pistol, handgun, side arm, shooting iron(noun)
a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel.
Origin: From hand + gun.
A handgun is a firearm designed to be handheld, in either one or both hands. This characteristic differentiates handguns as a general class of firearms from long guns such as rifles and shotguns. Major handgun subtypes are the revolver and pistol; other subtypes include derringers, single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols, pepperboxes, and machine pistols. The overlapping variations in meaning of the words "pistol" and "handgun" are discussed below. Although handgun use often includes bracing with a second hand, the essential distinguishing characteristic of a handgun is its facility for one-handed operation.
The numerical value of handgun in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of handgun in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
This is about the state trying to eliminate the handgun market.
It's about handgun safety. My daughters started learning at a young age what a handgun is about and how dangerous it can be.
Our troops had ran into him while on patrol in the area, we recovered a rifle and a handgun near the area where we found the boy.
Drive-through robberies and carjackings are two compelling reasons why we need to amend Michigan law to allow a lawful handgun owner to legally carry a loaded and accessible pistol without a CPL.
This appears to be a solution to a problem that doesn't exist, i can't find -- nor can anybody else find -- any evidence that any of these bullets has ever been fired from a handgun that's harmed a police officer.
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