pistol grip


Definition of pistol grip

1 : a grip of a shotgun or rifle shaped like a pistol stock
2 : a handle shaped like a pistol stock

Examples of pistol grip in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Parkin sells a Juggernaut JT-9 9mm rifle with an adjustable stock and pistol grip in his store for $1,199.99. Matthias Gafni, San Francisco Chronicle, 20 June 2021 Most of us don’t have a lot of experience with super-premium airguns, but the AR-style pistol grip and safety will be familiar. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, 4 Dec. 2020 Both the Taser and the gun, for instance, are held via a pistol grip. Anne Quito, Quartz, 16 Apr. 2021 Taser had only recently introduced its Advanced Taser M26 model with a pistol grip, a change the company said was driven by customer preference. Matt Mckinney, Star Tribune, 12 Apr. 2021 The stock is crafted from deluxe grade Turkish walnut, and the pistol grip and fore-end feature 26 lines per inch checkering. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 21 Jan. 2021 An officer removed Reinoehl’s hand from the pistol grip to handcuff his hands behind his back, the reports said. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2021 Browning upgraded the fore-end and pistol grip with rubber over molds. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 23 Feb. 2021 The adjustable Magpul MOE stock is also a welcome addition, as are the Magpul free-floating M-LOK handguard and pistol grip. Field & Stream, 1 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of pistol grip

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pistol grip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistol%20grip. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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