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True Detective - Season 1

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True Detective - Season 1
Country Flag of the United States.jpg USA
Language English
Channel HBO
Genre Crime
Broadcast 2014
No. of Episodes 8
Main Cast
Character Actor
Det. Rustin Cohle Matthew McConaughey
Det. Martin Hart Woody Harrelson
Det. Maynard Gilbough Michael Potts
Det. Thomas Papania Tory Kittles
Maggie Hart Michelle Monaghan
Ginger Joseph Sikora
Sheriff Steve Geraci Michael Harney

In Season 1 of True Detective, Matthew McConaughey stars as Rustin "Rust" Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Martin "Marty" Hart, two Louisiana State Police homicide detectives who investigate a bizarre series of ritualistic murders in 1995. Their investigation is framed and interlaced by their testimony seventeen years later, as the now former detectives are interviewed by Detectives Maynard Gilbough (Michael Potts) and Thomas Papania (Tory Kittles) after a series of similar murders occurs. Season 1 consists of eight episodes, all of which were written by Nic Pizzolato and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.


The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series True Detective:


SIG-Sauer P226

Detective Rustin "Rust" Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) uses a SIG-Sauer P226 as his sidearm while posing as a biker in 1995. Cohle continues to use the P226 in 2012 when he and Hart re-investigate the murder case.

Factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol - 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Cohle holds a gang member hostage with a SIG-Sauer P226 while posing as a biker in episode 4, "Who Goes There."
Cohle holds the P226 in episode 5, "The Secret Fate of All Life".
Cohle aims the P226 at a suspect.
Cohle and Hart question Sheriff Steve Geraci in episode 7, "After You've Gone".
Cohle searches the catacombs of Carcosa in episode 8, "Form and Void".

Smith & Wesson Model 627 (Snub Nose)

Detective Martin "Marty" Hart (Woody Harrelson) carries a Smith & Wesson Model 627 with a snub nose barrel as his sidearm in 1995.

Smith & Wesson Performance Center 627 Stub Nose - .357 Magnum
Hart threatens a drug dealer with his revolver in episode 4.
Hart holding the revolver on the drug dealer.
Hart searches Reggie LeDoux's house in episode 5.
Hart uncovers a shocking discovery. Note how the cylinder appears to hold more than just six shots.
Hart checks his revolver after running into Cohle in episode 6.
Hart looks for Cohle inside Carcosa in episode 8, "Form and Void."

Smith & Wesson Model 629 (Snub Nose)

A gang member also appears to draw a snub-nosed Smith & Wesson Model 629 when a drug stash house is raided in episode 4, "Who Goes There".

Smith & Wesson Model 629 (Snub nose) - .44 Magnum
Cohle confronts a gangster wielding a Model 629.

Magnum Research Desert Eagle Mark I

A Desert Eagle Mark I can be seen when Cohle opens a foot locker containing weapons from his days as an undercover narcotics officer in episode 4.

Desert Eagle Mark I with matte stainless finish - .357 Magnum
A Desert Eagle Mark I lies in Cohle's locker.

Glock 17

While conversing with Hart about his undercover days in episode 4, Cohle examines and loads a Glock 17 pistol. The Glock 17 also appears to be Cohle's duty weapon while he is with the Louisiana State Police CID.

2nd Generation Glock 17 - 9x19mm.
Cohle holds a Glock 17 while showing Hart the three bullet wounds he suffered while working undercover.
A Glock 17 can be seen in Cohle's holster.


Sheriff Steve Geraci (Michael Harney) carries a nickle-plated M1911A1 pistol with pearl grips as his sidearm. It is first seen holstered when he plays golf with Marty. Marty later takes it away from him when he and Rust interrogate him about the disappearance of Marie Fontenot in episode 7, "After You've Gone".

Rock Island Armory M1911A1 Pistol that was bright nickel plated by the owner (with Pearl grips) - .45 ACP.
Hart holds the M1911A1 when he and Cohle confront Geraci.
Hart uses the M1911A1 to threaten Geraci.


Winchester Model 1912 (Sawed-Off)

Winchester Model 1912 shotguns with sawn-off stocks are used by Ginger (Joseph Sikora) and his fellow bikers when they rob a stash house in the projects during episode 4, "Who Goes There".

Winchester Model 1912 Riot Gun - 12 Gauge
Ginger points the Winchester at Cohle.
Ginger holds the Model 1912 while talking about the plan to rob the stash house.
Ginger orders drug dealer Tiger to open the hidden compartment containing the drugs.
One of the other bikers holds the gang members at gunpoint.

Submachine Guns

Intratec TEC-9

A guard at the drug stash house in episode 4 holds a Intratec TEC-9 before being subdued by Cohle.

Intratec TEC-9 - 9x19mm
Cohle grabs the TEC-9 wielding guard before he can react.


A gang member is handed an Uzi submachine gun when responding to the arrival of the police in episode 4.

IMI Uzi with buttstock collapsed - 9x19mm
A gang member holds an Uzi.



A custom shortened AKMS rifle can be seen in Cohle's foot locker in episode 4. A gang member in the same episode is later seen cocking a similar (likely the same) AKMS.

Custom AKMS with shortened barrel, as seen in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Pineapple Express, Rambo, and Taken - 7.62x39mm
A shortened AKMS lies in Cohle's locker.
A gangster cocks his AKMS.


Cohle fires an AKM with a drum magazine in episode 5, "The Secret Fate of All Life". Note that in the slow-motion sequence where Cohle intends to empty the drum, he instead ends up with a stoppage of some kind (the bolt halts in the feeding phase and a blank round is seen, still in the magazine).

AKM, Stamped Steel Receiver w/ slant muzzle brake - 7.62x39mm
Cohle fires the AKM.
Cohle lowers the AKM after emptying it into the surrounding area.


M67 Hand Grenade

A pair of M67 hand grenades can be seen in Cohle's locker in episode 4. A M67 attached to a trip-wire is seen in episode 5 as Cohle and Hart approach the residence of Reggie LeDoux (Charles Halford).

M67 fragmentation grenade
A pair of M67 grenades lie in Cohle's locker.
Cohle and Hart encounter a M67 attached to a trip wire.

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