What's the most recognizable handgun in the world?
Read some time back about a poll taken Worldwide, by whom, I don't know, nor do I know the particulars. But, anyway:
THE most recognized handgun in the world - the Luger P-08.
Second was the Colt SAA. (Western movie fame)
Third was the M1911 (WW II fame)
A poster used during the forties to train bank tellers in observing features of robbers usually had the robber brandishing a Luger. And, of course, war movies added to the popularity.
Supposedly this was conducted with non-gun oriented subjects.