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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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1,115 337
SIG Sauer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
SIG Sauer Firearm, Arms Manufacturers

2
852 383
Glock pistol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

3
573 218
Springfield Armory, Inc. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added Springfield Armory, Inc. Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

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708 303
Smith and Wesson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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586 239
Beretta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Beretta Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

6
437 172
Colt Defense is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

7
357 176
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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343 194
Walther arms is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Walther arms Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

9
203 84
CZ is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added CZ

10
242 157
FN Herstal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
ryandprice added FN Herstal Arms industry, Arms Manufacturers

11
275 219
Kimber is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

12
117 67
Colt Firearms is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Jay Jay added Colt Firearms

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179 157
Browning Arms Company is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Browning Arms Company Arms Manufacturers

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132 152
Wilson Combat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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114 164
Rock Island Armory is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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107 157
Mauser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Mauser Arms Manufacturers

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85 138
Dan Wesson Firearms is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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80 144
Thompson Center Arms is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Thompson Center Arms Arms Manufacturers

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83 165
Bersa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Bersa Arms industry

20
49 93
Canik is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Rob Eskola added Canik

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85 173
Kahr Arms is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Kahr Arms Firearm

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65 139
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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62 149
STI International is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
STI International Arms Manufacturers

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46 133
Bond Derringer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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39 134
Freedom Arms is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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37 132
Harrington and Richardson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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35 135
High Standard Manufacturing Co... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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36 139
North American Arms is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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13 69
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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29 133
Pietta is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 120
Manurhin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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25 126
Korth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Korth Arms industry

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24 123
U.S Firearms Mfg Co is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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22 128
Detonics is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Pistol Brands
Detonics Arms Manufacturers

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20 120
Rorbaugh Firearms is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Pistol Brands

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16 133
Precision Small Arms is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Pistol Brands