“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”   ~ Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

Handguns are generally classified as revolvers or pistols. The pistol is defined as a handgun having a single chamber which is integral with the barrel, and includes single-shot pistols, semi-automatic pistols and machine pistols. The revolver is a handgun that has a revolving cylinder containing multiple chambers. Although the words "pistol" and "handgun" are often used somewhat synonymously, they are distinctly different in that “handgun” is merely the name of the parent category into which pistols and revolvers fall.

The development of gunpowder in 9
th century China changed the concept of warfare forever. The first ‘guns’ were in essence hand cannons, although they were not fired directly from the hand, but rather from the end of a long handle. By the 15th century, the first handheld firearms that would be called "pistols" were created in Europe, and by the 18th century, this became part of the lexicon in reference to such gunpowder-based handheld firearms. As the 19th century rolled around, revolvers made their debut and have remained in action till this very day. Innovation never sleeps, so the mid-20th century brought us the semi-automatic pistol followed by infinite variations, as well as more defined naming and categorizing conventions.

How can Metro Pawn & Gun help?

Metro Pawn & Gun is a great place to visit if you wish to buy, sell or pawn a handgun. We invite you to stop in and see our selection of new and used handguns, including iconic industry brands like Glock, Ruger, Colt, Sig Sauer, Canik, Beretta, Kimber and more. From antique revolvers to modern combat pistols, from personal defense to competition-grade handguns, there is always something here to fit your needs. Additionally, we sell magazines, holsters, optics, lights, lasers, gun cases and other accessories to complete your purchase.  

With knowledgeable staff, awesome selection and customer service second to none, Metro Pawn & Gun can easily become the go-to location for all of your  firearm needs. Our inventories are always in motion, so the more often you stop by, the greater the likelihood you will find the exact handgun you have been looking for. We are always happy to help, so give us a call or stop by if you have any questions.

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