History Main / LittleUselessGun

20th Feb '17 7:54:32 PM CosmicFerret
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* KnightsOfTheOldRepublic I and II gave enemies health based on the DungeonsAndDragons-based StarWars d20 RPG, which meant that the pitiful damage done by hold-out blasters and even the blaster pistol would wind up useless very, very quickly. In the first game, lightsabers and force powers overshadowed blasters so much that non-Jedi party members had little role in combat, while in the second game, a modified HandCannon or BFG could be viable, if suboptimal.

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* KnightsOfTheOldRepublic I and II gave enemies health based on the DungeonsAndDragons-based ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-based StarWars d20 RPG, which meant that the pitiful damage done by hold-out blasters and even the blaster pistol would wind up useless very, very quickly. In the first game, lightsabers and force powers overshadowed blasters so much that non-Jedi party members had little role in combat, while in the second game, a modified HandCannon or BFG could be viable, if suboptimal.
18th Feb '17 5:20:45 PM Kadorhal
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->Oh, I'm queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.
-->Conway Stern, ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''

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->Oh, ->''Oh, I'm queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.
-->Conway Stern,
purse.''
-->'''Conway Stern''',
''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''



** In addition to actual use resistance fighters, it was considered inevitable that German soldiers would recover some of the Liberators, thus finding out what was going on. But this was [[AllAccordingToPlan all part of the plan]]. While the Nazis would know that small, easily-concealable pistols were being dropped into occupied territory, they'd also know that they could never be able to confirm they'd found or confiscated ''all'' of them. Thus, [[ParanoiaFuel any civilian they saw might have one in his pocket, waiting to shoot them in the back once they walked by]].

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** In addition to actual use by resistance fighters, it was considered inevitable that German soldiers would recover some of the Liberators, thus finding out what was going on. But this was [[AllAccordingToPlan all part of the plan]]. While the Nazis would know that small, easily-concealable pistols were being dropped into occupied territory, they'd also know that they could never be able to confirm they'd found or confiscated ''all'' of them. Thus, [[ParanoiaFuel any civilian they saw might have one in his pocket, waiting to shoot them in the back once they walked by]].



* Subverted in the case of 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.

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* Subverted in the case of Wrestling/PerrySaturn.Wrestling/PerrySaturn in 2004. 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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* Apparently the reasoning behind the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American-180 American-180]] CoolGuns/{{submachine gun|s}}, a .22LR weapon that fitted magazines carrying anywhere between 165 to 275 rounds, and which fired them at about 1,200 rounds per minute, but which was designed to be a ''riot control'' weapon. Hard to tell whether this is a more or less sane approach than the nearly-concurrent Soviet KS-23, a riot control shotgun made from the rejected barrels for [[{{BFG}} 23mm anti-aircraft guns]].
9th Feb '17 12:19:34 PM CodyPurple
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* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' has the [[JokeWeapon Kolibri Pistol]] (see the RealLife section below). It's so small that the PlayerCharacter has to hold it with only their thumb and forefinger. [[CherryTapping Also, it takes about four headshots to kill someone]].

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* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' has the [[JokeWeapon Kolibri Pistol]] (see the RealLife section below). It's so small that the PlayerCharacter has to hold it with only their thumb and forefinger. [[CherryTapping Also, it takes about four headshots to kill someone]]. However, it becomes a LethalJokeItem [[DifficultButAwesome in hands of an experienced player]], even [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg8c1IUZMuc it can be a deadly combination while shooting explosives placed on top of a blimp!]]
6th Feb '17 11:24:02 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** In spite of how impressive it may sound, the [[https://heizerdefense.com/category/products/guns/par1-guns/ Pocket AR]] pistol seems to qualify, being a very neat range toy but pretty terrible as a self-defense gun. It fires the aforementioned .223 round, but shooting a full-sized rifle round from a tiny 1 inch barrel means accuracy is pitiful and it doesn't pack much of a punch outside point-blank range; that cool-looking muzzle flash means most of the cartridge's powder is uselessly burning off outside the barrel.
6th Feb '17 10:58:26 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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** In some situations, a small-caliber firearm can end up being ''more'' lethal than a large-caliber one. A small bullet entering a body cavity such as the skull or thorax may not have enough velocity to exit, and will instead bounce off the bone, reducing the brain or lungs to puree by the time it stops.
17th Jan '17 2:39:36 PM Jake18
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* The SNS Pistol from ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' actually does roughly the same amount of damage as the starting 9MM pistol, but has very poor accuracy and a small magazine.
1st Jan '17 10:09:56 PM PixelKnight
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* Ladies and Germs, behold the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_mm_Kolibri Kolibri pistol]]. With a '''2.7mm''' caliber, smoothbore barrel and maximum of 1.5 inches of penetration in pine board, we have a sterling real life example of a LittleUselessGun. Strong language would've protected you better than this pea shooter. By the way, the inventor of the tiny pistol [[UnfortunateImplications intended it for women]]. To get a sense of the energy coming out of one of these, a heavy (0.43g) airsoft pellet traveling at 120m/s (for high end models) has roughly 3/4's the energy of the bullet coming out of a Kolibri. The technology at the time was not advanced enough to rifle a gun barrel that small, so the bullet had no spin, and thus was also terribly inaccurate. It may be the only gun that is potentially more lethal if you ''throw'' it.

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* Ladies and Germs, behold the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2_mm_Kolibri Kolibri pistol]]. With a '''2.7mm''' caliber, smoothbore barrel and maximum of 1.5 inches of penetration in pine board, we have a sterling real life example of a LittleUselessGun. Strong language would've protected you better than this pea shooter. By the way, the inventor of the tiny pistol [[UnfortunateImplications intended it for women]]. To get a sense of the energy coming out of one of these, a heavy (0.43g) airsoft pellet traveling at 120m/s (for high end models) has roughly 3/4's the energy of the bullet coming out of a Kolibri. The technology at the time was not advanced enough to rifle a gun barrel that small, so the bullet had no spin, and thus was also terribly inaccurate. It may be the only gun that is potentially more lethal if you ''throw'' ''swallow'' it.
27th Dec '16 11:29:25 AM maxwellsilver
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->[laughs] Oh, I'm queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.

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->[laughs] Oh, ->Oh, I'm queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.
27th Dec '16 11:28:58 AM maxwellsilver
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->[laughs] Oh, I'm queer? From the guy whose tiny gun came with a matching purse.
-->Conway Stern, ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''
24th Dec '16 6:30:56 PM Abbreva
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* Played with in ''Film/Snatched''. Most of the guns bought, sold, carried and seen are Saturday Night Special-types in .22, .25, and .32 calibers, however the ones used for killing are in large calibers and frame sizes.
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