History Main / HandCannon

4th Feb '16 7:23:06 PM Kurogane7
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** The military generally treated them as AwesomeButImpractical until the Russians decided to build a sidearm for the 12.7x55mm cartridge - a spritzer (sharp-pointed) military-grade counterpart to the .50 Alaskan, with [[RecursiveAmmo two bullets per cartridge]] in some versions, designed to be used by the VKSS Vykhlop '''[[HollywoodSilencer silenced]]''' SniperRifle. The result was the [[http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9834/167229822.9c/0_da524_8fbe3029_XXL.jpg RSh-12,7]] (lit. ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin assault revolver]]''), easily the meanest handgun and [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] out there; or, if you wish, an aspiring [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} bolter]]. The Russians used some of their signature tricks to keep recoil down to the .44 level - namely, mounting the barrel to the ''lower'' chamber, and a [[GunAccessories detachable stock]]. And yes, [[UpToEleven it too can be fitted with a silencer]]. It's unclear whether the military or the [[StateSec Federal Security Service]] (who ordered the original sniper rifle) use these.
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** The military generally treated them as AwesomeButImpractical until the Russians decided to build a sidearm for the 12.7x55mm cartridge - a spritzer (sharp-pointed) military-grade counterpart to the .50 Alaskan, with [[RecursiveAmmo two bullets per cartridge]] in some versions, designed to be used by the VKSS Vykhlop '''[[HollywoodSilencer silenced]]''' SniperRifle. The result was the [[http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9834/167229822.9c/0_da524_8fbe3029_XXL.jpg RSh-12,7]] (lit. ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysontheTin assault revolver]]''), easily the meanest handgun and [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] out there; or, if you wish, an aspiring [[{{TabletopGame/Warhammer40000}} bolter]].bolt pistol]]. The Russians used some of their signature tricks to keep recoil down to the .44 level - namely, mounting the barrel to the ''lower'' chamber, and a [[GunAccessories detachable stock]]. And yes, [[UpToEleven it too can be fitted with a silencer]]. It's unclear whether the military or the [[StateSec Federal Security Service]] (who ordered the original sniper rifle) use these.
1st Feb '16 9:16:04 PM Willbyr
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** ''DarkHeresy'' has a pistol that is actually named Hand Cannon. While not the most powerful sidearm in the game by any standard, it is fairly effective (especially when loaded with armor-piercing rounds) and its low price makes it attractive to players who can't afford a bolt pistol (there are plasma pistols and Inferno pistols as well, but they're so rare and expensive they only exist in the game to taunt you. And for it's sibling systems, where you usually have more requisition power).
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** ''DarkHeresy'' ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' has a pistol that is actually named Hand Cannon. While not the most powerful sidearm in the game by any standard, it is fairly effective (especially when loaded with armor-piercing rounds) and its low price makes it attractive to players who can't afford a bolt pistol (there are plasma pistols and Inferno pistols as well, but they're so rare and expensive they only exist in the game to taunt you. And for it's sibling systems, where you usually have more requisition power).

* ''Webcomic/{{Chicanery}}'' character [[TriggerHappy Mr. Saturn]] has a "Modified [[TropeCo [=DeathCo=]]] Magnum", several times larger than the main characters and apparently a cross between a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] and a [[{{Blame}} GBE.]] Effects range from [[YourHeadAsplode blowing heads apart]] to [[LudicrousGibs explosively atomising people]] and [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank coating the surrounding area in blood.]]
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* ''Webcomic/{{Chicanery}}'' character [[TriggerHappy Mr. Saturn]] has a "Modified [[TropeCo [=DeathCo=]]] Magnum", several times larger than the main characters and apparently a cross between a [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver]] and a [[{{Blame}} [[Manga/{{Blame}} GBE.]] Effects range from [[YourHeadAsplode blowing heads apart]] to [[LudicrousGibs explosively atomising people]] and [[OverdrawnAtTheBloodBank coating the surrounding area in blood.]]
1st Feb '16 11:48:10 AM Kurogane7
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** The dragon is this, combined with ShotgunsAreJustBetter; makes sense considering they are a handgun-sized variation of the blunderbuss meant to be used on horseback (that's where we get the word 'dragoon').

* Any old-fashioned pistol (before the advent of the revolver) that is made with a flintlock, matchlock, or even wheel lock mechanism tends to be this. They are muzzle-loaded, and fire only one shot, but they fire a high-caliber round. ** The dragon is this, combined with ShotgunsAreJustBetter; makes sense considering they are the handgun-variation of the blunderbuss meant to be used on horseback (that's where we get the name 'dragoon').
1st Feb '16 11:46:23 AM Kurogane7
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* Any old-fashioned pistol (before the advent of the revolver) that is made with a flintlock, matchlock, or even wheel lock mechanism tends to be this. They are muzzle-loaded, and fire only one shot, but they fire a high-caliber round. ** The dragon is this, combined with ShotgunsAreJustBetter; makes sense considering they are the handgun-variation of the blunderbuss meant to be used on horseback (that's where we get the name 'dragoon').
4th Jan '16 1:21:08 PM LupoCani
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAIigNcwYLc Particle Magnum]] used by Ronon Dex in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Given that later in the series, Rodney [=McKay=] easily beats him to the girl, I'd say he's compensating for something, except that he already had the magnum long before that.
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* The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAIigNcwYLc Particle Magnum]] used by Ronon Dex in ''Series/StargateAtlantis''. Given that later in the series, Rodney [=McKay=] easily beats him to the girl, I'd say he's compensating for something, except that he already had the magnum long before that.
31st Dec '15 12:36:29 AM Anddrix
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* ''{{Lobo}}'' uses pretty much nothing but Hand Cannons or {{BFG}}s.
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* ''{{Lobo}}'' ''Lobo'' uses pretty much nothing but Hand Cannons or {{BFG}}s.
29th Dec '15 10:01:08 PM jormis29
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* Bohdi (played by Patrick Swaze) also uses the .454 Casull in ''PointBreak''.
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* Bohdi (played by Patrick Swaze) also uses the .454 Casull in ''PointBreak''.''Film/PointBreak1991''.
26th Dec '15 7:55:11 PM erforce
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* In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' it is shown that HB's "Samaritan" holds four rounds each about the size of a thumb.
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* ''Franchise/{{Hellboy}}'' ** In ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' it is shown that HB's "Samaritan" holds four rounds each about the size of a thumb.

** In the second movie, he gets an even ''bigger'' gun, that apparently uses clockwork to fire, has six barrels, and fires pairs of massive flaming shotgun shells. It is called the "Big Baby" and he uses this to destroy a forest god.
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** In the [[Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy second movie, movie]], he gets an even ''bigger'' gun, that apparently uses clockwork to fire, has six barrels, and fires pairs of massive flaming shotgun shells. It is called the "Big Baby" and he uses this to destroy a forest god.
22nd Dec '15 12:21:59 AM foxley
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* In the ''Literature/JoePickett'' novels, Nate's firearm of choice is a Freedom Arms Model 83 revolver chambered in .454 Casull with a scope mounted on it.
18th Dec '15 3:27:32 PM DavidCowie
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* A German slang expression for a large handgun is �Zimmerflak� or indoor [[AntiAir air defence]] cannon.
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* A German slang expression for a large handgun is �Zimmerflak� "Zimmerflak" or indoor [[AntiAir air defence]] cannon.
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