Types of guns

POSTED: 10:10 AM Feb 02 2013   UPDATED: 10:20 AM Feb 02 2013

Learn about the different types of guns currently in use.

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A pistol is a handgun with the chamber integrated into the barrel. Most modern pistols are classified as semi-automatic. They are standard issue for police and military sidearm use. (Photo source: Wikipedia)


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