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29th Nov '16 3:33:34 PM Kadorhal
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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman 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.

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* An unintentional example in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'': judging by the gun's first person viewmodel, Gordon Freeman 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=] SMG with both hands; two, the [=AR2=], unlike most other guns, actually suffers from pretty severe recoil. It was stated to be a design oversight.


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* ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' allows for this as a side-effect of dedicating one of the weapon slots to "sidearms" and allowing for weapons of that category to be fired with one hand from vehicles, on ziplines, or while carrying a body with the relevant skill. Most sidearms are indeed pistols and the like, including the two smallest [=SMGs=], but the class also includes a GrenadeLauncher and two different varieties of SawedOffShotgun.
18th Nov '16 5:27:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Bolters/Boltguns are fully automatic weapons that fire rocket-propelled, armor-penetrating, explosive rounds. They have a pistol grip, however, so sufficiently {{Badass}} characters have been known to shoot them one-handed; this was a special rule from older editions called "True Grit." Only two examples come to mind: the {{Space Wol|f}}ves, who are heroic [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Vikings in space]], and Plague Marines of Nurgle, who are so bloated with disease that their bulk allows them to absorb the considerable recoil. [[{{Retcon}} These days]], bolters aren't seen being used one-handed terribly often, though it's conceivable that they can: their construction and intended use isn't too different from an SMG (including a pistol grip), and recoil is mitigated by firing two-stage propelled round, along by being most commonly used by a power-armoured super soldier.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Bolters/Boltguns are fully automatic weapons that fire rocket-propelled, armor-penetrating, explosive rounds. They have a pistol grip, however, so sufficiently {{Badass}} badass characters have been known to shoot them one-handed; this was a special rule from older editions called "True Grit." Only two examples come to mind: the {{Space Wol|f}}ves, who are heroic [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Vikings in space]], and Plague Marines of Nurgle, who are so bloated with disease that their bulk allows them to absorb the considerable recoil. [[{{Retcon}} These days]], bolters aren't seen being used one-handed terribly often, though it's conceivable that they can: their construction and intended use isn't too different from an SMG (including a pistol grip), and recoil is mitigated by firing two-stage propelled round, along by being most commonly used by a power-armoured super soldier.
10th Nov '16 10:05:39 AM ashlay
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'', the Protagonist, Ryuji, Ann, and Goro fire their guns with only a single hand, despite using pistols, sub-machine guns and ''shotguns''.
31st Oct '16 8:47:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: Glas,]] in the original FearEffect, after he loses his left arm, is forced into firing his remaining weapons one handed, making this part the hardest in the game.

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* [[spoiler: Glas,]] in the original FearEffect, ''VideoGame/FearEffect'', after he loses his left arm, is forced into firing his remaining weapons one handed, making this part the hardest in the game.
30th Sep '16 11:05:17 PM DastardlyDemolition
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** The T-800 from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' does this multiple times due to being a super-strong robot. Examples include in the canal chase sequence (where he shoots and cocks a shotgun one-handed) and his firing of a grenade launcher at Cyberdyne Systems (to disable multiple police cars). So do all of the undisguised T-800s we see in the future. Makes sense, since they don't need to manually aim or steady their weapons.

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** The T-800 from ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' does this multiple times due to being a super-strong robot. Examples include in the canal chase sequence (where he shoots and cocks a shotgun one-handed) one-handed[[note]]If you look carefully, you can see that the Winchester 1887/1901 shotgun has a much larger lever-loop to allow for flip-cocking. If you tried for the stock lever, you'd break your fingers, like Arnie nearly did.[[/note]]) and his firing of a grenade launcher at Cyberdyne Systems (to disable multiple police cars). So do all of the undisguised T-800s we see in the future. Makes sense, since they don't need to manually aim or steady their weapons.
5th Sep '16 12:59:32 PM Yozzy
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Bolters/Boltguns are fully automatic weapons that fire rocket-propelled, armor-penetrating, explosive rounds. They have a pistol grip, however, so sufficiently {{Badass}} characters have been known to shoot them one-handed; this was a special rule from older editions called "True Grit." Only two examples come to mind: the {{Space Wol|f}}ves, who are heroic [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Vikings in space]], and Plague Marines of Nurgle, who are so bloated with disease that their bulk allows them to absorb the considerable recoil. [[((Retcon)) These days]], bolters aren't seen being used one-handed terribly often, though it's conceivable that they can: their construction and intended use isn't too different from an SMG (including a pistol grip), and they fire a round that utilizes a two-stage propulsion system, along by being most commonly used by a power-armoured super soldier.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Bolters/Boltguns are fully automatic weapons that fire rocket-propelled, armor-penetrating, explosive rounds. They have a pistol grip, however, so sufficiently {{Badass}} characters have been known to shoot them one-handed; this was a special rule from older editions called "True Grit." Only two examples come to mind: the {{Space Wol|f}}ves, who are heroic [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Vikings in space]], and Plague Marines of Nurgle, who are so bloated with disease that their bulk allows them to absorb the considerable recoil. [[((Retcon)) [[{{Retcon}} These days]], bolters aren't seen being used one-handed terribly often, though it's conceivable that they can: their construction and intended use isn't too different from an SMG (including a pistol grip), and they fire a round that utilizes a recoil is mitigated by firing two-stage propulsion system, propelled round, along by being most commonly used by a power-armoured super soldier.



** Of course, being [=40K=], this trope has to go [[UpToEleven to 11]] somewhere. Enter Terminator Armor, which is a rare form of power armor that is nothing less than a hulking mass of thick armor plates and artificial muscle fibers that weighs about as much as a large car, wrapped around an [[SuperSoldier Astartes]]. The most commonly issued ranged weapon is a Marine-scaled Combi- and Storm Bolters, one handed, and both of which are essentially two strapped-together small-scale heavy weapons when in the hands of a normal human. ''And then,'' anybody in Terminator Armor can switch those out to wield a heavy weapon that is more regularly mounted onto a vehicle or needs a firing team to move and operate, like {{Plasma Cannon}}s, [[GatlingGood Assault Cannons]], [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter Autocannons]], [[AbnormalAmmo Psycannons]] (noticing a pattern?). And they also have a melee weapon in the other hand, unless they've been equipped and a dedicated melee unit. It's also worth mentioning that they can also "no-hand" if given a Cyclone Missile Launcher, but that's [[ShoulderCannon another trope]].

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** Of course, being [=40K=], this trope has to go [[UpToEleven to 11]] somewhere. Enter Terminator Armor, which is a rare form of power armor that is nothing less than a hulking mass of thick armor plates and artificial muscle fibers that weighs about as much as a large car, wrapped around an [[SuperSoldier Astartes]]. The most commonly issued ranged weapon is a Marine-scaled Combi- and Storm Bolters, one handed, and both of which are essentially two strapped-together small-scale heavy weapons when in the hands of a normal human. ''And then,'' anybody in Terminator Armor can switch those out to wield a heavy weapon that is more regularly mounted onto usually gets put into a vehicle vehicular hardpoint or needs a firing team to move and operate, team, like {{Plasma Cannon}}s, [[GatlingGood Assault Cannons]], [[KineticWeaponsAreJustBetter Autocannons]], [[AbnormalAmmo Psycannons]] (noticing a pattern?). And they also have a melee weapon in the other hand, unless they've been equipped and a dedicated melee unit. It's also worth mentioning that they can also "no-hand" if given a Cyclone Missile Launcher, but that's [[ShoulderCannon another trope]].
19th Aug '16 4:46:23 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Arnie does likewise again in ''Film/{{Commando}}'', also for the same reason. The guns he and Rambo use use weigh between 23 and 27 pounds, to give you an idea of how strong someone needs to be to pull this off.

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** Arnie does likewise again in ''Film/{{Commando}}'', also for the same reason. The guns he and Rambo use use weigh between 23 and 27 pounds, to give you an idea of how strong someone needs to be to pull this off.
19th Aug '16 4:45:43 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Infamously used multiple times by [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]], even in the comparably understated [[Film/FirstBlood first installment]]. As badass as it looks, it's not entirely due to RuleOfCool; the M60 he's fond of using is [[{{BFG}} a full-blown squad machine gun]] and not an assault rifle, so [[JustifiedTrope he needs one free hand to feed the ammunition belt into the gun or else it would jam]].


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* Infamously used multiple times by [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]], even in the comparably understated [[Film/FirstBlood first installment]]. As badass as it looks, it's not entirely due to RuleOfCool; the M60 series he's fond of using are [[{{BFG}} full-blown squad machine guns]] and not assault rifles, so [[JustifiedTrope he needs one free hand to feed the loose ammunition belt into the gun or else it would jam]].
** Arnie does likewise again in ''Film/{{Commando}}'', also for the same reason. The guns he and Rambo use use weigh between 23 and 27 pounds, to give you an idea of how strong someone needs to be to pull this off.
18th Aug '16 8:54:19 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Infamously used multiple times by [[Franchise/{{Rambo}} John Rambo]], even in the comparably understated [[Film/FirstBlood first installment]]. As badass as it looks, it's not entirely due to RuleOfCool; the M60 he's fond of using is [[{{BFG}} a full-blown squad machine gun]] and not an assault rifle, so [[JustifiedTrope he needs one free hand to feed the ammunition belt into the gun or else it would jam]].



* None of the many Desert Eagles in the ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movies is ever fired two-handed. And yes, this does require the RuleOfCool to keep those {{Hand Cannon}}s from ripping people's wrists off like they would do in RealLife.

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* None of the many Desert Eagles in the ''Film/CharliesAngels'' movies is ever fired two-handed. And yes, this does require the RuleOfCool to keep those {{Hand Cannon}}s from ripping spraining people's wrists off or knocking out their teeth like they would do in RealLife.
16th Aug '16 11:36:47 AM Vyerron
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* Like the aforementioned CJ, Reaper from ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' is able to dual-wield shotguns.
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