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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1,374 433
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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2
886 373
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

3
1,064 476
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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725 288
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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695 288
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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527 216
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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443 231
Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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8
299 119
CZ is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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427 231
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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318 183
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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353 268
Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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176 88
Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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220 185
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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174 181
Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

15
120 166
Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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141 205
Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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126 191
Mauser is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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18
96 175
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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71 134
Canik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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104 211
Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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97 203
Bersa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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79 167
Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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82 176
STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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61 167
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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47 158
Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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47 162
Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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47 165
High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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45 168
North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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21 94
European American Armory is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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32 157
Pietta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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30 151
Korth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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28 144
U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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28 145
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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23 145
Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 155
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
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19 161
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands