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We offer an extensive range of handguns for sale in our online gun shop at discount prices from all the top firearm manufacturers. Whether you need a semi-automatic pistol, full-size handgun, compact or sub-compact pistol, revolver, concealed handgun, derringer, hunting pistol, or a pocket pistol, we carry all types of handguns for sale online. You can shop for handguns on our site either by handgun manufacturers or by handgun calibers.
Our large selection of handgun manufacturers includes Beretta handguns, Glock pistols, Sig Sauer handguns, Heckler and Koch pistols, Colt handguns, Smith & Wesson, Kimber, Ruger, Taurus handguns, Springfield Armory, Magnum Research, and many more. We carry most handgun calibers including 9 mm handguns, 45 ACP pistols, 22 LR pistols, 357 Magnum, 22 caliber handguns, and many others.
All handguns for sale online must ship to another gun dealer that holds an FFL (Federal Firearms License) - this can be your local gun shop, pawn shop, sporting goods store, etc. The receiving gun dealer will run your background check and handle the transfer of the handgun to you. For more information on the process, please read our how to buy guns online page before purchasing a handgun from us.
Among the most popular types of handguns, semi-automatic pistols are used all over the world by military, police forces, and civilians. These handguns automatically reload themselves after every shot fired, and unlike a machine gun, a separate pull of the trigger is required for each shot. Semi-auto handguns are generally used for self-defense, target shooting, and other shooting sports.
Semi-Automatic handguns are great as defense weapons because of their larger cartridge capacity and faster reloading capability than other types of handguns. The accuracy of semi-auto handguns also makes them great for .22 target shooting and small game hunting or plinking pistols.
Semi-Automatic handguns hold more rounds than a revolver, have a wider choice of handgun accessories available, and are easier to conceal. The disadvantages of semi-auto pistols include being more complex, requiring more training, and being more sensitive to ammunition than other handgun types. Although very accurate semi-automatic handguns do exist, they are typically less accurate out-of-the-box than revolvers.
Our selection of handguns for sale includes dependable, accurate, and powerful semi-automatic pistols from Browning, Beretta, Colt, Bushmaster, Glock, Hi Point, Kel-Tec, Sig Sauer, S&W, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Wilson Combat, and many others.
Derringers are non-repeating and designed for concealability, making them great handguns for close-range personal protection. Derringers are typically small flat handguns with short barrels, and often come without sights. With their short barrels and type of grips, these handguns are really only useful for point shooting ranges.
Our selection of Derringer handguns for sale includes guns from Bond Arms, Charter Arms, Chiappa Firearms, Cimarron, and Cobra Firearms.
Single Shot Pistols
Single-shot pistols are the simplest form of handguns available for sale. Some of the first handguns produced were single-shot, muzzle-loading guns that were fired by igniting a match cord in touch hole. Over the following centuries, many improvements have been made to single-shot pistols, including various types of ingnition devices, percussion caps, integrated-primer cartridges, and hammers.
While many derringers are single-shot pistols, most of the single-shot handguns are large hunting or target pistols. Many of these large, strong pistols are break-open action and are chambered for a wide range of cartridges. Some of these versatile handguns are even chambered for rifle cartridges, and many come with interchangable barrels. There are also bolt-action single shot hunting pistols that are prized for their accuracy, and are great for big-game hunting. Most single-shot handguns are too large to fit in normal sized holsters, and are often carried in a sling as a rifle would be.
Our selection of single shot pistols includes handguns for sale from Thompson Center Arms and Remington Firearms.
Revolvers were developed in the 19th century, and with the introduction of these handguns, the goal of delivering multiple loads to one handgun barrel in quick succession had finally been achieved. A cartridge filled cylinder is used to feed ammunition to a revolving handgun, with each cartridge being contained in its own ignition chamber. There are usually between 5 and 8 of these chambers, depending upon the size of the handgun and the size of the cartridge.
When the handgun is fired, each cartridge is sequentially brought into alignment with the handgun's barrel by a mechanism linked to either the revolver's trigger or its hammer. As the handgun cylinder rotates, the chambers revolve around the cylinder's axis.
Revolvers are among the best handguns for general purpose hunting and for use as a field side-arm. Revolving handguns have many advantages over semi-automatic pistols including their accuracy, safety, strength, and ability to take a wider range of cartridges. Revolvers come in both single-action and double-action handguns, with different grip shapes and frames for each type. Single action revovers are typically of a western style, while double action revolvers are often police style handguns.
In general, revolvers are easier to manipulate, more reliable, more accurate out-of-the-box, have greater stopping-power, and are not as training-intensive as a semi-automatic handgun. Revolvers also have fewer moving parts, which makes them easier to clean and maintain than semi-automatic pistols. Revolvers can more readily handle a wider range of handgun bullets than semi-auto pistols, like wadcutters and blank ammunition.
The disadvantages of revolvers include being slower to load and harder to conceal than semi-auto handguns. They also normally do not hold as many rounds, although some higher capacity revolvers do exist.
Double action revolvers make good handguns for quick, close-range shooting. With a cylinder that swings out of the frame for simultaneous ejection of all six cases, double-action revolvers are fast and easy to reload.
Single-action revolvers make great handguns for long range shooting and accuracy. Since the single-action revolvers lack the swing out cylinder, they are typically slower to load than their double-action handgun counterparts. However, the compact single-action revolvers make great hunting handguns because of their strength, compact nature, and western style grips.
We carry revolving handguns for sale from Armscor, Beretta, Bond Arms, Charter Arms, Cimarron, Cobra, Colt, European American Arms, Heritage Arms, Magnum Research, NAA, Ruger, Smith and Wesson, and Taurus Fireams.
Choosing Your First Handgun
Handgun shooting takes great concentration and self-discipline to reliably hit a target, and is considered by many to be the most difficult of the shooting sports. While pistols are generally lightweight, they are hard to hold steady and are not supported against the shooters's body when fired, as a rifle or shotgun would be. Continuous, dedicated practice is a must to become a skilled handgun shooter.
The beginning handgun shooter should look for a highly accurate revolver or semi-automatic pistol with adjustable sights and a 4-6 inch barrel length. Although they provide no magnification, Red Dot handgun sights are often a good choice for the beginner since they allow the shooter to focus on their grip, stance, and trigger squeeze. Because of its affordable price, low recoil, accuracy, and flat trajectory, a .22 Long Rifle caliber is a great choice for a beginner's handgun.