Category: Handguns

Introduction to Handguns

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.

Russian Development and the 7.62x25mm

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.