Semi-automatic pistols are modern handguns that automatically reload the next cartridge after each shot by harnessing the pistol’s recoil energy to cycle the action. This allows for faster follow-up shots compared to revolvers. Semis typically have higher ammunition capacities and are available in a wide range of calibers from compact concealed carry sizes up to full-sized duty pistols. Popular semi-auto designs include the 1911, Glock, Beretta, Sig Sauer, and many others. They require manually racking the slide to chamber the first round. With lighter recoil impulses and easier reloading, semi-automatics have become the standard for self-defense, recreational shooting, and military/law enforcement use. Come check out our selection of semi-auto pistols. that can be shipped to your local FFL.