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Stargate: Atlantis
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
CAN.jpg Canada
Channel Sci-Fi Channel
Genre Science Fiction
Broadcast July 16, 2004 - January 9, 2009
No. of Seasons 5
No. of Episodes 100
Main Cast
Character Actor
John Sheppard Joe Flanigan
Doctor Rodney McKay David Hewlett
Teyla Emmagan Rachel Luttrell
Ronon Dex Jason Momoa
Doctor Carson Beckett Paul McGillion
Lieutenant Aiden Ford Rainbow Sun Francks

Stargate Atlantis was the first television spin-off of the series Stargate SG-1. Premiering on the Sci-Fi Channel in 2004 and airing for 5 seasons, the series followed an expedition sent by Stargate Command to Atlantis, a spaceship the size of a city located in the Pegasus Galaxy. The series would subsequently be followed by a second spin-off, Stargate Universe.

(This page is dedicated to the real world weapons and some fictional weapons which appear to be based on real world guns. This page does not list completely alien prop weapons.)

The following weapons were used in the television series Stargate: Atlantis:

Submachine Guns

FN P90

The FN P90 is the standard submachine gun of the Atlantis expedition as it has been the staple weapon of the Stargate series. It is carried by most Marines and armed scientists including John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan).

Fabrique Nationale P90 5.7x28mm
Colonel Marshall Sumner (Robert Patrick) with the P90 from the episode "Rising".
Colonel Marshall Sumner (Robert Patrick), Sgt. Stackhouse (Boyan Vukelic), and John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) hold FN P90s in a production still from "Rising".
A stolen P90 being used by Ladon Radim (Ryan Robbins) in Season 1's "The Storm".
Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) holds her FN P90 in Season 2's "Condemned".
Sheppard with an FN P90TR during a flashback to his time in Afghanistan in "Phantoms", Season 3.
Teyla (Rachel Luttrell) and Major Lorne (Kavan Smith) fire their FN P90s in the episode "Infection", Season 5.
Sheppard with an FN P90 fitted with a suppressor.

Heckler & Koch MP7

The Heckler & Koch MP7 was used by the NID agents in "Outcast".

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Two MP7 wielding agents in "Outcast", Season 4.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and safe-semi-two round burst trigger group - 9x19mm
Lt. Kagan (Colby Johannson) with an MP5A3 in episode "Phantoms", Season 3.

Heckler & Koch MP5K

The Heckler & Koch MP5K was seen in the hands of a Wraith (Neil Jackson) in "Vegas", Season 5.

Heckler & Koch MP5K - version with SEF Plastic Trigger Pack - 9x19mm. This is a very well worn Motion picture weapon
The Wraith holds a Heckler & Koch MP5K in "Vegas".


Beretta 92FS

The Beretta 92FS is the sidearm widely issued to both the military and civilian personal on Atlantis.

Beretta 92FS - 9mm
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) on a production still with his Beretta in "The Siege", Season 1.
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with a Beretta 92FS in Season 1's "Home".
Beckett (Paul McGillion) draws his Beretta in "Duet", Season 2.
Major Leonard (Gidon Karmel)fires a Beretta 92FS in "Phantoms", Season 3.
Captain Holland (Nels Lennarson) with a Beretta during a flashback to his time in Afghanistan in Season 3's "Phantoms".
In "Doppelganger", Season 4, Major Lorne (Kavan Smith) holds a Beretta 92FS.
Beckett (Paul McGillion) armed with his Beretta in "Whispers", Season 5.
Ronon (Jason Momoa) aiming a Beretta.
Rodney McKay (David Hewlett) armed with his Beretta 92FS.

Para-Ordnance P-14

From Season 2, Sheppard is seen carrying an early version of the Para-Ordnance P-14 Limited over the standard-issue Beretta. During the first Season he used the Beretta M9 carried by most of the Atlantis expedition members.

Para-Ordnance P-14 Limited- .45 ACP
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with ‎his Para-Ordnance P-14 in "Midway", Season 4.
A close-up of the magazine plate, showing the Para-Ordnance logo.


In the Season 5 episode "Vegas", an alternate Sheppard uses a nickel M1911A1 with pearl grips.

Nickel-plated Rock Island Armory M1911A1 w/ pearl grips - .45 ACP
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) using a nickel M1911A1 with pearl grips in the Season 5 episode "Vegas".

Particle Magnum

Ronon uses a specialized pistol that looks like a heavily dressed up revolver. In the story it fires like a phaser, stun and kill with an extra option to blow a huge hole into things. Apparently in the story, the color of the gun changes according to whichever setting. A reddish orange for kill setting or "blow a nasty hole in the wall" setting and white for stun. There is also ammo for this weapon since in scenes where scenes of Ronon reloading his weapon and energy actually drained. According to concept art, the ammo is rechargeable, though the exact method is unclear.

This image shows on closer inspect, it is possible the Particle Magnum might be a heavily dressed up Single Action Colt or Ruger
Notice the gun's white glow, meaning it's set to stun. Lucky for Teal'c. Maybe that's why he's so relaxed. Then again, this is Teal'c. After 10 seasons of being a badass over on SG-1 there's probably nothing that scares him anymore.
Ronon holds his pistol in "Condemned", Season 2.
"You feeling lucky, Sheppard?" note that the weapon is set to kill so she is genuinely planning to kill him.
Larrin (Jill Wagner), a high ranking commander of 'the travelers' (and majorly hot as well), threatens Sheppard with a Particle Magnum.

Genii pistol - Dressed up Taurus PT99AF aka The Timecop Beretta

In the episode showing the people known as the Genii uses pistols that looked like dressed up Taurus PT99AFs. This pistol, aka the "Timecop Beretta" (due to their being first mocked up for the 1994 Jean-Claude Van Damme sci-fi film Timecop) was previously used in the Stargate SG-1 episode "Icon".

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Smith & Wesson Schofield

Seen in the episode "Irresponsible" in the hands of a band of criminals.


Colt 1851 Navy Revolver

Seen in "Identity" Season 5, Episode 18, used by Jannick (Ron Selmour) and Bordal (Todd Thomson).

Colt 1851 Navy Revolver - .36 Caliber
Jannick (Ron Selmour) holds a Colt 1851 Navy Revolver.
Bordal (Todd Thomson) (seen on left) also holds a Colt 1851 Navy Revolver when pointing it at Doctor Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) and Neeva Casol (Dawn Olivieri).

Benelli MP95E Target Pistol

Benelli MP95E Target Pistol - .32 Caliber
Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) aims a Modified Benelli MP95E Target Pistol
Teyla Emmagan (Rachel Luttrell) threatens Nabel with a Modified Benelli MP95E Target Pistol
Mysterious Stranger Nabel Golan (Johann Helf) pulls his Modified Benelli MP95E Target Pistol
Dr. Jennifer Keller (Jewel Staite) shoots Nabel in the leg with his Modified Benelli MP95E Target Pistol

Dressed up Desert Eagle aka the Timecop Desert Eagle

Seen in the hands of the Genii all the time, but never any closeups of what this weapon really is. The video special on weapons of Atlantis reveals it's a heavily dressed up Desert Eagle. It was given a folding a vertical foregrip and sight on top. There is also a special cocking handle to cock the gun since the slide is buried within the dressing. According to the Armorer, Rob Fournier, it fires .44 Magnums.



Colt M4A1

One of these, equipped with an AN/PVS-14 sight, is carried briefly by Sheppard in the episode "Runner", Season 2, and is also picked up by Doctor Carson Beckett in the same episode, but is never used.

Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with the M4A1 in a production still from the episode.
Sheppard aims the M4A1 at Ronon.
Captain Alica Vega (Leela Savasta) standing guard with her M4A1.


The GAU-5/A was the USAF contract version of the XM177 "CAR-15" short assault rifle. The real life USAF Security forces used them until recently, however, most of the non firing GAU-5/As seen in both Stargate: SG1 and Stargate: Atlantis were simply XM177E2 "Airsoft guns". No real GAU-5/As were used. All firing guns were mocked up AR15 Heavy Barreled carbines that were cut down and a fake XM177 style flash hider was welded on, and assembled with a registered full auto lower receiver. The Real GAU-5/A carbine did not have a heavy barrel.

XM177E1 Carbine (AKA Colt Model 610) - 5.56x45mm. In USAF service, this weapon was known as the GAU-5/A.
A Marine holding a real firing mockup of a GAU-5/A in "The Siege", Season 2.
During "Condemned", Season 2, a Marine aims his GAU-5/A.


USAF SFs in "Vegas" carry M16A2 rifles. From the white printed markings on the receiver (as opposed to the markings simply being stamped into the metal) and the fact that they are never fired, it is likely that these are Airsoft replicas.

M16A2 Rifle - 5.56mm. Select Fire rifle (Safe/Semi/3 round Burst Only).
SF with an M16A2
SF with an M16A2

Heckler & Koch G36K

Seen used by a few Marines, Major Lorne and notably in one episode by Teal'c and Ronon. Like Teal'c, we'd probably see Ronan with human guns more often, but with his infamous energy pistol blowing up walls, most likely not. G36K were used during firing scenes, while the export version G36KE were used in those instances were the production did not require live firing.

Heckler & Koch G36K - 5.56mm
Ronon(Jason Momoa) and Teal'c (Christopher Judge) armed with his G36 in "Midway", Season 4.
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with a G36K in the Season 5 episode "First Contact".
Richard Woolsey (Robert Picardo) with G36K
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Norinco Type 97

Seen in the episode "Ghost in the Machine" after/during the part where Dr. Weir walks through the Stargate. Seen in the hands of a enlisted security officer up on an Atlantis balcony.

Type 97 assault rifle

Norinco Type-97B Carbine

In episode 19 of Season 5, a Wraith on Earth got a hold of a QBZ-97B carbine, a variant of the QBZ-95B made to fire 5.56x45mm and accept STANAG magazines.

QBZ-97B 5.56x45mm
The Wraith (Neil Jackson) fires the QBZ-97B.
Another view of the same scene.

Machine Guns

Daewoo K3 mocked up as M249

Contrary to popular belief, there are no real FN Minimi or M249 light machine guns used in Stargate: Atlantis or its sister show, Stargate: SG1. The light machine guns used by the Atlantis expedition are actually Korean-made Daewoo K3s that have been fitted with fake M249 Paratrooper-style stocks and shortened barrels, as well as RIS rails and vertical grips similar to those seen on the Mk 46 Mod 0. These weapons were used most notably in the Season 2 episode "Duet" where several were used to shoot down a Wraith Dart.

Daewoo K3 - 5.56x45mm NATO
Daewoo K3 modified with Paratrooper stock, railed feed tray cover, railed handguard, foregrip, rail-mounted rear sight, and plastic belt box - 5.56x45mm. This is the weapon used in 2009 film Driven to Kill, shown in the making-of. These modifications are commonly found on K3s in live-action productions.
Major John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) aims a Daewoo K3 in "Rising". Note the fake Para stock.
Sgt. Stackhouse (Boyan Vukelic) with a mocked-up Daewoo K3 in "Rising".
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with a Daewoo K3 in a production still from "Duet", Season 2.
John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with a mocked-up Daewoo K3 in the Season Two episode "Duet".
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M2 Browning .50 Caliber

Several of these can be seen mounted on pintle mounts being used as anti-aircraft weapons in the Season 1 episode "The Siege".

Browning M2 .50 BMG


USAS-12 Shotgun

Seen on Atlantis when Weir returned as a replicator in the Season 5 episodes "First Contact" and "Ghost in the Machine".

Daewoo USAS-12 with 20-round drum - 12 Gauge
A Marine fires a USAS-12 Shotgun in "First Contact".
Marines with a USAS-12 Shotgun in "Ghost in the Machine".

Benelli M1 Super 90

Seen with integrated lit fore grips in "Outcast", Season 4.

Benelli M1 Super 90 with pistol grip stock combination - 12 gauge
The Benelli M1 Super 90 as used by the NID agents in "Outcast".

Mossberg 500

The Mossberg 500 is used by Lieutenant Colonel John Sheppard in the Season 4 episode "Outcast".

John Sheppard (Joe Flanigan) with a Mossberg 500.
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Double barrel shotgun

Double barrel shotguns are seen in many episodes.


Krieghoff Model L

Another weapon that was also seen in (Blade: Trinity & Blade: The Series), a WWII flare gun converted to a shotgun. The Genii can be seen using the dressed up weapon as used in the Blade series, however Ronan can be seen using an unmodified version of the flare gun.

Unmodified Krieghoff Model L
Modified prop gun
The Genii on the far right with the modified flare gun in "The Storm", Season 1.

"Bone Jack" (mocked up Winchester Model 1887)

Various character use heavily modified Winchester Model 1887 lever action shotguns with three fake shotgun barrels on them. It makes it seem like this is a one cock and fire several time, but it could be the trick of camera shots. It isn't clear if this is supposed to be a rifle or a shotgun. This prop was seen used in the 2004 film Blade: Trinity where it was known as the "Bone Jack".

Winchester 1887 - 10 Gauge, without modifications
Bone Jack from Blade: Trinity
One of Ronon's people aims one of the futuristic shotgun/rifle weapons in "Trinity", Season 2.

Armsel Protecta

The Armsel Protecta is seen in the hands of the Genii and also a Setadan weapon. Ronon used it in the episode "Seteda".

Armsel Protecta 12-gauge

Other Weapons

M67 hand grenade

The M67 hand grenade is used by ‎Major Leonard in "Phantoms", Season 3.

M67 Hand Grenade
‎Major Leonard (Gidon Karmel)with an M67 Hand Grenade.

AT-4 Rocket Launcher

Like in the previous series, this rocket launcher was misused as an anti air launcher to take out a Wraith Dart. In the following shot, Major Lorne (Kavan Smith) doesn't bother to pop up the sights to fire, which is understandable. The M136 AT4 sights are notorious for being difficult to deploy when the plastic sliding sight covers 'stick', and in the stress of battle, they've been fired a lot just 'point and shoot'.

M136 AT4 Anti-Tank rocket launcher - 84mm
Sergeant Bates (Dean Marshall) shoulders an AT4 in "Rising", Season 1.
Major Lorne fires an AT4 launcher at a Wraith Dart - Stargate: Atlantis
Aim, fire...
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A prisoner in Season 2's "Condemned" prepares to fire a AT4, not realizing that he is holding the launcher backwards.
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A video about the Weapons of Atlantis from the Armorer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIR_UCp6fPo

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