Selecting a firearm is a personal choice based on intended use, budget, and how the weapon feels to you. However, when narrowing down which Browning models of firearms to purchase, the following information might be useful.
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This list is broken into rifle, pistol, and shotgun categories. Going to a local gun range is helpful because you can hold, shoot, and get a feel for each weapon. Consider taking the Front Sight Firearms Training Institute’s
“What kind of handgun are you?” quiz to start your search or the Select Smart quiz,
“Which gun is right for you?” Above all, keep in mind to practice gun safety in all situations.
The Browning Automatic Rifle, or BAR, was a revolutionary product when Browning designed it in the early 1900s. A version of it, the Mark II, remains in production today. According to Guns.com,
one of the best selling semi-auto rifles sold in 2014 was the Browning BAR, while the top bolt-action rifle was the Browning A-Bolt. For single-shot rifles, Browning 1885 made the cut.
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It’s hard to argue with the history of Browning’s Hi Power. This semi-automatic, single-action handgun “became one of the most widely used pistols of all time and is considered one of the top pistols in history,” according to the Armed Forces History Museum.
It’s been utilized by military forces in over 50 countries.
Annually, Outdoor Life releases lists
covering the best guns on the market during the last year, and of all time. On one of those lists called, “The 10 Greatest Shotguns Ever Made in America,” the Browning Automatic-5 and the Browning Superposed were both ranked. The first, introduced by Browning in 1903, was praised by an Outdoor Life writer: “Few products can boast a near century of production with so little change to the original design…not only did the Auto-5 shoot well, but it could do so despite being full of mud or otherwise abused.”
This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.
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