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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1,215 369
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
SIG Sauer Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

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925 413
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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762 326
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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622 242
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added Springfield Armory, Inc. Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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634 255
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Beretta Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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470 190
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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385 193
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

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381 205
Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Walther arms Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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231 92
CZ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added CZ

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262 162
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added FN Herstal Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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298 227
Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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129 73
Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Jay Jay added Colt Firearms

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191 165
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Browning Arms Company Arms Manufacturers

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143 161
Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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124 174
Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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114 166
Mauser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Mauser Arms Manufacturers

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92 145
Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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83 151
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Thompson Center Arms Arms Manufacturers

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91 182
Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Kahr Arms Firearm

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87 175
Bersa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Bersa Arms industry

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54 104
Canik is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added Canik

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68 145
Para-Ordinance P-14 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
cedarhawk7 added Para-Ordinance P-14

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65 158
STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
STI International Arms Manufacturers

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52 140
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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43 139
Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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41 138
Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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42 144
North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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37 142
High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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31 139
Pietta is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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13 75
European American Armory is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Ryan Campbell added European American Armory

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

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25 127
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 129
U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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22 126
Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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22 137
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Detonics Arms Manufacturers

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18 142
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands