automatic pistol

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automatic pistol

[¦ȯd·ə¦mad·ik ′pis·təl]
(ordnance)
A pistol able to operate as an automatic weapon.
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After the Glock appeared in 1985 the shift to autopistols really took off.
Centerfire autopistols capable of hitting a 2" target at 25 yards every time are by no means common.
Smith & Wesson is best known for its excellent array of fine revolvers and autopistols, and now the firm is adding sporting rifles and shotguns to its line.
22 autopistols exclusively and live a happy and fulfilled life.
While most of the ammo we've been talking about is for autopistols there are, of course, small .
The appetite of American shooters for 1911 autopistols is evidently insatiable.
First to the late '70s, when agencies began to transition from revolvers to autopistols and then to the '90s when polymer frames, in the person of the Glock 17, took law enforcement by storm.
40 came along just as law enforcement agencies were beginning a sweeping change from revolvers to autopistols.
Marc Krebs is well known for his outstanding custom 1911 autopistols.
Autopistols need a fairly extensive function test to prove their reliability before they get anything other than plinking use, but you can tell whether or not a revolver will work by simply taking it out of the box and maybe popping a couple of rounds to make sure it has a firing pin.