Top 10 Handguns in the World

The word handgun generally means a gun that has been created to be used by the hand and that has a chamber that is integrated to the barrel in comparison to other kinds of guns such as a revolver that contains a rotating cylinder. Let’s have a look at the best top ten handguns in the world.

1. Glock-17

Glock 17

The company Glock GmbH that belongs to Deutsh-Wagram in Austria created the Glock handgun, which is a semi automatic pistol. It first appeared in the early 1980s and it’s still used in different parts of the world. The handgun comes with a short recoil and a locked breech system as well as rotating barrel that can discharge Parabellum cartridge of 9x19millimeters. The Austrian armed forces and the American Law Enforcement agencies use this handgun. These pistols have been a moneymaking product for the company as it represents 65 percent of the total market share of pistols in the USA.

2. Smith & Wesson .500 S&W Magnum

Smith & Wesson .500 S&W Magnum

Smith & Wesson is the most important producer of Magnum handguns in the USA. The guns the company makes are mostly used in Hollywood movies like Dirty Harry, which starred Clint Eastwood. According to experts, this handgun is the best sporting pistol cartridge because of the barrel energy it produces. The handgun is actually a revolver of two actions, which offers users speed as well as power. Nevertheless, it’s important that because of the high recoil it has, this is not the right gun for beginners and you have to be very careful when handling it.

3. FN Herstal FNP-9

FN Herstal FNP-9

The FB Herstal FNP-9 is a semi automatic handgun made with a frame if polymer and belongs to a lot that was manufactures in the USA. It has an unparalleled trigger that is soft and wide. Apart from that, it has a reset that is nothing similar to the ones of other handguns, which turns the pistol into a very easy-to-use and effective gun. It has the capability to discharge sixteen rounds of nine millimeters.

4. Beretta 92

Beretta 92

The Beretta 92 was first created in Italy. The handgun has the capability to discharge a Parabellum cartridge of 9x19millimeters. It has been in the market for more than thirty years and it is currently used by the military forces of France, Italy and the USA. The best feature of the Beretta, which is the design of open slide, will ensure you that you can fire bullets all the time and it even helps you make sure that the obstacles on the way won’t change the course of the bullet.

5. Walther P99

Walther P99

This handgun that was first created in Germany is a semi automatic gun that is now produced by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen. The handgun is so popular that the Polish, Finnish army and German police use it. It has the capability to discharge a Parabellum cartridge of 9x19millimeters. It also comes with a small recoil operated and a locked breech system and it has a barrel speed of more than 1300 feet per second.

6. QSZ – 92


This is a handgun that comes with a recoil operative system, a locked breech and it makes use of a spinning barrel system with lock. It first appeared in the People’s Republic of China more than ten years ago. The handgun makes use of a Parabellum cartridge and the Changfeng Machine Shop has them on offer. The handgun has a very effective range of more than fifty meters and it comes with a barrel speed of more than 1100 feet per second.

7. M1911 pistol

M1911 pistol

John M. Browning was in charge of creating the M1911 handgun, which is a semi automatic and single action pistol. The US army used the handgun for more than seventy years and it was the most widely used pistol in the course of World War I and II, in the Vietnam War and also in the Korean war. Nowadays, the M1911 handgun is the best kind of handgun of the last one hundred years because more and more civilians are using it to take part in competitions.

8. Mark 23

Heckler & Koch Mark 23

Both the Heckler and Koch Mk23 handguns have American and German origins and they are semi automatic handguns with match grade, a suppressor and module that includes an aiming laser. This is the handgun chosen by the American Special Forces mainly because it comes with a small recoil action of DA/SA and provides a very effective range of up to fifty meters. It’s been in the market for more than twelve years and it includes a box magazine you can detach of twelve rounds.

9. HS2000/XD


This handgun was originally created in Croatia but at present HS Produkt D.o.o is in charge of manufacturing it. The HS2000, which has a frame made of polymer and is semi automatic, is one of the best selling products of the company. This is the pistol the Croatian army uses and many American agencies use it as well. Apart from that, the handgun comes with a safety grip that helps you avoid firing it if you don’t operate a lever included behind the grip.

10. SIGP250

SIG Sauer P250

The SIG P250 handgun resulted from the combination of German and American ideas. The SIG P250 is produced by JP Sauer and Son together with Sig Sauer Exeter. The handgun is semi automatic, which means that it works thanks to a recoil that has seventeen rounds. The best thing about the pistol is that it comes with iron sights and a base of 147 millimeters.

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