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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, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Cb Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Cb.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: 120mm Tank Gun Firing 4 Times. (Recorded Outside Tank.) 2.0

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2 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ca Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ca.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: 120mm Tank Gun Firing. (Recorded Inside Tank.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:19 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34507 BBC Sound Effects Library
3 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18c Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18c.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: 66mm Light Anti Tank Weapon Fired. (Middle-distant Perpective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:06 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34508 BBC Sound Effects Library
4 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18b Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18b.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: 84mm Medium Anti Tank Weapon Fired. (Distant Perpective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:06 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34509 BBC Sound Effects Library
5 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18a Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18a.wav 1.70* Gun, Tank: 84mm Medium Anti Tank Weapon, Two Rounds Of High Explosive Fired. (Close Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:04 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34510 BBC Sound Effects Library
6 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18g Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18g.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: Chieftain Tank, Firing Armour Piercing Round. (Close Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:09 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34511 BBC Sound Effects Library
7 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18h Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18h.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: Chieftain Tank, Firing Armour Piercing Round. (Recorded Close To Recieving End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:07 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34512 BBC Sound Effects Library
8 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18i Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18i.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Chieftain Tank, Firing Four High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) Rounds. (Close Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:52 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34513 BBC Sound Effects Library
9 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18j Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18j.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Chieftain Tank, Firing Three High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) Rounds. (Distant Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:28 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34514 BBC Sound Effects Library
10 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18e Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18e.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: Chieftain Tank, Firing Two Rounds Of 105mm Shells. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:08 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34515 BBC Sound Effects Library
11 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18f Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18f.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: Chieftain Tank, Firing Two Rounds Of 105mm Shells. (Middle-distant Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:08 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34516 BBC Sound Effects Library
12 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18d Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18d.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Scimitar Armoured Vehicle, Three Shots Fired. (Close Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:16 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34517 BBC Sound Effects Library
13 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18k Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18k.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: Scorpion Armored Vehicle, Firing High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) Round. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:07 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34518 BBC Sound Effects Library
14 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18l Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.ECD18l.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Scorpion Armored Vehicle, Firing Three High Explosive Squash Head (HESH) Rounds. (Distant Perspective.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:40 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34519 BBC Sound Effects Library
15 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dg Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dg.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, .3 Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded At Target End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:33 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34520 BBC Sound Effects Library
16 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dh Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dh.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, .3 Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded At Target End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:59 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34521 BBC Sound Effects Library
17 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164De Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164De.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, .3 Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded Inside Tank.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:53 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34522 BBC Sound Effects Library
18 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Df Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Df.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, .3 Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded Outside Tank.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:34 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34523 BBC Sound Effects Library
19 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dj Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dj.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, 120mm Gun Fired Three Times. (Recorded At Target End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:35 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34524 BBC Sound Effects Library
20 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Di Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Di.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, 7.62mm Machine Gun Firing. (Recorded At Target End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:46 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34525 BBC Sound Effects Library
21 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dc Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dc.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, 76mm High Explosive Shells Fired Three Times. (Recorded At Target End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:26 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34526 BBC Sound Effects Library
22 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Db Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Db.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, 76mm High Explosive Shells Fired Three Times. (Recorded Outside Tank.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:12 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34527 BBC Sound Effects Library
23 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Da Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Da.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, 76mm Smoke Shells Fired Four Times. (Recorded Inside Tank.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:35 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34528 BBC Sound Effects Library
24 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dd Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dd.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, 76mm Smoke Shells Fired Twice. (Recorded At Target End.) 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:15 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34529 BBC Sound Effects Library
25 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dk Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dk.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, Shell Cases Thrown On To Ground. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:33 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34530 BBC Sound Effects Library
26 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Eb Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Eb.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, Single Shot With Distant Blast. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:16 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34531 BBC Sound Effects Library
27 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ea Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ea.wav 2.60* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, Single Shot. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:09 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34532 BBC Sound Effects Library
28 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dl Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Dl.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, Six-pounder Gun Loaded. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:51 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34533 BBC Sound Effects Library
29 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ed Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ed.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, Six-pounder Guns Fired. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:57 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34534 BBC Sound Effects Library
30 BBC Sound Effects Library BBC Gun Category, GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ec Sound Effects Waveform GunsTanks.BBC.EC164Ec.wav 3.40* Gun, Tank: Tank Guns, Three Shots Fired. 2.0 Gun Gun Tank 0:28 16 Bit / 44100 kHz 34535 BBC Sound Effects Library
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