One of the essential items in your struggle against zombies is your sidearm!
The fact that handguns are small, light, and easy to carry make them ideal as a secondary weapon in any situation.
Handheld firearms were first made in China, where gunpowder was first developed. They were hand cannons (although they were not necessarily fired from the hand, but rather at the end of a handle).
By the 14th century, they existed in Europe as well. The first handheld firearms that might better be called “pistols” were made as early as the 15th century, but their creator is unknown. By the 18th century, the term came to be used often to refer to handheld firearms.
Practical revolver designs first appeared in the 19th century, and the rest is, as they say, history.
A handgun, if handled properly, will quickly become your best friend in the fight against zombies.
But, let me assure you, it is not easy. I know you think that pulling the trigger looks easy enough but in the zombie apocalypse wounding doesn’t count.
You always have to go for the kill, a.k.a the head shot and that’s where handguns come in handy! Small in weight and size with medium fire rate and considerable damage, they are perfect for your personal protection!
Mind you, a handgun should be used only as a secondary weapon for close range. Despite what you saw in the movies, hitting a small mobile target such as a zombie’s head from distance is no easy task.
Therefore, have one at your side in case of emergency, remember to maintain it and practice regularly and you should be fine!
What is your type?
Aside from the machine pistols, there are two main types of handguns today: revolvers and semi-automatic pistols.
Revolvers feed ammunition via the rotation of a cartridge-filled cylinder, in which each cartridge is contained in its own ignition chamber, and is sequentially brought into alignment with the weapon’s barrel by a mechanism linked to the weapon’s trigger (double-action) or its hammer (single-action) whereas a semi-automatic pistol uses the energy of one shot to reload the chamber for the next.
Until the apocalypse… please practice and learn more about guns.
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