According to Time Magazine:
1. Smith and Wesson .38 revolver
2. Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic
3. Lorcin Engineering .380 semiautomatic
4. Raven Arms .25 semiautomatic
5. Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun
6. Smith and Wesson 9mm semiautomatic
7. Smith and Wesson .357 revolver
8. Bryco Arms 9mm semiautomatic
9. Bryco Arms .380 semiautomatic
10. Davis Industries .380 semiautomatic
I find this all very interesting about what is On and Not on this list. In my experience, Hi-Points are also highly used, as are Cobra and Charter Arms. Also, the guns that are not on the list according to the News: AR-15’s, AK-47’s, and Glocks. Now, crime according to the Movies and TV: AR-15’s, AK-47’s, Uzi’s, Desert Eagles, Mac-10’s, Nickle Plated 1911’s, HK P-7’s, and Walther P99’s.
The reality of guns used in actual crimes are that they tend to be cheap, and they tend to be stolen. S&W revolvers in .38 to .357, this report is as specific as saying “Ford Truck”… You are talking about the most common longest continually made double action revolver on the planet that’s been manufactured since 1908 with the first Hand-Ejector model. That’s over, by my math, a hundred years of constant production. They are going to be out there in some numbers. A brand new full sized S&W 686+ is not a cheap gun, MSRP is $849.00. But I doubt that criminals are sporting a brand new gun. Not unless they stole it in a home invasion.