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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Top 10 Handguns


There are many types of guns in the world. The main purpose of guns is safety and security. Some people have great interest in guns. Hand guns are small type of guns meant to be operated by one hand and having a chamber which is integral to the barrel.

Following is the list of top 10 handguns in the world,

1. Glock-17


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

2. Smith & Wesson .500 S&W Magnum


Smith and Wesson is the largest manufacturer in the United States. Their guns are used in many Hollywood films. The .500 S&W Magnum is considered the best commercial sporting handgun cartridge by the muzzle energy it makes. The gun is a double action revolver, which provides power and velocity. 

3. FN Herstal FNP-9


This semi-automatic and polymer-framed pistol is part of a series made in the United States. The trigger is unique, wide and smooth. The reset is short and different, makes the gun simple and accurate to use. Magazine capacity for the 9mm is 16 rounds in the magazine and one in the tube.

4. Beretta 92

The Beretta 92 is of Italian origin. It fires a 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. It has been in the market since 1975 and is used in the Italian, French and US military. The Beretta 92′s open slide design helps in feeding and discharge of bullets and allows easy clearing of obstacles.

5. Walther P99


The Walther P99 is a semi automatic pistol of German origin. It is manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffe.  It is used by the German police, Polish police and Finnish army. .It fires a 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge. Walther has short recoil operated, locked breech action.


6. QSZ -92

The QSZ -92 is recoil operated locked breech pistol and uses a rotating barrel locking system an.d is of Chinese origi. It uses a 9x19mm Parabellum cartridge and is manufactured by Norinco at the Changfeng Machine Shop.

7. M1911 pistol


This is a single-action and semi-automatic handgun created by John M. Browning. It was used by the US army from 1911 and 1985, especially during WWI, WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. It has now risen to become the finest type of the 20th century; making it popular among civilian shooters in competitive events.

8. 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.


9. HS2000/XD


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 used by Croatian army and the US law enforcement agencies.

10. SIGP250


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.









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