The images for the pistol in Doom were most likely created from the . . .   This statement seems inconsistent with Development of Doom, which asserts that the pistol sprites were created in a similar way to the shotgun sprites.  I looked through the bibliography for the latter, but didn't see any reference to the pistol graphics.    Ryan W 23:40, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

Assuming both are true, it could simply be that the toy pistol purchased looked like a Beretta 92. This would have been before the craze to make toy guns always look non-real. I can't really make too much out from the in game sprite though... Goyuken 04:43, 20 October 2007 (UTC)
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