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24th Mar '18 6:25:01 PM borgjones
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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', Gordon Freeman holds his trusty low-powered, low-recoil Glock 17/Beretta M9 two-handed, but somehow fires the high-power, high recoil Colt Python revolver with one hand. In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' it's reversed, with the USP Match held one-handed (with [[ATeamFiring resultant significant drop in accuracy]]) and the ever-accurate Python held two-handed. Gordon also holds and fires the pulse rifle with just one hand (though in this case, it's a design oversight). ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' has him using both sidearms with two hands, and as in the original game both are quite accurate.

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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', Gordon Freeman holds his trusty low-powered, low-recoil Glock 17/Beretta M9 two-handed, but somehow fires the high-power, high recoil Colt Python revolver with one hand. In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' it's reversed, with the USP Match held one-handed (with [[ATeamFiring resultant significant drop in accuracy]]) and the ever-accurate Python held two-handed. Gordon also holds and fires the pulse rifle with just one hand (though in this case, it's a design oversight). ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' has him using both sidearms with two hands, and as in the original game both are quite accurate.
24th Mar '18 6:24:33 PM borgjones
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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', Gordon Freeman holds his trusty low-powered, low-recoil Glock 17/Beretta M9 two-handed, but somehow fires the high-power, high recoil Colt Python revolver with one hand. In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' it's reversed, with the USP Match held one-handed (with [[ATeamFiring resultant significant drop in accuracy]]) and the ever-accurate Python held two-handed. ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' has him using both sidearms with two hands, and as in the original game both are quite accurate.

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* In ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'', Gordon Freeman holds his trusty low-powered, low-recoil Glock 17/Beretta M9 two-handed, but somehow fires the high-power, high recoil Colt Python revolver with one hand. In ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' it's reversed, with the USP Match held one-handed (with [[ATeamFiring resultant significant drop in accuracy]]) and the ever-accurate Python held two-handed. Gordon also holds and fires the pulse rifle with just one hand (though in this case, it's a design oversight). ''VideoGame/BlackMesa'' has him using both sidearms with two hands, and as in the original game both are quite accurate.
28th Feb '18 1:53:27 PM TheREALMightyKamina
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** This could easily be justified by usage of Self-Reinforcement magecraft, albeit doing so is risky in its own right.
31st Oct '17 8:38:18 PM Kadorhal
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{{Justified|Trope}} in most westerns, as the single action triggers used at the time made it more popular to fire with one hand and fan the hammer with the other, although films depicting one-handed use of revolvers will often not show the hammer being fanned at all. There's also a school of thought that says aiming one-handed whilst standing sideways-on to your opponent presents a narrower target and thus makes you harder to hit; whether this makes up for your own increased difficulty in hitting anything is a matter for opinion. Before a few decades ago, one-handed pistol shooting was TruthInTelevision; firing with one hand while presenting a relatively small part of one's body to the enemy was conventional wisdom among shooting instructors and taught in military manuals. It was not until TheSixties that two-handed stances such as the Weaver or isoceles stances became popular.

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{{Justified|Trope}} in most westerns, as the single action triggers used at the time made it more popular to fire with one hand and fan the hammer with the other, although films depicting one-handed use of revolvers will often not show the hammer being fanned at all. There's also a school of thought that says aiming one-handed whilst standing sideways-on to your opponent presents a narrower target and thus makes you harder to hit; whether this makes up for your own increased difficulty in hitting anything is a matter for opinion. Before a few decades ago, one-handed pistol shooting was TruthInTelevision; firing with one hand while presenting a relatively small part of one's body to the enemy was conventional wisdom among shooting instructors and taught in military manuals. It was not until TheSixties that more stable, two-handed stances such as the Weaver or isoceles stances became popular.



** 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[[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.

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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[[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.did when he once grabbed one of the standard firing props rather than the lightened one with an enlarged lever loop.[[/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.
26th Oct '17 8:51:34 AM Sumatris
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*** While regular super mutant variations in ''Fallout 3'' use long weapons like any human would, the ''Broken Steel'' addon introduced a new tier named [[BossInMookClothing Super Mutant Overlord]] that fires any ballistic weapon including heavy assault rifles one-handed. Strangely, their default weapons - Tri-Beam laser rifles - are significantly smaller, lighter, and don't have any recoil, but are fired two-handed for some reason.
12th Sep '17 10:08:48 PM JackTheHammer
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* A United Earth Kataphrakt in episode 4 of ''Anime/AldnoahZero'' fires its 75mm assault rifle one-handed. Particularly notable since this is the only time in the series it happens; even HumongousMecha normally need to use two arms for their rifles.
16th Aug '17 5:38:20 AM REV6Pilot
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* 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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* Balthier and Basch from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' fire Ivalice's rifle- and shotgun-sized guns and crossbows one-handed with no ill effects. That's despite the fact that they otherwise hold them in a two-handed grip.
24th Jun '17 2:22:28 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* Firing live shells through a pump-action shotgun with only one hand is not only hard to do safely for smaller shooters, but it will also fling the action open from the recoil, which can cause the next shell to fall out of the receiver if you aren't careful; quite the opposite of looking cool. Movie shotguns don't have these problems because blanks don't produce nearly enough muzzle energy to push back the bolt.
16th Jun '17 9:20:07 AM JackG
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* In The Borne Supremacy, Jason Borne is unexpectedly hit with a gunshot. Cut and camera pan back to Krillik, standing on a bridge that turns out to overlook the walkway where Borne was hit an unknown distance away, holding the gun one-handed. The most memorable scene in that movie for this Troper.

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* In The Borne Supremacy, ''Film/TheBourneSupremacy'', Jason Borne is unexpectedly hit with a gunshot. Cut and camera pan back to Krillik, standing on a bridge that turns out to overlook the walkway where Borne was hit an unknown distance away, holding the gun one-handed. The most memorable scene in that movie for this Troper.
15th Jun '17 11:30:40 PM Gamermaster
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* In the booklet of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stage X]]'', all art of Teana with the [[HandCannon Cross Mirage's Blazer Mode]] show her wielding it one-handed. A little weird since she usually uses her gun with two hands when she's not going GunsAkimbo or using her other hand for something else.

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* In the booklet of ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS [[AudioAdaptation Sound Stage X]]'', ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX'', all art of Teana with the [[HandCannon Cross Mirage's Blazer Mode]] show her wielding it one-handed. A little weird since she usually uses her gun with two hands when she's not going GunsAkimbo or using her other hand for something else.
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