These were the five best selling handguns of 2015 according to the Motley Fool. How many of the handguns on this list do you own?
2015 was another record setting year for gun sales. With all of those guns sold in 2015, it only natural to wonder which ones were the most popular.
Well, while gunbroker.com has not officially released their list of the best selling handguns of 2015 yet, the folks at the Motley Fool did some analysis of GunBroker data regarding the top selling guns each month and came up with this list of the best selling handguns of 2015.
This list only has data for the best selling new handguns sold on GunBroker, so it’s not an all-encompassing list of every gun sold in the United States. However, the data here is still pretty interesting and there were a few surprising choices.
Read on to learn what guns were the best selling handguns of 2015.
4th Place: Smith & Wesson M&P9 and Sig Sauer P938 (tie)
These two handguns could not be much more different from each other: the M&P is a lightweight polymer handgun and the Sig P938 is a metal framed handgun similar to the 1911.
However, both are very solid handguns and have a tremendous following in the shooting community, as evidenced by the fact that both guns were among the best selling handguns of 2015.
3rd Place: Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm
Designed specifically for concealed carry, the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm has taken the market by storm.
The Shield is so popular that S&W has produced over 1 million Shield model pistols. With this in mind, the inclusion of the M&P Shield on this list is not surprising at all.
2nd Place: Taurus PT111 Millenium G2
Like the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9mm, the Taurus PT111 Millennium G2 is also a compact polymer handgun specifically designed for concealed carry.
Though it may be a surprising inclusion on this list of the best selling handguns of 2015, it really seems to have taken off and is becoming more and more popular in the shooting community.
1st Place: Kel Tec PMR-30
The Kel-Tec PMR-30 was the best selling new handgun on GunBroker in 2015 (and it wasn’t a close race either). Surprised? I know I was.
However, its extreme popularity is probably due to the fact that it is lightweight and can hold a 30-round magazine of .22 Magnum rounds. It is also pretty accurate, has minimal recoil, and is reasonably priced.
Just like with the Taurus PT111, we might need to get used to seeing the Kel-Tec PMR-30 on this list in the future.