Canada’s Top-10 Handgun Brands (RCMP Data): S&W, Ruger, Glock, SIG, CZ, and Five More

16 Nov 2022

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.

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  • 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

Source: RCMP

BrandRegistrations
1Smith & Wesson184,846
2Ruger126,470
3Glock99,068
4SIG Sauer71,708
5CZ65,628
6Beretta52,637
7Colt52,138
8Norinco38,392
9Browning35,980
10Walther30,387

Canada’s Handguns By Action

Source: RCMP

ActionRegistrations
1Semi-Automatic864,024
2Revolver351,925
3Single Shot15,807
4Multi-Barrel5,519
5Other/No Data981
6Bolt Action211
7Full Automatic197
8Air, Spring, or Gas152
9Lever Action84

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