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15th Feb '18 6:57:22 AM Prfnoff
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* Deckard's gun from ''Film/BladeRunner''. Is it a blaster? Naw, but there is nothing like a gun that puts a four foot hole in...well anything.

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* Deckard's gun from ''Film/BladeRunner''.''Film/BladeRunner'', a cross between a Steyr-Mannlicher .222 rifle and a Charter Arms Bulldog revolver. Is it a blaster? Naw, but there is nothing like a gun that puts a four foot hole in...well anything.
9th Feb '18 7:34:13 PM shoboni
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* Series/Highlander: In the the episode The Sea Witch one of Alexi's thugs carries around a Dessert Eagle as his sidearm. Notably it's treated realistically for a large caliber handgun with him grabbing it two-handed and bracing himself the single time he fires it to break out a glass door. It's clear from his behavior with it he considers a big handgun an intimidation tactic rather than a practical weapon.

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* Series/Highlander: Series/{{Highlander}}: In the the episode The Sea Witch one of Alexi's thugs carries around a Dessert Eagle as his sidearm. Notably it's treated realistically for a large caliber handgun with him grabbing it two-handed and bracing himself the single time he fires it to break out a glass door. It's clear from his behavior with it he considers a big handgun an intimidation tactic rather than a practical weapon.
9th Feb '18 7:33:45 PM shoboni
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* Series/Highlander: In the the episode The Sea Witch one of Alexi's thugs carries around a Dessert Eagle as his sidearm. Notably it's treated realistically for a large caliber handgun with him grabbing it two-handed and bracing himself the single time he fires it to break out a glass door. It's clear from his behavior with it he considers a big handgun an intimidation tactic rather than a practical weapon.
5th Feb '18 12:41:47 AM WolfofBlades
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* The sequel ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'' takes it up a notch by introducing their own version [[RareGuns/Revolvers Smith & Wesson Model]] 500 called the [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/8/8f/KF2_Zed_Collector_render.jpg "T&W 500 Zed Collector"]] (though known as the "500 Magnum Revolver" in the actual game) and they can be dual-wielded, a feat that even surpasses the Desert Eagle's dual-wielding antics in sheer ridiculousness. It's very powerful in-game, even on hard and above.
3rd Feb '18 12:54:23 PM nombretomado
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* The NerfBrand [[RevolversAreJustBetter Maverick]] chambers darts only slightly longer than the usual ammunition, but the gun itself is big enough to make Dirty Harry blush. That said, even standard Nerf darts are bigger than many pistol bullets.

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* The NerfBrand Toys/NerfBrand [[RevolversAreJustBetter Maverick]] chambers darts only slightly longer than the usual ammunition, but the gun itself is big enough to make Dirty Harry blush. That said, even standard Nerf darts are bigger than many pistol bullets.
25th Jan '18 5:21:24 PM WillKeaton
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** Heizer defense recently introduced the [[http://heizerdefense.com/category/products/guns/par1-guns/ PAR1]], a ''derringer'' chambered for the .223 round. Alas, the thing it's most useful for is [[AwesomeButImpractical creating an impressively huge flash, from all the powder uselessly burning up outside its tiny, 1-inch barrel]].

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** Heizer defense recently introduced the [[http://heizerdefense.com/category/products/guns/par1-guns/ PAR1]], PAR1,]] a ''derringer'' chambered for the .223 round. Alas, the thing it's most useful for is [[AwesomeButImpractical creating an impressively huge flash, from all the powder uselessly burning up outside its tiny, 1-inch barrel]].



* This [[http://www.derringer.de/new68.htm 20mm (.79 caliber) Derringer]]. And a 30mm derringer is in planning according to the site. Since 20mm is considered to be the point where you start calling it an "autocannon" rather than a "machine gun"[[note]]for reference: 20mm shells are the kind fired from the vulcan cannons of modern American fighter jets[[/note]], those literally ''are'' "hand cannons".

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* This [[http://www.derringer.de/new68.htm 20mm (.79 caliber) Derringer]]. Derringer.]] And a 30mm derringer is in planning according to the site. Since 20mm is considered to be the point where you start calling it an "autocannon" rather than a "machine gun"[[note]]for gun,"[[note]]for reference: 20mm shells are the kind fired from the vulcan cannons of modern American fighter jets[[/note]], jets[[/note]] those literally ''are'' "hand cannons".
25th Jan '18 5:20:24 PM WillKeaton
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* Magnum Research, designers of the infamous Desert Eagle, also manufacture the "[[http://www.magnumresearch.com/BFR.asp BFR]]." They claim this stands for "Biggest, Finest Revolver," [[{{BFG}} but I think we all know what it really stands for]].

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* Magnum Research, designers of the infamous Desert Eagle, also manufacture the "[[http://www.[[http://www.magnumresearch.com/BFR.asp BFR]]." "BFR."]] They claim this stands for "Biggest, Finest Revolver," [[{{BFG}} but I think we all know what it really stands for]].



* The [[SawnOffShotgun sawn-off]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNFsUvh078I Mosin-Nagant]]''. As in, a ''[[http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl03-e.htm powerful 7,62x54mm rifle]]'' cut down to pistol size.

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* The [[SawnOffShotgun sawn-off]] ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNFsUvh078I Mosin-Nagant]]''. Mosin-Nagant.]]'' As in, a ''[[http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl03-e.htm powerful 7,62x54mm rifle]]'' cut down to pistol size.



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_C96 Mauser C96]], the gun that Han Solo's blaster was built around, is one of the most famous and successful semiautomatic pistols in history. It was a hand cannon, because the 7.63x25mm round it used was the highest velocity round so far until the .357 Magnum came along, and was able to pierce straight through [=WW2=]-era steel helmets and into the skull of the target. It was also chambered for 9x19mm Parabellum, making it a PunchPackingPistol one way or another.
* In September 2011, a Brazilian drug dealer was caught with [[http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/09/29/massive-homemade-12-gauge-revolver/ this]], a homemade 12 gauge revolver. This is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI_iIF419Zs not the only time this has happened]]. Seriously, that last one is even MORE ridiculously big somehow...

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mauser_C96 Mauser C96]], C96,]] the gun that Han Solo's blaster was built around, is one of the most famous and successful semiautomatic pistols in history. It was a hand cannon, because the 7.63x25mm round it used was the highest velocity round so far until the .357 Magnum came along, and was able to pierce straight through [=WW2=]-era steel helmets and into the skull of the target. It was also chambered for 9x19mm Parabellum, making it a PunchPackingPistol one way or another.
* In September 2011, a Brazilian drug dealer was caught with [[http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/09/29/massive-homemade-12-gauge-revolver/ this]], a homemade 12 gauge revolver. This is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI_iIF419Zs not the only time this has happened]]. happened.]] Seriously, that last one is even MORE ridiculously big somehow...
25th Jan '18 5:18:45 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Webcomic/SixCommando'' features the UNA's [[http://www.viciousprint.com/6commando/comic/una-mach-saber-75/comment-page-1/#comment-39358 Mach Saber]], a twin-barrel over/under revolver. The top barrel is for the six .75 Magnum cartridges in the revolver, while the bottom one is for a single-shot .96 caliber HEJA (High Explosive Jet-Assisted) armor-piercing round.

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* ''Webcomic/SixCommando'' features the UNA's [[http://www.viciousprint.com/6commando/comic/una-mach-saber-75/comment-page-1/#comment-39358 Mach Saber]], Saber,]] a twin-barrel over/under revolver. The top barrel is for the six .75 Magnum cartridges in the revolver, while the bottom one is for a single-shot .96 caliber HEJA (High Explosive Jet-Assisted) armor-piercing round.



* Most of the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_caliber_handguns .50 caliber handguns]], except the .50 GI.

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* Most of the various [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.50_caliber_handguns .50 caliber handguns]], handguns,]] except the .50 GI.
25th Jan '18 5:15:35 PM WillKeaton
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* ''[[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/City_Heat City Heat]]'', when Burt Reynolds' character pulls out an "artillery" model Luger P08, and Clint Eastwood pulls an even bigger Colt Buntline Special. Definitely some subtext there.

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* ''[[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/City_Heat City Heat]]'', Heat,]]'' when Burt Reynolds' character pulls out an "artillery" model Luger P08, and Clint Eastwood pulls an even bigger Colt Buntline Special. Definitely some subtext there.
13th Jan '18 10:59:21 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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** Heizer defense recently introduced the [[http://heizerdefense.com/category/products/guns/par1-guns/ PAR1]], a ''derringer'' chambered for the .223 round.

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** Heizer defense recently introduced the [[http://heizerdefense.com/category/products/guns/par1-guns/ PAR1]], a ''derringer'' chambered for the .223 round. Alas, the thing it's most useful for is [[AwesomeButImpractical creating an impressively huge flash, from all the powder uselessly burning up outside its tiny, 1-inch barrel]].
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