Differences between handguns and pistols

Since gun control is widely debated for self defense and other purposes, many people would like to know how handgun vs pistol compare, what is the difference. They should be aware that a gun is widely used generic term for all firearms, which can be used to cause injuries and death. The guns are further classified into long guns which are larger in size and are placed on the shoulder for firing and handguns which are more compact. The handguns are guns which can be operated using a single hand, though many people are using both their hands for using the handguns.

It should be noted that handgun is a generic term which is used to describe various types of firearms like revolvers, pistols, derringers, semi-automatic pistols, pepperboxes, automatic pistols. It should be noted that all pistols are handguns, however all handguns are not pistols. The pistols are a specific type of handgun based on their design. The main difference between pistols and other handguns like revolvers is their design. The chamber of a pistol is fixed and it has only one chamber. After a shot is fired, due to recoil, the next bullet is moved to the chamber and can be fired.

A pistol will usually have a safety mechanism to prevent accidental firing. They can be used over a distance of 45 to 50 meters . They are widely used for self defense, since they are compact, easily concealed, and can be easily used. Pistols were developed in 1885 by Steve Maxins. On the other hand, handguns were developed in the 15th century, and the name of the person who developed them is not known. Revolvers are a type of handgun which have a number of chambers, and these chambers are revolving. Hence it is important to note that handguns is a comprehensive term, while pistol refers to a specific design of a type of handgun.

Gun names

The following are the top list of most popular gun names: 

(a) FN FUSION AUTOMATIQUE LEDGER(FAL) -designed by Belgium, good for battles used mostly during the world war. It is 41 inches long and 4.3 kg


c) AK -47( AUTOMATIC KALASHNIKOVA)- made in the Soviet Union and it is operated using gas.

d) UZI- Recognized in the 1950s manufactured by IMI.

(e) RHEINMETALL MG 3- this is a German gun that was discovered in 1960. It is 43.2 inches long.

(f) TRACKING POINT GUNS- it is invented in America, and it involves a lot of engineering because of its precision.

(g) GLOCK 45 GAP (GLOCK AUTOMATIC PISTOL)-it overpowers 45 ACP because of its design. It is short in additional, was created by Ernest Durham, who is from, Europe.

(h) M 4 CARBINE- it started servicing from 1994 until to date, it can shoot, or its range is up to 500 meters.

(i) DESERT EAGLE MARK XIX PISTOL- it is a small pistol, it fits in one hand, and its firing range is 200 meters. Was invented in the United States then went ahead and got resigned in Israel. Was mostly used in movies for its light weight and portability, it is still a favorite gun that which is embraced and used widely. The best thing is that you can maximize it as you wish. It measures 10.75 inches long and has a height of 6.25 inches. It is black in appearance with the advancement of the usage designed which you can change it. While using it to shoot one hand is quite comfortable because of how small it is.

(j) HECKLER AND KOCH Hk-416- this gun is from the Heckler and Koch Company which is German which started making guns in 1959.

(k) M16 A4 -designed for the United States Army. It is a lighter version of M-16. It was invented in 1959 by Eugene Stoner and L. James Sullivan.