Companies Making America's Favorite 9mm Pistols

By Bo Beard | April 17, 2024

6.7 million pistols

In the United States, handguns, especially semi-automatic pistols, are the most widely used type of firearm. American gun manufacturers have been producing more pistols than rifles since 2010, as per government records. 
 

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In 2021 alone, over 6.7 million pistols were manufactured, comprising almost half of all domestically made firearms, including rifles, shotguns, and revolvers. 
 

Various pistol calibers

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Among the various pistol calibers available in the U.S., the 9mm caliber has become the preferred choice. Compared to other handgun ammunitions like .40 and .45 caliber, a 9mm round is physically smaller.