The grappling pistol is a fictional grappling device developed by the British Secret Intelligence Service's (SIS/MI6) research and development division, Q-Branch. Such a device first appeared in EON Productions' 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger, with variants featured in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever and 1995's GoldenEye (equipped with a miniature laser cutter).

Similar devices became especially popular in Electronic Arts' James Bond video games as a means of traversing various levels of terrain; beginning with 2001's Agent Under Fire.

Film appearances

Goldfinger (film)

Diamonds Are Forever (film)

GoldenEye (film)

While infiltrating the Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility by bungee jumping from the top of the facility's dam, James Bond utilizes a grappling pistol to grapple onto a section at the base of the dam and pull him towards an entrance point. He then used the pistol's built-in laser to cut open a panel preventing access to the chemical warfare facility's ventilation system.

Everything or Nothing

EoN - Rappel Gun

Appearing in the 2004 video-game Everything or Nothing, named the Rappel Gun, the device is a grappling-hook pistol developed by Q-Branch. It fires a grappling hook to a secure holding point at the top of an accessible ledge, allowing its user to fasten a cable to their belt and climb or descend with ease.



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