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Handguns are short-barreled firearms that are designed to be held in one hand while being fired. There are three basic types of handguns—single-shot pistols, revolvers, and semi-automatic pistols. Hunting with handguns has been growing in popularity in recent years. Many of the fundamentals of rifle shooting also apply to handguns.

Parts of a Handgun

Below are the parts of a double-action revolver and a single-shot handgun.

Parts of a revolver
Parts of a single-shot handgun