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20th Jan '17 9:51:43 PM Game_Fan
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* The Thompson/Center Contender can fire shotgun shells or various full-power rifle rounds. In fact it's so much like a rifle that when outfitted with the optional stock and longer barrels that T/C sells it basically ''as'' a rifle.
** According to the [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics law]], it ''is'' a rifle or shotgun in those configurations, so don't add the former without the latter due to reasons indicated in the thing about AR-15 pistols.

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* The single shot Thompson/Center Contender with its up to 23 inch barrel is about as close to a hand-gun sized cannon one can fire shotgun shells or various full-power can buy today. It can be chambered in full power rifle rounds. rounds like the .30-30 Winchester and the .45-70 Government. In fact it's so much like a rifle that when outfitted with the optional a stock and longer barrels that T/C sells is attached it basically ''as'' a rifle.
** According to the
is [[UsefulNotes/AmericanGunPolitics law]], it ''is'' legally]] a rifle or shotgun in those configurations, so don't add the former without the latter due to reasons indicated in the thing about AR-15 pistols.rifle.
8th Jan '17 9:45:24 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''[[IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' where many warcasters carry guns that are called Hand Cannons but which are no bigger than the setting's average handgun. Most of the time.

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* Subverted in ''[[IronKingdoms ''[[TabletopGame/IronKingdoms Warmachine]]'' where many warcasters carry guns that are called Hand Cannons but which are no bigger than the setting's average handgun. Most of the time.
26th Dec '16 4:08:19 PM TheBigBopper
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A subtrope of BiggerIsBetter. Differs from {{BFG}} in that the Hand Cannon is large ''for a handgun'', while the BFG is simply large. The {{BFS}} counterpart is the OneHandedZweihander. See also: SmallGirlBigGun. Not to be confused with ArmCannon, which is literally a cannon on the arm. Compare PunchPackingPistol in video games, where more standard handguns hold the power of one of these.

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A subtrope of BiggerIsBetter. Differs from {{BFG}} in that the Hand Cannon is large ''for a handgun'', while the BFG is simply large. pushes the limit of what a single person can wield at all. The {{BFS}} counterpart is the OneHandedZweihander. OneHandedZweihander See also: SmallGirlBigGun. Not to be confused with ArmCannon, which is literally a cannon on the arm. Compare PunchPackingPistol in video games, where more standard handguns hold the power of one of these.
25th Nov '16 11:20:36 AM Jebediah
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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' features a fairly powerful and accurate .357 magnum revolver that can be upgraded to fire bullets that explode on impact.

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* ''VideoGame/DeusExHumanRevolution'' features a fairly powerful and accurate .357 magnum revolver that can be upgraded to fire bullets that explode on impact. It deals more damage than the game's other handgun, a 10mm auto pistol - even though .357 magnum is a [[ArbitraryGunPower smaller, slower round.]]
20th Nov '16 10:39:39 PM Kurogane7
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** Amusingly, the pistol used in the film was not actually a Colt Dragoon, but a Colt Walker which is even [[BiggerIsBetter bigger]].

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** Amusingly, the pistol used in the original film was not actually a Colt Dragoon, but a Colt Walker which is even [[BiggerIsBetter bigger]].bigger]]. The remake on the other hand, uses an authentic Dragoon.
18th Nov '16 8:12:53 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Makoto Niijima uses revolvers that do considerably more damage per shot than the main character's pistols or another party member's submachine guns, but can only hold a few shots per reload. These include a simply named "Revolver", a Colt Single Action Army "Peacemaker", and a U.S. Colt Cavalry.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Makoto Niijima uses revolvers that are much longer and do considerably more damage per shot than the main character's pistols or another party member's submachine guns, but can only hold a few shots per reload. These include a simply named "Revolver", a Colt Single Action Army "Peacemaker", and a U.S. Colt Cavalry.
18th Nov '16 8:12:07 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Makoto Niijima uses revolvers that do considerably more damage per shot than the main character's pistols or another party member's submachine guns, but can only hold a few shots per reload. These include a simply named "Revolver", a Colt Single Action Army "Peacemaker", and U.S. Colt Cavalry.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Makoto Niijima uses revolvers that do considerably more damage per shot than the main character's pistols or another party member's submachine guns, but can only hold a few shots per reload. These include a simply named "Revolver", a Colt Single Action Army "Peacemaker", and a U.S. Colt Cavalry.
18th Nov '16 8:11:43 AM ashlay
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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Makoto Niijima uses revolvers that do considerably more damage per shot than the main character's pistols or another party member's submachine guns, but can only hold a few shots per reload. These include a simply named "Revolver", a Colt Single Action Army "Peacemaker", and U.S. Colt Cavalry.
16th Nov '16 7:22:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''PoliceAcademy 4: Citizens On Patrol!'', gun nut Tackleberry gets to take the recruits to the range. By far the most enthusiastic recruit is Mrs. Feldman, an 80 year old who is raring to become a [[BadassGrandpa badass grandma]] and bust some criminal heads. She takes a particular liking to Tackleberry, and demands to wrap her hands around his immense, rigid, manly instrument. The recoil blows her across the room, and she promptly declares "Damn, that was FUN!"

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* In ''PoliceAcademy 4: Citizens On Patrol!'', ''Film/PoliceAcademy4CitizensOnPatrol'', gun nut Tackleberry gets to take the recruits to the range. By far the most enthusiastic recruit is Mrs. Feldman, an 80 year old who is raring to become a [[BadassGrandpa badass grandma]] and bust some criminal heads. She takes a particular liking to Tackleberry, and demands to wrap her hands around his immense, rigid, manly instrument. The recoil blows her across the room, and she promptly declares "Damn, that was FUN!"
5th Nov '16 11:03:09 AM nombretomado
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* Sycine Kiongozi in ''IlivaisX'' carries a 15mm pistol. It's capable of shooting down [[HumongousMecha Espadas]], though granted, they're fairly inexpensively made and small. Still, that's more indicative of a mounted anti-materiel cannon and not a handgun.

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* Sycine Kiongozi in ''IlivaisX'' ''Literature/IlivaisX'' carries a 15mm pistol. It's capable of shooting down [[HumongousMecha Espadas]], though granted, they're fairly inexpensively made and small. Still, that's more indicative of a mounted anti-materiel cannon and not a handgun.



* They abound in the WhateleyUniverse, from Loophole's .44 Magnum to the .50 caliber one-shot that Samantha Everheart used in "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl". Sam cut off the pistol grip so she could hide it under her bra inside her blouse. She could fire it accurately only because she has super-strength. Or there's the sixty pound anti-mutant weapon Captain Tilley wield in the same story.

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* They abound in the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, from Loophole's .44 Magnum to the .50 caliber one-shot that Samantha Everheart used in "Ayla and the Birthday Brawl". Sam cut off the pistol grip so she could hide it under her bra inside her blouse. She could fire it accurately only because she has super-strength. Or there's the sixty pound anti-mutant weapon Captain Tilley wield in the same story.
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