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19th Oct '17 7:07:10 PM dlchen145
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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' gives us a rare {{downplayed|Trope}} example. The Magnum Pistol {{One Hit Kill}}s all [[{{Mooks}} common infected]] in any difficulty, but [[EliteMooks some uncommons and all specials]] will need half a magazine or more in bodyshots. [[BossInMooksClothing Witches and Tanks]]? Forget about using it on them at best it's a RangedEmergencyWeapon while you desperately backpedal with an empty primary weapon that you don't have the time to reload.

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* ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' gives us features the Desert Eagle. It deals about as much damage as a rare {{downplayed|Trope}} example. The Magnum Pistol sniper rifle, and {{One Hit Kill}}s all [[{{Mooks}} common infected]] in any difficulty, but [[EliteMooks some uncommons and all specials]] will need half unlike the regular pistols, it retains its accuracy and rate of fire if a player using it is incapacitated. It's balanced out by a low magazine or more in bodyshots. [[BossInMooksClothing Witches capacity and Tanks]]? Forget about using it on them at best it's a RangedEmergencyWeapon while you desperately backpedal with an empty primary weapon that you don't have the time to reload.high recoil.
13th Oct '17 11:09:12 PM TheBigBopper
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You know you're dealing with this if a character says something along the lines of, "Wow, that's a really big gun, or "He's CompensatingForSomething". Sometimes, the user's hands are barely big enough to support the weapon. In particularly {{egregious}} cases they're fired [[FiringOneHanded one-handed]] or even [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielded]] -- try this in RealLife and you'll end up with a broken wrist/nose and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy a bullet going nowhere near where it's supposed to.]]

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You know you're dealing with this if a character says something along the lines of, "Wow, that's a really big gun, or "He's CompensatingForSomething". Sometimes, the user's hands are barely big enough to support the weapon. In particularly {{egregious}} cases they're fired [[FiringOneHanded one-handed]] or even [[GunsAkimbo dual-wielded]] -- try this in RealLife and you'll end up with a broken wrist/nose and [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy [[ATeamFiring a bullet going nowhere near where it's supposed to.]]
10th Sep '17 3:02:44 PM RichardUptonPickman
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* ''Literature/ThePostmodernAdventuresOfKillTeamOne'':
** In ''Literature/RatedR'' Victor Hansen uses a .50 Desert Eagle.
** In ''Red Scare'' Sid goes GunsAkimbo with two massive Smith and Wesson Model 460 revolvers (pistols designed to hunt grizzly bears) to try and [[spoiler:kill the Ghoul.]]
7th Sep '17 2:06:03 AM Silverblade2
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* The '89 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker pulling out a revolver with a ''telescopic'' 36-inch barrel... out of his pants... which he uses to shoot down the Batwing in ''one shot''. Make of that what you will.

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* The '89 ''Film/{{Batman}}'' movie has SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker pulling out a revolver with a ''telescopic'' 36-inch barrel... out of his pants... which he uses to shoot down the Batwing in ''one shot''. Make of that what you will.
3rd Sep '17 1:34:48 PM Omeganian
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* In ''[[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Fairy_Tales_by_the_Countess_d%27Aulnoy/The_Fair_with_Golden_Hair The Fair with the Golden Hair]]'' (also known as ''The Story of Pretty Goldilocks''), one of the hero's challenges by the titular maiden is to defeat a nearby prince who wants to marry her. He is a giant so big that he follows this trope ''literally''.
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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'' arguably started the whole trend with his famous .44 Magnum, "the most powerful handgun in the world" (in 1971). While handgun hunters knew about magnum pistols before, Clint Eastwood's movie popularized the concept of powerful handguns with the general public. In-fact, the sales of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_29 Smith & Wesson Model 29]] went up after the movie came out, and was hard to get for a number of years.

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* ''Film/DirtyHarry'' arguably started the whole trend with his famous .44 Magnum, "the most powerful handgun in the world" (in 1971). While handgun hunters knew about magnum pistols before, Clint Eastwood's movie popularized the concept of powerful handguns with the general public. In-fact, the sales of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_29 Smith & Wesson Model 29]] [[TheRedStapler went up after the movie came out, out]], and was hard to get for a number of years.
28th Aug '17 6:18:21 PM SkyrunnerM35
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* ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'' has the Underboss and Commissioner revolvers, which are the two most powerful pistols in the game; the snub-nosed Underboss fires .357 magnum, and the foot long Commissioner likely fires either .45ACP or .50AE. The Commissioner can one-hit-kill [[InvisibilityCloak infiltrators]] with a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] and both can kill anyone else with three body shots. Both are capable of mounting low-powered optics, and their low damage dropoff makes them excellent improvised ranged weapons for users carrying shotguns or sub-machineguns. Their curious [[UnorthodoxReload split-cylinder reloading mechanisms]] allows them to be reloaded very quickly if half or less of their cylinders have been fired. All in all, RevolversAreJustBetter.

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* ''Videogame/PlanetSide 2'' has the Underboss and Commissioner revolvers, which are the two most powerful pistols in the game; the snub-nosed Underboss fires .357 magnum, and the foot long Commissioner likely fires either .45ACP or .50AE.Commissioner, .44 magnum. The Commissioner can one-hit-kill [[InvisibilityCloak infiltrators]] with a [[BoomHeadshot headshot]] and both can kill anyone else with three body shots. Both are capable of mounting low-powered optics, and their low damage dropoff makes them excellent improvised ranged weapons for users carrying shotguns or sub-machineguns. Their curious [[UnorthodoxReload split-cylinder reloading mechanisms]] allows them to be reloaded very quickly if half or less of their cylinders have been fired. All in all, RevolversAreJustBetter.
26th Aug '17 5:18:10 PM Benbeasted
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* The heavy pistols from ''VideoGame/DirtyBomb'' are these. Two headshots from these weapons are enough to kill majority of the mercenaries.
26th Aug '17 8:27:31 AM kikiandlala
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* Image Comics' ''Officer Downe'', the titular undead cop uses "The Answer Man", which is a hybrid twin-barrelled revolver and machine pistol. The revolver part of "The Answer Man" uses humungous .85 Magnum rounds while the under-barrel machine pistol shoots bullets that are only slightly smaller.
16th Jul '17 9:44:24 AM nombretomado
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* 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.

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* 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 [=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.
11th Jul '17 9:31:07 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has its own vicious way with this trope using a GiantMook neo-Nazi who claims that only a man of his gigantic proportions can handle his [[BlingBlingBang gold-plated Luger]] chambered for .454 Casull. Revy [[TalkToTheFist guns him down while he's still ranting]] about the capabilities of his weapon. She then points out (while sitting on his chest, which is still bleeding from her shooting him) that having a weapon that huge isn't even necessary, because all a bullet needs to do is hit the target to kill it. She proves her point by shooting him in the face at point blank range with her 9mm handgun. The funny part? Revy was out at the time and spent his rant calmly reloading.
** ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' also has plenty of other characters (most of them villains) with oversized weapons, including Yolanda, the old nun from the Church of Violence who fires a gold-plated .50 AE Desert Eagle one handed; Gretel, a small girl and one of a pair of truly CreepyTwins, who fires a BAR from the hip; and even a ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''-style minigun-wielder.
* Corporal Randel Oland from ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' and his 13mm[[note]](.51 Cal), For those curious, that's a little bigger than the ammunition used in anti-tank rifles.[[/note]] armor-piercing hand-gun (the "Door Knocker")--which is used by special infantry to go up against tanks. Randel wields it with one hand.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' has its own vicious way with this trope using a GiantMook neo-Nazi who claims that only a man of his gigantic proportions can handle his [[BlingBlingBang gold-plated Luger]] chambered for .454 Casull. Revy [[TalkToTheFist guns him down while he's still ranting]] about the capabilities of his weapon. She then points out (while sitting on his chest, which is still bleeding from her shooting him) that having a weapon that huge isn't even necessary, because all a bullet needs to do is hit the target to kill it. it, regardless of its size. She proves her point by shooting him in the face at point blank range with her comparatively-dinky 9mm handgun. The funny part? Revy actually was out at the time of ammo when he showed up, and spent reloaded ''while he was giving his rant calmly reloading.
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** ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' ''Black Lagoon'' also has plenty of other characters (most of them villains) with oversized weapons, including Yolanda, the old nun from the Church of Violence who fires a gold-plated .50 AE Desert Eagle one handed; Gretel, a small girl and one of a pair of truly CreepyTwins, who fires a BAR from the hip; Roberta, who uses a SPAS-12 shotgun mocked up as a parasol [[FiringOneHanded with one hand]]; and even a ''[[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay Terminator 2]]''-style minigun-wielder.
* Corporal Randel Oland from ''Anime/PumpkinScissors'' and his 13mm[[note]](.51 Cal), 13mm[[note]].51-caliber. For those curious, that's a little bigger than the ammunition used in anti-tank rifles.[[/note]] armor-piercing hand-gun (the "Door Knocker")--which Knocker") -- which is used by special infantry to go up against tanks. Randel wields it with one hand.
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