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  2. FP-45 Liberator - Wikipedia

    Muzzle velocity. 820 ft/s (250 m/s) Effective firing range. 8 yd (7.3 m) Feed system. Single-shot. The FP-45 Liberator is a handgun manufactured by the United States military during World War II for use by resistance forces in occupied territories. The Liberator was never issued to American or other Allied troops, and there are few documented ...

  3. List of most-produced firearms - Wikipedia

    This amounts to "120.5 firearms for every 100 residents." [3] The world's armed forces control about 133 million (about 13 percent) of the global total of small arms, of which over 43 percent belong to two countries, the Russian Federation (30.3 million) and the People's Republic of China (27.5 million). [2]

  4. List of firearm brands - Wikipedia

    Ammunition, suppressors, clothing BSA Birmingham Small Arms Birmingham Small Arms Company: United Kingdom Civilian, Military Accessories, ammunition, motorcycles, bicycles Bushmaster Bushmaster Firearms International: United States Canik Canik Mountains: Canik Arms Türkiye Civilian, law enforcement, military, security Chiappa Ezechiele Chiappa

  5. Saturday night special - Wikipedia

    Saturday night special is a colloquial term in the United States and Canada for inexpensive, compact, small-caliber handguns [1] made of poor quality metal. [2] Sometimes known as junk guns, some states define these guns by means of composition or material strength. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, they were commonly referred to ...

  6. Improvised firearm - Wikipedia

    Improvised firearm. A homemade pistol, confiscated by the Swedish Police. Given to the Museum of Vänersborg in 1985. Improvised firearms (sometimes called zip guns, pipe guns, or slam guns) are firearms manufactured other than by a firearms manufacturer or a gunsmith, and are typically constructed by adapting existing materials to the purpose.

  7. Pinfire cartridge - Wikipedia

    The pin-fire (or pinfire) is a type of metallic cartridge used in firearms, where the priming compound is ignited by striking a small pin that protrudes radially from above the base of the cartridge. Invented by Frenchman Casimir Lefaucheux in 1832, [1] but not patented until 1835, [2] it was one of the earliest practical designs of a metallic ...

  8. .45 ACP - Wikipedia

    2,036 ft/s (621 m/s) 829 ft⋅lbf (1,124 J) The .45 ACP ( Automatic Colt Pistol ), also known as .45 Auto, .45 Automatic, or 11.43×23mm [1] is a rimless straight-walled handgun cartridge designed by John Moses Browning in 1904, for use in his prototype Colt semi-automatic pistol.

  9. Money, not capacity, main issue for ammo supplies to ... - AOL

    Speaking on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Prague, Tomas Kopecny said Ukraine would need large-calibre ammunition worth 7 billion euros to 10 billion euros ($7.6 billion to $10.8 billion ...