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The Arsenal Firearms AF2011-A1 (with Standard, Dueller, and Dueller Prismatic variants) is an Italian double-barreled semi-automatic handgun. It is a derivative of the M1911 pistol, and is, in simple terms, two side-by-side M1911 pistols merged into a single body. Much of the mechanisms either come in pairs or have been welded together into a double-sized one. The magazine is similarly two side-by-side M1911 magazines held together by their base.
In case it wasn't obvious, Rule of Cool is the only reason this weapon exists, as it does nothing that a standard 1911 (or comparable weapon) can't, apart from the dubiously-practical expenditure of two rounds at a time.
- In Spectre, Hinx carries an AF2011 Dueller Prismatic, which he only uses once. Possibly its first appearance in film.
- Apppears in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter as Christian uses two skull-painted AF2011 Dueller Prismatics as his main firearms. Alice and Razor are also seen wielding them at one point.
- Weasel brandishes one during Deadpool 2.
- In the Gotham episode "Heroes Rise: All Will Be Judged", Gordon can be seen loading one, though it never gets used.
- It is one of the weapons added in the Infinite Onslaught update for Killing Floor 2, meant for the Gunslinger perk. Owing to its ridiculous size for a 1911-based pistol, it uses the same animations as the Desert Eagle. Just like every other handgun in the game, it can also be dual-wielded.
- Appears as a usable weapon in Counter-Strike Online 2, possibly its first appearance in any media.
AMC later rebranded itself as Arcadia Machine and Tool, or AMT, and continued to manufacture pistols. Their newer designs look more like enlarged M1911s than the original Auto Mag, hence identified by the term Automag instead of Auto Mag. The new Automag series consisted of the II in .22 Magnum, the III in .30 Carbine and 9mm Winchester Magnum, the IV in .45 WinMag and 10mm Auto, and the V in .50 Action Express, but all production ceased in 2001, a few years after AMT's own bankruptcy. Recently, there's been another attempt to bring the pistol back to market, and you can now reserve one for a cool $3,500.
Anime and Manga
- Mizuho Inada was issued one in the manga version of Battle Royale. She was so off in la-la land that she never got a chance to use it...and it fell into the hands of Kazuo Kiriyama.
- Shows up in City Hunter in the hands of two different one-time villains. The first is an amateur who uses it as his regular handgun, but the second is implied to have brought that only because his regular pistol (chambered for an unspecified .38 cartridge) had little effect on Umibozu, and by chance the Automag was the first powerful pistol he got his hands on.
- The anime provides a third character, Geruma, who uses it in a duel with Ryo. While its power is acknowledged, both Ryo and Geruma admit it's a bad choice for their duel due its long barrel making it slow to draw... only for Geruma to out-draw Ryo anyway. Ryo still wins thanks to his ability to Shoot the Bullet, after which he shoots Geruma while he's still freaking out over Ryo's stunt.
- Nicolas Wong uses an Automag as his main weapon in Psycho-Pass: The Movie.
- Yuri Honjou from Survival Horror manga series Tenkuu Shinpan uses this as her second firearm weapon of choice after a silenced Beretta 92FS.
- Used by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry movie Sudden Impact. The Mafia sent a hit squad after him, so Inspector Callahan decided he needed more firepower. The producers had such a hard time getting it that they had to contact the original designer, who had enough spare parts to assemble two in his basement. Rumor has it, during the climactic scene at a pier, a diver had to be kept on stand-by because Eastwood got frustrated with constant jams that ruined takes and routinely threw it into the water. The attempt to invoke The Red Stapler effect with the gun and revive production, like how the series did with the Smith & Wesson Model 29 Revolver, failed.
- Used by Burt Reynolds in Malone.
- Beverly Hills Cop II featured the Auto Mag and its spent cartridge cases as a plot device to locate the Alphabet Bandit.
- It's Mack Bolan's signature weapon, "Big Thunder", in the early parts of The Executioner novel series, when he wanted a hand weapon with greater intimidation factor and range than his Beretta Brigadier. As a weapons expert, Bolan would have no problems handloading his rounds.
- The Automag III with reloaded .30 shells was the weapon of choice for Hanse Fletcher in C.R. Jahn's Underground.
- Jagged Alliance 2. Rescuing two tourists stranded in Arulco during the conflict will have the husband send you a pair of Automags modded for 7.62mm NATO, both nicknamed "Big Bertha". The gun pops up again in Back in Action with the same modifications. In v1.13, the unofficial patch for the second game, they're modded for the even bigger .50 Beowulf rounds. Additionally, Bobby Ray can sell the Auto Mag IV (.45 Winchester Magnum) and the Auto Mag V (.50AE).
- The Auto Mag is featured in Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony. While at first it's more justified since you get it from an obviously wealthy club manager, it starts popping up everywhere later.
- Dual-wielded in Tomb Raider II.
- The Auto Mag is the chosen sidearm of Blake Dexter's psychopathic henchman, Wade, in Hitman Absolution.
- The Auto Mag is the Hand Cannon of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, known in-game as the M44 Magnum.
- The Auto Mag appears in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain only as a base for the "WU Silent Pistol". Functionally it's different, it mainly fires anaesthetic rounds to put enemy soldiers to sleep and it isn't even semi-auto (had to be cocked each shot).
- Nomad and Kaid, the GIGR operators of Rainbow Six Siege, carry Automags equipped with telescopic sights as their sidearms.
- Michael Stuart of Paradigm Shift uses one of these.
The very first mass-produced semi-automatic pistol, this weapon was designed by Hugo Borchardt and used the same toggle lock system that would later be used by the Luger. In fact, Georg Luger was Borchardt's assistant and modified the design of the C93 and scaled it down to create the Luger. The weapon was considered by the American and Swiss militaries, but they found that while it was accurate and fired rapidly, it was heavy, poorly balanced, had too much recoil, its grip was unergonomic and it was too expensive. Allegedly, when Hugo Borchardt was asked to modify the design to address the issues of the C93, he was insulted by the request and refused to make any changes, believing it to be perfect as-is, hence the job came down to Georg Luger instead.
In addition to its design influencing the Luger, its 7.65mm cartridge was the basis for several automatic pistol cartridges, including the .30 Luger and the 9mm Parabellum. While being the first mass-produced semi-auto pistol, the total number of C93s produced is relatively low compared to those that come after it due to the weapon's technical issues, with about 3,000 total manufactured between two companies.
Anime and Manga
- Steamboy. Alfred Svenson uses one to shoot Ray's grandfather.
- Golden Kamuy has a C93 as Lt. Tsurumi's main sidearm.
- Russian film Planet of Storms (aka Planeta Bur / Планета бурь). Engineer Allan Kern carries one.
- Red Dead Redemption under the generic "Semi-Auto Pistol" name. Dutch carries one and John can make use of one. It returns for the prequel, though not as Dutch's Weapon of Choice.
- The Order: 1886 as the C-78 Autoloading Pistol. Its appearance is anachronistic, but fitting given the game's Schizo Tech nature.
- Battlefield 1 has the C93 as a potential sidearm, unlocked when Rank 10 is reached with the Support Class. Naturally, considering the setting, this gun is joined by its successor, the P08.
- A 5-star Tactical Doll in Girls' Frontline. An attention-seeker who loves bugs , going as far as to scatter pollen on her clothes to attract them, with her kit based about attack buffs (represented by butterflies) that she can give to her allies. Fitting her German origins, she wears a gray uniform matching those worn by WW1-era German soldiers and a tiny Pickelhaube.
Designed as a backup weapon that could fire the same rounds as a police officer's .357 Magnum service revolver (the name "COP" stands for "Compact Off-duty Police"), though its heavy weight (relative to its compact size), even heavier trigger pull and substantial recoil turned out to be a problem. Nevertheless, the COP's four muzzles make it a distinctively menacing weapon for the silver screen.
Anime & Manga
- Standard carry gun of Lumiere, in the anime Kiddy Grade.
- Nina uses one during the neo-Nazi arc in Monster.
- Shows up in City Hunter as Reika's gun, but only when she's not in the police (the one time we see her in her cop days she carried the M60 service revolver).
- This is the gun Leon shoots Holden with in the opening scene of Blade Runnernote , likely inspiring its use in the other sci-fi shows mentioned below.
- The Matrix Reloaded. Persephone uses this on one of the Merovingian's mooks.
- The Big Bad tries to pull one of these out of his coat pocket at the end of Bad Boys in an attempt to finish off the protagonists when their backs are turned. Unfortunately for him, Will Smith is quicker on the draw.
- Used by Devon Aoki's character in War
- A COP 357 is one of the many weapons carried by the Winter Soldier in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
- One is found and used by Jenko and Schmidt during the car chase in 21 Jump Street.
- Battlestar Galactica. Under the fiction model name of 'Stallion', this was a civilian gun used by various criminal types (such as Tom Zarek's men), and by Romo Lampkin to threaten Lee Adama in "Sine Qua Non".
- Stargate SG-1. A night-guard on an alien planet uses one to menace our heroes in "Bad Guys".
- KGB agent Natalia Tiemerovna uses a COP at one stage in The Survivalist action-adventure novels by Jerry Ahern. John Rourke also has one among his impressive armoury.
- The COP's distinctive four-barreled design appears in Team Fortress 2 as the basis for the Shortstop, an alternative primary weapon that can be found or created for the Scout class. Unlike the COP, it appears to fire ratshot or snakeshot, as each pull of the trigger fires a four-pellet spread. The Shortstop is also much larger than the COP.
- HITMAN (2016) features a concealable 5mm pistol based on the COP. It only has one barrel, but is silent, has a five round magazine and cannot be reloaded. It also can't be detected during a patdown, making it extremely useful for smuggling into a restricted area.
A resistance weapon developed during World War II, this American disposable pistol was dropped into France, China, and Greece to be found and used by partisan forces and civilians as a Ranged Emergency Weapon. Described as "a great weapon with which to obtain another weapon", the intention was for a rebel fighter to get up close to an occupying soldier and use it to take him out and obtain his weapon.
The Liberator was incredibly cheap and quick to manufacture; it was said that it took longer to reload than it did to assemble. Chambered in .45 ACP, it had an unrifled barrel, making its range pitiful. While this gun was certainly produced in much higher numbers than any other gun listed here with roughly a million examples produced in the span of two months, it didn't see much use in the war as much of the military high command was skeptical about the practicality of dropping large numbers of Liberators into Europe and Britain outright refused to airdrop them due to the logistical impracticality of doing so. After they were rejected by the military, half of the weapons were sent to the OSS who didn't see much practicality in the guns either and usually preferred to equip their operatives with better weapons. A few examples saw use in Greece and the Pacific theater, most notably the Philippines where the guns would continue to be used by police officers as an issued weapon after the war. Most of the guns were destroyed by the OSS and British military after the war without ever seeing use, making any surviving examples sought after collectibles.
Live Action TV
- R. Lee Ermey fires one at a melon on Mail Call.
- One customer brings on in on Cajun Pawn Stars, having won it in a poker game. The gun turns out to be worth a lot more than he expected.
- The EZ Gun from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater is based on the Liberator. It fires tranquiliser rounds, is silent, has Bottomless Magazines, and boosts Snake's camo index to 80% when equipped. It's unlockable by either playing the Very Easy difficulty or by obtaining every single edible item in the game. Snake asks SIGINT why he bothered to base it on the Liberator, to which SIGINT notes that Liberators look cool.
- Battlefield V features the Liberator as the last unlockable sidearm at Rank 19. It is extremely powerful, but only holds one shot before needing to be reloaded and has a lengthy reload.
- Ian McCollum and Karl Kasarda take a reproduction out to fire at a target here. It proves to be exactly as unwieldy and inaccurate as described; they repeatedly miss at less than 10 yards despite the reproduction having a rifled barrel, reloads take several seconds even as they get used to the method, and the small size and poor ergonomics means the bolt keeps biting the webbing of their hands.
If you believe fiction, this is the gun for badass spies and special operatives; a big, blocky, serious-looking weapon, it's often seen on Tom Clancy covers being brandished by an "Operator." The Mark 23 was originally developed for US SOCOM special forces, and is basically a giant USP chambered in .45 ACP with a heavier slidenote . Note that the SOCOM version of the Mark 23 has "USSOCOM" engraved on the slide, while a civilian Mark 23 does not.
While the Mark 23 isn't rare in the sense of low manufacture, it's another case, like the Desert Eagle, of being seen far more often than it should be. SOCOMs might have been procured for use, but the special forces operators hated them; although the pistol was very accurate and reliable in extreme environments, it was also excessively large and heavy (a loaded Mark 23 with the full SOCOM kit weighs as much as an empty MP5 and is over a foot long) and the ergonomics were terrible. It's a bad sign when your gun gets nicknamed "the world's only crew-served pistol". This excess was largely due to its role as an 'offensive' handgun - a primary weapon used in place of a rifle or submachine gun, rather than a secondary or fallback handgun to complement a long gun.
Most SOCOM Mark 23s spent peaceful careers sitting in storage racks while less accurate and durable but more sensibly-proportioned sidearms were used instead. Military production was just under 2,000 units total, while the civilian version was discontinued in July 2010. Although a failure, the Mark 23's best traits were carried on into the tremendously successful USP; in particular, the USP Tactical, a variant with a slightly-extended, threaded barrel, does just about everything the Mark 23 does at half the weight and in three different calibers.
Anime & Manga
- Lehm from Jormungand uses a Mk. 23 as his primary sidearm. He is rather large and burly, which might explain how he handles the weight so well.
- As if it weren't massive enough already, Eva Unit 02 uses one scaled up for use by a 40 meter-tall (maybe) biomech.
Films — Live-Action
- The Navy SEALs led by Bruce Willis in Tears of the Sun carry the Mk. 23 (excluding Doc, who carries a P226 instead).
- John Connor wields one in Terminator Salvation.
- Used in Supernatural by three characters: Gordon, Future!Dean, and Sam, when he didn't have his soul. Seems to be a motif of it being used by dark characters.
- Mike uses it quite a few times in Breaking Bad, generally in situations requiring its massive suppressor and where concealing a weapon is definitely not a priority.
- Battlestar Galactica (2003): Sam Anders is seem wielding one of these while leading the Anti-Cylon resistance on Caprica during the second season.
- In the Metal Gear series, this is Solid Snake's signature weapon. He starts using it in the original Metal Gear Solid game, replacing the Beretta 92 he used in the first two games, and gives Raiden another one in Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty. It can be found again in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots in the same spot as in the original. In both the first and second game the weapon's size and weight is acknowledged, by Nastasha and Snake respectively, but both Hand Wave it, saying it "shouldn't be a problem for you". Word of God says part of the reason they chose the SOCOM was because it was hard to handle and really big. Hard to handle makes Snake look cooler for being able to use it while still taking full advantage of its capabilities; really big makes it easier to render recognizably with the graphical capabilities of the PS1.
- The Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six video games feature the Mark 23 Mod 0 in every installment, with the exception of Lockdown and Siege, often alongside the more sensible USP40.
- SWAT 3 likewise features the Mark 23 as a higher capacity, silenced alternative to the default M1911.
- Hayden Tenno in darkSector starts out with a Mark 23 (with "Mark 24 Cal 45 auto" on the slide), called the "Tekna 9mm", and can later upgrade it into a larger machine-pistol variation called the "Tekna Burst".
- In Soldier of Fortune 2, Mullins can pick a Mark 23 with one of three Gun Accessories at the start of a mission: a Hollywood Silencer, a Laser Sight, or an Infinite Flashlight. It's objectively better than the 1911 A1 that everyone else uses because of those accessories and the higher mag capacity, and the tactical light is often a better choice for navigating dark areas than the Thermal/Night-Vision Goggles in one non-combat level, you get an empty Mark 23 with a light attached to go through a Blackout Basement. The Idle Animation shows Mullins twirling it around his finger, a stunningly bad idea with a 17-inch long weapon of any sort, more so with a 5-pound gun that has a 4.8-pound single-action trigger pull.
- Shows up in Delta Force 2, as the default sidearm to replace the 1911 from the original game, available with a suppressor; the devs, interestingly, chose not to model the weapon with its distinctive underbarrel LAM. It returns for Land Warrior, Task Force Dagger, and Xtreme, this time with the LAM present but unusable.
- Added to Killing Floor during a summer event. Like the other pistols, it can be used Guns Akimbo. It has more power than most other pistols, competing with the Desert Eagle while having a higher capacity, but its reload is among the slowest of the semi-auto pistols to compensate.
- A 4-star Tactical Doll in Girls' Frontline. She is depicted as a possessive USA-themed catgirl for some reason. As the real-life weapon was marketed as an offensive pistol, her kit entirely revolves around firepower. She passively buffs the raw damage of other dolls, and she can take it even higher with her active skill. Even her personality can be considered aggressive, constantly flirting with the Commander and making a fuss when another girl appears to get close to them.
- Daniel Cross carries one in the present day sections of Assassin's Creed III. Desmond divests him of it during the final assault on Abstergo and the player can make use of it.
A semi-automatic pistol with an integral silencer, used most famously by the OSS during World War II. Derived from High Standard's HD pistol, the weapon was first demonstrated to President Franklin D. Roosevelt by head of the Office of Strategic Services "Wild Bill" Donovan in order to gain approval. The demonstration, which involved firing 10 live rounds around the US president, in essence, showed that the pistol was a Real Life case of a Hollywood Silencer, as Roosevelt never even realized that the gun was being fired around him until Donovan told him. 2,600 weapons were produced, and, following the conclusion of the war, continued to see service with the US military and CIA well into the early Cold War.
- A common sight in early Medal of Honor games, due to the main characters being members of the OSS.
- In Medal of Honor: Allied Assault and the Breakthrough expansion, the weapon is used thrice by Powell when working behind enemy lines, and by Baker when infiltrating an Axis freighter carrying important enemy documents. Unrealistically for its .22 caliber, it is shot-for-shot the most powerful pistol in the game, but also the slowest due to having to manually rack the slide after every shot.
- It appears in several missions in Medal of Honor: Frontline, identified in-game as simply the "Silenced Pistol" and misidentified in the manual as the the completely unrelated Webley & Scott M1905. Contrasting to Allied Assault, it's only about as powerful as your other sidearm options, but it's not noticeably slower than they are either.
- A Downloadable Content weapon in Sniper Elite III and Sniper Elite 4. Compared to the Welrod, it has a higher rate of fire and capacity, at the cost of some accuracy at mid range. Despite this, however, it is still ineffective in a firefight due to its relatively low stopping power.
- Appears in Mafia III as one of Lincoln's available pistols. Compared to the other pistols in-game, this one encourages a stealthy approach during missions, thanks to the integrated silencer.
This Hand Cannon is among the most powerful production semi-automatic pistols out there. Designed and marketed by Minnesota-based company Magnum Research, Inc., and manufactured by contractor Israel Military Industries until 2009 (when production was moved to MRI's Pillager, MN facility). It is chambered in .357 Magnum, .440 Cor-bon, .41 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .50 Action Express, and can easily be swapped between each caliber. It is fed by 9 (.357 Magnum), 8 (.41/.44 Magnum) or 7-round magazines (.50 AE and .440 Cor-bon). Magnum Research also offers it in a wide variety of finishes, ranging from standard chrome to gold to titanium/gold tiger stripes, and a model with an elongated, 10-inch barrel. Unlike most other handguns, it is gas-operated, using a rotating-bolt mechanism and direct gas impingement operation usually found on rifles, allowing it to fire much larger rounds than standard blowback handguns. They weigh about four and a half pounds unloaded, almost twice as much as a comparable pistol.
The Desert Eagle is essentially a rifle in pistol form, and a very temperamental weapon with a well-established reputation as a jam-o-matic. It stops working at the slightest hint of dirt, and its gas-operated mechanism sucks up dirt like a vacuum cleaner. It has horrid recoil and even worse aim. Moreover, its bulky grip and excessive weight make it difficult to shoot and very impractical to carry for anyone not built like Arnold Schwarzenegger or Dolph Lundgren, and it often suffers misfeeds when chambered in rimmed .357 and .44 Magnum cartridges (which is why rimmed rounds are generally used by revolvers while rimless ammo is predominant for automatics). It is also one of the more expensive handguns on the market, going for about US$1500 for the base modelnote . Adding to that, .50 Action Express ammunition is incredibly expensive. As a result, the "Deagle" is little more than a range toy for people with more money than sense (and possibly other deficiencies).
Despite all this, the Desert Eagle is the weapon of choice for media badasses across the spectrum, sometimes even being depicted as a standard issue military sidearm. In fan fiction, it's a good sign the wielder is a Mary Sue of some kind, much like a gratuitous katana, except if said wielder is a certain Merc with a Mouth.
Anime & Manga
- The Dirty Harry-esque main character of the manga Rose Hip Zero wields an Eagle one-handed. The size, recoil, and rarity of this gun are brought up in the manga, though, and his ability to fire the thing with one hand is noted as being quite a feat.
- The elderly one-eyed Sister Yolanda of the Church of Violence from Black Lagoon uses a gold-plated one of these one-handed during the Bloodstained Glass Windows shootout from the Greenback Jane arc. She uses it to blow up one of the bad guys' cars with one shot.
- Ghost in the Shell usually keeps it very realistic regarding guns. So when in one episode of Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, a quiet helicopter pilot is obsessed with his fantasies of pulling a Taxi Driver, it fits his character perfectly that he owns a Desert Eagle, as the cops don't consider him a real threat and are sure that he'll never go through with it.
- In the Soul Eater manga, Death the Kid's Super Mode has his handguns transforming into .42note caliber 'Death Eagles'.
- In Haruhi Suzumiya episode 1, we find the local Moe Blob Mikuru wielding the 10-inch barrel version, akimbo. Made particularly egregious by the fact that, again, you see two of them, in the far-less-common 10-inch model - though, these are airsoft replicas, made by a rather popular Japanese airsoft company (and, unsurprisingly, liked by otaku).
- In Witch Hunter, the main character Tasha's strongest magic gun is a .44 Desert Eagle that has enough recoil to break his arm.
- In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Homura initially uses a Desert Eagle as her primary sidearm which is more reasonable than most examples since she has stolen thousands of weapons of all sizes from the American military and Yakuza .
- Mana Tatsumiya of Mahou Sensei Negima! dual-wields Desert Eagles. In a bit of subversion, they (or at least the ones she uses the most) are airsoft replicas.
- Bando on Elfen Lied uses a customized Desert Eagle. Makes more sense than usual as the Diclonius he fights can deflect conventional ammo and he has a cybernetic arm (due to Lucy removing his original arm).
- The Dragon of one arc of Gunsmith Cats wields one with a fourteen inch barrel. It's treated as an Infinity +1 Gun, capable of penetrating a muscle-car's steel roll cage (Rally's Shelby Cobra, to be specific. It also hits her and is stopped by a collapsible rifle stored in her jacket - but still breaks several ribs) but not two inches of bulletproof glass windshield (though it still blinds the car, as planned).
- A .44 Magnum Desert Eagle shows up in City Hunter, in the hands of the extremely capable Hitman with a Heart Mick Angel. Given the author is usually very good at properly placing the guns, he probably did it on purpose to both show Mick's showoff personality and his ability to shoot a .44 Magnum one-handed with near-perfect accuracy.
- In Resident Evil: Vendetta, series-running badass Leon S. Kennedy very appropriately appears at the finale armed with one to use against the Arias-Diego Tyrant.
- A particularly egregious offender is the Immortal Iron Fist one shot Orson Randal and The Green Mist of Death. This story takes place sometime around the 1920s, before the Desert Eagle was even invented and likely before anyone involved in its design was born.
- Deadpool here! Alongside my sweet katanas, I also dual-wield two gorgeous shiny Deagles. Double the guns, twice the fun! Yeah, it can get messy sometimes, but hey, if they didn't turn into sobbing balls of surrender before my razor-sharp wit and my fantastic booty, it's their own fault. Oh, and if you're not agreeing with my choice of weapons, good ol' Ryan Reynolds managed his twin Deagles just fine.
Films — Live-Action
- Shows up in the original RoboCop; normal ones are used, but there's also a special one with a large barrel extension that can take a suppressor. This was originally supposed to be Robocop's gun, but when the suit was finished it became clear the weapon looked like a toy in his hand and the even larger Auto-9 was built based on a Beretta 93R.
- Shows up again in RoboCop 2 used by Hob to shoot Murphy. Doesn't affect him physically, but he hesitates at being shot by a child. In the opening scene, one crook takes one from a gun store that he's looting, noting that he really likes it.
- The Rehabs in RoboCop 3 use them as their standard sidearm.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger uses them a lot, no doubt because it's big enough to look impressive even in his large hands. He's used them in Commando, Eraser and Last Action Hero, and used a weapon (a fictional Hand Cannon called the "Podbyrin 9.2mm") that was a very ironic combination of a Desert Eagle and Walther P38 in Red Heatnote .
- Standard-issue for Agents of The Matrix. They fire Desert Eagles one-handed, and the magazine capacity is increased to 12 or 13. Well, at least they don't have Bottomless Magazines, even though there's really no reason (other than stylish reloading) such things couldn't be programmed into the eponymous Lotus-Eater Machine.
- Bullet Tooth Tony and his "Desert Eagle point five-oh" in Snatch., of course.The fact that you have Replica written down the sides of your guns, (closeup of the word Replica along the barrel) and the fact that I have Desert Eagle Point Five-Oh written down the side of mine, (close up of Desert Eagle along the barrel) should precipitate your balls into shrinking, along with your presence. Now... fuck off.
- Justified in that Bullet Tooth Tony is clearly not and never has been a military man, and so likely selected that gun because it fired huge rounds and looked cool. As per the quote above, it is useful for getting people to back down should the need arise.
- In Frank Goddamn Miller's film version of Will Eisner's The Spirit, The Octopus not only goes Guns Akimbo with the Desert Eagle, but he later wields a double-barreled version of it.
- In The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day, the McManus twins trade in their suppressed Beretta 92 pistols for some custom made Desert Eagles. And those silenced Berettas were acquired by trading in the Desert Eagles wielded by two Russian mob dudes who tried to murder them near the beginning of the original movie.
- A few appear in the Charlie's Angels (2000) movies. Including one carved from a piece of soap by Bosley with his bare teeth.
- L.J. in Resident Evil: Apocalypse has a pair of gold-plated .44 Magnum Mark XIX Desert Eagles. Too bad he's useless in a fight.
- Borat is shown a gold plated one when he asks a gun shop owner for a recommendation for a weapon with which to kill Jews. Since he's not a US citizen, he can't legally buy it, so he buys a grizzly bear instead.
- What appears to be a double-barreled version of this gun (which even can have its two barrels swivel sway from each other to target individual targets, and in reality a Beretta with Desert Eagle-style prop slides) is used by Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet.
- Vigilante Man and One-Man Army Mack Bolan has replaced his .44 AutoMag (an even rarer gun) with a .44 Desert Eagle.
- Thomas Raith of The Dresden Files tends to use a Desert Eagle along with a sword of some type. He can afford it because Vampires Are Rich.
- Scarecrow tends to use one as his sidearm, despite being a Recon Marine.
- Jayne has one that River wields in the Firefly episode "Out of Gas". ...Five hundred years in the future. River also gets her hands on assumedly the same one in the episode "Objects in Space" (which she mistakes for a branch).
- Shows up in an episode of CSI, and one of the immediate conclusions by one of the cast members is that the shooter must've been Compensating for Something.
- In the final season of The Shield, when Vic resigns from the LAPD he naturally has to turn in his service pistol, and from that point on uses his personal gun. As he says: ".357 Desert Eagle, cross-draw."
- Used by Jon Sable in the 1980s TV series Sable.
- In an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Benson is talking to a slightly-unhinged stalker at a gun range, where the stalker girl is firing a chrome-finished .50AE Desert Eagle. Benson notes that the gun is "a little hardcore", and then further notes that the 14 round mag the woman is using is illegal in New York City.
- Will shoots one brought in by a friend in Sons of Guns.
- Chambered with the .50 Action Express, the Desert Eagle is the most powerful and expensive semi-automatic pistol in GURPS: High-Tech, but is the hardest to use and has one of the smallest magazines.
- It's perhaps the most powerful pistol on the gun list in Feng Shui, and has the highest capacity.
- One of the stock characters in one of the Vampire: The Masquerade clanbooks is a lawyer whose equipment includes an "IMI .50 Desert Eagle (never fired)".
- It appears as the most powerful pistol in many First Person Shooters and Third Person Shooters; it's very unlikely to appear with its real name, and often has enough accuracy and power to be used as an ersatz sniper rifle. In first person shooters especially, this is partly because the gun is blocky and angular, and thus easy to make in 3D. Games are also very likely to give it incorrect capacities given whichever version they modeled it after e.g. giving it the usual 7-round capacity, but modeling it after a version that didn't come in .50 AE.
- Counter-Strike. For Valve's attempts at nerfing it, it's still the best handgun in the game.
- They finally succeeded in Global Offensive, the damage is still there, but the recoil requires very slow and accurate firing.
- Ballistic Weapons has three pistols based on the Desert Eagle. One is a gun company's recreation of the Desert Eagle (in the vein of gun companies recreating old and popular designs in the past, such as perfect copies of Tommy guns and MP40s), and the other two are semi-modernized (in the game's universe) ones.
- Max Payne features it as a stronger but lower-capacity (though still higher than reality, with 12 rounds in the first and 10 in the second and third) alternate to the Beretta. At least Max holds the gun with both hands in the first game, as it really has a mean kick. In the others, however, he dual-wields them with ease. It's also the preferred handgun for Mona Sax, and she can dual-wield them as well in the second game.
- Call Of Duty4modern Warfare multiplayer. Only two of them appear in single-player mode, and one is owned by the Big Bad.
- Your reward for reaching the final rank in multiplayer, Commander (level 55), is a golden one. Between that and its regular chrome version, it's the most popular sidearm primarily because it's the only one to deal more damage than the others, but this comes with higher recoil and a slightly slower reload.
- Video Game/Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 has them as well, and it's also possible to use akimbo Desert Eagles.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 also has them, and in the single-player campaign Yuri usually starts with one. Captain Price also takes up one as his new sidearm of choice after being disavowed from Task Force 141, replacing his old M1911.
- Quite prevalent in the Grand Theft Auto series:
- The Desert Eagle is Lance Vance's Weapon of Choice in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Diaz uses one to Shoot the Television in a cutscene as well. It was intended that the player could use it as well, but was Dummied Out, probably in favor of the Python revolver.
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas: It's a rare pickup in most cities, can be purchased after a few missions in Las Venturas, and if CJ sprays all 100 gang tags in Los Santos, a few Grove Street homies will wield it. It's hideously expensive and gives very little ammo per pickup or purchase, but then again, there's the Ammu-Nation shooting range bug. Strangely, after Carl reaches Gangster proficiency, its firepower increases; it's the only gun in the game that has that effect.
- The gun also shows up (as the "Combat Pistol") in Grand Theft Auto IV. It's not as much of a Hand Cannon this time around — it's clearly based on the less-powerful .357 Magnum version, and takes three shots to take down an enemy. With the above-mentioned AMT AutoMag added in the Ballad of Gay Tony DLC, it's also no longer the most powerful handgun.
- The Desert Eagle shows up again in Grand Theft Auto V. Despite being labeled the ".50 Pistol", it has the ammo capacity of the .357 Magnum variant. While a shot to the body won't kill an enemy instantly, they will be downed and eventually bleed to death.
- One of the mascot weapons of the Far Cry series, showing up in every game since the beginning, where it was the "Falcon 357" in the original game and the "Jungle Falcon" in its console spinoffs. In Far Cry 2 it's the "Eagle .50" and has "Deagle .50AE Pistol" engraved on the slide. Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 continue the tradition by offering it as the D50 as the final pistol to be unlocked. Initially absent from Far Cry 5, but a later patch added it in due to popular demand.
- The .357 Magnum version is common in Jagged Alliance 2. The .44 Magnum and .50 Action Express versions are added in the unofficial v1.13 patch, and buying ammo for the gun from the arms-dealing website mocks you for carrying around such an impractical, heavy, and huge handgun instead of a rifle.
- The "Heavy Pistol" in City of Heroes is based on this.
- EA's James Bond video games use this jarringly; despite its ridiculously expensive nature, it's often the standard sidearm for mooks in a few of the games. Even odder, said mooks usually use the "under 50 dollars on the black market" AK-47 as their primary weapon.
- Usable in Soldier of Fortune as the "Silver Talon." Yields a messy result with headshots.
- Appears in the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games as the "Black Kite" firing .45 ACP (there is no Desert Eagle variant chambered for that). More bizarrely, in Shadow of Chernobyl, there's a unique version called the Big Ben, which fires 9x39mm SP or PAB sniper and assault rifle rounds, far beyond even the .50AE.
- Replacement for the Colt Python in Half-Life: Opposing Force, used by both "Otis" security guards and HECU Engineers. And you, of course - it's powerful and accurate (moreso with the toggle-able Laser Sight), and ammo is more available than in Half-Life 1 (though it's still not everywhere).
- Added in the Rainbow Six games starting with Rogue Spear, as the most powerful handgun available until the Vegas games, where it's only the second most powerful (the most powerful happens to be a revolver that isn't used for anything besides hunting really large game like elephants). Notable in that most games in the series that feature it include both the usual .50 version, as well as the slightly-weaker but higher-capacity .357 version as well. Siege introduces the Desert Eagle (under the D-50 name) for both Navy SEAL Operators, Blackbeard and Valkyrie. Its high damage and fast semi-automatic rate of fire is matched with low magazine capacity and high recoil, which makes this an extremely tough but rewarding gun to use.
- A variant turns up in Left 4 Dead 2, called the Desert Cobranote ; it's got power on par with the sniper rifles, but hampered by heavy recoil and a low magazine capacity, making it poor against hordes. It's a consistent One-Hit Kill on the regular zombies no matter where it hits (VERY important in Realism mode, where even the similarly-damaging sniper rifles are as effective as harsh language outside of headshots), you don't lose any accuracy or fire rate when incapacitated like with the regular handguns, and it's worth it just to hear Nick sput out an excited "Niiiice" when he picks one up.
- Surprisingly easy to get in 7.62 High Caliber, with a minor rebel in an early mission carrying a .44 one.
- In Just Cause 2, the most basic peashooter is a Deagle with a more angled grip and increased capacity (12 shots by default, 24 at max upgrades); some cutscenes where it's fired have it eject rifle cartridges, and Rico is able to pair it up with any other one-handed weapon.
- Same as above, Postal 2 features it, named at gun stores as the "Old Faithful combat pistol", as the basic handgun. The only one, in fact, until later mods and updates added alternatives; in the current versions it's the middle ground for the pistols, killing people in two or three shots and being by far the easiest to acquire ammo for (since it's still the only pistol NPCs use), with better accuracy than the Glock and more common ammo than the Python, but not having the benefits of a Secondary Fire mode like the Glock's fire selector or the Python's execution bar.
- The heavy pistol in All Points Bulletin is clearly modeled after the Desert Eagle.
- Meryl Silverburgh in the Metal Gear series uses a Desert Eagle as her signature weapon. In Metal Gear Solid, Snake points out to her that she could have picked something more sensible from the armory, to which she defiantly replies that she used them since she was a little girl, affirming her role as a hot blooded youngster who wants to be a hero, as opposed to Snake being a remorseful veteran. By Metal Gear Solid 4 she carries two (one with a long barrel and scope), and is now a veteran badass who's actually very good with them. It's used prominently in the same cutscene when Johnny rescues her with a .50 BMG anti-materiel sniper rifle while in close quarters. Snake himself can use the standard version by purchasing it from Drebin or stolen from Dwarf Gekko in Act 4, and the scoped version by either obtaining the Fox emblem (complete the game in under six hours with no kills, alerts, deaths or used healing items on file) or entering a cheat code.
- Contract J.A.C.K. has one of these.
- Leon Scott Kennedy can pick up a .50 AE version of the gun with custom wooden grips and a two-tone finish in Resident Evil 2, and can upgrade it to the long-barrel version near the end of the game. He begins the novelization with the long barrel one.
- Dead Frontier has one of these under the name "Desert Fox" as the second most powerful and difficult to use handgun.
- Shows up as a weapon Jackie can get his hands on in the video game adaptation of The Darkness. Its ubiquity in films and games and the like is also mocked at one point - when you're in a Mafia safehouse, you can listen to a guy gleefully describing to one of his buddies a scene from an action movie he had just seen; in it, the hero uses two Deagles to shoot up a room full of mooks. The guy's friend says that that sounds like the stupidest movie ever.
- Appears in several Fallout games as a fairly common early-game weapon that is not all that powerful. The "N99" 10mm pistol in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas also looks to be somewhat inspired by the Deagle, particularly in the design of the slide.
- Scarface: The World Is Yours. Advertised as a one hit kill. Very effective.
- In the obscure rail-shooter Endgame, the .50 AE version of the Desert Eagle is Jade's main weapon.
- Appears in Saints Row 2 as the "GDHCnote .50", holding as many bullets as the real-world .44 version and used solely by FBI agents. Once the player grabs one, s/he can naturally dual-wield them. The ".45 Shepherd" in Saints Row: The Third and the default ".45 Fletcher" skin for the Heavy Pistol in Saints Row IV also seem to be heavily based on the Desert Eagle, the latter moreso.
- All of the gangsters you face in the first levels of Splinter Cell Conviction carry these as their standard sidearm. What's even weirder is that the PMC mooks you face later in the game tend to carry more believable pistols such as the USP45 or M9, showing that they're actual professionals and not just gangsters trying to look tough.
- Appears as the "Hand Cannon" in Killing Floor, as an alternative to the standard 9mm pistol. In earlier versions of the game, Sharpshooters at the highest level spawned with two of them; and, as of the 2013 summer event, you can now buy gold-plated, tiger-striped versions. It reappears in Killing Floor 2 as the Gunslinger's tier 3 weapon, mostly unchanged except for the capacity reduced to the .50 AE version's proper 7 shots and a KF2 logo on the grips.
- Combat Arms features 4 variants of the Desert Eagle, the standard Desert Eagle, Desert Eagle Black, Desert Eagle Special Edition (similar to the standard except features a black slide and an engraving on the side), and the Desert Eagle Gold (a gold Deagle with a two-tone tiger stripe pattern).
- The SOP38 handgun in Serious Sam 3: BFE is a Desert Eagle only in looks; it's quite different under the hood. It's chambered in .45 ACP, and holds 10 rounds that can be fired as fast as the user can pull the trigger. It works as an improved version of the Schofield revolvers from the classic games, having about the same fire rate as the dual-wielded revolvers with only slightly less ammo and a faster reload (about equal as reloading a single revolver), but the player has to use the sights (whereupon Sam walks a little slower) to negate its natural spread.
- Captain Martin Walker of Spec Ops: The Line starts with a Desert Eagle in sections where he loses all his prior weapons. Notably, this only occurs in scenes where he's by himself. In other scenes when he's with his teammates, his sidearm (drawn out of the same holster) is the realistic Beretta M9. Considering Konrad's rant about Walker having delusions of being a fantasy action hero, this makes it an odd case of invoking this trope intentionally.
- Ebony and Ivory in DmC: Devil May Cry are based from this gun, with stylized grips twisting into sharp points, scrollwork engravings at the bore of each pistol, and each also sports a ring hammer.
- The standard pistol skin in Champions Online appears to be based on the Desert Eagle, only with a longer barrel. Expect pistol-packing NPCs (soldiers, cops, even street gang Mooks) to be armed either with these, or with laser pistols. Probably justified, in a world with so many superhumans.
- Appears in all of the Hitman games, barring Absolution and HITMAN (2016), in the hands of various Mooks. Contracts has a gold plated version and, like all other pistols in the game, can be wielded Guns Akimbo if you can find them. Early concept art shows that a pair of them were originally going to be 47's signature pistols before they settled on the Silverballers.
- A Desert Eagle, labeled in-game as "DE50AE7", is available in Parasite Eve. Give Wayne 300 Junk and ask him for a pistol.
- In Time Crisis 5, both new Player Characters use two-toned Desert Eagles with muzzle brakes as their main handgun.
- A Mark XIX is the "Deagle" in PAYDAY 2, somehow managing to cram ten rounds into its basic magazine (the .357 magazine holds at most nine) and with unique mod options such as various compensators, a lengthened barrel, an extended magazine, and as of the Gage Mod Courier DLC a scope mount to attach on top of the existing scope mount to allow the use of the same sights that assault rifles get. As of the release of the Fugitive skill tree, it's now possible to dual-wield Deagles.
- Persona 5: One of the Protagonist's equippable handguns is a "Sand hawk", which has the appearance of a Desert Eagle with a chrome finish. Is used in the Climax of both the original and The Royal where Joker does a Headshot on the Final Boss.
- In Dies Irae, Shirou Yusa's have the Desert Eagle as his weapon of choice. Unfortunately, against the overpowered individuals he ends up facing off against, it rarely end up all that useful beyond simply providing a distraction. This changes after he manages to steal Rusalka's relic, allowing the bullets fired from it to be magically enhanced.
- A 5-star Tactical Doll in Girls' Frontline. A tiny girl carrying and shooting the .50 AE version one-handed, her kit is attack-focused, bypassing shields and inflicting extra damage to the enemies with the most HP present on the map.
- In Sleeping Dogs, Winston Chu uses a gold-plated Desert Eagle as his personal sidearm when he wants to be intimidating. After he dies at his wedding, Wei uses the very same Desert Eagle briefly at the Bam Bam nightclub when Big Smile Lee's enforcer appears and demands Winston's share of the profits for their North Point operations.
- Burt from We're Alive has Shirley, a silver-plated Desert Eagle that once belonged to his wife that he keeps with him as a reminder of her. Apparently both Burt and his wife were big on the competition circuit, so having such a weapon could be justified as a flashy show piece. But once the Zombie Apocalypse begins, Burt still relies on Shirley as his Weapon of Choice.
- In the Whateley Universe, this is the preferred weapon of the second Nightgaunt, who gets very upset when one gets destroyed (he aimed it at Lancer's eye at point-blank range, and the blowback from Lancer's PK field wrecked the barrel). Since he usually strikes from ambush, often in the manner described above, he isn't too worried about the cost of ammunition (he hardly uses any, and when he does, it almost always hits the target for a kill). The fact that he does have to take time to aim it and brace his arms is a minor plot point in Alya and the Birthday Brawl, as it gives Vamp time to grab his power gems off of his belt and escape.
- Barry from Archer has a nickel finished Desert Eagle Mk VII, which he talks TO, not with. He also has a subscription to Desert Eagle Magazine. Lana uses one on occaision, which fits her Johnny Bench-ian, steam-shovelly, Truckasaurus hands. President Calderon of San Marcos prefers it as his sidearm of choice, but never bothers to reload it, instead having an underling hand him a fresh pistol whenever he runs dry.
Unlike the Type 14, the Type 94 had a concealed hammer (in the style of the Colt Hammerless pocket models), whose spring didn't weaken with sustained firing and guaranteed that the pistol would function reliably. Like the Type 14, the Type 94 had a complicated assemblynote and used a locked breech recoil system relying on a locking block assembly similar to that of the modern Beretta 92. During firing, the locking block kept the barrel and slide together until the slide forced the block into its recess in the frame. At that point, the barrel stopped and the slide continued to the rear under its own momentum, extracting and ejecting the spent round. The return stroke of the slide chambered a fresh cartridge, got the locking block back into place and locked the system into battery until the next trigger pull. The Type 94 also had a magazine safety built into the frame to prevent firing should the magazine not be properly seated, such that one had to slap the magazine after inserting it to ensure proper feeding and trigger functionality.
The Type 94 is criticized as difficult to disassemble, underpowered (the bottle-necked 8x22mm Nambu is comparable to the .380 ACP, and much weaker than the 9x19mm and .45 ACP), and supposedly unsafe. Similarly to the Luger's receiver design, the trigger sear is exposed on the left side of the frame (although the Luger has a cover plate to keep the sear from getting depressed by external forces); one can unintentionally cause the Type 94 to shoot without pulling the trigger by carelessly handling itnote . This feature, apparently discovered when Americans accidentally mashed the sear bar on a captured pistol, became the source of an over-exaggerated Urban Legend that the Type 94 was intended as a suicide special or as a surprise weapon for Japanese soldiers feigning surrender.
The Type 94 was used by both Japanese tank crews and pilots of both Army and Navy air services, all of whom preferred compact pistols that could easily fit or be maneuvered in vehicles. Surprisingly, many infantry noncommissioned officers and even commissioned officers preferred the Type 94 to the earlier Type 14 owing to its good trigger reliability and better handling characteristics. As with most WWII-era Japanese firearms, production quality decreased toward the end of the war. Several hundred Type 94s continued to serve in other countries through The Vietnam War.
- The strangest appearances for this gun must have been in Captain Harlock, where it's shown being wielded by Earth Defense Force crewmen on space ships.
- In the movie Stray Dog, several police investigators handle the Type 94.
- In Fist of Legend, a Japanese general uses a Type 94 to execute a traitor.
- The films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima feature the Type 94 in Japanese hands.
- In Neuromancer, Riviera attempts to save himself from being kidnapped with one.
- Appears as the standard Japanese sidearm in Commandos 2: Men Of Courage. In gameplay terms, it's functionally the same as the Luger and the only difference is its cosmetic appearance in the inventory menu. In terms of stopping power, all three pistols are identical.
- Appears in Battlefield V Chapter 5: War in the Pacific. The Type 94 has a high rate of fire and a ridiculously fast top-off reload cycle, so players who deploy it tend to abuse the top-off reload as the full magazine reload is much slower. Simply put, just put more bullets into the intended victim to compensate for the low damage-per-shot stat.
The pistol is very common in shooting sports, and will often fetch prices in excess of $2,000 on the open market for used models (two to five times what a modern 9mm pistol will go for). SIG reintroduced the pistol to the civilian market in 2017 (including a version that replaces the heel magazine release with a button at thumb level on the side, as tends to be preferred by American shooters), although its heavily machined and hand-fitted nature means prices aren't likely to go down anytime soon.
Anime & Manga
- Twin P210-2s are the favoured weapons of Madlax.
- Rally Vincent uses one as a replacement for her damaged CZ-75 in a chapter of Gunsmith Cats. Alas, as good as it is, it's not as good as a first-generation CZ-75, and she refuses to take a shot during a Hostage Situation because she's afraid she will hit the girl being used as a Human Shield by her bounty, so she ends up letting them go. Tragedy ensues.
- Franco's sidearm in Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino.
- An issue of The Punisher in the 1980's featured Frank getting one of these from an old woman in his neighborhood. Unfortunately, it's the .30 Luger version, which means he's out of luck as far as actually shooting it.
Unfortunately, in 2000, it was discovered that some of the pistols had a flawed safety that could cause the weapon to discharge if dropped. CP1s in South Africa were fixed and returned, but since Denel didn't have enough infrastructure in foreign markets for this, they instead offered a cash refund to any who returned the weapon. This recall ended any potential the weapon had in the United States (its primary market), and also led to the weapon's end of production just a year later in 2001.
The CP1 was available in 9x19mm Para, 9x21mm IMI, and .40 S&W.
Anime & Manga
- Appears a couple times in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, an imitator Laughing Man holding someone hostage with one in the sixth episode, and later as the weapon of the Human Evolutionist faction's leader in the thirteenth episode. Masamune Shirow mentions in an artbook that he'd wanted to include the weapon ever since he first heard of it.
- The two-tone variant appears in A Certain Magical Index The Movie: The Miracle of Endymion as a personal sidearm of Shutaura Sequenzia.
Films — Live-Action
- In Babylon A.D., an extremely upset Toorop pulls a loaded CP1 on a arms dealer and proves its defectiveness by pulling the trigger on him, but the gun only clicks.
- Yelena uses two CP1s in XXX.
- Caleb carries one as his Weapon of Choice in Dredd.
- Many of the pistols in The Fifth Element are heavily modified CP1s.
- One is briefly used by Saito in Inception.
- The Peacekeepers in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Mockingjay use white-painted CP1s.
- A two-toned CP1 is used by Gay Perry and Harry Lockhart in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.
This pistol is quite a mystery. It was conceived during World War II as a concealable and silent sidearm for use by resistance members, special forces operatives, and anyone else trying to keep a low profile.
There were two major variants. The first one is, oddly enough, the Mark II (chambered in .32 ACP, eight rounds per magazine), while the Mark I pictured here came later (chambered in 9mm, six rounds per mag). Other than the round chambered, the only differences between the two are the Mark I added a trigger guard and modified the suppressor so the front half could be unscrewed for concealment, moving the front sight to the middle of the weapon so it wouldn't lose zero. Some 2800 were made in total, used by the SOE, OSS and other resistance groups.
The pistol itself is bolt-action, the knob needing to be twisted to the left to unlock the bolt. The magazine was used as the handle for the weapon, with a rubber covering over it and a safety lever on the grip meant to keep it in place as the user held and aimed. Conversely, when the user was not using it, the magazine/handle could be removed to aid in concealing it. The majority of the barrel is an integrated suppressor, which, alongside being bolt-action (thus removing the noise of an automatic slide clacking back and forth), allowed the gun to fire very quietly. However, the baffles inside the suppressor were made of rubber and would quickly wear, meaning that while the gun would keep firing, it would lose its suppressed ability fairly quickly unless serviced.
The Swiss company Brügger & Thomet had developed a Spiritual Successor known as the B&T VP9, which is best summed up as a modern-day Welrod. Although the pistol is designed to be used putting down dangerous and wounded animals.
Anime & Manga
- Used briefly by Radinov in Gunsmith Cats OVA, to assassinate the chief of the Illinois branch ATF, who was working with her and her employer.
Films — Live-Action
- A Welrod was shown in Gene's arsenal in Layer Cake.
- Ulrich Kohl from one episode of Person of Interest was shown using a Mk I Welrod.
- Fancy Lee uses the modern VP9 with some Abnormal Ammo (including a homing tranquillizer dart in the sixth episode) as his sidearm in Killjoys.
- The Canadian Agents from X Company used the Mk II to assassinate French Gestapo agents.
- The murderer in an Inspector Morse episode used one; in that case it was explained by him being a former SOE operative in WW2.
- Medal of Honor: Rising Sun featured this pistol in the Singapore Sling mission and multiplayer. It is inaccurately portrayed as a single-shot weapon (the model used is the Mk II, which holds eight rounds per magazine) which kills anyone in one shot and is as accurate as a sniper rifle (the real gun's max range was 23 meters, less than half the effective range of a non-silenced handgun, and used pistol bullets slowed considerably - thus reducing stopping power - to make them quieter).
- Sniper Elite V2 features the Mk I with the front sight shifted forward as one of the player's default weapons from the start of the game, and the only silenced weapon available. Accuracy at even medium range is sub-par, however, as is ammo scavenged from enemies - this game's all about the long-range rifle kills. It comes back in Sniper Elite III and Sniper Elite 4 with largely the same characteristics, with the sole exception of an increase in capacity from 6 to 8 rounds, effectively making it a Mk II with an added trigger guard.
- Day of Infamy gives the Commonwealth Officers and Snipers the ability to arm themselves with the Mk II Welrod as a sidearm. Because of its slow rate of fire, it's not ideal for a direct confrontation against the enemy, but rather to take them by surprise.
- The Mark II version is available in Girls' Frontline as a 5-star T-Doll. Widely regarded as one of the best evasion tanks in the game, owing to her incredible evasion stat and skill that reduces enemy accuracy. True to her origins, she behaves like a movie secret agent, to the point of trying too hard.
First introduced in 1973, the Wildey was one of the first gas-operated handguns. Intended primarily for hunting, it is designed to handle a variety of high-velocity, high-pressure rounds, including the 9mm and .45 Winchester Magnum, the .44 Auto Mag (from the Auto Mag pistol), and the .357, .41, .44, .45, and .475 Wildey Magnum rounds note . Similarly to the Auto Mag also mentioned on this page, the Wildey features a distinctive ribbed, ventilated barrel, which is capable of mounting scopes, and is fed by 7 or 8-round magazines. The weapon is capable of changing calibers easily.
Anime & Manga
- Brandon Heat uses one in the anime adaptation of Gungrave.
- One of Madame Masque's weapons of choice in Iron Man is a revolver chambered in .475 Wildey Magnum.
Films — Live-Action
- The Wildey's most famous appearance is in Death Wish 3, where it is Paul Kersey's primary weapon. The prop was Bronson's personal weapon. This appearance singlehandedly boosted the Wildey's popularity, and kept it off that other list, with its creator once joking that sales spiked whenever Death Wish was shown on cable.
- El Mariachi carries and uses one with a scope in Desperado.
- Mickey carries this weapon in Natural Born Killers.
- Seitz's sidearm in RoboCop 3.
- Mr. Jigsaw in Loaded Weapon 1 carries a Wildey Magnum as his primary sidearm throughout the film.
- Lund carries one in the Firefly episode "The Train Job".
- It was supposed to appear in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, but was cut, though it can still be found within the game's files. It is mistakenly referred to as a Colt 1911, and the developers apparently mistook the long ribbed barrel for an integral suppressor.
- A scoped variant is featured in Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2009.
- Standard sidearm of the Russian Army in Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4.
- The standard sidearm of SVER in MAG.
- Appears in Call of Duty: Ghosts, where in single-player and multi-player mode is semi-auto, but in Extinction mode it fires full-auto. It returns in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, now firing two-round bursts.
- Appears incorrectly as the Tariq in the 2010 reboot of Medal of Honor, the Opfor's standard sidearm. In reality, the Tariq is an Iraqi copy of the Beretta M951, the single-stack predecessor to the Beretta 92.
- The civilian variant, the MP-446, appears as a usable sidearm in Splinter Cell: Conviction.
- A variant rechambered for 9x21mm ammo appears as the standard sidearm for CSAT forces in ARMA III, under the name "Rook 40".
- Appears as the "MP-40 Grad" in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3.
- The MP-443 is a usable weapon in Contract Wars.
- Both the military and civilian versions appear in Girls' Frontline, the Viking as a regularly-produced two-star T-Doll (with its Competition Barrel as an exclusive equipment) and the Grach as a three-star one acquired through login rewards or event drops. Possibly owing to their ability to use overpressure versions of the 9mm cartridge, their maximum damage slightly surpasses most other handgun T-Dolls.
- AK-15 also carries an MP-443 as her sidearm according to some character art, though given the way the game works she doesn't use it in-game.