The Encyclopedia is a project of the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights launched on 2 December 2013. The Enyclopedia aims to provide accurate, up-to-date information on weapons, the effects of their use, and their regulation under public international law, in a format that is accessible to non-specialists.+ Find out more
Handguns are designed to be held and fired with one hand. Examples include derringers, pistols, and revolvers.International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS) 01.20 Glossary of terms, definitions and abbreviations, http://www.smallarmsstandards.org/.
Last updated on: 01 February 2014