[[quoteright:350:[[Film/{{Watchmen}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/weapon_stomp_watchmen.jpg]]]]

The concept: Two people are fighting. Either with swords or guns, doesn't matter. One person loses their weapon in the fight and it goes skittering across the floor (usually toward the foreground). That person dives for it or crawls to get it, dramatically... but just as their hand reaches out to grab the handle/hilt -- you see their opponent's foot come down upon the weapon (or on their reaching hand), ending the battle.

A sister trope of GunStruggle, and a GunStruggle often contains one of these.

A corollary trope would be where the character almost has a grasp of the weapon and is suddenly pulled back from it (or the weapon is kicked farther away). This usually results in another scramble for the weapon, often by both participants in the battle.


* Near the end of the last episode of ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', Spike and Vicious are fighting. Each knocks the weapon out of the other's hand. As the weapons go skittering across the floor, Vicious steps on Spike's gun, but Spike grabs Vicious' katana. After a brief standoff, Spike tosses the katana back to Vicious as Vicious kicks the gun back to Spike.
* In ''Anime/MaiOtomeZwei'', Haruka stops on the gun of one of the busjackers after all of them are knocked down or out and their bomb is disabled before delivering a brief TheReasonYouSuckSpeech about how they couldn't hope to win by taking hostages.
* ''Manga/{{Monster}}'':
** In a hotel lobby where Inspector Lunge is trying to locate [[spoiler:Roberto]] during the massacre in Ruhenheim, an accomplice attempts to get the jump on him by withdrawing a pistol he had concealed, but Lunge shoots him in the shoulder with his rifle before he can act, making him lose his grip on it and fall over. As he attempts to reach for it while incapacitated, Lunge promptly stomps on his wrist, [[AteHisGun wedges the rifle in between his teeth]] (leveling his fearful gaze at him) and calmly inquires as to where [[spoiler:Roberto]] is.
** Later in the same episode, [[spoiler:Roberto]] uses the same technique on Lunge after kicking him around his hotel room and into the hallway.
* In the Sailor Stars anime of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Sailor Star Fighter falls holding the [[MagicWand Sailor Star Yell]] while fighting Sailor Galaxia. When she attempts to raise it, Galaxia stomps on her hand, breaking the Sailor Star Yell with it.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha [=StrikerS=]'' used this in a nasty way with one of the characters' [[spoiler:PowerFist]]. We didn't see the actual battle, but considering how the stomped weapon was lying in a pool of blood and [[GoryDiscretionShot how the hand of said character was hidden during the entire scene]], [[FridgeHorror it's easy to guess]] [[AnArmAndALeg how the character was disarmed for this trope to happen]].

[[folder: FanWorks]]
* ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'': Naruto does this to Doraku's sword in chapter 11. Given it is an antique and a relic of a past Mizukage, the demon is very unhappy.

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'', Rasputin's SoulJar rolls away and she catches it under her foot, stomping on it with an "AndThisIsFor" with each one.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Steve [=McQueen=] does this in ''Film/{{Bullitt}}''
* A Cobra soldier does it to Scarlett's pistol in ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra''.
* Film/JamesBond does this to Alec Trevelyan's AK-47 during the train scene in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
* In ''Film/LiveFreeOrDieHard'', [=McClane=]'s daughter shoves a gun toward him, as he is unarmed and hiding behind a car, but just as the gun gets to the car, the villain Gabriel stomps on it.
* There's at least one film version of ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' where this happens during the duel between Hamlet and Laertes. (I think it's the Kenneth Branagh version?)
* During their final confrontation in ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'', Ozymandias steps on and breaks Nite Owl II's gun while the latter is down and reaches for it.
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** King Elendil's sword is shattered when Sauron steps on it. In a subversion of the trope, Isildur uses the shattered blade to cut Sauron's fingers (and thus separated him from the ring).
** Shelob also steps on the sword Sting to prevent Sam from grabbing it during their fight in ''Film/TheTwoTowers''.
* Inverted in ''Film/MysteryMen'': The Shoveler stomps on his ''own'' weapon (a shovel) in order to [[RuleOfCool flip it up into his grasp]].
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'':
** ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest'':
*** There's Elizabeth going for the rifle, only for Jack to stomp on it. He then kicked it up so he could be the one to fire it.
*** Norrington also did this with one of Davy Jones' mooks.
** Also done in ''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides'' during Jack's attempted mutiny, which fails regardless.
* This was done very nastily (but not that the guy didn't deserve it) in ''Film/ShutterIsland''. A soon-to-be-captured Nazi officer at the Dachau camp tries to [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled use suicide as an easy way out]], but he [[BungledSuicide bungles it]] and only blows his cheek off. An American soldier finds the Nazi lying on the floor as he's bleeding out and reaching for his dropped gun to try again, only to have the soldier step on it and drag it away.
* ''Film/ThreeTenToYuma2007'' had one of these; the stagecoach driver crawled for his shotgun but just as he got to it, Charlie Prince stepped on it.
* Not a weapon, but in the ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' movie, Lena steps on the CosmicKeystone meteorite as Mario and Luigi try to retrieve it.
* ''Film/TimeBandits'': The minotaur stomps on Agamemnon weapon during their fight, snapping it and disarming him.
* In ''Film/SherlockHolmes2009'', during the fight in the basement of the Parliament, Holmes lies on the floor and tries to reach for an ax, but the giant mook Dredger prevents this by stepping on his arm.
* In ''Film/TerminatorGenisys'', during the FinalBattle, when T-800 lies broken on the floor and reaches for the magnet, John comes and stomps on his body, preventing him from moving any closer.

* In the novel, ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Rising]]'' (not sure if it's in the movie or not), Hannibal gets into a fight with Grutas, who is scrambling toward a gun; he steps on the gun and slashes Grutas.
* In ''[[Literature/XWingSeries Starfighters of Adumar]]'', Wes Janson disarms his opponent and breaks the blastsword by bringing the heel of his boot down on the right place. His opponent goes for his knife, but Wes kicks it out of his hand.

[[folder: LiveActionTelevision]]
* Done in the ''Series/{{Castle}}'' episode "Home is Where the Heart Stops". After the Killer of the Week makes a dive for his gun, Beckett steps on his gun (and his hand!) and levels her Glock at him.
--> '''Beckett:''' Go ahead. I need the practice.
* In ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' Atherton Wing does this to Mal, and breaks Mal's sword off at the hilt. Luckily for Mal, their duel then [[CombatBreakdown devolves]] a bit. Sword fighting? Not his specialty. But brawling he knows.
* ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'': During his first solo fight with Jason, evil!Tommy stomped on Jason's hand right after Jason had managed to retrieve his morpher. Fortunately for Jason the others were able to teleport him out.
** In another episode, Kimberly has her morpher kicked away in a fight with putties.
* In the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode [[Recap/SupernaturalS09E02DevilMayCare "Devil May Care" (S09, Ep02)]], a demon stomps on the wrist of Sam's hand holding his gun.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', this happens in "Ozymandias" where after Jack and his men shoot Hank multiple times in the leg and also shoot Gomez dead, Hank crawls to grab Gomez's gun to continue the fight even though Hank's outnumbered 6 to 1 and he knows it. Jack walks up and once Hank reaches the gun, Jack presses his foot on it.
--> '''Jack:''' Whoa, simmer down there sparky!

* The corollary is shown in ''VideoGame/{{Bulletstorm}}'', when [[spoiler: Grayson is injured and crawls toward a PMC, which is kicked away by Sarrano.]]
* Happens at the end of ''VideoGame/CallOfDuty: Modern Warfare 2'' as you're trying to get the BigBad's gun to shoot him. He steps on the weapon right as you're about to grab it, then kicks you in the face.
* Happens right at the start of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', followed by a move dependent on Hawke's class (Mage!Hawke blasting the offending Hurlock's head off is the coolest, though).
* Awesomely subverted in ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. [[spoiler: As Sora battles Roxas, Sora's Keyblade is knocked out of his hand as Roxas impales Sora's Keyblade with one of his own. However, Sora teleports his sword back to his hand and ends up being the one to deliver the finishing attack.]]

* In ''Webcomic/AntiHeroes'', Roza's sword gets kicked away in [[http://antiheroescomic.com/comic/221 page 221]] after Lana uses Grease to make her slip.

* The web film ''Film/RyanVsDorkman 2'' ends with [[spoiler:Dorkman losing his sword hand to Ryan's saber. He tries to summon the saber to him with the Force, but Ryan's foot comes down on it and he proceeds to slice off the working end of the weapon, rendering it useless, before stabbing him in the shoulder to torture him (as he's been well into Dark Side mode for the majority of the fight). Dorkman proceeds to grab Ryan's saber and [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw it]], slicing Ryan in half and ending the fight.]]

[[folder: WesternAnimation]]
* In the cartoon version of ''WesternAnimation/AnimalFarm'' (not sure if it's that way in the book or not), Mr. Jones loses his gun after Boxer the horse knocks him down. As he goes to reach for it, Boxer steps on it.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' in the fight between Piandao and Sokka; Sokka gets to stomp in Piandao's sword but he uses a lever-like movement and frees his sword.
* Batman has done this at least once in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''.
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** In "The Hand that Rocks the Wheelchair", Good Stewie and Evil Stewie (ItMakesSenseInContext) fight over a raygun. Good Stewie crawls to grab it, and reaches it just as Evil Stewie stomps on it.
** In "Halloween on Spooner Street", Stewie threatens a group of bullies from a roof with a rocket launcher, but is knocked off the roof and drops the launcher. When he goes to reach for it, one of the bullies steps on it.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/GIJoe'', [[ActionGirl Scarlett and Lady Jaye]] were leading a small band of captive women in an escape from one of Cobra's fiendish plots. They made short work of the guards that confronted them (it helped that Dr. Mindbender had ordered [[MakesSenseInContext the women not be harmed]]). When one fallen EvilMinion attempts to reach for a firearm, Lady Jaye not only steps on his wrist, but catches it in her [[CombatStilettos three-inch heeled shoe]].
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', an Inquisitor is knocked down by a blast from a TIE fighter and loses his weapon; as he scrambles for it, the Jedi Kenan steps on it.