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* One episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'' had Tim say farewell to his ShowInAShow's corporate sponsor's recently deceased CEO by giving him a 21 nail gun salute. The guns come loose from their anchoring and start firing all over the stage, forcing him and Al to seek cover for fear of being nailed.


* Nail gun injuries crop up frequently in the Website/DarwinAwards. (In one attempted suicide, a construction worker tried to end his life after he slipped and a saw chopped off a hand, finding the pain so unbearable. He wound up shooting himself multiple times in the head... and survived, [[ShaggyDogStory and had doctors simply reattached the hand.]])

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* Nail gun injuries crop up frequently in the Website/DarwinAwards. (In one attempted suicide, a construction worker tried to end his life after he slipped and a saw chopped off a hand, finding the pain so unbearable. He wound up shooting himself multiple times in the head... and survived, [[ShaggyDogStory and had doctors simply reattached the hand.]])


Even if you did bypass said safety mechanism, nails aren't as aerodynamic as rifled bullets, so they don't have the accuracy or range that makes real firearms so deadly. They make better melee weapons since a nail gun is a blunt object that can stick out a long spike on contact, but this is hardly ever represented in fiction. Still, ''''never'''' point a nailgun at someone - the safety mechanism can malfunction and if the nail does hit someone it can inflict serious injury.

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Even if you did bypass said safety mechanism, nails aren't as aerodynamic as rifled bullets, so they don't have the accuracy or range that makes real firearms so deadly. They make better melee weapons since a nail gun is a blunt object that can stick out a long spike on contact, but this is hardly ever represented in fiction. Still, ''''never'''' '''[[DontTryThisAtHome never]]''' point a nailgun at someone - the safety mechanism can malfunction and if the nail does hit someone it can inflict serious injury.


Even if you did bypass said safety mechanism, nails aren't as aerodynamic as rifled bullets, so they don't have the accuracy or range that makes real firearms so deadly. They make better melee weapons since a nail gun is a blunt object that can stick out a long spike on contact, but this is hardly ever represented in fiction. Still, *never* point a nailgun at someone - the safety mechanism can malfunction and if the nail does hit someone it can inflict serious injury.

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Even if you did bypass said safety mechanism, nails aren't as aerodynamic as rifled bullets, so they don't have the accuracy or range that makes real firearms so deadly. They make better melee weapons since a nail gun is a blunt object that can stick out a long spike on contact, but this is hardly ever represented in fiction. Still, *never* ''''never'''' point a nailgun at someone - the safety mechanism can malfunction and if the nail does hit someone it can inflict serious injury.

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* In ''VideoGame/DeadIslandRiptide'' nail guns are basically a holdover until you get real guns later on, though they do have the advantage of recoverable ammo from the enemies you kill with them.


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* ''Anime/PsychoPass'': Real guns have been replaced with the Dominator, the next thing criminals use are nail guns. [[RealityEnsues They aren't very good weapons]]: their range is quite short and their penetration is so poor that it takes near a dozen nails just to incapacitate one mook.

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* ''Anime/PsychoPass'': Real guns have been replaced with the Dominator, so the next best thing criminals Makishima's gang can use are nail guns. [[RealityEnsues They aren't very good weapons]]: their range is quite short and their penetration is so poor that it takes near a dozen nails just to incapacitate one mook.

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* In ''Fanfic/HailToTheJewelsInTheLotus'', Mirage carries Akbolto Prime with her to nail her Corpus foes to the walls, ceilings, and floor with piercing bolts before [[CameraAbuse shooting out the camera.]]


* The smart nail gun from ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Ultra-Tech'' is more accurate than most pistols and is surprisingly effective at piercing armor.

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* The smart nail gun from ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Ultra-Tech'' is more accurate than most pistols and is surprisingly effective at piercing armor. However, the range is poor, while it's damage is lackluster. The safety also prevents the gun from getting shot at anything similiar to human flesh, unless your target wears armor or you hack the gun
** Real life nail guns also appear in ''High-Tech''. They require two hands and strength higher than average, while also being very difficult to hit with


** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has a nail gun that can be customized. You can also add nail guns to robots built in the ''Automatron'' {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC pack.

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** ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has a nail gun that can be customized.customized and sees the return of the previously mentioned Railway Rifle (appropriately, it's the signature weapon of the Railroad faction). You can also add nail guns to robots built in the ''Automatron'' {{D|ownloadableContent}}LC pack.

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* ''Film/{{Darkman}}'': During their final confrontation of the construction site, Strack attempts to kill Darkman with a rivet, and succeeds in riveting Darkman's hand to a girder.


* In ''ComicBook/BadKidsGoToHell'', a nail gun left behind by the construction crew is used by Matt to kill [[spoiler:Tarek]], and by [[spoiler:Tricia]] to commit suicide]].

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* In ''ComicBook/BadKidsGoToHell'', a nail gun left behind by the construction crew is used by Matt to kill [[spoiler:Tarek]], and by [[spoiler:Tricia]] to commit suicide]].suicide.

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* In ''ComicBook/BadKidsGoToHell'', a nail gun left behind by the construction crew is used by Matt to kill [[spoiler:Tarek]], and by [[spoiler:Tricia]] to commit suicide]].


* ''TheATeam'' took this trope UpToEleven in one episode where they made a [[MoreDakka machine gun]] out of a nail gun.

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* ''TheATeam'' ''Series/TheATeam'' took this trope UpToEleven in one episode where they made a [[MoreDakka machine gun]] out of a nail gun.


[[caption-width-right:350:Music/NineInchNails [[IncrediblyLamePun have always been popular with misfit teenagers]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Music/NineInchNails [[IncrediblyLamePun have always been popular with misfit teenagers]].teenagers.]]



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->''"This here's a gunpowder activated, 27 caliber, full auto, no kickback, nail-throwing mayhem man. Shit right here's tight. F-- this nailin' up boards, we could kill a couple motherf--s with this right here..."''
-->-- '''Felicia "Snoop" Pearson''', ''Series/TheWire''



* ''Series/TheWire'' features Snoop and Chris buying a nail gun in the fourth season premiere, ostensibly for this purpose. [[spoiler:It isn't used to commit the murders, but it is used to cover them up...]]

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* ''Series/TheWire'' features Snoop and Chris buying a nail gun in the fourth season premiere, ostensibly originally just for this purpose. [[spoiler:It isn't used boarding up houses to commit the ''cover up'' murders, but it the salesman's {{Does This Remind You Of|Anything}} GunPorn description puts other ideas in her head.
-->'''Salesman:''' The DX-460
is used fully automatic, with a 27-calibre charge. Wood, concrete, steel-to-steel, she'll throw a fastener into anything. And for my money, she handles recoil better than the Simpson or the P-3500. Now, you understand what I mean by recoil?\\
'''Snoop:''' Yeah. The kickback, I'm witcha. 27 caliber, huh?\\
'''Salesman:''' Not large ballistically, but for driving nails, it's enough. Any more and you'd add
to cover them up...]]the recoil.\\
'''Snoop:''' Aw shit, I seen a tiny-ass .22 round-nose drop a nigga plenty o' days, man. Motherf--s get up in ya like a pinball, rip your ass up. ''[salesman growing increasingly uncomfortable]'' Big joints though? Most the time they just break ya bones, say "f-- it." I'ma go with this right here, man. How much I owe you?

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