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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1,332 418
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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2
1,035 461
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

3
710 279
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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847 365
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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679 278
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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513 212
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

7
424 227
Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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8
285 115
CZ is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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413 225
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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10
302 181
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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338 257
Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

12
167 85
Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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214 181
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Arms Manufacturers

14
169 176
Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

15
140 198
Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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115 163
Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

17
119 188
Mauser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Arms Manufacturers

18
92 171
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Arms Manufacturers

19
102 204
Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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66 127
Canik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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94 194
Bersa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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77 162
Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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77 171
STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Arms Manufacturers

24
58 159
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

25
46 156
Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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43 155
Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

27
43 160
High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

28
43 162
North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

29
20 88
European American Armory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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31 153
Pietta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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27 140
U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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28 144
Korth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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26 140
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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23 138
Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 150
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Arms Manufacturers

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19 155
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands