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Waco (TV Series)

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Waco (2018)

Waco is a 2018 limited event series that focuses on the events surrounding the infamous 1993 raid and subsequent standoff between the ATF and the Branch Davidian sect led by David Koresh (portrayed here by Taylor Kitsch) at their compound outside of Waco, Texas. The limited series, which premiered in the US in January of 2018, was one of the very first to debut on the newly formed Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV/TNN).

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Waco (TV Series):


SIG-Sauer P226

ATF Special Agent Edward Wiggins (Christopher Stanley) is seen with a SIG-Sauer P226 during the initial siege at Mount Carmel. Other ATF agents seemed to be armed with this pistol as well.

A factory black (K-Kote) SIG-Sauer P226 pistol chambered in 9x19mm. This is a real movie gun and has appeared in several motion pictures.
Agent Edward Wiggins with his P226 in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01).
Agent Edward Wiggins with his P226 in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01).
Agent Wiggins ordering his men in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03).

Beretta 92FS

Jacob Vazquez (John Leguizamo) has a Beretta 92FS while in surveillance of Mount Carmel. The Beretta is also used by many of the ATF agents in the series. When David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) examines Vazquez' gun, it's possible to see that it has the hex screws of the current production 92FS models (those produced after 2003). This means that the particular gun used in the scene is anachronistic for the time period in which the events depicted in the series took place (1993).

Beretta 92FS - 9x19mm.
A fellow agent hands Jacob his Beretta in "The Strangers Across the Street" (S1E02).
An ATF agent on point with a Beretta in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01).
ATF agents firing their 92FSs in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03).
An ATF agent returning fire at Mount Carmel with a Beretta in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03).

Beretta M9A1

Steve Schneider (Paul Sparks) uses what appears to be a Beretta M9A1 during a final meeting with David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) in the series finale "Day 51" (S1E06). This is anachronistic, as the M9A1 was released in 2006 and the events of the series take place in 1993.

Beretta M9A1 in 9x19mm.
Steve Schneider (Paul Sparks) holds the anachronistic M9A1 on Koresh in the series finale "Day 51" (S1E06).

Glock 17

David Koresh (Taylor Kitsch) carries a Glock 17.

A Generation 1 Glock 17 in 9x19mm.
David, armed with his Glock, welcomes Jacob to the neighborhood in "The Strangers Across the Street" (S1E02)

Submachine Guns

Heckler & Koch MP5A2

Many ATF agents are armed with Heckler & Koch MP5A2s during the beginning of episode 1. FBI HRT agents are also armed with the MP5A2 in addition to Branch Davidians Steve Schneider (Paul Sparks) and Wayne Martin (Demore Barnes).

Heckler & Koch MP5A2 9x19mm with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight and Navy trigger group, used in S.W.A.T.
ATF agents preparing to assault Mount Carmel in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01).
An HRT agent with his MP5 at Ruby Ridge in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01).
MP5s in Steve's van, as he takes them to a gun show in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01).

Heckler & Koch MP5A3

The Heckler & Koch MP5A3 is seen in the hands of a few ATF agents.

Heckler & Koch MP5A3 with Surefire 628 dedicated forend weaponlight - 9x19mm
An ATF agent providing covering fire at Mount Carmel in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03)



M16A2s are seen in the hands of some ATF agents during the beginning of the siege. FBI HRT agents also use this rifle.

ATF agents at Mount Carmel in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)
FBI HRT agents at Ruby Ridge in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)
ATF agents opening fire at Mount Carmel in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03)

Ruger Mini-14

A Ruger Mini-14 is seen in the hands of Randy Weaver and Kevin Harris during the incident at Ruby Ridge.

Blued Ruger Mini-14 Standard Model Semiautomatic Rifle (Pre-2005) with 30 round magazine - 5.56x45mm
Randy Weaver with his Mini-14 in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)
Kevin Harris armed with his Mini-14 in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)

Remington 700PSS

FBI HRT sniper Lon Horiuchi (Rich Ting) uses a Remington 700PSS rifle in an attempt to kill Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge. An ATF agent is also seen with a Remington 700 during the beginning of the Mount Carmel siege. The scope attached on a picatinny rail would make this rifle partly anachronistic.

Remington 700PSS with Leupold Mark 4 scope and Harris bipod
Agent Horiuchi prepares to fire his rifle in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)
An ATF agent in a helicopter, proving cover over Mount Carmel in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03)

Colt Model 653

A Colt Model 653 is seen at the beginning of the siege used by one of the Davidians.

A Branch Davidian member with his rifle in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)
The same Branch Davidian member repelling ATF agents in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03)

AK Variants

Branch Davidian members are also armed with AK type rifles.

Branch Davidian members arming up with AKs in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03)
A Branch Davidian member returns fire in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03). In a continuity error, this member was given an AK with a wood stock, but in this scene, it changes to an underfolder.
Another Branch Davidian member firing on the ATF agents in "Operation Showtime" (S1E03)


In "Visions and Omens" (S1E01), a recruitment poster depicts what is presumably an ATF agent armed with what appears to be an anachronistic customized M4A1 that is fitted an assortment of accessories that also did not exist in the time period.

M4A1 Block II - 5.56x45mm NATO
The anachronistic poster in the background in "Visions and Omens" (S1E01)


Mount Carmel Armory

While at Mount Carmel, Koresh is seen with a variety of weapons in his armory. There's an assorted different types of guns, including lever-actions, M16A2s, SKSs, Mosin Nagants, etc

David takes ice cream from a freezer next to a wall of guns in "The Strangers Across the Street" (S1E02)

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