[[caption-width-right:350:[[BlingBlingBang Okay, this is just plain pushing it]].]]
-> ''"God made men. Sam Colt made men equal."''
-->-- Popular saying referring to the [[CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} 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.

For cool guns that are also rarely found in real life, see RareGuns.

See also GunPorn, GoodGunsBadGuns, GunAccessories, and the JustForFun/SwordCounterpart, CoolSword. For guns that are not so cool, see ReliablyUnreliableGuns.

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

[[folder:Semi-Fictional Cool 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. The original Lawgiver is listed under pistols, as it was based on a Luger. [[Film/JudgeDredd Both]] [[Film/{{Dredd}} movie]] versions are listed as well, with Creator/SylvesterStallone's Lawgiver built around a Beretta 92 and Creator/KarlUrban's built around a Glock 17.


[[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. It's a complicated story what it is, details [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/(James_Bond_007)_-_Golden_Gun here]].
* [[Film/BladeRunner Rick Deckard's Blaster]], [[IHaveManyNames also called the]] [[FunWithAcronyms P.K.D.]], "LAPD 2019 Blaster" "2019 Detective Special", "M2019 Blaster", or simply "[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas That Gun]]", and is actually a Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special revolver hidden inside the receiver of a Steyr-Mannlicher Model SL .222 bolt-action rifle. It's one of the rare examples of a fictional Cool Gun to show up outside of its originating work, most notably in the ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' video game series.
* Franchise/RoboCop carries an Auto-9 pistol, in actuality a Beretta 93R pistol fitted with a raised rear sight and giant casket-shaped ported barrel extension, which is fired in single-shots and [[MoreDakka bursts]] at various points through the films. Like Deckard's Blaster above, it's been popular enough to show up in non-Robocop works, such as the film adaptation of ''Film/SinCity'', ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', and ''VideoGame/FarCry3BloodDragon''.
* Almost every blaster in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' saga is this by principle, all based on a real world firearm mocked up to look futuristic. Two of the most popular weapons are the DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistol (based on the Mauser C96 pistol & Han Solo's weapon of choice), and the E-11 Blaster Rifle (based on the Sterling submachine gun, standard issue for the Imperial Stormtroopers).
* Film/{{Aliens}} has its iconic [=M41A=] Pulse Rifle and [=M56=] Smart Gun, both of which are apparently chambered in 10mm caseless, armour piercing, explosive-tipped rounds. The Pulse Rifle is additionally equipped with a GrenadeLauncher and the Smart Gun is [[{{BFG}} so big, its user carries it using a Steadicam harness]]. The former is a Thompson SMG in a polymer shell with the grenade launcher a Remington 870 hidden inside the outer body of a SPAS-12, the latter a German [=MG42=] decorated with parts of several motorcycles.