ah the joke is on those who try to identify the iconic handgun of america. you cannot do that.
the true iconic handgun of america in its whole history since colonel colt released the first percussion revolver to civilian sales, has been the small size, relatively short barrelled small caliber revolver.
i mean, the quintessential SNUB NOSE. whats more iconic then that? in movies, in literature, in life? seriously, whats the most common handgun found in american cookie jars, sock drawers and bed tables?
a lil 32 or 38 caliber snubbie.