GUN Crack  The first device identified as a pistol, a bamboo tube that used gunpowder to fire a spear, appeared in China around the year 1000 d.C. [4] [5] [6] [full citation needed]

GUN Torrent A first type of firearm (or portable pistol) is the fire spear, a tube filled with black powder attached to the ends of a spear and used as a flamethrower; The metal was sometimes placed in the barrel so that it would ignite with the flames. [6] [citation needed] [7] [citation needed] The first depiction of a gunpowder weapon is an illustration of a fire spear on the mid-10th century silk flag from Dunhuang. [8] De’an Shoucheng Lu, accountant of the siege of De’an in 1132, records that Song forces used firearms against jurists. [9]