GALLERY: The 5 Best Sci-Fi Handguns
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- Star Trek didn't make the cut...seriously?
Many handgun owners are big fans of science fiction. I'm not sure why this is, but the fact that the characters in the books and movies get to play with a lot of cool hardware -- even before you add in futuristic weapons -- has to be a big draw.
Seeing as this is a blog for Handguns , I have to restrict myself from going on a nerdy fanboy rant about the Colonial Marines' M41A pulse rifle from Aliens, or the ultimate sci-fi multi-tool, the lightsaber (it's a knife, a welder, a wound cauterizer, a bullet deflector!). That said, when I sat down to try and figure out what my five favorite sci-fi handguns were, the choices were a bit overwhelming.
You'll find nothing from Star Trek in my list, not because I'm not a fan, but because there are so many generations of the phaser that narrowing it down to one was more work than I wanted to take on. I love the recent Battlestar Galactica series, but their pistols were simply very lightly decorated FN Five-Sevens. Malcolm Reynolds' pistol from Firefly/Serenity is a great signature piece, but it looks like an amped up single-action revolver (it was built on a Taurus Model 85), and I'm just not a big fan of single-action revolvers.
I'm sure many of you will disagree with some or all of my choices, but here are my picks for the 5 best Sci-Fi Handguns...