South Korea has been killing it in the entertainment industry with films like Parasite sweeping awards shows, and now Squid Game has become a global phenomenon. In a mere week, Squid Game became one of Netflix’s most-watched shows ever in several regions. As the resident gun and gear guy, I’ve gathered the guns of Squid Game for us to ogle and enjoy.
The Front Man’s M1911A1
The Front Man is an enigmatic character and a cold-blooded killer in Squid Game. His oddly geometric mask and all-black costume paint him as some kind of grim reaper. He’s brutally efficient in the series and wields an M1911A1. The M1911A1 is a classic American fighting pistol used the world over since 1911. Since the weapon is used worldwide, it’s not hard to believe that an M1911A1 could pop up in South Korea’s Squid Game.
It’s proven itself quite well as a combative handgun and has been used in dozens of conflicts across the world. The M1911A1 served from 1911 to 1985 as the general sidearm of the American military forces. It is a semi-automatic, single-action-only pistol that uses the classic 45 ACP round. The M1911A1 model the Front Man uses is straightforward in most respects and lacks lots of fancy accessories we see on 1911s these days.