Top Ten Best Handguns


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The Top Ten

Desert Eagle
Using logic and reason, can someone make an argument for this belonging at #1? It was not revolutionary for its time, nor is it a firearm I would take into combat. At 4 pounds it's a brick, it only holds 7-9 rounds depending on caliber and it has absurd recoil which makes follow up shots more difficult. And people need to understand that while the Desert Eagle is a powerful handgun firing.357 Magnum,.44 Magnum or 50 Action Express, it doesn't turn people into a cloud of red mist or send them flying 40 feet back when they're shot with it #Ballistics. The reason it's been voted number one is because it looks cool, has been glorified by video games and movies and it fires a powerful round... whoop.
Exactly what I thought. Literally, the Desert Eagle is one of the worst things you can take into battle. It is an awesome looking gun, but fashion<function.
So powerful
Its a one shot one kill
Turns the taliban into the losers
Hardly jams
What gun doesn't one shot one kill when shot at the right spot? I like it as much as the next guy, but that's a rather terrible argument as to how it's the best.
Just bought one and cannot believe the accuracy. Best gun than I am as a shooter. A little heavy but it helps with the recoil and rapid fire capability. Highly recommend this gun.
[Newest]What gonna use this to kill whales? How is this #1

29mm Beretta
I know that the Desert Eagle is a remarkable gun, but the thing is, its recoil is bad, and it's quite heavy. However, the Beretta is light, easy to carry, and concealable. What's more awesome than a very reliable gun?
The 9mm Beretta is more accurate than larger caliber handguns, and fits more ammunition in the magazine, therefore making it a more deadly weapon if used correctly
Easy to dismantle. Packs a lot of power. Reliable. Mine has 17 bullets. Good for target practice... JT of Lubbock
[Newest]Is this a joke?

3Colt M1911
This is easily my favorite handgun. Mostly because it is a 45. It is still in use today, and although it only holds 7-8 rounds it just is an amazing gun. But hey it's in the top 20. Just think it deserves to be at least 9.
Served in every modern war up until this point! Why wouldn't you wont this gun?!
It is a great handgun. Still used a kit today.
[Newest]It can blow your head

4FN Five-seveN
Great weapon, low recoil, crazy muzzle velocity using protector ammunition. 20 rd mags standard, what more can you ask for? Armor piercing capability? Oh yeah, it has that too. Perfect 10
Simply a stunning handgun from FN. Destroys arguably all competition. Chances are it can put more rounds on target faster than anything else you've fired. Only drawback is the unusual ammo which might be difficult to come by in a zombie apocalypse.
This has to be the best pistol on the market "hands down". The five-seven & the Barrett REC7 is all you need for personal defense weapons.
[Newest]Really good one, little weak but a very good choice as well.

5357 Magnum

6SIG Sauer P226
Too compare a Glock to a Sig Sauer is like comparing a Mustang to a Porsche. Both are sports cars but one doesn't compare to the other. When my life is at stake nothing but the best will work, that is why I will only carry a Sig Sauer.
Nicest quality handgun I have ever held in my hand. Amazing single to double transition. Very well made and reliable. Anyone who says Glock to to poor or cheap to buy a real gun. A Sig Sauer!
The first time I held a P226 Tac Op in my hands, I fell in love with this gun! I am a average size man with average size hands, this gun fits perfectly in my hands. Love the feel of it and it is the most accurate gun that I have ever used. The first time I used it, I missed the target on the first round but hit the rest of the 19 rounds! LOVE THIS GUN!

7Kahr CW9

8Smith & Wesson 500
This gun is a 50 caliber cartridge handgun. This gun is the worlds most powerful production pistol to date. It will take down even elephants. So eat lead 9mm.
Oh yeah, because 90% of the world has normal and frequent encounters with rogue elephants that they can hunt. This revolver is REALLY powerful, but it isn't really necessary. Plus, it doesn't have very many shots.
This "gun" is so overpowered that it is painful to shoot! You can hunt elephants with it.
It is a good gun but not everyone will use it. More suited to kill big animals than for combat.

9Heckler & Koch Mark 23
Even more accurate than the m9 (hence used by the special forces) and has good stopping power... Should've been rank 1 or 2
Heyy this gun should be thes best, chambered in 45 acp the mk 23 is a trust worthy side arm, as mentioned it is used widley among special operation units due to its accuracy, wieght, stooping power and reliabilty, the gun is made by HK and its been thrown in some very ruf condition, the gun shoots 45 acp with the recoil of a 9mm due to its recoil reduction system ( also famous in the HK universal self loading pistol or USP ) yes the gun ways about 1.5 pounds witch is quite heavy for the best handguns but its not as heavy as a desert eagle ( plus the DE is NOT a combat pistol ), with that said the beretta series are great guns, I'm familiar with the beretta pt92 and I have never, NEVER seen the weapon go with a failure to feed or eject or any problem at all but its lacks the stopping power the mk 23 could offer, yes I am aware that the mark 23 is a pricy gun usualy in the 1, 000 or 2, 000 $range unlike the berreta so yeah if your on a budget the glock and beretta handguns are a real good choice

PS : The five seven is a great handgun, but the MK23 rains supreme in my opinion and remember your behind the gun you use choose smart and shoot straight
Rainbow Six's new preferred sidearm

The best handgun I have owned
The FNX 40 are very nice great gun good price reliable but no way I would put it at number one.
Best gun ever. I love it.

The Contenders

11454 Ruger Casull

12Glock 17
Anyone with a brain knows that GLOCK is the best maker of handguns in the world. So many military, security, and law enforcement can't be wrong.

Get some experience other than looking at pictures and playing video games and you'll agree.
The Glock 17... It's the Glock 19, but a little bit larger... It's a popular law enforcement weapon around the world, and for a good reason. It's a 9mm (yes it's a crap caliber, but you get less recoil, and if you are using hallow points, you can pack a punch. ) holding 17 rounds in a mag. (18 if a bullet is chambered. ) Its accurate, and reliable. What makes it better than the Dessert Eagle, you might ask. Well, with the Dessert Eagle (50 AE version) you need to aim BELOW your target because of recoil. And The Deagle, Doesn't have nearly as good ammo capacity. Well how is it better than the Colt M1911, you might ask. The M1911 is reliable, but, the ammo capacity is to low to ALWAYS do the job. The Glock 17 is accurate, reliable and can do damage (If using the cartridge). enough' said.
Glock 17 ALL THE WAY!
One of the VERY FEW guns that can shoot underwater without exploding..
Tough, innovative, safe and easy to dismantle.. What more do I need to say?
[Newest]Best gun you can get for its price. Should be in top 10

13Walther PPK
This is awesome 1 its great to conceal and JAMES BOND USES IT STOP TROLLING ASD
Now its one of the smallest pistols, for light killers this is good
I have one, and that's enough.

The lightweight and comfortable feel of the gun is outstanding. Its 45 acp round, pinpoint accuracy and 15 round magazine is sure to put down anyone
I'm a lefty and own the FNX9... But feel the FNX45 incorporates the awesome fully ambidextrous features of this line of firearms BUT carries the FNX40 and FNX9 in power and accuracy.
45 acp with 15 rounds whats not to love

15Ruger SP101
All of these guns are probably good guns, but there isn't "one" best gun. A gun that works for me and fits my hand, may not work for you. It's all about how the gun feels in your hand and how comfortable you are shooting it.

I don't know which is the best gun, but I do know, there is no such thing as a bad gun.
Utterly reliable and built like a tank.

16Springfield 1911
Well it depends on how you rate a pistol. I was in the service and no I don't want to lug a round a heavy metal pistol with heavy rounds BUT I do want a pistol that can protect my wife which is a ok shot and child. I like tested guns damn a brochure about a gun I ask for a sure shot gun that's fun easy to clean and if it needed to be used there's a kick behind the bullet remember if just looking into guns bigger isn't always better its truly how it feels in your hands. Now if you like a bit of weight in your hands and like a little kick by all means got SHOOT it then decide if you like it
The 1911 has been proven time and time again. IT has been and is still carried in battle, war, home protection and personal protection. The.45 round carries a one shot stop punch all with in itself, add a top quality manufactured gun for an affordable price, you got my vote!
Springfield 1911 many service men can't be wrong! And just think of the lives that where saved by this big badass handgun chuck z
[Newest]Most reliable handgun by the way the original was made by colt and named colt m1911 springfield armory only made copies years later I think

17.44 Magnum
This is without a doubt the most powerful revolver of all time

18Spec Ops 45. Calibre Pistol
1911. This gun set the standard for what a hand gun should Should be. Its. Simple, durable, reliable, dependable. It's iconic design remains one of the most copied of all time.
Best gun all day long

19Heckler & Koch USP
You get what you pay for. It's tough and will not disappoint you I replaced rear sight with ghost ring personal preference no other modification made it works rite out the box

20Walther P99
The P99AS works for me! I love this gun.

21Colt Single Action Army
The Single Action Army:The gun that made the west, it has that title for a reason. It has a powerful round and gets lots of bad votes from it being Single Action, but Single Action can be better then Semi auto in some ways.
#1 is the Desert Eagle? Is that a joke? This is a result of the "Call of Duty" generation... The Colt Single Action Army was revolutionary for its time being a cartridge revolver. It was popular and in widespread use long after its introduction.
The Colt Single Action Army when shooting A.357, 158 grain hallow point cartridge can stop any threat and is the best defensive handgun ever made.

22Taurus Raging Bull
All I have to say is " have you seen this gun? " it was a pistol before pistols were pistols! That's how awesome and totally BA this gun is!
Nice and really good one
The gripe is so good in hand and in firing so nice feel

23CZ 75
The best handgun because it was cloned and copied by different manufacturer and other variants. That's why it is the best handgun of all time.
Solid handgun and rock...
Best hand gun I owned...
[Newest]The best of the best.

24Mini Uzi
This isn't technecly a pistol, more like a submachine gun. Only because this is automatic. Sort of like the G 18 ( Glock 18). But still, this weapon was used by the afgahn drug dealers.
Powerful machine pistol which fires a lot of bullets at once. Its small size makes it convenient to carry and the rate of fire makes it a dangerous weapon
This is a submachine gun! NOT A PISTOL. Besides, accuracy with the Uzi is crap.

25Springfield XDM
After 37 years in law enforcement I've worked hundreds of shootings and I would say it all depends on what you can accurately fire, easily carry and or conceal.
Just about all these pistols are good. But the 45 ACP has the best track record of all the pistol rounds and before you say it's too big just let me say my sisters, who are very small in size, and my wife have no problem with it and like to shoot it (oh, and they are very good with my XDM). Plus, while I was in Iraq and Afghanistan the soldiers there were actually begging the D.O.D. for 45s. The 1911 is a great pistol, I carried one during Vietnam; my father carried one in WWII and it saved his life in Europe several times. But it's design is out of date when compared to an out of the box sweet shooting, very accurate, the, large mag capacity pistol like the Springfield XDM.
Light weight, match grade barrel, comes with a nice case/kit. Great Ergonomics. 19 round mags, Adjustable Back Stap. AWESOME short trigger with a great feel. ACCURATE! Have the XDM 45, want the 9mm too.
I am a small woman and my Springfield tactical id's are my babies. I call them Bonnie and Clyde. I can shoot them accurately and with either hand. You got my vote

26Glock 18
The 5 seven is close but this is what the US secret service carries enough said
Is cs 1.6 my favorite terrorist starting pistol

27Steyre M1912

28SIG Sauer P220
25,000 rounds with no jams or component changes!
Best pistol for home defense in my opinion!

Simple mechanics, less moving parts and since it has 27 parts (quite few) some parts have also a secondary function. Easy to dis/assemble. Compact but still can have decent stopping power
I like the 9x18 makarovs, how they handle, feel and that phemomenal look. It is similar to the PPK but personally I would pick the rugged reliability of the makarov.
Very known for durability and roughness

30Browning Hi-Power
This is one of the best and most unique handguns of all time! It's so much fun having and shooting this gun. Its size and shape, its accuracy, its reliability and recoil are great. What more could you ask for a handgun! It's amazing!
Its excellent power stoping

31Beretta PX4 Storm
Compact and low recoil. Very reliable and durable. The PX4 Storm also is a very accurate gun, and feels good in the hand, as it is very balanced. Plus, the 9mm version has a 15 round magazine (you can also get 17 or 20 rounds) and you can get up to 14 or 17 rounds in the.40 S&W version. Also comes in.45 auto, with 10 rounds. Great gun all around!
Low recoil, great ergonomics, and its sexy. Its very accurate and very underrated. 17 round mag capacity is also nice. The disassembly is also very simple. Great gun for first time shooters.

32Glock 27
If you don't know why its the best then go ahead an keep thinking that a nine mil or a 45 is better. Grain of round and load are what really matter, everything else is aesthetic and/or shooter pref.
Absolutely an all around great gun, accurate, consistent, dependable, easy to break down and packs a considerable punch.

33Colt .45 Revolver

34CZ SP01 Shadow
I sold my Glock 17 for this gun. Its simply awesome.
Great accuracy, good grip, very well made

35Walther P38
Most accurate weapon I have ever shot!

36Colt Python
Best gun every made. Great accuracy and power. You can never go wrong with colt products.
It was made to define the quality standard now everyone tries to reach it.
Greatest handgun ever made can't ever ask for a better handgun

37CZ 85 Combat 9mm
Shoots dead on and feels great in your hand. Either hand as it is ambidextrous.

38Luger P08

39Smith & Wesson Sigma SW40VE

40Glock 20
Massive round high vecolity so the shot is straight drops whatever it hits and holds 15 plus 1 great choice
Unsurpassed dependability and power.

41Glock 19
This hand gun clearly don't know what his position
It is the beat handgun I see its number 1

42Taurus PT92
Its a really nice grip
And so good in firing stainless steel model is looking so lovely. What a nice gun...
Lifetime warranty never jams

43Mauser C96

44Baby Eagle .45 cal.
First... I don't believe an extraordinary number of rounds in a handgun makes it better. Unless you practice "drive-byes". If you can't hit your target at a reasonable distance with 3 or 4 rounds, you don't need a handgun.

My compact Baby Eagle feels just right in my hand, and I can hit center mass on a silhouette target at 50ft. 9 out of 10 times. Rapid fire. Not the greatest shot... But I do have fun!


45Smith & Wesson Bodyguard 380
Very nice pistol one problem, you have to keep replacing buttons for the laser sights I have replaced three times.
Quality features & LIGHT WEIGHT

46Modele 1935A Pistol

47Webley Revolver
I finally got myself the gun of Indiana Jones (MKVI). The Webley is a true warhorse and a pleasure to shoot.

48MP-446 Viking
Exceptional and great accuracy really excellent power stoping its quick fast and reliable 9mm 18 bullets box magzen smg tyep

49Ruger SR1911
Outstanding gun, very accurate, great price, well made, plus it looks great
Timeless design and it looks cool gangsta

50Walther PPQ 9mm
Top ten material ergonomic grip multiple backstraps for different size individuals 15+1 cap mags left and right hand friendly. Plus very accurate and reliable
Great ergonomics and very accurate

51Jericho 941F 9mm
The 941 by IMI is one smooth 9mm, it is about as good as a 9mm can get

It is the best machine pistol of all time

FNX-45 and 40 made it to the top 3, no idea why this one isn't up with them. Same great quality just in my favourite caliber.
Yep, great gun, it should be up at the top.

54Smith & Wesson Model 39

55Springfield XD-9

56Browning BDM

57Kimber Ultra Carry
I've owned a few 1911's. I used to carry my springfield all the time until I bought the kimber. This gun has the best out of the box trigger pull of any handgun I have ever owned. I have over 2000 rounds through it. It has never hung a bullet; including lead swc which kimber claims may not always be reliable. If my life is on the line this gun goes first!

58Heckler & Koch P30
Real high quality build.. excellent grip

59Ruger SR9
Great high capacity 9mm. Good for self defense and target shooting. Very reliable and rugged. 10/10.

60Taurus PT917C
In all pistols I used I rate PT917C best conformable grip, not heavy had a very very accurate aims never jem, it's not getting warm even after 34 rounds, I also like it's safety devices wow try it.

61Colt Single Action Navy Revolver

621066 Model Smith & Wesson
10 mil power accurate reliable looks way cooler than most poly guns. However it is rare

63Colt M1911A1
This gun helped win World War Two end of discussion
This has been the standard service weapon from WWI to Vietnam. It is still used limitedly by the U.S. military, the FBIl, police forces, and other countries around the world. It is the AK-47 of all handguns.


65FNS 9mm

66FNS 9mm

67Glock 23
.40 does NOT have the stopping power of a .45 or the capacity and reliability of a 9mm..40 is very high pressure and will wear out your gun FAST! Also, since the Glock 23 is literally a Glock 19 built for a different round, it is less reliable.
All the power of the 45 cal round in a smaller size bullet so you can carry almost as many as a 9mm PLUS glock reliability and manual of arms... If you can handle the recoil its probably the best weapon on the planet.

68TiSAS Zigana Sport

69SIG Sauer M1911
Is a well made powerful weapon that combat tested

70Walther P22


72Bushmaster M4A3

73Glock 21
I got one for my wife and after put lots of rounds at the range I have to say is an outstanding weapon
In my opinion the best 45.
Low recoil and very very relieable great duty gun.

7422 Magnum
Powerfull, not that popular, but is the best!

75Glock 22
I have, couldn't be happier. Powerful round with the reach of a 9mm and the punch of A.45. The round awesome, the handgun is amazing. Never had a problem with other words, nothing but pleasant things to say.

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