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10 Most Influential Handguns of All Time

by Garry James   |  September 22nd, 2011 92

The other day the blogmeister here at, Ben O’Brien, dropped me an email, opining  it might be fun for me to come up with my thoughts on the world’s ten most influential handguns. Well, it would be fun, except for the fact I would much rather have a limit of 50 or– even better—100 to work with. Space being valuable, I reluctantly trimmed down the list to what you see below. Please bear in mind that the guns selected are not necessarily the first of their breed, or even possibly the best, but they had a tremendous bearing on what was to come. Sorry if I left out your favorite, but there’s a good chance it’s  probably somewhere to be found  in the top 100. Here we go, in chronological order. By the way, I fudged a little bit, and slipped in one more. Maybe Ben won’t notice.

Scroll through the photo gallery below to read my list, and be sure to leave your valued opinions in the comment section.

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