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7th Aug '17 3:35:11 AM daviscv232
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There's a reason why real Navy [=SEALs=], Marine Raiders, Green Berets, PJs, SAS, Spetznaz, Polish GROM, ROKSF, and other ridiculously-well-trained badasses who ''shoot bad guys for a living'' in the real world ''DON'T'' do this. A common saying among them as well as civilian firearm enthusiasts is, "You'll shoot [[EpicFail lots of holes in everything EXCEPT your target]], but you'll look cool doing it!"

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There's a reason why real Navy [=SEALs=], Marine Raiders, Marines, Green Berets, PJs, SAS, Spetznaz, Polish GROM, ROKSF, and other ridiculously-well-trained badasses who ''shoot bad guys for a living'' in the real world ''DON'T'' do this. A common saying among them as well as civilian firearm enthusiasts is, "You'll shoot [[EpicFail lots of holes in everything EXCEPT your target]], but you'll look cool doing it!"
6th Aug '17 11:33:43 AM Codefreak5
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* Played somewhat straight in ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'' with Ambidexterity/Tooth and Claw from the Hitman perk deck and the Fugitive's Akimbo skill, both introduced in Update 39 and 40, respectively. Both of these allow for the purchase and use of certain dual-pistols with some severe accuracy and stability penalties that almost make both seem worthless, unless you build your character just right. With the right perks and skills, however, it can turn a character into a barely-armored speedster that can weave in and out of combat, negating damage with a high dodge chance and nearly equally high critical hit chance, reviving teammates safely, dropping health packs and able to gun down Bulldozers in less than a second at close range. In fact, given that body armor is almost useless in [[HarderThanHard Death Wish difficulty]], many players insist that Acing Akimbo (the better of the two options) is preferable because the Fugitive's skill tree includes an incredible dodge increase, and negating the damage outright via dodge chance is often better than trying to tank gunfire that even heavily-armored players would take cover from- to say nothing that the skill in question relies on high concealment rating, and Akimbo weapons inherently possess high concealment.
** That said, even Akimbo pistols had some minor downsides. Unless Akimbo was Aced or Tooth and Claw was attained in the Perk Deck, the player's ammo pool would be limited, which is a bad thing for a pair of weapons that burn ammo rather quickly. The weapons are also a bit difficult to aim as they have no sights to use, although equipping laser modifications made it much easier to calculate where your shots would land. When they were initially added to the game, skills that were activated or utilized by pistols were not triggered by Akimbo weapons (despite all Akimbo weapons technically being pistols)- Update 46 changed it so that the most of the skills in question (most of them Mastermind skills) would be triggered by Akimbo weapons.

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* Played somewhat straight in ''VideoGame/{{Payday 2}}'' with Ambidexterity/Tooth and Claw from the Hitman perk deck and the Fugitive's In ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'', Akimbo skill, both introduced in Update 39 and 40, respectively. Both versions of these allow for the purchase and use of certain dual-pistols with some severe accuracy and stability penalties that almost make both seem worthless, unless you build your character just right. With the right perks and skills, however, it can turn a character into a barely-armored speedster that can weave in and out of combat, negating damage with a high dodge chance and nearly equally high critical hit chance, reviving teammates safely, dropping health packs and able to gun down Bulldozers in less than a second at close range. In fact, given that body armor is almost useless in [[HarderThanHard Death Wish difficulty]], many players insist that Acing Akimbo (the better of the two options) is preferable because the Fugitive's skill tree includes an incredible dodge increase, and negating the damage outright via dodge chance is often better than trying to tank gunfire that even heavily-armored players would take cover from- to say nothing that the skill in question relies on high concealment rating, and Akimbo weapons inherently possess high concealment.
** That said, even Akimbo
several pistols had some minor downsides. Unless Akimbo was Aced or Tooth and Claw was attained in the Perk Deck, the player's ammo pool would be limited, which is a bad thing for a pair of weapons that burn ammo rather quickly. The submachine guns are available to use as primary weapons. They're popular with "dodge" builds, where highly concealable weapons are also a bit difficult to aim as they have no sights to use, although equipping laser modifications made it much easier to calculate where your shots would land. When they were initially added to the game, skills that were activated or utilized by pistols were not triggered by necessity. With an Akimbo weapons (despite all Akimbo weapons technically being pistols)- Update 46 changed it so that weapon and the most right skills, a player can clear an entire room of the skills enemies in question (most of them Mastermind skills) would be triggered by Akimbo weapons.seconds.
28th Jul '17 4:16:20 PM thatother1dude
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** ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'' likewise allows for dual-wielding of all handguns. Interestingly, the issue of aiming two guns at once is somewhat fixed, as the player character will actually aim the right-hand gun, while holding the left-hand one lower and simply pointing it in the same general direction. As of the "Return of the Patriarch" update, the original akimbo aiming style is available to switch to with the push of a button.

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** ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'' likewise allows for dual-wielding of all handguns. handguns but the Medic's pistol. Interestingly, the issue of aiming two guns at once is somewhat fixed, as the SecondaryFire for dual pistols lets you switch between two aim modes: one where each gun is held to the side, and the other where the player character will actually aim aims down the right-hand gun, gun's sight, while holding the left-hand one lower and simply pointing it in the same general direction. As of the "Return of the Patriarch" update, the original akimbo aiming style is available to switch to with the push of a button.direction.
16th Jul '17 9:42:24 AM nombretomado
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* When the Imperial Japanese Army overran Hong Kong during WW2, the Canadian Brigadier General John K. Lawson radioed his commanders to say he was "going outside to fight it out" and was last seen exiting his command bunker with a pistol in each hand.

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* When the Imperial Japanese Army overran Hong Kong during WW2, [=WW2=], the Canadian Brigadier General John K. Lawson radioed his commanders to say he was "going outside to fight it out" and was last seen exiting his command bunker with a pistol in each hand.
3rd Jul '17 11:13:39 AM xcountryguy
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* Aria H Kanzaki of ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'''s nickname, Aria the Quadra refers to her preferred weapons are two pistols and two katanas, both dual wielded. [[spoiler: Riko also fights in this style.]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[spoiler: The Anti-Human Suppression Squad dual wields pistols instead of swords, since their targets are other soldiers]].

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* Aria H Kanzaki of ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'''s nickname, Aria the Quadra refers to her preferred weapons are two pistols and two katanas, both dual wielded. [[spoiler: Riko [[spoiler:Riko also fights in this style.]]
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'': [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Anti-Human Suppression Squad dual wields pistols instead of swords, since their targets are other soldiers]].



* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[spoiler: Starrk]] wields two guns when he releases his Resurrección. They fire ''ceros''.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'', [[spoiler: Starrk]] [[spoiler:Starrk]] wields two guns when he releases his Resurrección. They fire ''ceros''.



* Dwight from the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story ''The Big Fat Kill'' wields two .45s, as does Hartigan at one point in ''That Yellow Bastard'' (both featured in the movie, by the way). Also, another ''Sin City'' story, ''Family Values'', includes a double-Uzi assassination, [[spoiler: which is a deconstruction, as the collateral damage caused by it is why Dwight and Miho go after the guy responsible.]]

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* Dwight from the ''ComicBook/SinCity'' story ''The Big Fat Kill'' wields two .45s, as does Hartigan at one point in ''That Yellow Bastard'' (both featured in the movie, by the way). Also, another ''Sin City'' story, ''Family Values'', includes a double-Uzi assassination, [[spoiler: which [[spoiler:which is a deconstruction, as the collateral damage caused by it is why Dwight and Miho go after the guy responsible.]]



* ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' features [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Dawn]] wielding twin .45 caliber pistols in ''Dawn of a New Era''. In ''The Coalescence'' she wields twin pistols of an unspecified caliber. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because [[spoiler: she gains ImprobableAimingSkills from the [[PowerLimiter dampener]] removal]].

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* ''Fanfic/PokeWars'' features [[Anime/{{Pokemon}} Dawn]] wielding twin .45 caliber pistols in ''Dawn of a New Era''. In ''The Coalescence'' she wields twin pistols of an unspecified caliber. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] because [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she gains ImprobableAimingSkills from the [[PowerLimiter dampener]] removal]].



* In ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', Jason Bourne does this near the end of the film, when he nails a mook and strips him of his weapon. It doesn't seem like he intends to use it, but [[spoiler: then he's "surprised" by a second gunman, and improvises by firing the second pistol upside-down, with his little finger, because he doesn't have time to readjust.]] Justified in that he fires at a single target at point blank range, so aiming is not an issue.

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* In ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', Jason Bourne does this near the end of the film, when he nails a mook and strips him of his weapon. It doesn't seem like he intends to use it, but [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then he's "surprised" by a second gunman, and improvises by firing the second pistol upside-down, with his little finger, because he doesn't have time to readjust.]] Justified in that he fires at a single target at point blank range, so aiming is not an issue.



* Turns up in a scene in the remake of ''[[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 Dawn of the Dead]]''; the character possibly has an excuse, considering at least one of his legs is broken and he is being frantically dragged through a sewer just ahead of a pursuing swarm of zombies. [[spoiler: Unsurprisingly, it doesn't help, and he dies.]]

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* Turns up in a scene in the remake of ''[[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 Dawn of the Dead]]''; the character possibly has an excuse, considering at least one of his legs is broken and he is being frantically dragged through a sewer just ahead of a pursuing swarm of zombies. [[spoiler: Unsurprisingly, [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly, it doesn't help, and he dies.]]



** Mega Man does break out both busters simultaneously in the non-canon ''VideoGame/SuperAdventureRockman'', where even Wily freaks out that it's going to be too powerful and likely to end catastrophically. [[spoiler: Mega Man annihilates Ra Moon anyway and manages to not blow his own arms off.]]

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** Mega Man does break out both busters simultaneously in the non-canon ''VideoGame/SuperAdventureRockman'', where even Wily freaks out that it's going to be too powerful and likely to end catastrophically. [[spoiler: Mega [[spoiler:Mega Man annihilates Ra Moon anyway and manages to not blow his own arms off.]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}: Fall of Man'', it is possible to dual-wield a pair of Chimeran weapons called Reapers, which work like machine pistols. Due to the protagonist's enhanced abilities [[spoiler: caused by the Chimera virus]], he is actually able to track two separate targets with each individual weapon.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}: Fall of Man'', it is possible to dual-wield a pair of Chimeran weapons called Reapers, which work like machine pistols. Due to the protagonist's enhanced abilities [[spoiler: caused [[spoiler:caused by the Chimera virus]], he is actually able to track two separate targets with each individual weapon.



** A lot of bad guys in Stranglehold use Guns Akimbo as well, such as [[spoiler: Jerry Ying]] at the Chicago History Museum and a good number of mooks during the later stages. This reaches its peak during the final showdown, which has Dapang, Wong's huge bodyguard, backing up his master with dual ''shotguns''.

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** A lot of bad guys in Stranglehold use Guns Akimbo as well, such as [[spoiler: Jerry [[spoiler:Jerry Ying]] at the Chicago History Museum and a good number of mooks during the later stages. This reaches its peak during the final showdown, which has Dapang, Wong's huge bodyguard, backing up his master with dual ''shotguns''.
30th Jun '17 5:29:51 PM jormis29
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* Tanya Adams. The hero and most powerful unit in ''Videogame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert'', and becoming even more powerful in ''Red Alert 2'' with the ability to place explosives on tanks and ships, and shoot at soldiers without being manually commanded (and more hot with vocals and cinematics portrayed by Kari Wuhrer), she could kill enemy soldiers with two Colt M1911s fired "Woo style" long before they were in range with their assault weapons.

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* Tanya Adams. The hero and most powerful unit in ''Videogame/CommandAndConquer: Red Alert'', ''Videogame/CommandAndConquerRedAlertSeries'', and becoming even more powerful in ''Red Alert 2'' with the ability to place explosives on tanks and ships, and shoot at soldiers without being manually commanded (and more hot with vocals and cinematics portrayed by Kari Wuhrer), Creator/KariWuhrer), she could kill enemy soldiers with two Colt M1911s fired "Woo style" long before they were in range with their assault weapons.
24th Jun '17 4:27:33 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* The arcade versions of ''Gunslinger Stratos'' feature two guns per cabinet, with this trope obviously in play. Both guns can be fastened together for stability.

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* The arcade versions of ''Gunslinger Stratos'' feature two guns per cabinet, with this trope obviously in play. Both guns can be fastened together for stability.to access different weapons.
24th Jun '17 1:01:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] in DoctorWho fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}}.'' BadassNormal Damien ''tries'' to dual-wield handguns [[RealityEnsues and misses his shots,]] while {{Supervillain}} Captain June Harper dual-wields high-end assault rifles and makes her shots.

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* [[ZigZaggedTrope Zig-Zagged]] in DoctorWho the ''Series/DoctorWho'' fanfic ''{{FanFic/Gemini}}.'' BadassNormal Damien ''tries'' to dual-wield handguns [[RealityEnsues and misses his shots,]] while {{Supervillain}} Captain June Harper dual-wields high-end assault rifles and makes her shots.
24th Jun '17 4:43:03 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Emelia Ricoletti opens fire on the street wielding a large revolver in each hand in ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride''. This later becomes an important clue [[spoiler:when it's discovered that she faked her death, by pretending to shoot herself in the mouth with one revolver (which was empty) while firing a bullet from the other revolver held at her side.]]

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Emelia Ricoletti opens fire on the street wielding a large revolver in each hand in ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride''. This later becomes an important clue [[spoiler:when it's discovered that she faked her death, by pretending to shoot herself in the mouth with one revolver (which was empty) while firing a bullet from the other revolver held at her side.]]
24th Jun '17 4:42:25 AM JackG
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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Emelia Ricoletti opens fire on the street wielding a large revolver in each hand in ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride''.

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* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Emelia Ricoletti opens fire on the street wielding a large revolver in each hand in ''Recap/SherlockSpecialTheAbominableBride''. This later becomes an important clue [[spoiler:when it's discovered that she faked her death, by pretending to shoot herself in the mouth with one revolver (which was empty) while firing a bullet from the other revolver held at her side.]]
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