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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 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1 Sound Effects Waveform 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1.wav 3.40* 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle Shots X2 Long Echoes Debris Crackle Montana Day 1 2.0

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2 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1_1 Sound Effects Waveform 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1_1.wav 3.40* 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle Shots X2 Long Echoes Debris Crackle Montana Day 1 1.0 Gun Gun 0:16 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70675 Rob Nokes Sound Library
3 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1,A Sound Effects Waveform 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1,A.wav 3.40* 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle Shots X2 Long Echoes Debris Crackle Montana Day 1 A 3.0 Gun Gun 0:16 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70672 Rob Nokes Sound Library
4 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1,B Sound Effects Waveform 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1,B.wav 3.40* 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle Shots X2 Long Echoes Debris Crackle Montana Day 1 B 3.0 Gun Gun 0:16 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70673 Rob Nokes Sound Library
5 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes Sound Effects Waveform 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle,Shots x2,Long Echoes,Debris Crackle,Montana,Day 1,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes.wav 3.40* 25 SSM Bolt Action Rifle Shots X2 Long Echoes Debris Crackle Montana Day 1 Center Close Dry Fire Mics LR Natural Echoes 3.0 Gun Gun 0:16 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70642 Rob Nokes Sound Library
6 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM Blot Action Rifle,Shot,Echo,Report,x2,1D Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM Blot Action Rifle,Shot,Echo,Report,x2,1D.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Blot Action Rifle Shot Echo Report X2 1D 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70676 Rob Nokes Sound Library
7 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Bolt Action,Rifle,Shot,High Snap,Distant,Report Into Trees,Canyon Echo,BG Birds,x2 Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Bolt Action,Rifle,Shot,High Snap,Distant,Report Into Trees,Canyon Echo,BG Birds,x2.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Bolt Action Rifle Shot High Snap Distant Report Into Trees Canyon Echo BG Birds X2 2.0 Gun Gun 0:15 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70677 Rob Nokes Sound Library
8 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Close MIc Pov with Medium Distant,Forest Mountain Echoes,x3,BG Crow,More Close Mic,Less Echoes Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Close MIc Pov with Medium Distant,Forest Mountain Echoes,x3,BG Crow,More Close Mic,Less Echoes.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Close MIc Pov With Medium Distant Forest Mountain Echoes X3 BG Crow More Close Mic Less Echoes 3.0 Gun Gun 0:21 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70643 Rob Nokes Sound Library
9 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Medium Distant,Forest Mountain,x3,BG Crow Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Medium Distant,Forest Mountain,x3,BG Crow.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Medium Distant Forest Mountain X3 BG Crow 2.0 Gun Gun 0:23 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70680 Rob Nokes Sound Library
10 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Medium Distant,Forest Mountain,x3,BG Crow,Bird,Distant Recorder Mixed Close Mics Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Medium Distant,Forest Mountain,x3,BG Crow,Bird,Distant Recorder Mixed Close Mics.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Medium Distant Forest Mountain X3 BG Crow Bird Distant Recorder Mixed Close Mics 3.0 Gun Gun 0:21 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70678 Rob Nokes Sound Library
11 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Medium Distant,Forest Mountain,x3,BG Crow,Distant Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Medium Distant,Forest Mountain,x3,BG Crow,Distant.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Medium Distant Forest Mountain X3 BG Crow Distant 3.0 Gun Gun 0:23 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70679 Rob Nokes Sound Library
12 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1 Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Shot Good Thick Crack Mid Range Report Long Echo BG Crow Montana Day 1 3.0 Gun Gun 0:21 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70684 Rob Nokes Sound Library
13 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,B Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,B.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Shot Good Thick Crack Mid Range Report Long Echo BG Crow Montana Day 1 B 3.0 Gun Gun 0:21 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70681 Rob Nokes Sound Library
14 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,C Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,C.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Shot Good Thick Crack Mid Range Report Long Echo BG Crow Montana Day 1 C 3.0 Gun Gun 0:21 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70682 Rob Nokes Sound Library
15 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Shot Good Thick Crack Mid Range Report Long Echo BG Crow Montana Day 1 Center Close Dry Fire Mics LR Natural Echoes 3.0 Gun Gun 0:21 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70644 Rob Nokes Sound Library
16 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,D Sound Effects Waveform 25W SSM,Rifle,Bolt Action,Shot,Good Thick Crack,Mid Range Report,Long Echo,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,D.wav 3.40* 25W SSM Rifle Bolt Action Shot Good Thick Crack Mid Range Report Long Echo BG Crow Montana Day 1 D 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70683 Rob Nokes Sound Library
17 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,C Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,BG Crow,Montana,Day 1,C.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Riffle 30 Odd 6 Shot Crack Long Decay BG Crow Montana Day 1 C 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70691 Rob Nokes Sound Library
18 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1 Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Riffle 30 Odd 6 Shot Crack Long Decay Montana Day 1 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70694 Rob Nokes Sound Library
19 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,B Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,B.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Riffle 30 Odd 6 Shot Crack Long Decay Montana Day 1 B 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70692 Rob Nokes Sound Library
20 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Riffle 30 Odd 6 Shot Crack Long Decay Montana Day 1 Center Close Dry Fire Mics LR Natural Echoes 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70646 Rob Nokes Sound Library
21 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,D Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian,Riffle,30 Odd 6,Shot,Crack,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,D.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Riffle 30 Odd 6 Shot Crack Long Decay Montana Day 1 D 3.0 Gun Gun 0:24 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70693 Rob Nokes Sound Library
22 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,1D Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,1D.wav 2.60* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo 1D 3.0 Gun Gun 0:07 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70685 Rob Nokes Sound Library
23 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,2D Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,2D.wav 2.60* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo 2D 3.0 Gun Gun 0:07 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70686 Rob Nokes Sound Library
24 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,3D Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,3D.wav 2.60* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo 3D 3.0 Gun Gun 0:06 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70687 Rob Nokes Sound Library
25 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,A Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,A.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo A 3.0 Gun Gun 0:20 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70688 Rob Nokes Sound Library
26 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,B Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,B.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo B 3.0 Gun Gun 0:20 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70689 Rob Nokes Sound Library
27 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,Bg Bird Tweet,C Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,Bg Bird Tweet,C.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo Bg Bird Tweet C 3.0 Gun Gun 0:20 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70690 Rob Nokes Sound Library
28 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,Center Close Mics Dry Fire,LR Natural Echoes Sound Effects Waveform 306 McMillian Rifle,Crack,Report,Echo,Center Close Mics Dry Fire,LR Natural Echoes.wav 3.40* 306 McMillian Rifle Crack Report Echo Center Close Mics Dry Fire LR Natural Echoes 3.0 Gun Gun 0:20 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70645 Rob Nokes Sound Library
29 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 38 Caliber,Pistol,Cowboy Rounds,Good Report,Long Echo,Montana,Day 1,A Sound Effects Waveform 38 Caliber,Pistol,Cowboy Rounds,Good Report,Long Echo,Montana,Day 1,A.wav 3.40* 38 Caliber Pistol Cowboy Rounds Good Report Long Echo Montana Day 1 A 3.0 Gun Gun 0:49 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70704 Rob Nokes Sound Library
30 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, 38 Caliber,Pistol,Cowboy Rounds,Good Report,Long Echo,Montana,Day 1,B Sound Effects Waveform 38 Caliber,Pistol,Cowboy Rounds,Good Report,Long Echo,Montana,Day 1,B.wav 3.40* 38 Caliber Pistol Cowboy Rounds Good Report Long Echo Montana Day 1 B 3.0 Gun Gun 0:49 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70705 Rob Nokes Sound Library