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See definition of handgun on Dictionary.com
  • as infirearm
  • as ingun
  • as inpistol
  • as inSaturday night special

synonyms for handgun

  • musket
  • pistol
  • revolver
  • rifle
  • shotgun
  • weapon
  • heat
  • cannon
  • hardware
  • mortar
  • piece
  • pistol
  • revolver
  • rifle
  • shotgun
  • blaster
  • difference
  • equalizer
  • flintlock
  • forty-five
  • howitzer
  • magnum
  • musket
  • ordnance
  • persuader
  • rod
  • Uzi
  • peashooter
  • Saturday-night special
  • thirty-eight
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How to use handgun in a sentence

Reid previously faced a jail sentence of up to 23 months for his role in a 2007 road rage incident in which he allegedly wielded a handgun.
AS POLICE CONTINUE PROBE OF BRITT REID CRASH, 5-YEAR-OLD REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITIONRICK MAESEFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Police said the man had a holstered handgun and ammunition in his vehicle.
THE FORTRESS AROUND DOWNTOWN D.C. IS BEING DISMANTLED. BUT HEIGHTENED SECURITY MAY REMAIN.EMILY DAVIES, MICHAEL BRICE-SADDLER, PETER HERMANNJANUARY 21, 2021WASHINGTON POST
At some point, Ocran “displayed a handgun” and was shot by at least one of the officers, according to Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka.
MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECORDS A SIXTH HOMICIDE IN 2021DAN MORSEJANUARY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Some participants were dressed in fatigues and carried semi-automatic rifles, handguns or tactical equipment.
'A REAL NIGHTMARE.' STATE CAPITOLS ARE RACING TO CATCH UP TO THE FAR-RIGHT THREATVERA BERGENGRUENJANUARY 14, 2021TIME
Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka said Friday night that the man being pursued “displayed a handgun” near an apartment complex.
POLICE IDENTIFY MAN FATALLY SHOT BY GAITHERSBURG OFFICERSREBECCA TAN, MARTIN WEILJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When officers arrived at the home, the husband had left and was walking with a handgun in the community, officials said.
MAN SHOT AND KILLED BY PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY POLICECLARENCE WILLIAMSDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
In one incident, Profitt was accused of trying to put his police handgun in a suspect’s mouth, then hitting the man with the pistol.
HOW CRIMINAL COPS OFTEN AVOID JAILBY ANDREW FORD, ASBURY PARK PRESSSEPTEMBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
It's difficult to fire a handgun accurately while in motion.
THE STATUS CIVILIZATIONROBERT SHECKLEY
He reached inside his blouse and took out a fully loaded handgun.
THE HIGHEST TREASONRANDALL GARRETT
But if you have ever fired a handgun, you don't even think about recoil.
WARREN COMMISSION (3 OF 26): HEARINGS VOL. III (OF 15)THE PRESIDENT'S COMMISSION ON THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY
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WORDS RELATED TO HANDGUN

  • cheap handgun
  • firearm
  • handgun
  • pistol
  • revolver
  • rod
  • six-shooter
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