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Top 5 best pistols in the world

The rating is based on a combination of indicators of accuracy, reliability, range, penetration, store capacity, number of products, number of users and some other functions.

#5 – Pistol TT, USSR

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Country of manufacture: USSR
Designed: 1930
Curb weight: 0.94 kg
Length: 195 mm
Barrel length: 116 mm
Muzzle velocity: 420 m / s
Magazine capacity: 8 rounds

This gun is known for its good power and ability to penetrate various obstacles. Due to its small size, you can hide its wearing. It was developed in 1930 and for many years has been actively used in the Soviet army.

He is very easy to use, this is one of the reasons for his popularity. The main negative feature of the pistol is the unreliability of fixing the magazine with cartridges. Because of which, cases of self-arrows were recorded.

#4 – FN Five-seveN, Belgium

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Country of manufacture: Belgium
Designed: 1993-1998
Curb weight: 0.744 kg
Length: 208 mm
Barrel length: 122 mm
Muzzle velocity: from 520 to 650 m / s (depending on cartridges)
Magazine capacity: 10 (limited), 20 (standard), 30 (increased capacity) rounds

This gun belongs to the fourth place in the ranking of the best pistols in the world. Designed and manufactured in 1998. Successfully used by various units and groups of the NATO military alliance.

Convenient for use in difficult situations, extremely lightweight and versatile. And, if you use special cartridges, you can increase combat power. This will make it possible to pierce the bulletproof vest.

#3 – Glock 17, Austria

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Country of manufacture: Austria
Designed: 1982
Curb weight: 0.905 kg
Length: 186 mm
Barrel length: 114 mm
Muzzle velocity: 350 – 360 m / s
Magazine capacity: 17 (standard), 19 or 30 (increased capacity) rounds

The leading three opens Glock 17. Successfully used by the armed forces in several dozen countries. Various modifications allow you to use it for different purposes. Optimum weight and simple construction (assembled from 30 parts) are one of the main advantages. With a simple nail, experts dismantle the gun in less than 60 seconds.

Among the other best guns in the world, the Glock 17 is one of the most reliable. Up to half a million shots can be fired from it. As such, the trigger is missing. There is also no flag for the fuse, and this will quickly pull the weapon out of its holster and shoot.

Glock 17 does not fit into the classic idea of ​​firearms. Structurally, many of its parts are made of strong polymer, which is not afraid of shock and mechanical stress. Many police officers in the USA use it. About 40% of the polled consider Glock 17 the most convenient of all time.

#2 – SIG-Sauer P226, Germany-Switzerland

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Country of manufacture: Germany, Switzerland
Designed: 1981
Curb weight: 0.802 or 0.867 (depending on the cartridges used) kg
Length: 196 mm
Barrel length: 112 mm
Magazine capacity: 12, 13, 15, 17, 18, 20 rounds (depending on the cartridges used)

This weapon has a unique history. A high position in the ranking is deserved, because the gun was approved by various army and special services of the world. As a result of the collaboration between SIG and Sauer, the Sig-Sauer P226 pistol appeared on the market. In the middle of the last century, the P220 model was made, it was used as the basis for the production of P226.

The gunsmiths point out the thoughtfulness of the design and the excellent workmanship of the smallest details. If you need to use a small gun, this model will not work. If you look at the photo of the SIG-Sauer P226 you may get the impression that it is light, as if made of plastic. This is far from reality. In fact, the gun is quite large and heavy. In the hands of professionals, the relatively large dimensions and good combat power make the weapon indispensable.

Manufacturer SIG-Sauer P226 over the years has created excellent high-quality weapons. The use of new developments is the main key to the success of the company.

The gun was created back in 1981, as a competitive copy for the American army. Perhaps the most important disadvantage of this gun is its high cost, which did not allow it to take first place in the list of the best firearms.

#1 – Beretta 92, Italy

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Country of manufacture: Italy
Designed: 1975 year
Curb weight: 0.95 kg
Length: 217 mm
Barrel length: 125 mm
Muzzle velocity: 390 m / s
Magazine capacity: 15 rounds

The Italian manufacturer of firearms, considered the oldest in Europe, has created a unique pistol model in all respects – the Beretta 92. Today it is the best pistol in the world. In modern conditions, the Beretta 92 and a large number of modified models are successfully used by the armies and special units of many states.

But, even the leader of the rating has disadvantages – this is a too big handle, as well as considerable weight, in comparison with other pistols of this class.

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