Girls with Guns

"There is just something sexy about a woman with a blaster, too bad my wife doesn't agree to that."

Girls With Guns describes a sub-genre of action media that focuses on strong female leads being awesome with firearms. May or may not involve Heroic Bloodshed. It was developed somewhere in the Hong Kong film industry and has since made itself a genre that is often used in anime. Usually involves gun fights, stunts and martial arts.

Small Girl, Big Gun is a subtrope—Girls With Guns aren't necessarily small, and their guns aren't necessarily big. Yeah-heh.

Compare Superhero Packing Heat. See also The Other Wiki's page on the subject.

Note that this page describes a genre, not a character trope. Individual examples of Girls With Guns go on The Gunslinger.


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    Comic Books 

  • Hong Kong action cinema has many examples of the genre in question.
  • Battleship
  • Andy Sedaris films are known for girls with big guns and other big things.
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Gun Crazy
  • Sucker Punch (among being many other things)
  • Assault Girls
  • Angels Revenge
  • The Quick and the Dead has the Lady, who is commonly remarked upon as she's the only woman in the gunfighting tournament.
  • Colombiana
  • Referenced in Jackie Brown: we don't see the two female leads packing much heat, but in the scene where Ordell is introduced he's watching a video of a woman in a bikini shooting an automatic weapon.
  • Mercenaries is essentially a distaff counterpart to The Expendables and features copious amounts of guns and girls.
  • Bad Girls, about four Wild West prostitutes who are wanted by the law.
  • Bandidas. One of the girls is afraid, and quite rubbish, with guns, and so uses knives; but still uses one at the climax of the movie. The other is definitely a gun kind of girl.


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    Video Games 
  • Tomb Raider with Lara Croft often carrying her dual pistols.

     Tabletop Games 

     Web Original 
  • RWBY features this strongly, focusing on four young girls who use hybrid weapons to hunt monsters.

     Western Animation 
  • Ĉon Flux is based around the titular hot female assassin.