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Glock vs. Sig Sauer vs. Everyone Else: Who Makes the Best Guns?

Kyle Mizokami

Kyle Mizokami

Security, Americas

Here is our top five.

Glock vs. Sig Sauer vs. Everyone Else: Who Makes the Best Guns?

A redesign and reconfiguration into new full-sized and compact models saw the Sig series of handguns widely accepted among U.S. police forces, including the San Francisco Police Department, and are acceptable carry pistols for the New York and Houston police departments. Like most gun manufacturers Sig Sauer produces its own version of the 1911. Sig Sauer recently won the contract for the U.S. Army’s new M17 handgun.

America’s prolific firearms industry means that choosing the top five manufacturers is no easy task. While boutique handgun builders may produce some very fine pieces, quantity has a quality all its own, and several companies ship hundreds of thousands of handguns a year. Like the auto industry, some of the best handguns come from foreign manufacturers. Here are the five best handgun manufacturers.

(This article first appeared in 2017).

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