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Top 500 Handguns Searched in 2018

Another year has gone by and here are the 2018 search statistics for our handgun database. The total database view volume for 2018 was 842,802 views, which is up from 2017 by over 110,000 views. Note, this number is for all views (Make, Model, Caliber, Variant) and includes repeat views from the same visitor.

What we want to see though, is which manufacturer and model (regardless of caliber and variant) received unique (non repeating) views for the year. With those filters set the number of distinct views for the year was 564,339. That's unique views from over a half a million visitors in 2018.

Here's the breakdown including gun type.

  • Total Distinct Views: 564,339
  • Distinct Pistol Views: 479,980
  • Distinct Revolver Views: 84,359

It should be noted that the number one gun searched for and viewed in 2018 is the Colt .380 Government. This particular gun made the top of our list for 2017 as well. But, Colt wasn't the number one manufacturer searched for and viewed in 2018. That title goes to Smith & Wesson with a total of 53,885 views across 66 different models.

Remember, you can always view the top twenty handguns searched for the current month HERE.

Of the top 500 handguns searched, broken down by the numbers of models searched for and total views, here are the top 10 manufacturers searched:

Finally, here are the top 500 handguns searched for and viewed in 2018. Is your gun there?

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