Main Cool Guns Discussion

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02:33:57 AM Nov 2nd 2014
Alright, what happened to the pictures on a lot of the pages?
09:09:48 AM Nov 2nd 2014
They were copyrighted images and only for IMDB purposes, according to moderator chat discussion.
12:17:12 AM Jun 22nd 2014
edited by
Right, I've added pictures to all the examples in each subpage. If anyone has any objections or doesn't like the image, suggest another one in an image pickin' discussion.
05:15:53 PM Jan 31st 2014
I like this series of articles, but it doesn't really account for Designated Marksman Rifles does it? Although the SVD under Sniper Rifles is mentioned as a DMR. Personally I've always seen it portrayed as a sniper and was unaware it actually had DMR applications. Can I start a DMR page (notwithstanding the fact that many existing rifles are retooled into DM Rs, perhaps the article could include instances of such specialisations and their depictions in the media)?
06:39:13 AM May 20th 2014
Feel free!
06:41:10 AM May 20th 2014
Another suggestion: Move all the entries you think count as DM Rs to that page, and try making some new ones too. :)
06:46:49 PM Jun 12th 2013
I had a bit of an idea. I was thinking we could add a quote at the top of each page, namely from a famous work that describes just how awesome a particular weapon is to represent the category. For instance, in the Revolvers page, we put up the famous "do you feel lucky, punk" quote and on the Submachine gun quote, O'Neil's "This is a weapon of war" quote about the P90, etc.
06:39:29 AM May 20th 2014
That's an awesome idea!
07:17:41 PM May 20th 2014
OK, almost got all of them-does anyone have a quote for Machine Pistols?
08:46:25 AM Dec 18th 2012
edited by Belexar
Perhaps we should add the Remington New Model Army/Navy revolver to the list? It was used by the Union Army after the Colt factory burned down, and after that several soldiers and officers would spend their own money to get them; they were that good. The Remington New Model was the first revolver to have a frame build around the cilinder, which made the gun significantly more durable than the competitors. Also, it had the very cool and practical feature of being able to switch out a spend cilinder for a loaded one in a matter of seconds, which was a lot easier than reloading the cilinder, even after the introduction of metal cartridges. It had been used in several westerns, like in Pale Rider (wielded by the Preacher) and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly (wielded by Angel Eyes).
05:36:45 PM Jun 18th 2014
You add it yourself, please. I've learned that if no one adds the Ithaca, you make it yourself.
07:46:30 PM Jun 2nd 2012
Wouldn't flamethrowers count as "cool guns".
06:39:37 AM May 20th 2014
06:53:03 AM Mar 7th 2012
I'm sorry if this was mentioned, can we put some picture or two next to each guns? It seems inconvenient to make another tab just to see the model of the gun.
11:52:13 PM Dec 23rd 2013
Possible, but it might lag the page a bit.
11:03:04 PM Jun 17th 2014
On the other hand, that is a good idea. I'll experiment with the Shotguns page.
11:28:11 PM Jun 17th 2014
Hey, it actually looks good! I'll add pics for the rest.
02:53:53 PM Dec 26th 2011
Should the Ithaca 37 shotgun be added? it's appeared in quite a few works
11:09:05 PM Dec 2nd 2013
Oh yes.
07:23:19 PM May 11th 2014
Long Gunner, the entry for the Ithaca IS UP.
09:41:18 AM Jul 15th 2011
Shouldn't we open an entry for anti-material rifles? Off the top of my head...

  • A Barrett .50 calibre is used for a sniper duel in The Hurt Locker.
  • Gunslinger Girl. Barrett's and other more powerful calibres are used against the cyborg girls.
04:44:19 AM Nov 20th 2011
  • Person of Interest. The protagonist takes one out of his trunk and uses it to stop a diplomatic car with one shot.
06:02:03 PM Jun 1st 2011
Shouldn't the COP 357 go on the Rare Guns page? I was under the impression that not many were actually made, contrary to what the movies would have us believe.
09:38:22 AM Jul 15th 2011
Seems to be used in a sci-fi A.K.A.-47-type context, rather than being actually referred to as the COP pistol. It's not made any more though, as the company is defunct according to the other Wiki.
10:00:42 AM Apr 18th 2011
What's the weapon pictured in the page picture? It's cool.
10:09:09 AM Apr 18th 2011
It's an MP 5, if I'm not mistaken, with engraving on it to fancy it up.
01:23:35 PM Jun 16th 2011
edited by SuperLurkerGuy

02:52:05 PM Dec 26th 2011
10:04:03 AM Apr 3rd 2011
The Five Seven (and by extension, P90)'s armor-piercing capabilities are stated to be an urban legend under its posting. The bullet and the guns that fire it were designed, at request by NATO, to develop an armor-piercing, lightweight alternative to the 9x19 Parabellum round. Unless the abilities are an urban legend belived by the numerous independant organizations that have tested it, the military, the secret service, countless civilian shooters, and the designers, I'm just gonna remove the hyperlink.
03:10:14 AM Apr 25th 2011
edited by EvilestTim
FN don't sell the SS190 AP ammo to civilians; the civilian loadings are good against Level II body armour, but so are plenty of other handgun rounds (for example, a .44 Magnum round fired from a 6.5 inch revolver barrel will go through 12 inches of ballistic gel after going through a level II vest). The round's likelihood of immediate incapacitation when fired from a P90 is fine because it's an SMG, but it's rather sucky coming out of a pistol. Nice try there.
08:40:35 PM Mar 4th 2011
SPAS-12 should be added. Shows up in a boatload of video games and again as many movies and tv shows
09:10:35 AM Mar 13th 2011
No it shouldn't, it's already under Rare Guns.
05:35:57 AM Jan 5th 2011
Jack Harkness uses a Webley Mk IV (the .38), not a Mk VI.
04:13:02 PM Aug 19th 2010
we should add the Atchisson Assault Shotgun aka the AA-12. The fact it's an a Full-Auto shotgun makes it cool enough and I can name 4 times it was featured

Wielded by Terry Crews' character during the final shootout in The Expendibles

also used by the main character in Predators

It was in MW 2

You get one early on in GTA-Ballid of Gay Tony and later it gets explosive shells turing it into a BFG

11:23:40 PM Aug 19th 2010
I thought the proper name was "Atchisson Auto Assault 12?"
12:06:22 PM Aug 20th 2010
edited by
yeah, my bad, what I had was it's former name
10:06:46 PM Aug 20th 2010
edited by Evilest_Tim
Yeah, I'll probably put it in under USAS-12 since the two are cousins (USAS is based on Atchisson's designs from the 80s; the AA-12's been lurking around in one form or another since 1972, back when it was going to have a hilariously useless 5-round magazine). Probably the same time I add the DshK, given it's the commie M2 and all. Probably the Panzerfaust too.
01:16:09 AM Aug 27th 2010
edited by Evilest_Tim
Just thinking about it a little more, though, isn't the AA-12 a Rare Gun rather than a Cool Gun? I've been thinking of shifting the Mark 23 over there as it is  * and I don't think there's been any major adoptors of the AA-12 yet.
08:01:53 AM Aug 28th 2010
Yeah I guess it's still in the testing phase right now
09:36:31 AM Jul 15th 2011
  • Carl Lyons was using one back in the Eighties for the Able Team series, and was featured on several covers albeit in its early-model 'super M16' look.
01:21:16 PM May 6th 2010
I'm not sure if we should create an entry for the Beretta CX 4 or not. While it's a very cool-looking little carbine, the only TV appearance I know of for it is Battlestar Galactica.
12:50:06 AM May 7th 2010
I'd say you'd have to get Rule of Three before adding something (though "everything" counts as rule of three for WW2 weapons, obviously).