Top 10 Handguns


A handgun is a firearm designed to be held and operated by one hand, with the other hand optionally supporting the shooting hand. This characteristic differentiates handguns as a general class of firearms from their larger counterparts.  Here is a collection of top ten handguns in the world.




10. SIG Sauer P250


SIG Sauer P250
SIG Sauer P250


The SIG P250 pistol is of mixed American and German origin. It is made by JP Sauer and Son and Sig Sauer Exeter. It is a semi automatic pistol. .whose action is based on recoil operation and comes with a 17 round magazine. It has iron sights with a 147 mm base.

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9. Heckler and Koch USP


Heckler & Koch USP
Heckler & Koch USP


The Heckler & Koch USP is of German origin and is known as a Universal Self Loading pistol it is a semi automatic pistol with a mechanically locked breech and uses the short recoil mode of operation. It fires a 9X19mm Parabellum cartridge. And has been in operation since 1992.

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8. HS2000



The HS 2000 is of Croatian origin and is produced by HS Produkt D.o.o.The Company’s most successful product HS2000 is a polymer framed semi automatic pistol. It is the standard issue of the Croatian army and is popular amongst the US law enforcement agencies.

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7. Glock-17



Glock is a series of semi automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock GmbH of Deutsh-Wagram, Austria.  It has been in service since 1982. It has an extensive plastic structural content. It has a short recoil locked breech; tiliting barrel action fires amongst others a 9x 19mm Parabellum cartridge is used by the Austrian military and US Law Enforcement agencies.

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6. Heckler & Koch Mark 23



The Heckler and Koch Mk23 are of German and United States origin and consist of match grade semi automatic pistol, a laser aiming module and suppressor. It is the standard pistol meant for the US Special Forces. It has a short recoil DA\SA action and has an effective range of 50 Ms. It has been in production since 1991 and comes with a 12 round detachable box magazine.

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5. FN Herstal FNP



The FN Herstal FNP pistol is of joint Belgium and US manufacture. It is manufactured in Columbia by FNH USA. It has been in production since February 2006 and fires amongst others a 9 x 19mm Parabellum cartridge. It comes with a 14-16 round magazine.

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4. QSZ -92



The QSZ -92 is recoil operated locked breech pistol and uses a rotating barrel locking system. Its country of origin is The Peoples Republic of China. It uses a 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge and is manufactured by Norinco at the Changfeng Machine Shop. It has an effective range of 50m and has a muzzle velocity of 1148 ft per second.

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3. Walther P99



The Walther P99 is a semi automatic pistol of German origin. It is manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen… It is used by the German police, Polish police and the Finnish army. .It fires a 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. And has short recoil operated, locked breech action. It has a muzzle velocity of 1339ft per second.

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2. Beretta 92



The Beretta 92 is of Italian origin. It fires a 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. It has been in production since 1975 and is in service in the Italian, French and US military.

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1. FN 57


FN 57
FN 57


The Fn 57 is a Belgian made semi automatic pistol manufactured by FN Herstal… The FN 57 is a delayed blowback single action pistol firing a 5.7×2.8mm cartridge. It comes supplied with a 20 round magazine and has an effective range of 50 ms .It is currently supplied with fully adjustable sights or fixed sights.

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There should be AK-47 handgun, it has crazy firepower and is Russian. Russia forever!!!!


Here is my top 10 handguns

1. Ak-47
2. M-16
3. Tar 21
4. Desert Eagle
5. Jerrico Pistol
7. Ak-87
8. Ak-69
9. MI6
10. ????????????


idiot… ak47 m-16 are NOT handguns

I own the majority of firearms on this list and the lists or those who replied. I have to say the person who wrote the original list should state what this list of top ten is based on. It is not based on sales. It is not based on population. It is also not based on quality. Nor is it based on effectiveness Ie the FN57 being #1 when the 5.7 round has very little “knock down power” while the listings 5 6 7 9 and 10 are all available in .45 by far the most effective round option in… Read more »

How can a CZ 75 not be on this list?!

Tony W

How did a SIg 250 make your list?? I agree with someone above mentioning a CZ75… would have been on my list. FN has yet to prove anything to me. Good try

edward white

the m1911 colt 45 should be on this list

dionisio c mitra

the list should include sigsauer P228 and colt 45 1911A1

Oso Pardo

5.7 cant be the #1 was declined for NATO, 9mm still ruling the military world in handguns.