Handguns for Sale – Buy Handguns Online
Welcome to GunBroker.com! Maybe you're here looking for more information about handguns. No, you're probably here looking to buy handguns - that's great, our sellers have plenty to offer! But we like to provide short summaries of the items for sale at GunBroker.com, we think it's a good way to acquaint yourself with the items you want, the manufacturers and a little history.
We have a brief summary of the term handgun and what it means for modern shooters as well as its history. Once you're done reading you can head to our auction listings. Find everything you need for a successful day at the range or in the field with hunting gear, protective eyewear, ammunition, gun holsters and storage, and of course pistols, revolvers and much more. Find the perfect handgun for your needs as well as all the parts and accessories. You'll be ready to shoot it in no time. Remember that if you don't see exactly what you're looking for today to check back later. Our auction listings update every day and the handguns you're looking for are bound to show up for sale sooner rather than later.
Handguns: A Definition
The term "handguns" refers mainly to pistols and revolvers, or any gun designed to be operated with one hand alone. Though many handguns are shot with both hands, they are not braced against a shoulder or hip like long arms such as rifles and shotguns. The first handguns were really just miniature canons that could be fired safely by one person. Single shot pistols were later developed but were prohibitively expensive for several centuries, while revolvers developed into reliable weapons in the 19th century. By the 19th century revolvers were being mass produced, but semi-automatic pistols would have to wait until the 20th century to gain serious popularity.
Today revolvers, pistols and even machine pistols count as handguns. The most powerful handguns are capable of taking down big game. Machine pistols are fully automatic or selective fire, but are unusual especially in the civilian shooter market due to sanctions on select fire or automatic weapons. Handguns are best used for self-defense, either in civilian, military or law enforcement environments, due to the relatively small size and lightweight characteristics that make them easy to carry and maneuver in tight quarters. Many semi-automatic pistols in particular are excellent choices for concealed carry due to their slim profile. Though some handgun owners hunt with powerful pistols and revolvers, it is more common to use handguns for self-defense, or recreational and competitive shooting.
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You can find a huge variety of guns for sale here at GunBroker.com including handguns. Explore everything from revolvers and semi-automatic pistols to single shot pistols, antique and collectible guns, and other amazing pieces of handgun history. Search by brand: from Colt and Glock to Smith & Wesson and Ruger we have it all. Get everything you need for your new purchase, from ammo to storage solutions, right here at GunBroker.com.