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SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 - a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle, the same as the Colt M1911 pistol, to maintain a consistent grip angle.

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WALTHER P38 -(also known as a Pistole 38) is a 9 mm semi-automatic pistol that was developed by Walther arms as the service pistol of the Wehrmacht shortly before World War II.

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Smith_and_Wesson_Model_41

SMITH & WESSON MODEL 41 - a semi-automatic pistol developed by Smith & Wesson after World War II as a competitive target pistol. It was designed with a 105 degree grip angle, the same as the Colt M1911 pistol, to maintain a consistent grip angle.

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COLT 1911A1 .45 ACP-The M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic, magazine-fed, recoil-operated pistol chambered for the .45 ACP cartridge, which served as the standard-issue sidearm for the United States Armed Forces from 1911 to 1985. It was first used in later stages of the Philippine-American War, and was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The M1911 is still carried by some U.S. forces. Its formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original Model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam era. In total, the United States procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols in military contracts during its service life. The M1911 was replaced by the 9mm Beretta M9 pistol as the standard U.S. sidearm in the early 1990s, but due to its popularity among users, it has not been completely phased out. Modernized derivative variants of the M1911 are still in use by some units of the U.S. Army Special Forces, the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps. Designed by John Browning, the M1911 is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design.

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GLOCK 17- A polymer-framed, short recoil operated, locked breech semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. It entered Austrian military and police service by 1982. Despite initial resistance from the market to accept a "plastic gun" due to durability and reliability concerns, and fears that the pistol would be "invisible" to metal detectors in airports, Glock pistols have become the company's most profitable line of products, commanding 65% of the market share of handguns for United States law enforcement agencies as well as supplying numerous national armed forces and security agencies worldwide. Glocks are also popular firearms amongst civilians for recreational/competition shooting, home/self defense and concealed/open carry.

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COLT 1873 SINGLE ACTION ARMY-The Colt Single Action Army which is also known as the Single Action Army, SAA, Model P, Peacemaker, M1873, and Colt .45 is a single action revolver with a revolving cylinder holding six metallic cartridges. It was designed for the U.S. government service revolver trials of 1872 by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company – today's Colt's Manufacturing Company – and was adopted as the standard military service revolver until 1892. The Colt SAA revolver is a famous piece of Americana, known as "The Gun That Won the West"

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BROWNING HI-POWER- a single-action, semi-automatic handgun available in 9mm and .40 S&W calibers. It is based on a design by American firearms inventor John Browning, and completed by Dieudonné Saive at Fabrique Nationale (FN) of Herstal, Belgium. Browning died in 1926, several years before the design was finalized. The Hi-Power is one of the most widely used military pistols in history, having been used by the armed forces of over 50 countries. The Hi Power name is somewhat misleading and alluded to the 13-round magazine capacity; almost twice that of contemporary designs such as the Luger or Mauser 1910.

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BERETTA 92 - (also Beretta 96 and Beretta 98) is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and manufactured by Beretta of Italy. The model 92 was designed in 1972 and production of many variants in different calibers continues today. The United States Armed Forces replaced the Model 1911A1 .45 ACP pistol in 1985 with the military spec Beretta 92F, the M9.

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Fighting has continued in eastern Ukraine despite a September cease-fire agreement forged with Russia. (Associated Press)

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National Security Agency director Mike Rogers said the exercise "Cyber Flag" was "force-on-force" training, "fusing attack and defense across the full spectrum of military operations in a closed network environment." (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, left, U.S. President George W. Bush, center, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Van Khai listen to Chinese President Jiang Zemin read the leaders' declaration as a conclusion of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit meeting at Shanghai's Science and Technology Museum Sunday, Oct. 21, 2001. Pacific Rim leaders condemned the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in America as "murderous deeds" and called for international cooperation in fighting global terrorism. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Bruce Fein: "It is altogether fitting that we honor veterans on Armistice Day. To risk that last full measure of devotion for your country is admirable." (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank Rigo of Phoenix, Ariz., bottom center, is greeted by visitors at the World War II Memorial following a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank Rigo of Phoenix, Ariz., sits in his wheelchair in front of a memorial wreath he helped play at the World War II Memorial during a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans stand at the World War II Memorial for a wreath ceremony during a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Frank Rigo of Phoenix, Ariz., third from left, watches as a memorial wreath is placed at the World War II Memorial during a Veterans Day commemoration on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Derek Hufty of Falls Church, Va. holds a small American flag during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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A veteran salutes during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Veterans salute during a Veterans Day commemoration at the World War II Memorial on the morning of Veterans Day, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The event was hosted by the Friends of the World War II Memorial, the National Park Service and the Military District of Washington host. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)