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2nd May '16 7:05:38 PM DarthWalrus
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On the other hand, small-caliber firearms, such as .22 rimfire "Purse Guns" are ''worthless'' against most forms of ballistic armor, will stop a small caliber round ''flat''. Higher caliber pistols like the .45 and 9mm are more likely to get through, but aren't guranteed, while rifle rounds like the 5.56 will go clean through, and require modern heavy-duty armor to have any chance of stopping them, and even then will likely be bruised or even have broken bones from the force of the shot.
25th Apr '16 7:21:21 AM Medinoc
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* Subverted in the case of PerrySaturn. He came across two men attempting to rape a woman and fought them off, having received what he thought was a punch. Turns out, he'd been shot with a .25 pistol. While he survived, he was forced to retire from wrestling for a number of years, as doctors refused to clear him medically.

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* Subverted in the case of PerrySaturn.Wrestling/PerrySaturn. He came across two men attempting to rape a woman and fought them off, having received what he thought was a punch. Turns out, he'd been shot with a .25 pistol. While he survived, he was forced to retire from wrestling for a number of years, as doctors refused to clear him medically.
22nd Apr '16 9:11:51 PM Stealth
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* In '"VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', any gun that's not [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter a shotgun]] is this against the FatBastard mooks - they take time to bleed out when shot by non-shotguns, which in tight confines is usually more than enough time for them to close in on Jacket and punch out his blood.

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* In '"VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', ''VideoGame/HotlineMiami'', any gun that's not [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter a shotgun]] is this against the FatBastard mooks - they take time to bleed out when shot by non-shotguns, which in tight confines is usually more than enough time for them to close in on Jacket and punch out his blood.blood.
* While gearing up in ''Delta Force: Land Warrior'', you might come across a weird little pepperbox-like gun called the P-11. The game would have you believe that the 7.62mm steel darts it fires are frighteningly lethal. They're really not. Even on the most realistic settings, you will need at least two shots to put down a target, and this is inside its criminally short effective range. Outside that, you might as well not bother. Its major selling point is the fact that it can be fired underwater, but this borders on utter irrelevance because of just how few missions involve water, let alone shooting people ''in'' the water.
5th Feb '16 11:20:27 AM Abbreva
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* Over in Georgia, a single mother shot a home invader five times in the face and neck with a .38 caliber revolver. The suspect reportedly cried, before stumbling out of the house and attempted to flee in a car, before promptly crashing it at a neighbor's house, and being found alive by the police when they arrived.
26th Jan '16 3:53:13 PM Divra
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* Averted in ''Film/LockStockAndTwoSmokingBarrels''. A single shot from a dinky pocket pistol is enough to kill [[spoiler: even the huge and fearsome Barry The Baptist]]
23rd Jan '16 5:31:33 PM thatother1dude
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* The weakest gun in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' tends to be a standard or customized Beretta (the Beretta 92F in most of the games, the 92F Inox in the director's cut of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil first game]], and the 93R in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''). In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', it's replaced with the 909, being the starting weapon for both Chris and Jake.
** In a bit of irony, the Derringer you find in the first game's remake is powerful enough to kill anything that's not a boss in one bullet - lucky given that that's all you get for it.
* Averted partway through RE2 and Code: Veronica. Leon's VP-70 and Claire's Beretta 93R both get upgraded to fire in bursts. Chris Redfield's Glock gets a longer barrel, causing it to do more damage

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* The weakest gun in ''Franchise/ResidentEvil'' tends to be a standard or customized Beretta (the Beretta 92F in most of the games, the 92F Inox in the director's cut of the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil first game]], and the 93R in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica''). In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil6'', it's replaced with the 909, being the starting weapon for both Chris and Jake.
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Jake. In a bit of irony, the Derringer you find in the first game's remake is powerful enough to kill anything that's not a boss in one bullet - lucky given that that's all you get for it.
* Averted partway through RE2 and Code: Veronica. Leon's VP-70 and Claire's Beretta 93R both get upgraded to fire in bursts. Chris Redfield's Glock gets a longer barrel, causing it to do more damage
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18th Jan '16 3:49:01 PM viking1911
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* Averted partway through RE2 and Code: Veronica. Leon's VP-70 and Claire's Beretta 93R both get upgraded to fire in bursts. Chris Redfield's Glock gets a longer barrel, causing it to do more damage
6th Jan '16 5:53:31 PM maxwellsilver
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** This is also part of the reason why the US Army switching from the M1911 to the Beretta 92FS on NATO's suggestion in the 1980's was such a controversial move - critics were disparaging of the Beretta's smaller 9mm caliber compared to the beefy .45 ACP they'd been using for close to a century. Of course, this is not taking into account that 9mm has better penetration and longer range than .45 and twice the magazine capacity.
3rd Jan '16 8:42:14 AM maxwellsilver
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** This is also part of the reason why the US Army switching from the M1911 to the Beretta 92FS on NATO's suggestion in the 1980's was such a controversial move - critics were disparaging of the Beretta's smaller 9mm caliber compared to the beefy .45 ACP they'd been using for close to a century. Of course, this is not taking into account that 9mm has better penetration and longer range than .45, but given [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns several other (self-inflicted) issues with the gun (that have since been fixed)]], it's still generally seen as worthless in military use.

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** This is also part of the reason why the US Army switching from the M1911 to the Beretta 92FS on NATO's suggestion in the 1980's was such a controversial move - critics were disparaging of the Beretta's smaller 9mm caliber compared to the beefy .45 ACP they'd been using for close to a century. Of course, this is not taking into account that 9mm has better penetration and longer range than .45, but given [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns several other (self-inflicted) issues with 45 and twice the gun (that have since been fixed)]], it's still generally seen as worthless in military use.magazine capacity.
21st Dec '15 5:35:00 PM thatother1dude
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-->'''Conway:''' [laughs] Oh, ''I'm'' queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.
-->'''Archer:''' Hey, it's got plenty of stopping power.
-->'''Brett:''' Hah! That little...
-->''[Archer shoots Brett]''
-->'''Conway:''' Oh shit!
-->'''Brett:''' God damn it, Archer!
-->'''Archer:''' See that?
-->'''Brett:''' Again!
-->'''Archer:''' He was putting on his pants, [[ExactWords and I stopped him]].

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-->'''Conway:''' [laughs] Oh, ''I'm'' queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.
-->'''Archer:'''
purse.\\
'''Archer:'''
Hey, it's got plenty of stopping power.
-->'''Brett:'''
power.\\
'''Brett:'''
Hah! That little...
-->''[Archer
little...\\
''[Archer
shoots Brett]''
-->'''Conway:'''
Brett]''\\
'''Conway:'''
Oh shit!
-->'''Brett:'''
shit!\\
'''Brett:'''
God damn it, Archer!
-->'''Archer:'''
Archer!\\
'''Archer:'''
See that?
-->'''Brett:''' Again!
-->'''Archer:'''
that?\\
'''Brett:''' Again!\\
'''Archer:'''
He was putting on his pants, [[ExactWords and I stopped him]].
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