'''Basic Trope''': Large guns have little to no recoil; meanwhile, small guns do almost as much damage to the user as RealLife large guns do.
* '''Straight''': Alex shoots an AK-47 with no trouble. Meanwhile, Bob uses a revolver, and is thrown back against the wall upon firing it.
* '''Exaggerated''': Alex uses [[{{BFG}} something that's normally mounted onto an armored vehicle]] like it was nothing. Bob uses a Derringer, and his arm is blown off.
* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
** Alex is [[TheBigGuy larger and stockier]] than Bob; recoil has less effect on Alex.
** Bob is simply not good with guns, or not experienced.
** The big gun is designed to absorb recoil shock; Bob's pistol is not.
** In this setting, guns are like {{Magic Wand}}s: they choose who wields them. Apparently, the pistol doesn't like Bob.
* '''Inverted''': Alex shoots an AK-47 and has trouble controlling it, or is thrown against the wall while shooting it. Meanwhile, Bob uses a revolver with no trouble.
* '''Subverted''': It turns out that Alex has been firing blanks the whole time, whereas Bob's rounds are more akin to cannonballs.
* '''Double Subverted''': ???
* '''Parodied''': This effect is observed with children using water guns.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Sometimes guns are realistic, other times they are not.
* '''Averted''':
** Alex and Bob use firearms better suited to their respective sizes and skill levels.
** No guns are used in this particular work.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': "What's a little guy like you doing with a {{BFG}} like that?!"
* '''Invoked''': Alex and Bob are faced with a choice of weapons: the {{BFG}} that seems stronger (and [[RuleOfCool cooler]]), or something that doesn't seem as strong.
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Alex and Bob don't take larger gun than they can handle.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???
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