Weapons

The Best Pistol Brands 

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Updated July 4, 2019 29k votes 7.3k voters 189.4k views 38 items

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
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Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Springfield Armory, Inc.... 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
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CZ is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Colt Defense 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
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FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Sturm, Ruger & Co., ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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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
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Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Canik is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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STI International is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Mauser is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Bersa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands