With the season 3 finale of AMC’s The Walking Dead taking place, lets take a look back on the arsenal of firearms and crossbows used by Rick Grimes and his group of survivors. All three seasons have featured some very cool weapons used in the episodes. For more information on firearms in film and television check out the Internet Movie Firearms Database.
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 SEASON ONE

Revolvers

Colt Python

Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) carries a six-inch barreled Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver as his duty sidearm in the series. He is seen using the revolver prominently in the series premiere “Days Gone Bye” (S1E01). Of note is that when Grimes fires the gun in a very tight, enclosed space (in this case, inside a tank), it actually severely disorients him and hurts his hearing, unlike most movies or shows that have people firing guns indoors or in other enclosed spaces without being fazed. Grimes notably uses the revolver twice in Season 1, wielding it in “Wildfire” (S1E05) and once again fires it as the group flee the CDC in Season 1’s finale “TS-19” (S1E06).

Colt Python with 6″ Barrel – .357 Magnum

Production image of Deputy Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) aiming his Colt Python sidearm at a threat.

In the series premiere “Days Gone Bye” (S1E01), a flashback shows Rick wielding his Python as he scolds the other deputies on wanting to get on a reality cop show. Note Shane in the background with his Mossberg.

In the series premiere “Days Gone Bye” (S1E01), Rick put his Python to the head of a deputy-turned-zombie.

In the series premiere “Days Gone Bye” (S1E01), Rick puts the Python to his head when he believes all hope is lost.

In the series premiere “Days Gone Bye” (S1E01), Rick puts the Python to the head of the undead soldier. When Grimes fires the gun in a very tight, enclosed space (in this case, inside a tank), it actually severely disorients him and hurts his hearing, unlike most movies or shows that have people firing guns indoors or in other enclosed spaces without being fazed. The undead soldier is portrayed by actor Sam Witwer.

Rick holds the Python on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in “Vatos” (S1E04).

Grimes holds the Python on Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) in “Wildfire” (S1E05). (It seems that this is becoming a habit.)

Smith & Wesson Model 586

Just before the group leaves for the CDC Headquarters in “Wildfire” (S1E05), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) gives Morales (Juan Gabriel Pareja) what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 586in .357 Magnum from the bag of guns when Morales and his family decide to leave the group to find the rest of their kin in Birmingham. Shane is heard saying “.357?” as well when Rick is getting it out of the bag.

Smith & Wesson Model 586 – .357 Magnum

Just before the group leaves for the CDC Headquarters in “Wildfire” (S1E05), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) gives Morales (Juan Gabriel Pareja) what appears to be a Smith & Wesson Model 586 in .357 Magnum.

Smith & Wesson Model 10

In “Vatos” (S1E04), a snub nose Smith & Wesson Model 10 or two can be seen in the hands of the Vatos. during the standoff in Atlanta, specifically Felipe (Noel Gugliemi). In “Wildfire” (S1E05), Rick (Andrew Lincoln) offers a Model 10 from the bag of guns to Jim who has been bitten to end himself, he declines.