Weapons Appearing in Mark Rollins Adventures
Weapons Appearing in Mark Rollins Adventues
Antique Hand Axe: Sarah Rollins has a fondness for antique hand axes. You won’t find her collection on display. But, she knows were each and every axe is hidden, and she can reach one in a flash.
Beretta Model 418: Amber Lansden’s gun In the Puppeteer is a rare classic from the pre-WWII period. The Beretta Model 418 fires a .25 ACP caliber bullet and is described as an easily concealed "pocket gun. It originated in 1919 and continued in production until the fifties. Model 418 was the favored pistol of James Bond, up until the novel Dr. No in 1958, when it was replaced by the Walther PPK.
Beretta Storm: Parker (Mac) McGovern, an old school cop, carries a new school weapon Beretta Px4 Storm built for police and special duty use. According to the Beretta the Px4 Storm is the most advanced sidearm of its kind emphasizing maximum firepower (.45 ACP) in an ergonomic package. The Storm has an overall length of 7.7 inches but thanks to modern thermoplastic materials weighs only 28.2 ounces. With one in the chambered and a full magazine the gun holds ten rounds.
Beretta Vertec: Mariko Lee’s Vertec is big weapon with a scale down grip for shooters with smaller hands. The weapon is a 9mm automatic weighing 33.86 ounces. Its magazine holds ten rounds giving it a loaded capacity of eleven rounds by keeping a round in the chamber. The handgun has an overall length of 8.54 inches.
Beretta Tomcat: The Beretta Tomcat pistol’s tip up barrel makes this tiny weapon the perfect gun for the Cornerman. With it a single bullet can be inserted directly into the barrel. The magazine holds seven rounds of .32 ACP caliber ammunition, but the street corner Don prefers to use the weapon as a single shot pistol. The hand gun is tiny (4.9" overall length, 1.1" wide, 3.5" tall and weighs only 15 ounces) It disappears in the big pockets of the cornerman’s jeans.
Cobra C32 Derringer: Rollins initial backup gun was intentionally destroyed at the beginning of the Puppeteer story. The gun was a Cobra C32 Derringer. The .32 caliber gun was only 2.4 inches long. It weighs 9.5 ounces and had a capacity of 2 rounds.
Springfield EMP: Mariko Lee's personal armory includes a Beretta Vertec and a Springfield EMP both 9mm handguns. The EMP is an ultra-light compact and is the gun Mariko carries towards the end of Mark Rollins and The Puppeteer. Fully loading the magazine of an automatic takes lots of finger strength and is the likely reason Mariko always under loads her handguns. She usually loads each with six personal defense rounds. The actual loaded capacity of the EMP is 10 rounds—one in chamber and 9 in its magazine. The EMP advantage is its light weight and small size—23 ounces with an overall length of 6.6 inches.
Swiss Arm Field Master: Mark Rollins does not walk out his door every morning carrying a hand gun. Unless there is a real and tangible treat to Rollins or those around him, the only weapon you will find on his person is what his daughter Meg calls his “MacGyver” knife, a Swiss Arm Field Master.
Tactical Baton: Tony Caruso is reported to own 9mm Glock model 19, but prefers to carry an expandable tactical baton from ASP, Inc. According to Tony the problem with a handgun is that it is deadly force which you are not going to use unless you are actually under fire. One doesn’t have the same reluctance about using a baton—you can render a bad guy completely helpless by breaking his wrist or shattering his kneecap with a single blow without putting innocent bystanders at risk.
TAR-21: The distinctive TAR-21 used by the Painter is quickly replacing the Uzi as Hollywood favorite weapon in action flicks making this sexy weapon the logical choice for Mark Rollins’ would-be assassin. The name stands for "Tavor Assault Rifle - 21st Century". It is chambered for 5.56x45mm NATO ammunition and has been selected as the future assault rifle of the Israeli Defense Forces. Within the next few years it is expected to become the standard Israeli infantry weapon.
Taurus PT111: Mark Rollins’ 9mm Taurus PT111 was constructed of polymer and steel and weigh in at 24 ounces. It was just over six inches long and had a capacity of 13 rounds—12 in the magazine and one in the chamber. Rollins explains that the gun, which was used in the adventure Mark Rollins and The Rainmaker, was destroyed in an FBI furnace designed to make guns with a past disappear.
Walther PPK: Tony Caruso, an excellent marksman, uses a rented PPK at the gun range. A Walther PPK pistol is James Bond's signature gun in most of the films portraying the fictional secret agent. Ian Fleming's choice of the Walther PPK directly influenced its modern popularity and its notoriety. The PPK was one of the first successful double action semi-automatic pistols and a popular weapon of WWII. It is small, easily concealed and fires a .32 caliber cartridge.
Heckler & Koch-USP .40 S&W: The .40 weapon is the one carried by DEA agent Ann Sparrow in a Blackhawk Close Quarters Carbon Fiber Holster with Serpa Release. The big weapon is 7.64 inches weighing in at 1.82 bounds with empty magazine. The magazine holes 13 .40 S&W rounds. Designed originally for the U.S. market, the USP (Universal Self-loading Pistol) has found international acceptance as an accurate and ultra-reliable handgun. Features influence by the Government Model 1911 and favored by U.S. law enforcement and military users provided much of the design criteria for the USP. All USPs use a fiber-reinforced polymer frame stiffened by stainless steel inserts at areas subject to stress and friction.
Kel-Tec P32: The Kel-Tec P-32 is a Pocket Pistol easily concealed. In The Claret Murders, it is the weapon Lord Deed Millhouse aka Charles Collier relies to get out of tough spots. It has a total length of 5.1 inches, which is 2.6 inches smaller than the average for all Pistols. The gun has a total unloaded weight of 0.41 pounds, which is 1.5 pounds lighter than the average for all Pistols.
LadySmith 60LS .38: In The Claret Murders, Ann Sims keeps her Lady Smith, loaded with snake shot, in the night stand next to her bed. Mark Rollins convinces her to change the load to personal protection rounds. Smith & Wesson designed LadySmith™ small frame revolvers to meet the defense needs of women shooters. The 60LS cambers five .38 rounds. The personal protection weapon has a barrel length is 2.125 inches, an overall length of 6.546 inches and weighs 21.2 oz. unloaded. The loud report alone is enough to stop an aggressor in his tracks.
P X 4 Beretta Storm 9mm Sub Compact: In The Claret Murders, Jack House a profession limo drive in Washington D.C. cares a Beretta Px4 Storm 9mm Sub-Compact to comfort international passengers concerned about the dangers of the city-a city that once was consider the murder capital of the U.S. The Beretta Px4 Storm Sub-Compact pistol is the most advanced sub-compact sidearm of its kind delivering concealed carry handling with large frame firepower. A stainless-steel barrel requires less maintenance and is corrosion resistant, perfectly suited for concealment close to active, perspiring bodies. The weapon has an over length of 7.6 inches with an unloaded weight of 27.7 oz. It magazine holds 17 9mm rounds.
North American Arms—PUG: The NAA Pug is squat and sturdy like its namesake dog. It is chambered for a .22 Magnum and has a 1″ heavy barrel. It is also configured with pebble-textured rubber grips. The XS sighting system provides a quick sight picture. The tiny weapon delivers a big punch that is easy to conceal. In Diversion, this is the weapon that Bryan gets Tony, Rollins driver, to carry for standoff defense.
The Reliant: The Reliant as of mid-year 2017 is still under development. In Diversion, Mariko has a pre-release version of the weapon which is specifically designed for concealed carry. What makes it different is combines the reliability of a revolver with the profile of a 1911 pistol. Its small size makes it easy to conceal. The moment you put your finger on the double action trigger it can be fired. And fired from “deep cover”, from inside a jacket pocket or other concealment. Reliant’s four barrels equals four shots that never jam. That plus its small size make the Reliant perfect for both a reliable concealed weapon.