The search for your perfect concealed carry handgun for just got easier. Today we are breaking down the top 10 guns on the market today and going through what makes them unique and great for EDC (that's every day carry for you first timers). Keep in mind, the most important part of picking out a concealed carry gun is finding one that you are comfortable with, but whatever your specifications are, you can’t go wrong with one of these 10 handguns.
This small firearm was made for concealed carry. With a small frame and a short barrel, it is designed to be easily concealable anywhere on the body while still packing the punch of 10+ 1 rounds of 9mm. Although the frame size of the Glock 26 is smaller it retains the same width size of a full Glock. This is going to give you more hold and control while shooting.
2. Smith & Wesson M&P 9 Shield (9MM)
This is a popular choice for concealed carry, and for good reason. Featuring a thumb safety, a seven or eight round magazine, high-strength polymer frame with a black, durable, corrosion resistant finish, coated stainless steel slide and barrel. It is a lightweight, concealable, striker-fired polymer pistol that is ideal for personal safety.
This gun is everything that Springfield says it is. It is small, high quality, lightweight, and easy to conceal. With a single stack magazine which will hold 5 rounds of .45ACP, and of course you can add an extra round in the chamber, it is an ideal choice if you are looking for a .45 conceal carry option.
We wouldn’t neglect all the revolver fans out there. This firearm is a part of Rugers “Lightweight Carry Revolver” or LCR line. Featuring their uniquely designed reduced friction trigger system to give the double-action shooting mode an even trigger pull, resulting in a more accurate shot placement. If you are looking for a portable, well-designed revolver, this is the choice for you.
The Sig Saucer P365 has taken compact design and higher capacity to another level. It features a standard 10+1 capacity of 9mm ammunition, meaning if the situation calls for it, you're prepared to take follow-up shots. It also features a stainless-steel slide and an overall length of 5.8 inches and width of only 1 inch. This is a concealed carry pistol that gives you capacity, concealability, and capability. It’s a gun that you could easily carry around every day of the year.
6. Smith & Wesson M&P Shield .40 S&W
You can’t make a list of the top conceal carry guns and not mention the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield. It comes in both .40 S&W or 9MM and is slim, lightweight, and accurate. This is one of the top selling guns in America because of how well designed and accurate of a shot it is. You won’t ever be disappointed with this choice.
7. Beretta Nano
With no external safety lever, teardown lever, or slide lock it is almost impossible to get this pistol stuck on a holster. The size and weight of the Beretta Nano make it ideal for concealed carry, being the perfect blend of lightweight design and accurate shooting.
8. Taurus PT111
The Taurus PT111 small but packs 12+ 1 on board in an easy to shoot, accurate package. Featuring an awesome gripping surface on the frame of the gun in order for you to have a confident hold. The external features include a manual safety, slide stop, and a tear-down bar much like that of a Glock. It carries nicely and is a solid choice for an everyday conceal firearm.
The Bersa Thunder .380 is a simple, straightforward conceal carry option that is excellent quality for its price point. It carries 7+1 rounds of .380 ACP, and only weighs 23 ounces. Featuring both a single and double-action trigger modes, it is a crisp, clean shot every time. This gun also features an external thumb safety for added protection while carrying.
If you are willing to invest a bit more in a concealed carry gun than you can’t go wrong with the Springfield XDM Compact. With a choice of carrying either 11+1 rounds of .40 S&W, or 16+1 rounds when you carry the extended magazine. With features like it's 6.26-pound trigger pull makes this gun a dream to shoot and extremely accurate.
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