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Old 08-18-2013, 02:49 PM   #21
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What would you call a handgun you load an en-bloc clip into?

I want one of those.
The only one I'm aware of is called a Bergmann 1896.
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The only one I'm aware of is called a Bergmann 1896.
I was just comparing this discussion to the clip/mag thing,

but that pistol is awesome, BillM.

Thanks, I googled images, and

that looks very different.
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The current trend of referring to semi autos as pistols, and revolvers as revolvers, just irritates the heck out of me. A pistol is a handgun. Revolvers, semi autos, single shots, etc. or just sub categories of pistol.

I never heard of not including revolver under pistol until just a few years ago, and I wish y'all would stop doing it. It's wrong.

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Well I guess I learned something new in this thread.

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From the on line oxford dictionary:


noun

1a small firearm designed to be held in one hand.


2US informal a very energetic or enterprising person:when we first met, he was a pistol, full of ideals and a natural leader


verb (pistols, pistolling, pistolled; US pistols, pistoling, pistoled)
[with object] dated
shoot (someone) with a pistol.



Origin:

mid 16th century: from obsolete French pistole, from German Pistole, from Czech pišt'ala, of which the original meaning was 'whistle', hence 'a firearm' by the resemblance in shape

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2US informal a very energetic or enterprising person:when we first met, he was a pistol, full of ideals and a natural leader
I thought when they called some one a "pistol", it meant he could

"control" himself with one hand...
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Not really the first hand held weapons were refereed to as Pistols. It is believed the name came from the name of large coin called a Pezola.
Or Whistle http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Were_did_the_word_pistol_come_from


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So I guess it didn't originally mean auto-loader or semi-automatic.
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Ruger is trying to "set it in stone"!

LCP - Lightweight Compact Pistol

LCR - Lightweight Compact Revolver

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Yes unfortunately Ruger has got a number of things wrong since Bill Ruger passed away.

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