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handgun

Firearm Type
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. kelevra

    Pistol mags nib for sale Sig, Glock, Berretta

    These magazines are all factory new in box. Buyer pays shipping 1. Two Glock17 17 round mags $15 a piece 2. Two Beretta M9A3 17 round mags $30 apiece 3. Two Sig Sauer 227 14 round extended mags $35 a piece Accept cash locally or PayPal PM ONLY Please
  2. Gunguy931

    5.56 AR Pistol PDW

    Fully assembled AR-15 pistol (non NFA, No tax stamp) Mag Tactical lower Radical upper w/ free floated keymod handguard 10.5" CMV 1:8 barrel silencerco muzzle device Seekins Lower parts kit SB Tactical PDW adjustable brace Spikes T2 Buffer and spring Magpul MBUS flip up sights Magpul AFG Smith...
  3. Nickvannsmith

    Fightlite Industries Raider Pistol

    Selling or trading my AR pistol from fightlite industries in 223/556. Super fun to shoot and a head Turner at the range! 600 obo Open to trades!
  4. alaskaflounder

    WTT Federal Large Magnum Pistol Primers for Small Pistol or Small Rifle Primers

    1 Box (1000) Federal #155 Large Magnum Pistol Primers for 1 box of either SPP or SRP.
  5. Freshman

    MP5 A3 Stock converted to Pistol Brace

    This is a POF manufactured MP5 A3 stock that I converted to a pistol brace and installed on my MKE Z5RS. It features a Gearhead Works Tailhook, and I machined an aluminum spud to get it to fit the rest of the assembly. I am only selling this because I recently had my Form 1 approved on the MP5...
  6. E4mafia

    Build Thread  AR pistol question

    Not sure which section to throw this in (Sorry mods) My questioning is this. I plan to buy a set up from PSA using a SB braced stock and a upper of at least 8.5" barrel. I hear that going under 10" makes 5.56 suffer but I am honestly not looking for long range engagement but more of a bugout...
  7. P

    NRA pistol and rifle training certification

    Wanting to get my NRA rifle and pistol training certificates but don’t know where to start and I have some questions. am wanting to talk to someone who has them and teaches firearm classes. Thanks!
  8. T

    Saint AR pistol

    Selling my Springfield saint Ar-15 pisol. Gun is in immaculate shape, has had maybe 3-400 rounds through it. Aftermarket parts include: SB tactical pdw pistol brace CMC 3lb flat face trigger Magpul sights from and rear
  9. I

    Aero Precision AR Pistol 10.3” BA Hanson Premium Series

    This is my 10.3 Aero Pistol. I have another Colt AR Listed as well. Again, just testing the waters. I dont shoot much anymore and just want to keep one AR platform gun. Which ever gun sells first will determine the one i keep. I love them both. Aero Lower Aero Enhanced upper Aero Hand guard...
  10. robertvarner

    Extrapolating a Pistol Load

    I am working up a new 9mm load for some 147gr copper-plated bullets using CFE-Pistol. I would rather use my Lee Disk Powder Measure since it produces more consistent loads and it is easier to set up from the beginning of a session. I need some help validating my calculations from the load data...
  11. S

    Holosun HS 507C mini red dot pistol optic

    Holosun HS507C MRDS pistol/rifle sight. Thing is pretty fantastic, has 3 reticle settings: dot, ring, and ring with a dot. Solar panel on top, can set to automatically adjust brightness, or manually select your preference. Got enough of a picture of it on to show that it functions, but can't...
  12. S

    Lightweight 10.5" AR15 pistol with SBA3 brace

    Very low round count 10.5 AR. PSA upper on an ATI OMNI hybrid lower (poly and aluminum) About 100 rounds through it Has a BCM gunfighter extended charging handle, and Magpul sights Barrel: 10.5" 4150V Chrome Moly vanadium steel, nitride treated for accuracy and durability, and chambered in 5.56...
  13. N Ida

    Wolf Large Pistol Magnum Primers

    Have 2 X 1000ct vacuum sealed Wolf primers $25ea Pick up in Spirit Lake, Idaho
  14. benchmark

    Springfield Armory XD(M) Optical Sight Pistol 10mm 4.5-inch or 5

    Springfield Armory XD(M) Optical Sight Pistol 10mm 4.5-inch or 5.
  15. jbett98

    Commercial Safe made by the Gary Safe company

    For sale, a repurposed commercial cash safe that is ready for your custom designed rifle racking/storage shelves. It's probably weighs over 2,600 lbs. The door is 1-1/2" solid plate and the walls are 1" thick plate. I installed a new Sargents & Greenleaf combination dial lock and it includes...