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How to Draw a Pistol

For conventional battlefields, a pistol is a "self-defense" weapon, which is determined by its range and the amount of ammunition it carries.

Because conventional warfare weapons, such as rifles, tanks, artillery, etc., have fierce firepower, the attack power of pistols is negligible to them.

Although pistols cannot be used in main battles, for special operations, pistols are a "powerful" weapon. The pistol is small in size and light in weight for easy concealed carry.

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For example, in indoor combat, short guns are better than long guns. For example, artillerymen, tank soldiers, pilots, etc., holding a pistol can prevent them from still having basic self-defense capabilities in the event of a last resort.

How to Draw a Pistol Step by Step

Step 1 Draw the top edge of this pistol

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When drawing this pistol you will need to draw a lot of straight lines. You first need to prepare a ruler, which is very helpful for drawing straight lines.

Start by drawing a long horizontal line, leaving a gap. Draw a short horizontal line below this gap. Then connect that gap to the ends of this horizontal line.

At the right end of that long horizontal line, draw a trapezoid. But there is no need to draw its bottom edge.

Step 2 Add details to the barrel

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Let's look at the gap mentioned in the previous step. Draw a horizontal line not far below it.

Near the left end of that long horizontal line, draw a curved line on top of it as shown in the image above.

Then, still near the left end of that long horizontal line, draw two rectangles of the same size below it. They are on the same level.

Step 3 Draw the outline of the barrel

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Look to the left end of that long horizontal line again. From it draw a line perpendicular to that horizontal line.

Draw a long straight line to the right from the bottom end of the vertical line you just drew.

This new long line is lower on the left and higher on the right, although it doesn't look too obvious.

Step 4 Draw the muzzle on the barrel

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At the left end of the barrel, we draw a thin rectangle for the muzzle of this pistol.

Then on the barrel, close to the bottom edge, draw two more rectangles below those two equal-sized rectangles.

Finally draw three lines slanting to the left between these two sets of rectangles. Their lengths are the same, and the spacing between every two adjacent lines is also the same.

Step 5 Keep drawing the barrel

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Remember that small trapezoid we drew in step one? Now draw a short horizontal line at the bottom of it.

Draw a straight line from the right end of this short line to the lower right. Then draw a straight line from the end of the line you just got to the lower left, joining the right end of the bottom edge of the barrel.

Draw a long line on this barrel parallel to the bottom edge. Note the position of its right end. Then draw a straight line from its left end to the bottom left.

Step 6 Continue to add details on the barrel

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Draw a straight line from left to right near the bottom edge of the barrel. Then draw a vertical line down from its right end. The angle between them is smooth.

Below this horizontal line, centered up and down, draw two more straight lines from left to right. Connect their right ends with a curved line.

Draw two small circles on the barrel and draw a short line inside each circle. Then draw three parallel straight lines on the barrel.

Step 7 Draw the trigger of this pistol

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Close to the muzzle, draw a rectangle at the bottom of the barrel. Then draw a small rectangle on each side of it.

Then referring to the illustration above, draw the trigger for this pistol at the bottom of the barrel, a little to the right of the middle.

It's not terribly complicated, it just takes your concentration and you'll get it right! Let's move on.

Step 8 Draw the handle of this pistol

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In this step, we will first draw the outline of the handle of the pistol. Referring to the illustration above, do it to the right of the trigger.

On this handle, we also add lines and a circle, and add a line inside the circle.

Finally, we have to draw a bullet next to the pistol. Of course you can ignore this step, or add more bullets.

Step 9 Color this pistol

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Finally comes the coloring step that we all look forward to. We're going to use different shades of gray as the main color for this pistol.

Then color the handle brown and the bullet yellow. You can also choose your favorite colors to try.

We want you to be satisfied with your pistol. At the same time, enjoy the process of drawing and summarize what you can correct and improve.

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Download the PDF

Maybe you want to download this drawing tutorial. Just click the link below and you can get the PDF on "How to Draw a Pistol", it's free and printable. In addition to this, the pages of this PDF also contain a coloring page and the final gun.