIPs" (E07) erroneously identifies it (somehow by inspecting a bullet fired from the revolver) as a Model 60, a stainless steel version of the Smith & Wesson Model 36, which the revolver visibly isn't.

Smith & Wesson Model 19 with Hogue grips - .357 Magnum
The S&W Model 19 on the ground right after player 119 stabs its former owner in the eye.
Player 119 pointing the Model 19 while holding a Manager hostage.
Smith & Wesson Model 19 Combat Magnum - .357 Magnum
Detective Hwang Jun-ho holds up a soldier with his S&W Model 19.
Jun-ho holding one of the VIPs at gunpoint in episode 7.

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 submachine guns are the primary long gun of Soldiers while patrolling, overseeing players, and sometimes for executions. Some of them have a Picatinny rail attached, however they appear to be entirely cosmetic as no accessories are mounted on them. Some MP5s also appear as prop replicas.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 - 9x19mm Parabellum
Soldiers holding the MP5A3 while on duty. Note the screw hole next to the (molded) ejector port which indicates a replica prop.
A Soldier wielding an MP5A3 with a Picatinny rail (which has nothing attached to it).

Sniper Rifles

Knight's Armament SR-25

Players are "eliminated" by what appear to be Knight's Armament SR-25 sniper rifles set up on bipods and equipped with the KAC MK11 MOD 0 suppressor during the first game in episode 1. Despite being fitted with a suppressor, the rifles sound unsuppressed when fired.

Knight's Armament SR-25 with suppressor and Harris bipod - 7.62x51mm NATO
The rifle's barrel is seen sticking through a wall opening.

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