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
There's no advantage for a handgun over an assault rifle.
This is about the state trying to eliminate the handgun market.
This is a picture of the defendant holding what appears to be a handgun in his left hand in a reverse grip.
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.
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