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Still not enough.

Guns. Lots of guns.
Neo, The Matrix

Gun Porn describes a scene or scenario with a lot of guns, enough to make a gun nut cream their pants (even women). In video games, there's also the option to see highly detailed models of said guns. Optional features include a careful attention to detail to the background and operation, heck, there might even be Bullet Time glory shots during the firing of a gun. Basically, someone decided that focus to the gun itself is very important.

It's basically the gun equivalent to Scenery Porn and Costume Porn. Close cousin to Technology Porn. Sometimes associated with Description Porn. See also Gun Accessories for more of the toys that go nice with guns.

Examples of Gun Porn include:

Anime & Manga

  • Angel Beats has incredibly accurate guns.
  • Switzerland, of Axis Powers Hetalia, seems to have a thing for guns as shown here.
  • Blame, even though none of the guns are real, the creator obviously takes great pains to put as much detail into them as possible.
  • Gunslinger Girl. The author being a bona fide gun pornographer, it's unsurprising.
  • Bee Train's "girls-with-guns" trilogy: Noir, Madlax and, to a lesser extent, El Cazador de la Bruja. They even used direct recordings for the audio.
  • Grenadier
  • Kenichi Sonoda's Gunsmith Cats, which is even about actual gunsmiths. He then went on to create the Super Robot series Cannon God Exaxxion, whose title mech is basically a 500 foot gun with limbs & a head. Some of his works feature 'literal' Gun Porn, like the heroine licking the barrel or a naked girl holding a rifle in a... strategic way.
  • Whenever Toriyama drew a gun in Doctor Slump, more often than not it was rendered in greater detail than the character holding it (though it usually still looked cartoony enough for the style of the manga).
  • Despite the Sci-Fi setting, Cowboy Bebop features mostly real and accurately drawn contemporary weaponry, with Jericho 941, Glock 30, Walther P99, HK USP, and 1911-style firearms shown impeccably drawn in prominent roles.
  • Hellsing - Kouta Hirano's guns are fictional, but the way he rattles off specs in such glorious detail... Dirty Harry would be proud. Seras's Harkonnen also deserves mention.
  • The first Ghost in the Shell movie includes a scene towards the end, that shows the main character disassembling her PDW and ejecting the steaming hot barrel to switch for another calibre and armor piercing bullets. The same scene also includes a tank with two massive Gatling guns and a grenade launcher shooting the place to shreds.
  • Black Lagoon is a very gun-laden series, and Rei Hiroe is very good at rendering the main characters' primary instruments of destruction.
  • Desert Punk, though much more in the manga, which even has a section at the end of the volume collections listing details of all of the guns used including their action and rifling. The foreword of the first chapter even has the author stating how it would suck to be a gun in the desert because of sand getting in the barrel and the oil being affected by changing temperature.
  • Trigun, as you'd expect. Look at the Expy Ak-47s, magnums with barrels about eight-inches long that can morph into a super weapon, crosses that can become light machine guns, sniper rifles with barrels ten yards long, saxophones that can become guns, amongst other colorful examples.
  • Jormungand, as expected for a manga about a team of mercenary arms dealers. It features a wide variety of well-drawn hand guns, submachine guns, assualt rifles, sniper rifles, and a Javelin missile launcher all in the first chapter.
  • Highschool of the Dead features beautifully rendered guns given gushing descriptions by the resident Gun Nut, Kouta.
  • Gungrave. Check out the opening.
  • Hidan no Aria has every character (revealed till now) wielding different models of firearms, most of them described in great detail. While the usage of guns in the series sometimes lapsed into the Rule of Cool, the effort spent in describing their relative strengths and weaknesses is impressive.
  • Shaman King. The X-Law armory is filled with realistic weapons, ranging from RPG's to M16's. And to top it off, There's a giant angel Oversoul, right in the middle of the room, for Lyserg.
  • Upotte is an anime about personified firearms. Naturally, it includes very detailed depictions and trivia about the guns the characters represent.

Comic Books

  • The Punisher: Arsenal is entirely devoted to loving descriptions of his weapons and tactics.
    • Several issues of Punisher MAX contain interludes where a narrating Castle describes the history and uses of his favorite weapons.
  • The late, lamented Doom comic. The Marine really, really loves his guns.


  • A great example of Gun Porn is none other than The Matrix, where they even include glory shots of the bullets.

 Tank: So what do you need? Besides a miracle.

Neo: Guns. Lots of guns.

  • Equilibrium takes gun action in another direction that's pretty damn cool, making it a Gun Porn movie by default.
  • Aliens futuristic Pulse Rifle and Smart Gun were basically just modified Thompsons SMGs and MG42s.
  • Shoot Em Up is an obvious attempt to go as far over-the-top as possible with this trope.
    • While omitting the obsession over guns themselves compared to actually using and discarding them, which makes it, um... hardcore gun porn?
  • Lord of War, being about an international arms dealer, is rife with Gun Porn.
  • Shooter (the Mark Wahlberg movie) is basically one long excuse to show guns
  • John Woo's action movies come complete with loving shots of all sorts of guns, especially Berettas. Of course much of his movies are devoted to the effect those guns have on the human body.
  • In Wanted, the main characters (protagonists and antagonists alike) have the ability to curve bullets fired from a gun. One can only imagine what gun porn potential this unleashes. Needless to say, there are a multitude of glory shots of bullets being fired and close ups on what kind of destruction they cause, often times amounting in little more than duels with guns, as the characters sometimes deflect bullets by firing other bullets at them.
  • Several of the scenes in Predator, particularly the famous deforestation sequence, were meant to ridicule this trope[1].
  • The Terminator series is full of gun porn. T2 is a particular offender, with lots of shots showing Sarah Connor's humongous underground gun vault, and her coffin that was filled primarily with loads and loads of weapons. There's also the whole scene where Arnie destroys dozens of cop cars with a minigun.
  • District 9 contains many cases of Gun Porn, often from previously rarely seen South African small arms, most notably the Denel NTW 20mm anti-materiel rifle and PAW 20mm grenade launcher, both of which were used to finish off the mech.
  • The last half of Uwe Boll's House of the Dead is loaded with these.
  • The armory of the Swiss Guard in Angels and Demons is half Gun Porn and half Flanged Mace Porn.
  • The back of Reese's van in From Paris with Love presents a special cache of this, once you get past the keypad.
  • Played for Laughs in Boondock Saints 2 which has a scene where the Saints are choosing their weapons for a hit. The weapon provider invites them to see his best stuff, and when he opens the briefcases, actual softcore porn music starts playing.
  • Tremors has an actual fan of Gun Porn in Burt Gummer, and a scene in which his compound is attacked by the subterranean beasty breaking into his basement. It starts with him and his wife unloading the guns they were cleaning into it, then running out of ammo and backing toward the far side basement wall which is absolutely covered in guns in what can only be described as a Crowning Moment of Funny and a Crowning Moment of Awesome wrapped into one. That Graboid broke into the wrong goddamn recroom.
  • Just prior to the climatic finale in Hot Fuzz, Angel loads himself up with an enormous array of weaponry acquired earlier in the film, all presented in fast but loving detail, with loading them with ammunition, cocking and twirling galore. In one of the DVD commentaries the director faux apologizes for saying so, and remarks he must be a 14 year old boy, but he claims the sequence gets him hard. Sounds like gunporn alright.
  • Big Daddy's studio-stroke-armoury in Kick-Ass fits the bill - racks and racks of beautiful weapons, including a number of rare items. And, wonderfully, a jetpack-mounted twin-minigun rig. Mmm...
  • Iron Man 2, when Hammer shows Rhodey and a general the weapons he can offer in exchange for an Iron Man suit.
  • Zardoz, the titular god says "The gun is good!", and literally spews thousands of guns and bullets for his followers to use.
  • Unforgiven, while being essentially a deconstruction of the whole western genre, still manages to prominently feature a wide cross-section of old-west firepower. Several of the weapons (such as Ned's Spencer rifle, the Kid's Smith & Wesson Schofield, and a mentioned but unseen Walker Colt) are identified by name.
  • In The Mask the title character takes out from his pockets around fifty different guns and aims them at the Mooks. After they run away however, it is revealed they are all Bang Flag Guns.
  • Most openings of James Bond films combine this with silhouettes of dancing girls (usually wearing Vapor Wear).


  • The Deathlands series usually has elaborately detailed descriptions of guns. If the Armorer is featured in any way, expect elaborately detailed descriptions of all the parts of those guns.
  • The Mack Bolan series usually have trading-card stats of relevant weapons. Plus every Cool Gun in the planet must have been used by the protagonists at one time or another.
  • The Guardians series often has plenty of loving descriptions of military weapons, vehicles and explosives, how they work, and how soldiers using them rate them. Almost all present-day weapons, despite the setting being Twenty Minutes Into the Future — or it was, when the series started. Now it's Alternate History.
  • Neal Stephenson takes this trope, in written form, to his heart. In Cryptonomicon, he spends over two pages lovingly describing the Vickers Machine Gun; The gun has its own little story arc, complete with an entire page of building action, climax and denouement. This is merely a callback to Reason in Snow Crash, a portable gatling cannon that's described in loving detail several times throughout the book.

 The Vickers was water-cooled. It actually had a fucking radiator on it. It had infrastructure... and a whole crew of technicians to fuss over it. But once the damn thing was up and running, it could fire continuously for days as long as people kept scurrying up to it with more belts of ammunition... Mikulski hosed down all of the German vehicles for a while, yawing the Vickers back and forth like a man playing a fire extinguisher against the base of a fire. Then he picked out a few bits of the roadblock that he suspected people might be standing behind and concentrated on them for a while, boring tunnels through the wreckage of the vehicles until he could see what was on the other side, sawing through their frames and breaking them in half. He cut down half a dozen or so roadside trees behind which he suspected Germans were hiding, and then mowed about half an acre of grass.

  • William Gibson goes the other way in Neuromancer; He writes Gun Gorn: He describes in great detail all the horrible things that have been done to weapons to make them into Saturday Night Specials, down how their barrels have been mutilated and abused.
  • Matthew Reilly usually introduces his bad guys with this, so that the audience knows how awesomely the protagonists are outmatched.
  • The 1980's action-adventure series The Survivalist, written by gun writer Jerry Ahern.
  • Larry Corriea, as a former gun store owner, loads his books with guns of every kind. Monster Hunter International is centered on a private contracting company that kills mythological creatures through ludicrous firepower, while The Grimnoir Chronicles feature John Moses Browning as a major character.
  • Fate/Zero's author Gen Urobuchi gave a whole lot of detail to the weapons that Kiritsugu Emiya uses. To wit, Kiritsugu's weapons are a Calico M950 sub-machine gun, a Walter WA 2000 sniper rifle (with night scope and heat vision sensors), and his Mystic Code the Thompson Contender, customized with his Origin Bullets. The anime also shows other weapons in a couple of lock and load montages.
  • J. T. Edson always describes the weapons of his protagonists in loving detail. No character ever carries a generic gun, and the advantages and disadvantages of a particular weapon choice will always be spelled out.
  • The Zombie Survival Guide is full of this. Even the guns that wouldn't be the best for killing zombies are described in detail.

Live Action TV


  • Parodied in Sage Francis' "Gunz Yo": I hold my crotch like a nine millimeter!
  • Ice-T "Body Count"

 You try to ban the AK

I got ten of 'em stashed

With a case of hand grenades

  • Brazilian song "Rap das Armas" ("The Weapons Rap"), mostly known for its usage in the movie The Elite Squad lists many, many firearms during it - the video linked there even illustrates them.
  • Blokkmonsta's "Das ist meine AK" (This is my AK), a German rap song, is basically this in the first verse, listing a lot of factoids like weight, magazine capacity, maximum range of the projectile etc. The second verse is sung by somebody else who just raps about how he will kill you very hard with it.

Tabletop Games

  • The GURPS: High-tech source book has almost a third of its width dedicated to explanations, rules, tables, and descriptions of various modern guns.
  • World of Darkness: Armory is pretty much gun porn, breaking down the standard firearms listed in the core book (light pistol, heavy pistol., shotgun, SMG, rifle, assault rifle, etc.) into make, model, and special properties. And then it gets into Melee Weapon Porn, Explosives Porn, Vehicles Porn... basically, it's the book to bust out when you want to go beyond the generics.
  • The Inquisitor's Handbook for Warhammer 40000: Dark Heresy has over a dozen pages devoted to additional firearms, ranging from cobbled together 'zip guns', to crude muskets, to barely-comprehended archaeotech weapons, and, of course, BFGs.

Video Games

  • Basically any modern combat FPS would fall into this trope.
    • One of the earliest videogame examples would be Counter-Strike.
    • Black is a game described to be basically Gun Porn. Even That Other Wiki redirects "Gun Porn" to it. In fact, that was the unofficial tagline for a while (not to mention copiously used by the developers in interviews). The menu background for the game consists of slow-motion shots rotating around highly detailed gun models in all possible directions, often throwing in the guns firing in order to really seal the deal.
    • Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon can be thought of as a basic gun encyclopedia in the load out screen.
    • Operation Flashpoint features a ton of modern military small arms and ammo variants, but due to the game engine not supporting modular attachments, a lot of the weapons are just variants of the same basic weapon with different accessory configurations. For example, M4A1 with iron sights, M4A1 SD (suppressed + iron sights), M4A1 CCO SD (suppressed + red dot sight, M4A1 M203 (underbarrel grenade launcher)...
    • And what the last example lacks in modularity, Brink makes up for it. Customization screens allow for an intimate rendering of the dozens of weapons you can modify. Weapons which you can attach on up to 4 or 5 different areas. Sights, silencers, extended or drum mags, bayonets...the list goes on.
  • The Metal Gear series, while in-game doesn't feature a lot of gun action, in-game cutscenes (especially in the Game Cube remake of MGS) make it one. And throw in the detailed descriptions of guns (to varying accuracy) as well.
    • Naked Snake is a bit of a gun pornographer himself. The way he describes the M1911A1 he gets from EVA early on his mission sounds exactly the way car enthusiasts talk about their rides. Seriously, he sounds more excited about the gun than he is about the hot, Absolute Cleavage baring woman who's trying to seduce him. Played for Laughs in the special features, where it's a lighter that EVA uses when he pulls the trigger. Snake's face is PRICELESS.
    • Metal Gear Solid 4 Guns of the Patriots features 70 weapons, nearly all of them customizable with scopes, grenade launchers, suppressors, and the like, depending on which gun. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker outdid that with 99 weapons, a number of them similarly customizable.
  • Max Payne has a bit of this as well. The games even do "bullet cams" for the sniper rifle. Some of the mods really make the game into a gun porn game.
  • All of the weapons in the Resident Evil remake for GameCube have a gun porn section in it, complete with firing action for some of them.
    • Resident Evil 5 has a bit of firearm fetish going for it. The game uses a lot of correct names for weapons (averting AKA-47) and you're offered new guns for making your current firearm as powerful as possible. In general the game has a lot more variety to its weapon selection than previous RE games as well.
  • The Nerf N-Strike game is basically this... with Nerf guns. Its sequel included actual customization options, some new guns, and the removal of the duplicate guns that the first one was plagued with.
  • The Hitman games let you collect a large variety of weapons, and then usually hand you a nice firing range to test them out on.
  • This trope seems to be why Unreal Tournament III contains guns that look like exploded-view models of the actual weapons they're supposed to represent. Lots of totally hawt levers exposed in those babies.
  • Borderlands. The game's debug menu lists over 3 million guns, and the devs stopped counting after they reached 17 million guns.
    • There's a glitch in the Mad Moxxi expansion that can result in what one poster described as "some kind of homicidal Scrooge McDuck wet dream". If you haven't played the game, just know that each one of those thin points of light is sticking out of its own gun.
  • There's only one gun in the Team Fortress 2's "Meet the Heavy" video, but the Heavy's rhapsodic description of it certainly qualifies.

  "I am Heavy Weapons Guy, and this is my weapon. She weighs 150 kilograms and fires 200-dollar custom-tooled cartridges at a rate of 10,000 rounds per minute. It costs 400,000 dollars to fire this weapon, for 12 seconds!"

  • STALKER already has a fairly large and varied collection of guns in the basic configuration, but the Arsenal Mod for Shadow of Chernobyl really seals the deal, with more than 60 new guns to play with. Search deeper in the net and many (usally Russian) compilation mods, for example, "StalkerSoup", go into triple digits. Not only are they functional, but each gun tends to have paragraphs worth of info and history in the inventory.
  • Jagged Alliance 2. With the v1.13 mod, they have every gun in the Cool Guns section except for seven(AR-18, BAR, M1887, MP 40, MG 42, TEC-9, and Mauser C96, to be exact), and nearly all the guns in the Rare Guns page. There are many variants on individual guns, as well, leading to around 300 guns.
    • As if that weren't enough, there's multiple variants of ammunition for the same caliber, and a multitude of parts to use to customize individual guns with. There's so much gun porn it's quite easy to get distracted from actually fighting in favor of pimping out your mercenaries with the coolest guns possible.
      • As a spiritual successor, Brigade 7.62mm fits this trope too. In 3D! Moreso with the fanmade mods.
    • There's also this mod that takes it to an impossibly higher level.
  • Fallout: New Vegas has a faction called the Boomers, who practically have a Cargo Cult-esque religion based around guns and explosives. Naturally, the main character can earn some serious Messiah points by salvaging a pre-War B-29 from the bottom of Lake Mead for them.
    • The Gun Runners are at comparable levels of Gun Porn, though their outlook is secular and their plot relevance is much smaller.
    • Then there's the Gun Runners' Arsenal DLC, which adds a plethora of new weapons in the mix for all your killing needs. Prepare the large boner of dakka.
  • In the game Conkers Bad Fur Day, play this trope parodying Matrix when Conker blackmail the programmer to help him in killing Heinrich.
  • Battlefield 3 has an absolutely huge wealth of guns for you to use in the multiplayer, as well as many scopes and attachments for your pleasure.

Web Original

Web Comics

  • Better Days: Guns tend to be drawn in loving, accurate detail. About ten times the accuracy and detail given to backgrounds or cars in the comic.
    • There is also a jewish character who basically hoards guns in his basement, including a M1919 .30cal machinegun, partly hidden behind an israeli flag. He also talks to the main character in a very endearing way about them.
  • Gunnerkrigg Court has a short Sword Porn segment.
  • Axe Cop: Avocado Soldier wishes for every weapon.

Western Animation

  • The Transformers' god, Primus. He's the size of a planet, (because he IS one), and he is slagging MADE OF DAKKA. ENORMOUS shoulder cannons. Huge twin wrist guns. Banks of guns and missile launchers in his shins and lots of other places. (And when that's not enough, he can use his moons as Epic Flails.

Real Life

  • Armories ("This is Where the Guns Live! Git you One!") and gun stores can be this.
  • Three magic words for Heckler & Koch fans: The Grey Room. Currently housed in HK’s Virginia facility, The Grey Room is a unique collection of HK weapons, particularly appealing to the gun porn aficionados thanks to the large number of rare and prototype weapons such as the G11 and XM8.
  • Dragon*Con 2010 (a Sci Fi/media convention) had an entire room, appropriately called The Armory, set up with loads of weapons on display, from pistols to heavy machine guns... and beyond.