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heck out the guns used in other screen versions of The Punisher here By 2015, the Marvel Cinematic Universe had grown so large that a number of heroes near and dear to fans hearts that haven't done so well on the big screen got a new start on Netflix via original television series that don't have to operate by the strictures of networks. The first was Daredevil, which was a success. So, for the show's second season, Frank Castle was added to the mix, this time played by Jon Bernthal of Walking Dead fame. The two character frequently interacted in the comics, so it was a natural fit. Fans responded so well to Bernthal's take on The Punisher that Marvel recently released the character's own violent and bloody series on Netflix, simply titled The Punisher. We'll give everyone a little while to absorb the new series before diving into the many firearms used on-screen. But let's take a look at the new Castle's hardware from Daredevil S2. Smith & Wesson Model 327 Performance Center TRR8

Castle holds a S&W Model 327 Performance Center TRR8 on Daredevil.
Castle holds a S&W Model 327 Performance Center TRR8 on Daredevil.photo from imfdb.org

After being shrouded in mystery for the beginning of the series, our first big episode with Castle involved an extended confrontation between him and a tied up Daredevil on a rooftop.

During this sequence, Castle uses a Smith & Wesson Model 327 Performance Center TRR8 to threaten Daredevil as they talk.

Para 1911 G.I. Expert

Frank aims his Para 1911 at the carousel where his family was killed.
Frank aims his Para 1911 at the carousel where his family was killed.photo from imfdb.org

During the confrontation at the carousel, Frank draws what appears to be a Para 1911 G.I. Expert pistol, returning Castle to his preference for 1911s over other pistols. This continues through the rest of the Daredevil season and into the new The Punisher series, though the 1911s vary. This makes Bernthal's Castle a little old school, since he served in Iraq and Afghanistan in this version.

Mossberg 500 with Knoxx Sidewinder Kit

Castle's Mossberg 500 with Sidewinder kit isntalled, making it a drum magazine pump shotgun.
Castle's Mossberg 500 with Sidewinder kit installed, making it a drum magazine pump shotgun.photo from imfdb.org

In the episode "Dogs to a Gunfight" (S2E02), Castle kills several Dogs of Hell biker gang members in a garage with a Mossberg 500 pump action shotgun fitted with a Sidewinder kit from Knoxx.

The kit converts the shotgun to accept detachable box and drum magazines. It appears Frank's gun is fitted with 10-round drum.

SIG-Sauer 516 Tactical Patrol carbine

Frank aims a SIG-Sauer 516 Tactical Patrol carbine.
Frank aims a SIG-Sauer 516 Tactical Patrol carbine.photo from imfdb.org

In "New York's Finest" (S2E03), castle uses what looks to be a SIG-Sauer 516 Tactical Patrol carbine with an LMT M203 launcher mounted under the barrel. He uses the carbine again in ".380" (S2E11) The configuration of some kind of AR carbine fitted with a grenade launcher has become a staple of Frank Castle in his on-screen depictions.

Nemesis Arms Vanquish rifle

During a sniping scene, Frank uses a Nemesis Arms Vanquish rifle.
During a sniping scene, Frank uses what looks like a Nemesis Arms Vanquish rifle.photo from imfdb.org

In "Bang" (S2E01), we see Frank use a Nemesis Arms Vanquish sniper rifle in &.62 NATO. The Vanquish is a multi-caliber take-down snuper rifle system that is quite expensive and cutting edge.

Barrett MRAD rifle

Frank with a Barrett MRAD rifle, after saving Daredevil's ass.
Frank with a Barrett MRAD rifle, after saving Daredevil's ass.photo from imfdb.org

Once Castle has pretty much become The Punisher, in "A Cold Day In Hell's Kitchen" (S2E13) Frank is seen holding a Barrett MRAD (Multi-Role Adaptive Design) rifle after taking a shot with it, saving his new friend Daredevil. The rifle is based on the Barrett M98 sniper rifle.

Franchi SPAS-12

Frank with the Franchi SPAS-12.
Frank with the Franchi SPAS-12.photo from imfdb.org

Like Dolph Lundgren before him, Bernthal also uses a Franchi SPAS-12 shotgun briefly before it is taken off him by the mobsters in "Penny and Dime" (S2E04).

Hidden Arsenal

A wall of Franks former commander's hidden arsenal.
A wall of Franks former commander's hidden arsenal.photo from imfdb.org

In "The Dark at the End of the Tunnel" (S2E12), Castle finds a hidden weapons cache in a cabin that hints at how he will find the resources to become The Punisher and exact his full measure of revenge.

In the cage we see an M60E4 machine gun, a Barrett M82A1, a TDI Vector pistol, a Sentinel Arms Striker-12 shotgun, a SIG-Sauer MPX-P-9, a two-toned Glock 17, a KRISS Vector GEN II SMG, an M1 Carbine, and a Mossberg 590 shotgun in addition to the Barrett MRAD rifle he uses later.

We also see an M249 SAW machine gun, which looks to make an appearance in the new The Punisher TV series.

Marvel's The Punisher (2017)

With Frank Castle (again played by Bernthal) as the main character, he gets a lot of trigger time and uses a gaggle of firearms through the series first season of 13 episodes. We'll take a look at a few of them, and update this list as we and the folks at imfdb.org identify more guns.

1911s

Frank with his M1911A1.
Frank with his M1911A1.web photo

First up, Frank, in keeping with the original character and the depiction of this version of The Punisher on Daredevil, he carries a 1911 as his primary sidearm.

In the flashback episode ("Kandahar") to Castle's service in Afghanistan, he carries a Kimber Warrior 1911 in .45 ACP, which he uses in the house clearing scene.

Frank with his Kimber Warrior in Afghanistan.
Frank with his Kimber Warrior in Afghanistan.web photo

In present times, Frank takes what appears to be a plain Colt M1911A1 off a criminal in the season's first episode and carries it throughout the season, using it in several episodes, often holding it in a high, close stance reminiscent of a high Center Axis Relock stance like John Wick is fond of using.

Glock 17

Glock 17
ICE Special Agent in Charge Carson Wolf with his G17.web photo

In "Two Dead Men" (S1E02), the corrupt ICE Special Agent in Charge Carson Wolf (C. Thomas Howell) uses a Glock 17, which Frank takes away and uses to perform a ruse tricking Wolf into confessing.

Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun

Another of Frank's go-to weapons appears to be a Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun.
Another of Frank's go-to weapons appears to be a Mossberg 500 Cruiser shotgun.web photo

At several instances throughout the season, Frank uses what looks to be a Mossberg Cruiser cutdown pump action shotgun. In Afghanistan, he keeps the shotgun in a scabbard on the back of his body armor and uses it during the intense building clearing scene.

He uses another Cruiser at the to of the first episode to take out the bikers and then again during the ambush in the warehouse where he and Micro had been hiding.