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See also GunPorn, GoodGunsBadGuns, GunAccessories, and the SwordCounterpart, CoolSword.
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13th Oct '12 7:54:23 PM Aiguille
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Some real-world firearms just look so cool people have to put them in things to show how awesome they are. In some cases, so much so that [[RareGuns they appear more than in real life]] and / or [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms in the wrong places]], but this page is for the rest; cool guns that generally ''do'' belong where they are, are {{justified}} by internal backstory, or hidden under Hollywood embellishments. Regardless, these are the weapons that are often given that special close-up, spot on the cover, or speech extolling their virtues. Frequently, the real gun isn't ''quite'' as cool to actually use as fictional depictions would have you believe. CoolGuns may even have pride of place as a {{BFG}} or HandCannon, or at least be depicted as similarly awesome; this is particularly true if they have any unusual characteristics. If they do, this is a '''Cool Action''', and will be listed with the weapon.
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Some real-world firearms just look so cool people have to put them in things to show how awesome they are. In some cases, so much so that [[RareGuns they appear more than in real life]] and / or [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms in the wrong places]], but this page is for the rest; cool guns that generally ''do'' belong where they are, are {{justified}} {{justified|Trope}} by internal backstory, or hidden under Hollywood embellishments. Regardless, these are the weapons that are often given that special close-up, spot on the cover, or speech extolling their virtues. Frequently, the real gun isn't ''quite'' as cool to actually use as fictional depictions would have you believe. CoolGuns may even have pride of place as a {{BFG}} or HandCannon, or at least be depicted as similarly awesome; this is particularly true if they have any unusual characteristics. If they do, this is a '''Cool Action''', and will be listed with the weapon.
4th Mar '12 11:45:53 AM LouieW
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Some real-world firearms just look so cool people have to put them in things to show how awesome they are. In some cases, so much so that [[RareGuns they appear more than in real life]] and / or [[IKnowThatGun in the wrong places]], but this page is for the rest; cool guns that generally ''do'' belong where they are, are {{justified}} by internal backstory, or hidden under Hollywood embellishments. Regardless, these are the weapons that are often given that special close-up, spot on the cover, or speech extolling their virtues. Frequently, the real gun isn't ''quite'' as cool to actually use as fictional depictions would have you believe. CoolGuns may even have pride of place as a {{BFG}} or HandCannon, or at least be depicted as similarly awesome; this is particularly true if they have any unusual characteristics. If they do, this is a '''Cool Action''', and will be listed with the weapon.
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Some real-world firearms just look so cool people have to put them in things to show how awesome they are. In some cases, so much so that [[RareGuns they appear more than in real life]] and / or [[IKnowThatGun [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms in the wrong places]], but this page is for the rest; cool guns that generally ''do'' belong where they are, are {{justified}} by internal backstory, or hidden under Hollywood embellishments. Regardless, these are the weapons that are often given that special close-up, spot on the cover, or speech extolling their virtues. Frequently, the real gun isn't ''quite'' as cool to actually use as fictional depictions would have you believe. CoolGuns may even have pride of place as a {{BFG}} or HandCannon, or at least be depicted as similarly awesome; this is particularly true if they have any unusual characteristics. If they do, this is a '''Cool Action''', and will be listed with the weapon.
16th Feb '12 7:28:54 PM Oreochan
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[[foldercontrol]] [[folder:Handguns]] '''Pistole Parabellum 1908'''\\ ->In the category of interesting trivia, "Parabellum" derives from the Roman military textbook titled; "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius. (''Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus'') The relevant quote is usually written as ''Si vis pacem, para bellum'', though sometimes as ''Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.''; and basically translates as '''If you wish for Peace; prepare for War.''' Better known as the Luger, and used by the Germans in both World Wars, this 7.65mm or 9mm (both originally designed for the Luger; 9mm Parabellum is essentially a 7.65mm cartridge with the bottleneck removed and a larger bullet seated) pistol has a distinctive grip and just looks evil. If ThoseWackyNazis appear, they're probably carrying this. A large number were collected by Allied soldiers as trophies in the SecondWorldWar and this means they are still common today. May or may not be particularly unreliable; American ammunition companies after the war downloaded 9mm ammo to keep GI's from blowing up their war trophies; this prevented the Luger's toggle-lock mechanism from cycling correctly. The most distinctive variants are the "Navy" model with a six-inch barrel and two-position rear sight, and the "Artillery" model, with an 8-inch barrel, 8-position rear sight, and optional stock and [[MoreDakka 32-round magazine]]. A .45 ACP version (designed for the U.S. Army pistol tests that eventually led to the M1911) is among the rarest of RareGuns; only two were created, with one being destroyed during the test - and the second one was sold to an anonymous collector in 2010 for $494,000. If kept in proper condition and fed with ammo of the best quality available, it's the most accurate historic handgun in the world - which is not as astounding when you see it's built more like an Olympic target pistol than a combat one[[hottip:*: Which it isn´t. Handguns in the German military at that time did not have "secondary" or "fall-back" status in the early years. They were meant to shoot prisoners and traitors point blank and only carried by officers, much like their use in WW1. The transition from the P08 to the P38 marked the realization of a different doctrine.]]. There are modern shooters who can achieve better results from this gun than most untrained people can from a ''rifle'', including shot groups a bit larger than 1-inch at short range to an 8-inch bullseye shot from beyond 120 meters. The P08's intricate machinework proved to be expensive, it needed perfect ammo and absolute cleanliness to fire, while the complicated toggle-lock was prone to corrosion, especially at sea; [[AwesomeButImpractical the weapon was gradually phased out]] in favour of the simpler, less costly Walther P38. * ''BandOfBrothers''. Cpl. Hoobler repeatedly expresses his desire to get hold of one, at one stage running out under fire to search a dead German soldier. When he finally does get hold of a Luger, it [[DeathByIrony accidentally discharges and kills him]]. * In the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie, Karl Ruprecht Kroenen uses one with uncanny accuracy against attacking Allied soldiers. * In ''The Land That Time Forgot'', British naval officer Bradley rather memorably uses a long-barreled artillery model Luger to kill an Allosaurus (!). * The basis for the Lawgiver pistol in the ''JudgeDredd'' comics. * From the play ''BullshotCrummond''. -->'''Otto''': "[[JustAStupidAccent Not zo fast -- zis is a Luger!]]" -->'''Professor Fenton''': "[[GoodGunsBadGuns That means you're Hun! You're both Huns!]]" * Wielded by farmer Bean in ''FantasticMrFox''. * Even [[TheBluesBrothers Illinois Nazis]] use it. * Fritz Stanford in ''BlackLagoon'''s Nazi arc uses a custom one of these called the Eisenreich Luger Special, chambered for .454 Casull ([[AwesomeButImpractical utterly impractical]] in RealLife since the .454 is twice the length of a 9mm Parabellum, leading to a huge grip which would fit [[EverythingIsWorseWithBears only a bear's paw]]) and designed to be a HandCannon. He never gets to use it because he shoots off at the mouth way too much, giving [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] all the time in the world to reload her Beretta (mentioned elsewhere on this page) and put him down like a mad dog. * One of the alien mooks in ''BadTaste'' use one. '''Walther P38'''\\ A 9mm pistol conceived for use by the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II as a replacement for the costly Luger P08, it was the first locked-breech pistol to use a double action trigger (following in the footsteps of Walther's very successful PP and PPK blowback pistols). The shooter could load a round into the chamber, use the de-cocking lever to safely lower the hammer without firing the round, and carry the weapon loaded with the hammer down. A pull of the trigger, with the hammer down, fired the first shot and the operation of the pistol ejected the fired round and reloaded a fresh round into the chamber, all features found in many modern day handguns. Early examples were of very high quality but as the war drew on this suffered in regards to the external finish. Otherwise, the weapon was sturdy and resilient to sand and dust; like the Luger it was designed for easy cleaning and disassembly on the battlefield so there aren't any screws aside from the one on the grip making the overall assembly quite complex. Later versions such as the alloy-framed P1 were often ridiculed for poor quality control, one quip was that the weapon was good for "eight warning shots and one aimed throw." * Probably best known in fiction as the guns used in ''TheManFromUNCLE''; the gun was so popular it actually received it's own ''fan mail'', up to 400 letters a week at the show's height many of which were simply addressed to "the gun." A variety of custom versions with additional parts were used, including... * [[{{Transformers}} Megatron]]. He was a ''Man From UNCLE'' Walther P38 with barrel extension, stock and scope, which became his [[WaveMotionGun Fusion Cannon]]. * Though not as well known as the Luger, it still often turns up in many WWII settings, and because the two are similar looking the casual observer may sometimes mistake one for the other. * WeaponOfChoice for the titular character of ''LupinTheThird''. * Hans Landa carries one in ''InglouriousBasterds''. * In the "jamming pistol" scene in ''SchindlersList'', the SS are carrying P38s. * Ernie in ''ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' uses a pearl-handled Walther P38 throughout the film. * Cate Archer uses a silenced version in the first ''NoOneLivesForever''. '''Walther PP and PPK'''\\ One of the first successful double-action semi-automatics, the original PP pistol was released in 1929, the weapon proving popular with both civilians and police for its reliability and ease of concealment. The PPK (''Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell'') was released in 1931 as a pistol for use by plainclothes and undercover police; the PPK is shorter than the PP and has a reduced magazine capacity. Due to the need for [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness absolute concealability]], the small size forced the designers to use mostly very small calibers like .22LR or 32.ACP, less suited to the rigors of combat. Both weapons were adopted by NaziGermany as service pistols, issued to the German military and police, the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials; most notably, it was the weapon AdolfHitler used to commit suicide in 1945. The original PPK has been illegal for importation into the United States since 1968; American models are either the PPK/S (a PPK slide on a PP frame), or domestically assembled by Smith & Wesson. The PP/PPK design was also heavily copied in the Soviet Makarov pistol (with nearly every Warsaw Pact nation fielding a similar PP clone chambered in 9x18mm), first adopted in the 1950s and replaced only recently. * The most famous user is, of course, JamesBond, who replaces his Beretta M1934 with a PPK chambered in 7.65mm (.32 ACP) in ''[[DrNo Dr. No]]''. He uses this until replacing it with a Walther P99 in ''Tomorrow Never Dies''; oddly, in the most recent movie, ''Quantum of Solace'', Bond has returned to his old ([[ContinuityReboot new?]]) PPK. * Umi Martin is assigned one in version one of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. * ''TheEqualizer'' uses a stainless steel PPK/S; as he's a former spy played by a British actor this is likely a JamesBond ShoutOut. * ''DoctorStrange: The Oath'' -- a weapon identified as Hitler's suicide weapon (loaded with silver bullets) critically injures Doc. After being patched up, he uses it himself to kill a monster that his limitless magical powers couldn't faze. * In ''{{Noir}}'', the Soldats High Priestesses use gold plated [=PPK=]s. * Fired GunsAkimbo by an old lady on a scooter in ''HotFuzz''. * Shoshanna uses one in ''InglouriousBasterds''. * In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Wichita points one at Tallahassee, after he snatches a gun off her sister. * ''[[YTheLastMan Y: The Last Man]]''. Agent 355 gives a PPK to Yorick to defend himself with. * Dee Dee [=McCall=] in the earlier seasons of the TV cop series ''Hunter''. * ''{{Film/Shoot Em Up}}''. In the opening shoot-out Clive Owen has a PPK jam on him; he throws it away, declaring the pistol a "piece of shit." Might be a TakeThat as Clive was briefly considered for the role of James Bond in ''CasinoRoyale''. * The anime film ''TheSkyCrawlers'' one is carried by Kusanagi everywhere she goes as a sign of her mental instability. '''Heckler & Koch USP'''\\ The USP is a German handgun, adopted by the German army as P8 and the German police as P10 (Compact version). The USP is a derivative of the even larger [[RareGuns Mark 23]], the SOCOM variant of which was adopted by the US special forces in the '90s. It was eventually superseded by the lighter, smaller and more user friendly USP Tactical, though is in service with several militaries and police forces around the world. * The USP Tactical is the starting weapon of Counter-Terrorist players in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. * In the ''TombRaider'' Movie, Lara Croft's pistol of choice is the Match variant of the USP. It's supposed to be sporting grade accurate. * The pistol Gordon Freeman uses in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' is a USP Match. * Silas in TheDaVinciCode. In the book it was a .45, but in the movie it is the 9mm version. Probably because 9mm blanks are cheaper than .45 ones. * TabletopGame ''Spycraft'' 's designers figured this weapon should be the most 'expensive' (per its requisitioning system) among auto handguns, on par with the .44s. Then again, the USP series are horribly overpriced in real life, too. * [[TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] uses the Compact variant with stainless slide. * Neil [=McCauley=] carries a USP early on in ''{{Heat}}'' but switches to a SIG Sauer P220 towards the end of the film. * The Obeya FBW pistol in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is clearly based on the USP. * The AT-14 pistol in [[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]] is an USP [[AKA47 with a different name]]. * Misato carries a USP as her sidearm in NeonGenesisEvangelion. * A common pistol in the ''ModernWarfare'' series. * The USP shows up in both normal and tactical variants in ''7.62mm High Calibre''. The difference being that the tactical version is threaded to accept a suppressor. * In the tanker chapter of ''MetalGearSolid2'', Snake acquires one from Olga Gurlukovich and uses it until he is captured late into the tanker chapter. '''Beretta 92'''\\ A semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm with a 15-round magazine, it is easily identified by its iconic enlarged ejection port (the barrel is actually visible for a large part of the gun). The 92 is a descendent of the single stack Beretta M1951, and can be considered a modern-day variant of the Walther P38, as it uses the P38's locking block as opposed to a Browning-style tilting barrel; this allows for a lighter slide (or a lighter half of a slide, in Beretta's case), and the barrel is restricted to back-and-forth motion, helping accuracy. It has been continually updated for a while, its latest model being the 92FS; there is also a licensed Brazilian clone known as Taurus [=PT92=] which shows up in fiction rather often; the latter is a clone of the first model of the 92, and features a 1911-style frame safety as opposed to a slide-mounted decocker safety. This is a gun with multiple claims to fame: # It's JohnWoo's favorite gun (he claims all others are ugly), and is seen frequently in his films. # In said films, it is frequently seen GunsAkimbo, with a number of homages thereby (reviewed further down). # It's also known as the M9, the standard service pistol for YanksWithTanks as of 1990. In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to a perceived lack of stopping power, mostly by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user. Though these issues have been dealt with, one branch or another of the US military tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with a cancelled project and a new big Beretta order. * The weapon of choice of Revy, of the anime ''BlackLagoon''. Her version, the Sword Cutlass, has an extended barrel and slide, stainless finish and is further pimped-out with ivory grips with skull-and-crossbones medallions. * A main weapon in most {{Cop Show}}s. * Supposedly what {{Doom}} I/II's pistol is based off of. * Mack Bolan (''TheExecutioner'') used a silenced Beretta Brigadier, an early civilian model. He later updates to the 93R. * ''MetalGear'' has this as Snake's {{Weapon Of Choice}} in the MSX games, and in ''MetalGearSolid 2'' he gets one modified to fire tranquilizer rounds. * Any work that depicts the modern US Military [[ShownTheirWork accurately]] will feature this weapon. Ones that do include: ** [[StargateSG1 Stargate Command]] and the [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis Expedition]]. ** ''BattleLosAngeles'', starring [[SemperFi The USMC]] and Aaron Eckhart. * When Chow Yun-Fat uses a gun ([[GunsAkimbo or two]]) in a JohnWoo movie, chances are it will be this gun. Examples include Mark Gor from ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', Ah Jong from ''TheKiller'', and Tequila Yuen from ''HardBoiled'' (these are actually Taurus weapons) and ''{{Stranglehold}}''. John Woo's omnipresent use of the 92 in the DualWielding role may have been responsible for [[MemeticMutation other works doing the same]], such as: ** The player, in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. ** Neo, in ''Film/TheMatrix'' (his first pair of ThrowAwayGuns in the lobby shootout). * MaxPayne also favors these as his pistol of choice. He's quite fond of wielding [[GunsAkimbo two at a time]]. * John [=McClane=] in ''Film/DieHard''. He upgrades to the [=SigSauer P229=] in the fourth movie, though. * Available in the ''JaggedAlliance'' series. It's the second best handgun in the first game, and a good benchmark handgun in the second. * Martin Riggs used one in the ''LethalWeapon'' series, upgraded with a laser pointer in the fourth film. Its depiction in that film is credited for further popularizing the firearm. ** In the final movie of the series, JetLi's character disassembles Riggs' Beretta...[[DontTryThisAtHome while Riggs is holding it and trying to shoot him.]] * Kane used one of these to kill Seth in the original ''CommandAndConquer'' * Used by Tony Montana in ''{{Scarface}}''. * The Beretta is the [[ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] team's sidearm of choice. The Samurai Edge, developed by a local gunsmith and used by Rebecca, Jill, and in the Director's Cut, is a heavily modified 92F. * Preston in ''{{Equilibrium}}'' uses two Beretta [=92FS=] pistols modified with drop-in auto sears and lengthened barrels and frames. The non-firing props also had a frame-mounted M16-style fire selector. Contrary to popular belief, he did not use [=93Rs=]; the movie guns had slide-mounted safeties, while the 93R safety is frame-mounted. Similar converted 92s were used in ''{{Underworld}}'' and ''JudgeDredd''. * ''Hunter'' (TV series). In seasons 5 through 7, Rick Hunter used a Beretta 92F/FS. ** Wait, [[{{Macross}} did you say Rick Hunter?]] * Both the Beretta and Taurus varieties are used in ''TheCrow''. Notably, the bad guys and Eric carry Tauruses, and the cops carry Berettas. * Used by Conrad Marburg in ''AlphaProtocol''. You can get his pistol too, but it's GuideDangIt hard. * Reinhard in ''{{Blade}} II'' carries one with a huge choppa and some smaller bits bolted on. * Used by Homura Akemi in ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' to [[spoiler:fill Kyubey full of holes]]. * The 92FS version shows up in ''7.62 High Calibre''. It's a decent, all-around handgun. * In the ''ResidentEvil'' series, this is one of the most common weapons of protagonist Chris Redfield. It's also the basis for the "Samurai Edge" custom pistols used by S.T.A.R.S. in the first game and its remake. * The Thompson Sisters' weapon forms in SoulEater are a pair of 92FS Inox pistols. '''Colt M1911'''\\ A century-old weapon, the M1911 is a single-action semi-automatic chambered in .45 ACP; it is iconic in gun culture and widely seen as one of the best handguns ever designed. Invented by legendary firearms designer John Browning and first manufactured by Colt, it has since been [[FollowTheLeader copied]] by nearly every gun manufacturer worth its salt. It was the United States Army service pistol from WorldWarI until TheEighties, when it was replaced by the M9. Some special operations units still use M1911s, and it is a common starting point for custom pistols. Dozens of variants exist. * This weapon is shown in most WWII movies and videogames, since it was the standard-issue US sidearm at the time. As a historical footnote, M1911s manufactured under license in Norway from 1916 onwards continued to be produced for the German occupation forces during WWII, being designated ''Pistole 657(n)''. In other words, even the {{Nazi}}s used this to a certain extent. * In ''Letters from Iwo Jima'', the Japanese general commanding the defense of the island carries a chromed M1911, leading his soldiers to believe that he took it from a dead American. Turns out he received it as a going-away gift from a group of American officers before the war began. * In the 2004 remake of the comic book ''ThePunisher'', Frank Castle is seen dual wielding Colt Customs made by his father. ** This is something of a trademark weapon for Frank in the comic book series as well. * ''AbleTeam'' series by Dick Stivers. Not having faith in 9mm, Carl Lyons used a Colt M1911 extensively customised to give it the same qualities as the Beretta 93Rs wielded by his partners. * ''TheShadow'' wielded a [[GunsAkimbo pair of these]]. * EVA gives a customized M1911 to Big Boss (then Naked Snake) at the outset of ''MetalGearSolid3''. He then ''falls in love with it'' (if you contact Sigint, he talks about fifteen different modifications made to the weapon), as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNIGDIn7Gag here]] (partially; this is a joke version because the proper scene doesn't seem to be on YouTube). The custom 1911 was actually modeled from an airsoft gun. ** Old Snake uses an updated M1911 copy, the Springfield Operator, in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. The [=PMCs=] in the game also use an M1911 clone, the Sig Sauer GSR. It is also possible to enter a code and receive the original [=MGS3 M1911=]. * Nadie in ''ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' * ''Literature/{{Honor Harrington}}'' in the Honorverse series of books by David Weber uses a 1911 variant. The books take place 2,000 years in the future, and the standard firearms are pocket-sized rapid-fire mass drivers (called Pulsers) that can turn unarmored targets into hamburger meat [[hottip:*: Against [[PoweredArmor armored opponents]], it mostly only [[FiveRoundsRapid gets their attention]]]]. She was introduced to the old-fashioned weapon by her uncle, who was an active member of the Society of Creative Anachronisms. The weapon, and her familiarity with it, has come in [[ChekhovsGun very handy]] from time to time, though she normally uses modern weaponry, including a Pulser concealed in [[spoiler: her prosthetic arm.]] * ''DevilMayCry's'' Ebony and Ivory, and their earlier equivalents Luce and Ombra, are custom 1911s; the main alterations being wooden grips and enormous ported compensators. * An anachronistic nickel-plated [=M1911A1=] is used by Cal toward the end of ''{{Titanic}}''. While the basic 1911 existed at the time, the civilian version had only been available for about a month and the A1 didn't exist until 1926. * Preferred 'rod' of private eye MikeHammer, a WW2 veteran. Stacy Keach used one in the 1980s TV series (unlike some other screen adaptations of Mickey Spillane's character) which he called "[[ICallItVera Betsy]]". * Castor Troy's guns of choice in ''{{FaceOff}}'' - gold-plated, fitted with custom grips and carried in a special double holster. As it's a JohnWoo movie, he uses them GunsAkimbo. * One of the most persistent weapon in ''BattlefieldSeries'', present in almost every games except for ''Battlefield 2'' and ''Battlefield 2142''. * [[{{Hitman}} Agent 47's]] handguns of choice are a pair of customizable 1911 clone AMT Hardballers, which he calls Silverballers. * In ''{{Terminator}}'', the titular character uses an AMT Hardballer with 7" slide and laser sight. * [[PulpFiction Vincent and Jules]] both carry 1911s. Jules carries a Star 9mm, and Vincent carries an Auto-Ordinance in the original .45 ACP. * The pistols in ''Left4Dead'' are fictional copies of the M1911, fitted with flashlights. * Used in just about every ''CallOfDuty'' title. * [[{{Kampfer}} Akane Mishima]] is an M1911 wielder, although hers has some [[MoreDakka odd]] [[BottomlessMagazines variations]] to it. * Baby Doll (EmilyBrowning) wields a 1911 and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] throughout the [[ImagineSpot stylized action sequences]] of ''SuckerPunch''. * ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'', there is one named 'Sally' on the case and advertisement poster. The actual 'Sally' pistol appears in [[NaziZombies Zombies mode]], where it can be upgraded to [[AbnormalAmmo launch grenades]] alongside a second 1911 named 'Mustang' * A [[GunsAkimbo pair]] of these are [[TombRaider Lara's]] weapon of choice in the TombRaider games up until Angel of Darkness. * Roberta of ''{{Black Lagoon}}'' primarily uses a pair of South American-made Sistema Colt Modelo 1927 pistols. The Special Forces unit in the OVA can also be seen using the M1911 as a side-arm; their leader, Major Caxton, appears to have a pearl grip on his. * ''{{Magicka}}'''s [=PvP=] update added the [[ReservoirDogs Reservoir Wizard]] character, armed with an [=M1911A1=] with [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]]. * One of the ''worst'' weapons available in ''7.62 High Calibre'': available from the start of the game, and best disposed of quickly. * Appears in FalloutNewVegas DLC Honest Hearts due to the presence of Mormons (John Browning's faith). They're referred to as the .45 Autos in-game. In addition, [[BadassPreacher Joshua]] [[ImplacableMan Graham]] carries an AceCustom known as "A Light Shining In Darkness" that the player gains at the end of the campaign. '''Browning Hi-Power'''\\ A 9mm pistol originally designed by John Browning for Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale, and finished after his death by FN designer Dieudonne Saive, this pistol was first released in 1935, and due to Saive's invention of the double-stack magazine, carried an unprecedented 13 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Coloquially known as the BHP, P-35, BAP (Browning Automatic Pistol), and the "King of Nines", this single action design can be seen as a successor to the 1911, to which it is very similar in design. Used by both sides in WWII, most NATO nations during [[ColdWar the cold war]], and still used by the British Army and some Commonwealth countries, and is one of the most common firearms outside of the United States (where the 1911 is still king). Due to a magazine disconnect attached to the trigger bar, the trigger pull is often very tough for a single action pistol; many users often say "screw the warranty" and disconnect it. * Indiana Jones uses one in a bar shootout in ''RaidersOfTheLostArk.'' * In ''CasinoRoyale'', JamesBond grabs one from a Madagascar diplomat during the LeParkour chase scene. * The main characters of ''TheUsualSuspects''. In the audio commentary, the filmmakers point out how another type of gun turns into a Browning Hi-Power in between cuts. * Axel Foley in ''BeverlyHillsCop''. * Batou in ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' carries a fictional .45 ACP version. * [[ResidentEvil Claire Redfield's]] starting weapon, after the RPD apparently upgraded to the more advanced [=VP70=]. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. Wielded by TheBrigadier. * No mention of Anita Blake? It's her favorite weapon, after all... * In ''Burning Water'' by Mercedes Lackey, Mark Valdez equips Diana Tregarde with a Browning 9mm. * Common weapon in ''FalloutNewVegas'' simply called 9mm Pistol. * ''7.62 High Calibre'' has these, though they're fairly rare, and usually outclassed by the time they show up. '''Glock pistol'''\\ A semi-automatic polymer handgun designed by Gaston Glock, known as the "plastic" or "Tupperware" gun. Though the concept of a polymer framed handgun dated back to 1970 with Heckler & Koch's rather futuristic [=VP70=] machine pistol, the Glock series were the first to truly popularise the idea. The first Glock arrived on the scene in 1982 as a full size 9mm service pistol, and has since gotten variants for almost all "service pistol" automatic calibers, in full-size, compact, and subcompact versions. The Glock has become a standard service sidearm for many government agencies (the FBI, DEA, many police departments around the world, and the Austrian military) due to its ruggedness, competitive price, simple manual of arms, and built-in safety features, though a [[{{Hatedom}} subset of shooters]] enjoy recounting tales of Glocks exploding or otherwise malfunctioning. Aggressive marketing by Glock [=GmbH=] didn't hurt either; most police departments simply traded in their revolvers or older automatics for Glocks on a one-for-one basis. Perhaps the most common complaint is that dismantling the pistol requires the user to pull the trigger to release the firing pin, which has caused no shortage of accidents. Contrary to [[UrbanLegend scaremongering]], the gun is not "plastic" in any sense; a Glock is 80% metal by weight and [[DontTryThisAtHome shows up quite nicely on an airport metal detector]]. The selective-fire Glock 18 machine pistol variant is capable of firing at 1,100-1,200 RPM in fullauto mode. In recent years, a slew of imitators have arrived on the market offering similar black polymer striker-fired pistols; the Springfield XD and Smith and Wesson M&P are among the most popular. * As a rule, this is the gun you'll see in the hands of a modern FBI agent or member of the NYPD (IE: something like 80% of modern mysteries shows). TruthInTelevision of course, as noted above. ** In movies and television, the pistol will almost always be the Glock 17 (9mm), even if the agency in question uses a Glock 21 (.45) or 22 (.40 S&W). Larger calibers are more difficult to adapt to blank fire. * ''CowboyBebop'' - Faye Valentine carries a Glock 30 (.45 ACP, a subcompact version of the full-sized Glock 21) as her WeaponOfChoice. * Eda of ''BlackLagoon'' uses a Glock 17L (basically a longslide version of the 17) as her WeaponOfChoice. * Duke Nukem owns what appears to be a silver modified Glock in Duke Nukem 3D. * ''Die Hard 2'' talks about a non-existent "Glock 7" model, supposedly designed to get through airport scanners. This may not be the origin of the myth about "plastic handguns," but it certainly helped propagate it. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmRN00KbCr8 Lee Paige]], [[MemeticMutation the only one in the room]] [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace professional enough to handle the Glock forty.]] * A Glock 18 is used by Morpheus during the freeway chase in ''TheMatrix Reloaded''.[[hottip:*:This is one of the few occasions where the prop is an actual 18 rather than a modified 17, as evidenced by the [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:MatrixReloadedGlock18C-4.jpg selector switch and trades on the slide.]]]] * This is the standard sidearm in the first ''HalfLife'' game and the expansion packs Opposing Force and Blue Shift. However it was replaced with the Beretta [=92F=] with the High Definition pack that came with Blue Shift. * In ''StrangeDays'', Lenny Nero has one left over from his cop days stashed underneath his bed. When he suddenly has to fish it out to face a home intruder, he neglects to realize that he forgot the clip and has to creep back and find it. * Available in ''Jagged Alliance 2'', where the Glock 17 is comparable to the Beretta 92F, and the Glock 18 is comparable to the Beretta 93R. * The Glock pistol was immortalized by {{gangsta rap}}pers in TheNineties, to the point where "Glock" is still a common euphemism for "handgun", and radio stations go out of their way to bleep out the word "Glock." * In ''USMarshals'', TommyLeeJones tells RobertDowneyJr. to "Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol." It becomes a major plot point later in the movie. * The Joker's weapon of choice in ''TheDarkKnight''. He wields a Glock 18 (in reality, a Glock 17 modified for automatic fire, due likely to the rarity of the Glock 18 itself). * ''{{Series/The Fixer}}''. John Mercer's carry gun (he uses different weapons for his hits). * Standard issue sidearm for ZAFT officers and pilots in GundamSeed. * Wielded [[GunsAkimbo together]] with a SIG P226 by the characters in Left4Dead 2. * The Rittergruppen pistol in ''AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after Glock. * Diana Tregarde wields one in the short story "Satanic, Versus." * ''Modern Warfare 2'' has a Glock 17 modified to fire full-auto as a common sidearm for Task Force 141. * The starting pistol for the Terrorist team in ''Counter-Strike'', in which it can fire in both semi-auto and burst-fire modes. * [[Series/LoveHate "The Glock 17: Weapon of choice for the NYPD, the US Air Force and bad fuckers the world over."]] * ''SyphonFilter'' has {{AKA47}}'s of the Glock 17 and 18; the former is generically described as a 9mm Pistol, the latter is renamed/abbreviated G18. '''[=CZ75=]'''\\ A 9mm pistol created by the Czech state arms factory (later privatized as Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod), the [=CZ75=] was one of the more highly praised of the "Wonder Nines;" even famed M1911 advocate Colonel Jeff Cooper grudgingly admitted that if you absolutely ''had'' to have a 9mm, it might as well be this one, and based his Bren Ten design on the weapon. Praised for its appearance (vaguely reminiscent of the M1911 and particularly its 9mm cousin, the Browning Hi-Power), grip, and accuracy, and noted for being subject to a [[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_167_28/ai_110457315/ truly ridiculous string of abuse]] during trials. Unlike most semiautomatic pistols, the slide assembly actually rides inside of the frame, allowing the weapon both large tolerances for dirt and oil while maintaining good accuracy. In addition and unlike most 9mm pistols, the default safety is not a decocker model, allowing 1911-style "cocked and locked" carry. A number of clone manufacturers exist, aided by the fact that CZ used a secret patent (allowed in Czechoslovakia but not recognized by many other countries), and CZ itself has released new polymer and steel-framed tactical variants. Due to its high praise at a period in which East-West relations were [[ColdWar not very warm]], the original "short rail" and "pre-B" models were [[NoExportForYou at a premium price point, commanding up to a thousand dollars apiece in 1980s dollars]]. Since large-scale importation of CZ pistols began in 1993, prices have subsided to the "normal" range for imported service pistols. * Rally Vincent from ''GunsmithCats'' carries one of these; in the manga, a long speech is dedicated to praising the original model and explaining the difference between it and the later versions. * Gendo Ikari from ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (although actually finding this borders on a FreezeFrameBonus). * Sonny Crockett's carry gun from ''MiamiVice'', the Bren Ten, was a beefed-up clone firing the powerful 10mm Auto cartridge. Also a [[RareGuns Rare Gun]], as poor quality control and worse marketing caused the Bren Ten, despite being a rather good design, to be a flop. * Gates, the crazed villain from ''[[FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]''. * Spike Spiegel from ''CowboyBebop'' carries an Israeli-made clone, the IMI Jericho 941. * Rico from ''GunslingerGirl'' carries an early model. * Appears in ''CallOfDuty: Black Ops'', in spite of the game taking place several years before its introduction. Special Agent Hudson uses it as his sidearm in Kowloon, and it's carried by both allied CIA and enemy Spetsnaz units. It can be [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielded]], and the rarer full-auto variant is also available. ''' SIG P210'''\\ A single action 9mm pistol (also available in .22LR and the obsolete .30 Luger calibers) first introduced in 1947, this is, hands-down, one of the best 9mm pistols ever devised. Like the CZ-75, the slide rides inside of the frame, contributing to it's legendary, target pistol-like accuracy (production models included the paper target used to "sight-in" the gun at 50 yards, often showing a 2" or smaller group). It was replaced by the Swiss Army in 1975 with the double-action SIG P220, but is still in use by the Danish Army. The weapon is very common in shooting sports, and will often fetch close to $2000 on the open market for used models (two to five times what a modern 9mm pistol will go for). SIG has reintroduced the pistol to the market in recent years, although its heavily machined and hand-fitted nature means prices aren't likely to go down anytime soon. * Used by mobsters in ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' * A Commemerative Editon shows up in the hands of James Bond in ''QuantumOfSolace''. * Used by Michael Caine in ''GetCarter''. * Twin P210-2s are the favoured weapons of ''{{Madlax}}''. * An issue of ''ThePunisher'' in the 1980's featured Frank getting one of these from an old woman in his neighborhood. Unfortunately, it's the .30 Luger version, which means he's out of luck as far as actually shooting it. '''SIG-Sauer P226''', '''P228''' and '''P229'''\\ A 9mm pistol designed by Swiss/German gun company SIG-Sauer, based on the single-stack P220 (used by the Swiss army), the P226 was introduced in 1984 and came in second to a US military contract only to the above-mentioned Beretta 92. The P226, however, found favor with the US Navy [=SEALs=][[hottip:*:(who coincidentally, or not, were the most well-known victims of the Beretta slide seperation fault mentioned in that section)]], becoming their standard sidearm until its eventual replacement with the more compact P228. The P228 itself was eventually phased out in favor of the more modern, variable-caliber P229[[hottip:*:(9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG)]], but because of their solid construction and reliable performance, even the older models are still in use with many different military security forces and civilian police departments. Despite being a Swiss design, most of the weapons in circulation in Europe and the US are actually manufactured in the company's Germany and New Hampshire factories, due to a Swiss law which severely restricts the number of actual Swiss-manufactured handguns that can be exported yearly. * Officers Ann Lewis and Alex Murphy of ''RoboCop'' are shown using [=P226s=], though most of the other officers use Berettas or Walthers. * Agents Gibbs, [=DiNozzo=], [=McGee=], Todd and David of ''{{NCIS}}'' have [=P228s=] (later, [=P229s=]) as their agency-issued sidearms, just like their real-life counterparts. * From the FBI side of things, Agents Mulder and Scully both carry [=P228s=] in ''TheXFiles.'' (Early seasons also depicted Scully with the P239, a much smaller concealed-carry variant of the P-series, and usually seen in conjunction with a rather distinctive small-of-the-back holster.) * [[TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] uses a two-tone P228 in the first two seasons. * [[Film/DieHard Lieutenant McClane]] uses a P229 in ''Live Free Or Die Hard''. * Butler the BattleButler from ''ArtemisFowl'' wields many weapons, but has a SIG Sauer as his primary sidearm. * Marcus and Mike carry [=P228s=] in ''BadBoys''. * The basic pistol in ''Left4Dead 2'' * Michael Westen's pistol of choice in BurnNotice is a SIG Sauer P228, which he mentions explicitly at least once. * [[SurvivalOfTheFittest Kris Hartmann]]'s issued weapon is a P228. It's become associated with her to the point of forum members [[CargoShip jokingly shipping the two]]. * GiantMook Ronald Neidermann is mentioned as using an unspecified SIG-Sauer pistol in [[TheMillenniumTrilogy ''The Girl Who Played With Fire'']], and is shown using a P228 in the film of ''The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest''. * Available for use in ''Counter-Strike'', in which it is the middling pistol between the lighter USP and the heavier Desert Eagle. '''FN Five seveN'''\\ The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_seven Five-seveN]] is a handgun with an all polymer frame and slide. Like the P90, it fires the 5.7x28mm round. Although it is praised for its accuracy, durability and low recoil, it initially did not gain widespread use in either the law enforcement / military or civilian market, mainly due to the limited sources of ammunition and the stigma associated with the small PDW round. Due to its high magazine capacity (20 rounds, with 30 round aftermarket magazines available, but is sold with 10 round magazines in locations where the laws dictate bullet capacity limits), armor-piercing abilities [[hottip:*:"Armor piercing" is a legal description, not a statement of fact, and only pertains to pistol rounds containing a steel core; small, high velocity rounds like the 5.7x28mm may be able to "ice-pick" their way through a lower-grade ballistic vest regardless of composition. The steel-core [=SS190=] round is only available to military and police agencies]], supposed use by criminals and involvement in one high-profile shooting (Fort Hood), the pistol has acquired a significant {{hatedom}} from gun control advocates. * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'', even though its considered nerfed by most of the players, its accuracy makes it popular for CherryTapping via headshots. * ''RainbowSix 3:Raven Shield'' * ''SplinterCell'' as Sam Fisher's sidearm. * ''SyphonFilter:The Omega Strain'' * ''{{Canaan}}'', tactical version, Alphard's WeaponOfChoice. * Snake's standard handgun in ''MetalGear: Ghost Babel'', and purchasable in ''MetalGearSolid4''. * In ''BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'', this was the standard-issue sidearm for the Colonial military from season 2 onwards. It was slightly modified with a microgrenade launcher on the accessory rail. * Shows up in ''UFO: Aftermath'' as a findable weapon. Very effective at penetrating armor, not so much against anything else. Not to mention the very low range. * The Samael pistol in ''AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after the Five-Seven. * Leon S. Kennedy in ''ResidentEvil4'' can purchase a Five-seveN from the merchant [[AKA47 under the name Punisher.]] This also explains why the gun has the ability to penetrate through enemies. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'' as a very high-end (read: expensive) handgun. It has the largest semi-automatic clip of any handgun, high potential damage, and a very good accuracy rating. The only thing it doesn't have going for it is that the associated silencer/suppressor cannot be used on any other weapon, is rare, and very expensive when found. * It appears in ''ModernWarfare 3'', essentially taking over the role formerly filled by the Beretta M9 in previous games, and is used by practically ''every'' faction at one point or another. Its magazine capacity in-game is reduced from the proper 20 to 15, probably for balancing reasons. '''Mauser C96'''\\ The first commercially successful automatic pistol, with unauthorised copies still being made to this day. Variously nicknamed the "broomhandle," (due to the shape of the grip), "box cannon" (in China, due to the square integral magazine and fact that it could be holstered inside its own stock), and "Red 9" (the 9mm version, due to the large number nine burned into the stock and painted red). In its day, the 7.63mm version was something of a HandCannon, with the highest muzzle velocity of any commercial pistol cartridge until the introduction of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Vastly popular in the 1920's and 30's, most notably in the Russian Civil War, Spanish Civil War and {{Second Sino-Japanese War}}. It was loaded with "stripper clips" that fed through the top, though later versions, such as the [=M1932=]/[=M712=] ''Schnellfeuer'', would incorporate a 20-round detachable box magazine and were modified to fire full-auto (see GangstaStyle). Noted for its detachable wooden shoulder stock which doubled as a holster (a feature copied by many later machine pistols), its photogenic appearance caused the C96 to be used in countless Saturday afternoon serials. The original featured a flip-up tangent sight very similar to the one used on the AK series of assault rifles; in something of a display of wishful thinking (to an even greater degree than was common in rifles of that era), this was calibrate for ranges out to ''one kilometre''. * '''Cool Action''': Attaching the wooden stock. If a C96 has a wooden stock on it, or a character is shown putting it on, chances are it is going to be used for a long distance shot. Full-auto fire as well, even if the '96 involved is not a ''Schnellfeuer''. * Mel Gibson has one (among [[ExtendedDisarming many other weapons]]) in the third ''MadMax'' movie. * Used to tear-jerking effect in the final scene of ''[=~Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade~=]''. * In ''StarWars'', Han Solo's Blaster is built around one of these, as you can see in the close-up before he shoots Greedo. * Demonbane from ''Deus Machina {{Demonbane}}'' uses a SERIOUSLY upscaled C96 (while being a HumongousMecha, no less). * Elliott Gould wields one GunsAkimbo with a P-38 in the WW2 action movie ''Escape to Athena''. * EVA in ''MetalGearSolid 3'' and ''4'' has one of these as her WeaponOfChoice, apparently because HideoKojima had been wanting to use it in one of his games for years but only now had a plausible reason to. Hers is actually a Chinese copy. * An archaeologist shoots at SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with a full-auto version, in the opening scene of ''TheFifthElement''. * Murderface's "driving gun" in ''Metalocalypse''. * The Red 9 version is featured in ''ResidentEvil4'' where it is among one of the best weapons. * Ian [=McKellen=] uses it to slay the previous King and his son in the opening scene of ''RichardIII''. * Rotton the Wizard carries two ''Schnellfeuer'' Mausers in [[GunsAkimbo akimbo mode]] in ''BlackLagoon'', as part of his generally cool look. He usually gets blasted before he can use them. * Professional "freelancer" Jon Sable of Jon Sable Freelance uses a customized C96 Mauser: specifically, the Chinese Shanxi Tye 17 (firing .45ACP rounds) as a base, with the box-magazine loading mechanisim of the 'Schnellfeuer' model instead of the stripper clip-loaded internal magazine. This is his primary firearm for much of the comic. * This is one of the modern weapons available in ''RedDeadRedemption''. * J.P. Stiles in ''TallTale'' uses a pair of these, in keeping with his representing the advance of modernity upon the untamed west. * "The Captain" from ''{{Hellsing}}'' wields two of them with very, VERY long barrels. * ''ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. CareerKiller Joubert aims a [[SniperPistol scoped, silenced and stocked]] Mauser at the protagonist, but can't get a clear shot. * ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]''. [[TheDragon Crack marksman Sebastian Moran]] actually recommends one to Holmes when he catches him snooping around an arms factory; Holmes later takes his advice. * DoctorDoom often carried a Mauser for people he wanted to kill who he felt were worthy to die at his armor's weaponry. '''COP 357 Derringer'''\\ Designed as a backup weapon that could fire the same rounds as a police officer's service revolver, though its heavy weight and trigger pull turned out to be a problem. Nevertheless, the COP's four muzzles make it a distinctively menacing weapon for the silver screen. * KGB agent Natalia Tiemerovna uses a COP at one stage in ''The Survivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern. John Rourke also has one among his impressive armoury. * The BigBad tries to pull one of these out of his coat pocket at the end of ''BadBoys'' in an attempt to finish off the protagonists when their backs are turned, unfortunately for him [[spoiler:Will Smith is quicker on the draw...]] * This is the gun Leon shoots Holden with in the opening scene of ''{{Bladerunner}}'', likely inspiring its use in other sci-fi contexts such as: * ''[[TheMatrix Matrix Reloaded]]''. Persephone uses this on one of the Merovingian's mooks. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Under the fiction model name of 'Stallion', this was a civilian gun used by various criminal types (such as Tom Zarek's men), and by Romo Lampkin to threaten Lee Adama in "Sine Qua Non". * Standard carry gun of Lumiere, in the anime ''KiddyGrade''. * The COP's distinctive four-barreled design appears in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' as the basis for the Shortstop, an alternative primary weapon that can be found or created for the Scout class. Unlike the COP, it appears to fire ratshot or snakeshot, as each pull of the trigger fires a four-pellet spread. [[/folder]] [[folder:Revolvers]] '''Colt Python'''\\ One of Colt's most popular revolvers, along with the Single Action Army. Chambered for the powerful .357 Magnum round, this gun was still hand-fitted and assembled up until it was discontinued by Colt, instead of by machine, making them very expensive to produce compared to equivalent Smith & Wesson or Ruger revolvers. The Python can be distinguished by the "rib" on top of the barrel (which, unlike a ventilation rib on a shotgun barrel, [[RuleOfCool actually serves no purpose]]). In addition, the cylinder rotation (clockwise) and barrel rifling (counter-clockwise) are the opposite of every other major revolver maker; the latter is a big red flag to ballistics labs. Colt also released several other "snake" guns (King Cobra, Diamondback, Anaconda), but these were production weapons and did not enjoy the same degree of hand-fitting that the Python did. * '''Cool Action:''' the 'reload flick', a trick seen in films with all revolvers with the cylinder on a swingarm, the shooter hits the cylinder release latch and ejects the casings like one normally would but after reloading he flicks the gun to the right with his wrist, the momentum sending the cylinder swingarm back into postion, [[DontTryThisAtHome NEVER try this in real life]], it puts unnescessary stress on the cylinder swingarm and can actually bend it, putting the cylinder out of alignment with the barrel, which can and does have explosive consequences. Spinning the cylinder first [[ItGotWorse only makes it worse]], and is likely to result in you being shot a filthy look by any wheelgun fan who sees you do it. * One of the more powerful weapons in the ''HalfLife'' series, with the power equivalent to that of two shotgun blasts up close. * Quincy Archer of SurvivalOfTheFittest fell in love with this gun from playing the above game, so naturally it was assigned to his hated enemy, Warren Pace. Quincy himself got stuck with boxing gloves. * Ryo's constant companion in the ''City Hunter'' series and movies. His is supposedly "One in a thousand" (which was a special rating for Remington Rifles, also "one in 10,000", never applied to Colt Pistols). ** Don't know about the anime, but in the manga the 'One in One Thousand' was a .41 Magnum Smith & Wesson which he used to pull off an impossible shot in one particular story arc. * Barry Burton's weapon of choice in the original ''ResidentEvil''. Jill or Chris can also get one, though it's not as powerful as Barry's ([[HandWave handwaved]] by stating that Barry customized his). * ''AbleTeam''. Ex-cop Carl Lyons carries one with a [[LawOfInverseRecoil Magna-Ported]] six-inch barrel, among his many other guns. * Tommy Vercetti gets one of these in ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity''. It's the most powerful hand gun in the game, capable of killing any unarmored enemy in one shot (and armored enemies in two), but you can't move while aiming it, and it has a slow fire rate. * [[FourStarBadass General Shepherd]] uses a .44 Magnum Anaconda in ModernWarfare 2 * Buffalo Bill in ''SilenceOfTheLambs''. Killed when he [[TooDumbToLive cocks it before firing, giving away his position in the dark.]] * The 37mm revolver cannons used by the police Labors in ''{{Patlabor}}'' are scaled up versions of the Python. * [[GeneHuntInterrogationTechnique Gene]] [[OldFashionedCopper Hunt]] from ''LifeOnMars'' and ''AshesToAshes'' carries this as his sidearm. * Rick Grimes uses one in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. * ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'', usable in multiplayer, and in single player during the underground tunnel mission and during the RussianRoulette scene. * Daiskue Jigen from ''LupinTheThird'' uses a Python [[WeaponofChoice exclusively.]] * A very powerful weapon is ''7.62 High Calibre'', but hampered by slow reloading times and a slow rate of fire. '''Colt Single Action Army'''\\ The Single Action Army, also known as the Peacemaker or Equalizer, is Colt's original .45 revolver. Developed in 1873, the Single Action Army eventually became the standard amongst gun-toting citizens of TheWildWest for its reliability and high performance. As its name suggests, this gun is a single action, which meant the hammer had to be pulled back after every shot. Also, it had a "fixed" frame, with the cylinder chambers accessible only via a thumb-operated loading gate -- the weapon could only be loaded and unloaded a single round at a time. Typically in real life it would only be loaded with five rounds since the SAA had an unfortunate tendency for the hammer to drop when it was carried cocked; this is usually not shown in fictional depictions. * '''Cool Action:''' Fan firing. Since the SAA is single action, holding the trigger while manually operating the hammer with the palm of the other hand lets the user fire the weapon quickly. A [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] will often use this trick to deal with a group of goons. * Featured heavily in most Westerns, [[AnachronismStew even if they're set prior to 1873]]. Expect a cowboy to carry at least one and often two or more around with him. * Weapon of choice for Revolver Ocelot in the ''MetalGearSolid'' games. In the third game, we find out Big Boss introduced Ocelot to it, and it's available as a NewGamePlus reward. * General Patton famously owned one with [[BlingBlingBang ivory handles and silver casting]], alongside a .357 Smith & Wesson. * In the novels, JamesBond keeps a long-barreled version in his vehicle for when he needs more firepower. ** Also, [[BigBad Scaramanga]] uses a gold-plated SAA with ivory grips in the ''Man With The Golden Gun'' novel (in the movie, he has a custom single-shot pistol that breaks down into innocuous items like cigarette lighter, pen, cufflink and cigarette case). * ''BackToTheFuture III'' had a scene where a Colt dealer gave Marty a Single Action Army (using the "Peacemaker" name) and he promptly demonstrated his videogame-learned ImprobableAimingSkills. * [[ResidentEvil Claire]] can get her grubby mits on one with a Western themed outfit, and yes she does use fan firing. * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buntline_Special The Buntline Special]], wielded by famous lawman Wyatt Earp and showing up in many Westerns with Earp as a major character (''{{Tombstone}}'' comes to mind). Sadly, though, he more than likely used a Smith & Wesson top-break at the O.K. Corral. ** Most of the characters in Tombstone use Peacemakers; notably Doc Holliday [[DualWield dual wields]] one along with a .38 Colt Lightning. * It's featured in ''RedDeadRedemption'' as the Cattlemen Revolver. * In ''Burning Water'', Diana Tregarde says that her current personal gun is a Colt .45. * Roland Deschain's revolvers (and by extension, those of Cort, Cuthbert, Alain and the other gunslingers of Gilead) in Stephen King's ''TheDarkTower'' series are clearly based off the Colt. Justified; after all, Roland is TheGunslinger... '''Ruger Blackhawk'''\\ So along came the Western, and it was good. Suddenly there was a spike in demand for "cowboy" style single-action revolvers in the style of the Colt SAA. There was one ''minor'' problem; Colt wasn't making them at that point (having switched over to law enforcement and defense), and neither was anyone else. Along came Bill Ruger, maker of .22LR target pistols and all-purpose gun genius. Having tested the waters with the .22 "Single Six" model, he then offered what was essentially a modernized SAA. Simplifying the lockwork, and using modern coil springs as opposed to Colt-style flat leaf springs, the Blackhawk was strong enough to support the mighty .357 and .44 Magnum calibers, and its success caused Colt to start offering the SAA again. A lawsuit involving a negligent discharge (with a stolen gun; although the jury wasn't informed of that fact), led to the "transfer bar," making the Blackhawk the first single action revolver that could be safely loaded with all six cylinders (and ugly "billboard" labeling on all Ruger weapons from that point forward). The .44 Magnum variant was actually offered ''before'' the Smith & Wesson Model 29, and many argue that the single action "spin" grip makes a better platform for the cartridge. * Detective John Hartigan in ''SinCity'', as well as several other characters. * Mickey Rourke in ''HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'' * The ".357 Magnum Revolver" in ''FalloutNewVegas'' (the "Police Pistol" in the DLC, however, is based on the Smith Model 27). '''Smith & Wesson Model 3 "Schofield"'''\\ The Pepsi to the Colt SAA's Coke, the Schofield was one of the first "top-break" revolvers (allowing the entire cylinder to be loaded in a short amount of time, at the cost of structural integrity); rolled out in 1870 for the US Army. Due to the fact that its unique .45 cartridge (shorter than the .45 Colt) could be loaded in the Colt and not vice versa, large numbers of Schofields were pulled from military service and sold on the civilian market. Since it was faster to load and less expensive than the Colt (some things never change), it was very popular with cops and robbers alike in the Wild West. Often underrepresented in period Westerns, due to the iconic status of the Colt. * This is the weapon used to kill the title character in ''TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. * In ''{{Unforgiven}}'', Clint Eastwood borrows one from the appropriately named Schofield Kid, and uses it in the final shootout. * Owen Wilson's character in ''ShanghaiNoon''. * John Wayne's character in ''TheShootist''. * Appears in the recent ''3:10 to Yuma.'' * Virgil Earp (Sam Elliot) in ''{{Tombstone}}'' * Given to the player in ''RedDeadRedemption'' '''Smith & Wesson Model 10 "Military & Police"'''\\ A .38 Special revolver produced by Smith & Wesson, and an early example of the "swing-out" cylinder used in modern double-action revolvers. For most of the 20th Century, this weapon was practically synonymous with "police gun," replacing older .32 caliber revolvers and reigning supreme until the rise of the double-stack auto. If you see a police officer with a revolver in pretty much any media, it will be this one. Some police departments still use them today, and even the military has used them from time to time to arm sentries, as opposed to a heavier automatic. Smith & Wesson later standardized the M&P frame as the "K" frame, building blued and stainless steel .38 Special and .357 Magnum revolvers on it. * As stated above, police characters in a work set before 1985 or so will generally be using this. Some notable non-police examples are: * Michael Corleone in ''TheGodfather''. His bodyguard also uses one to commit an assassination while dressed as a cop. * The title character in ''{{Goldfinger}}''. * Hannibal Smith in ''Series/TheATeam''. * A female gang member in ''TheWarriors.'' * Murtaugh from the ''LethalWeapon'' franchise carries a .357 Magnum Model 19. '''[=LeMat=] revolver'''\\ Cap & ball revolver used by the Confederate side during the AmericanCivilWar. Its claim to RuleOfCool status comes from the fact that the nine-shot cylinder revolves around a secondary barrel which fires a 16-gauge buckshot round. Expect a scene where the [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets Gun Goes Click]], only for the user to fire the second barrel at the surprised antagonist. Modern reproductions are available from the Pietta company of Brescia, Italy. * '''Cool Action:''' As mentioned, firing the middle barrel when it appears you've run out of ammunition. * ''{{Firefly}}''. Jayne Cobb uses a handgun based on the [=LeMat=]. * Carried by the title character in ''Johnny Ringo'', a short-lived TV Western airing 1959-60. * Bruce Willis is handed one at the airport so he can assassinate the bioterrorist at the climax of ''TwelveMonkeys''. * Swede Gutzon in the QuickDraw film ''{{The Quick and the Dead}}''. * Dr. Theophilus Algernon Tanner in the the {{Deathlands}} novels, has carried two different [=LeMat=] revolvers. * ''Cold Mountain''. Carried by the male protagonist Inman. * Used by Ezra Justice in the novel ''The Justice Riders'', written by ChuckNorris. * The [=LeMat=] becomes available to the player late in ''RedDeadRedemption'', but the developers [[ComicallyMissingthePoint neglected to include the secondary buckshot feature.]] * The [=LeMat=] was the WeaponOfChoice of Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart during the AmericanCivilWar. '''Smith & Wesson Model 29'''\\ The ''DirtyHarry'' gun. The iconic speech ClintEastwood gives in that film on the benefits of heads, and the blowing clean off thereof, cemented this revolver and its .44 Magnum round as the MemeticBadass of the gun world [[hottip:*:The filmmakers lampshaded Clint's ability to control the gun in ''Magnum Force''; he fires it using weaker .44 Special rounds]] and started the action movie arms race that ended with such ridiculous {{Hand Cannon}}s as Charles Bronson's .475 Wildey Magnum in ''DeathWish 3''. Large-bore revolvers are still the first choice in the field of personal artillery (since the modern choice is typically a Smith & Wesson Model 500), one major legacy is that almost every revolver in a videogame will also be a Magnum. The Model 29 was built on the same frame as the .357 Model 27 "Registered Magnum;" this would later be standardized as the "N" frame. * One of the best guns added in ''{{Fallout 2}}'', complete with reference to above quote in the inventory description. Shows up in ''FalloutTactics'' as well. Also present in ''{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''FalloutNewVegas'' as the .44 Magnum Revolver. * ''[[JohnGrisham The Firm]]''. Private eye Eddie Lomax keeps one in a holster under the table, kneecapping one of the hitmen who come to kill him. * [[TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]] also used one, with 8-inch barrel (compared to DirtyHarry's six-incher). * In the TV series ''Hunter'' (in the later seasons) Rick Hunter used a stainless steel version with a short barrel. So did his partner Dee Dee [=McCall=] in seasons 5-6, in an elevation from the sublime to the ridiculous (Dee Dee had previously used a .32 calibre PPK). * Mike in webcomic Paradigm Shift. * Funboy, in ''TheCrow'', uses a stainless steel model 629. This is most likely the weapon (due to a combination of blanks and a squib-loaded bullet lodged in the barrel) that killed Brandon Lee. * Tackleberry, in ''PoliceAcademy'', carries a model 27 (given to him by his mother). * Added to ''KillingFloor'' with the Twisted Christmas 2011 update, including an obligatory Dirty Harry ShoutOut in one of the achievements related to it. '''Webley Revolver'''\\ The Webley top-break self-extracting revolver. Used by British, [[TheBritishEmpire British Empire]] and [[TheCommonwealth Commonwealth]] forces between 1887 and 1963 as well as civilians to this day. No, that's not a joke: in various marks, this gun was used from the Colonial wars of the Empire to manning guard posts on the BerlinWall, with only minor modifications in form. Fired the infamous .455 Webley round, one of the most powerful ever used in top-break revolvers, for when .45 S&W just would not cut it early in its reign. However, many later models used the .38/200 as, after WorldWarI, the British army decided that there [[NoKillLikeOverkill WAS indeed such a thing as overkill]] and that the .38/200 worked well, although many solders at the time felt that the weapon had been {{nerf}}ed. One of the most widely circulated and reliable revolvers of all time, and its iconic shape and long use means it will be found in pretty much any film, game or series involving British or Commonwealth troops from the [[VictorianBritain Victorian period]] onwards. * ''IndianaJones'' and several other Adventurer Archaeologists use this as the weapon of choice for shooting people. * Apparently, they are still widely in use in the far future in the {{Whoniverse}}, as they appear in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Daughter", amongst other places. ** And of course, Series/{{Torchwood}} Three's Captain Jack Harkness uses a Webley Mk VI. ** Wilfred Mott in ''The End of Time'' gives the Doctor his old service revolver to kill the Master with. ** TheBrigadier used a Webley revolver for his final ''Who'' appearance in ''Battlefield'', even though he usually carried an issue 9mm Browning High Power. The fact that he was using custom silver bullets might have had something to do with it. * ''{{Zulu}}'', [[AnachronismStew as one of many historical inaccuracies]], features the Mark VI Webley [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality because it looks a bit like the far harder to get]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumont-Adams_Revolver Beaumont-Adams Revolver]] actually used in [[TheBritishEmpire the Zulu war]]. * Also used in ''[[IKnowThatGun everything]]'' involving British or Commonwealth troops from WorldWarOne, WorldWarTwo, or [[HollywoodHistory any other time period the writer feels like!]] * ''ItHappenedHere'' (1966). The nurses in the fascist Immediate Action Organisation are taught how to use one as part of their training and indoctrination. * Seen in the trailer for the upcoming movie ''ASingleMan'', kept in a drawer. * In ''DarkSector'', a Webley Mark IV is available as the "Hammer 1895;" it's introduced as a Magnum that fires 7.62mm NATO (!). * ''TheXFiles''. Frank Black is handed one to commit ritual suicide in the ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' crossover episode. He uses it to kill zombies instead. * [[RareGuns An incredibly rare variant,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley-Fosbery_Automatic_Revolver the Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver]] is used by one of the villains in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. It stands out a mile due to the zig-zag pattern on the cylinder: recoil forces the whole top of the gun back, so a notch in the frame interacts with the zig-zag grove, turning the cylinder whilst the backwards motion cocks the hammer. The film claims the weapon is chambered for eight .45 rounds when in fact, it came only in 6 round .455 or eight round .38 variants meaning either someone DidNotDoTheResearch or it's been modified, which would not necessarily be that odd: in the twenties and thirties customized variants of this weapon were moderately popular with target shooters. * Available in ''MedalOfHonor Spearhead'' when working with the British (though why you give up your M1911 is anyone's guess). Notable for the use of the "half-moon" speed-loader. '''Taurus Judge'''\\ A double action, five-shot revolver capable of shooting either .45 Long Colt or .410 bore shotgun shells. The name actually started as a FanNickname, after several circuit judges in Miami started carrying the pistol for self-defense. Although popular, it tends to get the same negative rap as the Desert Eagle (bought by people who know nothing about guns) due to its inaccuracy (the cylinders are too long for the .45 cartridge, and the rifling inhibits shot patterning), the usual misconception that one doesn't have to "aim" anything firing shotshells, and the low performance of .410 hunting rounds in a self-defense setting. * Mark Wahlberg carries one in the film version of ''MaxPayne''. * Both Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in ''KnightAndDay''. * Jack Bauer carries one in ''24''. '''Nagant M1895'''\\ A seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire, it acquired fame and glory in the wars of the Empire and the Soviet Union afterwards. Nearly unique for a VictorianAge revolver for the vast majority were double-action (the few single-action models were converted afterwards), it used specially designed fully-enclosed cartridges, sealed itself against the barrel and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking could make good use of a sound suppressor]]. So ubiquitous that during the Russian Civil War and the 1920s, in Russian language ''nagan'' was the colloquial word for "pistol". People said it was [[AwesomeYetPractical so reliable]] that it could be dropped in the mud, bashed on concrete, rusted to the core, [[EverythingIsWorseWithBears chewed by a furious bear]] and it would still fire unscathed. It was replaced as a general issue weapon by the TT automatic pistol in the 1930's, although it was still a common weapon for paramilitary forces such as the NKVD. Some of them [[BadassGrandpa are still in use]] for security purposes in modern Russia, usually 2 to 4 times older than men who carry them. Also, due to its design the Nagant M1895 was the only revolver which could use a sound supressor effectively (anyone who knows about revolvers designs knows that due to proximity between the firing pin and the barrel, normally a revolver with a sound supressor attached still does a rather loud sound, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver more detailed information in The Other Wiki]]). * Commissars in ''EnemyAtTheGates''. * Several WWII video games, including ''CallOfDuty: Finest Hour'' and ''MedalOfHonor Allied Assault''. [[/folder]] [[folder:Machine Pistols]] '''Beretta 93R'''\\ A machine pistol variant of the Beretta 92 designed in the 1970s; it saw some use with security forces, but Beretta ceased production during the 1990s. The R stands for "Raffica," Italian for "burst." The 93R is an extensive modification; the pistol is single-action only with selective fire, able to fire in semi-auto or in 1,100 RPM 3-round bursts. It has a muzzle brake, fold-down foregrip, optional shoulder stock, and a 20-round magazine, though it could still use the standard 15-round magazines of the 92. In movies, a 93R will frequently be played by a modified 92 with a fullauto drop-in sear; the classic sign of a converted 92 is a slide-mounted decocking safety instead of the frame-mounted slide stop of the real weapon. Usually ends up being someone's WeaponOfChoice if it turns up, since it combines the popular look of a Beretta with MoreDakka. * Perhaps the most famous use is by {{Robocop}}; the modification, nicknamed the "Auto 9," includes a large side-ported compensator and oversized rear sight. The Auto 9 prop was also used in the ''CityHunter'' movie, and in ''SinCity''. The [=MagSec=] 4 weapon in ''PerfectDark'' is also a copy of the Auto 9. * The 1980's HeroesRUs group ''AbleTeam'' used a customised version with silencer, tritium dot sights and steel-core bullets for extra penetration. * The male cop in the Hong Kong LesYay action movie ''Naked Killer'' used one of these. * The BigBad played by John Travolta used one in ''Broken Arrow''. * Also used in ''{{Eraser}}''. * This weapon becomes the first weapon used in Square Enix's ''ParasiteEve 2'', where ironically it can be quite powerful if you abuse the critical hit mechanism. * ''{{Noir}}'' ("Intoccabile"). Sicilian hitman Domenic uses one against Kirika. * {{Film/Nikita}} uses one on a target range when she's being trained as an assassin. She states that she's used one before, but "never on paper." * Claire's basic handgun in ''ResidentEvil: [[ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]''. When you first get it, it's single-shot only and holds just 15 rounds. After you get an upgrade kit, it's capable of three-round burst fire and its ammo capacity is increased to 20. * A weapon in ''Jagged Alliance 2''. It's almost identical to the 92F, but capable of burst fire. * WeaponOfChoice for Melvin in ''TheBigHit''. * 'John Doe', the ex-CIA assassin who trained Pinocchio, is shown using one in ''[[GunslingerGirl Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino]]''. * The "Joker [=FP9=] Burst Pistol" in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is a crossover between Beretta 92 and 93R, fitted with a compensator, extended magazine and firing three-round bursts. * ''GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''. A female secretary uses one to assassinate Imakurusu to prevent him talking to Section 9. * ''BionicWoman'' (2007 remake). In the final episode Jaime Sommers gets shot at by a guy on a bike wielding one of these -- with [[DidNotDoTheResearch full auto sound effects]] instead of three-round burst. * Bucho the Big Bad from ''Desperado'' carries one of these until the Dark Action Girl borrows it to go hunt El Mariachi. '''Škorpion'''\\ The Škorpion is a Czechoslovakian machine pistol used by officers, security forces, and armoured vehicle personnel; not to mention [[ColdWar Eastern-bloc]] supplied terrorists. Four chamberings exist; the vz. 61 in .32 ACP, the vz. 68 in 9x19mm Parabellum, the vz. 82 in 9x18mm Makarov, and the vz. 83 in .380 ACP. The Škorpion's small size and calibre makes it generally the weakest submachine gun in any videogame it appears in, but this also makes it popular on the screen for the same reasons as the micro-Uzi -- it's a compact bundle of full-auto Dakka. * ''TheMatrix''. Neo fires a pair with barrel shrouds GunsAkimbo during the slow motion shootout in the lobby, complete with falling slow-motion ([[DidNotDoTheResearch rifle]]) cartridges. Also used by one of the Merovingian's henchmen in ''The Matrix Revolutions''. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Starbuck wields them GunsAkimbo in "Resistance". Chief Tyrol has one on New Caprica as well. * A silenced version is used by the "little friend" assassin in the spoof ''Mafia!'' * Used by a fake motorcycle cop for an attempted assassination in the Steven Seagal movie ''Exit Wounds''. * ''[[GunslingerGirl Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino]]''. Pinnochio selects two of these from his WallOfWeapons for his upcoming mission with Franca and Franco; the latter using one of them against Triela. * Carried by several of the terrorists who invade the Chinese embassy in ''Ghost in the Shell StandAloneComplex 2nd Gig.'' * ''{{NCIS}}''. A mook uses one against CIA agent Trent Kort in the opening shootout in "Dead Reckoning". * Used in the ''Bugs'' episode "Buried Treasure". * Milan Sova in ''{{xXx}}''. * Lazlo Soot in ''SmokinAces'' (with custom two-tone finish) * The terrorists in ''Executive Decision''. * Agent 86 in the recent ''GetSmart'' movie. * Members of the Joker's gang in ''TheDarkKnight''. * Risberg in ''The Black Madonna''. * Many of Arnold Gundars' (Malcolm [=McDowell=]) men in the ''ISpy'' movie. * Bodyguards in ''{{Film/Ronin}}''. * Nyssa (Leonor Varela) in ''[[{{Blade}} Blade II]]''. * Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] as agent Roger Ferris in ''Body of Lies''. * Seen in ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye 1997}}'', ''PerfectDark'', ''ResidentEvil5'' and ''Call of Duty 4: ModernWarfare'', though not really a CoolGun in any of these. It's probably most remembered by gamers as ''[=GoldenEye=]'' and ''Perfect Dark'''s Klobb (or [=KLO1313=] if you prefer). * An easy-to-miss vz. 61 appears in ''MetalGearSolid3''; useful in a later sequence because it has an attached laser sight. A vz. 83 shows up in ''MetalGearSolid4'', where it's distinctly less useful, being overshadowed by the P90. * Used alongside various Glock pistols as a standard sidearm for [=ZAFT=] personnel in GundamSEED. * In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Revelation of the Daleks'' the assassin Orcini uses one to blow up a Dalek. * In the Matthew Reilly book ''Scarecrow'' a team of Russian soldiers (and occasional bounty hunters) are named after this weapon due to their extensive use of them. * Sidearm of the Georgian officers in the first ''SplinterCell''. * Jill Valentine's signature weapons in her battlesuit from ResidentEvil5 and MarvelVsCapcom3 are a pair of these dual wielded. * Usable in ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'' * Purchasable in ''7.62 High Calibre'', and suitable as a back-up weapon. It's slightly more powerful than the comparable Mini/Micro-Uzi and MP5K, as well as accepting a suppressor, but it's less accurate. '''Ingram MAC-10 / MAC-11'''\\ Developed as a "room-broom" for house-clearing in the riot-torn 1960's, the MAC-10's small size and high rate-of-fire made it difficult to control, thus it never really took off with military and law enforcement. Such considerations did not hamper its use by criminals both on and off the silver screen; the fact that it was relatively cheap to buy made it particularly popular in low-income areas with attendant high crime rates. Like it's fellow "ghetto gun" the Intratec TEC-9, the original semiautomatic version of the MAC-10 fired from an open bolt, making it very easy to convert to automatic fire. Two main versions exist; the MAC-10 is chambered in .45 ACP while the MAC-11 is chambered in .380 ACP; the latter version having an increased rate of fire and being even ''harder'' to control. Versions of both chambered in 9mm Parabellum also exist (in the case of the MAC-11, the receiver is elongated to accommodate the larger round). A movie MAC will often be fitted with the distinctive suppressor; in both models, this is longer than the weapon itself. * '''Cool Calibers:''' Though most popularly known for being chambered in the powerful .45 ACP round, the 9mm version of the MAC-10 is actually more common, both on film and in real life. Why? The recoil is lower as is the rate of fire (only slightly, but still noticeable), the magazine is shorter (making it easier to conceal, carry and maneuver), the ammo is cheaper and weighs less, and it is easier for movie armorers to adapt 9mm weapons to blank-fire than heavier chamberings like the .45. * JohnWayne in the 1974 cop show ''[=McQ=]'' popularised this weapon. * ChuckNorris in the NewOldWest movie ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''. * ''{{V}}''. Mercenary Ham Tyler brandished a MAC-10 against alien invaders. Becomes the standard weapon of LaResistance in the TV series. * ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. Jaws is seen firing one with a barrel-extension rather than the standard silencer, as he chases JamesBond in a speedboat. * ''TrueLies''. A MAC-10 is dropped by Helen Tasker and rolls down a flight of stairs, firing randomly as it does, and [[spoiler:actually kills her assailants while missing her completely]]. * Dux's mooks in ''{{Noir}}'' which has crudely taped torchlight on them which sorts of defeats their (stealth) purpose, and later Christian Gare. * Snake Plissken uses a MAC-10 with a suppressor (that, surprisingly realistically, stopped working well towards the end of the film, since it was likely a wipe/wet system instead of one with a baffle system) throughout the movie ''{{Escape From New York}}''. * Various drug soldiers in ''{{Scarface}}''. * Wielded by the HeroesRUs unit led by Ken Wahl in ''The Soldier'' (1982). * Used for the assassination in the opening scene of ''{{Commando}}'' (1985). * ''PulpFiction''. Vincent leaves one of these with a suppressor on the kitchen counter at Butch's apartment when he goes to the toilet. [[TooDumbToLive It's the last mistake he ever makes.]] * Used by [[JohnnyDepp Agent Sands]] during his CMOA in ''OnceUponATimeInMexico'', the scene was extra awesome due to the fact that Sands was blind, and unlike the above examples, he had the MAC-10 set to single shot rather than full auto. * The MAC-10 is usable in ''FarCry 2'' as the lower-tier secondary slot SMG. * The MAC is pretty popular in gangsta rap lyrics due to its image as a gangland weapon. * The main character of ''ShikabaneHime'' [[GunsAkimbo dual]] [[MoreDakka wields]] MAC-11s. * In ''The Abyss'', a MAC-10 is used by one of the Navy SEALS. * Available in the second chapter of ''MetalGearSolid4'', along with its massive silencer. * In Resident Evil 2, either character can use a MAC-11, with a barrel extender that they fire from the hip. * In ''[[GrandTheftAuto Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', Tommy can use a MAC-10. * A MAC-10 is available in ''[[Left4Dead Left 4 Dead 2]]'', with flashlight zip-tied to the silencer. * MAC-10s appear in ''[[KaneAndLynch Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days]]'', used frequently by criminals. DLC makes a suppressed version available in Fragile Alliance, the game's multiplayer mode. * Alex Mason carries a MAC-11 with an attached red dot sight in the final mission of ''CallOfDuty: [[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', and the weapon is also available in multiplayer. * Used in ''NightOfTheComet'': the protagonists test them out and comment on its user-friendliness ("The MAC-10 submachine gun was practically made for housewives!"); its tendency to jam then bites them. -->"That's the problem with these things. Daddy would have gotten us Uzis." * Minor {{Batman}} villain [[EnfanteTerrible The General]] uses a MAC-10 (stolen from a National Guard armory) to slaughter two guards and the leader of the gang he'd joined, making him the new leader of said gang. [[CompleteMonster these are neither his first nor his last murders.]] * Used in ''Counter-Strike'' as the cheapest SMG available for the Terrorist team. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', but generally not worth it: lack of balance means spraying will be inaccurate, and the gun suffers from an inherent lack of accuracy as well. * Used by the assassins in ''ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. '''Intratec [[IHaveManyNames TEC-9/DC-9/AB-10]]'''\\ Probably among the most infamous guns in America, the TEC-9 was originally developed by the Swedish company Interdynamic AB in a quest to build a simple and inexpensive submachine gun. Since Sweden, a wealthy, industrialized country where law enforcement carries much fancier weapons, is a poor market for a cheap SMG, they established an American subsidiary called Intratec to sell semi-auto versions of the gun in the lucrative American civilian market. Gun enthusiasts paid it little attention, as it was inaccurate, unreliable and too big to be carried comfortably. However, the gun had several things going in its favor, namely its low price, its [[MoreDakka 32-round magazine capacity]], its menacing appearance (it was originally designed as a submachine gun, after all) and, most importantly, its open-bolt design, which made it easy to convert back to full-auto with only a few modifications. All of these factors made it very popular among criminals and spree killers in TheEighties and TheNineties, earning it a reputation as ''the'' "[[GoodGunsBadGuns gangsta gun]]" -- something that was eventually noticed by the ATF. Intratec was forced to redesign the gun twice to comply with gun control laws; the first redesign, the DC-9, made it so that it couldn't be converted to full-auto, and the second, the AB-10, was done to comply with the Assault Weapons Ban. * You can use a full-auto TEC-9 in ''GrandTheftAuto: [[GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' and ''[[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]''. * One of the submachine guns that you use in ''TheDarkness'' is pretty clearly a TEC-9, although none of the guns are ever named. * Name-dropped in a long, ''long'' list of GangstaRap songs, which helped contribute to its reputation. * In one scene in ''LastActionHero'', a few bad guys armed with these are in the house and Slater entered from the ceiling and used their own guns to kill them. * The ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Mushrooms" features a TEC-9 as the murder weapon. * In the climax of the heist film ''Film/TheTown'', James "Jem" Coughlin uses a TEC-9 with two magazines jungle-taped together in a running shootout with FBI agent Adam Frawley and several Boston police officers. [[/folder]] [[folder:Submachine Guns]] '''Heckler & Koch [=MP5=]'''\\ Essentially a miniturised G3 (the mechanisms are identical), the [=MP5=] was a popular weapon amongst police and counter-terrorism forces pretty much the world over from [[TheSixties the '60s]] to [[TheNineties the '90s]] and remains one of the most iconic weapons of its type; in particular, the [=MP5's=] media badassery was established when the British SAS used them to break the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980. Like the USP, a large number of variants have been produced; of these, the most distinctive are the K ("Kurz," short) model, a shortened version designed to be easily stowed or concealed [[hottip:* :The picture up there is of an [=MP5K=] with fancy engravings.]], and the SD ("Schalldämpfer," meaning "sound dampened") with an integral silencer. Has (along with other submachine guns) faded in visibility due to the rise of compact rifle-caliber carbines, though they remain popular among SWAT and counter-terrorism units, as for those purposes the less-penetrating pistol rounds have some distinct advantages. Movie [=MP5s=] may instead be played by modified 5.56mm [=HK33=] or [=HK53=] carbines, or by the civilian semi-auto variant, the [=HK94=]. * '''Cool Action:''' The "HK Slap," where the cocking handle is struck forward to chamber a round. Many movies add a huge ka-chack sound effect and turn it into a full-on Karate chop. The slap can actually be performed on most G3 derivatives, but is far more commonly associated with the [=MP5=]. Unlike most of the "Cool Action"'s on this list of guns, the "HK Slap" is actually a [[AwesomeYetPractical legitimate]] and even [[http://hkpro.com/forum/showthread.php?74403-HK-Slap&s=966cf479972cf381e50dd1eb219b6e06 recommended]] way to charge the weapon. * Often used by ''Series/TheUnit''. * Hans Gruber's men use them in ''Film/DieHard''. ** "Now I have a machine gun." *** "Ho ho ho." * The default loadout for Team Rainbow in the early ''RainbowSix'' games is one of the suppressed models. Being based on the SAS who made the firearm famous, they have cut-down versions, larger calibre versions, ones with custom sights, etc. * The main weapon of [[{{Stargate SG-1}} SG-1]] before the P90 was introduced a few seasons in. * ''MetalGearSolid'', but only in the easiest difficulty mode of the [[NoExportForYou Japanese]] UpdatedRerelease. Otherwise it's the FAMAS. ** In ''[=MGS4=]'', Snake can get an [=MP5SD=]. * The mercenaries on the freighter in season 4 of ''{{Lost}}''. * A well-armed soccer mum blazes away at the protagonists in ''{{Film/Cthulhu}}''. * Usable with a scope fitted in ''MaxPayne 2''. * ''SoldierOfFortune 2: Gold'' has an [=MP5=] available. * Usable with an optional silencer in ''Black''. * ''{{Afraid of Monsters}}: [[{{Directors Cut}} DC]]'' Had the MP5K as an alternate to the shotgun or Uzi. Being a survival horror game, [[AwesomeButImpractical there was little ammo for it]]. David uses the slap when reloading * Tends to be the most powerful submachine gun in the ''GrandTheftAuto'' games. Multiple variations are used in the games, and ''GrandTheftAutoIV'' uses the Special Weapons [=MP10=] clone. * The SMG in ''RedFaction'' is an [=MP5K=] with the front grip removed, redesigned as an over / under weapon with twin magazines; the cocking handle tube is a second barrel and the barrel has a second cocking handle. * The {{mook}} weapons in ''MoonWalker'' are modded [=HK94=] carbines with ''Aliens''-style ammo counters. * The OCA PDW from ''AllPointsBulletin'' is a weird hybrid of a full-length [=MP5=] and [=MP5K=]. * The Rittergruppen [=SMGs=] in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after [=MP5K=]. * Both ''ModernWarfare'' games had the [=MP5=], though each exclusively had different versions of it: the first Modern Warfare had the [=MP5A3=], whereas the second game had the [=MP5K=]. ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' has the ultra-rare prototype version of the latter, with a distinctive wooden foregrip that was deleted from the production model. * Tequila and various mooks in ''{{Stranglehold}}'' use [=MP5K=]s GunsAkimbo style. * ''LethalWeapon'' 2's South African mooks carry these. * In ''Counter-Strike'', this is a popular choice due to its reliability. * ''7.62 High Calibre'' features several variants. The MP5K cannot be modified in anyway, while the MP5PDW (a K variant) features a non-removable stock and can accept a suppressor. The MP5A3 can accept a suppressor, while the MP5SD2 features an integral suppressor. * ''RawDeal'' (1986). ArnoldSchwarzenegger takes on TheMafia with a H&K 94 carbine (a civilian-market MP5 with extended barrel and foregrip) modified for full auto. '''Uzi'''\\ A family of 9mm submachine guns, the first Uzi was designed in the late 1940s by Uziel Gal and named after him, and first adopted by Israeli special forces in 1954. It is commonly depicted as a favorite among WesternTerrorists and [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenaries]]. The original Uzi is quite large at 18.5 inches long with the stock collapsed, and progressively smaller versions were later produced, these being the Mini Uzi and the Micro Uzi; the latter is often regarded as a machine pistol rather than a true SMG, and has a semi-auto only variant, the Uzi Pistol. A carbine version of the original Uzi with a 16 inch barrel also exists. * An iconic villain who used this was the ''{{Terminator}}'' in the first film. ** It also shows up as the least powerful of the bullet weapons in ''Terminator: Future Shock''. * Mad Dog of ''HardBoiled'' used a Mini Uzi during the warehouse firefight, as did several other villains, including Johnny Wong himself in his [[MoralEventHorizon most despicable act]]. * One is sold to a gang in ''CityOfGod.'' The seller points out the Star of David on the stock to prove its authenticity, saying, "See? It's Jewish." * ChuckNorris uses [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Micro-Uzis against terrorists and DirtyCommunists in ''Invasion USA''. ** Likewise Trinity uses two Micro-Uzis against an Agent as she's falling from a building in ''[[TheMatrix The Matrix Reloaded]]''. They're the last ThrowAwayGuns Neo uses (also GunsAkimbo) in ''TheMatrix'' lobby shootout. ** Also Tom Cruise playing Austin Powers in the opening scene of ''{{Goldmember}}''. * The final gun that Lara gets in the first ''TombRaider''. * Usable in the {{Half-Life}} mod ''Sven Coop'', also available [[GunsAkimbo two at a time]]. Players who donate to the mod team are able to use [[BlingBlingBang golden ones]] [[BribingYourWayToVictory that deal considerably higher damage]]. * A full-size Uzi is usable in ''FarCry 2'' as the higher-tier secondary slot SMG. The Micro Uzi appears on magazine covers. * A favored weapon of [[{{Ninja}} Snake-Eyes]] from the GIJoe comics. * The laser gun props from ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' were based on a plastic toy Uzi. * ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye 1997}}'' features an Uzi-sized Micro-Uzi as the "ZMG 9mm." * The submachine gun in both ''Left4Dead'' games. * The Samael [=SMGs=] in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after Uzi. * The [=N-FA9=] SMG in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is clearly modeled after the Micro Uzi. * The Micro Uzi shows up in ''GrandTheftAuto: San Andreas''; CJ can duel wield them when he maxes out his skill level with them. * Beatrice uses the Micro Uzi in ''GunslingerGirl''. * Made famous by the US Secret service. During the attack on President Reagan several USSS officers produced Uzis from concealment rigs under their suit jackets. * The Uzi, Mini-Uzi and Micro-Uzi are all available in ''7.62 High Calibre'' fairly early, making them suitable as "stop-gap" weapons between handguns and rifles. '''Heckler & Koch UMP'''\\ Basically a scaled down G36 assault rifle mechanism in a polymer shell, the UMP was intended as the successor to the [=MP5=] submachine gun, but lack of demand for [=SMGs=] from traditional customers, along with a tendency to break, means it is not nearly as widely distributed as its predecessor. Civilian version known as the USC, features extended barrel and semi-auto only operation. * ''[[RainbowSix Rainbow]]'' starts packing this weapon from ''Rogue Spear'' onwards. * Available in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' starting beta 7 onwards. * Seen several times in the latest JamesBond movies. Daniel Craig is carrying the 9mm version in the advertisement poster for ''QuantumOfSolace'', the same one he was carrying at the end of ''CasinoRoyale'' while delivering BondJamesBond. The two mooks which chased him shortly before that are carrying the .45 ones. * Arnold is seen with one in ''[[{{Terminator}} Terminator 3]]''. * A .45 version is used by one of [[EvilAlbino the twins]] during the freeway chase in ''MatrixReloaded''. * ''DeadSet''. A police officer is armed with one, which is later picked up by one of the characters. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Samuel Anders wields one on Caprica. * Some mooks in ''[[XXx xXx]]''. * In ''ModernWarfare'' 2, the UMP replaces the [=MP5=] as the game's basic submachine gun. * The last unlock for the engineer class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company 2]]''; comes with a handy silencer. * You can find one in ''7.62 High Calibre'', along with the associated suppressor. It tends to be better in damage than other sub-machine guns, but slightly less accurate (though it can accept a red-dot sight, which most other submachine guns cannot). * In ''{{FEAR}} 3'', the Briggs SMG is clearly modelled after the UMP, with a mounted red dot sight. '''Heckler & Koch [=MP7=]'''\\ A compact submachine gun marketed as a competitor to the P90, the [=MP7=] is another weapon based on a scaled-down G36 action, this time firing a proprietary 4.6mm round designed to penetrate body armor at close range. Its small size makes it relatively easy to carry, and it can even be holstered (a rarity for submachine guns). The [=MP7=] is in use with the German military and police, and several other countries have begun to replace police stocks of [=MP5=] [=SMGs=] with the [=MP7=]. There is some criticism about the low terminal effectiveness and stopping power of the 4.6mm round, however. * Used by the Combine soldiers of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', fitted with a tiny underbarrel grenade launcher. Interestingly, it ''is'' actually possible to attach a grenade launcher to the [=MP7=]; it would, however, protrude beyond the end of the weapon's barrel. * ''RainbowSix'' started stocking this weapon in the third game's expansion pack Athena Sword. * Snake of the ''MetalGearSolid'' series also uses this in the fourth game. * Used by the titular team in one episode of ''StargateSG1'', during an undercover operation on Earth. * ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Tallahassee is overjoyed to find one of these in the back seat of a redneck's Hummer, and later uses it to good effect against zombies while on a merry-go-round. * The BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in ''Film/DieHard 4'' carries one. * The Hamilton [=SMGs=] in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after the [=MP7=]. '''FN [=P90=]'''\\ The Fabrique Nationale P90 is a submachine gun chambered for the 5.7x28mm round. The round was designed by FN and is currently used only by the P90 and the Five-seveN pistol, also made by FN. One of the P90's most innovative features is the 50-round magazine that lies flat along the top of the receiver, the rounds double-stacked sideways. The feed end of the magazine has a mechanism that rotates each round and drops it into the chamber pointing in the right direction, ejecting spent casings downwards through a chute behind the grip. Was once fairly rare in real life, yet many works, especially those set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, featured it, partly due to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FN-P90.JPG its futuristic appearance]] -- a case of TruthInTelevision as it were, since the gun was later adopted by many police and armed forces all over the world. * Videogames love it, but particularly in older games the designers may have some rather odd ideas about how the P90 actually works; game P90s often eject in the wrong direction, and a fairly common mistake is showing the carrying handle as hinged at the front, popping up so the magazine can be inserted into it and then swung back down. * Occasionally appears in futuristic settings in ''Series/DoctorWho'', usually with extra bits attached to make it look more interesting. In "The Time of the Angels" / "Flesh and Stone", they're beige, have longer stocks, and the front rail is replaced with a flashlight, making them one of the more authentic-looking of the recent sci-fi guns. * There's quite a few in the James Bond game ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye 1997}}'', known as the RC-P90. It's one of the fastest-firing submachine guns in the game and has the highest magazine capacity, at eighty rounds. And it can shoot through doors. And on the Train level, you can [[GunsAkimbo dual wield them]] for insane amounts of [[MoreDakka dakka]]. * It's semi-standard issue for {{Mook}}s under the usual {{AKA 47}} moniker in the Bond game ''Nightfire''. * Valentin Zukovsky and his goons carry these in ''TheWorldIsNotEnough''. * An upgraded RC-P90 appears in ''PerfectDark'', here called the RC-120, which can also generate a cloaking field. * A few enemy troops use this weapon in ''CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'', and it's available in multiplayer (some call it the "easy button"). It appears again in ''ModernWarfare2''. * After it was introduced a couple seasons in, the P90 became the standard-issue weapon for SG Teams in ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'' for much of the remainder of the series (everyone in ''StargateAtlantis'' used it too). In-universe, the USAF commissioned Fabrique Nationale to design and manufacture the gun specifically for alien fighting. * The P90 is the standard issue weapon amongst the Arsenal Tengu troopers in ''MetalGear Solid 2'', though it also sees some use by Solidus. The P90 is also the weapon of choice for the Haven Troopers in ''[=MGS4=]'', and probably the best submachine gun in the game that doesn't require unlocking. ** It gets some rather weird focus when Solidus starts ''[[GunTwirling twirling it by the thumbstock]]''. Hey, at least he's not likely to accidentally '''[[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fire]]''' this particular weapon when pulling that stunt... * ''GunslingerGirl''. The P90 is Henrietta's signature weapon. * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. Often derided as a noob gun, due to its high accuracy and capacity. * An unlockable weapon for the Anti-Tank class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * Available as a sidearm in ''ArmyOfTwo'' and a primary weapon in ''The 40th Day''. * Used by Rainbow and mooks in the ''RainbowSix'' series. * Rei Fukai uses one in episode three of ''SentoYoseiYukikaze''. * ''{{Doom}} 3's'' machinegun is an obvious P90 homage, albeit with the magazine entirely enclosed by a hinged cover with a ''Halo''-style ammo readout replacing the carrying handle. * Appears in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', where it's the WeaponOfChoice for [[ActionGirl Major Kusanagi]]. ** StandAloneComplex has Section 9 use them at the start, when they rescue the Minister of Foreign Affairs. ** Actually the weapon used in SAC is fictional, called the "Seburo C26A", Seburo being a common manufacturer of fictional guns in Shirow's works. It's ergonomically similar to several FN designs since Shirow seems to like how they look. * Obviously influenced the SMG in F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin. When reloading, the carry handle and sight pop up, and are slammed down when a fresh magazine is inserted. * Also appears in ''Black'', with a 100 round magazine, the only weapon in that game with that many rounds (other than the M249 {{BFG}} with 200). * Makes a brief appearance in Hellsing when two heavily customized P90s were used by Jan Valentine in the attack on the Hellsing mansion. Interestingly, it also subverts the HollywoodSilencer trope. * In ''TheDresdenFiles'', Karrin Murphy uses one of these from ''White Night'' and onward, mostly because the compact size of the weapon makes it ideal for her small size, and it makes for a damned fine weapon during the short story ''Aftermath.'' '''Thompson'''\\ The gun that made the [[TheRoaringTwenties Twenties roar]]. Although the Thompson was famously used in WorldWarII as the M1 submachine gun, it is mainly remembered as the Thompson M1921, which could be used with the famous 50 to 100 round drum magazine. The use of this is a Hollywoodism based mostly on RuleOfCool; gangsters avoided the drum magazines because they made the weapon difficult to conceal, while militaries never used the drum magazines because the ammunition inside tended to rattle, it jammed easier, and made the weapon more cumbersome to carry and even heavier. The "Tommy Gun" has a rather exaggerated reputation as a gangster weapon, mostly due to a few high-profile users rather than actual common use; Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly and John Dillinger were the most famous. Movies would have you believe every gangster had one, and the Thompson is ''de rigeur'' for any Al Capone-esque, old school gangster {{Badass}}ery. Goes great with fedoras and pinstripes, too. The Thompson was retired more or less immediately after World War 2; SMG design had become far more focused on low-cost mass-production weapons like the M3 and Sten, and the Thompson, by comparison, was hugely expensive. * Just about all {{World War Two}} movies, videogames and TV shows. In games, it's usually more powerful than the [=MP40=] but harder to get ammo for. * Used [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms to get past the censors]] in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' by gangsters, also giving the series a nice {{Noir}} flavour. * Likely inspired by the above, this is the signature weapon of The Family in ''CityOfHeroes''. Beating enough of their bosses unlocks this as a skin for the Assault Rifle powerset. * Two-Face's Mooks in ''BatmanForever'' used them. * New Reno is rife with these in ''{{Fallout}} 2''. And they all suck, possibly due to being almost three hundred years old. * Some US soldiers in ''{{Goldfinger}}'' (the others have M1 carbines and M14s). * One of the most powerful weapons in ''ResidentEvil4'', where it's called the Chicago Typewriter (a reference to how it was used in the Roaring Twenties: its close assocation with the Chicago Mob and its distinct rapid-fire sound). * Used in ''{{Bioshock}}'' by the hero and mooks alike. * ''Film/TheMask'': "A TOMMY GUN!" * Features heavily in the anime of ''Literature/{{Baccano}}'', which is to be expected as it's mostly set in New York during the 30s. * Also features in the film version of ''DickTracy.'' * In "One Lonely Night" MikeHammer recovers a tommy gun from a crashed FBI vehicle and later uses it to blow away a bunch of DirtyCommunists who are torturing Velda. * Famously used as the basis for the rifle portion of the [=M41A=] Pulse Rifle in ''{{Aliens}}''. * Used by Pinstripe and his mooks in ''FreedomForce''. * MichaelJackson rather memorably (not to say randomly) pulls one out during the legendary "Smooth Criminal" music video featured in ''MoonWalker''. * In ''The Wrath of God'', both the Jack Higgins book and TheFilmOfTheBook starring Robert Mitchum, "Father" Oliver van Horne tells some BananaRepublic [[BadCopIncompetentCop cops]] he's got the proper identity papers. He reaches into his luggage ... and blows them away with his Thompson. "That was one hell of a Mass, Father!" * The Thompson is available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', in both the M1A1 version and the M1921 version. Both are extremely heavy, and magazines cannot be exchanged between the two. (This is kind of TruthInTelevision; the M1 and later versions (with the horizontal foregrip) couldn't take the drum magazines; "stick" mags were interchangeable between the two) * ''{{Metal Gear Solid 3}}'', The Pain somehow manages to create a fully functional M1921 Thompson out of ''live hornets''. Not quite sure how that's supposed to work, but that's Metal Gear Solid for you. '''[=MP40=]'''\\ The [=MP40=], descended from the [=MP38=], is the classic Nazi gun; a straight-blowback 9mm submachine gun used throughout WW2. Much like the Luger, simply ''having'' one is often proof the character is a bad guy, no matter what the era (unless your name is IndianaJones and you're using it to shoot Nazis, then it's ok), and it's often shown as the standard issue German weapon in videogames; often on at least a one-to-one basis with the Kar 98, which was actually much more common. * '''Cool Action:''' The classic "cool" grip is to hold it by the magazine rather than the well above it; in practice this was actually an extremely bad idea (much as it was for the British Sten, which used the same magazines) as it was likely to cause misfeeds. But [[RuleOfCool it sure looks badass]]. * You will see this in more or less anything with Nazis; as noted, in videogames it's likely to be vastly more common than in real life. * It's also popular as a mook weapon in JamesBond movies; bad guys use them in ''Moonraker'', ''{{Goldfinger}}'' and ''FromRussiaWithLove''. * German soldiers in ''Defiance'', Tuvia and Zus almost always seen carrying these, they obviously took them from dead Nazis. * Frequent in the ''IndianaJones'' movies. '''Shpagin [=PPSh-41=]''' \\ The Eastern Tommy gun; the [=PPSh-41=] is a blowback-operated weapon firing the 7.62x25mm Tokarev round, and was the most common submachine gun in the Red Army during WW2. The weapon owes much to a 1934 design called the PPD by Vasiliy Degtyarev which was a near-direct copy of the German [=MP28=]; this was shelved owing to high-up Party members such as Molotov, Zhdanov and Malenkov sharing the common-at-the-time belief that submachine guns were not military weapons. With the outbreak of the Winter War, the Finns quickly showed the Red Army the worth of the SMG, and the decision was quickly reversed, a refined version of the PPD going back into production with a new 71-round drum magazine (directly inspired by the Finnish Suomi M31's drum magazine of the same capacity). Shpagin's gun was essentially a refined version of Degtyarev's still-too-complicated design, using the same magazines but redesigned for mass production. By using stamping and welding rather than time-consuming machining, the PPD's 13.7 man-hours per gun were cut down to just 7.3, and the result also proved extremely reliable, requiring minimal maintenance. It was also so easy to manufacture that production could be handed to companies with no experience in gun manufacturing whatsoever. The Soviets soon learned that new recruits could be turned into cheap killing machines by giving them MoreDakka, so unlike the [=MP40=], it was issued extensively, sometimes whole divisions being issued with only this weapon. It proved such an icon of the Soviet army that statues were built of soldiers holding them throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. Can use a curved 35-round box magazine, but, like the Thompson, is more likely to be seen with its 71-round drum magazine fitted. This is actually a case of CoconutEffect as in RealLife 71-round drums were considered CoolButImpractical as they were rather hard to load by hand and prone to jam if not individually fitted (not to mention more complex and expensive than box magazines). * Commonly seen in Eastern Front WW2 and Korean war movies. ** ''EnemyAtTheGates'' ** ''Stalingrad'' ** ''Der Untergang'' ** ''Defiance'' * Appears a few times in ''StargateSG1''. * Somewhat infamous as a supergun in the WW2 ''CallOfDuty'' games thanks to high accuracy, very friendly recoil and a vast magazine; each iteration after the first game attempted to {{Nerf}} it somehow. * This gun is probably the inspiration of the model for the Combat Shotgun in ''Fallout3'', with the drum placed slightly forward. * Appears as one of several weapons available to the Engineer class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]'', presumably meant for the NVA faction, but usable by everyone. It has the expected high fire rate, but its magazine capacity is reduced to 25 for balance. * One of the weapons available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', with both the clip magazine and the box magazine available (the box increases the dirt rating of a weapon faster, which will result in a jam when it gets high enough). '''Sterling'''\\ A British submachine gun which was developed from the Sten during and after WorldWar2. It is easily recognizable by its side mounted magazine similar to the Sten and its perforated hand guards (in some models). It saw very few changes in design while in service, eventually being replaced by the L85 assault rifle. It is still manufactured today in some countries, including India. After the 70s, its role in fiction is largely replaced by the [=MP5=] and Uzi. * Many ''JamesBond'' movies featured this weapon prominently during StormingTheCastle scenes. ** ''YouOnlyLiveTwice'' ** ''[[OnHerMajestysSecretService On Her Majesty's Secret Service]]'' ** ''TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' ** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' -- some of Columbo's men have these * The Stormtroopers' E-11 Blasters in ''StarWars'' are actually visually modified Sterlings minus the magazines. As are the DH-17 blaster pistols carried by the Rebel troopers, with a different set of visual modifications. * ''[[AgentAika Aika Zero]]'' has shown Aika with a Sterling Mk 7. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. Used by UNIT in the 1970s ([[ContinuitySnarl or was it the 80s?]]), particularly Sergeant Benton. * Used for TheCaper in ''The League of Gentlemen'' (1960), as they'd been stolen from a British army barracks. * ''Series/TheGoodies''. In "Scoutrageous" Bill and Graham (as the notorious Lone Scout + 1) are captured by female members of the Salvation Army armed with these. * Wielded by BadassAdorable girl child Susan in the 2009 BBC remake of ''TheDayOfTheTriffids''. '''American-180'''\\ A submachine gun developed in the 1960s, firing .22 calibre ammunition at 1200 rpm from a top-mounted pan magazine of up to 275 round capacity. Much was made of its ability to chew through concrete blocks and body armour, though the latter was only possible if the person wearing it was [[AwesomeButImpractical standing still for an unlikely length of time]]. The primary purpose of the A-180 was as a riot control weapon for prison guards. * ''TheProfessionals''. A stolen A-180 is the McGuffin in "Hunter/Hunted", though in actuality it was a 7.62mm AR-10 rifle with prop bits bolted on. Presumably getting hold of a blank-firing A-180 in 1970's Britain would have been too difficult. * The killer in ''Hooligans'', a novel by William Diehl, uses one (that he first acquired in a black ops unit in Vietnam) for his VigilanteMan activities. * The terrorists in the novel ''Terminal 3'' use these when seizing Heathrow Airport's control tower. * Appears in ''FalloutNewVegas'' as the "Silenced .22 SMG", to pair with the silenced .22 pistol. '''TDI Vector'''\\ A new submachine gun developed by American company Transformational Defence Industries, the Vector uses an off-axis recoil mechanism claimed to be revolutionary, though in actuality the design is a hundred years old. Starting to show up in videogames due to its futuristic appearance and rather exaggerated marketing; much like the [=XM8=], it's a tacticool gun. Often labelled incorrectly as the "Kriss Super V," a name used in early marketing. * Used as the basis of one of the weapons in ''TheConduit''. * Seen in ''ModernWarfare2''. * Showed up in one of the season finales of ''CSI: New York'' where the mechanism was cited as the reason two bullets hit the exact same spot on somebody, and was incorrectly called the Kriss Super V. * Shows up in ''ArmyOfTwo: The 40th Day''. * Shows up in ''{{MAG}}''. * Shows up in Episode 11 of ''Anime/AngelBeats'' * Used by {{Deadpool}} in the script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers of Film/{{Zombieland}}. Incorrectly called a "Kriss .45 Caliber TDI". Just so you know, the script was leaked on the internet. * Usable in ''{{Homefront}}'', called Super V submachine gun. [[/folder]] [[folder:Rifles]] '''Winchester lever-action rifle '''\\ AKA "The Gun That Won the West", the Winchester [[hottip:* :specifically, the 1866 and 1873 models, although the later Model 1892 (another John Browning design) is the one most frequently seen in movies, due to it having been in production during the GoldenAgeOfHollywood]] is the quintessential lever-action rifle seen in numerous westerns. In real life, the unique design was for its main utility as a horseback gun; the shorter barrel and the repeating lever made it easier for horseback soldiers to fire off of a speeding horse. While {{the Wild West}} is long gone, the Winchester rifle and its lever-action cousins are still used today for hunting. In movies, the model in question will almost always be the Model 1892 carbine, due to the ubiquity of the "Five-in-One" blank cartridge. A Model 1866 (with a brass or "yellowboy" receiver) will often have the forestock removed and do double duty as a Civil War-era Henry rifle (the Winchester's immediate predecessor). * Name a {{Western}}, any Western. * [[BadassLongcoat Bowler]] in ''TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'' uses a sawn-off version, identical to the one used by Steve [=McQueen=] in ''Wanted: Dead or Alive''. ** Zoe in ''{{Firefly}}'' uses one (the same prop gun as in "Brisco") - [[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]]. * In ''AFewDollarsMore'' and ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Clint Eastwood's character carries a "Hollywood Henry" (a 1866 Winchester modified as mentioned above). * Namegiver of and found in a bar in ''ShaunOfTheDead''. '''M1 Garand'''\\ Any WorldWarII movie featuring Americans will feature this rifle. One of the first semi-automatic weapons fielded by a major army, it fired 8 rounds from its internal clip-fed magazine, and continues to be a sticking point among people trying to explain the difference between a clip and a magazine, as one of the few examples of a clip being physically inserted into a weapon. Legendary durability was a plus, too, though the gun had a nasty snap to it's action that lead to a common complaint known as "rifleman's thumb" or more simply "M1 thumb." Commonly said to have the "disadvantage" that the ejecting en-bloc clip made a distinctive ping when it hit the ground; in practice this was not nearly as large a problem as is often believed, since the ping was usually drowned out by gunfire, only occurred on hard surfaces, and the rifleman with a Garand reloaded more quickly and fired faster than any opponent with a Mauser-derivative could hope to. In fact, some riflemen took advantage of this quirk, whereby they would intentionally make the pinging noise to tempt enemies out of cover. Some Italian versions with detachable box magazines also exist. With the advent of automatic rifles, the American military tried to convert the M1 into into the M14 battle rifle. Even by changing the ammo from .30-06 to .308 Winchester / 7.62x51 NATO, it turned out to be too much dakka. This was noted, sadly, after it was instituted as a standard rifle round. The M1 itself stayed in service through Korea and was still in limited use in Vietnam, especially the [=M1D=] sniper variant with a fitted scope. Garands served with other military elements well into the 70s, and are still used by military drill teams even today. * '''Cool Action:''' The Garand literally has a cool action; you're guaranteed to see close-ups of it cycling if the movie focuses on anyone firing it even slightly. Coolest and most exaggerated is the ejection of the empty en-bloc clip as the last round is fired, which in a movie will typically produce an almighty "SHIIIING!" noise almost as loud as the actual gunshots. * Any WW2 movie featuring the Americans; the Garand is if anything a little ''too'' common, often displacing the Springfield M1903 rifle which was still issued in fairly high quantities. * During the Omaha Beach scene of ''SavingPrivateRyan'', special closeups are given of M1-equipped members of TheSquad returning fire, complete with loud empty-clip ejections. * In videogames, it's the weapon most likely to ''not'' follow the OneBulletClips rule, and will usually be impossible to reload without shooting off the entire en-bloc clip first. TruthInTelevision, as it was notoriously hard to insert cartridges into the magazine while under any kind of pressure, and American soldiers were typically instructed to simply fire off any remaining rounds rather than try. While ejecting a partially-spent clip was possible using the clip latch, the Manual of Arms for the weapon stipulated that the soldier should instead fire until the current clip was empty and reload a fresh one. * Vietnam examples are a little rarer since the M16 tends to take the spotlight; a rare videogame example appears in the ''Vietcong'' games, with the player able to choose the [=M1D=] sniper version. * Whenever they need a gun with some serious power, the ''Mythbusters'' will often use a Garand. * Videogames often reproduce the peculiar "ping" noise when it runs out, but almost always make the mistake of attributing it to the weapon's mechanism, so the gun pings when it fires the last bullet rather than when the empty clip hits the ground... and it happens even when the player is standing on soft terrain. * Every World War II-based ''CallOfDuty'' game features this extensively. ''World at War'' includes the sniper-scope attachment in multiplayer. It also faithfully reproduces the complex reload-from-partialy-empty-clip nature of the weapon (the other games don't let you manually reload it at all), making it take longer to reload from that state than to just fire off the last 2 or so rounds and then insert a fresh clip. * In FalloutNewVegas it can be acquired as a unique weapon, named "This Machine". Unsurprisingly, it's a virtual GameBreaker, firing the .308 round, and having a good fire rate, clip size, and accuracy. The Gun Runners' Arsenal DLC adds in the non-unique version known as the "Battle Rifle". * Available in the 1.13 mod for ''JaggedAlliance2''. The in-game gun website even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the ridiculousness. --> If you have an M1 Garand for some reason, here's some ammo for it. '''Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield (SMLE)'''\\ Widely regarded as one of the best bolt-action rifles ever made, though this was not always the case. At the time of its introduction, it was considered to be far too inaccurate as well as unreliable for combat; there was also resistance to the idea of a magazine rifle from top brass, with fears of wasted ammo and the detachable magazine[[hottip:* :Detachable only for cleaning; the rifle was not designed to be loaded by swapped magazines]] being lost. Early rifles often had the magazine chained to the rifle's body and were fitted with a "magazine cutoff," a panel that closed over the magazine and turned the rifle into a single-shot breech-loader; soldiers were ordered to use the magazine only in emergencies, an order which was so universally ignored that the cutoff ended up being deleted altogether. It turned out however, that the SMLE was not as bad as was thought. In fact, it was just about one of the best rifles ever made. It was accurate, reliable, and most notably, ''fast'': every British soldier was expected to be able to do the "Mad Minute," firing not less than fifteen ''aimed'' shots in sixty seconds; most were drilled until they could manage thirty (and thus also reload three times during that time)[[hottip:* :Unlike most other bolt-action rifles of that period, the SMLE cocks the striker on the closing motion as opposed to the opening motion, which uses the stronger muscles of the hand and arm]]. This had quite an effect on the enemy; at Mons during World War 1, German soldiers reported with horror to their superiors that [[OhCrap every British soldier was armed with a machine gun.]] This was helped by the fact that the rifle could carry ten rounds of ammunition at at time, double that of the rival German Mauser. Lest the Enfield be thought of as a superweapon, the design was mechanically much less sound than the Mauser or Mosin-Nagant designs; repeated firing of .303 British caused the receiver to stretch out over time, necessitating longer and longer boltheads to be installed over the life of the weapon. The British Army as well as the associated Commonwealth states, would continue to make use of this rifle all throughout WorldWarI and WorldWarII. * Anything set in World War 2 and featuring the British ''should'' feature this weapon, though sometimes they are shown using American weapons instead. * Features in ''{{Kokoda}}'' which is to be expected considering it's about the Australian forces on the Kokoda Track during WWII. * The Desmond Bagley novel ''Flyaway'' has a lengthy scene where an accountant who's never handled a weapon in his life works out how to fire an SMLE, whereupon he blows the BigBad's head off. '''Mosin-Nagant'''\\ The Russian analogue to Mauser-based designs, this 7.62mm bolt-action rifle was originally designed by Sergei Ivanovich Mosin, with details taken from a competing design by Léon Nagant. It was originally rolled out in 1891 and is still in limited use today by militias and insurgents; it was replaced Russia as a general issue weapon by SKS and later AK pattern weapons and as a sniper weapon by the Dragunov. Known for crude constuction, a "safety" that is non-intuitive and unknown by most owners of the weapon[[hottip:*:Among Mosin-Nagant owners the standard response to people asking about the safety is to adopt your worst Russian accent and say "Safety? Is not safe! Is rifle!"]], and firing the rather powerful 7.62x54R round, this rifle was used by the Soviets in WWII, and by both sides in the Russian Civil War and the Russo-Finish Winter War (the previous two leading to the gag that the rifle has "fought itself and won every time;" the Finnish version used 7.62x53R ammunition). Said to be the weapon of legendary snipers like Vasily Zaitsev, Ivan Sidorenko and Simo Häyhä, the latter credited with 505 confirmed kills with the Finnish M28 variant. * Most movies and videogames that feature the Soviet Union during World War 2 will feature the Mosin-Nagant. Often also a first choice weapon for ColdSniper characters, sometimes to emphasise their [[GoodOldWays distrust of modern technology]]. * Famously unbalanced as a sniper weapon in the original ''CallOfDuty'' due to being the only scoped rifle to reload with a stripper clip (in real life the scope placement prevented this). Even the basic rifle had the best iron sight in the game. * Has a big role in ''EnemyAtTheGates''. * The sniper rifle used by The End in ''MetalGearSolid 3'' is a modified Nagant with a pistol grip and folding stock, modified to fire tranquilizer rounds. ** It appears again in ''Portable Ops'' and ''MetalGearSolid 4'' as well. * One of the first rifles available in ''7.62 High Calibre''. It's very powerful and accurate, even compared to later rifles, but features a very long refire time (1.80 seconds in a game where less than 1 second is the standard) and an equally long reload time, to reflect the bolt-action nature of the gun. Also available in the Mosin-Nagant 1944 Carbine, with permanently attached bayonet, and the ''unbelievably'' common Sawed-Off Mosin-Nagant 1944, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin (and also less powerful and less accurate, while being just as slow-firing and slow-reloading). '''Mauser Bolt-Action Rifle Series'''\\ A series of bolt action military rifles (the two most triumphant examples being the Gewehr 98 and the Karabiner 98k, the infantry weapons of Germany during the World Wars) beginning issue in 1871 and still in limited use today, the Mauser rifles have at one time or another been the standard infantry weapons of Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and many more. Mauser copies were also the standard infantry weapon of Nationalist China and even the United States (as the M1903 Springfield; the US actually paid royalties to Mauser until the Treaty of Versailles). The Mauser design, although not as fast to operate as the Lee Enfield due to its cock-on-opening action, featured a third locking lug and was one of the strongest bolt-action designs of the time, and counts almost every current-production bolt-action rifle as a descendant. Very common on the military surplus market, and sportsterized versions are a common European hunting weapon. * '''Cool scope''': The standard German scope reticle is most often associated with sniper versions of the Kar 98, and after the Dragunov's PSO-1 is probably the most recognisable rifle scope reticle in media. It consists of a horizontal bar with a break in the middle and a vertical one which goes from the bottom of the scope to the middle, with a triangular top. You'll often see a ColdSniper staring down one of these in a World War 2 movie or a Mafia hit. * The Gewehr 98 and Karabiner 98k are iconic mook weapons for movies set during World War I or II. Somewhat less commonly, Gewehr 98's are seen as an IRA weapon in movies depicting the Irish Civil War (TruthInTelevision). * The WorldWarII iterations of the MedalOfHonor and CallOfDuty video game series feature the 98k quite heavily. * In PublicEnemies, Christian Bale carries a Model 98 Sporter. * IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade features the Spanish Mauser, as well as the Czech vz. 24 model. * TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor features the Chinese Type Zhongzheng licensed copy. '''Mannlicher-Schönauer Full Stock Carbine'''\\ Although based on a military rifle designed for export and adopted by the Greek Army by 1906, this superb hunting bolt-action rifle-carbine had been built directly for the civilian market beginning in 1903. It had a complex action with rotary magazine and split receiver and fired proprietary Mannlicher ammo, either 6.5x54mm (M1903), 8x56mm (M1908), 9x56mm (M1905) or 9x57mm (M1910). It acquired a brilliant reputation as a hunting rifle either in the Alps, British Isles or Africa, fired by such figures as ErnestHemingway or [[GreatWhiteHunter WDM "Karamojo" Bell]] and proving it could take even the largest African Elephant with a well-placed shot. The action was the smoothest bolt-action in recorded history and the features that made the gun instantly recognizable also betrayed it as an "aristocratic" weapon: short length, full stock, very straight bolt operation, flat bolt handle and precise triggers told the gun has been aimed to be carried in a saddle sheath and used in hunting on horseback, like upper class hunters did. It stood in production until 1972. * In the TV show RamarOfTheJungle, Dr. Tom Reynolds carries a Mannlicher-Schönauer. * Amon Goeth uses one to take potshots at his Jewish workers in SchindlersList. ** The film character played by RalphFiennes had a [[http://www.answersfrommen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ralph-fiennes-schindlers-list.jpg full length barrel version]], not a full-stock rifle-carbine. RealLife [[http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/imgamon-goeth3.jpg Goeth]] had the ubiquitous Mauser 98k of the German Army. * British brigadier Lord Lovat uses one to lead his men onto Sword Beach in TheLongestDay. [[/folder]] [[folder:Battle Rifles]] '''M14, M21 and M25'''\\ The M14 was designed as a modernised version of the venerable M1 Garand to meet new NATO requirements; the clip feed was replaced with a detachable magazine, and a new barrel added. Unfortunately, someone decided it needed to be select-fire, requiring every part of the rifle to be strengthened to handle the increased stress of firing the powerful 7.62x51mm NATO round on full-auto settings. The resulting weapon was regarded as rather clumsy and utterly impossible to control in full-auto; many were locked to semi-auto and this, almong with other modifications, created a servicable weapon. The M14 was the US Army's standard issue rifle for only a short time, serving from 1962 to 1966-67 when it was replaced by the M16; this is the shortest any weapon has served as the US army's standard, and the M14 would be last battle rifle issued to normal infantry by them. The M14 found its niche as a marksman's rifle like the Soviet SVD, fitted with a selection of scopes and with wood stocks being replaced with fibreglass and later all-synthetic furnishings. It remains in use today as a ceremonial weapon, and modernised versions are still issued in small numbers as designated marksman's rifles. Its sniper variants are the M21 which saw much use in Vietnam, and the M25, which is used by US Army Special Forces and the Navy [=SEALs=]. Civilian versions (semi-auto only) are also available in some US states. While the M21 was phased out in favour of the M24 SWS in 1988, similar weapons based on converted original production [=M14s=] are now being issued to marksmen in Iraq and Afghanistan. * ''RainbowSix'', from ''Rogue Spear'' till ''Vegas''. * [[FullMetalJacket "This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine."]] * The M21 version is standard equipment for the US snipers in ''OperationFlashpoint'', and is quite possibly the most versatile weapon in the game. ''{{ARMA}} II'' has the M14 DMR version, while ''Operation Arrowhead'' adds a stock M14 with an Aimpoint sight. * ''{{Battlefield|Series}}: Vietnam'', used by the US and ARVN, the M14 is the primary weapon for engineers while the M21 is an option for snipers. * Recruits in ''ForrestGump'' are shown dis- and re-assembling M14 rifles in training, with Gump himself doing so in record time. * The Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR shows up in ''MetalGearSolid 4'', and is one of the best all round rifles in the game. * The SOCOM 16, a semi-auto only M14 variant, is usable in ''DarkSector'' as the "VX Carbine." * Some marching US soldiers in ''{{Goldfinger}}''. * Appears in ''Fallout Tactics'', although incorrectly using the .303 British ammo. * The M14 is useable in the multiplayer of ''CallOfDuty 4'' and ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]''. Its M21 variant also appears often in ''4'', and the Mk 14 appears in the same role in ''ModernWarfare 2'' and ''3''. * The M14 is available in several different variants in ''7.62 High Calibre''. In addition to the M14 and the M14 Sniper Mod, you can also get the Springfield [=M1A=], a civilian version (no automatic fire), and the [=M1A=] 'Scout', which is smaller and less accurate, but less expensive. '''FN FAL'''\\ Nicknamed "the right arm of the free world," the FAL was one of the three major battle rifles designed for the NATO 7.62 mm bullet (the other two were the M14 and H&K G3) and was arguably the most sucessful of the three designs, having much lighter recoil and greater durability (equal to the AK-47's legendary durability). It was so popular that every Western and non-communist nation except the US adopted it as their main rifle (even the US strongly considered adopting it, but decided not to on the basis of a combination of nationalism and false testimony to Congress claiming that the M14 could reuse the existing M1 Garand production lines), and it is considered the classic post-war battle rifle and the Western counterpart to the AK-47. Over one million [=FALs=] have been made; the most notable users include the UK and Australia, who made their own version called the [=L1A1=] SLR (Self Loading Rifle). This version is easily recognisable due to its long barrel and slender profile, and is among the semi-automatic only variants of the FAL; versions capable of fully automatic fire also exist. Parts of the [=L1A1=] (built on an [[UnitConfusion inch pattern]]) are not compatible with other "metric" [=FALs=], leading to many headaches among collectors. The FAL was designed by Dieudonne Saive, who is probably more famous for his work on the Browning Hi-Power. * Can be found in ''{{Fallout 2}}'', one of the better weapons of the game, though finding ammo is a problem. ** ''Fallout Tactics'' as well, but it erroneously used the 7.62 Soviet rounds instead. * One of the mook weapons in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'' and ''CallOfDutyBlackOps''. * ''RainbowSix 3.'' * ''FarCry 2''. * SWAT oficers use it during the shootout at the beginning of ''{{Predator}} 2''. * Carlos carries a heavily modified one in ''ResidentEvil: Apocalypse.'' * The resistance members led by Eva/Big Mama in ''MetalGearSolid 4'' carry them. * Standard issue rifle for ARCAM troops in the anime film ''Spriggan.'' * ''TheWildGeese'' featured many different versions of FN FAL rifles. * Hidden weapon in ''OperationFlashpoint''. A folding-stock version appears in ''Operation Arrowhead'', either unmodified or with a night-vision scope. * The MNU Helicopter snipers in ''{{District 9}}'' use [=FALs=] with scopes mounted on them. * The rifles carried by the guards in ''EscapeFromLA'' were [=FALs=] with grenade launchers attached. * Some of Sosa's {{Mooks}} in ''{{Scarface}}''. * Monroe Kelly carries one with a folding stock through most of the film ''{{Congo}}'' * During the penultimate showdown at the end of ''HotFuzz'' Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) has one of these in his hands. * A near GameBreaker in ''JaggedAlliance 2'', thanks to its good damage, good accuracy and laughably fast fire rate, using only 5 action points to shoot. '''Heckler & Koch G3'''\\ A German weapon developed from the CETME battle rifle, the G3 was the third major weapon chambered for the 7.62mm NATO round. A stamped steel battle rifle using a roller-delayed blowback system originally designed for the [=StG-45=] prototype in World War 2, the G3 is more widely known for its derivatives than it is in itself, being not nearly as widely distributed as the FN FAL. The [=MP5=] is effectively a miniturised G3 chambered in 9mm, the [=PSG1=] and [=MSG90=] are accurised versions for marksman use, the [=HK21=] a general purpose machine gun version, and so on. The G3 is known for being reliable, but shooters are often critical of rather violent action that tends to mangle ejected cartridges and throw them anything up to thirty feet away, and the ergonomics and weight of the rifle in general. Though primarily used by small armies, it was also the standard rifle of the West Germany army due to FN refusing to sell a license to H&K to manufacture FALs, and the Bundeswehr wanting a domestically-manufatured rifle. * A few can be seen amongst the dozens of AK's wielded by the militia in ''BlackHawkDown.'' * ''CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'', though not quite as common as the various AK's. * ''RainbowSix'' has some of these in its armoury for when teams need more punch. * ''DogSoldiers.'' * Hidden weapon in ''OperationFlashpoint''. * Used by the Militia in the second chapter of ''MetalGearSolid 4'', and usable by Snake. In the first chapter he can get an [=HK-21=] as well. * The standard assault rifle in ''{{Fallout}} 3'' is the prototype version with the older circular handguard (instead of the current [=MP5=]-style handguards) and wooden furniture, and it uses 5.56 ammo in the game. [[/folder]] [[folder:Assault Rifles]] '''M1 Carbine'''\\ The assault rifle before assault rifles were cool.[[hottip:*:Not a true assault rifle, except in its M2 and M3 variants, since the basic model has no full-auto capability. But it doesn't really fit anywhere else, and could clearly be seen as the prototype of the concept.]] Utilizing a short-stroke gas system devised by a no-shit convict, 30 round detachable box magazines (when the British had only 10, and the iconic Garand had a mere 8) and it's own proprietary .30 caliber round, this weapon was the single most-produced weapon of the WWII era, and an influence on every assault rifle ever produced. Saw extensive use in Korea (where it obtained a significant HateDom, due to its perceived lack of stopping power) and even Vietnam, as well as use by nearly every western European military and the nascent State of Israel (where it remains beloved by police units to this day). The M2 variant was full-auto, and the M3 version saw one of the world's first night sights. * Almost every WWII movie, EVER. * IndianaJones (and various mooks) in ''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''. * Charlton Heston in ''PlanetOfTheApes''. * Almost everyone in ''TheGreenBerets''. * Infamously, was the weapon wielded by Patty Hearst, when she was [[YourMileageMayVary brainwashed]] into aiding the Symbionese Liberation Army. Also, ''Ebony'' magazine once published a photo of Malcolm X covering a window with one, when his split with the Nation of Islam turned nasty. '''Simonov SKS Carbine'''\\ Not ''technically'' an assault rifle (as it was neither magazine-fed nor capable of automatic fire), this weapon fits nowhere else. Firing the intermediate 7.62x39mm round, it was soon replaced by AK pattern weapons and ultimately forgotten. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Until communism fell.]] All of a sudden, it was practically given away free with crates of Soviet and Chinese ammunition (Soviet variants qualified for "Curio and Relic" status, which means they could be sold by pretty much anyone; and the fixed magazine meant that they were relatively friendly under the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban), and a surprising number of hillbillies found that the ballistics matched up nicely with those of the .30-30 Winchester 1894 (the "poor man's deer rifle" of the previous century). Frequently susceptible to being "bubba-ized" with optical sights (next to useless for a 100m cartridge), "tactical" accesories (including jam-happy detachable magazines) and camo paint. Now it's a favorite of both low-income hunters and mall ninjas on too low a budget for an AR-15. * Rebels in ''TropicThunder''. * NVA forces in ''WeWereSoldiers'', ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', and many more movies set in Vietnam (TruthInTelevision, as the design was exported to nearly all Communist nations). * Afghan villagers in ''[[{{Rambo}} Rambo III]]''. * A very good long-range rifle in ''7.62 High Calibre'', including permanently attached bayonet. * Appears in ''BattlefieldThree'''s multiplayer mode as a mid-range sniper rifle, equipped with just about every single one of the aforementioned "bubba" accessories. '''M16 assault rifle'''\\ This has been the standard rifle issued to U.S. troops from Vietnam on, and the standard issue rifle of Canadian Forces Army personel under the name C7. Originally designed by Eugene Stoner as the Armalite AR-10 (7.62x51mm), and later AR-15 (5.56x45) rifles, the M16 was marketed originally by Colt, with current versions being manufactured by FN-USA. The elevated sight profile provided by the iconic carrying handle made the rifle much easier to control in automatic fire than the M14, and the AR's trademark "direct impingement" gas system eliminated a heavy gas piston from the design, making it lighter and more accurate. Fires 5.56x45mm rounds in various configurations. [=M16A1s=] and A3s had semi and full automatic fire, [=M16A2s=] and A4s having semi and three round burst. Often used by the [[GoodGunsBadGuns good guys]] in action movies. As it has been the basic combat rifle for the US and several other nations for decades, it's fairly ubiquitous in popular culture. Often depicted as horribly unreliable, though this is only actually true of the earliest versions. Due to this and its light weight, it was often joked that the "M" in M16 stood for Mattel. The platform, known as the [=AR15=], is the basis of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15_variants huge number of variant designs]], including the M4 [see below]. * '''Cool Action:''' The "tap and slap," sometimes seen in military based films where the soldier who is reloading lightly taps the top of the magazine on his helmet before inserting the magazine into the rifle (this is to ensure the rounds are stacked correctly and prevent misfeeds) and hits the bolt release paddle with his palm, though its often shortened to just slapping the bolt release. This is also done with the M4. The tap action might end up being performed with ''any'' gun on the simple basis that it looks {{badass}}, but is particularly associated with the M16. * Pretty much any videogame in a modern war setting will include a member of the [=AR15=] family. * "Say hello to my little friend!" Tony Montana of ''{{Scarface}}'' uses this with the underbarrel grenade launcher to mount a final stand against Sosa's assassins. * MackBolan used one. ** Mack Bolan has likely used every firearm listed on this page by now. * ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' has the [=M16A4=]. * As do all three ''ModernWarfare'' games, though outside of multiplayer it's a rare sight compared to the [=M4A1=]. * Shows up in ''MetalGearSolid 3'' as the [=XM16E1=], despite being set before the introduction of the weapon. A HandWave explains that the Russians must have stolen one of the experimental versions. [[FridgeLogic This does nothing to explain]] why they have so many suppressors for the weapons lying around, or the completely incompatible ammunition. * [[{{Manga/Golgo 13}} Duke Togo]] uses a scoped variant with a custom cheek pad. ** In a ShoutOut, the Sniper Rifle in ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' is also a custom scoped M16. Which is presumably firing a much bigger bullet than in real life, as it can [[BoomHeadshot completely remove a target's head with one bullet]]. * Carried by the guards in ''EscapeFromNewYork'' and one is also use by the president in his CMOA at the end, notable in that for some [[FridgeLogic bizzare reason the handguard and gas tube had been removed from ALL of them]] ** And in the sequel ''EscapeFromLA'', the rifle given to Snake before he goes into the city is a cut down M16 with a scope and some kibble added to make it look futuristic. * The [=M16A2=] plays a big part in ''OperationFlashpoint'', where it's the standard rifle of the U.S. soldiers and is given to the player in 90% of the missions. At one point, one of the other soldiers in the player's unit proclaims his admiration of it, saying: "It's beautiful. How could you ''not'' love it?" ** ''Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising'' features the [=M16A4=] in several configurations, as well as the [=M4A1=]. The ''ARMA'' series also features multiple versions of both the M16 and M4. * The ''Battlefield 2'' mod ''Project Reality'' features the [=M16A4=] as the primary weapon of the US Marine Corps faction, with an optional M203 launcher, ACOG scope, red dot sight, or a bayonet for when things get up close and personal. ** In normal ''Battlefield 2'', the USMC's Assault and Medic classes' primary weapon is an [=M16A4=]. The Assault class gets an attached M203. ** ''Battlefield3'' is notable in that it includes both the full-auto [=M16A3=] and the three-round-burst [=M16A4=]. * The flamethrower in ''{{Aliens}}'' was made from cut-up M16 recievers and an M203 handguard. * Used in both ''Left4Dead'' games. * Shows up in ThePunisher so he can bitch about how it was a useless piece of plastic crap that got GIs killed in Vietnam. * Sometimes used by ''Series/TheATeam''. * The M16 with an M203 is an unlockable weapon in ''Black''. * The "Service Rifle" in ''FalloutNewVegas'' is a full size AR-15 variant with red Bakelite furniture (often associated with Sudanese versions of the AR-10). It also features a charging handle on the side (the AR-18 is the only AR variant that has this) for some reason (possibly to reuse reloading animations from other weapons). * On ''Series/{{Sons of Guns}}'' Vince and Will assemble and test several [=AR15=] variants with a lightweight design (partially through selected parts, partially through the elimination of accessories) called the Katana. * ''7.62 High Calibre'' features the M16, as well as numerous variants (chief among them the CAR-15, which is available earlier). '''Colt M4 Carbine'''\\ A modern weapon of choice for many civilian law enforcement and military units. The basic M4 (and the earlier CAR-15) was shorter and lighter than the M16. Also available as the fully automatic [=M4A1=]. The M4 has come to supplant other weapons in U.S. military usage and even the M16 both in real life somewhat (the shorter length improving maneuverability in enclosures such as vehicles) and moreso in fictional depictions. The shorter barrel does reduce the effective range of the weapon, so it won't completely replace the M16 any time soon. A large number of variants exist (sometimes derisively called [=M4geries=]), with the most common alteration being the use of a gas piston operation rather than the original direct impingement system to improve reliability; such weapons include the [=HK416=], Bushmaster M4 Type Carbine, LWRC M6, and Barrett [=REC7=]. The vast majority of gas-piston variants are semi-auto rifles in civilian hands, meaning they'll never actually see conditions where the improvement in reliability could be meaningful. * Used in many television shows (such as ''Series/TheUnit'') and movies (such as ''SWAT'') involving firearms. If it involves special forces, it's even more likely to appear. * Also in a number of video and computer games such as ''MetalGearSolid 4'' (Snake's signature weapon is the "M4 Custom" due to being the most customizable weapon in the game), ''[=~America's Army~=]'' (where there's both a regular [=M4A1=] Carbine and a customizable [=M4A1=] exclusive for Special Forces missions), Tom Clancy's ''Rainbow Six'' and ''GhostRecon'' games, the ''SOCOM'' series... if it's a military-themed shooter, an M4 or [=M4A1=] variant is most likely in it. * Special mention should be made of the M4 in ''CallOfDuty4: ModernWarfare'', where, in the campaign, the SAS uses the M4 SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar [=MODification=]), which includes infrared laser, suppressor and other mods. ** While the version in ''ModernWarfare2'' is often mistaken for an [=HK416=], it's actually an M4 S-System, an airsoft gun developed by the Tokyo Marui Model Company that was based on the real weapon. It's essentially an M4 with an ARMS Selected Interface Rail, a PRI folding front sight and an ARMS [=#40L=] rear sight. ** ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' features the CAR-15 as the "Commando"; it's apparently a customised model, replacing the carrying handle with an M4-style flat top rail. * The M4 appears as the primary weapon of the USMC's Special Forces class in ''Battlefield 2'', fitted with a red dot scope. * The M4 appears in almost equal numbers to [=MP5=] submachine guns in the hands of police SWAT teams in films and television. These M4's are hardly ever seen without some sort of accessory, be it flashlights, laser pointers, or some sort of red dot sight or close-range scope (sometimes all the above!). * Neil [=McCauley=] (Robert De Niro) and Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) use [=CAR-15s=] during the infamous bank heist scene in ''{{Heat}}''. * The [=HK416=] appears in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'', as well as its sequel; in this case, it's renamed the "M416", apparently a pass at what its official designation would be if it were formally adopted by the US Army. * In the {{Killzone}} series, the [[http://world.guns.ru/assault/as97-e.htm LR300]] (now known as the Para-Ordinance Tactical Target Rifle), an M4 variant using a patented gas system with no recoil buffer tube to allow the mounting of a side-folding stock, becomes the [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/m82g/xanixonox/Weapons/M82-GAssaultRifle.jpg M82-G Assault Rifle]] used by the ISA. The M82-G has an early production handguard, and is shown as a bullpup (which would not function in real life). In the first game it has a non-functional tube reflex sight and an M203 grenade launcher; in the second, an [=EOTech=] holographic reflex sight and what appears to be a flashlight replacing the grenade launcher. * This is MaxPayne's most powerful automatic weapon (apart from the Jackhammer). * A popular weapon in ''Counter-Strike'', it is the standard assault rifle of the Counter-Terrorist team. * The "Assault Carbine" and "Marksman Carbine" in ''FalloutNewVegas'' are variants firing a fictional 5mm round and the standard 5.56mm round, respectively. '''Armalite AR-18'''\\ A variant of the AR-15/M16 assault rifle. Using steel stampings as opposed to aircraft-grade aluminum forgings and a short-stroke gas piston as opposed to Stoner's direct impingement system, this 5.56x45mm assault rifle was intended to be a lower-cost version of the M16 for export and/or localized production in Third World countries; this by and large failed when the United States instead gave away [=M16s=] by the truckload to counter the Soviets doing the same with AK variants; the AR-18 only tended to be picked up by banana republics who didn't have enough bananas to afford the M16. It also served to keep Armalite in the firearms business, since they'd foolishly sold the AR-15/M16 patents to Colt, and the expiration of those patents was still 16 years away. Since neither the Americans nor the Soviets were particularly interested in TheTroubles, quantities were purchased by the various splinter factions of the Irish Republican Army, to the point where their general strategy was referred to as "Armalite and ballot box." Then only First-World nation to adopt it in large numbers was Japan, with the Self Defense Force selecting a modified, home-produced variant (the Howa Type 89) as their main service rifle in 1989. Although the design itself was a flop, both the [=SA80=] (standard issue weapon of the British Army), and the G36 (standard issue weapon of the Bundswehr) can be considered [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successors]] to the weapon. * '''Cool Action:''': most servicemen have learned to duct-tape two clips together to unload and flip around for easy reloading. See also the M16 * ArnoldSchwarzenegger in ''TheTerminator''. * Mal Reynolds in ''Serenity''. * Carried by various mooks in the 1970's [[JamesBond Bond movies]]. * ''FarCry 2'' has an oblique reference to this weapon in the form of the "Armalite AR-16," a fictional [=AR15=]-like platform named after the AR-18's [[RareGuns obscure 7.62mm predecessor]]. This is seemingly just so that all the rifles in the game would be using 7.62mm ammo, forgetting that the AK series 7.62mm round isn't the same as the NATO one anyway. * The BBC mini ''Harry's Game'', being set in [[TheTroubles 1970's Belfast]], features this in the hands of some IRA types. '''Heckler & Koch G36'''\\ This German assault rifle is starting to turn up all over the place in fiction due to its rather futuristic appearance. Developed from AR-18 action as a replacement for the G3 battle rifle, the G36 is used by numerous special police units and special forces units throughout the world, though use by actual militaries is somewhat less widespread, mainly due to the lack of compatibility with NATO STANAG magazines. Was the basis of the aborted [=XM8=] assault rifle, which was essentially a G36 mechanism in a silly plastic body. The civilian versions, the [=SL8=] semi-auto and R8 bolt-action, are among the most famously {{nerf}}ed real-life firearms, and both are often mocked as being the "emasculated" versions of the G36 by firearm enthusiasts. * ''Series/DoctorWho'' -- used by Van Staaten's forces in "Dalek", UNIT generally since 2005 and the British Army on occasions. * ''{{Primeval}}'' -- [[spoiler: Helen's mercenaries carry them]]. * ''Four Brothers'' -- used by the bad guys during the siege of the Mercer house. * Gaz's weapon of choice in ''CallOfDuty 4''. * Carried by the {{Mooks}} in ''Lara Croft: {{Tomb Raider}}''. * And the {{Mooks}} in ''{{Equilibrium}}''. * Also the mooks in ''VForVendetta'', both elite fingermen as well as British army grunts. * ''RainbowSix 3'' onwards. * The regular double-optic model (with an unusually short muzzle) is used by expert Freedomers and Loners in {{STALKER}}. * The rifles in the ''{{Doom}}'' movie are visually modified [=G36s=]. * J.D. and the team leader of the Umbrella response team use the K variant G36 in the first ''ResidentEvil'' film. * In the JamesBond movie ''DieAnotherDay'', Moon's OICW rifle is actually a modified G36. * The [=XM8=] rifles used in ''XXX: State of the Union'' are modified G36 rifles; the most obvious sign of this is that they still have hinges for folding stocks visible. * An [=SL8=] was used in advertising materials for ''PerfectDark'', persumably standing in for one of the game's futuristic weapons. * The [=SL8=] was usable in ''ResidentEvil 4'' as the "semi-auto rifle." * In FEAR, the "Rakow [=G2A2=]-C" assault rifle was essentially an [=SL8=] fitted with a tiny C-Mag. ** The basic STAR 556 rifle in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is similar - [=SL8=] stock and short [=G36C=] foregrip, but it uses a normal magazine instead of a C-Mag. * In ''DeadFantasy'' Part V, the squad of special forces-esque soldiers at the end appear to be armed with G36 rifles fitted with silencers. * This weapon (particularly the [=G36K=] version) is becoming increasingly common in the various ''Stargate'' series, strangely enough. It was even Cameron Mitchell's WeaponOfChoice. * The Rittergruppen rifles in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after [=G36C=]. * Yet another weapon in ''Black''. * Used (and referred to by name) by [[TomCruise Ethan Hunt]] in ''Film/MissionImpossible III''. * Features in the ''Combat Arms'' in 5 variants, . The 3 variants based around the G36E are generally considered game-breakers due to the ridiculously high damage, easy to control (but still high) recoil, and accuracy better than many sniper rifles. '''Steyr AUG'''\\ Has been in Austrian service since 1977, also used by the [[AussiesWithArtillery Australian armed forces]] and the Irish Defence Forces. One of the most popular weapons with a bullpup design, with the magazine behind the trigger rather than in front. Extremely durable - one example could fire after being run over repeatedly by a 10-tonne truck. The weapon's distinctive and rather villainous appearance (the very narrow barrel and front section makes it almost appear the AUG is skulking behind the shooter's arm, up to no good) made it a favourite for arming the BigBad or TheDragon until bullpups became more common around the millenium. * '''Cool Action:''' The "HK Slap" can be done on the AUG as well, due to the cocking handle being almost identical in location and design to the [=MP5's=] cocking handle. Also, inserting the barrel and slapping the secondary firing grip with their hand to lock it into position looks particulary badass, giving the impression that the user is about to get serious. * TheDragon in ''Die Hard'' had one of these. * The BigBad in ''{{Commando}}''. * ''The Hidden'' (1987). The criminal [[PuppeteerParasite puppetmaster alien]] wields one of these while possessing the body of a nightclub stripper, as well as a bullpup Mossberg shotgun. * NOT Most powerful rifle in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. (The most powerful would be Mary-Sue or what it was called) * Shows up the hands of mooks alongside the FAMAS in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare2''. ** Also appears as an early prototype wielded by CIA agents in ''Black Ops''. * One of the Colombian gangsters is seen with one at the beginning of ''{{Predator}} 2''. * [[JackieBrown Now this here is a Steyr AUG, Steyr AUG's a bad motherfucker, it's expensive too, made in Austria, my customers don't know shit about it so there ain't no demand for it, but let me tell you though, you put this bad boy in a flick, every motherfucker out there'll want one.]] * A silenced one is used to assassinate the Chinese ambassador during the dinner celebration for the US/China trade agreement in ''The Art Of War'' (the below average action film starring Wesley Snipes, not the book). * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' had this, including the "HK Slap" * RainbowSix of course, no doubt to the lone Aussie's delight. Double the scope with a silencer or larger magazine...BadAss. * One of the Irish mercenaries in SinCity shoots Dwight with one. '''FAMAS'''\\ The FAMAS ("Fusil Automatique de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Etienne," meaning "automatic rifle of the Saint-Etienne weapons factory") is another bullpup rifle and the main service weapon of the French military and foreign legion since 1978. The FAMAS was [[FanNickname affectionately nicknamed]] [[ICallItVera "le Clairon"]] (the Bugle, due to its shape) by French troops during the '70s and '80s, and is accurate and durable. Includes a massive carrying handle (which spans half the length of the rifle), a built in bipod, and a colossal fire rate of over 1000 rounds per minute. Due to severe problems with its delayed blowback action, which is powerful enough to rip apart regular NATO brass-cased 5.56x45mm cases and its rifling does not stabilize the modern 5.56mm NATO bullets, the French Army is currently looking for a replacement. * Featured in ''MetalGearSolid'' where almost everybody (excluding Decoy Octopus, Ocelot, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, Grey Fox and Psycho Mantis) uses one at some point. * Has been in every ''RainbowSix'' game from ''3:Raven Shield'' onwards. * Usable in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. * Used by the Mooks in the first 2-3 levels of ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain''. * The UN helicopter crews in ''MacrossZero'' can be seen carrying them. * Can be seen amongst many other guns on a rack in ''TomorrowNeverDies''. * French Soldiers in ''Film/{{Taxi}} 2''. * Mook weapon in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare2''. ** The game also shockingly ''didn't'' [[MoreDakka take advantage of the enormous fire rate]] of the weapon in real life and the gun only fires in three-round bursts in it. ** Shows up in prototype form as a weapon used by the allied SOG and CIA members in ''Black Ops'', and more bizarrely, by Soviet Spetsnaz in exactly one level (reverse-engineered?). This game, unlike ''Modern Warfare 2'', did actually show off the gun's insane cyclic rate. * {{Killzone}}'s Helghast assault rifle is based somewhat on the FAMAS; in the first game, with the export sight and carrying handle of a G36, and in both with a SPAS-12 forend under the barrel. * The standard issue rifle for [[CodeGeass Britannian soldiers]] is based heavily on the FAMAS. * The machine guns used by the Mistral Armslave in ''FullMetalPanic: The Second Raid'' are modelled after the FAMAS. * Michelle and Jacques (before he got tossed back in time and get Oni whip instead) use this as thier primary weapon in ''{{Onimusha}} 3''. * Shows up in ''PerfectDark'' as the "AR-43", despite not looking anything like an Armalite. Like other games, it's nerfed to have a much slower firing rate than in real life. '''Avtomat Kalashnikova'''\\ The [[RedsWithRockets Battle Balalaika]]. The original AK-47 fires 7.62x39mm rounds, as does the improved AKM. Notable for its wooden construction, distinctive magazine, and the fact you can [[DontTryThisAtHome stick it in a swamp for a month, clean it a bit and it will fire first time]]. The AK's legendary reliability comes from its loose tolerances, the taper of its cartridges (this makes extraction easier, as any movement rearwards will completely disengage the cartridge from the chamber walls), and the fact that the gas system is way overpowered for the weapon (meaning, if the first round fires, the bolt ''will'' move all the way to the rear, making chambering of the next round very easy). It has been the basis for numerous Russian weapons throughout its long history, including the AK-74 (the current standardized weapon for the Russian Federation, firing the newer 5.45x39mm round) and RPK machine gun. The single most produced weapon in the history of firearms, with more variants and licensed modifications in existence than any other weapon, and used as a basis for many other rifles such as Israel's IMI Galil (and by extension the south african Vektor R4, which is based on the Galil). TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weapons_influenced_by_the_Kalashnikov_design list]], though this includes all weapons even ''slightly'' influenced by the AK design, not just actual variants. Most of the licenced and unlicenced AK variants are actually based on the AKM; the offical designation AK-47 was only used for weapons produced from 1947 to 1959. * '''Cool Action:''' The AK's magazine is loaded by locating the front lip of the magazine and then rocking it back into the magazine well. Videogames often forget this, despite that it looks really cool; unfortunately, it also makes bullpup AK-action rifles rather difficult to actually load. ** Bonus points for removing empty mag by striking it with the one you are loading. * Any video game, movie, or otherwise that features Soviet/Russian soldiers or settings will have some form of this gun, assuming the setting is after WorldWarII. In movies, however, it will often be a Chinese copy, the Norinco Type 56, recognisable chiefly by the fully hooded front sight; a real AK has partially open front sight. * Appears in version three of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', but without ammo. One character's given the gun, another gets the bullets. Danya's hope was that this would force the two to either fight or work together. * ''[[RedDawn Wolveeeerrrrrriinnnes!]]'' * The comic ''{{Hard Graft}}'' makes extensive use of the AK-47 when kitting out both the good and bad guys. * ''{{Rambo}}''. * [[JackieBrown AK-47, the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every single motherfucker in the room; accept no substitute.]] * There was one used in the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Heart of Gold". * Used by female KGB sniper codenamed 'Trigger' in the JamesBond short story ''TheLivingDaylights''. The weapon seems an unlikely choice for a sniping mission, but as the AK-47 wasn't as well known then it probably seemed like a particularly 'cool gun' to Ian Fleming. * The basic Lasrian {{mook}} weapon in ''DarkSector'' is an [=AKS-74U=] fitted with a suppressor, reflex sight and skeleton stock. * A video game with these and without regular Russian troops is the ''GrandTheftAutoIII'' set of games; this tends to be a 'basic' assault rifle. In ''[[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'', CJ notes that other gangsters are bringing these to their fights instead of pistols. He's right, which is convenient when you expend a lot of your own 7.62x39 fighting them in the first place. * Appears in ''Left4Dead 2''. * N-Tec 5 rifle in ''AllPointsBulletin''. Widely considered to be overpowered "noob" gun. * The UC rifles in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after the AK-105. You also get a [[BlingOfWar golden one]] after defeating the first boss. * In ''{{Singularity}}'', when you time-travel to 1955, the Red Army grunts have these. In the present day, in the altered timeline where the Soviet Union conquered the world in the 1960s, the standard rifle is clearly derived from the AK with {{Steampunk}} bling to show that it's an [[{{Unobtanium}} E99]]-enhanced weapon. * HarryTurtledove's most famous novel, ''The Guns of the South'', centers on Afrikaners from the early 21st century trying to alter history by supplying the [[AmericanCivilWar Confederate States]] with AK-47s. * The Chinese Assault Rifle in ''Fallout3'' is apparently a slightly modified folding stock Type 56 with different ammo. ** This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] and/or [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the fact that the personnel possessing the weapon are forward agents in the United States. At any rate, AK pattern rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm are big business for Russian (Izhmash) and Chinese (Norinco) arms manufacturers, due to the ubiquity of the NATO round. * Appears in ''Counter-Strike'' as the standard assault rifle of the Terrorist team. Generally regarded somewhat inferior to the CTs' M4. * [[GunPorn Naturally]], shows up in ''7.62 High Calibre'', in many variants, including the AKS-74, the AK-74, the AKS-74u, and the AK-47 (which is surprisingly uncommon). '''Israel Military Industries TAR-21'''\\ The IMI Tavor TAR-21 (Tavor Assault Rifle-21st century) is a relatively new, compact bullpup assault rifle designed by IMI for the Israeli military. It has spent over 10 years in development and has only recently been assigned to three brigades (the Givati, Golani, and Nahal brigades), however in fiction its shown up in very large numbers due to its futuristic appearance, either in the hands of special forces or (most bizzarely) terrorists. Like the P90, it was once rare outside of fiction, but a large number of orders have recently been placed by various nations for it. * The standard version and the MTAR 21 variant are available in ''RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield''. ** And has been in every ''RainbowSix'' game after 3, often bizarrely showing up in the hands of terrorists. * In ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'', it has somehow ended up in the hands of the Russian Army, as well as Makarov's henchmen. * Nikolai carries the CTAR 21 variant in ''ResidentEvil: Apocalypse''. * Both Shin Kudo and Edgar [=LaSelle=] are carrying CTAR-21s in epsidoes 2 and 3 of ''MacrossZero'', Shin's in particular having the peculiar addition of a folding/telescoping stock for no reason at all (most likely an animation error). [[/folder]] [[folder:SniperRifles]] '''Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Series'''\\ A series of bolt-action sniper rifles used by armies and police forces across the globe; variants are chambered in .243 Winchester and .308 Winchester / 7.62mm NATO (the standard Arctic Warfare (AW) and Arctic Warfare Police (AWP) models), .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum (the Arctic Warfare Magnum or AWM, with the .338 variant also known as the [[FunWithAcronyms AWSM]]), and .50 BMG (the [=AW50=] series, though not the [=AS50=] which is a different weapon entirely). The most notable users are the British, German and Australian armies; the British use the designations [=L96A1=] (for the AW) and [=L115A3=] LRR (for the AWM), the Germans use G22 (for the AWM) and G24 (for the [=AW50=]), and the Australians use folding stock variants of the [=AW50=] and [=AW=] called the [=AW50F=] (which is distinguishable from the standard [=AW50=] by its Madco barrel) and [=SR-98=] respectively (with the [=AW50F=] the Australians go the extra mile by using Raufoss Mk 211 bullets, which are armour piercing, explosive ''and'' incinderary). The AWC, a suppressed "covert" version of the AW with a folding stock, is used by both the British SAS and American Delta Force. * In the comic ''{{Hard Graft}}'' Bernadette Montez uses one as she "layeth the smacketh" down on the bad guys. * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' features the AWM as the most powerful weapon in the game (One hit nigh anywhere on the body kills). Despite endless {{nerf}}ing, you ''will'' get called a {{noob}} for using it. * Can be found in ''RainbowSix Vegas 2''. * The AWC was available in ''RainbowSix 3:Raven Shield'' and the Playstation Portable version of ''RainbowSix Vegas''. * A cowboy hat-wearing STARS officer in ''ResidentEvil: Apocalypse'' uses one. * Used by the Response team snipers in ''TheNegotiator''. * ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'', called [=L96A1=] in the game. * The SniperRifle in ''FarCry'' is an Australian [=AW50F=], identifiable by the fluted Madco barrel. * The sniper rifle often assigned to Unit 00 in ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a scaled up AW. '''SVD Dragunov'''\\ The classic Soviet Designated Marksman's Rifle, the SVD is a semi-automatic weapon designed to increase the attacking range of a squad past that offered by issued assault rifles. The SVD is issued with the distinctive [=PSO-1=] scope, which has a graph-like stadiametric rangefinder and chevrons for ranging, and is one of the most recognisible rifle scope reticles. It's also one of the few sniper rifles which are not modified assault rifles but can [[AwesomeButImpractical mount a bayonet]]. While all SVDs are chambered in the standard Russian military 7.62x54R caliber, there is also a civilian version, aptly named the '[[AwesomeMcCoolname Tiger]]', which can use many calibers [[{{BFG}} up to the 9.3x64mm]], but according to the experience of shooters and gunsmiths is [[BoringButPractical slightly less accurate than a modern semi-automatic and slightly lesser quality than a military SVD]]. Commonly in movies and even some videogames, the SVD will be played by the similar Romanian FPK / PSL rifle, which is actually based on the RPK action, the Chinese Norinco [=NDM-86=], or by a modified AK or Valmet rifle. * The SVD makes an appearance in ''[=MGS3=]'' and ''[=MGS4=]''. * In JohnWoo's ''The Killer'', the title assassin uses a SVD to pull off the Tony Weng hit at the dragon boat festival. * A Romanian PSL is the sniper weapon of choice for Mona Sax in ''MaxPayne 2''. * Commonly used by [[RainbowSix Rainbow]] snipers. * ''OperationFlashpoint'' allows picking the SVD up from corpses of soviet snipers (or starting missions with them in the expansion packs.) It's a matter of preference if you want to use this rifle over the M-21, but at least you can pull headshots at 1000 feet. * ''[[YTheLastMan Y: The Last Man]]''. Russian agent Natalya carries one everywhere she goes. * Middle-of-the-road SniperRifle in ''ResidentEvil5.'' * ''TheHurtLocker''. An insurgent takes out several PrivateMilitaryContractors with one, leading to a sniper duel between him and the protagonists, who are armed with a Barrett .50 cal. * Balalaika can be seen wielding one in an Afghanistan flashback in ''BlackLagoon''. '''VSS Vintorez'''\\ A specialised sniper rifle developed for use by the Spetsnaz, one of the most compact sniper rifles in the world with a conventional layout, it can be disasembled to fit inside a small briefcase (and the only semi-auto sniper rifle to feature selective-fire), and like the [=MP5SD=] it has an internal suppressor, in addition to this it uses nasty armour piercing 9x39mm SP-5 subsonic cartridges, which give the weapon a lot of stopping power (more than an AK bullet) despite it being silenced (one round can easily go through body armour at 400 meters, and still have enough power to drop someone with one hit). * One of the most powerful weapons available in the ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl]]'' series, though it takes some time to master due to the bullet drop. * Can be found in the second chapter of ''MetalGearSolid 4'', and is one of the better long ranged weapons, with a silencer that never wears out and a powerful round. * ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain''. * ''RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield''. * Used by Balalaika's troops among many other Soviet weapons to take out Yakuza members in ''BlackLagoon''. '''Barrett M82, M95 and M107'''\\ The U.S. military found that the performance of the .50 BMG (found in the M2 machine gun) was enough to warrant use in anti-materiel rifles. The weapon relies on its high penetration, although this makes it rare in other roles due to potential for collateral damage. It also has an effective range of over one mile. The M90 and M95 versions are bullpup versions. * ''Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six'' series has this weapon as the most powerful sniper rifle. * The M82 is seen in ''CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'' at one point. In this case, it wasn't for damage purposes, but for range purposes: the target was more than a mile distant, and a conventional rifle wouldn't be able to shoot half that accurately. It also shows up in the multiplayer as the last sniper rifle to be unlocked. Surprisingly, it didn't turn out to be a [[GameBreaker game-breaking supergun]], thanks to the massive recoil and major damage nerfing. ** In ''ModernWarfare 2'', it's the ''first'' sniper rifle to be unlocked. Yes, that's right. ''First''. * ''AmericasArmy'' has this as the advanced sniper rifle. * ''Half-Life'' mod ''Firearms'' had this as the most powerful weapon, but you needed to deploy bipods in order to remain accurrate. * The [=M82A2=] makes an appearance in ''MetalGearSolid4'' as Johnny's sniper rifle of choice. ** Also, the M82 is "recommended by {{Hideo Kojima}}". * Used for the sniper duel in ''TheHurtLocker''. * Mr. Wong uses one in the final battle of ''{{Stranglehold}}'', in addition to a good number of sniper mooks. They'd probably have a better time tagging Tequila without the easily visible laser sights though... * Appears in the ''BattlefiedSeries'' as the most powerful sniper rifle available ingame and is typically the last unlockable sniper rifle. * Bob Lee Swagger wields an M82 in the opening scene of ''{{Shooter}},'' to bring down a ''moving helicopter.'' * The SR99 series Sniper Rifles from the ''{{Halo}}'' series appear to be a hybrid of the Barrett M107 and the Denel NTW-20. '''[=CheyTac=] Intervention'''\\ The [=CheyTac=] Intervention is a bolt-action dedicated sniper’s rifle designed by [=CheyTac=] LCC. It’s relatively recent, but made big waves when it was introduced in 2001. It fires either the .408 [=CheyTac=] or the .375 [=CheyTac=], rounds designed to be the middle ground between the standard rifle-calibers like the 7.62mm and the massive anti-armor .50 BMG. The [=CheyTac=]Intervention also has a long-range laser rangefinder, designed to aid in the rifle’s primary function; long range shooting. While not many military forces use it currently (Jordan, Turkey and Poland’s Special Forces units), it holds the record for the longest distance grouping of three rounds (16 and a half inches at 2,321 yards). * Mark Whalberg’s character Bob Lee Swagger owns one in ''{{Shooter}}'', which is then used to frame him for the assassination of a foreign delegate. * Used by '''[[ModernWarfare RAMIREZ]]''' to '''[[MemeticMutation DEFEND BURGER TOWN!]]'''. Later Soap uses one when he attempts to infiltrate [[spoiler: General Shepherd's ]] Afghanistan Base. * The [[AKA47 Rolins LRSS]] in ''{{MAG}}'' is an Intervention. * Richard Mackowitz demonstrates the use of one in ''Future Weapons''. He manages to break the record for a long distance grouping, hitting three out of six shots on a human-sized target at 2,530 yards. * ''SOCOMUSNavySeals Fireteam Bravo 3'' has the [=CheyTac=] as the “C-TAC”. * In ''AngelBeats'', Yuri attempts to snipe her nemesis Angel with one. A stunned Otonashi asks “Is that a real gun?” * U.S Army and Resistance units use the [=CheyTac=] in ''{{Homefront}}'' against KPA soldiers. Comes with a nifty thermal sight. * Used in ''TheUnit'' by Bob Brown and Hector Williams in the episode “Dark of the Moon”. [[/folder]] [[folder:Shotguns]] '''Winchester M1887'''\\ A lever action shotgun, designed by John M. Browning for Winchester. Most sportsmen prefer pump-action shotguns for better action speeds, but that doesn't stop most Hollywood heroes from spinning around sawed-off versions trying to pull a JohnWayne. * '''Cool Action:''' Spin-cocking requires the stock and barrel to be sawed off, after which the gun can be cocked for another shot by spinning it around the fingers in the lower part of the lever. There is a strong potential for accidentally discharging the weapon or breaking your fingers and / or jaw, which is why this isn't so popular in real life as it is in movies. * A genuine 10-gauge 1887 was infamously used in ''{{Terminator}} 2'' with Arnold himself spinning it in his hand like a toy. In fact, three 1887s were used in the movie, one lightened and with a longer lever; Schwarzenegger is said to have picked up the wrong one at one point and almost broken his fingers trying to spin it. * The Scout's primary weapon in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', albeit a sawed-off, double-barreled, drum-fed version. * The Model 1887 turns up in ''ModernWarfare2'', though a large number of players [[GameBreaker wish it hadn't]]. '''Izhmash Saiga-12'''\\ A Russian 12-gauge gas-operated semi-auto, the Saiga-12 is based on the AK layout. Using a 5 or 8-round detachable box magazine, it is regarded as reliable and effective while being a lot cheaper than many competing semi-auto shotguns, and is widely used by Russian security services; it's also proven popular with hunters. Older versions have some unfortunate design holdovers from their AK origins that make the weapon rather difficult to actually load; newer versions address this. * [[ICallItVera "Vera"]] is probably the most well-known example in media; Jayne's "Callahan Fullbore Auto-Lock" in ''{{Firefly}}'' was a modified Saiga-12 originally built for the movie ''Showtime''. * One with a large 20-round drum magazine and no stock appears in the movie ''Gamer''. * Available to buy in ''MetalGearSolid4''; it's the best shotgun in the game, easily overshadowing the others. * The 12K version is used by the MEC Engineer class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * The same version appears in ''ArmA II''. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', with both 5 and 8 round box magazines available. '''Daewoo USAS-12'''\\ A fully automatic 12-gauge shotgun designed by the Gilbert Equipment Company and manufactured in South Korea by Daewoo, the USAS-12 resembles a giant [=AR15=]-type rifle, weighing over twice as much as an M4. While civilian versions are semi-auto only, military and police versions of this piece of heavy machinery can fire at up to 450 rpm; more impressively, they can do this with standard shotgun shells, while most similar designs require brass casings to reduce the risk of melted plastic fouling the action. While it usually takes a standard 10-round box magazine, it's typically depicted with its 20-round drum magazine. Tends to show up instead of a Jackhammer if the production isn't into RareGuns. * The ''Rainbow Six'' series has this weapon in its arsenal since the third game. * Also present in ''Soldier of Fortune 2'' where the results were gruesome. * Used early on in ''StargateSG1''. * Top-tier shotgun in ''FarCry 2'', seen with a 20-round drum magazine even though it only has 12 shots. * In the ''GunsmithCats'' manga, one of Goldie's henchmen uses a USAS-12 to wreck the engine of Rally's beloved Cobra during a high-speed chase. [[BerserkButton This earns]] [[ThisMeansWar Rally's wrath]]. * Appears towards the end of ''SyphonFilter 2'', of special note is the final boss fight where you have to use one to knock [[spoiler: Jason Chance, who's head to toe in advanced body armour, into the spinning tail rotor of a parked helicopter.]] * One with a standard box magazine was used extensively by StevenSeagal throughout the showdown in ''OnDeadlyGround'', where it shreds both people and the side of a helicopter with impunity. * Riley has one in his brief return to ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as a member of a military demon-hunting unit. '''Armsel Striker'''\\ Also known as the Sentinel Arms Co Striker-12, Protecta, Protecta Bulldog, and Cobray/SWD Street Sweeper [and not the [=DAO-12=], ever]. A South African semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun with a revolver magazine, designed for riot control and combat. The Striker variant features a spring-operated "clockwork" drum magazine, while the Protecta variants use a different mechanism and lack the drum's winding key. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Tom Zarek's men are seen carrying these on Kobol (though it's portrayed as some kind of grenade launcher), and later the marines during the rescue on Caprica. * Used by Leon in ''ResidentEvil4''; though called the Striker, it was actually a Protecta. It was also possible to modify it to have a '' one hundred shell'' capacity. An actual Striker is available in ''ResidentEvil5''. * Available in ''ModernWarfare2'' as the Striker, with a variety of sights; for some reason, it's the standard OPFOR shotgun. * A Striker-12 is available in ''MaxPayne 2'', replacing the previous game's [[RareGuns Jackhammer]]. The game features a fairly common error in depicting guns with fixed cylinder magazines, in that Max is shown reloading by detaching and replacing the entire drum. * A Street Sweeper with a sawed-off barrel is available in the first DLC pack for ''GrandTheftAuto IV''. It's not the short-barrel version, since the front sight is in the wrong place. * Engineer weapon in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]'', the origin of the term [=DAO-12=]. This isn't the weapon's name, and just refers to the weapon's trigger type and gauge ("double action only, twelve gauge"). * The Protecta shows up in ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Call Of Pripyat]]'' called the "Eliminator," and can be fitted with a SUSAT sight. * As with the Glock and MAC, the name "Street Sweeper" found it's way into plenty of nineties gangsta rap lyrics. * The Striker appears in ''{{Desperado}}'' as the "biggest {{hand cannon}}" that Buscemi has ever fucking seen during the first major shootout of the movie. '''KAC Masterkey'''\\ The Masterkey is a 12-gauge pump-action under-barrel accessory shotgun designed to allow a solder to breach doors without having to carry a full-sized shotgun. A shortened version of the Remington M870, it has a shortened barrel and no stock or grip, instead using the rifle's magazine as a grip. While it failed to get the military contract KAC had hoped for, it inspired the M26 MASS which did get selected; the MASS is a bolt-action device fed by a detachable box magazine, rather than the tube magazine of the Masterkey. * Billy uses one in ''{{Predator}}''. * Snake can buy this as an attachment for the M4 Custom from Drebin in ''MetalGearSolid 4'', or he can sometimes find them as a drop from various PMC troops that use them as standalone weapons with stocks attached. Why they do this rather than use an actual shotgun is [[FridgeLogic not even remotely clear]]. * Featured as an attachment to assault rifles in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare2'' and ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]''. * Can be purchased in ''7.62 High Calibre'', though the usefulness is debatable (it takes longer to switch to the shotgun than it does it fire a burst from the rifle). '''Remington 870 "Wingmaster"'''\\ ''The'' pump-action shotgun. Developed in '51, the 870 is the most popular pump-action shotgun in civilian and police use; from ordinary sportsmen to the GSG-9. As of '09 Remington has produced and sold a whopping 10 million units and counting. Most pump-action shotguns in fiction are based off the 870 or [[SawedOffShotgun sawed off]] in a tac shotgun style because...well, it looks [[RuleOfCool cool.]] Chinese clones, such as the Norino Hawk and the H&R Pardner Pump are also very common. Due to the ubiquity of the 870, similar slide-action shotguns such as the Mossberg 500 and Ithaca 37 are often misidentified as Remingtons. * '''Cool Action''': there are two: first there's the overdramatic one-hand slam-pump a la [[MamaBear Sarah Connor]] from ''[[TheTerminator Terminator 2]]''; the second is an exaggerateed lift-and-pump a la Jack from ''{{Bioshock}}''. You'd probably sprain your wrist in the first while the second [[AwesomeButImpractical looks cool but is inefficient]]. * The sawed-off shotguns of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' not weilded by the Scout. * The afformentioned four-round magazine version in ''{{Bioshock}}'' * The first shotgun available in ''MaxPayne'', albiet a police model. Packs a wallop, but it's slow to offset. * In ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura Akemi steals this, along with a Desert Eagle and a sword, from a Yakuza locker room. * Available in both the "Sport" version and the "Police" version in ''7.62 High Calibre'', where the police version includes a folding stock and higher internal capacity. * The Hunting Shotgun in ''FalloutNewVegas'' is the Express version, complete with Sarah Connor style pumping done after reloading. * "Deer Hunter," from popular gun forum "The High Road," has created a rather infamous variant known as the Remington 1740; a double-barreled, pump action shotgun made from [[NinjaZombiePirateZombie pinning a lefty 870 and a righty 870 together,]] removing the stock from one and the grip from another, and linking the pumps. [[http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/PB030011.jpg Has to be seen to be believed!]] '''AA-12'''\\ The AA-12 (also known as the Auto Assault-12 and formerly the Atchisson Assault Shotgun) is a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] designed in the year 1972 by one Maxwell Atchisson. The original design of this weapon served as the basis for many other [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill autoshotgun designs]], such as the [[WorthyOpponent Daewoo USAS-12]], among others. It's [[BangBangBANG barrage of death]] is fed either from an 8-shell magazine or either a [[UpToEleven 20-shell or a 32-shell]] drum magazine. Many YouTube videos and fan commentaries have dubbed it [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Deadliest Shotgun In The World"]], because of the one trademark that puts it a cut above the other shotguns: It can be [[XMeetsY combined]] with [[StuffBlowingUp FRAG-12 rounds]] to perform as a multifunction weapon system. * GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra: Used by Duke. ** It should be noted, however, that it's depicted as some [[DudeNotFunny disgustingly rechambered]] high-caliber machinegun. * Predators: Used by the mercenary Royce. His is outfitted with a [[GunAccessories Surefire M900 weaponlight-foregrip]] and one [[BlingBlingBang bitchin' camo pattern]]. * TheExpendables: [[BoisterousBruiser Hale Caesar]] uses one during the latter of the film. His use of the weapon goes hand-in-hand with [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroes]], [[BangBangBANG Bang, Bang, BANG!]], [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Blown Across The Room]], [[LudicrousGibs Ludicrous Gibs]] and [[StuffBlowingUp Stuff Blowing Up]]. It's also fitted with an [[RuleOfCool awesome]] [[GunAccessories flashlight/lasersight attachment]]. ** That same shotgun will fall into Caesar's hand ''again'' in The Expendables 2. *** This gun is so [[BadAss badass]] that [[TheAhnold Trench]] [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Mauser]] will be using it as well, come the Expendables 2. * FutureWeapons/CloseQuarterCombat * 24: It appears in Season 7. * Ultimate Weapons * Lock 'n Load With R. Lee Ermey * KillingFloor: This game is basically [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotguns Are Just Better]] personified. In this game, the AA-12 is loaded with the [[UpToEleven 20-shell drum magazine]]. Needless to say, as long as a buddy can cover your reloads, no zombie will get [[BlownAcrossTheRoom anywhere near you]]. * TheClub: Dubbed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Enforcer"]]. Loaded with the 20-shell drum magazine - in this game, the gun's range doubles as an [[InstantDeathRadius Instant Death Radius]]. * ModernWarfare2: The AA-12 is used by the Russians and [[EliteMooks Shadow Company]]. It is fitted with an [[{{Nerf}} 8-shell magazine]] and has a range pathetic enough to embody [[ShortRangeShotgun Short-Range Shotgun]]. It's rate of fire is also [[{{Nerf}} slower in multiplayer than in single-player]]. * ModernWarfare3: The AA-12 appears again more oftenly in Modern Warfare 3's single-player campaing. It is also the last Shotgun you unlock for Survival Mode, and a usable shotgun in multiplayer. Sadly, the gun retains [[{{Nerf}} the laughable range in both game modes, as well as the slower rate of fire in multiplayer]]. It also poses as a [[AwesomeButImpractical mule for attachments]], as it is fitted with a rail mount, a zip-up bag attached to the stock, a [[RuleOfCool practically useless]] spare shell bandolier, and a Remington 870 MCS shotgun's pump attached to its own foregrip. * GrandTheftAutoIV: Available in the [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony Ballad of Gay Tony]] expansion pack as the "Automatic Shotgun". It is also available as the [[StuffBlowingUp "Explosive Shotgun"]], which can be noticed by the fact that it [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything ejects green shells]]. Needless to say, it is [[{{Understatement}} very]] [[GameBreaker powerful]]. * ArmyOfTwo: Available in the sequel, ''The 40th Day''. At first fed by the 8-shell box magazine. Then later you can purchase [[GameBreaker 20-shell drums]] for it. * CombatArms: Featured as the highest-tier shotgun in the game. There's even a "Dominator" version with forgrip and [[BlingBlingBang arctic camo paint]]. Each version features the 20-shell drum magazine. * SpecOpsTheLine '''Winchester Model 1897''' Not to be confused with the 1887 above, the 1897 was pump-action shotgun and a modified version of the 1893 pump-action developed by--who else--John Moses Browning. The shotgun, like many before it, was primarily a sporting and hunting weapon for most of it's life until the onset of World War 1. When America entered the war, they added an iconic vented barrel shroud and a bayonet lug. The weapon was so effective in trench warfare and so terrifying that the Germans considered it's use a ''war crime'' and threatened to kill anyone they captured who used it (The Americans responded by stating they would do the same to German prisoners). After the end of the war, the "Trenchgun" continued to see service right into the Second World War, though it was largely replaced by the Winchester Model 1912. Despite this, the 1897 is the more famous and the one most likely to be seen in a WW2 film/game/show, likely due to it's devastating reputation in the first and it's intimidating appearance. It's a RareGun today, especially the Trenchgun variant and is a highly sought-after collectable by both Wild West and World War 1/2 enthusiasts. * '''Cool Action''' "Slam firing". Because of the nature of the action lacked a trigger disconnector, this meant that all someone had to do was keep the trigger pressed down and pump the action as fast as they could to keep the shotgun firing. * Just about any WW2 game, movie or TV show where a character uses a shotgun, most likely in the "Trenchgun" configuration with the barrel shroud and the bayonet. * In the ''ResidentEvil'' remake, the civilian version makes a rare appearance as the game's shotgun, replacing the 870 from the original. * [[TheMummy Rick O'Connel]] uses a Trenchgun in a few futile attempts to (re)kill Ihmothep, but has more success with his undead priests. * [[TheAndyGriffithShow Mayberry's]] courthouse has one, which Sheriff Andy takes a hold of during the episode "The Big House". * Shows up in ''IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''...used by a Russian Soldier, oddly enough. * A thug uses one in ''BlackLagoon'' to breach a door. * George in ''TheBookOfEli'' has one. * ''TheWildBunch'' seems to love them, as almost the whole gang uses them at one point or another. * For that matter, so do ''TheUntouchables'' on the opposite side of the law. * ''RedDeadRedemption'' gives it the generic title of ''pump-action shotgun''. Another rare appearance by the civilian version given that the Trenchgun was not even developed yet. * ''GunslingerGirl'' has this as Triela's shotgun of choice, complete with the bayonet. [[/folder]] [[folder:Machine Guns]] '''Browning Automatic Rifle'''\\ Proof that even John Moses Browning's failures could still be incredibly successful, the BAR was originally designed as a "walking fire" gun, a WW1 concept for an automatic weapon that could be fired from the hip by a soldier crossing no man's land to support his comrades. In the event, the BAR was vastly too heavy for such an application, being twice the weight of an M1 Garand; it was instead employed as a light machine gun, used to give the infantry squad additional firepower and range. Despite being widely adopted, it had a number of flaws as a support weapon; in particular, it lacked any facility for changing barrels quickly or accepting a belt feed, instead only able to use 20-round magazines. On top of that it it was too ''light'' a weapon to use in this role - controlling it while firing fully automatic was very difficult. This effectively made it a very heavy battle rifle rather than a true light machine gun. In spite of these shortcomings, it continued in service with the US military right into the Vietnam war, eventually being replaced by the M60; the US National Guard continued to use it into the 70s, and some countries continued to use the BAR all the way into the 1990s. * Anything set during World War 2 and featuring the US military is likely to include the BAR being hefted by a squad's automatic rifleman. In videogames, it's typically the period equivalent of a {{BFG}}. * It's also popular as a {{BFG}} in crime stories set in the first half of the twentieth century: TruthInTelevision, as a number of gangs famously used the weapon, most notoriously Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde, who used a shortened version stolen from a National Guard armory and found it was capable of shooting right through police cars. He was killed using a variant of the same weapon, the Colt Monitor. * [[BrooklynRage Reiben]] is the designated [=BAR=] man of the squad in ''SavingPrivateRyan'' * Mooks in ''TheRundown'' * WeaponOfChoice for CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel in ''BlackLagoon'', though one must wonder how they're exactly able to fire it on full auto and stay on their feet. '''[=MG42=]'''\\ At the beginning of the Second World War, the Germans were mostly equipped with the [=MG34=]. While a truly excellent machine gun in it's own right, the [=MG34=] was really ''too'' good; it was labour-intensive, expensive, and took a long time to manufacture. This resulted in a total redesign being ordered with mass production as the primary goal, and the end product is widely regarded as one of the best machine guns ever designed. The [=MG42=] made extensive use of pressed and stamped steel parts to cut down on cost and production times, and used a recoil operated, roller-locked mechanism augmented by a gas recoil booster which increased both reliability and rate of fire; the resulting weapon was distinctly more rugged than the rather finicky [=MG34=]. The [=MG42=] remains one of the fastest-firing single-barrel weapons to not require external power, able to fire 7.92mm Mauser rounds at an average of 1,200 RPM. A true general-purpose machine gun, it could be used in the light machine gun role with a 50-round drum magazine and bipod, or the medium role with a tripod and belt feed. Its main drawbacks stemmed from the gigantic rate of fire; it was incredibly loud, barrel changes were frequent, though taking only 3-7 seconds thanks to a superbly designed quick-change barrel, and ammunition consumption was very high even when all efforts were made to conserve it. The huge rate of fire also made the gun's report extremely distinctive, describes as a buzzing or tearing sound rather than distinct individual shots, leading to nicknames like "Hitler's Buzzsaw" among troops. The [=MG42=] was the basis of Germany's later machine guns following the war, from the [=MG1=] to the modern [=MG3=], and along with the [=FG42=] was also the basis of the American M60. The [=MG3=] is so similar (and externally almost identical) to the [=MG42=] that they have interchangable parts. * Every World War II game, movie, or otherwise, features this gun. * The [=MG3=] shows up as an unlockable weapon in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' * The BFG used by the Special Unit in ''[=~Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade~=]''. * Alphard tries to shoot down Liang Qi's chopper with a door mounted [=MG3=] from her own helicopter in ''{{Canaan}}'' * The Helghast machine gun in ''{{Killzone}}'' is basically an [=MG42=] with the barrel shroud rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise. * The M56 Smart Gun in ''{{Aliens}}'' was an [=MG42=] mated to a steadicam harness, with additional parts from a motorcycle. * ''[[GunslingerGirl Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino]]''. Rico fires the [=MG3=] version from the hip. * ''The Bunker'' (2001). Its ammunition apparently cost the makers of this war/horror movie a pound a round, so it wasn't fired often. * ''[[CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle]]'' features a nameless Mongolian who [[GunsAkimbo dual-wields]] an [=MG42=] together with a [=PKM=] machine gun from the hip. * A character in a ''ComicStrip/NickKnatterton'' comic has an [=MG42=] mounted ''on her bed''. * An [=MG42=] is used in ''MafiaII'' by Vito Scaletta twice. The first time during [[WW2 Operation Husky]], before later using one to ambush a heavily guarded target during a hit. '''M60'''\\ The M60 was introduced in 1957 as a replacement for the venerable Browning Automatic Rifle as a squad automatic weapon. Drawing on the designs of the [=MG42=] and [[RareGuns FG42]], the designers produced a 23-pound belt-fed general purpose machine gun chambered in 7.62mm NATO. The result is widely regarded as an rather poor weapon; the M60 is prone to jamming, has some alarming tendencies to fall apart or fail to stop firing when the trigger is released, features a terribly designed barrel change system (the entire gas piston, barrel, bipod and front sight having to be detached, and without the use of any kind of handle), and is just as heavy as the BAR, itself regarded as quite a hefty weapon. The weight earned it the nicknames "pig" and "hog" in Vietnam, and attempts to reduce the weapon's weight resulted in the even ''less'' well-received [=M60E3=] version. Despite this, the weapon's brawny appearance and easy availability made it hugely popular in 80s and 90s action movies, with the depiction in ''{{Rambo}}'' particularly iconic. * '''Cool Action:''' Firing the M60 one-handed is practically a trope of it's own; gun in one hand, [[BottomlessMagazines three-foot belt of infinite ammo]] in the other, the ActionHero walks slowly through the enemy base, firing in the general direction of men who respond by [[BlownAcrossTheRoom falling over in increasingly exaggerated ways]]. Expect lots of closeups of the action ejecting brass, casings hitting the ground, and slow motion shooting. Bonus cool points if the shooter is [[ScreamingWarrior bellowing incoherently at the top of his lungs]]. Often, the M60 will get more screentime in such a sequence than any of the villains. * Both Stallone (as {{Rambo}}) and ArnoldSchwarzenegger (in ''{{Commando}}'') played one-handed shooting completely straight. Charlie Sheen parodied it in ''HotShots Part Deux'' with scenes where he was buried up to his waist in ejected brass, and later one where {{mooks}} who died went down a set of playground slides. * Almost any VietnamWar movie features the M60. You could also expect to see this used in action films until the '90s. * The M60 is still seen in some modern warfare movies such as ''BlackHawkDown'', alongside the M240. * Jack Black's character is handed an M60 in ''TropicThunder''. Black wasn't exactly pleased when told about the M60's nickname ("Pig") and that he was a natural with it. * ''RedDawn''. Modified ones are used to simulate the Soviet [=DshK=]. One giveaway is that the ammo belt is feeding from the wrong side. * "The Passing" DLC for ''Left4Dead 2'' adds the M60 as a special weapon. It cannot be reloaded - once it's out of ammo, it gets discarded. * Naturally featured in [[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Vietnam]]. Pre-{{Nerf}}, it was an [[GameBreaker absolute terror]], being more powerfull and accurate than the M16 with a 100 round magazine ''and'' it came with the same class as the only decent Anti-Tank weapon, meaning there was no real reason to take any other class except if you wanted to be a good sport. Post-Nerf, one needs to be prone if you want to hit anything and it no longer comes with the rocket launcher. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre''. If you're standing or kneeling, it can only be fired "from the hip", and you must be laying down to aim it properly. '''FN Minimi / M249'''\\ Light machine gun that was developed for the U.S. Army as a squad assault weapon, to replace the M60. The M249 was developed from the FN Herstal Minimi light machine gun and fires the 5.56mm NATO round whose lighter weight allowed gunners to carry more ammo. * The M249 gets its spotlight in modern warfare movies such as ''BlackHawkDown''. * ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' and ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * The M249 is the machinegun used in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'', but is pretty useless for its price. * Some away teams in ''StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' have the Paratrooper configuration of the M249. * [[{{Swordfish}} Gabriel Shear]] (JohnTravolta) keeps one of these in the boot of his [[CoolCar TVR Tuscan Speed 6.]] * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Kendra Shaw uses one in ''Razor'' when storming the Hybrid's vessel. * Used by Ty Lok and later Tequila himself in ''{{Stranglehold}}''. * Appears in ''Black''. * Another part of Homura Akemi's [[MoreDakka dakka-rich]] arsenal from ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. * Appears as the lone light machine gun in ''Counter-Strike''. '''M2 Browning Machine Gun'''\\ One of the many weapons on this page passed down directly from God via John Browning, the M2 entered service just after WWI and has been the US military's principal heavy support weapon ever since. Essentially a scaled-up version of the Browning designed M1919 (Even the legendary .50 BMG round is a scaled-up .30-06). Using the .50 Browning Machine Gun round, this 84-pound recoil-operated weapon, known affectionately as "Ma Deuce" during World War II, has been adopted by virtually every Western armed force and can be seen on everything from infantry tripod mounts right up to armoured vehicles, warships and aircraft. The M2 has a rate of fire of 450-575 rounds per minute and sports a distinctive perforated sleeve over the lower barrel as an aid to air cooling; aircraft mounted versions exist with far higher rates of fire, the fastest being the mechanically or electrically boosted AN/M3 which could fire 1,200 rounds per minute. The weapon has an effective range of 1.2 miles when fired from the M3 tripod, and can put shots down over four miles away. During the Vietnam War, a Marine sniper by the name of Carlos Hathcock famously mounted a scope on one and used it for long-range sniper shots, leading to the development of anti-materiel sniper rifles chambered in .50BMG. Efforts are currently underway to develop a replacement with decreased weight and recoil, as the M2 is not exactly portable; following the cancellation of the high-tech [=XM312=], the [=XM806=] is the current candidate, claiming 50% weight reduction with 60% less recoil. Despite this, the M2 is likely to remain a common sight for the forseeable future. * '''Cool Action''': Jumping behind one (typically mounted on a vehicle of some sort) and pulling back on the bolt. ''CHACK-CHLACK''. Firing it with at least an angry grimace on your face, usually a [[ScreamingWarrior full-on scream]] which gets drowned out by the massive report. May involve pulling out or ignoring [[RedShirt the last guy who used it]]. [[LudicrousGibs Likely involves the utter obliteration of the guy]] [[DestructiveSavior or building]] you are firing at. * Seen in anything set after the First World War showing a Western armoured vehicle, ship, or fixed infantry postion. Sci-fi movies sometimes use the M2 fitted with a military blank firing adaptor (a triangular fitting with a hemisphere muzzle and three tubes running the length of the barrel) as a futuristic weapon or ersatz gatling gun. The M2 is also often seen in movies dressed up as a hard-to-come-by Soviet heavy machine gun like the [=DshK=]. * Every military game ever made that has armoured vehicles in it that don't suffer from CripplingOverspecialization. It's also a standard "big gun" in fixed positions; it's often [[{{Nerf}} made a lot weaker and less accurate]] for balance purposes. A superhumanly strong character might use an M2 like a rifle, and in this case usually grips it by the barrel; this is not a good idea, as it gets hot. * In ''[[{{Fallout}} Fallout Tactics]]'', this shows up being used as a handheld machine gun used by Super Mutants. You can use it as well if you have incredible strength or {{Powered Armor}}. * Roadblock from ''GIJoe'' would swing one of these. A little [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] is found on his bio-card, suggesting that the kind of guy who can use this as a personal weapon is someone who probably doesn't NEED a machinegun to kill you. * Some of the fluff from ''CarWars'' suggests that the M2 is still alive and well even in 2040s America; in-universe, someone used a combination of this and AintNoRule to win a demolition derby, setting up the VehicularCombat genre among the people. * ''Doo-doot, doo-doot, doo-doot doo-doot, doo-doot''. This is the gun mounted on the convicts' Jeep in ''DeadRising''. If you manage to defeat them, you can take it and go zombie-hunting. * Pops up in Far Cry 2, delightfully sidestepping the generic "stationary bullethose" depiction, having the properly slow RPM count and terrifying damage output. * Will and the ''Series/{{Sons of Guns}}'' crew assemble a "virgin" (unbuilt) M2 kit and mount it on top of the War Wagon (Will's modified Ford Bronco). * The latest ''{{Rambo}}'' film accurately depicts the [[{{Gorn}} body-shredding]] ability of an M2 during a massive battle sequence toward the end of the film. '''[=DShK=] 1938'''\\ A collaborative effort between legendary Soviet gun designers Vasily Degtyaryov (who designed the [=PTRD=] anti-tank rifle and DP-28 machine gun) and Gegorgi Shpagin (designer of the [=PPSh=]-41), the ''Degtyaryova-Shpagina Krupnokaliberny'' is the Soviet equivalent to the M2 Browning. Introduced in 1938, the [=DShK=] was the heavy machine gun used by the Soviets in nearly identical roles to the M2 during World War II and onwards, such as an anti-aircraft weapon for tanks and trucks. It was also used in an iconic two-wheeled trolley equipped with a metal shield for heavy infantry support. In the 1970’s, it was largely replaced with the [=NSV=] and then later the Kord [=HMG=]’s. However, like many Soviet-era Russian weapons it was imported by a number of client states and produced under license, still seeing use in many of them. It has also been popular with insurgent forces, such as the Viet Cong and Provisional IRA. Russian troops nicknamed it "Dushka" (“Sweetie” or “Dearest”) due to the similarity in pronunciation. * Used in many films that depicts Soviet or Soviet-allied forces, either a prop version of the real thing or a dressed up M2 or other large machine gun. * Used by John {{Rambo}} in both ''Rambo II'' and ''III'', captured and turned against Soviet forces in both films. * The invading Soviets in ''RedDawn'' have [=DShK=]’s mounted on their vehicles. * R.U.F rebels mounted them on pickup-trucks in ''BloodDiamond'', and so did the Somalis in ''BlackHawkDown''. * The soldiers of Hotel Moscow use one mounted on a truck in ''BlackLagoon''. [[/folder]] [[folder:Rocket / Missile / Grenade Launchers]] '''RPG-7'''\\ Designed in the 1960s by the USSR, the RPG-7 is probably the most distinctive rocket-propelled grenade launcher aside from the classic Bazooka. Its construction, like most Soviet weaponry, is incredibly simple; it's basically a steel tube with wooden guards. This also makes it incredibly cheap. Dozens of imitations exist; typically Chinese copies with one handle are used in movies when authentic two-handle launchers are not available. RPG, by the way, stands for ''Ruchnoy Protivotankovyy Granatomyot'' (hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher), though it is often backronymed as "rocket propelled grenade." * If this weapon is not in the hands of Soviets/Russians or the Warsaw Pact countries, it typically is in the hands of Middle-Easterners and in Africa. Wherever the AK-47 is, the RPG-7 will be as well. * Used when fighting DirtyCommunists in ''IndianaJones And The Crystal Skull''. * The Joker uses one as part of the various WarOnTerror metaphors in ''TheDarkKnight''. * Hayden Tenno gets to use a weird version in ''DarkSector'', with one handle and what appears to be almost all of an RPG-2 joined upside-down to the front of the tube. It has an optic sight and fires guided missiles instead of unguided rockets. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. Ace takes out a Dalek with one in ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', though it's supposed to be some sort of fictional British anti-tank weapon. * ''{{Water}}'' (1985). Two Cuban terrorists use one to interrupt a news conference by a British government mouthpiece. * Marty [=McFly=] sees one in his rear-view mirror in ''BackToTheFuture'', carried by the 'Libyans'. He figures that getting up to 90 would be the best way to evade it. He was off by 2 miles per hour, of course. * Just one of the many heavy weapons used by Homura Akemi in ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler:during the final battle against Walpurgis Night]]. '''M202 FLASH'''\\ A four-tube shoulder-fired incendiary rocket launcher, the M202 [=FLame=] Assault [=SHoulder=] weapon was designed to replace heavy and obsolete flamethrowers in the US inventory and first produced in 1978, being based on an experimental napalm launcher trialled extensively during the VietnamWar. The suitcase-sized 27-pound launcher is usually depicted in fiction as a regular rocket launcher rather than using the special thickened pyrophoric agent rounds it actually fires, and is favoured by videogames looking for a modern-era {{BFG}} due to looking like someone ripped a rocket pod off a helicopter and gave it a pistol grip and sight. A similar Soviet weapon is RPO Shmel, which has only one barrel, but can also fire fuel-air warheads. * Most famously used by ArnoldSchwarzenegger in ''{{Commando}}'', particularly during the comically over-the-top StormingTheCastle finale. * Appears in the JamesBond videogames ''TheWorldIsNotEnough'' and ''Nightfire'' as the "AT-420 Sentinel." * The missile launcher in ''FarCry'' is clearly based on the M202, and in the console games was replaced with an actual M202. * Has an odd tendency to appear as the ultimate weapon in earlier ''ResidentEvil'' games. * The Helghast rocket launcher in the first ''{{Killzone}}'' was based on it, but had only three tubes rather than four. This is of very little comfort if you happen to be staring down the barrel of one. * Carrie Fischer's prop rocket launcher in ''TheBluesBrothers'' is obviously based on the M202. * ''CallOfDuty: Black Ops'' features the M202 under the suitably intimidating name of "Grim Reaper". Given the game's timeline placement in the Vietnam War, it might be meant to represent the earlier [=XM191=] prototype, but no one questions that in the face of its destructive potential. '''FGM-148 Javelin'''\\ Developed in the 90s to replace the unpopular and obsolete M47 Dragon launcher, the Javelin is a crew-served soft-launch missile system, firing a 127mm tandem-charge anti-tank missile designed to defeat modern explosive reactive armour. The weapon consists of a disposable launch tube and a CLU (command launch unit) which contains the optics and guidance system; this is detached from the empty tube after firing. The launcher can be set to direct engagement mode to attack point targets or helicopters, or set to climb and then descend on the target from above to attack the weaker top surface of armoured vehicles. * Seen in three missions in ''[[CallOfDuty Call of Duty 4]]'', where it's stuck in top-attack mode. It's shown similarly in ''ModernWarfare2'', even when attacking helicopters where the launcher ''should'' be in direct fire mode. ** There is a direct-fire mode Javelin in ''Call of Duty 4'', in the level "All In". However, it's out of the way, to the point where it's easy to miss. (It's on a balcony above where you take out the two BMPs around the silos.) * ''MetalGearSolid4]]'' allows Snake to cart a Javelin around with him; it's shown as user-guided rather than fire-and-forget, and Snake discards the entire launcher after every shot rather than detaching the CLU. * The [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds 2005 remake]] of ''TheWarOfTheWorlds'' features this weapon being used by US Army soldiers to bring down one of the alien tripods at the climax of the film when it's discovered its shields are malfunctioning. * ''[[AmericasArmy America's Army]]'' has the Javelin as a playable weapon, and allows it to be operated in top-attack or direct-attack modes. '''M79'''\\ The M79 is a break-action single-shot 40x46mm grenade launcher, most resembling a sawed-off shotgun with a giant barrel and upside-down stock. First deployed during the Vietnam War with the aim of providing increased firepower to dismounted infantry without resorting to more cumbersome rifle grenade launchers, it was nicknamed the "Thumper" or "Blooper" due to the distinctive report. The M79 was a popular weapon among troops, but the weapon's size and weight limited it to designated grenadiers. It was largely replaced with the M203 underbarrel launcher as the latter came into service, since the M203 allowed the user to also function as a rifleman. The rather old-fashioned, no-nonsense look of the weapon means it's a popular choice as a personal {{BFG}} in both movies and videogames. A [[RareGuns rare]] pump-action four-shot weapon based on the design also exists, known as the China Lake Launcher. * '''Cool Action:''' Snapping the M79 closed by flicking the barrel upwards after inserting a new round. There's a high chance anyone doing this will go on to fire the weapon one-handed. * Likely to be seen in any Vietnam War movie in the hands of a grenadier; in less realistic cases, it might be carried by a regular rifleman. * One of the most iconic uses is in ''{{Terminator}} 2: Judgment Day'', where ArnoldSchwarzenegger's Terminator uses an M79 to finally defeat the shape-shifting T1000. It was also the most powerful weapon in ''Terminator 2: The Arcade Game''. * A favourite in the ''SyphonFilter'' video game series, particulary for its effectiveness against enemies wearing body armour or if [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential the player just wants to]] [[BlownAcrossTheRoom see some bad guys fly]]. Gabe used it one-handed in the first three games but it was switched to a two-handed weapon in ''The Omega Strain''. * A ScaryBlackMan uses one with uncanny accuracy on a name-calling VC infiltrator in ''ApocalypseNow''. * Former Symbol agent Wan uses one during his introductory scene in ''{{Gasaraki}}''. * In episode 3 of ''{{Black Lagoon}}'' Revy uses one of these to finish off Luak's ship as he tries to escape. * Appears in Left4Dead 2 and is devastating against massed hordes of zombies. Balanced by the fact that it is the only weapon that cannot be reloaded from found ammunition stocks. * Shows up in ''FarCry 2'', where it is incredibly useful because it provides much-needed punch for use against vehicles yet occupies the sidearm weapon category, and thus doesn't prevent the player from carrying assault rifles or shotguns. * It appears in several of the Resident Evil games, using real life explosive rounds, and fake ones like acid, napalm and freeze rounds. In the Resident Evil 3 novel, Jill uses one with 40mm buckshot rounds. ** Those buckshot rounds exist IRL in the form of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M576_40mm_grenade M576 grenade]], essentially a 1.2-gauage shotshell with over twenty #4/00 [[hottip:!: I'm seeing where it uses either #4 shot and 00, need more clarification on this]] buckshot pellets. [[http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/m576.htm Be sure to aim at the foot of the target]]. * ''CallOfDuty: Black Ops'' has the China Lake version, given its propensity toward exotic prototype weaponry. '''M203'''\\ The M203 is a 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher developed by AAI during the failed SALVO and SPIW trials which were aimed at replacing the M16; the rifles themselves were discarded, but the underbarrel launcher concept eventually found its way onto the M16 and M4, replacing the stand-alone M79 grenade launcher. The M203 uses the rifle's magazine as a grip, and the sliding handguard is used to both cock the weapon and access the breech. While designed for the [=AR15=] platform, conversion kits exist to fit it to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M203_grenade_launcher#Other_weapons many other rifles]], or even turn it into a stand-alone weapon. Plans are currently underway to replace it with the M320 launcher, a side-loading underbarrel launcher with a number of advantages over the M203 such as double-action operation, accomodation for a wider variety of ammunition, and an integral sight. Similar weapons include the German [=AG36=] and the Russian [=GP25=] and [=GP30=], which are muzzle-loaded and use caseless grenades. * Common in any depiction of the US military, and popular as an accessory to weapons in videogames; in multiplayer games, it has long been referred to as the "noob tube" due to the tendency of new users to abuse it. * 37mm flare guns that look similar to the M203 are a popular civilian-legal accessory for AR-15s, and these are usually the props used for M203 film and television appearances. * ''CallOfDuty 4'', ''ModernWarfare 2'', and ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' have this weapon as an attachment for most assault rifles, where it's a favorite ([[YourMileageMayVary or much hated]]) weapon in multiplayer matches. * [[{{Scarface}} "Say hello to my little friend!"]] * ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' features this on most American assault rifles. * MackBolan used one even before the weapon was widely known. * The M203 and GP-30 show up in ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl]]'' as add-ons for most of the Western and Russian assault rifles respectively, though ammunition availability is fairly low for both. * Also as above, the M16 unlocked after beating Black difficulty mode in ''Black'' has an M203 attached. * Absolutely available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', though it negatively affects the balance of the gun it's attached to. '''Revolver grenade launchers'''\\ There are a large number of launchers that use a revolver-style cylinder magazine, dating back to the ''Manville Machine Projector'', a 1930s tear gas launcher; this formed the basis of the later Hawk MM-1 developed in the 70s. Modern examples include the Russian RG-6 launcher, essentually a frame holding six seperate [=GP30=] launcher tubes, and the MGL-140 / M32, which is becoming an increasingly common sight in movies and games due to its tacticool appearance. Such launchers are very popular with police and anti-riot units due to their ability to fire a wide range of incapacitating rounds and sustained fire abilities, and 37mm launchers made by companies such as Enfield and [=DefTech=] are often seen in movies substituting for their more lethal cousins. * Riot launchers are likely to be seen in anything involving riot police or SWAT units. * In ''{{Terminator}} 2'', a SWAT unit equipped with MM-1 launchers loaded with tear gas storms the Cyberdyne building. ArnoldSchwarzenegger later takes one of the launchers for himself, at one point firing it point-blank at a hapless officer. * The ''{{Transformers}}'' movies feature a variety of revolver launchers used to fire the "special sabot rounds" which are the only thing that can harm the Decepticons. * The RGB-6 (a Croatian clone of the Milkor MGL) shows in ''MetalGearSolid 2'' as a usable weapon, and a Milkor MGL is used by Raging Raven in ''4''. * An RG-6 is available in ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl]]'', called the "Bulldog 6" as part of the game's {{AKA 47}} tendencies. * The 1980 movie of ''The Dogs of War'' had a number of "XM-18's" (actually Manville guns) used for the climatic attack. * The Demoman in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' uses one as his primary weapon. * [[{{Inception}} "You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling."]] '''Mark 19'''\\ Designed as a crew-served weapon to provide high firepower to infantry and light vehicles, this 73-pound blowback-operated 40mm grenade launcher first entered service during the Vietnam War where it was used on river patrol boats, and has been in use ever since. Capable of firing at around 350rpm, the weapon is accurate out to just under a mile against point targets, and can be mounted on a tripod; more commonly, however, it is mounted on ground vehicles or helicopters. The weapon's heavy weight is its principal shortcoming, and efforts are underway to replace it with a more sophisticated and modern weapon; the cancelled [=XM307=] was one such attempt, while the Mark 47 Mod 0 is currently being evaluated as a possible candidate. The Mark 19 has been exported and copied extensively, and will likely remain in service in other countries for a long time to come. * A frequent sight in movies and videogames set during or after the Vietnam War; it's not so frequent to see it actually fired in a movie, however. * ''FarCry'' featured a curious depiction of the Mk 19 as a single-shot weapon with an automated rangefinding system. ''Far Cry 2'' featured a more accurate depiction mounted on trucks and boats. * Seen in ''JurassicPark III'' mounted on Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles. * Usable in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * ''[[CallOfDuty Call Of Duty 4]]'' features the Mk 19 during the Shock and Awe mission. * ''AmericasArmy'' features the Mk 19 as one of the weapons on the CROWS turrets. * ''PhoenixForce''. A Mk19 mounted on a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Attack_Vehicle Fast Attack Vehicle]] is used to decimate a small army in "Aswan Hellbox". '''Panzerfaust'''\\ Literally “Armor Fist” in German, this was ''the'' anti-tank weapon of the German Army in WWII. It consisted of a small pre-loaded steel launch tube that fired a shaped-charge explosive warhead specifically designed to penetrate tank armor. Operated by a single soldier, it was also the first such weapon designed to be disposable, the spent tube was simply thrown away after firing. It was easy to manufacture, simple to use, and at only 11 pounds weight, very light compared to the damage it could cause. Excepting the notoriously tough-to-kill Russian T-34, almost any Allied tank could be destroyed by a solid hit from the Panzerfaust. The final mass-produced versions were nominally accurate to 100 meters and could defeat up to 8 inches of armor. The overall simplicity also encouraged them to be issued to everyone and anyone from regular soldiers to the most poorly-trained conscripts. As the conflict drew to a close, some civilian volunteer units were equipped with nothing ''but'' this weapon. The distinct profile ( somewhat resembling half of a giant cotton swab) makes it instantly recognizable and can be the defining “OhCrap” moment when someone pops out of cover with one and takes aim. * Just about every WWII video game has this filling the "rocket launcher" slot for the Axis side, usually opposite the Allied Bazooka. ** ''MedalOfHonor'' ** ''CallOfDuty'' ** ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'', though it's incorrectly shown to be a rocket, leaving a flame/smoke trail behind it during flight, in reality, it used only a black powder charge for launching. * The Principality of Zeon and their remnants (and their remnants' remnants) from the ''{{Gundam}}'' metaseries make use of giant robot-sized ones. From when the Zaku I and the Zudah were competing to be Zeon's main mobile suit up to the conflict over Laplace's Box, the Zekes have it as a mainstay in their armouries. '''M1 / M9 / M20 Bazooka'''\\ The M1 rocket launcher was developed in the US; while the basic idea of a rocket-powered recoilless infantry weapon had been around since World War 1, the weapon was not first issued until 1942. The name 'bazooka' came from how it resembled Bob Burns's 'bazooka' instrument in the 30s, and the name stuck so well that any biggish gun or rocket launcher risks being called a bazooka. The M9 version used an optic sight, reinforced tube and a more powerful rocket, while the M20, introduced during the Korean War, used a much larger round with increased range. Soviet soldiers found it a very welcome change from obsolete anti-tank rifles when it was provided to them by Lend-Lease, and the Germans soon produced their own version using a massive 88mm round, the Panzershreck. The Bazooka was ultimately phased out during the Vietnam war, replaced by the M72 LAW disposable launcher. * More or less any WW2 movie or videogame which contains tanks will also contain bazookas to fire at them. * Used by Easy Company soldiers against German tanks in ''Band of Brothers''. * Used in all the WW2 ''CallOfDuty'' games by the player and other squad members; usually the M1, though the M9 is used in ''World at War''. * You end up using (and taking fire from) Bazookas towards the end of the War segment in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. It's in the multiplayer modes, too. * ''SavingPrivateRyan'' One is used by Sgt. Horvath to destroy one of the German armored vehicles during the climactic assault. He then fires it again at a Tiger tank, [[TruthInTelevision against which it does no good]]. '''LAW Rocket'''\\ The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Armor Weapon) is a Vietnam-era development focused on cutting down launcher weight and size when compared to the WWII Bazooka while still allowing a soldier to carry enough firepower to knock out armored targets. It consists of a single unguided 66mm rocket enclosed in a collapsible launch tube. Once fired, a set of fins on the rocket deploy to stabilize it in flight, and it is fused to detonate on contact with the target. Like the Panzerfaust, the design is geared towards simplicity and cheap construction, with the tube being discarded after firing. Tests have been underway since TheEighties to find a successor, ( Such as the more-powerful AT-4 ) but the LAW’s low cost and easy “everyman” use means it will probably be staying in service for the foreseeable future. A common sight in action movies as it gives the hero the ability to single-handedly deal some serious damage like blowing up vehicles and small structures. The relative ease of finding a spent launch tube on the collector’s market to use as a prop also helps. Some fictional depictions make the mistake of depicting it as reloadable but this is only possible with training versions that do not fire the actual armor-piercing rounds. * In ''Ronin'', one is employed to blow up a carload of mooks during the car ChaseScene. * Chuck Norris uses one to deal with the BigBad at the end of ''Invasion USA''. * {{Rambo}} used this to destroy a helicopter in the second movie. * Dirty Harry in ''The Enforcer'' * “D-Fens” Foster fires one in ''Falling Down'' * ''CallOfDuty Black Ops'' - Available in both single and multiplayer modes. The game makes the mistake of showing it as capable of locking on to aircraft, though the opportunity to do so only occurs in online play. '''Stinger'''\\ A surface-to-air missile system that entered service in the 1980s and was used to devastating effect by Afghan resistance fighters against the Soviets. The FIM-92 man-portable version, although by no means the only MANPADS in service, is one of the best known. An air-launched version, the AIM-92 or ATAS, also exists for use by helicopters and Predator [=UAVs=], and the M6 Linebacker, Humvee and AN/TWQ-1 Avenger vehicles are also able to launch Stingers. * Features in ''LicenceToKill'' and a key point of the plot, as well as the focus of an extremely silly stunt involving an 18-wheeler going up on 9 wheels. ** In ''Film/GoldenEye'', Q mentions that the BMW Z3 he's giving bond has stinger missiles behind the headlamps, not that it is actually possible considering that the missiles are half the length of the car and there is nowhere for the back blast to go. * One is used to destroy a Goa'uld fighter in ''{{Stargate SG-1}}''. * The Stinger appears in both the original ''MetalGearSolid'' and ''[=MGS2=]'', where it is required to shoot down aircraft, and the only weapon effective against [[HumongousMecha Metal Gears]]. It's also available in ''[=MGS4=]'' though due to the lack of bosses that require it, it isn't particularly useful. ** Weapons expert and ally Nastasha Romanenko also tells you that her favorite weapon is the Stinger, her favorite novel is a thriller called ''Stinger'', and her favorite cocktail is a stinger. She says she just ''really'' likes stingers. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "Army of Ghosts" the British army blows up a Cyberman with one, even though it's an AA weapon. * In the climax of the Desperate Escape chapter of ''ResidentEvil5'', an enemy wields this weapon against the protagonists. * Deconstructed as a CoolGun in TomClancy's ''Executive Orders''. Someone asks why this wasn't used to bring down the kamikaze who plowed into the Capitol; he's reminded that it probably would not have really matterred at that point in its flight plan. * In ''CharlieWilsonsWar'', the main plot was about the titular character assisting the Afghan mujahideen by supplying them with Stinger missile launchers. These played a major role in shooting down the much hated Soviet Mi-24 Hind gunships. * Towards the end of ''TrueLies'', terrorists fleeing in a van attempt to shoot down an attacking [[SemperFi Marine Corps]] Harrier jet with a Stinger, but fail miserably, the backblast actually taking out one of their own guys. [[/folder]]
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\n[[foldercontrol]]\n\n[[folder:Handguns]]\n\n'''Pistole Parabellum 1908'''\\\n\n->In the category of interesting trivia, "Parabellum" derives from the Roman military textbook titled; "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius. (''Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus'') The relevant quote is usually written as ''Si vis pacem, para bellum'', though sometimes as ''Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.''; and basically translates as '''If you wish for Peace; prepare for War.'''\n\nBetter known as the Luger, and used by the Germans in both World Wars, this 7.65mm or 9mm (both originally designed for the Luger; 9mm Parabellum is essentially a 7.65mm cartridge with the bottleneck removed and a larger bullet seated) pistol has a distinctive grip and just looks evil. If ThoseWackyNazis appear, they're probably carrying this. A large number were collected by Allied soldiers as trophies in the SecondWorldWar and this means they are still common today. May or may not be particularly unreliable; American ammunition companies after the war downloaded 9mm ammo to keep GI's from blowing up their war trophies; this prevented the Luger's toggle-lock mechanism from cycling correctly. The most distinctive variants are the "Navy" model with a six-inch barrel and two-position rear sight, and the "Artillery" model, with an 8-inch barrel, 8-position rear sight, and optional stock and [[MoreDakka 32-round magazine]]. A .45 ACP version (designed for the U.S. Army pistol tests that eventually led to the M1911) is among the rarest of RareGuns; only two were created, with one being destroyed during the test - and the second one was sold to an anonymous collector in 2010 for $494,000.\n \nIf kept in proper condition and fed with ammo of the best quality available, it's the most accurate historic handgun in the world - which is not as astounding when you see it's built more like an Olympic target pistol than a combat one[[hottip:*: Which it isn´t. Handguns in the German military at that time did not have "secondary" or "fall-back" status in the early years. They were meant to shoot prisoners and traitors point blank and only carried by officers, much like their use in WW1. The transition from the P08 to the P38 marked the realization of a different doctrine.]]. There are modern shooters who can achieve better results from this gun than most untrained people can from a ''rifle'', including shot groups a bit larger than 1-inch at short range to an 8-inch bullseye shot from beyond 120 meters.\n\nThe P08's intricate machinework proved to be expensive, it needed perfect ammo and absolute cleanliness to fire, while the complicated toggle-lock was prone to corrosion, especially at sea; [[AwesomeButImpractical the weapon was gradually phased out]] in favour of the simpler, less costly Walther P38.\n\n[[index]] * ''BandOfBrothers''. Cpl. Hoobler repeatedly expresses his desire to get hold of one, at one stage running out under fire to search a dead German soldier. When he finally does get hold of a Luger, it [[DeathByIrony accidentally discharges and kills him]]. CoolGuns/{{Handguns}} * In the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie, Karl Ruprecht Kroenen uses one with uncanny accuracy against attacking Allied soldiers. CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} * In ''The Land That Time Forgot'', British naval officer Bradley rather memorably uses a long-barreled artillery model Luger to kill an Allosaurus (!). CoolGuns/MachinePistols * The basis for the Lawgiver pistol in the ''JudgeDredd'' comics. CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns * From the play ''BullshotCrummond''. -->'''Otto''': "[[JustAStupidAccent Not zo fast -- zis is a Luger!]]" -->'''Professor Fenton''': "[[GoodGunsBadGuns That means you're Hun! You're both Huns!]]" CoolGuns/{{Rifles}} * Wielded by farmer Bean in ''FantasticMrFox''. CoolGuns/BattleRifles * Even [[TheBluesBrothers Illinois Nazis]] use it. CoolGuns/AssaultRifles * Fritz Stanford in ''BlackLagoon'''s Nazi arc uses a custom one of these called the Eisenreich Luger Special, chambered for .454 Casull ([[AwesomeButImpractical utterly impractical]] in RealLife since the .454 is twice the length of a 9mm Parabellum, leading to a huge grip which would fit [[EverythingIsWorseWithBears only a bear's paw]]) and designed to be a HandCannon. He never gets to use it because he shoots off at the mouth way too much, giving [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] all the time in the world to reload her Beretta (mentioned elsewhere on this page) and put him down like a mad dog. CoolGuns/SniperRifles * One of the alien mooks in ''BadTaste'' use one. '''Walther P38'''\\ A 9mm pistol conceived for use by the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II as a replacement for the costly Luger P08, it was the first locked-breech pistol to use a double action trigger (following in the footsteps of Walther's very successful PP and PPK blowback pistols). The shooter could load a round into the chamber, use the de-cocking lever to safely lower the hammer without firing the round, and carry the weapon loaded with the hammer down. A pull of the trigger, with the hammer down, fired the first shot and the operation of the pistol ejected the fired round and reloaded a fresh round into the chamber, all features found in many modern day handguns. Early examples were of very high quality but as the war drew on this suffered in regards to the external finish. Otherwise, the weapon was sturdy and resilient to sand and dust; like the Luger it was designed for easy cleaning and disassembly on the battlefield so there aren't any screws aside from the one on the grip making the overall assembly quite complex. Later versions such as the alloy-framed P1 were often ridiculed for poor quality control, one quip was that the weapon was good for "eight warning shots and one aimed throw." CoolGuns/MachineGuns * Probably best known in fiction as the guns used in ''TheManFromUNCLE''; the gun was so popular it actually received it's own ''fan mail'', up to 400 letters a week at the show's height many of which were simply addressed to "the gun." A variety of custom versions with additional parts were used, including... CoolGuns/{{Shotguns}} * [[{{Transformers}} Megatron]]. He was a ''Man From UNCLE'' Walther P38 with barrel extension, stock and scope, which became his [[WaveMotionGun Fusion Cannon]]. * Though not as well known as the Luger, it still often turns up in many WWII settings, and because the two are similar looking the casual observer may sometimes mistake one for the other. * WeaponOfChoice for the titular character of ''LupinTheThird''. * Hans Landa carries one in ''InglouriousBasterds''. * In the "jamming pistol" scene in ''SchindlersList'', the SS are carrying P38s. * Ernie in ''ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' uses a pearl-handled Walther P38 throughout the film. * Cate Archer uses a silenced version in the first ''NoOneLivesForever''. '''Walther PP and PPK'''\\ One of the first successful double-action semi-automatics, the original PP pistol was released in 1929, the weapon proving popular with both civilians and police for its reliability and ease of concealment. The PPK (''Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell'') was released in 1931 as a pistol for use by plainclothes and undercover police; the PPK is shorter than the PP and has a reduced magazine capacity. Due to the need for [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness absolute concealability]], the small size forced the designers to use mostly very small calibers like .22LR or 32.ACP, less suited to the rigors of combat. Both weapons were adopted by NaziGermany as service pistols, issued to the German military and police, the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials; most notably, it was the weapon AdolfHitler used to commit suicide in 1945. The original PPK has been illegal for importation into the United States since 1968; American models are either the PPK/S (a PPK slide on a PP frame), or domestically assembled by Smith & Wesson. The PP/PPK design was also heavily copied in the Soviet Makarov pistol (with nearly every Warsaw Pact nation fielding a similar PP clone chambered in 9x18mm), first adopted in the 1950s and replaced only recently. * The most famous user is, of course, JamesBond, who replaces his Beretta M1934 with a PPK chambered in 7.65mm (.32 ACP) in ''[[DrNo Dr. No]]''. He uses this until replacing it with a Walther P99 in ''Tomorrow Never Dies''; oddly, in the most recent movie, ''Quantum of Solace'', Bond has returned to his old ([[ContinuityReboot new?]]) PPK. * Umi Martin is assigned one in version one of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''. * ''TheEqualizer'' uses a stainless steel PPK/S; as he's a former spy played by a British actor this is likely a JamesBond ShoutOut. * ''DoctorStrange: The Oath'' -- a weapon identified as Hitler's suicide weapon (loaded with silver bullets) critically injures Doc. After being patched up, he uses it himself to kill a monster that his limitless magical powers couldn't faze. * In ''{{Noir}}'', the Soldats High Priestesses use gold plated [=PPK=]s. * Fired GunsAkimbo by an old lady on a scooter in ''HotFuzz''. * Shoshanna uses one in ''InglouriousBasterds''. * In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Wichita points one at Tallahassee, after he snatches a gun off her sister. * ''[[YTheLastMan Y: The Last Man]]''. Agent 355 gives a PPK to Yorick to defend himself with. * Dee Dee [=McCall=] in the earlier seasons of the TV cop series ''Hunter''. * ''{{Film/Shoot Em Up}}''. In the opening shoot-out Clive Owen has a PPK jam on him; he throws it away, declaring the pistol a "piece of shit." Might be a TakeThat as Clive was briefly considered for the role of James Bond in ''CasinoRoyale''. * The anime film ''TheSkyCrawlers'' one is carried by Kusanagi everywhere she goes as a sign of her mental instability. '''Heckler & Koch USP'''\\ The USP is a German handgun, adopted by the German army as P8 and the German police as P10 (Compact version). The USP is a derivative of the even larger [[RareGuns Mark 23]], the SOCOM variant of which was adopted by the US special forces in the '90s. It was eventually superseded by the lighter, smaller and more user friendly USP Tactical, though is in service with several militaries and police forces around the world. * The USP Tactical is the starting weapon of Counter-Terrorist players in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. * In the ''TombRaider'' Movie, Lara Croft's pistol of choice is the Match variant of the USP. It's supposed to be sporting grade accurate. * The pistol Gordon Freeman uses in ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'' is a USP Match. * Silas in TheDaVinciCode. In the book it was a .45, but in the movie it is the 9mm version. Probably because 9mm blanks are cheaper than .45 ones. * TabletopGame ''Spycraft'' 's designers figured this weapon should be the most 'expensive' (per its requisitioning system) among auto handguns, on par with the .44s. Then again, the USP series are horribly overpriced in real life, too. * [[TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] uses the Compact variant with stainless slide. * Neil [=McCauley=] carries a USP early on in ''{{Heat}}'' but switches to a SIG Sauer P220 towards the end of the film. * The Obeya FBW pistol in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is clearly based on the USP. * The AT-14 pistol in [[FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]] is an USP [[AKA47 with a different name]]. * Misato carries a USP as her sidearm in NeonGenesisEvangelion. * A common pistol in the ''ModernWarfare'' series. * The USP shows up in both normal and tactical variants in ''7.62mm High Calibre''. The difference being that the tactical version is threaded to accept a suppressor. * In the tanker chapter of ''MetalGearSolid2'', Snake acquires one from Olga Gurlukovich and uses it until he is captured late into the tanker chapter. '''Beretta 92'''\\ A semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm with a 15-round magazine, it is easily identified by its iconic enlarged ejection port (the barrel is actually visible for a large part of the gun). The 92 is a descendent of the single stack Beretta M1951, and can be considered a modern-day variant of the Walther P38, as it uses the P38's locking block as opposed to a Browning-style tilting barrel; this allows for a lighter slide (or a lighter half of a slide, in Beretta's case), and the barrel is restricted to back-and-forth motion, helping accuracy. It has been continually updated for a while, its latest model being the 92FS; there is also a licensed Brazilian clone known as Taurus [=PT92=] which shows up in fiction rather often; the latter is a clone of the first model of the 92, and features a 1911-style frame safety as opposed to a slide-mounted decocker safety. This is a gun with multiple claims to fame: # It's JohnWoo's favorite gun (he claims all others are ugly), and is seen frequently in his films. # In said films, it is frequently seen GunsAkimbo, with a number of homages thereby (reviewed further down). # It's also known as the M9, the standard service pistol for YanksWithTanks as of 1990. In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to a perceived lack of stopping power, mostly by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user. Though these issues have been dealt with, one branch or another of the US military tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with a cancelled project and a new big Beretta order. * The weapon of choice of Revy, of the anime ''BlackLagoon''. Her version, the Sword Cutlass, has an extended barrel and slide, stainless finish and is further pimped-out with ivory grips with skull-and-crossbones medallions. * A main weapon in most {{Cop Show}}s. * Supposedly what {{Doom}} I/II's pistol is based off of. * Mack Bolan (''TheExecutioner'') used a silenced Beretta Brigadier, an early civilian model. He later updates to the 93R. * ''MetalGear'' has this as Snake's {{Weapon Of Choice}} in the MSX games, and in ''MetalGearSolid 2'' he gets one modified to fire tranquilizer rounds. * Any work that depicts the modern US Military [[ShownTheirWork accurately]] will feature this weapon. Ones that do include: ** [[StargateSG1 Stargate Command]] and the [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis Expedition]]. ** ''BattleLosAngeles'', starring [[SemperFi The USMC]] and Aaron Eckhart. * When Chow Yun-Fat uses a gun ([[GunsAkimbo or two]]) in a JohnWoo movie, chances are it will be this gun. Examples include Mark Gor from ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', Ah Jong from ''TheKiller'', and Tequila Yuen from ''HardBoiled'' (these are actually Taurus weapons) and ''{{Stranglehold}}''. John Woo's omnipresent use of the 92 in the DualWielding role may have been responsible for [[MemeticMutation other works doing the same]], such as: ** The player, in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. ** Neo, in ''Film/TheMatrix'' (his first pair of ThrowAwayGuns in the lobby shootout). * MaxPayne also favors these as his pistol of choice. He's quite fond of wielding [[GunsAkimbo two at a time]]. * John [=McClane=] in ''Film/DieHard''. He upgrades to the [=SigSauer P229=] in the fourth movie, though. * Available in the ''JaggedAlliance'' series. It's the second best handgun in the first game, and a good benchmark handgun in the second. * Martin Riggs used one in the ''LethalWeapon'' series, upgraded with a laser pointer in the fourth film. Its depiction in that film is credited for further popularizing the firearm. ** In the final movie of the series, JetLi's character disassembles Riggs' Beretta...[[DontTryThisAtHome while Riggs is holding it and trying to shoot him.]] * Kane used one of these to kill Seth in the original ''CommandAndConquer'' * Used by Tony Montana in ''{{Scarface}}''. * The Beretta is the [[ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] team's sidearm of choice. The Samurai Edge, developed by a local gunsmith and used by Rebecca, Jill, and in the Director's Cut, is a heavily modified 92F. * Preston in ''{{Equilibrium}}'' uses two Beretta [=92FS=] pistols modified with drop-in auto sears and lengthened barrels and frames. The non-firing props also had a frame-mounted M16-style fire selector. Contrary to popular belief, he did not use [=93Rs=]; the movie guns had slide-mounted safeties, while the 93R safety is frame-mounted. Similar converted 92s were used in ''{{Underworld}}'' and ''JudgeDredd''. * ''Hunter'' (TV series). In seasons 5 through 7, Rick Hunter used a Beretta 92F/FS. ** Wait, [[{{Macross}} did you say Rick Hunter?]] * Both the Beretta and Taurus varieties are used in ''TheCrow''. Notably, the bad guys and Eric carry Tauruses, and the cops carry Berettas. * Used by Conrad Marburg in ''AlphaProtocol''. You can get his pistol too, but it's GuideDangIt hard. * Reinhard in ''{{Blade}} II'' carries one with a huge choppa and some smaller bits bolted on. * Used by Homura Akemi in ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' to [[spoiler:fill Kyubey full of holes]]. * The 92FS version shows up in ''7.62 High Calibre''. It's a decent, all-around handgun. * In the ''ResidentEvil'' series, this is one of the most common weapons of protagonist Chris Redfield. It's also the basis for the "Samurai Edge" custom pistols used by S.T.A.R.S. in the first game and its remake. * The Thompson Sisters' weapon forms in SoulEater are a pair of 92FS Inox pistols. '''Colt M1911'''\\ A century-old weapon, the M1911 is a single-action semi-automatic chambered in .45 ACP; it is iconic in gun culture and widely seen as one of the best handguns ever designed. Invented by legendary firearms designer John Browning and first manufactured by Colt, it has since been [[FollowTheLeader copied]] by nearly every gun manufacturer worth its salt. It was the United States Army service pistol from WorldWarI until TheEighties, when it was replaced by the M9. Some special operations units still use M1911s, and it is a common starting point for custom pistols. Dozens of variants exist. * This weapon is shown in most WWII movies and videogames, since it was the standard-issue US sidearm at the time. As a historical footnote, M1911s manufactured under license in Norway from 1916 onwards continued to be produced for the German occupation forces during WWII, being designated ''Pistole 657(n)''. In other words, even the {{Nazi}}s used this to a certain extent. * In ''Letters from Iwo Jima'', the Japanese general commanding the defense of the island carries a chromed M1911, leading his soldiers to believe that he took it from a dead American. Turns out he received it as a going-away gift from a group of American officers before the war began. * In the 2004 remake of the comic book ''ThePunisher'', Frank Castle is seen dual wielding Colt Customs made by his father. ** This is something of a trademark weapon for Frank in the comic book series as well. * ''AbleTeam'' series by Dick Stivers. Not having faith in 9mm, Carl Lyons used a Colt M1911 extensively customised to give it the same qualities as the Beretta 93Rs wielded by his partners. * ''TheShadow'' wielded a [[GunsAkimbo pair of these]]. * EVA gives a customized M1911 to Big Boss (then Naked Snake) at the outset of ''MetalGearSolid3''. He then ''falls in love with it'' (if you contact Sigint, he talks about fifteen different modifications made to the weapon), as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNIGDIn7Gag here]] (partially; this is a joke version because the proper scene doesn't seem to be on YouTube). The custom 1911 was actually modeled from an airsoft gun. ** Old Snake uses an updated M1911 copy, the Springfield Operator, in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. The [=PMCs=] in the game also use an M1911 clone, the Sig Sauer GSR. It is also possible to enter a code and receive the original [=MGS3 M1911=]. * Nadie in ''ElCazadorDeLaBruja'' * ''Literature/{{Honor Harrington}}'' in the Honorverse series of books by David Weber uses a 1911 variant. The books take place 2,000 years in the future, and the standard firearms are pocket-sized rapid-fire mass drivers (called Pulsers) that can turn unarmored targets into hamburger meat [[hottip:*: Against [[PoweredArmor armored opponents]], it mostly only [[FiveRoundsRapid gets their attention]]]]. She was introduced to the old-fashioned weapon by her uncle, who was an active member of the Society of Creative Anachronisms. The weapon, and her familiarity with it, has come in [[ChekhovsGun very handy]] from time to time, though she normally uses modern weaponry, including a Pulser concealed in [[spoiler: her prosthetic arm.]] * ''DevilMayCry's'' Ebony and Ivory, and their earlier equivalents Luce and Ombra, are custom 1911s; the main alterations being wooden grips and enormous ported compensators. * An anachronistic nickel-plated [=M1911A1=] is used by Cal toward the end of ''{{Titanic}}''. While the basic 1911 existed at the time, the civilian version had only been available for about a month and the A1 didn't exist until 1926. * Preferred 'rod' of private eye MikeHammer, a WW2 veteran. Stacy Keach used one in the 1980s TV series (unlike some other screen adaptations of Mickey Spillane's character) which he called "[[ICallItVera Betsy]]". * Castor Troy's guns of choice in ''{{FaceOff}}'' - gold-plated, fitted with custom grips and carried in a special double holster. As it's a JohnWoo movie, he uses them GunsAkimbo. * One of the most persistent weapon in ''BattlefieldSeries'', present in almost every games except for ''Battlefield 2'' and ''Battlefield 2142''. * [[{{Hitman}} Agent 47's]] handguns of choice are a pair of customizable 1911 clone AMT Hardballers, which he calls Silverballers. * In ''{{Terminator}}'', the titular character uses an AMT Hardballer with 7" slide and laser sight. * [[PulpFiction Vincent and Jules]] both carry 1911s. Jules carries a Star 9mm, and Vincent carries an Auto-Ordinance in the original .45 ACP. * The pistols in ''Left4Dead'' are fictional copies of the M1911, fitted with flashlights. * Used in just about every ''CallOfDuty'' title. * [[{{Kampfer}} Akane Mishima]] is an M1911 wielder, although hers has some [[MoreDakka odd]] [[BottomlessMagazines variations]] to it. * Baby Doll (EmilyBrowning) wields a 1911 and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] throughout the [[ImagineSpot stylized action sequences]] of ''SuckerPunch''. * ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'', there is one named 'Sally' on the case and advertisement poster. The actual 'Sally' pistol appears in [[NaziZombies Zombies mode]], where it can be upgraded to [[AbnormalAmmo launch grenades]] alongside a second 1911 named 'Mustang' * A [[GunsAkimbo pair]] of these are [[TombRaider Lara's]] weapon of choice in the TombRaider games up until Angel of Darkness. * Roberta of ''{{Black Lagoon}}'' primarily uses a pair of South American-made Sistema Colt Modelo 1927 pistols. The Special Forces unit in the OVA can also be seen using the M1911 as a side-arm; their leader, Major Caxton, appears to have a pearl grip on his. * ''{{Magicka}}'''s [=PvP=] update added the [[ReservoirDogs Reservoir Wizard]] character, armed with an [=M1911A1=] with [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]]. * One of the ''worst'' weapons available in ''7.62 High Calibre'': available from the start of the game, and best disposed of quickly. * Appears in FalloutNewVegas DLC Honest Hearts due to the presence of Mormons (John Browning's faith). They're referred to as the .45 Autos in-game. In addition, [[BadassPreacher Joshua]] [[ImplacableMan Graham]] carries an AceCustom known as "A Light Shining In Darkness" that the player gains at the end of the campaign. '''Browning Hi-Power'''\\ A 9mm pistol originally designed by John Browning for Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale, and finished after his death by FN designer Dieudonne Saive, this pistol was first released in 1935, and due to Saive's invention of the double-stack magazine, carried an unprecedented 13 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Coloquially known as the BHP, P-35, BAP (Browning Automatic Pistol), and the "King of Nines", this single action design can be seen as a successor to the 1911, to which it is very similar in design. Used by both sides in WWII, most NATO nations during [[ColdWar the cold war]], and still used by the British Army and some Commonwealth countries, and is one of the most common firearms outside of the United States (where the 1911 is still king). Due to a magazine disconnect attached to the trigger bar, the trigger pull is often very tough for a single action pistol; many users often say "screw the warranty" and disconnect it. * Indiana Jones uses one in a bar shootout in ''RaidersOfTheLostArk.'' * In ''CasinoRoyale'', JamesBond grabs one from a Madagascar diplomat during the LeParkour chase scene. * The main characters of ''TheUsualSuspects''. In the audio commentary, the filmmakers point out how another type of gun turns into a Browning Hi-Power in between cuts. * Axel Foley in ''BeverlyHillsCop''. * Batou in ''GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' carries a fictional .45 ACP version. * [[ResidentEvil Claire Redfield's]] starting weapon, after the RPD apparently upgraded to the more advanced [=VP70=]. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. Wielded by TheBrigadier. * No mention of Anita Blake? It's her favorite weapon, after all... * In ''Burning Water'' by Mercedes Lackey, Mark Valdez equips Diana Tregarde with a Browning 9mm. * Common weapon in ''FalloutNewVegas'' simply called 9mm Pistol. * ''7.62 High Calibre'' has these, though they're fairly rare, and usually outclassed by the time they show up. '''Glock pistol'''\\ A semi-automatic polymer handgun designed by Gaston Glock, known as the "plastic" or "Tupperware" gun. Though the concept of a polymer framed handgun dated back to 1970 with Heckler & Koch's rather futuristic [=VP70=] machine pistol, the Glock series were the first to truly popularise the idea. The first Glock arrived on the scene in 1982 as a full size 9mm service pistol, and has since gotten variants for almost all "service pistol" automatic calibers, in full-size, compact, and subcompact versions. The Glock has become a standard service sidearm for many government agencies (the FBI, DEA, many police departments around the world, and the Austrian military) due to its ruggedness, competitive price, simple manual of arms, and built-in safety features, though a [[{{Hatedom}} subset of shooters]] enjoy recounting tales of Glocks exploding or otherwise malfunctioning. Aggressive marketing by Glock [=GmbH=] didn't hurt either; most police departments simply traded in their revolvers or older automatics for Glocks on a one-for-one basis. Perhaps the most common complaint is that dismantling the pistol requires the user to pull the trigger to release the firing pin, which has caused no shortage of accidents. Contrary to [[UrbanLegend scaremongering]], the gun is not "plastic" in any sense; a Glock is 80% metal by weight and [[DontTryThisAtHome shows up quite nicely on an airport metal detector]]. The selective-fire Glock 18 machine pistol variant is capable of firing at 1,100-1,200 RPM in fullauto mode. In recent years, a slew of imitators have arrived on the market offering similar black polymer striker-fired pistols; the Springfield XD and Smith and Wesson M&P are among the most popular. * As a rule, this is the gun you'll see in the hands of a modern FBI agent or member of the NYPD (IE: something like 80% of modern mysteries shows). TruthInTelevision of course, as noted above. ** In movies and television, the pistol will almost always be the Glock 17 (9mm), even if the agency in question uses a Glock 21 (.45) or 22 (.40 S&W). Larger calibers are more difficult to adapt to blank fire. * ''CowboyBebop'' - Faye Valentine carries a Glock 30 (.45 ACP, a subcompact version of the full-sized Glock 21) as her WeaponOfChoice. * Eda of ''BlackLagoon'' uses a Glock 17L (basically a longslide version of the 17) as her WeaponOfChoice. * Duke Nukem owns what appears to be a silver modified Glock in Duke Nukem 3D. * ''Die Hard 2'' talks about a non-existent "Glock 7" model, supposedly designed to get through airport scanners. This may not be the origin of the myth about "plastic handguns," but it certainly helped propagate it. * [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmRN00KbCr8 Lee Paige]], [[MemeticMutation the only one in the room]] [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace professional enough to handle the Glock forty.]] * A Glock 18 is used by Morpheus during the freeway chase in ''TheMatrix Reloaded''.[[hottip:*:This is one of the few occasions where the prop is an actual 18 rather than a modified 17, as evidenced by the [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:MatrixReloadedGlock18C-4.jpg selector switch and trades on the slide.]]]] * This is the standard sidearm in the first ''HalfLife'' game and the expansion packs Opposing Force and Blue Shift. However it was replaced with the Beretta [=92F=] with the High Definition pack that came with Blue Shift. * In ''StrangeDays'', Lenny Nero has one left over from his cop days stashed underneath his bed. When he suddenly has to fish it out to face a home intruder, he neglects to realize that he forgot the clip and has to creep back and find it. * Available in ''Jagged Alliance 2'', where the Glock 17 is comparable to the Beretta 92F, and the Glock 18 is comparable to the Beretta 93R. * The Glock pistol was immortalized by {{gangsta rap}}pers in TheNineties, to the point where "Glock" is still a common euphemism for "handgun", and radio stations go out of their way to bleep out the word "Glock." * In ''USMarshals'', TommyLeeJones tells RobertDowneyJr. to "Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol." It becomes a major plot point later in the movie. * The Joker's weapon of choice in ''TheDarkKnight''. He wields a Glock 18 (in reality, a Glock 17 modified for automatic fire, due likely to the rarity of the Glock 18 itself). * ''{{Series/The Fixer}}''. John Mercer's carry gun (he uses different weapons for his hits). * Standard issue sidearm for ZAFT officers and pilots in GundamSeed. * Wielded [[GunsAkimbo together]] with a SIG P226 by the characters in Left4Dead 2. * The Rittergruppen pistol in ''AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after Glock. * Diana Tregarde wields one in the short story "Satanic, Versus." * ''Modern Warfare 2'' has a Glock 17 modified to fire full-auto as a common sidearm for Task Force 141. * The starting pistol for the Terrorist team in ''Counter-Strike'', in which it can fire in both semi-auto and burst-fire modes. * [[Series/LoveHate "The Glock 17: Weapon of choice for the NYPD, the US Air Force and bad fuckers the world over."]] * ''SyphonFilter'' has {{AKA47}}'s of the Glock 17 and 18; the former is generically described as a 9mm Pistol, the latter is renamed/abbreviated G18. '''[=CZ75=]'''\\ A 9mm pistol created by the Czech state arms factory (later privatized as Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod), the [=CZ75=] was one of the more highly praised of the "Wonder Nines;" even famed M1911 advocate Colonel Jeff Cooper grudgingly admitted that if you absolutely ''had'' to have a 9mm, it might as well be this one, and based his Bren Ten design on the weapon. Praised for its appearance (vaguely reminiscent of the M1911 and particularly its 9mm cousin, the Browning Hi-Power), grip, and accuracy, and noted for being subject to a [[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_167_28/ai_110457315/ truly ridiculous string of abuse]] during trials. Unlike most semiautomatic pistols, the slide assembly actually rides inside of the frame, allowing the weapon both large tolerances for dirt and oil while maintaining good accuracy. In addition and unlike most 9mm pistols, the default safety is not a decocker model, allowing 1911-style "cocked and locked" carry. A number of clone manufacturers exist, aided by the fact that CZ used a secret patent (allowed in Czechoslovakia but not recognized by many other countries), and CZ itself has released new polymer and steel-framed tactical variants. Due to its high praise at a period in which East-West relations were [[ColdWar not very warm]], the original "short rail" and "pre-B" models were [[NoExportForYou at a premium price point, commanding up to a thousand dollars apiece in 1980s dollars]]. Since large-scale importation of CZ pistols began in 1993, prices have subsided to the "normal" range for imported service pistols. * Rally Vincent from ''GunsmithCats'' carries one of these; in the manga, a long speech is dedicated to praising the original model and explaining the difference between it and the later versions. * Gendo Ikari from ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (although actually finding this borders on a FreezeFrameBonus). * Sonny Crockett's carry gun from ''MiamiVice'', the Bren Ten, was a beefed-up clone firing the powerful 10mm Auto cartridge. Also a [[RareGuns Rare Gun]], as poor quality control and worse marketing caused the Bren Ten, despite being a rather good design, to be a flop. * Gates, the crazed villain from ''[[FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]''. * Spike Spiegel from ''CowboyBebop'' carries an Israeli-made clone, the IMI Jericho 941. * Rico from ''GunslingerGirl'' carries an early model. * Appears in ''CallOfDuty: Black Ops'', in spite of the game taking place several years before its introduction. Special Agent Hudson uses it as his sidearm in Kowloon, and it's carried by both allied CIA and enemy Spetsnaz units. It can be [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielded]], and the rarer full-auto variant is also available. ''' SIG P210'''\\ A single action 9mm pistol (also available in .22LR and the obsolete .30 Luger calibers) first introduced in 1947, this is, hands-down, one of the best 9mm pistols ever devised. Like the CZ-75, the slide rides inside of the frame, contributing to it's legendary, target pistol-like accuracy (production models included the paper target used to "sight-in" the gun at 50 yards, often showing a 2" or smaller group). It was replaced by the Swiss Army in 1975 with the double-action SIG P220, but is still in use by the Danish Army. The weapon is very common in shooting sports, and will often fetch close to $2000 on the open market for used models (two to five times what a modern 9mm pistol will go for). SIG has reintroduced the pistol to the market in recent years, although its heavily machined and hand-fitted nature means prices aren't likely to go down anytime soon. * Used by mobsters in ''OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' * A Commemerative Editon shows up in the hands of James Bond in ''QuantumOfSolace''. * Used by Michael Caine in ''GetCarter''. * Twin P210-2s are the favoured weapons of ''{{Madlax}}''. * An issue of ''ThePunisher'' in the 1980's featured Frank getting one of these from an old woman in his neighborhood. Unfortunately, it's the .30 Luger version, which means he's out of luck as far as actually shooting it. '''SIG-Sauer P226''', '''P228''' and '''P229'''\\ A 9mm pistol designed by Swiss/German gun company SIG-Sauer, based on the single-stack P220 (used by the Swiss army), the P226 was introduced in 1984 and came in second to a US military contract only to the above-mentioned Beretta 92. The P226, however, found favor with the US Navy [=SEALs=][[hottip:*:(who coincidentally, or not, were the most well-known victims of the Beretta slide seperation fault mentioned in that section)]], becoming their standard sidearm until its eventual replacement with the more compact P228. The P228 itself was eventually phased out in favor of the more modern, variable-caliber P229[[hottip:*:(9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG)]], but because of their solid construction and reliable performance, even the older models are still in use with many different military security forces and civilian police departments. Despite being a Swiss design, most of the weapons in circulation in Europe and the US are actually manufactured in the company's Germany and New Hampshire factories, due to a Swiss law which severely restricts the number of actual Swiss-manufactured handguns that can be exported yearly. * Officers Ann Lewis and Alex Murphy of ''RoboCop'' are shown using [=P226s=], though most of the other officers use Berettas or Walthers. * Agents Gibbs, [=DiNozzo=], [=McGee=], Todd and David of ''{{NCIS}}'' have [=P228s=] (later, [=P229s=]) as their agency-issued sidearms, just like their real-life counterparts. * From the FBI side of things, Agents Mulder and Scully both carry [=P228s=] in ''TheXFiles.'' (Early seasons also depicted Scully with the P239, a much smaller concealed-carry variant of the P-series, and usually seen in conjunction with a rather distinctive small-of-the-back holster.) * [[TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] uses a two-tone P228 in the first two seasons. * [[Film/DieHard Lieutenant McClane]] uses a P229 in ''Live Free Or Die Hard''. * Butler the BattleButler from ''ArtemisFowl'' wields many weapons, but has a SIG Sauer as his primary sidearm. * Marcus and Mike carry [=P228s=] in ''BadBoys''. * The basic pistol in ''Left4Dead 2'' * Michael Westen's pistol of choice in BurnNotice is a SIG Sauer P228, which he mentions explicitly at least once. * [[SurvivalOfTheFittest Kris Hartmann]]'s issued weapon is a P228. It's become associated with her to the point of forum members [[CargoShip jokingly shipping the two]]. * GiantMook Ronald Neidermann is mentioned as using an unspecified SIG-Sauer pistol in [[TheMillenniumTrilogy ''The Girl Who Played With Fire'']], and is shown using a P228 in the film of ''The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest''. * Available for use in ''Counter-Strike'', in which it is the middling pistol between the lighter USP and the heavier Desert Eagle. '''FN Five seveN'''\\ The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_seven Five-seveN]] is a handgun with an all polymer frame and slide. Like the P90, it fires the 5.7x28mm round. Although it is praised for its accuracy, durability and low recoil, it initially did not gain widespread use in either the law enforcement / military or civilian market, mainly due to the limited sources of ammunition and the stigma associated with the small PDW round. Due to its high magazine capacity (20 rounds, with 30 round aftermarket magazines available, but is sold with 10 round magazines in locations where the laws dictate bullet capacity limits), armor-piercing abilities [[hottip:*:"Armor piercing" is a legal description, not a statement of fact, and only pertains to pistol rounds containing a steel core; small, high velocity rounds like the 5.7x28mm may be able to "ice-pick" their way through a lower-grade ballistic vest regardless of composition. The steel-core [=SS190=] round is only available to military and police agencies]], supposed use by criminals and involvement in one high-profile shooting (Fort Hood), the pistol has acquired a significant {{hatedom}} from gun control advocates. * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'', even though its considered nerfed by most of the players, its accuracy makes it popular for CherryTapping via headshots. * ''RainbowSix 3:Raven Shield'' * ''SplinterCell'' as Sam Fisher's sidearm. * ''SyphonFilter:The Omega Strain'' * ''{{Canaan}}'', tactical version, Alphard's WeaponOfChoice. * Snake's standard handgun in ''MetalGear: Ghost Babel'', and purchasable in ''MetalGearSolid4''. * In ''BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'', this was the standard-issue sidearm for the Colonial military from season 2 onwards. It was slightly modified with a microgrenade launcher on the accessory rail. * Shows up in ''UFO: Aftermath'' as a findable weapon. Very effective at penetrating armor, not so much against anything else. Not to mention the very low range. * The Samael pistol in ''AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after the Five-Seven. * Leon S. Kennedy in ''ResidentEvil4'' can purchase a Five-seveN from the merchant [[AKA47 under the name Punisher.]] This also explains why the gun has the ability to penetrate through enemies. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'' as a very high-end (read: expensive) handgun. It has the largest semi-automatic clip of any handgun, high potential damage, and a very good accuracy rating. The only thing it doesn't have going for it is that the associated silencer/suppressor cannot be used on any other weapon, is rare, and very expensive when found. * It appears in ''ModernWarfare 3'', essentially taking over the role formerly filled by the Beretta M9 in previous games, and is used by practically ''every'' faction at one point or another. Its magazine capacity in-game is reduced from the proper 20 to 15, probably for balancing reasons. '''Mauser C96'''\\ The first commercially successful automatic pistol, with unauthorised copies still being made to this day. Variously nicknamed the "broomhandle," (due to the shape of the grip), "box cannon" (in China, due to the square integral magazine and fact that it could be holstered inside its own stock), and "Red 9" (the 9mm version, due to the large number nine burned into the stock and painted red). In its day, the 7.63mm version was something of a HandCannon, with the highest muzzle velocity of any commercial pistol cartridge until the introduction of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Vastly popular in the 1920's and 30's, most notably in the Russian Civil War, Spanish Civil War and {{Second Sino-Japanese War}}. It was loaded with "stripper clips" that fed through the top, though later versions, such as the [=M1932=]/[=M712=] ''Schnellfeuer'', would incorporate a 20-round detachable box magazine and were modified to fire full-auto (see GangstaStyle). Noted for its detachable wooden shoulder stock which doubled as a holster (a feature copied by many later machine pistols), its photogenic appearance caused the C96 to be used in countless Saturday afternoon serials. The original featured a flip-up tangent sight very similar to the one used on the AK series of assault rifles; in something of a display of wishful thinking (to an even greater degree than was common in rifles of that era), this was calibrate for ranges out to ''one kilometre''. * '''Cool Action''': Attaching the wooden stock. If a C96 has a wooden stock on it, or a character is shown putting it on, chances are it is going to be used for a long distance shot. Full-auto fire as well, even if the '96 involved is not a ''Schnellfeuer''. * Mel Gibson has one (among [[ExtendedDisarming many other weapons]]) in the third ''MadMax'' movie. * Used to tear-jerking effect in the final scene of ''[=~Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade~=]''. * In ''StarWars'', Han Solo's Blaster is built around one of these, as you can see in the close-up before he shoots Greedo. * Demonbane from ''Deus Machina {{Demonbane}}'' uses a SERIOUSLY upscaled C96 (while being a HumongousMecha, no less). * Elliott Gould wields one GunsAkimbo with a P-38 in the WW2 action movie ''Escape to Athena''. * EVA in ''MetalGearSolid 3'' and ''4'' has one of these as her WeaponOfChoice, apparently because HideoKojima had been wanting to use it in one of his games for years but only now had a plausible reason to. Hers is actually a Chinese copy. * An archaeologist shoots at SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with a full-auto version, in the opening scene of ''TheFifthElement''. * Murderface's "driving gun" in ''Metalocalypse''. * The Red 9 version is featured in ''ResidentEvil4'' where it is among one of the best weapons. * Ian [=McKellen=] uses it to slay the previous King and his son in the opening scene of ''RichardIII''. * Rotton the Wizard carries two ''Schnellfeuer'' Mausers in [[GunsAkimbo akimbo mode]] in ''BlackLagoon'', as part of his generally cool look. He usually gets blasted before he can use them. * Professional "freelancer" Jon Sable of Jon Sable Freelance uses a customized C96 Mauser: specifically, the Chinese Shanxi Tye 17 (firing .45ACP rounds) as a base, with the box-magazine loading mechanisim of the 'Schnellfeuer' model instead of the stripper clip-loaded internal magazine. This is his primary firearm for much of the comic. * This is one of the modern weapons available in ''RedDeadRedemption''. * J.P. Stiles in ''TallTale'' uses a pair of these, in keeping with his representing the advance of modernity upon the untamed west. * "The Captain" from ''{{Hellsing}}'' wields two of them with very, VERY long barrels. * ''ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. CareerKiller Joubert aims a [[SniperPistol scoped, silenced and stocked]] Mauser at the protagonist, but can't get a clear shot. * ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]''. [[TheDragon Crack marksman Sebastian Moran]] actually recommends one to Holmes when he catches him snooping around an arms factory; Holmes later takes his advice. * DoctorDoom often carried a Mauser for people he wanted to kill who he felt were worthy to die at his armor's weaponry. '''COP 357 Derringer'''\\ Designed as a backup weapon that could fire the same rounds as a police officer's service revolver, though its heavy weight and trigger pull turned out to be a problem. Nevertheless, the COP's four muzzles make it a distinctively menacing weapon for the silver screen. * KGB agent Natalia Tiemerovna uses a COP at one stage in ''The Survivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern. John Rourke also has one among his impressive armoury. * The BigBad tries to pull one of these out of his coat pocket at the end of ''BadBoys'' in an attempt to finish off the protagonists when their backs are turned, unfortunately for him [[spoiler:Will Smith is quicker on the draw...]] * This is the gun Leon shoots Holden with in the opening scene of ''{{Bladerunner}}'', likely inspiring its use in other sci-fi contexts such as: * ''[[TheMatrix Matrix Reloaded]]''. Persephone uses this on one of the Merovingian's mooks. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Under the fiction model name of 'Stallion', this was a civilian gun used by various criminal types (such as Tom Zarek's men), and by Romo Lampkin to threaten Lee Adama in "Sine Qua Non". * Standard carry gun of Lumiere, in the anime ''KiddyGrade''. * The COP's distinctive four-barreled design appears in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' as the basis for the Shortstop, an alternative primary weapon that can be found or created for the Scout class. Unlike the COP, it appears to fire ratshot or snakeshot, as each pull of the trigger fires a four-pellet spread. [[/folder]] [[folder:Revolvers]] '''Colt Python'''\\ One of Colt's most popular revolvers, along with the Single Action Army. Chambered for the powerful .357 Magnum round, this gun was still hand-fitted and assembled up until it was discontinued by Colt, instead of by machine, making them very expensive to produce compared to equivalent Smith & Wesson or Ruger revolvers. The Python can be distinguished by the "rib" on top of the barrel (which, unlike a ventilation rib on a shotgun barrel, [[RuleOfCool actually serves no purpose]]). In addition, the cylinder rotation (clockwise) and barrel rifling (counter-clockwise) are the opposite of every other major revolver maker; the latter is a big red flag to ballistics labs. Colt also released several other "snake" guns (King Cobra, Diamondback, Anaconda), but these were production weapons and did not enjoy the same degree of hand-fitting that the Python did. * '''Cool Action:''' the 'reload flick', a trick seen in films with all revolvers with the cylinder on a swingarm, the shooter hits the cylinder release latch and ejects the casings like one normally would but after reloading he flicks the gun to the right with his wrist, the momentum sending the cylinder swingarm back into postion, [[DontTryThisAtHome NEVER try this in real life]], it puts unnescessary stress on the cylinder swingarm and can actually bend it, putting the cylinder out of alignment with the barrel, which can and does have explosive consequences. Spinning the cylinder first [[ItGotWorse only makes it worse]], and is likely to result in you being shot a filthy look by any wheelgun fan who sees you do it. * One of the more powerful weapons in the ''HalfLife'' series, with the power equivalent to that of two shotgun blasts up close. * Quincy Archer of SurvivalOfTheFittest fell in love with this gun from playing the above game, so naturally it was assigned to his hated enemy, Warren Pace. Quincy himself got stuck with boxing gloves. * Ryo's constant companion in the ''City Hunter'' series and movies. His is supposedly "One in a thousand" (which was a special rating for Remington Rifles, also "one in 10,000", never applied to Colt Pistols). ** Don't know about the anime, but in the manga the 'One in One Thousand' was a .41 Magnum Smith & Wesson which he used to pull off an impossible shot in one particular story arc. * Barry Burton's weapon of choice in the original ''ResidentEvil''. Jill or Chris can also get one, though it's not as powerful as Barry's ([[HandWave handwaved]] by stating that Barry customized his). * ''AbleTeam''. Ex-cop Carl Lyons carries one with a [[LawOfInverseRecoil Magna-Ported]] six-inch barrel, among his many other guns. * Tommy Vercetti gets one of these in ''GrandTheftAutoViceCity''. It's the most powerful hand gun in the game, capable of killing any unarmored enemy in one shot (and armored enemies in two), but you can't move while aiming it, and it has a slow fire rate. * [[FourStarBadass General Shepherd]] uses a .44 Magnum Anaconda in ModernWarfare 2 * Buffalo Bill in ''SilenceOfTheLambs''. Killed when he [[TooDumbToLive cocks it before firing, giving away his position in the dark.]] * The 37mm revolver cannons used by the police Labors in ''{{Patlabor}}'' are scaled up versions of the Python. * [[GeneHuntInterrogationTechnique Gene]] [[OldFashionedCopper Hunt]] from ''LifeOnMars'' and ''AshesToAshes'' carries this as his sidearm. * Rick Grimes uses one in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''. * ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'', usable in multiplayer, and in single player during the underground tunnel mission and during the RussianRoulette scene. * Daiskue Jigen from ''LupinTheThird'' uses a Python [[WeaponofChoice exclusively.]] * A very powerful weapon is ''7.62 High Calibre'', but hampered by slow reloading times and a slow rate of fire. '''Colt Single Action Army'''\\ The Single Action Army, also known as the Peacemaker or Equalizer, is Colt's original .45 revolver. Developed in 1873, the Single Action Army eventually became the standard amongst gun-toting citizens of TheWildWest for its reliability and high performance. As its name suggests, this gun is a single action, which meant the hammer had to be pulled back after every shot. Also, it had a "fixed" frame, with the cylinder chambers accessible only via a thumb-operated loading gate -- the weapon could only be loaded and unloaded a single round at a time. Typically in real life it would only be loaded with five rounds since the SAA had an unfortunate tendency for the hammer to drop when it was carried cocked; this is usually not shown in fictional depictions. * '''Cool Action:''' Fan firing. Since the SAA is single action, holding the trigger while manually operating the hammer with the palm of the other hand lets the user fire the weapon quickly. A [[TheGunslinger gunslinger]] will often use this trick to deal with a group of goons. * Featured heavily in most Westerns, [[AnachronismStew even if they're set prior to 1873]]. Expect a cowboy to carry at least one and often two or more around with him. * Weapon of choice for Revolver Ocelot in the ''MetalGearSolid'' games. In the third game, we find out Big Boss introduced Ocelot to it, and it's available as a NewGamePlus reward. * General Patton famously owned one with [[BlingBlingBang ivory handles and silver casting]], alongside a .357 Smith & Wesson. * In the novels, JamesBond keeps a long-barreled version in his vehicle for when he needs more firepower. ** Also, [[BigBad Scaramanga]] uses a gold-plated SAA with ivory grips in the ''Man With The Golden Gun'' novel (in the movie, he has a custom single-shot pistol that breaks down into innocuous items like cigarette lighter, pen, cufflink and cigarette case). * ''BackToTheFuture III'' had a scene where a Colt dealer gave Marty a Single Action Army (using the "Peacemaker" name) and he promptly demonstrated his videogame-learned ImprobableAimingSkills. * [[ResidentEvil Claire]] can get her grubby mits on one with a Western themed outfit, and yes she does use fan firing. * [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buntline_Special The Buntline Special]], wielded by famous lawman Wyatt Earp and showing up in many Westerns with Earp as a major character (''{{Tombstone}}'' comes to mind). Sadly, though, he more than likely used a Smith & Wesson top-break at the O.K. Corral. ** Most of the characters in Tombstone use Peacemakers; notably Doc Holliday [[DualWield dual wields]] one along with a .38 Colt Lightning. * It's featured in ''RedDeadRedemption'' as the Cattlemen Revolver. * In ''Burning Water'', Diana Tregarde says that her current personal gun is a Colt .45. * Roland Deschain's revolvers (and by extension, those of Cort, Cuthbert, Alain and the other gunslingers of Gilead) in Stephen King's ''TheDarkTower'' series are clearly based off the Colt. Justified; after all, Roland is TheGunslinger... '''Ruger Blackhawk'''\\ So along came the Western, and it was good. Suddenly there was a spike in demand for "cowboy" style single-action revolvers in the style of the Colt SAA. There was one ''minor'' problem; Colt wasn't making them at that point (having switched over to law enforcement and defense), and neither was anyone else. Along came Bill Ruger, maker of .22LR target pistols and all-purpose gun genius. Having tested the waters with the .22 "Single Six" model, he then offered what was essentially a modernized SAA. Simplifying the lockwork, and using modern coil springs as opposed to Colt-style flat leaf springs, the Blackhawk was strong enough to support the mighty .357 and .44 Magnum calibers, and its success caused Colt to start offering the SAA again. A lawsuit involving a negligent discharge (with a stolen gun; although the jury wasn't informed of that fact), led to the "transfer bar," making the Blackhawk the first single action revolver that could be safely loaded with all six cylinders (and ugly "billboard" labeling on all Ruger weapons from that point forward). The .44 Magnum variant was actually offered ''before'' the Smith & Wesson Model 29, and many argue that the single action "spin" grip makes a better platform for the cartridge. * Detective John Hartigan in ''SinCity'', as well as several other characters. * Mickey Rourke in ''HarleyDavidsonAndTheMarlboroMan'' * The ".357 Magnum Revolver" in ''FalloutNewVegas'' (the "Police Pistol" in the DLC, however, is based on the Smith Model 27). '''Smith & Wesson Model 3 "Schofield"'''\\ The Pepsi to the Colt SAA's Coke, the Schofield was one of the first "top-break" revolvers (allowing the entire cylinder to be loaded in a short amount of time, at the cost of structural integrity); rolled out in 1870 for the US Army. Due to the fact that its unique .45 cartridge (shorter than the .45 Colt) could be loaded in the Colt and not vice versa, large numbers of Schofields were pulled from military service and sold on the civilian market. Since it was faster to load and less expensive than the Colt (some things never change), it was very popular with cops and robbers alike in the Wild West. Often underrepresented in period Westerns, due to the iconic status of the Colt. * This is the weapon used to kill the title character in ''TheAssassinationOfJesseJamesByTheCowardRobertFord''. * In ''{{Unforgiven}}'', Clint Eastwood borrows one from the appropriately named Schofield Kid, and uses it in the final shootout. * Owen Wilson's character in ''ShanghaiNoon''. * John Wayne's character in ''TheShootist''. * Appears in the recent ''3:10 to Yuma.'' * Virgil Earp (Sam Elliot) in ''{{Tombstone}}'' * Given to the player in ''RedDeadRedemption'' '''Smith & Wesson Model 10 "Military & Police"'''\\ A .38 Special revolver produced by Smith & Wesson, and an early example of the "swing-out" cylinder used in modern double-action revolvers. For most of the 20th Century, this weapon was practically synonymous with "police gun," replacing older .32 caliber revolvers and reigning supreme until the rise of the double-stack auto. If you see a police officer with a revolver in pretty much any media, it will be this one. Some police departments still use them today, and even the military has used them from time to time to arm sentries, as opposed to a heavier automatic. Smith & Wesson later standardized the M&P frame as the "K" frame, building blued and stainless steel .38 Special and .357 Magnum revolvers on it. * As stated above, police characters in a work set before 1985 or so will generally be using this. Some notable non-police examples are: * Michael Corleone in ''TheGodfather''. His bodyguard also uses one to commit an assassination while dressed as a cop. * The title character in ''{{Goldfinger}}''. * Hannibal Smith in ''Series/TheATeam''. * A female gang member in ''TheWarriors.'' * Murtaugh from the ''LethalWeapon'' franchise carries a .357 Magnum Model 19. '''[=LeMat=] revolver'''\\ Cap & ball revolver used by the Confederate side during the AmericanCivilWar. Its claim to RuleOfCool status comes from the fact that the nine-shot cylinder revolves around a secondary barrel which fires a 16-gauge buckshot round. Expect a scene where the [[ItWorksBetterWithBullets Gun Goes Click]], only for the user to fire the second barrel at the surprised antagonist. Modern reproductions are available from the Pietta company of Brescia, Italy. * '''Cool Action:''' As mentioned, firing the middle barrel when it appears you've run out of ammunition. * ''{{Firefly}}''. Jayne Cobb uses a handgun based on the [=LeMat=]. * Carried by the title character in ''Johnny Ringo'', a short-lived TV Western airing 1959-60. * Bruce Willis is handed one at the airport so he can assassinate the bioterrorist at the climax of ''TwelveMonkeys''. * Swede Gutzon in the QuickDraw film ''{{The Quick and the Dead}}''. * Dr. Theophilus Algernon Tanner in the the {{Deathlands}} novels, has carried two different [=LeMat=] revolvers. * ''Cold Mountain''. Carried by the male protagonist Inman. * Used by Ezra Justice in the novel ''The Justice Riders'', written by ChuckNorris. * The [=LeMat=] becomes available to the player late in ''RedDeadRedemption'', but the developers [[ComicallyMissingthePoint neglected to include the secondary buckshot feature.]] * The [=LeMat=] was the WeaponOfChoice of Confederate cavalry commander J.E.B. Stuart during the AmericanCivilWar. '''Smith & Wesson Model 29'''\\ The ''DirtyHarry'' gun. The iconic speech ClintEastwood gives in that film on the benefits of heads, and the blowing clean off thereof, cemented this revolver and its .44 Magnum round as the MemeticBadass of the gun world [[hottip:*:The filmmakers lampshaded Clint's ability to control the gun in ''Magnum Force''; he fires it using weaker .44 Special rounds]] and started the action movie arms race that ended with such ridiculous {{Hand Cannon}}s as Charles Bronson's .475 Wildey Magnum in ''DeathWish 3''. Large-bore revolvers are still the first choice in the field of personal artillery (since the modern choice is typically a Smith & Wesson Model 500), one major legacy is that almost every revolver in a videogame will also be a Magnum. The Model 29 was built on the same frame as the .357 Model 27 "Registered Magnum;" this would later be standardized as the "N" frame. * One of the best guns added in ''{{Fallout 2}}'', complete with reference to above quote in the inventory description. Shows up in ''FalloutTactics'' as well. Also present in ''{{Fallout 3}}'' and ''FalloutNewVegas'' as the .44 Magnum Revolver. * ''[[JohnGrisham The Firm]]''. Private eye Eddie Lomax keeps one in a holster under the table, kneecapping one of the hitmen who come to kill him. * [[TaxiDriver Travis Bickle]] also used one, with 8-inch barrel (compared to DirtyHarry's six-incher). * In the TV series ''Hunter'' (in the later seasons) Rick Hunter used a stainless steel version with a short barrel. So did his partner Dee Dee [=McCall=] in seasons 5-6, in an elevation from the sublime to the ridiculous (Dee Dee had previously used a .32 calibre PPK). * Mike in webcomic Paradigm Shift. * Funboy, in ''TheCrow'', uses a stainless steel model 629. This is most likely the weapon (due to a combination of blanks and a squib-loaded bullet lodged in the barrel) that killed Brandon Lee. * Tackleberry, in ''PoliceAcademy'', carries a model 27 (given to him by his mother). * Added to ''KillingFloor'' with the Twisted Christmas 2011 update, including an obligatory Dirty Harry ShoutOut in one of the achievements related to it. '''Webley Revolver'''\\ The Webley top-break self-extracting revolver. Used by British, [[TheBritishEmpire British Empire]] and [[TheCommonwealth Commonwealth]] forces between 1887 and 1963 as well as civilians to this day. No, that's not a joke: in various marks, this gun was used from the Colonial wars of the Empire to manning guard posts on the BerlinWall, with only minor modifications in form. Fired the infamous .455 Webley round, one of the most powerful ever used in top-break revolvers, for when .45 S&W just would not cut it early in its reign. However, many later models used the .38/200 as, after WorldWarI, the British army decided that there [[NoKillLikeOverkill WAS indeed such a thing as overkill]] and that the .38/200 worked well, although many solders at the time felt that the weapon had been {{nerf}}ed. One of the most widely circulated and reliable revolvers of all time, and its iconic shape and long use means it will be found in pretty much any film, game or series involving British or Commonwealth troops from the [[VictorianBritain Victorian period]] onwards. * ''IndianaJones'' and several other Adventurer Archaeologists use this as the weapon of choice for shooting people. * Apparently, they are still widely in use in the far future in the {{Whoniverse}}, as they appear in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Doctor's Daughter", amongst other places. ** And of course, Series/{{Torchwood}} Three's Captain Jack Harkness uses a Webley Mk VI. ** Wilfred Mott in ''The End of Time'' gives the Doctor his old service revolver to kill the Master with. ** TheBrigadier used a Webley revolver for his final ''Who'' appearance in ''Battlefield'', even though he usually carried an issue 9mm Browning High Power. The fact that he was using custom silver bullets might have had something to do with it. * ''{{Zulu}}'', [[AnachronismStew as one of many historical inaccuracies]], features the Mark VI Webley [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality because it looks a bit like the far harder to get]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumont-Adams_Revolver Beaumont-Adams Revolver]] actually used in [[TheBritishEmpire the Zulu war]]. * Also used in ''[[IKnowThatGun everything]]'' involving British or Commonwealth troops from WorldWarOne, WorldWarTwo, or [[HollywoodHistory any other time period the writer feels like!]] * ''ItHappenedHere'' (1966). The nurses in the fascist Immediate Action Organisation are taught how to use one as part of their training and indoctrination. * Seen in the trailer for the upcoming movie ''ASingleMan'', kept in a drawer. * In ''DarkSector'', a Webley Mark IV is available as the "Hammer 1895;" it's introduced as a Magnum that fires 7.62mm NATO (!). * ''TheXFiles''. Frank Black is handed one to commit ritual suicide in the ''Series/{{Millennium}}'' crossover episode. He uses it to kill zombies instead. * [[RareGuns An incredibly rare variant,]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley-Fosbery_Automatic_Revolver the Webley-Fosbery automatic revolver]] is used by one of the villains in ''Film/TheMalteseFalcon''. It stands out a mile due to the zig-zag pattern on the cylinder: recoil forces the whole top of the gun back, so a notch in the frame interacts with the zig-zag grove, turning the cylinder whilst the backwards motion cocks the hammer. The film claims the weapon is chambered for eight .45 rounds when in fact, it came only in 6 round .455 or eight round .38 variants meaning either someone DidNotDoTheResearch or it's been modified, which would not necessarily be that odd: in the twenties and thirties customized variants of this weapon were moderately popular with target shooters. * Available in ''MedalOfHonor Spearhead'' when working with the British (though why you give up your M1911 is anyone's guess). Notable for the use of the "half-moon" speed-loader. '''Taurus Judge'''\\ A double action, five-shot revolver capable of shooting either .45 Long Colt or .410 bore shotgun shells. The name actually started as a FanNickname, after several circuit judges in Miami started carrying the pistol for self-defense. Although popular, it tends to get the same negative rap as the Desert Eagle (bought by people who know nothing about guns) due to its inaccuracy (the cylinders are too long for the .45 cartridge, and the rifling inhibits shot patterning), the usual misconception that one doesn't have to "aim" anything firing shotshells, and the low performance of .410 hunting rounds in a self-defense setting. * Mark Wahlberg carries one in the film version of ''MaxPayne''. * Both Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in ''KnightAndDay''. * Jack Bauer carries one in ''24''. '''Nagant M1895'''\\ A seven-shot, gas-seal revolver designed and produced by Belgian industrialist Léon Nagant for the Russian Empire, it acquired fame and glory in the wars of the Empire and the Soviet Union afterwards. Nearly unique for a VictorianAge revolver for the vast majority were double-action (the few single-action models were converted afterwards), it used specially designed fully-enclosed cartridges, sealed itself against the barrel and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking could make good use of a sound suppressor]]. So ubiquitous that during the Russian Civil War and the 1920s, in Russian language ''nagan'' was the colloquial word for "pistol". People said it was [[AwesomeYetPractical so reliable]] that it could be dropped in the mud, bashed on concrete, rusted to the core, [[EverythingIsWorseWithBears chewed by a furious bear]] and it would still fire unscathed. It was replaced as a general issue weapon by the TT automatic pistol in the 1930's, although it was still a common weapon for paramilitary forces such as the NKVD. Some of them [[BadassGrandpa are still in use]] for security purposes in modern Russia, usually 2 to 4 times older than men who carry them. Also, due to its design the Nagant M1895 was the only revolver which could use a sound supressor effectively (anyone who knows about revolvers designs knows that due to proximity between the firing pin and the barrel, normally a revolver with a sound supressor attached still does a rather loud sound, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Revolver more detailed information in The Other Wiki]]). * Commissars in ''EnemyAtTheGates''. * Several WWII video games, including ''CallOfDuty: Finest Hour'' and ''MedalOfHonor Allied Assault''. [[/folder]] [[folder:Machine Pistols]] '''Beretta 93R'''\\ A machine pistol variant of the Beretta 92 designed in the 1970s; it saw some use with security forces, but Beretta ceased production during the 1990s. The R stands for "Raffica," Italian for "burst." The 93R is an extensive modification; the pistol is single-action only with selective fire, able to fire in semi-auto or in 1,100 RPM 3-round bursts. It has a muzzle brake, fold-down foregrip, optional shoulder stock, and a 20-round magazine, though it could still use the standard 15-round magazines of the 92. In movies, a 93R will frequently be played by a modified 92 with a fullauto drop-in sear; the classic sign of a converted 92 is a slide-mounted decocking safety instead of the frame-mounted slide stop of the real weapon. Usually ends up being someone's WeaponOfChoice if it turns up, since it combines the popular look of a Beretta with MoreDakka. * Perhaps the most famous use is by {{Robocop}}; the modification, nicknamed the "Auto 9," includes a large side-ported compensator and oversized rear sight. The Auto 9 prop was also used in the ''CityHunter'' movie, and in ''SinCity''. The [=MagSec=] 4 weapon in ''PerfectDark'' is also a copy of the Auto 9. * The 1980's HeroesRUs group ''AbleTeam'' used a customised version with silencer, tritium dot sights and steel-core bullets for extra penetration. * The male cop in the Hong Kong LesYay action movie ''Naked Killer'' used one of these. * The BigBad played by John Travolta used one in ''Broken Arrow''. * Also used in ''{{Eraser}}''. * This weapon becomes the first weapon used in Square Enix's ''ParasiteEve 2'', where ironically it can be quite powerful if you abuse the critical hit mechanism. * ''{{Noir}}'' ("Intoccabile"). Sicilian hitman Domenic uses one against Kirika. * {{Film/Nikita}} uses one on a target range when she's being trained as an assassin. She states that she's used one before, but "never on paper." * Claire's basic handgun in ''ResidentEvil: [[ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]''. When you first get it, it's single-shot only and holds just 15 rounds. After you get an upgrade kit, it's capable of three-round burst fire and its ammo capacity is increased to 20. * A weapon in ''Jagged Alliance 2''. It's almost identical to the 92F, but capable of burst fire. * WeaponOfChoice for Melvin in ''TheBigHit''. * 'John Doe', the ex-CIA assassin who trained Pinocchio, is shown using one in ''[[GunslingerGirl Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino]]''. * The "Joker [=FP9=] Burst Pistol" in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is a crossover between Beretta 92 and 93R, fitted with a compensator, extended magazine and firing three-round bursts. * ''GhostInTheShellStandaloneComplex''. A female secretary uses one to assassinate Imakurusu to prevent him talking to Section 9. * ''BionicWoman'' (2007 remake). In the final episode Jaime Sommers gets shot at by a guy on a bike wielding one of these -- with [[DidNotDoTheResearch full auto sound effects]] instead of three-round burst. * Bucho the Big Bad from ''Desperado'' carries one of these until the Dark Action Girl borrows it to go hunt El Mariachi. '''Škorpion'''\\ The Škorpion is a Czechoslovakian machine pistol used by officers, security forces, and armoured vehicle personnel; not to mention [[ColdWar Eastern-bloc]] supplied terrorists. Four chamberings exist; the vz. 61 in .32 ACP, the vz. 68 in 9x19mm Parabellum, the vz. 82 in 9x18mm Makarov, and the vz. 83 in .380 ACP. The Škorpion's small size and calibre makes it generally the weakest submachine gun in any videogame it appears in, but this also makes it popular on the screen for the same reasons as the micro-Uzi -- it's a compact bundle of full-auto Dakka. * ''TheMatrix''. Neo fires a pair with barrel shrouds GunsAkimbo during the slow motion shootout in the lobby, complete with falling slow-motion ([[DidNotDoTheResearch rifle]]) cartridges. Also used by one of the Merovingian's henchmen in ''The Matrix Revolutions''. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Starbuck wields them GunsAkimbo in "Resistance". Chief Tyrol has one on New Caprica as well. * A silenced version is used by the "little friend" assassin in the spoof ''Mafia!'' * Used by a fake motorcycle cop for an attempted assassination in the Steven Seagal movie ''Exit Wounds''. * ''[[GunslingerGirl Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino]]''. Pinnochio selects two of these from his WallOfWeapons for his upcoming mission with Franca and Franco; the latter using one of them against Triela. * Carried by several of the terrorists who invade the Chinese embassy in ''Ghost in the Shell StandAloneComplex 2nd Gig.'' * ''{{NCIS}}''. A mook uses one against CIA agent Trent Kort in the opening shootout in "Dead Reckoning". * Used in the ''Bugs'' episode "Buried Treasure". * Milan Sova in ''{{xXx}}''. * Lazlo Soot in ''SmokinAces'' (with custom two-tone finish) * The terrorists in ''Executive Decision''. * Agent 86 in the recent ''GetSmart'' movie. * Members of the Joker's gang in ''TheDarkKnight''. * Risberg in ''The Black Madonna''. * Many of Arnold Gundars' (Malcolm [=McDowell=]) men in the ''ISpy'' movie. * Bodyguards in ''{{Film/Ronin}}''. * Nyssa (Leonor Varela) in ''[[{{Blade}} Blade II]]''. * Leonardo [=DiCaprio=] as agent Roger Ferris in ''Body of Lies''. * Seen in ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye 1997}}'', ''PerfectDark'', ''ResidentEvil5'' and ''Call of Duty 4: ModernWarfare'', though not really a CoolGun in any of these. It's probably most remembered by gamers as ''[=GoldenEye=]'' and ''Perfect Dark'''s Klobb (or [=KLO1313=] if you prefer). * An easy-to-miss vz. 61 appears in ''MetalGearSolid3''; useful in a later sequence because it has an attached laser sight. A vz. 83 shows up in ''MetalGearSolid4'', where it's distinctly less useful, being overshadowed by the P90. * Used alongside various Glock pistols as a standard sidearm for [=ZAFT=] personnel in GundamSEED. * In the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode ''Revelation of the Daleks'' the assassin Orcini uses one to blow up a Dalek. * In the Matthew Reilly book ''Scarecrow'' a team of Russian soldiers (and occasional bounty hunters) are named after this weapon due to their extensive use of them. * Sidearm of the Georgian officers in the first ''SplinterCell''. * Jill Valentine's signature weapons in her battlesuit from ResidentEvil5 and MarvelVsCapcom3 are a pair of these dual wielded. * Usable in ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'' * Purchasable in ''7.62 High Calibre'', and suitable as a back-up weapon. It's slightly more powerful than the comparable Mini/Micro-Uzi and MP5K, as well as accepting a suppressor, but it's less accurate. '''Ingram MAC-10 / MAC-11'''\\ Developed as a "room-broom" for house-clearing in the riot-torn 1960's, the MAC-10's small size and high rate-of-fire made it difficult to control, thus it never really took off with military and law enforcement. Such considerations did not hamper its use by criminals both on and off the silver screen; the fact that it was relatively cheap to buy made it particularly popular in low-income areas with attendant high crime rates. Like it's fellow "ghetto gun" the Intratec TEC-9, the original semiautomatic version of the MAC-10 fired from an open bolt, making it very easy to convert to automatic fire. Two main versions exist; the MAC-10 is chambered in .45 ACP while the MAC-11 is chambered in .380 ACP; the latter version having an increased rate of fire and being even ''harder'' to control. Versions of both chambered in 9mm Parabellum also exist (in the case of the MAC-11, the receiver is elongated to accommodate the larger round). A movie MAC will often be fitted with the distinctive suppressor; in both models, this is longer than the weapon itself. * '''Cool Calibers:''' Though most popularly known for being chambered in the powerful .45 ACP round, the 9mm version of the MAC-10 is actually more common, both on film and in real life. Why? The recoil is lower as is the rate of fire (only slightly, but still noticeable), the magazine is shorter (making it easier to conceal, carry and maneuver), the ammo is cheaper and weighs less, and it is easier for movie armorers to adapt 9mm weapons to blank-fire than heavier chamberings like the .45. * JohnWayne in the 1974 cop show ''[=McQ=]'' popularised this weapon. * ChuckNorris in the NewOldWest movie ''Lone Wolf [=McQuade=]''. * ''{{V}}''. Mercenary Ham Tyler brandished a MAC-10 against alien invaders. Becomes the standard weapon of LaResistance in the TV series. * ''Film/{{Moonraker}}''. Jaws is seen firing one with a barrel-extension rather than the standard silencer, as he chases JamesBond in a speedboat. * ''TrueLies''. A MAC-10 is dropped by Helen Tasker and rolls down a flight of stairs, firing randomly as it does, and [[spoiler:actually kills her assailants while missing her completely]]. * Dux's mooks in ''{{Noir}}'' which has crudely taped torchlight on them which sorts of defeats their (stealth) purpose, and later Christian Gare. * Snake Plissken uses a MAC-10 with a suppressor (that, surprisingly realistically, stopped working well towards the end of the film, since it was likely a wipe/wet system instead of one with a baffle system) throughout the movie ''{{Escape From New York}}''. * Various drug soldiers in ''{{Scarface}}''. * Wielded by the HeroesRUs unit led by Ken Wahl in ''The Soldier'' (1982). * Used for the assassination in the opening scene of ''{{Commando}}'' (1985). * ''PulpFiction''. Vincent leaves one of these with a suppressor on the kitchen counter at Butch's apartment when he goes to the toilet. [[TooDumbToLive It's the last mistake he ever makes.]] * Used by [[JohnnyDepp Agent Sands]] during his CMOA in ''OnceUponATimeInMexico'', the scene was extra awesome due to the fact that Sands was blind, and unlike the above examples, he had the MAC-10 set to single shot rather than full auto. * The MAC-10 is usable in ''FarCry 2'' as the lower-tier secondary slot SMG. * The MAC is pretty popular in gangsta rap lyrics due to its image as a gangland weapon. * The main character of ''ShikabaneHime'' [[GunsAkimbo dual]] [[MoreDakka wields]] MAC-11s. * In ''The Abyss'', a MAC-10 is used by one of the Navy SEALS. * Available in the second chapter of ''MetalGearSolid4'', along with its massive silencer. * In Resident Evil 2, either character can use a MAC-11, with a barrel extender that they fire from the hip. * In ''[[GrandTheftAuto Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]]'', Tommy can use a MAC-10. * A MAC-10 is available in ''[[Left4Dead Left 4 Dead 2]]'', with flashlight zip-tied to the silencer. * MAC-10s appear in ''[[KaneAndLynch Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days]]'', used frequently by criminals. DLC makes a suppressed version available in Fragile Alliance, the game's multiplayer mode. * Alex Mason carries a MAC-11 with an attached red dot sight in the final mission of ''CallOfDuty: [[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'', and the weapon is also available in multiplayer. * Used in ''NightOfTheComet'': the protagonists test them out and comment on its user-friendliness ("The MAC-10 submachine gun was practically made for housewives!"); its tendency to jam then bites them. -->"That's the problem with these things. Daddy would have gotten us Uzis." * Minor {{Batman}} villain [[EnfanteTerrible The General]] uses a MAC-10 (stolen from a National Guard armory) to slaughter two guards and the leader of the gang he'd joined, making him the new leader of said gang. [[CompleteMonster these are neither his first nor his last murders.]] * Used in ''Counter-Strike'' as the cheapest SMG available for the Terrorist team. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', but generally not worth it: lack of balance means spraying will be inaccurate, and the gun suffers from an inherent lack of accuracy as well. * Used by the assassins in ''ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. '''Intratec [[IHaveManyNames TEC-9/DC-9/AB-10]]'''\\ Probably among the most infamous guns in America, the TEC-9 was originally developed by the Swedish company Interdynamic AB in a quest to build a simple and inexpensive submachine gun. Since Sweden, a wealthy, industrialized country where law enforcement carries much fancier weapons, is a poor market for a cheap SMG, they established an American subsidiary called Intratec to sell semi-auto versions of the gun in the lucrative American civilian market. Gun enthusiasts paid it little attention, as it was inaccurate, unreliable and too big to be carried comfortably. However, the gun had several things going in its favor, namely its low price, its [[MoreDakka 32-round magazine capacity]], its menacing appearance (it was originally designed as a submachine gun, after all) and, most importantly, its open-bolt design, which made it easy to convert back to full-auto with only a few modifications. All of these factors made it very popular among criminals and spree killers in TheEighties and TheNineties, earning it a reputation as ''the'' "[[GoodGunsBadGuns gangsta gun]]" -- something that was eventually noticed by the ATF. Intratec was forced to redesign the gun twice to comply with gun control laws; the first redesign, the DC-9, made it so that it couldn't be converted to full-auto, and the second, the AB-10, was done to comply with the Assault Weapons Ban. * You can use a full-auto TEC-9 in ''GrandTheftAuto: [[GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'' and ''[[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]''. * One of the submachine guns that you use in ''TheDarkness'' is pretty clearly a TEC-9, although none of the guns are ever named. * Name-dropped in a long, ''long'' list of GangstaRap songs, which helped contribute to its reputation. * In one scene in ''LastActionHero'', a few bad guys armed with these are in the house and Slater entered from the ceiling and used their own guns to kill them. * The ''Series/LawAndOrder'' episode "Mushrooms" features a TEC-9 as the murder weapon. * In the climax of the heist film ''Film/TheTown'', James "Jem" Coughlin uses a TEC-9 with two magazines jungle-taped together in a running shootout with FBI agent Adam Frawley and several Boston police officers. [[/folder]] [[folder:Submachine Guns]] '''Heckler & Koch [=MP5=]'''\\ Essentially a miniturised G3 (the mechanisms are identical), the [=MP5=] was a popular weapon amongst police and counter-terrorism forces pretty much the world over from [[TheSixties the '60s]] to [[TheNineties the '90s]] and remains one of the most iconic weapons of its type; in particular, the [=MP5's=] media badassery was established when the British SAS used them to break the Iranian Embassy Siege in 1980. Like the USP, a large number of variants have been produced; of these, the most distinctive are the K ("Kurz," short) model, a shortened version designed to be easily stowed or concealed [[hottip:* :The picture up there is of an [=MP5K=] with fancy engravings.]], and the SD ("Schalldämpfer," meaning "sound dampened") with an integral silencer. Has (along with other submachine guns) faded in visibility due to the rise of compact rifle-caliber carbines, though they remain popular among SWAT and counter-terrorism units, as for those purposes the less-penetrating pistol rounds have some distinct advantages. Movie [=MP5s=] may instead be played by modified 5.56mm [=HK33=] or [=HK53=] carbines, or by the civilian semi-auto variant, the [=HK94=]. * '''Cool Action:''' The "HK Slap," where the cocking handle is struck forward to chamber a round. Many movies add a huge ka-chack sound effect and turn it into a full-on Karate chop. The slap can actually be performed on most G3 derivatives, but is far more commonly associated with the [=MP5=]. Unlike most of the "Cool Action"'s on this list of guns, the "HK Slap" is actually a [[AwesomeYetPractical legitimate]] and even [[http://hkpro.com/forum/showthread.php?74403-HK-Slap&s=966cf479972cf381e50dd1eb219b6e06 recommended]] way to charge the weapon. * Often used by ''Series/TheUnit''. * Hans Gruber's men use them in ''Film/DieHard''. ** "Now I have a machine gun." *** "Ho ho ho." * The default loadout for Team Rainbow in the early ''RainbowSix'' games is one of the suppressed models. Being based on the SAS who made the firearm famous, they have cut-down versions, larger calibre versions, ones with custom sights, etc. * The main weapon of [[{{Stargate SG-1}} SG-1]] before the P90 was introduced a few seasons in. * ''MetalGearSolid'', but only in the easiest difficulty mode of the [[NoExportForYou Japanese]] UpdatedRerelease. Otherwise it's the FAMAS. ** In ''[=MGS4=]'', Snake can get an [=MP5SD=]. * The mercenaries on the freighter in season 4 of ''{{Lost}}''. * A well-armed soccer mum blazes away at the protagonists in ''{{Film/Cthulhu}}''. * Usable with a scope fitted in ''MaxPayne 2''. * ''SoldierOfFortune 2: Gold'' has an [=MP5=] available. * Usable with an optional silencer in ''Black''. * ''{{Afraid of Monsters}}: [[{{Directors Cut}} DC]]'' Had the MP5K as an alternate to the shotgun or Uzi. Being a survival horror game, [[AwesomeButImpractical there was little ammo for it]]. David uses the slap when reloading * Tends to be the most powerful submachine gun in the ''GrandTheftAuto'' games. Multiple variations are used in the games, and ''GrandTheftAutoIV'' uses the Special Weapons [=MP10=] clone. * The SMG in ''RedFaction'' is an [=MP5K=] with the front grip removed, redesigned as an over / under weapon with twin magazines; the cocking handle tube is a second barrel and the barrel has a second cocking handle. * The {{mook}} weapons in ''MoonWalker'' are modded [=HK94=] carbines with ''Aliens''-style ammo counters. * The OCA PDW from ''AllPointsBulletin'' is a weird hybrid of a full-length [=MP5=] and [=MP5K=]. * The Rittergruppen [=SMGs=] in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after [=MP5K=]. * Both ''ModernWarfare'' games had the [=MP5=], though each exclusively had different versions of it: the first Modern Warfare had the [=MP5A3=], whereas the second game had the [=MP5K=]. ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' has the ultra-rare prototype version of the latter, with a distinctive wooden foregrip that was deleted from the production model. * Tequila and various mooks in ''{{Stranglehold}}'' use [=MP5K=]s GunsAkimbo style. * ''LethalWeapon'' 2's South African mooks carry these. * In ''Counter-Strike'', this is a popular choice due to its reliability. * ''7.62 High Calibre'' features several variants. The MP5K cannot be modified in anyway, while the MP5PDW (a K variant) features a non-removable stock and can accept a suppressor. The MP5A3 can accept a suppressor, while the MP5SD2 features an integral suppressor. * ''RawDeal'' (1986). ArnoldSchwarzenegger takes on TheMafia with a H&K 94 carbine (a civilian-market MP5 with extended barrel and foregrip) modified for full auto. '''Uzi'''\\ A family of 9mm submachine guns, the first Uzi was designed in the late 1940s by Uziel Gal and named after him, and first adopted by Israeli special forces in 1954. It is commonly depicted as a favorite among WesternTerrorists and [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenaries]]. The original Uzi is quite large at 18.5 inches long with the stock collapsed, and progressively smaller versions were later produced, these being the Mini Uzi and the Micro Uzi; the latter is often regarded as a machine pistol rather than a true SMG, and has a semi-auto only variant, the Uzi Pistol. A carbine version of the original Uzi with a 16 inch barrel also exists. * An iconic villain who used this was the ''{{Terminator}}'' in the first film. ** It also shows up as the least powerful of the bullet weapons in ''Terminator: Future Shock''. * Mad Dog of ''HardBoiled'' used a Mini Uzi during the warehouse firefight, as did several other villains, including Johnny Wong himself in his [[MoralEventHorizon most despicable act]]. * One is sold to a gang in ''CityOfGod.'' The seller points out the Star of David on the stock to prove its authenticity, saying, "See? It's Jewish." * ChuckNorris uses [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Micro-Uzis against terrorists and DirtyCommunists in ''Invasion USA''. ** Likewise Trinity uses two Micro-Uzis against an Agent as she's falling from a building in ''[[TheMatrix The Matrix Reloaded]]''. They're the last ThrowAwayGuns Neo uses (also GunsAkimbo) in ''TheMatrix'' lobby shootout. ** Also Tom Cruise playing Austin Powers in the opening scene of ''{{Goldmember}}''. * The final gun that Lara gets in the first ''TombRaider''. * Usable in the {{Half-Life}} mod ''Sven Coop'', also available [[GunsAkimbo two at a time]]. Players who donate to the mod team are able to use [[BlingBlingBang golden ones]] [[BribingYourWayToVictory that deal considerably higher damage]]. * A full-size Uzi is usable in ''FarCry 2'' as the higher-tier secondary slot SMG. The Micro Uzi appears on magazine covers. * A favored weapon of [[{{Ninja}} Snake-Eyes]] from the GIJoe comics. * The laser gun props from ''Film/{{Moonraker}}'' were based on a plastic toy Uzi. * ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye 1997}}'' features an Uzi-sized Micro-Uzi as the "ZMG 9mm." * The submachine gun in both ''Left4Dead'' games. * The Samael [=SMGs=] in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after Uzi. * The [=N-FA9=] SMG in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is clearly modeled after the Micro Uzi. * The Micro Uzi shows up in ''GrandTheftAuto: San Andreas''; CJ can duel wield them when he maxes out his skill level with them. * Beatrice uses the Micro Uzi in ''GunslingerGirl''. * Made famous by the US Secret service. During the attack on President Reagan several USSS officers produced Uzis from concealment rigs under their suit jackets. * The Uzi, Mini-Uzi and Micro-Uzi are all available in ''7.62 High Calibre'' fairly early, making them suitable as "stop-gap" weapons between handguns and rifles. '''Heckler & Koch UMP'''\\ Basically a scaled down G36 assault rifle mechanism in a polymer shell, the UMP was intended as the successor to the [=MP5=] submachine gun, but lack of demand for [=SMGs=] from traditional customers, along with a tendency to break, means it is not nearly as widely distributed as its predecessor. Civilian version known as the USC, features extended barrel and semi-auto only operation. * ''[[RainbowSix Rainbow]]'' starts packing this weapon from ''Rogue Spear'' onwards. * Available in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' starting beta 7 onwards. * Seen several times in the latest JamesBond movies. Daniel Craig is carrying the 9mm version in the advertisement poster for ''QuantumOfSolace'', the same one he was carrying at the end of ''CasinoRoyale'' while delivering BondJamesBond. The two mooks which chased him shortly before that are carrying the .45 ones. * Arnold is seen with one in ''[[{{Terminator}} Terminator 3]]''. * A .45 version is used by one of [[EvilAlbino the twins]] during the freeway chase in ''MatrixReloaded''. * ''DeadSet''. A police officer is armed with one, which is later picked up by one of the characters. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Samuel Anders wields one on Caprica. * Some mooks in ''[[XXx xXx]]''. * In ''ModernWarfare'' 2, the UMP replaces the [=MP5=] as the game's basic submachine gun. * The last unlock for the engineer class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company 2]]''; comes with a handy silencer. * You can find one in ''7.62 High Calibre'', along with the associated suppressor. It tends to be better in damage than other sub-machine guns, but slightly less accurate (though it can accept a red-dot sight, which most other submachine guns cannot). * In ''{{FEAR}} 3'', the Briggs SMG is clearly modelled after the UMP, with a mounted red dot sight. '''Heckler & Koch [=MP7=]'''\\ A compact submachine gun marketed as a competitor to the P90, the [=MP7=] is another weapon based on a scaled-down G36 action, this time firing a proprietary 4.6mm round designed to penetrate body armor at close range. Its small size makes it relatively easy to carry, and it can even be holstered (a rarity for submachine guns). The [=MP7=] is in use with the German military and police, and several other countries have begun to replace police stocks of [=MP5=] [=SMGs=] with the [=MP7=]. There is some criticism about the low terminal effectiveness and stopping power of the 4.6mm round, however. * Used by the Combine soldiers of ''VideoGame/{{Half-Life 2}}'', fitted with a tiny underbarrel grenade launcher. Interestingly, it ''is'' actually possible to attach a grenade launcher to the [=MP7=]; it would, however, protrude beyond the end of the weapon's barrel. * ''RainbowSix'' started stocking this weapon in the third game's expansion pack Athena Sword. * Snake of the ''MetalGearSolid'' series also uses this in the fourth game. * Used by the titular team in one episode of ''StargateSG1'', during an undercover operation on Earth. * ''Film/{{Zombieland}}''. Tallahassee is overjoyed to find one of these in the back seat of a redneck's Hummer, and later uses it to good effect against zombies while on a merry-go-round. * The BigBad's [[TheDragon Dragon]] in ''Film/DieHard 4'' carries one. * The Hamilton [=SMGs=] in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after the [=MP7=]. '''FN [=P90=]'''\\ The Fabrique Nationale P90 is a submachine gun chambered for the 5.7x28mm round. The round was designed by FN and is currently used only by the P90 and the Five-seveN pistol, also made by FN. One of the P90's most innovative features is the 50-round magazine that lies flat along the top of the receiver, the rounds double-stacked sideways. The feed end of the magazine has a mechanism that rotates each round and drops it into the chamber pointing in the right direction, ejecting spent casings downwards through a chute behind the grip. Was once fairly rare in real life, yet many works, especially those set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, featured it, partly due to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:FN-P90.JPG its futuristic appearance]] -- a case of TruthInTelevision as it were, since the gun was later adopted by many police and armed forces all over the world. * Videogames love it, but particularly in older games the designers may have some rather odd ideas about how the P90 actually works; game P90s often eject in the wrong direction, and a fairly common mistake is showing the carrying handle as hinged at the front, popping up so the magazine can be inserted into it and then swung back down. * Occasionally appears in futuristic settings in ''Series/DoctorWho'', usually with extra bits attached to make it look more interesting. In "The Time of the Angels" / "Flesh and Stone", they're beige, have longer stocks, and the front rail is replaced with a flashlight, making them one of the more authentic-looking of the recent sci-fi guns. * There's quite a few in the James Bond game ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye 1997}}'', known as the RC-P90. It's one of the fastest-firing submachine guns in the game and has the highest magazine capacity, at eighty rounds. And it can shoot through doors. And on the Train level, you can [[GunsAkimbo dual wield them]] for insane amounts of [[MoreDakka dakka]]. * It's semi-standard issue for {{Mook}}s under the usual {{AKA 47}} moniker in the Bond game ''Nightfire''. * Valentin Zukovsky and his goons carry these in ''TheWorldIsNotEnough''. * An upgraded RC-P90 appears in ''PerfectDark'', here called the RC-120, which can also generate a cloaking field. * A few enemy troops use this weapon in ''CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'', and it's available in multiplayer (some call it the "easy button"). It appears again in ''ModernWarfare2''. * After it was introduced a couple seasons in, the P90 became the standard-issue weapon for SG Teams in ''{{Stargate SG-1}}'' for much of the remainder of the series (everyone in ''StargateAtlantis'' used it too). In-universe, the USAF commissioned Fabrique Nationale to design and manufacture the gun specifically for alien fighting. * The P90 is the standard issue weapon amongst the Arsenal Tengu troopers in ''MetalGear Solid 2'', though it also sees some use by Solidus. The P90 is also the weapon of choice for the Haven Troopers in ''[=MGS4=]'', and probably the best submachine gun in the game that doesn't require unlocking. ** It gets some rather weird focus when Solidus starts ''[[GunTwirling twirling it by the thumbstock]]''. Hey, at least he's not likely to accidentally '''[[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace fire]]''' this particular weapon when pulling that stunt... * ''GunslingerGirl''. The P90 is Henrietta's signature weapon. * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. Often derided as a noob gun, due to its high accuracy and capacity. * An unlockable weapon for the Anti-Tank class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * Available as a sidearm in ''ArmyOfTwo'' and a primary weapon in ''The 40th Day''. * Used by Rainbow and mooks in the ''RainbowSix'' series. * Rei Fukai uses one in episode three of ''SentoYoseiYukikaze''. * ''{{Doom}} 3's'' machinegun is an obvious P90 homage, albeit with the magazine entirely enclosed by a hinged cover with a ''Halo''-style ammo readout replacing the carrying handle. * Appears in ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'', where it's the WeaponOfChoice for [[ActionGirl Major Kusanagi]]. ** StandAloneComplex has Section 9 use them at the start, when they rescue the Minister of Foreign Affairs. ** Actually the weapon used in SAC is fictional, called the "Seburo C26A", Seburo being a common manufacturer of fictional guns in Shirow's works. It's ergonomically similar to several FN designs since Shirow seems to like how they look. * Obviously influenced the SMG in F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin. When reloading, the carry handle and sight pop up, and are slammed down when a fresh magazine is inserted. * Also appears in ''Black'', with a 100 round magazine, the only weapon in that game with that many rounds (other than the M249 {{BFG}} with 200). * Makes a brief appearance in Hellsing when two heavily customized P90s were used by Jan Valentine in the attack on the Hellsing mansion. Interestingly, it also subverts the HollywoodSilencer trope. * In ''TheDresdenFiles'', Karrin Murphy uses one of these from ''White Night'' and onward, mostly because the compact size of the weapon makes it ideal for her small size, and it makes for a damned fine weapon during the short story ''Aftermath.'' '''Thompson'''\\ The gun that made the [[TheRoaringTwenties Twenties roar]]. Although the Thompson was famously used in WorldWarII as the M1 submachine gun, it is mainly remembered as the Thompson M1921, which could be used with the famous 50 to 100 round drum magazine. The use of this is a Hollywoodism based mostly on RuleOfCool; gangsters avoided the drum magazines because they made the weapon difficult to conceal, while militaries never used the drum magazines because the ammunition inside tended to rattle, it jammed easier, and made the weapon more cumbersome to carry and even heavier. The "Tommy Gun" has a rather exaggerated reputation as a gangster weapon, mostly due to a few high-profile users rather than actual common use; Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly and John Dillinger were the most famous. Movies would have you believe every gangster had one, and the Thompson is ''de rigeur'' for any Al Capone-esque, old school gangster {{Badass}}ery. Goes great with fedoras and pinstripes, too. The Thompson was retired more or less immediately after World War 2; SMG design had become far more focused on low-cost mass-production weapons like the M3 and Sten, and the Thompson, by comparison, was hugely expensive. * Just about all {{World War Two}} movies, videogames and TV shows. In games, it's usually more powerful than the [=MP40=] but harder to get ammo for. * Used [[FamilyFriendlyFirearms to get past the censors]] in ''BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' by gangsters, also giving the series a nice {{Noir}} flavour. * Likely inspired by the above, this is the signature weapon of The Family in ''CityOfHeroes''. Beating enough of their bosses unlocks this as a skin for the Assault Rifle powerset. * Two-Face's Mooks in ''BatmanForever'' used them. * New Reno is rife with these in ''{{Fallout}} 2''. And they all suck, possibly due to being almost three hundred years old. * Some US soldiers in ''{{Goldfinger}}'' (the others have M1 carbines and M14s). * One of the most powerful weapons in ''ResidentEvil4'', where it's called the Chicago Typewriter (a reference to how it was used in the Roaring Twenties: its close assocation with the Chicago Mob and its distinct rapid-fire sound). * Used in ''{{Bioshock}}'' by the hero and mooks alike. * ''Film/TheMask'': "A TOMMY GUN!" * Features heavily in the anime of ''Literature/{{Baccano}}'', which is to be expected as it's mostly set in New York during the 30s. * Also features in the film version of ''DickTracy.'' * In "One Lonely Night" MikeHammer recovers a tommy gun from a crashed FBI vehicle and later uses it to blow away a bunch of DirtyCommunists who are torturing Velda. * Famously used as the basis for the rifle portion of the [=M41A=] Pulse Rifle in ''{{Aliens}}''. * Used by Pinstripe and his mooks in ''FreedomForce''. * MichaelJackson rather memorably (not to say randomly) pulls one out during the legendary "Smooth Criminal" music video featured in ''MoonWalker''. * In ''The Wrath of God'', both the Jack Higgins book and TheFilmOfTheBook starring Robert Mitchum, "Father" Oliver van Horne tells some BananaRepublic [[BadCopIncompetentCop cops]] he's got the proper identity papers. He reaches into his luggage ... and blows them away with his Thompson. "That was one hell of a Mass, Father!" * The Thompson is available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', in both the M1A1 version and the M1921 version. Both are extremely heavy, and magazines cannot be exchanged between the two. (This is kind of TruthInTelevision; the M1 and later versions (with the horizontal foregrip) couldn't take the drum magazines; "stick" mags were interchangeable between the two) * ''{{Metal Gear Solid 3}}'', The Pain somehow manages to create a fully functional M1921 Thompson out of ''live hornets''. Not quite sure how that's supposed to work, but that's Metal Gear Solid for you. '''[=MP40=]'''\\ The [=MP40=], descended from the [=MP38=], is the classic Nazi gun; a straight-blowback 9mm submachine gun used throughout WW2. Much like the Luger, simply ''having'' one is often proof the character is a bad guy, no matter what the era (unless your name is IndianaJones and you're using it to shoot Nazis, then it's ok), and it's often shown as the standard issue German weapon in videogames; often on at least a one-to-one basis with the Kar 98, which was actually much more common. * '''Cool Action:''' The classic "cool" grip is to hold it by the magazine rather than the well above it; in practice this was actually an extremely bad idea (much as it was for the British Sten, which used the same magazines) as it was likely to cause misfeeds. But [[RuleOfCool it sure looks badass]]. * You will see this in more or less anything with Nazis; as noted, in videogames it's likely to be vastly more common than in real life. * It's also popular as a mook weapon in JamesBond movies; bad guys use them in ''Moonraker'', ''{{Goldfinger}}'' and ''FromRussiaWithLove''. * German soldiers in ''Defiance'', Tuvia and Zus almost always seen carrying these, they obviously took them from dead Nazis. * Frequent in the ''IndianaJones'' movies. '''Shpagin [=PPSh-41=]''' \\ The Eastern Tommy gun; the [=PPSh-41=] is a blowback-operated weapon firing the 7.62x25mm Tokarev round, and was the most common submachine gun in the Red Army during WW2. The weapon owes much to a 1934 design called the PPD by Vasiliy Degtyarev which was a near-direct copy of the German [=MP28=]; this was shelved owing to high-up Party members such as Molotov, Zhdanov and Malenkov sharing the common-at-the-time belief that submachine guns were not military weapons. With the outbreak of the Winter War, the Finns quickly showed the Red Army the worth of the SMG, and the decision was quickly reversed, a refined version of the PPD going back into production with a new 71-round drum magazine (directly inspired by the Finnish Suomi M31's drum magazine of the same capacity). Shpagin's gun was essentially a refined version of Degtyarev's still-too-complicated design, using the same magazines but redesigned for mass production. By using stamping and welding rather than time-consuming machining, the PPD's 13.7 man-hours per gun were cut down to just 7.3, and the result also proved extremely reliable, requiring minimal maintenance. It was also so easy to manufacture that production could be handed to companies with no experience in gun manufacturing whatsoever. The Soviets soon learned that new recruits could be turned into cheap killing machines by giving them MoreDakka, so unlike the [=MP40=], it was issued extensively, sometimes whole divisions being issued with only this weapon. It proved such an icon of the Soviet army that statues were built of soldiers holding them throughout Russia and Eastern Europe. Can use a curved 35-round box magazine, but, like the Thompson, is more likely to be seen with its 71-round drum magazine fitted. This is actually a case of CoconutEffect as in RealLife 71-round drums were considered CoolButImpractical as they were rather hard to load by hand and prone to jam if not individually fitted (not to mention more complex and expensive than box magazines). * Commonly seen in Eastern Front WW2 and Korean war movies. ** ''EnemyAtTheGates'' ** ''Stalingrad'' ** ''Der Untergang'' ** ''Defiance'' * Appears a few times in ''StargateSG1''. * Somewhat infamous as a supergun in the WW2 ''CallOfDuty'' games thanks to high accuracy, very friendly recoil and a vast magazine; each iteration after the first game attempted to {{Nerf}} it somehow. * This gun is probably the inspiration of the model for the Combat Shotgun in ''Fallout3'', with the drum placed slightly forward. * Appears as one of several weapons available to the Engineer class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam]]'', presumably meant for the NVA faction, but usable by everyone. It has the expected high fire rate, but its magazine capacity is reduced to 25 for balance. * One of the weapons available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', with both the clip magazine and the box magazine available (the box increases the dirt rating of a weapon faster, which will result in a jam when it gets high enough). '''Sterling'''\\ A British submachine gun which was developed from the Sten during and after WorldWar2. It is easily recognizable by its side mounted magazine similar to the Sten and its perforated hand guards (in some models). It saw very few changes in design while in service, eventually being replaced by the L85 assault rifle. It is still manufactured today in some countries, including India. After the 70s, its role in fiction is largely replaced by the [=MP5=] and Uzi. * Many ''JamesBond'' movies featured this weapon prominently during StormingTheCastle scenes. ** ''YouOnlyLiveTwice'' ** ''[[OnHerMajestysSecretService On Her Majesty's Secret Service]]'' ** ''TheSpyWhoLovedMe'' ** ''Film/ForYourEyesOnly'' -- some of Columbo's men have these * The Stormtroopers' E-11 Blasters in ''StarWars'' are actually visually modified Sterlings minus the magazines. As are the DH-17 blaster pistols carried by the Rebel troopers, with a different set of visual modifications. * ''[[AgentAika Aika Zero]]'' has shown Aika with a Sterling Mk 7. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. Used by UNIT in the 1970s ([[ContinuitySnarl or was it the 80s?]]), particularly Sergeant Benton. * Used for TheCaper in ''The League of Gentlemen'' (1960), as they'd been stolen from a British army barracks. * ''Series/TheGoodies''. In "Scoutrageous" Bill and Graham (as the notorious Lone Scout + 1) are captured by female members of the Salvation Army armed with these. * Wielded by BadassAdorable girl child Susan in the 2009 BBC remake of ''TheDayOfTheTriffids''. '''American-180'''\\ A submachine gun developed in the 1960s, firing .22 calibre ammunition at 1200 rpm from a top-mounted pan magazine of up to 275 round capacity. Much was made of its ability to chew through concrete blocks and body armour, though the latter was only possible if the person wearing it was [[AwesomeButImpractical standing still for an unlikely length of time]]. The primary purpose of the A-180 was as a riot control weapon for prison guards. * ''TheProfessionals''. A stolen A-180 is the McGuffin in "Hunter/Hunted", though in actuality it was a 7.62mm AR-10 rifle with prop bits bolted on. Presumably getting hold of a blank-firing A-180 in 1970's Britain would have been too difficult. * The killer in ''Hooligans'', a novel by William Diehl, uses one (that he first acquired in a black ops unit in Vietnam) for his VigilanteMan activities. * The terrorists in the novel ''Terminal 3'' use these when seizing Heathrow Airport's control tower. * Appears in ''FalloutNewVegas'' as the "Silenced .22 SMG", to pair with the silenced .22 pistol. '''TDI Vector'''\\ A new submachine gun developed by American company Transformational Defence Industries, the Vector uses an off-axis recoil mechanism claimed to be revolutionary, though in actuality the design is a hundred years old. Starting to show up in videogames due to its futuristic appearance and rather exaggerated marketing; much like the [=XM8=], it's a tacticool gun. Often labelled incorrectly as the "Kriss Super V," a name used in early marketing. * Used as the basis of one of the weapons in ''TheConduit''. * Seen in ''ModernWarfare2''. * Showed up in one of the season finales of ''CSI: New York'' where the mechanism was cited as the reason two bullets hit the exact same spot on somebody, and was incorrectly called the Kriss Super V. * Shows up in ''ArmyOfTwo: The 40th Day''. * Shows up in ''{{MAG}}''. * Shows up in Episode 11 of ''Anime/AngelBeats'' * Used by {{Deadpool}} in the script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, writers of Film/{{Zombieland}}. Incorrectly called a "Kriss .45 Caliber TDI". Just so you know, the script was leaked on the internet. * Usable in ''{{Homefront}}'', called Super V submachine gun. [[/folder]] [[folder:Rifles]] '''Winchester lever-action rifle '''\\ AKA "The Gun That Won the West", the Winchester [[hottip:* :specifically, the 1866 and 1873 models, although the later Model 1892 (another John Browning design) is the one most frequently seen in movies, due to it having been in production during the GoldenAgeOfHollywood]] is the quintessential lever-action rifle seen in numerous westerns. In real life, the unique design was for its main utility as a horseback gun; the shorter barrel and the repeating lever made it easier for horseback soldiers to fire off of a speeding horse. While {{the Wild West}} is long gone, the Winchester rifle and its lever-action cousins are still used today for hunting. In movies, the model in question will almost always be the Model 1892 carbine, due to the ubiquity of the "Five-in-One" blank cartridge. A Model 1866 (with a brass or "yellowboy" receiver) will often have the forestock removed and do double duty as a Civil War-era Henry rifle (the Winchester's immediate predecessor). * Name a {{Western}}, any Western. * [[BadassLongcoat Bowler]] in ''TheAdventuresOfBriscoCountyJr'' uses a sawn-off version, identical to the one used by Steve [=McQueen=] in ''Wanted: Dead or Alive''. ** Zoe in ''{{Firefly}}'' uses one (the same prop gun as in "Brisco") - [[RecycledInSPACE IN SPACE!]]. * In ''AFewDollarsMore'' and ''TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', Clint Eastwood's character carries a "Hollywood Henry" (a 1866 Winchester modified as mentioned above). * Namegiver of and found in a bar in ''ShaunOfTheDead''. '''M1 Garand'''\\ Any WorldWarII movie featuring Americans will feature this rifle. One of the first semi-automatic weapons fielded by a major army, it fired 8 rounds from its internal clip-fed magazine, and continues to be a sticking point among people trying to explain the difference between a clip and a magazine, as one of the few examples of a clip being physically inserted into a weapon. Legendary durability was a plus, too, though the gun had a nasty snap to it's action that lead to a common complaint known as "rifleman's thumb" or more simply "M1 thumb." Commonly said to have the "disadvantage" that the ejecting en-bloc clip made a distinctive ping when it hit the ground; in practice this was not nearly as large a problem as is often believed, since the ping was usually drowned out by gunfire, only occurred on hard surfaces, and the rifleman with a Garand reloaded more quickly and fired faster than any opponent with a Mauser-derivative could hope to. In fact, some riflemen took advantage of this quirk, whereby they would intentionally make the pinging noise to tempt enemies out of cover. Some Italian versions with detachable box magazines also exist. With the advent of automatic rifles, the American military tried to convert the M1 into into the M14 battle rifle. Even by changing the ammo from .30-06 to .308 Winchester / 7.62x51 NATO, it turned out to be too much dakka. This was noted, sadly, after it was instituted as a standard rifle round. The M1 itself stayed in service through Korea and was still in limited use in Vietnam, especially the [=M1D=] sniper variant with a fitted scope. Garands served with other military elements well into the 70s, and are still used by military drill teams even today. * '''Cool Action:''' The Garand literally has a cool action; you're guaranteed to see close-ups of it cycling if the movie focuses on anyone firing it even slightly. Coolest and most exaggerated is the ejection of the empty en-bloc clip as the last round is fired, which in a movie will typically produce an almighty "SHIIIING!" noise almost as loud as the actual gunshots. * Any WW2 movie featuring the Americans; the Garand is if anything a little ''too'' common, often displacing the Springfield M1903 rifle which was still issued in fairly high quantities. * During the Omaha Beach scene of ''SavingPrivateRyan'', special closeups are given of M1-equipped members of TheSquad returning fire, complete with loud empty-clip ejections. * In videogames, it's the weapon most likely to ''not'' follow the OneBulletClips rule, and will usually be impossible to reload without shooting off the entire en-bloc clip first. TruthInTelevision, as it was notoriously hard to insert cartridges into the magazine while under any kind of pressure, and American soldiers were typically instructed to simply fire off any remaining rounds rather than try. While ejecting a partially-spent clip was possible using the clip latch, the Manual of Arms for the weapon stipulated that the soldier should instead fire until the current clip was empty and reload a fresh one. * Vietnam examples are a little rarer since the M16 tends to take the spotlight; a rare videogame example appears in the ''Vietcong'' games, with the player able to choose the [=M1D=] sniper version. * Whenever they need a gun with some serious power, the ''Mythbusters'' will often use a Garand. * Videogames often reproduce the peculiar "ping" noise when it runs out, but almost always make the mistake of attributing it to the weapon's mechanism, so the gun pings when it fires the last bullet rather than when the empty clip hits the ground... and it happens even when the player is standing on soft terrain. * Every World War II-based ''CallOfDuty'' game features this extensively. ''World at War'' includes the sniper-scope attachment in multiplayer. It also faithfully reproduces the complex reload-from-partialy-empty-clip nature of the weapon (the other games don't let you manually reload it at all), making it take longer to reload from that state than to just fire off the last 2 or so rounds and then insert a fresh clip. * In FalloutNewVegas it can be acquired as a unique weapon, named "This Machine". Unsurprisingly, it's a virtual GameBreaker, firing the .308 round, and having a good fire rate, clip size, and accuracy. The Gun Runners' Arsenal DLC adds in the non-unique version known as the "Battle Rifle". * Available in the 1.13 mod for ''JaggedAlliance2''. The in-game gun website even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the ridiculousness. --> If you have an M1 Garand for some reason, here's some ammo for it. '''Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield (SMLE)'''\\ Widely regarded as one of the best bolt-action rifles ever made, though this was not always the case. At the time of its introduction, it was considered to be far too inaccurate as well as unreliable for combat; there was also resistance to the idea of a magazine rifle from top brass, with fears of wasted ammo and the detachable magazine[[hottip:* :Detachable only for cleaning; the rifle was not designed to be loaded by swapped magazines]] being lost. Early rifles often had the magazine chained to the rifle's body and were fitted with a "magazine cutoff," a panel that closed over the magazine and turned the rifle into a single-shot breech-loader; soldiers were ordered to use the magazine only in emergencies, an order which was so universally ignored that the cutoff ended up being deleted altogether. It turned out however, that the SMLE was not as bad as was thought. In fact, it was just about one of the best rifles ever made. It was accurate, reliable, and most notably, ''fast'': every British soldier was expected to be able to do the "Mad Minute," firing not less than fifteen ''aimed'' shots in sixty seconds; most were drilled until they could manage thirty (and thus also reload three times during that time)[[hottip:* :Unlike most other bolt-action rifles of that period, the SMLE cocks the striker on the closing motion as opposed to the opening motion, which uses the stronger muscles of the hand and arm]]. This had quite an effect on the enemy; at Mons during World War 1, German soldiers reported with horror to their superiors that [[OhCrap every British soldier was armed with a machine gun.]] This was helped by the fact that the rifle could carry ten rounds of ammunition at at time, double that of the rival German Mauser. Lest the Enfield be thought of as a superweapon, the design was mechanically much less sound than the Mauser or Mosin-Nagant designs; repeated firing of .303 British caused the receiver to stretch out over time, necessitating longer and longer boltheads to be installed over the life of the weapon. The British Army as well as the associated Commonwealth states, would continue to make use of this rifle all throughout WorldWarI and WorldWarII. * Anything set in World War 2 and featuring the British ''should'' feature this weapon, though sometimes they are shown using American weapons instead. * Features in ''{{Kokoda}}'' which is to be expected considering it's about the Australian forces on the Kokoda Track during WWII. * The Desmond Bagley novel ''Flyaway'' has a lengthy scene where an accountant who's never handled a weapon in his life works out how to fire an SMLE, whereupon he blows the BigBad's head off. '''Mosin-Nagant'''\\ The Russian analogue to Mauser-based designs, this 7.62mm bolt-action rifle was originally designed by Sergei Ivanovich Mosin, with details taken from a competing design by Léon Nagant. It was originally rolled out in 1891 and is still in limited use today by militias and insurgents; it was replaced Russia as a general issue weapon by SKS and later AK pattern weapons and as a sniper weapon by the Dragunov. Known for crude constuction, a "safety" that is non-intuitive and unknown by most owners of the weapon[[hottip:*:Among Mosin-Nagant owners the standard response to people asking about the safety is to adopt your worst Russian accent and say "Safety? Is not safe! Is rifle!"]], and firing the rather powerful 7.62x54R round, this rifle was used by the Soviets in WWII, and by both sides in the Russian Civil War and the Russo-Finish Winter War (the previous two leading to the gag that the rifle has "fought itself and won every time;" the Finnish version used 7.62x53R ammunition). Said to be the weapon of legendary snipers like Vasily Zaitsev, Ivan Sidorenko and Simo Häyhä, the latter credited with 505 confirmed kills with the Finnish M28 variant. * Most movies and videogames that feature the Soviet Union during World War 2 will feature the Mosin-Nagant. Often also a first choice weapon for ColdSniper characters, sometimes to emphasise their [[GoodOldWays distrust of modern technology]]. * Famously unbalanced as a sniper weapon in the original ''CallOfDuty'' due to being the only scoped rifle to reload with a stripper clip (in real life the scope placement prevented this). Even the basic rifle had the best iron sight in the game. * Has a big role in ''EnemyAtTheGates''. * The sniper rifle used by The End in ''MetalGearSolid 3'' is a modified Nagant with a pistol grip and folding stock, modified to fire tranquilizer rounds. ** It appears again in ''Portable Ops'' and ''MetalGearSolid 4'' as well. * One of the first rifles available in ''7.62 High Calibre''. It's very powerful and accurate, even compared to later rifles, but features a very long refire time (1.80 seconds in a game where less than 1 second is the standard) and an equally long reload time, to reflect the bolt-action nature of the gun. Also available in the Mosin-Nagant 1944 Carbine, with permanently attached bayonet, and the ''unbelievably'' common Sawed-Off Mosin-Nagant 1944, which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin (and also less powerful and less accurate, while being just as slow-firing and slow-reloading). '''Mauser Bolt-Action Rifle Series'''\\ A series of bolt action military rifles (the two most triumphant examples being the Gewehr 98 and the Karabiner 98k, the infantry weapons of Germany during the World Wars) beginning issue in 1871 and still in limited use today, the Mauser rifles have at one time or another been the standard infantry weapons of Germany, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Chile, Peru, Brazil, Argentina, and many more. Mauser copies were also the standard infantry weapon of Nationalist China and even the United States (as the M1903 Springfield; the US actually paid royalties to Mauser until the Treaty of Versailles). The Mauser design, although not as fast to operate as the Lee Enfield due to its cock-on-opening action, featured a third locking lug and was one of the strongest bolt-action designs of the time, and counts almost every current-production bolt-action rifle as a descendant. Very common on the military surplus market, and sportsterized versions are a common European hunting weapon. * '''Cool scope''': The standard German scope reticle is most often associated with sniper versions of the Kar 98, and after the Dragunov's PSO-1 is probably the most recognisable rifle scope reticle in media. It consists of a horizontal bar with a break in the middle and a vertical one which goes from the bottom of the scope to the middle, with a triangular top. You'll often see a ColdSniper staring down one of these in a World War 2 movie or a Mafia hit. * The Gewehr 98 and Karabiner 98k are iconic mook weapons for movies set during World War I or II. Somewhat less commonly, Gewehr 98's are seen as an IRA weapon in movies depicting the Irish Civil War (TruthInTelevision). * The WorldWarII iterations of the MedalOfHonor and CallOfDuty video game series feature the 98k quite heavily. * In PublicEnemies, Christian Bale carries a Model 98 Sporter. * IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade features the Spanish Mauser, as well as the Czech vz. 24 model. * TheMummyTombOfTheDragonEmperor features the Chinese Type Zhongzheng licensed copy. '''Mannlicher-Schönauer Full Stock Carbine'''\\ Although based on a military rifle designed for export and adopted by the Greek Army by 1906, this superb hunting bolt-action rifle-carbine had been built directly for the civilian market beginning in 1903. It had a complex action with rotary magazine and split receiver and fired proprietary Mannlicher ammo, either 6.5x54mm (M1903), 8x56mm (M1908), 9x56mm (M1905) or 9x57mm (M1910). It acquired a brilliant reputation as a hunting rifle either in the Alps, British Isles or Africa, fired by such figures as ErnestHemingway or [[GreatWhiteHunter WDM "Karamojo" Bell]] and proving it could take even the largest African Elephant with a well-placed shot. The action was the smoothest bolt-action in recorded history and the features that made the gun instantly recognizable also betrayed it as an "aristocratic" weapon: short length, full stock, very straight bolt operation, flat bolt handle and precise triggers told the gun has been aimed to be carried in a saddle sheath and used in hunting on horseback, like upper class hunters did. It stood in production until 1972. * In the TV show RamarOfTheJungle, Dr. Tom Reynolds carries a Mannlicher-Schönauer. * Amon Goeth uses one to take potshots at his Jewish workers in SchindlersList. ** The film character played by RalphFiennes had a [[http://www.answersfrommen.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ralph-fiennes-schindlers-list.jpg full length barrel version]], not a full-stock rifle-carbine. RealLife [[http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/imgamon-goeth3.jpg Goeth]] had the ubiquitous Mauser 98k of the German Army. * British brigadier Lord Lovat uses one to lead his men onto Sword Beach in TheLongestDay. [[/folder]] [[folder:Battle Rifles]] '''M14, M21 and M25'''\\ The M14 was designed as a modernised version of the venerable M1 Garand to meet new NATO requirements; the clip feed was replaced with a detachable magazine, and a new barrel added. Unfortunately, someone decided it needed to be select-fire, requiring every part of the rifle to be strengthened to handle the increased stress of firing the powerful 7.62x51mm NATO round on full-auto settings. The resulting weapon was regarded as rather clumsy and utterly impossible to control in full-auto; many were locked to semi-auto and this, almong with other modifications, created a servicable weapon. The M14 was the US Army's standard issue rifle for only a short time, serving from 1962 to 1966-67 when it was replaced by the M16; this is the shortest any weapon has served as the US army's standard, and the M14 would be last battle rifle issued to normal infantry by them. The M14 found its niche as a marksman's rifle like the Soviet SVD, fitted with a selection of scopes and with wood stocks being replaced with fibreglass and later all-synthetic furnishings. It remains in use today as a ceremonial weapon, and modernised versions are still issued in small numbers as designated marksman's rifles. Its sniper variants are the M21 which saw much use in Vietnam, and the M25, which is used by US Army Special Forces and the Navy [=SEALs=]. Civilian versions (semi-auto only) are also available in some US states. While the M21 was phased out in favour of the M24 SWS in 1988, similar weapons based on converted original production [=M14s=] are now being issued to marksmen in Iraq and Afghanistan. * ''RainbowSix'', from ''Rogue Spear'' till ''Vegas''. * [[FullMetalJacket "This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine."]] * The M21 version is standard equipment for the US snipers in ''OperationFlashpoint'', and is quite possibly the most versatile weapon in the game. ''{{ARMA}} II'' has the M14 DMR version, while ''Operation Arrowhead'' adds a stock M14 with an Aimpoint sight. * ''{{Battlefield|Series}}: Vietnam'', used by the US and ARVN, the M14 is the primary weapon for engineers while the M21 is an option for snipers. * Recruits in ''ForrestGump'' are shown dis- and re-assembling M14 rifles in training, with Gump himself doing so in record time. * The Mk 14 Mod 0 EBR shows up in ''MetalGearSolid 4'', and is one of the best all round rifles in the game. * The SOCOM 16, a semi-auto only M14 variant, is usable in ''DarkSector'' as the "VX Carbine." * Some marching US soldiers in ''{{Goldfinger}}''. * Appears in ''Fallout Tactics'', although incorrectly using the .303 British ammo. * The M14 is useable in the multiplayer of ''CallOfDuty 4'' and ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]''. Its M21 variant also appears often in ''4'', and the Mk 14 appears in the same role in ''ModernWarfare 2'' and ''3''. * The M14 is available in several different variants in ''7.62 High Calibre''. In addition to the M14 and the M14 Sniper Mod, you can also get the Springfield [=M1A=], a civilian version (no automatic fire), and the [=M1A=] 'Scout', which is smaller and less accurate, but less expensive. '''FN FAL'''\\ Nicknamed "the right arm of the free world," the FAL was one of the three major battle rifles designed for the NATO 7.62 mm bullet (the other two were the M14 and H&K G3) and was arguably the most sucessful of the three designs, having much lighter recoil and greater durability (equal to the AK-47's legendary durability). It was so popular that every Western and non-communist nation except the US adopted it as their main rifle (even the US strongly considered adopting it, but decided not to on the basis of a combination of nationalism and false testimony to Congress claiming that the M14 could reuse the existing M1 Garand production lines), and it is considered the classic post-war battle rifle and the Western counterpart to the AK-47. Over one million [=FALs=] have been made; the most notable users include the UK and Australia, who made their own version called the [=L1A1=] SLR (Self Loading Rifle). This version is easily recognisable due to its long barrel and slender profile, and is among the semi-automatic only variants of the FAL; versions capable of fully automatic fire also exist. Parts of the [=L1A1=] (built on an [[UnitConfusion inch pattern]]) are not compatible with other "metric" [=FALs=], leading to many headaches among collectors. The FAL was designed by Dieudonne Saive, who is probably more famous for his work on the Browning Hi-Power. * Can be found in ''{{Fallout 2}}'', one of the better weapons of the game, though finding ammo is a problem. ** ''Fallout Tactics'' as well, but it erroneously used the 7.62 Soviet rounds instead. * One of the mook weapons in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'' and ''CallOfDutyBlackOps''. * ''RainbowSix 3.'' * ''FarCry 2''. * SWAT oficers use it during the shootout at the beginning of ''{{Predator}} 2''. * Carlos carries a heavily modified one in ''ResidentEvil: Apocalypse.'' * The resistance members led by Eva/Big Mama in ''MetalGearSolid 4'' carry them. * Standard issue rifle for ARCAM troops in the anime film ''Spriggan.'' * ''TheWildGeese'' featured many different versions of FN FAL rifles. * Hidden weapon in ''OperationFlashpoint''. A folding-stock version appears in ''Operation Arrowhead'', either unmodified or with a night-vision scope. * The MNU Helicopter snipers in ''{{District 9}}'' use [=FALs=] with scopes mounted on them. * The rifles carried by the guards in ''EscapeFromLA'' were [=FALs=] with grenade launchers attached. * Some of Sosa's {{Mooks}} in ''{{Scarface}}''. * Monroe Kelly carries one with a folding stock through most of the film ''{{Congo}}'' * During the penultimate showdown at the end of ''HotFuzz'' Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) has one of these in his hands. * A near GameBreaker in ''JaggedAlliance 2'', thanks to its good damage, good accuracy and laughably fast fire rate, using only 5 action points to shoot. '''Heckler & Koch G3'''\\ A German weapon developed from the CETME battle rifle, the G3 was the third major weapon chambered for the 7.62mm NATO round. A stamped steel battle rifle using a roller-delayed blowback system originally designed for the [=StG-45=] prototype in World War 2, the G3 is more widely known for its derivatives than it is in itself, being not nearly as widely distributed as the FN FAL. The [=MP5=] is effectively a miniturised G3 chambered in 9mm, the [=PSG1=] and [=MSG90=] are accurised versions for marksman use, the [=HK21=] a general purpose machine gun version, and so on. The G3 is known for being reliable, but shooters are often critical of rather violent action that tends to mangle ejected cartridges and throw them anything up to thirty feet away, and the ergonomics and weight of the rifle in general. Though primarily used by small armies, it was also the standard rifle of the West Germany army due to FN refusing to sell a license to H&K to manufacture FALs, and the Bundeswehr wanting a domestically-manufatured rifle. * A few can be seen amongst the dozens of AK's wielded by the militia in ''BlackHawkDown.'' * ''CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'', though not quite as common as the various AK's. * ''RainbowSix'' has some of these in its armoury for when teams need more punch. * ''DogSoldiers.'' * Hidden weapon in ''OperationFlashpoint''. * Used by the Militia in the second chapter of ''MetalGearSolid 4'', and usable by Snake. In the first chapter he can get an [=HK-21=] as well. * The standard assault rifle in ''{{Fallout}} 3'' is the prototype version with the older circular handguard (instead of the current [=MP5=]-style handguards) and wooden furniture, and it uses 5.56 ammo in the game. [[/folder]] [[folder:Assault Rifles]] '''M1 Carbine'''\\ The assault rifle before assault rifles were cool.[[hottip:*:Not a true assault rifle, except in its M2 and M3 variants, since the basic model has no full-auto capability. But it doesn't really fit anywhere else, and could clearly be seen as the prototype of the concept.]] Utilizing a short-stroke gas system devised by a no-shit convict, 30 round detachable box magazines (when the British had only 10, and the iconic Garand had a mere 8) and it's own proprietary .30 caliber round, this weapon was the single most-produced weapon of the WWII era, and an influence on every assault rifle ever produced. Saw extensive use in Korea (where it obtained a significant HateDom, due to its perceived lack of stopping power) and even Vietnam, as well as use by nearly every western European military and the nascent State of Israel (where it remains beloved by police units to this day). The M2 variant was full-auto, and the M3 version saw one of the world's first night sights. * Almost every WWII movie, EVER. * IndianaJones (and various mooks) in ''Kingdom of the Crystal Skull''. * Charlton Heston in ''PlanetOfTheApes''. * Almost everyone in ''TheGreenBerets''. * Infamously, was the weapon wielded by Patty Hearst, when she was [[YourMileageMayVary brainwashed]] into aiding the Symbionese Liberation Army. Also, ''Ebony'' magazine once published a photo of Malcolm X covering a window with one, when his split with the Nation of Islam turned nasty. '''Simonov SKS Carbine'''\\ Not ''technically'' an assault rifle (as it was neither magazine-fed nor capable of automatic fire), this weapon fits nowhere else. Firing the intermediate 7.62x39mm round, it was soon replaced by AK pattern weapons and ultimately forgotten. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Until communism fell.]] All of a sudden, it was practically given away free with crates of Soviet and Chinese ammunition (Soviet variants qualified for "Curio and Relic" status, which means they could be sold by pretty much anyone; and the fixed magazine meant that they were relatively friendly under the Clinton Assault Weapons Ban), and a surprising number of hillbillies found that the ballistics matched up nicely with those of the .30-30 Winchester 1894 (the "poor man's deer rifle" of the previous century). Frequently susceptible to being "bubba-ized" with optical sights (next to useless for a 100m cartridge), "tactical" accesories (including jam-happy detachable magazines) and camo paint. Now it's a favorite of both low-income hunters and mall ninjas on too low a budget for an AR-15. * Rebels in ''TropicThunder''. * NVA forces in ''WeWereSoldiers'', ''BornOnTheFourthOfJuly'', and many more movies set in Vietnam (TruthInTelevision, as the design was exported to nearly all Communist nations). * Afghan villagers in ''[[{{Rambo}} Rambo III]]''. * A very good long-range rifle in ''7.62 High Calibre'', including permanently attached bayonet. * Appears in ''BattlefieldThree'''s multiplayer mode as a mid-range sniper rifle, equipped with just about every single one of the aforementioned "bubba" accessories. '''M16 assault rifle'''\\ This has been the standard rifle issued to U.S. troops from Vietnam on, and the standard issue rifle of Canadian Forces Army personel under the name C7. Originally designed by Eugene Stoner as the Armalite AR-10 (7.62x51mm), and later AR-15 (5.56x45) rifles, the M16 was marketed originally by Colt, with current versions being manufactured by FN-USA. The elevated sight profile provided by the iconic carrying handle made the rifle much easier to control in automatic fire than the M14, and the AR's trademark "direct impingement" gas system eliminated a heavy gas piston from the design, making it lighter and more accurate. Fires 5.56x45mm rounds in various configurations. [=M16A1s=] and A3s had semi and full automatic fire, [=M16A2s=] and A4s having semi and three round burst. Often used by the [[GoodGunsBadGuns good guys]] in action movies. As it has been the basic combat rifle for the US and several other nations for decades, it's fairly ubiquitous in popular culture. Often depicted as horribly unreliable, though this is only actually true of the earliest versions. Due to this and its light weight, it was often joked that the "M" in M16 stood for Mattel. The platform, known as the [=AR15=], is the basis of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AR-15_variants huge number of variant designs]], including the M4 [see below]. * '''Cool Action:''' The "tap and slap," sometimes seen in military based films where the soldier who is reloading lightly taps the top of the magazine on his helmet before inserting the magazine into the rifle (this is to ensure the rounds are stacked correctly and prevent misfeeds) and hits the bolt release paddle with his palm, though its often shortened to just slapping the bolt release. This is also done with the M4. The tap action might end up being performed with ''any'' gun on the simple basis that it looks {{badass}}, but is particularly associated with the M16. * Pretty much any videogame in a modern war setting will include a member of the [=AR15=] family. * "Say hello to my little friend!" Tony Montana of ''{{Scarface}}'' uses this with the underbarrel grenade launcher to mount a final stand against Sosa's assassins. * MackBolan used one. ** Mack Bolan has likely used every firearm listed on this page by now. * ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' has the [=M16A4=]. * As do all three ''ModernWarfare'' games, though outside of multiplayer it's a rare sight compared to the [=M4A1=]. * Shows up in ''MetalGearSolid 3'' as the [=XM16E1=], despite being set before the introduction of the weapon. A HandWave explains that the Russians must have stolen one of the experimental versions. [[FridgeLogic This does nothing to explain]] why they have so many suppressors for the weapons lying around, or the completely incompatible ammunition. * [[{{Manga/Golgo 13}} Duke Togo]] uses a scoped variant with a custom cheek pad. ** In a ShoutOut, the Sniper Rifle in ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament'' is also a custom scoped M16. Which is presumably firing a much bigger bullet than in real life, as it can [[BoomHeadshot completely remove a target's head with one bullet]]. * Carried by the guards in ''EscapeFromNewYork'' and one is also use by the president in his CMOA at the end, notable in that for some [[FridgeLogic bizzare reason the handguard and gas tube had been removed from ALL of them]] ** And in the sequel ''EscapeFromLA'', the rifle given to Snake before he goes into the city is a cut down M16 with a scope and some kibble added to make it look futuristic. * The [=M16A2=] plays a big part in ''OperationFlashpoint'', where it's the standard rifle of the U.S. soldiers and is given to the player in 90% of the missions. At one point, one of the other soldiers in the player's unit proclaims his admiration of it, saying: "It's beautiful. How could you ''not'' love it?" ** ''Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising'' features the [=M16A4=] in several configurations, as well as the [=M4A1=]. The ''ARMA'' series also features multiple versions of both the M16 and M4. * The ''Battlefield 2'' mod ''Project Reality'' features the [=M16A4=] as the primary weapon of the US Marine Corps faction, with an optional M203 launcher, ACOG scope, red dot sight, or a bayonet for when things get up close and personal. ** In normal ''Battlefield 2'', the USMC's Assault and Medic classes' primary weapon is an [=M16A4=]. The Assault class gets an attached M203. ** ''Battlefield3'' is notable in that it includes both the full-auto [=M16A3=] and the three-round-burst [=M16A4=]. * The flamethrower in ''{{Aliens}}'' was made from cut-up M16 recievers and an M203 handguard. * Used in both ''Left4Dead'' games. * Shows up in ThePunisher so he can bitch about how it was a useless piece of plastic crap that got GIs killed in Vietnam. * Sometimes used by ''Series/TheATeam''. * The M16 with an M203 is an unlockable weapon in ''Black''. * The "Service Rifle" in ''FalloutNewVegas'' is a full size AR-15 variant with red Bakelite furniture (often associated with Sudanese versions of the AR-10). It also features a charging handle on the side (the AR-18 is the only AR variant that has this) for some reason (possibly to reuse reloading animations from other weapons). * On ''Series/{{Sons of Guns}}'' Vince and Will assemble and test several [=AR15=] variants with a lightweight design (partially through selected parts, partially through the elimination of accessories) called the Katana. * ''7.62 High Calibre'' features the M16, as well as numerous variants (chief among them the CAR-15, which is available earlier). '''Colt M4 Carbine'''\\ A modern weapon of choice for many civilian law enforcement and military units. The basic M4 (and the earlier CAR-15) was shorter and lighter than the M16. Also available as the fully automatic [=M4A1=]. The M4 has come to supplant other weapons in U.S. military usage and even the M16 both in real life somewhat (the shorter length improving maneuverability in enclosures such as vehicles) and moreso in fictional depictions. The shorter barrel does reduce the effective range of the weapon, so it won't completely replace the M16 any time soon. A large number of variants exist (sometimes derisively called [=M4geries=]), with the most common alteration being the use of a gas piston operation rather than the original direct impingement system to improve reliability; such weapons include the [=HK416=], Bushmaster M4 Type Carbine, LWRC M6, and Barrett [=REC7=]. The vast majority of gas-piston variants are semi-auto rifles in civilian hands, meaning they'll never actually see conditions where the improvement in reliability could be meaningful. * Used in many television shows (such as ''Series/TheUnit'') and movies (such as ''SWAT'') involving firearms. If it involves special forces, it's even more likely to appear. * Also in a number of video and computer games such as ''MetalGearSolid 4'' (Snake's signature weapon is the "M4 Custom" due to being the most customizable weapon in the game), ''[=~America's Army~=]'' (where there's both a regular [=M4A1=] Carbine and a customizable [=M4A1=] exclusive for Special Forces missions), Tom Clancy's ''Rainbow Six'' and ''GhostRecon'' games, the ''SOCOM'' series... if it's a military-themed shooter, an M4 or [=M4A1=] variant is most likely in it. * Special mention should be made of the M4 in ''CallOfDuty4: ModernWarfare'', where, in the campaign, the SAS uses the M4 SOPMOD (Special Operations Peculiar [=MODification=]), which includes infrared laser, suppressor and other mods. ** While the version in ''ModernWarfare2'' is often mistaken for an [=HK416=], it's actually an M4 S-System, an airsoft gun developed by the Tokyo Marui Model Company that was based on the real weapon. It's essentially an M4 with an ARMS Selected Interface Rail, a PRI folding front sight and an ARMS [=#40L=] rear sight. ** ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' features the CAR-15 as the "Commando"; it's apparently a customised model, replacing the carrying handle with an M4-style flat top rail. * The M4 appears as the primary weapon of the USMC's Special Forces class in ''Battlefield 2'', fitted with a red dot scope. * The M4 appears in almost equal numbers to [=MP5=] submachine guns in the hands of police SWAT teams in films and television. These M4's are hardly ever seen without some sort of accessory, be it flashlights, laser pointers, or some sort of red dot sight or close-range scope (sometimes all the above!). * Neil [=McCauley=] (Robert De Niro) and Chris Shiherlis (Val Kilmer) use [=CAR-15s=] during the infamous bank heist scene in ''{{Heat}}''. * The [=HK416=] appears in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'', as well as its sequel; in this case, it's renamed the "M416", apparently a pass at what its official designation would be if it were formally adopted by the US Army. * In the {{Killzone}} series, the [[http://world.guns.ru/assault/as97-e.htm LR300]] (now known as the Para-Ordinance Tactical Target Rifle), an M4 variant using a patented gas system with no recoil buffer tube to allow the mounting of a side-folding stock, becomes the [[http://media.photobucket.com/image/m82g/xanixonox/Weapons/M82-GAssaultRifle.jpg M82-G Assault Rifle]] used by the ISA. The M82-G has an early production handguard, and is shown as a bullpup (which would not function in real life). In the first game it has a non-functional tube reflex sight and an M203 grenade launcher; in the second, an [=EOTech=] holographic reflex sight and what appears to be a flashlight replacing the grenade launcher. * This is MaxPayne's most powerful automatic weapon (apart from the Jackhammer). * A popular weapon in ''Counter-Strike'', it is the standard assault rifle of the Counter-Terrorist team. * The "Assault Carbine" and "Marksman Carbine" in ''FalloutNewVegas'' are variants firing a fictional 5mm round and the standard 5.56mm round, respectively. '''Armalite AR-18'''\\ A variant of the AR-15/M16 assault rifle. Using steel stampings as opposed to aircraft-grade aluminum forgings and a short-stroke gas piston as opposed to Stoner's direct impingement system, this 5.56x45mm assault rifle was intended to be a lower-cost version of the M16 for export and/or localized production in Third World countries; this by and large failed when the United States instead gave away [=M16s=] by the truckload to counter the Soviets doing the same with AK variants; the AR-18 only tended to be picked up by banana republics who didn't have enough bananas to afford the M16. It also served to keep Armalite in the firearms business, since they'd foolishly sold the AR-15/M16 patents to Colt, and the expiration of those patents was still 16 years away. Since neither the Americans nor the Soviets were particularly interested in TheTroubles, quantities were purchased by the various splinter factions of the Irish Republican Army, to the point where their general strategy was referred to as "Armalite and ballot box." Then only First-World nation to adopt it in large numbers was Japan, with the Self Defense Force selecting a modified, home-produced variant (the Howa Type 89) as their main service rifle in 1989. Although the design itself was a flop, both the [=SA80=] (standard issue weapon of the British Army), and the G36 (standard issue weapon of the Bundswehr) can be considered [[SpiritualSuccessor spiritual successors]] to the weapon. * '''Cool Action:''': most servicemen have learned to duct-tape two clips together to unload and flip around for easy reloading. See also the M16 * ArnoldSchwarzenegger in ''TheTerminator''. * Mal Reynolds in ''Serenity''. * Carried by various mooks in the 1970's [[JamesBond Bond movies]]. * ''FarCry 2'' has an oblique reference to this weapon in the form of the "Armalite AR-16," a fictional [=AR15=]-like platform named after the AR-18's [[RareGuns obscure 7.62mm predecessor]]. This is seemingly just so that all the rifles in the game would be using 7.62mm ammo, forgetting that the AK series 7.62mm round isn't the same as the NATO one anyway. * The BBC mini ''Harry's Game'', being set in [[TheTroubles 1970's Belfast]], features this in the hands of some IRA types. '''Heckler & Koch G36'''\\ This German assault rifle is starting to turn up all over the place in fiction due to its rather futuristic appearance. Developed from AR-18 action as a replacement for the G3 battle rifle, the G36 is used by numerous special police units and special forces units throughout the world, though use by actual militaries is somewhat less widespread, mainly due to the lack of compatibility with NATO STANAG magazines. Was the basis of the aborted [=XM8=] assault rifle, which was essentially a G36 mechanism in a silly plastic body. The civilian versions, the [=SL8=] semi-auto and R8 bolt-action, are among the most famously {{nerf}}ed real-life firearms, and both are often mocked as being the "emasculated" versions of the G36 by firearm enthusiasts. * ''Series/DoctorWho'' -- used by Van Staaten's forces in "Dalek", UNIT generally since 2005 and the British Army on occasions. * ''{{Primeval}}'' -- [[spoiler: Helen's mercenaries carry them]]. * ''Four Brothers'' -- used by the bad guys during the siege of the Mercer house. * Gaz's weapon of choice in ''CallOfDuty 4''. * Carried by the {{Mooks}} in ''Lara Croft: {{Tomb Raider}}''. * And the {{Mooks}} in ''{{Equilibrium}}''. * Also the mooks in ''VForVendetta'', both elite fingermen as well as British army grunts. * ''RainbowSix 3'' onwards. * The regular double-optic model (with an unusually short muzzle) is used by expert Freedomers and Loners in {{STALKER}}. * The rifles in the ''{{Doom}}'' movie are visually modified [=G36s=]. * J.D. and the team leader of the Umbrella response team use the K variant G36 in the first ''ResidentEvil'' film. * In the JamesBond movie ''DieAnotherDay'', Moon's OICW rifle is actually a modified G36. * The [=XM8=] rifles used in ''XXX: State of the Union'' are modified G36 rifles; the most obvious sign of this is that they still have hinges for folding stocks visible. * An [=SL8=] was used in advertising materials for ''PerfectDark'', persumably standing in for one of the game's futuristic weapons. * The [=SL8=] was usable in ''ResidentEvil 4'' as the "semi-auto rifle." * In FEAR, the "Rakow [=G2A2=]-C" assault rifle was essentially an [=SL8=] fitted with a tiny C-Mag. ** The basic STAR 556 rifle in ''AllPointsBulletin'' is similar - [=SL8=] stock and short [=G36C=] foregrip, but it uses a normal magazine instead of a C-Mag. * In ''DeadFantasy'' Part V, the squad of special forces-esque soldiers at the end appear to be armed with G36 rifles fitted with silencers. * This weapon (particularly the [=G36K=] version) is becoming increasingly common in the various ''Stargate'' series, strangely enough. It was even Cameron Mitchell's WeaponOfChoice. * The Rittergruppen rifles in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after [=G36C=]. * Yet another weapon in ''Black''. * Used (and referred to by name) by [[TomCruise Ethan Hunt]] in ''Film/MissionImpossible III''. * Features in the ''Combat Arms'' in 5 variants, . The 3 variants based around the G36E are generally considered game-breakers due to the ridiculously high damage, easy to control (but still high) recoil, and accuracy better than many sniper rifles. '''Steyr AUG'''\\ Has been in Austrian service since 1977, also used by the [[AussiesWithArtillery Australian armed forces]] and the Irish Defence Forces. One of the most popular weapons with a bullpup design, with the magazine behind the trigger rather than in front. Extremely durable - one example could fire after being run over repeatedly by a 10-tonne truck. The weapon's distinctive and rather villainous appearance (the very narrow barrel and front section makes it almost appear the AUG is skulking behind the shooter's arm, up to no good) made it a favourite for arming the BigBad or TheDragon until bullpups became more common around the millenium. * '''Cool Action:''' The "HK Slap" can be done on the AUG as well, due to the cocking handle being almost identical in location and design to the [=MP5's=] cocking handle. Also, inserting the barrel and slapping the secondary firing grip with their hand to lock it into position looks particulary badass, giving the impression that the user is about to get serious. * TheDragon in ''Die Hard'' had one of these. * The BigBad in ''{{Commando}}''. * ''The Hidden'' (1987). The criminal [[PuppeteerParasite puppetmaster alien]] wields one of these while possessing the body of a nightclub stripper, as well as a bullpup Mossberg shotgun. * NOT Most powerful rifle in ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines''. (The most powerful would be Mary-Sue or what it was called) * Shows up the hands of mooks alongside the FAMAS in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare2''. ** Also appears as an early prototype wielded by CIA agents in ''Black Ops''. * One of the Colombian gangsters is seen with one at the beginning of ''{{Predator}} 2''. * [[JackieBrown Now this here is a Steyr AUG, Steyr AUG's a bad motherfucker, it's expensive too, made in Austria, my customers don't know shit about it so there ain't no demand for it, but let me tell you though, you put this bad boy in a flick, every motherfucker out there'll want one.]] * A silenced one is used to assassinate the Chinese ambassador during the dinner celebration for the US/China trade agreement in ''The Art Of War'' (the below average action film starring Wesley Snipes, not the book). * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' had this, including the "HK Slap" * RainbowSix of course, no doubt to the lone Aussie's delight. Double the scope with a silencer or larger magazine...BadAss. * One of the Irish mercenaries in SinCity shoots Dwight with one. '''FAMAS'''\\ The FAMAS ("Fusil Automatique de la Manufacture d'Armes de Saint-Etienne," meaning "automatic rifle of the Saint-Etienne weapons factory") is another bullpup rifle and the main service weapon of the French military and foreign legion since 1978. The FAMAS was [[FanNickname affectionately nicknamed]] [[ICallItVera "le Clairon"]] (the Bugle, due to its shape) by French troops during the '70s and '80s, and is accurate and durable. Includes a massive carrying handle (which spans half the length of the rifle), a built in bipod, and a colossal fire rate of over 1000 rounds per minute. Due to severe problems with its delayed blowback action, which is powerful enough to rip apart regular NATO brass-cased 5.56x45mm cases and its rifling does not stabilize the modern 5.56mm NATO bullets, the French Army is currently looking for a replacement. * Featured in ''MetalGearSolid'' where almost everybody (excluding Decoy Octopus, Ocelot, Sniper Wolf, Vulcan Raven, Grey Fox and Psycho Mantis) uses one at some point. * Has been in every ''RainbowSix'' game from ''3:Raven Shield'' onwards. * Usable in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}''. * Used by the Mooks in the first 2-3 levels of ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain''. * The UN helicopter crews in ''MacrossZero'' can be seen carrying them. * Can be seen amongst many other guns on a rack in ''TomorrowNeverDies''. * French Soldiers in ''Film/{{Taxi}} 2''. * Mook weapon in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare2''. ** The game also shockingly ''didn't'' [[MoreDakka take advantage of the enormous fire rate]] of the weapon in real life and the gun only fires in three-round bursts in it. ** Shows up in prototype form as a weapon used by the allied SOG and CIA members in ''Black Ops'', and more bizarrely, by Soviet Spetsnaz in exactly one level (reverse-engineered?). This game, unlike ''Modern Warfare 2'', did actually show off the gun's insane cyclic rate. * {{Killzone}}'s Helghast assault rifle is based somewhat on the FAMAS; in the first game, with the export sight and carrying handle of a G36, and in both with a SPAS-12 forend under the barrel. * The standard issue rifle for [[CodeGeass Britannian soldiers]] is based heavily on the FAMAS. * The machine guns used by the Mistral Armslave in ''FullMetalPanic: The Second Raid'' are modelled after the FAMAS. * Michelle and Jacques (before he got tossed back in time and get Oni whip instead) use this as thier primary weapon in ''{{Onimusha}} 3''. * Shows up in ''PerfectDark'' as the "AR-43", despite not looking anything like an Armalite. Like other games, it's nerfed to have a much slower firing rate than in real life. '''Avtomat Kalashnikova'''\\ The [[RedsWithRockets Battle Balalaika]]. The original AK-47 fires 7.62x39mm rounds, as does the improved AKM. Notable for its wooden construction, distinctive magazine, and the fact you can [[DontTryThisAtHome stick it in a swamp for a month, clean it a bit and it will fire first time]]. The AK's legendary reliability comes from its loose tolerances, the taper of its cartridges (this makes extraction easier, as any movement rearwards will completely disengage the cartridge from the chamber walls), and the fact that the gas system is way overpowered for the weapon (meaning, if the first round fires, the bolt ''will'' move all the way to the rear, making chambering of the next round very easy). It has been the basis for numerous Russian weapons throughout its long history, including the AK-74 (the current standardized weapon for the Russian Federation, firing the newer 5.45x39mm round) and RPK machine gun. The single most produced weapon in the history of firearms, with more variants and licensed modifications in existence than any other weapon, and used as a basis for many other rifles such as Israel's IMI Galil (and by extension the south african Vektor R4, which is based on the Galil). TheOtherWiki has a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weapons_influenced_by_the_Kalashnikov_design list]], though this includes all weapons even ''slightly'' influenced by the AK design, not just actual variants. Most of the licenced and unlicenced AK variants are actually based on the AKM; the offical designation AK-47 was only used for weapons produced from 1947 to 1959. * '''Cool Action:''' The AK's magazine is loaded by locating the front lip of the magazine and then rocking it back into the magazine well. Videogames often forget this, despite that it looks really cool; unfortunately, it also makes bullpup AK-action rifles rather difficult to actually load. ** Bonus points for removing empty mag by striking it with the one you are loading. * Any video game, movie, or otherwise that features Soviet/Russian soldiers or settings will have some form of this gun, assuming the setting is after WorldWarII. In movies, however, it will often be a Chinese copy, the Norinco Type 56, recognisable chiefly by the fully hooded front sight; a real AK has partially open front sight. * Appears in version three of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'', but without ammo. One character's given the gun, another gets the bullets. Danya's hope was that this would force the two to either fight or work together. * ''[[RedDawn Wolveeeerrrrrriinnnes!]]'' * The comic ''{{Hard Graft}}'' makes extensive use of the AK-47 when kitting out both the good and bad guys. * ''{{Rambo}}''. * [[JackieBrown AK-47, the very best there is. When you absolutely, positively, have to kill every single motherfucker in the room; accept no substitute.]] * There was one used in the ''{{Firefly}}'' episode "Heart of Gold". * Used by female KGB sniper codenamed 'Trigger' in the JamesBond short story ''TheLivingDaylights''. The weapon seems an unlikely choice for a sniping mission, but as the AK-47 wasn't as well known then it probably seemed like a particularly 'cool gun' to Ian Fleming. * The basic Lasrian {{mook}} weapon in ''DarkSector'' is an [=AKS-74U=] fitted with a suppressor, reflex sight and skeleton stock. * A video game with these and without regular Russian troops is the ''GrandTheftAutoIII'' set of games; this tends to be a 'basic' assault rifle. In ''[[GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'', CJ notes that other gangsters are bringing these to their fights instead of pistols. He's right, which is convenient when you expend a lot of your own 7.62x39 fighting them in the first place. * Appears in ''Left4Dead 2''. * N-Tec 5 rifle in ''AllPointsBulletin''. Widely considered to be overpowered "noob" gun. * The UC rifles in ''AlphaProtocol'' are modeled after the AK-105. You also get a [[BlingOfWar golden one]] after defeating the first boss. * In ''{{Singularity}}'', when you time-travel to 1955, the Red Army grunts have these. In the present day, in the altered timeline where the Soviet Union conquered the world in the 1960s, the standard rifle is clearly derived from the AK with {{Steampunk}} bling to show that it's an [[{{Unobtanium}} E99]]-enhanced weapon. * HarryTurtledove's most famous novel, ''The Guns of the South'', centers on Afrikaners from the early 21st century trying to alter history by supplying the [[AmericanCivilWar Confederate States]] with AK-47s. * The Chinese Assault Rifle in ''Fallout3'' is apparently a slightly modified folding stock Type 56 with different ammo. ** This is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] and/or [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] by the fact that the personnel possessing the weapon are forward agents in the United States. At any rate, AK pattern rifles chambered in 5.56x45mm are big business for Russian (Izhmash) and Chinese (Norinco) arms manufacturers, due to the ubiquity of the NATO round. * Appears in ''Counter-Strike'' as the standard assault rifle of the Terrorist team. Generally regarded somewhat inferior to the CTs' M4. * [[GunPorn Naturally]], shows up in ''7.62 High Calibre'', in many variants, including the AKS-74, the AK-74, the AKS-74u, and the AK-47 (which is surprisingly uncommon). '''Israel Military Industries TAR-21'''\\ The IMI Tavor TAR-21 (Tavor Assault Rifle-21st century) is a relatively new, compact bullpup assault rifle designed by IMI for the Israeli military. It has spent over 10 years in development and has only recently been assigned to three brigades (the Givati, Golani, and Nahal brigades), however in fiction its shown up in very large numbers due to its futuristic appearance, either in the hands of special forces or (most bizzarely) terrorists. Like the P90, it was once rare outside of fiction, but a large number of orders have recently been placed by various nations for it. * The standard version and the MTAR 21 variant are available in ''RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield''. ** And has been in every ''RainbowSix'' game after 3, often bizarrely showing up in the hands of terrorists. * In ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare 2'', it has somehow ended up in the hands of the Russian Army, as well as Makarov's henchmen. * Nikolai carries the CTAR 21 variant in ''ResidentEvil: Apocalypse''. * Both Shin Kudo and Edgar [=LaSelle=] are carrying CTAR-21s in epsidoes 2 and 3 of ''MacrossZero'', Shin's in particular having the peculiar addition of a folding/telescoping stock for no reason at all (most likely an animation error). [[/folder]] [[folder:SniperRifles]] '''Accuracy International Arctic Warfare Series'''\\ A series of bolt-action sniper rifles used by armies and police forces across the globe; variants are chambered in .243 Winchester and .308 Winchester / 7.62mm NATO (the standard Arctic Warfare (AW) and Arctic Warfare Police (AWP) models), .300 Winchester Magnum and .338 Lapua Magnum (the Arctic Warfare Magnum or AWM, with the .338 variant also known as the [[FunWithAcronyms AWSM]]), and .50 BMG (the [=AW50=] series, though not the [=AS50=] which is a different weapon entirely). The most notable users are the British, German and Australian armies; the British use the designations [=L96A1=] (for the AW) and [=L115A3=] LRR (for the AWM), the Germans use G22 (for the AWM) and G24 (for the [=AW50=]), and the Australians use folding stock variants of the [=AW50=] and [=AW=] called the [=AW50F=] (which is distinguishable from the standard [=AW50=] by its Madco barrel) and [=SR-98=] respectively (with the [=AW50F=] the Australians go the extra mile by using Raufoss Mk 211 bullets, which are armour piercing, explosive ''and'' incinderary). The AWC, a suppressed "covert" version of the AW with a folding stock, is used by both the British SAS and American Delta Force. * In the comic ''{{Hard Graft}}'' Bernadette Montez uses one as she "layeth the smacketh" down on the bad guys. * ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' features the AWM as the most powerful weapon in the game (One hit nigh anywhere on the body kills). Despite endless {{nerf}}ing, you ''will'' get called a {{noob}} for using it. * Can be found in ''RainbowSix Vegas 2''. * The AWC was available in ''RainbowSix 3:Raven Shield'' and the Playstation Portable version of ''RainbowSix Vegas''. * A cowboy hat-wearing STARS officer in ''ResidentEvil: Apocalypse'' uses one. * Used by the Response team snipers in ''TheNegotiator''. * ''CallOfDutyBlackOps'', called [=L96A1=] in the game. * The SniperRifle in ''FarCry'' is an Australian [=AW50F=], identifiable by the fluted Madco barrel. * The sniper rifle often assigned to Unit 00 in ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'' is a scaled up AW. '''SVD Dragunov'''\\ The classic Soviet Designated Marksman's Rifle, the SVD is a semi-automatic weapon designed to increase the attacking range of a squad past that offered by issued assault rifles. The SVD is issued with the distinctive [=PSO-1=] scope, which has a graph-like stadiametric rangefinder and chevrons for ranging, and is one of the most recognisible rifle scope reticles. It's also one of the few sniper rifles which are not modified assault rifles but can [[AwesomeButImpractical mount a bayonet]]. While all SVDs are chambered in the standard Russian military 7.62x54R caliber, there is also a civilian version, aptly named the '[[AwesomeMcCoolname Tiger]]', which can use many calibers [[{{BFG}} up to the 9.3x64mm]], but according to the experience of shooters and gunsmiths is [[BoringButPractical slightly less accurate than a modern semi-automatic and slightly lesser quality than a military SVD]]. Commonly in movies and even some videogames, the SVD will be played by the similar Romanian FPK / PSL rifle, which is actually based on the RPK action, the Chinese Norinco [=NDM-86=], or by a modified AK or Valmet rifle. * The SVD makes an appearance in ''[=MGS3=]'' and ''[=MGS4=]''. * In JohnWoo's ''The Killer'', the title assassin uses a SVD to pull off the Tony Weng hit at the dragon boat festival. * A Romanian PSL is the sniper weapon of choice for Mona Sax in ''MaxPayne 2''. * Commonly used by [[RainbowSix Rainbow]] snipers. * ''OperationFlashpoint'' allows picking the SVD up from corpses of soviet snipers (or starting missions with them in the expansion packs.) It's a matter of preference if you want to use this rifle over the M-21, but at least you can pull headshots at 1000 feet. * ''[[YTheLastMan Y: The Last Man]]''. Russian agent Natalya carries one everywhere she goes. * Middle-of-the-road SniperRifle in ''ResidentEvil5.'' * ''TheHurtLocker''. An insurgent takes out several PrivateMilitaryContractors with one, leading to a sniper duel between him and the protagonists, who are armed with a Barrett .50 cal. * Balalaika can be seen wielding one in an Afghanistan flashback in ''BlackLagoon''. '''VSS Vintorez'''\\ A specialised sniper rifle developed for use by the Spetsnaz, one of the most compact sniper rifles in the world with a conventional layout, it can be disasembled to fit inside a small briefcase (and the only semi-auto sniper rifle to feature selective-fire), and like the [=MP5SD=] it has an internal suppressor, in addition to this it uses nasty armour piercing 9x39mm SP-5 subsonic cartridges, which give the weapon a lot of stopping power (more than an AK bullet) despite it being silenced (one round can easily go through body armour at 400 meters, and still have enough power to drop someone with one hit). * One of the most powerful weapons available in the ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl]]'' series, though it takes some time to master due to the bullet drop. * Can be found in the second chapter of ''MetalGearSolid 4'', and is one of the better long ranged weapons, with a silencer that never wears out and a powerful round. * ''SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain''. * ''RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield''. * Used by Balalaika's troops among many other Soviet weapons to take out Yakuza members in ''BlackLagoon''. '''Barrett M82, M95 and M107'''\\ The U.S. military found that the performance of the .50 BMG (found in the M2 machine gun) was enough to warrant use in anti-materiel rifles. The weapon relies on its high penetration, although this makes it rare in other roles due to potential for collateral damage. It also has an effective range of over one mile. The M90 and M95 versions are bullpup versions. * ''Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six'' series has this weapon as the most powerful sniper rifle. * The M82 is seen in ''CallOfDuty 4: ModernWarfare'' at one point. In this case, it wasn't for damage purposes, but for range purposes: the target was more than a mile distant, and a conventional rifle wouldn't be able to shoot half that accurately. It also shows up in the multiplayer as the last sniper rifle to be unlocked. Surprisingly, it didn't turn out to be a [[GameBreaker game-breaking supergun]], thanks to the massive recoil and major damage nerfing. ** In ''ModernWarfare 2'', it's the ''first'' sniper rifle to be unlocked. Yes, that's right. ''First''. * ''AmericasArmy'' has this as the advanced sniper rifle. * ''Half-Life'' mod ''Firearms'' had this as the most powerful weapon, but you needed to deploy bipods in order to remain accurrate. * The [=M82A2=] makes an appearance in ''MetalGearSolid4'' as Johnny's sniper rifle of choice. ** Also, the M82 is "recommended by {{Hideo Kojima}}". * Used for the sniper duel in ''TheHurtLocker''. * Mr. Wong uses one in the final battle of ''{{Stranglehold}}'', in addition to a good number of sniper mooks. They'd probably have a better time tagging Tequila without the easily visible laser sights though... * Appears in the ''BattlefiedSeries'' as the most powerful sniper rifle available ingame and is typically the last unlockable sniper rifle. * Bob Lee Swagger wields an M82 in the opening scene of ''{{Shooter}},'' to bring down a ''moving helicopter.'' * The SR99 series Sniper Rifles from the ''{{Halo}}'' series appear to be a hybrid of the Barrett M107 and the Denel NTW-20. '''[=CheyTac=] Intervention'''\\ The [=CheyTac=] Intervention is a bolt-action dedicated sniper’s rifle designed by [=CheyTac=] LCC. It’s relatively recent, but made big waves when it was introduced in 2001. It fires either the .408 [=CheyTac=] or the .375 [=CheyTac=], rounds designed to be the middle ground between the standard rifle-calibers like the 7.62mm and the massive anti-armor .50 BMG. The [=CheyTac=]Intervention also has a long-range laser rangefinder, designed to aid in the rifle’s primary function; long range shooting. While not many military forces use it currently (Jordan, Turkey and Poland’s Special Forces units), it holds the record for the longest distance grouping of three rounds (16 and a half inches at 2,321 yards). * Mark Whalberg’s character Bob Lee Swagger owns one in ''{{Shooter}}'', which is then used to frame him for the assassination of a foreign delegate. * Used by '''[[ModernWarfare RAMIREZ]]''' to '''[[MemeticMutation DEFEND BURGER TOWN!]]'''. Later Soap uses one when he attempts to infiltrate [[spoiler: General Shepherd's ]] Afghanistan Base. * The [[AKA47 Rolins LRSS]] in ''{{MAG}}'' is an Intervention. * Richard Mackowitz demonstrates the use of one in ''Future Weapons''. He manages to break the record for a long distance grouping, hitting three out of six shots on a human-sized target at 2,530 yards. * ''SOCOMUSNavySeals Fireteam Bravo 3'' has the [=CheyTac=] as the “C-TAC”. * In ''AngelBeats'', Yuri attempts to snipe her nemesis Angel with one. A stunned Otonashi asks “Is that a real gun?” * U.S Army and Resistance units use the [=CheyTac=] in ''{{Homefront}}'' against KPA soldiers. Comes with a nifty thermal sight. * Used in ''TheUnit'' by Bob Brown and Hector Williams in the episode “Dark of the Moon”. [[/folder]] [[folder:Shotguns]] '''Winchester M1887'''\\ A lever action shotgun, designed by John M. Browning for Winchester. Most sportsmen prefer pump-action shotguns for better action speeds, but that doesn't stop most Hollywood heroes from spinning around sawed-off versions trying to pull a JohnWayne. * '''Cool Action:''' Spin-cocking requires the stock and barrel to be sawed off, after which the gun can be cocked for another shot by spinning it around the fingers in the lower part of the lever. There is a strong potential for accidentally discharging the weapon or breaking your fingers and / or jaw, which is why this isn't so popular in real life as it is in movies. * A genuine 10-gauge 1887 was infamously used in ''{{Terminator}} 2'' with Arnold himself spinning it in his hand like a toy. In fact, three 1887s were used in the movie, one lightened and with a longer lever; Schwarzenegger is said to have picked up the wrong one at one point and almost broken his fingers trying to spin it. * The Scout's primary weapon in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', albeit a sawed-off, double-barreled, drum-fed version. * The Model 1887 turns up in ''ModernWarfare2'', though a large number of players [[GameBreaker wish it hadn't]]. '''Izhmash Saiga-12'''\\ A Russian 12-gauge gas-operated semi-auto, the Saiga-12 is based on the AK layout. Using a 5 or 8-round detachable box magazine, it is regarded as reliable and effective while being a lot cheaper than many competing semi-auto shotguns, and is widely used by Russian security services; it's also proven popular with hunters. Older versions have some unfortunate design holdovers from their AK origins that make the weapon rather difficult to actually load; newer versions address this. * [[ICallItVera "Vera"]] is probably the most well-known example in media; Jayne's "Callahan Fullbore Auto-Lock" in ''{{Firefly}}'' was a modified Saiga-12 originally built for the movie ''Showtime''. * One with a large 20-round drum magazine and no stock appears in the movie ''Gamer''. * Available to buy in ''MetalGearSolid4''; it's the best shotgun in the game, easily overshadowing the others. * The 12K version is used by the MEC Engineer class in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * The same version appears in ''ArmA II''. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', with both 5 and 8 round box magazines available. '''Daewoo USAS-12'''\\ A fully automatic 12-gauge shotgun designed by the Gilbert Equipment Company and manufactured in South Korea by Daewoo, the USAS-12 resembles a giant [=AR15=]-type rifle, weighing over twice as much as an M4. While civilian versions are semi-auto only, military and police versions of this piece of heavy machinery can fire at up to 450 rpm; more impressively, they can do this with standard shotgun shells, while most similar designs require brass casings to reduce the risk of melted plastic fouling the action. While it usually takes a standard 10-round box magazine, it's typically depicted with its 20-round drum magazine. Tends to show up instead of a Jackhammer if the production isn't into RareGuns. * The ''Rainbow Six'' series has this weapon in its arsenal since the third game. * Also present in ''Soldier of Fortune 2'' where the results were gruesome. * Used early on in ''StargateSG1''. * Top-tier shotgun in ''FarCry 2'', seen with a 20-round drum magazine even though it only has 12 shots. * In the ''GunsmithCats'' manga, one of Goldie's henchmen uses a USAS-12 to wreck the engine of Rally's beloved Cobra during a high-speed chase. [[BerserkButton This earns]] [[ThisMeansWar Rally's wrath]]. * Appears towards the end of ''SyphonFilter 2'', of special note is the final boss fight where you have to use one to knock [[spoiler: Jason Chance, who's head to toe in advanced body armour, into the spinning tail rotor of a parked helicopter.]] * One with a standard box magazine was used extensively by StevenSeagal throughout the showdown in ''OnDeadlyGround'', where it shreds both people and the side of a helicopter with impunity. * Riley has one in his brief return to ''BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' as a member of a military demon-hunting unit. '''Armsel Striker'''\\ Also known as the Sentinel Arms Co Striker-12, Protecta, Protecta Bulldog, and Cobray/SWD Street Sweeper [and not the [=DAO-12=], ever]. A South African semi-auto 12-gauge shotgun with a revolver magazine, designed for riot control and combat. The Striker variant features a spring-operated "clockwork" drum magazine, while the Protecta variants use a different mechanism and lack the drum's winding key. * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Tom Zarek's men are seen carrying these on Kobol (though it's portrayed as some kind of grenade launcher), and later the marines during the rescue on Caprica. * Used by Leon in ''ResidentEvil4''; though called the Striker, it was actually a Protecta. It was also possible to modify it to have a '' one hundred shell'' capacity. An actual Striker is available in ''ResidentEvil5''. * Available in ''ModernWarfare2'' as the Striker, with a variety of sights; for some reason, it's the standard OPFOR shotgun. * A Striker-12 is available in ''MaxPayne 2'', replacing the previous game's [[RareGuns Jackhammer]]. The game features a fairly common error in depicting guns with fixed cylinder magazines, in that Max is shown reloading by detaching and replacing the entire drum. * A Street Sweeper with a sawed-off barrel is available in the first DLC pack for ''GrandTheftAuto IV''. It's not the short-barrel version, since the front sight is in the wrong place. * Engineer weapon in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]'', the origin of the term [=DAO-12=]. This isn't the weapon's name, and just refers to the weapon's trigger type and gauge ("double action only, twelve gauge"). * The Protecta shows up in ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Call Of Pripyat]]'' called the "Eliminator," and can be fitted with a SUSAT sight. * As with the Glock and MAC, the name "Street Sweeper" found it's way into plenty of nineties gangsta rap lyrics. * The Striker appears in ''{{Desperado}}'' as the "biggest {{hand cannon}}" that Buscemi has ever fucking seen during the first major shootout of the movie. '''KAC Masterkey'''\\ The Masterkey is a 12-gauge pump-action under-barrel accessory shotgun designed to allow a solder to breach doors without having to carry a full-sized shotgun. A shortened version of the Remington M870, it has a shortened barrel and no stock or grip, instead using the rifle's magazine as a grip. While it failed to get the military contract KAC had hoped for, it inspired the M26 MASS which did get selected; the MASS is a bolt-action device fed by a detachable box magazine, rather than the tube magazine of the Masterkey. * Billy uses one in ''{{Predator}}''. * Snake can buy this as an attachment for the M4 Custom from Drebin in ''MetalGearSolid 4'', or he can sometimes find them as a drop from various PMC troops that use them as standalone weapons with stocks attached. Why they do this rather than use an actual shotgun is [[FridgeLogic not even remotely clear]]. * Featured as an attachment to assault rifles in ''CallOfDuty: ModernWarfare2'' and ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]''. * Can be purchased in ''7.62 High Calibre'', though the usefulness is debatable (it takes longer to switch to the shotgun than it does it fire a burst from the rifle). '''Remington 870 "Wingmaster"'''\\ ''The'' pump-action shotgun. Developed in '51, the 870 is the most popular pump-action shotgun in civilian and police use; from ordinary sportsmen to the GSG-9. As of '09 Remington has produced and sold a whopping 10 million units and counting. Most pump-action shotguns in fiction are based off the 870 or [[SawedOffShotgun sawed off]] in a tac shotgun style because...well, it looks [[RuleOfCool cool.]] Chinese clones, such as the Norino Hawk and the H&R Pardner Pump are also very common. Due to the ubiquity of the 870, similar slide-action shotguns such as the Mossberg 500 and Ithaca 37 are often misidentified as Remingtons. * '''Cool Action''': there are two: first there's the overdramatic one-hand slam-pump a la [[MamaBear Sarah Connor]] from ''[[TheTerminator Terminator 2]]''; the second is an exaggerateed lift-and-pump a la Jack from ''{{Bioshock}}''. You'd probably sprain your wrist in the first while the second [[AwesomeButImpractical looks cool but is inefficient]]. * The sawed-off shotguns of ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' not weilded by the Scout. * The afformentioned four-round magazine version in ''{{Bioshock}}'' * The first shotgun available in ''MaxPayne'', albiet a police model. Packs a wallop, but it's slow to offset. * In ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Homura Akemi steals this, along with a Desert Eagle and a sword, from a Yakuza locker room. * Available in both the "Sport" version and the "Police" version in ''7.62 High Calibre'', where the police version includes a folding stock and higher internal capacity. * The Hunting Shotgun in ''FalloutNewVegas'' is the Express version, complete with Sarah Connor style pumping done after reloading. * "Deer Hunter," from popular gun forum "The High Road," has created a rather infamous variant known as the Remington 1740; a double-barreled, pump action shotgun made from [[NinjaZombiePirateZombie pinning a lefty 870 and a righty 870 together,]] removing the stock from one and the grip from another, and linking the pumps. [[http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x91/Captain_Kennedy/PB030011.jpg Has to be seen to be believed!]] '''AA-12'''\\ The AA-12 (also known as the Auto Assault-12 and formerly the Atchisson Assault Shotgun) is a [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter shotgun]] designed in the year 1972 by one Maxwell Atchisson. The original design of this weapon served as the basis for many other [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill autoshotgun designs]], such as the [[WorthyOpponent Daewoo USAS-12]], among others. It's [[BangBangBANG barrage of death]] is fed either from an 8-shell magazine or either a [[UpToEleven 20-shell or a 32-shell]] drum magazine. Many YouTube videos and fan commentaries have dubbed it [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Deadliest Shotgun In The World"]], because of the one trademark that puts it a cut above the other shotguns: It can be [[XMeetsY combined]] with [[StuffBlowingUp FRAG-12 rounds]] to perform as a multifunction weapon system. * GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra: Used by Duke. ** It should be noted, however, that it's depicted as some [[DudeNotFunny disgustingly rechambered]] high-caliber machinegun. * Predators: Used by the mercenary Royce. His is outfitted with a [[GunAccessories Surefire M900 weaponlight-foregrip]] and one [[BlingBlingBang bitchin' camo pattern]]. * TheExpendables: [[BoisterousBruiser Hale Caesar]] uses one during the latter of the film. His use of the weapon goes hand-in-hand with [[BigDamnHeroes Big Damn Heroes]], [[BangBangBANG Bang, Bang, BANG!]], [[BlownAcrossTheRoom Blown Across The Room]], [[LudicrousGibs Ludicrous Gibs]] and [[StuffBlowingUp Stuff Blowing Up]]. It's also fitted with an [[RuleOfCool awesome]] [[GunAccessories flashlight/lasersight attachment]]. ** That same shotgun will fall into Caesar's hand ''again'' in The Expendables 2. *** This gun is so [[BadAss badass]] that [[TheAhnold Trench]] [[ArnoldSchwarzenegger Mauser]] will be using it as well, come the Expendables 2. * FutureWeapons/CloseQuarterCombat * 24: It appears in Season 7. * Ultimate Weapons * Lock 'n Load With R. Lee Ermey * KillingFloor: This game is basically [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter Shotguns Are Just Better]] personified. In this game, the AA-12 is loaded with the [[UpToEleven 20-shell drum magazine]]. Needless to say, as long as a buddy can cover your reloads, no zombie will get [[BlownAcrossTheRoom anywhere near you]]. * TheClub: Dubbed [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast "The Enforcer"]]. Loaded with the 20-shell drum magazine - in this game, the gun's range doubles as an [[InstantDeathRadius Instant Death Radius]]. * ModernWarfare2: The AA-12 is used by the Russians and [[EliteMooks Shadow Company]]. It is fitted with an [[{{Nerf}} 8-shell magazine]] and has a range pathetic enough to embody [[ShortRangeShotgun Short-Range Shotgun]]. It's rate of fire is also [[{{Nerf}} slower in multiplayer than in single-player]]. * ModernWarfare3: The AA-12 appears again more oftenly in Modern Warfare 3's single-player campaing. It is also the last Shotgun you unlock for Survival Mode, and a usable shotgun in multiplayer. Sadly, the gun retains [[{{Nerf}} the laughable range in both game modes, as well as the slower rate of fire in multiplayer]]. It also poses as a [[AwesomeButImpractical mule for attachments]], as it is fitted with a rail mount, a zip-up bag attached to the stock, a [[RuleOfCool practically useless]] spare shell bandolier, and a Remington 870 MCS shotgun's pump attached to its own foregrip. * GrandTheftAutoIV: Available in the [[GrandTheftAutoIVTheBalladOfGayTony Ballad of Gay Tony]] expansion pack as the "Automatic Shotgun". It is also available as the [[StuffBlowingUp "Explosive Shotgun"]], which can be noticed by the fact that it [[TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything ejects green shells]]. Needless to say, it is [[{{Understatement}} very]] [[GameBreaker powerful]]. * ArmyOfTwo: Available in the sequel, ''The 40th Day''. At first fed by the 8-shell box magazine. Then later you can purchase [[GameBreaker 20-shell drums]] for it. * CombatArms: Featured as the highest-tier shotgun in the game. There's even a "Dominator" version with forgrip and [[BlingBlingBang arctic camo paint]]. Each version features the 20-shell drum magazine. * SpecOpsTheLine '''Winchester Model 1897''' Not to be confused with the 1887 above, the 1897 was pump-action shotgun and a modified version of the 1893 pump-action developed by--who else--John Moses Browning. The shotgun, like many before it, was primarily a sporting and hunting weapon for most of it's life until the onset of World War 1. When America entered the war, they added an iconic vented barrel shroud and a bayonet lug. The weapon was so effective in trench warfare and so terrifying that the Germans considered it's use a ''war crime'' and threatened to kill anyone they captured who used it (The Americans responded by stating they would do the same to German prisoners). After the end of the war, the "Trenchgun" continued to see service right into the Second World War, though it was largely replaced by the Winchester Model 1912. Despite this, the 1897 is the more famous and the one most likely to be seen in a WW2 film/game/show, likely due to it's devastating reputation in the first and it's intimidating appearance. It's a RareGun today, especially the Trenchgun variant and is a highly sought-after collectable by both Wild West and World War 1/2 enthusiasts. * '''Cool Action''' "Slam firing". Because of the nature of the action lacked a trigger disconnector, this meant that all someone had to do was keep the trigger pressed down and pump the action as fast as they could to keep the shotgun firing. * Just about any WW2 game, movie or TV show where a character uses a shotgun, most likely in the "Trenchgun" configuration with the barrel shroud and the bayonet. * In the ''ResidentEvil'' remake, the civilian version makes a rare appearance as the game's shotgun, replacing the 870 from the original. * [[TheMummy Rick O'Connel]] uses a Trenchgun in a few futile attempts to (re)kill Ihmothep, but has more success with his undead priests. * [[TheAndyGriffithShow Mayberry's]] courthouse has one, which Sheriff Andy takes a hold of during the episode "The Big House". * Shows up in ''IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''...used by a Russian Soldier, oddly enough. * A thug uses one in ''BlackLagoon'' to breach a door. * George in ''TheBookOfEli'' has one. * ''TheWildBunch'' seems to love them, as almost the whole gang uses them at one point or another. * For that matter, so do ''TheUntouchables'' on the opposite side of the law. * ''RedDeadRedemption'' gives it the generic title of ''pump-action shotgun''. Another rare appearance by the civilian version given that the Trenchgun was not even developed yet. * ''GunslingerGirl'' has this as Triela's shotgun of choice, complete with the bayonet. [[/folder]] [[folder:Machine Guns]] '''Browning Automatic Rifle'''\\ Proof that even John Moses Browning's failures could still be incredibly successful, the BAR was originally designed as a "walking fire" gun, a WW1 concept for an automatic weapon that could be fired from the hip by a soldier crossing no man's land to support his comrades. In the event, the BAR was vastly too heavy for such an application, being twice the weight of an M1 Garand; it was instead employed as a light machine gun, used to give the infantry squad additional firepower and range. Despite being widely adopted, it had a number of flaws as a support weapon; in particular, it lacked any facility for changing barrels quickly or accepting a belt feed, instead only able to use 20-round magazines. On top of that it it was too ''light'' a weapon to use in this role - controlling it while firing fully automatic was very difficult. This effectively made it a very heavy battle rifle rather than a true light machine gun. In spite of these shortcomings, it continued in service with the US military right into the Vietnam war, eventually being replaced by the M60; the US National Guard continued to use it into the 70s, and some countries continued to use the BAR all the way into the 1990s. * Anything set during World War 2 and featuring the US military is likely to include the BAR being hefted by a squad's automatic rifleman. In videogames, it's typically the period equivalent of a {{BFG}}. * It's also popular as a {{BFG}} in crime stories set in the first half of the twentieth century: TruthInTelevision, as a number of gangs famously used the weapon, most notoriously Clyde Barrow of Bonnie and Clyde, who used a shortened version stolen from a National Guard armory and found it was capable of shooting right through police cars. He was killed using a variant of the same weapon, the Colt Monitor. * [[BrooklynRage Reiben]] is the designated [=BAR=] man of the squad in ''SavingPrivateRyan'' * Mooks in ''TheRundown'' * WeaponOfChoice for CreepyTwins Hansel and Gretel in ''BlackLagoon'', though one must wonder how they're exactly able to fire it on full auto and stay on their feet. '''[=MG42=]'''\\ At the beginning of the Second World War, the Germans were mostly equipped with the [=MG34=]. While a truly excellent machine gun in it's own right, the [=MG34=] was really ''too'' good; it was labour-intensive, expensive, and took a long time to manufacture. This resulted in a total redesign being ordered with mass production as the primary goal, and the end product is widely regarded as one of the best machine guns ever designed. The [=MG42=] made extensive use of pressed and stamped steel parts to cut down on cost and production times, and used a recoil operated, roller-locked mechanism augmented by a gas recoil booster which increased both reliability and rate of fire; the resulting weapon was distinctly more rugged than the rather finicky [=MG34=]. The [=MG42=] remains one of the fastest-firing single-barrel weapons to not require external power, able to fire 7.92mm Mauser rounds at an average of 1,200 RPM. A true general-purpose machine gun, it could be used in the light machine gun role with a 50-round drum magazine and bipod, or the medium role with a tripod and belt feed. Its main drawbacks stemmed from the gigantic rate of fire; it was incredibly loud, barrel changes were frequent, though taking only 3-7 seconds thanks to a superbly designed quick-change barrel, and ammunition consumption was very high even when all efforts were made to conserve it. The huge rate of fire also made the gun's report extremely distinctive, describes as a buzzing or tearing sound rather than distinct individual shots, leading to nicknames like "Hitler's Buzzsaw" among troops. The [=MG42=] was the basis of Germany's later machine guns following the war, from the [=MG1=] to the modern [=MG3=], and along with the [=FG42=] was also the basis of the American M60. The [=MG3=] is so similar (and externally almost identical) to the [=MG42=] that they have interchangable parts. * Every World War II game, movie, or otherwise, features this gun. * The [=MG3=] shows up as an unlockable weapon in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' * The BFG used by the Special Unit in ''[=~Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade~=]''. * Alphard tries to shoot down Liang Qi's chopper with a door mounted [=MG3=] from her own helicopter in ''{{Canaan}}'' * The Helghast machine gun in ''{{Killzone}}'' is basically an [=MG42=] with the barrel shroud rotated 90 degrees anticlockwise. * The M56 Smart Gun in ''{{Aliens}}'' was an [=MG42=] mated to a steadicam harness, with additional parts from a motorcycle. * ''[[GunslingerGirl Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino]]''. Rico fires the [=MG3=] version from the hip. * ''The Bunker'' (2001). Its ammunition apparently cost the makers of this war/horror movie a pound a round, so it wasn't fired often. * ''[[CharliesAngels Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle]]'' features a nameless Mongolian who [[GunsAkimbo dual-wields]] an [=MG42=] together with a [=PKM=] machine gun from the hip. * A character in a ''ComicStrip/NickKnatterton'' comic has an [=MG42=] mounted ''on her bed''. * An [=MG42=] is used in ''MafiaII'' by Vito Scaletta twice. The first time during [[WW2 Operation Husky]], before later using one to ambush a heavily guarded target during a hit. '''M60'''\\ The M60 was introduced in 1957 as a replacement for the venerable Browning Automatic Rifle as a squad automatic weapon. Drawing on the designs of the [=MG42=] and [[RareGuns FG42]], the designers produced a 23-pound belt-fed general purpose machine gun chambered in 7.62mm NATO. The result is widely regarded as an rather poor weapon; the M60 is prone to jamming, has some alarming tendencies to fall apart or fail to stop firing when the trigger is released, features a terribly designed barrel change system (the entire gas piston, barrel, bipod and front sight having to be detached, and without the use of any kind of handle), and is just as heavy as the BAR, itself regarded as quite a hefty weapon. The weight earned it the nicknames "pig" and "hog" in Vietnam, and attempts to reduce the weapon's weight resulted in the even ''less'' well-received [=M60E3=] version. Despite this, the weapon's brawny appearance and easy availability made it hugely popular in 80s and 90s action movies, with the depiction in ''{{Rambo}}'' particularly iconic. * '''Cool Action:''' Firing the M60 one-handed is practically a trope of it's own; gun in one hand, [[BottomlessMagazines three-foot belt of infinite ammo]] in the other, the ActionHero walks slowly through the enemy base, firing in the general direction of men who respond by [[BlownAcrossTheRoom falling over in increasingly exaggerated ways]]. Expect lots of closeups of the action ejecting brass, casings hitting the ground, and slow motion shooting. Bonus cool points if the shooter is [[ScreamingWarrior bellowing incoherently at the top of his lungs]]. Often, the M60 will get more screentime in such a sequence than any of the villains. * Both Stallone (as {{Rambo}}) and ArnoldSchwarzenegger (in ''{{Commando}}'') played one-handed shooting completely straight. Charlie Sheen parodied it in ''HotShots Part Deux'' with scenes where he was buried up to his waist in ejected brass, and later one where {{mooks}} who died went down a set of playground slides. * Almost any VietnamWar movie features the M60. You could also expect to see this used in action films until the '90s. * The M60 is still seen in some modern warfare movies such as ''BlackHawkDown'', alongside the M240. * Jack Black's character is handed an M60 in ''TropicThunder''. Black wasn't exactly pleased when told about the M60's nickname ("Pig") and that he was a natural with it. * ''RedDawn''. Modified ones are used to simulate the Soviet [=DshK=]. One giveaway is that the ammo belt is feeding from the wrong side. * "The Passing" DLC for ''Left4Dead 2'' adds the M60 as a special weapon. It cannot be reloaded - once it's out of ammo, it gets discarded. * Naturally featured in [[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Vietnam]]. Pre-{{Nerf}}, it was an [[GameBreaker absolute terror]], being more powerfull and accurate than the M16 with a 100 round magazine ''and'' it came with the same class as the only decent Anti-Tank weapon, meaning there was no real reason to take any other class except if you wanted to be a good sport. Post-Nerf, one needs to be prone if you want to hit anything and it no longer comes with the rocket launcher. * Available in ''7.62 High Calibre''. If you're standing or kneeling, it can only be fired "from the hip", and you must be laying down to aim it properly. '''FN Minimi / M249'''\\ Light machine gun that was developed for the U.S. Army as a squad assault weapon, to replace the M60. The M249 was developed from the FN Herstal Minimi light machine gun and fires the 5.56mm NATO round whose lighter weight allowed gunners to carry more ammo. * The M249 gets its spotlight in modern warfare movies such as ''BlackHawkDown''. * ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' and ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * The M249 is the machinegun used in ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'', but is pretty useless for its price. * Some away teams in ''StargateSG1'' and ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' have the Paratrooper configuration of the M249. * [[{{Swordfish}} Gabriel Shear]] (JohnTravolta) keeps one of these in the boot of his [[CoolCar TVR Tuscan Speed 6.]] * ''BattlestarGalactica''. Kendra Shaw uses one in ''Razor'' when storming the Hybrid's vessel. * Used by Ty Lok and later Tequila himself in ''{{Stranglehold}}''. * Appears in ''Black''. * Another part of Homura Akemi's [[MoreDakka dakka-rich]] arsenal from ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. * Appears as the lone light machine gun in ''Counter-Strike''. '''M2 Browning Machine Gun'''\\ One of the many weapons on this page passed down directly from God via John Browning, the M2 entered service just after WWI and has been the US military's principal heavy support weapon ever since. Essentially a scaled-up version of the Browning designed M1919 (Even the legendary .50 BMG round is a scaled-up .30-06). Using the .50 Browning Machine Gun round, this 84-pound recoil-operated weapon, known affectionately as "Ma Deuce" during World War II, has been adopted by virtually every Western armed force and can be seen on everything from infantry tripod mounts right up to armoured vehicles, warships and aircraft. The M2 has a rate of fire of 450-575 rounds per minute and sports a distinctive perforated sleeve over the lower barrel as an aid to air cooling; aircraft mounted versions exist with far higher rates of fire, the fastest being the mechanically or electrically boosted AN/M3 which could fire 1,200 rounds per minute. The weapon has an effective range of 1.2 miles when fired from the M3 tripod, and can put shots down over four miles away. During the Vietnam War, a Marine sniper by the name of Carlos Hathcock famously mounted a scope on one and used it for long-range sniper shots, leading to the development of anti-materiel sniper rifles chambered in .50BMG. Efforts are currently underway to develop a replacement with decreased weight and recoil, as the M2 is not exactly portable; following the cancellation of the high-tech [=XM312=], the [=XM806=] is the current candidate, claiming 50% weight reduction with 60% less recoil. Despite this, the M2 is likely to remain a common sight for the forseeable future. * '''Cool Action''': Jumping behind one (typically mounted on a vehicle of some sort) and pulling back on the bolt. ''CHACK-CHLACK''. Firing it with at least an angry grimace on your face, usually a [[ScreamingWarrior full-on scream]] which gets drowned out by the massive report. May involve pulling out or ignoring [[RedShirt the last guy who used it]]. [[LudicrousGibs Likely involves the utter obliteration of the guy]] [[DestructiveSavior or building]] you are firing at. * Seen in anything set after the First World War showing a Western armoured vehicle, ship, or fixed infantry postion. Sci-fi movies sometimes use the M2 fitted with a military blank firing adaptor (a triangular fitting with a hemisphere muzzle and three tubes running the length of the barrel) as a futuristic weapon or ersatz gatling gun. The M2 is also often seen in movies dressed up as a hard-to-come-by Soviet heavy machine gun like the [=DshK=]. * Every military game ever made that has armoured vehicles in it that don't suffer from CripplingOverspecialization. It's also a standard "big gun" in fixed positions; it's often [[{{Nerf}} made a lot weaker and less accurate]] for balance purposes. A superhumanly strong character might use an M2 like a rifle, and in this case usually grips it by the barrel; this is not a good idea, as it gets hot. * In ''[[{{Fallout}} Fallout Tactics]]'', this shows up being used as a handheld machine gun used by Super Mutants. You can use it as well if you have incredible strength or {{Powered Armor}}. * Roadblock from ''GIJoe'' would swing one of these. A little [[LampshadeHanging lampshading]] is found on his bio-card, suggesting that the kind of guy who can use this as a personal weapon is someone who probably doesn't NEED a machinegun to kill you. * Some of the fluff from ''CarWars'' suggests that the M2 is still alive and well even in 2040s America; in-universe, someone used a combination of this and AintNoRule to win a demolition derby, setting up the VehicularCombat genre among the people. * ''Doo-doot, doo-doot, doo-doot doo-doot, doo-doot''. This is the gun mounted on the convicts' Jeep in ''DeadRising''. If you manage to defeat them, you can take it and go zombie-hunting. * Pops up in Far Cry 2, delightfully sidestepping the generic "stationary bullethose" depiction, having the properly slow RPM count and terrifying damage output. * Will and the ''Series/{{Sons of Guns}}'' crew assemble a "virgin" (unbuilt) M2 kit and mount it on top of the War Wagon (Will's modified Ford Bronco). * The latest ''{{Rambo}}'' film accurately depicts the [[{{Gorn}} body-shredding]] ability of an M2 during a massive battle sequence toward the end of the film. '''[=DShK=] 1938'''\\ A collaborative effort between legendary Soviet gun designers Vasily Degtyaryov (who designed the [=PTRD=] anti-tank rifle and DP-28 machine gun) and Gegorgi Shpagin (designer of the [=PPSh=]-41), the ''Degtyaryova-Shpagina Krupnokaliberny'' is the Soviet equivalent to the M2 Browning. Introduced in 1938, the [=DShK=] was the heavy machine gun used by the Soviets in nearly identical roles to the M2 during World War II and onwards, such as an anti-aircraft weapon for tanks and trucks. It was also used in an iconic two-wheeled trolley equipped with a metal shield for heavy infantry support. In the 1970’s, it was largely replaced with the [=NSV=] and then later the Kord [=HMG=]’s. However, like many Soviet-era Russian weapons it was imported by a number of client states and produced under license, still seeing use in many of them. It has also been popular with insurgent forces, such as the Viet Cong and Provisional IRA. Russian troops nicknamed it "Dushka" (“Sweetie” or “Dearest”) due to the similarity in pronunciation. * Used in many films that depicts Soviet or Soviet-allied forces, either a prop version of the real thing or a dressed up M2 or other large machine gun. * Used by John {{Rambo}} in both ''Rambo II'' and ''III'', captured and turned against Soviet forces in both films. * The invading Soviets in ''RedDawn'' have [=DShK=]’s mounted on their vehicles. * R.U.F rebels mounted them on pickup-trucks in ''BloodDiamond'', and so did the Somalis in ''BlackHawkDown''. * The soldiers of Hotel Moscow use one mounted on a truck in ''BlackLagoon''. [[/folder]] [[folder:Rocket / Missile / Grenade Launchers]] '''RPG-7'''\\ Designed in the 1960s by the USSR, the RPG-7 is probably the most distinctive rocket-propelled grenade launcher aside from the classic Bazooka. Its construction, like most Soviet weaponry, is incredibly simple; it's basically a steel tube with wooden guards. This also makes it incredibly cheap. Dozens of imitations exist; typically Chinese copies with one handle are used in movies when authentic two-handle launchers are not available. RPG, by the way, stands for ''Ruchnoy Protivotankovyy Granatomyot'' (hand-held anti-tank grenade launcher), though it is often backronymed as "rocket propelled grenade." * If this weapon is not in the hands of Soviets/Russians or the Warsaw Pact countries, it typically is in the hands of Middle-Easterners and in Africa. Wherever the AK-47 is, the RPG-7 will be as well. * Used when fighting DirtyCommunists in ''IndianaJones And The Crystal Skull''. * The Joker uses one as part of the various WarOnTerror metaphors in ''TheDarkKnight''. * Hayden Tenno gets to use a weird version in ''DarkSector'', with one handle and what appears to be almost all of an RPG-2 joined upside-down to the front of the tube. It has an optic sight and fires guided missiles instead of unguided rockets. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. Ace takes out a Dalek with one in ''Remembrance of the Daleks'', though it's supposed to be some sort of fictional British anti-tank weapon. * ''{{Water}}'' (1985). Two Cuban terrorists use one to interrupt a news conference by a British government mouthpiece. * Marty [=McFly=] sees one in his rear-view mirror in ''BackToTheFuture'', carried by the 'Libyans'. He figures that getting up to 90 would be the best way to evade it. He was off by 2 miles per hour, of course. * Just one of the many heavy weapons used by Homura Akemi in ''PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' [[spoiler:during the final battle against Walpurgis Night]]. '''M202 FLASH'''\\ A four-tube shoulder-fired incendiary rocket launcher, the M202 [=FLame=] Assault [=SHoulder=] weapon was designed to replace heavy and obsolete flamethrowers in the US inventory and first produced in 1978, being based on an experimental napalm launcher trialled extensively during the VietnamWar. The suitcase-sized 27-pound launcher is usually depicted in fiction as a regular rocket launcher rather than using the special thickened pyrophoric agent rounds it actually fires, and is favoured by videogames looking for a modern-era {{BFG}} due to looking like someone ripped a rocket pod off a helicopter and gave it a pistol grip and sight. A similar Soviet weapon is RPO Shmel, which has only one barrel, but can also fire fuel-air warheads. * Most famously used by ArnoldSchwarzenegger in ''{{Commando}}'', particularly during the comically over-the-top StormingTheCastle finale. * Appears in the JamesBond videogames ''TheWorldIsNotEnough'' and ''Nightfire'' as the "AT-420 Sentinel." * The missile launcher in ''FarCry'' is clearly based on the M202, and in the console games was replaced with an actual M202. * Has an odd tendency to appear as the ultimate weapon in earlier ''ResidentEvil'' games. * The Helghast rocket launcher in the first ''{{Killzone}}'' was based on it, but had only three tubes rather than four. This is of very little comfort if you happen to be staring down the barrel of one. * Carrie Fischer's prop rocket launcher in ''TheBluesBrothers'' is obviously based on the M202. * ''CallOfDuty: Black Ops'' features the M202 under the suitably intimidating name of "Grim Reaper". Given the game's timeline placement in the Vietnam War, it might be meant to represent the earlier [=XM191=] prototype, but no one questions that in the face of its destructive potential. '''FGM-148 Javelin'''\\ Developed in the 90s to replace the unpopular and obsolete M47 Dragon launcher, the Javelin is a crew-served soft-launch missile system, firing a 127mm tandem-charge anti-tank missile designed to defeat modern explosive reactive armour. The weapon consists of a disposable launch tube and a CLU (command launch unit) which contains the optics and guidance system; this is detached from the empty tube after firing. The launcher can be set to direct engagement mode to attack point targets or helicopters, or set to climb and then descend on the target from above to attack the weaker top surface of armoured vehicles. * Seen in three missions in ''[[CallOfDuty Call of Duty 4]]'', where it's stuck in top-attack mode. It's shown similarly in ''ModernWarfare2'', even when attacking helicopters where the launcher ''should'' be in direct fire mode. ** There is a direct-fire mode Javelin in ''Call of Duty 4'', in the level "All In". However, it's out of the way, to the point where it's easy to miss. (It's on a balcony above where you take out the two BMPs around the silos.) * ''MetalGearSolid4]]'' allows Snake to cart a Javelin around with him; it's shown as user-guided rather than fire-and-forget, and Snake discards the entire launcher after every shot rather than detaching the CLU. * The [[Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds 2005 remake]] of ''TheWarOfTheWorlds'' features this weapon being used by US Army soldiers to bring down one of the alien tripods at the climax of the film when it's discovered its shields are malfunctioning. * ''[[AmericasArmy America's Army]]'' has the Javelin as a playable weapon, and allows it to be operated in top-attack or direct-attack modes. '''M79'''\\ The M79 is a break-action single-shot 40x46mm grenade launcher, most resembling a sawed-off shotgun with a giant barrel and upside-down stock. First deployed during the Vietnam War with the aim of providing increased firepower to dismounted infantry without resorting to more cumbersome rifle grenade launchers, it was nicknamed the "Thumper" or "Blooper" due to the distinctive report. The M79 was a popular weapon among troops, but the weapon's size and weight limited it to designated grenadiers. It was largely replaced with the M203 underbarrel launcher as the latter came into service, since the M203 allowed the user to also function as a rifleman. The rather old-fashioned, no-nonsense look of the weapon means it's a popular choice as a personal {{BFG}} in both movies and videogames. A [[RareGuns rare]] pump-action four-shot weapon based on the design also exists, known as the China Lake Launcher. * '''Cool Action:''' Snapping the M79 closed by flicking the barrel upwards after inserting a new round. There's a high chance anyone doing this will go on to fire the weapon one-handed. * Likely to be seen in any Vietnam War movie in the hands of a grenadier; in less realistic cases, it might be carried by a regular rifleman. * One of the most iconic uses is in ''{{Terminator}} 2: Judgment Day'', where ArnoldSchwarzenegger's Terminator uses an M79 to finally defeat the shape-shifting T1000. It was also the most powerful weapon in ''Terminator 2: The Arcade Game''. * A favourite in the ''SyphonFilter'' video game series, particulary for its effectiveness against enemies wearing body armour or if [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential the player just wants to]] [[BlownAcrossTheRoom see some bad guys fly]]. Gabe used it one-handed in the first three games but it was switched to a two-handed weapon in ''The Omega Strain''. * A ScaryBlackMan uses one with uncanny accuracy on a name-calling VC infiltrator in ''ApocalypseNow''. * Former Symbol agent Wan uses one during his introductory scene in ''{{Gasaraki}}''. * In episode 3 of ''{{Black Lagoon}}'' Revy uses one of these to finish off Luak's ship as he tries to escape. * Appears in Left4Dead 2 and is devastating against massed hordes of zombies. Balanced by the fact that it is the only weapon that cannot be reloaded from found ammunition stocks. * Shows up in ''FarCry 2'', where it is incredibly useful because it provides much-needed punch for use against vehicles yet occupies the sidearm weapon category, and thus doesn't prevent the player from carrying assault rifles or shotguns. * It appears in several of the Resident Evil games, using real life explosive rounds, and fake ones like acid, napalm and freeze rounds. In the Resident Evil 3 novel, Jill uses one with 40mm buckshot rounds. ** Those buckshot rounds exist IRL in the form of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M576_40mm_grenade M576 grenade]], essentially a 1.2-gauage shotshell with over twenty #4/00 [[hottip:!: I'm seeing where it uses either #4 shot and 00, need more clarification on this]] buckshot pellets. [[http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/munitions/m576.htm Be sure to aim at the foot of the target]]. * ''CallOfDuty: Black Ops'' has the China Lake version, given its propensity toward exotic prototype weaponry. '''M203'''\\ The M203 is a 40mm underbarrel grenade launcher developed by AAI during the failed SALVO and SPIW trials which were aimed at replacing the M16; the rifles themselves were discarded, but the underbarrel launcher concept eventually found its way onto the M16 and M4, replacing the stand-alone M79 grenade launcher. The M203 uses the rifle's magazine as a grip, and the sliding handguard is used to both cock the weapon and access the breech. While designed for the [=AR15=] platform, conversion kits exist to fit it to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M203_grenade_launcher#Other_weapons many other rifles]], or even turn it into a stand-alone weapon. Plans are currently underway to replace it with the M320 launcher, a side-loading underbarrel launcher with a number of advantages over the M203 such as double-action operation, accomodation for a wider variety of ammunition, and an integral sight. Similar weapons include the German [=AG36=] and the Russian [=GP25=] and [=GP30=], which are muzzle-loaded and use caseless grenades. * Common in any depiction of the US military, and popular as an accessory to weapons in videogames; in multiplayer games, it has long been referred to as the "noob tube" due to the tendency of new users to abuse it. * 37mm flare guns that look similar to the M203 are a popular civilian-legal accessory for AR-15s, and these are usually the props used for M203 film and television appearances. * ''CallOfDuty 4'', ''ModernWarfare 2'', and ''[[CallOfDutyBlackOps Black Ops]]'' have this weapon as an attachment for most assault rifles, where it's a favorite ([[YourMileageMayVary or much hated]]) weapon in multiplayer matches. * [[{{Scarface}} "Say hello to my little friend!"]] * ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield Bad Company]]'' features this on most American assault rifles. * MackBolan used one even before the weapon was widely known. * The M203 and GP-30 show up in ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl]]'' as add-ons for most of the Western and Russian assault rifles respectively, though ammunition availability is fairly low for both. * Also as above, the M16 unlocked after beating Black difficulty mode in ''Black'' has an M203 attached. * Absolutely available in ''7.62 High Calibre'', though it negatively affects the balance of the gun it's attached to. '''Revolver grenade launchers'''\\ There are a large number of launchers that use a revolver-style cylinder magazine, dating back to the ''Manville Machine Projector'', a 1930s tear gas launcher; this formed the basis of the later Hawk MM-1 developed in the 70s. Modern examples include the Russian RG-6 launcher, essentually a frame holding six seperate [=GP30=] launcher tubes, and the MGL-140 / M32, which is becoming an increasingly common sight in movies and games due to its tacticool appearance. Such launchers are very popular with police and anti-riot units due to their ability to fire a wide range of incapacitating rounds and sustained fire abilities, and 37mm launchers made by companies such as Enfield and [=DefTech=] are often seen in movies substituting for their more lethal cousins. * Riot launchers are likely to be seen in anything involving riot police or SWAT units. * In ''{{Terminator}} 2'', a SWAT unit equipped with MM-1 launchers loaded with tear gas storms the Cyberdyne building. ArnoldSchwarzenegger later takes one of the launchers for himself, at one point firing it point-blank at a hapless officer. * The ''{{Transformers}}'' movies feature a variety of revolver launchers used to fire the "special sabot rounds" which are the only thing that can harm the Decepticons. * The RGB-6 (a Croatian clone of the Milkor MGL) shows in ''MetalGearSolid 2'' as a usable weapon, and a Milkor MGL is used by Raging Raven in ''4''. * An RG-6 is available in ''[[{{STALKER}} STALKER: Shadow Of Chernobyl]]'', called the "Bulldog 6" as part of the game's {{AKA 47}} tendencies. * The 1980 movie of ''The Dogs of War'' had a number of "XM-18's" (actually Manville guns) used for the climatic attack. * The Demoman in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' uses one as his primary weapon. * [[{{Inception}} "You musn't be afraid to dream a little bigger darling."]] '''Mark 19'''\\ Designed as a crew-served weapon to provide high firepower to infantry and light vehicles, this 73-pound blowback-operated 40mm grenade launcher first entered service during the Vietnam War where it was used on river patrol boats, and has been in use ever since. Capable of firing at around 350rpm, the weapon is accurate out to just under a mile against point targets, and can be mounted on a tripod; more commonly, however, it is mounted on ground vehicles or helicopters. The weapon's heavy weight is its principal shortcoming, and efforts are underway to replace it with a more sophisticated and modern weapon; the cancelled [=XM307=] was one such attempt, while the Mark 47 Mod 0 is currently being evaluated as a possible candidate. The Mark 19 has been exported and copied extensively, and will likely remain in service in other countries for a long time to come. * A frequent sight in movies and videogames set during or after the Vietnam War; it's not so frequent to see it actually fired in a movie, however. * ''FarCry'' featured a curious depiction of the Mk 19 as a single-shot weapon with an automated rangefinding system. ''Far Cry 2'' featured a more accurate depiction mounted on trucks and boats. * Seen in ''JurassicPark III'' mounted on Marine Corps amphibious assault vehicles. * Usable in ''[[BattlefieldSeries Battlefield 2]]''. * ''[[CallOfDuty Call Of Duty 4]]'' features the Mk 19 during the Shock and Awe mission. * ''AmericasArmy'' features the Mk 19 as one of the weapons on the CROWS turrets. * ''PhoenixForce''. A Mk19 mounted on a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_Attack_Vehicle Fast Attack Vehicle]] is used to decimate a small army in "Aswan Hellbox". '''Panzerfaust'''\\ Literally “Armor Fist” in German, this was ''the'' anti-tank weapon of the German Army in WWII. It consisted of a small pre-loaded steel launch tube that fired a shaped-charge explosive warhead specifically designed to penetrate tank armor. Operated by a single soldier, it was also the first such weapon designed to be disposable, the spent tube was simply thrown away after firing. It was easy to manufacture, simple to use, and at only 11 pounds weight, very light compared to the damage it could cause. Excepting the notoriously tough-to-kill Russian T-34, almost any Allied tank could be destroyed by a solid hit from the Panzerfaust. The final mass-produced versions were nominally accurate to 100 meters and could defeat up to 8 inches of armor. The overall simplicity also encouraged them to be issued to everyone and anyone from regular soldiers to the most poorly-trained conscripts. As the conflict drew to a close, some civilian volunteer units were equipped with nothing ''but'' this weapon. The distinct profile ( somewhat resembling half of a giant cotton swab) makes it instantly recognizable and can be the defining “OhCrap” moment when someone pops out of cover with one and takes aim. * Just about every WWII video game has this filling the "rocket launcher" slot for the Axis side, usually opposite the Allied Bazooka. ** ''MedalOfHonor'' ** ''CallOfDuty'' ** ''Return to Castle Wolfenstein'', though it's incorrectly shown to be a rocket, leaving a flame/smoke trail behind it during flight, in reality, it used only a black powder charge for launching. * The Principality of Zeon and their remnants (and their remnants' remnants) from the ''{{Gundam}}'' metaseries make use of giant robot-sized ones. From when the Zaku I and the Zudah were competing to be Zeon's main mobile suit up to the conflict over Laplace's Box, the Zekes have it as a mainstay in their armouries. '''M1 / M9 / M20 Bazooka'''\\ The M1 rocket launcher was developed in the US; while the basic idea of a rocket-powered recoilless infantry weapon had been around since World War 1, the weapon was not first issued until 1942. The name 'bazooka' came from how it resembled Bob Burns's 'bazooka' instrument in the 30s, and the name stuck so well that any biggish gun or rocket launcher risks being called a bazooka. The M9 version used an optic sight, reinforced tube and a more powerful rocket, while the M20, introduced during the Korean War, used a much larger round with increased range. Soviet soldiers found it a very welcome change from obsolete anti-tank rifles when it was provided to them by Lend-Lease, and the Germans soon produced their own version using a massive 88mm round, the Panzershreck. The Bazooka was ultimately phased out during the Vietnam war, replaced by the M72 LAW disposable launcher. * More or less any WW2 movie or videogame which contains tanks will also contain bazookas to fire at them. * Used by Easy Company soldiers against German tanks in ''Band of Brothers''. * Used in all the WW2 ''CallOfDuty'' games by the player and other squad members; usually the M1, though the M9 is used in ''World at War''. * You end up using (and taking fire from) Bazookas towards the end of the War segment in ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. It's in the multiplayer modes, too. * ''SavingPrivateRyan'' One is used by Sgt. Horvath to destroy one of the German armored vehicles during the climactic assault. He then fires it again at a Tiger tank, [[TruthInTelevision against which it does no good]]. '''LAW Rocket'''\\ The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Armor Weapon) is a Vietnam-era development focused on cutting down launcher weight and size when compared to the WWII Bazooka while still allowing a soldier to carry enough firepower to knock out armored targets. It consists of a single unguided 66mm rocket enclosed in a collapsible launch tube. Once fired, a set of fins on the rocket deploy to stabilize it in flight, and it is fused to detonate on contact with the target. Like the Panzerfaust, the design is geared towards simplicity and cheap construction, with the tube being discarded after firing. Tests have been underway since TheEighties to find a successor, ( Such as the more-powerful AT-4 ) but the LAW’s low cost and easy “everyman” use means it will probably be staying in service for the foreseeable future. A common sight in action movies as it gives the hero the ability to single-handedly deal some serious damage like blowing up vehicles and small structures. The relative ease of finding a spent launch tube on the collector’s market to use as a prop also helps. Some fictional depictions make the mistake of depicting it as reloadable but this is only possible with training versions that do not fire the actual armor-piercing rounds. * In ''Ronin'', one is employed to blow up a carload of mooks during the car ChaseScene. * Chuck Norris uses one to deal with the BigBad at the end of ''Invasion USA''. * {{Rambo}} used this to destroy a helicopter in the second movie. * Dirty Harry in ''The Enforcer'' * “D-Fens” Foster fires one in ''Falling Down'' * ''CallOfDuty Black Ops'' - Available in both single and multiplayer modes. The game makes the mistake of showing it as capable of locking on to aircraft, though the opportunity to do so only occurs in online play. '''Stinger'''\\ A surface-to-air missile system that entered service in the 1980s and was used to devastating effect by Afghan resistance fighters against the Soviets. The FIM-92 man-portable version, although by no means the only MANPADS in service, is one of the best known. An air-launched version, the AIM-92 or ATAS, also exists for use by helicopters and Predator [=UAVs=], and the M6 Linebacker, Humvee and AN/TWQ-1 Avenger vehicles are also able to launch Stingers. * Features in ''LicenceToKill'' and a key point of the plot, as well as the focus of an extremely silly stunt involving an 18-wheeler going up on 9 wheels. ** In ''Film/GoldenEye'', Q mentions that the BMW Z3 he's giving bond has stinger missiles behind the headlamps, not that it is actually possible considering that the missiles are half the length of the car and there is nowhere for the back blast to go. * One is used to destroy a Goa'uld fighter in ''{{Stargate SG-1}}''. * The Stinger appears in both the original ''MetalGearSolid'' and ''[=MGS2=]'', where it is required to shoot down aircraft, and the only weapon effective against [[HumongousMecha Metal Gears]]. It's also available in ''[=MGS4=]'' though due to the lack of bosses that require it, it isn't particularly useful. ** Weapons expert and ally Nastasha Romanenko also tells you that her favorite weapon is the Stinger, her favorite novel is a thriller called ''Stinger'', and her favorite cocktail is a stinger. She says she just ''really'' likes stingers. * ''Series/DoctorWho''. In "Army of Ghosts" the British army blows up a Cyberman with one, even though it's an AA weapon. * In the climax of the Desperate Escape chapter of ''ResidentEvil5'', an enemy wields this weapon against the protagonists. * Deconstructed as a CoolGun in TomClancy's ''Executive Orders''. Someone asks why this wasn't used to bring down the kamikaze who plowed into the Capitol; he's reminded that it probably would not have really matterred at that point in its flight plan. * In ''CharlieWilsonsWar'', the main plot was about the titular character assisting the Afghan mujahideen by supplying them with Stinger missile launchers. These played a major role in shooting down the much hated Soviet Mi-24 Hind gunships. * Towards the end of ''TrueLies'', terrorists fleeing in a van attempt to shoot down an attacking [[SemperFi Marine Corps]] Harrier jet with a Stinger, but fail miserably, the backblast actually taking out one of their own guys. [[/folder]]CoolGuns/RocketsMissilesAndGrenadeLaunchers [[/index]]
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* ''SyphonFilter'' has {{AKA47}}'s of the Glock 17 and 18; the former is generically described as a 9mm Pistol, the latter is renamed/abbreviated G18.
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* [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Series/LoveHate "The Glock 17: Weapon of choice for the NYPD, the US Air Force and bad fuckers the world over."]]
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