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A handheld firearm that holds up to 14 rounds of ammunition

pistol

Public health A handheld firearm that holds up to 14 rounds of ammunition. See Ballistics. Cf Assault weapon, Shotgun.

pistol

a weapon for delivery of a missile; usually a weapon to fire a bullet, used in euthanasia.

balling pistol
a device shaped like a pistol but loaded with a medicinal bolus which is fired into the pharynx of a horse by the operation of a spring loaded piston.
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He returned the fellow his empty pistol, advised him to think of honester means of relieving his distress, and gave him a couple of guineas for the immediate support of his wife and his family; adding, "he wished he had more for his sake, for the hundred pound that had been mentioned was not his own.
Fast forward to the introduction of the XD series of polymer-framed pistols in the early 2000s.
These movements should be practiced with empty pistols and dummy rounds before livefire.
Police have recovered from them 2260 gram charas, 35 liters open wine, 15 bottles, 4 pistols 30 bore with 13 rounds, one pistol 32 bore with 5 rounds.
THE SUREFIRE MASTERFIRE RAPID Deploy Holster is designed to be the ultimate universal tactical holster, and it combines the attributes of three different types of holsters into one--and that's before you consider that one holster can fit more than 30 pistols from five different makers.
They recovered two hand grenades, one 7MM rifle, one 12-bore pump action gun, one 30-bore machinegun, one 38-bore revolver, one point 22-pistol with magazine, one 30-bore pistol, one 9MM pistol, two 9MM SMGs, 20 30-bore pistols with magazines, two 9MM pistols, two 8MM rifles with magazines, and 146 rounds of different types.
Police further recovered one G3-rifle, four SMGs, two 7MM rifles, five 12-bore pistols, one M4 rifle, one 22-rifle, one 22-pistol, six 9MM pistols, four 30-bore pistols, one 38-bore pistol, and different types of 2159 rounds.
First of all, Basque pistols possess none of the fine lines and ergonomics of the FN/Colt, and most display a squared-off silhouette with steep grip-to-frame angle.
In June, Ruger announced it was recalling all Mark IV pistols (including 22/45 models) manufactured prior to June 1, 2017.
The weapons and ammunition including pistols, small-machine guns, rifles and ammunition boxes were being transported from Dara Adam Khel to Wana in a civil truck.
The case itself has very thick padding throughout and can accommodate pistols and revolvers almost 13" long.
It works for all pistol platforms, from striker-fired pistols to Model 1911s, as well as for double- and single-action revolvers.