5. Captain Mal’s pistol
Captain Mal’s primary weapon throughout the Firefly series is part sleek handgun and part pure badassery. It may look like the sort of handgun you’d see in the Civil War years, but it’s actually an original design based loosely on the handle shape of a real gun with an extension on the front. Whatever it is, it’s pretty frickin’ cool, and used to good end more than a few times by our cap’n.