Handguns For Sale
Handguns For Sale.
Great for concealed carry and home protection, we have a handgun for everyone whether you are a first-time gun owner or an experienced shooter. We carry semi-automatics, revolvers, break-actions, and more with many options for every budget and skill level. Additionally, we have a wide variety of great defensive pistols, concealable handguns as well as target pistols. We carry handguns from top manufacturers like GLOCK, Springfield Armory, Ruger and SIG Sauer. Cheaper Than Dirt! has the widest variety of handguns for sale online. Take a look at our selection of high-quality handguns today and get ready to find your dream pistol.
semiautomatic pistol, handgun that utilizes either recoil or blowback to discharge the empty cartridge, reload, and cock the piece after each shot. The semiautomatic pistol dates from the very late 19th century, when developments in ammunition made possible cartridges and bullets that would feed or cycle smoothly through an autoloading mechanism.
Some early versions of the revolver, known as “pepperboxes,” featured multiple barrels in a single cylindrical unit that revolved around a central spindle. As early as the 17th century, however, pistols were manufactured with a revolving cylinder whose several muzzle-loaded chambers aligned and discharged successively into a single barrel. The principle was not used truly successfully to produce a practical weapon until 1835–36, when Samuel Colt patented his version.