This article is about firearms and similar devices. For the Chinese martial arts staff weapon see Gun (staff), for the rock band see Gun (band). For Sir Dyno's gangsta rap CD, see Generations of United Norteņos.
A gun is an aimable weapon that fires projectiles at high velocity, or a device that resembles such a weapon used for other purposes (e.g., glue gun) in common usage. The term is also used for types of artillery with long barrels that fire at a relatively flat trajectory.
The term gun is often used as a synonym to firearm, but in specialist use refers only to smoothbore firearms and naval artillery (and thus excluding rifles).
See Firearm for the main rifle and gun page.
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