-In the pilot Starsky uses a 1911A1 style pistol and Hutch a Smith & Wesson .38 Special revolver. Early in the episode, while going over their checklist of items, Starsky's gun is referred to as a Beretta, but that is not what he is using. By the time of the regular series Starsky has swapped to a Smith and Wesson model 59 in 9mm and Hutch a Colt Python .357 Magnum revolver. In the first couple episodes, he used a Python with a 4" barrel and then began using a 6" Python for the remainder of the series. Previously, David Soul's vigilante cop character in the Dirty Harry film "Magnum Force' used a Colt Python with a 4" barrel.