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Template:Equipment Handguns are a type of firearm that are designed to be handled by the wielder in either one or both hands. This characteristic readily differentiates handguns as a general class of firearms, as compared to different types of long guns such as rifles and shotguns. Handguns can be further separated into further sub-classes, including revolver, pistol, derringers and pepperboxes, each of which can be further divided into single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols, and machine pistols.