reggiec: "2. Applying the word "pistol" to a revolver, when it's technically a handgun where the chamber is integral to the barrel. "
I disagree. How long were pistols made in Pistola, Italy. before semiautomatic pistols were made? Wild Bill Hickock was an famous pistolero but I doubt he even knew what a semi automatice pistol was. You have fallen into a pedantic trap.
You totally ignore history with that statement.