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Gunshot Sound Effects

Welcome to the Avosound Gunshot sound effect archive. This comprehensive sound category includes a huge selection of firearms and gun sounds.

Shotgun Sound Effects, Guns, Pistols and Cannon Sounds

Starting with James Bond's Walter PPK, there are a variety of pistols, revolvers, shotguns, muskets, guns, colts, armor cannons, historical guns, carabiners and rifles. We are not just collecting gunshot sound effects, you will also find a wide variety of handling and manipulation sounds of guns: locking guns, unlocking, handling, loading magazines, loading bullets, pressing triggers, as well as all sorts of metal sounds from guns, pistols and rifles!

Revolver and Pistols

There is a wide variety of pistol and revolver sounds and shots in the Avosound Online Sound Library. We have sounds and records from many different calibers, also shots with and without silencer. There are pistols from Walter, Magnum revolvers, Smith And Wesson, Baretta, Cowboy and Western Revolvers. The Sounddogs and Rob Nokes sound libraries, which all are online in the Avosound online library, provides a wide variety of shots, gunshot, bullet fly bys, handling with pistols and shotguns and much more. Also of course, the Uzi belongs in the library.

Gunshot Sound Effect

Gunshot sound effect are recorded outside and als field recording to get the most realistic sounds for your production. Gunshot sound effect can have long natural reverb, depending on the location where the gunshots are recoded. The Rob Nokes Sound Effects Library provides a wide variety of gunshot sound effects, recorded in valleys or in open fields. Loud gunshot sounds produces a loud and thunderclap like reverb tail which is nice and very natural.
When recording a gunshot sound effect, the recording location is very important. The gunshot sound effects in this selection were recorded in quiet valleys, also in the wintertime to reduce unwanted noise like sounds from crickets, vehicles or other things. This gunshot sounds can be used as sweeteners to add the tail reverb to a more dry gunshot sound, recorded from location or from another recording.

Gunshot Sound Effects from Rifles

Rifles produces very nice and loud shots to record gunshot sound effects. If you want to have an even louder and more thunder-like gunshot, you have to increase the size of the gun! Shotguns does not sound that loud than rifles. Also pistols does not produce that loud gunshots. Machine guns creates a rhythmic series of loud and intense gunshots, bigger guns like cannons or artillery guns can make a extremely loud gunshot sounds.

How To Record Gunshot Sound Effect?

If you have the chance to record gunshots, make sure to record from different distances and with different recorders and channels. If you record gunshot sound effects in a valley or an open field, place a pair of stereo microphones close to the gun, another pair in a bigger distance to the gunshot and if you have the chance, place on pair of stereo microphones far away in the valley to record the gunshot sound effect tail or reverb. Another option to record gunshot sound effect is, to turn one pair of microphones off-axis, so with the front side of the microphone pointing away form the gunshot, to record the guns reverb only, not the direct gunshot sound effect signal.

Recording Gun Shots with dynamic Microphones

Guns can produce extremely loud sound pressure levels. So it's absolutely important to protect your ears. This very loud and very short impulses of a gunshot sound effect are difficult to handle for microphones. Microphones have problem with such a wide dynamic range. Condenser Microphones are more sensitive than the cheeper dynamic versions. Older condenser microphones can be damaged if they get too high sound pressure levels. So the closer you are to the gun, the louder the sound pressure will be.
Due to their design, dynamic microphones are slower than the condenser microphones in converting the sound into an electrical signal. Therefore, dynamic microphones have a natural compression that compress the signal on a natural way. So, dynamic microphones can provide a better and cleaner signal when recording very loud sound pressure levels, which gunshot sound effect are. Thus, dynamic microphones can provide distortion-free recording at very loud sound pressure levels, whereas older condenser microphones come to their limit and in the worst case, they could break. The choice of the microphone here is also an aesthetic thing, because this compression of the signal, as dynamic microphones do it naturally modifies that signal.

Where to find Gunshot Sound Effects?

The Avosound Online Sound Effects Library contains a wide variety of gunshot sound effect. You can find good old vintage gunshot sounds in the BBC Sound Effects Library. BBC collects gunshot sound effects from rifles, hand guns, anti aircraft guns for world war 2, pistols and revolvers. A great range from gunshot sounds can be found in the Rob Nokes Libraries as well as in the Sounddogs Library. Rob Nokes did some great gunshot sound effect from rifles and shotguns, recorded in valley and canyons with some great tail reverb. Check out the Mossberg 3 Inch Shell gunshot sound effects with great natural reverb or the gunshots with the Winchester 405 Shots in the mountains. Gunshot sound effects can be downloaded in the Avosound online sound library with many other related sounds to gunshots: pistol and rifle shots, gunshots with and without reverb, gunshots from tanks and cannons and much more.

1 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsRevolvers.BBC.EC1G3l Sound Effects Waveform GunsRevolvers.BBC.EC1G3l.wav $ 4.00* Gun, Revolver: Revolver: 45 Long Colt, 6 Shots, Outside, (used In The "wild West"). 2.0

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Gun Colt

0:15 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34458 BBC Sound Effects Library
2 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsRevolvers.BBC.EC1G3k Sound Effects Waveform GunsRevolvers.BBC.EC1G3k.wav $ 2.00* Gun, Revolver: Revolver: 45 Long Colt, Single Shot, Outside, (used In The "wild West"). 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:04 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34459 BBC Sound Effects Library
3 Coll Anderson Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, EFX INT Gun Ram Rod 01 Sound Effects Waveform EFX INT Gun Ram Rod 01.wav $ 4.00* Gun: Gun, Interior, Colt .45 Peacemaker Cartridge Eject Rod 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:55 24 Bit / 48000 kHz 15226 Coll Anderson Sound Library
4 Coll Anderson Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, EFX INT Gun Cylnder Spin 01 Sound Effects Waveform EFX INT Gun Cylnder Spin 01.wav $ 4.00* Gun: Gun, Interior, Colt .45 Peacemaker Cylinder Spins, Fast And Slow 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:28 24 Bit / 48000 kHz 15224 Coll Anderson Sound Library
5 Coll Anderson Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, EFX INT Gun In Holster 01 Sound Effects Waveform EFX INT Gun In Holster 01.wav $ 4.00* Gun: Gun, Interior, Colt .45 Peacemaker In, Out Of Holster 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:37 24 Bit / 48000 kHz 15225 Coll Anderson Sound Library
6 Coll Anderson Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, EFX INT Gun Cock Dry Fire 01 Sound Effects Waveform EFX INT Gun Cock Dry Fire 01.wav $ 4.00* Gun: Gun, Interior, Colt .45 Peacemaker, Cock And Dry Fire 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:46 24 Bit / 48000 kHz 15223 Coll Anderson Sound Library
7 Coll Anderson Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, EFX INT Gunslinger 01 Sound Effects Waveform EFX INT Gunslinger 01.wav $ 4.00* Gun: Gun, Interior, Colt .45 Peacemaker, Gunslinger Twirls 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:13 24 Bit / 48000 kHz 15229 Coll Anderson Sound Library
8 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-.357PythonColt-CU-Firi Sound Effects Waveform Guns-.357PythonColt-CU-Firi.wav $ 3.21* Guns - .357 Python Colt - C U - Firing - Dry Fires - Double Action 1.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:53 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 147325 SoundStorm Library
9 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-.357PythonColt-CU-Ha_1 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-.357PythonColt-CU-Ha_1.wav $ 4.44* Guns - .357 Python Colt - C U - Handling - Cocks And Dry Fires - Single Actions, Occasional Bg Breaths 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 1:00 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 147326 SoundStorm Library
10 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-.357PythonColt-CU-Hand Sound Effects Waveform Guns-.357PythonColt-CU-Hand.wav $ 2.73* Guns - .357 Python Colt - C U - Handling - Cylinder Rotates 1.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:30 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 147327 SoundStorm Library
11 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-.357PythonColt-MCU-Han Sound Effects Waveform Guns-.357PythonColt-MCU-Han.wav $ 2.73* Guns - .357 Python Colt - MCU - Handling - Cylinder Open And Close, Some Bg Rustle And Breaths 1.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:30 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 147328 SoundStorm Library
12 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_2 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_2.wav $ 1.67* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Automatic Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:02 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148202 SoundStorm Library
13 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_4 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_4.wav $ 1.36* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Automatic Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148204 SoundStorm Library
14 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_5 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_5.wav $ 1.36* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Automatic Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148205 SoundStorm Library
15 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_6 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_6.wav $ 1.36* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Automatic Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148206 SoundStorm Library
16 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_1 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_1.wav $ 1.36* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Individual Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148201 SoundStorm Library
17 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_3 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmS_3.wav $ 1.67* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Individual Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:02 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148203 SoundStorm Library
18 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmSub Sound Effects Waveform Guns-MachineGuns-Colt9mmSub.wav $ 1.36* Guns - Machine Guns - Colt 9mm Submachine Gun - Int (W Out Roof) - CU - Individual Shots 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148207 SoundStorm Library
19 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunHandgun_S08WA.269 Sound Effects Waveform GunHandgun_S08WA.269.wav $ 2.00* Warfare, Gun, Handgun, .38, Colt, Python, Cock, Revolver, Pistol 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 105690 Sonopedia
20 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunHandgun_S08WA.270 Sound Effects Waveform GunHandgun_S08WA.270.wav $ 2.00* Warfare, Gun, Handgun, .38, Colt, Python, Cylinder, Open, Revolver, Pistol 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 105691 Sonopedia
21 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunHandgun_S08WA.271 Sound Effects Waveform GunHandgun_S08WA.271.wav $ 2.00* Warfare, Gun, Handgun, .38, Colt, Python, Load, Cylinder, Insert, Bullet, Revolver, Pistol 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:02 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 105692 Sonopedia
22 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunHandgun_S08WA.272 Sound Effects Waveform GunHandgun_S08WA.272.wav $ 2.00* Warfare, Gun, Handgun, .38, Colt, Python, Load, Single, Bullet, Close, Cylinder, Revolver, Pistol 2.0 Gun Gun Colt 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 105693 Sonopedia
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