from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A firearm that can be used with one hand.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A small, hand-held gun with a relatively short barrel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a firearm that is held and fired with one hand
Plus, a handgun is a lot easier to conceal then an Ar-15.
Also, do you think that if a person really wants to kill another that a handgun is the only thing that will accomplish this feat?
Accurate shooting with a handgun is a very difficult discipline.
I'm not trying to kill anyone, so my only auto handgun is a luger that my grandfather swiped from the krauts.
The handgun is probably the most useless weapon ever made.
Much of what we now take for granted in handgun hunting, bullet design and magnum handgun cartridge development stemmed from his wisdom and experience.
South of that line it was shotgun and handgun yes (proving the handgun is .357, .41. .44 Magnum or equivalent),. 30-30 rifle no.
Excuse me Mr. Bad Guy while I retrieve my handgun from the safe and retrieve a bullet stored in a Government approved facility that you must request ammunition three days in advance!
I know I can ask about shooting for ex, because I have no formal training in handgun shooting, just took it up on my own, and their handgun experts will chat a while, ask questions, feed pointers and even asked me to demo my grip once, all without making me feel like I was wasting their time.
One thing that I would tell you if you are going to get a rifle and a handgun is try to get interchangable ammo (i.e. .44 Ruger Single Six, and a .44 Marlin Lever Action).
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