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A gun concealed inside or [[ShoePhone in the shape of]] a briefcase.

Most of the examples under IKEAWeaponry pack away into a briefcase when disassembled, other than those deliberately disguised as something even more innocuous.

Turns out to be a case of TruthInTelevision. The CIA, as well as American government and military bodyguards, do actually use submachine guns concealed in cases (just like the one depicted). The case is built with a trigger on the handle that allows it to be fired without removing the weapon.

See also SenselessViolins, when weapons are concealed in an instrument case, and HandbagOfHurt, when the briefcase itself is used as a melee weapon.



[[folder:{{Anime}} & {{Manga}}]]
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': Roberta uses a [[MoreDakka machinegun]] briefcase in her initial appearance.
* Used by a pair of bodyguards in the opening scene of ''Anime/GhostInTheShell''.
** The briefcases also make an appearance in the manga and at the end of ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' being carried by [[spoiler: the [[{{Eagleland}} American]] [[TheEmpire Empire]] agents who are accompanying Gouda in the final episode of season 2]].
* ''Manga/BlackCat'' has the Sweeper Sven Vollfield, who carries a machine gun (amongst other assorted items like a net launcher) inside his briefcase which he carries at all times.
* Kazuki in ''Anime/GaReiZero'' ''dual wields'' anti-demon machinegun briefcases. Also, this trope is somewhat similar to SenselessViolins, except that the carrying case is the weapon.
* This is the preliminary weapon of The Invaders in ''VideoGame/GateKeepers'', to go with their identical suit-and-tie motif.
* [[{{Cyclops}} Manako]] from ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' has a briefcase that unfolds into a sniper rifle. The bonus chapter at the end explains that it's AwesomeButImpractical.
* A variant is used in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. Early on, Kaneki is warned to report to the manager if someone carrying a briefcase every enters the cafe. That's because [[HunterOfMonsters Ghoul Investigators]] carry their weapons in innocent-looking silver briefcases, which could hold anything from a {{BFS}} or a {{BFG}} to a [[WhipItGood spiked whip]] or a SinisterScythe. These weapons are deployed automatically into the user's hand with a click of a button concealed on the handle.
* ''Webcomic/OnePunchMan'': Genos has a briefcase that transforms into a pair of arms for him to use to fire powerful blasts of energy.

* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** The TropeCodifier may be Bond's briefcase in ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove'', which is the first real Bond gadget. Amongst its other tricks, it features a rifle folded up inside and a tear gas booby trap.
** ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'' showcases a ''rocket launcher'' concealed within a stereo. Q says that it was designed for the CIA and agents assigned to North America, and says it's called [[PunnyName "The Ghetto Blaster"]].
* In ''Film/JudgeDredd'', a prison warden hands Rico a small case containing Rico's old badge. Rico quickly reveals that the case itself is a reconfigurable handgun in disguise. [[TheGuardsMustBeCrazy Why the warden handed his most dangerous prisoner a package without inspecting what was inside it is a Wallbanger that is never explained]].
* ''Film/RoboCop2''. As Hob is escaping he's carrying what appears to be a small metal briefcase. When confronted by Officer Lewis he unfolds it into a machine gun and tries to shoot her. [[TruthInTelevision It's an actual weapon]], the [[http://world.guns.ru/smg/usa/ares-fmg-e.html Ares FMG]]
* In ''Film/IronMan2'', Tony has a briefcase that converts into an ''entire suit of armor''. This is straight out of the comics too (although there, the armor is usually stored inside the briefcase). To really get into this trope, one action figure of this armor--the Mark V--has a briefcase that becomes a missile launcher.
* In ''Film/TheReplacementKillers'', the back-up hitmen used the [=MP5=] briefcase described below.
* The security forces that come alongisde the Weyland expedition packs its assault rifles like this in ''Film/AVPAlienVsPredator''. Obviously they think it comes in handy, but against the Xenomorphs and the Predators, [[RedShirts well...]]
* In the Creator/JetLi film ''Film/RomeoMustDie'', the bodyguard of the CorruptCorporateExecutive keeps an assault rifle in a briefcase. The handle of the briefcase is actually the rifle's rear sights and a hidden button causes the briefcase to open and fall away.
* ''{{Film/Faster}}'': [[NoNameGiven The unnamed]] ProfessionalKiller is shown packing a suitcase with strapped-in guns and knives.
* Highlighted in ''Film/LordOfWar'', when Yuri quips how easy disguising weapons in camcorder cases was in the 1980s due to the size of camcorders.
* How Sal smuggled his S&W M76 into the bank in ''Film/DogDayAfternoon''. Similarly, Sonny smuggles his M1 Carbine in a large wrapped present.
* The Scorpio killer in ''Film/DirtyHarry'' carried his [[IKEAWeaponry disassembled]] sporterised Arisaka rifle and an MP 40, plus several magazines, in a suitcase.
* The protagonist of ''Film/TheAmerican'' is given the job of building such a weapon for a female ProfessionalKiller, who wants a silenced automatic rifle that can fit in a small space. He modifies a Ruger Mini-14 and even prepares the briefcase that carries it in [[IkeaWeaponry stripped-down form]].
* The latter two installments of {{Creator/Robert Rodriguez}}'s ''[[Film/ElMariachi Mariachi Trilogy]]'' feature Mariachis wielding a wide variety of weapons disguised as guitar cases, including machine guns, rocket launchers, flame throwers, and a bomb.
* ''Film/PrimeCut'': Irish gangster Lee Marvin conceals a sub-machine gun in his leather briefcase.

* In ''Literature/SnowCrash'', [[{{BFG}} Reason]] is mounted inside a suitcase, though it does have a heat exchanger coming out of the side.
* ''Literature/TheExecutioner'': while posing as a drug dealer's bodyguards, Able Team are each equipped with a briefcase with an Uzi inside and a steel trauma plate for protection. "If you see a bullet coming, just block it."
* A duffel-bag variation shows up in ''[[Creator/VinceFlynn American Assassin]]''.
* Adele's [[PsychoSidekick servant]] Tovera routinely carries one in the Literature/{{RCN}} series.

* ''Series/GetSmart'': Maxwell Smart had one of these once, as did his inspiration, Film/JamesBond.
** First seen used by a KAOS-affiliated hit man played by Creator/LeonardNimoy.
* ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' had a card case which could extend a handle and barrel to be used as a gun. [[SwissArmyWeapon It could also extend a blade to be used as a sword]].
* ''Series/DeadliestWarrior'': One of the weapons used by the CIA in ''CIA vs. KGB'' is a [[Film/JamesBond Walther PPK]] hidden in a briefcase with a pulley system (terminating in a string looped around the finger) attached to the trigger. The agent assigned to test it manages to shoot all three targets perfectly while carrying the case normally.
* ''Series/DennouKeisatsuCybercop'': Each weapon used by the Cybercops (with the exception of their standard personal firearms) come in a standard suitcase.
* On ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', Al Capone walks into Dean O'Banion's flower shop, and is seconds away from killing him when Van Alden walks in, carrying a briefcase full of electrical clothing irons. Van Alden works as a door-to-door salesman and these are just his samples. He does not know O'Banion and is simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. O'Banion quickly gets Capone to back down by convincing him that Van Alden is his bodyguard and has a gun in his briefcase that he's perfectly willing to use if Capone doesn't back down.
* In one episode of ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', an assassin takes out his targets by posing as a lawyer and shooting them through his open briefcase.

* ''Hot Chicks'' RPG. The Trick Case can fire a weapon while it's inside the briefcase. The Discarding Case has a hidden switch that causes the case to fall away, leaving the weapon in the user's hand.
* ''{{TabletopGame/Rifts}}'' introduced a briefcase assault rifle and shotgun in ''Triax 2''.

* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' had the laptop gun, which could also double as a turret.
* ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'' has the Phoenix Film/{{Ronin}}, a minigun concealed inside of a briefcase that can be set down as an automated sentry gun or operated by remote.
* ''VideoGame/ZombieRevenge'' featured the two guitar-case weapons from ''Film/{{Desperado}}''.
* The Pandora gun in ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry 4'' is carried around like a briefcase. It can turn into a crossbow, a bazooka, a laser cannon, a minigun-version of the more realistic BriefcaseBlaster shown above, a blade boomerang and a mobile missile launching fortress, and when opened, it produces a brilliant flash of light that instantly destroys all enemy shields in addition to damaging them. It also has [[NumberOfTheBeast 659]] other forms as well, but naturally, you'll [[TakeOurWordForIt never actually see any of them in gameplay]]. [[http://devilmaycry.wikia.com/wiki/Pandora See more here]].
* The 'Sniper Case' from the ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' games allow you to carry a disassembled SniperRifle around in a briefcase without suspicion, as sniper rifles are too large to be concealed in 47's jacket.
** There are also a few other suitcases for other types of rifles, which come fully-assembled. Also a subversion as these suitcases are so long that somebody should be asking questions.
* ''VideoGame/SecretAgentClank'' goes [[UpToEleven one step further]] and gives us the [[FireBreathingWeapon Blowtorch Briefcase]].
* ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever'' has the rocket-launcher briefcase.
* Natasha, one of the characters the player can choose in ''VideoGame/RustyHearts'', can use the 'Weapon Bag' which takes this trope to its logical conclusion as it can change into a minigun, RPG, and even a small personal bunker lined with cannons depending on what skills the player chooses to pick up.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3'' adds the Magpul FMG-9 (see RealLife below) as a secondary weapon. It works much the same as the Glock 18 does, though with the player character unfolding it for the initial-pickup animation.
* ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'' replaces this with the Briefcase Turret (see the "Phoenix Ronin" entry below). It's Q's briefcase, but with an automated turret and photoelectric sensor (like the kind you see on those tapless sinks in [=McDonald=]'s). The kicker: once deployed, it cannot be retrieved.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* PlayedForLaughs by Glennz in ''[[http://blog.glennz.com/professional/ Professional]]'', with a Briefcase [[spoiler:[[LightGun NES Zapper]]]].
* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Coco of Team CFVY has her handbag, which transforms into a [[GatlingGood rotary cannon]] when the need arises.

[[folder:Web Videos]]
* ''Creator/FPSRussia'': [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJ8Ndkg8urw The Suitcase Gun]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'' episode "The Dark Side of the SWAT Kats", the evil MirrorUniverse version of Deputy Mayor Briggs had a gas gun in her briefcase. She used it knock out two guards so she could release what she thought were the her universe's evil Swat Kats.
* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': in "Jack and the Labyrinth", the stranger carries a multipurpose briefcase that has a [[MoreDakka machine gun]] inside as well as a lighter.
* ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'': Red Arrow uses a compound bow version of this to stop an assasination attempt.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* TruthInTelevision: Heckler and Koch makes a special briefcase for their [=MP5K=], as seen in the page image. [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=c70c0f2ba0 Here's a video.]]
* Magpul made a concept product (the FMG-9) that looked similar to a small briefcase that housed a Glock and a flashlight and could easily fit into your back pocket. All you had to do was flip it open and you'll be ready to go. Magpul also makes a near-identical kit for airsoft guns, but the real one never reached the production stage.
* The CETME Ameli is a light machine gun, 5.56mm caliber, capable of fitting inside a briefcase. Unlike the above examples, it does have to be removed and assembled before use, but that is surprisingly quick.
* During the assassination attempt on former President UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, Agent Robert [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Wanko]] pulled an Uzi out of his briefcase in order to cover the President's evacuation to the hospital moments after the President had been shot.
* The [[http://world.guns.ru/smg/smg70-e.htm Ares FMG]] appears to have this idea in mind.
* The [[Toys/NERFBrand Nerf Deploy CS-6]] is a pump-action blaster that can collapse into a compact "briefcase" form.
* ''Beyond 2000'' featured a concept of a very rapidly firing submachine gun with a LaserSight, the AM-180A, based on the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American-180 American 180 submachine gun]] (distinctive for its saucer shaped pan magazine mounted on top of the weapon and the secret to its very high rate of fire), which not only made for deadly accurate shots, but also fired so rapidly it could shred most materials to bits and even penetrate bulletproof vests. A concealed version was developed in parallel, being built in to a briefcase that even included the LaserSight, and like the pictured weapon above, could be fired with the case closed (in fact during the show, the briefcase version was used to demonstrate that a bulletproof vest was futile in protecting the victim from this weapon).
** The standard/non-concealed version of the AM-180A also happens to be IKEAWeaponry, and was designed to be easily assembled in complete darkness.
* While [=SMGs=] and the like really do utilize this trope, one way fiction often misrepresents it is with long-range sniper rifles that disassemble to fit in a briefcase. Such weapons are very precisely fine-tuned and the disassembly and reassembly process would throw even an experienced sniper off - it doesn't take much to miss when firing at a target thousands of feet away. The very few true rifles that can be disassembled in this fashion are generally used with iron sights only at ranges of 500 yards or less, usualy for hunting small game in an emergency.
* [[http://www.drdtactical.com/rifles.html DRD Tactical's Paratus-16 rifle series]] is a family of assault rifles designed to be stored in 3 segments inside specialy designed briefcases that can be assembled in less than a minute. A semi-auto civilian version is readily available, but with a $5,000 price tag (as opposed to $800 to $1,500 for an FAL, $2,000 for an AR-10, or $3,000 for a SCAR-17S) and no real advatages over other .308 rifles outside of it's takedown feature, it hasn't exactly caught on.