hand weapon

hand weapon

[′hand ‚wep·ən]
(ordnance)
A weapon, such as a pistol, knife, or sword, used by one hand. Also known as hand arm.
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The president, an accomplished marksman, fired a hand weapon at several targets, and later used a pistol to hit the targets while riding a bicycle.
However, back in the 60's and into the early 70's, Security Police and their predecessors were taught to fire from different positions using the hand weapon (.45 and later.38).
He was also carrying a black Glock holstered on his right hip, and a yellow hand weapon on his left hip--probably a Taser.
It remains as the default left hand weapon throughout the game.
The 28-year-old had been walking past a pub when he was confronted by a man wearing the hand weapon.
From 1640 a production of muskets and other hand weapon was founded.
Apart from its effectiveness long range, it is a hand to hand weapon as well.
This was the first mechanized hand weapon, and the bolt it shot forth seemed too horrible to use.
Slotted neatly m the quad rail is a non-reciprocating charging handle used to charge, clear the chamber, or execute a forward-assist while keeping your eyes on target and retaining master hand weapon control.