Long gun

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A long gun is a category of firearms with longer barrels than most other types.wikipedia
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Handgun

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In small arms, a long gun is generally designed to be held by both hands and braced against the shoulder, in contrast to a handgun, which can be fired being held with a single hand.
As they had limited utility and were more expensive than the long-guns of the era, handguns were carried only by the very few who could afford to purchase them.

Firearm

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In small arms, a long gun is generally designed to be held by both hands and braced against the shoulder, in contrast to a handgun, which can be fired being held with a single hand. A long gun is a category of firearms with longer barrels than most other types.
These include handguns such as revolvers, pistols and derringers, and long guns such as rifles (of which there are many subtypes such as anti-material rifles, sniper rifles, designated marksman rifles, battle rifles, assault rifles and carbines), shotguns, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, squad automatic weapons and light machine guns.

Rifle

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The actual length of the barrels of a long gun are subject to various laws in many jurisdictions, for example by the National Firearms Act in the United States, which sets a minimum length of 16 inches (40 cm) for rifle barrels and 18 inches (45 cm) for shotgun barrels. Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.
A rifle is a portable, long-barrelled firearm designed for accurate long-range shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore wall.

Stock (firearms)

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In addition, Canada puts a minimum fireable length for long guns with detachable or folding stocks of 26 inches (66 cm).
A gunstock or often simply stock, the back portion of which also known as a shoulder stock, a buttstock or simply a butt, is a part of a long gun that provides structural support, to which the barrelled action and firing mechanism are attached.

Carbine

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.
A carbine ( or ), from French carabine, is a long gun firearm but with a shorter barrel than a rifle or musket.

Cannon

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In the context of cannons and mounted firearms an artillery long gun would be contrasted with a howitzer or carronade.
The carronade was much shorter, and weighed between a third to a quarter of the equivalent long gun; for example, a 32-pounder carronade weighed less than a ton, compared with a 32-pounder long gun, which weighed over 3 tons.

Musket

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.
A musket is a muzzle-loaded long gun that appeared as a smoothbore weapon in the early 16th century, at first as a heavier variant of the arquebus, capable of penetrating heavy armor.

Gun barrel

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A long gun is a category of firearms with longer barrels than most other types. In addition, the long barrel of a long gun usually provides a longer distance between the front and rear sights, providing the user with more precision when aiming.

Weapon mount

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In the context of cannons and mounted firearms an artillery long gun would be contrasted with a howitzer or carronade.

Artillery

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In the context of cannons and mounted firearms an artillery long gun would be contrasted with a howitzer or carronade.

Howitzer

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In the context of cannons and mounted firearms an artillery long gun would be contrasted with a howitzer or carronade.

Carronade

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In the context of cannons and mounted firearms an artillery long gun would be contrasted with a howitzer or carronade.

National Firearms Act

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The actual length of the barrels of a long gun are subject to various laws in many jurisdictions, for example by the National Firearms Act in the United States, which sets a minimum length of 16 inches (40 cm) for rifle barrels and 18 inches (45 cm) for shotgun barrels.

Blunderbuss

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.

Submachine gun

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.

Personal defense weapon

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.

Wall gun

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.

Musketoon

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Examples of various classes of small arms generally considered long arms include, but are not limited to: rifles, carbines, shotguns, muskets, blunderbusses, submachine guns, personal defense weapons, wall guns, and musketoons.

Iron sights

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In addition, the long barrel of a long gun usually provides a longer distance between the front and rear sights, providing the user with more precision when aiming.

Telescopic sight

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The presence of a stock makes the use of a telescopic sight or red dot sight easier than with a hand gun.

Red dot sight

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The presence of a stock makes the use of a telescopic sight or red dot sight easier than with a hand gun.

Mass

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The mass of a long gun is usually greater than that of a short gun, making the long gun more expensive to transport, and more difficult and tiring to carry.

Moment of inertia

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The increased moment of inertia makes the long gun slower and more difficult to traverse and elevate, and it is thus slower and more difficult to adjust the aim.

Gun laying

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The increased moment of inertia makes the long gun slower and more difficult to traverse and elevate, and it is thus slower and more difficult to adjust the aim.