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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. SGW Gunsmith

    Ruger Mark Pistol Extractors

    Since 1949 and the very first Ruger Semiautomatic pistol was advertised in the American Rifleman magazine, the Ruger factory has been installing the same style "die stamped" extractor, in every Mark pistol sold, until today. I've lost track of how many of the factory extractors I've replaced...
  2. Harperunner

    Benjamin Marauder pistol .22 cal

    I have a Benjamin marauder pistol 22 caliber. It’s a very nice air gun. Comes with 2 8cnt magazines and a tin of jsb pellets. $300 obo. comes with a nice little target. Feel free to ask questions. Meet me in Trout Lake Wa or White Salmon WA.
  3. J

    Cz 82 pistol, 9x18 Makarov

    I have a good condition cz 82 in 9 mak. In Missoula Mt. Can ship. Price is 400 with 3 mags total. 2 mags total brings it down to 375, one mag 350. Can ship for 50.from my local ffl to your ffl. Free pick up in Missoula Mt.
  4. satinwood

    Sig P238 238-TSS-LSR 380ACP with ammo

    Sig P238 TSS-LSR chambered in 380ACP with a 2.7” barrel and a bitone finish with magazine, holster, and laser. The P238 is built on an anodized alloy beavertail style frame with black polymer grips. Additionally, the SIGLITE® Night Sights are removable and adjustable for windage. The finish is...
  5. B

    GALIL ACE 5.56 PISTOL $1380

    I recieved the firearm in a trade. Brought it out once to shoot. I need something more practical... like cash.
  6. matts

    Lo pro gas block and pistol gas tube

    Hope to finish up a budget build in the next few weeks. Let me know if you have any of these. Thanks in advance Matt
  7. BATTERY

    CZ scorpion pistol with upgrades. Like new. Best price.

    Selling my cz scorpion pistol. I had planned on turning this into a SBR and getting a suppressor for it. I never followed thru and now this just sits in my gun safe. It has a HB industries grip and HB industries AK style extended safeties. Comes with 2, 30 round mags and 2, 20 round mags...
  8. NO-MAD

    HY HUNTER .22 DUELING PISTOL

    HY Hunter .22 dueling pistol with a hair trigger. Used but functions as it should. This is the German copy not savage 120.00 local FFL is only 20.00, no shipping.
  9. D

    New BCM AR Pistol Buffer Tube

    Brand New BCM AR Pistol Buffer Tube $25 Shipped
  10. Reno

    Pistol purchase 20+ capacity

    I’ve got a Frankenstein Glock 17 that does its job pretty well. But I kind of want more capacity and a longer sight profile. I’ve ditched the concept of a full metal in 9mm as I just wasn’t happy with anything currently on the market. Yes even CZs. They are extremely nice, yes, but I tried to...
  11. Doc_Ralston

    Custom AR-9 Pistol

    AR9 pistol with around 100 rounds through. Thought it would be cool to have a 9mm AR, but decided it's not for me. New frontier lower receiver, 8" barrel, generic upper, generic bolt, Midwest Industries rail, Magpul K grip, KNS pins, SB PDW brace, PA red dot, Fortis absolute co-witness mount...
  12. HighLine

    New: Ruger AR556 Pistol in 300 AAC Blackout

    One in stock and ready to go! Priced Cheaper than buds! $749.99 +$10 bgc 3% cash discount. Cannot be used with any other offer Shipping or in store pickup available. Wont last long! Ruger AR556 Pistol in 300 AAC Blackout Has 1:7 twist barrel 9" M-Lok free float handguard SBA-3 Brace
  13. Redhorn757

    Kel-Tec 380

    P-3AT. great working pistol.
  14. phidelt208

    Large Pistol Primers

    1600 CCI Large pistol primers 1300 S&B Large Pistol Primers 2900 Large pistol primers selling TOGETHER $50 for all of them, Can meet in the Eugene/Springfield area.
  15. 2A2Dend

    SIG Pistol ammo

    Speaking of which, where can someone find this precious V-Crown ammo by the case lots?
  16. S

    Aero Precision M4E1 Complete Pistol Lower

    For sale: $200 Aero Precision M4E1 Lower Milspec Trigger Bravo Company Ambi Safety Odin Works Mag Release SBA3 Pistol Brace Troy Industries Pistol grip Previous owner rattle canned the lower in FDE and did an amazing job. Buyer pays fees.
  17. A

    Help identifying a 25 ACP magazine

    Hello, I bought a group of mag on eBay because I needed several of them for my pistols. However, one that was included is very unusual and I can’t ID it from anywhere. I’m uploading some picture, but here’s the basics. It holds 13 .25 ACP rounds (maybe desi for less, like 12), and from the...
  18. T

    PSA 10.5" Pistol

    - PSA Mad Dog lower. Hogue grip. BCM trigger guard. Ambi safety. SBA-4 arm brace. - Upper is 10.5" PSA. MFT forend. Detachable carry handle. About 200 rounds through it. Was my truck gun, so not NIB. $650 Trade for Sig Nightmare Sig X-Carry Sig p320 carry RX Sig 1911with rail