Common Handgun Actions
There are four common types of handgun actions.
- Semi-automatic pistol
- Break-action pistol
- Bolt-action handgun
Handguns generally have short barrels. Because of these lighter, shorter barrels, it is more difficult to maintain safe control of a handgun than it is with a shotgun or rifle with a longer barrel. Be extremely careful when handling handguns!
The red outlines indicate where safeties are typically located on a handgun.