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2nd Apr '16 6:36:37 PM Joysweeper
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* Juste Volerti of ''VideoGame/AviaryAttorney'' *has* to fire one-handed, he only has one hand. Leonie Beaumort doesn't have this restriction but also does this, though she only ever fires at point blank range, to execute someone.
23rd Mar '16 12:56:23 AM DarthWalrus
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* As shown by Creator/FPSRussia [[here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8]], the AA-12's design absorbs 90% of it's recoil, making it surprisingly easy to fire single-handed. Or two at once. Accuracy is a moot point when you have two automatic shotguns dispensing buckshot everywhere infront of you.

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* As shown by Creator/FPSRussia [[here, https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8]], com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8 here,]], the AA-12's design absorbs 90% of it's recoil, making it surprisingly easy to fire single-handed. Or two at once. Accuracy is a moot point when you have two automatic shotguns dispensing buckshot everywhere infront of you.
23rd Mar '16 12:55:52 AM DarthWalrus
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* As shown by Creator/FPSRussia [[here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoUVeyaY_8]], the AA-12's design absorbs 90% of it's recoil, making it surprisingly easy to fire single-handed. Or two at once. Accuracy is a moot point when you have two automatic shotguns dispensing buckshot everywhere infront of you.
9th Jan '16 8:41:25 PM Angeldeb82
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And sometimes the hero will [[GunsAkimbo have a gun in each hand.]] Or a [[SwordAndGun sword in the other]].

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And sometimes the hero will [[GunsAkimbo have a gun in each hand.]] hand]]. Or a [[SwordAndGun sword in the other]].



* In ''Manga/CityHunter'' many characters fire one-handed. {{Justified}} for Saeko and Reika, as the former tends to do it only when she has no time to actually grab it with two hands and the latter has a pocket pistol too small for a two-handed grab, with a number of other characters doing the same with low-recoil weapons (with one of them using a two-handed hold the one time he has actually time to take aim). Then you have people like Ryo and Umibozu, who fire ''{{Hand Cannon}}s'' (Ryo uses his signature Colt Python and a Colt King Cobra, both chambered for the .357 Magnum, and has a .41 Magnum revolver for special occasions, while Umibuzu uses the Smith & Wesson Model 29 in .44 Magnum of ''Film/DirtyHarry'' fame)... Then again, Umibozu is so huge he ''has'' to use {{Hand Cannon}}s and [[SuperStrength a punch capable of shattering concrete]], and Ryo himself is shown to be ''really'' strong (not to Umibozu levels, but can still pound {{Mook}}s with large gravestones)...

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* In ''Manga/CityHunter'' many characters fire one-handed. {{Justified}} for Saeko and Reika, as the former tends to do it only when she has no time to actually grab it with two hands and the latter has a pocket pistol too small for a two-handed grab, with a number of other characters doing the same with low-recoil weapons (with one of them using a two-handed hold the one time he has actually time to take aim). Then you have people like Ryo and Umibozu, who fire ''{{Hand Cannon}}s'' (Ryo uses his signature Colt Python and a Colt King Cobra, both chambered for the .357 Magnum, and has a .41 Magnum revolver for special occasions, while Umibuzu uses the Smith & Wesson Model 29 in .44 Magnum of ''Film/DirtyHarry'' fame)... Then again, Umibozu is so huge he ''has'' to use {{Hand Cannon}}s and [[SuperStrength a punch capable of shattering concrete]], and Ryo himself is shown to be ''really'' strong (not to Umibozu levels, but can still pound {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} with large gravestones)...



* ''Film/TheKiller'' has Chow Yun Fat firing his Taurus handgun one-handed for most of the movie [[GunsAkimbo except when he picks up two guns.]]

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* ''Film/TheKiller'' has Chow Yun Fat firing his Taurus handgun one-handed for most of the movie [[GunsAkimbo except when he picks up two guns.]]guns]].



* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Roland specifically lampshades this; real gunslingers are so awesome they don't need to use the other hand to steady themselves. It's a good thing, too, because he loses several fingers early into the series, allowing him to only use one hand to shoot. [[ImprobableAimingSkills He never misses anyway]].

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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Roland specifically lampshades this; real gunslingers are so awesome they don't need to use the other hand to steady themselves. It's a good thing, too, because he loses several fingers early into the series, allowing him to only use one hand to shoot. [[ImprobableAimingSkills He never misses anyway]].anyway.]]



* In ''The Last of TheUntouchables'', treasury agent Paul Robsky wins a shooting contest with his partner after noticing he only shoots two-handed, which Robsky attributes to being raised in the country with rifles. As Robsky was taught the one-handed military technique during UsefulNotes/WW1, his partner underestimates his prowess.

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* In ''The Last of TheUntouchables'', treasury agent Paul Robsky wins a shooting contest with his partner after noticing he only shoots two-handed, which Robsky attributes to being raised in the country with rifles. As Robsky was taught the one-handed military technique during UsefulNotes/WW1, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, his partner underestimates his prowess.



* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Rick tends to fire his [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] this way.
* ''Franchise/{{Star Trek}}'''s phasers are usually held one handed, apart from the rifles. It helps that they are energy weapons with no recoil.

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* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'', Rick tends to fire his [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] {{revolver|sAreJustBetter}} this way.
* ''Franchise/{{Star Trek}}'''s ''Franchise/StarTrek''[='=]s phasers are usually held one handed, apart from the rifles. It helps that they are energy weapons with no recoil.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Red Dead Redemption}}'', John Marston fires all of his pistols and revolvers one handed, as well as the sawed-off shotgun. He also fans the hammer of his revolver in "Dead-Eye" mode. It should also be noted that he fans the hammer of his semi-auto pistols and sawed-off shotgun in "Dead-Eye", even though 3 out of the 4 pistols don't have external hammers and neither does the sawed-off. Most likely the developers failed to notice this, or they couldn't be bothered fixing it. Maybe both.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Red Dead Redemption}}'', ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'', John Marston fires all of his pistols and revolvers one handed, as well as the sawed-off shotgun. He also fans the hammer of his revolver in "Dead-Eye" mode. It should also be noted that he fans the hammer of his semi-auto pistols and sawed-off shotgun in "Dead-Eye", even though 3 out of the 4 pistols don't have external hammers and neither does the sawed-off. Most likely the developers failed to notice this, or they couldn't be bothered fixing it. Maybe both.



** The Spy actually needs to fire one handed, otherwise he wouldn't be able to see how much charge his [[InvisibilityCloak Invisibility]] [[ShoePhone watch]] has left or hold the Dead Ringer.

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** The Spy actually needs to fire one handed, otherwise he wouldn't be able to see how much charge his [[InvisibilityCloak Invisibility]] {{Invisibility|Cloak}} [[ShoePhone watch]] has left or hold the Dead Ringer.



* Almost all single-actions revolvers are made to be fired with one hand and become very awkward when using the modern two handed setup. It also doesn't help that if that second hand isn't placed properly, you can [[{{Fingore}} lose fingers.]]

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* Almost all single-actions revolvers are made to be fired with one hand and become very awkward when using the modern two handed setup. It also doesn't help that if that second hand isn't placed properly, you can [[{{Fingore}} lose fingers.]]fingers]].



** Plus, she's not actually holding the gun in place, she uses the recoil to launch up to a position [[RuleOfCool where she can brace it against her leg]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome allowing her to chamber another round before grabbing it by the grip to fire the next shot.]]

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** Plus, she's not actually holding the gun in place, she uses the recoil to launch up to a position [[RuleOfCool where she can brace it against her leg]], [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome allowing her to chamber another round before grabbing it by the grip to fire the next shot.]]shot]].



* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Rip Van Winkle occasionally wields her long-barreled flintlock musket with only one hand. This is {{justified|Trope}} since it shoots [[HomingProjectile Homing Projectiles]] so it doesn't really matter if she aims or not.

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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': Rip Van Winkle occasionally wields her long-barreled flintlock musket with only one hand. This is {{justified|Trope}} since it shoots [[HomingProjectile Homing Projectiles]] {{Homing Projectile}}s so it doesn't really matter if she aims or not.



** In ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', the T-850 fires a [[MoreDakka Browning M1919]] one handed with no additional support other than a strap. [[RealityIsUnrealistic This is not camera trickery,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Arnold actually fired the gun this way.]]

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** In ''Film/Terminator3RiseOfTheMachines'', the T-850 fires a [[MoreDakka Browning M1919]] one handed with no additional support other than a strap. [[RealityIsUnrealistic This is not camera trickery,]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Arnold actually fired the gun this way.]]



*** [[RetCon Unless, of course, the rocket is in fact a two stage projectile, fired by an explosive from the weapon, to make it suck less than rockets normally do at point blank range...]]
** The table-top RPG series starting with ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' gave us the Recoil Glove, an in-universe [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for people one-handing a normally two-handed gun. You could still fire it that way without such a tool, though with a "Difficult (-20)" modifier to your roll target. The vaunted Space marines have this integrated into their armor, meaning someone trained in [[GunsAkimbo Two Weapon Wielder]] could theoretically fire two Storm Bolters at once: that is, in a single turn, putting [[MoreDakka sixteen self-propelled self-stabilizing gyroscopic rocket-bullets]] (possibly that also [[AbnormalAmmo explode into flechettes or spray virulent acid everywhere]]) down range, without penalty.

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*** [[RetCon [[{{Retcon}} Unless, of course, the rocket is in fact a two stage projectile, fired by an explosive from the weapon, to make it suck less than rockets normally do at point blank range...]]
** The table-top RPG series starting with ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' gave us the Recoil Glove, an in-universe [[JustifiedTrope justification]] {{justifi|edTrope}}cation for people one-handing a normally two-handed gun. You could still fire it that way without such a tool, though with a "Difficult (-20)" modifier to your roll target. The vaunted Space marines have this integrated into their armor, meaning someone trained in [[GunsAkimbo Two Weapon Wielder]] could theoretically fire two Storm Bolters at once: that is, in a single turn, putting [[MoreDakka sixteen self-propelled self-stabilizing gyroscopic rocket-bullets]] (possibly that also [[AbnormalAmmo explode into flechettes or spray virulent acid everywhere]]) down range, without penalty.



** The shotgun can also be justified by Dante having [[SuperStrength superhuman strength.]]

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** The shotgun can also be justified by Dante having [[SuperStrength superhuman strength.]]strength]].



** Xenia Onatopp comes at you with a grenade launcher in her left hand and an RCP-90 in the other. You get to do this as well once she gets [[PostMortemOneLiner tied up.]]

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** Xenia Onatopp comes at you with a grenade launcher in her left hand and an RCP-90 in the other. You get to do this as well once she gets [[PostMortemOneLiner [[BondOneLiner tied up.]]up]].



* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', the Heavy doesn't use his shotgun with one hand to fire, but he does [[SuperStrength twirl it around like a pistol in a taunt.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', the Heavy doesn't use his shotgun with one hand to fire, but he does [[SuperStrength twirl it around like a pistol in a taunt.]]taunt]].



** Many characters fire ''assault rifles'' one-handed, particularly in cutscenes, but are rarely shown hitting anything this way. Krogan, meanwhile, sometimes use shotguns singlehandedly (such as in "Eve"'s EstablishingCharacterMoment, where she goes from an IllGirl in a containment pod to {{One Hit Kill}}ing two Cerberus {{Mook}}s with Wrex's shotgun in a couple of seconds).

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** Many characters fire ''assault rifles'' one-handed, particularly in cutscenes, but are rarely shown hitting anything this way. Krogan, meanwhile, sometimes use shotguns singlehandedly (such as in "Eve"'s EstablishingCharacterMoment, where she goes from an IllGirl in a containment pod to {{One Hit Kill}}ing two Cerberus {{Mook}}s {{Mooks}} with Wrex's shotgun in a couple of seconds).



** Makarov at one point in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''[='=]s "No Russian" mission fires an M4 [[BottomlessMagazines far longer than he should be able to]] one-handed, which somehow manages to make an entire room full of security personnel [[StuffBlowingUp explode.]] Some DummiedOut content suggests that the [[GunsAkimbo Akimbo attachment]] would have been compatible with some assault rifles and the Thumper grenade launcher in multiplayer, along with the pistols and SMG's it can be attached to in the released game, although given that they were unfinished, it's not so much firing one-handed like it should be as it is your character [[GoodBadBugs growing a second set of arms to hold the left-side gun with]].

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** Makarov at one point in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2''[='=]s "No Russian" mission fires an M4 [[BottomlessMagazines far longer than he should be able to]] one-handed, which somehow manages to make an entire room full of security personnel [[StuffBlowingUp explode.]] explode]]. Some DummiedOut content suggests that the [[GunsAkimbo Akimbo attachment]] would have been compatible with some assault rifles and the Thumper grenade launcher in multiplayer, along with the pistols and SMG's it can be attached to in the released game, although given that they were unfinished, it's not so much firing one-handed like it should be as it is your character [[GoodBadBugs growing a second set of arms to hold the left-side gun with]].



* In the cutscene that plays when launching ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', Francis does this with a shotgun while aiming out of the corner of his eye. Could be considered a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* In the cutscene that plays when launching ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'', Francis does this with a shotgun while aiming out of the corner of his eye. Could be considered a CrowningMomentOfAwesome.SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome.



** Possible [[JustifiedTrope justification]] for [[Series/StargateSG1 Teal'c]] using a P90 in [[GunsAkimbo each hand]] in later seasons.

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** Possible [[JustifiedTrope justification]] {{justifi|edTrope}}cation for [[Series/StargateSG1 Teal'c]] using a P90 in [[GunsAkimbo each hand]] in later seasons.
11th Dec '15 11:30:28 AM eroock
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4th Dec '15 10:04:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Roland specifically lampshades this; real gunslingers are so awesome they don't need to use the other hand to steady themselves.
** Not to mention that they are old west-style revolvers, which were made for one-handed use.
** And, in the beginning of the [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree second book]], Roland loses several fingers from his right hand, which would make it difficult to use a two-handed grip.
** This goes so far, in that Roland uses [[GunsAkimbo a revolver per hand]] before above happens. It goes so far that he draws, shoots, (probably) cocks the gun, and even reloads with one hand per gun, one bullet at a time.
*** [[ImprobableAimingSkills And never misses.]]

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* ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'': Roland specifically lampshades this; real gunslingers are so awesome they don't need to use the other hand to steady themselves.
** Not to mention that they are old west-style revolvers, which were made for one-handed use.
** And, in the beginning of the [[Literature/TheDrawingOfTheThree second book]], Roland
themselves. It's a good thing, too, because he loses several fingers from his right hand, which would make it difficult early into the series, allowing him to only use a two-handed grip.
** This goes so far, in that Roland uses [[GunsAkimbo a revolver per hand]] before above happens. It goes so far that he draws, shoots, (probably) cocks the gun, and even reloads with
one hand per gun, one bullet at a time.
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to shoot. [[ImprobableAimingSkills And He never misses.]]misses anyway]].
24th Nov '15 12:36:06 PM Trogdor
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* ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' has Booker [=DeWitt=], who will fire one handed while zipping about on skylines. This is acceptable for the pistol and HandCannon, but is a little more unbelievable on bigger weapons like the SniperRifle, the rocket launcher, and the two-handed ''Gatling gun'' which starts cranking itself.
12th Nov '15 9:15:54 AM REV6Pilot
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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman fired the OSIPR [=AR2=] pulse rifle one-handed. This is strange for a number of reasons: one, he holds the much smaller and lighter [=SMG1=] with both hands; two, the [=AR2=], unlike most other guns, actually suffers from pretty severe recoil.

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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman fired fires the OSIPR [=AR2=] pulse rifle one-handed. This is strange for a number of reasons: one, he holds the much smaller and lighter [=SMG1=] with both hands; two, the [=AR2=], unlike most other guns, actually suffers from pretty severe recoil. It was stated to be a design oversight.
* Balthier and Basch from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' fire Ivalice's rifle- and shotgun-sized guns one-handed with no ill effects. That's despite the fact that they otherwise hold them in a two-handed grip.
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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman fired the OSIPR AR2 pulse rifle one-handed. This is strange for a number of reasons: one, he holds the much smaller and lighter SMG1 with both hands; two, the AR2, unlike most other guns, actually suffers from pretty severe recoil.

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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman fired the OSIPR AR2 [=AR2=] pulse rifle one-handed. This is strange for a number of reasons: one, he holds the much smaller and lighter SMG1 [=SMG1=] with both hands; two, the AR2, [=AR2=], unlike most other guns, actually suffers from pretty severe recoil.
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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman fired the OSIPR AR2 pulse rifle one-handed. This is strange for a number of reasons: one, he holds the much smaller and lighter SMG1 with both hands; two, the AR2, unlike most other guns, actually suffers from pretty severe recoil.
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