->'''Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky''': Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter. Only three men I know use such a gun. I believe I've killed two of them.\\
'''Franchise/JamesBond:''' Lucky me.
-->--''Film/{{Goldeneye}}''

More specifically, automatic pistols. Yes, [[CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} revolvers]] are pistols, too.

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[[folder:DWM Luger/Pistole Parabellum 1908]]
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->In the category of interesting trivia, "Parabellum" derives from the Roman military textbook titled; "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius. (''Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus'') The relevant quote is usually written as ''Si vis pacem, para bellum'', though sometimes as ''Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.''; and basically translates as '''If you want peace, prepare for war.''' The alternate version translates to: "Therefore he who desires peace, prepares for war."

Better known as the Luger (after designer Georg Luger; while the pistol was originally called "Luger" by American collectors, the terminology filtered back across the Atlantic and Europeans are now just as likely to call it a Luger as a Parabellum), and used by the Germans in both World Wars, this 7.65mm or 9mm (both originally designed for the Luger; 9mm Parabellum is essentially a 7.65mm (aka .30 Luger) cartridge with the bottleneck removed and a larger bullet seated) pistol has a distinctive grip and just looks evil. If ThoseWackyNazis appear, they're probably carrying this. A large number were collected by Allied soldiers as trophies in the UsefulNotes/SecondWorldWar and this means they are still common today. May or may not be particularly unreliable; American ammunition companies after the war downloaded 9mm ammo to keep GI's from blowing up their war trophies; this prevented the Luger's toggle-lock mechanism from cycling correctly. The most distinctive variants are the "Navy" model with a six-inch barrel and two-position rear sight, and the "Artillery" model, with an 8-inch barrel, 8-position rear sight, and optional stock and [[MoreDakka 32-round "Snail drum" magazine]] (which [[AwesomeButImpractical proved far more prone to jamming than standard magazines]]). A .45 ACP version (designed for the U.S. Army pistol tests that eventually led to the M1911) is among the rarest of RareGuns; only two were created, with one possibly being destroyed during the test.[[note]]The Army actually chose the .45 Luger as one of the three finalists in the testing and asked for another 200 to be built, but DWM (at the time the sole maker of the Luger) had just received a huge German contract and decided creating an actual production line for .45 Lugers (the first two had been fully hand-built) without any actual guarantee of adoption just wasn't worth it, especially since they doubted the Americans would adopt a foreign design anyway.[[/note]] A few additional .45 Luger pistols (and one .45 Luger carbine) unconnected to the US Army testing are also known to exist, but the circumstances behind them are unclear; it's possible that Georg Luger and DWM were testing the waters for a potential civilian market. One of these later .45 Lugers is currently on exhibit at the R.W. Norton Art gallery in Louisiana, the other was sold to an anonymous collector in 2010 for $494,000. At least some of the additional .45 Lugers might also be later counterfeits.

If kept in proper condition and fed with ammo of the best quality available, it's the most accurate historic handgun in the world - which is not as astounding when you see it's built more like an Olympic target pistol than a combat one[[note]] Which it isn't. Handguns in the German military at that time did not have "secondary" or "fall-back" status in the early years. They were meant to shoot prisoners and traitors point blank and only carried by officers, much like their use in World War I. The transition from the P08 to the P38 marked the realization of a different doctrine; some German units figured this out on their own in [=WW1=] and carried only Lugers and shovels (with sharpened edges) during trench raids.[[/note]]. There are modern shooters who can achieve better results from this gun than most untrained people can from a ''rifle'', including shot groups a bit larger than 1-inch at short range to an 8-inch bullseye shot from beyond 120 meters.

The P08's intricate machinework proved to be expensive, it needed perfect ammo and absolute cleanliness to fire, the degree of hand-fitting meant that parts interchange less than perfectly, while the complicated toggle-lock was prone to corrosion, especially at sea; [[AwesomeButImpractical the weapon was gradually phased out]] in favour of the simpler, less costly Walther P38, with some limited production of the Luger continuing into 1945.

At least twice during the original production run the [=DWM=] factory modded the Luger into a removable-stock carbine for hunting small game. The first production run ([[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1475Carbine02C.htm Model 1902]]) had been a Model 1900 Luger with 11.75 inch barrel, built only in 7.65mm caliber and sighted to 300m. Both [[ImperialGermany Kaiser Wilhelm II]] and [[{{UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt}} President Theodore Roosevelt]] owned such guns. Right after WorldWarI, came the [[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1728CarbinNav20.htm Model]] [[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/carbinemenu.htm 1920]] carbine, in both 7.65mm and 9mm calibers. Usually with 11.75 inch barrel, [[RareGuns a few custom examples]] were built with 14 inch or 16.5 inch barrels up until [[TheRoaringTwenties the end of the 1920s]].

'''Everything else:'''

* ''Series/BandOfBrothers''. Cpl. Hoobler repeatedly expresses his desire to get hold of one, at one stage running out under fire to search a dead German soldier. When he finally does get hold of a Luger, it [[DeathByIrony accidentally discharges and kills him]].
* In the first ''Film/{{Hellboy}}'' movie, Karl Ruprecht Kroenen uses one with uncanny accuracy against attacking Allied soldiers.
* In ''Film/TheLandThatTimeForgot'', British naval officer Bradley rather memorably uses a long-barreled artillery model Luger to kill an Allosaurus (!).
* The basis for the Lawgiver pistol in the ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' comics.
* From the play ''Theatre/BullshotCrummond''.
-->'''Otto''': "[[JustAStupidAccent Not zo fast -- zis is a Luger!]]"\\
'''Professor Fenton''': "[[GoodGunsBadGuns That means you're Hun! You're both Huns!]]"
* Wielded by farmer Bean in ''WesternAnimation/FantasticMrFox''.
* Even [[Film/TheBluesBrothers Illinois Nazis]] use it.
* Fritz Stanford in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'''s Nazi arc uses a custom one of these called the Eisenreich Luger Special, chambered for .454 Casull ([[AwesomeButImpractical utterly impractical]] in RealLife since the .454 is twice the length of a 9mm Parabellum, leading to a huge grip which would fit [[BearsAreBadNews only a bear's paw]]) and designed to be a HandCannon. He never gets to use it because he shoots off at the mouth way too much to boast about how he's the only one in the world strong enough to handle it, giving [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] all the time in the world to reload her Beretta (mentioned elsewhere on this page) and put him down like a mad dog. She then points out that giant hand cannons are pointless, because ordinary sized guns kill just fine.
* One of the alien mooks in ''Film/BadTaste'' use one.
* Talia uses one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood.''
* In a typically {{Anvilicious}} episode of ''Series/AllInTheFamily'' about the effectiveness of homeowners using guns as deterrents, [[UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist Archie]] ends up going behind his family's back and purchases one from an army buddy. They aren't happy about it.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', The ComicBook/RedSkull uses the Cosmic Cube to turn his pistol into an EnergyWeapon.
* One of the many famous quotes in ''Literature/TheTwelveChairs'' references it by name.
* In various ''Franchise/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' works, Max has a very stylized Luger as a WeaponOfChoice. This same weapon, called the "Lugermorph[[note]]A pun on "lagomorph", the taxonomic order rabbits belong to which Max is often identified as.[[/note]]", is available in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' as a reskin for the Scout and Engineer's pistol.
* Gai in ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'' uses a P08. This is especially notable because the show takes place in ''[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture 2039]]''. He still takes out an [[HumongousMecha Endlave]] with it! [[OlderIsBetter German engineering at its finest!]]
* Used by Adolf Hitler in ''WebVideo/EpicRapBattlesOfHistory'' to shoot the ''fucking Rancor'' that was going to eat him and to blow ''Boba Fett'' off the screen in his third battle against Darth Vader. OlderIsBetter indeed.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'', [[BadassPrincess Parasoul]] and her BadassArmy, the Black Egrets, use this pistol to fit with their [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazi imagery]].
* Appears in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2''. Weakest of the pistols, but due to how the game calculates critical hits, it has a somewhat MagikarpPower. Becomes much more useful if you pick up the drum magazine for it in the cellar, which increases its ammo capacity up to 32 rounds.
* [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] makes use of one in ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Stoke Me A Clipper" that he takes from [[ThoseWackyNazis a Nazi]]. [[ImprobableAimingSkills He's able to]] [[WilliamTelling shoot the chains off a woman]] awaiting a firing squad with it.
* [[BigBad Emile Dufraisne]] carries one in version one of ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Double Agent'' which he uses to execute prisoners and [[YouHaveFailedMe those who have failed him]]. Sam is given it with a single round with which to execute Cole Yeagher and later to choose whether to kill Jamie Washington [[spoiler: or Lambert]].
* One of two handguns carried by the various incarnations of [[Anime/CuteyHoney Panther Claw]] {{Mooks}}, the other being the [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms extremely unlikely Nambu Type 14]].
* Two Luger variants appear in the Nazi chapters of ''Videogame/BloodRayne,'' the furst being a standard Luger and the second being an "Artillery" model with the stock and snail drum mag.
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[[folder:Remington Model 95]]
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->'''Red Kelly:''' Is that a Derringer?\\
'''Meatpacker:''' It sure is.\\
'''Red Kelly:''' I thought that was a lady's gun!\\
'''Meatpacker:''' Well, now, and ain't I a lady's man?
-->--''Literature/{{Silverfin}}''

The original [[HiddenWeapons concealed gun]], as designed specifically to be concealed, and which gave birth to an entire family of single shot concealed firearms [[TheGildedAge in the late 19th century]]. Based on the pocket-pistol work of Henry Deringer in the late 1840s, it appeared in 1866 and combined then-modern metallic cartridge, small size, concealability, double-shot ability by having over and under barrels like a hunting shotgun and a very simple action with few moving parts.\\
Incorrectly regarded [[LittleUselessGun as a low-powered plinking gun]] since it had had less energy than a [=.22LR=]. It fired a .41 caliber soft lead bullet at very low velocity, with nearly zero recoil. At 15 yards it ran out of steam and bounced away if fired at a tree trunk. But it was never meant to be fired at such ranges, only at 2-3 yards at best, in confined spaces, where it could easily pierce an unsuspecting opponent's torso or skull and kill. A favorite of TheWildWest gamblers and card crooks, to hit if a brawl at the card table ensued, therefore it gained an unsavory reputation as an [[WrongSideOfTheTracks outlaw and assassin]] weapon. There are reports from those time of the horrible wounds it made, since it lacked the velocity of normal handgun rounds and did not exit the body afterwards, [[{{Squick}} leaving the victim to die a slow, painful death from organ failure or infection]].\\
Due to concealability and nearly nonexistent recoil, it was also used as a last-resort, self defense weapon by [[TheOldestProfession the prostitutes and saloon girls of the time]], carried in a drawstring purse or garter belt.
* Ambrose carries one in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}.''
* Appears in ''Videogame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood,'' where it's called the "[[LittleUselessGun Lady Gun]]."
* Used by Jonah Hex, Quentin Turnbull and Patrick O' Flynn in ''Film/JonahHex.''
* Lord Rathbone carries one in ''Film/ShanghaiKnights.''
* Colonel Douglas Mortimer wields one in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore.''
* Wielded by Jonathan in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* An 1866 Derringer is available in the [=GameCube=] remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' as the "self-defense gun", apparently loading .22 Magnum. Counter to the usual stereotypes, it is ''incredibly'' powerful, killing anything short of a boss with one bullet - but that's all you get for it, since the previous owner [[AteHisGun committed suicide with the first shot]] and there's no more ammo for it anywhere in the game.
* Fujiko Mine uses one on an occasion in ''Anime/LupinIIIVsDetectiveConanTheMovie''.
* Miss Pauling [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/8/8c/TF2PaulingDerringer.JPG can be seen using one]] in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' movie ''Expiration Date''.
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[[folder:The Lancaster Pistol]]
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The British alternative to revolvers in [[VictorianBritain the late 1880s]], it was more or less a shortened [[MoreDakka quadruple]] rifle, with break-action to reload the barrels like a hunting double rifle or a modern COP 357.\\
Designed by Charles Lancaster, made good use of the patented "Lancaster Oval Bore": instead of conventional cut spiral rifling, it had a slight ovalization of the bore on a spiral track, [[SimpleYetAwesome which was nearly impossible to foul]] by firing the smoky black powder of the time. Able to fire the largest revolver cartridges including the [[{{BFG}} .455 Webley]], but with superior accuracy and range due to the gas-tight seal of the breech, long barrels, heavy weight (well over 2 lbs) to dampen recoil and better ergonomics, being designed and built to the owner's specification.\\
Usually carried by [[GreatWhiteHunter Great White Hunters]] and British Army officers as a side arm [[UsefulNotes/TheRaj in the colonies]], to be fired as a last resort weapon against [[PantheraAwesome tiger or lion]]. During the early 1880s British-Egyptian campaign in Sudan, Major (future Field Marshal and Lord) [[FourStarBadass Kitchener]] spoke highly of the Lancaster pistols carried by officers, as being far superior in accuracy and reliability to revolvers. Still used as a frontline weapon until UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, superseded by cheaper revolvers and automatics in more reasonable calibers.
* ''Film/TheGhostAndTheDarkness''. Both Patterson and Remington make use of one as a RangedEmergencyWeapon.
* [[Film/SherlockHolmes Lord Coward]] tries to shoot Sherlock Holmes with one.
* One shows up on [[Film/DrStrangelove General Ripper's]] gun wall.
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[[folder:Walther [=P38=]]]
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A 9mm pistol conceived for use by the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II as a replacement for the costly Luger P08, it was the first locked-breech pistol to use a double action trigger (following in the footsteps of Walther's very successful PP and PPK blowback pistols). The shooter could load a round into the chamber, use the de-cocking lever to safely lower the hammer without firing the round, and carry the weapon loaded with the hammer down. A pull of the trigger, with the hammer down, fired the first shot and the operation of the pistol ejected the fired round, recocked the hammer, and reloaded a fresh round into the chamber, all features found in many modern day handguns. Early examples were of very high quality but as the war drew on this suffered in regards to the external finish. Otherwise, the weapon was sturdy and resilient to sand and dust; like the Luger it was designed for easy cleaning and disassembly on the battlefield so there aren't any screws aside from the one on the grip making the overall assembly quite complex. Later versions such as the alloy-framed P1 were often ridiculed for poor quality control, one quip was that the weapon was good for "eight warning shots and [[ThrowAwayGuns one aimed throw]]." The main flaw of the P38 design is the heavy (about 15 pounds) and long double-action trigger pull, which makes a well-aimed first shot with the hammer down rather more difficult than with a Luger. Following the war, the P1 continued service as the sidearm of the (West) German Bundeswehr until upgraded versions of the [=USP9=] (see below) began to phase it out in 1994.
* Probably best known in fiction as the guns used in ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE''; the gun was so popular it actually received its own ''fan mail'', up to 400 letters a week at the show's height many of which were simply addressed to "the gun." A variety of custom versions with additional parts were used throughout the series.
* [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Megatron]]. He was a ''Man From UNCLE'' Walther P38 with barrel extension, stock and scope, which became his [[WaveMotionGun Fusion Cannon]]. Oddly though, the beam shot out of the ''scope'', not the barrel.
* Though not as well known as the Luger, it still often turns up in many WWII settings, and because the two are similar looking the casual observer may sometimes mistake one for the other.
* WeaponOfChoice for the titular character of ''Franchise/LupinIII''.
* Hans Landa carries one in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
* In the "jamming pistol" scene in ''Film/SchindlersList'', the SS are carrying P38s.
* Ernie in ''Film/ReturnOfTheLivingDead'' uses a pearl-handled Walther P38 throughout the film.
* Cate Archer uses a silenced version in the first ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever''.
* Stretch the drug dealer in ''Film/HarryBrown'' has a P38, which he is seen [[ImprobableUseOfAWeapon using as a crack pipe]]. This comes back to bite him in the ass, when he tries to fire it and it jams on him.
-->'''Harry:''' "[[PreAsskickingOneliner You failed to maintain your weapon, son]]."
* Used by Captain Marco in ''Literature/TheManchurianCandidate.''
* Major Reisman and Joseph Wladisaw use these guns as their sidearms when they infiltrate the German mansion in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen.''
* Used infamously by the Scorpio Killer and a liquor store proprietor in ''Film/DirtyHarry.''
* Toht's sidearm in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk.''
* In ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'', the P38 is used by the Guerrilla leader and the secret police.
* Indy uses it himself during the tank chase in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where it somehow manages to be a HandCannon and ''shoot through three Nazis at once.''
* Seen many times in the classic series of ''Series/DoctorWho.''
* Used by countless people in ''Series/MissionImpossible.''
* Appears in ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 1942''.
* Seen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty 2: Big Red One'', ''3'', and ''World at War'' as a replacement for the Luger from the earlier games; it's probably most notable in ''World at War'' due to an achievement in the first Soviet level for [[SniperPistol making a shot with it you're supposed to use a sniper rifle for]]. Steiner also briefly carries one in the flashback "Project Nova" level of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', but doesn't fire it (at least, not on-screen or at the player).
* The sidearm of choice of Panther Claw members (sometimes alongside the Nambu) in ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.
* Yoon Tae-goo (a.k.a. 'the Weird') wields a pair of P38s GunsAkimbo throughout ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird''.
* Appears no less than three times in ''Literature/IOnlyWantedToHelp''.
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[[folder:Walther PP/PPK]]
->''"Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter, with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. The American CIA swear by them."''
-->-- '''Major Boothroyd''', ''Film/DrNo''

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One of the first successful double-action semi-automatics, the original PP pistol was released in 1929, the weapon proving popular with both civilians and police for its reliability and ease of concealment. The PPK (''Polizeipistole Kriminalmodell'') was released in 1931 as a pistol for use by plainclothes and undercover police; the PPK is shorter than the PP and has a reduced magazine capacity. Due to the need for [[SesquipedalianLoquaciousness absolute concealability]], the small size forced the designers to use mostly very small calibers like .22 LR or .32 ACP, less suited to the rigors of combat. Both weapons were adopted by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany as service pistols, issued to the German military and police, the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials; most notably, it was the weapon UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to commit suicide in 1945. The original PPK has been illegal for importation into the United States since 1968[[note]]The 1968 Gun Control Act impose a complicated "points" system to determine which guns are allowed to be imported, and it's near-impossible for a pocket pistol chambered in .22 LR, .32 ACP or .380 ACP (ie the only calibers the PPK chambered for) to qualify. Thus, this provision designed to block importation of cheap "junk guns" believed to be popular with criminals instead had the primary effect of stopping importation of the relatively expensive pocket pistols that were favored by undercover and off-duty police.[[/note]]; American models are either the PPK/S (a PPK slide on a PP frame), or domestically assembled under license by Smith & Wesson. Production by Walther ended in 2008, but demand in the United States remains high enough that S&W still makes the licensed version. In the aftermath of World War II the PP/PPK design was highly influential, with many later handguns taking inspiration from it.

* The most famous user is, of course, Film/JamesBond, who replaces his Beretta M1934, with a PPK chambered in 7.65mm (.32 ACP, although calibres varied depending on the actor - [[Creator/SeanConnery Connery]], [[Creator/TimothyDalton Dalton]] and [[Creator/PierceBrosnan Brosnan]] carried it in .32 ACP, while [[Creator/GeorgeLazenby Lazenby]], [[Creator/RogerMoore Moore]] and [[Creator/DanielCraig Craig]] opted for the .380 ACP version) in ''Film/DrNo''. He uses this until replacing it with a Walther P99 in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', though as of ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' Bond has returned to the PPK.[[note]]Reverting to the PPK for the more realistic reboot was entirely logical, as Bond is a ''spy'' (and sometimes an assassin when needed, hence the famous "license to kill"). A full-sized service pistol like the P99 is difficult to conceal, and thus ill-suited to Bond's line of work. The introduction of the P99 was one of the few examples of a character's firearm choice being MerchandiseDriven: there was an endorsement deal with Walther, who wanted to have what was then their newest product featured in the current Bond movie. The PPK, on the other hand, is even today a viable choice for a concealed weapon, being small but just powerful enough to be a decent defensive (or assassination) weapon.[[/note]] In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', he is given a PPK with an ID lock so only he can fire it.
** In the [[Literature/JamesBond books]], Bond originally wielded a suppressed .25 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_418 Beretta 418]] until [[Literature/FromRussiaWithLove it got caught in his waistband]] and he was nearly killed as a result. In ''Literature/DrNo'' he gets his iconic PPK, and while he's rather unhappy about losing his beloved sidearm, by ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' he's accepted the PPK as his new (and arguably more sensible) sidearm.
** Most parodies of Bond carry one as well.
* Umi Martin is assigned one in version one of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''.
* ''Series/TheEqualizer'' uses a stainless steel PPK/S; as he's a former spy played by a British actor this is likely a James Bond ShoutOut.
* ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange: The Oath'' -- a pistol identified as Hitler's suicide weapon (loaded with silver bullets) critically injures Doc. After being patched up, he uses it himself to kill a monster that his limitless magical powers couldn't faze.
* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', the Soldats High Priestesses use gold plated [=PPK=]s.
* Fired GunsAkimbo by an old lady on a scooter in ''Film/HotFuzz''.
* Bridget Von Hammersmarck and Archie Hickox both use one in the bar shootout in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''.
* In ''Film/{{Zombieland}}'', Wichita points one at Tallahassee, after he snatches a gun off her sister.
* ''Comicbook/YTheLastMan''. Agent 355 gives a PPK to Yorick to defend himself with.
* Dee Dee [=McCall=] in the earlier seasons of the TV cop series ''Series/{{Hunter}}''.
* ''Film/ShootEmUp''. In the opening shoot-out Clive Owen has a PPK jam on him; he throws it away, declaring the pistol a "piece of shit." Might be a TakeThat as Clive was briefly considered for the role of James Bond in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''.
* In the anime film ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' one is carried by Kusanagi everywhere she goes as a sign of her mental instability.
* Moira [=MacTaggart=] uses a PPK as her sidearm in ''Film/XMenFirstClass.''
* Like James Bond, [[WesternAnimation/{{Archer}} Sterling Archer]] prefers a PPK in .32 ACP. As he explains it:
-->'''Archer:''' Chambered for the .32 ACP cartridge, my Walther has a magazine capacity of seven rounds, plus one in the chamber. And if whatever you're shooting doesn't die after you pump eight 32-caliber slugs into it, it's probably a dragon.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'' Mister Gold uses a PPK in the episode "Skin Deep."
* Ah Jong of ''Film/TheKiller'' empties one into one of the bad guys attacking his apartment. It's drawn from his sleeve.
* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', Peggy Carter uses one. Not as implausible as it seems at first glance, since the PPK was introduced in 1931, before the Nazis even took power, and was available for export until the expansion of the German military and police led to domestic orders monopolizing Walther's production capacity. Also, Allied intelligence services stockpiled German weapons for behind-the-lines operations, the idea being that being caught with a German-made gun wouldn't automatically peg one as a spy.
** The PPK remains as Peggy's sidearm in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
* Harry Ioki in ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' carries a PPK as his sidearm.
* The stock Pistol in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' heavily resembles a stainless PPK, with some hints of the Makarov PM that was loosely based on a proposed upgrade to the PPK. Ironically, it's used by the Scout and Engineer, but not [[TuxedoAndMartini the Spy]], who wields a [[CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} Colt Python]].
* A suppressed PPK is seen in the hands of four characters in ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', including Jason Bourne.
* This is the weapon used to [[spoiler: shoot Henry Jones]] in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade.''
* Johnny English's primary weapon in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'', and it seems to be the main sidearm of MI6.
* Pops up frequently in the classic series of ''Series/DoctorWho.''
* Found in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' if you do the optional Warehouse dungeon.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' as the [[AKA47 "Gruber Kurz"]], named after Hans Gruber, the villain of ''Film/DieHard''. By default, it's a PPK, but adding the long slide mod turns it into a PP.
* ''Loads'' of mooks and allies, if not all of them, use the PPK in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. Tintin occasionally picks one up, but most of the time, he's packing a Hi-Power.
* Appears a couple of times in ''Literature/IOnlyWantedToHelp''.
* ''Film/TheDeparted''. [[DeepCoverAgent Costigan]] carries a nickel plated PPK for the majority of the film, which makes a good fit for his undercover work.
* The PP appears in ''Videogame/BloodRayne'' as a Nazi sidearm [[AKA47 under the name "Walthurm PP"]].
* A PPK is the sidearm of one of the [[Film/Anchorman2TheLegendContinues history news team]] members in the climatic fight scene.
* The PPK seems to be the standard sidearm for the 501st Joint Fighter Wing in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', as Yoshika is issued one upon arriving (though she returns it owing to [[DoesntLikeGuns a dislike for guns]]) and Minna carries one often as well.
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[[folder:Makarov PM]]
->The primary automatic pistol of the Soviet military and other Warsaw Pact forces. The gun itself is extremely lightweight, and the ammo, while medium in caliber, is more than powerful enough in practice.
-->--''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' description

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After World War II, working from German experiments in improving the 9x17mm cartridge, Soviet engineers created one of the finest blowback pistols in history: the Pistolet Makarova or Makarov (after the designer, Nikolai Fyodorovich Makarov; the designation PM stands for "Pistolet Makarova" or "Makarov's Pistol") semi-automatic pistol. Based on the Walther "Ultra" wartime design, it used a 9x18mm cartridge and bullet that was not interchangeable with Western 9x17mm or 9x19mm ammunition[[note]]the actual bullet is 9.22mm[[/note]], and was roughly within the same power class as the .38 Special revolver round. It replaced the TT-33 Tokarev (and, by extension, the Nagant 1895 revolver the Tokarev failed to completely replace) for military use in the Soviet Union in 1951, and is still in limited use in Russia[[note]]On paper, they were replaced for general use by the 9x19mm Yarygin [=PYa=] as of 2003, though the vast number of [=PMs=], IZh-71s and, to a lesser extent, the unsuccessful modernized [=PMMs=] still rests comfortably in the holsters of almost every policeman and security guard in the country; the [=PYa=] only entered wide-scale production in 2011.[[/note]], several other former Soviet Republics, North Korea, and Vietnam. Many other Warsaw pact nations at the same time also adopted 9x18mm PP-derived blowback pistols[[note]]East Germany and Bulgaria licensed the Makarov design for domestic production, Poland produced a smaller variant called the Radom P-64, Hungary produced an alloy-framed variant known as the FEG PA-63 (which even more closely resembles the PP than the other 9x18mm pistols), and Czechoslovakia adopted a cosmetically similar but internally different double-stack called the CZ-82. Many of these are referred to as "Makarovs" even when they aren't[[/note]]. With the fall of communism, all of these variants have entered Western firearms markets; East German and Soviet Makarovs, coming from no-longer-existing countries, are considered "Curio and Relic" designs in the US, bypassing many licensing requirements for sellers. Due to being the standard Soviet pistol of the Cold War, it's widely seen as a "bad guy" gun in spy and war movies.

Appearances of the Makarov in fiction include:
* The opening credits of ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''.
* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' in the hands of Tomas Arana playing the part of Igor Loginov.
* Creator/PierceBrosnan uses one as a KGB agent in ''Film/TheFourthProtocol.''
* Appears in many places in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
* Simon Gruber has one in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance''.
* Used in Афганский Излом (Afganskij Izlom; trans: Afghan Breakdown).
* Pierce Brosnan uses the Makarov again in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
* Used briefly against Film/JamesBond in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''; he eventually commandeers one and uses it GunsAkimbo with his P99 for a short while.
* Appears in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', making it a weapon that not only appears in every single ''Bond'' film starring Pierce Brosnan, but is also used by Bond in every film from that era.
* A random soldier has one in Film/LordOfWar.
* Shows up in ''Film/TheHangover Part Two'' of all places.
* Used by multiple characters in ''Film/MissionImpossibleGhostProtocol.''
* Appears in the hands of Jack [=McClane=] in ''Franchise/DieHard''.
* Used by many characters in 9 Рота (9 Rota trans: The 9'th Company).
* Used by both Chechens and Russians in Марш Бросок (Marsh Brosok).
* Makes repeat appearances in ''Series/CSICrimeSceneInvestigation.''
* Jack Bauer uses one in Series/TwentyFour.
* Various characters use the Makarov in Грозовые Ворота (Grozovye Vorota trans: [The?] Storm Gate).
* Used prominently in the Спецназ (Spetsnaz) TV Series.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' naturally had to feature it at some point. A 9x18 handgun becomes Yukio's weapon of choice, and is definitely a favourite of Hotel Moscow.
* Used by guards in a few of the early ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' games. Fisher can finally get his hands on one in ''Blacklist''.
* Appears without fail in every installment of the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series, where it's the most basic and common handgun. The player character of ''Call of Pripyat'' even starts with a extra-durable one that he was given for his military service.
* Appears in ''7.62 High Caliber'', given that the game is made of epic GunPorn. It's the absolute worst gun in the game, with the only weapon weaker than it being a permanently silenced stealth pistol. Unless you're extremely hard up for cash (or someone desperately needs a sidearm and you happen to pick one up off a corpse), it's VendorTrash. However, it does play a vital role in one mission: the rebel leader demands that you execute a prisoner to prove your loyalty, and she hands you a Makarov to do it. [[spoiler: There's some blood packs and 9x18mm blanks around the camp, which you can use to fake the assassination and let the captured officer escape.]]
* Both the standard Makarov and the silenced [=6P9=] appear in ''VideoGame/FarCry2''; the latter is also available in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''VideoGame/FarCry4''. In ''2'' and ''3'' it is very good for early-game stealth tactics. Conversely, it's one of the last unlocks in ''4'', where it's very likely to have long since been outclassed by a suppressed Signature weapon the player may have found at any point before then.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' as a relatively common sidearm; a few officers across the campaign can be seen wielding [[GunsAkimbo two at once against you]]. Also used a particularly dramatic scene near the end of the game:
->MY NAME! IS VIKTOR! REZNOV! AND I WILL HAVE! MY! REVENGE!
* Used by the [[TriadsAndTongs Triads]] in ''Film/LethalWeapon4.''
* Featured in a scene in ''Film/{{Hitman}}'' where arms dealer Belicoff shows off a Makarov stated to fire .22LR cartridges. Whether this is a genuine .22 conversion of the pistol (a .22LR conversion kit for the Makarov exists) or if Belicoff was just mistaken (he doesn't seem to actually know much about guns, as 47 points out later) is not made clear.
* Starts appearing in ''Franchise/MetalGear'' game from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' (where it's carried by Gurlukovich's mercenaries) onwards. Ocelot carries one in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', where it jams on him and he switches to the [[RevolversAreJustBetter Colt Single Action Army]]. Snake can [[UnusableEnemyEquipment finally]] use one (specifically the improved PMM) in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' and it can be researched along with its [=6P9=] PB variant with an integral suppressor in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Insurgency}}'', the Makarov PM is an Insurgent-centric pistol but available for use by both sides. Notably, it costs 0 supply points and also the lightest sidearm available.
* A mook uses one to kill [[spoiler: Tim Richardson's parents]] in ''Literature/IOnlyWantedToHelp''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}: Drake's Fortune'' features the Makarov as Drake's preferred pistol.
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[[folder:Heckler and Koch USP]]
->H&K's above average performer excels in damage, capacity and range.
-->--''[[WebAnimation/MadnessCombat Madness: Project Nexus]]'' description of the USP Match

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The USP is a German handgun, adopted by the German army as the P8, the German police as the P10 (Compact version), and various special forces groups as the P12 (Tactical version). Originally designed for the .40 S&W cartridge, shortly followed by 9x19mm and .45 ACP variants (each is superficially identical, save for the [=USP45=] being visibly larger than the other versions). The USP is a derivative of the even larger [[RareGuns Mark 23]], the SOCOM variant of which was adopted by the US special forces in the '90s. It was eventually superseded by the lighter, smaller and more user friendly USP Tactical (which was adopted by the Bundeswehr's Kommando Spezialkräfte and the German Navy's Kampfschwimmer as the P12), though is in service with several militaries and police forces around the world. The pistol is legendary for its reliability; during its development, Heckler and Koch subjected it to rigorous tests, all of which it passed with flying colors. It was frozen to -42 Celsius (-43 Fahrenheit), then fired. It was then heated to 67 Celsius (152 Fahrenheit) and fired again. One notable test had a bullet be deliberately lodged in the barrel, and then another bullet fired to clear the obstruction. The barrel only bulged slightly (most guns would explode in response), and a subsequent shot grouping test showed little degradation in accuracy.
* The USP Tactical was the starting weapon of Counter-Terrorist players in the ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' series until ''Global Offensive'' changed it to a [=P2000=]. A later patch to ''Global Offensive'' would let you replace the [=P2000=] with a USP that comes with a removable silencer; besides the quieter firing sound they are identical except the USP had less recoil in exchange for less reserve ammunition.
* In ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', Lara's pistols of choice are a pair of the Match variant of the USP. They're supposed to be sporting grade accurate. These pistols were discontinued in 1999, and thus are exceedingly rare on the market. They retail for about $2500-3000 a pistol. In comparison, the standard USP retails for between $850-900.
* The pistol Gordon Freeman and the Metrocops use in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is a USP Match. Unlike the above, this pistol has abysmal accuracy at range.
* Silas in Literature/TheDaVinciCode. In the book it was a .45, but in the movie it is the 9mm version. Probably because 9mm blanks are cheaper than .45 ones.
* TabletopGame ''Spycraft''[='=]s designers figured this weapon should be the most 'expensive' (per its requisitioning system) among auto handguns, on par with the .44s. Then again, the USP series are horribly overpriced in real life, too.
* [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] uses the Compact variant with stainless slide.
* Neil [=McCauley=] carries a USP early on in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' but switches to a SIG Sauer P220 towards the end of the film.
* The Obeya FBW pistol in ''VideoGame/AllPointsBulletin'' is clearly based on the USP.
* The AT-14 and [=ACM46=] pistols in [[VideoGame/FirstEncounterAssaultRecon F.E.A.R.]] and its sequel are USP's [[AKA47 with a different name]]; the former is mostly based on the .40 S&W version (though with the capacity of the 9mm version, and textures from the .45 ACP one), the latter is the 9mm version with rails bolted on and a second set of ironsights on those rails to make up for the standard ones being blocked.
* Misato carries a USP as her sidearm in ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''.
* A common pistol in the ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' series. The first game seemed to want it to be the {{rare|Guns}}r Mark 23, however, as the USP in that game fits the Mark 23's laser aiming module (not possible in real life due to the difference in size). ''Modern Warfare 3'' mostly keeps the model from the second game for singleplayer, while switching it out for a USP Tactical in multi and Survival.
* The USP shows up in both normal and tactical variants in ''7.62mm High Calibre''. The difference being that the tactical version is threaded to accept a suppressor. It's a perfectly good pistol for mid and late game fighting, thanks to the relatively large magazine and good accuracy.
* In the tanker chapter of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', Snake acquires one chambered in 9mm (a rare move for a video game, as most of them go for the the .45 version, or more rarely the .40 S&W one) from Olga Gurlukovich and uses it until he is captured late into the plant chapter and even then, may still have it, as even when he is captured, he is still carrying a pistol in his hip holster.
* This is one of the guns SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is seen wielding in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum.''
* A common pistol in ''VideoGames/SleepingDogs''. Unlike most examples, all three variants appear ingame.
* [=USPs=] can be found in the Chrysler Building in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve.'' A P8 variant can be found in Central Park.
* ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'''s [[AKA47 Interceptor .45]] is, appropriately enough, a .45 USP Tactical. Mods can be added to turn it into a USP Match or USP Expert.
* Every game in the ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' series offers the .40 S&W version as a sidearm for players, with the [[RareGuns Mark 23]] as a .45 ACP alternative. The original game offers the .45 version instead of a Mark 23; though it's likely supposed to be one (named as such on the menus), it uses the exact same model as the [=USP40=].
* ''Film/ExecutiveDecision''. Grant wields one when he attempts to find the terrorist with the remote for the bomb. It's equipped with a suppressor and a laser sight, which makes it clear that the filmmakers were trying to pass it off as a [[RareGuns Mark 23]].
* A common pistol in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Blood Money''. It's the .40 S&W version and is available in both standard and silenced variants. It's carried by most armed [=NPCs=], [[ArtisticLicenseMilitary including the Marines in the White House]].
** ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch: Dead Men'' from the same developers likewise features a [=USP40=], using the same name and model from ''Blood Money'', as the first (and by ''far'' the most common) of two available handguns.
* The USP Compact in .45 is available in all three ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' games as the "UDP Compact". It competes with the other .45 pistols with the fastest rate of fire, very light weight, and, in ''Call of Pripyat'', the highest unmodified capacity and a [[MoreDakka full-auto upgrade]], but in return it has a noticeable tendency to jam.
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[[folder:Beretta 92]]
->I feel the Beretta is a great character. It's so strong and elegant. The other guns look dumb to me. Also the good thing I like-how many bullets can it fire? Seventeen bullets? You can fire 17 bullets. When you continue firing it's like...the drumbeat. Like music.
-->--'''John Woo''', on the Beretta 92

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A semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9mm with a 15-round magazine, it is easily identified by its iconic enlarged ejection port (the barrel is actually visible for a large part of the gun). The 92 is a descendent of the single stack Beretta M1951, and can be considered a modern-day variant of the Walther P38, as it uses the P38's locking block as opposed to a Browning-style tilting barrel; this allows for a lighter slide (or a lighter half of a slide, in Beretta's case; like almost every Beretta pistol in the last century, it features a slide that leaves the top half of the barrel exposed), and the barrel is restricted to back-and-forth motion, helping accuracy. It has been continually updated for a while, its latest model being the [=92A1=]; there are also licensed Brazilian clones known as the Taurus [=PT92=] and [=PT99=][[note]]other than the latter having adjustable sights, they are identical to each other[[/note]] which show up in fiction rather often; they are a clone of the first model of the 92, and feature a 1911-style frame safety as opposed to a slide-mounted decocker safety. This is a gun with multiple claims to fame:
# It's very common in film and television because many people think it looks cool, and because [[MoneyDearBoy Beretta paid lots of money to make sure that many action movie heroes of the 1980s carried a Beretta 92 or derivative]].
# It's Creator/JohnWoo's favorite gun (he claims all others are ugly), and is seen frequently in his films.
# In said films, it is frequently seen GunsAkimbo, with a number of homages thereby (reviewed further down).
# It's also known as the M9, the standard service pistol for YanksWithTanks since 1986.
In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to a perceived lack of stopping power, especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also had persistent issues with faulty magazines (as opposed to genuine Beretta ones; the issue seems to have been a US government mandated "sand-resistant" coating that actually attracted more sand), and a situation where the slide pops off the weapon during action and ends up in the face of the user (this was eventually determined to be from a part failing around the five-thousand-round mark when it was supposed to last for twenty-five thousand; rumor has it at least one Navy SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye]] in training to this, though despite stories to the contrary none were killed by flying Beretta slides). Though these issues have been dealt with, it is nevertheless a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust (remember the open-topped slide?) and is notorious for wearing out very quickly. Basically, the problem is that the US military tried to use a ceremonial pistol as a combat one, with predictable results. The opinion of the troops who carry it ranges from "It's okay but not great," to ''"FUCK THIS USELESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!"'' One branch or another of the US military (at least, those that didn't resist the switchover in the first place [USMC Force Recon, with the M45 MEUSOC] or give it up in favor of the second-place winner in the competition [the aforementioned [=SEALs=], using the P226 as the Mk 25[[labelnote:*]]the P226 only lost the M9 competition because the combined price of the gun plus extra mags and spare parts was higher than the Beretta's; the pistols on their own cost less[[/labelnote]]]) tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, which eventually concludes with every submitted design, including updated [=1911s=], outperforming the hell out of the M9 in every respect [[StatusQuoIsGod before the project gets cancelled and more M9s are ordered]].
* The weapon of choice of Revy, of the anime ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', who [[GunsAkimbo wields two of them]]. Her version, the Sword Cutlass, has an extended barrel and slide, stainless finish and is further pimped-out with ivory grips with skull-and-crossbones medallions.
* A main weapon in most {{Cop Show}}s.
* Supposedly what the classic ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' pistol is based off of.
* Mack Bolan (''Literature/TheExecutioner'') used a silenced Beretta Brigadier, an early civilian model. He later updates to the [[CoolGuns/MachinePistols 93R]].
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has this as Snake's WeaponOfChoice in the [[VideoGame/{{MetalGear1}} MSX]] [[VideoGame/{{MetalGear2SolidSnake}} games]], and in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and ''[[VideoGameRemake The Twin Snakes]]'' he gets one modified to fire tranquilizer rounds.
* Any work that depicts the modern US Military [[ShownTheirWork accurately]] will feature this weapon. Ones that do include:
** [[Series/StargateSG1 Stargate Command]] and the [[Series/StargateAtlantis Atlantis Expedition]].
** ''Film/BattleLosAngeles'', starring [[SemperFi the USMC]] and Aaron Eckhart.
* When Chow Yun-Fat uses a gun ([[GunsAkimbo or two]]) in a Creator/JohnWoo movie, chances are it will be this gun. Examples include Mark Gor from ''Film/ABetterTomorrow'', Ah Jong from ''Film/TheKiller'', and Tequila Yuen from ''Film/HardBoiled'' (these are actually Taurus weapons) and ''VideoGame/{{Stranglehold}}''. John Woo's omnipresent use of the 92 in the DualWielding role may have been responsible for [[MemeticMutation other works doing the same]], such as:
** The player, in ''VideoGame/CounterStrike''. They were 92G Elite II's, supposedly chambered in .40, in the early games, but eventually replaced with Inox 92FS's in ''Global Offensive''.
** Neo, in ''Film/TheMatrix'' (his first pair of ThrowAwayGuns in the lobby shootout).
* VideoGame/MaxPayne also favors these as his pistol of choice. He's quite fond of wielding [[GunsAkimbo two at a time]].
** During his stint in Brazil in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne3'', he equips the Taurus [=PT92=] instead, which is the Brazilian-licensed clone of the Beretta 92.
* John [=McClane=] in ''Film/DieHard''. He upgrades to the SIG [=P220R=] in the [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard fourth movie]], though.
* Available in the ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance'' series. It's the second best handgun in the first game, and a good benchmark handgun in the second.
* Martin Riggs used one in the ''Film/LethalWeapon'' series, upgraded with a laser pointer in the fourth film. Its depiction in that film is credited for further popularizing the firearm.
** In the [[Film/LethalWeapon4 final movie]] of the series, Creator/JetLi's character disassembles Riggs' Beretta... [[DontTryThisAtHome while Riggs is holding it and trying to shoot him]] (which is physically possible with a Beretta due to its design, so it's not just Hollywood trickery, but definitely AwesomeButImpractical).
* Kane used one of these to kill Seth in the original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''.
* The Beretta 92's single-stack predecessor, the M951, was used by Tony Montana in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}''.
* The Beretta is the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] team's sidearm of choice. The Samurai Edge, developed by a local gunsmith and used by Rebecca, Jill, and in the Director's Cut, is a heavily modified 92FS; the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] [=REmake=] also includes a "Samurai Edge" variant of the .40 S&W Beretta 96, with an extended compensator and magazine that makes it resemble Franchise/RoboCop's Auto-9. Claire gets a Beretta 93R in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' to replace her Browning Hi-Power from [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 the second game]].
** Standard issue sidearm of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance field agents in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5''. Chris and Sheva will always draw their Beretta 92's in cutscenes. The 93R is also available.
* Preston in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'' uses two Beretta [=92FS=] pistols modified with drop-in auto sears and lengthened barrels and frames. The non-firing props also had a frame-mounted M16-style fire selector. Contrary to popular belief, he did not use [=93Rs=]; the movie guns had slide-mounted safeties, while the 93R safety is frame-mounted. Similar converted 92s were used in ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' and ''Film/JudgeDredd''.
* ''Series/{{Hunter}}'' (TV series). In seasons 5 through 7, Rick Hunter used a Beretta 92F/FS.
* Both the Beretta and Taurus varieties are used in ''Film/TheCrow''. Notably, the bad guys and Eric carry Tauruses, and the cops carry Berettas.
* Used by Conrad Marburg in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol''. You can get his pistol too, but it's GuideDangIt hard.
* Reinhard in ''Film/{{Blade}} II'' carries one with a huge choppa and some smaller bits bolted on.
* Used by Homura Akemi in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' to [[spoiler:fill Kyubey full of holes]].
* The 92FS version shows up in ''7.62 High Calibre''. It's a decent, all-around handgun, but unlike the superior weapons (like the USP) it has magazines very easily available and cheap.
* The Thompson Sisters' weapon forms in ''Manga/SoulEater'' are a pair of 92FS Inox pistols.
* The first two ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games feature the 92SB filling in as the M9; it's still in the third game, though [[DummiedOut never given to the player and not available in multiplayer]]. The second also features the 92SB converted to burst-fire to stand in for the 93R. ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' features an [=M9A1=] with an unusable top rail and LaserSight.
* [[CorruptCop Inspector Richard]] carries a Beretta 92FS Inox as his sidearm in ''Film/KissOfTheDragon.''
* Appears as the "[[{{AKA47}} B9-S]]" in ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'', where it's your starting pistol. It features night sights, a HollywoodSilencer and can be upgraded with a recoil compensator.
** Reappears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', now with the full name "Bernetti 9" (presumably, the "S" stood for "silenced" or "suppressed". It has a very high base concealment, so attaching a silencer to it isn't a bad idea.
* Frank Castle carries [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Beretta 92FS Inoxes throughout ''Film/PunisherWarZone.''
* Surprisingly rare in ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', given the John Woo influence; the only notable appearance is Spike using one with a stainless barrel [[GunsAkimbo alongside his Jericho 941]] in the fifth episode.
* Emergency weapon left to Sharon "Heather Mason" Da Silva in ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D''.
* Jack English's weapons of choice are a pair of Beretta M9's in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* [[Series/GarthMarenghisDarkplace Dr. Lucien Sanchez]] carries two of them around the hospital, most prominently in the scene where he shoots an iron. His pistol comes to life in his own hands, so he throws it down, stamps on it, then draws ''another'' Beretta and uses it to shoot the first one.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'': LAPD detective Marty Deeks has one as his service weapon (which is eventually replaced by a S&W 9544). He claims the manual safety once saved him during a gun snatch by a junkie.
* Shows up with a certain frequence in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', but not nearly enough for a series featuring an assassination team sponsored by the Italian government.
* Aya Brea of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' can be seen wielding a Beretta 92 in some artwork. Wayne will give you a 92FS after the precinct is attacked; it had belonged to Torres, who died in the attack. [=M9s=] can also be found throughout the game, such as one dropped by the boss called Sheeva in the precinct.
* A lot of characters in Irish productions, particularly those featuring [[TheIrishMob criminal gangs]], tend to use Berettas including [[TheHero Jimmy Bennett]] in ''Film/FatalDeviation'', [[CowboyCop Jerry Lynch]] in ''Film/InterMission'', [[BigBad Francis Sheehy-Skeffington]] in ''Film/TheGuard'' and various characters in ''Series/LoveHate''.
* The basic pistol in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''.
* Shows up as a unique weapon in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Shadow of Chernobyl'', under the name "Martha", only available if you let a Duty member captured by bandits die. It's the strongest 9x19mm handgun in the game, but as is typical for NATO weapons it has piss-poor durability. ''Clear Sky'' and ''Call of Pripyat'' make it more available.
* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' had Walker carry a Taurus [=PT92=] as his main sidearm. [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Not that he ever]] [[MemeticBadass really needed it]].
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[[folder:Colt 1911]]
->Whoever did this is a professional. No question - this thing could shoot a one-hole at 25 yards in a machine rest.
-->--'''Big Boss''', praising his custom M1911, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''

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A more than century-old weapon, the M1911 is a single-action semi-automatic chambered in .45 ACP; it is iconic in gun culture and widely seen as one of the best handguns ever designed. Invented by legendary firearms designer John Browning and first manufactured by Colt, it has since been [[FollowTheLeader copied]] by nearly every gun manufacturer worth its salt. Due to its age, any firearms manufacturer can make an exact copy of the M1911, without permission from or royalty payments to Colt. And they do. Not to mention various "improvements", a few of which even offer legitimate advantages (but most don't). It was the United States Army service pistol from UsefulNotes/WorldWarI until TheEighties, when it was replaced by the M9. Some special operations units still use M1911s, and it is a common starting point for custom pistols. Dozens of variants exist.
* This weapon is shown in most WWII movies and videogames, since it was the standard-issue US sidearm at the time. As a historical footnote, M1911s manufactured under license in Norway from 1916 onwards continued to be produced for the German occupation forces during WWII, being designated ''Pistole 657(n)''. In other words, even the {{Nazi}}s used this to a certain extent.
* In ''Literature/IOnlyWantedToHelp'', Cole Nichols, Tim Richardson, and Barry Lands each carry one of these at least once.
* In ''Film/{{Letters from Iwo Jima}}'', General Kuribayashi, the Japanese commander of the defense of the island carries a very nice custom M1911 with ivory grips, leading his soldiers to believe that he took it from a dead American. Turns out he received it as a going-away gift from a group of American officers whom he was friends with before the war began.
* In the 2004 ''[[Film/ThePunisher2004 Punisher]]'' film, Frank Castle is seen dual wielding Colt Customs made by his father.
** This is something of a trademark weapon for Frank in the comic book series as well.
* ''[[Literature/TheExecutioner Able Team]]'' series by Dick Stivers. Not having faith in 9mm, Carl Lyons used a Colt M1911 extensively customised to give it the same qualities as the Beretta 93Rs wielded by his partners.
* ''Radio/TheShadow'' wielded a [[GunsAkimbo pair of these]].
* EVA gives a customized M1911 to Big Boss (then Naked Snake) at the outset of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. He then ''falls in love with it'' (if you contact Sigint, he talks about fifteen different modifications made to the weapon), as seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNIGDIn7Gag here]] (partially; this is a joke version because the proper scene doesn't seem to be on Website/{{Youtube}}). The custom 1911 was actually modeled from an airsoft gun.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' features no less than five different 1911 variants. Old Snake is given an updated M1911 copy, the Springfield Operator, with a LaserSight built into the guide rod as one of his first weapons. The [=PMCs=] in the game also use an M1911 clone, the Sig Sauer GSR. It is also possible to enter a code and receive the original [=MGS3 M1911=]. The [[HandCannon Thor .45-70]] is a single shot pistol built from 1911 parts, chambered in .45-70 Government and is Liquid Ocelot's WeaponOfChoice (apparently, since he only actually uses it one time). Finally, [[NewGamePlus completing the game once]] unlocks the "Race Gun", a similar Strayer Voigt Infinity chambered for 9x23mm Winchester rounds with a reduced charge that's just about enough to cycle the gun, allowing for Ocelot-style ricochet shots at the expense of stopping power.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' has them, [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms inexplicably carried by Soviet soldiers]] and by FOX operatives. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' allows the player to develop one early into the game and specs for the ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' custom variant are available too.
* Nadie in ''Anime/ElCazadorDeLaBruja''.
* ''Literature/HonorHarrington'' in the Honorverse series of books by David Weber uses a 1911 variant. The books take place 2,000 years in the future, and the standard firearms are pocket-sized rapid-fire mass drivers (called Pulsers) that can turn unarmored targets into hamburger meat [[labelnote:*]]Against [[PoweredArmor armored opponents]], it mostly only [[FiveRoundsRapid gets their attention]][[/labelnote]]. She was introduced to the old-fashioned weapon by her uncle, who was an active member of the Society of Creative Anachronisms. The weapon, and her familiarity with it, has come in [[ChekhovsGun very handy]] from time to time, though she normally uses modern weaponry, including a Pulser concealed in [[spoiler: her prosthetic arm.]]
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry's'' Ebony and Ivory, and their earlier equivalents Luce and Ombra, are custom 1911s; the main alterations being wooden grips, gold-plated controls, and enormous ported compensators.
* An anachronistic nickel-plated [=M1911A1=] is used by Cal toward the end of ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. While the basic 1911 existed at the time, the civilian version had only been available for about a month and the A1 didn't exist until 1926.
* Preferred 'rod' of private eye Literature/MikeHammer, a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII veteran. Stacy Keach used one in the 1980s TV series (unlike some other screen adaptations of Mickey Spillane's character) which he called "[[ICallItVera Betsy]]".
* Castor Troy's guns of choice in ''Film/FaceOff'' - gold-plated, fitted with custom grips and carried in a special double holster. As it's a Creator/JohnWoo movie, he uses them GunsAkimbo.
* Used in the short story, [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109581/1/i-did-not-want-to-die/i-did-not-want-to-die I Did Not Want To Die.]]
* One of the most persistent weapon in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series, present in almost every game except for ''Battlefield 2'' and ''Battlefield 2142''.
* [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Agent 47's]] handguns of choice are a pair of customizable 1911 clone AMT Hardballers, which he calls Silverballers. In the fourth game of the series, ''Blood Money'' two major antagonists also have their own different high-quality custom M1911s.
* In ''Film/TheTerminator'', the eponymous character uses an AMT Hardballer with 7" slide and laser sight.
** In [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the sequel]], the Terminator takes a "Coltonics" (Colt Series 70 slide mounted on the frame of a Detonics Score Master) from one of the bikers in the opening BarBrawl, and Sarah makes ironic use of a custom longslide 1911 when she goes to kill Dyson.
* [[Film/PulpFiction Vincent and Jules]] both carry 1911s. Jules carries a Star 9mm (which has a long history of being used as a film stand-in for the 1911, since it's easier to adapt for blanks), and Vincent carries an Auto-Ordinance in the original .45 ACP.
* The pistols in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' are fictional copies of the M1911, fitted with flashlights.
* Possibly the mascot weapon of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series - it appears in nearly every game in some form, even being usable in all but the later ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games (where it's Price's WeaponOfChoice), ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts Ghosts]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare Advanced Warfare]]''.
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', there is one named 'Sally' on the case and advertisement poster. The actual 'Sally' pistol appears in [[VideOGame/NaziZombies Zombies mode]], where it can be upgraded to [[AbnormalAmmo fire rockets]] alongside a second 1911 named 'Mustang'.
* ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'': Akane Mishima is an M1911 wielder, although hers has some [[MoreDakka odd]] [[BottomlessMagazines variations]] to it.
* Baby Doll (Creator/EmilyBrowning) wields a 1911 and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] throughout the [[ImagineSpot stylized action sequences]] of ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* Lara Croft carries a [[GunsAkimbo pair]] of the stainless Colt Commanders (a version of the 1911 with a slightly shorter barrel) in ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary''. Curiously, it's marked as being chambered in .357- the .357 SIG being an all-but-unheard of chambering for 1911 models.
* Roberta of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' primarily uses a pair of South American-made Sistema Colt Modelo 1927 pistols. The Special Forces unit in the OVA can also be seen using the M1911 as a side-arm; their leader, Major Caxton, appears to have a pearl grip on his.
* ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}'''s [=PvP=] update added the [[Film/ReservoirDogs Reservoir Wizard]] character, armed with an [=M1911A1=] with [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]].
* One of the ''worst'' weapons available in ''7.62 High Calibre'': the single stack magazine gives it a very low capacity (only the revolvers are worse) and it's not especially powerful despite the .45 ACP round. It's available from the beginning of the game and best replaced as soon as possible.
** The Blue Sun mod adds some more variants, typically just reskins with minor stat changes like weight and accuracy to reflect different production models, including modern tactical variants. It's also possible to get a race gun chambered in .40 S&W, which comes with a red dot sight and can accept extended magazines.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC ''Honest Hearts'' due to the presence of Mormons (John Browning's faith). They're referred to as the .45 Auto pistol in-game, and can be upgraded with a suppressor and a heavy-duty slide[[note]]upgraded ironsights were a planned third modification, but in the released game they're on by default, with only Follows-Chalk's unobtainable version using the "normal" sights[[/note]]. In addition, [[BadassPreacher Joshua]] [[ImplacableMan Graham]] carries an AceCustom Colt Officer's ACP known as "A Light Shining In Darkness" that the player gains at the end of the campaign.
* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'', Cole Phelps carries one as his sidearm for the majority of the game.
* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', Joanna's [[WeaponOfChoice signature]] Falcon 2 pistol is a Colt Double Eagle (a multi-caliber version of the 1911 re-designed to fire in double action) with a metallic appearance and a LaserSight. It can also be [[SniperPistol fitted with a scope]] for extra accuracy, and [[GunsAkimbo used two at a time]] for MoreDakka.
* An [=M1911A1=] is featured prominently in a scene from ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' in which Magneto asks Xavier to shoot him in the head, as he can stop the bullet before it hits him.
* ''VideoGame/{{Receiver}}'' was originally built around simulating an [=M1911A1=] as realistically as possible; it's one of three weapons available to the player.
* In ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' it appears as the "[[{{AKA47}} Crosskill .45]]", featuring night sights and can be upgraded with a recoil compensator. ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' features it again as just the "Crosskill" with even more modifications.
* Carried by freakin' ''WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck'' in the early stories of Paperinik, his superhero/antihero alter ego in some Italian stories. It isn't known if it's really Donald's gun or he found it with the stuff of Fantomius (the GentlemanThief whose journal inspired him to become an antihero. As Paperinik, Donald used his tools in the first story, with Gyro providing the first non-Fantomius tool only in the second story), but he quickly switched to futuristic ray guns (or toy guns, or even chocolate guns, for when he feels like humiliating someone) even before the start of ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''.
* Very popular in ''SinCity''. Dwight and Manute are fond of [[GunsAkimbo carrying them in pairs]] and Marv [[ICallItVera named his "Gladys"]].
* Inspector Zenigata, from ''Franchise/LupinIII'' carries a Colt .45 for his {{Weapon of Choice}}.
* In RealLife, this is Creator/RLeeErmey's favorite handgun, which he discussed in his Creator/TheHistoryChannel show ''Lock 'n Load'', although he admits the Beretta 92 has its place among modern firearm choices, and has an endorsement deal with Glock.
* UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill carried an M1911 for personal protection (and was actually proficient with it), and so did his bodyguard, Detective Inspector Walter Thompson.
* Issued to the ''VideoGame/{{Commandos}}'' from ''Men Of Courage'' onwards, though the box art of the original game had the Green Beret wield a Smith & Wesson produced variant. ''[[CanonDiscontinuity Strike Force]]'' had the Green Beret wield one as well.
* Creator/StevenSeagal uses them in a number of his movies, most notably ''Film/UnderSiege'', ''Film/TheGlimmerMan'', ''Film/HardToKill'' and ''Film/OnDeadlyGround''. This even extends to RealLife, as he carries a custom 1911 as part of his deputy sherriff's duties, or at least on ''Steven Seagal: Lawman''.
* ''Series/MagnumPI'' carried one as his WeaponOfChoice, which is probably a holdover from his service in the Navy. As above, this also extends to real life, as Creator/TomSelleck is an avid 1911 shooter and uses them in a lot of his movies and shows (his role as the title character of the ''Literature/JesseStone'' adaptations even switched the character's WeaponOfChoice from a .38 revolver to a 1911 based on Selleck's preference).
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Vincent Valentine]] carries a 1911 as his starting weapon.
* One of Captain America's two [[WeaponOfChoice weapons of choice]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the other being his [[IconicItem vibranium shield.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', an [=M1911A1=] can be found very early on in the sewers under Carnegie Hall. An A2 variant can be found in Chinatown, and later on the fictional A4 and A5 variants are also available in the [[BonusDungeon Chrysler Building]] on a NewGamePlus playthrough. As a bit of humorous trivia, the game was released in 1998, while the [=M1911A2=] wasn't developed until 2004, so it did some minor predicting of the future.
* Shows up in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Unbelievably enough, the wielder is ''Chibiusa'' (thankfully, it was a fake).
* Sam from ''Film/{{Ronin}}'' favours an [=M1991A1=], a modernised version. [[Creator/SeanBean Spence]] discusses his WeaponOfChoice, noting that Sam's .45 is an [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece old gun]]. [[TheWorkhorse Sam tells him that it's served his country well]].
* The Comedian from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' uses one to unsuccessfully attempt to defend himself before being tossed out the window of his apartment and during his stint in Vietnam to kill his pregnant girlfriend. In the film, he owns a pair of custom 1911s that were implied to be a gift from Richard Nixon.
* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', a version of the 1911 with three dot sights and a LaserSight is the standard sidearm of the Earth Defence Force, and is sometimes used GunsAkimbo by armed Pigcops. Duke himself owns [[BlingBlingBang an engraved gold-plated version]], which nets the player [[BraggingRightsReward an achievement]] for carrying it with them for the entire game.
** Earlier than that, the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} port of ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' replaced the Glock-esque pistol with a 1911.
* A fairly common weapon that appears in the hands of various people in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. [[CampGay Ray]] [[GunsAkimbo carries a pair]] [[BlingBlingBang with ornate engravings on the slides]].
* The Heavy Pistol added to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' in The Business Update is a custom 1911 variant. It holds an 18 round magazine as standard and in the next gen versions of the game, it has a useable reflex sight. It packs a decent punch.
* [[ColonelBadass Hannibal Smith's]] WeaponOfChoice in ''Film/TheATeam'' is an updated custom variant. In the ActionPrologue, he removes the firing pin from it, which he uses as a lockpick to undo his handcuffs.
* A Spanish clone, the Star Model P (distinct from the more famous Model B in that it's still chambered for the original .45 ACP), is available as the first sidearm in ''VideoGame/FarCry2''. ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'' switch to a Kimber Warrior, in both a standard unmodifiable variant and the Signature "Shadow" (''3'') or "Sandman" (''4'') with a suppressor, extended magazine and reflex sight.
* Available in the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' games as the "Kora-919". Stronger than the starting 9x18mm pistols by virtue of its heavier bullets, with sub-par accuracy, but is one of the most durable NATO weapons in the game.
* ''Film/InBruges''. Harry buys one from Yuri after dismissing an Uzi, referring to the [=M1911A1=] he selects as "a normal gun for a normal person". He loads it with "dum-dums", even though he says he knows he shouldn't. [[spoiler: They end up overpenetrating when he shoots Ray and [[BoomHeadshot blowing the]] [[YourHeadAsplode head off Jimmy]]. Because Jimmy is a dwarf dressed in a school uniform, Harry thinks that he has killed a child [[EvenEvilHasStandards and kills himself out of shame over it]].]]
* ''Film/{{Red}}'' has Frank Moses carry one as his WeaponOfChoice. Being older yet still useful, it's a fitting choice for him.
* ''Franchise/JamesBond'':
** Bond wields one in ''[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly A View To A Kill]]'', where he's nearly killed in a stakeout because he kept the safety catch on by accident.
** In ''Trigger Mortis'', Bond uses a Remington 1911 when he arrives in the United States.
** At the end of ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', Bond uses one to kill [[spoiler: Elektra King]]. [[spoiler: She tries to persuade him not to shoot, telling him that he'll miss her. One [[BoomHeadshot headshot later]], he retorts with "[[BondOneLiner I never miss]]."]]
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[[folder:Browning Hi-Power]]
->Is that a British Army Browning [=L9A1=] in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?
-->-- '''Jim Moriarty''', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

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A 9mm pistol originally designed by John Browning for Belgian arms company Fabrique Nationale, and finished after his death by FN designer Dieudonne Saive, this pistol was first released in 1935, and due to Saive's invention of the double-stack magazine, carried an unprecedented 13 rounds of ammunition in the magazine. Colloquially known as the BHP, P-35, BAP (Browning Automatic Pistol), and the "King of Nines", this single action design can be seen as a successor to the 1911, to which it is very similar in design. Used by both sides in WWII, most NATO nations during [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the Cold War]], and still used by the British Army and some Commonwealth countries, and is one of the most common firearms outside of the United States (where the 1911 is still king). Due to a magazine disconnect attached to the trigger bar[[note]]The disconnect is a relic of the original French military requirement that the Hi-Power was created for, though the French ended up adopting an inferior locally-designed pistol instead. As the design was further refined after the French rejection, the disconnect was retained because the Belgian military wanted to make sure magazines didn't drop free on their own when released, and conveniently enough the existing magazine disconnect design already did this. While modern shooters consider it a very good thing for magazines to cleanly drop free when released, so as to enable faster reloading, the Belgian generals at the time were more worried about their troops simply throwing away empty magazines and thus requiring a constant purchase of replacement mags.[[/note]], the trigger pull is often very tough for a single action pistol; many users often say "screw the warranty" and remove it. Most Hi-Powers built during the Nazi occupation of Belgium lack the magazine disconnect (a cost-cutting measure rather than an an attempt to improve the trigger pull), while the ones made in Canada by Inglis for the Allies retained it. Decades later FN designed a new magazine disconnect for use in a specialized competition version of the Hi-Power that didn't adversely affect trigger pull...but it was deemed too expensive for inclusion in the standard models. Like the 1911, it's old enough that clones can legally be made without the permission of FN/Browning, and many are. Some are exact copies, while others try to "improve" the original Browning/Saive design with varying degrees of success.
* Indiana Jones uses one in a bar shootout in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk.''[[labelnote:*]]He was originally intended to carry a 1911 for at least this scene; the producers went with a Hi-Power since 9mm blanks at the time were more reliable.[[/labelnote]] He's later seen with an {{anachronis|mStew}}tic Inglis Hi-Power aboard the ''Bantu Wind''.
* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/JamesBond grabs one from a Madagascar diplomat during the LeParkour chase scene.
** Alec Trevelyan's sidearms in ''Film/GoldenEye'' are both based on the Hi-Power.
* The main characters of ''Film/TheUsualSuspects''. In the audio commentary, the filmmakers point out how another type of gun turns into a Browning Hi-Power in between cuts.
* Axel Foley in ''Film/BeverlyHillsCop''.
* Batou in ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' carries a fictional .45 ACP version of the Browning BDA (an upgraded Hi-Power which competed with the above Beretta 92 to replace the M1911 in US military use).
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', it's the starting weapon for Claire Redfield and Ada Wong, after the RPD apparently upgraded to the more advanced [=VP70=]; it also sees a brief appearance in the opening of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'' before it's confiscated by Umbrella security and Claire switches to a Beretta 93R.
* Lara Croft's dual pistols in the original Core Design created ''Franchise/TombRaider'' games seemed to be modeled on the Browning HP.
* ''Series/DoctorWho''. Wielded by TheBrigadier, and the standard sidearm for every UNIT Soldier until it was replaced by the SIG P226. It made a comeback in the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]''. Oddly enough, its appearance in the episode was a case of ImproperlyPlacedFirearms, as the sailors should really have been carrying a Makarov PM.
* Literature/AnitaBlake's favorite weapon.
* In ''Burning Water'' by Mercedes Lackey, Mark Valdez equips Diana Tregarde with a Browning 9mm.
* Common weapon in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' simply called 9mm Pistol. Benny carries a unique variant [[BlingBlingBang with engravings and decorated grips]].
* ''7.62 High Calibre'' has these, though they're fairly rare, and usually outclassed by the time they show up.
* In ''VideoGame/LANoire'' Jack Kelso uses one as his sidearm. One of the DLC suits allows Cole to use one in place of his 1911. The only difference between the two guns is magazine capacity.
* Finally makes its ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' debut in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'', where it appears in the 80's flashback missions. It's used quite prominently by Mason and Woods in two early cutscenes, and can be selected for any mission on the loadout screen.
* The Hi-Power is Jonah's primary sidearm in ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}.''
* The Hi-Power shows up in the hands of Mac in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull.''
* Used by Murdock in ''Film/TheATeam.'', and in the series as well.
* In ''Film/RedDawn2012'', it's used by four of the good guys.
* Mounted on a wheelchair in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn.''
* A [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/f7/SilverchromeHP.JPG chrome version]] is used by Rick in Season 1 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead.''
* The main sidearm of many characters in ''Series/UltimateForce.''
* The [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/7/76/HPnew.jpg Browning Hi-Power Practical]] is used by Clive in ''Film/RushHour.''
* Franchise/{{Tintin}} has this as his ranged WeaponOfChoice (unless he has to use a bolt-action rifle, or, in the later comics, a submachine gun), and used it to [[ImprobableAimingSkills shoot down a plane]] in his most recent movie.
* Deciding he needs MoreDakka in a corrupt police department where his backup might be 'late' or even hostile, Film/{{Serpico}} gets one as a backup to his NYPD revolver.
* Sees some use in all the normal endings of ''VideoGame/CryOfFear''; in most variations Simon [[spoiler:[[AteHisGun commits suicide with it]]]], and in the best one he uses it to [[spoiler:kill the manifestation of his suicidal thoughts... which still translates to ventilating some cops in the real world]].
* Shows up as the "HPSS-1m" in the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series. It was DummiedOut from the first game, and is [[PunchPackingPistol surprisingly powerful]]; later games feature it regularly, where other pistols of its caliber are better but it serves as a nice early upgrade from the Makarov and Fort-12.
* Wallace wields one of these in the final battle in ''Literature/IOnlyWantedToHelp''.
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[[folder:Glock]]
->Between your faith and my Glock 9mm, I take my Glock.
-->--'''Jericho Cane''', ''Film/EndOfDays''

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A semi-automatic polymer handgun designed by Gaston Glock (who had no prior experience whatsoever with firearms), known as the "plastic" or "Tupperware" gun. Though the concept of a polymer framed handgun dated back to 1970 with Heckler & Koch's rather futuristic [=VP70=] machine pistol, the Glock series were the first to truly popularize the idea. The first Glock arrived on the scene in 1982 as a full size 9mm service pistol, and shocked the world when it beat out well-established gunmaker Steyr's GB pistol for the Austrian Army contract. It has since gotten variants for almost all "service pistol" automatic calibers, in full-size, compact, and subcompact versions. The Glock has become a standard service sidearm for many government agencies (the FBI, DEA, many police departments around the world, as well as many militaries around the world, starting with the Austrian Army that it was originally developed for) due to its ruggedness, competitive price, simple manual of arms, and built-in safety features, though a [[{{Hatedom}} subset of shooters]] enjoy recounting tales of Glocks exploding or otherwise malfunctioning.[[note]]The "Glock kaboom" is more of an issue with .40-caliber models like the Glock 22, because .40 S&W develops a very high operating pressure in the chamber. Users of 9mm and .45 ACP models rarely encounter this problem. While Glock [=GmbH=] doesn't like admitting that this happens, they clearly state on the box that hotter .40-cal loads (i. e. [[EpicFail the most popular and widely-issued ones]]) might not mix well with this weapon. This has recently led many law enforcement agencies to either switch to a 9mm or .45, or simply dump Glock altogether.[[/note]] Aggressive marketing by Glock [=GmbH=] didn't hurt either; most police departments simply traded in their revolvers or older automatics for Glocks on a one-for-one basis.

The Glock pistol has been described as a "good bad design." The pistol's ergonomics are anywhere from poor to masochistic, depending on the shooter. Glocks will fail to cycle if "limp-wristed," and the extreme grip angle causes many shooters to do exactly that, and some shooters end up with extremely sore arms, wrists, and elbows after a day at the range. Even its most loyal adherents rarely use the word "comfortable" to describe the experience of shooting one, and Gaston has finally acknowledged the problem by providing replaceable grip panels and backstraps of varying shapes with the Gen-4 models (though even the modified grip still sucks). Perhaps the most common complaints are the lack of an engagable safety and that dismantling the pistol requires the user to pull the trigger to release the firing pin, both of which have caused no shortage of accidents (all of which could be avoided by proper adherence to the rules of firearms safety). It is often said that Glock's popularity has more to do with the cheap price tag than anything else. Nevertheless, these guns are very simple (some say ''too'' simple, see above) to use, accurate, affordable, and (usually) difficult to break, plus all the different models have the exact same Manual of Arms, and have gained a loyal following. The most fanatical aficionados are derisively known as [[FanDumb "Glocktards"]] among firearms enthusiasts for their insistence that the Glock is absolutely perfect and every other pistol ever made is complete crap.[[note]] Most shooters who favor the Glock are ''not'' Glocktards. They admit the pistol's shortcomings and feel that the good outweighs the bad. Glocktards are slavering, fanatically loyal fanboys who refuse to admit that Glocks aren't perfect in any way, and will get ''[[VocalMinority vocally]]'' offended when those shortcomings are pointed out.[[/note]] The Glock [[StrawmanHasAPoint does offer some advantages]], but whether it's really better or worse than a SIG, CZ, PPK, Beretta or 1911 [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment is a matter of personal opinion and preference]] (and guaranteed to start a nuclear flame war on any Internet forum). Also, on the outside chance that you find a mall ninja who's not a Desert Eagle fanboy, they will invariably be a Glocktard.

Contrary to [[UrbanLegend scaremongering]], the gun is not "plastic" in any sense; a Glock is 80% metal by weight and [[DontTryThisAtHome shows up quite nicely on an airport metal detector]]. The selective-fire Glock 18 machine pistol variant is capable of firing at 1,100-1,200 RPM in fullauto mode. In total, there are 25 basic Glock models (defined by a combination of caliber and frame size, plus the Glock 18 which is identical in caliber and size to the Glock 17 but gets a different model number for being a machine pistol) and four "generations" (defined by various refinements to the design); generations 1-3 versions of every model have been produced, while generation 4 is being phased in from 2010 onward, naturally starting with the most popular models (the Glock 17 and 22). The model number 40 had previously been skipped, apparently to avoid buyer confusion since (especially in the United States) "Glock 40" is used to generically refer to any of the five .40 S&W models, though the Glock 40 now exists as a longslide variant chambered in 10mm. In recent years, a slew of imitators have arrived on the market offering similar black polymer striker-fired pistols; the Springfield XD and Smith and Wesson M&P[[note]]S&W's first attempt to compete with the Glock, the Sigma, was a little ''too'' similar; many parts were actually interchangeable with the Glock 17. The inevitable lawsuit led to changes in the design and a large settlement paid to Glock. The M&P soon replaced the Sigma since S&W wasn't interested in paying continued royalties to Glock.[[/note]] are among the most popular.
* '''Trivia:''' The ubiquity of the Glock has even begun spreading into the world of CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns - several modern designs like the TDI Vector are specifically designed to load from Glock magazines, owing to Glocks already being available in basically every pistol cartridge in production today.
* As a rule, this has replaced the Beretta 92 as the gun you'll see in the hands of a modern FBI agent or member of the NYPD (IE: something like 80% of modern mysteries shows). TruthInTelevision of course, as noted above, unlike the Beretta, which was frequently depicted as the issued weapon of agencies that wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
** In movies and television, the pistol will almost always be the Glock 17 (9mm), even if the agency in question uses a Glock 21 (.45) or 22 (.40 S&W). Larger calibers are more difficult to adapt to blank fire, making the 9mm blank standard in Hollywood for nearly any gun that has a 9mm look-alike available.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' - Faye Valentine carries a Glock 30 (.45 ACP, a subcompact version of the full-sized Glock 21) as her WeaponOfChoice.
* Eda of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' uses a Glock 17L (basically a longslide version of the 17) as her WeaponOfChoice.
* Duke Nukem owns what appears to be a silver modified Glock in ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''.
* ''Film/DieHard2'' talks about a non-existent "Glock 7" model, supposedly made of porcelain and designed to get through airport scanners. This may not be the origin of the myth about "plastic handguns," but it certainly helped propagate it. To the point that the US Congress actually passed a law banning such guns. Yes, they banned something that doesn't exist, no word on whether they plan to ban [[Franchise/HarryPotter the Killing Curse]] next.
** The company who supplied the guns for the film pointed out that the whole "Glock 7" scene was nonsense, but TheyJustDidntCare.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmRN00KbCr8 Lee Paige]], [[MemeticMutation the only one in the room]] [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace professional enough to handle the Glock forty.]]
* A Glock 18 is used by Morpheus during the freeway chase in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.[[note]]This is one of the few occasions where the prop is an actual 18 rather than a modified 17, as evidenced by the [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/File:MatrixReloadedGlock18C-4.jpg selector switch and trades on the slide.]][[/note]]
* This is the standard sidearm in ''VideoGame/HalfLife1'' and the expansion packs ''Opposing Force'' and ''Blue Shift''. However it was replaced with the Beretta [=92F=] with the High Definition pack that came with Blue Shift.
* In ''Film/StrangeDays'', Lenny Nero has one left over from his cop days stashed underneath his bed. When he suddenly has to fish it out to face a home intruder, he neglects to realize that he forgot the magazine and has to creep back and find it.
* Available in ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance2'', where the Glock 17 is comparable to the Beretta 92F, and the Glock 18 is comparable to the Beretta 93R.
* As expected, available in ''7.62 High Caliber'' as a good mid-range 9mm with a high magazine capacity. The Blue Sun mod adds the Glock 19 compact variant and the Glock 22 in the more powerful .40 S&W.
* The Glock pistol was immortalized by {{gangsta rap}}pers in TheNineties, to the point where "Glock" is still a common euphemism for "handgun", and radio stations go out of their way to bleep the word out. Which of course runs the risk of making listeners think ''something else'' is getting bleeped.
* In ''Film/USMarshals'', Creator/TommyLeeJones tells Creator/RobertDowneyJr. to "Get yourself a Glock and lose that nickel-plated sissy pistol." It becomes a major plot point later in the movie.
* The Joker's weapon of choice in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. He wields a Glock 18 (in reality, a Glock 17 modified for automatic fire, due likely to the rarity of the Glock 18 itself).
** Not only is the X-ray defeating carbon fiber pistol the mob witness pulls on Harvey Dent inspired by the fearmongering about Glocks, the actual prop is based on a Glock 26 frame.
* ''Series/TheFixer''. John Mercer's carry gun (he uses different weapons for his hits).
* Standard issue sidearm for ZAFT officers and pilots in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''.
* Wielded [[GunsAkimbo together]] with a SIG P226 by the characters in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* The Rittergruppen pistol in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after Glock.
* The Glock 18 shows up in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' as the "Auto 9MM." Bizarrely, it has a 33-round magazine capacity despite being modeled with the standard 17-round magazine.
* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix Vegas '' and ''Vegas 2'' have the Glock 18 as a late-game unlock. It's the only full-auto sidearm in both games, however the low magazine capacity (10 rounds standard, 17 with the high-capacity magazine) means you're better off using it in semi-auto mode.
* Creator/MercedesLackey's Diana Tregarde wields one in the short story "[[http://www.firebirdarts.com/mercedeslackey/chapters/satanicvs.shtml Satanic, Versus]]." It's covered in plastic, the better for people to assume it's a prop or a toy.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' has a Glock 17 modified to fire full-auto as a common sidearm for Task Force 141. An actual Glock 18 reappears in ''Modern Warfare 3'', though it's a bit rarer this time.
* The starting pistol for the Terrorist team in ''Counter-Strike'', in which it can fire in both semi-auto and burst-fire modes.
* [[Series/LoveHate "The Glock 17: Weapon of choice for the NYPD, the US Air Force and bad fuckers the world over."]]
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' has AKA47's of the Glock 17 and 18; the former is generically described as a 9mm Pistol, the latter is renamed/abbreviated G18.
* ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'''s Con Smith of the Smith Syndicate uses [[GunsAkimbo two]] Glock 23's, [[GangstaStyle fired sideways]] (though not in the usual way).
* Lazarus Jones carries a Glock 17 as his standard sidearm in ''VideoGame/GhostHunter.''
* The Glock 21 appears in the first two ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games, though [[AKA47 it's called]] the "[=NR4"=] here.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'': Peter Stevens draws a 3rd Generation Glock 17 with a tan frame from the security room helping Ron Portman and Marco Owen defend against the monsters. Ivan Coral Vega attempts to use a hidden Glock 17 to commit suicide. It is also the sidearm of the Venus Gate Corporation and is seen in the hands and holsters of the security officers and New York City police.
* The Glock 17 is one of the main weapons used by Film/HarryBrown.
* The first major content update for ''VideoGame/{{Receiver}}'' added, among other things, a Glock 17 modified to allow fully-automatic fire.
* Multiple Glock variants are used by Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Jericho Cane in ''Film/EndOfDays''.
-->'''Jericho Cane''': Between your faith and my Glock 9mm, I take my Glock.
* A Glock 18 appears in ''VideoGame/PaydayTheHeist'' as the "[[{{AKA47}} STRYK]]" featuring night sights and can be upgraded with an extended magazine. ''Videogame/{{Payday 2}}'' features the STRYK (now suffixed with "18C") alongside the more standard Glock 17 as the "Chimano 88", the first sidearm the player has access to, the Glock 22C/35 (depending on mods) with a flared magazine well, called the "Chimano Custom", and the Glock 26, as the "Chimano Compact".
* The Lawgiver in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' is built around a Glock.
* Inori uses [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Glock 17s in ''Anime/GuiltyCrown''.
* In ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', [[TheDragon Patrice]] carries a Glock 18 in the ActionPrologue. What's notable about this is that it's loaded with a ''[[MoreDakka 100 round drum magazine]]''.
* In ''Film/VForVendetta'' all the police and some of the Fingermen use Glock 17s.
* In series VIII of ''Series/RedDwarf'' crewmembers and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Canaries]] are issued Glock 17s with some extra piece mounted underneath the barrel. Kryten prominently uses one in "Cassandra", which constantly jams, to demonstrate that the main characters can't die BecauseDestinySaysSo. In "Back To Earth", the Creator carries one with a flashlight and suppressor.
* ''Film/MadMax: Fury Road''. [[ActionGirl Furiosa]] keeps a Glock 17 concealed inside a skull on the outside of her [[BigBadassRig war rig]]. Both she and Max make use of it throughout the film.
* One of three standard pistols available in the Director's Cut version of the ''Half-Life'' mod ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters''. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' likewise features a Glock 19 as the most common handgun, and probably the most versatile (most common ammo type, good capacity without a forced burst-fire, and it's the only one that can mount an underbarrel flashlight).
* Chris Redfield starts with a Glock 17 in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', and can upgrade it into a slightly more powerful 17L at a workbench on Rockfort Island.
* Black Widow's weapons of choice in all her Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse appearances are a pair of Glock 26s.
* The Steam rerelease of ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' adds a Glock with select-fire capability, taken from the ''Eternal Damnation'' mod, as the first official alternative to the standard pistol. It's faster-firing than the normal pistol, and more powerful than the machine gun, but in return it suffers from horribly-degraded accuracy when fired outside of semi-auto mode.
* ''Film/TheGuard''. Gerry takes a Glock 19, a Kalashnikov and a Derringer from a stash of guns owned by the IRA before giving them back to them. Hennessy notes that they're missing and Gerry berates him for suggesting that he'd dare steal them. He prominently makes use of the Glock during the final shootout.
* [[RabidCop Captain Zuccho]] uses an unknown model of Glock in ''Literature/{{Incompetence}}''. [[HairTriggerTemper He's rather fond of]] [[RecklessGunUsage firing it into the pavement]] [[BerserkButton whenever someone asks him to calm down]].
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[[folder:CZ 75]]
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A 9mm pistol created by the Czech state arms factory (later privatized as Česká zbrojovka a.s. Uherský Brod), the CZ 75 was one of the more highly praised of the "Wonder Nines;" even famed M1911 advocate Colonel Jeff Cooper grudgingly admitted that if you absolutely ''had'' to have a 9mm, it might as well be this one, and based his Bren Ten design on the weapon. Praised for its appearance (vaguely reminiscent of the M1911 and particularly its 9mm cousin, the Browning Hi-Power), grip, and accuracy, and noted for being subject to a [[http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_167_28/ai_110457315/ truly ridiculous string of abuse]] during trials. Unlike most semiautomatic pistols, the slide assembly actually rides inside of the frame, allowing the weapon both large tolerances for dirt and oil while maintaining good accuracy. In addition and unlike most 9mm pistols, the default safety is not a decocker model, allowing 1911-style "cocked and locked" carry. A number of clone manufacturers exist, aided by the fact that CZ used a secret patent (allowed in Czechoslovakia but not recognized by many other countries), and CZ itself has released new polymer and steel-framed tactical variants. Due to its high praise at a period in which East-West relations were [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar not very warm]], the original "short rail" and "pre-B" models were [[NoExportForYou at a premium price point, commanding up to a thousand dollars apiece in 1980s dollars]]. Since large-scale importation of CZ pistols began in 1993, prices have subsided to the "normal" range for imported service pistols. A variant with an ambidexterous safety and slidelock is designated as the CZ 85 (with the current version being the CZ 85B). Starting with the CZ 75 SP-01 model, many currently manufactured CZ 75s include the left-handed safety lever, the CZ 85 designation having been retired.
* Rally Vincent from ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' carries one of these; in the manga, a long speech is dedicated to praising the original model and explaining the difference between it and the later versions.
* Gendo Ikari from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' (although actually finding this borders on a FreezeFrameBonus).
* Sonny Crockett's original carry gun from ''Series/MiamiVice'', the Bren Ten, was a beefed-up clone firing the powerful 10mm Auto cartridge. Also a {{Rare Gun|s}}, as poor quality control, worse marketing, problems with the round itself, and [[TheRedStapler Crockett switching to a Smith & Wesson]] after season 2 caused the Bren Ten, despite being a rather good design, to be a flop. Repeated attempts by other companies (the original manufacturer went out of business) to revive Bren Ten have fizzled out, said companies either going bankrupt before selling a single pistol or giving up the plan in favor of more lucrative military and police contracts.
* Gates, the crazed villain from ''[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]''.
* Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' carries a closely-similar Israeli-made clone, the IMI Jericho 941. His is slightly different from normal, using the guide rod from the .41 AE version[[note]]in real life the 9mm versions use a blued rod with a lighter spring, while the .41 AE ones have a stainless rod with a heavier spring; note that real Jericho owners often actually do use the 9mm version with an aftermarket guide rod/spring based on that for the .41 AE one, for decreased recoil[[/note]] and custom grips with a LaserSight mounted on the side of the frame.
* Batou in the original ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' films also carries the Jericho 941, or rather a hypothetical variant in .50 Action Express (in real life designed for the IMI Desert Eagle, a cosmetically similar but much larger and mechanically unrelated pistol from the same company) dubbed the "Jericho 942".
* Rico from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' carries an early model.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', in spite of the game taking place several years before its introduction. Special Agent Hudson uses two of them as his sidearms in Kowloon, and it's carried by both allied CIA and enemy Spetsnaz units, with Mason even taking one out of the holster of a Viet Cong soldier in one sequence. The rarer (and even more anachronistic) full-auto variant is also available.
* A .40 S&W version is added in the Blue Sun mod for ''7.62 High Caliber'' as a mid-game handgun, with excellent fit and finish compared to prior pistols.
* An update to ''VideoGame/CounterStrike: Global Offensive'' added a CZ 75 Automatic as an optional replacement for the Five-seveN (for counter-terrorists) or TEC-9 (for terrorists).
* [[Film/HotFuzz Nicholas Angel]] carries a Jericho 941, a clone notable for having the aesthetic of the Desert Eagle without being an impractical HandCannon, among [[WalkingArmory one of his many weapons]] in the climax, dual wielding it with a Beretta.
* The Jericho 941 was added to ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' with the ''Film/PointBreak2015'' tie-in DLC. Owing to its relation to the Desert Eagle, it is named the "Baby Deagle" in-game, and is only slightly weaker than it. Attachments exist to turn it into Spike Spiegel's Jericho, as well.
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[[folder:SIG [=P210=]]]
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A single action 9mm pistol (also available in .22LR and the obsolete .30 Luger calibers, the latter still being popular among Swiss target shooters) first introduced in 1947, this is, hands-down, one of the best 9mm pistols ever devised. Like the CZ-75, the slide rides inside of the frame, contributing to its legendary, target pistol-like accuracy (production models included the paper target used to "sight-in" the gun at 50 yards, often showing a 2" or smaller group). It was replaced by the Swiss Army in 1975 with the double-action SIG P220, but is still in use by the Danish Army. The weapon is very common in shooting sports, and will often fetch in excess of $2000 on the open market for used models (two to five times what a modern 9mm pistol will go for). SIG has reintroduced the pistol to the market in recent years (including a version that replaces the heel magazine release with a button at thumb level on the side, as tends to be preferred by American shooters), although its heavily machined and hand-fitted nature means prices aren't likely to go down anytime soon.
* Used by mobsters in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''
* A Commemerative Editon shows up in the hands of James Bond in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace''.
* Used by Michael Caine in ''Film/GetCarter''.
* Twin P210-2s are the favoured weapons of ''Anime/{{Madlax}}''.
* An issue of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' in the 1980's featured Frank getting one of these from an old woman in his neighborhood. Unfortunately, it's the .30 Luger version, which means he's out of luck as far as actually shooting it.
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[[folder:SIG-Sauer [=P226=]/[=P228=]/[=P229=]]]
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A 9mm pistol designed by Swiss/German gun company SIG-Sauer, based on the single-stack P220 (used by the Swiss army), the P226 was introduced in 1984 and came in second to a US military contract only to the above-mentioned Beretta 92. The P226, however, found favor with the US Navy [=SEALs=][[note]](who coincidentally, or not, were the most well-known victims of the Beretta slide seperation fault mentioned in that section)[[/note]], becoming their standard sidearm until its eventual replacement with the more compact P228 (which is also the standard sidearm of Navy pilots, a fact that SIG-Sauer is happy to note in advertisements). The P228 itself was eventually phased out in favor of the more modern, variable-caliber P229[[note]](9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG)[[/note]], but because of their solid construction and reliable performance, even the older models are still in use with many different military security forces and civilian police departments.[[note]](In 2012, however, the company reissued the P228 in its U.S. Military "M11" variant)[[/note]] Despite being a Swiss design, most of the weapons in circulation in Europe and the US are actually manufactured in the company's Germany and New Hampshire factories, due to a Swiss law which severely restricts the number of actual Swiss-manufactured handguns that can be exported yearly.
* Officers Ann Lewis and Alex Murphy of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' are shown using [=P226s=], though most of the other officers use Berettas or Walthers.
* Agents Gibbs, [=DiNozzo=], [=McGee=], Todd and David of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' have [=P228s=] (later, [=P229s=]) as their agency-issued sidearms, just like their real-life counterparts.
* From the FBI side of things, Agents Mulder and Scully both carry [=P228s=] in ''Series/TheXFiles.'' Early seasons also depicted Scully with the P239, a much smaller concealed-carry variant of the P-series, and usually seen in conjunction with a rather distinctive small-of-the-back holster.
* [[Series/TwentyFour Jack Bauer]] uses a two-tone P228 in the first two seasons.
* Butler the BattleButler from ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' wields many weapons, but has a SIG Sauer as his primary sidearm.
* Marcus and Mike carry [=P228s=] in ''Film/BadBoys''.
* The basic pistol in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' is a heavily customized P220 with the slide and barrel of the P228.
* Michael Westen's pistol of choice in Series/BurnNotice is a SIG Sauer P228, which he mentions explicitly at least once.
* [[Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest Kris Hartmann's]] issued weapon is a P228. It's become associated with her to the point of forum members [[CargoShip jokingly shipping the two]].
* GiantMook Ronald Neidermann is mentioned as using an unspecified SIG-Sauer pistol in ''[[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl Who Played With Fire]]'', and is shown using a P228 in the film of ''The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest''.
* Available for use in ''Counter-Strike'', in which it is the middling pistol between the lighter USP and the heavier Desert Eagle; ''Global Offensive'' replaces it with a compact P250.
* ''Manga/KingOfThorn'': Katherine Turner finds a SIG-Sauer [=P226R=] in an abandoned Blackhawk helicopter and turns it on Owen. Owen later takes a holstered SIG from a dead SAS operator and fires it at himself to wake up from ALICE's influence and later destroying a vine apparition. It is also the sidearm of the SAS operators during Operation Sleeping Beauty.
* In ''Film/StrangeDays'', Mace keeps a P226 in her limo.
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'' Detective Kate Lockley's sidearm is a P228.
* Emil Blonsky's sidearm in ''Film/TheIncredibleHulk'' is a [=P226R=].
* Emma Swan in ''Series/OnceUponATime'' carries a [=P226=] as her sidearm once she becomes the town's Sheriff.
* Also appears in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' as one of the Ghosts' sidearms.
** The fan-film ''WebVideo/FindMakarov: Operation Kingfish'' depicts Price as using a P226 during his LastStand.
* Former Irish Defence Minister Willie O'Dea infamously got himself in trouble with [[http://www.indymedia.ie/attachments/nov2005/makemyday.jpg this photo]] of himself pointing a P226 at cameras.
* The P226 is Dr. John Watson's WeaponOfChoice in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}.''
* One of [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the Winter Soldier's]] [[WeaponOfChoice three weapons of choice]], the others being a Skorpion and an M4 carbine with an M203 grenade launcher.
* The P226, P228, & P229 can all be found in the early floors of the Chrysler Building in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve.'' The P229 returns in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' with a silencer and a flashlight. [[spoiler: You pick up Kyle's 229 in the mines when he gets separated from Aya.]]
* A P226 appears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', as the [[AKA47 Signature .40]]. Attaching the Two-Tone Slide mod turns it into a P226 Equinox.
* The basic pistol in ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'' is a P226 with an unusable LaserSight.
* In ''Film/HowILiveNow'' when the GreatOffscreenWar is nearly upon the residence she and her cousin are staying at, Daisy pilfers a P226 from the house and escapes into the British countryside. Se carries it with her for the remainder of the film.
* ''VideoGame/{{Siren}} 2'' features the P220 as its most common handgun.
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[[folder: FN [=Five-seveN=]]]
->The FIVE-SEVEN offers an integrated suppressor, improved accuracy and effective stopping power.
-->--''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/SplinterCell'' description of the weapon

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The Five-seveN is a handgun with an all polymer frame and slide. Like the P90, it fires the 5.7x28mm round. Although it is praised for its accuracy, durability and low recoil, it initially did not gain widespread use in either the law enforcement / military or civilian market, mainly due to the limited sources of ammunition and the stigma associated with the small PDW round. Due to its high magazine capacity (20 rounds, with 30 round aftermarket magazines available, but is sold with 10 round magazines in locations where the laws dictate bullet capacity limits), armor-piercing abilities[[note]]"Armor piercing" is a legal description, not a functional description, and only pertains to pistol rounds containing a steel core; the [=SS190=] round, which does have a steel core, is only available to military and police agencies[[/note]], supposed use by criminals, and involvement in one high-profile shooting (Fort Hood; the only documented ''actual'' use by a criminal), the pistol has acquired a significant {{hatedom}} from gun control advocates. The 5-7 and P90 have both been dropped by a number of users over the years following issues of underperformance by the 5.7x28mm round.
* A Counter-Terrorist only[[note]]Except for in ''Global Offensive'', where it was purchasable by either side until a January 2013 patch[[/note]] weapon in ''VideoGame/CounterStrike''. Even though it's considered underpowered and overpriced by most of the players, its accuracy makes it popular for CherryTapping via headshots. That and it was one of the few small arms (alongside the Desert Eagle) that would punch through armor easily.
** It became much more popular with ''Global Offensive'', when it became cheaper and more powerful. Previously a headshot wouldn't be a OneHitKill against someone even if they had no helmet, now it is even if they do. Combined with the reduced accuracy and increased price of the Desert Eagle, it is now considered one of the best pistols in the game.
* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix 3: Raven Shield'' adds a version of the Five-seveN with an external hammer (the real gun is striker-fired) as the "AP Army".
* Seen throughout the ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' franchise as Sam Fisher's signature weapon and favorite sidearm, often with a suppressor and an under barrel EMP/laser sight.
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter: The Omega Strain''
* ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'', tactical version, Alphard's WeaponOfChoice.
* Snake's standard handgun in ''VideoGame/MetalGearGhostBabel'', and can be purchased or stolen from Haven Troopers in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''.
* In ''Series/BattlestarGalactica2003'', this was the standard-issue sidearm for the Colonial military from season 2 onwards. It was slightly modified with a microgrenade launcher on the accessory rail.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/UFOAftermath'' as a findable weapon. Very effective at penetrating armor, not so much against anything else. Not to mention the very low range.
* The Samael pistol in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after the Five-Seven.
* Leon S. Kennedy in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' can purchase a Five-seveN from the merchant [[AKA47 under the name Punisher.]] This also explains why the gun has the ability to penetrate through enemies.
* Available in ''7.62 High Calibre'' as a very high-end (read: expensive) handgun. It has the largest semi-automatic mag of any handgun, high potential damage, and a very good accuracy rating. The only thing it doesn't have going for it is that the associated silencer/suppressor cannot be used on any other weapon, is rare, and very expensive when found.
* It appears in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'', essentially taking over the role formerly filled by the Beretta 92SB in previous games, and is used by practically ''every'' faction at one point or another. Its magazine capacity in-game is reduced from the proper 20 to 15, probably for balancing reasons.
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'' once again features the Five-seveN as the default sidearm in multiplayer, this time with the proper 20-round capacity (except when dual-wielded in [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Zombies mode]]).
* Henrietta's standard carry in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' (sharing ammunition with her iconic P90).
* Kirito purchases one of these during the ''Phantom Bullet'' arc of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', though he doesn't use it often, instead preferring to rely on his LaserBlade. However, the Five-seveN becomes crucial in the arc's climax when [[spoiler: he empties the magazine on Death Gun at near point-blank range while he is activating his active camouflage, and the single bullet that hits disrupts Death Gun's cloaking field.]]
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[[folder:Mauser [=C96=]]]
->An automatic pistol developed by the German Empire during the First World War. Large numbers were produced for use in Germany as well as for overseas export, most notably to China, where it became the favored weapon of bandit gangs.
-->--''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' description

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The first commercially successful automatic pistol, with unauthorised copies still being made to this day. Variously nicknamed the "broomhandle," (due to the shape of the grip), "box cannon" (in China, due to the square integral magazine and fact that it could be holstered inside its own stock), and "Red 9" (the 9mm version, due to the large number nine burned into the stock and painted red; this was to prevent soldiers from trying to load it with the original 7.63mm bullets). In its day, the 7.63mm version was something of a HandCannon, with the highest muzzle velocity of any commercial pistol cartridge until the introduction of the .357 Magnum cartridge in 1935. Vastly popular in the 1920's and 30's, most notably in the Russian Civil War, Spanish Civil War and UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, despite rather poor ergonomics. It was loaded with "stripper clips" that fed through the top, though later versions, such as the [=M1932=]/[=M712=] ''Schnellfeuer'', would incorporate a 20-round detachable box magazine and were modified to fire full-auto (see GangstaStyle). Noted for its detachable wooden shoulder stock which doubled as a holster (a feature copied by many later machine pistols, and briefly remained in fashion even for semi-automatics), its photogenic appearance caused the C96 to be used in countless Saturday afternoon serials. The original featured a flip-up tangent sight very similar to the one used on the AK series of assault rifles; in something of a display of wishful thinking (to an even greater degree than was common in rifles of that era), this was calibrated for ranges out to ''one kilometre''. Chinese copies are extremely common, some dating to the 20s and 30s and some being rather more recent (using 20s machinery that had somehow avoided being melted down during the "Great Leap Forward") for export sale. One famous Chinese version was an [[http://www.pointshooting.com/c96ok.pdf enlarged .45 ACP model by the Shansi Arsenal]], for warlord Yen Hsi-Shan (who wanted his "security forces" to have a C96 chambered in the same round as their Thompson submachine guns). The Shanxi Type-17 is therefore ''the'' classic gun of China, despite its problems (see below). Modified copies were also made in Spain, such as the Astra 900 series, which included both semi-auto and full-auto versions. These are now considerably less common than the German and Chinese Broomhandles.

* '''Cool Action''': Attaching the wooden stock. If a C96 has a wooden stock on it, or a character is shown putting it on, chances are it is going to be used for a long distance shot. Full-auto fire as well, even if the '96 involved is not a ''Schnellfeuer''.
** The Chinese had devised a cool action of their own with their copied C96s: while the original C96 was notorious for their constant recoil-induced jumps during automatic fire (thus the resulting lack of accuracy and impracticality), the .45-caliber Type-17 was even more problematic as .45ACP, despite being significantly more powerful, develops less operating pressure in the chamber than 9mm or 7.65 Mauser. Since the ejection port is located on top of the weapon, Shanxi Type-17 pistols therefore couldn't reliably eject spent cases because .45 wouldn't cycle the bolt hard enough to overcome ''gravity''. Chinese users adapted by holding the gun sideways, allowing spent brass to fall out, while recoil naturally pushed the barrel sideways towards the next target. "Chinese bandit shooting" was utterly devastating in close quarters, especially with a 712 ''schnellfeuer'' conversion, but useless beyond 10 yards. Kind of handy, you must admit, for a country which industrial resources and foundation are lacking at the beginning of the 20th Century, to say the least (very few in China at the time could afford, let alone copy and manufacture, sub-machine guns, so the C96s became many a soldier's sole option for a rapid-firing small arm).
* Mel Gibson has one (among [[ExtendedDisarming many other weapons]]) in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''. [[TheDragon Bubba Zanetti]] carried one in the first film as well.
* Used to tear-jerking effect in the final scene of ''Anime/JinRohTheWolfBrigade''.
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Han Solo's DL-44 blaster is built around one of these, as you can see in the close-up before he shoots Greedo. Luke Skywalker also carries a C96-based blaster in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'', though it gets little actual use.
* The eponymous HumongousMecha from ''Deus Machina VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' uses a seriously-upscaled C96.
* Elliott Gould wields one GunsAkimbo with a P-38 in the UsefulNotes/WW2 action movie ''Film/EscapeToAthena''. Telly Savalas's Greek resistance leader character strongly cautions him to fire in short bursts to avoid overheating.
* EVA in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' [[spoiler: and ''4'']] has one of these as her WeaponOfChoice, apparently because Creator/HideoKojima had been wanting to use it in one of his games for years but only now had a plausible reason to. Hers is actually the .45 Chinese copy, [[spoiler:foreshadowing the fact that she's actually a Chinese agent.]] It's also available to the player in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', where it has the full-auto capability of the M712; it's one of the few weapons that the player cannot reload until it is emptied.
* An archaeologist shoots at SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with a full-auto version, in the opening scene of ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* Murderface's "driving gun" in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''.
* The Red 9 version with optional stock is featured in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' where it is among one of the best weapons, dealing the highest damage and being the most accurate of the 9mm handguns.
* Ian [=McKellen=] uses it to slay the previous King and his son in the opening scene of ''Theatre/RichardIII''.
* Rotton the Wizard carries two ''Schnellfeuer'' Mausers in [[GunsAkimbo akimbo mode]] in ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', as part of his generally cool look. He usually gets blasted before he can use them.
* Professional "freelancer" Jon Sable of ''ComicBook/JonSableFreelance'' uses a customized C96 Mauser: specifically, the Chinese Shanxi Type 17 (firing .45 ACP rounds) as a base, with the box-magazine loading mechanisim of the 'Schnellfeuer' model instead of the stripper clip-loaded internal magazine. This is his primary firearm for much of the comic.
* This is one of the modern weapons available in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption''. The version used in the game is fully automatic, even though the full-auto variant was not in production in the year the game takes place.
* J.P. Stiles in ''Film/TallTale'' uses a pair of these, in keeping with his representing the advance of modernity upon the untamed west.
* "The Captain" from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' wields two of them with very, VERY long barrels.
* ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. ProfessionalKiller Joubert aims a [[SniperPistol scoped, silenced and stocked]] Mauser at the protagonist, but can't get a clear shot.
* Appears in ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', of all things, where it is mounted on [[MrImagination Rikka's]] wall. She refers to it as a "holy gun". Then again, this is someone who uses an '''umbrella''' as a spear AND a shield.
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''. [[TheDragon Crack marksman Sebastian Moran]] actually recommends one to Holmes when he catches him snooping around an arms factory; Holmes later takes his advice.
* Doctor Doom often carried a Mauser for people he wanted to kill who he felt were worthy to die at his armor's weaponry.
* ''7.62 High Caliber'' has the M712 machine pistol available, along with the rare carbine variant with an extended barrel and stock. It incorrectly fires 7.62mm Tokarev rounds[[note]]The 7.63mm Mauser rounds are only interchangeable one way with 7.62mm Tokarev: the Tokarev guns can take Mauser cartridges, but the Mauser guns can't handle the extra power of the Tokarev.[[/note]], possibly because they figured that 7.62x25mm Tokarev is close enough to 7.63x25mm Mauser and they didn't want to add a new ammo type for a single weapon. Regardless, it has relatively low stopping power, offset by the full auto capability and the large magazines available allowing for it to be used as a close quarters room sweeper.
* The Mauser is a recurring weapon throughout the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series.
* [[ImplacableMan Wild Dog]]'s handgun of choice is a C96 Mauser, or a pistol heavily inspired by it, in ''VideoGame/TimeCrisis''. In the sequels, it supplements various types of ArmCannon.
* ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''. Red Grant uses one to shoot a man about to backstab Film/JamesBond during the gypsy camp fight.
* In the comic book series, ''ComicBook/TheRocketeer'', and in the Disney Film of the same name as well, the C96 is The Rocketeer's weapon of choice.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite'' under the title [[AKA47 "Broadsider"]] . It has low damage at the beginning, but shoots incredibly fast and has a ridiculously high critical damage multiplier.
* Appears in ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhuTheWastedLand'', wielded by Captain Hill.
* ''Film/MichaelCollins''. Used to assassinate the head of the Cairo Gang.
* The famous "Curtains Down" opera mission in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'' has the protagonist of the theatre's production of ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' executed by means of a prop Mauser. One of 47's options to assassinate the actor playing Cavaradossi is by swapping the prop gun out for the real thing.
* A couple variants of this gun appear in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', specifically the M96, the [=M96R=], and the M712 "Schnellfeurer." These guns are all found randomly in the Chrysler Building.
* Turns up in VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}, as the [[AKA47 Broomstick]]. True to form, the manufacturer's name is an obvious play on the original - namely, Schnauser. Depending on mods, it can also become a Mauser C96 Carbine, Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer (sans the selective fire), Mauser M712 Carbine (again, without the selective fire), or even Han Solo's DL-44 Blaster, though sadly minus the ability to shoot blaster bolts.
* The M712, minus the select-fire ability, shows up in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' as both a regular "M-712", with a reduced 8-round magazine and only one option for customization, and the Signature "[=HS77=]", which is modified (including a reflex sight as the scope and a suppressor as the muzzle attachment) to heavily resemble Han Solo's DL-44 blaster from ''Star Wars'' (also includes an obligatory reference to [[TheDogShotFirst Han shooting first]] in its store description).
* This pistol could be found as a secret in "Operation Varsity" and only select-able in the last level in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor Airborne''. The upgrades you can get would be the Broomhandle stock (reducing recoil), a 20-round magazine (increased capacity) and a 712 Conversion Kit (which changes the pistol to the Full-Auto M712 ''Schnellfeuer'' variant.) It is shown to be weaker than the Colt 1911, but with almost triple the capacity and capable of full-auto fire once fully upgraded.
* The 9mm version appears in the Nazi chapters of ''Videogame/BloodRayne.''
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[[folder:Thompson Center Arms Contender]]
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The Contender is a single shot breach-loading pistol designed by Thompson/Center (not to be confused with John T. Thompson, inventor of the Thompson Submachine Gun) as a target pistol and as a pistol hunter's weapon. The biggest feature of the Contender is its sheer customization potential. The trigger, safety and sights could all be easily adjusted. The frame of the pistol was designed so that any Contender barrel length or caliber could fit with any model frame and could be changed out with just a flat screwdriver. You could even put a stock and scope on it and turn it from a Cool Pistol into a Cool Rifle.[[note]]Putting a stock on a Contender pistol without also swapping out the barrel for a longer one can be ''highly'' illegal. In the United States, short-barreled rifles (meaning a barrel less than 16 inches long) are regulated on the same level as machine guns. At one point, the ATF even decided that merely possessing both a Contender pistol and a Contender stock constitutes a short-barreled rifle, even if they stock is never attached to the pistol. The courts disagreed with this interpretation of the law.[[/note]] In addition, while Thompson/Center at first only manufactured barrels stopping just short of the .308 Winchester caliber, they could fit any caliber from .22 LR to .30-30 Winchester. It could also accept .410 shotgun shells with the right barrel type. Numerous custom gun manufacturers also created custom ammunition types for the Contender. This means that it can run the range from being a .22 Long Rifle target pistol to a .45-70 caliber deer or bear hunting pistol. The Encore is essentially a beefed-up Contender, allowing it to fire more powerful rounds. In more than a few depictions however, the pistol fires an additional (and very fictional) cartridge: [[StuffBlowingUp high explosive!]] It is also typically seen as a weapon used by [[GoodGunsBadGuns sinister characters]], often [[ProfessionalKiller professional assassins and hitmen]]. There are two reasons for being depicted this way. It's a target pistol, meaning it's designed for extreme accuracy, and it's single shot, which emphasizes how deadly the user is: ''he only needs one shot.''
* '''Cool Action''': As with many breach-loading guns in movies, it's opening the break top to insert or remove a cartridge, often opening it with the snap of a wrist.
* The Creator/JohnWoo classic ''Film/HardBoiled'', where [[TheDragon Mad Dog]] takes shots at our heroes with a .223 caliber pistol towards the climax of the film.
* Another John Woo movie, ''Film/HardTarget'', had this used by the film's BigBad [[Creator/LanceHenriksen Emil Fouchon]]. His is a .45-70 version. Towards the end of the film, he forces [[Creator/JeanClaudeVanDamme Chance Boudreaux's]] love interest to load it for him, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything suggestively]] ordering her to "load me".
* In ''LightNovel/FateZero'', this is the weapon of choice of Kiritsugu Emiya. It uses custom bullets called "Origin Bullets" which have [[AbnormalAmmo magical properties]], alone with more mundane .30-06 rounds for disposing of lesser targets.
* In the ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' series, it appears as the [[AKA47 Bacalov Corrector]]. It's a SniperPistol with a long range scope, and fires high explosive ammunition.
* In ''The Specialists'' video game, it fires 7.62x51mm rounds and can be modified with an [[LaserSight LAM]] and a 3x magnification scope. [[PistolWhip You can also beat your foes silly with it]].
* In ''Series/AmericanGuns'', Rich sells a Contender to a man looking for a weapon to go hunting with his buddies. The handgun's ability to convert to a rifle, as well as the huge customization potential are touched upon as selling points.
* The Contender makes an appearance in the ''VideoGame/DayZ'' standalone game as the "Longhorn", firing the same 7.62mm round that the game's Mosin-Nagant fires. It can also attach a scope.
* A heavily modified, futuristic one appears in a single episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Sympathy for the Devil'', where it's used to fire a bullet made out of a rare isotope that's the only thing that can kill the episode's immortal BigBad.
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[[folder:Yarygin PYa/[=MP-443=] Grach]]
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A Russian pistol developed in 1993 by Izhmekh for Russian military trials. It was adopted as the [=PYa=] in 2003 and was issued in small numbers to special forces units in the North Caucasus in 2008. In 2011, it entered mass production, and is now the standard sidearm of the Russian army, replacing the earlier Makarov PM. It uses the 9x19mm 7N21 cartridge, a Russian-made armor piercing variant of the 9mm round, but is also compatible with standard 9mm ammo. A civilian variant with a barrel weakened to prevent usage of the 7N21 cartridge, known as the MP-446 Viking, is also produced by Izhevsk, in both the original version and a competition variant updated to comply with IPSC regulations (including an adjustable trigger and sights and the ability to use a longer barrel); there are also less-lethal variants designed to fire rubber bullets, the MP-353 and MP-472.
* Standard sidearm of the Russian Army in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'', ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}''
* The standard sidearm of SVER in ''VideoGame/{{MAG}}''.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'', where in single-player and multi-player mode is semi-auto, but in Extinction mode it fires full-auto. It returns in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyAdvancedWarfare'', now firing two-round bursts.
* Appears incorrectly as the Tariq in the 2010 reboot of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', the Opfor's standard sidearm. In reality, the Tariq is an Iraqi copy of the Beretta M951.
* The civilian variant, the MP-446, appears as a usable sidearm in VideoGame/SplinterCell: Conviction.
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[[folder: Ruger Standard [=MkI=]/[=MkII=]/[=MkIII=]]]
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A .22 target pistol designed by Bill Ruger, who based it on an aborted attempt to recreate the Japanese Type 14 Nambu pistol. The [=MkII=] in particular, is the most famous iteration of the pistol, even being issued to Navy [=SEALs=]. Most fictional depictions of this gun will be the suppressed version, making it a weapon of choice for assassins and anyone wanting to play it quiet. Despite being only chambered in .22 Long Rifle, in fiction, this gun will usually avert the LittleUselessGun trope.
* A version of the [=MkII=] modified to fire tranquiliser darts is given to Snake along with a Springfield Operator in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. The [[AKA47 Wu Silent Pistol]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' looks to be based on the Ruger as well.
* One of 47's targets in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} 2: Silent Assassin'' has one in the basement of his castle. It can be downloaded in ''Absolution''.
* The Silenced .22 Pistol in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is a [=MkII=]. [[LittleUselessGun It's rather useless, however]]; its only advantages over bigger pistols is that it can be smuggled into casinos even with no points in the Stealth skill, and it comes with increased chances of and damage dealt with a CriticalHit.
* The controversial book ''Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors'' suggested it as a weapon of choice due to low cost and reliability.
* ''Film/{{Collateral}}''. [[Creator/TomCruise Vincent]] uses a [=MkII=] when he wants to play it quiet. Otherwise, he uses a USP.
* Used by both antagonist and protagonist in ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995), as they are rival contract killers.
* The original ''Delta Force'' game by Novalogic had a choice between a [=MkII=] and a 1911. The [=MkII=] is arguably a better choice of sidearm, due to its higher ammo capacity and integral silencer, especially given that every shot against enemies is a OneHitKill, negating the 1911's one advantage.
* Inara in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' carries one with a few [[GunAccessories extra bits]] when she holds up [[spoiler: Saffron]] at the end of "Trash".
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The]] [[BlondesAreEvil Nordic]] [[ProfessionalKiller Man]] in ''Film/TheFirm'' carries a suppressed [=Mk1=].
* Appears in one level of ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'' as the "Silenced .22". Generally weak except when you can [[BoomHeadshot hit someone in the head]], at which point it'll pop as if you were using a shotgun.
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[[folder: XD]]
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If you live in America, you probably know this gun as the Springfield XD, or possibly "The Other Plastic Pistol." This modern polymer pistol isn't made in America; it's actually made in Croatia under the official designation, [=HS2000=]. This pistol has been in service since 1999 and has served admirably, and has seem some international success as a competitor to the ubiquitous Glock, although its greatest commercial victories have been in civilian handgun sales, where the Croatian pistol has taken a bite out of Glock's dominance through a combination of matching or exceeding the Glock in utility with vastly-superior ergonomics, matching upmarket pistols in shootability, and beating both in price. As such, it is the bane of Glock fanboys (who often pretend it doesn't exist) and is quite popular even among 1911 and CZ fans. The XD comes in 9x19, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .45 GAP in full size, compact, and subcompact sizes. The XD also features greatly-improved safety features over the Glock including a 1911-style grip safety, which is rare in modern designs but works very well.
* Used by Creator/BruceWillis in ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''.
* The .45 version appears in ''Film/MiamiVice'' in the hands of detective Gina Calabrese.
* The President uses one in ''Film/WhiteHouseDown''.
* Kate has an XD-45 in the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' revival series.
* The 9mm match version, both full-size and compact, feature in ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay''.
* Featured as Rentaro Satomi's duty pistol of choice in ''LightNovel/BlackBullet''.
* The "Blacktail" in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is an XD with the grips of an FN FNP, and the all-around best non-bonus 9mm pistol in the game. When fully upgraded, it has the highest capacity, fastest rate of fire and reload speed, and second-highest firepower, which is offset by it being available only a fair bit later than the others and costing the most to fully upgrade.
* Like [[GunPorn many other guns on this list]], appears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', as the [[AKA47 LEO]]. Owing to its origin as a Croatian pistol, using it requires purchase of the character pack that gives access to Dragan, a former Croatian cop.
* Jenko and Schmidt use them in ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' and its [[Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet sequel]].
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[[folder: Tokarev TT Pistol]]
[[quoteright:260:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/greetingsfromsmersh.jpeg]]The Tokarev TT Pistol was designed by Fedor Tokarev in 1930. The pistol was based on John Browning's 1903 and 1911 pistols, albeit with a significant number of indisputable improvements, such as making the locking lugs go all the way around the barrel, making the recoil spring fully captive around the guide rod, and making the trigger assembly one piece, and generally making the gun simpler yet tougher. The TT was designed to replace the obsolete [[{{CoolGuns/Revolvers}} Nagant Revolver]] in the Soviet Army. However since there was a vast number of revolvers, it didn't exactly phase it out so much as compliment it; the M1895 continued service until it and the TT were both replaced by the above-mentioned Makarov pistol in 1952. The first model was the TT-30 pistol, but the most noticeable model was the TT-33. The 7.62 Tokarev cartridge used for the pistol was based on the 7.63 Mauser cartridge that was used for the aforementioned Mauser C96 pistol. Captured Tokarevs can use the Mauser cartridge, however the Tokarev cartridge cannot do the same with the C96 Mauser due to higher pressures; German soldiers took a liking to Soviet pistol-caliber weapons as a result, because they had plenty of 7.63mm to feed them with if stolen Russian ammo was in short supply. 7.62x25 is a hot cartridge that exceeds 400m/s even out of handgun barrels, has excellent performance against obstacles and soft armor, and has excellent proven lethality, plus also not being particularly hard to control, if a bit loud and flashy. As is typical for Russian weapons of the time, the TT-33 could continue operating normally even after suffering a ridiculous amount of abuse - feed lips were even machined into the receiver so the weapon could still be reliably used with damaged magazines. The only downside is that the push-button style magazine release is something inherrently prone to accidental drops -- the later Makarov used a more traditional heel-mounted release lever, rather than the American-style button near the trigger guard like the TT-33, in an effort to prevent this. During the Cold War, this pistol had reached out to countries associated with the Soviet Union like the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Another variant of the TT pistol was the Chinese Norinco Type 54; known as "Black Star" for the star on the grip, where it has infamous ties with [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese Triads]] due to vast numbers sold in the black market. It was also used by the Yakuza as many Type 54 pistols were smuggled into Japan. A drawback of the TT is the difficulty of safe carry (non-Chinese or Yugoslav Tokarevs have no manual safety and rely on a half-cock notch for the hammer; import into the US requires installation of a manual safety but very few of these are made very well, apart from guns purposefully designed with them, such as Zastava's M57 and M70a, which, coincidentally have a higher magazine capacity of 9 rounds.).
* Expect any depiction of a Soviet soldier (particularly officers) in the Second World War, a member of the Triad or Yakuza to use this pistol.
* The Type 54 pistols were featured by gangsters in ''Film/HardBoiled''. Tequila manages to [[GunsAkimbo use two of these]] in the teahouse shootout in the introduction. Alan brandishes a nickel plated Type 54 later in the movie.
* Can be used in the original ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|1997}} 007'', its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', and the [[VideoGame/GoldeneyeWii GoldenEye remake]], as respectively the [[AKA47 "DD44 Dostovei", "CC13", and "Torka T3"]]. In ''Reloaded'' (and by extension ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends'', which reuses the model), it's instead a Polish wz. 33, distinguished by an aftermarket safety.
* The standard issue pistols used by Kingsman agents in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' are modified TT pistols with an underbarrel shotgun attachment.
* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates''. Khruschev hands one to a Soviet general [[YouHaveFailedMe who has failed him]] [[LeaveBehindAPistol and has to commit suicide]].
* A Type 54 "Black Star" appears several times in the ''Phantom Bullet'' arc of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', though it has a much more darker implication of its use. For the arc's female lead protagonist Sinon, it triggers her PTSD as it's the same gun that a robber used to shoot at least one post office/bank employee before she bit the robber's hand. She took the gun to protect another worker, and her mother from being shot. She then shoots the robber with it, killing him in self-defense.
** When arc villain Death Gun is seen using it in the online game of Gun Gale Online that the story takes place in. It triggers Sinon's traumatic flashback to that incident, and freaks Kirito out for its apparent ability to kill a player in real life when they get shot with it. Despite that supposedly being impossible. [[spoiler:It turns out it doesn't cause the deaths of players, but is instead a signal that Death Gun's player uses to signal an accomplice watching via live streams in real life to inject the target player with a lethal dose of a drug that causes their heart to stop.]]
* The Tokarev pistol plays an important role in a film named, what else, ''Tokarev''.
* The standard Russian sidearm in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', which [[AnachronismStew fits with its ambiguous time period]].
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[[folder: FN Model 1910]]
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The pistol that was responsible for starting UsefulNotes/WorldWarI! John Browning had designed the Model 1910 pistol at the year 1910. Unlike with his earlier pistols and the later pistols like the M1911 (where Colt developed Browning's pistols in America while FN developed for Europe), Colt had no interest in developing the pistol in America. So Browning had his pistol made in Europe exclusively through Fabique Nationale. The pistol could either be chambered in .32 ACP or .380 ACP by changing the barrel to the appropriate cartridge (barrels sold separately). Browning designed the Model 1910 to make some improvements on his first success, the Model 1900 pistol. One of the major improvements was to have the operating spring coiled around the barrel. This became the standard with later pistols such as the PPK and Makarov. It also has a "triple safety" where it has [[RuleOfThree a grip safety, magazine safety and a lever safety.]]

Variants of the Model 1910 had been made. One was the FN Model 1922, which was similar in mechanics, but it was given a longer barrel and a slightly larger magazine for military and police use. America would finally get the chance to see the 1910 in form of the Model 1955 Pistol, developed by Browning Arms. However it had a short run due to the Gun Control Act of 1968. Another model known as the Model 1971 was created to comply with the law.

The pistol was very popular in Europe in the civilian and military markets; this pistol was sold in places like France, Finland, the Netherlands, and even Japan.[[note]]Japanese officers often bought European pistols like this one over the domestic Type 14 Nambu and the infamous Type 94 pistol.[[/note]] In fact, the Japanese created the [[RareGuns rare]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_4h9pp5fxQ Hamada Pistol]] that was based on this gun, chambered in the .32 ACP cartridge. It wouldn't be until 1983 (roughly over ''seventy years'' from its introduction) when production had ceased.

'''Historical Note:''' It was mentioned earlier that this pistol started World War I, it was because this pistol in .380 ACP was used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo of August 1914 (Some sources mistaken the weapon that was used for Browning's earlier pistol, the FN Model 1900). Which launched a domino effect that soon lead to the war starting. This pistol was also used for the assassinations of American Congressman UsefulNotes/HueyLong and French President Paul Domour.

* While the pistol may be scarce in American media, the pistol is more common in European works. As mentioned above, [[NoExportForYou FN made the pistol exclusively in Europe]] while Colt turned it down.
* James Bond used this pistol to assassinate Professor Dent [[PreMortemOneLiner after "he's had his six"]] in ''Film/DrNo''. It is worth to note that the props department was unable to find a suppressor for Bond's PPK, so they had to use a Model 1910 with a fake suppressor that simply slid into the barrel instead. They were able to find an appropriate suppressor for the PPK in time for ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
* A pistol heavily modeled after this one pops up sometimes in ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood'', most commonly used by Lt. Riza Hawkeye.
* Cole can find a Model 1922 dumped in a bin after being used in a murder in ''VideoGame/LANoire'' when he's still a patrolman. In universe, it's considered a RareGun, as it wasn't available for purchase in the United States in 1947 and might be someone's war trophy. As a result, the gun's owner is fairly easy to track down.
* A suppressed Model 1910 was the murderer's weapon of choice in the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie ''Captured in Her Eyes.''
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'''s "I'm Not A Hipster" update adds a Model 1922 as the [[AKA47 Vintage Pistol]] as part of its retro [[YouKeepUsingThatWord ironic]] arsenal.
* Saya Takagi's mother, Yuriko keeps a Model 1910 in her leg holster at all times in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''.
* [[CrazyPrepared One of the many pistols Inspector Aki Natsuko]] has in ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]''. Although she tosses it aside when she runs out of ammo.
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[[folder: Smith & Wesson Model 39]]
->A special handgun developed by the US navy for its Special Forces units. It is furnished with a slide lock mechanism to maximize the noise-canceling effect when equipped with a suppressor. For this reason, it is limited to single-shot manual fire.
-->--''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'', description of the Mk. 22 Mod 0

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The first American made double action 9mm pistol, this pistol was developed for the Army's pistol trials of 1954. Intended to be an American equivalent of the Walther [=P38=], it incorporated several features from it, such as the decocker, though it used a full length slide as opposed to the Walther's exposed barrel. Although the Army abandoned the pistol trials, the Model 39 found favour with Navy [=SEALs=], who used both the regular version and a modified one known as the Mk 22 "Hush Puppy" which could be fitted with a supressor, had enlarged sights to clear said suppressor, and had a slide-locking mechanism to allow quieter action. The pistol also proved to be very popular on the police and civilian markets with several variants of it being made over time. There was even a heavily-customized unofficial variant called the ASP, which was one of the first pistols designed for concealed-carry.

The Model 59 is a variant with a double stack magazine capacity, upping the capacity from 8 rounds to 14. Both the 39 and 59 also have "second generation" variations, with combinations of all steel (Models 539 and 559), all stainless (Models 639 and 659), or steel frame with alloy slide (Models 439 and 459).

* Vasquez in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' carries one with pearl grips. She makes use of it during her LastStand [[VasquezAlwaysDies with the aliens]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. Snake is issued with a version of the Mk 22 Hush Puppy modified to fire [[StunGuns tranquiliser darts]]. The Boss dismantles it during the Virtuous Mission, but EVA gets it back and returns it to him during Operation: Snake Eater. The weapon also appears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' as a starting weapon and is an invaluable tool in recruiting enemy soldiers.
* ''Film/{{Commando}}''. Sully carries an ASP 9 based on the Model 39, which he uses to kill mall security guards.
* [[ColonelBadass Colonel Hannibal Smith]] of ''Series/TheATeam'' uses one as one of his preferred sidearms of choice, alternating between the original Model 39 and the stainless 639 later in the series.
* ''Film/DayOfTheDead''. "Bub", a freakin' ''zombie'', somehow still knows how to use one.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' features the ASP 9, a custom, anachronistic ([[RunningGag as always for this game]]) variant meant for special forces use with a shortened barrel, clear grips and open-sided magazines to inspect remaining ammo without having to unload the weapon, and a guttersnipe sight. It shows up for "Operation 40" in the singleplayer, where Mason uses one to assassinate Fidel Castro's body-double, and appears in multiplayer as one of the three default handguns, dealing equal damage as the other two but competing with a faster rate of fire and reload time.
* Creator/BillPaxton's character in ''Film/TrueLies'' is shown in one scene with a Daisy Model 93, an airsoft replica of the Model 659.
* In ''Film/{{Cobra}}'', Cobretti was apparently meant to carry an ASP, though he's never actually seen with it in the released film.
* The two ''VideoGame/{{Vietcong}}'' games feature the Model 39 with a suppressor.
* ''Literature/JamesBond''. When John Gardner began writing a new series of books, [[RealitySubtext Bond's iconic PPK had been withdrawn from service after one belonging to a police officer protecting Princess Anne jammed on him during a kidnap attempt]], so Garnder issued Bond with several different pistols. After receiving heavy criticism for issuing Bond with the older FN 1903, he tried out some newer pistols before settling on an ASP 9, which he would use for the rest of the series of books until Raymond Benson took over and switched back to the PPK.
* ''Button Man'' protagonist [[ProfessionalKiller Harry Exton]] uses one as his [[WeaponOfChoice sidearm of choice]] in "The Killing Game", especially when he confronts his Voice.
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[[folder: Nambu Type 14]]
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Part of the Nambu pistol series that was first introduced in 1906, the Type 14 pistol was introducted to the Japanese Empire in 1925, and was created by Kijiro Nambu. It was the sidearm for the Imperial Japanese Army for the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Pacific Theater. It was the most common variant of the line with four hundred-thousand pistols made compared to the ten thousand the other variants combined. The weapon is inspired by German autopistols from the turn of the century, the Luger P08 in design and the Mauser C96 in action. The pistol fires the unique 8mm Nambu cartridge, which is comparable to the .380 ACP round. Late-production models have a wider trigger guard while early production models have a more round guard; the change was in response to complaints from soldiers in Manchuria that the weapon was hard to fire while wearing mittens. Its peculiar design and rear cocking device was the influence for the Ruger Standard pistol, which started out as replicating this pistol.

The pistol has some known flaws. The spring used for the blowback operation tends to wear out after sustained fire with the pistol. The firing pins for the pistol was also fragile; rather than using Nambu's quick fix, they've opted to issue spare pins with the expectation to change pins during battle. Finally, the 8mm round it uses is notably weak compared to the 9mm or .45 ACP cartridges of the Western nations. This can all be attributed to the standards slipping during wartime production. The pistol stopped production in 1945 after Allied occupation, although leftover pistols were used during the Korean War and the Vietnam war by Communist forces.

* It's a given that any Japanese officer in any work set in World War II will be seen wielding the Nambu pistol.
* Colonel Sato uses this pistol to execute martial artists in ''Film/IpMan''. [[spoiler: He was shot with his own pistol at the end.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/RedOrchestra Rising Storm]]'' has this pistol issued for Japanese troops. It's weak cartridge is noted as it isn't as powerful as the Colt M1911 the American troops have.
* The player can use a “Papa” Nambu in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilSurvivor''. It is oddly the most powerful handgun in the game.
* The Nambu appears as the first weapon you acquire and the standard sidearm for Japanese infantry in the campaign of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: World at War'', and as one of the default handguns in multiplayer. It has very low recoil, clear iron sights and good accuracy, but a glitch with the game's programming causes the pistol to actually shoot to the top right of the iron sight when using them instead of where the actual iron sights are pointing at. It also has higher penetration than the other pistols that are not the .357 Magnum.
* Panther Claw mooks in ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' sometimes use this, as unlikely as it is. Not to mention they're gold plated like the rest of their arsenal.
* ''Series/ThePacific''. Leckie finds one and claims it as a war trophy. He later ends up handing it over to Dr. Grant.
* It's pretty much the default sidearm of every single Japanese officer in ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' stories.
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