I have my favorite gun as do most people; mine seems to change occasionally when something REALLY strikes my fancy. During the Beginning Pistol class we actually go through a modified presentation of the history of handguns including all frame sizes, action types and calibers giving a new shooter a broader understanding of where we have come and why.
Below is a list of guns that have lead or have changed significantly the design and function of handguns. My new favorite is included because I’m writing the article. Would love to hear your comments on these guns and if your favorite is not in there tell me why your favorite has significantly changed the design and function of handguns upon its release.
1915 Colt Woodsman
There you have it, almost 200 years of handgun development.
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