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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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1,073 327
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
SIG Sauer Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

2
818 368
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

3
553 209
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added Springfield Armory, Inc. Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

4
687 292
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

5
560 233
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Beretta Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

6
417 166
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

7
348 174
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. Small Arms Ammunition Manufacturing, Ammunition (except Small Arms) Manufacturing, Other Ordnance and Accessories Manufacturing

8
333 191
Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Walther arms Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

9
195 81
CZ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added CZ

10
239 155
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added FN Herstal Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

11
266 219
Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

12
112 67
Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Jay Jay added Colt Firearms

13
176 154
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Browning Arms Company Arms Manufacturers

14
129 151
Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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114 162
Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

16
106 155
Mauser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Mauser Arms Manufacturers

17
83 136
Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

18
78 144
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Thompson Center Arms Arms Manufacturers

19
82 163
Bersa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Bersa Arms industry

20
48 90
Canik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added Canik

21
84 170
Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Kahr Arms Firearm

The Best Adventure Travel Companies

22
65 137
Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
cedarhawk7 added Para-Ordinance P-14

23
61 147
STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
STI International Arms Manufacturers

24
46 131
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

25
38 132
Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

26
36 131
Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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36 137
North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

28
35 134
High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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13 68
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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25 119
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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27 131
Pietta is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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24 121
U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 125
Korth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Korth Arms industry

34
22 125
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Detonics Arms Manufacturers

35
20 119
Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

36
16 131
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands