We here at Personal Defense World are all about striker-fired pistols. But with so many options available in today’s marketplace, it can be difficult to settle on the “best one.” Fear not, we’ve got all the intel you need to pick the best striker-fired pistols for you or to gift to that special straight shooter in your life. Where did we get that intel, you ask? Why, the pages of “Combat Handguns,” naturally. So we’ve made our list and checked it twice. We’ve also pulled quotes from some of our favorite contributors discussing these guns and what makes them special. Without further ado and just in time for the holidays, here—in our humble opinion—are the 10 best striker-fired pistols to grace the pages of “Combat Handguns” magazine in 2017.

Editor’s Note: The original version of this post erroneously included the Walther Creed. The Creed is not a striker-fired pistol and thusly has been removed from the list.

For more information about the striker-fired pistols featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.



Smith & Wesson (M&P M2.0)

Heckler & Koch

Honor Defense



Smith & Wesson (M&P 45 Threaded Barrel Kit)



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