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.

Squid Games Front Man Gun

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.

Honestly, I have no idea how he uses his sights between them being so small and his wearing a mask. Regardless of how he does aim, he wields the weapon with brutal efficiency. The M1911A1 is already an eye-catching firearm, and the fact that it’s stainless steel makes it stand out against the Front Man’s all-black attire.


The Managers’ S&W Model 10

The Managers in Squid Game ensure that the games run smoothly. Or as smoothly as blood-thirsty games of life and death can run. They manage the Soldiers and Workers, and wear squares on their faces to distinguish themselves. They are also armed with sidearms. Their sidearm of choice is the classic S&W Model 10.

Guns Squid Games

The Model 10 from S&W is the archetypal 38 Special revolver. The S&W Model 10 has a long and varied history that can be traced back to 1899 with the weapon’s initial design. The S&W Model 10 was the first M&P revolver, followed by the Victory model, before finally becoming the famed Model 10.