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5th Jan '18 2:44:21 PM WillKeaton
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* Nail gun injuries crop up frequently in the Website/DarwinAwards (including one attempted suicide, where a construction worker tried to end his life after he slipped and a saw chopped off a hand, finding the pain so unbearable. He wound up shooting himself multiple times in the head... and survived, [[ShaggyDogStory and had doctors simply reattach the hand.]])

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* Nail gun injuries crop up frequently in the Website/DarwinAwards (including Website/DarwinAwards. (In one attempted suicide, where a construction worker tried to end his life after he slipped and a saw chopped off a hand, finding the pain so unbearable. He wound up shooting himself multiple times in the head... and survived, [[ShaggyDogStory and had doctors simply reattach reattached the hand.]])
5th Jan '18 2:43:18 PM WillKeaton
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* A man in Australia was murdered by being shot [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 34 times in the head]] [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30388174/ with a nail gun]].

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* A man in Australia was murdered by being shot [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 34 times in the head]] [[http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30388174/ with a nail gun]].gun.]]



* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunderbuss Blunderbuss]], a spiritual ancestor to the SawedOffShotgun, was reputed to be remarkably undiscriminating about what one fired out of it. Old nails or rivets were frequently substituted for lead shot as a field expedient, although this wasn't terribly good for the barrel life and reduced the weapon's already poor effective range.

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blunderbuss Blunderbuss]], Blunderbuss,]] a spiritual ancestor to the SawedOffShotgun, was reputed to be remarkably undiscriminating about what one fired out of it. Old nails or rivets were frequently substituted for lead shot as a field expedient, although this wasn't terribly good for the barrel life and reduced the weapon's already poor effective range.
5th Jan '18 2:42:45 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'' games have the HV series of rifles[[labelnote:*]]HV Penetrator, HV Hammerhead, and S-HV Penetrator[[/labelnote]], which fire [[AntiArmor high-speed metal spikes designed to penetrate armor, but are less effective than regular guns against unarmored targets]]. As an added bonus, when close to a surface, [[PinnedToTheWall the HV can stake enemies to said objects with the killing shot]].

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* The ''[[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]]'' games have the HV series of rifles[[labelnote:*]]HV rifles,[[labelnote:*]]HV Penetrator, HV Hammerhead, and S-HV Penetrator[[/labelnote]], Penetrator[[/labelnote]] which fire [[AntiArmor high-speed metal spikes designed to penetrate armor, but are less effective than regular guns against unarmored targets]]. As an added bonus, when close to a surface, [[PinnedToTheWall the HV can stake enemies to said objects with the killing shot]].
5th Jan '18 2:42:26 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' novel "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest", [[spoiler:Lisbeth uses a nail gun to trap Ronald Niedermann in a warehouse, then calls some old enemies to come and kill him]].

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* In ''Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy'' novel "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest", [[spoiler:Lisbeth uses a nail gun to trap affix Ronald Niedermann in Niedermann's feet to a warehouse, warehouse floor, then calls some old enemies to come and kill him]].
5th Jan '18 2:41:17 PM WillKeaton
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* A riveter is used for a particularly brutal murder in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfic, ''[[http://www.thekeep.org/~mike/imbs.html Ill Met By Starlight]]''. The usage is technically correct, being done at close range.

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* A riveter is used for a particularly brutal murder in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' fanfic, ''[[http://www.thekeep.org/~mike/imbs.html Ill Met By Starlight]]''. Starlight.]]'' The usage is technically correct, being done at close range.
23rd Dec '17 8:33:22 PM Malloon
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* In the ''Film/PrinceOfPersia'' film, one of the Hassasains, specialised weapons users, has what amount to primitive nail guns strapped to his wrists. He fires spikes from these over great distances to great effect.
4th Nov '17 12:44:34 AM Juicehead_Baby
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[[caption-width-right:350:Music/NineInchNails [[IncrediblyLamePun have always been popular with misfit teenagers]].]]
13th Oct '17 3:37:56 PM hohocrush
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Nail guns are a common ImprovisedWeapon in fiction. Generally, they are portrayed as being analogous to firearms that shoot nails instead of bullets, while in RealLife, nail guns have a safety mechanism explicitly to prevent this - it must be pressed in direct contact with a surface to fire (meaning you can't just pick one up and, say, start blasting zombies with it). Even if you did bypass said safety mechanism, nails aren't as aerodynamic as rifled bullets, so they don't have the accuracy or range that makes real firearms so deadly. They make better melee weapons since a nail gun is a blunt object that can stick out a long spike on contact, but this is hardly ever represented in fiction. Still, *never* point a nailgun at someone - the safety mechanism can malfunction and if the nail does hit someone it can inflict serious injury.

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Nail guns are a common ImprovisedWeapon in fiction. Generally, they are portrayed as being analogous to firearms that shoot nails instead of bullets, while in RealLife, nail guns have a safety mechanism explicitly to prevent this - it must be pressed in direct contact with a surface to fire (meaning you can't just pick one up and, say, start blasting zombies with it).

Even if you did bypass said safety mechanism, nails aren't as aerodynamic as rifled bullets, so they don't have the accuracy or range that makes real firearms so deadly. They make better melee weapons since a nail gun is a blunt object that can stick out a long spike on contact, but this is hardly ever represented in fiction. Still, *never* point a nailgun at someone - the safety mechanism can malfunction and if the nail does hit someone it can inflict serious injury.
13th Sep '17 4:35:17 PM Lopiny
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* ''TabletopGame/WarhammerAgeOfSigmar'': [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Kharadrin]] [[TheEngineer Endrynriggers]] have tools powerful and heated enough to rivet together an airship that's falling apart in the midst of being shot at, so it's not surprising when they later turn those same rivet guns on whoever's trying to shoot their ships down. As one can imagine, white-hot rivets that can staple an ironclad's hull together can do a number on even the thickest armor.
10th Aug '17 6:07:11 AM AkiTendo
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* ''VideoGame/Fallout3'' has a slight variation in the Railway Rifle, that doesn't shoot nails as much as railroad spikes. Similar to the Penetrator in ''F.E.A.R.'', the spikes pin body parts to walls.
* The ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC ''Lonesome Road'' adds H&H Tools nail guns, which work like silenced submachine guns. Its damage is fairly low (though it does more SubsystemDamage than normal, like the Railway Rifle), especially for an add-on that raises the level cap to 50, [[VendorTrash but its resale value is incredible]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'':
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''VideoGame/Fallout3'' has a slight variation in the Railway Rifle, that doesn't shoot nails as much as railroad spikes. Similar to the Penetrator in ''F.E.A.R.'', the spikes pin body parts to walls.
* ** The ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC ''Lonesome Road'' adds H&H Tools nail guns, which work like silenced submachine guns. Its damage is fairly low (though it does more SubsystemDamage than normal, like the Railway Rifle), especially for an add-on that raises the level cap to 50, [[VendorTrash but its resale value is incredible]].incredible]].
** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has a nail gun that can be customized. You can also add nail guns to robots built in the ''Automatron'' {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC pack.
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