Top 5 Hand Guns, Reviewed

April 9, 2016

The introduction for each gun is taken from their official website.

Beretta 92 – 9mm

Beretta 92 – 9mm

The Beretta 92FS has been setting the standards for best military, police, and tactical pistol for over a quarter century. The reason is that it was designed–and has kept evolving–to be and remain the most accurate, durable and reliable semi-auto handgun on the market. Easy to use, absolutely safe and delivering impressive firepower, it remains the sidearm of the US military and of allied forces the world over, as well as of countless police and law-enforcement agencies.

GOOD:               High capacity magazine, handsome and reliable

BAD:               Mediocre grip, lean yet rigid.

UGLY: Inconsistent trigger pulls between each shot because its DA/SA (Double Action/Semi-Automatic) This creates worries for the user. The inconsistency force the user to pull the hammer back or it messes their aim.

 Glock 19 – 9mm

Glock 19 – 9mm

The GLOCK 19 is ideal for a more versatile role because of its reduced dimensions when compared to the standard sized option. Chambered in 9×19, the G19 has found worldwide acclaim with both private and public security agencies. In addition to being used as a conventional service pistol, it is ideal for concealed carry or as a backup weapon.

GOOD: Very customizable. Each owner can add their personal touch. Third party parts and accessories are available to turn your piece unique from another unit.

BAD: The grip is not ergonomically comfortable. The polymer recoil spring is lazy.

UGLY:            Not as handsome as the Beretta 92

Colt 1911 – .45 ACP

Colt 1911 – .45 ACP

The Colt M1911 pistol has been a favorite for 100 years as a service pistol, a law enforcement pistol and a personal defense firearm. Although the pistol is virtually unchanged since its adoption by the U.S. military, Colt has continued to make the best even better. Carrying on its legacy of flawless craftsmanship, the industry leading Colt Custom Shop proudly offers the Special Combat Government Series. These models offer enthusiasts an opportunity to own a handcrafted 1911 type pistol which incorporates some of the most desired features normally associated with the best 1911 custom gunsmiths.

GOOD: It has been here for over a hundred years. Thousands of customizable parts are available in the market today. You can turn your piece into a fabulously adorned princess and marry it.

BAD:               Low capacity magazine.

UGLY:            1911 is not manufactured exclusively by Colt anymore. Almost all gun company can produce their own version. Some good, some not so good.

 CZ-75B – 9mm

CZ-75B – 9mm

Designed in 1975, the CZ 75 is the flagship model of the CZ handgun line with over one million produced. An entire family of pistols is available based on the basic CZ 75 design: compacts, de-cockers, single action only, ambidextrous, alloy frames as well as competition pistols.

The 75 B features a steel frame, a black polycoat finish, 3 dot sights, 16+1 9mm capacity (10+1 in .40 S&W) and, of course, the ergonomics and DA/SA action that have made it the most copied handgun design second only to 1911. The ‘B’ designation is an indicator that the model is equipped with a firing pin block safety.

CZ 75 B is used by more governments, militaries, and police and security agencies than any other pistol in the world. The CZ 75 is quite possibly the perfect pistol.

GOOD:           Popular. High-capacity magazine.

BAD:               Difficult to assemble-disassemble. The instruction manual that comes with its purchase is not helpful.

UGLY:            Aesthetically let down. Its finish fades out rather quickly. It doesn’t last.

 Ruger SP101 Revolver – .357

Ruger SP101 Revolver – .357

You Can Never Be Too Prepared. The Ruger SP101® revolver boasts the strength to handle the powerful 357 Magnum cartridge in a controllable, small-framed double-action revolver. Among the most powerful small-frame revolvers on the market, they are engineered for solid performance. Featuring a recoil-reducing grip, the SP101® is comfortable to shoot and perfect for personal defense or field use. Strong and reliable shot after shot, all SP101® revolvers have solid steel sidewalls (no side-plates), making them rugged, reliable, and dependable. Available in 22 LR, 38 Special, 327 Federal Magnum and 357 Magnum (which also accepts the less expensive 38 Special cartridges), you can count on the SP101® when you need it.

GOOD:           Very reliable because it’s a revolver. It has a very smooth frame that can be shoved in and out of a holster easily.

BAD:               The owner often replaces the grip for more slip free handling.

UGLY:            The frame is primarily designed for a quick draw. The shooter needs a little time of getting use to before to familiarize its front sight post.

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