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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANDGUN

It's difficult to fire a handgun accurately while in motion.

The first portable arms were the cannon and handgun, both adjusted to very heavy, straight butt-ends and very difficult to handle.

He was feeling too cheerful to use his rightful advantage over them, and decided to use a handgun, since they had nothing better.

"Ewyo dies if I'm touched," said Revel coolly, pointing the handgun at the squire's belly.

Homer came to his feet and handgun in fist made a dash for the front entrance.

Another major threat to every American's person and property is the criminal carrying a handgun.

No one shall shoot in or keep in his house any handgun or crossbow unless he has 2,000s. yearly.

A beef-faced squire on a pirouetting horse loosed off his gun at Revel, who snatched a handgun from his belt and fired back.

But if you have ever fired a handgun, you don't even think about recoil.

In 1540, he proclaimed that there would be no shooting by handgun except on a shooting range.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from hand (n.) + gun (n.).

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