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[[folder:Luger/Pistole Parabellum 1908]]

->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 war.''' The alternate version translates to: "Therefore he who desires peace, prepares 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 UsefulNotes/WW1. 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.

'''Everything else:'''

* ''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 ''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 [[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 Cannon}}s are pointless, because ordinary sized guns kill just fine.
* One of the alien mooks in ''Film/BadTaste'' use one.
* Talia uses one in ''BatmanUnderTheRedHood.''
* In a typically {{Anvilicious}} episode of ''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 ''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]].
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[[folder:Remington Model 95]]
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 assasin]] 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 inexistent 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 ''Film/{{Rango}}.''
* Appears in ''Videogame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood,'' where it's called the "[[LittleUselessGun Lady Gun]]."
* Carried by Quentin Turnbull in ''Film/JonahHex.''
* Lord Rathbone carries one in ''Film/ShanghaiKnights.''
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[[folder:Walther P38]]
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 ''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, including...
* [[{{Transformers}} 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 ''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 ''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]]."
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[[folder:Walther PP/PPK]]
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 NaziGermany as service pistols, issued to the German military and police, the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials; most notably, it was the weapon 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 widely copied, with the Russian Makarov PM (see below) being the most prolific of the designs "inspired" by it.

* The most famous user is, of course, Film/JamesBond, who replaces his Beretta (either an M1934 or 418, depending upon the media) with a PPK chambered in 7.65mm (.32 ACP) in ''Film/DrNo''. He uses this until (Though calibres varied depending on the actor. Connery, Dalton and Brosnan carried it in .32 ACP while Lazenby, Moore and Craig opted for the .380 ACP version.) 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.
** Most parodies of Bond carry one as well.
* Umi Martin is assigned one in version one of ''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''.
* Shoshanna uses one 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/CasinoRoyale''.
* 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 despite being a British secret agent in America during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Actually plausible 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.
* Harry Ioki in ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' carries a PPK as his sidearm.
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[[folder:Makarov PM]]
After World War II, working from German experiments in improving the 9x17mm cartridge, Soviet weapons designers heavily copied and simplified the PP design in the PM, or Makarov (after the designer, Nikolai Fyodorovich Makarov; the designation PM stands for "Pistolet Makarova" or "Makarov's Pistol"), semi-automatic pistol. It used a 9x18mm cartridge and bullet that was not interchangeable with Western 9x17mm or 9x19mm ammunition, and was roughly within the same power class as the .38 special revolver round. It replaced the TT-33 Tokarev for military use in the Soviet Union in 1951, and is still in limited use in Russia[[note]]Having been replaced for general use by the 9x19mm Yarygin PYa[[/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.

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.
* PierceBrosnan uses one 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).
* Creator/PierceBrosnan uses the Makarov again in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
* Used against by Film/JamesBond in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''.
* Appears in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', making it a weapon that not only appears in every single ''Film/JamesBond'' film starring Creator/PierceBrosnan, 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 ''SplinterCell'' games.
* Appears without fail in every installment of the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series. 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.]]
* Available in ''VideoGame/FarCry2''.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' as an early pistol. It is very good for stealth tactics.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps''.
-->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) is not made clear.
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[[folder:Heckler and Koch USP]]
The USP is a German handgun, adopted by the German army as P8 and the German police as P10 (Compact 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, though is in service with several militaries and police forces around the world.
* The USP Tactical was the starting weapon of Counter-Terrorist players in the ''VideoGame/{{Counter-Strike}}'' 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 the ''Film/TombRaider'' movie, Lara Croft's pistols of choice are a pair of the Match variant of the USP. They're supposed to be sporting grade accurate.
* The pistol Gordon Freeman uses in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is a USP Match. Unlike the above, this pistol has abysmal accuracy at range.
* Silas in 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 ''{{Heat}}'' but switches to a SIG Sauer P220 towards the end of the film.
* The Obeya FBW pistol in ''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]].
* 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).
* 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 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.''
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[[folder:Beretta 92]]
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 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 as of 1990.
In this capacity, the M9 is looked upon poorly by some military users due to a perceived lack of stopping power, mostly 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 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. Though these issues have been dealt with, one branch or another of the US military tries to replace it with a .45 ACP pistol every other year or so, [[StatusQuoIsGod which eventually concludes with a cancelled project and a new big Beretta order]].
* The weapon of choice of Revy, of the anime ''Manga/BlackLagoon''. 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 VideoGame/{{Doom}} I/II's pistol is based off of.
* Mack Bolan (''Literature/TheExecutioner'') used a silenced Beretta Brigadier, an early civilian model. He later updates to the 93R.
* ''Franchise/MetalGear'' has this as Snake's WeaponOfChoice in the MSX 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''.
** 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 ''Max Payne 3'', 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 [=SigSauer P220R=] in the 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 final movie of the series, JetLi's character disassembles Riggs' Beretta...[[DontTryThisAtHome while Riggs is holding it and trying to shoot him.]]
* 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}}''.
* 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 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]].
* [[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.
* Frank Castle carries [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Beretta 92FS Inox's 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}}''.
* [[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.
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[[folder:Colt 1911]]
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 ''Letters from Iwo Jima'', the Japanese general commanding the defense of the island carries a chromed M1911, 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 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.
* ''AbleTeam'' 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.
** Old Snake uses an updated M1911 copy, the Springfield Operator, in ''Metal Gear Solid 4''. 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=].
** ''MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' has them, [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms inexplicably carried by Soviet soldiers]] and by FOX operatives. ''MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' allows the player to develop one from early into the game and specs for the ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' custom variant are available too.
* Nadie in ''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.]]
* ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry's'' Ebony and Ivory, and their earlier equivalents Luce and Ombra, are custom 1911s; the main alterations being wooden grips and enormous ported compensators.
* An anachronistic nickel-plated [=M1911A1=] is used by Cal toward the end of ''{{Titanic}}''. 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 MikeHammer, a UsefulNotes/WW2 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 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 ''Film/TheTerminator'', the eponymous character uses an AMT Hardballer with 7" slide and laser sight.
* [[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 every game in some form, even being usable in all but the later ''ModernWarfare'' games.
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', there is one named 'Sally' on the case and advertisement poster. The actual 'Sally' pistol appears in [[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 (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 [[Franchise/TombRaider ]] Anniversary. 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.
* ''{{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 Autos in-game. In addition, [[BadassPreacher Joshua]] [[ImplacableMan Graham]] carries an AceCustom 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 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.
* 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 ''PaydayTheHeist'' it appears as the "[[{{AKA47}} Crosskill .45]]", featuring night sights and can be upgraded with a recoil compensator. ''Payday 2'' features it again as just the "Crosskill" with even more modifications.
* Carried by freakin' ''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 ''PaperinikNewAdventures''.
* Very popular in ''SinCity''. Dwight and Manute are fond of carrying [[GunsAkimbo 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 [[TheHistoryChannel History Channel]] show ''Lock 'n Load'', although he admits the Beretta 92 has its place among modern firearm choices.
* 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 ''{{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.
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[[folder:Browning Hi-Power]]
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. Coloquially 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.'' He's later seen with an {{anachronis|mStew}}tic Inglis Hi-Power.
* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', 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 ''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).
* [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil2 Claire Redfield's]] starting weapon, after the RPD apparently upgraded to the more advanced [=VP70=].
* 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.
* 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.
* ''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.
* 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}}.''
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[[folder:Glock]]
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]]In reality, this was only an issue with early-generation models, and even then only when they were firing larger caliber rounds with higher-than-average-pressure powder loads, such as .40 S&W.[[/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. Perhaps the most common complaint is that dismantling the pistol requires the user to pull the trigger to release the firing pin, which has caused no shortage of accidents. 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 tot he 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 has 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. 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.
* As a rule, this is 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.
** 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 Duke Nukem 3D.
* ''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 ''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 clip and has to creep back and find it.
* Available in ''Jagged Alliance 2'', 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 out the word "Glock." 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).
* ''Series/TheFixer''. John Mercer's carry gun (he uses different weapons for his hits).
* Standard issue sidearm for ZAFT officers and pilots in GundamSeed.
* Wielded [[GunsAkimbo together]] with a SIG P226 by the characters in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* The Rittergruppen pistol in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after Glock.
* 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.
* ''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."]]
* ''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.
* {{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 ''GhostHunter.''
* The Glock 21 appears in the first two ''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 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. ''Payday 2'' features both the STRYK alongside the more standard Glock 17 as the "Chimano 88", the first sidearm the player has access to.
* The Lawgiver in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' is built around a Glock.
* Inori uses [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Glock 17s in ''Anime/GuiltyCrown''.
* In ''{{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.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:CZ 75]]
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.
* 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.
* Batou in the original ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' films also carries the Jericho 941, or rather a hypothetical variant in .50 Action Express (in real life fired only by the IMI Desert Eagle, a cosmetically similar but much larger and mechanically unrelated pistol) 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. 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 SIG P250 on both sides.
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[[folder:SIG P210]]
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 ''{{Madlax}}''.
* An issue of ''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.
* Used as a sidearm by the eponymous AntiHero of ''Film/GetCarter.''
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[[folder:SIG-Sauer P226/P228/P229]]
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). 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 ''BadBoys''.
* The basic pistol in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* Michael Westen's pistol of choice in Series/BurnNotice is a SIG Sauer P228, which he mentions explicitly at least once.
* [[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 ''[[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.
* ''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 Ghosts sidearm.
* 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.
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[[folder: FN Five-seveN]]
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.
* 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; 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).
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' as Sam Fisher's sidearm.
* ''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/BattlestarGalacticaReimagined'', 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 ''UFO: Aftermath'' 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.
* Henrietta's standard carry in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' (sharing ammunition with her iconic P90).
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[[folder:Mauser C96]]
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). 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''.
* Mel Gibson has one (among [[ExtendedDisarming many other weapons]]) in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''.
* 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.
* Demonbane from ''Deus Machina {{Demonbane}}'' uses a SERIOUSLY upscaled C96 (while being a HumongousMecha, no less).
* Elliott Gould wields one GunsAkimbo with a P-38 in the UsefulNotes/WW2 action movie ''Escape to Athena''. 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 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.]]
* An archaeologist shoots at SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with a full-auto version, in the opening scene of ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* Murderface's "driving gun" in ''Metalocalypse''.
* The Red 9 version is featured in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' where it is among one of the best weapons.
* 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 Jon Sable Freelance uses a customized C96 Mauser: specifically, the Chinese Shanxi Tye 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 ''{{Hellsing}}'' wields two of them with very, VERY long barrels.
* ''ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. ProfessionalKiller Joubert aims a [[SniperPistol scoped, silenced and stocked]] Mauser at the protagonist, but can't get a clear shot.
* ''[[Film/SherlockHolmes Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows]]''. [[TheDragon Crack marksman Sebastian Moran]] actually recommends one to Holmes when he catches him snooping around an arms factory; Holmes later takes his advice.
* DoctorDoom 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 ''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.
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[[folder:COP 357 Derringer]]
Designed as a backup weapon that could fire the same rounds as a police officer's service revolver (the name "COP" stands for "[[FunWithAcronyms Compact Off-duty Police]]"), though its heavy weight (relative to its compact size), even heavier trigger pull and substantial recoil turned out to be a problem. Nevertheless, the COP's four muzzles make it a distinctively menacing weapon for the silver screen.
* KGB agent Natalia Tiemerovna uses a COP at one stage in ''The Survivalist'' series by Jerry Ahern. John Rourke also has one among his impressive armoury.
* The BigBad tries to pull one of these out of his coat pocket at the end of ''BadBoys'' in an attempt to finish off the protagonists when their backs are turned, unfortunately for him [[spoiler:Will Smith is quicker on the draw...]]
* This is the gun Leon shoots Holden with in the opening scene of ''Film/BladeRunner''[[note]]The one used in Blade Runner was modified to fire from two barrels at once, so as to produce a more impressive muzzle flash.[[/note]], likely inspiring its use in the other sci-fi shows mentioned below.
* ''[[Film/TheMatrix Matrix Reloaded]]''. Persephone uses this on one of the Merovingian's mooks.
* ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|Reimagined}}''. Under the fiction model name of 'Stallion', this was a civilian gun used by various criminal types (such as Tom Zarek's men), and by Romo Lampkin to threaten Lee Adama in "Sine Qua Non".
* ''Series/StargateSG1''. A night-guard on an alien planet uses one to menace our heroes in "Bad Guys".
* Standard carry gun of Lumiere, in the anime ''KiddyGrade''.
* The COP's distinctive four-barreled design appears in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' as the basis for the Shortstop, an alternative primary weapon that can be found or created for the Scout class. Unlike the COP, it appears to fire ratshot or snakeshot, as each pull of the trigger fires a four-pellet spread. The Shortstop is also ''[[HandCannon much]]'' larger than the COP.
* Used by Devon Aoki's character in ''Film/{{War}}''
* Nina uses one during the neo nazi arc in Manga/{{Monster}}.
* Shows up in ''Manga/CityHunter'' as Reika's gun, but only when she's not in the police (the one time we see her in her cop days she carried the M60 service revolver).
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[[folder:Thompson Center Arms Contender]]
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 Machine 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 JohnWoo classic ''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 Boardeaux'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]].
* 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 ''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.
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[[folder:Yarygin PYa/MP-443 Grach]]
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, known as the MP-446 Viking, is also produced by Izhevsk.
* Standard sidearm of the Russian Army in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldBadCompany'', ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 3}}'', and ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}''
* The standard sidearm of SVER in ''{{MAG}}''.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'', where it incorrectly fires in full auto, while the real weapon is semi-auto only.
* Appears incorrectly as the Tariq in the 2010 reboot of ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonor'', the Opfor's standard sidearm. In reality, the Tariq is a Iraqi copy of the Beretta M951.
* The civilian variant, the MP-446, appears as a usable sidearm in [[VideoGame/SplinterCell Splinter Cell: Conviction]].
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