For the band see Handguns (band)

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 (which usually can be braced against the shoulder).
Major handgun subtypes are the double action and pistol (including single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols, and machine pistols); other subtypes include derringers and pepperboxes.
The words "pistol" and "handgun" have overlapping variations in meaning.
Although handgun use often includes bracing with a second hand, the essential distinguishing characteristic of a handgun is its facility for one-handed operation.

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  1. O

    Pistol Brace rule suspended

    FPC just got the pistol brace suspended until appeal
  2. BattleReadyBunny

    Decision on random pistol(s)

    Before any says buy a glock, buy a sig etc. I have all that. I'm thinking about buying one these guns, but not sure which to buy first or to not waste my time on. I'm not concerned about aftermarket support or holsters. Just something to blow my gift card on that's fun to shoot and generally not...
  3. RobMa

    National  Fifth circuit injunction against the ATF pistol brace rule.

    I know some of you don't like this person or his channel but if the information is legit this is a positive outcome.
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