2020 was a violent year – Covid, social unrest, uncertainty, and a tumultuous election had Americans scrambling to protect themselves, their families, their homes, and their communities.
New gun sales were up almost 60% from 2019, and almost 9 million people in the U.S. bought their first gun in 2020.
Many of these gun purchases were pistols – and specifically, the hottest selling items were compact pistols meant to be carried.
So what handguns are Americans trusting to protect themselves and their families?
We thought we’d give you a look at the 6 best selling handguns of 2020: