10 Most Popular Handguns

Posted by Peter Bunnell on June 07, 2012 0 Comments

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This leads gun collectors and gun enthusiasts to wonder, what are the 10 most popular handguns? In no particular order, the list includes:

  • Smith & Wesson .500 S&W Magnum – Made famous by Clint Eastwood’s character in Dirty Harry, this iconic weapon is considered the ultimate gun. This double action revolver is packed with power and is recommended for experienced gun handlers.
  • Glock 17 – This semi-automatic pistol has been popular since its introduction in 1982. Highly utilized by military branches around the world, this weapon makes up approximately 65% of the consumer handgun market in the U.S.
  • Beretta 92 – This Italian weapon has been a popular choice with U.S., Italian and French militaries since 1975. The unique, open slide design ensures smooth bullet feeding and an even discharge time after time.
  • FN Herstal FNP-9 – This semi-automatic pistol boasts a wide, smooth trigger. This gun is extremely simple, yet boasts high accuracy. The magazine’s capacity includes 16 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
  • Walther P99 – This semi-automatic German pistol utilizes 9x19mm Parabellum cartridges. It also has a muzzle velocity of an astounding 1,339 feet per second!
  • M1911 Pistol – This semi-automatic weapon has seen combat in WWI, WWII, the Korean War and in Vietnam. It is one of the most popular single-action pistols shot in competitive shooting events.
  • QSZ-92 – This weapon uses a rotating barrel lock system. Designed in China, the recoil locked breech pistol uses 9x19mm Parabellum cartridges and boasts a muzzle velocity of more than 1,148 feet per second.
  • Mark 23 – This semi-automatic pistol is known for its accurate laser aiming module and short recoil action. The weapon uses 12 round detachable box magazines.
  • SIGP250 – This semi-automatic pistol boasts a 17 round magazine and utilizes a recoil operation.
  • HS2000/XD – This Croatian weapon is the most popular handgun in U.S. law enforcement agencies. The weapon displays an awesome safety grip, helping improve and reduce accidental firings.

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