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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, 405 Winchester,Model 1895,Rifle,Shot,Piercing Snap,Report into Trees,Distant,Canyon,Bg Birds,x3 Sound Effects Waveform 405 Winchester,Model 1895,Rifle,Shot,Piercing Snap,Report into Trees,Distant,Canyon,Bg Birds,x3.wav 3.50* 405 Winchester Model 1895 Rifle Shot Piercing Snap Report Into Trees Distant Canyon Bg Birds X3 2.0

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Gun Rifle Winchester

0:28 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70716 Rob Nokes Sound Library
2 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-Winchester92Rifle-CU-S Sound Effects Waveform Guns-Winchester92Rifle-CU-S.wav 4.60* Guns - Winchester 92 Rifle - C U - Shots W Echo, Load And Eject Bolt Action, Some Shells Drop To Ground, Occasional O S Birds 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 1:48 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148819 SoundStorm Library
3 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-WinchesterRifle-Int-Cl Sound Effects Waveform Guns-WinchesterRifle-Int-Cl.wav 1.20* Guns - Winchester Rifle - Int - Close-Up - Handling, Cock 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:01 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148820 SoundStorm Library
4 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-WinchesterRifle-Inte_1 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-WinchesterRifle-Inte_1.wav 2.70* Guns - Winchester Rifle - Interior - C U - Dry Fires And Cocks 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:16 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148821 SoundStorm Library
5 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-WinchesterRifle-Interi Sound Effects Waveform Guns-WinchesterRifle-Interi.wav 3.60* Guns - Winchester Rifle - Interior - C U - Rifle Cocks 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:44 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148822 SoundStorm Library
6 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-WinchesterRifle730Wate Sound Effects Waveform Guns-WinchesterRifle730Wate.wav 3.70* Guns - Winchester Rifle 730 Waters - Interior - C U - Cocks 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:50 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148824 SoundStorm Library
7 SoundStorm Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Guns-WinchesterRifle730Wa_1 Sound Effects Waveform Guns-WinchesterRifle730Wa_1.wav 3.10* Guns - Winchester Rifle 730 Waters - Interior - C U - Dry Fires And Cocks 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:27 16 Bit / 48000 kHz 148823 SoundStorm Library
8 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Crackle,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3 Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Crackle,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3.wav 3.50* Rifle 405 Winchester Model 1895 Shots Quick Slap Echo Crackle Long Decay Montana Day 1 X3 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70814 Rob Nokes Sound Library
9 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Crackle,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,A Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Crackle,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,A.wav 3.50* Rifle 405 Winchester Model 1895 Shots Quick Slap Echo Crackle Long Decay Montana Day 1 X3 A 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70813 Rob Nokes Sound Library
10 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Crackle,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Crackle,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,Center Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echoes.wav 3.50* Rifle 405 Winchester Model 1895 Shots Quick Slap Echo Crackle Long Decay Montana Day 1 X3 Center Close Dry Fire Mics LR Natural Echoes 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70662 Rob Nokes Sound Library
11 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,B Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,B.wav 3.50* Rifle 405 Winchester Model 1895 Shots Quick Slap Echo Long Decay Montana Day 1 X3 B 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70815 Rob Nokes Sound Library
12 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,C Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,C.wav 3.50* Rifle 405 Winchester Model 1895 Shots Quick Slap Echo Long Decay Montana Day 1 X3 C 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70816 Rob Nokes Sound Library
13 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,D Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,405 Winchester,Model 1895,Shots,Quick Slap Echo,Long Decay,Montana,Day 1,x3,D.wav 3.50* Rifle 405 Winchester Model 1895 Shots Quick Slap Echo Long Decay Montana Day 1 X3 D 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70817 Rob Nokes Sound Library
14 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Bullet Release,Drop,Wood Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Bullet Release,Drop,Wood.wav 1.80* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Bullet Release, Drop, Wood 1.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:01 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70535 Rob Nokes Sound Library
15 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3 Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Crackle, Echo, Slap, Quick, Long Decay, X3 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70540 Rob Nokes Sound Library
16 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echo Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echo.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Crackle, Echo, Slap, Quick, Long Decay, X3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics, LR Natural Echo 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Winter Canyon, Missoula, MT 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70421 Rob Nokes Sound Library
17 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Bassy,Big Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Bassy,Big.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Crackle, Echo, Slap, Quick, Long Decay, X3, Bassy, Big 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70536 Rob Nokes Sound Library
18 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Bassy,Low Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Bassy,Low.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Crackle, Echo, Slap, Quick, Long Decay, X3, Bassy, Low 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70537 Rob Nokes Sound Library
19 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Mid Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Mid.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Crackle, Echo, Slap, Quick, Long Decay, X3, Mid 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70538 Rob Nokes Sound Library
20 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Tight Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Crackle,Echo,Slap,Quick,Long Decay,x3,Tight.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Crackle, Echo, Slap, Quick, Long Decay, X3, Tight 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:30 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70539 Rob Nokes Sound Library
21 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Bird,x3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echo Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Bird,x3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echo.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, BG Bird, X3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics, LR Natural Echo 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:23 Winter Canyon, Missoula, MT 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70422 Rob Nokes Sound Library
22 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3 Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, BG Birds, X3 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:19 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70543 Rob Nokes Sound Library
23 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echo Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics,LR Natural Echo.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, BG Birds, X3 - C Close Dry Fire Mics, LR Natural Echo 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:19 Winter Canyon, Missoula, MT 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70423 Rob Nokes Sound Library
24 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3,Bassy,Big Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3,Bassy,Big.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, BG Birds, X3, Bassy, Big 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:19 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70541 Rob Nokes Sound Library
25 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3,Bassy,Low Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,BG Birds,x3,Bassy,Low.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, BG Birds, X3, Bassy, Low 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:19 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70542 Rob Nokes Sound Library
26 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,Bassy,Big Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,Bassy,Big.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, X3, Bassy, Big 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:23 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70544 Rob Nokes Sound Library
27 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,BG Bird Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,BG Bird.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, X3, BG Bird 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:23 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70545 Rob Nokes Sound Library
28 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,Mid Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,Mid.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, X3, Mid 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:23 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70546 Rob Nokes Sound Library
29 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,Tight Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Good Crack,Mid Range,Report,x3,Tight.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Good Crack, Mid Range, Report, X3, Tight 3.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:23 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70547 Rob Nokes Sound Library
30 Rob Nokes Sound Library Sounddogs Gun Category, Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Snap,Piercing,Report into Trees,Distant,Canyon,BG Birds,x3 Sound Effects Waveform Rifle,Winchester,405,Model 1895,Shot,Snap,Piercing,Report into Trees,Distant,Canyon,BG Birds,x3.wav 3.50* Rifle, Winchester, 405, Model 1895, Shot, Snap, Piercing, Report Into Trees, Distant, Canyon, BG Birds, X3 2.0 Gun Gun Rifle Winchester 0:28 Missoula, Montana 24 Bit / 96000 kHz 70548 Rob Nokes Sound Library