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What's the SINGLE most popular handgun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Topgun, Oct 21, 2004.


Your MOST popular handgun

  1. S&W revolver

    86 vote(s)
  2. Ruger .22 auto

    34 vote(s)
  3. 1911

    152 vote(s)
  4. Ruger DA revolver

    8 vote(s)
  5. Browning Hi Power

    16 vote(s)
  6. Ruger SA revolver

    7 vote(s)
  7. Taurus

    4 vote(s)
  8. SIG

    22 vote(s)
  1. Topgun

    Topgun member

    Yeah, I know, you've got one of each.....BUT.....which one do you use the MOST?
    Or which do you have even if you have no other?

  2. 41 magnum fan

    41 magnum fan Well-Known Member

    S&W revolver for me.
  3. BryanP

    BryanP Well-Known Member

    SIG P220
  4. GlocksRock

    GlocksRock Well-Known Member

    I would say Glock, but since it's not on the list, I went with 1911.
  5. Topgun

    Topgun member

    I apologize for omitting Glock. Brain fart.

    :( :banghead:
  6. Darkmind

    Darkmind Well-Known Member

    Any type of 1911.
  7. Black Snowman

    Black Snowman Well-Known Member

    Nearly every time I hit the range one of my CZs gets shot. Nothing else makes it in the mix as consistiantly.
  8. R.H. Lee

    R.H. Lee Well-Known Member

    Gotta go with the Ruger .22 auto. I take mine to the range every trip, and always see 2 or 3 more there. Now if the question is which is my favorite, that would be the 1911A1. :)
  9. Checkman

    Checkman member

    Sig 220/245 - both of them.
  10. threefeathers

    threefeathers Well-Known Member

    1911 but I often carry a Sig.
  11. 45R

    45R Well-Known Member

    My Sigs...... :D
  12. orangeninja

    orangeninja Well-Known Member

    Actually none of the above. The Glock 17 is probably the most used gun in Law Enforcement, in several countries.

    The Beretta M9 is probably up there also.

    S&W Revolvers have been issued for what? 30 or 40 years? in all types of law enforcement units.

    Next would be the 1911.
  13. Marshall

    Marshall Well-Known Member

    Oh well, I voted before reading the question fully. I voted S&W Revo for being the most popular handgun on the list, overall.
  14. Onmilo

    Onmilo Well-Known Member

    On a global scale, the Browning High Power has everything beat.
    Since 1937 Millions have been produced and most are still in service.
    It even beats the Glock in numbers still in use.
    I have become quite fond of my Glocks however. and they are my favorite centerfire pistols.
    I use, carry, and enjoy my rimfire Smith and Wesson handguns just as much as my Glocks though.
    Geez I don't think I can answer this question with just one choice!

    otomik's post below mine says my question doesn't make sense.
    Actually my answer makes sense in the fact that more day to day gun carriers strap on Browning High Powers, or clones thereof, than any other single type of handgun when viewed from a global perspective.
    In most cases these High Powers are the only handguns the folks that use them are ever going to see or use and as such it makes the High Power the most popular day to day handgun for many carriers on a global scale.
    I as a free man have no such restrictions and no real bias to what I may carry day to day, and depending on what I am doing, I have a wide variety of handguns to choose from and cannot say in that I have one and only one that I choose above all others.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2004
  15. otomik

    otomik Well-Known Member

    Browning Hi-Power, but Beretta 92 should be up there too
    Indonesia, Spain, France, Italy, Egypt, Brazil, USA, Chile, Mexico, South Africa...

    your question doesn't make much sense anyway
    "the SINGLE most popular handgun" is a different question from "the handgun i use the most"
  16. Valkman

    Valkman Well-Known Member

    1911 - I shoot them and revolvers at the range but carry a 1911 all the time. :)
  17. Black Majik

    Black Majik Well-Known Member

    1911's very high on the list.
    Sigs are next.
    All the others aren't even in the same ballpark.
  18. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    Considering I have four 1911s now... and only two Sigs and two Glocks. :D
  19. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    I shoot my CZ-75 the most and carry a j-frame revolver or 1911 pretty much split 50/50.

    However, everywhere I go shoot, I see folks shooting 1911s. They are very popular, at least in my area.
  20. WEPS

    WEPS Well-Known Member

    there must be a typo or something because i didn't see glock and i know it's probley one of the most popular pistols out there.

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