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13th Aug '16 4:22:56 PM nombretomado
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** Hartigan's original pistol was a .44 Magnum, mirroring DirtyHarry's WeaponOfChoice.

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** Hartigan's original pistol was a .44 Magnum, mirroring DirtyHarry's Film/DirtyHarry's WeaponOfChoice.



* Parodied on ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' with "Harry Filth," a DirtyHarry-esque cop played by John Candy, who at one point carries a revolver that's much bigger than ''Harry himself''.

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* Parodied on ''Series/{{SCTV}}'' with "Harry Filth," a DirtyHarry-esque Film/DirtyHarry-esque cop played by John Candy, who at one point carries a revolver that's much bigger than ''Harry himself''.
13th Aug '16 2:06:13 PM nombretomado
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* Vincent Valentine's Cerberus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'' is a gigantic, aggressively ridiculously designed revolver with three cylinders, three hammers linked to one trigger and three barrels. Even with the normal barrel the weapon is the size of his own leg, and it can be fitted with an even sillier three-foot "sniper" barrel. His [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]] is the Death Penalty. In his earlier appearance in ''Final Fantasy VII'', it looked like [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/3/3b/FF7_Death_penalty.jpg this,]] which is not quite a Hand Cannon. Come ''Dirge of Cerberus'', and it looks like [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/b/bf/DoC_Death_Penalty_Artwork.png this.]]

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* Vincent Valentine's Cerberus in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: DirgeOfCerberus'' VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'' is a gigantic, aggressively ridiculously designed revolver with three cylinders, three hammers linked to one trigger and three barrels. Even with the normal barrel the weapon is the size of his own leg, and it can be fitted with an even sillier three-foot "sniper" barrel. His [[InfinityPlusOneSword Infinity Plus One Gun]] is the Death Penalty. In his earlier appearance in ''Final Fantasy VII'', it looked like [[http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/3/3b/FF7_Death_penalty.jpg this,]] which is not quite a Hand Cannon. Come ''Dirge of Cerberus'', and it looks like [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/finalfantasy/images/b/bf/DoC_Death_Penalty_Artwork.png this.]]
13th Aug '16 11:51:08 AM nombretomado
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* ''DGrayMan'': Cross uses a giant [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver called Judgment]] that can destroy Level 4 Akuma in 3 or 4 hits and Noah in a few more.

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* ''DGrayMan'': ''Manga/DGrayMan'': Cross uses a giant [[RevolversAreJustBetter revolver called Judgment]] that can destroy Level 4 Akuma in 3 or 4 hits and Noah in a few more.
10th Aug '16 7:16:00 PM Willbyr
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* ''{{Gungrave}}'' anime: During the arc that introduced the Necrolyzation technology, Brandon resorted to using a large handgun that fired "D-point rounds" to deal with Necro-Raised enemy Mooks.

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* ''{{Gungrave}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'' anime: During the arc that introduced the Necrolyzation technology, Brandon resorted to using a large handgun that fired "D-point rounds" to deal with Necro-Raised enemy Mooks.
29th Jul '16 11:50:06 AM Dravencour
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* The vampire [[{{Dracula}} Alucard]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': he carries an awesomely huge pistol (39 cm/16" long, 6kg unloaded) stylized after an old-fashioned Colt that can fire the mighty .454 Casull cartridge (which is only ''slightly'' smaller than a AA battery); in fact, this ammo gives the gun its common name, "The Casull." Later on he is given another, ''bigger'' pistol (though it's more like a huge block of metal with a trigger) called "The Jackal" (also 39 cm/16" long, 16kg unloaded, 13mm Mercury core rounds with [[AbnormalAmmo blessed Macedonian silver jackets]]), which he uses together with the first one [[GunsAkimbo akimbo-style]]. Both guns are ridiculously heavy for their size. For comparison, the US Army's standard-issue platoon machine gun, the [=M240B=], weighs in at 12kg. Neither are weapons any man could hope to wield, the former for its kickback and the latter for its insane weight, but "It was never meant for a man." The latter is also so heavy because [[spoiler:it has a bomb inside it]].

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* The vampire [[{{Dracula}} Alucard]] in ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'': he carries an awesomely huge pistol (39 cm/16" long, 6kg unloaded) stylized after an old-fashioned Colt that can fire the mighty .454 Casull cartridge (which is only ''slightly'' smaller than a AA battery); in fact, this ammo gives the gun its common name, "The Casull." Later on he is given another, ''bigger'' pistol (though it's more like a huge block of metal with a trigger) called "The Jackal" (also 39 cm/16" long, 16kg unloaded, 13mm Mercury core rounds with [[AbnormalAmmo blessed Macedonian silver jackets]]), which he uses together with the first one [[GunsAkimbo akimbo-style]]. Both guns are ridiculously heavy for their size. For comparison, the US Army's standard-issue platoon machine gun, the [=M240B=], weighs in at 12kg. Neither are weapons any man human could hope to wield, the former for its kickback recoil and the latter for its insane weight, but "It was never meant they are the perfect sidearms for a man." an insanely powerful vampire like Alucard. The latter is also so heavy because [[spoiler:it has a bomb inside it]].
20th Jul '16 8:03:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Johannes Cabal|theNecromancer}} uses a Webley .577 to insure that his victims stay dead. In his line of work, it certainly makes sense.
* Eddie Chase in Andy [=McDermott's=] ''Literature/WildeChase'' novels favours a .50 Wildey automatic, often being mocked by other characters for the overkill. Subverted in ''TheSacredVault'' where he loses not one, but two Wildeys over the course of the story before even getting a chance to fire them.

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* {{Johannes Cabal|theNecromancer}} ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheNecromancer'': Johannes uses a Webley .577 to insure that his victims stay dead. In his line of work, it certainly makes sense.
* Eddie Chase in Andy [=McDermott's=] ''Literature/WildeChase'' novels favours a .50 Wildey automatic, often being mocked by other characters for the overkill. Subverted in ''TheSacredVault'' ''Literature/TheSacredVault'' where he loses not one, but two Wildeys over the course of the story before even getting a chance to fire them.
2nd Jul '16 12:47:15 AM thatmadork
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', in addition to being the only non-MixAndMatchWeapon shown, is General James Ironwood's revolver. If one goes by the official height chart's listing of Ironwood being 6 foot 6, his revolver appears to have a barrel length of about 13 inches, which is larger than the largest sized barrel of the Smith & Wesson Model 500 (10.5 inches), the largest production revolver in RealLife, as mentioned below. The full length of the revolver, from tip of the barrel to the end of it's grip is ''2'1.5''[[note]]''25.5 inches''[[/note]] long, which puts total size on par with, or bigger than, the page's picture Pfeifer Zeliska revolver.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', in addition to being the only non-MixAndMatchWeapon shown, is General James Ironwood's revolver. If one goes by the official height chart's listing of Ironwood being 6 foot 6, his revolver appears to have a barrel length of about 13 inches, which is larger than the largest sized barrel of the Smith & Wesson Model 500 (10.5 inches), the largest production revolver in RealLife, as mentioned below. The full length of the revolver, from tip of the barrel to the end of it's grip is ''2'1.5''[[note]]''25.5 inches''[[/note]] long, which puts total size on par with, or bigger than, the page's picture Pfeifer Zeliska revolver. It really should tell you something about what kind of ''batshit crazy'' setting ''RWBY'' takes place in when this kind of weapon is downright BoringButPractical compared to what some other people pack.
16th Jun '16 5:07:28 AM erforce
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* For the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series, typically the standard hand-sized hole-puncher is the "Wes-44", which is a Smith & Wesson Model 629 Classic and often seen in the hands of Victor Sullivan (possibly as a ShoutOut to ''Film/DirtyHarry'', although Harry's WeaponOfChoice is the non-stainless S&W Model 29). ''Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception'' also adds the Tau Sniper (the Taurus Raging Bull as a SniperPistol) and Mag 5 (Dan Wesson PPC) as additional {{Hand Cannon}}s while ''Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'' drops all of these for the "Barok .44", which is a Mateba 6 Unica Autorevolver (and a {{Rare Gun|s}} at that).

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* For the ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' series, typically the standard hand-sized hole-puncher is the "Wes-44", which is a Smith & Wesson Model 629 Classic and often seen in the hands of Victor Sullivan (possibly as a ShoutOut to ''Film/DirtyHarry'', although Harry's WeaponOfChoice is the non-stainless S&W Model 29). ''Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception'' ''VideoGame/Uncharted3DrakesDeception'' also adds the Tau Sniper (the Taurus Raging Bull as a SniperPistol) and Mag 5 (Dan Wesson PPC) as additional {{Hand Cannon}}s while ''Uncharted 4: A Thief's End'' ''VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd'' drops all of these for the "Barok .44", which is a Mateba 6 Unica Autorevolver (and a {{Rare Gun|s}} at that).



* [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry Kaptain Skurvy's]] weapon of choice is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literal hand cannon]], a miniaturized cannon he holds in one hand.

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* [[VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountry In ''WesternAnimation/DonkeyKongCountry'', Kaptain Skurvy's]] Skurvy's weapon of choice is a [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin literal hand cannon]], a miniaturized cannon he holds in one hand.
13th Jun '16 2:05:00 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Giroro's [[RuleOfCool oh-so-cool alien handguns]].
3rd Jun '16 12:29:26 PM foxmccloud4387
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* Kiritsugu Emiya from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' favours a Thompson Contender chambered for rifle cartridges as his main weapon. He furthermore uses [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells custom-made bullets (containing his own ground-up bones)]] that, if they come into contact with an expression of magic (typically a barrier), will both disrupt it and extremely damage the magical source, typically the caster's nerves. This is the main reason he chose such a high-caliber pistol for his AntiMagic work; by using a caliber too powerful for anything short of an armored vehicle to block, he will put the enemy magus in a catch-22 situation, forcing them to either take the bullet's extreme physical power or to create a powerful enough barrier to block the bullet, at which point their nerves will be destroyed by the bullet's enchantment.

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* Kiritsugu Emiya from ''LightNovel/FateZero'' favours a Thompson Contender chambered for rifle cartridges as his main weapon. He furthermore uses [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells custom-made bullets (containing his own ground-up bones)]] that, if they come into contact with an expression of magic (typically a barrier), will both disrupt it and extremely irreparably damage the magical source, typically the caster's nerves. This is the main reason he chose such a high-caliber pistol for his AntiMagic work; by using a caliber too powerful for anything short of an armored vehicle to block, he will put the enemy magus in a catch-22 situation, forcing them to either take the bullet's extreme physical power or to create a powerful enough barrier to block the bullet, at which point their nerves will be destroyed by the bullet's enchantment.
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