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23rd Jun '16 7:55:02 PM nombretomado
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** ''TimeCrisis'' is military-themed, yet the [[HeroesRUs VSSE]] [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction agents]] all use handguns as their main weapons. However, by the third and fourth installment, they use [[MoreDakka machine guns, shotguns, and grenade launchers]].

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** ''TimeCrisis'' ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis'' is military-themed, yet the [[HeroesRUs VSSE]] [[GovernmentAgencyOfFiction agents]] all use handguns as their main weapons. However, by the third and fourth installment, they use [[MoreDakka machine guns, shotguns, and grenade launchers]].
23rd Jun '16 7:30:14 PM Dravencour
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* Teana's WeaponOfChoice in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Helps that it's a {{Magitek}} handgun that fires [[AbnormalAmmo magical bullets that pack a punch]] [[{{Roboteching}} and whose trajectory she can control]].
* Train from ''Manga/BlackCat'''s weapon of choice is a handgun.

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* Teana's Teana Lanster's WeaponOfChoice in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Helps that it's a {{Magitek}} handgun that fires [[AbnormalAmmo magical bullets that pack a punch]] [[{{Roboteching}} and whose trajectory she can control]].
* Train Heartnet from ''Manga/BlackCat'''s weapon of choice is a handgun.
23rd Jun '16 7:28:53 PM Dravencour
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[[caption-width-right:350:The .44 Magnum. Guaranteed to blow your head clean off.]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The .44 Magnum. Guaranteed to blow your head clean off.]]
Feeling lucky, punk?]]
23rd Jun '16 3:09:54 PM MrReviser121
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** He's able to take out a helicopter in ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' with a snub-nosed revolver. To be fair, he didn't aim directly at said helicopter...

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** He's able to take out a helicopter in ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'' ''Film/DieHardWithAVengence'' with a snub-nosed revolver. To be fair, he didn't aim directly at said helicopter...
17th Jun '16 7:26:08 AM Chabal2
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* ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40K'': Bolters are the iconic weapon of the setting and SpaceMarines, a two-handed machine gun that fires miniature armor-piercing missiles. It also comes in a bolt pistol variant, a ridiculously overpowered handgun popular among commissars (the distinctive bark is useful for letting soldiers know [[YouHaveFailedMe a comrade's insolent mannerisms or morale-dampening histrionics were in error]]).




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* ''VideoGame/DawnOfWar'': The Vindicare sniper uses a sniper rifle as his main weapon, but in melee he pulls out a handgun and... goes PistolWhipping.
* ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'': While in PowerArmor, Raynor uses the standard big boxy assault rifle, but keeps his HandCannon for particularly dramatic moments like shooting Mengsk ([[spoiler:and not Mengsk Jr., so he didn't waste the bullet]]) or when a voluntarily re-infested Kerrigan puts it to her head and asks if he still trusts her. He empties the clip [[spoiler:into the wall.]] Then, when they finally have Mengsk cornered he uses an entirely different handgun, one that's big enough to be used by said PowerArmor yet still comes across as tiny.
13th May '16 7:47:13 PM EchoFourDelta
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* In the war film, ''Film/WeWereSoldiers''. [[BadAss Sergeant Major Plumley]], a RealLife BadAss no less, refused to use the new M16 during the battle, preferring to use his trusty Colt 1911 service pistol during the battle, even firing it ''[[FiringOneHanded one-handed]]'' no less.

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* In the war film, ''Film/WeWereSoldiers''. [[BadAss Sergeant Major Plumley]], a RealLife BadAss no less, refused to use the new M16 during the battle, preferring to use his trusty Colt 1911 M1911 service pistol during the battle, even firing it ''[[FiringOneHanded one-handed]]'' no less.



* In ''Film/TheExpendables'', Barney Ross's primary weapons include [[GunsAkimbo a Colt M1911 in each hand]].

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* In ''Film/TheExpendables'', Barney Ross's primary weapons include [[GunsAkimbo a Colt Kimber M1911 in each hand]].
2nd Mar '16 6:57:37 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' has Sam Fisher and his trusty FN Five-Seven, although he also packs a knife and a submachine gun.

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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' has Sam Fisher and his trusty FN Five-Seven, although he also packs a knife Five-Seven alongside his other two favourite weapons, the custom [[CoolGuns/AssaultRifles FN F2000]] and a submachine gun.the Karambit.
1st Mar '16 3:35:32 AM TheWildWestPyro
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* The various ''Film/JamesBond'' movies almost always arm Bond with his trusty handgun, usually a Walther PPK. This makes more sense for a spy, who would want to use a subtle, concealable weapon. Of course, since when did James Bond [[OvertOperative care about subtlety?]]

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* The various ''Film/JamesBond'' movies almost always arm Bond with his trusty handgun, usually a the iconic Walther PPK. Although he briefly used the bigger P99, he switched back to the tinier PPK. This makes more sense for a spy, who would want to use a subtle, concealable weapon.weapon when undercover or defending themselves. Of course, since when did James Bond [[OvertOperative care about subtlety?]]



* Snake, from ''Franchise/MetalGear'', consistently [[OnSiteProcurement "recovered"]] a variety of weapons, including assault rifles, light machine guns, and rocket launchers. However, in most cutscenes, he's shown using his (usually suppressed) handgun, usually in .45 caliber. Which makes sense, considering he's on a sneaking mission and would prefer a single silent shot over a wall of lead. Subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' however, where cutscenes tend to show him with the weapon most useful for the situation - sometimes it's his pistol, other times it's the M4 Custom, and in one situation it's [[{{BFG}} a massive railgun]].

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* Snake, from ''Franchise/MetalGear'', consistently [[OnSiteProcurement "recovered"]] a variety of weapons, including assault rifles, light machine guns, and rocket launchers. However, in most cutscenes, he's shown using his (usually suppressed) handgun, usually in .often a .45 caliber.caliber Mark 23 SOCOM. Which makes sense, considering he's on a sneaking mission and would prefer a single silent shot over a wall of lead. Subverted in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' however, where cutscenes tend to show him with the weapon most useful for the situation - sometimes it's his pistol, other times it's the M4 Custom, and in one situation it's [[{{BFG}} a massive railgun]].


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* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' has Sam Fisher and his trusty FN Five-Seven, although he also packs a knife and a submachine gun.
12th Jan '16 9:16:15 AM YT45
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** Barney's [=1911s=] are actually from Kimber, not Colt. Though popular culture thinks of the 1911 as the "Colt .45," which can also refer to four other pistols they have made, most 1911 pistols in the world today were ''not'' made by Colt (although they have made ''a lot'' of them and continue to do so today). Wartime GI production also included Ithaca, Remington, Remington-Rand (a typewriter manufacturer), Singer Sewing Machines, and Union Switch & Signal (who normally made train parts). Today, most of the firearm manufacturers out there have some kind of 1911 rolling off one of their assembly lines, including (but not limited to) Colt (USA), Kimber (USA), Smith & Wesson (USA), Springfield Armory (USA/Brazil), Remington (USA), ParaOrdnance (Canada), SIG-Sauer (Switzerland), Chiappa (Italy), Armscor (Philippines), and Rock Island Arms (Philippines). Lots of small, high-end gunsmiths are dedicated to turning out custom 1911s that are pretty much the Maserati of pistols.
13th Dec '15 5:04:40 PM Willbyr
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* Teana's WeaponOfChoice in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Helps that it's a {{Magitek}} handgun that fires [[AbnormalAmmo magical bullets that pack a punch]] [[{{Roboteching}} and whose trajectory she can control]].

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* Teana's WeaponOfChoice in ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Helps that it's a {{Magitek}} handgun that fires [[AbnormalAmmo magical bullets that pack a punch]] [[{{Roboteching}} and whose trajectory she can control]].



* [[GunsmithCats Rally Vincent]] almost always uses a pistol, but she does have bigger guns for she needs them.
** Another of KenichiSonoda's manga, ''CannonGodExaxxion'' has an interesting spin on this. The main hero only uses pistols, but since they're magnetic acceleration/chemical propellant hybrids built with alien supertech that require a supersuit so the force of the recoil doesn't kill the user, it's not like he needs anything else.
* Mana's close range WeaponOfChoice in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' are a [[GunsAkimbo pair of handguns]]. Don't think you're safe just because you're too close to be shot by her SniperRifle.

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* [[GunsmithCats [[Manga/GunsmithCats Rally Vincent]] almost always uses a pistol, but she does have bigger guns for she needs them.
** Another of KenichiSonoda's Creator/KenichiSonoda's manga, ''CannonGodExaxxion'' ''Manga/CannonGodExaxxion'' has an interesting spin on this. The main hero only uses pistols, but since they're magnetic acceleration/chemical propellant hybrids built with alien supertech that require a supersuit so the force of the recoil doesn't kill the user, it's not like he needs anything else.
* Mana's close range WeaponOfChoice in ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' are a [[GunsAkimbo pair of handguns]]. Don't think you're safe just because you're too close to be shot by her SniperRifle.
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