[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlingBlingBang Okay, now you're just being silly]].]]
-> ''"God made men. Sam Colt made men equal."''
-->-- Popular saying referring to the Colt Single Action Army, or "Peacemaker"

Some real-world firearms just look so cool people have to put them in things to show how awesome they are. In some cases, so much so that [[RareGuns they appear more than in real life]] and / or [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms in the wrong places]], but this page is for the rest; cool guns that generally ''do'' belong where they are, are {{justified|Trope}} by internal backstory, or hidden under Hollywood embellishments. Regardless, these are the weapons that are often given that special close-up, spot on the cover, or speech extolling their virtues. Frequently, the real gun isn't ''quite'' as cool to actually use as fictional depictions would have you believe. CoolGuns may even have pride of place as a {{BFG}} or HandCannon, or at least be depicted as similarly awesome; this is particularly true if they have any unusual characteristics. If they do, this is a '''Cool Action''', and will be listed with the weapon.

This trope also includes the guns so widely used that you just can't get away ''without'' having them, since these too often get special attention from the cameraman. If not, they're just regular guns; the ones that are there purely because someone needs to fire something at someone else.

See also GunPorn, GoodGunsBadGuns, RareGuns, GunAccessories, and the SwordCounterpart, CoolSword.

* CoolGuns/{{Handguns}}
* CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}}
* CoolGuns/MachinePistols
* CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns
* CoolGuns/{{Rifles}}
* CoolGuns/AssaultRifles
* CoolGuns/BattleRifles
* CoolGuns/SniperRifles
* CoolGuns/{{Shotguns}}
* CoolGuns/MachineGuns
* CoolGuns/RocketsMissilesAndGrenadeLaunchers

[[folder:Fictional Cool Guns]]

[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* In Creator/MasamuneShirow's works, the small arms manufacturer [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seburo Seburo]] and their productions appear frequently, alongside real guns.


[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'''s sidearm, the Lawgiver, is a SmartGun [[AbnormalAmmo capable of firing multiple ammunition types]] and explodes if an unauthorised user attempts to use it. It's actually inspired a real weapon, Metal Storm's Variable Lethality Law Enforcement electronic pistol.


[[folder: Live-Action Film ]]

* [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Scaramanga's "Golden Gun"]], that can be [[ScaramangaSpecial assembled from simple parts]] and used for assassinations. It's been a staple weapon in many ''007'' video games such as ''[[VideoGame/{{Goldeneye1997}} Goldeneye 007]]'' and ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'' as a [[OneHitKill one shot, one kill]] weapon.