I am also totally new to guns although I have my permit now and am planning to buy my first for protection and spite. So here it goes, my 1st dumb question: revolvers, pistols, shotguns, handguns, rifle, what’s the difference between all these??
Typically six shots, just like the old west.
These usually take a clip. The number of bullets in the clip can vary.
Shoots buckshot or slugs. Typically used for hunting (like here in MA) or home defense.
Same as pistols. Semi-automatic that’s clip fed.
Can range anywhere from a small .22 caliber rifle for small game hunting like squirrels to a 30-06 (think M1) to an AR-15. Can be single shot bolt action, clip fed or tube fed.
Check out all the different firearms on YouTube. I love 9mm pistols, but my wife isn’t strong enough to cock it.