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** Mr. Goriff, [[AsianStoreOwner curry shop proprietor]] in ''Discworld/{{Jingo}}'', keeps a crossbow behind his counter, which his son fires at someone he mistakes for a looter. The crossbow turns out to be [[ShurFineGuns so disconditioned by the heat and grease]] that Vimes thinks you'd have to use it as a club to reliably do any damage.



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* ''Film/PetticoatPlanet'': When a rowdy customer fires a shot into the ceiling, Lilly the bartender whips a double-barrelled shotgun out from under the bar as quickly as TheSheriff draws her six-gun from her holster.


* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', after the player blunders into his bar, the bartender screams "WE'RE CLOSED!" and proceeds to shoot the crap out of you.



* In ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', Vincent can retrieve the Hydra rifle in Edge from behind a bar inside a deserted building.
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has a medieval variant in the Stumbling Sabrecat, a tavern right next to Fort Dunstad in the Pale. You can find a two-handed warhammer on a shelf behind the bar, though unfortunately it didn't help the bartender survive when bandits overran the fort.



* ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' implies similar - the front desk to the dataDyne building in the first few levels has a pair of submachine guns hidden behind it.
* During ''VideoGame/{{Mafia}}'s'' mid-mission stages, Luigi the bartender packs a sawed-off shotgun behind the bar and [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment will not hesitate to gun Tommy down]] if he attacks any of his allies.
* Bartenders in ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' will pull a shotgun on Vito if he tries to rob them.



* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', after the player blunders into his bar, the bartender screams "WE'RE CLOSED!" and proceeds to shoot the crap out of you.

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* In ''VideoGame/BioshockInfinite'', after The seedy bar in the player blunders into his bar, beginning of ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'' comes complete with a Stormtrooper rifle hidden under the counter.
* During ''VideoGame/{{Mafia}}'s'' mid-mission stages, Luigi
the bartender screams "WE'RE CLOSED!" packs a sawed-off shotgun behind the bar and proceeds [[VideoGameCrueltyPunishment will not hesitate to shoot the crap out gun Tommy down]] if he attacks any of you.his allies.
* Bartenders in ''VideoGame/MafiaII'' will pull a shotgun on Vito if he tries to rob them.



* In ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', Vincent can retrieve the Hydra rifle in Edge from behind a bar inside a deserted building.

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* In ''VideoGame/DirgeOfCerberus'', Vincent can retrieve ''VideoGame/PerfectDark'' implies something similar - the Hydra rifle front desk to the dataDyne building in Edge from the first few levels has a pair of submachine guns hidden behind a bar inside a deserted building.it.



* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has one of the most convenient and straightforward versions of the trope: the owner of Kendo Gun Store, whom you run into early in the game, is unloading on the zombies from behind his counter.
* The bartender in ''VideoGame/SpaceStation13'' has a shotgun in the back room. It usually doesn't see much use, but it's one of the few ranged weapons you can get on the station that doesn't come from security or antagonists.



* The bartender in ''[[VideoGame/{{Spacestation13}} Space Station 13]]'' has a shotgun in the back room. It usually doesn't see much use, but it's there.
** It's also one of the few ranged weapons you can get on station outside of security and antagonists.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has one of the most convenient and straightforward versions of the trope: the owner of Kendo Gun Store, whom you run into early in the game, is unloading on the zombies from behind his counter.
* The seedy bar in the beginning of ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'' comes complete with a Stormtrooper rifle hidden under the counter.

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* The bartender in ''[[VideoGame/{{Spacestation13}} Space Station 13]]'' has a shotgun in the back room. It usually doesn't see much use, but it's there.
** It's also one of the few ranged weapons you can get on station outside of security and antagonists.
* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil2'' has one of the most convenient and straightforward versions of the trope: the owner of Kendo Gun Store, whom you run into early in the game, is unloading on the zombies from behind his counter.
* The seedy bar in the beginning of ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'' comes complete with a Stormtrooper rifle hidden under the counter.



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* ''Film/JohnnyReno'': Charlie the bartender keeps a double-barrelled shotgun under the bar in Nona's saloon. He pulls it out when the fight between Yates and Reno is about to kick off, but Tomkins waves for him to put it away. Later it is the weapon he uses when he is one of the men laying siege to sheriff's office.



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* This is who finally kills ''Film/TheShootist''. A dying gunslinger invites three people with a grudge against him to a saloon, wanting to die quickly in battle rather than slowly from cancer. But he's so good he out-shoots his opponents, only to get shot InTheBack by the bartender. Who then gets shot by the YoungGun who's just arrived on the scene.



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* When the townsfolk finally join the fight against the vampires in ''Film/BloodRayneIIDeliverance'', the saloon girl Martha grabs the bar's double-barrelled shotgun.



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* The seedy bar in the beginning of ''VideoGame/JediKnightDarkForcesII'' comes complete with a Stormtrooper rifle hidden under the counter.


* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Artemis Bock, the bookstore owner, keeps a sawn-off 10-gauge wired underneath the counter. [=MacAnally=] the bartender has one as well as two M1911s, but they're only placed easily accessible when there's trouble brewing.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'': Artemis Bock, the bookstore owner, keeps a sawn-off 10-gauge wired underneath the counter. [=MacAnally=] the bartender has one as well as two M1911s, but they're only placed to be easily accessible when there's trouble brewing.



-->''When a group of men came (into Lefty's bar), boasting of having beaten a Negro to death, my grandfather refused to serve them."Why don't you go back to your own country?" one of them shouted. "This is my country," Lefty said, and to prove it, he did a very American thing: he reached under the counter and produced a pistol.''

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-->''When a group of men came (into Lefty's bar), boasting of having beaten a Negro to death, my grandfather refused to serve them. "Why don't you go back to your own country?" one of them shouted. "This is my country," Lefty said, and to prove it, he did a very American thing: he reached under the counter and produced a pistol.''


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* Although she doesn't fire the gun, Lindsey the bartender brandishes a shotgun while standing behind the bar when Raylan and Quarles face off in the "A Guy Walks into a Bar" episode of Series/{{Justified}}.

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* Although she doesn't fire the gun, Lindsey the bartender brandishes a shotgun while standing behind the bar when Raylan and Quarles face off in the "A Guy Walks into a Bar" episode of Series/{{Justified}}.''Series/{{Justified}}''.


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* Happens several times in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheMentalist'', Rigsby's father (an ex-con) is "helping" on a case, and goes into a BadGuyBar. Moments later several people run out. Rigsby enters and finds his father with a shiv pointed at some guy's throat and the bartender with a shotgun pointed at Rigsby Sr.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Night Terrors", when a barfight erupted in Ten Forward, Guinan pulled a phaser rifle from behind the bar and fired a shot into the ceiling.
-->'''Guinan:''' That was setting one. Anyone want to see setting two?
* Visually homaged in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' when Tony draws down on Rick from behind a bar.
* Although she doesn't fire the gun, Lindsey the bartender brandishes a shotgun while standing behind the bar when Raylan and Quarles face off in the "A Guy Walks into a Bar" episode of Series/{{Justified}}.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': During the opening of "Penny and Dime," some of Finn Cooley's men enter a bar looking for information on the Punisher. The bartender tries to draw a gun but Finn's men shoot him, then threaten the owner with a shotgun to the neck. Later in the episode, Sgt. Brett Mahoney is seen processing this scene when Matt drops by as Daredevil to find out if the Punisher is responsible.
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* Happens several times in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''.
* In an episode of ''Series/TheMentalist'', Rigsby's father (an ex-con) is "helping" on a case, and goes into a BadGuyBar. Moments later several people run out. Rigsby enters and finds his father with a shiv pointed at some guy's throat and the bartender with a shotgun pointed at Rigsby Sr.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': In "Night Terrors", when a barfight erupted in Ten Forward, Guinan pulled a phaser rifle from behind the bar and fired a shot into the ceiling.
-->'''Guinan:''' That was setting one. Anyone want to see setting two?
* Visually homaged in ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' when Tony draws down on Rick from behind a bar.
* Although she doesn't fire the gun, Lindsey the bartender brandishes a shotgun while standing behind the bar when Raylan and Quarles face off in the "A Guy Walks into a Bar" episode of Series/{{Justified}}.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': During the opening of "Penny and Dime," some of Finn Cooley's men enter a bar looking for information on the Punisher. The bartender tries to draw a gun but Finn's men shoot him, then threaten the owner with a shotgun to the neck. Later in the episode, Sgt. Brett Mahoney is seen processing this scene when Matt drops by as Daredevil to find out if the Punisher is responsible.
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* Film/PulpFiction: When Butch and Marcellus bust into Maynard's pawn shop he stops Butch by pulling out a shotgun.

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* After the T-800 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' beats up several bikers in a bar, the bartender confronts him outside with a shotgun to prevent him from stealing one of their motorbikes. The terminator proves his BadToTheBone credentials by snatching the loaded shotgun off him, as well as a pair of CoolShades.

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* After the T-800 in ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' beats up several bikers in a bar, the bartender confronts him outside with a shotgun to prevent him from stealing one of their motorbikes. The terminator T-800 proves his BadToTheBone credentials by snatching the loaded shotgun off him, as well as a pair of CoolShades.

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* Film/PulpFiction: When Butch and Marcellus bust into Maynard's pawn shop he stops Butch by pulling out a shotgun.



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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': During the opening of "Penny and Dime," some of Finn Cooley's men enter a bar looking for information on the Punisher. The bartender tries to draw a gun but Finn's men shoot him, then threaten the owner with a shotgun to the neck. Later in the episode, Sgt. Brett Mahoney is seen processing this scene when Matt drops by as Daredevil to find out if the Punisher is responsible.

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