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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, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Cc Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Cc.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: 7.62mm Tank Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded Inside Tank.) 2.0

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2 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Cd Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Cd.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: 7.62mm Tank Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded Outside Tank.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:26 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34422 BBC Sound Effects Library
3 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18g Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18g.wav 4.30* Gun, Machine Gun: Chieftain Tank, Firing Machine Guns And Shells While Moving. (Close Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 1:13 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34423 BBC Sound Effects Library
4 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18h Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18h.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: Chieftain Tank, Firing Machine Guns And Shells While Moving. (Distant Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:43 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34424 BBC Sound Effects Library
5 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18b Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18b.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: General Purpose Machine Gun Firing From Behind And Above. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:15 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34425 BBC Sound Effects Library
6 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18c Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18c.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: General Purpose Machine Gun Pimple And Turret Mounted Firing In Turn. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:11 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34426 BBC Sound Effects Library
7 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18e Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18e.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: General Purpose Machine Gun Surface Fire. (Distant Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:21 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34427 BBC Sound Effects Library
8 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18a Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18a.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: General Purpose Machine Gun, Surface Fire From Close Left. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:13 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34428 BBC Sound Effects Library
9 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC1G2a Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC1G2a.wav 1.70* Gun, Machine Gun: Gunfire: Machine Gun Burst. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:04 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34429 BBC Sound Effects Library
10 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC1G2b Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC1G2b.wav 1.70* Gun, Machine Gun: Gunfire: Machine Gun Burst. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:04 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34430 BBC Sound Effects Library
11 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC2A1b Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC2A1b.wav 2.60* Gun, Machine Gun: High Velocity Light Machine Gun Firing In Short Bursts From 500 Yards. (At Receiving End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:10 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34431 BBC Sound Effects Library
12 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC2A1a Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC2A1a.wav 4.30* Gun, Machine Gun: High Velocity Light Machine Gun Firing Short Bursts. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 1:25 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34432 BBC Sound Effects Library
13 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC2A1c Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC2A1c.wav 1.70* Gun, Machine Gun: High Velocity Light Machine Gun Firing Single Shots From 500 Yards. (At Receiving End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:04 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34433 BBC Sound Effects Library
14 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC146Ab Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC146Ab.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: Light Machine Gun, Several Bursts. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:26 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34434 BBC Sound Effects Library
15 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC146Aa Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC146Aa.wav 2.60* Gun, Machine Gun: Light Machine Gun, Single Burst. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:06 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34435 BBC Sound Effects Library
16 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC500X Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC500X.wav 5.20* Gun, Machine Gun: Machine Gun And Small Arms Fire, Bessa Guns, Enemy Shells Landing (some In Canal) World War II. (From 78 R.p.m. Disc). 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 2:01 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34436 BBC Sound Effects Library
17 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Ca Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Ca.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: Machine Gun Fire, Long Bursts. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:42 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34437 BBC Sound Effects Library
18 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Cb Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164Cb.wav 3.40* Gun, Machine Gun: Machine Gun Fire, Short Bursts. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:37 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34438 BBC Sound Effects Library
19 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18d Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18d.wav 2.60* Gun, Machine Gun: Rapid Fire In Air Defence. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:07 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34439 BBC Sound Effects Library
20 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18f Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.ECD18f.wav 1.70* Gun, Machine Gun: Rapid Gunfire. (Distant Perpective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:05 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34440 BBC Sound Effects Library
21 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164E Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164E.wav 5.20* Gun, Machine Gun: Sound Of Machine Gun Bursts. 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 2:27 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34441 BBC Sound Effects Library
22 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164B Sound Effects Waveform GunsMachineGuns.BBC.EC164B.wav 4.30* Gun, Machine Gun: Vickers Mark 1 Machine Guns Firing. (Used By British Army C. 1912-65.) 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 1:07 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34442 BBC Sound Effects Library
23 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunMachineGun_S08WA.969 Sound Effects Waveform GunMachineGun_S08WA.969.wav 1.70* Warfare, Machine, Gun, Thompson, Long, Burst, Close, Perspective 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 106143 Sonopedia
24 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunMachineGun_S08WA.970 Sound Effects Waveform GunMachineGun_S08WA.970.wav 1.70* Warfare, Machine, Gun, Thompson, Long, Burst, Distant, Perspective 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 106144 Sonopedia
25 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunMachineGun_S08WA.971 Sound Effects Waveform GunMachineGun_S08WA.971.wav 1.70* Warfare, Machine, Gun, Thompson, Short, Burst, Close, Perspective 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 106145 Sonopedia
26 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunMachineGun_S08WA.972 Sound Effects Waveform GunMachineGun_S08WA.972.wav 1.70* Warfare, Machine, Gun, Thompson, Short, Burst, Distant 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 106146 Sonopedia
27 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunMachineGun_S08WA.973 Sound Effects Waveform GunMachineGun_S08WA.973.wav 1.70* Warfare, Machine, Gun, Thompson, Short, Double, Burst, Close, Perspective 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 106147 Sonopedia
28 Sonopedia Blastwave FX Gun Category, GunMachineGun_S08WA.974 Sound Effects Waveform GunMachineGun_S08WA.974.wav 1.70* Warfare, Machine, Gun, Thompson, Short, Double, Burst, Distant, Perspective 2.0 Gun Gun Machine Gun 0:01 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 106148 Sonopedia
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