Pistols or handguns are small firearms meant to be fired from the hand. The majority of firearms owners choose pistols first due to their versatility. This versatility allows you to use your pistol for defense inside your home, your car, outside the home through concealed carry, and sporting purposes like hunting and competition shooting (add links from categories). There are many categories of pistols from the most popular modern striker-fired semi-automatic variants to double action, single action, and single shot (add links from categories and any other category not mentioned). Pistols come in all shapes and sizes from full-size, compact, micro-compact, and sub-compact variants that can fit the needs of any lifestyle. See below to find out more about what pistol best fits your specific needs.