Pistols originated in Europe in the 16th century. Various design changes to the design of pistols have been made starting from single shot, multi barreled, semi-automatic, machine pistol. Pistols are used in households for personal protection and also in the armed forces of countries. The modern designs vary from the past designs by a huge margin. All it takes are minor changes and the useful is increased by many folds. We have prepared a list of the top 10 best pistol in the world. You love to buy these pistols .
SIG Sauer P250
P250 is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by SIG Sauer, USA. It has been in service since 2007 and comes in 0.357, 0.40 and 0.45 caliber options. Currently these pistols are being used by the Hong Kong police force. The most recent model of this weapon was introduced in 2009. P250 has a short recoil operated action and a locked breach. It is currently being used by USA , Germany and Switzerland.
Heckler and Koch USP
USP is also known as universal self-loading pistol which is manufactured by Heckler and Koch. It was initially introduced to the public in 1997 and since then it is being used till today. The pistol also comes with 0.357, 0.40 and 0.45 caliber cartridges and has a short recoil mode of action. Due to its usefulness it is being used in a large number of countries in their defense departments.
92F has its origins in Italy where it is manufactured by Beretta. It was first made public in 1975 and since then its usefulness never seems to decrease. It has a range of about 50 meters and a muzzle velocity of around 381 m/s. The initial model was called Beretta 92 but various positive changes were made in the design parameters and later on a refined model was released and called 92F.
Glock-17 is another semi-automatic pistol designed by Gaston Glock. It has been in production since 1982 and it is estimated that a total of 2,500,000 pieces of the pistol have been sold. It has a short recoil action and comes with 7 cartridge types. The range of the weapon is about 50 m for good accuracy shots with a muzzle velocity of 375 m/s.
HK Mark 23
Heckler and Koch designed a weapon in 1990’s which was very effective over short range shooting. They named it Mark 23 having a range of 25 m. Mark 23 is a semi-automatic pistol and it comes with a 0.45 ACP cartridge. Its muzzle velocity can reach up to 260 m/s and can be fed by either 12 or 10 rounds at a time using a detachable box type magazine. The pistol has a short recoil action of fire.
FN-FNP is a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by FNH USA. It comes with 0.357, 0.40 and 0.45 cartridge types and has a range of about 50 meters. It is currently being used by Belgium and United States of America in the police department. The feed system of this pistol is a conventional box magazine and it can take up to 15 rounds at a time. It has been in production since 2006.
P99 is also a semi-automatic pistol designed and manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen , Germany. It has been in service since 1996 and comes with 0.40 S&W cartridges. The range of this weapon is greater then other weapons in this list and it is about 60 meters. The feed system of P99 is also a box magazine which can take from 12 to 15 rounds at a time. The weight of this weapon is 655 g. currently it is being operated in 9 European and Asian countries.
QSZ-92 is the first Chinese made pistol in this list. It is also a semi-automatic pistol designed by Liu Ming of the Small Arms Research Institute and manufactured by Norinco. The weight of the weapon is about 760 grams and has a muzzle velocity of about 350 m/s. The magazine of this weapon can take from 15 to 20 rounds. The range of this weapon is 50 meters. The sight system is a 3 – dot sight system.
HS2000 is a semi-automatic pistol which originated from Croatia. The weapon has been in service since 1999 and comes with a detachable feed system mechanism. A total of 1999 pieces of the weapon have so far been produced. It has a short recoil action system and comes with 0.45 , 0.40 and 0.357 cartridge types. The weight of the weapon is about 700 grams.
Herstal FN 57
FN 57 is the best pistol in the world. It is also a semi-automatic pistol manufactured by FN Herstal, Belgium. Around 2000 pieces of FN 57 have been produced and it is being used in 40 + countries. It has 7 variants with minor changes in the initial design and has an effective range of 50 meters but the maximum range can go up to 1510 meters. It is very light weight with a weight of 610 grams. It can take 10 , 20 or 30 rounds at a time using a box magazine design.