As a fervent viewer of the gripping television series “Yellowstone,” I’ve been captivated by the epic drama that unfolds on the Dutton Ranch. Amidst the intense battles for land and power, it’s hard not to notice the firearms that play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative. In this article, we take a closer look at the guns used in Yellowstone, just like the ones wielded by the characters we’ve grown to love and loathe.
Guns Used in Yellowstone
Winchester 1894 .30-.30
The Winchester 1894 .30-.30 lever-action rifle is a symbol of the Old West, a timeless choice that fits perfectly with the ranch’s traditional values.
In one of the episodes (A Monster is Among Us), John Dutton employs a Winchester Model 1894 when confronting trespassing Chinese tourists who refuse to leave his land and are dangerously close to a bear.
Among all the guns used in Yellowstone, this is our favorite.
In the face of modern threats, the M4A1 brings firepower to the Yellowstone ranch. In a Season 2 episode (Sins of the Father), the M4A1 makes its appearance in the hands of Kayce Dutton, a few Dutton ranchers, and the Sheriff’s deputies.
Heckler and Koch HK416D
The Heckler and Koch HK416D adds a touch of tactical precision to the Dutton arsenal. Kayce Dutton relies on the HK416D consistently throughout the 4th season.
The firearm first appears in “Half the Money” (Season 4, Episode 1) when Kayce retrieves it from a gun bag stored in the back of his truck. He uses this rifle while pursuing the assailants who targeted John Dutton. Later on, during a tense showdown between Militia gunmen and Sheriff’s Deputies at a crossroads, Kayce puts the rifle to extensive use.
Additionally, in a flashback scene, Kayce is depicted using a HK416D with winter camouflage paint during a mission in Afghanistan.
The Marlin 336A lever-action rifle is another throwback to the classic cowboy era. It’s a trusty companion for those long rides across the picturesque Montana landscape.
No wonder it was used by Kayce and other Dutton ranchers throughout Season 1.
Colt LE Carbine
The Colt LE carbine made an appearance in Season 5 Episode 6 (Cigarettes, Whiskey, a Meadow and You). In the episode, the US Secret Service Counter Assault Team can be seen holding the firearm. If you noticed it, you’ve got a good eye!
The Glock 17 is used by several characters throughout the series. Known for its reliability, it is a gun worthy of the Duttons. Whether it’s concealed under a suit jacket or holstered on a ranch hand’s belt, it’s a symbol of protection.
Ruger Blackhawk .357
A Ruger Blackhawk .357 revolver in stainless steel was used by John Dutton during the first episode – “Daybreak” to dispatch a trusty steed that’s been injured.
Heckler and Koch USP
The Heckler and Koch USP is a modern marvel, mirroring the ranch’s blend of old and new.
In “Touching Your Enemy” (Season 2, Episode 5), Dan Jenkins brandishes the HK USP pistol. Subsequently, Kayce takes possession of the same pistol.
During a tense encounter with Rip, the Beck Brothers’ bodyguards are observed drawing HK USP pistols. Rip successfully disarms one of the bodyguards and employs one of the guns.
Kimber Custom TLE II
In the show, it seems that the Kimber Custom TLE II is the default firearm used by all Montana Livestock Agents.
In the episode “Only Devils Left” (Season 2, Episode 4), Livestock Agent Steve Hendon utilizes a Stainless variant of this firearm during a tense standoff with a rancher and his son who are suspects.
Additionally, a two-tone variant of the pistol is observed in the possession of Ryan, one of John Dutton’s Ranch Hands, and a Reserve Livestock Agent.
Sig Sauer P226
A suppressed Sig Sauer P226 was seen shortly in the hands of a hitman in the episode “Sins of the Father.”
Heckler & Koch P30
At a shootout in the same episode, Dan Jenkins snatches a HK P30 from a hitman and uses it on his enemies.
The Mossberg 590 pump-action shotgun is the epitome of rugged reliability. It’s the kind of firearm that stands ready for any unexpected threat, much like the Dutton family itself.
Cole Hauser’s character, Rip, shoots the Mossberg 590 during the Militia compound shootout in the action-packed episode “Sins of the Father.”
Benelli M4 Super 90
To complete our list of guns used in Yellowstone is the Benelli M4 Super 90.
The Benelli M4 Super 90 semi-automatic shotgun offers firepower and versatility.
In the 3rd Season’s “The Beating” episode, this shotgun was faced by Kayce Dutton and his Livestock Agents. It was used by the cattle thief whom they were trying to arrest.
Just like the characters in the Montana-based series, the guns used in Yellowstone are more than just tools. They are symbols of a way of life, a means of survival, and a commitment to protecting what’s dear.
As we eagerly await the next season’s twists and turns, we can’t help but admire how these guns, like the Duttons themselves, are integral to the drama that unfolds amidst the rugged beauty of America’s first National Park.