How loud is a pistol1 min readReading Time: < 1 minutes
A pistol is a firearm designed to be fired from the hand. Most pistols use a cartridge, which is a metal case containing a detonating primer and a propellant. The primer detonates the propellant, which forces the bullet out of the gun.
Pistols are relatively quiet firearms. The sound of a pistol firing is usually described as a "pop" or a "ping". The sound of a pistol firing is not as loud as the sound of a rifle firing.