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Rifle: Long barrel with rifling and thick walls to withstand high pressures. The bore of a rifle barrel is made for only one specific caliber of ammunition.

Handgun: Short barrel with rifling and thick walls to withstand high pressures. The bore of a handgun barrel is typically made for only one specific caliber of ammunition.

Shotgun: Long barrel, typically with smooth walls to reduce friction. The walls are thinner due to reduced pressures. The bore of a shotgun barrel is made for only one specific gauge of ammunition.

Comparison of rifle, shotgun, and handgun barrels