The handgun is the most common type of firearm that is used not only by soldiers and police forces but also by ordinary citizens for self-defense or sport shooting. Most of the handguns are short-range weapons. They can shoot accurate up to 50 meters.
But which are the best handguns in the world? Here a top 5 list to answer that question.
CZ – 75/85
This is one of the most successful creations of the Czech gunsmiths. Convenience, reliability, and simplicity of design bring this weapon quite a bit of popularity to the west. The CZ-75/85 has excellent range and precise shooting, as well as very good armor piercing capability. Therefore, this is one of the best selling guns of the 21st century.
Heckler & Koch USP
This gun was made by the German company Heckler & Koch in the early ’90s. In 1993, he was admitted to the German Special Forces and had a large number of modifications. Heckler & Koch USP is considered one of the most appropriate weapons for special and police forces. He is extremely reliable and unpretentious, he has a very precise shooting. The weapon can be used in any environment without a problem
One of the best guns in the world, created by the oldest European weapons company. He was admitted to arms in 1980, using a 9 x 19 mm cartridge. The qualities of this pistol are illustrated by the fact that in 1985 it was accepted as the main weapon (instead of Colt M1911) in the United States Police Forces. Beretta 92 is used by the Israeli army too. Each year approximately 100,000 pistols with various modifications are produced. There are many versions of this gun, the model for the civil market is very popular.
Second, in our top 5 is a legendary pistol created by genius gunner John Browning before the start of the First World War. This pistol has only experienced a significant modernization in 1926.
The US Army used it in the two world wars, in Korea, Vietnam, and in all the Cold War conflicts. This gun was delivered to Russia during the First World War.
Despite some shortcomings, the Colt M1911 is the most famous and revered gun of the last century.
This is the handgun that heads the top 5, it is a real pillar in the production of short-range firearms. The Glock 17 uses 9 x 19 mm Parabellum cartridges. The story of creating the gun is very interesting. In 1980, a self-loading pistol was launched for the needs of the Austrian army and police. Together with other well-established firms, the unknown Glock GmbH, which previously worked mainly with the supply of army bayonets, excavation tools, and other ammunition, but never with weapons, was involved. However, exactly the Glock 17 pistol won the contest. It is immediately put into mass production.
The gun is extremely precise and accurate, very handy and easy to disassemble. A special feature of this gun is that it does not have a safety button. With Glock 17 you can safely shoot underwater. Separately from the Austrian army, Glock 17 is used by the police forces in more than thirty countries around the world.