Firearms - Guides - Importation & Verification of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War - Handgun – Pistol

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Terminology & Nomenclature

Handgun – Pistol

Note: This illustration shows the primary characteristics exhibited in the Pistol category. Since pistol configurations differ significantly, various models in this classification may exhibit any of the illustrated components in a revised configuration, but not necessarily all components shown will be incorporated in any one given design.

Image of an illustration showing the primary characteristics exhibited in the Pistol category.

 
Last Reviewed September 22, 2016