🔫 Pistol Emoji

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Emoji Meaning

A squirt gun (water pistol), as used to spray water for fun.

On major platforms, depicted as a green or orange toy gun with an orange tip and barrel pointed left. Google and Facebook’s designs include mounted reservoirs.

Originally depicted as a classic handgun, as a revolver or other pistol. In 2016, Apple switched its design from weapon to toy; other major vendors followed suit by 2018. Deprecated emoji sets or smaller platforms still display the emoji as a handgun.

Microsoft initially displayed the emoji as a toy ray gun before switching to a revolver, then squirt gun. Google once featured a blunderbuss.

Water Pistol was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 under the name “Pistol” and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015.

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