Spike’s 941 Jericho’s tweaks and upgrades provide a terrifying yet realistic look into Spike’s prior existence as a professional killer. Spike Spiegel is the main character of the Cowboy Bebop anime series. He’s a bounty hunter or “cowboy” Bebop, a spaceship he and his crew cruise around.
Spike and Jet encounter a group of bandits robbing a convenience store at the beginning of the story of Cowboy Bebop, The Movie. After a brief exchange of gunfire, the last robber kidnaps an old woman and demands that Spike and Jet lay down their weapons. The striking aspect of the brief scene is the contradiction between its felt tension and complete absence of suspense; the deliberate resemblance to the episodes’ most memorable and devastating sequence, as per CBR.com website.
The name “Jericho” is imprinted on the barrel relates to the Israeli Weapon Manufacturers Jericho 941R, a 9mm double-action semi-automatic pistol. The Jericho 941, called the “Baby Eagle” in contrast to IWI’s bigger, more renowned Desert Eagle handgun, is noted for precision and reliability but is otherwise unimpressive except for its link with Bebop.
There is little on the appearance to differentiate the Jericho from other handguns, as it lacks the distinctive design of a Western revolver, as well as any engraving or extra decoration.
Spike’s Jericho, on the other hand, is nothing like a police officer’s duty weapon, a military sidearm, a collector’s showpiece, or a personal protection weapon. Spike is a serial killer, as evidenced by the significant, laborious alterations to his Jericho shown throughout the series. Never acknowledged, this list of personalized traits builds a concrete ledger of Spike’s murderous past throughout the course of the show’s 26 episodes, giving a horrifying yet realistic look into the life of a skilled killer.
Spike’s Jericho has a silver guide rod to reduce recoil and boost the rate of fire, modified grips for sweaty or otherwise moist handling, steel frame holsters to further reduce recoil by increasing weight, and a frame-mounted laser sight that is strangely never utilized. Although the Jericho is a tiny handgun, it is usually considered as being significantly heavier than others, which adds to its milder recoil and follow-on precision but makes extended carrying is difficult, according to the Vervetimes site.