TheGunBlog.ca — Smith & Wesson is the most-popular handgun brand among Canada’s roughly 300,000 government-licensed owners of pistols and revolvers, followed by Ruger and Glock.
Following are the country’s top-10 handgun brands and actions as of November 2022, based on the number of personally owned models registered with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
- Canadians with a firearm licence own about 1.2 million handguns.
- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made it a crime to buy, sell, or give away any handgun as of October 2022, and police confiscate handguns from the heirs of government-licensed owners after they die.
- Robin Percival, a spokeswoman for the Ottawa-based RCMP, e-mailed the handgun data to TheGunBlog.ca today in response to our request for the information.
Canada’s Top-10 Handgun Brands
|1||Smith & Wesson||184,846|
Canada’s Handguns By Action
|8||Air, Spring, or Gas||152|