This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
(With thanks to Wikipedia- Silent Hunter
: I think this may be a relatively recent invention. I've seen a number of 50s Crime and Punishment
TV and radio shows recently, and I notice that a lot of people get killed
by being whacked on the noggin by a pistol grip — or even a fist.
: I know it appears in the 1944 Humphrey Bogart vehicle To Have and Have Not.
: Does Magrat clubbing someone with a wand in Witches Abroad
count as a fantasy version of this trope?
: Cut the Dark Knight
example. He didn't pistol whip Ramirez; the revolver was in one hand and he punched her with the other.