The Terminal List Episode 4 “Detachment”- Guns – Gear – & Featured Brands

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THE TERMINAL LIST

S01E04 "Detachment"

Guns - Gear - Featured Brands

This is the fourth post, covering the guns, gear, and brands that were featured in the Amazon Prime original, The Terminal List. If you are looking for information on gear from a later episode, that will be linked, as soon as I finish writing the subsequent breakdowns. If you’re interested in the earlier episodes, here are the links:

Episode 1 “The Engram”

Episode 2 “Encoding”

Episode 3 “Consolidation”

This post will focus exclusively on Season 1, Episode 4 – “Detachment.”  I’ll give a little bit of back story for context, as well as some cool behind-the-scenes info, provided by Gary Tuers of Xtreme_props. Gary was the prop master, in charge of setting up all the weapons for the show. You can find lots of behind-the-scenes pictures of the guns and gear on his Instagram page. Other sources include The Terminal List‘s on-set photographer Justin Lubin, Jack Carr’s websiteInstagram, the terminallistpv Instagram, Internet Movie Firearms Database, and Chris Pratt’s Instagram profile

I would also like to thank Mr. D’Arcy Echols for taking the time to answer my questions about his work and providing several images of the Echols Legend LX-1 rifle that he built for The Terminal List. Mr. Echols is a legend himself, and you’ll struggle to find a more humble and capable gun builder. 

If you somehow found this page before actually watching The Terminal List, STOP READING. The show is awesome, and it’s worth your time to enjoy it free from any spoilers that will be discussed in this post. (Don’t say I didn’t warn you.)  Definitely come back to this post, after you watch the show.

The overall color grading for the show is very dark, so I’ve brightened up some images to make the gear more visible. (Colors are likely not 100% accurate for some images.)

Table of Contents

THE TERMINAL LIST Episode 4 Overview

Josh Holder and Saul Agnon are dead, and James Reece is out for blood. He is now aware of a brain tumor in his head, which is causing excruciating headaches and hallucinations. The next two names on his list are Marcus Boykin (Butch Klein) and Steve Horn (Jai Courtney).

Boykin is a lawyer, who deals in black market crude oil and was responsible for hiring the Mexican Sicarios that murdered Reece’s family and tried to kill him. Steve Horn is the CEO of Capstone Industries, a billionaire with contacts and informants everywhere, plus a fortune to back up his ambitions. Project RD-4895 is his current pet project, worth billions of dollars and apparently worth killing an entire SEAL team (as well as the Ranger QRF in the book), in addition to an innocent woman and child.

Reece knows where to find Boykin, thanks to Boykin’s non-stop social media updates and regular schedule. Because of Saul Agnon, Reece also knows that he doesn’t need to speak with Boykin before killing him. All he needs is Boykin’s cell phone and the banking information used to hire the hitmen.

Since the ambush of Reece’s team and the slaughter of his family, he only has one focus for the rest of his life: kill every single person who had anything whatsoever to do with it. 

Stay off his list. 

Gear, Guns, & Featured Brands in Order of Appearance

All of the brands, clothing, gear, and weapons, etc that you see on the show were included on purpose. Unlike most movies and TV shows like this, there were no paid product placement deals. Rather, it’s just awesome gear that was/is actively used by SEALs and other branches of the military.

The images, titles, and anything highlighted in blue are links to that specific product. I’ve tried to link to pro-2A companies as much as possible. Some of the links are affiliated, which means I receive a small commission on any orders. There is no additional cost to you, and it’s a great way to support our work. If you enjoy this content, and you want to buy something from the show, please consider shopping through one of these links. Thanks!!

The Iconic Sniper Scene Clothing - Sitka Gear

Kicking things off, we have James Reece (Chris Pratt) and his daughter, Lucy (Arlo Mertz), on a hunting trip in the mountains of Wyoming. Both of them are wearing Sitka Gear Optifade Subalpine camouflage-patterned clothing. Reece’s jacket appears to be a Thunderhead Gortex® rain jacket with Dew Point rain pants. He’s also wearing a Black Rifle Coffee Company range cap in multicam black, IronClad Command gloves, and Keen Durand II waterproof boots. These are the same boots he was wearing during episode 3.

James Reece (Chris Pratt) and Lucy (Arlo Mertz) on set together

Photo Credit: Chris Pratt

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin
James Reece and his daughter hunting together

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

James Reece wearing Sitka gear and Eberlestock Gunslinger 2 backpack

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Jack Carr is a big fan of Sitka Gear, so it’s no surprise that his fictional character would also prefer it. I have no idea when or where the below photo was taken, but you can find it on Jack Carr’s Instagram profile, celebrating Chris Pratt’s birthday.

Fun Fact: Jack Carr wrote The Terminal List with Chris Pratt in mind as James Reece. Jack had not met Chris at that point, but that was the goal. Well done, Sir!

Chris-Pratt-and-Jack-Carr-huting-together-in-Sitka-gear IG Post
Chris Pratt and Jack Carr in Sitka Gear

Photo Credit: Jack Carr

Eberlestock G2 Gunslinger II Backpack $399

Eberlestock has established itself as the go-to brand for rifle bags. The Gunslinger line, specifically, is a purpose-built backpack, designed to carry full-size rifles with optics and bipods installed in a dedicated, padded scabbard. Here is the description for the Gunslinger backpack from the Eberlestock website:

The G2 Gunslinger II™ is a mid-sized tactical pack with a full-width scabbard to better accommodate weapons with larger cross-sections or bulky optics. The wide scabbard also allows it to serve as an excellent laptop or military radio compartment. Even with the scabbard folded up, it will fit most short-barreled rifles perfectly. The G2 features a 2100 cubic inch capacity and comes standard with our tubular Intex-II™ frame system, fully adjustable shoulder harness, and padded hip belt.”

Eberlestock also offers a 10% discount to military and first responders on their website.

Eberlestock SVG logo
  • Pack Volume: 2,100 c.i.
  • Scabbard Volume: 600 c.i.
  • Total Volume: 44 liters / 2,700 c.i.
  • Weight: 6 lbs and 8 oz.
  • Main Bag Dimensions: 22″h x 10″w x 8″d
  • Scabbard Dimensions: 34″L x 10″W x 3″D, with a 26″ circumference opening.  GSTC cover allows enclosed carriage of weapons up to 60″.
Eberlestock Gunslinger 2 Backpack in The Terminal List
James Reece wearing Eberlestock Gunslinger 2 backpack in The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Echols Legend LX 1 Rifle From The Terminal List Right Side profile
Caliber: .300 Win Mag Receiver Material: 416 Stainless Steel
Capacity: 4+1 Receiver Finish: Black Nitride
Barrel Length: 24" Barrel Specs: 1/10 Twist, #2 Weight
Overall Length: 47" Stock: Echols Legend Stock by McMillan
Action: LX-1 Cartridge Holder: HPG Stock Cuff
Optic: Nightforce NSX 2.5 - 10 x 32 Sling: Hunter Co 1" Leather
Reticle: Mil-Dot Trigger: Echols Tuned 3 lb
The Terminal List Echols Legend Rifle loading scene 2
James Reece prepping to take the shot at Marcus Boykin

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

The rifle James Reece used in the sniper scene is an Echols Legend LX-1 chambered in .300 Win Mag. If you have never heard of a Legend, you are not alone. I had not read any of The Terminal List book series prior to Amazon releasing The Terminal List, so I came in completely blind to the story, the guns, everything. My first time through the show, I assumed this rifle was a basic Winchester Model 70 – nothing special and honestly a little underwhelming against the other guns in the show up to that point. 

I was wrong. Legend rifles are truly unique and custom, unmatched on the market. They are “a thoughtful balance of traditional, old-world craftsmanship, and current technologies” that entails “features and components that are unique to [Mr. Echols’] shop” (D’Arcy Echols & Co. Riflemakers).

Echols Legend Serial number 0001 action
The first prototype action that would become the Legend LX-1 (Note the Ser #0001)

Photo Credit: Kevin Dilley, provided by D'Arcy Echols

Echols Legend serial number 0001 action with scope rings
The first prototype action that would become the Legend LX-1

Photo Credit: Kevin Dilley, provided by D'Arcy Echols

To put the comparison in wristwatch terms, a Winchester Model 70 rifle is like a Casio G-Shock watch – affordable, dependable, easy to find, and great for an entry-level watch. The Echols Legend LX-1 is like a Rolex Submariner – purpose-built by hand with attention to the smallest of details, heirloom quality construction, unmatched accuracy, and absolute 100% reliability. The entry-level price for one of these hand-built rifles is $17,000, which is actually more than a brand-new Rolex Sub. The comparison isn’t all that much of a stretch, and Reece’s father happened to also wear a Rolex Submariner

Echols Legend rifle chambered in 505 Gibbs with hand engravings and gold inlays

With a base price of $32,000, a fine wood stock and hand engraved rifle like this could easily get into the high five to low six figure price range.

Photo Credit: Kevin Dilley, shared by D'Arcy Echols

I reached out to Mr. D’Arcy Echols directly to learn more about his work and this special rifle. Mr. Echols was super kind and generous, providing a lot of information and images for this post series. He also informed me that the Legend rifle featured in The Terminal List was one of the first three LX-1 variants ever made. All of the images of the rifle you see here (and in my episode 3 post) are of the actual screen-used rifle, provided by Mr. Echols, excluding the image above of the wooden stock and gold inlays, as well as my Photoshop render with the Hill People Gear stock cuff and sling added (see above with section title).

James Reece Echols Legend LX-1 Screen used sniper rifle from The Terminal List Left side view copy
The actual screen used Echols Legend LX-1 .300 WM Rifle

Photo Credi: Gary Bird, provided by D'Arcy Echols

Each rifle is test fired extensively throughout the build process to ensure it meets Echols’ accuracy standard. Different calibers and bullet shapes affect accuracy for sure, but if a rifle fails to meet the very high standards of D’Arcy Echols, he will literally start over with a brand-new barrel until the rifle is as close to perfect as possible. 

This is a test target shot by Legend LX-1 Serial #0001

Photo provided by D'Arcy Echols

This is a test target of an Echols Legend at 100 yards - that is three shots!

Photo provided by D'Arcy Echols

D’Arcy Echols doesn’t make competition rifles. He makes rifles that absolutely MUST function flawlessly, regardless of environmental conditions, without exception. These are big game hunting rifles, designed for the harshest hunting environments in the world, from the African bush to Alaskan high country, with the idea that a failure to feed or fire would result in a hunter being killed by the intended prey. 

Photo Credit: Oliver Barton, provided by D'Arcy Echols
Photo Credit: Oliver Barton, provided by D'Arcy Echols

Simply stated, these rifles are elegant, rugged, accurate, and will perform under the harshest environments you may encounter around the globe...[Here is] LX-1 Ser # 0001, 375 H&H in one of the best proving grounds I know of. I just returned from Tanzania and was test-driving Ser # 0001. To date, it has accounted for 6 Buffalo...Proven platform in a rough environment."

D'Arcy Echols- Master Gun Builder

The actual screen used Echols Legend LX-1 .300 WM Rifle

Photo Credit: Gary Bird, provided by D'Arcy Echols

Until last year (2021), Mr. Echols was taking standard Winchester Model 70 actions and spending about 164 man hours and six months making each one as close to mechanically perfect as possible. After running low on spare parts for new orders, he took the leap into designing and manufacturing his own action – thus, the Echols Legend LX-1 was born. 

I chose to feature the Legend in my novels because it represents the pinnacle of craftsmanship, and I’d be hard pressed to think of a better bolt action rifle to hand down from father to son."

Jack Carr

This rifle wasn’t initially intended as a movie prop. Mr. Echols had started the build for his customer, Michael Hessler. The rifle was far enough along in the build process to be considered for the show, but then the question was whether Mr. Hessler would be interested in this significant change of plans because it would mean his order would be delayed by months, not to mention his rifle would be passed around to who knows who before he would even get to see it. The Legend rifle may not have been part of The Terminal List without Mr. Hessler’s gracious willingness to loan out his rifle for this special project. 

I could go on for a while about Mr. Echols and his Legend rifle. If you’d like to learn more, I would highly recommend checking out the blog post Jack Carr wrote about the Legend rifle.

Rifle Shooter Magazine also put out a great article on Legend rifles (pre LX-1 action) that is worth a read. 

Screen Used Echols Legend LX-1 Rifle - Right Side close up
The actual screen used Echols Legend LX-1 .300 WM Rifle

Photo Credit: Gary Bird, provided by D'Arcy Echols

Screen Used Echols Legend LX-1 Sniper Rifle from The Terminal List
Screen Used Echols Legend LX-1 Rifle

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin & Xtreme_Props

The Nightforce NXS 2.5-10×32 scope used in the show is actually no longer in production – Nightforce built it specifically for the show! They still offer the NXS 2.5-10 variant, they just made the objective lens larger at 42mm. The rifle, scope, and rings were all intentionally aged and weathered to make it look like it had been used for years by Thomas Reece, James’ father, before handing it down to his son.   

Screen used Echols Legend LX-1 Rifle from The Terminal List
The actual screen used Echols Legend LX-1 .300 WM Rifle

Photo Credit: Gary Bird, provided by D'Arcy Echols

Echols Legend LX-1 Screen used rifle from The Terminal List 2
Screen Used Echols Legend LX-1 Rifle

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

The Story of How James Reece's Father Got The Echols Legend Rifle

This video was produced as an entry for the GI Film Festival, and Jack Carr wrote a blog post specifically about it, if you’d like to check it out. It isn’t “officially” how the rifle was passed from father to son, but it seems Jack liked this backstory. 

Echols Legend LX-1 Screen used rifle from The Terminal List
Screen used Echols Legend LX-1 Rifle

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Screen Used Black Hills .300 Win Mag Bullets and Echols Legend Rifle

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Breaking Down The Terminal List Sniper Scene - Realistic or Hollywood Garbage?

In the original novel version of The Terminal List, this sniper scene takes place in the first few pages of the book. We aren’t given much context, just a location, rifle, target, and distance. Marcus Boykin is the first kill on the list, and James Reece chooses to take a shot like this to help cover his tracks. 

The opening day of deer season is the busiest hunting day of the year. By shooting Boykin in the hills, he’s hoping the police will assume it’s just a freak hunting accident, write it off as terrible luck, and forget about it, which is precisely what happens.

The book depicts the range to the target vehicle at 625 yards or 1,875 feet. The 180 Gr. bullet would drop 77 inches from the muzzle to the target, and the rifle was zeroed for 100 yards. To account for that drop, Reece dialed up 34 clicks or 3.4 mils. (I’ll explain what a mil is in just a bit.) This allowed him to aim center with no holdover. There was also a light 2 mph full-value wind from his left, so he held off target by 0.3 mils. 

Just for giggles, I plugged all those variables into my Hornady ballistic calculator app, along with accounting for the 8,000 foot elevation described, assuming a 45° F temperature in the early morning, and a -10° downward shooting angle, since he was shooting down into a saddle. Considering the fact that Jack Carr is a former Navy SEAL sniper, the adjustments he described in the book matched spot on to the up 3.4 mils and hold -0.3 mils left results that my ballistic calculator spit out.

So far so good! 

I would expect nothing less from an author who was an actual qualified special operations sniper like Jack Carr. Hollywood, on the other hand, is famous for some seriously awful “sniper” scenes. For example, the absolutely ridiculous bullet-curving nonsense from Wanted (that whole movie is a dumpster fire) to the almost-kind-of-believable scenes from American Sniper (the “sniper school” sequence was horrible). My expectations for long-range shots in movies are generally very low.  

Getting a tiny projectile from point A to point B seems like a pretty simple proposition. Put your crosshair on the target, pull the trigger, job done. In reality, there are a TON of variables that will affect a bullet’s trajectory. It’s easy to overlook things that most people don’t even know exist, like spin drift and the Coriolis Effect; but when movies or shows get things horribly wrong, it really ruins the whole experience for me.

James Reece checking his DOPE for the shot

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

This scene happens pretty quickly in the show, but it takes place over the course of two days in the book. Obviously, for time and attention’s sake, we are made to believe that Reece hiked into position, set up his rifle, and took a shot all within a short timeframe…not exactly realistic, but understandable for flow to keep the story moving along for the show.

“DOPE,” by the way, stands for “data on previous engagements.” It’s a record that is kept on every shot fired from the rifle, the range to the target, weather conditions, and a bunch more stuff. Basically, if you do it correctly, you can build out a quick reference sheet for standard distances, in case you need to make some quick shots and don’t have time to properly prepare.

If you look closely, next to Reece’s right wrist in the screenshot above, you’ll see a laser range finder. I’ve spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out the exact model, which appears to be a Bushnell Nitro 1800. I think this is the same range finder that Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch) uses in episode 3, while scouting the rental house that Saul Agnon was occupying.

Bushnell Nitro 1800 Rangefinder $350

Bushnell Nitro 1800 Laser Range Finder
  • Integrated Bluetooth® and Applied Ballistics
  • Angle Range Compensation (ARC)
  • EXO Barrier Exterior Lens Coating
  • Ranges out to 2,000 Yards
  • 6x Magnification
  • Bullseye Mode
  • Brush Mode
  • Scan Mode
Kestrel 5700X from The Terminal List

Kestrel 5700X Elite Weather Meter and Ballistics Calculator $899

The funny Nokia-looking thing is a Kestrel 5700X Elite weather meter and ballistics calculator. Weather is one of those many variables that can turn an otherwise great shot into a total miss. Kestrel weather meters are used to get real-time data on wind speed, direction, temperature, altitude, and more. The Kestrel 5700X that Reece uses is their top-of-the-line model. It includes an onboard ballistics computer that takes the weather data it gathers, plus the range and angle data from a Bluetooth® connected laser range finder (like the Bushnell 1800 above), and spits out a targeting solution. 

These two pieces of tech allow a sniper to get accurate adjustments very quickly (i.e. if you just hiked up a mountain, dropped into position, and needed to get a 625-yard shot off within a few seconds). The range finder, Kestrel, and homemade sand sock under his rifle are all pretty much spot on.  

  • Employs the Applied Ballistics bullet library of custom drag models, an exact measurement of your bullet’s drag profile plus corrections for Aerodynamic Jump, Spin Drift, Coriolis, and Drop Scale Factoring to achieve accurate extended long-range shots.
  • Expanded features include a customizable Target Card and an expanded Ballistics Data Table, as well as storage for up to 30 gun and bullet profiles and 10 saved targets.
  • Weather mode offers the full environmental measurements, storage and charting capabilities of the Kestrel 5500 Weather Meter, including wind speed, direction, crosswind, temperature, humidity, pressure and altitude.
  • LiNK connectivity powered by Bluetooth® low energy provides wireless communication to mobile devices and computers and integration with LiNK compatible laser range finders for improved speed and accuracy.
  • Kestrel LiNK for Ballistics app on Android and iOS provides full gun management as well as access to the Applied Ballistics library of custom drag models for transfer to the Kestrel.
  • Large, hi-res, hi-contrast, graphic display is perfectly readable in the brightest sunlight. Includes both bright white and night-vision-preserving red backlight.
  • Choice of solution units (Mils, true MOA, Shooter’s MOA, or clicks) – works with any gun or targeting scope.
  • Rugged (drop tested to MIL-STD-810G standards), waterproof (sealed to IP67 standards).

How To Understand and Use a Mil Dot Reticle

As we continue breaking down this sniper scene, I need to quickly cover what a mil-dot reticle is, how it works, and why it’s important for the show. This stuff can get pretty confusing, so don’t worry if you feel lost. First and foremost, mil does not stand for military in this case. Targettamers.com put together a great article on mil-dots and how to use them. Another good resource is longrangeshooting.org.

I’m going to try and break it down in a way that’s very simple to understand for the sake of this article and the fact that you aren’t necessarily here to learn all the details right now.

In super simple terms, the dots, lines, hash marks, and other markings you see in rifle scopes are basically just fancy tape measures. You can use those marks to measure people or objects, do some quick math, and figure out exactly how far away that person or object is from you. 

A “mil” is short for milliradian, which is a unit of measurement equal to 0.001 radians. A “radian” is basically a slice of a circle. The more mils, the bigger the slice becomes. Don’t ask me why we use circles to measure distances – that’s way above my ASVAB score.  

As you get further away, the area of a single mil increases. It’s why you can cover the moon with your thumb. Close objects are larger and get smaller as you move away from them.  

At 100 yards (300 feet), one mil is equal to 3.6 inches. At 1,000 yards (3,000 feet), that same single mil is equal to 36 inches.  

Some very smart people over the years have come up with handy tools that even knuckle draggers like me can use. The mil-dot reticle is one example. Since a mil is a known measurement, they can be etched into one of the layers of glass in rifle scopes and used for measuring distances very precisely.  

Nightforce mil-dot reticle - Nightforce.com

This is an image of what a Nightforce mil-dot reticle looks like. Each of the small circles or “dots” is very precisely positioned. From the center of the crosshair to the center of the first dot is equal to 1 mil. Each space between the center of one dot to the center of the next dot is also equal to 1 mil. There are a bunch of subdivisions and ways to measure things; but hopefully, you get the idea.

We can use these dots and compare them to objects in the world that we know the size of and then do some quick math to convert mils into a distance (meters or yards). For example, a standard STOP sign in the United States is 30 inches wide and 30 inches tall. 

These two examples will hopefully give you an idea of how this works. There’s a whole lot more to this range estimation calculation stuff, but this is basically how it works. The point is, if something or someone looks huge in a mil-dot scope but is supposedly really far away, it’s instantly nonsense. 

Take a look at the screenshot below and try your hand at estimating the range to the target. How far away is this target vehicle from Reece’s position? To save you the time of Googling it, the dimensions of a Porsche Cayenne like this one are 194″ long x 78″ wide x 67″ high. 

Marcus Boykin in James Reece's crosshair during the sniper scene

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Obviously, things get complicated very quickly when you’re trying to estimate ranges on real objects moving at off-axis angles. For the sake of keeping things as simple as possible, let’s assume the vehicle is coming straight at Reece and isn’t at an angle like this screenshot.  

Fudging the angle of the vehicle, it mesures 3 mils wide, which equates to 722 yards. I probably shouldn’t be shocked at how much attention to detail the team put into The Terminal List at this point. Every episode I’ve broken down so far has revealed more and more about how much the writers, directors, and technical advisors actually cared about getting things right. 

Everything that you see on screen for this sequence is spot on, and that attention to detail was the main driving factor in my motivation to write these breakdowns. The reticle on screen is correct for the model of Nightforce NXS scope Reece was using, and the scope shadow is also correct. 

What about the bullet?

Black Hills .300 Win Mag 180gr TSX Bullets $79.99

If you read the book series (which you should – the audiobooks are phenomenal), you’ll notice that James Reece almost exclusively uses Black Hills ammunition. You can see various stacks of Black Hills ammo in his Fort Knox gun safe. 

Black Hills is known for high quality, match grade, hand-inspected ammo. They developed and currently produce the MK 262 MOD 1-C match grade 5.56 ammo that all branches of the U.S. Military use. More than thirty different firearms manufacturers use Black Hills ammo while developing and testing new guns.  

The Echols Legend LX-1 in this scene is chambered in .300 Winchester Magnum, which is one of the most popular, go-to long range, and hard hitting calibers used by snipers and big game hunters around the world.   

The Barnes Triple Shot X (TSX) bullet has a proven track record of deadly effectiveness. Features of this projectile include 100% copper construction, zero fragmentation, rapid expansion, and 28% deeper penetration than traditional led-core bullets. The animation above from Barns Bullets shows how the bullet expands on impact to create massive wound channels.

Even at 722 yards and going through a laminated windshield, the bullet would impact Marcus Boykin with more than twice the energy of a .44 Magnum at point-blank range.

Black Hills in house ballistics gel penetration test with the exact same bullet type used in The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Black-Hills.com

Marcus Boykin taking a .300 Win Mag TSX bullet from James Reece

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Three names crossed off Reece's terminal list

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

If you watch closely, you can see this holster with the TTI Glock 19 on Reece’s right hip during the sniper sequence. If you’d like to learn more about this pistol, the pictures and details are in my episode 3 breakdown.

Reece has his hand on his Glock, as he approaches Boykin’s wrecked Porsche.

James Reece wearing a Black Point Tactical Leather Wing Holster

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

James Reece approaching Marcus Boykin's wrecked Porsche

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

After taking out Marcus Boykin, Reece meets up with Liz Riley (Tyner Rushing) to fly to Mexico. Below are the Gunslinger II bag he used in the mountains, as well as the Pelican 1490 laptop case that was also shown in episode 3. The jacket is the same Red Cap team jacket from episode 3, as well. The pants appear to be KÜHL “The Lawless” in carbon grey

Reece meeting up with Liz Riley for the trip to Mexico

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Reece with Liz Riley and Marco Del Toro in Mexico

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Caliber: 9 mm Frame Material: Polymer
Capacity: 10+1 Frame Finish: Matte Black
Barrel Length: 3.41" Slide Material: Steel
Overall Length: 6.5” Slide Finish: Matte Black
Height: 5.04” Sight Radius: 5.24”
Weight: 16.4 oz. Sights: Standard Glock U
Width: 1.1” Trigger Pull: 5.39 lbs

The Glock 43X that Reece gave Katie Buranek (Constance Wu) can be seen a few times in this episode, once when Katie’s brother arrives unexpectedly and again when Katie decides to steal their car and leave. 

Katie Grabbing the Glock 43X Reece gave her for protection
Katie Buranek grabbing her Glock 43X

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Katie holding her Glock 43X
Katie Buranek holding her Glock 43X

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Target #4 El Navajas - The Man That Killed Reece's Family

El Navajas, the Sicario responsible for murdering Lauren and Lucy

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

Thanks to Marco Del Toro’s security detail, Reece now knows who killed Lauren and Lucy, as well as where to find him. His name is El Navajas, and he is the leader of a gang known for killing anyone for the right price. 

Aarón Santiago De Leon (Jonathan Medina) suggests a simple stalk and 200-meter sniper kill – an easy shot, with no other casualties. Reece firmly rejects that idea and instead wants to go in and kill every Sicario in the camp. 

When he came for them, Lauren put her body over Lucy to shield her... Lucy's last moments were her mom screaming, crying, covering her, as Navajas looked down on them. I want him to know who's come for him. Doesn't work any other way."

James Reece

The compass that can be seen on the table during the planning session is a Suunto Tandem compass and clinometer. 

Clinometer:

  • Accuracy 1/4°
  • Graduation interval 0.5°
  • Scale: slope ±90°, slope %
  • Adjustable diopter
  • Dual saphire bearing
  • Liquid filled capsule for stable operation 

Compass:

  • Accuracy 1/3°
  • Graduation interval 0.5°
  • Scale: Azimuth 360°, Reversed 360°
  • Adjustable diopter
  • Saphire bearing
  • Liquid filled capsule for stable operation
  • Anodized light-alloy housing
  • Nylon pouch with belt-loop
  • Lanyard 2-year warranty
  • Made in Finland
Reece, Ben, Liz, and Marco planning the assault on the Sicario gang in Mexico

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

The hard case that James Reece used to carry his BCM rifle and Benelli M4 shotgun is a Pelican 1745 AIR bow case. This is the same case from Episode 3, with the addition of his Glock 19 and one of the Winkler RnD hawks. I covered the Glock 19 TTI package extensively in my previous post on Episode 3.

The foam was custom laser cut for the exact weapons used in the show. If your foam cutting projects tend to look like a honey badger got a hold of it, there are companies that do custom laser cutting and colors. Gunfoam.com and Carolina Custom Foam are good options.

Pelican cases are basically the industry gold standard when it comes to rifle cases, protective gear, and general rugged protection for all kinds of stuff. You can get super small cases all the way up to massive, custom-made, protective boxes.

Inside the Pelican case used to transport Reece's guns into Mexico

Photo Credit: Amazon Studios

THE TERMINAL LIST BCM Recce 14 SX4 Carbine $1,500

James Reece BCM SX4 Recce 14 rifle from The Terminal List
Caliber: 5.56 NATO Receiver Material: 7075-T6 Aluminum
Capacity: 30+1 Receiver Finish: Type III Hardcoat Anodized
Barrel Length: 14.5" Barrel Specs: 1/7 Twist Chrome Lined
Overall Length: 31.5” (35" extended) Gas System: Mid Length | Direct Impengement
Action: Full-Auto Weapon Light: Cloud Defense OWL
Optic: Aimpoint T-2 Micro Rail Cover: Burn Proof Gear Rail-Rap
Magnifier: Aimpoint 3X-C Muzzle Device: Rugged 3 Port Break
James Reece and his BCM Rifle from The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

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James Reece spreading the gospel with his BCM rifle

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

This is the rifle that James Reece uses in Episode 4 through 6 of The Terminal List. The rifle is a BCM Recce 14 SX4 with an Aimpoint T-2 Micro 2 MOA Red Dot Sight and Aimpoint 3X-C Magnifier. It also features a Cloud Defense OWL light, Rugged Suppressors three-port muzzle break, and Burn Proof Gear rail-rap. You can buy a BCM Recce 14 for about $1,500 without the optics and accessories. Honestly, that’s a really good price for what you’re getting. 

Cloud Defense OWLs are extremely hard to find in stock, currently. They recently released the REIN 2.0 and are focused on building those, so they stopped production of the OWL for now, while they catch up on back orders. 

I’m actually really happy with this rifle and optic choice for the show. BCM is a very well-known and respected rifle manufacturer in the United States. They started out with the goal of making true mil-spec parts that would be used by private contractors working overseas.

If I were to change anything about this rifle, I would personally add a suppressor like a Surefire SOCOM or the Rugged Micro30s, used by Alpha Platoon in Episode 1. The muzzle break is nice for recoil control, but it’s horrible for muzzle flashes. You can see a great shot of one of the fireballs captured by Justin Lubin above. 

BCM® is the manufacturing arm, and Bravo Company USA® is the retail and advertising-friendly arm – different names and different websites but the same brand and used basically interchangeably. Bravo company was founded in 2003 by Paul Buffoni. The name “Bravo Company” comes from Buffoni’s first company, while serving in the Marine Corps, MCRD San Diego, 1st RTBn, Bravo Company.

Aimpoint is another very well-known brand and widely used optic company based in Sweden. (They literally invented the red dot sight in 1974.) The Aimpoint T-2 Micro and 3X-C Magnifier combo is perfect for everything from short-range CQB (close-quarters battle, room clearing, etc) to long-range engagements. I personally use an Aimpoint Micro T-2, and it’s a rock-solid choice for a low-profile simple 2 MOA red dot.  

Parts List

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Screen used BCM rifle with Aimpoint T-2 Micro, Larue QD mount, and Aimpoint 3X-C magnifier

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

BCM rifle with Cloud OWL and Rugged 3 port brake
Cloud Defense OWL and Rugged 3 port muzzle brake

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Full Auto lower receiver in BCM Recce 14 from The Terminal List
Screen used BCM rifle with a real full auto lower receiver

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

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Screen used BCM rifle from The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

THE TERMINAL LIST

Gear Used By James Reece During The Sicario Raid

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James Reece getting work done in Mexico

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

The Terminal List gear used in Mexico

Gunnar Series Plate Carrier (Swimmers Cut) $420

Features / Specifications:
 
  • Lightweight design
  • 500D / 1000D High strength laminate 
  • 1082 MOLLE / PALS mounting system (front, sides, and back)
  • Ergonomic shoulder straps
  • Accessory mounting in .5” horizontal  and .75” vertical increments
  • Cummerbund supports diagonal pouch mount for mags or accessories
  • Integrated Kangaroo pouch on front panel
  • Internal access to front and rear plate pockets
  • Integrated routing channels for electronics
  • Optional mounts for groin and side panels
The Sentry plate carrier worn by Christ Pratt in Episode 4 of The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

James Reece clearing rooms in Mexico

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

James Reese dragging Navajas to his death from The Terminal List
James Reece dragging Navajas to answer for killing his family

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Jarad Shaw Designed Buck Knife

If you look closely, just below Reece’s left elbow (right as you see it), between the magazine pouch and his plate carrier, you can see the profile of his knife. This is actually a one-of-a-kind knife, designed by Jared Shaw (executive producer and “Boozer” in Episode 1). It’s made by Buck® Knives. I’m trying to track down any additional pictures and information on it; but for now, it’s a mystery. 

The knife appears on screen twice that I’m aware of – first in this episode to cut Navajas’ zip ties off the pole and again in episode 6, when Reece uses a road flare and the knife blade to cauterize a gunshot wound. You can also see the knife inside the Fort Knox gun safe in Reece’s garage (see my episode 2 breakdown). 

This knife takes the place of the Dynamis Razorback that is depicted in the book.

The one-of-a-kind knife, designed by Jared Shaw (Boozer) and made by Buck® Knives

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

TEA Invisio X5 Radio Headset $(Restricted)

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The in-ear headset and push-to-talk controller, used by Jame Reece, are both made by TEA Invisio. Just like most of the other gear and weapons in the show, this is some very high-end, real-world comms gear. These are restricted for military and police use only, so you won’t be able to just order a set without jumping through hoops.  

The in-ear Invisio X5 headset uses state of the art pass-through, external microphones for natural hearing while automatically reducing harmful sounds to hearing-safe levels. Rather than traditional boom mics, the Inviso X5 uses bone-conduction microphones to completely isolate external sounds. You could be standing under a hovering helicopter that’s laying hate with a mini-gun, and your voice would be loud and clear with none of the outside noises. The mics translate the vibrations in your jawbone into clear audio, even at barely audible whispers.  Will at Blacksheepwarrior.com put together a great article on the X5 and V60 comms suite, if you want to learn more.

The INVISIO X5 headset is designed exclusively for INVISIO’s range of advanced control units and is fundamental to the INVISIO hearing protection system. It is a dual sided in-ear hearing protection headset with state of the art external microphones for natural hear-thru and six sizes of exchangeable foam plugs for market leading hearing protection and comfort. The INVISIO X5 is the in-ear headset of choice for future soldier programs today and officers maintaining public order. The headset is fully compatible with other INVISIO systems.

  • In-Ear Headset
  • Hearing Protection (32 dB SNR/29 dB NRR)
  • Bone Conduction Microphone
  • 2 Meter Submersible
  • Dual Sided
  • 70 Grams
  • Tan or black
Play Video about Invisio X5 video image overlay

TEA Invisio V60 PTT Communication Controller $(Restricted)

TEA Invisio-V60 Communications Controller

In simple terms, the Invisio V60 controller allows the user to connect multiple comms devices and use them all simultaneously. It’s a very intelligent plug-and-play system that connects everything from radios, smartphones, computers, intercom systems, and more. When paired up with the X5 headset, audio from different sources can be sent to separate ears. Each button on the V60 acts as a push-to-talk for the various connected devices. For example, if you had two different units on the ground plus air assets, you could effectively communicate with all of them simultaneously. You could opt to have all ground communications in your left ear and all air assets in your right, or vice versa. It’s a super handy little box that most of us will never get to actually use. 

Source: Blacksheepwarrior.com

The INVISIO V60 II is designed to be the ultimate communications hub and capable of connecting into practically any type of communication device, such as multiple net radios, smart phones, a broad range of audio devices, headsets (tactical, covert and commercial), and intercom systems for land, sea and air vehicles.

When connected to the INVISIO X5 and T7 headsets, the INVISIO V60 II offers a double hearing protection of 42dB (SNR) and 34dB (NRR).

INVISIO V-Series Gen II control units provide:

  • Unparalleled audio performance utilizing advanced digital signal processing techniques
  • Limitless configuration possibilities for all user scenarios
  • Market-leading hearing protection in extreme environments
  • Voice prompts, VOX, and dual net support on all COM ports for easy and intuitive operations
Play Video about Invisio V6 Gen 2 controller image overlay

ICOM F4400DS Analog/Digital UHF Raido

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The radios Reece, Ben, and the rest of the team were using during the raid in Mexico are ICOM F4400DS radios. The Icom F3400D series radio is the new flagship IDAS product from ICOM. With dozens of innovative features and functions, it’s easy to see why so many people are switching over to these top-of-the-line mobile communications tools! A brilliant color display allows you full visibility in even the dimmest lighting conditions – perfect for any situation where communication must be maintained at all costs.

It’s no surprise that the attention to detail carried over to the radios and headsets used on set. This isn’t your Walkie-Talkie from Wal-Mart.

The Terminal List Winkler Sayoc Tomahawk $940+

The Winkler Sayoc Tomahawk (AKA “WK RnD Full Size Axe“) is possibly the most iconic bladed weapon used in television to date. These tomahawks were a collaboration project between Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler and Rafael Kayanan, a martial arts expert in “Sayoc Kali,” which is a style of fighting dedicated exclusively to bladed weapons. Just a quick glance at the axe head shape and you immediately know this is not a typical camping hatchet or traditional tomahawk.

James Reece preparing to kill Navajas with his Winkler Tomahawk

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

In one of the most brutal television scenes in recent history, Reece uses his Winkler hawk to gut his family’s killer and pin his intestines to a pole. He then forces Navajas to walk around the pole, pulling even more intestines out. In the book, this kill was done to a different person on the list in the everglades of Florida. Also in the book, Reece used a Half Face Blades Karambito, instead of the Winkler hawk. In both cases, it’s a savage way to kill someone and an example of what someone is capable of, if you take away everyone they love. 

James Reese gutting Navajas in Episode 4 of The Terminal List- Photo by Justin Lubin
Pro Tip: Don't F**k with James Reece

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

All of the real and prop rubber Winkler RnD Sayoc tomahawks used in The Terminal List
The screen used set of Winkler Sayoc RnD hawks included 2 real sharp, 2 real dull, and 6 rubber versions.

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

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Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

How The Winkler Sayoc Tomahawk Was Made

Jack Carr recently released an episode of his Danger Close podcast, interviewing Kevin Holland and Daniel Winkler, the master bladesmith behind the RnD Hawk. If you didn’t know, Kevin Holland is the only publicly known operator to ever serve in BOTH tier-one special missions units in the United States Military. In other words, this absolute monster started out as a Navy SEAL, went to DEVGRU (aka SEAL Team Six), got out of the Navy for a bit, and then joined the Army after September 11th, 2001, fast-tracking into the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment – Delta (aka Delta Force). “Legend” isn’t a strong enough word to describe Kevin Holland… This podcast is EPIC.

The short version is that, back in the early 90’s, DEVGRU asked Kevin to find some axes that would be strong enough to use for breaching and head-bashing activities. The movie “Last of The Mohicans” had just come out, and he was able to track down the blade smith who made all of the tomahawks used in that movie. Enter Daniel Winkler and the original tomahawk he made for Kevin. Word got around the SF community; and in a few short years, basically everyone who had a beard in the military also had a Winkler hawk or dagger.  

According to a Business Insider interview from 2015, members of DEVGRU’s Red Squadron are given a Winkler tomahawk after their first year in the unit. The hawks are most commonly used for breaching and generally getting through doors and other access points, but they have also accounted for at least one confirmed hatchet kill overseas. I’m not a SEAL, so I can’t say if this is 100% true or not. 

Jack Carr forging a Winkler RnD Sayoc Tomahawk at Winkler Knives
Jack Carr forging a Winkler Sayoc Tomahawk

Photo Credit: Jack Carr

Ben Edward's Shotgun From The Terminal List

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Ben Edwards (Tylor Kitsch) was rocking a Beretta 1301 12g shotgun, built out by Aridus Industries. The idea behind Ben running a shotgun was to differentiate him from Reece and give him his own style and unique look for the show. The base shotgun is a semi-auto Beretta 1301 12ga, with Aridus extended bolt latch shroud, ASA–1301 stock adaptorNordic Components mag tube extension, and a universal QD shell carrier card. The furniture and other accessories are a Modified Magpul Beretta 1301 handguard, Magpul SGA shotgun stock (Mossberg version), and an Inforce WML light. One item that is oddly missing is a rear iron sight or red dot sight. This exact shotgun was also used in the Amazon original movie, The Tomorrow War, by Dorian (Edwin Hodge) to fight the alien white spikes. In that movie, it was equipped with a Primary Arms Microdot, so I’m not sure why they opted to remove the optic for The Terminal List.

Screen used shotguns from The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Ben Edwards (Taylor Kitsch), rocking his Beretta 1301 shotgun

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Ben Edwards getting busy with his Beretta 1301 shotgun

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Ben Edward's Loadout From The Terminal List

Ben Edwards plate carrier shotgun and pistol from The Terminal list
Ben Edward's Kit for the Mexico Raid

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Ben’s plate carrier appears to be a Blue Force Gear PLATEminus V4. The shell carriers on his belt were made by Taran Tactical and are not currently commercially available. The radio setup is identical to Reece’s mentioned above. The pistol holster is a Blackhawk SERPA, and the handgun is a Glock 19x in Desert Tan. 

Ben Edwards' Glock 19x

Screen used shotgun and Glock 19X from The Terminal List

Photo Credit: Justin Lubin

Conclusion

Believe it or not, there is still quite a bit of info and gear that I hope to add to this post in time. This episode of The Terminal List has a TON of awesome guns and gear in it, along with lots of very cool stories and info I’d still like to compile for you. If you’re interested, comment below to let me know. 

If you have any insider info, personal stories, or corrections for anything, please feel free to reach out and let me know!

Be sure to check out my other breakdowns too!

Episode 1 “The Engram”

Episode 2 “Encoding”

Episode 3 “Consolidation”

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