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handgun

A firearm designed to be fired from the hand, which has a rifled barrel and either
(1) a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers—often six; or
(2) a removable magazine with multiple bullets—up to 14—which has a mechanism for auto-loading.
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Those who carried handguns were more likely to grow up in firearm-owning households and said security is a top reason for walking around with a deadly weapon, according to the report, published in the American Journal of Public Health.
As strange as it may seem today a crew of handgun manufacturers was not complete without polishers and finishers.
Centerfire handguns made up 86 percent of the handguns purchased, with rimfire well behind at 16 percent.
Among the top five metro areas by population, they would be the only two where handguns could be carried openly.
Some of my friends, they were a little surprised that I was shooting and owned a handgun.
There is a catch, however, and that is that the handgun has to have an integral accessory rail on it.
30-30 handgun data, taken in a 14" barrel, the highest velocity is 1,988 fps, also attained with 33 grains of IMR4320.
Minister Ahern complained that hundreds of gun owners were able to licence their handguns because of a loophole in the law.
County sheriffs and concealed handgun permit holders objected to the public release of such records, leading to the crafting of House Bill 2727.
As he explained in his book More Guns, Less Crime, while it might turn out that as more people carry handguns that there are more accidents, it is also true the "number of murders prevented exceeded the entire number of accidental deaths.
Most types can conceal a handgun and may include a draw string or a quick-release closure method added for rapid access.