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 With its pistol grip stock and 18.5-inch barrel, the overall length is only 31 inches. Richard Mann, Field & Stream, "The 10 Best Handguns and Long Guns for the Trail," 17 Aug. 2020 This pretty little gun features a very streamlined boxlock design with a single trigger, 26 lines-per-inch checkering, clean but attractive scrollwork, and the option of a straight or pistol grip stock. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "Best Shotguns: 7 Great 28 Gauges for Upland Hunting," 15 June 2020 An ergonomic fit is another one of the XM1’s strong suits, with adjustable length of pull and interchangeable cheekpieces and pistol grips. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, "The 12 Best Air Guns of 2020," 28 Feb. 2020 This no-frills model from PSE features a pistol grip, a MagPul recoil pad, and advertised speeds of 400 fps. Tony Hansen, Outdoor Life, "The Hottest New Hunting Crossbows for 2020," 12 Jan. 2020 The product description for that tactical pistol grip illustrates one common way sellers are able to skirt EBay’s prohibitions. Los Angeles Times, "EBay bans assault rifle parts. Here’s how sellers get around it," 7 Aug. 2019 The trimmed pistol grip and fore-end give the gun a sprightly feel. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "14 Best Shotguns of 2017, Tested and Reviewed," 23 Oct. 2017 Remington also offers several dedicated turkey versions of the 870, with short barrels and stocks that are practical hybrids between a pistol grip and a conventional stock. Phil Bourjaily, Field & Stream, "The 10 All-Time Best Turkey Guns," 3 Oct. 2019 Among its other features is a pistol grip with finger groove and a Weaver-style rail. John Haughey, Outdoor Life, "The Most Versatile Semi-Automatic Rifles," 10 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of pistol grip

1841, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Aug 2020

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“Pistol grip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pistol%20grip. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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