1.4 million years ago: The knife is invented in Ethiopia. 400,000 BC: Spears made of stone are found in Germany. 100,000 BC: Axes and lithic blades are invented in Africa and Near East. 50,000 BC: The first bow is invented in Tunisia.
Essential Handgun Development 1893-1945 Russian American
A handgun is a small firearm designed to be fired from one hand. They are usually small and can be concealed easily. They offer good stopping power and so are very useful for personal defence. They are also used by law enforcement agencies and the military.
In 1930 Fyodor Tokarev produced a pistol chambered for the 7.62x25mm cartridge which is perceived to be a modification of the .30 Mauser cartridge (7.65x25mm). This pistol was adopted as the standard sidearm for Russian troops.