Guns The Best Pistol Brands  

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List Rules Handguns with chambers that are integral with the barrel only

List of pistol brands that include the most reliable models available. The best pistol brands include those from major manufacturers including Beretta, Colt Defense, Detonics USA and more.

When distinguished as a subset of handguns, a pistol is a handgun with a chamber that is integral with the barrel, such as a pepperbox revolver - as opposed to a standard (single-barrel) revolver, wherein the chamber is separate from the barrel as a revolving cylinder. The most common types of pistols are the single shot, revolving chamber and semi-automatic. Other types include: multi-barreled, pepperbox, harmonica pistol, semi-automatic, machine pistol and target shooting.

So what are the top pistol brands? Users looking for new pistols will want to research a variety of different brands to find the one that best suits their needs, based on quality, features and design.

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SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
SIG Sauer Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

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910 410
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added Springfield Armory, Inc. Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Beretta Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Walther arms Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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CZ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added FN Herstal Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Jay Jay added Colt Firearms

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Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Browning Arms Company Arms Manufacturers

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Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Mauser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Mauser Arms Manufacturers

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Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Thompson Center Arms Arms Manufacturers

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Bersa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Bersa Arms industry

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53 101
Canik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added Canik

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Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Kahr Arms Firearm

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Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
STI International Arms Manufacturers

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Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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European American Armory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Ryan Campbell added European American Armory

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Pietta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 125
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 130
Korth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Korth Arms industry

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Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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22 135
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Detonics Arms Manufacturers

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18 139
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands