One-handed semi-auto firearms with small capacity magazines and low caliber bullets. Includes also machine pistols which offer full-auto in same size and usually with much larger magazine capacity.
Alternate names: Pistol, Gun, Handcannon, Revolver
* Desert Eagle (a.k.a. Deagle)
* Beretta M9 / 92
* M1911 pistol
* "Magnum", e.g. Colt Anaconda
Machine pistols blur the line between submachine guns and handguns, but commonly they're categorized as pistols and sometimes compact SMGs, often as both. One can consider the difference being in concealability.
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