๐Ÿ”ซ Pistol

A toy pistol emoji that displays right-to-left. Originally intended and displayed as a weapon, this now appears as a water pistol / squirt gun.

Apple was the first vendor to switch this emoji from a weapon to a toy in August 2016. In 2018, other vendors followed suit, making this display consistently as a toy on all major platforms. Microsoft initially displayed this as a toy ray gun in place of a weapon, prior to switching to a revolver, then back to a water pistol. Google once showed this emoji as a blunderbuss.

Deprecated emoji sets from Messenger, LG, HTC and Mozilla still show a gun, but these sets are no longer in active development. EmojiOne also displays this as a weapon by default.

Pistol was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

๐Ÿšฉ Appearance differs greatly cross-platform. Use with caution.

Also Known As

  • ๐Ÿ”ซ Gun
  • ๐Ÿ”ซ Revolver
  • ๐Ÿ”ซ Squirt Gun
  • ๐Ÿ”ซ Water Pistol

Apple Name

๐Ÿ”ซ Water Pistol

Codepoints

Shortcodes

  • :gun:

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