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In general, the use of handguns will fall into one of five categories—sport, recreation, hunting, metallic silhouette shooting, and protection.

Handguns may be used to hunt small game or to control populations of nuisance animals. Many states also allow hunters to use certain caliber handguns for big game hunting.

Two-hand handgun stance