The most popular handguns in 2023

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, some of the most popular handguns in the United States included:

  1. Glock 19: Renowned for its reliability, ease of use, and versatility, the Glock 19 is a favorite among law enforcement, concealed carry holders, and recreational shooters.
  2. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield: This compact and lightweight semi-automatic pistol is popular for concealed carry due to its slim profile and various caliber options.
  3. Sig Sauer P320: Known for its modularity and adoption by various military and law enforcement agencies, the P320 offers a customizable grip module and consistent performance.
  4. Springfield Armory XD-S: This single-stack compact handgun is popular for concealed carry, known for its ergonomic design and safety features.
  5. Ruger LCP: The Ruger LCP is a small, lightweight pistol often chosen for concealed carry due to its compact size and ease of concealment.
  6. 1911-style pistols: Various manufacturers produce versions of the classic 1911 handgun, appreciated for its heritage, craftsmanship, and availability in different calibers.
  7. Ruger SR9c: This compact striker-fired pistol offers a balance between size, capacity, and shootability, making it suitable for both concealed carry and range use.
  8. CZ-75: The CZ-75 and its variants are renowned for their accuracy, durability, and diverse options, appealing to both enthusiasts and competition shooters.
  9. Beretta 92/M9: Widely used by the U.S. military, the Beretta 92/M9 offers a classic design and robust construction that has garnered a strong following.
  10. Walther PPQ: Known for its excellent trigger and ergonomics, the Walther PPQ is popular among competitive shooters and enthusiasts alike.

Getting out of the “classic brands” list let me bring your attention to the post popular handguns that we have directly seen doing better in the market over the last year

The Strike One: lowest bore axil (more precision and accuracy), fast cycling gun (patented Speed Lock firing system), Made In Italy

strike one, one of the most popular handgun in 2023
strike one, one of the most popular handgun in 2023

This handgun has made a successful return in USA in 2022 after almost 10 years the handgun has stopped of being imported.

Let me tell you all the advantages of this beautiful handgun compared to any other pistol in the market and why every professional shooter is loving this gun…

The Strike One pistol by American Precision Firearms boasts several distinctive advantages in features when compared to other handguns on the market. Let’s break down these advantages in relation to its lowest bore axis, reduced recoil, maximum reliability, and the unique firing system known as “The Speed Lock”:

Lowest Bore Axis:
The Strike One is renowned for having one of the lowest bore axes in the handgun world. The barrel’s position close to the shooter’s hand results in reduced muzzle flip during firing. This translates to quicker follow-up shots, improved accuracy, and enhanced control, making it a favorable choice for competitive shooters and those seeking optimal shot placement.

Reduced Recoil:
The low bore axis of the Strike One significantly mitigates muzzle rise and recoil. This reduction in recoil forces allows shooters to maintain better target alignment, enabling faster recovery between shots and contributing to overall shooting accuracy. Less recoil also means a more comfortable shooting experience, making it an excellent option for users of various skill levels.

Maximum Reliability:
Reliability is a cornerstone of any firearm, and the Strike One aims to excel in this aspect. With its robust engineering and quality manufacturing, the pistol is designed to function flawlessly, even under adverse conditions. This reliability is particularly essential for self-defense situations and professional use, where malfunctions can have severe consequences.

The Speed Lock Firing System:
“The Speed Lock” firing system, unique to the Strike One, contributes to its fast cycling and enhanced performance. This system optimizes the mechanics of the firearm, allowing for quicker slide cycling and a more rapid return to battery. This speed not only aids in faster follow-up shots but also contributes to the overall responsiveness of the pistol.

In comparison to other handguns…

the Strike One’s combination of a low bore axis, reduced recoil, maximum reliability, and innovative firing system sets it apart as a versatile and high-performance choice. These advantages make the Strike One particularly appealing to those seeking precision shooting, quick target acquisition, and rapid shooting sequences. As with any firearm, it’s essential to consider individual preferences, intended use, and familiarity when making a selection.

Please note that the popularity of handguns can change over time due to factors such as new releases, trends, and changes in firearm regulations. Always ensure you have the most up-to-date information when considering purchasing a handgun.

APF R-1 Revolver


This beautiful revolver has grabbed a lot of attention since has been release in lat 2023.

  • Comes in 3 size of barrel: 3″, 4″ and 6″;
  • Two color variation: black finish and stainless steel;
  • Wooden grip customizable
  • Adjustable sights
  • Caliber 357 magnum

Find more info here.

The unique 1911 double barrel

AF2011 DBDC double barrel double caliber

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The Arma Zeka Super Optics Special

AZ-P1 Super Optics Special - American precision firearms - 2023

When it comes to exclusivity and high end, Arma Zeka we call it the future of the sport pistols…

  • 9 millimiters caliber
  • All in Stainless Steel
  • 100% in house production
  • 3 color variations: Silver, Green, Black
  • 6 models based on your needs

Find more info here.

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