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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.
1st Dec '15 4:58:18 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'', the dress code at Tokyo Butei High School includes a gun and a blade of some kind. Nearly every student carries a pistol for their gun, which makes sense, if you were carrying a bag of books, you wouldn't want to lug around an AK-47 or shotgun as well.

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* In ''LightNovel/HidanNoAria'', ''LightNovel/AriaTheScarletAmmo'', the dress code at Tokyo Butei High School includes a gun and a blade of some kind. Nearly every student carries a pistol for their gun, which makes sense, if you were carrying a bag of books, you wouldn't want to lug around an AK-47 or shotgun as well.
2nd Oct '15 6:30:07 PM viking1911
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** In general, non-handgun weapons are non-suppressed Metal Gear, which makes them AwesomeButImpractical for many situations.
23rd Sep '15 5:57:11 PM viking1911
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* Every Franchise/ResidentEvil game starts you off with a handgun.

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* Every Franchise/ResidentEvil game starts you off with a handgun. Usually, it's some type of 9mm Beretta. The STARS standard handgun is a custom version of the Beretta M92FS called the "Samurai Edge."
4th Aug '15 12:37:55 AM Adept
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* In GoldeneyeWii this is inverted with the exception of the Wolf .44; most of the games handguns are close to useless in a firefight that in multiplayer melee attacks are almost invariably used over the handgun when the player's primary firearm is out of ammunition.

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* In GoldeneyeWii VideoGame/GoldeneyeWii this is inverted with the exception of the Wolf .44; most of the games handguns are close to useless in a firefight that in multiplayer melee attacks are almost invariably used over the handgun when the player's primary firearm is out of ammunition.
24th Jul '15 10:31:12 PM nombretomado
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* The main characters in all the ''MetalSlug'' games use handguns as their primary weapon. However, they can upgrade their weapon to a [[MoreDakka Heavy Machine Gun, Rocket Launcher, and more]].

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* The main characters in all the ''MetalSlug'' ''VideoGame/MetalSlug'' games use handguns as their primary weapon. However, they can upgrade their weapon to a [[MoreDakka Heavy Machine Gun, Rocket Launcher, and more]].
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