What is considered a Pistol

Discussion in '(MDC)Deer Hunting Regulations' started by Mailman, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Curious as to what is considered a pistol for the Alternative Method Deer Season. Is there a minimum and maximum barrel length to be considered a pistol?
     
  2. Maconplc

    Maconplc Active Member

    624
    Dec 14, 2009
    It does have to be a centerfire with expanding type bullets. ATF says a pistol is a weapon originally designed, made, and intended to fire a projectile . . . when held in one hand . . .
     

  3. Maconplc

    Maconplc Active Member

    624
    Dec 14, 2009
    I posted a follow-up earlier that just confused the issue so I've deleted it. Sorry for the confusion.