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The World’s Best Selling Handgun

Do you own a gun? What is the brand name of your gun? Is it license?

Why do people buy guns? Basically, responsible people buy guns for protection – to protect their lives and properties from lawless elements of the society. So, what’s the most popular and bestselling handgun out there?

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The handgun on the above photo is the bestselling gun in the world. It is called the Browning Hi-Power. This single-action, 9 mm semi-automatic handgun was designed by John Browning, an American firearms inventor. This handgun is a very popular military handgun and as a matter of fact – it is the most widely used military pistols of all time. Armed forces of more than fifty countries are using Browning Hi-Power.

It is known by a variety of names such as;

  • HP or High Power
  • GP or Grande Puissance – France
  • P-35 – based on the pistol’s introduction in 1935
  • Hi-Power – most common name/Belgium
  • BAP or Browning Automatic Pistol – Ireland

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This best selling handgun had been in service since 1935 up to present and had undergone continuous refinement. This very popular gun was used during the Second World War and more than 1 million units have been built since then. This very popular semi-automatic pistol originated in Belgium and in the United States

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Other features of Browning Hi-Power

  • Length: 197 mm
  • Barrel Length: 118 mm
  • Weight 1.0 kg
  • Cartridge: 7.65×21mm Parabellum, 9×19mm Parabellum, 40 S&W
  • Effective Range: 50 meters
  • Muzzle Velocity: 335 m/s
  • Feed System: 13 rounds (9mm), 10 rounds (.40 S&W)

See also


World’s Most Powerful Guns


10 Unique Multiple Barrel Guns in the World


Top 10 Best Tanks in the World


World’s Most Powerful and Most Destructive Weapons Ever Built


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  1. gaby7

    On February 2, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I hate guns! I would never own one even if it were possible to own one in my country! Fortunately for me nobody is allowed to own a gun, let alone hold one except the army and the police!

  2. UncleSammy

    On February 2, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Nice share

  3. webseowriters

    On February 2, 2011 at 10:58 am

    A wonderful reading

  4. Phoenix Montoya

    On February 2, 2011 at 11:14 am

    Very nice. Although, I do hate guns. Great info, kabayan.

  5. papaleng

    On February 2, 2011 at 11:35 am

    nice and interesting post. Bro, yung sa akin Beretta 8mm at Tokarev 9mm.

  6. Ima Vee

    On February 2, 2011 at 11:59 am

    cool… :]

  7. Goodselfme

    On February 2, 2011 at 2:18 pm

    I wish I had taken a gun safety course so I could own a gun now. I rely on other protective devices which I will not disclose on the net. Well done article. You do such a neat job of presenting even guns.

  8. PR Mace

    On February 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    My dad taught me to use a gun and I even had a license to carry one and did for a long time. Then I had children and I didn’t want one on the house anymore. Good article, Nobert.

  9. alvinwriter

    On February 3, 2011 at 3:09 am

    It makes sense.

  10. Lady Sunshine

    On February 3, 2011 at 4:18 am

    I find guns scary. Didn’t know this was a best selling handgun.

  11. FX777222999

    On February 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Guns? No..Nice sharing this subject my friend!

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