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. Skier

    300 Blackout AR Pistol Cycling issue

    Hey all, I'm curious about people's expectations for 300 Blackout AR pistols and cycling various rounds of different weights... Here's the basic history: Built my own lower (functions great, no issues) Bought a fully assembled 300 Blackout upper with a 10.5" barrel and carbine length gas...
  2. I

    2 pistol cases

    New. Very Sturdy latches and case Customizable foam Lockable with padlock Internal dimensions are 11 1/4” x 16 1/4”x 6” $25 for 2
  3. T

    Polish Hellpup AK pistol

    I have a polish AK pistol built by pioneer arms, this is brand new with side folding adapter and SB tactical brace come with 3 polish mags and 1 pmag. Magpul lower hangurad and pistol grip I'm asking 650 obo
  4. Joe13

    Handful of Misc AR Parts for Pistol Build

    Looking for some parts for a build I’m hobbling together on a shoe string budget. Please, Send me a PM if you can help with any of the below and I will update the list as I find parts. I’m in NW Vancouver and willing to drive some but have friends in OC, Salem, and Tacoma area as well That...
  5. 3MTA3

    Affordable But Secure AR Pistol and Carry Pistol Storage

    I have a family member who is moving back to Oregon to be near her son, who is a young boy. She will be having joint or possible full time custody (long story that makes my head hurt and requires a lot of self control where her ex is concerned) of her son. She has a Sig P365 carry piece and also...
  6. Mica

    Glock 27 gen 3 with 2 boxes of ammo.

    Glock 27 comes with 2 magazines with pinky extensions. The original no frills plastic box. Also 2 boxes of Remington green and white 165 grain fmj. Not interested in selling the ammo separately. Not looking for any trades. Gun with ammo is ( 375.00 )
  7. aksu747

    AMT Hardballer Longslide .45 ACP

    "45 automatic with laser sighting" Yes this is that same .45 ACP 1911 from Terminator(1984). I've wanted one for years, couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it in person just had to have it. What makes this one special is the rarity and the longer than barrel length and sight radius.(7 inch...
  8. aksu747

    Rock Island Armory US GI .45 ACP

    This is a Rock Island Armory US GI model in .45 ACP, this is based on the M1911A1 carried by soldiers in WWII. Parkerized like the old 1911's . This one is like new, I put 50 rounds through it yesterday to ensure function then put it away in it's factory case. The gun comes with factory case...
  9. aksu747

    Colt Double Eagle MKII/Series 90 10mm

    Colt Double Eagle this is the rarely seen 10mm version of the pistol. I am into the weird and lesser known(unfortunately usual rare+expensive pistols), I had never seen own in 10mm, let alone know they even existed in 10mm. Knowing that I bought it on spot from J&B firearms. After putting 3 1/2...
  10. W

    8-10oz pistol buffer

    I need a heavier buffer for my 10mm AR pistol. Let me know what you have? Thanks, Bryan
  11. DamonEdwards

    CFE Pistol for sale OlyPen, WA

    I have three 8# jugs of CFE Pistol. Asking $160 per jug. Email is best means of contact.
  12. 1

    CCI Small Pistol Primers No. 500

    For sale: $25 CCI small pistol primers, 1 box of 1000
  13. matts

    8" CVA .50 cal black powder pistol

    They're not going to ban these any time soon!!! Not beat up, but metal finish is not perfect, would be easy to redo though. Good used condition. I got it on trade and don't need it. $170 will include a box of roundballs, jar of powder, and a tin of caps Thanks for looking! Matt Added info: if...
  14. Hines11b3x

    Seekins match 10.5 in AR pistol

    -Seekins precision forged set and 10” free float, keymod hand guard -Northtech Defense SS match barrel. 1:8 wylde -Fortis SS gas block -SS gas tube -SS Battle Comp -NiBo milspec Trigger -BCM BCG -Magpul grip -Magpul alloy trigger guard - KAK shockwave blade pistol brace kit (Scope not included)...
  15. drstrangelove

    Smith & Wesson M&P 22lr compact threaded pistol

    FDE finish, with threaded adapter for 1/2x28 accessories. Two 10rd magazines and factory box, lock, papers, etc. Muzzle accessory in pic not included. $300 firm at FFL in Vancouver or 205 side of Portland. Not interested in trades or shipping.
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