->'''Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky''': Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter. Only three men I know use such a gun. I believe I've killed two of them.\\
'''Film/JamesBond:''' Lucky me.
-->-- ''Film/GoldenEye''

More specifically, semi-automatic pistols. Yes, [[CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} revolvers]] are pistols, too.

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[[folder:Beretta 92]]
->''"I feel the Beretta is a great character. It's so strong and elegant. The other guns look dumb to me. Also the good thing I like -- how many bullets can it fire? Seventeen bullets? [[HilariousInHindsight You can fire 17 bullets]][[note]]Recently Beretta has begun offering models with 17-round magazines instead of the usual 15 in order to compete with the Glock 17[[/note]]. When you continue firing it's like...the drumbeat. Like music."''
-->--'''John Woo'''

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A semi-automatic pistol chambered in 9x19mm 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 descendant of the single stack [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_M1951 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. Beretta themselves later released a variant chambered in .40 S&W as the Beretta 96 and one in 9x21 IMI as the Beretta 98. This is a gun with multiple claims to fame:
# It's very common in film and television because many people think it looks cool, because it was and continues to be a common police service weapon across the US, and because [[ProductPlacement Beretta paid lots of money to make sure that many action movie heroes of the 1980s carried one]].
# It's Creator/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 UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks since its adoption in 1986 until its replacement starting in 2017, 31 years later.

The gun is occasionally looked upon poorly by military users and firearm enthusiasts due to being heavier and having a noticeably fatter grip than a 1911, generally poor performance in dirty conditions, and a perceived lack of stopping power, especially by critics used to the more powerful .45 ACP load from the M1911. It has also, in the past, had issues with faulty magazines (not made by Beretta for cost reasons) and an issue where the slide would very rarely pop off of the frame when firing, most infamous when the Navy [=SEALs=] were training with earlier versions of the weapon (due to a part failing after about a fifth as many rounds through the weapon as it was supposed to last; at least one SEAL [[EyeScream lost an eye to a flying Beretta hammer]], though reports of anyone dying from it are an exaggeration). It is a high-maintenance gun that doesn't get along well with dust due to its open-topped slide. The M9 is now being officially phased out in favor of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SIG_Sauer_P320 SIG Sauer P320]] for the U.S. Army as of January 2017.

* The weapon of choice of Revy, of the anime ''Manga/BlackLagoon'', who [[GunsAkimbo wields two of them]]. 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 in TheNineties.
* Supposedly what the classic ''VideoGame/{{Doom}}'' pistol is based off of.
* Mack Bolan (''Literature/TheExecutioner'') used a silenced Beretta Brigadier, an early civilian model. He later updates to the [[CoolGuns/MachinePistols 93R]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' has this as Snake's WeaponOfChoice in the [[VideoGame/{{MetalGear1}} MSX]] [[VideoGame/{{MetalGear2SolidSnake}} games]]. In ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: [[VideoGameRemake The Twin Snakes]]'', he gets a suppressed one modified to fire tranquilizer rounds as a MythologyGag.
* 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''. They were 92G Elite II's, supposedly chambered in .40, in the early games, but eventually replaced with Inox 92FS's in ''Global Offensive''.
** Neo, in ''Film/TheMatrix'' (his first pair of ThrowAwayGuns in the lobby shootout).
*** Trinity swaps out from the 84FS she uses in the first film for a compact variation of the 92FS in ''[[Film/TheMatrixReloaded Reloaded]]'' and then [[GunsAkimbo gets a second one]] in ''[[Film/TheMatrixRevolutions Revolutions]]''. The guards in Club Hell in the latter film also make use of various 92FS variants, with Trinity again grabbing an Inox Brigadier off of one of them to threaten the Merovingian with.
* 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 SIG [=P220R=] in the [[Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard 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.
* Many Montagues and Capulets in ''Film/WilliamShakespearesRomeoAndJuliet'' use [[BlingBlingBANG heavily customized]] Beretta 92s and Taurus [=PT92s=] and 99s, the most-customized all named after the bladed weapons used in the original play, such as Benvolio's "[[http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/fe/Benvoliogun.jpg Sword 9mm Series S]]" ([=PT99=] with extended barrel and slide), Tybalt's "[[http://www.imfdb.org/images/1/1c/Tybaltgun.jpg Rapier 9mm Series R]]" ([[GunsAKimbo two]] [=PT99=]s with extended barrels and guide rods, compensators, and quick-detach mounts for red dot sights), and Mercutio's "[[http://www.imfdb.org/images/0/02/RJ-02092.jpg Dagger 9mm]]" ([=PT99=] with several cutouts [[GunPorn showing the inner details]]).
* 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 [[Film/LethalWeapon4 final movie]] of the series, Creator/JetLi's character disassembles Riggs' Beretta... [[DontTryThisAtHome while Riggs is holding it and trying to shoot him]] (which is physically possible with a Beretta due to its design, so it's not just Hollywood trickery, but definitely AwesomeButImpractical).
* Kane used one of these to kill Seth in the original ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer''.
* The Beretta 92's single-stack predecessor, the M951, is wielded by a thug then briefly used by Tony Montana to kill several thugs in ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', with a suppressed M951 used by Manny to kill Hector.
* The Beretta is the [[VideoGame/ResidentEvil S.T.A.R.S.]] team's sidearm of choice. The Samurai Edge, developed by a local gunsmith for the team (used by Rebecca and Jill in the original, and everyone in the Director's Cut and ''Zero''), is a heavily modified 92FS; the [[UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube GameCube]] [=REmake=] also includes a "Samurai Edge" variant of the .40 S&W Beretta 96 used by Barry alongside his Colt Python, with an extended compensator and magazine that makes it resemble Franchise/RoboCop's Auto-9.
** Standard issue sidearm of the Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance field agents in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' and ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilRevelations''. Chris, Sheva, Jill, et al. will always draw their Beretta 92's in cutscenes. The 93R is also available in the former game, as is the "Samurai Edge" version of the 96 when playing as Barry in the "Mercenaries Reunion" DLC.
* 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 not available in multiplayer]] and only able to be grabbed from dead allies in one or two missions if they're killed after emptying their rifle and choosing to pull their sidearm rather than duck into cover and reload. The second also features a 92SB converted to burst-fire to stand in for the 93R, where it's infamous for being one of the best sidearms in the game (a full burst with the Stopping Power perk to increase the damage your shots deal is a guaranteed kill, no matter how far away the target is). ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyGhosts'' features an [=M9A1=] with an unusable top rail and LaserSight.
* [[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.
** Reappears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', now with the full name "Bernetti 9" (presumably, the "S" stood for "silenced" or "suppressed"). It has a very high base concealment, so attaching a silencer to it isn't a bad idea. It's also possible to use two at a time as a primary weapon.
* Frank Castle carries [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Beretta 92FS Inoxes 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.
* The handgun in both ''VideoGame/SilentHill2'' and ''[[VideoGame/SilentHill3 3]]'' is a Beretta Centurion (a short version of the Beretta 92).
* Emergency weapon left to Sharon "Heather Mason" Da Silva in ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D''.
* Jake English's weapons of choice are a pair of Beretta [=M9s=] in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''.
* [[Series/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.
* ''Series/NCISLosAngeles'': LAPD detective Marty Deeks has one as his service weapon (which is eventually replaced by a S&W 9544). He claims the manual safety once saved him during a gun snatch by a junkie.
* Shows up with a certain frequency in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'', but not nearly enough for a series featuring an assassination team sponsored by the Italian government.
* Aya Brea of ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' can be seen wielding a Beretta 92 in some artwork. Wayne will give you a 92FS after the precinct is attacked; it had belonged to Torres, who died in the attack. [=M9s=] can also be found throughout the game, such as one dropped by the boss called Sheeva in the precinct.
* A lot of characters in Irish productions, particularly those featuring [[TheIrishMob criminal gangs]], tend to use Berettas including [[TheHero Jimmy Bennett]] in ''Film/FatalDeviation'', [[CowboyCop Jerry Lynch]] in ''Film/InterMission'', [[BigBad Francis Sheehy-Skeffington]] in ''Film/TheGuard'' and various characters in ''Series/LoveHate''.
* The [=PT92=] shows up as the basic pistol in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV''. It's for the most part incorrectly referred to as a .45 weapon.
* Shows up as a unique weapon in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}: Shadow of Chernobyl'', under the name "Martha", only available if you let a Duty member captured by bandits die. It's the strongest 9x19mm handgun in the game, but has such piss-poor durability to the point that it can start jamming within a handful of shots. ''Clear Sky'' and ''Call of Pripyat'' make it more available and raise its durability rating as well, though it is still one of the least reliable handguns in the game.
* ''Series/WalkerTexasRanger'' had Walker carry a Taurus [=PT92=] as his main sidearm. [[Website/ChuckNorrisFacts Not that he ever]] [[MemeticBadass really needed it]].
* ''Series/{{Spaced}}''. Mike carries [[GunsAkimbo a pair of them]] when the protagonists break into an animal testing lab to rescue [[TeamPet Colin]]. In the opening episode of series 2, [[RealMenWearPink he wields a pink one]] when confronting TheMenInBlack who are looking for Daisy at the pub, who promptly disarm him. It's a LiteralMetaphor, as he tells Tim two minutes earlier that he's "off to point the pink pistol at the porcelain firing range", subverting the UnusualEuphemism that implies.
* The default sidearm of Captain Martin Walker and used by many of the 33rd in ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine''. Lugo and Adams also carry suppressed M9s that they will use when stealth is required.
* Puerto Rican crime boss Domingo Colon carries a [[GunsAkimbo pair]] of 92FS throughout ''Series/LukeCage.''
* ''ComicBook/SinCity'' has a couple of them. The Yellow Bastard carries one and Wallace has one left over [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms from his Navy SEAL days]].
* ''Film/DemolitionMan''. John Spartan uses two of them in the ActionPrologue, though not [[GunsAkimbo together]], rather having the second pistol as a backup when he loses his first one. After thawing out in 2032, he gets hold of an Inox version, which he uses for most of the film. After losing that, he acquires another Beretta along with a revolver from Edgar Friendly to use in the final battle with Phoenix.
* The military use these in ''Film/ManOfSteel'', most notably when [[ColonelBadass Colonel Hardy]] [[ShootingSuperman uses one]] in a defiant last stand against [[TheDragon Faora]] during the battle of Smallville.
* A common 9mm pistol in the first two ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'' games with a suppressed variant available. In ''VideoGame/Hitman2SilentAssassin'', the suppressed version is available from the beginning of the game.
* The starting handgun in ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'' is an [=M9A1=] with an underbarrel weaponlight, referred to as the [[AKA47 "9mm Tactical"]]. As per John Woo, it can be paired up for double the fire rate and capacity, but minus the ability to actually look down the sights. ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'' features the weapon again, this time a hybrid of various 92 models ([=92G=] slide on a [=92FS=] frame with the A1's underbarrel rail), once again able to be used two at a time as of the "Incinerate 'n Detonate" update.
* A Beretta 92FS has a memorable role in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' in the famous church brawl, where Harry disarms a churchgoer of one and uses it against his attackers. When it runs dry, he rips the slide off to stab an opponent in the eye before embedding the frame in the same guy's neck.
* The M9 and [=M9A1=] versions appear in ''VideoGame/TheDivision'' as usable weapons, the former as the default starting weapon, the latter as a random drop, called the "Officer's M9 A1", which is fitted with wood grips, an extended magazine to give it a 20-shot capacity, and a talent that lets you deal doubled damage to enemies who are below 30% health.
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[[folder:Beretta Cheetah]]
->''"Dodge '''this'''."''
-->--'''Trinity''', Film/TheMatrix

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Acting as the "little brother" to the above-mentioned Beretta 92, the Cheetah series comprises the model numbers 80-89, and is frequently compared to the Walther PP/PPK as the best metal-framed compact pistol ever made. Chambered for the .32 ACP, .380 ACP, and .22 Long Rifle rounds, the Cheetah provides a well-balanced offering of both concealability and firepower (with the most popular model, the 84, holding 13 rounds of .380, more than double that of the PPK). In addition, earlier models possessed a frame-mounted manual safety, allowing for the popular "cocked-and-locked" style carry made famous by the 1911 and Browning Hi-Power. Later models, designated the F and the FS series, have replaced this with a combination safety and decocker similar to the one seen on the Beretta 92.

The Cheetah series was ''enormously'' popular in the 80s, as it represented one of the best combinations of features available in a semi-automatic pistol at the time. Relatively speaking, it was light, concealable, and reliable, sidestepping the reliability issues associated with the 92 by virtue of being advertised as a civilian concealed-carry weapon, not as a primary military sidearm.

Beretta ceased production of most versions of the pistol as improvements in firearms design and manufacturing allowed for the creation of ultra-compact 9x19mm pistols, providing increased firepower for the same size. That said, the gun is still popular with collectors, as the fit and finish of the weapon is still consistently praised.

* The Model 81 is Tony Montana's pistol of choice in ''Film/Scarface1983'', with Creator/OliverStone noting that he felt the pistol was integral to Tony's character.
* The Model 84 is Trinity's main sidearm in ''Film/TheMatrix'', notably being used in the famous scene where she shoots an Agent at point-blank range. Originally, the script called for her to carry Beretta 92s like Neo's, but Creator/CarrieAnneMoss's smaller frame meant the more compact 84s looked better; in the next two films she does switch it out for compact versions of the 92.
* [[Creator/CharlesBronson Paul Kersey]] uses an 84 to slay several punks in ''Film/DeathWishII''.
* A nickel 84 is carried by the female mercenary in ''Film/AlienVsPredator'', though it doesn't do her much good.
* Various models are used extensively by Jinx in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', both with and without a suppressor.
* The Model 82FS is Cate Archer's signature weapon in ''VideoGame/NoOneLivesForever 2: A Spy In H.A.R.M.'s Way'', called the [[AKA47 McAllister Handgun]], and is sometimes equipped with a suppressor. It is anachronistic for time period the game is set in. It returns in ''Contract J.A.C.K.'' as the .32 Handgun, but is only usable through cheats despite its ammo appearing throughout the game.
* Carried by Santino as his sidearm in the climax of ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. Another Cheetah is also used by one of the Bowery King's spies to dispatch two guards.
* A Beretta Cheetah is used to [[spoiler: fatally shoot Archie Andrews]] in the penultimate issue of ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife''.
* The Model 84F is Aya Brea's starting handgun in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve.'' Its compact size (for 1997) makes sense for her to be carrying as the game starts with her on a date [[AtTheOperaTonight at the opera]] in an [[LittleBlackDress evening gown.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SaintsRow2'', the 84F takes over as the "VICE 9", replacing the full-size Beretta 92 used in the first game (though every other cutscene still has characters using the original model). The "Saint of All Saints" statue in the Saints' headquarters in that game, and the copies of it in all the Planet Saints stores in ''[[VideoGame/SaintsRowTheThird The Third]]'', also pose with [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of them, appropriate given the statue's existence is a ShoutOut to the above ''Scarface''.
* Tony Soprano uses an 85 BB on several occasions in ''Series/TheSopranos'', befitting his Italian heritage.
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[[folder: Beretta [=Px4=] Storm]]
->''State of the art semi-automatic pistol designed for customization. Holds a 10-round magazine capacity.''
-->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Blacklist''

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Introduced in 2004, the Beretta [=Px4=] Storm is the latest of Beretta's line of handguns. It borrows elements from Beretta's existing handgun designs, including the 8000 series' action, and the 92's safety and trigger, but is otherwise built with many modern pistol concepts, including an underbarrel accessory rail, modular trigger group, changeable backstraps, and being made from polymer, similar to the Glock. It is also notable for departing from Beretta's signature open-top slide configuration, indicating that they ''finally'' figured out that that's a really bad idea for a sidearm that might be used in less than pristine conditions, and has established itself as being a good deal more reliable than the Beretta 92 series.

The [=Px4=] comes in several different models with different trigger groups, along with compact and subcompact versions. It is currently chambered in either 9x19mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP.

* The eponymous main character of ''Anime/{{Canaan}}'' uses the Type G variant of the Storm (SA/DA variant with decocker only, no manual safety).
* Alex Murphy (before becoming [=RoboCop=]) and his partner Jack carry Beretta [=Px4=]s as their primary weapon in ''Film/RoboCop2014''.
* The main character's weapon in ''Film/{{Colombiana}}'' is a [=Px4=].
* Appears in ''Film/TheCabinInTheWoods'' as the standard sidearm for facility guards.
* Dominic Cobb's primary weapon in ''Film/{{Inception}}''.
* The standard and subcompact variants both appear in the reboot of ''Film/TheATeam''.
* After losing his primary weapon, John [=McClane=] takes a [=Px4=] off one of his opponents, and uses it for the second half of ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''.
* The subcompact variant is Detective Christian Walker's primary weapon in ''Series/{{Powers}}''.
* The starting handgun in ''VideoGame/WatchDogs''. Despite using the full-size [=Px4=] model, it has a 10-round magazine capacity, which is more consistent with the subcompact variant. This may be justified by Chicago's RealLife gun laws, which forbids semi-auto pistols with magazine capacities greater than 10 rounds.
* Appears as the default handgun in ''VideoGame/SplinterCell Blacklist'', where it also appears as the sidearm of US Military soldiers in the Detention Facility level.
* Also appears in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil5'' Mercenaries mode as the handgun that Jill Valentine uses in her BSAA costume.
* Whenever Ian has to appear as a police officer, ''WebVideo/{{Smosh}}'' arms him with a [=Px4=]. For [[RuleOfFunny comedic purposes]], he [[BottomlessMagazines never needs to reload]].
* Appears as a usable weapon in ''VideoGame/TheDivision''.
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[[folder:Browning Hi-Power]]
->''"Is that a British Army Browning [=L9A1=] in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?"''
-->-- '''Jim Moriarty''', ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''

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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 9x19mm ammunition in the magazine. Colloquially 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. The bar cam short recoil action pioneered in the Hi-Power was designed to get around the patent on the toggle-link design of the 1911 (which Browning had sold to Colt), and has since become more common than the original 1911 design. Used by both sides in WWII[[note]] Canada issued [=HiPowers=] manufactured locally by Inglis as the Pistol, No.2, which gained sufficient popularity with the British that they officially adopted it after the war. After Belgium fell, the Germans seized [=FN's=] Herstal plant and picked up its [=HiPower=] as the Pistole 1935, which was primarily adopted by the ''Luftwaffe'' but also frequently seen in army and SS hands. Nationalist China also secured [[http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2016/12/joe-grine/obscure-object-desire-chinese-contract-inglis-hi-power/ 40,000 Inglis Hi-Powers]] before the contract ended in 1945.[[/note]], most NATO nations during [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar the Cold War]], and still widely used today, and is one of the most common firearms outside of the United States (where the 1911 is still king).

While some may dislike the lesser stopping power of the 9mm compared to a .45, the Hi-Power certainly inherited the 1911's indestructibility--it ''always'' works. 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.''[[labelnote:*]]He was originally intended to carry a 1911 for at least this scene; the producers went with a Hi-Power since 9mm blanks at the time were more reliable.[[/labelnote]] He's later seen with an {{anachronis|mStew}}tic Inglis Hi-Power aboard the ''Bantu Wind''.
* In ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/JamesBond grabs one from a Madagascar diplomat during the LeParkour chase scene.
** Alec Trevelyan's sidearms in ''Film/GoldenEye'' are both upgrades based on the Hi-Power, primarily the upgraded BDM, but in the opening at Arkhangelsk he's also seen with the BDA in one scene (presumably meant to use it more often for that part, since it was the only one of the two that actually existed in 1986 when that opening is set).
* 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 ''Anime/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.
* In ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'', it's the starting weapon for Claire Redfield and Ada Wong, presumably the standard handgun of the RPD as Claire gets hers from the glove compartment of a cop car, and the opening of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'' has regular cops using them as well before they're overwhelmed by zombies. It also sees a brief appearance in the opening of ''[[VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica Code Veronica]]'', where Claire continues using it during her infiltration of Umbrella's Paris office, before it's confiscated by security and she switches to a Beretta 93R for the actual game.
* 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, and the standard sidearm for every UNIT Soldier until it was replaced by the SIG P226. It made a comeback in the episode ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS33E8ColdWar Cold War]]''. Oddly enough, its appearance in the episode was a case of ImproperlyPlacedFirearms, as the sailors should really have been carrying a Makarov PM.
* Literature/AnitaBlake's favorite weapon.
* In ''Literature/BurningWater'' by Mercedes Lackey, Mark Valdez equips Diana Tregarde with a Browning 9mm.
* Common weapon in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', simply called 9mm Pistol. Benny carries a unique variant [[BlingBlingBang with engravings and decorated grips]], called "Maria".
* ''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. One of the DLC suits allows Cole to use one in place of his 1911. The only difference between the two guns is magazine capacity.
* 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. Its stats are essentially a copy-paste of the FNP-45 available in the future levels and multiplayer, including an incorrect 10-round magazine (only .40 S&W [=HPs=] were designed to carry a maximum of ten rounds, but the cartridge didn't even exist in TheEighties, nevermind [=HPs=] chambered for it - though that would be suitable for a sequel to the AnachronismStew-laden ''Black Ops''), but the "Extended Clip" gives it its correct 13-round capacity.
* The Hi-Power is Jonah's primary sidearm in ''Manga/{{Jormungand}}.''
* The Hi-Power shows up in the hands of Mac in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull.''
* Used by Murdock in ''Film/TheATeam.'', and in the series as well.
* In ''Film/RedDawn2012'', it's used by four of the good guys.
* Mounted on a wheelchair in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn.''
* A [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/f/f7/SilverchromeHP.JPG chrome version]] is used by Rick in Season 1 of ''Series/TheWalkingDead.''
* The main sidearm of many characters in ''Series/UltimateForce.''
* The [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/7/76/HPnew.jpg Browning Hi-Power Practical]] is used by Clive in ''Film/RushHour.''
* Franchise/{{Tintin}} occasionally carries one when needed (unless he has to use a bolt-action rifle, or, in the later comics, a submachine gun), and uses a Hi-Power to [[ImprobableAimingSkills shoot down a plane]] in his most recent movie.
* Deciding he needs MoreDakka in a corrupt police department where his backup might be 'late' or even hostile, Film/{{Serpico}} gets one as a backup to his NYPD revolver.
* Sees some use in all the normal endings of ''VideoGame/CryOfFear''; in most variations [[spoiler:Simon [[AteHisGun commits suicide with it]]]], and in the best one he uses it to [[spoiler:kill the manifestation of his suicidal thoughts... which still translates to ventilating some cops in the real world]].
* Shows up as the "HPSS-1m" in the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series. It was DummiedOut from the first game, and is [[PunchPackingPistol surprisingly powerful]]; later games feature it regularly, where other pistols of its caliber are better but it serves as a nice early upgrade from the Makarov and Fort-12.
* Rally once spent an ''entire chapter'' of ''Manga/GunsmithCats'' fine-tuning a Browning for Becky, during which she admits that while she loves her CZ-75, she has to admit that the Hi-Power was so well designed that it hasn't had a single major change since it came out in 1935.
* Ray Velcoro carries one in the second season of ''Series/TrueDetective''.
* [[MajorlyAwesome Commandant Quinlan]] uses one as a RangedEmergencyWeapon towards the end of ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville'' when his [[CoolGuns/BattleRifles FN FAL]] runs dry. He only seems to have one magazine for it, as [[UniversalAmmunition it shares ammunition with the Carl Gustav submachineguns used by his NCOs]], where the 9mm rounds are put to better use.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', General Amajagh uses one to hold Comicbook/LoisLane hostage at gunpoint.
* Frank Farmer carries one as his WeaponOfChoice in ''Film/TheBodyguard''
* Carried by [[Creator/TomHiddleston Captain James Conrad]] in a shoulder holster in ''Film/KongSkullIsland''.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' as the [[AKA47 Elling 9mm]], with less recoil and a higher capacity than the [=M1911A1=] or the Smith & Wesson Model 39.
* ''Film/MadMaxFuryRoad'' has Max obtaining a Hi-Power at the Green Place and using it as his sidearm for the rest of the film, firing it at Slit during the final chase.
* The Hi-Power shows up in ''VideoGame/DayOfInfamy'' as the British army's sidearm, their automatic option over the Webley revolver. It holds more than double the capacity, but it's also noticeably weaker.
* Also available as the standard sidearm for the Australian forces added to ''[[VideoGame/RedOrchestra Rising Storm 2: Vietnam]]'', including an adjustable rear sight.
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[[folder:Colt [=M1911=] and similar]]
->''"Whoever did this is a professional. No question - this thing could shoot a one-hole at 25 yards in a machine rest."''
-->--'''Big Boss''' praising his custom 1911, ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''

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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. 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, manufactured by companies such as Kimber and Remington. The M1911 is also one of ''the'' classic "good guy" guns-if the M1911 or one of its variants shows up in fiction, chances are that 9 times out of 10, the person using it is a hero or one of their allies. The pistol's looks are also recognizable enough that if a semiautomatic handgun is seen in a comic book, it tends to look like an M1911.

The 1911 is a single-action semiautomatic[[note]]Meaning it can only fire when the hammer is fully cocked. Unlike a single-action revolver, it doesn't need to be manually cocked between shots, as the hammer is cocked each time the slide cycles. It is actually designed to be carried in "Condition One:" loaded, chambered, cocked, with the safety engaged[[/note]] utilizing Browning's tilting-barrel short-recoil system (which has become the standard for most semiauto pistols, including Glock) and feeding from a single-stack magazine[[note]] Double-stack 1911s are made by Para Odnance, among others[[/note]]. It also has [[CrazyPrepared multiple redundant safeties]]: a thumb safety switch which completely locks the action when engaged, a half-cock notch on the hammer[[note]]some 1911s have two such notches[[/note]] which can stop it if triggered accidentally, a grip safety that disconnects the trigger when released[[note]] Sometimes pinned in place on some custom guns. The grip safety is a point of contention among the gun's detractors, but its supposed drawbacks are often exaggerated[[/note]], and a retention spring that keeps the firing pin from resting on (or even near) the primer of the chambered round. The single-action trigger is very crisp and light, making it easy to shoot accurately, especially for new shooters who tend to improperly engage the trigger. A ''huge'' market exist for after-market parts and custom tuning. Triggers, hammers, grip panels, grip safeties, slides, sights--hell, it is fairly easy (and legal) to simply buy a whatever loose parts you like and assemble your own Frankengun from scratch[[note]] [[DoNotTryThisAtHome Actual results may vary]], depending on how well random parts from different manufacturers play together, unless your gunsmithing skills are sufficient to do your own hand-fitting[[/note]]

A major reason for the M1911's popularity in the US was because the modern pistol technique, originally taught by Colonel Jeff Cooper, favored the M1911 - Cooper was one of the gun's most devout users, and many chose to follow his example[[note]]Not that that's a bad thing. There's a reason why he's considered one of the foremost experts in history on the use of a pistol in combat[[/note]]. The "condition codes" that have been frequently adapted for a handgun's state of being loaded and ready was originally created in reference to the M1911 as well. The Assault Weapons Ban of 1993 also saw a resurgence in the weapon's popularity - the logic was that if you were limited to 10-round magazines, you might as well get something that's going to make each shot count.

While US police and military[[note]] While not officially sanctioned, it was not uncommon for US personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan (especially Reserve and National Guard troops, whose gear doesn't get quite as much scrutiny from the higher-ups) to carry privately-owned 1911s. They still win gunfights.[[/note]] uses have sharply declined since the 1980's, it remains a ''very'' popular handgun for civilians and maintains a staunchly dedicated following to this day. During the Cold War, the [=M1911A1=] or copies of it were used by Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Greece, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Spain, South Vietnam, Thailand and Turkey, and continues to see use today in some of those nations. The UK also supplied Colt [=M1911A1s=] to their special forces soldiers and pilots during WWII.

As a side note, Hollywood productions up until the late 1980's tend to use the Star Model B, a Spanish 9mm clone, as a stand-in for actual M1911's due to a lack of reliable .45 ACP blanks. While modern .45 blanks are largely reliable, some films and television productions still use 9mm variants as stand-ins. In addition to the standard .45, 1911s are also commonly available in .38 Super and 9mm. Compact models sometimes come in .380, and a few high-end builders offer 10mm and [[HandCannon .50 GI]].

* 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.
* Very frequently depicted being waved around ([[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay and often fired]]) with the hammer down, though occasionally this is to set up a DramaticGunCock.
* An [=M1911=] is often, though not always, shown as the gun [[Franchise/{{Batman}} used by Joe Chill to kill Martha and Thomas Wayne]].
* In ''Film/{{Letters from Iwo Jima}}'', General Kuribayashi, the Japanese commander of the defense of the island carries a very nice custom M1911 with ivory grips, 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 whom he was friends with before the war began.
* One of the signature weapons and favored sidearms of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'', fitting for a Vietnam veteran. In the 2004 ''[[Film/ThePunisher2004 Punisher]]'' film, Frank Castle is seen dual wielding Colt Customs made by his father. In ''Series/{{Daredevil}}'', Frank uses various M1911 variants as his sidearm. The M1911 itself is ''very'' common in the Marvel universe, with practically all the common criminals in NYC using them to perform bank robberies, shoot at the hero or mug victims in alleys.
* ''[[Literature/TheExecutioner Able Team]]'' 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.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'' features no less than five different 1911 variants. Old Snake is given an updated M1911 copy, the Springfield Operator, with a LaserSight built into the guide rod as one of his first weapons. The [=PMCs=] in the game also use an M1911 clone, the Sig Sauer GSR, which in gameplay terms trades the ability to take a suppressor for an extra round in the magazine. It is also possible to enter a code and receive the original [=MGS3 M1911=]. The [[HandCannon Thor .45-70]] is a single shot pistol built from 1911 parts, chambered in .45-70 Government and is Liquid Ocelot's WeaponOfChoice (apparently, since he only actually uses it one time). Finally, [[NewGamePlus completing the game once]] unlocks the "Race Gun", a similar Strayer Voigt Infinity chambered for 9x23mm Winchester rounds with a reduced charge that's just about enough to cycle the gun, allowing for Ocelot-style ricochet shots at the expense of stopping power.
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' has them, [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms inexplicably carried by Soviet soldiers]] and by FOX operatives. ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' allows the player to develop one early into the game and specs for the ''Metal Gear Solid 3'' custom variant are available too.
* Nadie in ''Anime/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.]]
* ''Franchise/DevilMayCry's'' Ebony and Ivory, and their earlier equivalents Luce and Ombra, are custom 1911s; the main alterations being wooden grips, gold-plated controls, and enormous ported compensators.
* An anachronistic nickel-plated [=M1911A1=] is used by Cal toward the end of ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}''. 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 Literature/MikeHammer, a UsefulNotes/WorldWarII 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]]".
* [[Series/{{Longmire}} Sheriff Walt Longmire of Absaroka County, Wyoming]] carries a well-used 1911A1 as his preferred sidearm. His only customization is a set of ''really'' awesome-looking elk antler grips.
* 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 Creator/JohnWoo movie, he uses them GunsAkimbo.
* One of the most persistent weapons in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series, present in almost every game except for ''VideoGame/Battlefield2'' and ''VideoGame/Battlefield2142''.
* [[VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Agent 47's]] handguns of choice are a pair of customizable 1911 clone AMT Hardballers, which he calls Silverballers. In the fourth game of the series, ''Blood Money'', two major antagonists also have their own different high-quality custom M1911s. In ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'', 47 instead carries a modern tactical 1911 called the [[AKA47 ICA19]], but the Silverballer is available as an unlockable bonus weapon.
* In ''Film/TheTerminator'', the eponymous character uses an AMT Hardballer with 7" slide and large laser sight on top.
** In [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay the sequel]], the Terminator takes a "Coltonics" (Colt Series 70 slide mounted on the frame of a Detonics Score Master; this specific one was further modified with Pachmayr grips, an ambidextrous safety lever, and a conversion to 9mm to use more reliable blanks) from one of the bikers in the opening BarBrawl, and Sarah makes ironic use of a custom longslide 1911 when she goes to kill Dyson. Interestingly, rather then going for a longslide 1911 from the outset, the prop used the slide from a compact Detonics Combat Master and added a barrel extension. See it [[http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Terminator_2:_Judgment_Day#Detonics_Custom_1911 here.]] A security guard at a mental hospital also makes very brief use of a [[BlingBlingBang nickel-plated and pearl-gripped]] 1911 before the Terminator shoots out his kneecaps and takes ammo from him.
* [[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, the text on the model attributing them to "Finleyville Armory". They're modified with stuff like extended thumb safeties, cut outs in the triggers, the ring hammer from the compact Colt Commander, and an underbarrel flashlight on the ones the player starts with (ones that can be found in the levels to [[GunsAkimbo pair up]] don't have the light).
* Possibly the mascot weapon of the ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty'' series - it appears in nearly every game in some form, even being usable in every game until the later ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare'' games (where it's Price's WeaponOfChoice, with notable scenes including him [[spoiler:sliding it to Soap so he can finish off Zakhaev]] at the end of the first game, [[spoiler:Soap returning it to Price after they rescue him from the gular]] in the second, and [[spoiler:Price setting it over Soap's chest after his death]] in the third), with a brief return as a selectable weapon in ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2 Black Ops II]]'' (including a notable scene where [[spoiler:Chloe Lynch]] is given one to defend herself during her rescue in the optional "Second Chance" mission).
** ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', there is one named 'Sally' on the case and advertisement poster. The actual 'Sally' pistol appears in [[VideOGame/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 (Creator/EmilyBrowning) wields a 1911 and a [[KatanasAreJustBetter katana]] throughout the [[ImagineSpot stylized action sequences]] of ''Film/SuckerPunch''.
* Lara Croft carries a [[GunsAkimbo pair]] of stainless [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Commander Colt Commanders]] (an [=M1911A1=] with a slightly shorter barrel and a ring hammer) in ''VideoGame/TombRaiderAnniversary''. 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.
* A staple of the ''Literature/{{Destroyermen}}'' series. [=1911s=] from USS ''Walker'''s small arms locker frequently ride the belts of [[TheCaptain Captain Matt Reddy]], [[TheBigGuy Gunner's Mate Dennis Silva]], and [[SemperFi Sergeant Pete Alden]], all of whom get plenty of use out them. A few are given to high-ranking Lemurian commanders as well, with [[FourStarBadass Lord Rolak]] especially prizing his. Eventually the Baalkpan Armory starts making them, and they become the standard-issue sidearm of the Grand Alliance.
* ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}'''s [=PvP=] update added the [[Film/ReservoirDogs Reservoir Wizard]] character, armed with an [=M1911A1=] with [[BottomlessMagazines infinite ammo]].
* One of the ''[[ArbitraryGunPower 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 Auto pistol in-game, and can be upgraded with a suppressor and a heavy-duty slide[[note]]upgraded ironsights were a planned third modification, but in the released game they're on by default, with only Follows-Chalk's unobtainable version using the "normal" sights[[/note]]. In addition, [[BadassPreacher Joshua]] [[ImplacableMan Graham]] carries an AceCustom Colt Officer's ACP 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.
* The Colt Defender, a shrunken-down M1911 made for concealed carry, appears in ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' from [[VideoGame/Uncharted2AmongThieves the second game]] onward as Nathan Drake's WeaponOfChoice, replacing the Makarov he used in [[VideoGame/UnchartedDrakesFortune the original]]. The [[VideoGame/Uncharted4AThiefsEnd fourth game]] finally adds a full-size M1911 complete with an accessory rail.
* In ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', Joanna's [[WeaponOfChoice signature]] Falcon 2 pistol is a Colt Double Eagle (a multi-caliber 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, and [[GunsAkimbo used two at a time]] for MoreDakka.
* 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 ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'' it appears as the "[[{{AKA47}} Crosskill .45]]", featuring night sights and can be upgraded with a recoil compensator. ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' features it again as just the "Crosskill" with even more modifications, with its unique options including a compensated or lengthened slide and barrel, unique grip panels, and extended magazines (including a "Magazine with Ameritude!" in one DLC pack that more than doubles its capacity). As of the Locke & Load event in 2017, the Colt Defender is also available as the "Crosskill Guard", a much weaker but higher-capacity and more concealable option..
* Carried by freakin' ''WesternAnimation/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 ''ComicBook/PaperinikNewAdventures''.
* Very popular in ''ComicBook/SinCity''. Dwight and Manute are fond of [[GunsAkimbo carrying 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 Creator/TheHistoryChannel show ''Lock 'n Load'', although he admits the Beretta 92 has its place among modern firearm choices, and has an endorsement deal with Glock.
* 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 ''VideoGame/{{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.
* Creator/StevenSeagal uses them in a number of his movies, most notably ''Film/UnderSiege'', ''Film/HardToKill'' and ''Film/OnDeadlyGround''. This even extends to RealLife, as he carries a custom 1911 as part of his deputy sherriff's duties, or at least on ''Steven Seagal: Lawman''.
* ''Series/MagnumPI'' carried one as his WeaponOfChoice, which is probably a holdover from his service in the Navy. As above, this also extends to real life, as Creator/TomSelleck is an avid 1911 shooter and uses them in a lot of his movies and shows (his role as the title character of the ''Literature/JesseStone'' adaptations even switched the character's WeaponOfChoice from a .38 revolver to a 1911 based on Selleck's preference).
* [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Vincent Valentine]] carries a 1911 called the [[AKA47 "Quicksilver"]] as his starting weapon.
* One of Captain America's two [[WeaponOfChoice weapons of choice]] in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger'', the other being his [[IconicItem vibranium shield.]]
* In ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', an [=M1911A1=] can be found very early on in the sewers under Carnegie Hall. An A2 variant can be found in Chinatown, and later on the fictional A4 and A5 variants are also available in the [[BonusDungeon Chrysler Building]] on a NewGamePlus playthrough. As a bit of humorous trivia, the game was released in 1998, while the [=M1911A2=] wasn't developed until 2004, so it did some minor predicting of the future.
* Shows up in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Unbelievably enough, the wielder is ''Chibiusa'' (thankfully, it was a fake).
* Sam from ''Film/{{Ronin}}'' favours an [=M1991A1=], a modernised version. [[Creator/SeanBean Spence]] discusses his WeaponOfChoice, noting that Sam's .45 is an [[BreakOutTheMuseumPiece old gun]]. [[TheWorkhorse Sam tells him that it's served his country well]].
* The Comedian from ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' uses one to unsuccessfully attempt to defend himself before being tossed out the window of his apartment and during his stint in Vietnam to kill his pregnant girlfriend. In the film, he owns a pair of custom 1911s that were implied to be a gift from Richard Nixon.
* In ''VideoGame/DukeNukemForever'', a version of the 1911 with three dot sights and a LaserSight is the standard sidearm of the Earth Defence Force, and is sometimes used GunsAkimbo by armed Pigcops. Duke himself owns [[BlingBlingBang an engraved gold-plated version]], which nets the player [[BraggingRightsReward an achievement]] for carrying it with them for the entire game.
** Earlier than that, the UsefulNotes/{{Nintendo 64}} port of ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D'' replaced the Glock-esque pistol with a 1911.
* A fairly common weapon that appears in the hands of various people in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}''. [[CampGay Ray]] [[GunsAkimbo carries a pair]] [[BlingBlingBang with ornate engravings on the slides]]. Archer himself uses one in a ShoutOut to ''Series/MagnumPI'''s famous "Did you see the sunrise this morning?" scene and as his WeaponOfChoice in ''WesternAnimation/ArcherDreamland''.
* Quite a few times in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto''.
** The standard pistol in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIII'', ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoViceCity Vice City]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'' is a 1911, with a silenced variant available in the latter game.
** The Heavy Pistol added to ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' in The Business Update is a custom 1911 variant. It holds an 18 round magazine as standard and in the next gen versions of the game, it has a useable reflex sight. It packs a decent punch.
* [[ColonelBadass Hannibal Smith's]] WeaponOfChoice in ''Film/TheATeam'' is an updated custom variant. In the ActionPrologue, he removes the firing pin from it, which he uses as a lockpick to undo his handcuffs. He then simply shoves it into the back of the slide, [[GunsDoNotWorkThatWay which wouldn't actually be possible unless it was already missing one or two other important parts]].
* A Spanish clone, the Star Model P (distinct from the more famous Model B in that it's still chambered for the original .45 ACP), is available as the first sidearm in ''VideoGame/FarCry2''. ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''[[VideoGame/FarCry4 4]]'' switch to a Kimber Warrior, available both in its standard form (the first gun purchased in ''3'' which can't be modified, available a little later in ''4'' and able to accept night sights or an extended magazine), as well as a Signature variant as the "Shadow" in ''3'' (available after liberating 17 outposts) or the "Sandman" in ''4'' (as a free pre-order bonus), which mounts a suppressor, extended magazine and reflex sight.
* Available in the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' games as the "Kora-919". Stronger than the starting 9x18mm pistols by virtue of its heavier bullets, with sub-par accuracy, but is one of the most durable NATO weapons in the game. Exactly how good it is varies between games.
* ''Film/InBruges''. Harry buys one from Yuri after dismissing an Uzi, referring to the [=M1911A1=] he selects as "a normal gun for a normal person". He loads it with "dum-dums", even though he says he knows he shouldn't. [[spoiler: They end up overpenetrating when he shoots Ray and [[BoomHeadshot blowing the]] [[YourHeadAsplode head off Jimmy]]. Because Jimmy is a dwarf dressed in a school uniform, Harry thinks that he has killed a child [[EvenEvilHasStandards and kills himself out of shame over it]].]]
* ''Film/{{Red}}'' has Frank Moses carry one as his WeaponOfChoice. Being older yet still useful, it's a fitting choice for him.
* ''Franchise/JamesBond'':
** Bond wields one in ''[[Literature/ForYourEyesOnly From A View To A Kill]]'', where he's nearly killed in a stakeout because he kept the safety catch on by accident.
** In ''Literature/TriggerMortis'', Bond uses a Remington 1911 when he arrives in the United States.
** At the end of ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', Bond uses one to kill [[spoiler: Elektra King]]. [[spoiler: She tries to persuade him not to shoot, telling him that he'll miss her. One [[BoomHeadshot headshot later]], he retorts with "[[BondOneLiner I never miss]]."]]
* The [[Creator/RaymondChandler Chandleresque]] private eye narrator in the ''Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures'' novel ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresBloodHarvest Blood Harvest]]'' uses one. "Some people say the old 1911 Model Army Colt Automatic is big and clumsy and noisy, and I guess it is. But hit a man anywhere with the slug from a .45 and he'll go down and stay down." This gets a MeaningfulEcho near the end of the novel when he finds that even a vampire will be severely inconvenienced by the slug from a .45.
* The [=M1911A1=] is the primary weapon of 1st Lieutenant Jimmy Cross in ''Literature/TheThingsTheyCarried'', described as weighing 2.9 pounds fully loaded. He also gives it to whoever gets selected for "tunnel rat" duty, although unlike actual tunnel rats, his men don't seem to have much problem with the gun's infamously bright muzzle flash in the dark, underground labyrinths they crawl into.
* This is the first gun found in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' as the [[AKA47 M19]].
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', a Colt [=M1911A1=] is the gun used to kill Thomas and Martha Wayne. Batman himself carries and uses one (but unfortunately has far more bad guys than bullets) during Bruce Wayne's nightmare sequence. Outside of the dream sequence, this version of Batman is notable [[BatmanGrabsAGun for not being afraid to put holes in bad guys]].
* An M1911 is Avilio Bruno's preferred weapon in ''Anime/NinetyOneDays.''
* Used by Marlow in ''Film/KongSkullIsland'' as his sidearm. Notably, he draws it in the beginning to try and shoot Gunpei, but [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy misses every shot]] as his opponent stares in amazement. When we see him in the film's present, he still has it, although he prefers to use his shin-gunto sword.
* ''VideoGame/KillingFloor2'' added the 1911 with the "Return of the Patriarch" update as a weapon meant for the new Gunslinger perk. Features a nickel finish with ornate engravings along the slide and pearl grips, and like most other pistols can be used GunsAkimbo.
* Gen. Joe Coulton owns one in ''Movie/GIJoeRetaliation'', as seen in the LockAndLoadMontage. Moreso, as Roadblock points out, the same gun owned by Gen. Patton (Coulton explains that Patton's family gave it to him). [[spoiler:Coulton then gives it to 'Block "for when he meets Cobra Commander again."]]
* Dual-wielded by [[Creator/BruceWillis John Smith]] in ''Film/LastManStanding'', as well as Hickey. Funnily enough, the 1911 is depicted as a HandCannon when it's in Smith's hands, [[ArbitraryGunPower able to send its targets flying through windows]] with a few shots.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' as the [[AKA47 Masterson Semi-Auto]]. A silenced version can also be used by Lincoln, although it is less accurate than the silenced .22 pistol. A black silenced Masterson with [[BlingBlingBang gold engravings and pearl grips]] called the Silentium can be obtained via the ''Judge, Jury and Executioner Weapons Pack'' DLC.
* The favored weapon of [[SergeantRock Sgt. Major Plumley]] in ''Film/WeWereSoldiers''.
* A [=M1911A1=] with a railed frame can be found in a locked weapons box in ''VideoGame/GhostReconWildlands''. It can be later modified to use 15-round extended magazines, laser modules and a suppressor.
* ''Film/JohnWickChapter2'' has John being given a Kimber Warrior by the Bowery King for his attack on the Continental. During the final battle, several henchmen also use [=M1911s=].
* The standard 1911, [=M45A1=], and MEU(SOC) variants are available for use in ''VideoGame/TheDivision''.
* Lt. Vincent Hanna's sidearm in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' is a Series 80 [=M1991A1=] Colt Officer's ACP with ivory grips.
* Usable in ''VideoGame/{{Insurgency}}'' for both sides in some form, the Security team getting the MEU(SOC) variation and the Insurgents getting a custom 1911A1 with an extended threaded barrel, the MEU(SOC)'s sights, a ring hammer, smooth wood grips and the original 1911's longer trigger.
* Also available in ''VideoGame/DayOfInfamy'' for all American classes, fitting the classic 7+1 capacity. Like the Insurgent's version in the above, it uses the original model's longer trigger, but is otherwise purely a WWII-issue 1911A1.
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[[folder: Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless]]
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Another pistol design that was created by legendary gunsmith John Browning, the Colt Model 1903 was designed and manufactured in the year 1903. Despite the name referring to it as "hammerless", the hammer for the pistol is internal, rather than external. Earlier pistols were chambered in the .32 ACP cartridge while later models were refitted for .380 ACP. The pistol was popular with many sections of the U.S. military as a general officers' sidearm, the most famous users being Eisenhower and Patton, as well as many police forces serving in the interwar period. It also saw use with many gangsters during the 1920s and 30s, including, and not limited to, UsefulNotes/AlCapone, Bonnie Parker of the Bonnie and Clyde duo, and John Dillinger. It was a favored weapon for gangsters and bank robbers its [[BoringButPractical low price, short reload time and ease of concealment]], at least compared to the Tommy gun that media loved to portray gangsters with.

Browning also designed the FN 1903, which had a near-identical design with the exception of a longer barrel and using the 9x20mm Browning Long cartridge. The FN 1903 was one of the inspirations for Fedor Tokarev's TT pistols, especially in looks-the TT can be said to be a larger and heavier version of the FN M1903.

* Both the Colt 1903 and the FN 1903 are sidearms the player can acquire in ''VideoGame/Battlefield1''.
* Taiko of ''Manga/DesertPunk'' carries a Model 1903 alongside her Glock.
* As mentioned above, John Dillinger used a Model 1903 Hammerless. It shows up in ''Film/PublicEnemies''.
* The FN 1903, known ingame as the [[AKA47 Hi-Power Pistol]] is given to John Marsten in ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' by Edgar Ross. He points it at John, barrel first, before John takes it.
* A frequent sidearm of Creator/HumphreyBogart, in classics such as ''Film/{{Casablanca}}'' and ''Film/TheBigSleep.'' In several instances, he was supposed to carry a .45, but Bogart's short stature meant the smaller 1903 looked better in his hands.
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'' features a [[BlingBlingBang gold plated version]] owned by R.K. Maroon. After Maroon is murdered, [[PrivateInvestigator Eddie]] takes it and later casts it aside in favour of his old cartoon revolver. Roger takes it after this and uses it to threaten [[BigBad Judge Doom]] until he's hit with a pile of bricks.
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[[folder:CZ 75]]
->''"As far as I'm concerned, the CZ 75 is the pinnacle of semiautomatic handgun evolution."''
-->--'''Rally Vincent''', ''Manga/GunsmithCats''

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A 9x19mm 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 9x19mm handgun, 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 [[https://web.archive.org/web/20090808075826/http://findarticles.com:80/p/articles/mi_m0BTT/is_167_28/ai_110457315/ truly ridiculous string of abuse]] during CZ's trials.

Unlike most semiautomatic pistols, the slide assembly actually rides inside of the frame, which CZ claims allows the weapon large tolerances for dirt and oil while maintaining good accuracy. Some dispute whether this configuration really improves anything (apart from looking cool and distinctive), but nobody denies that the CZ 75 ''works'', and works very well. In addition and unlike most double-action automatics, the base model's safety is not a decocker model, allowing 1911-style "cocked and locked" carry. Single-action and double-action-decocker variants are also readily available. 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. Repeated attempts by other companies (the original manufacturer went out of business) to revive Bren Ten have fizzled out, said companies either going bankrupt before selling a single pistol or giving up the plan in favor of more lucrative military and police contracts.
* Gates, the crazed villain from ''[[LightNovel/FullMetalPanic Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid]]''.
* 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, with Mason even taking one out of the holster of a Viet Cong soldier in one sequence. The rarer (and even more anachronistic) full-auto variant is also available in the Kowloon mission and in multiplayer.
* 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 Five-seven (for counter-terrorists) or TEC-9 (for terrorists). It gets a single magazine worth of reserve ammo, with that extra magazine mounted as a foregrip and switched to on a reload, making this the only gun in the game with more than one reloading animation (reloading [[OneBulletClips before emptying the first mag]] makes further reloads follow the same pattern as the other handguns).
* The CZ 75 Automatic appears in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIVTheLostAndDamned''. The player receives it at the beginning of "Bad Cop Drop."
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[[folder:Derringers]]
->'''Red Kelly:''' Is that a Derringer?\\
'''Meatpacker:''' It sure is.\\
'''Red Kelly:''' I thought that was a lady's gun!\\
'''Meatpacker:''' Well, now, and ain't I a lady's man?
-->--''Literature/{{Silverfin}}''

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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 a then-modern metallic .41 rimfire cartridge, small size, concealability, an over-and-under barrel alongside a very simple action with few moving parts.

A favorite of TheWildWest gamblers and card crooks to use if a brawl at the card table ensued, it gained an unsavory reputation as an [[WrongSideOfTheTracks outlaw and assassin]] 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 its concealability and nearly nonexistent recoil, Derringers were 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. They also tend to be overrepresented in Western fiction - it wasn't quite as popular in reality as Hollywood would have you think.

* Ambrose carries one in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}.''
* Appears in ''Videogame/CallOfJuarezBoundInBlood,'' where it's called the "[[LittleUselessGun Lady Gun]]."
* Used by Jonah Hex, Quentin Turnbull and Patrick O' Flynn in ''Film/JonahHex.''
* Lord Rathbone carries one in ''Film/ShanghaiKnights.''
* Colonel Douglas Mortimer wields one in ''Film/ForAFewDollarsMore.''
* Wielded by Jonathan in ''Film/{{The Mummy|1999}}''.
* An 1866 Derringer is available in the [=GameCube=] remake of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil1'' as the "self-defense gun", apparently loading .22 Magnum. Counter to the usual stereotypes, it is ''incredibly'' powerful, killing anything short of a boss with one bullet - but that's all you get for it, since the previous owner [[MercyKill shot his friend with it]] and there's no more ammo for it anywhere in the game.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''[='=] retelling of Literature/TomSawyer, Tom and Huckleberry Finn get an entire steamboat full of people to begin shooting each other with them. The results are... [[LittleUselessGun less then impressive]].
--> '''Bart as Tom:''' These Derringers are powerfully weak.
* Fujiko Mine uses one on an occasion in ''Anime/LupinIIIVsDetectiveConanTheMovie''.
* Miss Pauling [[http://www.imfdb.org/images/8/8c/TF2PaulingDerringer.JPG can be seen using one]] in the ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' movie ''Expiration Date''.
* ''Film/TheGuard''. Gerry recovers one from an IRA weapons stash and [[CrazyPrepared keeps it stashed]] [[PantsPositiveSafety down his pants]], using it to kill [[PsychoForHire O'Leary]].
* ''VideoGame/PoliceQuest''. In the original game, Sonny has to go undercover as a pimp and is issued one in lieu of his service revolver that's [[HiddenWeapons concealed in a tricked out pimp cane]].
* Brothel Madam Maeve Millay carries a concealed Remington 1866 Derringer in ''Series/{{Westworld}}.''
* John Carter uses one near the end of his [[Film/JohnCarter eponymous film]].
* [[MafiaPrincess Fio Vanetti]] has one in ''Anime/NinetyOneDays.''
* ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' features it as a Fire-element weapon, usable by classes that focus on guns and daggers like the Thief. Given the MedievalStasis setting, it's possibly the most recent firearm to show up in the game.
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[[folder:DWM 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 for war.''' The alternate version translates to: "Therefore he who desires peace, prepares for war."''

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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 9x19mm (both originally designed for the Luger) pistol has a distinctive grip and is renowned for its sleek and menacing looks. If ThoseWackyNazis appear, their officers are probably carrying this as their sidearm. A large number were collected by Allied soldiers as trophies in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and this means they are still common today. 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 as it was never returned to DWM afterwards.[[note]]The Army actually chose the .45 Luger as one of the three finalists in the testing, alongside the Savage M1907 and what became the Colt M1911, 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, rightly so given their choices over most of the rest of the century, that the Americans would adopt a foreign design anyway.[[/note]]

Unfortunately, the P08's intricate machinework proved to be expensive, it needed perfect ammo to fire, the degree of hand-fitting meant that parts interchanged less than perfectly (Luger parts were NEVER meant to be changed between guns), and the complicated toggle-lock was prone to corrosion, especially at sea, making it a poor combat pistol for troops who tended to neglect cleaning their weapons. Despite its complicated mechanism, the Luger was actually an extremely reliable weapon[[note]][[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_IeAaR5AmU as one was dunked into a wheelbarrow of thick, sandy, mud and expended two full magazines of ammunition without jamming once afterwards]][[/note]], but it was still expensive. As such, it was gradually phased out in favour of the simpler, less costly Walther P38, with some limited production of the Luger continuing into 1945.

At least twice during the original production run the [=DWM=] factory modded the Luger into a removable-stock carbine for hunting small game. The first production run ([[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1475Carbine02C.htm Model 1902]]) had been a Model 1900 Luger with 11.75 inch barrel, built only in 7.65mm caliber and sighted to 300m. Both [[UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany Kaiser Wilhelm II]] and US President UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt owned such guns. Right after UsefulNotes/WorldWarI came the [[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/1728CarbinNav20.htm Model]] [[http://www.phoenixinvestmentarms.com/carbinemenu.htm 1920]] carbine, in both 7.65mm and 9mm calibers. Usually with 11.75 inch barrel, [[RareGuns a few custom examples]] were built with 14 inch or 16.5 inch barrels up until [[TheRoaringTwenties the end of the 1920s]].

* Practically any work featuring the German military during both world wars will have the Luger show up multiple times. Due to the Luger's association with the Nazis, [[GoodGunsBadGuns any character using it tends to be a villain]], although there are exceptions to this rule.
* ''Series/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 ''ComicBook/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 [[Film/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 cannons are pointless, because ordinary sized guns kill just fine.
* One of the alien mooks in ''Film/BadTaste'' use one.
* Talia uses one in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood.''
* In a typically {{Anvilicious}} episode of ''Series/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 ''Literature/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]]''. And 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 [[Franchise/StarWars 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}}'', Parasoul and her BadassArmy, the Black Egrets, use this pistol to fit with their [[PuttingOnTheReich Nazi imagery]].
* Appears in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2''. Weakest of the pistols, but due to how the game calculates critical hits, it has a somewhat MagikarpPower. Becomes much more useful if you pick up the drum magazine for it in the cellar, which increases its ammo capacity up to 32 rounds.
* [[TheAce Ace Rimmer]] makes use of one in ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Stoke Me A Clipper" that he takes from [[ThoseWackyNazis a Nazi]]. [[ImprobableAimingSkills He's able to]] [[WilliamTelling shoot the chains off a woman]] awaiting a firing squad with it.
* [[BigBad Emile Dufraisne]] carries one in version one of ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Double Agent'' which he uses to execute prisoners and [[YouHaveFailedMe those who have failed him]]. Sam is given it with a single round with which to execute Cole Yeagher and later to choose whether to kill Jamie Washington [[spoiler: or Lambert]].
* One of two handguns carried by the various incarnations of [[Anime/CuteyHoney Panther Claw]] {{Mooks}}, the other being the [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms extremely unlikely Nambu Type 14]].
* Two Luger variants appear in the Nazi chapters of ''Videogame/BloodRayne,'' the first being a standard Luger and the second being an "Artillery" model with the stock and snail drum mag.
* A cartel guard has one in his holster in ''Film/{{Goldfinger}}''.
* ''Literature/JamesBond'' used these very frequently as a standard "bad guy" gun:
** ''Literature/{{Moonraker}}'' has Sir Hugo Drax and Willy Krebs carry these as their sidearms, fitting for [[spoiler: ex-Nazis planning to nuke London. It's very possible these were their service pistols.]]
** Red Grant makes reference to having one in ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'', but mentions that it's "too heavy" for wetwork on the train. Of course, since he's impersonating an [=MI6=] ally, it's unknown whether or not he ''does'' have a Luger, or if it's just another lie he came up with.
** During the climax of ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'', Bond obtains a fully loaded Luger from an unconscious guard and dual-wields it along with Goldfinger's .25 Colt 1908 Vest Pocket when he hijacks the plane.
** ''Literature/ForYourEyesOnly'': A motorcycle courier is assassinated with one in ''From A View To A Kill'' and Columbo's men carry them in ''Risico''. GoodGunsBadGuns is subverted in the case of Columbo's men - they're pirates, but not actually evil and fighting against a powerful heroin smuggler.
* ''ComicBook/CaballisticsInc''. Solomon Ravne carries one as his WeaponOfChoice. He's had it for decades, ever since he was with the {{Ghostapo}} during World War II.
* Carlson owns one in ''Literature/OfMiceAndMen''. He uses it once to [[MercyKill kill Candy's ancient dog]]. [[spoiler:It comes up again later when George takes it to kill Lennie at the end.]]
* Appears in ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' as a sidearm, holding 8 rounds.
* The pistol in ''VideoGame/Wolfenstein3D''. The first episode justifies it as [[TheHero BJ]] having shanked a prison guard and taken it from him. It returns as the standard German pistol in ''VideoGame/ReturnToCastleWolfenstein'' (weaker than the 1911 and can't be [[GunsAkimbo paired up]], but can be silenced and has much more readily-available ammo), sporadic appearances during cutscenes in the 2009 ''VideoGame/{{Wolfenstein|2009}}'', and again with a slightly-boosted capacity as the "Handgun 1946" in ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder''[='=]s prologue and [[NostalgiaLevel nightmare sequence]], and ''[[VideoGame/WolfensteinTheOldBlood The Old Blood]]''. ''The New Order'' proper also makes use of a futurized version with a 20-round capacity and burst-fire capabilities as the "Handgun 1960", the player normally getting access to black versions, while also getting a permanently-silenced, all-white one for the moon level.
* The A180 blaster pistol in ''Film/RogueOne'' is built off a Luger P08, and is wielded by Jyn Erso as her primary weapon.
* A Luger is the favored weapon of Captain Vidal in ''Film/PansLabyrinth'', who uses it to execute several ''Maquis'' throughout the film.
* The sidearm of General Ludendorff in ''Film/WonderWoman2017''. He uses it to shoot a German captain that suggests holding off an attack, and later crushes it when Dr. Poison tests her strengthening gas on him. He also attempts to shoot Diana with it, but she reflects the bullet back and shatters the gun.
* Plenty show up in ''Film/MichaelCollins'' in the hands of IRA assassins.
* Being an easily recognizable handgun, the Luger shows up in the Franchise/MarvelUniverse plenty of times, usually in the hands of villains or their mooks. Notably, a suppressed Luger was the sidearm of ''ComicBook/ThePunisher'' in his very first appearance, while Hitman used one to threaten Jonah Jameson.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' features one with the "Aldstone's Heritage" update, the first unlockable WWII firearm in a sequence of side jobs, unlocked for killing ten enemies with punch-daggers added with the event. It's strangely depicted as [[PunchPackingPistol one of the most powerful handguns in the game]], dealing damage on par with the .357 and .44 Magnum revolvers, though owing to its age it doesn't get very many options for attachments (a reinforced barrel to increase accuracy, a shortened one to increase concealment, or different grip panels that... do nothing, alongside a modern red dot sight other pistols can get) and with low stability between shots, probably owing to the characters' insistence on FiringOneHanded.
* Available to the Wehrmacht in ''VideoGame/DayOfInfamy'' as a sidearm for the officer and machine gunner classes.
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[[folder: Fabrique Nationale [=Five-Seven=]]]
->''The FIVE-SEVEN offers an integrated suppressor, improved accuracy and effective stopping power.''
-->--'''Description''', ''Creator/TomClancy's VideoGame/SplinterCell''

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The FN Five-seven (advertised as "[[XtremeKoolLetterz Five-seveN]]") is a handgun, designed by Fabrique Nationale in response to a NATO tender for a personal-defense weapon. It is intended as a companion to FN's [[CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns P90]], and like the P90, is chambered in 5.7x28mm.

The Five-seven is mostly made from polymer, with metal functioning parts, making it quite light for a handgun. It sports a high magazine capacity of 20 rounds, with 30 round aftermarket magazines available, and 10 round magazines in locations where the laws dictate bullet capacity limits.

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 ammo initially being ''[[CrackIsCheaper expensive]]'' compared to most other pistol rounds) and the stigma associated with the small PDW round.

The pistol has also acquired a significant {{hatedom}} from gun control advocates, due to the 5.7mm round's supposed 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]], along with its supposed use by criminals, and involvement in one high-profile shooting (Fort Hood; the only documented ''actual'' use by a criminal). So far however, the pistol has survived two attempts by gun control advocates to ban it, and it's becoming increasingly popular with civilian shooters in the US, as well as being adopted by numerous millitary/police units and security forces worldwide. In any case, the 5.7mm round's storied armor-piercing capability is rather diminished in a pistol anyway.[[note]] The 5.7mm penetrates very well when used in a P90 submachine gun, whose longer barrel allows it to reach a significantly higher velocity than that of the pistol.[[/note]]

* 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''. Originally, it was considered underpowered and overpriced by most of the players, though its accuracy made 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. Previously a headshot wouldn't be a OneHitKill against someone even if they had no helmet, now it is even if they do. 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/RainbowSix3RavenShield'' adds a version of the Five-seven with an external hammer (the real gun is striker-fired) as the "AP Army". The modern Mk 2 variant returns for ''[[VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege Siege]]'', in use with the FBI operatives.
* Seen throughout the ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' franchise as one of Sam Fisher's signature weapons and favorite sidearm, almost always with a suppressor and an underbarrel device (LaserSight in ''Pandora Tomorrow'', then [[{{EMP}} Optically Channeled Potentiator]] in ''Chaos Theory'' and ''Double Agent''). Even after Sam has left Third Echelon in ''Conviction'' it's still essentially the game's mascot weapon, being the only pistol capable of storing up to four Mark & Execute points.
* ''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/BattlestarGalactica2003'', 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 ''VideoGame/UFOAftermath'' 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. It's the first alternative handgun to the starting "Silver Ghost", and Leon can get it for free by shooting various medallions past the first Merchant in the game, ten getting him the gun and all fifteen giving it a free upgrade; at its full upgrade, it's the weakest of the handguns (considering armor-piercing ability and stopping power are essentially a sliding scale in reality), but has the exclusive ability to shoot through [[OneHitPolykill five enemies at once]].
* 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 (except when dual-wielded in [[VideoGame/NaziZombies Zombies mode]]).
* Henrietta's standard carry in ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' (sharing ammunition with her iconic P90).
* Kirito purchases one of these during the ''Phantom Bullet'' arc of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', though he doesn't use it often, instead preferring to rely on his LaserBlade. However, the Five-seven becomes crucial in the arc's climax when [[spoiler: he empties the magazine on Death Gun at near point-blank range while he is activating his active camouflage, and the single bullet that hits disrupts Death Gun's cloaking field.]]
* Available in ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' as the "[=FN57=]", the sixth sidearm unlocked by scoring 28,000 points with sidearms. It was originally cut from ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline'', but then was readded for free alongside the release of the "Robbery" DLC.
* ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' added it with the 2017 Spring Break event as the [[AKA47 "5/7 AP"]]. Powerful on par with the HandCannon[=s=], and able to pierce all sorts of armor, while also being incredibly concealable, but in return it has a reduced capacity of 15 rounds per magazine with only two spares in reserve, alongside so-so accuracy and a very low chance of acquiring ammo from pickups dropped by enemies.
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[[folder: Fabrique Nationale FNP/FNX]]
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Introduced in 2006, the FN FNP is the latest of FN's handguns.

Constructed primarily from polymer, the weapon features ambidextrous decocking levers and magazine releases, and, like many recent pistols, an underbarrel accessory rail. FN claims that the FNP is the only polymer pistol on the current market with fully replaceable frame rails, allowing the weapon to be easily rebuilt.

Later on, the weapon was redesigned and rebranded as the FNX, with several improved features.

The FNP comes chambered in 9x19mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, while the FNX comes in 9x19mm, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP, dubbed the FNX-9, 40, or 45 based on caliber. The FNX-45 also comes in Tactical variants, with a threaded barrel and a mounting base on the slide for attaching a reflex sight. The FNX-45 also holds a whopping 15 rounds of .45 ACP, more than any other flush-fitting magazine for a combat pistol, and over double the original capacity of the 1911.

* The FNP-45 appears as a usable weapon in ''VideoGame/CounterStrikeOnline''.
* In ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'', Snake Eyes, Cobra ninjas and Vipers, and various other characters make use of the FNX-9 variant, while Firefly uses [[GunsAkimbo two]] FNX-45s.
* The FNP-45 and its Tactical variant appear as usable weapons in ''VideoGame/TheDivision''.
* S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Sharon Carter uses an FNX-45 Tactical variant with a mounted reflex sight in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''. Brock Rumlow at one point steals it and uses it until it runs dry.
* The FNP-45 appears as a usable weapon in ''[[VideoGame/{{ARMA}} ARMA III]]'', [[AKA47 known as the "4-five .45"]]. It is classified as a "heavy" pistol, allowing it to mount a sight on the slide alongside an underbarrel flashlight and a suppressor, though it has lesser effective range and a lower capacity than the 9mm P99.
* GIGN operators and recruits use the FNP-9 (called the "[[AKA47 P9]]" in-game) in ''VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege'' as a higher-capacity and faster-firing but lower-damaging alternative to the S&W 586 revolver.
* The FNX-45 and 45 Tactical variants are usable in ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay''.
* The FNP-45 Tactical appears as a usable weapon in ''VideoGame/DayZ''.
* The FNX-45 Tactical appears in ''VideoGame/ContractWars''.
* In the ''VideoGame/GhostRecon'' series, the standard variant of the FNP-45 appears in ''[[VideoGame/GhostReconOnline Ghost Recon: Phantoms]]'', while the FNX-45 appears as the starting handgun for the Ghosts in ''Future Soldier'' (the Tactical model as the 45T) and in ''[[VideoGame/GhostReconWildlands Wildlands]]'' (the original as the [=P45T=]).
* Appears as a usable weapon in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps2'', as the "Tac-45". It has half the capacity of the Five-Seven and a lower fire rate considering its heavier cartridge, but it deals its full damage at four times the range the Five-Seven does, allowing it to act as a quick close-range substitute for the semi-auto battle rifles.
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[[folder: Fabrique Nationale Model 1910 and similar]]
->''With a total of 35 million casualties, there is little doubt that the First World War was one of the costliest conflicts in history and it was all started by just two well-placed 7.65mm (.32 ACP) rounds from a John Browning-designed auto pistol.''
--> '''[[http://www.gunsandammo.com/blogs/history-books/deadliest-handgun/ The Deadliest Handgun in History?]]''' ''Guns and Ammo''

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1910 saw the introduction of yet another John Browning pistol design. The Model 1910 was an attempt to make some improvements on his first success, the Model 1900, with an appearance similar the FN Model 1903. One of the major changes was to have the operating spring coiled around the barrel, which became the standard with later pistols such as the PPK and Makarov. It had a "triple safety" with [[RuleOfThree a grip safety, magazine safety and a lever safety,]] and could be modified to fire either .32 or .380 ACP by only swapping out the barrel. Browning had the gun manufactured for the European market exclusively through Belgium's Fabrique Nationale when Colt, the US developer of his designs, decided they weren't interested in it.

The most noticeable variant of this pistol is the FN Model 1922, which was similar in mechanics but was given a longer barrel and a slightly larger magazine for military and police use. Which was introduced shortly after the first World War.

The pistol was very popular in Europe in the civilian and military markets; and was sold in places like France, Finland, the Netherlands, and even Japan.[[note]]Japanese officers often preferred to buy European pistols over the domestic Type 14 Nambu and the [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns infamous]] Type 94.[[/note]] In fact, the Japanese created the [[RareGuns rare]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_4h9pp5fxQ Hamada Pistol]] based on this gun, chambered in the .32 ACP cartridge. The Germans also made use of the Model 1922 pistol after occupying Belgium during World War II.

America wouldn't get the chance to see the Model 1910 until 1955, and only briefly, as the Gun Control Act of 1968 banned importation until a legally compliant version was designed in 1971. It wouldn't be until 1983 (roughly over ''seventy years'' from its introduction) that all production ceased.

'''Historical Note:''' A [=M1910=] in .380 ACP was the pistol used to start UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. It was used by Gavrilo Princip to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo of June 1914. The same model was also used for the assassinations of American Congressman UsefulNotes/HueyLong and [[UsefulNotes/ThePresidentsOfFrance French President Paul Doumer]].

* While the pistol may be scarce in American media, the pistol is more common in European works. As mentioned above, [[NoExportForYou FN made the pistol exclusively in Europe]] while Colt turned it down.
* James Bond used this pistol to assassinate Professor Dent [[PreMortemOneLiner after "he's had his six"]] in ''Film/DrNo''. It is worth to note that the props department was unable to find a suppressor for Bond's PPK, so they had to use a Model 1910 with a fake suppressor that simply slid into the barrel instead. They were able to find an appropriate suppressor for the PPK in time for ''Film/FromRussiaWithLove''.
* A pistol heavily modeled after this one pops up sometimes in ''[[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood]]'', most commonly used by Lt. Riza Hawkeye.
* Cole can find a Model 1922 dumped in a bin after being used in a murder in ''VideoGame/LANoire'' when he's still a patrolman. In universe, it's considered a RareGun, as it wasn't available for purchase in the United States in 1947 and might be someone's war trophy. As a result, the gun's owner is fairly easy to track down.
* A suppressed Model 1910 was the murderer's weapon of choice in the ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' movie ''Captured in Her Eyes.''
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'''s "I'm Not A Hipster" update adds a Model 1922 as the [[AKA47 Vintage Pistol]] as part of its retro [[YouKeepUsingThatWord ironic]] arsenal.
* Saya Takagi's mother, Yuriko keeps a Model 1910 in her leg holster at all times in ''Manga/HighSchoolOfTheDead''. Its silhouette is also seen in the opening credits.
* [[CrazyPrepared One of the many pistols Inspector Aki Natsuko]] has in ''[[Anime/CuteyHoney Re: Cutey Honey]]''. Although she tosses it aside when she runs out of ammo.
* It pops up in the ''Series/YoungIndianaJones'' episode "The Phantom Train of Doom". First with Fredrick Selous, then with Indy to hold Paul at gunpoint.
* Belgian officers have this pistol as their sidearm for the ''Battlefield 1918'' mod.
* The French Police officers in ''Film/CatchMeIfYouCan'' were armed with the Model 1910.
* Robert De Niro's character used a Model 1910 to assassinate a gangster in ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica''.
* In ''Anime/LupinIII'', it's noted that the Model 1910 is Fujiko Mine's favored weapon.
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[[folder:Glock Series]]
->''"Between your faith and my Glock 9mm, I take my Glock."''
-->--'''Jericho Cane''', ''Film/EndOfDays''

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A semi-automatic polymer handgun designed by Gaston Glock (who had no prior experience whatsoever with firearms), known as the "plastic" or "Tupperware" gun, and one of the most widely used in recent history. 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, subcompact, slimline, competition and longslide 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 security forces and militaries around the world, starting with the Austrian Army that it was originally developed for) due to being the BoringButPractical of handguns; its ruggedness (Glocks have been dropped out of planes, frozen, thrown in extremely hot ovens, run over with trucks, have had thousands of rounds fired through them in one sitting and have still functioned afterwards) competitive price (a Glock 17 retails for about $400, making it extremely cheap and accessible) a simple operation (it lacks an external safety, meaning when it is drawn all that is needed for it to fire is to pull the trigger, assuming a round is chambered) minimal amount of moving parts, built-in safety features (despite the lack of an external safety, Glocks have multiple internal safeties; it will NOT go off unless the trigger is pulled) and the vast selection of variants and aftermarket accessories all make it ''very'' appealing to the civilian, security, and military markets alike. Though a [[{{Hatedom}} subset of shooters]] enjoy recounting tales of Glocks exploding or otherwise malfunctioning.[[note]]The "Glock kaboom" is more of an issue with .40-caliber models like the Glock 22, because .40 S&W develops a very high operating pressure in the chamber. Users of 9mm and .45 ACP models rarely encounter this problem. While Glock [=GmbH=] doesn't like admitting that this happens, they clearly state on the box that hotter .40-cal loads (i. e. [[EpicFail the most popular and widely-issued ones]]) might not mix well with this weapon. This has recently led many law enforcement agencies to either switch to a 9mm or .45, or simply dump Glock altogether.[[/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. In 2016, the U.S. Navy stunned the gun world when it announced that the UsefulNotes/NavySeals would be adopting the Glock 19 as their duty sidearm and start transitioning away from the SIG P226 Mark 25.

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 27 basic Glock models (defined by a combination of caliber and frame size, plus the Glock 18 which is identical in caliber and size to the Glock 17 but gets a different model number for being select-fire) 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 had previously 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. And then in 2015, the Glock 40 [[{{Defictionalization}} was officially brought into existence]] as a longslide variant chambered in 10mm Auto. Differences in caliber and frame size notwithstanding (and with the exceptions of the select-fire Glock 18 and the blowback-operated .380 ACP Glocks 25 and 28), each model of Glock works essentially the same as any other, has the same basic components, and several models allow for readily changing calibers with a replacement barrel (e.g., the .40 S&W and .357 SIG models can take replacement barrels in either caliber, and both can take a replacement 9mm barrel).

In recent years, a slew of imitators have arrived on the market offering [[FollowTheLeader similar black polymer striker-fired pistols]]; the Springfield XD and Smith and Wesson M&P were early competitors and are among the most popular, but in TheNewTens, the competition really started to ramp up with almost every other major gun manufacturer rolling out their own "Glock killer," as this rather [[SarcasmMode tongue-in-cheek]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUq2Zc_-ezw video from SHOT Show 2017]] details.

In August 2017, Glock began rolling out its Generation 5 lineup, beginning with the most popular 9mm models: the Glock 17 & 19.

* '''Trivia:''' The sheer ubiquity of the Glock has even begun spreading into the world of CoolGuns/SubmachineGuns - several modern designs like the TDI Vector are specifically designed to load from Glock magazines, owing to Glocks already being available in basically every pistol cartridge in production today.
* As a rule, this has replaced the Beretta 92 as 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, unlike the Beretta, which was frequently depicted as the issued weapon of agencies that wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole.
** In movies and television, the pistol will almost always be the 9x19mm Glock 17 or 19, 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.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'' - Sinon carries a Glock 18 as her sidearm in the anime adaptation. This is a change from the original light novel, which gave her an H&K [=MP7.=]
* Standard-issue sidearm for ZAFT officers and pilots in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeed''.
* The Glock 17 is the standard-issue sidearm for the United Earth military in ''Anime/AldnoahZero.''
* ''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.
* Duke Nukem owns what appears to be a silver modified Glock in ''VideoGame/DukeNukem3D''.
* ''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 didn't exist at the time (A functional 3D printed gun that was 99% plastic was developed in the 2010s, causing Congress to revise the law to say that all commercially available guns must have a certain weight of metal in them, that is distributed across the frame so that the buyer can't just remove it after purchasing the weapon), no word on whether they plan to ban [[Franchise/HarryPotter the Killing Curse]] next.
** In fact, John's quote in the film is as follows:
---> '''John''': "That guy pulled a Glock 7 on me, you know what that is? It's a porcelain gun, made in Germany. It doesn't show up on your airport X-ray machines, and it costs more than what you make in a month!" [[note]]Compared to the actual Glock series, ''[[CriticalResearchFailure every one]]'' of his statements is wrong. The assassin in question pulled a Glock ''17'', which is a ''polymer'' handgun made in ''Austria'', and which is one of the more affordable firearm options available. [[/note]]
* [[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 ''Film/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 magazine and has to creep back and find it.
* Available in ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance2'', 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 the word out. 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. It's also eye-rollingly blatant that the movie is [[ProductPlacement shilling for Glock]] pretty hard.
* 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).
** Not only is the X-ray defeating carbon fiber pistol the mob witness pulls on Harvey Dent inspired by the fearmongering about Glocks, the actual prop is based on a Glock 26 frame.
* ''Series/TheFixer''. John Mercer's carry gun (he uses different weapons for his hits).
* ''Series/{{Castle}}'': Kate Beckett uses a Glock as her standard sidearm. She starts off with a Glock 17 and switches to the compact Glock 19 late in the first season, which carries on for the rest of the series. Other Glocks show up regularly in the hands of NYPD officers, including Ryan and Esposito.
* A custom Glock 26 with a lengthened slide and an extended magazine can be wielded [[GunsAkimbo together]] with a SIG P226 by the characters in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2''.
* The Rittergruppen pistol in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' is modeled after a Glock.
* The Glock 18 shows up in ''VideoGame/MaxPayne 3'' as the "Auto 9MM." Bizarrely, it has a 33-round magazine capacity despite being modeled with the standard 17-round magazine. It also somehow manages to switch from semi-auto to full-auto mode despite lacking a selector switch.
* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix Vegas'' and ''Vegas 2'' have the Glock 18 as a late-game unlock. It's the only full-auto sidearm in both games, however the low magazine capacity (10 rounds standard, 17 with the high-capacity magazine) means you're better off using it in semi-auto mode. It's also unable to accept a suppressor, though that's one of the few nods to reality the game's gunplay mechanics still have (the compensator cuts in the barrel and slide allow the muzzle flash and report to escape before a suppressor could do anything about them).
* Creator/MercedesLackey's Creator/DianaTregarde 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.
* ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 2'' has a Glock 17 modified to fire full-auto as a common sidearm for Task Force 141 and a somewhat-early unlock in multiplayer. An actual Glock 18 reappears in ''Modern Warfare 3'', though it's much rarer this time as only one enemy is guaranteed to use it in singleplayer and multiplayer has pushed it back to being one of the last guns unlocked, on top of reducing its capacity.
* The starting pistol for the Terrorist team in ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', in which it can fire in both semi-auto and burst-fire modes with a 20-round capacity.
* [[Series/LoveHate "The Glock 17: Weapon of choice for the NYPD, the US Air Force and bad fuckers the world over."]]
* ''VideoGame/SyphonFilter'' has AKA47's of the Glock 17 and 18; the former is generically described as a 9mm Pistol, the latter uses the abbreviated name G18.
* ''VideoGame/{{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 ''VideoGame/GhostHunter.''
* The Glock 21 appears in the first two ''VideoGame/SaintsRow'' games, though [[AKA47 it's called]] the "[=NR4"=] here.
* The Glock 17 is one of the main weapons used by the title character of ''Film/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'' with the "Wolf Pack" DLC as the "[[{{AKA47}} STRYK]]", featuring night sights and with an extended magazine as an upgrade. ''Videogame/{{Payday 2}}'' has multiple Glock variants: Glock 17, as the "Chimano 88", is the first sidearm the player has access to and is the standard sidearm of the DCPD; the Glock 18 returns as the "STRYK 18C"; the Glock 22C, with a flared magazine well and a "Long Slide" option that turns it into the Glock 35, is the "Chimano Custom" added as a community weapon alongside Update #25; and the Glock 26, added alongside Update #40 as part of the crossover with ''Film/JohnWick'', as the "Chimano Compact".
* The Lawgiver in ''Film/{{Dredd}}'' is built around a Glock.
* Inori uses [[GunsAkimbo a pair]] of Glock 17s in ''Anime/GuiltyCrown''.
* In ''Film/{{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]]''.
* Fatman's secondary weapon (other than his bombs) in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'' is a Glock 18. The Glock 18 is also a usable weapon in the [[MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots fourth game]].
* In ''Film/VForVendetta'' all the police and some of the Fingermen use Glock 17s.
* In series VIII of ''Series/RedDwarf'' crewmembers and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits Canaries]] are issued Glock 17s with some extra piece mounted underneath the barrel. Kryten prominently uses one in "Cassandra", which constantly jams, to demonstrate that the main characters can't die BecauseDestinySaysSo. In "Back To Earth", the Creator carries one with a flashlight and suppressor.
* ''Film/MadMax: Fury Road''. [[ActionGirl Furiosa]] keeps a Glock 17 concealed inside a skull on the outside of her [[BigBadassRig war rig]]. Both she and Max make use of it throughout the film.
* One of three standard pistols available in the Director's Cut version of the ''Half-Life'' mod ''VideoGame/AfraidOfMonsters'', with the lowest power of the three but competing with the highest capacity. Its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/CryOfFear'' likewise features a Glock 17 (misidentified as the 19) as the most common handgun, and probably the most versatile (most common ammo type, good capacity without a forced burst-fire, and it's the only one that can mount an underbarrel flashlight).
* Chris Redfield starts with a Glock 17 in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'', and can upgrade it into a slightly more powerful 17L at a workbench on Rockfort Island. The Glock 17 is also the second handgun obtained in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' called the G17. This is ''not'' a case of AKA47 as that is a commonly used nickname for it in the gun community.
* Black Widow's weapons of choice in all her Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse appearances are a pair of Glock 26s.
* The Steam rerelease of ''VideoGame/{{Postal}} 2'' adds a Glock with select-fire capability, taken from the ''Eternal Damnation'' mod, as the first official alternative to the standard pistol. It's faster-firing than the normal pistol, with power comparable to the machine gun, but in return it suffers from horribly-degraded accuracy when fired outside of semi-auto mode. As of ''Paradise Lost'' it can be combined with "Habib's Power Station" soda to [[GunsAkimbo spread twice the dakka]].
* ''Film/TheGuard''. Gerry takes a Glock 19, a Kalashnikov and a Derringer from a stash of guns owned by the IRA before giving them back to them. Hennessy notes that they're missing and Gerry berates him for suggesting that he'd dare steal them. He prominently makes use of the Glock during the final shootout.
* The Glock 17 shows up in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoLibertyCityStories'' and ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoIV'' as the basic pistol. It also shows a few times during cutscenes in ''[[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoSanAndreas San Andreas]]'', presumably having meant to be the standard pistol in gameplay but replaced with the same 1911 the prior two games used.
* [[RabidCop Captain Zuccho]] uses an unknown model of Glock in ''Literature/{{Incompetence}}''. [[HairTriggerTemper He's rather fond of]] [[RecklessGunUsage firing it into the pavement]] [[BerserkButton whenever someone asks him to calm down]].
* Fusco's service weapon in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' is a Glock 19.
* Hank in ''Series/BreakingBad'' carries a Glock 22 as his standard sidearm in the DEA. He notes that its .40 calibre rounds pack more of a punch than 9mm.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', Gotham PD officers use Glock 19s, while Comicbook/{{Superman}}'s troops in [[Comicbook/{{Batman}} Bruce's]] [[NightmareSequence "Knightmare"]] use Glock 17s.
* In ''Film/SuicideSquad'', Comicbook/{{Deadshot}} uses a heavily customised Glock 17, and [[DualWielding two]] Glock 18s. He also threatens Comicbook/{{Batman}} with a Glock 30 during a flashback. The [[Comicbook/SuicideSquad Squad's]] leader, Rick Flag, also uses a Glock 17, as do the Navy Seals accompanying the Squad on their mission.
* Available in ''VideoGame/HitmanContracts'', mostly carried by cops. Completing "The Seafood Massacre" with a Silent Assassin rating unlocks [[GunsAkimbo dual Glocks]] for 47 to use.
* The vigilante in ''Literature/DanceoftheButterfly'' has a 9mm Glock 19 as sidearm of choice.
* Two Heisei Restoration Army terrorists in ''Series/Crisis2017'' use Glock 19s to assassinate Assemblyman Hamao in broad daylight in front of a reporter gaggle in episode 3. The show explicitly identifies the exact model of pistol when the SIT team wonders exactly how the perpetrators got such weapons, given how notoriously strict Japan's anti-gun laws are.
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[[folder:Heckler and Koch [=HK45=]]]

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The Heckler & Koch [=HK45=] is a .45 ACP pistol, designed by Heckler & Koch for the US Military's Joint Combat Pistol program to replace the M9. The program was ultimately suspended, but Heckler & Koch sold the weapon on the commercial market.

The [=HK45=] was designed as an improvement over Heckler & Koch's previous USP, but also incorporates features from the P2000 for better ergonomics. Notably, it has an extended, ambidextrous slide release, and a smaller grip with finger grooves that sits lower in the user's hand. Like many recent pistols, it also features an underbarrel accessory rail and interchangeable backstraps.

Variants include the compact [=HK45C=], the [=HK45T=] Tactical (and a compact variant, the Compact Tactical) with a threaded barrel and tritium sights. The full-size variant is fed by 10-round magazines, while the compact variant can be fed with 8 or 10-round magazines.

* [[Creator/DenzelWashington Eli]] carries an [=HK45=] as his primary weapon in ''Film/TheBookOfEli''. In the real world, the gun was new at the time of the film's release, and had to be sanded down to look "aged" for the film's post-apocalyptic setting.
* The [=HK45=] appears as a usable weapon in ''[[VideoGame/GhostRecon Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2]]''. Based on the fact that it is fed by 12-round magazines and that its in-game weight stat is much higher than expected, it was probably meant to be a [[RareGuns/{{Handguns}} Heckler & Koch Mark 23]], reskinned to look like an [=HK45=]. It is also usable in ''[[VideoGame/GhostReconOnline Ghost Recon: Phantoms]]''.
* The [=HK45C=] variant is usable in ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonor2010 Medal of Honor: Warfighter]]''.
* The [=HK45C=] variant appears in ''VideoGame/Battlefield4'', where it is called the "Compact 45", where it is the last pistol unlocked in multiplayer. It is also usable in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline''.
* Grant Ward replaces his Five-seven with an [=HK45T=] in Season 3 of ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''.
* Isabelle carries a custom compensated [=HK45C=] in ''Film/{{Predators}}''
* Used by a BadassBystander to take on the crew in ''Film/BabyDriver.''
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[[folder:Heckler and Koch [=P30=]]]

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Introduced in 2006, the Heckler & Koch P30 is one of Heckler & Koch's more recent handgun designs. It borrows many elements from Heckler & Koch's previous P2000 and USP handguns, with improved ergonomics. Like many recent pistols, it is fully ambidextrous and customizable, with multiple trigger groups available. It is popular with both military and civilian operators.

Variants include the [=P30L=], with a longer slide, the [=P30SK=] subcompact variant, and the S, LS, and SKS versions, with optional manual safeties. It is chambered in either 9x19mm or .40 S&W.

* Film/JohnWick uses a customized compensated [=P30L=] as his primary weapon throughout the first film. It's also seen briefly in the [[Film/JOhnWickChapter2 second film]] when he buries his old arsenal.
* Michael carries a P30 as his sidearm in ''Series/BurnNotice'', beginning in Season 4.
* Maggie Chan uses a P30 in ''Film/TheExpendables2''. Gunnar later also uses one in ''Film/TheExpendables3''.
* Jack Bauer carries a P30, occasionally suppressed, in ''Series/TwentyFourLiveAnotherDay''.
* Richmond Valentine uses a P30 to [[spoiler:apparently]] kill Galahad in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService''.
* In the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse, ComicBook/{{Hawkeye}} carries a P30 as a backup weapon.
* The [=P30L=] is added to ''VideoGame/Payday2'' as part of the John Wick Weapon Pack, where it is called the "Schäfer & Gewehr Master", or "Contractor". It has low ammo and its damage is nothing spectacular, but it is reasonably accurate, dual-wieldable, and has good concealment.

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[[folder:Heckler and Koch [=P7=]]]
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Officially designated the Polizei Selbstlade-Pistole (Police self-loading pistol), the Heckler & Koch P7 is a German semi-automatic handgun, designed in 1976 following the Munich massacre and first introduced in 1979. Recognizable for its slim profile and low barrel axis, the P7 contains a number of innovations to improve its performance and ergonomics. The most notable of these innovations is its gas-delayed blowback system, which uses gas pressure from the gun firing to slow the rearward movement of the slide until the bullet has left the barrel. This eliminates the need for a slide locking mechanism, making the weapon simpler and easier to manufacture. The P7's barrel is also fixed directly to the frame, which allows for high accuracy, as there is no tilting or lateral movement to degrade accuracy.

Another notable feature of the P7 is its lack of a manual safety. Instead, it features a safety/cocking lever built into the pistol's grip. Squeezing this lever primes the weapon, which must be held to keep the weapon cocked (designed in such a way that requires 15 pounds of force to prime the weapon, then only 2 pounds to keep it in place). Only then can the trigger be pulled, and as long as the lever remains held, the pistol can be fired normally. These features allow the P7 to be quickly fired in a time of crisis, while at the same time making it safe to carry with a round chambered.

The P7's features make it easy to conceal, reliable, and accurate, though not without a trade off; the weapon is noted to be quite expensive, and the action also has a tendency to heat the gun up quickly.

The original P7 was chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, fed from an 8-round single-stack magazine. The [=P7M8=], introduced in 1982, features several improvements, like a larger trigger guard, a plastic heat shield to alleviate the heating issue, and an ambidextrous grip-mounted magazine release for the American market (the original P7 had a heel-mounted release), while the later [=P7M13=] features a 13-round double-stack magazine. Variants were also made in .40 S&W (the [=P7M10=]), .32 ACP, .380 ACP, and .22 LR (all the [=P7K3=]).

* A P7 is used by Dr. Kaufman in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'' in an attempt to kill Bond. Thanks to one of his gadgets, Bond manages to turn the tables and kill Kaufman with his own weapon.
* A couple appear in the Smiths' arsenal in ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005''.
* Hans Gruber's primary weapon in ''Film/DieHard''.
* In the final scene of ''HardBoiled'', Johnny Wong attempts to hold Alan hostage with a [=P7M13=].
* In ''Film/IronMan3'', the Mandarin uses a P7 to [[spoiler:pretend to]] execute a hostage.
* During the skyscraper standoff in ''Film/TrueLies'', Faisil pulls out a P7 hidden inside his video camera, and uses it to kill several Crimson Jihad terrorists.
* One with a nickel finish is pulled by Colonel Sharp aboard the space shuttle in ''Film/{{Armageddon}}''.
--> "What are you doing with a gun in space?"
* Literature/JackReacher utilizes the .40 caliber model, the [=P7M10=], in the novel ''Echo Burning'', noting it as a top-of-the-line concealed-carry pistol.
* One of the official weapon packs included with later releases of ''VideoGame/SWAT3'' includes the [=P7M8=] as a usable sidearm.
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[[folder:Heckler and Koch USP]]
->''H&K's above average performer excels in damage, capacity and range.''
-->--'''USP Match Description''', ''[[WebAnimation/MadnessCombat Madness: Project Nexus]]''

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The USP is a German handgun, adopted by the German army as the P8, the German police as the P10 (Compact version), and various special forces groups as the P12 (Tactical 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, in some form, both a derivative of and the predecessor to the even larger [[RareGuns/{{Handguns}} Mark 23]],[[note]]Prototypes for the USP were used as the basis for the Mark 23, which were then slimmed down a tad and rechambered for .40 S&W to create the final USP.[[/note]] 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 (which was adopted by the Bundeswehr's Kommando Spezialkräfte and the German Navy's Kampfschwimmer as the P12), though it is in service with several militaries and police forces around the world.

The pistol is legendary for its reliability; during its development, Heckler and Koch subjected it to rigorous tests, all of which it passed with flying colors. It was frozen to -42 Celsius (-43 Fahrenheit), then fired. It was then heated to 67 Celsius (152 Fahrenheit) and fired again. One notable test had a bullet be deliberately lodged in the barrel, and then another bullet fired to clear the obstruction. The barrel only bulged slightly (most guns would explode in response), and a subsequent shot grouping test showed little degradation in accuracy. Like most other H&K weapons, it's also legendary for its [[CrackIsCheaper price tag]] (around $850-900 new); a new Glock with accessories can be had for the price of just the USP itself, and is a major reason it never caught on in great numbers with the civilian market. Recently, the USP has begun to be phased out in favor of the newer [=HK45=] and P30, and prices for USPs remain around the $800 mark for a good condition example.

* The USP Tactical, with a suppressor that could be attached and removed at will, was the starting weapon of Counter-Terrorist players in the ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'' 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 ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider'', Lara's pistols of choice are a pair of the Match variant of the USP. The Match is a target oriented variant of the standard USP, and could actually qualify as a RareGun. They're supposed to be sporting grade accurate, including a barrel 1.2 inches longer than the standard variant, ambidextrous slide release and safety, extended "Jet Funnel" magazine well and high-capacity magazines, adjustable match-grade trigger and a barrel weight on the frame (NOT as some would say, a compensator) to allow for faster follow up shots. These pistols were discontinued in 1999 (YMMV on the reason, some argue it's due to the gun being identical to the USP Expert which had the same features and was sleeker and more practical for target shooting, others say it's higher than normal cost didn't really sway potential customers, and a third group says that H&K didn't want the Match eating into the sales of the Expert) and thus are exceedingly rare on the market. They retail for about $2500-3000 a pistol. In comparison, the standard USP retails for between $850-900. A common misconception is that Match came with Jet Funnel extended magazines in .45 ACP; while the pistol was offered in 9mm, .40 and .45, the Jet Funnel was only available on 9mm and .40 variants.
* The pistol Gordon Freeman and the Metrocops use in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' is a USP Match. Unlike the above, this pistol has abysmal accuracy at range; Gordon at least has the excuse that he insists on FiringOneHanded, but there's [[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy no such excuse]] for the Metrocops.
* Silas in Literature/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 a stainless slide, replacing his P228 from the first two seasons.
* Neil [=McCauley=] carries a USP early on in ''Film/{{Heat}}'' but switches to a SIG Sauer P220 towards the end of the film.
* The Obeya FBW pistol in ''VideoGame/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]]; the former is mostly based on the .40 S&W version (though with the capacity of the 9mm version, and textures from the .45 ACP one), the latter is purely the 9mm version with rails bolted on and a second set of ironsights on those rails to make up for the standard ones being blocked.
* 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). ''Modern Warfare 3'' mostly keeps the model from the second game for singleplayer, while switching it out for a USP Tactical in multi and Survival.
* 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 chambered in 9mm (a rare move for a video game, as most of them go for the the .45 version, or more rarely the .40 S&W 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 ComicBook/TheJoker is seen wielding in ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum'', particularly during [[spoiler:the last of the Scarecrow's hallucinations, where he uses it to execute Batman]].
* A common pistol in ''VideoGames/SleepingDogs''. Unlike most examples, both the 9MM and .45 ACP versions show up in the game.
* [=USPs=] can be found in the Chrysler Building in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve.'' A P8 variant can be found in Central Park.
* ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'''s [[AKA47 Interceptor .45]] is, appropriately enough, a .45 USP Tactical (though incorrectly fitted with a Jet-Funnel mag-well extension, which was never made for the .45 version). Mods can be added to turn it into a USP Match or USP Expert.
* Every game in the ''VideoGame/RainbowSix'' series offers the .40 S&W version as a sidearm for players, with the [[RareGuns/{{Handguns}} Mark 23]] as a .45 ACP alternative. The original game offers the .45 version instead of a Mark 23; though it's likely supposed to be one (named as such on the menus), it uses the exact same model as the [=USP40=].
* ''Film/ExecutiveDecision''. Grant wields one when he attempts to find the terrorist with the remote for the bomb. It's equipped with a fake Knight's Armament suppressor and a large, blocky laser sight, which makes it clear that the filmmakers were trying to pass it off as a [[RareGuns/{{Handguns}} Mark 23]], which wasn't available to anyone outside of USSOCOM at the time the film was made. [[HilariousInHindsight Incidentally]], Grant's [[Creator/KurtRussell actor]] would go on to be the first to wield an ''actual'' Mark 23 on-screen in ''Film/{{Soldier}}'' two years later.
* A common pistol in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} Blood Money''. It's the .40 S&W version and is available in both standard and silenced variants. It's carried by most armed [=NPCs=], [[ArtisticLicenseMilitary including the Marines in the White House]].
** ''VideoGame/KaneAndLynch: Dead Men'' from the same developers likewise features a [=USP40=], using the same name and model from ''Blood Money'', as the first (and by ''far'' the most common) of two available handguns.
* The USP Compact in .45 is available in all three ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' games as the "UDP Compact". It competes with the other .45 pistols with the fastest rate of fire, very light weight, and, in ''Call of Pripyat'', the highest unmodified capacity and a [[MoreDakka full-auto upgrade]], but in return it has a noticeable tendency to jam.
* Shaw in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' carries an USP Compact throughout most of the series.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', it's the sidearm used by [[TheDragon Anatoli Knyazev]] and the rest of [[Comicbook/LexLuthor Lex's]] {{Mooks}}.
* A USP Compact is Wesley Gibson's favored weapon in ''Film/{{Wanted}}''.
* Used by Danny Archer as a sidearm in ''Film/BloodDiamond''. The weapon is notable in that it is the Compact variant, but possesses an exposed hammer (which the standard USP Compact does not.) This either suggests that it is an aftermarket modification, or the German Army variant known as the P10.
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[[folder:Israel Weapon Industries Jericho 941]]
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The Jericho 941 is a semi-automatic single/double action handgun, first introduced in 1990. It was developed by Israel Military (later Weapon) Industries, with assistance and parts from Tanfoglio, an Italian company known for building clones of the Czech CZ 75 pistol. As such, the Jericho 941 is also a clone of the CZ 75; in fact, some CZ 75 magazines are compatible with the Jericho, and vice versa [[note]]One should be careful, however, as not all magazines are compatible, and some may require modification to work properly[[/note]].

The weapon was imported to the United States by several companies, including Mossberg as the "Uzi Eagle", and Magnum Research as the "Baby Eagle" or "Desert Eagle Pistol" (despite the name, it has nothing to do with the Desert Eagle beyond being made by the same company and having a vaguely similar barrel).

The Jericho is available in both steel and polymer frames, and comes in three different sizes: full-size, semi-compact, and compact. It can be chambered in 9x19mm Parabellum, .40 S&W, .45 ACP (semi-compact version only), and .41 Action Express. Current manufacture versions come with an accessory rail.

* Spike Spiegel from ''Anime/CowboyBebop'' uses a Jericho as his primary weapon. His is slightly different from normal, using the guide rod from the .41 AE version[[note]]in real life the 9mm versions use a blued rod with a lighter spring, while the .41 AE ones have a stainless rod with a heavier spring; note that real Jericho owners often actually do use the 9mm version with an aftermarket guide rod/spring based on that for the .41 AE one to decrease recoil[[/note]] and custom grips with a LaserSight (that we never see him actually use[[note]]some viewers have suggested his artificial eye has infrared capabilities to justify why he seems to generally be more accurate than anybody else[[/note]]) mounted on the side of the frame.
* Batou in the original ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' films carries a semi-fictional "Jericho 942", a hypothetical variant of the gun upchambered for the cosmetically-similar Desert Eagle's .50 Action Express.
* Nicholas Angel carries a Jericho 941, among [[WalkingArmory one of his many weapons]] in the climax of ''Film/HotFuzz'', dual wielding it with a Beretta.
* The Jericho 941 was added to ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2'' with the ''Point Break 2015'' tie-in DLC. Per one of its import names, it is called the "Baby Deagle" in-game. Attachments exist to turn it into Spike Spiegel's Jericho, as well.
* The BigBad of ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'', Thomas Gabriel, uses a stainless Jericho. When he tries to threaten [=McClane=] with it, [=McClane=] forces him to shoot himself through his wound.
* Both Gettler and Mr. White use Jerichos in ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', the former with a two-tone slide to go with his two-tone shades.
* Giselle's first appearance in ''[[Film/TheFastAndTheFurious Fast Five]]'' has her drawing a Jericho on Roman. Fitting, as her [[Creator/GalGadot actress]] is Israeli.
* Many Jerichos appear in ''Film/{{Wanted}}'', used by the thugs, and later, by Wesley after killing them.
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[[folder:Makarov PM]]
->''The primary automatic pistol of the Soviet military and other Warsaw Pact forces. The gun itself is extremely lightweight, and the ammo, while medium in caliber, is more than powerful enough in practice.''
-->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''

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After World War II, working from German experiments in improving the 9x17mm cartridge, Soviet engineers created one of the finest blowback pistols in history: the Pistolet Makarova or Makarov (after the designer, Nikolai Fyodorovich Makarov; the designation PM stands for "Pistolet Makarova" or "Makarov's Pistol") semi-automatic pistol. Based on the Walther "Ultra" wartime design, which was itself based on the above Walther PP, it used a 9x18mm cartridge and bullet that was not interchangeable with Western 9x17mm or 9x19mm ammunition[[note]]the actual bullet is 9.22mm, supposedly because the Soviets measured caliber by the grooves in a rifled barrel, rather than the lands as in the West[[/note]] and was roughly within the same power class as the .38 Special revolver round. It replaced the Tokarev TT-33 (and, by extension, the Nagant 1895 revolver the Tokarev failed to completely replace) for military use in the Soviet Union in 1951, and is still in limited use in Russia[[note]]On paper, they were replaced for general use by the 9x19mm Yarygin [=PYa=] as of 2003, though the vast number of [=PMs=], [=IZh=]-71s and, to a lesser extent, the unsuccessful modernized [=PMMs=] still rest comfortably in the holsters of almost every policeman and security guard in the country; the [=PYa=] only entered wide-scale production in 2011.[[/note]], where it enjoys an iconic status not unlike that of the 1911 in America, as well as 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. [[MisidentifiedWeapons 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. Due to being the standard Soviet pistol of the Cold War, it's widely seen as a "bad guy" gun in spy and war movies.

* [[ComicBook/ThePunisherMAX Punisher]] villain General Nikolai Alexandrovich Zakharov wields one as his standard sidearm. Appropriate, considering that he is more or less a walking throw back to Cold War era bad guys.
* The opening credits of ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''.
* ''Film/TheHuntForRedOctober'' in the hands of Tomas Arana playing the part of Igor Loginov.
* Creator/PierceBrosnan uses one as a KGB agent in ''Film/TheFourthProtocol'', even though considering the undercover nature of his work he probably shouldn't be.
* Appears in many places in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
* Simon Gruber has one in ''Film/DieHardWithAVengeance''.
* Used in Афганский Излом (Afganskij Izlom; trans: ''Afghan Breakdown'').
* Pierce Brosnan uses the Makarov again in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''.
* Used briefly against Film/JamesBond in ''Film/TheWorldIsNotEnough''; he eventually commandeers one and uses it GunsAkimbo with his P99 for a short while.
* Appears in ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', making it a weapon that not only appears in every single ''Bond'' film starring Pierce Brosnan, 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, ''The 9th 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 ''VideoGame/SplinterCell'' games. Fisher can finally get his hands on one in ''Blacklist''.
* Appears without fail in every installment of the ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' series, where it's the most basic and common handgun. 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.]]
* Both the standard Makarov and an integrally-silenced variant, the Makarov PB (going by its GRAU index of [=6P9=]) appear in ''VideoGame/FarCry2''; the latter is also available in ''VideoGame/FarCry3'' and ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' with the suppressor optional. In ''2'' and ''3'' it is very good for early-game stealth tactics, being available from nearly the beginning in ''2'' and unlocked for free as part of the tutorial in ''3'', and both versions in ''2'' also enjoy being [[SniperPistol the most accurate pistols]] in the game (versus the Desert Eagle emphasizing [[HandCannon power]] and the Star Model P [[ReliablyUnreliableGuns durability]]). Conversely, ''4'' locks it away until you do the "Sermon on the Mount" mission for Longinus, which isn't available until after the first mission of the second act, meaning the player is very likely to have unlocked a suppressed Signature weapon that completely outclasses it by then.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' as a relatively common sidearm; a few officers across the campaign can be seen wielding [[GunsAkimbo two at once against you]], which the player can also do in multiplayer. Also used for a particularly dramatic scene near the end of the game:
-->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, as 47 points out later) is not made clear.
* Starts appearing in ''VideoGame/MetalGear'' starting from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid2SonsOfLiberty'', where it's carried by Gurlukovich's mercenaries, the Colonel in particularly using one to threaten the Marine commandant at the end of the Tanker chapter. Ocelot carries one in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'', where it jams on him and he switches to the [[RevolversAreJustBetter Colt Single Action Army]], and it's also the sidearm of the standard guards if they run out of ammo for their [=AKs=]. The improved PMM appears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', where it seems to be the sidearm of Act 3's Paradise Lost Army (since the guy you tail for the first half will pull one on you if you alert him, and others can be seen holding it in a cutscene or two), and Snake can [[UnusableEnemyEquipment finally]] get his hands on one. The original, as well as its integrally-suppressed [=6P9=] PB variant, can be researched in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''. It shows up again in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' as the [[AKA47 "Burkov"]], and can be upgraded to shoot tranquilizer rounds.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Insurgency}}'', the Makarov PM is an Insurgent-centric pistol but available for use by both sides. Notably, it costs no supply points and is also the lightest sidearm available.
* ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}: Drake's Fortune'' features the Makarov as Drake's preferred pistol.
* Michael Westen got his girlfriend Fiona a Makarov for her birthday in a season one episode of ''Series/BurnNotice''.
* The Makarov PM (or rather, the [[AKA47 MPM]]) is Claire's basic pistol in her story side of ''Videogame/ResidentEvilRevelations2'', found beside a dead guard. It shows up again in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil7Biohazard'' under the same name as the third and final pistol found in the game.
* The original model Makarov, misidentified as the improved PMM, is available in ''VideoGame/RainbowSixSiege'' to Spetsnaz operators and Recruits, as a lower-capacity option to the [=GSh-18=]. Presumably due to having less than half the magazine capacity, the PM is [[HandCannon noticeably more powerful]] than the [=GSh=], more like a typical video-game comparison between a .45 and a 9mm rather than between the comparable 9mm Makarov and 9mm NATO.
* A common sidearm among the Russian forces in the ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}}'' series, the first two featuring both the regular PM as a standard sidearm and the integrally-suppressed PB for spec ops. What appears to be the updated PMM returns for the third game with the ''Apex'' DLC as the sidearm of the Syndikat crime group, converted to 9x21mm like all the other "light" pistols in the game and loading from 10-round magazines.
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[[folder:Mauser [=C96=]]]
->''An automatic pistol developed by the German Empire during the First World War. Large numbers were produced for use in Germany as well as for overseas export, most notably to China, where it became the favored weapon of bandit gangs.''
-->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''

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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 M1916 version converted to 9x19mm, due to the large number nine burned into the grip and painted red; this was to prevent soldiers from trying to load it with the original 7.63x25mm 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. Its cartridge could fly straight ''through'' steel helmets of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII vintage, [[BoomHeadshot together with the head of the poor guy wearing one of them]]. 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''.

The C96 was vastly popular in the first half of the 20th century, seeing some its earliest use in the Boer War. When he was captured by the Boers, UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill armed himself with one when he escaped. In UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne, the C96 supplemented the Luger as the main sidearm of Imperial Germany, and was popular with Ottoman officers too. After the defeat of Germany, Mauser introduced the M1921 model that featured a shortened barrel. When the Russian Civil War broke out, large numbers were sold to both the White and Red armies-the M1921's association with the latter gave it its famous "Bolo" nickname. During the Spanish Civil War, Spanish company Astra made semi-auto and full-auto copies as the Astra 900 for both sides. It was also quite popular with the IRA during UsefulNotes/TheIrishRevolution.

However, Nationalist China was the only nation to officially adopt the C96 as a service pistol from 1911 to the 1950s, with the Chinese Communists and warlords using the pistol in vast numbers. Due to this, 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 Shanxi Arsenal,]] for warlord Yan Xishan (who wanted his "security forces" to have a C96 chambered in the same round as their Thompson submachine guns). The Shanxi Type-17 is now considered to be one of the finest copies of the C96, despite its problems (see below). 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''.
** The Chinese had devised a cool action of their own with their copied C96s: while the original C96 was notorious for their constant recoil-induced jumps during automatic fire (thus the resulting lack of accuracy and impracticality), the .45-caliber Type-17 was even more problematic as .45 ACP, despite being significantly more powerful, develops less operating pressure in the chamber than 9mm or 7.63mm Mauser. Since the ejection port is located on top of the weapon, Shanxi Type-17 pistols therefore couldn't reliably eject spent cases because .45 ACP wouldn't cycle the bolt hard enough to overcome ''gravity''. Chinese users adapted by holding the gun sideways, allowing spent brass to fall out, while recoil naturally pushed the barrel sideways towards the next target. "Chinese bandit shooting" was utterly devastating in close quarters (and worked with C96s in any caliber, but especially with a full-auto [=M712=] ''Schnellfeuer'' conversion or its Spanish copy). While it was still useless beyond 10 yards, this technique was very handy for a country where industrial resources and foundation were severely lacking at the beginning of the 20th Century, to say the least; as very few in China at the time could afford, let alone copy and manufacture submachine guns, a full-auto C96 became many a warlord soldier's sole option for a rapid-firing small arm, [[SwordAndGun sometimes combined with a Dadao sword]].
* Due to it being the service pistol of both the KMT and the CCP for half of the 20th century, the C96 and its Chinese clones ''will'' show up in any movies set during the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar, 1920s-30s China or the [[UsefulNotes/NoMoreEmperors Xinhai Revolution]]. The C96 itself also enjoys an iconic status in China similar to the American [[CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} Single Action Army]] or [=M1911=] due to its long usage there.
* Mel Gibson has one (among [[ExtendedDisarming many other weapons]]) in ''Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome''. [[TheDragon Bubba Zanetti]] carried one in the first film as well.
* 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 beyond threatening Yoda when he first shows himself and carrying it through Cloud City before his lightsaber duel with Darth Vader.
* The eponymous HumongousMecha from ''Deus Machina VisualNovel/{{Demonbane}}'' uses a seriously-upscaled C96.
* Elliott Gould wields one GunsAkimbo with a P-38 in the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII action movie ''Film/EscapeToAthena''. 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 Creator/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.]] It's also available to the player in ''Metal Gear Solid 4'', where it has the full-auto capability of the M712; it's one of the few weapons that the player cannot reload until it is emptied.
* An archaeologist shoots at SufficientlyAdvancedAliens with a full-auto version, in the opening scene of ''Film/TheFifthElement''.
* Murderface's "driving gun" in ''WesternAnimation/{{Metalocalypse}}''.
* The Red 9 version with optional stock is featured in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' where it is among one of the best weapons, dealing the highest damage and being the most accurate of the 9mm handguns.
* 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 ''ComicBook/JonSableFreelance'' uses a customized C96 Mauser: specifically, the Chinese Shanxi Type 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 ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' wields two of them with very, VERY long barrels.
* ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor''. ProfessionalKiller Joubert aims a [[SniperPistol scoped, silenced and stocked]] Mauser at the protagonist, but can't get a clear shot.
* Appears in ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', of all things, where it is mounted on [[MrImagination Rikka's]] wall. She refers to it as a "holy gun". Then again, this is someone who uses an '''umbrella''' as a spear AND a shield.
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''. [[TheDragon Crack marksman Sebastian Moran]] actually recommends one to Holmes when he catches him snooping around an arms factory; Holmes later takes his advice.
* Doctor Doom 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, usually a Chinese copy converted to 9mm (classic games) or 10mm (''3''), 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 ''VideoGame/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 ''VideoGame/CallOfCthulhuTheWastedLand'' and can be wielded by Captain Hill.
* ''Film/MichaelCollins''. Used to assassinate the head of the Cairo Gang, and wielded by Collins himself at the beginning of the film.
* The famous "Curtains Down" opera mission in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}: Blood Money'' has the protagonist of the theatre's production of ''Theatre/{{Tosca}}'' executed by means of a prop Mauser. One of 47's options to assassinate the actor playing Cavaradossi is by swapping the prop gun out for the real thing.
* A couple variants of this gun appear in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'', specifically the M96, the [=M96R=], and the M712 "Schnellfeurer." These guns are all found randomly in the Chrysler Building.
* Turns up in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' with the "Gage Historical Pack" DLC, as the [[AKA47 Broomstick]]. True to form, the manufacturer's name is an obvious play on the original - namely, Schnauser. Depending on mods, it can also become a Mauser C96 Carbine, Mauser M712 Schnellfeuer (sans the selective fire), Mauser M712 Carbine (again, without the selective fire), or even Han Solo's DL-44 blaster, though sadly minus the ability to shoot blaster bolts.
* The M712, minus the select-fire ability, shows up in ''VideoGame/FarCry4'' as both a regular "M-712", with a reduced 8-round magazine and only one option for customization, and the Signature "[=HS77=]", which on top of a slightly-higher 10-round capacity, mounts a tube reflex sight and a suppressor to make it resemble Han Solo's DL-44 blaster from ''Star Wars'' (also includes an obligatory reference to [[TheDogShotFirst Han shooting first]] in its store description).
** ''Payday''[='=]s WWII-themed cousin, ''VideoGame/RAIDWorldWarII'' also features it as the standard sidearm for all four classes, this time under its proper name. Upgrades available for it include the Carbine's stock and the detachable magazines of the M712, as well as a slightly-lengthened barrel with cooling fins over part of it.
* This pistol could be found as a secret in "Operation Varsity" and only select-able in the last level in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAirborne''. The upgrades you can get would be the Broomhandle stock (reducing recoil), a 20-round magazine (increased capacity) and a 712 Conversion Kit (which changes the pistol to the full-auto M712 ''Schnellfeuer'' variant.) It is shown to be weaker than the Colt 1911, but with almost triple the capacity and capable of full-auto fire once fully upgraded.
* The 9mm version appears in the Nazi chapters of ''Videogame/BloodRayne.''
* A Mauser C96-wielding killer is one of the antagonists in ''Series/CapeTown''.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' as one of the sidearms available to the Medic class, while the carbine variant is available to pilots and tank crews.
* Gunpei, the Japanese fighter pilot from the prologue to ''Film/KongSkullIsland'', briefly wields a C96 as his sidearm when he crash-lands on Skull Island in 1944, instead of the standard-issue Nambu Type 14. It's very likely he took one from a dead Chinese officer or pilot during past missions in China, or perhaps a veteran pilot did and handed it down to Gunpei. The lack of stopping power from the 8mm Nambu round and its delicate firing pin could have also made him search for a more powerful and reliable sidearm.
* Available in ''VideoGame/DayOfInfamy'' in two forms, the standard C96 as a sidearm for the German officer and flamethrower, and a fictional carbine version of the full-auto M712 as a primary weapon for the assault class as an alternative to the MP 40.
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[[folder: Muzzleloading Pistols]]
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''The'' HandCannon. Many of these muzzle-loaded pistols were essentially small-scale models of their musket counterparts back in the pre-Modern era. Since industrialization had yet to arrive, there was no standard blueprint for exactly how one should be built, leading to a lot of variety depending on the skill of the gunsmith and request of his customer. They had various methods of setting off the gunpowder poured in to launch the ball ammunition. The Matchlock has a short burning fuse that would physically be touched to the powder to ignite it. These would be followed by Wheellocks, which uses friction from a wound clock spring to create a small burst of sparks to do the same. (no small feat given the mechanical technology of the era) Next were Flintlocks, which utilize a piece of flint on a falling hinge to cause the spark, and is the most common variety throughout history and in fiction. And finally, the Caplock, which uses a small percussion cap filled with a tiny bit of impact-sensitive explosive to set off the charge when struck.

These kinds of pistols were popular for formal duels during the late 18th century and throughout the 19th century. The stereotypical scenario with each opponent taking ten steps before pulling out their pistols to shoot will probably involve one of these. Use for hunting by nobles and the aristocracy were also common, and many surviving examples can have truly ludicrous amounts of engraving and embellishment on them, making them more works of art than weapons.

Most models had single barrel, but they also came in multiple barrel variants, allowing the user to fire several times before having to stop for the messy and time consuming process of reloading. The most famous variant of a multi-barreled pistol was the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper-box Pepper-box,]] which could be considered the grandfather of all modern revolvers before the arrival of the famous Colt Patterson.

Naturally, these kinds of pistols fell out of favor by the mid 19th Century with the rise of revolvers and metallic cartridges. Whoever still uses this kind of gun in the modern era is either portrayed as a serious collector of firearms, or a ManOfWealthAndTaste.

* Quite a common sight in many films and games before the Civil War-era and during the [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfPiracy Era of Piracy]].
* Mike Harrigan was given a flintlock pistol by one of the Predators at the end of ''Film/Predator2'' for winning an honourable match. Engraved on it was "Raphael Adolini 1715". A later comic book have elaborated that it belonged to a pirate captain that gave it to the same Predator for helping him deal with a mutinous crew before dying.
* Silva owns a pair of flintlock pistols in ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'', and has Bond compete in a challgene to shoot a glass of whiskey off a persons head. [[spoiler: Séverine's head to be precise, before Silva simply shoots her]]. Afterward, Bond [[ThrowawayGuns threw the used pistol]] at a {{Mook}} as he starts to kick ass.
* The "Revolver" in various versions of ''TabletopGame/{{Clue}}'' is really a Pepper-box pistol.
* Various flintlocks made their way into the ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreed'' series starting with ''III''. Ezio also had a customized wheellock pistol back in ''II'', purportedly designed by Altair and built by Leonardo Da Vinci, whom historians often claimed to be the inventor of the wheellock pistol.
* In various adaptations of ''Literature/TheThreeMusketeers'', the wheellock is always the sidearm of our heroes.
* In ''Series/FromDuskTillDawn'', ancient vampire hitman "[[Creator/DannyTrejo The Regulator]]" carries a brace of flintlock pistols despite operating in modern times.
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[[folder: Nambu Type 14]]
->''Japanese semi automatic pistol with medium capacity and power. Effective at close range.''
--->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar''

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Part of the Nambu pistol series that was first introduced in 1906, the Type 14 pistol was introduced to the Japanese Empire in 1925. It was created by the legendary Colonel Kijiro Nambu, who was hailed as the Japanese equal to John Browning. It was the sidearm for the [[UsefulNotes/KatanasOfTheRisingSun Imperial Japanese armed forces]] during the UsefulNotes/SecondSinoJapaneseWar and in the Pacific Theater. It was the most common variant of the line with four hundred-thousand pistols made, compared to the ten thousand of the other variants combined. The weapon was inspired by German autopistols from the turn of the century, the Luger P08 in design and the Mauser C96 in action. The pistol fires the unique 8x22mm Nambu cartridge, which is comparable to the .380 ACP round. Late-production models have a wider trigger guard while early production models have a more round guard; the change was in response to complaints from soldiers in Manchuria that the weapon was hard to fire while wearing mittens. Its peculiar design and rear cocking device was the influence for the Ruger Standard pistol, which started out as an attempt at replicating this pistol.

The pistol has some known flaws. The spring used for the blowback operation tends to wear out after sustained fire with the pistol. The firing pins for the pistol were also fragile; rather than using Nambu's quick fix, they opted to issue spare pins with the expectation to disassemble the pistol and change pins during battle. Many of these flaws can be attributed to standards slipping during wartime production, especially as the Allies pushed closer and closer to home and the situation became more desperate. Finally, and the most consistent issue, the 8mm round it uses is notably weak compared to the 9mm or .45 ACP cartridges of the Western nations, or the 7.63mm Mauser round used by the Chinese. The pistol stopped production in 1945 after Allied occupation, although leftover pistols were used during the Chinese Civil War by both Communist and Nationalist forces, UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar by the PVA and UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar by the Viet Cong.

* It's a given that any Japanese officer in any work set in World War II will be seen wielding the Nambu pistol.
* Colonel Sato uses this pistol to execute martial artists in ''Film/IpMan''. [[spoiler: He was shot with his own pistol at the end.]]
* ''[[VideoGame/RedOrchestra Rising Storm]]'' has this pistol issued for Japanese troops. Its weak cartridge is noted as it isn't as powerful as the Colt M1911 the American troops have.
* The player can use a "Papa" Nambu in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilSurvivor''. It is oddly the most powerful handgun in the game, and [[UniversalAmmunition shares ammo]] with the other pistols (via a weak handwave of it being called a "Custom" Nambu, nevermind that a real one, especially one that would be fifty years old when the game came out, would probably blow apart on the first shot if it were rechambered in 9x19mm).
* The Nambu appears as the first weapon you acquire and the standard sidearm for Japanese infantry in the campaign of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar'', and as one of the default handguns in multiplayer. It has very low recoil, clear iron sights and good accuracy, but a glitch with the game's programming causes the pistol to actually shoot to the top right of the iron sight when using them instead of where the actual iron sights are pointing at. It also has higher penetration than the other pistols, tied with the .357 Magnum.
* Panther Claw mooks in ''Anime/CuteyHoney'' sometimes use this, as unlikely as it is. Not to mention they're gold plated like the rest of their arsenal.
* ''Series/ThePacific''. Leckie finds one and claims it as a war trophy. He later ends up handing it over to Dr. Grant.
* It's pretty much the default sidearm of every single Japanese officer in ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' stories.
* Used by Colonel Tatsuo in ''Film/MyWay'', notably to shoot retreating soldiers at the Battle of Khalkin Gol. He later runs out of ammo for it and uses a captured Tokarev TT-33 to continue the executions.
* The standard sidearm for the Japanese in ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorPacificAssault'', where its primary users are the officers and [[CombatMedic medics]].
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[[folder: Ruger Standard Series]]
->''A 22-caliber automatic pistol often used in intelligence operations. The Ruger is equipped with a built-in suppressor, and the bolt is locked in place while firing, making it almost completely silent. However, as a single shot weapon, it is unsuitable for rapid fire. Uses tranquilizer and emotion rounds. While non-lethal it is a valuable tool for covert infiltration and no-kill completions.''
-->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''

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A .22 target pistol designed by Bill Ruger, who based it on an aborted attempt to recreate the Japanese Type 14 Nambu pistol. The [=MkII=] (pictured) in particular, is the most famous iteration of the pistol, even being issued to Navy [=SEALs=]. Most fictional depictions of this gun will be the suppressed version, making it a weapon of choice for assassins and anyone wanting to play it quiet. Despite being only chambered in .22 Long Rifle, in fiction, this gun will usually avert the LittleUselessGun trope.
* A version of the [=MkII=] modified to fire tranquiliser darts is given to Snake along with a Springfield Operator a few minutes into the first act of ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots''. The [[AKA47 Wu Silent Pistol]] from ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' looks to be based on the Ruger as well, with some design details from the [[RareGuns/{{Handguns}} AMT Auto-Mag]].
* One of 47's targets in ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}} 2: Silent Assassin'' has one in the basement of his castle. It can be downloaded in ''Absolution''.
* The Silenced .22 Pistol in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' is a [=MkII=]. [[LittleUselessGun It's rather useless, however]]; its only advantages over bigger pistols is that it can be smuggled into casinos even with no points in the Stealth skill, and it comes with increased chances of and damage dealt with a CriticalHit.
* The controversial book ''Hit Man: A Technical Manual for Independent Contractors'' suggested it as a weapon of choice due to low cost and reliability.
* ''Film/{{Collateral}}''. [[Creator/TomCruise Vincent]] uses a [=MkII=] when he wants to play it quiet. Otherwise, he uses a USP.
* Used by both antagonist and protagonist in ''Film/{{Assassins}}'' (1995), as they are rival contract killers.
* The original ''VideoGame/DeltaForce'' game by Novalogic had a choice between a [=MkII=] and a 1911. The [=MkII=] is arguably a better choice of sidearm, due to its higher ammo capacity and integral silencer, especially given that every shot against enemies is a OneHitKill, negating the one advantage a 1911 would normally have.
* Inara in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' carries one with a few [[GunAccessories extra bits]] when she holds up [[spoiler: Saffron]] at the end of "Trash".
* [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep The]] [[ProfessionalKiller Nordic Man]] in ''Film/TheFirm'' carries a suppressed [=Mk1=].
* Appears in one level of ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'' as the "Silenced .22". It has a high capacity, but is generally weak unless you [[BoomHeadshot aim for the enemy's head]], at which point it'll pop as if you were using a shotgun.
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[[folder:SIG-Sauer [=P220=] series]]
->''Ergonomics and balance make this pistol easy to handle. High damage and stability make this weapon a great choice for accuracy during medium range and close range combat.''
-->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline''

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A 9x19mm pistol designed by Swiss/German gun company SIG-Sauer, the P220 was introduced in 1975 to replace the P210 in Swiss Army service. A version with a double-stack magazine, the P226 (pictured above) was introduced in 1984 and entered the US military [=XM9=] pistol trial, but came in second to a US military contract to the above-mentioned Beretta 92 by the smallest of margins[[note]]the P226 actually passed the trial along with the Beretta 92. it only lost due to a higher total package price than the Beretta 92[[/note]]. The gun world did ''not'' take well to this snub, especially after the Beretta 92 proved to be problematic in terms of reliability in the field while the P226 and it's cousins enjoy a reputation for being extremely reliable and durable.

The P226, however, found favor with the US Navy [=SEALs=] (not incidentally the most common victims of the aforementioned issue with Beretta slides flying off), becoming their standard sidearm until its eventual replacement with the more compact P228 (which is also the standard sidearm of Navy pilots, a fact that SIG-Sauer is happy to note in advertisements). The P228 itself was eventually phased out in favor of the more modern, variable-caliber P229.[[note]]In 9mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG. In 2012, however, the company reissued the P228 in its U.S. Military "M11" variant[[/note]] 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 worldwide. 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. 2013 saw the introduction of the P227 in .45 ACP, along with the P224, a subcompact variant of the P229.

* Officers Ann Lewis and Alex Murphy of ''Film/RoboCop1987'' are shown using [=P226s=], as are many other officers; ''[=RoboCop=]'' was in fact one of the first films to prominently feature the weapon (following ''Film/RamboFirstBloodPartII'' in 1985 and ''Film/ShortCircuit'' in '86; this was at least the first to actually have a P226 fired on-screen). Lewis uses a [=P228=] in ''Film/RoboCop2''.
* A P220 is John [=McClane's=] main weapon for the first half of ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard''.
* 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.
* Jack Bauer uses a two-tone P228 in the first two seasons of ''Series/TwentyFour''.
* Butler the BattleButler from ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' wields many weapons, but has a SIG Sauer as his primary sidearm.
* Marcus and Mike carry [=P228s=] in ''Film/BadBoys''.
* The basic pistol in ''VideoGame/Left4Dead2'' is a heavily customized P220 with the slide and barrel of the P228.
* Michael Westen's pistol of choice in Series/BurnNotice is a SIG Sauer P228, which he mentions explicitly at least once.
* [[Roleplay/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 ''[[Literature/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 ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', in which it is the middling pistol between the lighter USP and the heavier Desert Eagle; ''Global Offensive'' replaces it with a compact P250.
* ''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 the Ghosts' sidearms.
** The fan-film ''WebVideo/FindMakarov: Operation Kingfish'' depicts Price as using a P226 during his LastStand.
* 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.
* The [=P226R=] is John Watson's service pistol and WeaponOfChoice in ''Series/{{Sherlock}}''.
* One of [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier the Winter Soldier's]] [[WeaponOfChoice three weapons of choice]], the others being a Skorpion and an M4 carbine with an M203 grenade launcher.
* The P226, P228, & P229 can all be found in the early floors of the Chrysler Building in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve.'' The P229 returns in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve2'' with a silencer and a flashlight. [[spoiler: You pick up Kyle's 229 in the mines when he gets separated from Aya.]]
* A P226 appears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', as the [[AKA47 Signature .40]]. Attaching the Two-Tone Slide mod turns it into a P226 Equinox.
* The basic pistol in ''VideoGame/Condemned2Bloodshot'' is a P226 with an unusable LaserSight.
* In ''Film/HowILiveNow'' when the GreatOffscreenWar is nearly upon the residence she and her cousin are staying at, Daisy pilfers a P226 from the house and escapes into the British countryside. Se carries it with her for the remainder of the film.
* ''VideoGame/{{Siren}} 2'' features the P220 as its most common handgun, owing to its use in reality as the Japan Self Defense Force's sidearm.
* A modified P226 E2[[labelnote:*]]Enhanced Ergonomics[[/labelnote]] variant appears in ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'' as the standard sidearm of Nozama Peston Service mercenaries. It is depicted as a handgun outfitted with electroshock rounds for use against Amazon monsters.
* A silenced two-tone P220 appears in ''VideoGame/HitmanContracts''. It has the same magazine capacity as the Silverballer, a quieter suppressor, and [[LittleUselessGun a lot less stopping power]] due to using the much more common generic pistol ammunition.
* ''Film/{{Red}}''. [[Creator/KarlUrban Cooper]] carries a P220 Sport with a compensated barrel.
* Reese in ''Series/PersonOfInterest'' uses a [=P226R=]. [[ImplacableMan Hersh]] uses an sporterized X-Five model.
* Shows up in ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield 4}}'' as a well-balanced starting sidearm, and is available for purchase in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline'' for the Operator class.
* In ''Film/BatmanVSupermanDawnOfJustice'', a few SIG-Sauer [=P226R=]s are seen, most notably by one of [[Comicbook/LexLuthor Lex's]] {{Mooks}}, who shoots Comicbook/{{Batman}} point-blank in the back of the head with one, although Bruce is saved by his cowl.
* ''VideoGame/GhostReconWildlands'' features the P227, marking the first appearance of that model in any media. It can be found in a locked weapons box and accessorized with 15-round extended magazines, various laser sights and a suppressor.
* Japanese Self-Defense Force personnel in ''Literature/{{Gate}}'' use the Minebea P9, a licensed copy of the P220.
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[[folder:SIG-Sauer [=P320=]]]
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Sig Sauer's first entry into the striker-fired pistol market, the P320 utilizes a [[MixAndMatchWeapon modular design]] taken from the earlier P250, allowing for easy combination of different grip sizes, barrel lengths, and calibers. Most notable, however, is the fact that the P320 won the American military's 2017 [=XM17=] Modular Handgun System contract, and is slated to replace the aging Beretta 92 series as the primary sidearm of the United States military as the M17.

Due to its modular nature, several varieties of the P320 exist, sporting a myriad of different barrel lengths, magazines, and accessories. Arguably one of the coolest of these is the P320 Romeo, which uses a recessed slide to allow for the mounting of a small red-dot sight, increasing target acquisition speed.

* Utilized in ''Series/{{APB}}'' as the new sidearm of the Chicago police force, functioning as a high-tech taser with both lethal and non-lethal settings.
* Used by several of Ares' mooks in ''Film/JohnWickChapter2''. Of course, they do little to help them against [[OneManArmy John]].
* Seen as the sidearm of Weller in ''Series/{{Blindspot}}''.

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[[folder: Smith & Wesson Model 39]]
->''A special handgun developed by the US navy for its Special Forces units. It is furnished with a slide lock mechanism to maximize the noise-canceling effect when equipped with a suppressor. For this reason, it is limited to single-shot manual fire.''
-->--'''Mk. 22 Description''', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker''

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The first American-made double action 9x19mm pistol, this pistol was developed for the Army's pistol trials of 1954. Intended to be an American equivalent of the Walther [=P38=], it incorporated several features from it, such as the decocker, though it used a full length slide as opposed to the Walther's exposed barrel. Although the Army abandoned the pistol trials, the Model 39 found favour with Navy [=SEALs=], who used both the regular version and a modified one known as the Mk 22 "Hush Puppy" which could be fitted with a supressor, had enlarged sights to clear said suppressor, and had a slide-locking mechanism to allow quieter action. The pistol also proved to be very popular on the police and civilian markets with several variants of it being made over time. There was even a heavily-customized unofficial variant called the ASP, which was one of the first pistols designed for concealed-carry.

The Model 59 is a variant with a widened frame to fit double-stack magazines, upping the capacity from 8 rounds to 14. Both the 39 and 59 also have "second generation" variations, with combinations of all steel (Models 539 and 559), all stainless (Models 639 and 659), or steel frame with alloy slide (Models 439 and 459). The 39 and 59 series have since been retired in favor of their M&P series of handguns, which are polymer-based, striker-fired designs [[FollowTheLeader following the trend]] of the Glock and Springfield XD.

* Vasquez in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' carries one with pearl grips. She makes use of it during her LastStand [[VasquezAlwaysDies with the aliens]].
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater''. Snake is issued with a version of the Mk 22 Hush Puppy modified to fire [[StunGuns tranquiliser darts]]. The Boss dismantles it during the Virtuous Mission, but EVA gets it back and returns it to him during Operation: Snake Eater. The weapon also appears in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPortableOps'' and ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidPeaceWalker'' as a starting weapon and is an invaluable tool in recruiting enemy soldiers.
* ''Film/{{Commando}}''. Sully carries an ASP 9 based on the Model 39, which he uses to kill mall security guards.
* [[ColonelBadass Colonel Hannibal Smith]] of ''Series/TheATeam'' uses one as one of his preferred sidearms of choice, alternating between the original Model 39 and the stainless 639 later in the series.
* ''Film/DayOfTheDead1985''. "Bub", a freakin' ''zombie'', somehow still knows how to use one.
* ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'' features the ASP 9, a custom, anachronistic ([[RunningGag as always for this game]]) variant meant for special forces use with a shortened barrel, clear grips and open-sided magazines to inspect remaining ammo without having to unload the weapon, and a guttersnipe sight. It shows up for "Operation 40" in the singleplayer, where Mason uses one to assassinate Fidel Castro's body-double, and appears in multiplayer as one of the three default handguns, dealing equal damage as the other two but competing with a faster rate of fire and reload time.
* Creator/BillPaxton's character in ''Film/TrueLies'' is shown in one scene with a Daisy Model 93, an airsoft replica of the Model 659.
* In ''Film/{{Cobra}}'', Cobretti was apparently meant to carry an ASP, though he's never actually seen with it in the released film.
* The two ''VideoGame/{{Vietcong}}'' games feature the Model 39 with a suppressor.
* ''Franchise/JamesBond'':
** When John Gardner began writing a [[Literature/JamesBond new series of books]], [[RealitySubtext Bond's iconic PPK had been withdrawn from service after one belonging to a police officer protecting Princess Anne jammed on him during a kidnap attempt]], so Gardner issued Bond with several different pistols. After receiving heavy criticism for issuing Bond with the older FN 1903, he had Bond try out the HK [=VP70=] before settling on an ASP 9, which he would use for the rest of the series until Raymond Benson took over and switched back to the PPK.
** The Model 39 also makes a brief appearance in [[Film/JamesBond the films]], where Kamal Khan attempts to kill Bond with one on the train in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''.
* ''Button Man'' protagonist [[ProfessionalKiller Harry Exton]] uses one as his [[WeaponOfChoice sidearm of choice]] in "The Killing Game", especially when he confronts his Voice.
* ''VideoGame/MafiaIII'' features it as the [[AKA47 "Alfredsson M419"]], obtained from the Arms Dealer for free as the starting handgun.
* The Model 659, a stainless variant of the Model 59, is the WeaponOfChoice of the robbery crew in ''Film/ReservoirDogs'', and Mr. White also carries a Model 639 as a personal weapon. A blink-and-you'll-miss it shot of White's police file even lists him as favoring a S&W 9mm.
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[[folder: Smith & Wesson M&P]]
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First released in 2005, the M&P is the latest of Smith & Wesson's semi-automatic pistols. It shares its name with one of the company's most popular products, the Military & Police revolver. Like its ancestor, the M&P is aimed at law enforcement and military, though it is also available for civilians.

Like the Glock[[note]]This isn't S&W's first attempt to compete with the Glock; their earlier Sigma series attempted to directly compete as well, but suffered from design issues like an extremely long trigger pull and was a little ''too'' similar to its rival; many parts were actually interchangeable with the Glock 17. The inevitable lawsuit from Glock 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.
[[/note]], the M&P semiautomatic pistol is made from polymer, and is striker-fired, with no manual safety (an optional manual safety was later released as an accessory in 2009). The weapon was designed with ergonomics and customizability in mind, with an accessory rail, ambidextrous slide stop, and reversible grip-mounted magazine release. One notable improvement the M&P has over the Glock is that disassembly does not require a pull of the trigger - something that has been the cause of quite a few negligent discharges with Glocks.

The M&P comes in multiple versions, varying in size and capacity. Available chamberings include 9x19mm Para, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and .45 ACP. The sub-compact M&P variant meant for concealed carry is known as the Shield.

In February 2017, a second generation "M&P 2.0" was released to the general public. It features replaceable backstraps, an improved trigger, and more aggressive texturing, as well as other minor modifications.

* The M&P makes its first video game appearance in ''VideoGame/AlphaProtocol'' as the [[AKA47 Hamilton 45]]. It's the [[JackOfAllStats most balanced of the game's pistols]].
* The police officers in ''Film/TotalRecall2012'' carry the M&P 9 as their primary weapon. Quaid also uses one.
* In the MarvelCinematicUniverse, the M&P appears to be S.H.I.E.L.D.'s main service weapon.
** Nick Fury notably uses his M&P in ''Film/TheAvengers2012'' and ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier''.
** Phil Coulson carries an M&P in ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. Many of the other S.H.I.E.L.D. agents carry either the full-size or compact version.
* The M&P 40 Pro is usable by the Enforcer class in ''VideoGame/BattlefieldHardline''.
* Appears frequently in ''Series/TheWalkingDead''.
* The .40 and .45 versions are usable in ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay''.
* The .45 variant is usable in ''VideoGame/TheDivision''.
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[[folder: Springfield Armory XD]]
->''The [[AKA47 LEO pistol]] is a semi-automatic pistol that is polymer-framed and striker-fired. It is used by both the Croatian military and law enforcement. So you can consider using a police pistol to break the law as a form of bizarre poetic justice. At the very least, if the cops find any shells laying on the ground after a heist they will first be on the lookout for a renegade Croatian cop, so you can rest a little easier.''[[note]]This statement is rather nonsensical as shells from an XD look just the same as those as those from any other pistol of the same caliber and the XD is used by American police departments too. This is also ignoring that the game ''does'' have a "renegade Croatian cop" in the playable roster.[[/note]]
-->--'''Description''', ''VideoGame/PAYDAY2''

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If you live in America, you probably know this gun as the Springfield XD, or possibly "The Other Plastic Pistol." This modern polymer pistol ''isn't'' actually made in America; it's made in Croatia under the official designation [=HS2000=]. Springfield just snagged the rights to market the gun state-side. This has resulted in quite a bit of snickering at certain US gun buyers who are unaware of this and pick this over a Glock solely because they want to "buy American".[[labelnote:Note]]The actual American-made equivalent to the Glock would be the Smith & Wesson M&P polymer series; see above.[[/labelnote]] This pistol has been in service since 1999 and has served admirably, and has seen some international success as a competitor to the ubiquitous Glock. The XD comes in 9x19mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, .45 ACP, and .45 GAP in full size, compact, and subcompact sizes. The XD also features greatly-improved safety features over the Glock including a 1911-style grip safety, which is rare in modern designs but works very well. An updated version, the XD(M), has also achieved popularity, boasting several ergonomic improvements and a [[MoreDakka 19 round magazine.]]

In May 2017, Springfield released the XD-E, a subcompact, single-stack model with an external hammer that allows for double/single-action firing. XD purists lament [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks the removal of the grip safety on this model.]]

* Used prominently by [[Creator/JasonStatham Chev Chelios]] in ''Film/{{Crank}}''
* Used by Creator/BruceWillis in ''Film/LuckyNumberSlevin''.
* The .45 version appears in ''Film/MiamiVice'' in the hands of detective Gina Calabrese.
* The President uses one in ''Film/WhiteHouseDown''.
* Kate has an XD-45 in the ''Series/CharliesAngels'' revival series.
* The 9mm match version, both full-size and compact, feature in ''VideoGame/StateOfDecay''.
* Featured as Rentaro Satomi's duty pistol of choice in ''LightNovel/BlackBullet''.
* The "Blacktail" in ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil4'' is an XD with the grips of an FN FNP, and the all-around best non-bonus 9mm pistol in the game. When fully upgraded, it has the highest capacity, fastest rate of fire and reload speed, and second-highest firepower, which is offset by it being available only a fair bit later than the others and costing the most to fully upgrade. It's also Ada Wong's pistol in both the Mercenaries Mode and her single-player campaign.
* Like [[GunPorn many other guns on this list]], appears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', added with the Bomb Heists DLC (fittingly made by a Croatian studio, Lion Game Lion), as the [[AKA47 LEO]]. It boasts the 19-round magazine capacity of the 9mm version, but for some reason, the slide markings indicate it is chambered in .40 S&W, and even more bizarrely, the ejection port markings indicate it's chambered in .45 ACP.
* Jenko and Schmidt use them in ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' and its [[Film/TwentyTwoJumpStreet sequel]].
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[[folder:Thompson Center Arms Contender]]
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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 Submachine 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 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.\\
A similar action had been designed for a short hunting rifle in the Soviet Union by Izhmash [[AlternateCompanyEquivalent not long after the Contender hit the market]], which featured a break-opening operated by a lever flush with the trigger guard and an external hammer. And which also fit a lot of different rifle and shotgun calibers on the same receiver frame. [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp Modern post-1990]] versions keep the lever opening, but an internal hammer as in a classic boxlock and no longer resemble the Contender.
* The Creator/JohnWoo classic ''Film/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 Boudreaux'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]], alone with more mundane .30-06 rounds for disposing of lesser targets.
* 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 ''Series/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.
* The Contender makes an appearance in the ''VideoGame/DayZ'' standalone game as the "Longhorn", firing the same 7.62mm round that the game's Mosin-Nagant fires. It can also attach a scope.
* A heavily modified, futuristic one appears in a single episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', ''Sympathy for the Devil'', where it's used to fire a bullet made out of a rare isotope that's the only thing that can kill the episode's immortal BigBad.
* ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'''s "Ill Gotten Gains" update adds one as the [[AKA47 Marksman Pistol]], capable of killing anyone in one shot, but balanced by only having one bullet.
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[[folder: Tokarev TT Pistol]]
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Designed by Fedor Tokarev in 1930, the TT was based on John Browning's 1903 and 1911 pistols, albeit with a significant number of modifications, such as making the locking lugs go all the way around the barrel, making the recoil spring fully captive around the guide rod, and making the trigger assembly one piece, and generally making the gun simpler and easier to maintain.

The TT was intended to replace the obsolete [[{{CoolGuns/Revolvers}} Nagant Revolver]] in the Soviet Army; ultimately, however, both weapons continued service until 1952, when they were both replaced by the above-mentioned Makarov pistol. The first model was the TT-30 pistol, but the most noticeable model was the TT-33. The 7.62x25mm Tokarev cartridge used for the pistol was based on the 7.63x25mm Mauser cartridge that was used for the aforementioned Mauser C96 pistol. It is a hot cartridge that exceeds 400m/s even out of handgun barrels, has excellent performance against obstacles and soft armor, and is not particularly hard to control, if a bit loud and flashy.

Captured Tokarevs can use the Mauser cartridge, however the Tokarev cartridge cannot be used with the C96 Mauser due to higher pressures[[note]] German soldiers took a liking to Soviet pistol-caliber weapons as a result, because they had plenty of 7.63mm to feed them with if stolen Russian ammo was in short supply.[[/note]]

As is typical for Russian weapons of the time, the TT-33 could continue operating normally even after suffering a ridiculous amount of abuse - feed lips were even machined into the receiver so the weapon could still be reliably used with damaged magazines. The only downside is that the push-button style magazine release is something inherently prone to accidental drops -- the later Makarov used a more traditional heel-mounted release lever, rather than the American-style button near the trigger guard like the TT-33, in an effort to prevent this.

During the Cold War, this pistol had reached out to countries associated with the Soviet Union like the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and Vietnam. Another variant of the TT pistol was the Chinese Norinco Type 54; known as "Black Star" for the star on the grip, where it has infamous ties with [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs Chinese Triads]] due to vast numbers sold in the black market. It was also used by the Yakuza as many Type 54 pistols were smuggled into Japan.

A drawback of the TT is the difficulty of safe carry (non-Chinese or Yugoslav Tokarevs have no manual safety and rely on a half-cock notch for the hammer; import into the US requires installation of a manual safety but very few of these are made very well, apart from guns purposefully designed with them, such as Zastava's M57 and M70a, which, coincidentally have a higher magazine capacity of 9 rounds.). The pistol's narrow, awkwardly-angled grip can also make holding the gun uncomfortable, though one can find plenty of aftermarket grips to fix this.

* Expect any depiction of a Soviet soldier (particularly officers and commissars) in the Second World War, a member of the Triad or Yakuza to use this pistol.
* The Type 54 pistols were featured by gangsters in ''Film/HardBoiled''. Tequila manages to [[GunsAkimbo use two of these]] in the teahouse shootout in the introduction. Alan brandishes a nickel plated Type 54 later in the movie.
* Can be used (with wraparound "Tokagypt" style grips) in the original ''VideoGame/{{GoldenEye|1997}} 007'', its SpiritualSuccessor ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'', and the [[VideoGame/GoldeneyeWii GoldenEye remake]], as respectively the [[AKA47 "DD44 Dostovei," "CC13," and "Torka T3."]] In ''Reloaded'' (and by extension ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends'', which reuses the model), it's instead a Polish wz. 33, distinguished by an aftermarket safety.
* The standard issue pistols used by Kingsman agents in ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' are modified TT pistols with an underbarrel shotgun attachment.
* ''Film/EnemyAtTheGates''. Khruschev hands one to a Soviet general [[YouHaveFailedMe who has failed him]] [[LeaveBehindAPistol and has to commit suicide]].
* A Type 54 "Black Star" appears several times in the ''Phantom Bullet'' arc of ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', though it has a much more darker implication of its use. For the arc's female lead protagonist Sinon, it triggers her PTSD as it's the same gun that a robber used to shoot at least one post office/bank employee before she bit the robber's hand. She took the gun to protect another worker, and her mother from being shot. She then shoots the robber with it, killing him in self-defense.
** When arc villain Death Gun is seen using it in the online game of Gun Gale Online that the story takes place in. It triggers Sinon's traumatic flashback to that incident, and freaks Kirito out for its apparent ability to kill a player in real life when they get shot with it. Despite that supposedly being impossible. [[spoiler:It turns out it doesn't cause the deaths of players, but is instead a signal that Death Gun's player uses to signal an accomplice watching via live streams in real life to inject the target player with a lethal dose of a drug that causes their heart to stop.]]
* The Tokarev pistol plays an important role in a film named, what else, ''Tokarev''.
* The standard Russian sidearm in ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', which [[AnachronismStew fits with its ambiguous time period]].
* Detective Carter have once dual-wielded a Norinco Type 54 with his Beretta after taking it from a Chinese gangster for a shootout in ''Film/RushHour''.
* Used by Tatsuo in ''Film/MyWay'' when he runs out of ammo for his Nambu and by a Soviet commissar, both to shoot their retreating men.
* This is Joker's first gun in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', called the [[AKA47 "Tkachev"]] in-game. It is also depicted as his gun in the anime special episode "The Daybreakers."
* The Tokarev was the basis of the sidearm for the [[Film/KingsmanTheSecretService Kingsman]], though it was modified with an [[ShotgunsAreJustBetter under-barrel shotgun attachment.]]
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[[folder:Walther [=P38=]]]
->''"It's called bringing the right tools for the job. This is Hitler's handgun, the Walther P-38 Herr Fuhrer used blow his brains out. Lifted it from another warlock type. Anyway, firing a silver bullet from something with this much negative mojo was enough to penetrate Strange's defenses."''
-->--'''Brigand''' on his captured [=P38=], ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange: The Oath''

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A 9x19mm pistol conceived for use by the Wehrmacht at the beginning of World War II as a replacement for the costly Luger P08 and eventually adopted as the Wehrmacht's new service pistol in 1941, 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.

The main flaw of the P38 design is its long and heavy trigger pull, especially in double-action, which makes well-aimed shots, especially the first shot with the hammer down, rather difficult. For this reason, it has often been described as "good for eight warning shots and one aimed throw." If the trigger pull is mastered, however, it is capable of remarkable accuracy.

Following the war, the P38, as 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.

* '''Trivia:''' The P38 is probably the best real-life example of RightHandedLeftHandedGuns. For reasons no one at Walther has been able to adequately explain, the P38 was designed with its ejector on the left side, rather than the right, meaning that empty casings would eject to the left, across the shooter's field of vision (assuming they were shooting right-handed).
* [[MisidentifiedWeapons Frequently mistaken for a Luger,]] despite only minimal resemblance.
* Probably best known in fiction as the guns used in ''Series/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 throughout the series.
* [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 Generation 1 Megatron]] 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 ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'' 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 ''Film/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]].
* Used by Captain Marco in ''Film/TheManchurianCandidate.''
* Major Reisman and Joseph Wladisaw use these guns as their sidearms when they infiltrate the German mansion in ''Film/TheDirtyDozen.''
* Used infamously by the Scorpio Killer and a liquor store proprietor in ''Film/DirtyHarry.''
* Toht's sidearm in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk.''
* In ''Film/{{Ishtar}}'', the P38 is used by the Guerrilla leader and the secret police.
* Indy uses it himself during the tank chase in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade'', where it somehow manages to be a HandCannon and ''shoot through three Nazis at once'', causing Indy to stare at his P38 in shock.
* Seen many times in the classic series of ''Series/DoctorWho.''
* Used by countless people in ''Series/MissionImpossible.''
* Appears in ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}} 1942''.
* Seen in ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty2: Big Red One'', ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty3 CoD3]]'', and ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar World at War]]'' as a replacement for the Luger from the earlier games; it's probably most notable in ''World at War'' due to an achievement in the first Soviet level for [[SniperPistol making a shot with it you're supposed to use a sniper rifle for]]. Steiner also briefly carries one in the flashback "Project Nova" level of ''VideoGame/CallOfDutyBlackOps'', but doesn't fire it (at least, not on-screen or at the player).
* The sidearm of choice of Panther Claw members (sometimes alongside the Nambu) in ''Anime/CuteyHoney''.
* Yoon Tae-goo (a.k.a. 'the Weird') wields a pair of P38s GunsAkimbo throughout ''Film/TheGoodTheBadTheWeird''.
* In ''VideoGame/MedalOfHonorAlliedAssault'', this is the WeaponOfChoice for Nazi mechanics, officers and scientists. [[UnusableEnemyEquipment Powell never gets to use one]], he can only [[UniversalAmmunition pick them up as 16-round ammo packs for his High Standard HDM or Colt 1911, despite neither being chambered for 9mm]].[[note]]The HDM uses .22 Long Rifle, while the Colt fires .45 ACP.[[/note]] Manon from ''[[VideoGame/MedalOfHonorUnderground Underground]]'' has a stolen [=P38=] given to her by her brother as her first weapon.
* ''Comicbook/DoctorStrange: The Oath'' -- a nickel-plated [=P38=] incorrectly 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.
* ''Film/TheSiegeOfJadotville''. [[HiredGuns Falques]] carries one as his sidearm.
* ''VideoGame/DayOfInfamy'' features it as the most common sidearm for the German army, available to every class except the officer and sniper.
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[[folder: Walther [=P99=]]]
->''"Ah, the new Walther. I asked Q to get me one of these."''
-->--'''Film/JamesBond''', ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''

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Designed in 1994 and beginning production in 1997, the Walther P99 is among the PPK as one of Walther's highest-selling and successful designs. Utilising a modified version of the Browning Hi-Power's recoil operation, a glassfiber-reinforced polymer frame and an internal striker, the P99 has been used by the German, Finnish, Irish, Malaysian, Polish, Spanish, Serbian, Turkish and Dutch police forces, and is popular with both civilians and target shooters. A huge amount of factory accessories are on offer as well, such as customised iron sights, grip extenders, laser modules, tactical lights and even a suppressor.

The P99 has seen many variants and modifications since its introduction. Originally, the [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Walther_P99_9x19mm.png first generation]] model had a distinctive grip featuring a "ski hump" and held 16 9x19mm rounds or 12 .40 S&W rounds in a magazine. The second generation, introduced in 2004, eliminated the 'ski hump' for a more comfortable grip and reduced the magazine capacity to 15 9x19mm rounds and 10 .40 S&W rounds. The P99 is also available in 4 different finishes-an all-black one, one with a titanium slide, one with a desert tan-slide and the original green polymer frame. Second-gen models also have different triggers, such as Anti-Stress, Double Action only and Quick Action.

Variants of the P99 include compact versions, the Polish P99 RAD (upgrades including an ambidextrous slide release lever), the German [=P99Q=], the American Smith & Wesson [=SW99=] (which features a noticeably different slide design, and is also available in .45 ACP), and the Magnum Research MR Eagle (featuring a slightly-longer barrel, with the portion of the front of the slide underneath it sloping back in the same manner as Magnum Research's Desert Eagle).

* The P99 is most famous for its use by ''Film/JamesBond'' as his PPK's replacement. It first appears in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', where Bond takes it from Wai Lin's armoury. He later fits it with a suppressor and dual-wields it with an [=MP5k=] during his assault on Carver's stealth boat, until it finally runs dry. The P99 then became Bond's sidearm until ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' reunited Bond with his PPK.
** The Literary Bond also made use of the P99 as well in Raymond Benson's run. The PPK was used for undercover wetwork, while the P99 was used for overt missions. It also appears in the Dynamite Comic series ''Vargr'' as his favourite sidearm until he's forced to replace it with a new gun, then [[spoiler: gets his P99 back in the final issue]].
** Video games have had Bond paired with the P99 longer than the films, featuring it as Bond's standard pistol in ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', ''VideoGame/{{Nightfire}}'', ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'', and the combined ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006''/''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' adaptation, then keeping it on as his primary pistol in ''VideoGame/BloodStone'', ''Videogame/GoldeneyeWii'' and ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenLegends''.
* A suppressed model is used by Ms. Perkins in ''Film/JohnWick''.
* Carried by Lau in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''.
* [[HilariousInHindsight Fittingly]], [[Creator/DanielCraig Alex West]] wields one in ''Film/LaraCroftTombRaider''.
* Various armoured sweepers have one in their vest holsters in ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}''.
* Seen in ''7.62 High Calibre'', and can be equipped with a flashlight or laser module.
* ''VideoGame/SplinterCell: Conviction'' has the .40 S&W version as a usable weapon.
* Selene dual wields a pair of two-tone P99s in ''Film/{{Underworld}}''.
* ''VideoGame/RainbowSix: Vegas 2'' adds the P99 in .40 S&W, making it mostly similar to the starting [=USP40=] with a slightly smaller mag capacity.
* [[BigBad Jean Vilain]] in ''Film/TheExpendables2'' carries [[BlingBlingBang a gold plated version]] as his sidearm.
* A two-tone variant of the P99 is usable in ''VideoGame/ModernWarfare 3''. In the campaign it's used by Russian troops in the Paris levels, and Yuri gets one with a suppressor and a [[SwordAndGun tactical knife]] when storming an old castle with Price. It's also an early unlock in multiplayer, having a slow time to switch out to the other weapon in return for the highest damage in close range of the smaller pistols.
* ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}'' knows the P99 by the nickname [[AKA47 Walker P9m]]. It's almost a direct upgrade to the [[LittleUselessGun Makarov]], as it boasts a more powerful caliber, higher accuracy and double the magazine capacity without any real drawbacks in weight, durability or recoil. In ''Shadow of Chernobyl'' one stalker carries a unique 9x18mm version, and you can mod it to chamber that in the later two games, making it even more versatile, though in all instances it still falls short in firepower compared to the handguns in .45 ACP common in the late game stages.
* Used by Morpheus to briefly threaten Agent Smith in ''Film/TheMatrixReloaded''.
* A common find in ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}} 3: Drake's Deception'', under the name [[AKA47 "Para-9"]]. It replaces the Beretta 92FS Inox and the Makarov PM from the previous installments as the game's standard sidearm.
* Available as the standard NATO sidearm in ''VideoGame/{{ARMA}} III'', rechambered for 9x21mm [[AKA47 as the "P07"]]. It shows up in two-tone variations, the version in the base game having a black slide with tan frame and the ''Apex'' DLC letting [[ElitesAreMoreGlamorous CTRG 15]] swap out for a green frame.
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[[folder:Walther PP/PPK]]
->''"Walther PPK, 7.65 millimeter, with a delivery like a brick through a plate glass window. The American CIA swear by them."''
-->--'''Major Boothroyd''', ''Film/DrNo''

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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. The small size forced the designers to use small calibers like the .22 LR or .32 ACP, less suited to the rigors of combat. Both weapons were adopted by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany as service pistols, issued to the German military and police, the Luftwaffe, and Nazi Party officials; most notably, it was the weapon UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler used to commit suicide in 1945. After the war, the PPK remained a popular concealed-carry pistol, with many taken as war trophies by Allied soldiers and helped influence countless pistol designs, such as the Makarov PM. Some [=PPKs=] saw use in UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar in the hands of American "tunnel rat" units, who liked it for its compact size.

The original PPK has been illegal for importation into the United States since 1968.[[note]]The 1968 Gun Control Act imposed 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 is chambered in) 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, which increases the size and weight just enough for it to pass restrictions), 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 highly influential, with many later handguns taking inspiration from it.

* The most famous user is, of course, Film/JamesBond, who replaces his [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_M1934 Beretta M1934]] with a PPK chambered in 7.65mm (.32 ACP, although calibres varied depending on the actor - [[Creator/SeanConnery Connery]], [[Creator/TimothyDalton Dalton]] and [[Creator/PierceBrosnan Brosnan]] carried it in .32 ACP, while [[Creator/GeorgeLazenby Lazenby]], [[Creator/RogerMoore Moore]] and [[Creator/DanielCraig Craig]] opted for the .380 ACP version) in ''Film/DrNo''. He uses this until 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.
** In the [[Literature/JamesBond books]], Bond originally wielded a suppressed .25 [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beretta_418 Beretta 418]] until it got caught in his waistband and he was nearly killed as a result in ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove''. In ''Literature/DrNo'' he gets his iconic PPK, and while he's rather unhappy about losing his beloved Beretta (even threatening to [[SeriousBusiness resign]] from [=MI6=]), by ''Literature/{{Goldfinger}}'' he's accepted the PPK as his new (and arguably more sensible) sidearm. [[note]] As a fun bit of film error and trivia, when this scene was recreated in Film/DrNo, Bond is not seen handing in a Beretta 418, but rather the similar-looking Beretta 1934 chambered in .380. Due to him receiving a .32 Walther in return, this creates a goof in that he's apparently being issued a smaller caliber despite the need for "more stopping power." [[/note]]
** Appears in ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'' as the default sidearm of Bond. It's a well-rounded weapon, dealing good damage and acting as a sensible fall-back weapon, equipped with a suppressor for certain missions. It also shows up in ''VideoGame/DoubleOhSevenFromRussiaWithLove'' as the "Wolfram [=PP7=]."
** Most parodies of Bond carry one as well.
* Umi Martin is assigned one in version one of ''Roleplay/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.
* In ''Anime/{{Noir}}'', the Soldats High Priestesses use gold plated [=PPK=]s.
* Fired GunsAkimbo by an old lady on a scooter in ''Film/HotFuzz''.
* Bridget Von Hammersmarck and Archie Hickox both use one in the bar shootout 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/CasinoRoyale2006''.
* 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. Not as implausible as it seems at first glance, 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. Also, Allied intelligence services stockpiled German weapons that were used by military and police forces for behind-the-lines operations, the idea being that being caught with a German-made gun wouldn't automatically peg one as a spy.
** The PPK remains as Peggy's sidearm in ''Series/AgentCarter''.
* Harry Ioki in ''Series/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' carries a PPK as his sidearm.
* The stock Pistol in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' heavily resembles a stainless PPK, with some hints of the Makarov PM that was loosely based on a proposed upgrade to the PPK. Ironically, it's used by the Scout and Engineer, but not [[TuxedoAndMartini the Spy]], who wields a [[CoolGuns/{{Revolvers}} Colt Python]] instead.
* A suppressed PPK is seen in the hands of four characters in ''Film/TheBourneIdentity'', including Jason Bourne.
* This is the weapon used to [[spoiler: shoot Henry Jones]] in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade.''
* Johnny English's primary weapon in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'', and it seems to be the main sidearm of MI6.
* Pops up frequently in the classic series of ''Series/DoctorWho.''
* Found in ''VideoGame/ParasiteEve'' if you do the optional Warehouse dungeon.
* Appears in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' as the [[AKA47 "Gruber Kurz"]], named after Hans Gruber, the villain of ''Film/DieHard'', who used a PPK in the original script (the final film gave him an H&K [=P7M13=]); the obligatory Bond shout-out comes with its related "Film/LicenceToKill" achievement, for killing as many people with it as Bond has killed in the films from ''Dr. No'' to ''Skyfall''. By default, it's a PPK, but adding the long slide mod turns it into a PP.
* ''Loads'' of mooks and allies, if not all of them, use the PPK in ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. In the 2011 movie, Tintin is shown to own a PPK, and arms himself when Barnaby arrives at his apartment building.
* ''Film/TheDeparted''. [[DeepCoverAgent Costigan]] carries a nickel plated PPK for the majority of the film, which makes a good fit for his undercover work.
* The PP appears in ''Videogame/BloodRayne'' as a Nazi sidearm [[AKA47 under the name "Walthurm PP"]].
* A PPK is the sidearm of one of the history news team members in the climatic fight scene of ''Film/Anchorman2TheLegendContinues''.
* The PPK seems to be the standard sidearm for the 501st Joint Fighter Wing in ''Anime/StrikeWitches'', as Yoshika is issued one upon arriving (though she returns it owing to [[DoesntLikeGuns a dislike for guns]]) and Minna carries one often as well.
* The Deliverer in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' is a suppressed PPK with some alterations made by the Railroad, including chambering it in 10mm. It's also [[HandCannon among the most powerful weapons in the game]], being able to outperform the standard 10mm pistol in every aspect and, with the right perks and parts, let the Sole Survivor blow away Deathclaws with a few shots.
* In ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'', [[spoiler: Mary Watson]]'s sidearm is a suppressed PPK, similar to the one pictured above. She also [[spoiler: shoots Sherlock]] with it.
* Used by Willis Stryker in ''Series/LukeCage'', who also dual-wields them.
* The .32 ACP version appears in ''VideoGame/DayOfInfamy'' as a sidearm for the Germany army's assault, support, radioman, engineer and sniper classes.
* In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', [[spoiler: Akechi steals a cop's silenced PPK and uses it to execute Joker on 11/20. Perhaps the bigger question is [[ImproperlyPlacedFirearms why a Japanese police officer has a silenced PPK]] in the first place.]]
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