The Evolution of the Handgun [Infographic]

A handgun is a firearm designed to have the potential to be held and operated by one hand, although not necessarily used that way. This characteristic differentiates handguns as a general class of firearms from long guns such as rifles and shotguns (which are mounted against the shoulder).
Major handgun subtypes are the revolver and pistol; other subtypes include derringers, single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols, pepperboxes, and machine pistols. There have been literally thousands of different gun models, but The Evolution of the Handgun infographic from covers most of the major advancements in handgun design. So, checkout this interesting infographic about the evolution of the handgun!


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