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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1,445 460
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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1,116 503
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

3
921 396
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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767 307
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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720 307
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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549 225
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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329 129
CZ is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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463 244
Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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9
439 243
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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329 196
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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380 281
Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

12
194 93
Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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228 193
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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187 188
Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

15
137 175
Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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145 218
Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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126 200
Mauser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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18
99 185
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Arms Manufacturers

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75 140
Canik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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108 217
Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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82 175
Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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97 212
Bersa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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85 185
STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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65 175
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

25
51 168
Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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49 171
Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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48 175
North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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47 173
High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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24 101
European American Armory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Armscor is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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34 160
Korth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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34 164
Pietta is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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30 153
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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29 153
U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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24 154
Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 162
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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21 169
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Pistol Brands