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I'm seeing a lot of new guns from certain companies being added. But shouldn't the focus be on firearms that have made lots of notable media appearances? They're very new, but some haven't exactly made lots of exposure just yet.
What happened to the Fictional Guns folder? I was going to add Bindlebane.
(Sorry for the double-post; it was an accident)
Recently, people have been adding captions to the gun images.
Personally, I see no problem with this. Go right ahead!
So one of the contributors has been going around deleting photos that are apparently "stolen" from IMFDB, despite the fact I couldn't really find any other alternatives sometimes.
In that case then, I'll try to find images that aren't from the website to prevent conflict and if I can't, hopefully I can still find some.
Is there enough content to start a new page for Anti-Tank and Anti-Air guns? I'm pretty sure the big cheese also qualify as guns, but they just aren't very focused upon in movies and videogames.
Well, for AA we do have autocannons plus missiles in another folder. AT is scattered; several are in launchers, AT rifles are in rifles.
Where do we find info on fictional Cool Guns?
Well, late reply, but I messed up the status quo on 15th Feb '17, and it looks like it's staying for now.
Alright, what happened to the pictures on a lot of the pages?
They were copyrighted images and only for IMDB purposes, according to moderator chat discussion.
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.
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)?
Another suggestion: Move all the entries you think count as DM Rs to that page, and try making some new ones too. :)
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.
That's an awesome idea!
OK, almost got all of them-does anyone have a quote for Machine Pistols?
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).
You add it yourself, please. I've learned that if no one adds the Ithaca, you make it yourself.
Wouldn't flamethrowers count as "cool guns".
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.
Possible, but it might lag the page a bit.
On the other hand, that is a good idea. I'll experiment with the Shotguns page.
Hey, it actually looks good! I'll add pics for the rest.
Should the Ithaca 37 shotgun be added? it's appeared in quite a few works
Long Gunner, the entry for the Ithaca IS UP.
Shouldn't we open an entry for anti-material rifles? Off the top of my head...
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.
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.
What's the weapon pictured in the page picture? It's cool.
It's an MP 5, if I'm not mistaken, with engraving on it to fancy it up.
MP 5 K
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.
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.
SPAS-12 should be added. Shows up in a boatload of video games and again as many movies and tv shows
No it shouldn't, it's already under Rare Guns.
Jack Harkness uses a Webley Mk IV (the .38), not a Mk VI.
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
I thought the proper name was "Atchisson Auto Assault 12?"
yeah, my bad, what I had was it's former name
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.
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 * most SOCOM operators hate it since it's huge (foot and a half long with the silencer) and heavy (weight of an empty MP5 with the full SOCOM kit); it's rarely checked out of armouries, while in fiction it's ludicrously common and I don't think there's been any major adoptors of the AA-12 yet.
Yeah I guess it's still in the testing phase right now
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.
I'd say you'd have to get Rule of Three before adding something (though "everything" counts as rule of three for WW 2 weapons, obviously).
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